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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 675 874 889
Rank change year-on-year +199 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 187 88 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.085% 0.074%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.70% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 147 84 77
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £37,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,650 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.88%  

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

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 26896 31815 35233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.13% 30.63% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 22801 27183 29766
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Azure SQL Database
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Azure SQL Database as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Azure SQL Database in the UK

Azure SQL Database
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +175 158 £50,000 - 17
London +119 81 £57,500 +15.00% 7
South East +82 36 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Scotland +27 20 £45,000 +28.57%
City of London +54 18 £57,500 -11.53% 2
Glasgow +27 14 £45,000 +28.57%
Surrey +52 11 £45,000 +24.13% 1
Hampshire - 11 £47,500 -
East Midlands +14 10 £50,000 - 1
North West -18 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Manchester -24 9 £50,000 +17.64%
Nottingham +16 8 £47,500 -5.00%
East of England +15 8 £47,500 -20.49%
Nottinghamshire +7 8 £47,500 -5.00%
West Midlands +22 7 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Farnborough - 7 £37,500 -
Edinburgh +11 6 £55,500 +21.97%
Hertfordshire +22 5 £47,500 +7.35%
Birmingham +16 4 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South West +7 4 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Oxfordshire +6 4 £77,500 +72.22%
Oxford -7 4 £77,500 +72.22%
St Albans - 4 £47,500 -
Maidstone - 4 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £38,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £38,000 - 1
Kent - 4 £40,000 -
North East - 4 £38,000 - 1
Wales - 4 £35,000 -
Reading +19 3 £65,000 +23.80% 1

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 352 (98.88%) SQL
1 352 (98.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 264 (74.16%) Microsoft
3 243 (68.26%) .NET
4 228 (64.04%) SQL Server
5 205 (57.58%) C#
6 174 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (38.20%) T-SQL
8 126 (35.39%) TDD
9 123 (34.55%) MVC
10 120 (33.71%) .NET Framework
11 116 (32.58%) ASP.NET
12 114 (32.02%) JavaScript
13 107 (30.06%) CSS
14 101 (28.37%) Business Intelligence
15 100 (28.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 98 (27.53%) Entity Framework
17 96 (26.97%) AngularJS
17 96 (26.97%) ASP.NET Web API
18 95 (26.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 95 (26.69%) HTML
19 94 (26.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 84 (23.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 83 (23.31%) Windows
21 83 (23.31%) Power BI
22 78 (21.91%) WCF
23 77 (21.63%) Data Warehouse
24 76 (21.35%) Web Services
25 75 (21.07%) NoSQL
25 75 (21.07%) DevOps

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 29 (8.15%) NServiceBus
2 28 (7.87%) IIS
3 14 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.69%) CMS
4 6 (1.69%) Confluence
4 6 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.40%) Apache
6 4 (1.12%) Kentico
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.97%) InDesign
1 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (1.97%) MicroStation
2 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 352 (98.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (13.76%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (11.24%) PaaS
4 19 (5.34%) IaaS
4 19 (5.34%) SaaS
5 17 (4.78%) Office 365
6 15 (4.21%) Azure Machine Learning
7 13 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (3.37%) Data Lake Analytics
9 8 (2.25%) TestFlight
10 5 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.40%) Route 53
10 5 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.12%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.93%) DNS
2 6 (1.69%) Unified Communications
3 5 (1.40%) Firewall
3 5 (1.40%) VPN
4 2 (0.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.28%) Internet
5 1 (0.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (64.04%) SQL Server
2 100 (28.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (26.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (23.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 83 (23.31%) Power BI
6 77 (21.63%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (21.07%) NoSQL
8 57 (16.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 53 (14.89%) SQL Server 2014
10 52 (14.61%) MongoDB
11 46 (12.92%) QlikView
12 44 (12.36%) SQL Server 2016
13 39 (10.96%) MySQL
14 36 (10.11%) Big Data
15 31 (8.71%) CouchDB
16 28 (7.87%) Couchbase
17 27 (7.58%) Redis
18 25 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
19 22 (6.18%) DocumentDB
20 20 (5.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 67 (18.82%) Visual Studio
2 62 (17.42%) Git (software)
3 48 (13.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (9.55%) TeamCity
5 23 (6.46%) JIRA
6 16 (4.49%) JSUnit
7 14 (3.93%) NUnit
7 14 (3.93%) SpecFlow
8 11 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (2.53%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.53%) Mercurial
9 9 (2.53%) Moq
10 8 (2.25%) Selenium
11 7 (1.97%) Maven
11 7 (1.97%) Subversion
12 6 (1.69%) NSubstitute
13 5 (1.40%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.40%) JUnit
13 5 (1.40%) MSTest
13 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (15.17%) Finance
2 41 (11.52%) Legal
3 8 (2.25%) Advertising
4 5 (1.40%) Marketing
5 3 (0.84%) Retail
6 2 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 211 (59.27%) Developer
2 114 (32.02%) .NET Developer
3 67 (18.82%) Senior Developer
4 60 (16.85%) C# Developer
5 51 (14.33%) Software Developer
6 45 (12.64%) .NET Software Developer
6 45 (12.64%) Consultant
7 42 (11.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 40 (11.24%) DBA
8 40 (11.24%) SQL DBA
9 34 (9.55%) Senior .NET Developer
10 33 (9.27%) Microsoft Consultant
11 32 (8.99%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 31 (8.71%) SQL Server DBA
13 29 (8.15%) Microsoft BI Consultant
13 29 (8.15%) SQL Developer
14 28 (7.87%) Architect
15 26 (7.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 23 (6.46%) Azure Architect
17 22 (6.18%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (68.26%) .NET
2 120 (33.71%) .NET Framework
3 116 (32.58%) ASP.NET
4 107 (30.06%) CSS
5 98 (27.53%) Entity Framework
6 96 (26.97%) AngularJS
6 96 (26.97%) ASP.NET Web API
7 95 (26.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 95 (26.69%) HTML
8 78 (21.91%) WCF
9 76 (21.35%) Web Services
10 73 (20.51%) REST
11 56 (15.73%) HTML5
12 41 (11.52%) MDX
13 38 (10.67%) jQuery
14 29 (8.15%) SOAP
15 27 (7.58%) MSMQ
16 24 (6.74%) XML
17 23 (6.46%) CSS3
17 23 (6.46%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.52%) User Experience
2 34 (9.55%) Replication
3 32 (8.99%) Blog
4 25 (7.02%) Clustering
5 17 (4.78%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.49%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.65%) Fintech
7 13 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (3.37%) iPad
9 9 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.97%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.97%) iPhone
11 5 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.84%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
15 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
15 1 (0.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (23.31%) Windows
2 43 (12.08%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (5.90%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.37%) Android
6 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.69%) Linux
8 5 (1.40%) CentOS
8 5 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.40%) VMS
9 4 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (35.39%) TDD
3 123 (34.55%) MVC
4 101 (28.37%) Business Intelligence
5 75 (21.07%) DevOps
6 67 (18.82%) SOLID
7 59 (16.57%) Performance Tuning
8 55 (15.45%) Unit Testing
9 53 (14.89%) Scrum
10 48 (13.48%) Kimball Methodology
11 42 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (11.24%) Analytics
13 38 (10.67%) ETL
14 32 (8.99%) Migration
14 32 (8.99%) Presales
15 31 (8.71%) Automated Testing
15 31 (8.71%) SOA
16 29 (8.15%) Domain-Driven Design
17 28 (7.87%) BDD
17 28 (7.87%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 352 (98.88%) SQL
2 205 (57.58%) C#
3 136 (38.20%) T-SQL
4 114 (32.02%) JavaScript
5 47 (13.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 47 (13.20%) PowerShell
6 32 (8.99%) Java
7 20 (5.62%) Apple Swift
7 20 (5.62%) Objective-C
7 20 (5.62%) TypeScript
8 7 (1.97%) C++
9 6 (1.69%) VB
10 5 (1.40%) PHP
10 5 (1.40%) R
10 5 (1.40%) XPath
11 4 (1.12%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.84%) Python
13 2 (0.56%) F#
13 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (5.90%) Degree
3 13 (3.65%) MCSE
4 12 (3.37%) MCSA
5 6 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.12%) MCTS
7 3 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.93%) QA
2 7 (1.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (9.27%) Docker
2 20 (5.62%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.69%) XenApp
5 5 (1.40%) vSphere
6 2 (0.56%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (4.78%) Puppet
2 12 (3.37%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.40%) SCCM
4 4 (1.12%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) Oozie
5 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 264 (74.16%) Microsoft
2 59 (16.57%) Tableau
3 27 (7.58%) Oracle
4 18 (5.06%) Google
5 16 (4.49%) Xamarin
6 15 (4.21%) Cognizant
7 12 (3.37%) AppDynamics
7 12 (3.37%) Atlassian
7 12 (3.37%) New Relic
8 11 (3.09%) Citrix
9 8 (2.25%) Dell
10 7 (1.97%) Adobe
10 7 (1.97%) Dell Compellent
10 7 (1.97%) VMware
11 5 (1.40%) AppSense
11 5 (1.40%) CommVault
11 5 (1.40%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.40%) RedGate
12 4 (1.12%) Palo Alto
13 2 (0.56%) Sitecore
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adesse Search
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + pension, health, dental & flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Padstow, Cornwall
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + 26 days hol, pension, plus more
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £65k - 75k per year + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £45k - 60k per year + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Private Healthcare
Posted: 26 days ago