Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 1031 1162
Rank change year-on-year +238 +131 +70
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 404 233 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.12% 0.062%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.74% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 336 220 119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £35,625 £33,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,625 £68,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 54325 59227 69040
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.71% 30.03% 31.76%
Number of salaries quoted 45217 50571 58229
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +228 361 £51,750 +0.98% 16
UK excluding London +180 232 £47,500 - 6
London +100 161 £56,750 -5.42% 10
South East +107 76 £55,000 +35.38% 2
North of England +8 50 £43,750 -7.89% 2
Midlands +50 34 £52,500 +5.00%
Yorkshire +57 32 £43,750 -16.67% 1
Scotland +35 28 £45,000 +28.57%
West Midlands +40 21 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England +11 21 £46,250 -38.33% 1
South West -7 17 £45,000 +2.86% 1
North West -40 16 £40,000 -15.79% 1
East Midlands +19 14 £52,500 +5.00%
Wales - 7 £52,500 -
North East - 2 £40,250 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 400 (99.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 398 (98.51%) SQL
3 249 (61.63%) Microsoft
4 245 (60.64%) SQL Server
5 201 (49.75%) .NET
6 175 (43.32%) C#
7 130 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
8 113 (27.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 111 (27.48%) Business Intelligence
10 109 (26.98%) JavaScript
11 107 (26.49%) MVC
12 105 (25.99%) TDD
13 103 (25.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 103 (25.50%) ASP.NET
14 96 (23.76%) CSS
15 92 (22.77%) HTML
16 81 (20.05%) Data Warehouse
17 78 (19.31%) Finance
18 76 (18.81%) .NET Framework
19 73 (18.07%) Windows
19 73 (18.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 72 (17.82%) ASP.NET Web API
21 70 (17.33%) T-SQL
22 69 (17.08%) ASP.NET MVC
23 66 (16.34%) Power BI
24 64 (15.84%) AngularJS
25 63 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
26 62 (15.35%) Git (software)
26 62 (15.35%) Entity Framework
27 61 (15.10%) Microsoft Certification

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 26 (6.44%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.71%) CMS
3 13 (3.22%) IIS
4 12 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.48%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.24%) Kentico
8 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.99%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.74%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.50%) Apache
10 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 400 (99.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (12.87%) IaaS
4 51 (12.62%) PaaS
5 31 (7.67%) Azure Data Factory
6 24 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (5.45%) Azure Machine Learning
8 20 (4.95%) Office 365
9 16 (3.96%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 13 (3.22%) GitHub
10 13 (3.22%) TestFlight
11 12 (2.97%) SaaS
12 10 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (1.24%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.99%) Data Lake Analytics
16 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 2 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.17%) DNS
2 4 (0.99%) SAN
2 4 (0.99%) VPN
3 3 (0.74%) Firewall
4 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.25%) Skype
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (60.64%) SQL Server
2 113 (27.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 103 (25.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (20.05%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (18.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 66 (16.34%) Power BI
7 58 (14.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 54 (13.37%) MongoDB
9 51 (12.62%) NoSQL
10 45 (11.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 37 (9.16%) SQL Server 2014
11 37 (9.16%) SQL Server 2016
12 28 (6.93%) Data Lake
13 27 (6.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 27 (6.68%) MySQL
14 23 (5.69%) Amazon RDS
14 23 (5.69%) Relational Database
15 21 (5.20%) Big Data
16 20 (4.95%) DocumentDB
17 19 (4.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 62 (15.35%) Git (software)
2 45 (11.14%) Visual Studio
3 41 (10.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 20 (4.95%) JIRA
6 19 (4.70%) SpecFlow
7 16 (3.96%) NUnit
8 15 (3.71%) TeamCity
9 9 (2.23%) NuGet
10 7 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.73%) Rhino Mocks
10 7 (1.73%) webpack
11 6 (1.49%) Moq
11 6 (1.49%) ReSharper
11 6 (1.49%) Subversion
12 5 (1.24%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.24%) Selenium
13 4 (0.99%) Maven
13 4 (0.99%) NSubstitute
14 3 (0.74%) Jasmine
General
1 78 (19.31%) Finance
2 20 (4.95%) Retail
3 11 (2.72%) Publishing
4 10 (2.48%) Legal
5 9 (2.23%) Advertising
6 6 (1.49%) Games
7 3 (0.74%) Law
7 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.50%) Automotive
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 196 (48.51%) Developer
2 77 (19.06%) .NET Developer
3 73 (18.07%) Consultant
4 58 (14.36%) C# Developer
5 52 (12.87%) Senior Developer
6 44 (10.89%) Architect
6 44 (10.89%) SQL Developer
7 38 (9.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 37 (9.16%) DBA
9 33 (8.17%) SQL DBA
10 31 (7.67%) Azure Architect
10 31 (7.67%) Azure Consultant
11 29 (7.18%) Microsoft BI Consultant
12 27 (6.68%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (5.69%) Administrator
14 22 (5.45%) Microsoft Consultant
14 22 (5.45%) Senior .NET Developer
15 21 (5.20%) Software Developer
15 21 (5.20%) SQL Server DBA
16 19 (4.70%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (49.75%) .NET
2 103 (25.50%) ASP.NET
3 96 (23.76%) CSS
4 92 (22.77%) HTML
5 76 (18.81%) .NET Framework
6 72 (17.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 69 (17.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 64 (15.84%) AngularJS
9 62 (15.35%) Entity Framework
10 47 (11.63%) WCF
11 39 (9.65%) Web Services
12 38 (9.41%) REST
13 36 (8.91%) HTML5
14 34 (8.42%) jQuery
14 34 (8.42%) SOAP
15 30 (7.43%) XML
16 28 (6.93%) CSS3
17 27 (6.68%) React
18 20 (4.95%) .NET Core
19 19 (4.70%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.41%) Replication
2 24 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.70%) Blog
3 19 (4.70%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.71%) Fintech
6 14 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (3.22%) Clustering
7 13 (3.22%) iPad
8 10 (2.48%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.23%) User Experience
10 8 (1.98%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.50%) FMCG
14 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
14 1 (0.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (18.07%) Windows
2 49 (12.13%) Windows Server
3 36 (8.91%) Apple iOS
4 27 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (5.69%) Android
6 12 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.72%) Linux
8 9 (2.23%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.24%) VMS
10 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.50%) CentOS
11 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (27.48%) Business Intelligence
3 107 (26.49%) MVC
4 105 (25.99%) TDD
5 60 (14.85%) Scrum
6 57 (14.11%) ETL
7 49 (12.13%) SOLID
8 46 (11.39%) DevOps
9 44 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (10.64%) High Availability
11 41 (10.15%) BDD
11 41 (10.15%) Software Engineering
12 38 (9.41%) Performance Tuning
13 37 (9.16%) OO
13 37 (9.16%) Presales
14 36 (8.91%) Migration
15 35 (8.66%) Analytics
15 35 (8.66%) SOA
16 34 (8.42%) Test Automation
16 34 (8.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 398 (98.51%) SQL
2 175 (43.32%) C#
3 109 (26.98%) JavaScript
4 70 (17.33%) T-SQL
5 41 (10.15%) Java
6 33 (8.17%) Apple Swift
6 33 (8.17%) Objective-C
6 33 (8.17%) PowerShell
7 21 (5.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 18 (4.46%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.49%) R
10 5 (1.24%) PHP
10 5 (1.24%) U-SQL
10 5 (1.24%) VBA
11 3 (0.74%) C
12 2 (0.50%) ES6
12 2 (0.50%) F#
12 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.50%) XPath
13 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (15.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (6.44%) Degree
3 22 (5.45%) MCSE
4 15 (3.71%) MCSA
5 9 (2.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 6 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.49%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.24%) MCTS
8 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.25%) MCITP
8 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.70%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.44%) Docker
3 13 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (3.22%) XenApp
4 11 (2.72%) vSphere
5 9 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.73%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (6.19%) SCOM
2 24 (5.94%) SCCM
3 17 (4.21%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.22%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.74%) Puppet
5 3 (0.74%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.74%) WSUS
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
7 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 249 (61.63%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.90%) Oracle
3 27 (6.68%) Tableau
4 25 (6.19%) Google
5 22 (5.45%) Xamarin
6 20 (4.95%) VMware
7 17 (4.21%) AppDynamics
7 17 (4.21%) Atlassian
7 17 (4.21%) New Relic
8 16 (3.96%) Sybase
9 13 (3.22%) Citrix
10 12 (2.97%) Dell
10 12 (2.97%) Hitachi
11 11 (2.72%) AppSense
11 11 (2.72%) Cognizant
11 11 (2.72%) CommVault
11 11 (2.72%) Dell Compellent
12 9 (2.23%) Palo Alto
13 7 (1.73%) SAP
14 6 (1.49%) JD Edwards