Period
to 18 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Azure SQL Database skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 18 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 539 726 845
Rank change year-on-year +187 +119 +332
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 755 507 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.75% 0.95% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 650 459 325
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -

Azure SQL Database is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 43,091 53,374 52,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.62% 30.63% 29.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35,421 44,439 44,698
UK median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Azure SQL Database as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database.

Salary trend for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database within the UK over the 6 months to 18 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +193 701 £60,000 +4.35% 120
London +156 376 £62,500 +4.17% 54
UK excluding London +155 364 £52,500 +10.53% 80
South East +61 118 £58,000 +22.11% 15
Midlands +76 88 £55,000 +15.79% 14
West Midlands +50 62 £63,750 +31.44% 11
North of England +48 59 £50,000 - 27
East of England +78 40 £52,375 +30.94% 7
Yorkshire +44 34 £47,500 -5.00% 4
East Midlands +39 26 £41,250 -2.94% 3
North West +50 22 £60,000 +23.71% 22
South West -1 21 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Northern Ireland +3 16 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Wales +16 14 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Scotland +10 12 £50,000 -4.76% 7
North East +18 3 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 755 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 731 (96.82%) SQL
3 436 (57.75%) SQL Server
4 433 (57.35%) Microsoft
5 363 (48.08%) .NET
6 361 (47.81%) C#
7 244 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
8 188 (24.90%) Data Warehouse
9 186 (24.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 184 (24.37%) Business Intelligence
11 179 (23.71%) JavaScript
11 179 (23.71%) PaaS
12 177 (23.44%) Amazon AWS
13 174 (23.05%) Analytics
14 169 (22.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 164 (21.72%) Azure Data Factory
16 156 (20.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 147 (19.47%) T-SQL
17 147 (19.47%) PowerShell
18 127 (16.82%) Power BI
19 126 (16.69%) DevOps
19 126 (16.69%) Visual Studio
20 124 (16.42%) Git (software)
21 120 (15.89%) JSON
22 116 (15.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
22 116 (15.36%) Data Lake
23 114 (15.10%) IaaS
24 112 (14.83%) MVC
25 111 (14.70%) ETL
25 111 (14.70%) Cosmos DB

Azure SQL Database
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 58 (7.68%) SharePoint
2 50 (6.62%) IIS
3 35 (4.64%) Apache Spark
4 33 (4.37%) BizTalk Server
5 28 (3.71%) Apache
6 21 (2.78%) Apache Solr
7 18 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (2.25%) JBoss
9 16 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.72%) Jetty
10 13 (1.72%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.32%) CMS
12 9 (1.19%) MS Exchange
12 9 (1.19%) Umbraco
13 8 (1.06%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.93%) Confluence
15 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.66%) Skype for Business
17 4 (0.53%) GlassFish
17 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.26%) SPSS
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 755 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 179 (23.71%) PaaS
3 177 (23.44%) Amazon AWS
4 164 (21.72%) Azure Data Factory
5 114 (15.10%) IaaS
6 105 (13.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 99 (13.11%) Serverless
8 72 (9.54%) SaaS
9 67 (8.87%) Azure Functions
10 37 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (4.90%) Data Lake Analytics
11 36 (4.77%) Dynamics 365
12 34 (4.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 34 (4.50%) Office 365
13 29 (3.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 29 (3.84%) Amazon S3
13 29 (3.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 28 (3.71%) Azure Machine Learning
15 27 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
16 21 (2.78%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.17%) DNS
2 37 (4.90%) Firewall
3 24 (3.18%) Internet
4 21 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
6 13 (1.72%) Network Security
7 8 (1.06%) Intranet
8 7 (0.93%) VPN
9 6 (0.79%) SMS
10 5 (0.66%) DHCP
11 4 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.53%) VLAN
12 3 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.40%) IPsec
12 3 (0.40%) MPLS
12 3 (0.40%) PPTP
12 3 (0.40%) SSL
13 2 (0.26%) Skype
14 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (57.75%) SQL Server
2 188 (24.90%) Data Warehouse
3 186 (24.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 169 (22.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 156 (20.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 127 (16.82%) Power BI
7 116 (15.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 116 (15.36%) Data Lake
8 111 (14.70%) Cosmos DB
9 76 (10.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 69 (9.14%) Amazon RDS
11 67 (8.87%) NoSQL
12 62 (8.21%) Big Data
13 56 (7.42%) MongoDB
14 52 (6.89%) SQL Server 2016
15 45 (5.96%) OLAP
16 42 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 40 (5.30%) Hadoop
18 39 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
19 36 (4.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 126 (16.69%) Visual Studio
2 124 (16.42%) Git (software)
3 87 (11.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 66 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (2.91%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.85%) Chocolatey
7 12 (1.59%) JIRA
7 12 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.32%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.93%) ER Studio
9 7 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.79%) Maven
11 5 (0.66%) ERwin
11 5 (0.66%) webpack
12 4 (0.53%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.53%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.53%) gulp
12 4 (0.53%) Selenium
12 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.40%) Gradle
General
1 62 (8.21%) Finance
2 56 (7.42%) Retail
3 36 (4.77%) Marketing
4 23 (3.05%) Banking
5 18 (2.38%) Legal
6 10 (1.32%) Advertising
7 9 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.66%) Games
8 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.26%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 344 (45.56%) Developer
2 154 (20.40%) Architect
3 127 (16.82%) .NET Developer
4 89 (11.79%) Consultant
5 88 (11.66%) Cloud Architect
6 85 (11.26%) C# Developer
7 81 (10.73%) Azure Architect
8 74 (9.80%) Senior Developer
8 74 (9.80%) SQL Developer
9 71 (9.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 67 (8.87%) Azure Developer
11 66 (8.74%) C# .NET Developer
12 65 (8.61%) Solutions Architect
13 51 (6.75%) Azure Consultant
14 49 (6.49%) Software Developer
15 40 (5.30%) DBA
16 37 (4.90%) SQL DBA
17 34 (4.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
18 33 (4.37%) SQL BI Developer
19 30 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (48.08%) .NET
2 120 (15.89%) JSON
3 109 (14.44%) REST
4 104 (13.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 103 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 93 (12.32%) HTML
7 73 (9.67%) CSS
8 71 (9.40%) XML
9 67 (8.87%) .NET Core
10 66 (8.74%) .NET Framework
10 66 (8.74%) AngularJS
11 63 (8.34%) Web Services
12 62 (8.21%) Entity Framework
13 57 (7.55%) SOAP
14 54 (7.15%) jQuery
15 53 (7.02%) WCF
16 47 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
17 40 (5.30%) RESTful
18 37 (4.90%) React
19 35 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.14%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (7.42%) Data Centre
3 53 (7.02%) Public Cloud
4 45 (5.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 37 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (4.77%) Private Cloud
7 31 (4.11%) Management Information System
8 30 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (2.78%) Clustering
12 18 (2.38%) Cloud Native
13 17 (2.25%) Replication
14 12 (1.59%) User Experience
15 11 (1.46%) Fintech
16 6 (0.79%) Mobile App
16 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
17 5 (0.66%) Life Science
18 3 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 88 (11.66%) Windows
2 64 (8.48%) Linux
3 34 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.52%) Windows 7
4 19 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 17 (2.25%) VMS
6 17 (2.25%) Windows 8
7 12 (1.59%) Android
7 12 (1.59%) CentOS
8 11 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (0.79%) Fedora
11 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.79%) SUSE
12 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (24.37%) Business Intelligence
3 174 (23.05%) Analytics
4 126 (16.69%) DevOps
5 112 (14.83%) MVC
6 111 (14.70%) ETL
7 102 (13.51%) Migration
8 86 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
8 86 (11.39%) Presales
9 79 (10.46%) Data Modelling
9 79 (10.46%) SDLC
10 71 (9.40%) Scrum
11 68 (9.01%) OO
12 66 (8.74%) Microservices
13 64 (8.48%) SOLID
14 62 (8.21%) ITIL
15 59 (7.81%) CRM
16 58 (7.68%) Project Management
17 57 (7.55%) Load Balancing
18 56 (7.42%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 731 (96.82%) SQL
2 361 (47.81%) C#
3 179 (23.71%) JavaScript
4 147 (19.47%) PowerShell
4 147 (19.47%) T-SQL
5 69 (9.14%) Python
6 57 (7.55%) Java
7 48 (6.36%) R
8 40 (5.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 21 (2.78%) C++
10 19 (2.52%) Bash Shell
10 19 (2.52%) TypeScript
11 17 (2.25%) U-SQL
12 15 (1.99%) PHP
13 13 (1.72%) C
14 9 (1.19%) Ruby
15 7 (0.93%) VB
15 7 (0.93%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.93%) VB6
15 7 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (5.56%) Degree
3 19 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.52%) MCSA
4 11 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.46%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.06%) MCSD
7 6 (0.79%) MCSE
7 6 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.66%) PhD
9 4 (0.53%) MCAD
9 4 (0.53%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.26%) CEH
10 2 (0.26%) MCITP
10 2 (0.26%) MCP
10 2 (0.26%) MCPD
10 2 (0.26%) NCDA
10 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.05%) QA
3 20 (2.65%) GDPR
4 4 (0.53%) PMO
4 4 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 67 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (8.61%) Docker
4 48 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 48 (6.36%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (2.12%) LXC
6 15 (1.99%) XenApp
6 15 (1.99%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 60 (7.95%) Terraform
2 54 (7.15%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (6.62%) Puppet
4 35 (4.64%) Ansible
5 21 (2.78%) FortiGate
6 16 (2.12%) Failover Clustering
6 16 (2.12%) Kubernetes
6 16 (2.12%) Perfmon
7 8 (1.06%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.93%) Kibana
8 7 (0.93%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.93%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.79%) Packer
9 6 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.66%) SCCM
11 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.26%) Ambari
12 2 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 433 (57.35%) Microsoft
2 67 (8.87%) VMware
3 48 (6.36%) Tableau
4 40 (5.30%) Databricks
5 29 (3.84%) Oracle
6 26 (3.44%) Veeam
7 25 (3.31%) Cisco
8 21 (2.78%) CheckPoint
9 17 (2.25%) Citrix
9 17 (2.25%) SolarWinds
10 16 (2.12%) RedGate
11 15 (1.99%) Talend
12 14 (1.85%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.72%) Google
14 10 (1.32%) Dell
14 10 (1.32%) Informatica
15 9 (1.19%) MuleSoft
16 8 (1.06%) HP
16 8 (1.06%) NetApp
16 8 (1.06%) Xamarin