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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 274 288 245
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1162 1143 1306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.96% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.02% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1051 992 1106
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.75%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 27 April 2015 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 27 April 2015. 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 +7 1129 £47,250 +5.00% 137
London +5 448 £57,500 +9.52% 49
South East -5 196 £45,000 - 19
North West +51 133 £41,500 +7.09% 27
City of London +33 120 £55,000 +7.84% 10
Yorkshire +51 116 £40,000 +14.28% 15
West Yorkshire +43 96 £40,000 +14.28% 14
East of England -16 96 £48,750 +8.33% 9
Hampshire +44 93 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Leeds +27 69 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Cheshire +44 56 £40,000 +3.22% 7
Manchester +27 56 £45,000 +9.09% 17
South West -8 52 £41,500 +6.41% 3
West Midlands -33 49 £37,500 -16.66% 12
Winchester +10 41 £42,500 +13.33% 2
East Midlands +29 37 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Nottinghamshire +19 27 £40,000 - 2
Warrington +27 26 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Surrey 0 26 £47,500 +10.46% 9
Nottingham +8 25 £40,000 - 2
Essex -36 25 £41,000 -8.88%
Cambridgeshire +4 23 £55,000 +35.80% 4
Gloucestershire -1 23 £41,500 +3.75%
Southampton -4 23 £42,500 - 1
Wales +13 22 £43,500 +30.82% 4
South Wales +10 22 £43,500 +30.82% 4
Cheltenham +22 21 £41,500 +3.75%
Hertfordshire +4 21 £51,000 +45.71% 4
Kent -20 20 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Cambridge +9 19 £55,000 +23.59% 4

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 1964 (92.55%) SQL
2 1929 (90.90%) SQL Server
3 1068 (50.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1019 (48.02%) T-SQL
5 898 (42.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 872 (41.09%) Performance Tuning
7 843 (39.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 798 (37.61%) Microsoft
9 629 (29.64%) Replication
10 615 (28.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 592 (27.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 548 (25.82%) Windows
13 541 (25.49%) Clustering
14 489 (23.04%) Finance
15 444 (20.92%) MS Excel
16 442 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
17 416 (19.60%) SQL Server 2005
18 408 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
19 319 (15.03%) Oracle
20 262 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
20 262 (12.35%) Capacity Planning
21 241 (11.36%) ETL
22 216 (10.18%) Migration
23 204 (9.61%) Microsoft Certification
24 194 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
25 191 (9.00%) PowerShell
26 185 (8.72%) .NET
26 185 (8.72%) Database Mirroring
27 180 (8.48%) Relational Database
28 178 (8.39%) Oracle Database

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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
1 131 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 94 (4.43%) IIS
3 21 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (0.47%) WordPress
5 10 (0.47%) Apache Solr
5 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.38%) OpenEdge
7 7 (0.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.33%) SAS
8 5 (0.24%) JBoss
8 5 (0.24%) Apache
9 4 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.14%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle 9iAS
11 2 (0.094%) Tomcat
Applications
1 444 (20.92%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.40%) MS Office
3 11 (0.52%) PowerPivot
3 11 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.094%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.24%) Agresso
5 3 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.094%) Sophis RISQUE
6 2 (0.094%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.047%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.047%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.047%) Sage ERP X3
7 1 (0.047%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.047%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.047%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.047%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 86 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.75%) SaaS
5 11 (0.52%) Office 365
6 6 (0.28%) GitHub
7 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.047%) IaaS
8 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.047%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.047%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.17%) SAN
2 25 (1.18%) Internet
3 17 (0.80%) DNS
4 15 (0.71%) WAN
5 14 (0.66%) Kerberos
6 12 (0.57%) Firewall
7 11 (0.52%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.42%) HTTP
9 5 (0.24%) LAN
10 4 (0.19%) DHCP
10 4 (0.19%) Network Security
11 3 (0.14%) NAS
11 3 (0.14%) SSL
11 3 (0.14%) VPN
11 3 (0.14%) Intranet
12 2 (0.094%) PuTTY
13 1 (0.047%) DMZ
13 1 (0.047%) FTP
13 1 (0.047%) SMTP
13 1 (0.047%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1929 (90.90%) SQL Server
2 1068 (50.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 898 (42.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 843 (39.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 615 (28.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 592 (27.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 416 (19.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 408 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
9 180 (8.48%) Relational Database
10 178 (8.39%) Oracle Database
11 168 (7.92%) MySQL
12 166 (7.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 135 (6.36%) RDBMS
14 129 (6.08%) DTS
15 99 (4.67%) SQL Server 2000
16 72 (3.39%) OLTP
17 52 (2.45%) OLAP
18 50 (2.36%) Big Data
19 49 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
20 41 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (3.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 38 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 32 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.47%) JIRA
5 8 (0.38%) Toad
6 6 (0.28%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.094%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.047%) ERwin
9 1 (0.047%) ProC
9 1 (0.047%) Subversion
9 1 (0.047%) Jenkins
General
1 489 (23.04%) Finance
2 153 (7.21%) Banking
3 56 (2.64%) Marketing
4 45 (2.12%) Retail
4 45 (2.12%) Legal
5 30 (1.41%) Law
6 25 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.08%) Advertising
8 15 (0.71%) Games
9 12 (0.57%) Publishing
10 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.42%) Local Government
11 7 (0.33%) Front Office
12 6 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.19%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.14%) Electronics
15 2 (0.094%) Automotive
15 2 (0.094%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (8.72%) .NET
2 48 (2.26%) XML
3 39 (1.84%) Web Services
4 32 (1.51%) ASP.NET
4 32 (1.51%) COM
5 20 (0.94%) HTML
6 19 (0.90%) .NET Framework
7 15 (0.71%) JDBC
8 11 (0.52%) MDX
8 11 (0.52%) WCF
9 10 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (0.24%) ODBC
10 5 (0.24%) RSS
10 5 (0.24%) WSH
10 5 (0.24%) LAMP
11 4 (0.19%) Ajax
11 4 (0.19%) CGI
11 4 (0.19%) CSS
12 2 (0.094%) NHibernate
12 2 (0.094%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 629 (29.64%) Replication
2 541 (25.49%) Clustering
3 194 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (3.68%) Statistics
5 52 (2.45%) Hedge funds
6 46 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 37 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
9 25 (1.18%) N-Tier
9 25 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 20 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 20 (0.94%) Social Network
11 13 (0.61%) Social Media
12 12 (0.57%) BBC
12 12 (0.57%) Derivative
13 11 (0.52%) Open Source
14 10 (0.47%) SWIFT
15 9 (0.42%) Kindle
15 9 (0.42%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 548 (25.82%) Windows
2 151 (7.12%) Linux
3 144 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 130 (6.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 104 (4.90%) UNIX
7 28 (1.32%) Solaris
8 14 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.47%) AIX
11 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.28%) CentOS
12 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.14%) SUSE
12 3 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.094%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.094%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.047%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.047%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.047%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (41.09%) Performance Tuning
2 442 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
3 262 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 262 (12.35%) Capacity Planning
4 241 (11.36%) ETL
5 216 (10.18%) Migration
6 185 (8.72%) Database Mirroring
7 175 (8.25%) Database Security
8 169 (7.96%) Performance Monitoring
9 154 (7.26%) ITIL
10 144 (6.79%) High Availability
11 136 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
12 129 (6.08%) Database Tuning
13 94 (4.43%) Data Modelling
14 80 (3.77%) Data Management
15 76 (3.58%) Data Migration
16 66 (3.11%) Data Protection
16 66 (3.11%) Change Management
17 53 (2.50%) Service Delivery
18 50 (2.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1964 (92.55%) SQL
2 1019 (48.02%) T-SQL
3 191 (9.00%) PowerShell
4 81 (3.82%) C#
5 55 (2.59%) Java
6 49 (2.31%) PL/SQL
7 38 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 35 (1.65%) Python
9 31 (1.46%) VBScript
10 30 (1.41%) VB
11 21 (0.99%) JavaScript
12 20 (0.94%) C
13 18 (0.85%) PHP
14 17 (0.80%) Perl
15 16 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 15 (0.71%) Ruby
16 15 (0.71%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.33%) Korn
17 7 (0.33%) C++
18 4 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 204 (9.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 173 (8.15%) Degree
3 107 (5.04%) MCITP
4 73 (3.44%) MCTS
5 47 (2.21%) Security Cleared
6 37 (1.74%) MCDBA
7 27 (1.27%) MCSA
8 24 (1.13%) SC Cleared
9 20 (0.94%) MCSE
10 18 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
11 17 (0.80%) OCP
12 16 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.66%) MCP
13 14 (0.66%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.61%) MCT
15 9 (0.42%) IBM Certification
16 8 (0.38%) HND
17 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certified Master
19 2 (0.094%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.25%) SLA
2 32 (1.51%) QA
3 18 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.14%) TickIT
8 2 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.094%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
System Software
1 76 (3.58%) Oracle RAC
2 71 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 40 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.66%) vSphere
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.19%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.14%) HDFS
8 2 (0.094%) NFS
8 2 (0.094%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.094%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.094%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.094%) XenApp
8 2 (0.094%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.047%) SRDF
9 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (2.87%) Data Guard
2 17 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (0.75%) SCOM
4 11 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.19%) Foglight
6 4 (0.19%) Puppet
7 2 (0.094%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.094%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.047%) SCCM
8 1 (0.047%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.047%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 798 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 319 (15.03%) Oracle
3 74 (3.49%) VMware
4 39 (1.84%) Facebook
5 37 (1.74%) IBM
6 36 (1.70%) Red Gate
7 35 (1.65%) Red Hat
8 32 (1.51%) Business Objects
9 30 (1.41%) SAP
10 25 (1.18%) Cognos
10 25 (1.18%) Sybase
11 22 (1.04%) Twitter
12 21 (0.99%) HP
13 17 (0.80%) Sony
14 16 (0.75%) Google
15 14 (0.66%) Apple
16 13 (0.61%) Citrix
16 13 (0.61%) Tableau
17 12 (0.57%) Yahoo!
18 10 (0.47%) Vertica
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and benefits and Training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent package and bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Sage Pay
Posted: 8 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Salary to be discussed upon application
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago