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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 361 267 281
Rank change year-on-year
-94 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 804 1113 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 1.04% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.11% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 715 971 1016
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 -86 775 £45,000 - 95
London -23 369 £52,500 -4.54% 35
South East -124 98 £42,500 -5.55% 12
City of London -14 76 £52,500 -8.69% 15
North West -13 72 £42,500 +14.86% 14
West Midlands -32 54 £37,500 -11.76% 5
East of England -51 52 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Yorkshire -84 51 £42,500 +8.97% 16
South West -39 49 £42,500 +3.65% 3
Manchester +21 36 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Hampshire -17 30 £42,500 +4.93% 3
East Midlands -18 29 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Cheshire -25 29 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Wiltshire -2 27 £41,500 +2.46% 1
West Yorkshire -87 22 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Essex +11 21 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Uxbridge - 19 £41,000 -
Buckinghamshire +14 18 £46,250 -7.50%
Hertfordshire +5 17 £36,000 -0.68%
Chippenham -5 17 £42,000 +15.06%
Milton Keynes +5 16 £50,000 -
Leicestershire +20 15 £35,000 -30.00%
South Yorkshire -12 15 £29,000 -24.67% 2
Sheffield -12 15 £29,000 +3.57% 2
Surrey -24 15 £43,000 +1.17% 5
Leicester +20 14 £35,000 -30.00%
Bristol +1 13 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire -1 13 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire -22 13 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Leeds -70 13 £46,250 +15.62% 5

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1792 (91.62%) SQL
2 1761 (90.03%) SQL Server
3 1017 (51.99%) T-SQL
4 919 (46.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 892 (45.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 827 (42.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 819 (41.87%) Performance Tuning
8 615 (31.44%) Microsoft
9 571 (29.19%) Replication
10 515 (26.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 511 (26.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 511 (26.12%) Windows
12 461 (23.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 420 (21.47%) Clustering
14 380 (19.43%) MS Excel
15 368 (18.81%) Finance
16 357 (18.25%) Business Intelligence
17 324 (16.56%) Oracle
18 290 (14.83%) Data Warehouse
19 235 (12.01%) ETL
20 223 (11.40%) Disaster Recovery
20 223 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
21 218 (11.15%) MySQL
22 193 (9.87%) Relational Database
23 191 (9.76%) .NET
24 178 (9.10%) DTS
25 171 (8.74%) ITIL
26 146 (7.46%) Oracle Database
27 145 (7.41%) Degree
27 145 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 85 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.56%) IIS
3 19 (0.97%) OpenEdge
3 19 (0.97%) WebSphere
4 17 (0.87%) Apache Solr
5 16 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (0.66%) WordPress
7 10 (0.51%) WorkSite
8 9 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.26%) CMS
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.20%) SAS
13 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 380 (19.43%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.74%) MS Office
3 13 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.26%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.051%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.26%) Magento
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.15%) Lawson
6 2 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.66%) Office 365
4 11 (0.56%) SaaS
5 7 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.15%) IaaS
6 3 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.81%) SAN
2 26 (1.33%) NAS
3 15 (0.77%) DNS
4 13 (0.66%) Internet
5 8 (0.41%) VPN
6 7 (0.36%) Firewall
7 6 (0.31%) iSCSI
7 6 (0.31%) LAN
7 6 (0.31%) WAN
7 6 (0.31%) DHCP
8 5 (0.26%) HTTP
9 4 (0.20%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.10%) Intranet
10 2 (0.10%) VoIP
10 2 (0.10%) GSM
11 1 (0.051%) LDAP
11 1 (0.051%) FTP
11 1 (0.051%) SMTP
11 1 (0.051%) DMZ
11 1 (0.051%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1761 (90.03%) SQL Server
2 919 (46.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 892 (45.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 827 (42.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 515 (26.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 511 (26.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 461 (23.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 290 (14.83%) Data Warehouse
9 218 (11.15%) MySQL
10 193 (9.87%) Relational Database
11 178 (9.10%) DTS
12 146 (7.46%) Oracle Database
13 141 (7.21%) SQL Server 2000
14 129 (6.60%) RDBMS
15 123 (6.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 80 (4.09%) OLAP
17 78 (3.99%) Oracle Database 11g
18 68 (3.48%) OLTP
19 55 (2.81%) NoSQL
20 45 (2.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 23 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (1.02%) Selenium
3 20 (1.02%) Hudson
4 19 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.15%) Subversion
6 3 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.10%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.051%) ProC
General
1 368 (18.81%) Finance
2 77 (3.94%) Banking
3 62 (3.17%) Legal
4 59 (3.02%) Marketing
5 58 (2.97%) Law
6 39 (1.99%) Retail
7 24 (1.23%) Advertising
8 22 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.02%) Back Office
10 11 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 11 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.56%) Games
11 10 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.26%) Publishing
12 5 (0.26%) Music Industry
13 4 (0.20%) Electronics
14 1 (0.051%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.051%) Automotive
14 1 (0.051%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (9.76%) .NET
2 74 (3.78%) Web Services
2 74 (3.78%) XML
3 60 (3.07%) HTML
4 38 (1.94%) MDX
5 29 (1.48%) .NET Framework
6 18 (0.92%) WCF
7 15 (0.77%) Lucene
7 15 (0.77%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.46%) COM
8 9 (0.46%) CSS
9 8 (0.41%) FpML
10 7 (0.36%) Middleware
11 5 (0.26%) jQuery
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.20%) Ajax
13 3 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.15%) ODBC
13 3 (0.15%) ADO.NET
13 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 571 (29.19%) Replication
2 420 (21.47%) Clustering
3 132 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 38 (1.94%) Statistics
6 27 (1.38%) Social Media
7 25 (1.28%) BBC
8 20 (1.02%) Data Integration
9 18 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 18 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 17 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.77%) Hedge funds
12 14 (0.72%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.51%) Data Extraction
14 9 (0.46%) Open Source
15 8 (0.41%) SWIFT
16 6 (0.31%) Online Games
16 6 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (0.31%) N-Tier
17 4 (0.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 511 (26.12%) Windows
2 145 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (5.83%) Linux
4 89 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 77 (3.94%) UNIX
6 70 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.12%) Solaris
8 20 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 10 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 9 (0.46%) HPUX
10 9 (0.46%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.20%) Android
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.10%) AIX
15 1 (0.051%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (41.87%) Performance Tuning
2 357 (18.25%) Business Intelligence
3 235 (12.01%) ETL
4 223 (11.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 171 (8.74%) ITIL
6 129 (6.60%) Database Security
7 124 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
8 122 (6.24%) Migration
8 122 (6.24%) Capacity Planning
9 115 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 108 (5.52%) Performance Monitoring
11 104 (5.32%) Data Modelling
12 93 (4.75%) High Availability
13 81 (4.14%) Database Tuning
14 59 (3.02%) Mentoring
15 57 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
16 54 (2.76%) Incident Management
17 49 (2.51%) Dimensional Modelling
18 46 (2.35%) Data Management
19 44 (2.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1792 (91.62%) SQL
2 1017 (51.99%) T-SQL
3 112 (5.73%) PowerShell
4 85 (4.35%) C#
5 73 (3.73%) Java
6 64 (3.27%) PL/SQL
7 59 (3.02%) VB
8 24 (1.23%) Python
8 24 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 23 (1.18%) PHP
9 23 (1.18%) C++
10 22 (1.12%) Perl
10 22 (1.12%) VBA
11 16 (0.82%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.51%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.41%) VBScript
14 4 (0.20%) VB6
15 3 (0.15%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
16 2 (0.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 223 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 145 (7.41%) Degree
3 93 (4.75%) MCITP
4 78 (3.99%) MCTS
5 77 (3.94%) MCDBA
6 51 (2.61%) MCSE
7 41 (2.10%) Security Cleared
8 38 (1.94%) MCSA
9 20 (1.02%) SC Cleared
10 14 (0.72%) MCP
11 13 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (0.56%) OCP
12 11 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 6 (0.31%) MCSM
15 5 (0.26%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 4 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
16 4 (0.20%) PhD
17 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.91%) SLA
2 29 (1.48%) QA
3 20 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 78 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 52 (2.66%) Oracle RMAN
3 47 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
4 23 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.66%) LiteSpeed
7 12 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.36%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.10%) XenApp
10 1 (0.051%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.051%) Samba
10 1 (0.051%) NFS
10 1 (0.051%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (1.64%) Data Guard
2 23 (1.18%) SCOM
3 16 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (0.66%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.15%) WSUS
6 3 (0.15%) SCCM
7 2 (0.10%) Nagios
7 2 (0.10%) Munin
7 2 (0.10%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.10%) SCSM
7 2 (0.10%) Opsview
8 1 (0.051%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.051%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.051%) Control-M
8 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 615 (31.44%) Microsoft
2 324 (16.56%) Oracle
3 75 (3.83%) VMware
4 41 (2.10%) Sybase
5 33 (1.69%) Sony
5 33 (1.69%) Red Gate
6 29 (1.48%) Sun
7 28 (1.43%) Business Objects
7 28 (1.43%) Facebook
8 25 (1.28%) Yahoo!
8 25 (1.28%) Google
8 25 (1.28%) Apple
9 23 (1.18%) SAP
10 21 (1.07%) IBM
11 19 (0.97%) HP
12 18 (0.92%) NetApp
13 14 (0.72%) Cognos
14 13 (0.66%) Citrix
14 13 (0.66%) Vertica
15 12 (0.61%) Infor
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £30,000 - £40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago