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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 321 338 254
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -84
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 973 946 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.81% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.86% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 865 830 1034
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 912 £45,000 -5.26% 111
London -17 377 £55,000 +4.76% 31
South East +19 192 £42,500 - 28
City of London +19 94 £55,000 +4.76% 12
North West +14 78 £42,500 - 11
West Midlands +16 76 £40,500 -4.70% 7
East of England +1 64 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire +14 58 £40,000 -20.00% 18
West Yorkshire +34 49 £40,000 -13.51% 11
Hampshire +1 47 £45,000 +6.50% 5
East Midlands -1 43 £38,000 -15.55% 3
Manchester +22 42 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Berkshire +27 39 £40,000 - 12
Nottinghamshire +26 31 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Nottingham +25 31 £41,250 -8.33% 3
West Sussex +31 29 £42,000 +5.00% 2
Wales +16 27 £44,000 +10.00% 2
Surrey +12 26 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South Wales +11 25 £43,500 +8.75% 2
Cambridgeshire +32 24 £44,000 +5.38%
Staffordshire +19 24 £42,750 +0.58%
Winchester +16 23 £42,500 -5.55% 1
South West -32 22 £35,000 -20.00% 8
Essex -6 21 £42,000 -1.17% 4
Stoke-on-Trent +17 20 £40,500 +35.00%
Leeds +16 20 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Cardiff +7 19 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Sussex +36 17 £42,000 -6.66% 1
Reading +23 17 £52,500 +23.52% 6
Kent +12 16 £47,500 -11.62%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2003 (93.08%) SQL Server
2 1985 (92.24%) SQL
3 1125 (52.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1116 (51.86%) T-SQL
5 1032 (47.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 949 (44.10%) Performance Tuning
7 835 (38.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 744 (34.57%) Microsoft
9 695 (32.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 692 (32.16%) Replication
11 690 (32.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 677 (31.46%) Clustering
13 518 (24.07%) Windows
14 511 (23.75%) Finance
15 481 (22.35%) Business Intelligence
16 444 (20.63%) Data Warehouse
17 441 (20.49%) MS Excel
18 413 (19.19%) SQL Server 2005
19 329 (15.29%) Oracle
20 286 (13.29%) Capacity Planning
21 253 (11.76%) ETL
22 238 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
23 234 (10.87%) Database Mirroring
24 205 (9.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
25 203 (9.43%) Oracle Database
26 194 (9.01%) PowerShell
27 192 (8.92%) Relational Database
28 191 (8.88%) Migration
29 190 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
30 186 (8.64%) High Availability

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 113 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 80 (3.72%) IIS
3 24 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
5 13 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
5 13 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.42%) JBoss
8 7 (0.33%) SAS
9 6 (0.28%) Lync
9 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle 9iAS
11 3 (0.14%) Apache
11 3 (0.14%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.093%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.093%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.093%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 441 (20.49%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.39%) MS Office
3 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.093%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.093%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.19%) Agresso
7 2 (0.093%) Sophis RISQUE
7 2 (0.093%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.093%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.046%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.046%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.046%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.046%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.046%) Sage ERP X3
8 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.046%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.046%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 91 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.51%) SaaS
5 9 (0.42%) GitHub
6 6 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.046%) IaaS
9 1 (0.046%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.65%) SAN
2 52 (2.42%) Internet
3 21 (0.98%) DNS
4 13 (0.60%) Firewall
5 9 (0.42%) WAN
5 9 (0.42%) SMTP
5 9 (0.42%) NAS
6 8 (0.37%) Kerberos
6 8 (0.37%) LAN
7 7 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.33%) VPN
8 6 (0.28%) SNMP
9 5 (0.23%) DMZ
10 4 (0.19%) Network Security
10 4 (0.19%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.093%) HTTP
11 2 (0.093%) DHCP
11 2 (0.093%) Intranet
11 2 (0.093%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.046%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2003 (93.08%) SQL Server
2 1125 (52.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1032 (47.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 835 (38.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 695 (32.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 690 (32.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 444 (20.63%) Data Warehouse
8 413 (19.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 205 (9.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 203 (9.43%) Oracle Database
11 192 (8.92%) Relational Database
12 138 (6.41%) RDBMS
13 137 (6.37%) MySQL
14 133 (6.18%) SQL Server 2000
15 108 (5.02%) DTS
16 74 (3.44%) Oracle Database 11g
17 69 (3.21%) OLTP
18 51 (2.37%) OLAP
19 41 (1.91%) NoSQL
20 34 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 85 (3.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 32 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (0.56%) JIRA
5 9 (0.42%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.37%) Toad
7 7 (0.33%) Subversion
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.093%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.046%) ERwin
10 1 (0.046%) MSTest
General
1 511 (23.75%) Finance
2 138 (6.41%) Banking
3 64 (2.97%) Retail
4 59 (2.74%) Marketing
5 48 (2.23%) Law
6 43 (2.00%) Legal
7 34 (1.58%) Advertising
7 34 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.30%) Games
9 23 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.46%) Local Government
12 7 (0.33%) Electronics
12 7 (0.33%) Publishing
13 5 (0.23%) Front Office
14 4 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.14%) Back Office
15 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.093%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (7.57%) .NET
2 32 (1.49%) XML
2 32 (1.49%) .NET Framework
3 29 (1.35%) Web Services
4 20 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 19 (0.88%) COM
6 16 (0.74%) Entity Framework
7 15 (0.70%) HTML
8 14 (0.65%) MDX
9 11 (0.51%) JDBC
10 9 (0.42%) LINQ
11 7 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (0.28%) CSS
12 6 (0.28%) Classic ASP
12 6 (0.28%) SAML
13 5 (0.23%) Middleware
13 5 (0.23%) RSS
14 4 (0.19%) Hibernate
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 692 (32.16%) Replication
2 677 (31.46%) Clustering
3 169 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (3.21%) Statistics
5 68 (3.16%) Data Centre
6 35 (1.63%) Hedge funds
7 31 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.74%) Social Network
12 15 (0.70%) Social Media
13 13 (0.60%) BBC
14 11 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.51%) N-Tier
15 10 (0.46%) Derivative
15 10 (0.46%) Data Integration
16 9 (0.42%) Streaming Music
17 7 (0.33%) iPhone
17 7 (0.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 518 (24.07%) Windows
2 117 (5.44%) Linux
3 106 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 93 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 80 (3.72%) UNIX
7 20 (0.93%) AIX
8 18 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.74%) Solaris
10 12 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.28%) Android
14 5 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.19%) CentOS
16 3 (0.14%) Debian
17 2 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.093%) SUSE
17 2 (0.093%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 1 (0.046%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (44.10%) Performance Tuning
2 481 (22.35%) Business Intelligence
3 286 (13.29%) Capacity Planning
4 253 (11.76%) ETL
5 238 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 234 (10.87%) Database Mirroring
7 191 (8.88%) Migration
8 186 (8.64%) High Availability
9 183 (8.50%) Performance Monitoring
10 177 (8.22%) Database Security
11 169 (7.85%) ITIL
12 135 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
13 96 (4.46%) Database Tuning
14 90 (4.18%) Change Management
15 72 (3.35%) Data Migration
16 66 (3.07%) Data Modelling
17 63 (2.93%) Data Management
18 54 (2.51%) DevOps
18 54 (2.51%) Mentoring
19 52 (2.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1985 (92.24%) SQL
2 1116 (51.86%) T-SQL
3 194 (9.01%) PowerShell
4 75 (3.49%) C#
5 57 (2.65%) Java
6 36 (1.67%) VBScript
7 34 (1.58%) Python
8 32 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 30 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.21%) JavaScript
11 24 (1.12%) Perl
11 24 (1.12%) VB
12 22 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 21 (0.98%) Bash Shell
14 20 (0.93%) Ruby
15 12 (0.56%) C
16 7 (0.33%) Korn
17 5 (0.23%) C++
17 5 (0.23%) PHP
18 3 (0.14%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 190 (8.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 155 (7.20%) Degree
3 76 (3.53%) MCITP
4 58 (2.70%) MCTS
5 47 (2.18%) Security Cleared
6 43 (2.00%) MCSA
7 31 (1.44%) MCSE
7 31 (1.44%) SC Cleared
8 29 (1.35%) MCDBA
9 19 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
10 15 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (0.65%) OCP
12 10 (0.46%) MCT
12 10 (0.46%) MCP
13 7 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.28%) HND
15 3 (0.14%) IBM Certification
16 2 (0.093%) OCA
16 2 (0.093%) PMP
16 2 (0.093%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.51%) SLA
2 42 (1.95%) QA
3 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.14%) TickIT
7 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.046%) EMIR
7 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 74 (3.44%) Oracle RAC
2 45 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.51%) vSphere
6 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.093%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.093%) NFS
8 2 (0.093%) XenApp
8 2 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.093%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.046%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 75 (3.49%) Data Guard
2 37 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
3 21 (0.98%) SCOM
4 15 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 13 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (0.33%) SCCM
8 6 (0.28%) Puppet
9 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Statspack
11 2 (0.093%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.093%) Oracle ZFS
12 1 (0.046%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.046%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.046%) Foglight
Vendors
1 744 (34.57%) Microsoft
2 329 (15.29%) Oracle
3 85 (3.95%) VMware
4 51 (2.37%) Facebook
5 49 (2.28%) Red Gate
6 42 (1.95%) IBM
7 40 (1.86%) Cognos
8 33 (1.53%) SAP
9 27 (1.25%) Google
10 24 (1.12%) Sybase
11 20 (0.93%) Twitter
12 16 (0.74%) Citrix
13 14 (0.65%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.65%) Apple
14 13 (0.60%) Sony
14 13 (0.60%) Tableau
14 13 (0.60%) Yahoo!
15 12 (0.56%) HP
16 9 (0.42%) Sun
16 9 (0.42%) Vertica
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 27-30k
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £85000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 37k per year
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Benefits Package & Share Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £38k - 44k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago