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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 300 305 257
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1060 1073 1229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.91% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.97% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 938 942 1039
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,550 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
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 7 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 7 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 -8 996 £45,000 -5.26% 110
London -20 394 £55,000 +4.76% 38
South East 0 200 £45,000 +5.88% 21
North West +40 96 £42,500 +6.25% 15
City of London +21 93 £57,500 +9.52% 15
West Midlands +12 89 £40,000 -5.88% 9
East of England -12 80 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire +28 64 £39,750 -20.50% 10
Hampshire -3 53 £43,750 +2.94% 7
West Yorkshire +26 52 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Manchester +32 47 £47,500 +5.55% 7
East Midlands 0 45 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Surrey +11 40 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South Wales +32 35 £41,250 +21.32% 2
Wales +19 35 £41,250 +21.32% 2
Nottinghamshire +27 32 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Nottingham +25 30 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Winchester +15 29 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Cardiff +23 28 £44,250 +10.62%
West Sussex +22 28 £42,000 +34.40% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 26 £43,000 -4.44% 3
Berkshire +1 26 £38,000 -5.00% 6
South West -15 26 £39,250 -6.54% 7
Essex -13 25 £41,500 -19.02% 3
Staffordshire +8 23 £42,750 -2.84%
Cheshire +1 23 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Leeds -3 22 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Stoke-on-Trent +14 19 £40,500 +35.00%
Bradford -1 19 £37,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -6 19 £37,500 -9.09%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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 2081 (93.19%) SQL Server
2 2058 (92.16%) SQL
3 1149 (51.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1144 (51.23%) T-SQL
5 1049 (46.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 975 (43.66%) Performance Tuning
7 879 (39.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 805 (36.05%) Microsoft
9 709 (31.75%) Replication
10 699 (31.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 685 (30.68%) Clustering
12 679 (30.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 547 (24.50%) Finance
14 531 (23.78%) Windows
15 505 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
16 481 (21.54%) MS Excel
17 450 (20.15%) SQL Server 2005
18 432 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
19 352 (15.76%) Oracle
20 298 (13.35%) Capacity Planning
21 267 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
22 256 (11.46%) ETL
23 237 (10.61%) Database Mirroring
24 220 (9.85%) Oracle Database
25 211 (9.45%) Migration
26 204 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
27 203 (9.09%) PowerShell
28 201 (9.00%) Relational Database
29 200 (8.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
30 192 (8.60%) Database Security

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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
1 121 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 95 (4.25%) IIS
3 23 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
5 12 (0.54%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.40%) JBoss
7 8 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
8 7 (0.31%) SAS
9 6 (0.27%) Apache
9 6 (0.27%) Lync
9 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle 9iAS
12 2 (0.090%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.090%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.090%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.090%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.090%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.090%) Tomcat
Applications
1 481 (21.54%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.66%) MS Office
3 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.090%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.090%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.045%) SPSS
5 1 (0.045%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.18%) Agresso
4 4 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.090%) Sophis RISQUE
6 2 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.045%) Sage ERP X3
7 1 (0.045%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.045%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.045%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.045%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.045%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.045%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.045%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.58%) SaaS
5 8 (0.36%) GitHub
6 6 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.090%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.090%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.045%) IaaS
9 1 (0.045%) Office 365
9 1 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.045%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.51%) SAN
2 47 (2.10%) Internet
3 24 (1.07%) DNS
4 12 (0.54%) WAN
5 11 (0.49%) Firewall
6 10 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.36%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.36%) SMTP
8 7 (0.31%) VPN
8 7 (0.31%) LAN
9 6 (0.27%) SNMP
9 6 (0.27%) DHCP
10 5 (0.22%) NAS
11 4 (0.18%) Network Security
12 3 (0.13%) SSL
12 3 (0.13%) DMZ
13 2 (0.090%) Intranet
13 2 (0.090%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.090%) HTTP
13 2 (0.090%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2081 (93.19%) SQL Server
2 1149 (51.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1049 (46.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 879 (39.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 699 (31.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 679 (30.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 450 (20.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 432 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
9 220 (9.85%) Oracle Database
10 201 (9.00%) Relational Database
11 200 (8.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 151 (6.76%) RDBMS
13 146 (6.54%) MySQL
14 132 (5.91%) SQL Server 2000
15 121 (5.42%) DTS
16 76 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
17 68 (3.05%) OLTP
18 53 (2.37%) OLAP
19 40 (1.79%) NoSQL
20 34 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 91 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 31 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 26 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.49%) JIRA
5 9 (0.40%) Toad
6 8 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.31%) Subversion
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.090%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.045%) ERwin
10 1 (0.045%) MSTest
General
1 547 (24.50%) Finance
2 161 (7.21%) Banking
3 60 (2.69%) Retail
4 58 (2.60%) Marketing
5 47 (2.10%) Legal
6 37 (1.66%) Law
7 34 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.39%) Advertising
9 26 (1.16%) Games
9 26 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.45%) Local Government
10 10 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.36%) Publishing
12 6 (0.27%) Front Office
13 5 (0.22%) Electronics
14 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.13%) Back Office
15 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (8.33%) .NET
2 36 (1.61%) .NET Framework
3 34 (1.52%) XML
4 29 (1.30%) Web Services
5 24 (1.07%) ASP.NET
6 23 (1.03%) COM
7 18 (0.81%) JDBC
7 18 (0.81%) HTML
8 14 (0.63%) Entity Framework
9 11 (0.49%) MDX
10 9 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (0.40%) LINQ
11 6 (0.27%) Classic ASP
11 6 (0.27%) SAML
12 5 (0.22%) RSS
13 4 (0.18%) Middleware
13 4 (0.18%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.18%) CSS
13 4 (0.18%) CGI
13 4 (0.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 709 (31.75%) Replication
2 685 (30.68%) Clustering
3 189 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (3.72%) Statistics
5 75 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 38 (1.70%) Hedge funds
7 29 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 28 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 24 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 18 (0.81%) Social Network
12 16 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (0.72%) N-Tier
13 14 (0.63%) Social Media
14 13 (0.58%) Derivative
14 13 (0.58%) BBC
15 9 (0.40%) Streaming Music
15 9 (0.40%) SWIFT
16 7 (0.31%) Kindle
17 6 (0.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 531 (23.78%) Windows
2 127 (5.69%) Linux
3 116 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (4.52%) UNIX
6 93 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (0.94%) Solaris
8 16 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.63%) AIX
10 11 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.13%) Android
14 3 (0.13%) CentOS
14 3 (0.13%) SUSE
15 2 (0.090%) Debian
15 2 (0.090%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.045%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 975 (43.66%) Performance Tuning
2 505 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
3 298 (13.35%) Capacity Planning
4 267 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 256 (11.46%) ETL
6 237 (10.61%) Database Mirroring
7 211 (9.45%) Migration
8 192 (8.60%) Database Security
9 190 (8.51%) High Availability
10 182 (8.15%) Performance Monitoring
11 161 (7.21%) ITIL
12 141 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
13 115 (5.15%) Database Tuning
14 91 (4.08%) Change Management
15 74 (3.31%) Data Migration
16 69 (3.09%) Data Modelling
17 62 (2.78%) Data Management
18 57 (2.55%) Service Delivery
19 55 (2.46%) Mentoring
20 52 (2.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2058 (92.16%) SQL
2 1144 (51.23%) T-SQL
3 203 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 79 (3.54%) C#
5 64 (2.87%) Java
6 43 (1.93%) PL/SQL
6 43 (1.93%) VBScript
7 37 (1.66%) Python
7 37 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 28 (1.25%) JavaScript
9 27 (1.21%) Perl
10 25 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 23 (1.03%) VB
12 22 (0.99%) Ruby
13 21 (0.94%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.63%) C
15 6 (0.27%) PHP
15 6 (0.27%) Korn
16 5 (0.22%) C++
17 4 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 204 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 168 (7.52%) Degree
3 90 (4.03%) MCITP
4 66 (2.96%) MCTS
5 49 (2.19%) Security Cleared
6 37 (1.66%) MCSA
7 35 (1.57%) MCDBA
8 30 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 29 (1.30%) MCSE
10 24 (1.07%) Oracle Certification
11 19 (0.85%) OCP
12 15 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.54%) MCP
14 10 (0.45%) HND
14 10 (0.45%) MCT
14 10 (0.45%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.31%) IBM Certification
16 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 2 (0.090%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 2 (0.090%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.60%) SLA
2 46 (2.06%) QA
3 11 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.18%) TickIT
7 1 (0.045%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.045%) HIPAA
System Software
1 94 (4.21%) Oracle RAC
2 50 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.49%) vSphere
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (0.13%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.090%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.090%) XenApp
8 2 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.090%) NFS
8 2 (0.090%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.045%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.045%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 87 (3.90%) Data Guard
2 34 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 22 (0.99%) SCOM
4 14 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.18%) Puppet
8 3 (0.13%) SCCM
9 2 (0.090%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.090%) Foglight
9 2 (0.090%) Oracle Statspack
10 1 (0.045%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.045%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 805 (36.05%) Microsoft
2 352 (15.76%) Oracle
3 85 (3.81%) VMware
4 49 (2.19%) Facebook
5 42 (1.88%) IBM
6 38 (1.70%) Red Gate
7 31 (1.39%) Cognos
8 30 (1.34%) SAP
9 26 (1.16%) Business Objects
10 24 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 22 (0.99%) Google
12 21 (0.94%) Sybase
13 20 (0.90%) Twitter
14 15 (0.67%) Citrix
15 14 (0.63%) Apple
16 13 (0.58%) Sony
16 13 (0.58%) Tableau
16 13 (0.58%) Yahoo!
17 12 (0.54%) HP
18 8 (0.36%) Remedy
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £44000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 39 minutes ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £42000 - £475000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £85000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday