Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 549 728 859
Rank change year-on-year +179 +131 +339
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 745 495 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.64% 0.92% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 642 448 331
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 45,470 54,089 55,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.75% 30.36% 29.78%
Number of salaries quoted 37,267 44,579 47,194
UK median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +211 701 £60,000 +14.29% 99
London +179 374 £65,000 +13.04% 40
UK excluding London +107 351 £52,500 +10.53% 71
South East +24 112 £60,000 +14.29% 17
Midlands +58 77 £55,000 +22.22% 9
North of England +34 73 £52,500 +20.00% 24
Yorkshire +34 54 £50,000 +11.11% 8
West Midlands +57 53 £60,000 +29.73% 6
East of England +55 42 £47,500 +18.75% 4
East Midlands +44 24 £43,750 +2.94% 3
South West +4 21 £50,000 +17.65% 5
North West +19 17 £65,000 +62.50% 13
Northern Ireland +4 12 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Scotland -7 11 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Wales +3 7 £40,000 -20.00% 5
North East +1 2 £45,000 +28.57% 3

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 745 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 723 (97.05%) SQL
3 454 (60.94%) SQL Server
4 447 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 357 (47.92%) .NET
6 355 (47.65%) C#
7 245 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
8 208 (27.92%) Business Intelligence
9 203 (27.25%) Data Warehouse
10 201 (26.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 200 (26.85%) Analytics
12 188 (25.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 187 (25.10%) PaaS
14 174 (23.36%) Azure Data Factory
15 171 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 167 (22.42%) PowerShell
17 163 (21.88%) JavaScript
18 159 (21.34%) Power BI
19 157 (21.07%) Amazon AWS
20 155 (20.81%) Data Lake
21 139 (18.66%) T-SQL
22 138 (18.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
23 136 (18.26%) Visual Studio
24 127 (17.05%) Cosmos DB
25 117 (15.70%) DevOps
26 116 (15.57%) Git (software)
27 114 (15.30%) IaaS
28 113 (15.17%) ASP.NET
29 110 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
30 105 (14.09%) ETL

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 45 (6.04%) IIS
2 40 (5.37%) SharePoint
3 39 (5.23%) Apache Spark
4 34 (4.56%) Apache
5 31 (4.16%) BizTalk Server
6 23 (3.09%) Apache Solr
7 16 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.88%) JBoss
9 13 (1.74%) Jetty
9 13 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.74%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.34%) CMS
10 10 (1.34%) Confluence
11 9 (1.21%) Umbraco
12 8 (1.07%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.94%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.27%) nginx
15 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 745 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 187 (25.10%) PaaS
3 174 (23.36%) Azure Data Factory
4 157 (21.07%) Amazon AWS
5 114 (15.30%) IaaS
6 93 (12.48%) Serverless
7 86 (11.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 66 (8.86%) Azure Functions
9 54 (7.25%) SaaS
10 51 (6.85%) Data Lake Analytics
11 34 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (4.30%) Amazon S3
12 32 (4.30%) Dynamics 365
13 29 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
14 28 (3.76%) Azure Machine Learning
14 28 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 27 (3.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 27 (3.62%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 26 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
17 24 (3.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.25%) DNS
2 38 (5.10%) Firewall
3 21 (2.82%) Internet
4 16 (2.15%) Network Security
5 9 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (1.21%) VPN
6 8 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (1.07%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (1.07%) Intranet
7 6 (0.81%) SAN
8 5 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.54%) BGP
9 4 (0.54%) Skype
9 4 (0.54%) SMS
9 4 (0.54%) VLAN
10 3 (0.40%) HTTP
10 3 (0.40%) SSL
10 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.27%) DHCP
11 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (60.94%) SQL Server
2 203 (27.25%) Data Warehouse
3 201 (26.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 188 (25.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 171 (22.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 159 (21.34%) Power BI
7 155 (20.81%) Data Lake
8 138 (18.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 127 (17.05%) Cosmos DB
10 86 (11.54%) Big Data
11 71 (9.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 57 (7.65%) Amazon RDS
13 55 (7.38%) NoSQL
14 54 (7.25%) Hadoop
15 48 (6.44%) MySQL
16 45 (6.04%) OLAP
17 41 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
18 38 (5.10%) MongoDB
19 33 (4.43%) Redis
20 29 (3.89%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 136 (18.26%) Visual Studio
2 116 (15.57%) Git (software)
3 94 (12.62%) Visual Studio Team System
4 71 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.68%) JIRA
6 14 (1.88%) Jenkins
7 13 (1.74%) Chocolatey
8 12 (1.61%) ER Studio
9 11 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.07%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.67%) Subversion
13 5 (0.67%) webpack
14 4 (0.54%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.54%) ERwin
14 4 (0.54%) gulp
14 4 (0.54%) Selenium
15 3 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 93 (12.48%) Finance
2 45 (6.04%) Retail
3 33 (4.43%) Marketing
4 25 (3.36%) Banking
5 24 (3.22%) Advertising
6 17 (2.28%) Legal
7 11 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.94%) Games
9 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.27%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Retail Finance
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 324 (43.49%) Developer
2 149 (20.00%) Architect
3 126 (16.91%) .NET Developer
4 103 (13.83%) Consultant
5 92 (12.35%) C# Developer
6 87 (11.68%) Azure Architect
7 82 (11.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 80 (10.74%) Cloud Architect
9 76 (10.20%) SQL Developer
10 72 (9.66%) Senior Developer
11 71 (9.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 64 (8.59%) Solutions Architect
13 59 (7.92%) Azure Consultant
14 52 (6.98%) Azure Developer
15 40 (5.37%) DBA
16 38 (5.10%) SQL BI Developer
17 35 (4.70%) SQL Server Developer
18 34 (4.56%) SSIS Developer
19 33 (4.43%) Software Developer
19 33 (4.43%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (47.92%) .NET
2 113 (15.17%) ASP.NET
3 104 (13.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 103 (13.83%) REST
5 101 (13.56%) JSON
6 85 (11.41%) HTML
7 75 (10.07%) CSS
8 65 (8.72%) .NET Framework
8 65 (8.72%) Web Services
9 63 (8.46%) AngularJS
10 59 (7.92%) jQuery
10 59 (7.92%) WCF
11 56 (7.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 55 (7.38%) Entity Framework
13 54 (7.25%) .NET Core
13 54 (7.25%) XML
14 50 (6.71%) SOAP
15 43 (5.77%) RESTful
16 42 (5.64%) MDX
17 41 (5.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (7.11%) Public Cloud
3 52 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 41 (5.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 40 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.43%) Private Cloud
7 30 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.82%) Management Information System
10 20 (2.68%) Cloud Native
10 20 (2.68%) Fintech
11 13 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.34%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.07%) Clustering
14 6 (0.81%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.81%) User Experience
15 5 (0.67%) Life Science
15 5 (0.67%) Replication
15 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (11.01%) Windows
2 52 (6.98%) Linux
3 31 (4.16%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.42%) VMS
5 15 (2.01%) Android
5 15 (2.01%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.88%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.40%) CentOS
10 2 (0.27%) Fedora
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (27.92%) Business Intelligence
3 200 (26.85%) Analytics
4 117 (15.70%) DevOps
5 110 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
6 105 (14.09%) ETL
7 97 (13.02%) MVC
8 92 (12.35%) Data Modelling
9 84 (11.28%) Migration
10 78 (10.47%) Scrum
11 72 (9.66%) SDLC
11 72 (9.66%) TDD
12 71 (9.53%) SOLID
13 69 (9.26%) Presales
14 65 (8.72%) Data Analytics
15 64 (8.59%) OO
15 64 (8.59%) Project Management
16 63 (8.46%) Visualisation
17 62 (8.32%) Microservices
18 54 (7.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 723 (97.05%) SQL
2 355 (47.65%) C#
3 167 (22.42%) PowerShell
4 163 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 139 (18.66%) T-SQL
6 83 (11.14%) Python
7 58 (7.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 52 (6.98%) Java
9 41 (5.50%) R
10 24 (3.22%) U-SQL
11 16 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 16 (2.15%) C
12 15 (2.01%) C++
12 15 (2.01%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.61%) PHP
14 10 (1.34%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.94%) VBA
16 6 (0.81%) Scala
16 6 (0.81%) VB
16 6 (0.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (9.26%) Degree
2 42 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (1.74%) MCSA
5 12 (1.61%) MCSE
6 9 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.94%) MCSD
8 6 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.54%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.54%) MCAD
9 4 (0.54%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.54%) PhD
10 3 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.27%) MCITP
11 2 (0.27%) MCPD
12 1 (0.13%) NCDA
12 1 (0.13%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.22%) QA
2 23 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.74%) GDPR
4 4 (0.54%) SLA
5 3 (0.40%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 84 (11.28%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.44%) Docker
4 45 (6.04%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (5.64%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.74%) LXC
7 8 (1.07%) XenApp
7 8 (1.07%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.81%) HDFS
9 4 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 62 (8.32%) Opscode Chef
1 62 (8.32%) Terraform
2 53 (7.11%) Puppet
3 31 (4.16%) Ansible
4 9 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.07%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.81%) Kibana
7 5 (0.67%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.67%) Salt
8 4 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.54%) Perfmon
8 4 (0.54%) SCCM
8 4 (0.54%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.54%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.13%) Ambari
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.13%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 447 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.65%) VMware
3 49 (6.58%) Databricks
4 48 (6.44%) Tableau
5 31 (4.16%) Oracle
6 22 (2.95%) Citrix
7 19 (2.55%) Xamarin
8 16 (2.15%) Google
9 15 (2.01%) Atlassian
10 13 (1.74%) Dell
11 12 (1.61%) Cisco
11 12 (1.61%) Talend
12 9 (1.21%) NetApp
12 9 (1.21%) Veeam
13 8 (1.07%) Brocade
13 8 (1.07%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.07%) Cognos
13 8 (1.07%) MuleSoft
14 7 (0.94%) Informatica
15 6 (0.81%) Sybase