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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 379 274 292
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 763 1249 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 1.13% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.17% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 679 1095 1122
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,801
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
93569 106792 116655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 78866 88051 95388
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -100 741 £45,000 - 68
London -42 354 £55,000 - 22
South East -36 131 £45,000 +2.27% 9
City of London +26 81 £55,000 -4.34% 2
North West -16 72 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Yorkshire -14 54 £40,000 +2.56% 8
Manchester +5 51 £45,000 - 8
South West +25 49 £38,500 -3.75% 5
West Yorkshire -18 46 £40,750 +8.66% 6
Surrey +14 34 £46,000 - 1
West Midlands -76 30 £40,000 - 1
Leeds +10 27 £40,000 +14.28% 2
East Midlands -15 25 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Somerset +19 23 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Berkshire +1 23 £42,500 - 1
East Sussex +17 20 £45,000 +7.14% 1
Brighton +23 19 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 17 £50,000 +33.33%
North East +17 15 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Tyne and Wear +12 15 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 15 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Woking +3 15 £46,250 -3.64%
Nottinghamshire -7 15 £40,000 -5.88%
Hampshire -42 13 £47,500 +11.76% 2
East of England -50 12 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Halifax - 12 £45,000 - 1
Bristol +22 11 £40,000 -
Taunton - 11 £35,000 -
Bath +3 10 £43,000 -4.44% 1
Crawley -16 10 £44,750 +9.14% 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1645 (93.10%) SQL
2 1612 (91.23%) SQL Server
3 879 (49.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 803 (45.44%) T-SQL
5 763 (43.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 710 (40.18%) Performance Tuning
7 709 (40.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 610 (34.52%) Microsoft
9 598 (33.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 495 (28.01%) SQL Server 2014
11 476 (26.94%) Finance
12 454 (25.69%) Replication
13 417 (23.60%) Clustering
14 400 (22.64%) Windows
15 392 (22.18%) High Availability
16 363 (20.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 340 (19.24%) Business Intelligence
18 338 (19.13%) MS Excel
19 329 (18.62%) Oracle
20 286 (16.19%) SQL Server 2005
21 274 (15.51%) Data Warehouse
22 264 (14.94%) ETL
23 228 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
24 210 (11.88%) Relational Database
25 205 (11.60%) Oracle Database
26 186 (10.53%) PowerShell
27 184 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
28 177 (10.02%) Capacity Planning
29 171 (9.68%) Windows Server
30 167 (9.45%) Performance Monitoring

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 90 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.11%) IIS
3 45 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
5 16 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (0.91%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.28%) Apache
10 4 (0.23%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.17%) Commerce Server
11 3 (0.17%) SAS
11 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.057%) CMS
12 1 (0.057%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.057%) Oracle 10gAS
12 1 (0.057%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.057%) WebSphere
Applications
1 338 (19.13%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.62%) MS Office
3 7 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 6 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.23%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.057%) FastStats
5 1 (0.057%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.057%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.057%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.057%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.13%) SaaS
4 10 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.28%) GitHub
5 5 (0.28%) IaaS
5 5 (0.28%) PaaS
6 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.057%) Google Play
7 1 (0.057%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (6.79%) SAN
2 32 (1.81%) NAS
3 23 (1.30%) Firewall
4 17 (0.96%) Internet
5 11 (0.62%) DNS
6 9 (0.51%) DHCP
6 9 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.34%) HTTP
7 6 (0.34%) SMTP
8 5 (0.28%) LAN
8 5 (0.28%) WAN
9 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.23%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.23%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.17%) FTP
10 3 (0.17%) SSL
11 2 (0.11%) SMS
12 1 (0.057%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.057%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1612 (91.23%) SQL Server
2 879 (49.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 763 (43.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 709 (40.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 598 (33.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 495 (28.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 363 (20.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 286 (16.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 274 (15.51%) Data Warehouse
10 210 (11.88%) Relational Database
11 205 (11.60%) Oracle Database
12 121 (6.85%) RDBMS
13 119 (6.73%) MySQL
14 100 (5.66%) SQL Server 2000
15 89 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 88 (4.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 76 (4.30%) MongoDB
17 76 (4.30%) NoSQL
18 70 (3.96%) DTS
19 58 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 58 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 20 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.40%) Subversion
6 6 (0.34%) ERwin
6 6 (0.34%) JIRA
6 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.28%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.28%) Travis CI
7 5 (0.28%) tSQLt
8 3 (0.17%) MSI
9 1 (0.057%) Ant
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.057%) ProC
9 1 (0.057%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 476 (26.94%) Finance
2 94 (5.32%) Banking
3 73 (4.13%) Law
4 66 (3.74%) Legal
5 64 (3.62%) Marketing
6 32 (1.81%) Advertising
7 31 (1.75%) Retail
8 23 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.96%) Publishing
12 12 (0.68%) Back Office
13 9 (0.51%) Private Banking
14 7 (0.40%) Electronics
14 7 (0.40%) Games
15 5 (0.28%) Billing
16 4 (0.23%) Local Government
17 3 (0.17%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.11%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (8.43%) .NET
2 21 (1.19%) .NET Framework
3 20 (1.13%) ASP.NET
4 18 (1.02%) Web Services
5 16 (0.91%) MDX
5 16 (0.91%) Middleware
6 15 (0.85%) XML
7 13 (0.74%) Entity Framework
7 13 (0.74%) HTML
8 12 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 9 (0.51%) CakePHP
11 8 (0.45%) CSS
11 8 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (0.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 6 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (0.34%) JDBC
13 5 (0.28%) jQuery
14 4 (0.23%) CGI
14 4 (0.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 454 (25.69%) Replication
2 417 (23.60%) Clustering
3 101 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (3.06%) Statistics
5 38 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 37 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.13%) Digital Media
10 14 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 14 (0.79%) Fintech
11 13 (0.74%) Data Integration
11 13 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 13 (0.74%) iPad
11 13 (0.74%) Mathematics
12 10 (0.57%) Data Extraction
12 10 (0.57%) Symmetrix
13 8 (0.45%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 400 (22.64%) Windows
2 171 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 116 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (6.34%) Linux
5 100 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 91 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (4.07%) Unix
8 21 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.85%) Solaris
10 8 (0.45%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.40%) AIX
11 7 (0.40%) VMS
12 6 (0.34%) CentOS
12 6 (0.34%) SUSE
12 6 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.11%) Android
14 2 (0.11%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.057%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 710 (40.18%) Performance Tuning
2 392 (22.18%) High Availability
3 340 (19.24%) Business Intelligence
4 264 (14.94%) ETL
5 228 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 177 (10.02%) Capacity Planning
7 167 (9.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 166 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
9 144 (8.15%) ITIL
10 126 (7.13%) Migration
11 123 (6.96%) Data Modelling
12 121 (6.85%) Database Mirroring
13 83 (4.70%) Database Security
14 63 (3.57%) Service Delivery
15 60 (3.40%) Database Tuning
16 55 (3.11%) Mentoring
17 54 (3.06%) Data Management
17 54 (3.06%) E-Commerce
18 48 (2.72%) Capacity Management
18 48 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1645 (93.10%) SQL
2 803 (45.44%) T-SQL
3 186 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 85 (4.81%) PL/SQL
5 67 (3.79%) C#
6 53 (3.00%) Shell Script
7 33 (1.87%) Perl
8 31 (1.75%) Java
9 22 (1.25%) VB
10 21 (1.19%) C
11 15 (0.85%) ANSI SQL
11 15 (0.85%) Python
12 13 (0.74%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.74%) PHP
12 13 (0.74%) VBA
13 12 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.57%) VBScript
15 9 (0.51%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.34%) AWK
16 6 (0.34%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 184 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 164 (9.28%) Degree
3 84 (4.75%) MCSE
4 77 (4.36%) Security Cleared
5 67 (3.79%) MCDBA
6 60 (3.40%) SC Cleared
7 58 (3.28%) MCSA
8 51 (2.89%) MCITP
9 47 (2.66%) MCTS
10 46 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
11 33 (1.87%) OCP
12 32 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 25 (1.41%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.51%) MCP
16 1 (0.057%) BPSS Clearance
16 1 (0.057%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.02%) SLA
2 15 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 15 (0.85%) Solvency II
3 13 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.68%) QA
5 11 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.057%) COBIT
System Software
1 76 (4.30%) Oracle RAC
2 55 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
5 10 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.40%) SRDF
8 6 (0.34%) Firmware
8 6 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.28%) vSphere
10 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.057%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.057%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (3.90%) Data Guard
2 61 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 39 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
4 24 (1.36%) LiteSpeed
5 20 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (1.02%) SCOM
7 16 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
8 14 (0.79%) Perfmon
9 7 (0.40%) SCCM
10 6 (0.34%) Ansible
10 6 (0.34%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.28%) CFEngine
11 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.28%) Puppet
12 3 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.11%) WSUS
14 1 (0.057%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 610 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 329 (18.62%) Oracle
3 62 (3.51%) RedGate
4 50 (2.83%) VMware
5 29 (1.64%) SAP
6 25 (1.41%) IBM
6 25 (1.41%) Remedy
7 23 (1.30%) Sybase
8 20 (1.13%) SolarWinds
9 18 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 17 (0.96%) EMC
11 16 (0.91%) Cisco
12 15 (0.85%) Cognos
13 14 (0.79%) NetApp
14 12 (0.68%) Citrix
15 10 (0.57%) iManage
16 7 (0.40%) IDERA
16 7 (0.40%) Siebel
16 7 (0.40%) Tableau
17 6 (0.34%) Interwoven
Swindon, Wiltshire
IT Connections
Salary: 35,000 to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + 10% + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37088.00 - £47000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £53,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Send
Salary: From £47,000 to £52,000 per annum + on call allowance + great range of
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Send
Salary: From £47,000 to £52,000 per annum + on call allowance + great range of
Posted: Yesterday
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £47,000 to £52,000 per annum + on call allowance + great range of
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + on call + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Generous Benifit Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + brilliant bonuses and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago