The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had SQL DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 375 275 289
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 772 1238 1277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 1.16% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.20% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 705 1095 1102
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL DBA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK.

SQL DBA Salary Trend in the UK

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL DBA over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 within the UK.

SQL DBA Salary Histogram in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -101 740 £45,000 -1.09% 79
London -60 335 £55,000 -4.34% 32
South East -49 129 £45,000 +2.27% 9
Yorkshire -22 73 £39,000 -1.26% 5
City of London +23 68 £50,000 -13.04% 9
North West -28 68 £43,000 +1.17% 8
West Yorkshire -5 60 £39,000 +4.00% 4
South West +10 58 £40,000 -3.61% 12
Manchester +5 53 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Leeds +5 47 £39,000 +11.42% 1
West Midlands -44 36 £41,500 +10.66% 3
Surrey +12 35 £47,500 -7.31% 2
Berkshire +23 29 £42,500 -8.10%
Buckinghamshire +23 22 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Somerset +14 19 £41,000 -8.88% 5
East of England -57 19 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Bristol +7 18 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands -21 18 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Birmingham -5 14 £42,000 +12.00% 2
Milton Keynes +27 13 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Woking +9 13 £46,000 -4.16% 2
Taunton - 13 £41,000 - 2
East Sussex +26 12 £45,000 +4.06%
Brighton +30 11 £45,000 +2.85%
Gloucestershire -16 11 £41,500 - 4
North Yorkshire +11 10 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Wales -19 10 £27,500 -31.25% 2
South Wales -19 10 £27,500 -32.30% 2
Mayfair - 10 £55,000 -
York -3 9 £45,000 +5.88%

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, SQL DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 1674 (92.69%) SQL
2 1642 (90.92%) SQL Server
3 873 (48.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 805 (44.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 795 (44.02%) T-SQL
6 754 (41.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 708 (39.20%) Performance Tuning
8 617 (34.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 603 (33.39%) Microsoft
10 485 (26.85%) Finance
11 458 (25.36%) Replication
12 450 (24.92%) SQL Server 2014
13 425 (23.53%) Clustering
14 410 (22.70%) High Availability
15 395 (21.87%) Windows
16 365 (20.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 346 (19.16%) MS Excel
18 324 (17.94%) Oracle
19 323 (17.88%) Business Intelligence
20 278 (15.39%) SQL Server 2005
21 261 (14.45%) Data Warehouse
22 260 (14.40%) ETL
23 243 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
24 228 (12.62%) Relational Database
25 198 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
26 195 (10.80%) Oracle Database
27 182 (10.08%) Capacity Planning
28 171 (9.47%) Performance Monitoring
29 168 (9.30%) Windows Server
30 160 (8.86%) PowerShell

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 79 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 38 (2.10%) IIS
4 16 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 14 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.28%) Apache
7 5 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.22%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.11%) SAS
10 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.055%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.055%) CMS
11 1 (0.055%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.055%) Confluence
11 1 (0.055%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.055%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.055%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 346 (19.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.50%) MS Office
3 7 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 6 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.22%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.055%) FastStats
5 1 (0.055%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.055%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.055%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.055%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.16%) SaaS
4 10 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.33%) IaaS
5 6 (0.33%) PaaS
6 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.055%) GitHub
7 1 (0.055%) Google Play
7 1 (0.055%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 105 (5.81%) SAN
2 30 (1.66%) NAS
3 19 (1.05%) Firewall
4 18 (1.00%) Internet
5 11 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.50%) DNS
7 6 (0.33%) DHCP
8 5 (0.28%) HTTP
8 5 (0.28%) LAN
8 5 (0.28%) WAN
9 4 (0.22%) FTP
9 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.22%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.22%) SMTP
9 4 (0.22%) SSL
9 4 (0.22%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.11%) Intranet
11 1 (0.055%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.055%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.055%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1642 (90.92%) SQL Server
2 873 (48.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 805 (44.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 754 (41.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 617 (34.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 450 (24.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 365 (20.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 278 (15.39%) SQL Server 2005
9 261 (14.45%) Data Warehouse
10 228 (12.62%) Relational Database
11 195 (10.80%) Oracle Database
12 122 (6.76%) RDBMS
13 114 (6.31%) MySQL
14 96 (5.32%) SQL Server 2000
15 94 (5.20%) Oracle Database 11g
16 92 (5.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 71 (3.93%) NoSQL
18 66 (3.65%) MongoDB
19 60 (3.32%) Oracle Database 12c
20 55 (3.05%) DTS
Development Applications
1 58 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 23 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.44%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.33%) ERwin
6 6 (0.33%) JIRA
6 6 (0.33%) Subversion
7 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.17%) MSI
8 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.11%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.11%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.11%) tSQLt
10 1 (0.055%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.055%) Maven
10 1 (0.055%) NUnit
10 1 (0.055%) Rational DOORS
General
1 485 (26.85%) Finance
2 97 (5.37%) Banking
3 73 (4.04%) Law
4 67 (3.71%) Legal
5 66 (3.65%) Marketing
6 40 (2.21%) Retail
7 31 (1.72%) Advertising
8 29 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.05%) Publishing
12 12 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.55%) Back Office
13 10 (0.55%) Private Banking
14 8 (0.44%) Games
15 7 (0.39%) Electronics
16 4 (0.22%) Local Government
17 3 (0.17%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.11%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (8.47%) .NET
2 28 (1.55%) .NET Framework
3 20 (1.11%) ASP.NET
3 20 (1.11%) Entity Framework
3 20 (1.11%) MDX
4 18 (1.00%) XML
5 17 (0.94%) Web Services
6 16 (0.89%) Middleware
7 15 (0.83%) HTML
8 11 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (0.55%) CakePHP
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 8 (0.44%) CSS
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 5 (0.28%) jQuery
12 5 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 4 (0.22%) CGI
13 4 (0.22%) LAMP
13 4 (0.22%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 458 (25.36%) Replication
2 425 (23.53%) Clustering
3 89 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (3.38%) Statistics
5 37 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 31 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.16%) Digital Media
9 19 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (0.78%) Data Integration
10 14 (0.78%) Mathematics
11 12 (0.66%) iPad
12 11 (0.61%) Data Extraction
13 10 (0.55%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.55%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.55%) Fintech
13 10 (0.55%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.33%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.33%) Symmetrix
15 5 (0.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 395 (21.87%) Windows
2 168 (9.30%) Windows Server
3 123 (6.81%) Linux
4 104 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 91 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 80 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (4.26%) Unix
8 21 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.89%) Solaris
10 9 (0.50%) SUSE
10 9 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.33%) CentOS
13 4 (0.22%) AIX
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.11%) Android
15 2 (0.11%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.11%) VMS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (39.20%) Performance Tuning
2 410 (22.70%) High Availability
3 323 (17.88%) Business Intelligence
4 260 (14.40%) ETL
5 243 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 182 (10.08%) Capacity Planning
7 171 (9.47%) Performance Monitoring
8 156 (8.64%) ITIL
9 148 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
10 137 (7.59%) Migration
11 130 (7.20%) Data Modelling
12 120 (6.64%) Database Mirroring
13 89 (4.93%) Database Security
14 76 (4.21%) Data Management
15 66 (3.65%) Database Tuning
16 61 (3.38%) Patch Management
17 54 (2.99%) Incident Management
18 50 (2.77%) Capacity Management
19 49 (2.71%) Service Delivery
19 49 (2.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1674 (92.69%) SQL
2 795 (44.02%) T-SQL
3 160 (8.86%) PowerShell
4 95 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 69 (3.82%) C#
6 60 (3.32%) Shell Script
7 38 (2.10%) Perl
8 26 (1.44%) Java
9 24 (1.33%) VB
10 20 (1.11%) C
11 17 (0.94%) ANSI SQL
12 16 (0.89%) VB.NET
13 15 (0.83%) Python
14 14 (0.78%) JavaScript
14 14 (0.78%) PHP
15 9 (0.50%) AWK
15 9 (0.50%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.50%) Bourne shell
15 9 (0.50%) VBA
15 9 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 198 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 140 (7.75%) Degree
3 87 (4.82%) MCSE
4 86 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 75 (4.15%) MCDBA
6 70 (3.88%) MCITP
6 70 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 59 (3.27%) MCSA
8 55 (3.05%) MCTS
9 48 (2.66%) Oracle Certification
10 37 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 37 (2.05%) OCP
11 22 (1.22%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.17%) MCP
14 2 (0.11%) HND
15 1 (0.055%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.60%) SLA
2 17 (0.94%) Solvency II
3 15 (0.83%) QA
4 11 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.055%) COBIT
8 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (3.38%) Active Directory
1 61 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.50%) Firmware
4 7 (0.39%) SRDF
5 6 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.28%) vSphere
7 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.055%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 67 (3.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 57 (3.16%) Data Guard
3 22 (1.22%) LiteSpeed
4 20 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (0.94%) SCOM
6 15 (0.83%) Perfmon
7 9 (0.50%) HP SIM
8 8 (0.44%) SCCM
9 3 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.11%) Ansible
10 2 (0.11%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.11%) Puppet
10 2 (0.11%) WSUS
11 1 (0.055%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 603 (33.39%) Microsoft
2 324 (17.94%) Oracle
3 55 (3.05%) RedGate
4 39 (2.16%) VMware
5 33 (1.83%) SAP
6 21 (1.16%) SolarWinds
7 19 (1.05%) Red Hat
8 17 (0.94%) Remedy
8 17 (0.94%) Siebel
9 16 (0.89%) Sybase
10 15 (0.83%) Cognos
10 15 (0.83%) IBM
11 14 (0.78%) NetApp
12 13 (0.72%) IFS
13 11 (0.61%) Cisco
13 11 (0.61%) iManage
14 10 (0.55%) EMC
15 9 (0.50%) Citrix
16 7 (0.39%) IDERA
16 7 (0.39%) Interwoven
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £37000 - £46000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £47000 Per Annum + on call + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + on call + bonus + pension + others
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Qualserv
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 20% uncapped bonus + 12% pension
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30 000 - £50 000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
KDR
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + DOE + Great company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + £7200 car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Send
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum + on call allowane + great range of
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum + on call allowance + great range of
Posted: 2 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum + on call allowane + great range of
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum + on call allowance + great range of
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago