Period
to 19 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 495 649 828
Rank change year-on-year +154 +179 +273
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 817 607 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.04% 1.15% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 656 475 306
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -

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 40,048 52,759 53,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.87% 30.65% 30.79%
Number of salaries quoted 32,716 43,271 44,816
UK median annual salary £51,943 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +162 748 £60,000 - 52
UK excluding London +160 416 £54,000 +8.00% 41
London +141 385 £62,500 -3.85% 18
South East +84 156 £60,000 +20.00% 9
Midlands +44 78 £62,500 +31.58% 7
North of England +50 75 £47,500 -5.00% 13
West Midlands +37 60 £70,000 +27.27% 6
North West +50 43 £45,500 -30.00% 9
East of England +97 34 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Scotland +22 28 £52,000 +15.56% 6
Wales +26 22 £43,750 -20.45% 1
Yorkshire -12 20 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +17 18 £51,250 +20.59% 1
South West +11 14 £36,000 -20.00% 2
North East +34 12 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Northern Ireland -17 9 £41,500 +3.75%

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 817 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 778 (95.23%) SQL
3 487 (59.61%) SQL Server
4 424 (51.90%) Microsoft
5 305 (37.33%) C#
6 299 (36.60%) Data Warehouse
7 292 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
8 285 (34.88%) .NET
9 262 (32.07%) Business Intelligence
10 248 (30.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 245 (29.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 230 (28.15%) Analytics
13 221 (27.05%) DevOps
14 212 (25.95%) Azure Data Factory
15 204 (24.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 185 (22.64%) Amazon AWS
17 180 (22.03%) Power Platform
17 180 (22.03%) Power BI
18 174 (21.30%) ETL
19 173 (21.18%) Data Lake
20 150 (18.36%) PaaS
21 146 (17.87%) T-SQL
22 142 (17.38%) Data Modelling
23 129 (15.79%) Databricks
24 126 (15.42%) Finance
24 126 (15.42%) PowerShell
25 124 (15.18%) JavaScript
26 121 (14.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
27 114 (13.95%) Windows
28 110 (13.46%) MVC

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 73 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 54 (6.61%) IIS
3 53 (6.49%) Apache Spark
4 48 (5.88%) Apache
5 38 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (1.96%) Apache Pig
9 15 (1.84%) Apache Solr
9 15 (1.84%) nginx
10 11 (1.35%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.98%) Confluence
11 8 (0.98%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.61%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.37%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.37%) JBoss
14 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.12%) Odoo
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 817 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 212 (25.95%) Azure Data Factory
3 185 (22.64%) Amazon AWS
4 180 (22.03%) Power Platform
5 150 (18.36%) PaaS
6 106 (12.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 103 (12.61%) Serverless
8 88 (10.77%) IaaS
9 87 (10.65%) Azure Functions
10 78 (9.55%) SaaS
11 35 (4.28%) Office 365
12 33 (4.04%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 30 (3.67%) Azure Machine Learning
14 29 (3.55%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
16 25 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (2.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 21 (2.57%) Amazon S3
19 18 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
20 17 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.65%) DNS
2 25 (3.06%) Internet
3 24 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (2.33%) DHCP
5 18 (2.20%) Broadband
6 17 (2.08%) Firewall
6 17 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (1.71%) HTTP
7 14 (1.71%) SSL
7 14 (1.71%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.47%) VRRP
9 11 (1.35%) Skype
10 6 (0.73%) SMS
10 6 (0.73%) VPN
11 3 (0.37%) IPsec
11 3 (0.37%) MPLS
11 3 (0.37%) PPTP
12 2 (0.24%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.24%) SAN
13 1 (0.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (59.61%) SQL Server
2 299 (36.60%) Data Warehouse
3 248 (30.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 245 (29.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 204 (24.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 180 (22.03%) Power BI
7 173 (21.18%) Data Lake
8 121 (14.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 109 (13.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 100 (12.24%) NoSQL
11 98 (12.00%) Cosmos DB
12 74 (9.06%) Big Data
13 64 (7.83%) MongoDB
13 64 (7.83%) SQL Server 2016
14 59 (7.22%) Relational Database
15 53 (6.49%) Amazon RDS
16 52 (6.36%) Hadoop
17 41 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
18 37 (4.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 30 (3.67%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 108 (13.22%) Visual Studio
2 88 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 87 (10.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (7.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 42 (5.14%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.20%) JIRA
7 15 (1.84%) TeamCity
8 13 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.47%) Mercurial
10 11 (1.35%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.35%) Subversion
11 7 (0.86%) Chocolatey
12 5 (0.61%) Balsamiq
12 5 (0.61%) NUnit
13 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.49%) Moq
14 3 (0.37%) Gradle
14 3 (0.37%) JUnit
14 3 (0.37%) Maven
15 2 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 126 (15.42%) Finance
2 38 (4.65%) Retail
3 22 (2.69%) Marketing
4 18 (2.20%) Banking
5 9 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 8 (0.98%) Legal
7 4 (0.49%) Games
7 4 (0.49%) Law
8 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.24%) Advertising
9 2 (0.24%) Automotive
9 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 344 (42.11%) Developer
2 115 (14.08%) Architect
3 109 (13.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 108 (13.22%) .NET Developer
5 93 (11.38%) Azure Developer
6 89 (10.89%) SQL Developer
7 79 (9.67%) Senior Developer
8 71 (8.69%) Consultant
9 56 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
10 52 (6.36%) Azure Architect
10 52 (6.36%) C# Developer
11 47 (5.75%) Data Engineer
11 47 (5.75%) DBA
11 47 (5.75%) Software Developer
11 47 (5.75%) SQL BI Developer
12 45 (5.51%) Cloud Architect
13 44 (5.39%) Azure Consultant
14 43 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
15 41 (5.02%) SQL DBA
16 38 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (34.88%) .NET
2 96 (11.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 86 (10.53%) JSON
4 83 (10.16%) AngularJS
5 76 (9.30%) ASP.NET
6 72 (8.81%) MDX
6 72 (8.81%) REST
7 66 (8.08%) .NET Framework
7 66 (8.08%) HTML
8 65 (7.96%) Web Services
9 64 (7.83%) XML
10 59 (7.22%) WCF
11 56 (6.85%) Entity Framework
12 51 (6.24%) SOAP
13 45 (5.51%) CSS
14 42 (5.14%) .NET Core
15 40 (4.90%) Kafka
15 40 (4.90%) React
16 38 (4.65%) RESTful
17 32 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 36 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 33 (4.04%) Public Cloud
6 32 (3.92%) Replication
6 32 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (3.18%) Clustering
8 25 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 18 (2.20%) Private Cloud
10 17 (2.08%) User Experience
11 16 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.47%) PKI
13 11 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.10%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.10%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.98%) Robotics
16 7 (0.86%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 114 (13.95%) Windows
2 76 (9.30%) Linux
3 42 (5.14%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.67%) Windows 10
5 26 (3.18%) CentOS
6 25 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.82%) Windows 7
8 19 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.47%) Solaris
10 11 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.98%) Fedora
13 7 (0.86%) VMS
14 6 (0.73%) SUSE
15 4 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.24%) Android
17 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.12%) Mesosphere
17 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (32.07%) Business Intelligence
3 230 (28.15%) Analytics
4 221 (27.05%) DevOps
5 174 (21.30%) ETL
6 142 (17.38%) Data Modelling
7 110 (13.46%) MVC
8 100 (12.24%) Data Analytics
8 100 (12.24%) Scrum
9 99 (12.12%) Kimball Methodology
10 97 (11.87%) SDLC
11 96 (11.75%) Migration
12 93 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
13 83 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
14 77 (9.42%) Presales
15 66 (8.08%) Line Management
16 65 (7.96%) Open Source
17 63 (7.71%) Test Automation
18 62 (7.59%) Configuration Management
19 57 (6.98%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 778 (95.23%) SQL
2 305 (37.33%) C#
3 146 (17.87%) T-SQL
4 126 (15.42%) PowerShell
5 124 (15.18%) JavaScript
6 104 (12.73%) Python
7 84 (10.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 36 (4.41%) Java
9 32 (3.92%) R
10 29 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 23 (2.82%) PHP
12 19 (2.33%) VBA
13 16 (1.96%) TypeScript
13 16 (1.96%) U-SQL
14 15 (1.84%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.59%) Ruby
16 12 (1.47%) PHP 5
16 12 (1.47%) PHP 7
17 9 (1.10%) C++
18 8 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (3.79%) Degree
3 27 (3.30%) MCSA
4 12 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.10%) MCSE
6 8 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.98%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (0.86%) CCSP
7 7 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.86%) CISSP
7 7 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (0.86%) ISEB
8 6 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.37%) PhD
11 1 (0.12%) MCP
11 1 (0.12%) MCSD
11 1 (0.12%) NCDA
11 1 (0.12%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.30%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.45%) GDPR
3 19 (2.33%) QA
4 12 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.73%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.49%) SLA
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 86 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 72 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (8.20%) Docker
4 41 (5.02%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (4.77%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.33%) LXC
7 17 (2.08%) XenApp
7 17 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.37%) HDFS
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 73 (8.94%) Terraform
2 46 (5.63%) Kubernetes
3 45 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (5.51%) Puppet
4 37 (4.53%) Ansible
5 24 (2.94%) FortiGate
6 20 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
7 18 (2.20%) Perfmon
8 15 (1.84%) Kibana
8 15 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (1.59%) Prometheus
10 12 (1.47%) HAProxy
10 12 (1.47%) logstash
10 12 (1.47%) Nagios
10 12 (1.47%) NetBackup
10 12 (1.47%) Rsyslog
10 12 (1.47%) yum
11 11 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
12 6 (0.73%) Packer
Vendors
1 424 (51.90%) Microsoft
2 129 (15.79%) Databricks
3 76 (9.30%) VMware
4 55 (6.73%) Oracle
5 35 (4.28%) Tableau
6 33 (4.04%) Veeam
7 27 (3.30%) Cisco
8 24 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 18 (2.20%) Google
9 18 (2.20%) RedGate
9 18 (2.20%) SolarWinds
10 17 (2.08%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.84%) Citrix
12 13 (1.59%) Sybase
13 12 (1.47%) Informatica
14 11 (1.35%) arcserve
14 11 (1.35%) CommVault
15 7 (0.86%) Netezza
16 6 (0.73%) Cognizant
16 6 (0.73%) IBM