The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL DBA role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 338 262 277
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 876 1150 1131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 1.06% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.12% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 779 1022 1037
Average salary £46,250 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.32% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 21 October 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -76 848 £47,500 +6.74% 128
London -25 385 £55,000 +4.76% 49
South East -92 110 £45,000 -2.70% 16
City of London -15 97 £57,500 +4.54% 17
North West -11 81 £40,000 +6.66% 17
West Midlands -19 68 £42,000 -1.17% 11
Yorkshire -84 61 £40,000 +2.56% 15
East of England -33 56 £42,500 +21.42% 5
South West -52 47 £41,500 +1.21% 9
Manchester +9 43 £40,000 +25.98% 10
Hampshire +6 37 £42,500 +4.93% 3
East Midlands -15 35 £45,000 +20.00% 6
West Yorkshire -84 31 £37,000 -7.50% 8
Wiltshire -3 29 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Cheshire -37 28 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Hertfordshire +5 23 £41,000 +13.10% 1
Essex +8 22 £40,000 +19.96% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 19 £46,250 +7.55% 2
Northamptonshire -33 19 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Chippenham - 19 £42,500 -
Berkshire -19 17 £47,500 +2.70% 5
Leeds -84 16 £37,000 -7.50% 4
Bromley -1 14 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Coventry -6 14 £49,500 - 3
Macclesfield +2 13 £40,000 +6.66% 2
North Yorkshire -18 13 £45,000 +15.38% 2
York +8 12 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Warrington -4 12 £47,500 +79.24%
Maidenhead -8 12 £47,500 -
Birmingham -16 12 £40,000 -5.88% 3

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited SQL DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with SQL DBA in their job title.

1 1726 (92.00%) SQL
2 1681 (89.61%) SQL Server
3 983 (52.40%) T-SQL
4 852 (45.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 819 (43.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 786 (41.90%) Performance Tuning
7 782 (41.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 580 (30.92%) Microsoft
9 564 (30.06%) Replication
10 492 (26.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 457 (24.36%) Windows
12 448 (23.88%) SQL Server 2005
13 419 (22.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 395 (21.06%) Clustering
15 376 (20.04%) MS Excel
16 364 (19.40%) Business Intelligence
17 341 (18.18%) Finance
18 320 (17.06%) Oracle
19 311 (16.58%) Data Warehouse
20 233 (12.42%) ETL
21 210 (11.19%) .NET
22 208 (11.09%) MySQL
23 197 (10.50%) Disaster Recovery
24 194 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
25 188 (10.02%) Relational Database
26 167 (8.90%) ITIL
27 162 (8.64%) Degree
28 151 (8.05%) DTS
29 146 (7.78%) Oracle Database
30 138 (7.36%) Capacity Planning

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited SQL DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with SQL DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 117 (6.24%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.72%) IIS
3 31 (1.65%) OpenEdge
4 21 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 21 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (0.85%) WordPress
6 14 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.59%) Apache Solr
8 9 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (0.48%) WorkSite
8 9 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
10 7 (0.37%) CMS
11 5 (0.27%) SAS
12 3 (0.16%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.11%) Lync
Applications
1 376 (20.04%) MS Excel
2 36 (1.92%) MS Office
3 17 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.53%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.053%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.16%) Lawson
5 2 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.053%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.053%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.053%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.053%) Magento
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (0.85%) Office 365
3 15 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.69%) SaaS
5 7 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.16%) PaaS
7 2 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.26%) SAN
2 18 (0.96%) NAS
3 13 (0.69%) DNS
4 11 (0.59%) Internet
5 8 (0.43%) VPN
6 7 (0.37%) Firewall
6 7 (0.37%) DHCP
7 6 (0.32%) HTTP
7 6 (0.32%) LAN
7 6 (0.32%) WAN
7 6 (0.32%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.21%) Intranet
9 3 (0.16%) FTP
10 2 (0.11%) VoIP
10 2 (0.11%) GSM
10 2 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.053%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.053%) DMZ
11 1 (0.053%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1681 (89.61%) SQL Server
2 852 (45.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 819 (43.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 782 (41.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 492 (26.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 448 (23.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 419 (22.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 311 (16.58%) Data Warehouse
9 208 (11.09%) MySQL
10 188 (10.02%) Relational Database
11 151 (8.05%) DTS
12 146 (7.78%) Oracle Database
13 134 (7.14%) RDBMS
14 123 (6.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 123 (6.56%) SQL Server 2000
15 75 (4.00%) OLTP
16 71 (3.78%) OLAP
17 67 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
18 54 (2.88%) NoSQL
19 43 (2.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 49 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 26 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (1.07%) Selenium
4 20 (1.07%) Hudson
5 18 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.21%) ProC
6 4 (0.21%) Subversion
7 3 (0.16%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.053%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.053%) JIRA
General
1 341 (18.18%) Finance
2 89 (4.74%) Banking
3 66 (3.52%) Legal
4 64 (3.41%) Law
5 61 (3.25%) Marketing
6 34 (1.81%) Retail
7 27 (1.44%) Advertising
8 20 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.07%) Back Office
9 15 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.37%) Games
14 6 (0.32%) Electronics
15 4 (0.21%) Publishing
15 4 (0.21%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.16%) Billing
17 1 (0.053%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.053%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (11.19%) .NET
2 69 (3.68%) Web Services
3 68 (3.62%) XML
4 57 (3.04%) HTML
5 39 (2.08%) MDX
6 31 (1.65%) .NET Framework
7 26 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 16 (0.85%) CSS
9 15 (0.80%) WCF
10 8 (0.43%) COM
10 8 (0.43%) FpML
10 8 (0.43%) Lucene
11 7 (0.37%) jQuery
11 7 (0.37%) ODBC
12 4 (0.21%) Middleware
12 4 (0.21%) CSS3
12 4 (0.21%) HTML5
12 4 (0.21%) Ajax
13 3 (0.16%) Kafka
13 3 (0.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 564 (30.06%) Replication
2 395 (21.06%) Clustering
3 112 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.35%) Statistics
6 27 (1.44%) Social Media
7 25 (1.33%) BBC
8 22 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 18 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 18 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 16 (0.85%) Thin Client
10 16 (0.85%) Fat Client
11 14 (0.75%) Open Source
12 12 (0.64%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.43%) SWIFT
13 8 (0.43%) Data Extraction
14 7 (0.37%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.37%) Social Network
15 6 (0.32%) DTV
15 6 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 457 (24.36%) Windows
2 129 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 113 (6.02%) Linux
4 80 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (3.62%) UNIX
6 62 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.17%) Solaris
8 19 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (0.48%) HPUX
9 9 (0.48%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.16%) Android
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
14 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.053%) CentOS
14 1 (0.053%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (41.90%) Performance Tuning
2 364 (19.40%) Business Intelligence
3 233 (12.42%) ETL
4 197 (10.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 167 (8.90%) ITIL
6 138 (7.36%) Capacity Planning
7 136 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
8 123 (6.56%) Migration
9 113 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
10 108 (5.76%) E-Commerce
11 99 (5.28%) Database Security
12 95 (5.06%) Data Modelling
13 81 (4.32%) High Availability
14 68 (3.62%) Database Tuning
15 64 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
16 58 (3.09%) Mentoring
17 55 (2.93%) Change Management
17 55 (2.93%) Incident Management
18 47 (2.51%) Data Management
19 46 (2.45%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1726 (92.00%) SQL
2 983 (52.40%) T-SQL
3 105 (5.60%) PowerShell
4 95 (5.06%) C#
5 71 (3.78%) Java
6 67 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 60 (3.20%) VB
8 27 (1.44%) Python
8 27 (1.44%) Perl
9 23 (1.23%) JavaScript
10 22 (1.17%) PHP
10 22 (1.17%) C++
11 18 (0.96%) VBA
12 16 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.59%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.53%) VBScript
15 7 (0.37%) C
16 4 (0.21%) VB6
17 3 (0.16%) XQuery
18 2 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 194 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (8.64%) Degree
3 82 (4.37%) MCTS
4 79 (4.21%) MCITP
5 59 (3.14%) MCDBA
6 40 (2.13%) MCSE
7 37 (1.97%) Security Cleared
8 31 (1.65%) MCSA
9 16 (0.85%) SC Cleared
10 10 (0.53%) MCP
11 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.37%) OCP
11 7 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.32%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.32%) MCSM
12 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 4 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.16%) PhD
15 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.72%) SLA
2 39 (2.08%) QA
3 17 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 68 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 52 (2.77%) Oracle RAC
3 46 (2.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 21 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.64%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.59%) LiteSpeed
8 5 (0.27%) vSphere
9 3 (0.16%) HDFS
10 2 (0.11%) Firmware
10 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.11%) XenApp
10 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.053%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.053%) Samba
11 1 (0.053%) NFS
Systems Management
1 38 (2.03%) Data Guard
2 24 (1.28%) SCOM
3 18 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (0.53%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.11%) Nagios
8 2 (0.11%) Foglight
8 2 (0.11%) Munin
8 2 (0.11%) SCCM
8 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.11%) SCSM
8 2 (0.11%) Opsview
9 1 (0.053%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.053%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.053%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.053%) WSUS
9 1 (0.053%) Puppet
Vendors
1 580 (30.92%) Microsoft
2 320 (17.06%) Oracle
3 52 (2.77%) VMware
4 48 (2.56%) Sybase
5 35 (1.87%) Business Objects
6 34 (1.81%) Sony
7 33 (1.76%) Sun
7 33 (1.76%) Facebook
8 29 (1.55%) Red Gate
9 28 (1.49%) Google
10 25 (1.33%) Yahoo!
10 25 (1.33%) Apple
11 24 (1.28%) IBM
12 21 (1.12%) HP
13 18 (0.96%) NetApp
14 17 (0.91%) SAP
15 11 (0.59%) Vertica
15 11 (0.59%) CommVault
15 11 (0.59%) Citrix
16 8 (0.43%) Cognos
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Health, Shares
Posted: 5 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Salary: Up to £47,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus (c10%)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k + 10% Pension + 25 Hols + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £37000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Essex
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: Pension & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
ITF Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday