Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 697 828 1153
Rank change year-on-year +131 +325 -4
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 513 354 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.20% 0.070%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.96% 0.67% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 462 323 139
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,000 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -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 53,225 52,463 66,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.57% 30.06% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 44,469 44,763 56,497
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +139 473 £57,500 +15.00% 56
UK excluding London +21 251 £47,500 +5.56% 38
London +114 242 £60,000 - 28
South East -32 90 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Midlands +40 48 £47,500 -2.56% 6
North of England +26 45 £50,000 - 5
West Midlands +40 41 £48,500 -11.82% 5
South West +36 38 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire +42 28 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland -27 14 £51,250 +13.89% 6
North West -13 12 £48,500 -3.00% 2
Wales +7 8 £50,000 -4.76% 4
East Midlands +2 7 £41,250 -10.81% 1
East of England -11 7 £40,000 -27.27% 2
North East -14 5 £35,000 -7.89%
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 513 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 490 (95.52%) SQL
3 337 (65.69%) Microsoft
4 310 (60.43%) SQL Server
5 227 (44.25%) C#
6 222 (43.27%) .NET
7 210 (40.94%) Business Intelligence
8 176 (34.31%) Power BI
9 165 (32.16%) Azure Data Factory
10 164 (31.97%) JavaScript
11 147 (28.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 147 (28.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 147 (28.65%) Analytics
12 138 (26.90%) Data Lake
13 136 (26.51%) MVC
14 129 (25.15%) HTML
15 121 (23.59%) CSS
16 119 (23.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 116 (22.61%) Visual Studio
18 114 (22.22%) ASP.NET
19 108 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
20 107 (20.86%) Data Warehouse
21 101 (19.69%) Tableau
22 97 (18.91%) ASP.NET Web API
23 95 (18.52%) Presales
24 93 (18.13%) Git (software)
25 91 (17.74%) jQuery
26 85 (16.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
27 84 (16.37%) Big Data
28 83 (16.18%) Amazon AWS

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 36 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.26%) Umbraco
3 22 (4.29%) IIS
4 14 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.19%) CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Confluence
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.78%) InfoPath
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 513 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (32.16%) Azure Data Factory
3 83 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (15.20%) IaaS
5 77 (15.01%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 69 (13.45%) Serverless
7 53 (10.33%) PaaS
8 46 (8.97%) SaaS
9 39 (7.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 33 (6.43%) Office 365
11 25 (4.87%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (3.31%) GitHub
13 11 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.95%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (1.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.97%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.26%) DNS
2 13 (2.53%) Firewall
3 7 (1.36%) VPN
4 6 (1.17%) Skype
5 5 (0.97%) DHCP
5 5 (0.97%) Intranet
5 5 (0.97%) Network Security
5 5 (0.97%) VLAN
6 4 (0.78%) FTP
6 4 (0.78%) HTTP
6 4 (0.78%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.78%) SMTP
6 4 (0.78%) SSL
6 4 (0.78%) Telnet
7 3 (0.58%) Internet
7 3 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (60.43%) SQL Server
2 176 (34.31%) Power BI
3 147 (28.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 147 (28.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 138 (26.90%) Data Lake
5 119 (23.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 107 (20.86%) Data Warehouse
7 85 (16.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 84 (16.37%) Big Data
9 50 (9.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 41 (7.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 37 (7.21%) SQL Server 2016
12 30 (5.85%) Relational Database
13 28 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
14 26 (5.07%) HDInsight
15 25 (4.87%) NoSQL
16 24 (4.68%) Redis
17 23 (4.48%) Hadoop
17 23 (4.48%) OLAP
18 21 (4.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 116 (22.61%) Visual Studio
2 93 (18.13%) Git (software)
3 57 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (9.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 23 (4.48%) Subversion
6 20 (3.90%) Selenium
7 14 (2.73%) JIRA
7 14 (2.73%) TeamCity
8 12 (2.34%) NUnit
9 9 (1.75%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.56%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.56%) MSTest
11 6 (1.17%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.97%) Ant
12 5 (0.97%) Maven
13 4 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.58%) LINQPad
15 2 (0.39%) AppVeyor
15 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
General
1 58 (11.31%) Finance
2 47 (9.16%) Advertising
3 18 (3.51%) Retail
4 16 (3.12%) Marketing
5 11 (2.14%) Publishing
6 9 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.78%) Legal
8 3 (0.58%) Banking
8 3 (0.58%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 207 (40.35%) Developer
2 112 (21.83%) Consultant
3 98 (19.10%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 85 (16.57%) .NET Developer
5 74 (14.42%) Architect
6 73 (14.23%) C# Developer
7 63 (12.28%) Microsoft BI Consultant
8 51 (9.94%) Azure Consultant
8 51 (9.94%) Power BI Consultant
9 46 (8.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 44 (8.58%) SQL Developer
11 43 (8.38%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (7.41%) Azure Developer
13 37 (7.21%) Full Stack Developer
14 33 (6.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 33 (6.43%) HTML CSS Developer
14 33 (6.43%) HTML Developer
15 32 (6.24%) Microsoft Consultant
16 29 (5.65%) Angular Developer
17 28 (5.46%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (43.27%) .NET
2 129 (25.15%) HTML
3 121 (23.59%) CSS
4 114 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 97 (18.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 91 (17.74%) jQuery
7 81 (15.79%) .NET Framework
8 74 (14.42%) AngularJS
9 69 (13.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (12.09%) REST
11 56 (10.92%) Entity Framework
12 48 (9.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 46 (8.97%) Web Services
14 44 (8.58%) HTML5
15 42 (8.19%) Ajax
16 37 (7.21%) Sass
17 36 (7.02%) XML
18 35 (6.82%) CSS3
19 32 (6.24%) .NET Core
20 29 (5.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.09%) Driving Licence
3 21 (4.09%) User Experience
4 19 (3.70%) Fintech
5 18 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.75%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (0.97%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.97%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.78%) Replication
10 3 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Blog
11 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.19%) iPhone
11 1 (0.19%) RIA
11 1 (0.19%) Smart City
11 1 (0.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 78 (15.20%) Windows
2 46 (8.97%) Windows Server
3 23 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (4.09%) Linux
5 19 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.75%) VMS
7 9 (1.75%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.97%) Android
8 5 (0.97%) CentOS
8 5 (0.97%) Unix
9 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.39%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (40.94%) Business Intelligence
2 147 (28.65%) Analytics
3 136 (26.51%) MVC
4 108 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (18.52%) Presales
6 75 (14.62%) TDD
7 64 (12.48%) Data Analytics
8 62 (12.09%) Machine Learning
9 58 (11.31%) DevOps
10 57 (11.11%) OO
11 56 (10.92%) Data Science
12 54 (10.53%) ETL
13 52 (10.14%) Test Automation
14 51 (9.94%) Web Development
15 49 (9.55%) Visualisation
16 48 (9.36%) Service Delivery
17 47 (9.16%) SOA
18 41 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (7.60%) CRM
20 34 (6.63%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 490 (95.52%) SQL
2 227 (44.25%) C#
3 164 (31.97%) JavaScript
4 74 (14.42%) PowerShell
5 71 (13.84%) T-SQL
6 43 (8.38%) U-SQL
7 24 (4.68%) Python
8 22 (4.29%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.92%) VB.NET
10 12 (2.34%) Java
11 9 (1.75%) R
12 6 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 5 (0.97%) PHP
13 5 (0.97%) X++
14 4 (0.78%) ES6
14 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.78%) VB
15 2 (0.39%) C
15 2 (0.39%) Ruby
16 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (6.04%) Degree
3 17 (3.31%) MCSE
4 8 (1.56%) MCITP
4 8 (1.56%) MCSA
5 6 (1.17%) MCDBA
6 5 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.97%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.58%) ISEB
8 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.58%) MCP
8 3 (0.58%) MCTS
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.19%) OCP
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.97%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.78%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (10.33%) Virtual Machines
2 42 (8.19%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.31%) HDFS
4 9 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.17%) Docker
6 6 (1.17%) vSphere
6 6 (1.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (4.29%) SCCM
2 15 (2.92%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (2.73%) SCOM
4 8 (1.56%) SCDPM
5 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.17%) Puppet
7 5 (0.97%) WSUS
8 4 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.78%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.58%) OpenView
9 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.19%) Netcool
11 1 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 337 (65.69%) Microsoft
2 101 (19.69%) Tableau
3 53 (10.33%) Google
4 28 (5.46%) Oracle
5 25 (4.87%) IBM
6 19 (3.70%) VMware
7 8 (1.56%) Hitachi
7 8 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.36%) Capita
8 7 (1.36%) JD Edwards
8 7 (1.36%) SAP
9 6 (1.17%) BT
9 6 (1.17%) CA
9 6 (1.17%) Citrix
9 6 (1.17%) Ivanti
9 6 (1.17%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.17%) Yahoo!
10 5 (0.97%) Sage
10 5 (0.97%) Sybase