Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 641 811 1111
Rank change year-on-year +170 +300 +41
Permanent jobs citing Azure SQL Database 610 361 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.21% 0.084%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.14% 0.68% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 487 309 171
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £64,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 53,374 52,789 62,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.71% 30.94% 30.95%
Number of salaries quoted 43,789 44,826 52,860
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,471 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.20% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +186 572 £60,000 +14.29% 42
London +134 315 £65,000 +8.33% 15
UK excluding London +50 275 £47,500 - 32
South East -3 97 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Midlands +58 81 £47,500 -9.52% 7
West Midlands +49 58 £55,000 -4.35% 3
North of England +23 51 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East Midlands +12 27 £41,250 -21.43% 4
North West +5 26 £65,000 +30.00% 6
Yorkshire +47 23 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South West -8 19 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Scotland -49 18 £47,500 +5.56% 3
East of England -15 4 £40,000 -15.79%
Northern Ireland - 3 £40,000 -
Wales -8 2 £47,500 -9.52% 2
North East -26 2 £39,500 +3.95% 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 610 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 590 (96.72%) SQL
3 438 (71.80%) Microsoft
4 359 (58.85%) SQL Server
5 316 (51.80%) Business Intelligence
6 279 (45.74%) C#
7 270 (44.26%) Power BI
8 264 (43.28%) Azure Data Factory
9 262 (42.95%) Analytics
10 246 (40.33%) Data Lake
11 222 (36.39%) .NET
12 213 (34.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 185 (30.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 165 (27.05%) Data Analytics
15 164 (26.89%) Machine Learning
16 158 (25.90%) Visual Studio
17 152 (24.92%) JavaScript
17 152 (24.92%) IaaS
18 151 (24.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 147 (24.10%) Git (software)
20 143 (23.44%) Tableau
21 136 (22.30%) Big Data
22 131 (21.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
23 128 (20.98%) Presales
23 128 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
24 125 (20.49%) Serverless
25 123 (20.16%) Data Warehouse
26 116 (19.02%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
27 114 (18.69%) HTML
28 112 (18.36%) 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 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (2.30%) Umbraco
4 13 (2.13%) IIS
5 11 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.48%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.31%) Apache
8 6 (0.98%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.82%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.49%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.33%) CMS
13 1 (0.16%) nginx
13 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.66%) InfoPath
1 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 21 (3.44%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 610 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 264 (43.28%) Azure Data Factory
3 152 (24.92%) IaaS
4 125 (20.49%) Serverless
5 116 (19.02%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 112 (18.36%) Amazon AWS
7 108 (17.70%) PaaS
8 62 (10.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 54 (8.85%) SaaS
10 34 (5.57%) Azure Machine Learning
10 34 (5.57%) Office 365
11 29 (4.75%) AWS Lambda
12 20 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (1.80%) Data Lake Analytics
15 8 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (1.15%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.98%) GitHub
18 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.48%) Intranet
2 7 (1.15%) DNS
3 6 (0.98%) Firewall
3 6 (0.98%) Skype
4 5 (0.82%) HTTP
5 4 (0.66%) Internet
5 4 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.49%) Network Security
6 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.33%) DHCP
7 2 (0.33%) FTP
7 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.33%) SMS
7 2 (0.33%) SMTP
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) Telnet
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (58.85%) SQL Server
2 270 (44.26%) Power BI
3 246 (40.33%) Data Lake
4 213 (34.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 185 (30.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 151 (24.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 136 (22.30%) Big Data
8 131 (21.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 123 (20.16%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (9.51%) SQL Server 2014
11 47 (7.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 46 (7.54%) HDInsight
13 43 (7.05%) Cosmos DB
13 43 (7.05%) Hadoop
13 43 (7.05%) NoSQL
13 43 (7.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 30 (4.92%) Relational Database
15 27 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (4.10%) QlikView
17 23 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 158 (25.90%) Visual Studio
2 147 (24.10%) Git (software)
3 56 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (6.07%) Visual Studio Team System
5 23 (3.77%) Subversion
6 20 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 14 (2.30%) CruiseControl
7 14 (2.30%) MSBuild
8 13 (2.13%) JIRA
9 11 (1.80%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.98%) Selenium
12 5 (0.82%) NUnit
12 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.82%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.49%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.49%) LINQPad
13 3 (0.49%) MSTest
14 2 (0.33%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 96 (15.74%) Advertising
2 76 (12.46%) Finance
3 60 (9.84%) Marketing
4 16 (2.62%) Games
4 16 (2.62%) Retail
5 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.98%) Banking
6 6 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.98%) Publishing
7 2 (0.33%) Automotive
7 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 198 (32.46%) Developer
2 195 (31.97%) Consultant
3 134 (21.97%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 106 (17.38%) Architect
5 103 (16.89%) Azure Consultant
6 88 (14.43%) .NET Developer
7 85 (13.93%) Power BI Consultant
8 78 (12.79%) Microsoft BI Consultant
9 64 (10.49%) C# Developer
10 62 (10.16%) Solutions Architect
11 52 (8.52%) Data Consultant
12 48 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
13 43 (7.05%) Azure Developer
14 37 (6.07%) Azure Architect
15 34 (5.57%) .NET Architect
15 34 (5.57%) SQL Developer
16 33 (5.41%) Cloud Consultant
17 31 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 31 (5.08%) Senior Developer
18 30 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (36.39%) .NET
2 114 (18.69%) HTML
3 96 (15.74%) CSS
4 91 (14.92%) ASP.NET
5 90 (14.75%) AngularJS
6 85 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web API
7 70 (11.48%) REST
8 64 (10.49%) jQuery
9 62 (10.16%) Web Services
10 52 (8.52%) .NET Framework
11 49 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 49 (8.03%) Node.js
12 40 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 39 (6.39%) SOAP
14 36 (5.90%) WCF
15 34 (5.57%) Ajax
16 32 (5.25%) HTML5
17 31 (5.08%) .NET Core
17 31 (5.08%) Entity Framework
18 28 (4.59%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.23%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (4.59%) Driving Licence
3 25 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.30%) User Experience
6 11 (1.80%) Fintech
7 10 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (0.98%) Replication
10 5 (0.82%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.66%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.66%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.66%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.49%) Blog
12 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.84%) Windows
2 22 (3.61%) Windows Server
3 21 (3.44%) Linux
4 16 (2.62%) VMS
5 8 (1.31%) Unix
5 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) Android
10 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Fedora
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (51.80%) Business Intelligence
2 262 (42.95%) Analytics
3 165 (27.05%) Data Analytics
4 164 (26.89%) Machine Learning
5 128 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
5 128 (20.98%) Presales
6 111 (18.20%) MVC
7 109 (17.87%) Data Science
8 97 (15.90%) TDD
9 91 (14.92%) Service Delivery
10 81 (13.28%) ETL
11 71 (11.64%) Web Development
12 57 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (9.34%) DevOps
13 56 (9.18%) Visualisation
14 53 (8.69%) SOA
15 50 (8.20%) OO
16 43 (7.05%) Data Visualisation
17 40 (6.56%) SDLC
18 37 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 590 (96.72%) SQL
2 279 (45.74%) C#
3 152 (24.92%) JavaScript
4 87 (14.26%) U-SQL
5 85 (13.93%) PowerShell
6 78 (12.79%) T-SQL
7 48 (7.87%) Python
8 42 (6.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 20 (3.28%) TypeScript
10 17 (2.79%) Java
10 17 (2.79%) R
11 15 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.13%) Ruby
13 11 (1.80%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.15%) C++
14 7 (1.15%) Perl
15 6 (0.98%) X++
16 5 (0.82%) C
16 5 (0.82%) ES6
16 5 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (6.89%) Degree
2 28 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.97%) MCSE
4 10 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.15%) MCSA
6 6 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.82%) MCDBA
7 5 (0.82%) MCITP
7 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.66%) MCP
9 2 (0.33%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.31%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (14.75%) Virtual Machines
2 40 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 28 (4.59%) HDFS
4 14 (2.30%) Docker
5 8 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.64%) Puppet
3 9 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.98%) Ansible
4 6 (0.98%) Terraform
5 5 (0.82%) OpenView
5 5 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.49%) Kibana
7 3 (0.49%) Salt
7 3 (0.49%) SCOM
7 3 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.49%) WSUS
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.33%) SCCM
8 2 (0.33%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 438 (71.80%) Microsoft
2 143 (23.44%) Tableau
3 65 (10.66%) Google
4 37 (6.07%) Oracle
5 28 (4.59%) IBM
6 11 (1.80%) Sybase
7 10 (1.64%) Applogic
7 10 (1.64%) SAP
8 9 (1.48%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.31%) VMware
10 7 (1.15%) Capita
10 7 (1.15%) JD Edwards
11 6 (0.98%) Sage
11 6 (0.98%) Talend
11 6 (0.98%) Workday
12 5 (0.82%) CA
12 5 (0.82%) Cognizant
12 5 (0.82%) Remedy
13 4 (0.66%) Informatica
13 4 (0.66%) SolarWinds