Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 590 765 942
Rank change year-on-year +175 +177 +247
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 675 435 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.39% 0.82% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 550 378 271
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%

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 48,563 52,939 56,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.51% 30.45% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 39,632 43,557 48,025
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 +188 642 £60,000 +14.29% 104
London +196 344 £65,000 +13.04% 51
UK excluding London +55 308 £50,000 +5.26% 55
South East +25 106 £58,500 +4.00% 8
North of England +37 76 £50,000 +14.29% 15
Midlands +54 69 £55,000 +10.00% 21
Yorkshire +35 52 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Midlands +51 49 £57,500 +17.35% 13
East of England +22 27 £40,000 -4.76% 3
East Midlands +13 26 £45,000 -12.20% 8
North West +14 21 £55,000 +37.50% 10
South West -7 15 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Scotland -12 11 £45,000 -10.00%
Wales -2 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North East -7 3 £45,000 +16.13% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £41,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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.

1 675 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 663 (98.22%) SQL
3 420 (62.22%) SQL Server
4 407 (60.30%) Microsoft
5 317 (46.96%) .NET
6 312 (46.22%) C#
7 231 (34.22%) Business Intelligence
8 219 (32.44%) Analytics
9 208 (30.81%) Agile Software Development
10 199 (29.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 186 (27.56%) Data Lake
12 185 (27.41%) Data Warehouse
13 182 (26.96%) Power BI
14 179 (26.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 178 (26.37%) Azure Data Factory
16 176 (26.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 156 (23.11%) PaaS
18 154 (22.81%) JavaScript
19 149 (22.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 143 (21.19%) Visual Studio
21 127 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
22 120 (17.78%) PowerShell
23 114 (16.89%) Cosmos DB
24 110 (16.30%) IaaS
25 109 (16.15%) T-SQL
26 108 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
27 107 (15.85%) Data Analytics
27 107 (15.85%) ASP.NET Web API
28 99 (14.67%) MVC
29 98 (14.52%) ASP.NET

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 46 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.59%) Apache
3 29 (4.30%) Apache Spark
3 29 (4.30%) IIS
4 23 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (3.11%) Apache Solr
6 15 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.63%) JBoss
7 11 (1.63%) Jetty
7 11 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.63%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.33%) Apache Pig
9 8 (1.19%) Confluence
10 6 (0.89%) CMS
11 4 (0.59%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (1.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 675 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 178 (26.37%) Azure Data Factory
3 156 (23.11%) PaaS
4 127 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
5 110 (16.30%) IaaS
6 86 (12.74%) Serverless
7 79 (11.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 52 (7.70%) Azure Functions
9 50 (7.41%) Data Lake Analytics
10 49 (7.26%) SaaS
11 47 (6.96%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 37 (5.48%) Azure Machine Learning
13 29 (4.30%) Dynamics 365
14 25 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (3.70%) Office 365
15 23 (3.41%) Amazon S3
16 21 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
18 15 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 14 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.37%) DNS
2 20 (2.96%) Firewall
3 15 (2.22%) Internet
4 12 (1.78%) Network Security
5 8 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (1.19%) Skype
6 7 (1.04%) SAN
7 6 (0.89%) VPN
8 5 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.74%) SMS
9 4 (0.59%) BGP
9 4 (0.59%) Intranet
10 3 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.44%) HTTP
10 3 (0.44%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.30%) DHCP
11 2 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.15%) SSL
12 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (62.22%) SQL Server
2 199 (29.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 186 (27.56%) Data Lake
4 185 (27.41%) Data Warehouse
5 182 (26.96%) Power BI
6 179 (26.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 176 (26.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 149 (22.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 114 (16.89%) Cosmos DB
10 97 (14.37%) Big Data
11 61 (9.04%) NoSQL
12 56 (8.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 55 (8.15%) Hadoop
14 51 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 48 (7.11%) MySQL
16 40 (5.93%) Amazon RDS
17 34 (5.04%) SQL Server 2014
18 30 (4.44%) HDInsight
19 28 (4.15%) MongoDB
19 28 (4.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 143 (21.19%) Visual Studio
2 98 (14.52%) Git (software)
3 72 (10.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 68 (10.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.96%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.67%) JIRA
7 13 (1.93%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.63%) Chocolatey
8 11 (1.63%) Subversion
9 9 (1.33%) ER Studio
10 8 (1.19%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.19%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.19%) CruiseControl
10 8 (1.19%) MSBuild
11 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.74%) NUnit
13 4 (0.59%) Moq
13 4 (0.59%) ReSharper
14 3 (0.44%) webpack
15 2 (0.30%) gulp
General
1 93 (13.78%) Finance
2 54 (8.00%) Advertising
3 45 (6.67%) Marketing
4 36 (5.33%) Retail
5 16 (2.37%) Banking
6 10 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.19%) Games
8 6 (0.89%) Legal
9 4 (0.59%) Automotive
10 2 (0.30%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.15%) Electronics
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 267 (39.56%) Developer
2 130 (19.26%) Architect
3 121 (17.93%) .NET Developer
4 118 (17.48%) Consultant
5 90 (13.33%) Azure Architect
6 87 (12.89%) C# Developer
7 72 (10.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 66 (9.78%) Azure Consultant
9 64 (9.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 64 (9.48%) Solutions Architect
10 59 (8.74%) SQL Developer
11 53 (7.85%) Azure Developer
12 51 (7.56%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 51 (7.56%) Cloud Architect
12 51 (7.56%) Senior Developer
13 43 (6.37%) Data Consultant
14 38 (5.63%) .NET Architect
15 37 (5.48%) DBA
16 34 (5.04%) SSIS Developer
17 30 (4.44%) .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (46.96%) .NET
2 107 (15.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 98 (14.52%) ASP.NET
4 86 (12.74%) AngularJS
5 82 (12.15%) REST
6 79 (11.70%) HTML
7 70 (10.37%) JSON
8 67 (9.93%) CSS
9 63 (9.33%) .NET Framework
10 61 (9.04%) Web Services
11 52 (7.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 50 (7.41%) Entity Framework
12 50 (7.41%) jQuery
13 48 (7.11%) React
13 48 (7.11%) SOAP
14 47 (6.96%) WCF
15 41 (6.07%) MDX
16 35 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 35 (5.19%) XML
17 31 (4.59%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.96%) Computer Science
2 40 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (5.63%) Public Cloud
4 36 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (4.59%) Data Centre
6 26 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (3.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (2.37%) Driving Licence
9 15 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.22%) Private Cloud
10 14 (2.07%) Fintech
11 13 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.48%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.48%) User Experience
13 8 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.74%) NHS
15 4 (0.59%) Blog
15 4 (0.59%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (10.52%) Windows
2 41 (6.07%) Linux
3 24 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 23 (3.41%) VMS
5 13 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.78%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.78%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.63%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.19%) Android
8 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Unix
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (34.22%) Business Intelligence
2 219 (32.44%) Analytics
3 208 (30.81%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 107 (15.85%) Data Analytics
6 99 (14.67%) MVC
7 97 (14.37%) Machine Learning
8 91 (13.48%) TDD
9 87 (12.89%) ETL
10 80 (11.85%) Data Modelling
11 79 (11.70%) DevOps
12 68 (10.07%) Scrum
12 68 (10.07%) SDLC
13 64 (9.48%) SOLID
14 58 (8.59%) OO
15 57 (8.44%) Project Management
16 54 (8.00%) SOA
16 54 (8.00%) Visualisation
17 53 (7.85%) Data Science
17 53 (7.85%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 663 (98.22%) SQL
2 312 (46.22%) C#
3 154 (22.81%) JavaScript
4 120 (17.78%) PowerShell
5 109 (16.15%) T-SQL
6 66 (9.78%) Python
7 61 (9.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 42 (6.22%) Java
9 37 (5.48%) U-SQL
10 24 (3.56%) R
11 16 (2.37%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.93%) C
12 13 (1.93%) VBA
13 9 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.04%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.89%) C++
15 6 (0.89%) Perl
15 6 (0.89%) Scala
16 5 (0.74%) ES6
16 5 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (11.41%) Degree
2 37 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (1.78%) MCSE
5 11 (1.63%) MCSA
6 4 (0.59%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.30%) MCITP
7 2 (0.30%) MCPD
7 2 (0.30%) MCSD
7 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.30%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.70%) QA
2 12 (1.78%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.59%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 65 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 47 (6.96%) Virtual Machines
3 40 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (5.04%) Docker
5 28 (4.15%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.63%) HDFS
6 11 (1.63%) LXC
7 2 (0.30%) XenApp
7 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (7.70%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (7.26%) Terraform
3 40 (5.93%) Puppet
4 18 (2.67%) Ansible
5 13 (1.93%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (0.74%) Salt
7 4 (0.59%) Kibana
7 4 (0.59%) SCOM
8 3 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.30%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 407 (60.30%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.44%) Tableau
3 43 (6.37%) VMware
4 41 (6.07%) Databricks
5 40 (5.93%) Oracle
6 25 (3.70%) Google
7 18 (2.67%) Xamarin
8 17 (2.52%) Atlassian
8 17 (2.52%) Citrix
9 13 (1.93%) Dell
10 11 (1.63%) Sybase
11 9 (1.33%) Cisco
11 9 (1.33%) Cognos
11 9 (1.33%) NetApp
11 9 (1.33%) Talend
12 8 (1.19%) Brocade
13 7 (1.04%) Applogic
14 5 (0.74%) Apigee
14 5 (0.74%) RedGate
15 4 (0.59%) Veeam