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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 314 271 256
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1019 1146 1242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.04% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.10% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 907 1005 1109
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -40 976 £45,000 - 123
London +3 375 £55,000 +4.76% 38
South East -47 186 £42,500 -5.55% 24
City of London +2 105 £60,000 +9.09% 14
West Midlands +2 87 £42,000 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire -45 85 £40,500 +1.25% 18
North West -28 80 £40,000 +6.66% 9
West Yorkshire -9 67 £40,000 - 7
South West -24 55 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East Midlands +29 52 £45,000 +16.88% 6
East of England -43 46 £41,250 -2.94% 9
Hampshire +15 45 £42,500 +18.88% 10
Manchester -18 37 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Leeds -28 34 £37,000 -7.50% 5
Berkshire -14 33 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Wiltshire +13 27 £42,500 - 3
East Sussex - 27 £55,000 -
Brighton - 27 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire 0 25 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Cheshire -23 25 £40,000 - 4
Nottinghamshire +23 24 £40,000 - 3
Surrey -26 24 £43,750 -12.50% 8
Wales +23 23 £34,000 -13.92% 5
Northamptonshire +2 23 £45,000 +20.00%
Nottingham +21 22 £40,000 - 3
Reading -9 22 £50,000 +61.29% 1
South Wales +23 21 £34,000 -13.92% 5
Kent -47 19 £43,750 -12.50% 2
Northampton 0 18 £45,000 +28.57%
Halifax - 17 £40,000 - 1

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1689 (92.45%) SQL
2 1629 (89.16%) SQL Server
3 904 (49.48%) T-SQL
4 815 (44.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 768 (42.04%) Performance Tuning
6 753 (41.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 697 (38.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 625 (34.21%) Microsoft
9 552 (30.21%) Replication
10 465 (25.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 460 (25.18%) Windows
12 448 (24.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 386 (21.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 374 (20.47%) Clustering
15 356 (19.49%) MS Excel
16 341 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
17 320 (17.52%) Finance
18 309 (16.91%) Data Warehouse
19 265 (14.50%) Oracle
20 212 (11.60%) .NET
21 191 (10.45%) MySQL
21 191 (10.45%) ETL
22 187 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
23 186 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
24 183 (10.02%) Relational Database
25 166 (9.09%) Degree
26 165 (9.03%) ITIL
27 163 (8.92%) Capacity Planning
28 147 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
29 139 (7.61%) SharePoint

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 139 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.39%) IIS
3 34 (1.86%) OpenEdge
4 26 (1.42%) WordPress
5 22 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 22 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 17 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (0.71%) Apache Solr
9 10 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.44%) WorkSite
10 8 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.38%) CMS
11 7 (0.38%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.33%) SAS
12 6 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 356 (19.49%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.24%) MS Office
3 26 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.04%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.055%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 30 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.16%) Agresso
5 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.055%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.055%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.42%) Office 365
3 21 (1.15%) SaaS
4 10 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.055%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.12%) SAN
2 13 (0.71%) DNS
3 9 (0.49%) HTTP
3 9 (0.49%) Firewall
3 9 (0.49%) NAS
4 8 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.38%) Internet
6 6 (0.33%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.33%) DHCP
7 4 (0.22%) FTP
7 4 (0.22%) WAN
7 4 (0.22%) Intranet
7 4 (0.22%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.16%) VPN
9 2 (0.11%) LAN
10 1 (0.055%) VoIP
10 1 (0.055%) SMTP
10 1 (0.055%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.055%) GSM
10 1 (0.055%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1629 (89.16%) SQL Server
2 815 (44.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 753 (41.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 697 (38.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 465 (25.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 448 (24.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 386 (21.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 309 (16.91%) Data Warehouse
9 191 (10.45%) MySQL
10 183 (10.02%) Relational Database
11 128 (7.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 127 (6.95%) RDBMS
13 120 (6.57%) Oracle Database
14 118 (6.46%) DTS
15 92 (5.04%) SQL Server 2000
16 79 (4.32%) OLTP
17 53 (2.90%) NoSQL
18 48 (2.63%) MS Access
19 46 (2.52%) OLAP
20 41 (2.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 47 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 45 (2.46%) Visual Studio
3 31 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (0.82%) Hudson
4 15 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
4 15 (0.82%) Selenium
5 5 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
5 5 (0.27%) ProC
5 5 (0.27%) Subversion
6 3 (0.16%) JIRA
6 3 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.055%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.055%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.055%) Toad
General
1 320 (17.52%) Finance
2 84 (4.60%) Banking
3 72 (3.94%) Legal
4 65 (3.56%) Marketing
5 63 (3.45%) Law
6 37 (2.03%) Retail
6 37 (2.03%) Advertising
7 26 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 16 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.71%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.44%) Back Office
11 7 (0.38%) Electronics
11 7 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.27%) Publishing
12 5 (0.27%) Games
13 4 (0.22%) Billing
13 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.11%) Front Office
14 2 (0.11%) Military
15 1 (0.055%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (11.60%) .NET
2 59 (3.23%) Web Services
3 55 (3.01%) XML
4 37 (2.03%) ASP.NET
4 37 (2.03%) HTML
5 33 (1.81%) .NET Framework
6 30 (1.64%) MDX
7 18 (0.99%) WCF
8 16 (0.88%) COM
9 12 (0.66%) CSS
10 9 (0.49%) ODBC
11 6 (0.33%) jQuery
12 5 (0.27%) HTML5
12 5 (0.27%) CSS3
12 5 (0.27%) Kafka
12 5 (0.27%) LAMP
13 4 (0.22%) Ajax
13 4 (0.22%) WSH
13 4 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
14 3 (0.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 552 (30.21%) Replication
2 374 (20.47%) Clustering
3 134 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 52 (2.85%) Statistics
6 39 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 30 (1.64%) Hedge funds
8 24 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.26%) Open Source
10 20 (1.09%) Social Media
10 20 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (0.99%) BBC
12 12 (0.66%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.49%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.49%) Social Network
14 6 (0.33%) DTV
15 5 (0.27%) Data Extraction
16 4 (0.22%) CMDB
16 4 (0.22%) SWIFT
16 4 (0.22%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 460 (25.18%) Windows
2 133 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (6.02%) Linux
4 90 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (2.68%) UNIX
7 23 (1.26%) Solaris
8 11 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.38%) HPUX
10 6 (0.33%) CentOS
11 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.055%) SUSE
13 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.055%) Android
13 1 (0.055%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.055%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.055%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (42.04%) Performance Tuning
2 341 (18.66%) Business Intelligence
3 191 (10.45%) ETL
4 186 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 165 (9.03%) ITIL
6 163 (8.92%) Capacity Planning
7 147 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
8 137 (7.50%) Migration
9 129 (7.06%) Performance Monitoring
10 105 (5.75%) Database Security
11 95 (5.20%) Data Modelling
12 89 (4.87%) Database Tuning
13 79 (4.32%) E-Commerce
14 73 (4.00%) High Availability
15 62 (3.39%) Change Management
16 54 (2.96%) Data Management
17 47 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
18 42 (2.30%) Data Migration
19 40 (2.19%) Data Protection
19 40 (2.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1689 (92.45%) SQL
2 904 (49.48%) T-SQL
3 119 (6.51%) PowerShell
4 102 (5.58%) C#
5 66 (3.61%) VB
6 54 (2.96%) PL/SQL
7 49 (2.68%) Java
8 33 (1.81%) Python
9 32 (1.75%) PHP
10 22 (1.20%) JavaScript
11 21 (1.15%) VBScript
12 20 (1.09%) Perl
13 18 (0.99%) C++
14 12 (0.66%) VBA
15 11 (0.60%) C
16 10 (0.55%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.49%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.22%) VB6
19 3 (0.16%) XQuery
20 2 (0.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 187 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (9.09%) Degree
3 84 (4.60%) MCTS
4 83 (4.54%) MCITP
5 37 (2.03%) MCDBA
5 37 (2.03%) Security Cleared
6 34 (1.86%) MCSE
7 31 (1.70%) MCSA
8 15 (0.82%) SC Cleared
9 11 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.38%) MCP
11 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.22%) MCT
13 4 (0.22%) OCP
13 4 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.16%) MCSM
15 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 1 (0.055%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.67%) SLA
2 33 (1.81%) QA
3 23 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.055%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.055%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 83 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
3 32 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 16 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.60%) LiteSpeed
7 9 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.38%) HDFS
9 5 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.22%) vSphere
11 3 (0.16%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.11%) Firmware
12 2 (0.11%) XenApp
13 1 (0.055%) Samba
13 1 (0.055%) NFS
13 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 30 (1.64%) Data Guard
2 13 (0.71%) SCOM
3 10 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (0.38%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.27%) Foglight
7 3 (0.16%) Puppet
7 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.11%) SCSM
8 2 (0.11%) SCCM
9 1 (0.055%) Munin
9 1 (0.055%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.055%) Nagios
9 1 (0.055%) Opsview
9 1 (0.055%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 625 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 265 (14.50%) Oracle
3 43 (2.35%) Sybase
4 40 (2.19%) VMware
5 34 (1.86%) Business Objects
5 34 (1.86%) Red Gate
6 32 (1.75%) Sony
7 30 (1.64%) IBM
7 30 (1.64%) Facebook
8 27 (1.48%) HP
9 24 (1.31%) Sun
10 21 (1.15%) Google
11 18 (0.99%) Yahoo!
11 18 (0.99%) Apple
12 16 (0.88%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.77%) NetApp
14 13 (0.71%) SAP
15 10 (0.55%) Cognos
16 7 (0.38%) Citrix
16 7 (0.38%) Veritas
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package inc pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £47k + pkg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Project Services Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £6,500 on call rota
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 27 days holiday, banking bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Parity Resources
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £40, 000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago