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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 359 275 278
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 873 1316 1348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.17% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.22% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 798 1173 1166
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £35,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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
99119 108062 116837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83362 88174 94782
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 2 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 2 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 -97 831 £45,000 - 65
London -61 371 £55,000 -4.34% 22
South East -55 132 £45,000 - 3
North West -27 87 £45,000 +8.43% 8
Yorkshire -24 83 £40,000 - 11
City of London +4 79 £50,000 -11.11% 7
Manchester +20 72 £45,000 +0.55% 4
West Yorkshire -11 69 £39,000 -2.50% 7
South West +2 61 £42,000 +1.20% 9
Leeds -15 54 £39,000 +4.00% 4
West Midlands -27 40 £42,000 +12.00% 8
East of England -58 36 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Surrey -6 32 £46,250 -5.61% 1
Berkshire +20 31 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Bristol +11 24 £42,500 +8.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +29 20 £47,500 +26.66%
Birmingham -9 19 £42,000 +12.00% 3
East Midlands -14 19 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Essex +2 18 £43,750 +6.70%
Milton Keynes +26 15 £47,500 +26.66%
Gloucestershire +2 14 £41,500 - 3
Kent -18 14 £50,000 -9.09%
Cheshire -20 13 £45,000 +12.50%
Hampshire -66 13 £42,500 -
Somerset +10 12 £41,000 -8.88% 2
Hertfordshire +9 12 £40,000 -20.00%
South Wales -10 11 £40,000 -6.97%
Wales -12 11 £40,000 -3.61% 1
East Sussex +19 10 £45,000 +2.27%
Woking +13 10 £46,000 -3.15% 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1807 (92.71%) SQL
2 1766 (90.61%) SQL Server
3 922 (47.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 861 (44.18%) T-SQL
5 853 (43.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 828 (42.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 737 (37.81%) Performance Tuning
8 662 (33.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 644 (33.04%) Microsoft
10 511 (26.22%) Finance
11 495 (25.40%) Replication
12 470 (24.11%) Clustering
13 451 (23.14%) SQL Server 2014
14 445 (22.83%) High Availability
15 416 (21.34%) Windows
16 386 (19.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 357 (18.32%) MS Excel
18 341 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
19 337 (17.29%) Oracle
20 309 (15.85%) SQL Server 2005
21 282 (14.47%) ETL
22 273 (14.01%) Disaster Recovery
23 268 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
24 241 (12.37%) Relational Database
25 219 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
26 206 (10.57%) Oracle Database
27 204 (10.47%) Capacity Planning
28 177 (9.08%) Performance Monitoring
29 172 (8.83%) ITIL
30 170 (8.72%) Windows Server

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 78 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
3 33 (1.69%) IIS
4 16 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 15 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.51%) Apache
8 7 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.26%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.21%) JBoss
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.10%) SAS
12 2 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.051%) CMS
13 1 (0.051%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.051%) Confluence
13 1 (0.051%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.051%) Oracle 10gAS
13 1 (0.051%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 357 (18.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.41%) MS Office
3 7 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.21%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.051%) FastStats
5 1 (0.051%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.051%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.051%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.97%) SaaS
4 15 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.41%) IaaS
5 8 (0.41%) PaaS
6 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.051%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 97 (4.98%) SAN
2 23 (1.18%) NAS
3 19 (0.97%) Firewall
4 17 (0.87%) Internet
5 16 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.67%) DNS
7 8 (0.41%) HTTP
8 6 (0.31%) DHCP
9 5 (0.26%) LAN
9 5 (0.26%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.26%) WAN
10 4 (0.21%) FTP
10 4 (0.21%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.21%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.21%) SSL
11 3 (0.15%) Intranet
12 2 (0.10%) SMTP
13 1 (0.051%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.051%) SMS
13 1 (0.051%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1766 (90.61%) SQL Server
2 922 (47.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 853 (43.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 828 (42.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 662 (33.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 451 (23.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 386 (19.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 309 (15.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 268 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
10 241 (12.37%) Relational Database
11 206 (10.57%) Oracle Database
12 137 (7.03%) MySQL
13 121 (6.21%) RDBMS
13 121 (6.21%) SQL Server 2000
14 113 (5.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 103 (5.28%) Oracle Database 11g
16 85 (4.36%) NoSQL
17 71 (3.64%) MongoDB
18 63 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
19 55 (2.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 55 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 26 (1.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.26%) ERwin
5 5 (0.26%) JIRA
5 5 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.21%) Subversion
7 2 (0.10%) MSI
8 1 (0.051%) Ant
8 1 (0.051%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.051%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.051%) Maven
8 1 (0.051%) NUnit
8 1 (0.051%) ProC
8 1 (0.051%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.051%) Toad
8 1 (0.051%) tSQLt
General
1 511 (26.22%) Finance
2 126 (6.46%) Banking
3 81 (4.16%) Law
4 73 (3.75%) Legal
5 61 (3.13%) Marketing
6 48 (2.46%) Retail
7 36 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 33 (1.69%) Advertising
9 24 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.23%) Publishing
10 16 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.51%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.36%) Games
14 5 (0.26%) Back Office
15 4 (0.21%) Electronics
15 4 (0.21%) Local Government
16 3 (0.15%) French Language
16 3 (0.15%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (7.59%) .NET
2 27 (1.39%) .NET Framework
2 27 (1.39%) MDX
3 21 (1.08%) Entity Framework
4 20 (1.03%) Middleware
4 20 (1.03%) XML
5 17 (0.87%) ASP.NET
5 17 (0.87%) Web Services
6 12 (0.62%) HTML
6 12 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (0.51%) CakePHP
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 6 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (0.31%) NHibernate
10 4 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (0.21%) CSS
10 4 (0.21%) LAMP
10 4 (0.21%) REST
11 3 (0.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 495 (25.40%) Replication
2 470 (24.11%) Clustering
3 97 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (2.87%) Statistics
5 39 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 28 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.18%) Digital Media
9 15 (0.77%) Data Integration
10 14 (0.72%) Data Extraction
10 14 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (0.72%) Mathematics
11 12 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 12 (0.62%) iPad
12 11 (0.56%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.51%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.46%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.31%) Fintech
15 6 (0.31%) Symmetrix
16 5 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 416 (21.34%) Windows
2 170 (8.72%) Windows Server
3 142 (7.29%) Linux
4 107 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 79 (4.05%) Unix
7 78 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.92%) Solaris
10 12 (0.62%) SUSE
10 12 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.31%) CentOS
12 5 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.21%) AIX
14 2 (0.10%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (37.81%) Performance Tuning
2 445 (22.83%) High Availability
3 341 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
4 282 (14.47%) ETL
5 273 (14.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 204 (10.47%) Capacity Planning
7 177 (9.08%) Performance Monitoring
8 172 (8.83%) ITIL
9 160 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
10 151 (7.75%) Migration
11 140 (7.18%) Data Modelling
12 129 (6.62%) Database Mirroring
13 89 (4.57%) Data Management
14 85 (4.36%) Database Security
15 73 (3.75%) Database Tuning
16 69 (3.54%) Patch Management
17 64 (3.28%) Incident Management
18 51 (2.62%) Capacity Management
19 50 (2.57%) Mentoring
20 45 (2.31%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1807 (92.71%) SQL
2 861 (44.18%) T-SQL
3 152 (7.80%) PowerShell
4 106 (5.44%) PL/SQL
5 64 (3.28%) Shell Script
6 59 (3.03%) C#
7 42 (2.15%) Perl
8 28 (1.44%) Java
9 21 (1.08%) VB
10 19 (0.97%) C
11 17 (0.87%) ANSI SQL
11 17 (0.87%) VB.NET
12 14 (0.72%) PHP
13 12 (0.62%) AWK
13 12 (0.62%) Bourne shell
13 12 (0.62%) sed
14 11 (0.56%) VBScript
15 10 (0.51%) JavaScript
15 10 (0.51%) Python
16 8 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 219 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (6.72%) Degree
3 101 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 88 (4.52%) MCITP
4 88 (4.52%) MCSE
5 82 (4.21%) MCDBA
6 79 (4.05%) SC Cleared
7 72 (3.69%) MCSA
8 65 (3.34%) MCTS
9 52 (2.67%) Oracle Certification
10 42 (2.15%) OCP
11 39 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 19 (0.97%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.26%) MCP
15 2 (0.10%) HND
16 1 (0.051%) BPSS Clearance
16 1 (0.051%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.03%) SLA
2 20 (1.03%) QA
3 17 (0.87%) Solvency II
4 11 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.26%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
2 61 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.72%) Firmware
5 8 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.36%) SRDF
7 5 (0.26%) vSphere
8 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.051%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 74 (3.80%) Oracle RMAN
2 64 (3.28%) Data Guard
3 27 (1.39%) LiteSpeed
4 22 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (0.87%) Perfmon
6 16 (0.82%) SCOM
7 12 (0.62%) HP SIM
8 10 (0.51%) SCCM
9 6 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.15%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.15%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Statspack
11 2 (0.10%) WSUS
12 1 (0.051%) Foglight
12 1 (0.051%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.051%) Nagios
12 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.051%) Puppet
Vendors
1 644 (33.04%) Microsoft
2 337 (17.29%) Oracle
3 54 (2.77%) RedGate
4 49 (2.51%) VMware
5 33 (1.69%) SAP
6 21 (1.08%) Siebel
7 20 (1.03%) SolarWinds
8 19 (0.97%) NetApp
9 18 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 17 (0.87%) IFS
11 16 (0.82%) Remedy
12 15 (0.77%) Cognos
13 13 (0.67%) EMC
13 13 (0.67%) iManage
14 10 (0.51%) IBM
14 10 (0.51%) Sybase
15 9 (0.46%) Interwoven
16 8 (0.41%) Cisco
17 6 (0.31%) Citrix
17 6 (0.31%) Sun
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Devonshire
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Goole, North Humberside
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£38,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wellington, Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Generous Benifit Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £44000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago