Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 741 896 1199
Rank change year-on-year +155 +303 +6
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 479 330 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.18% 0.051%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.88% 0.60% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 425 307 92
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 54401 55452 68917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.26% 29.64% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 44789 47398 58029
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 15 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 20 November 2017. 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 +156 438 £52,500 +5.00% 23
UK excluding London +124 289 £47,500 - 12
London +51 176 £57,500 -11.54% 14
South East +38 100 £65,000 +52.94% 2
North of England +46 69 £43,750 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire +60 52 £45,000 -14.29%
South West +26 36 £45,000 - 2
Midlands +29 34 £47,750 -4.50% 1
West Midlands +23 25 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East of England +13 20 £42,000 -26.96%
Scotland -8 19 £50,000 +25.00% 1
North West -28 13 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Wales - 11 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands +28 9 £50,000 +8.11%
North East - 4 £35,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Azure SQL Database also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Azure SQL Database.

1 479 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 461 (96.24%) SQL
3 302 (63.05%) SQL Server
4 287 (59.92%) Microsoft
5 217 (45.30%) .NET
6 188 (39.25%) C#
7 147 (30.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 146 (30.48%) JavaScript
8 146 (30.48%) Business Intelligence
9 143 (29.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 128 (26.72%) MVC
11 127 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
12 116 (24.22%) HTML
13 113 (23.59%) CSS
14 111 (23.17%) Data Warehouse
15 104 (21.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 101 (21.09%) ASP.NET
17 91 (19.00%) Power BI
18 89 (18.58%) T-SQL
19 88 (18.37%) TDD
20 86 (17.95%) Windows
21 80 (16.70%) ASP.NET Web API
22 79 (16.49%) .NET Framework
23 77 (16.08%) Finance
24 74 (15.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
25 73 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
26 72 (15.03%) ETL
27 66 (13.78%) Azure Data Factory
28 64 (13.36%) Windows Server
28 64 (13.36%) jQuery

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 36 (7.52%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.80%) IIS
3 20 (4.18%) Umbraco
4 18 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.46%) CMS
7 6 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.21%) Confluence
11 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 479 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (13.78%) Azure Data Factory
4 55 (11.48%) IaaS
5 51 (10.65%) PaaS
6 30 (6.26%) SaaS
7 26 (5.43%) Office 365
8 24 (5.01%) GitHub
9 22 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (4.59%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 12 (2.51%) Amazon S3
11 11 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (2.30%) Serverless
12 10 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (1.67%) npm
14 6 (1.25%) Azure Machine Learning
15 5 (1.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (1.04%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.65%) DNS
2 8 (1.67%) Firewall
2 8 (1.67%) VPN
3 6 (1.25%) SAN
4 5 (1.04%) Network Security
4 5 (1.04%) VLAN
5 4 (0.84%) Internet
6 3 (0.63%) DHCP
6 3 (0.63%) Skype
7 2 (0.42%) FTP
7 2 (0.42%) HTTP
7 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.42%) SMTP
7 2 (0.42%) SSL
7 2 (0.42%) Telnet
8 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (63.05%) SQL Server
2 147 (30.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 143 (29.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 111 (23.17%) Data Warehouse
5 104 (21.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 91 (19.00%) Power BI
7 74 (15.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 52 (10.86%) Data Lake
9 46 (9.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 45 (9.39%) SQL Server 2016
11 43 (8.98%) SQL Server 2012
12 38 (7.93%) NoSQL
13 34 (7.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 29 (6.05%) Amazon RDS
15 26 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (4.59%) Redis
17 21 (4.38%) Relational Database
18 18 (3.76%) OLAP
19 17 (3.55%) MongoDB
20 16 (3.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 58 (12.11%) Visual Studio
2 49 (10.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 39 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (6.47%) Git (software)
5 21 (4.38%) NUnit
5 21 (4.38%) TeamCity
6 16 (3.34%) Selenium
7 15 (3.13%) Subversion
8 12 (2.51%) JIRA
9 7 (1.46%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.46%) MSTest
10 6 (1.25%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.25%) NuGet
10 6 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (1.25%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.25%) webpack
11 5 (1.04%) Ant
11 5 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.04%) Maven
12 4 (0.84%) Moq
General
1 77 (16.08%) Finance
2 29 (6.05%) Retail
3 23 (4.80%) Advertising
4 17 (3.55%) Publishing
5 7 (1.46%) Games
6 5 (1.04%) Legal
7 4 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.63%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 214 (44.68%) Developer
2 87 (18.16%) Consultant
3 82 (17.12%) .NET Developer
4 67 (13.99%) C# Developer
5 62 (12.94%) Architect
6 57 (11.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 55 (11.48%) SQL Developer
8 50 (10.44%) Microsoft BI Consultant
9 40 (8.35%) Senior Developer
10 38 (7.93%) Azure Consultant
10 38 (7.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 37 (7.72%) DBA
12 35 (7.31%) Full Stack Developer
13 32 (6.68%) SQL DBA
14 30 (6.26%) Azure Architect
15 28 (5.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 28 (5.85%) Microsoft Consultant
16 26 (5.43%) Administrator
17 23 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
18 22 (4.59%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (45.30%) .NET
2 116 (24.22%) HTML
3 113 (23.59%) CSS
4 101 (21.09%) ASP.NET
5 80 (16.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 79 (16.49%) .NET Framework
7 64 (13.36%) jQuery
8 63 (13.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 62 (12.94%) Entity Framework
10 56 (11.69%) AngularJS
11 38 (7.93%) REST
12 35 (7.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 35 (7.31%) WCF
13 34 (7.10%) Web Services
14 33 (6.89%) HTML5
14 33 (6.89%) XML
15 27 (5.64%) Ajax
16 25 (5.22%) Sass
17 21 (4.38%) CSS3
17 21 (4.38%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.97%) Replication
2 16 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.34%) Blog
3 15 (3.13%) Fintech
4 13 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.51%) User Experience
6 9 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.46%) iPad
9 6 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.04%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.84%) Clustering
12 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.63%) FMCG
13 2 (0.42%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.42%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 86 (17.95%) Windows
2 64 (13.36%) Windows Server
3 37 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (5.01%) Linux
6 17 (3.55%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.71%) Android
8 10 (2.09%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.46%) VMS
11 6 (1.25%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.84%) CentOS
12 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.42%) AIX
13 2 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (30.48%) Business Intelligence
2 128 (26.72%) MVC
3 127 (26.51%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (18.37%) TDD
5 72 (15.03%) ETL
6 60 (12.53%) Analytics
7 50 (10.44%) OO
8 48 (10.02%) Load Balancing
9 47 (9.81%) DevOps
9 47 (9.81%) Presales
10 46 (9.60%) Test Automation
11 43 (8.98%) Visualisation
12 39 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
13 38 (7.93%) Scrum
14 37 (7.72%) SOA
14 37 (7.72%) Web Development
15 32 (6.68%) CRM
15 32 (6.68%) High Availability
16 31 (6.47%) Data Visualisation
17 29 (6.05%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 461 (96.24%) SQL
2 188 (39.25%) C#
3 146 (30.48%) JavaScript
4 89 (18.58%) T-SQL
5 48 (10.02%) PowerShell
6 28 (5.85%) Java
7 19 (3.97%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.09%) Apple Swift
8 10 (2.09%) Objective-C
8 10 (2.09%) R
9 9 (1.88%) Python
10 8 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (1.46%) PHP
12 6 (1.25%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.84%) C
13 4 (0.84%) VBA
14 2 (0.42%) ES6
15 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.21%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (10.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (5.64%) MCSE
3 26 (5.43%) Degree
4 8 (1.67%) MCSA
5 7 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.25%) MCITP
7 4 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.63%) ISEB
8 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.63%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.63%) MCTS
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.21%) OCP
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.88%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.21%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (12.11%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (2.71%) XenApp
4 11 (2.30%) vSphere
5 10 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (1.67%) Docker
6 8 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.46%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.63%) HDFS
9 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (8.77%) SCCM
2 32 (6.68%) SCOM
3 23 (4.80%) SCDPM
4 6 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.25%) Puppet
5 5 (1.04%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.04%) WSUS
6 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.21%) Kibana
9 1 (0.21%) Netcool
9 1 (0.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 287 (59.92%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.06%) Oracle
3 41 (8.56%) Tableau
4 28 (5.85%) VMware
5 21 (4.38%) Hitachi
6 18 (3.76%) Google
7 15 (3.13%) Sybase
8 11 (2.30%) AppSense
8 11 (2.30%) Citrix
8 11 (2.30%) Palo Alto
9 9 (1.88%) CommVault
9 9 (1.88%) Dell
9 9 (1.88%) Dell Compellent
10 8 (1.67%) SAP
11 7 (1.46%) JD Edwards
11 7 (1.46%) Twitter
12 6 (1.25%) BT
12 6 (1.25%) Yahoo!
13 5 (1.04%) Avaya
13 5 (1.04%) Red Hat