Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 765 932 1194
Rank change year-on-year +167 +262 +20
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 450 298 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.055%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.85% 0.53% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 394 276 100
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £36,625 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £80,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -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 53120 56583 69285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.49% 29.63% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 43634 48149 58420
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 October 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 October 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 +164 412 £52,500 +5.00% 15
UK excluding London +144 265 £47,500 - 10
London +95 175 £57,500 -11.54% 7
South East +57 89 £63,750 +50.00%
North of England +30 63 £43,750 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire +80 50 £45,000 -14.29% 2
Midlands +57 35 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands +40 26 £49,500 -1.00% 2
South West +18 25 £45,000 -6.25% 1
East of England +16 22 £42,000 -26.96% 1
Scotland +14 20 £50,000 +25.00%
North West -36 12 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Wales - 11 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +38 9 £50,000 +25.00%
North East - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 450 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 441 (98.00%) SQL
3 272 (60.44%) SQL Server
4 268 (59.56%) Microsoft
5 206 (45.78%) .NET
6 187 (41.56%) C#
7 139 (30.89%) JavaScript
8 124 (27.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 123 (27.33%) Business Intelligence
9 123 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
10 116 (25.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 113 (25.11%) HTML
12 112 (24.89%) MVC
13 111 (24.67%) CSS
14 107 (23.78%) TDD
15 97 (21.56%) ASP.NET
16 96 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
17 89 (19.78%) Windows
18 77 (17.11%) .NET Framework
18 77 (17.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 75 (16.67%) Finance
19 75 (16.67%) ETL
20 73 (16.22%) Power BI
21 68 (15.11%) T-SQL
21 68 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
22 67 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
23 66 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web API
24 65 (14.44%) Windows Server
25 61 (13.56%) Entity Framework
25 61 (13.56%) IaaS

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 34 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.56%) IIS
3 17 (3.78%) Umbraco
4 11 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.22%) CMS
5 10 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.44%) Kentico
10 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 450 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (13.56%) IaaS
4 48 (10.67%) Azure Data Factory
4 48 (10.67%) PaaS
5 30 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (5.56%) SaaS
7 23 (5.11%) Office 365
8 21 (4.67%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 20 (4.44%) GitHub
10 19 (4.22%) Serverless
11 14 (3.11%) Azure Machine Learning
12 11 (2.44%) Amazon S3
12 11 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (2.22%) TestFlight
14 7 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (1.56%) npm
15 5 (1.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (1.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.33%) DNS
2 7 (1.56%) Firewall
3 6 (1.33%) SAN
3 6 (1.33%) VPN
4 4 (0.89%) Internet
5 3 (0.67%) DHCP
5 3 (0.67%) Network Security
5 3 (0.67%) Skype
5 3 (0.67%) VLAN
6 2 (0.44%) FTP
6 2 (0.44%) HTTP
6 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.44%) SMTP
6 2 (0.44%) SSL
6 2 (0.44%) Telnet
7 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (60.44%) SQL Server
2 124 (27.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 116 (25.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 96 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (17.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 73 (16.22%) Power BI
7 60 (13.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 40 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 39 (8.67%) Data Lake
10 37 (8.22%) NoSQL
11 36 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
12 33 (7.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 32 (7.11%) MongoDB
14 30 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
14 30 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 24 (5.33%) Relational Database
16 22 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (3.78%) Big Data
17 17 (3.78%) MySQL
17 17 (3.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 42 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (4.89%) NUnit
6 20 (4.44%) TeamCity
7 15 (3.33%) JIRA
8 12 (2.67%) SpecFlow
9 11 (2.44%) Subversion
10 10 (2.22%) Selenium
11 7 (1.56%) NuGet
11 7 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (1.56%) webpack
12 6 (1.33%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.33%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.33%) MSTest
13 5 (1.11%) Ant
13 5 (1.11%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.11%) Maven
13 5 (1.11%) Moq
General
1 75 (16.67%) Finance
2 30 (6.67%) Retail
3 17 (3.78%) Publishing
4 9 (2.00%) Advertising
5 7 (1.56%) Games
6 5 (1.11%) Legal
7 3 (0.67%) Law
7 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 207 (46.00%) Developer
2 79 (17.56%) Consultant
3 76 (16.89%) .NET Developer
4 61 (13.56%) C# Developer
5 58 (12.89%) Architect
6 54 (12.00%) SQL Developer
7 46 (10.22%) Senior Developer
8 44 (9.78%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 36 (8.00%) Microsoft BI Consultant
10 34 (7.56%) Azure Consultant
11 33 (7.33%) Full Stack Developer
12 32 (7.11%) Azure Architect
13 31 (6.89%) DBA
14 29 (6.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 26 (5.78%) SQL DBA
16 21 (4.67%) Administrator
17 20 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
17 20 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
17 20 (4.44%) Software Developer
18 18 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (45.78%) .NET
2 113 (25.11%) HTML
3 111 (24.67%) CSS
4 97 (21.56%) ASP.NET
5 77 (17.11%) .NET Framework
6 67 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 66 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 61 (13.56%) Entity Framework
9 57 (12.67%) AngularJS
10 54 (12.00%) jQuery
11 38 (8.44%) Web Services
12 37 (8.22%) WCF
13 36 (8.00%) REST
14 34 (7.56%) HTML5
15 29 (6.44%) XML
16 27 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 26 (5.78%) SOAP
18 23 (5.11%) Ajax
18 23 (5.11%) CSS3
19 20 (4.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.44%) Replication
2 18 (4.00%) Blog
3 17 (3.78%) Fintech
4 16 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.22%) iPad
8 9 (2.00%) User Experience
9 8 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.33%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.11%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.89%) Clustering
14 3 (0.67%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.67%) FMCG
15 2 (0.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 89 (19.78%) Windows
2 65 (14.44%) Windows Server
3 38 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (6.22%) Apple iOS
5 23 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (4.89%) Linux
7 18 (4.00%) Android
8 10 (2.22%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.33%) VMS
10 6 (1.33%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.67%) CentOS
12 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.44%) AIX
13 2 (0.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
1 123 (27.33%) Business Intelligence
2 112 (24.89%) MVC
3 107 (23.78%) TDD
4 75 (16.67%) ETL
5 51 (11.33%) OO
6 49 (10.89%) Analytics
6 49 (10.89%) Load Balancing
7 48 (10.67%) Scrum
8 44 (9.78%) SOLID
9 42 (9.33%) Presales
10 40 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 37 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
11 37 (8.22%) SOA
12 36 (8.00%) DevOps
12 36 (8.00%) Software Engineering
13 34 (7.56%) Web Development
14 33 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (7.33%) Unit Testing
15 32 (7.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 441 (98.00%) SQL
2 187 (41.56%) C#
3 139 (30.89%) JavaScript
4 68 (15.11%) T-SQL
5 43 (9.56%) PowerShell
6 35 (7.78%) Java
7 22 (4.89%) Apple Swift
7 22 (4.89%) Objective-C
8 16 (3.56%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.22%) R
10 7 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (1.33%) PHP
12 4 (0.89%) C
12 4 (0.89%) VBA
13 3 (0.67%) Python
14 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.22%) ES6
15 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.22%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (6.00%) MCSE
3 25 (5.56%) Degree
4 11 (2.44%) MCSA
5 7 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 4 (0.89%) MCITP
8 3 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.67%) ISEB
8 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.67%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.67%) MCTS
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.22%) OCP
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.22%) QA
2 5 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (3.11%) Docker
4 13 (2.89%) XenApp
5 11 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.44%) vSphere
6 9 (2.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (8.44%) SCCM
2 34 (7.56%) SCOM
3 23 (5.11%) SCDPM
4 9 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.78%) Puppet
6 5 (1.11%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.11%) WSUS
7 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Ansible
8 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.22%) Kibana
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Netcool
8 1 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 268 (59.56%) Microsoft
2 49 (10.89%) Oracle
3 31 (6.89%) Tableau
4 29 (6.44%) VMware
5 21 (4.67%) Hitachi
6 16 (3.56%) Google
6 16 (3.56%) Sybase
7 11 (2.44%) AppSense
7 11 (2.44%) Citrix
7 11 (2.44%) Dell
8 10 (2.22%) CommVault
8 10 (2.22%) Dell Compellent
8 10 (2.22%) Palo Alto
9 9 (2.00%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.78%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.78%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.78%) New Relic
10 8 (1.78%) SAP
11 7 (1.56%) JD Edwards
12 6 (1.33%) Twitter