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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 356 316 304
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 818 1116 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 1.01% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.05% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 726 980 974
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -45 792 £47,500 +5.55% 81
London -13 353 £55,000 - 27
South East -67 131 £47,500 +10.46% 10
City of London +55 93 £55,000 - 8
North West +7 87 £47,500 +11.76% 20
South West +48 63 £38,500 +10.00% 12
Yorkshire +11 49 £40,000 - 5
Manchester +7 46 £52,500 +10.52% 9
West Yorkshire +16 44 £40,750 +1.87% 3
East Midlands -3 39 £41,250 - 1
Surrey +24 31 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 31 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Midlands -49 31 £40,000 -3.61% 3
Somerset +17 27 £41,000 -8.88% 2
Nottingham +4 24 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Leeds +26 21 £36,500 -8.75% 3
Brighton +22 21 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Sussex +5 21 £45,000 +7.14% 1
Hampshire -28 21 £47,500 +7.34% 6
North East +21 20 £43,022 +22.92%
Tyne and Wear +12 20 £43,022 +22.92%
Cheshire +33 19 £38,000 -10.58% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 19 £44,000 +25.71%
Bath +8 17 £45,000 -
Berkshire -27 15 £48,750 +14.70%
Bristol +36 14 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Buckinghamshire +23 14 £50,000 +11.11%
Staffordshire -10 14 £39,500 -7.60% 1
East of England -28 14 £47,500 +5.55% 3
West Sussex -30 14 £44,500 +5.95% 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 1614 (94.17%) SQL
2 1583 (92.36%) SQL Server
3 876 (51.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 817 (47.67%) T-SQL
5 731 (42.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 699 (40.78%) Performance Tuning
7 662 (38.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 622 (36.29%) Microsoft
9 576 (33.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 512 (29.87%) SQL Server 2014
11 452 (26.37%) Finance
12 437 (25.50%) Replication
13 426 (24.85%) Windows
14 405 (23.63%) Clustering
15 362 (21.12%) High Availability
16 361 (21.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 358 (20.89%) MS Excel
18 348 (20.30%) Business Intelligence
19 328 (19.14%) Oracle
20 280 (16.34%) Data Warehouse
21 273 (15.93%) SQL Server 2005
22 270 (15.75%) ETL
23 224 (13.07%) Disaster Recovery
24 213 (12.43%) PowerShell
25 205 (11.96%) Oracle Database
26 204 (11.90%) Relational Database
27 201 (11.73%) Windows Server
28 192 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
29 179 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
30 175 (10.21%) Degree

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 91 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 68 (3.97%) IIS
3 39 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
4 34 (1.98%) Oracle Coherence
5 17 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.29%) Apache
9 5 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.23%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.18%) Commerce Server
11 3 (0.18%) SAS
11 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.058%) Confluence
13 1 (0.058%) JCAPS
13 1 (0.058%) Mule
13 1 (0.058%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 358 (20.89%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.88%) MS Office
3 6 (0.35%) SPSS
4 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
2 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.23%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.058%) FastStats
6 1 (0.058%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.058%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.058%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.058%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.058%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 80 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.05%) SaaS
4 9 (0.53%) GitHub
5 8 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.18%) IaaS
7 3 (0.18%) PaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Office 365
9 1 (0.058%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 129 (7.53%) SAN
2 38 (2.22%) NAS
3 31 (1.81%) Firewall
4 20 (1.17%) Internet
5 16 (0.93%) DNS
6 9 (0.53%) DHCP
7 8 (0.47%) SMTP
7 8 (0.47%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.41%) HTTP
9 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.23%) LAN
9 4 (0.23%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.23%) WAN
10 3 (0.18%) FTP
10 3 (0.18%) SSL
11 2 (0.12%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.12%) SMS
12 1 (0.058%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.058%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.058%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1583 (92.36%) SQL Server
2 876 (51.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 731 (42.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 662 (38.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 576 (33.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 512 (29.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 361 (21.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 280 (16.34%) Data Warehouse
9 273 (15.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 205 (11.96%) Oracle Database
11 204 (11.90%) Relational Database
12 134 (7.82%) MySQL
13 132 (7.70%) RDBMS
14 102 (5.95%) SQL Server 2000
15 100 (5.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 76 (4.43%) MongoDB
16 76 (4.43%) Oracle Database 11g
17 73 (4.26%) OLTP
18 72 (4.20%) NoSQL
18 72 (4.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 67 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 16 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (0.82%) TeamCity
4 14 (0.82%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.58%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.53%) Subversion
8 8 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.47%) MSBuild
8 8 (0.47%) Travis CI
8 8 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.35%) JIRA
9 6 (0.35%) tSQLt
10 5 (0.29%) ERwin
11 3 (0.18%) MSI
11 3 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.058%) Ant
12 1 (0.058%) Maven
12 1 (0.058%) NUnit
General
1 452 (26.37%) Finance
2 92 (5.37%) Banking
3 75 (4.38%) Law
4 60 (3.50%) Legal
5 58 (3.38%) Marketing
6 33 (1.93%) Retail
7 26 (1.52%) Advertising
8 20 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.88%) Back Office
11 15 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.88%) Publishing
12 10 (0.58%) Billing
12 10 (0.58%) Games
13 7 (0.41%) Electronics
13 7 (0.41%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.058%) Automotive
15 1 (0.058%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (7.35%) .NET
2 23 (1.34%) ASP.NET
3 21 (1.23%) Web Services
4 15 (0.88%) .NET Framework
4 15 (0.88%) Middleware
5 13 (0.76%) HTML
5 13 (0.76%) XML
6 12 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 11 (0.64%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 8 (0.47%) CSS
8 8 (0.47%) Entity Framework
9 7 (0.41%) CakePHP
9 7 (0.41%) JDBC
9 7 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (0.35%) MDX
11 5 (0.29%) jQuery
12 4 (0.23%) CGI
12 4 (0.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 437 (25.50%) Replication
2 405 (23.63%) Clustering
3 114 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.44%) Statistics
5 45 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 43 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.11%) Digital Media
10 17 (0.99%) Fintech
11 15 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.58%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.58%) iPad
13 7 (0.41%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.41%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.35%) Data Extraction
14 6 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.35%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.35%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 426 (24.85%) Windows
2 201 (11.73%) Windows Server
3 121 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 101 (5.89%) Linux
5 97 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 90 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 76 (4.43%) Unix
8 22 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (1.05%) Solaris
10 13 (0.76%) AIX
11 10 (0.58%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.41%) VMS
13 4 (0.23%) CentOS
13 4 (0.23%) SUSE
13 4 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.12%) Android
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.058%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (40.78%) Performance Tuning
2 362 (21.12%) High Availability
3 348 (20.30%) Business Intelligence
4 270 (15.75%) ETL
5 224 (13.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 179 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
7 164 (9.57%) Capacity Planning
8 157 (9.16%) Performance Monitoring
9 137 (7.99%) ITIL
10 125 (7.29%) Migration
11 123 (7.18%) Database Mirroring
12 114 (6.65%) Data Modelling
13 91 (5.31%) Database Security
14 64 (3.73%) Service Delivery
15 61 (3.56%) E-Commerce
16 59 (3.44%) Mentoring
17 55 (3.21%) Database Tuning
18 40 (2.33%) Change Management
19 39 (2.28%) Release Management
20 38 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1614 (94.17%) SQL
2 817 (47.67%) T-SQL
3 213 (12.43%) PowerShell
4 68 (3.97%) PL/SQL
5 62 (3.62%) C#
6 44 (2.57%) Shell Script
7 24 (1.40%) Java
7 24 (1.40%) VBA
8 19 (1.11%) Perl
8 19 (1.11%) VB
9 14 (0.82%) ANSI SQL
9 14 (0.82%) C
10 12 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 12 (0.70%) PHP
10 12 (0.70%) Python
11 11 (0.64%) VBScript
12 10 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.35%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.23%) AWK
14 4 (0.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 192 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 175 (10.21%) Degree
3 78 (4.55%) MCSE
4 73 (4.26%) MCSA
5 69 (4.03%) Security Cleared
6 54 (3.15%) MCDBA
6 54 (3.15%) MCITP
7 51 (2.98%) SC Cleared
8 50 (2.92%) MCTS
9 39 (2.28%) Oracle Certification
10 27 (1.58%) DV Cleared
11 25 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 22 (1.28%) OCP
13 15 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.88%) MCP
14 3 (0.18%) OCA
15 1 (0.058%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.08%) SLA
2 15 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.82%) QA
4 13 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.64%) Solvency II
6 10 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.29%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (4.67%) Oracle RAC
2 70 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.34%) VMware ESX
5 14 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.58%) vSphere
8 7 (0.41%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.35%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.23%) Firmware
11 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.18%) SRDF
13 1 (0.058%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 74 (4.32%) Data Guard
2 45 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 42 (2.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 27 (1.58%) SCOM
5 21 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 16 (0.93%) LiteSpeed
7 14 (0.82%) Perfmon
8 12 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (0.53%) Ansible
10 8 (0.47%) CFEngine
10 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.47%) Puppet
11 6 (0.35%) SCCM
12 5 (0.29%) Nagios
13 4 (0.23%) HP SIM
13 4 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.18%) SCVMM
15 2 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
15 2 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 622 (36.29%) Microsoft
2 328 (19.14%) Oracle
3 93 (5.43%) VMware
4 75 (4.38%) RedGate
5 35 (2.04%) IBM
6 29 (1.69%) SolarWinds
7 26 (1.52%) Sybase
8 23 (1.34%) Remedy
8 23 (1.34%) SAP
9 21 (1.23%) Cognos
10 17 (0.99%) Cisco
10 17 (0.99%) NetApp
10 17 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 16 (0.93%) Citrix
12 15 (0.88%) EMC
13 11 (0.64%) Tableau
14 10 (0.58%) iManage
15 8 (0.47%) HP
15 8 (0.47%) New Relic
16 7 (0.41%) SimCorp
North West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 9 hours ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Generous Benifit Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fife
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
RMI International
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £50000 Per Annum + on call + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £35225.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £50K
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum + 0n-call + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable D.O.E
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Sebben Consulting
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits, pension etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum for initital 12 month FTC
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago