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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 337 361 257
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -104
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 940 831 1164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.72% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.77% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 826 740 1018
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £31,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +2.40%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +25 879 £45,000 -3.22% 122
London -14 349 £55,000 +4.76% 28
South East +97 213 £42,000 -1.17% 35
North West +25 88 £40,000 -5.88% 18
City of London +22 84 £55,000 +4.76% 5
East of England +12 61 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Berkshire +57 58 £40,000 -15.78% 11
West Midlands +8 54 £41,000 +9.33% 5
Yorkshire +13 50 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Hampshire +20 46 £45,000 -12.19% 8
Manchester +17 45 £47,500 +18.75% 8
West Yorkshire +25 40 £40,000 -15.78% 7
East Midlands -1 37 £37,500 -16.66% 5
West Sussex +21 28 £42,000 +5.00% 2
Nottingham +19 26 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Nottinghamshire +13 26 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Surrey +8 26 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Kent +20 23 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Cheshire +4 23 £39,000 -22.00% 6
Essex +1 23 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Warrington +18 22 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Reading +20 21 £49,500 +16.47% 5
Scotland +13 21 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West -52 21 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Cambridgeshire +29 20 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Wales +4 20 £43,500 +12.25% 1
Portsmouth +37 19 £55,000 -2.22% 3
East Sussex +31 19 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Staffordshire +17 18 £40,000 +26.98%
South Wales -1 18 £43,500 +8.75% 1

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1897 (92.94%) SQL Server
2 1882 (92.21%) SQL
3 1083 (53.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1063 (52.08%) T-SQL
5 999 (48.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 915 (44.83%) Performance Tuning
7 770 (37.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 704 (34.49%) Microsoft
9 684 (33.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 677 (33.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 672 (32.93%) Replication
12 634 (31.06%) Clustering
13 498 (24.40%) Windows
14 470 (23.03%) Business Intelligence
15 459 (22.49%) Finance
16 442 (21.66%) Data Warehouse
17 401 (19.65%) MS Excel
18 376 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
19 288 (14.11%) Oracle
20 260 (12.74%) ETL
21 255 (12.49%) Capacity Planning
22 216 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
23 213 (10.44%) Database Mirroring
24 208 (10.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
25 203 (9.95%) PowerShell
26 193 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
27 188 (9.21%) Relational Database
28 176 (8.62%) Oracle Database
29 175 (8.57%) High Availability
30 172 (8.43%) Performance Monitoring

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 110 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 70 (3.43%) IIS
3 25 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
5 15 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.44%) JBoss
8 6 (0.29%) Lync
8 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.24%) SAS
9 5 (0.24%) OpenEdge
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle 9iAS
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.15%) Apache
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.098%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 401 (19.65%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.47%) MS Office
3 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.098%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.20%) Agresso
5 2 (0.098%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.098%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.098%) Sage ERP X3
5 2 (0.098%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 81 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.54%) SaaS
3 11 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.44%) GitHub
5 6 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.049%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.69%) SAN
2 53 (2.60%) Internet
3 19 (0.93%) DNS
4 13 (0.64%) Firewall
5 9 (0.44%) SMTP
6 8 (0.39%) Kerberos
6 8 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.39%) NAS
7 7 (0.34%) VPN
8 6 (0.29%) SNMP
8 6 (0.29%) LAN
8 6 (0.29%) WAN
9 5 (0.24%) DMZ
10 4 (0.20%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.20%) HTTP
11 2 (0.098%) DHCP
11 2 (0.098%) DAB
12 1 (0.049%) Intranet
12 1 (0.049%) PPP
12 1 (0.049%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1897 (92.94%) SQL Server
2 1083 (53.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 999 (48.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 770 (37.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 684 (33.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 677 (33.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 442 (21.66%) Data Warehouse
8 376 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 208 (10.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 188 (9.21%) Relational Database
11 176 (8.62%) Oracle Database
12 142 (6.96%) SQL Server 2000
13 126 (6.17%) RDBMS
13 126 (6.17%) MySQL
14 82 (4.02%) DTS
15 67 (3.28%) OLTP
16 66 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
17 48 (2.35%) NoSQL
18 46 (2.25%) OLAP
19 34 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 69 (3.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 45 (2.20%) Visual Studio
3 42 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (0.59%) JIRA
5 9 (0.44%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.34%) Subversion
7 4 (0.20%) Toad
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.049%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.049%) ERwin
9 1 (0.049%) MSTest
General
1 459 (22.49%) Finance
2 120 (5.88%) Banking
3 69 (3.38%) Retail
4 65 (3.18%) Marketing
5 53 (2.60%) Law
6 49 (2.40%) Legal
7 39 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.86%) Advertising
9 30 (1.47%) Games
10 17 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.44%) Local Government
13 6 (0.29%) Front Office
13 6 (0.29%) Electronics
14 5 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.24%) Publishing
15 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (7.55%) .NET
2 29 (1.42%) .NET Framework
3 26 (1.27%) Web Services
4 21 (1.03%) ASP.NET
5 19 (0.93%) XML
6 18 (0.88%) COM
7 17 (0.83%) Entity Framework
8 12 (0.59%) MDX
8 12 (0.59%) HTML
9 9 (0.44%) CSS
9 9 (0.44%) LINQ
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 6 (0.29%) SAML
10 6 (0.29%) Classic ASP
11 5 (0.24%) RSS
11 5 (0.24%) Middleware
12 4 (0.20%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.20%) WSH
12 4 (0.20%) JDBC
12 4 (0.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 672 (32.93%) Replication
2 634 (31.06%) Clustering
3 147 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (2.79%) Statistics
5 54 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 36 (1.76%) Hedge funds
7 33 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.27%) Data Structures
10 20 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 17 (0.83%) Data Integration
12 14 (0.69%) Social Media
13 13 (0.64%) BBC
14 11 (0.54%) iPhone
14 11 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.54%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.44%) Social Network
15 9 (0.44%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.44%) Streaming Music
16 7 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 498 (24.40%) Windows
2 117 (5.73%) Linux
3 108 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (3.14%) UNIX
7 21 (1.03%) AIX
8 17 (0.83%) Solaris
8 17 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.49%) Android
11 9 (0.44%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.24%) CentOS
13 5 (0.24%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.15%) Debian
15 2 (0.098%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.049%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.049%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 915 (44.83%) Performance Tuning
2 470 (23.03%) Business Intelligence
3 260 (12.74%) ETL
4 255 (12.49%) Capacity Planning
5 216 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 213 (10.44%) Database Mirroring
7 175 (8.57%) High Availability
8 172 (8.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 170 (8.33%) Migration
10 154 (7.55%) ITIL
11 152 (7.45%) Database Security
12 135 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
13 87 (4.26%) Change Management
13 87 (4.26%) Database Tuning
14 71 (3.48%) Data Migration
15 61 (2.99%) Data Management
16 60 (2.94%) Data Modelling
17 52 (2.55%) DevOps
17 52 (2.55%) Mentoring
18 50 (2.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1882 (92.21%) SQL
2 1063 (52.08%) T-SQL
3 203 (9.95%) PowerShell
4 66 (3.23%) C#
5 42 (2.06%) Java
6 41 (2.01%) VBScript
7 30 (1.47%) VB
8 29 (1.42%) Python
9 28 (1.37%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 23 (1.13%) Perl
12 17 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 17 (0.83%) VB.NET
13 16 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.69%) Ruby
15 9 (0.44%) VBA
16 8 (0.39%) C
17 6 (0.29%) PHP
18 3 (0.15%) Korn
18 3 (0.15%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 193 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (6.76%) Degree
3 71 (3.48%) MCITP
4 55 (2.69%) MCTS
5 52 (2.55%) Security Cleared
6 48 (2.35%) MCSA
7 37 (1.81%) SC Cleared
8 31 (1.52%) MCSE
9 29 (1.42%) MCDBA
10 15 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.49%) MCP
13 9 (0.44%) OCP
14 7 (0.34%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.24%) MCT
16 2 (0.098%) MCAD
16 2 (0.098%) HND
16 2 (0.098%) PMP
16 2 (0.098%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.098%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.84%) SLA
2 47 (2.30%) QA
3 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.15%) TickIT
5 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.049%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.049%) EMIR
6 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 53 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
2 46 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.24%) vSphere
5 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.098%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.098%) NFS
7 2 (0.098%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.098%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.098%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.049%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 56 (2.74%) Data Guard
2 35 (1.71%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.73%) SCOM
5 11 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (0.34%) SCCM
7 7 (0.34%) Puppet
8 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Statspack
10 2 (0.098%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.049%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.049%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.049%) Foglight
Vendors
1 704 (34.49%) Microsoft
2 288 (14.11%) Oracle
3 72 (3.53%) VMware
4 59 (2.89%) Red Gate
5 47 (2.30%) Facebook
6 45 (2.20%) Cognos
7 41 (2.01%) IBM
8 32 (1.57%) Google
9 27 (1.32%) Sybase
10 25 (1.22%) SAP
11 15 (0.73%) Sun
12 13 (0.64%) Siebel
12 13 (0.64%) Sony
12 13 (0.64%) Apple
12 13 (0.64%) Yahoo!
12 13 (0.64%) Tableau
12 13 (0.64%) Twitter
13 10 (0.49%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.39%) HP
14 8 (0.39%) Vertica
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