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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 313 268 239
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 945 1053 1279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.01% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.07% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 862 915 1117
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 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -35 897 £45,000 - 122
London -24 336 £55,000 +4.76% 44
South East -30 209 £42,500 -5.55% 22
City of London +1 94 £60,000 +9.09% 17
Yorkshire -45 82 £41,000 +2.50% 19
West Midlands -19 70 £42,500 +13.33% 5
West Yorkshire -12 60 £41,000 +8.60% 6
North West -28 58 £40,000 +6.66% 13
South West -2 54 £39,000 +0.64% 3
Hampshire -10 54 £41,250 +14.58% 11
Surrey +1 44 £40,000 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +27 38 £42,500 +1.19% 8
Berkshire -9 34 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Leeds -9 33 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Wales - 33 £37,875 - 1
South Wales - 30 £35,000 -
East of England -47 28 £47,500 +10.46% 8
Cardiff - 27 £34,500 -
Nottinghamshire +28 26 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Nottingham +21 24 £40,000 -17.94% 6
Brighton - 23 £47,500 -
East Sussex - 23 £47,500 -
North East +11 22 £31,500 -14.86%
Reading -5 22 £68,500 +95.71% 1
Wiltshire +6 21 £43,500 +5.00% 2
Cheshire -1 21 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Manchester -30 21 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Kent -37 20 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Gloucestershire +3 19 £33,750 -3.57%
Portsmouth -3 17 £32,500 -27.77% 3

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1713 (92.05%) SQL
2 1662 (89.31%) SQL Server
3 889 (47.77%) T-SQL
4 839 (45.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 767 (41.21%) Performance Tuning
6 752 (40.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 711 (38.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 679 (36.49%) Microsoft
9 551 (29.61%) Replication
10 478 (25.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 465 (24.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 464 (24.93%) Windows
13 387 (20.80%) Clustering
14 382 (20.53%) SQL Server 2005
15 376 (20.20%) MS Excel
16 359 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
17 354 (19.02%) Finance
18 326 (17.52%) Data Warehouse
19 277 (14.88%) Oracle
20 218 (11.71%) .NET
20 218 (11.71%) ETL
21 209 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 209 (11.23%) Disaster Recovery
22 191 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
23 188 (10.10%) Relational Database
24 167 (8.97%) MySQL
24 167 (8.97%) Degree
25 158 (8.49%) Migration
26 157 (8.44%) PowerShell
27 153 (8.22%) ITIL

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 153 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 74 (3.98%) IIS
3 25 (1.34%) OpenEdge
4 20 (1.07%) WordPress
5 18 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (0.70%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (0.43%) WorkSite
12 7 (0.38%) CMS
12 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.38%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
14 5 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.27%) SAS
14 5 (0.27%) Apache
15 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 376 (20.20%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.10%) MS Office
3 20 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.02%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.16%) Agresso
6 1 (0.054%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.054%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.13%) SaaS
2 21 (1.13%) Office 365
3 15 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.054%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.04%) SAN
2 16 (0.86%) DNS
3 13 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.64%) HTTP
5 10 (0.54%) WAN
6 9 (0.48%) Firewall
7 7 (0.38%) DHCP
8 6 (0.32%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.27%) NAS
10 4 (0.21%) Intranet
10 4 (0.21%) Internet
11 3 (0.16%) FTP
11 3 (0.16%) SSL
12 2 (0.11%) VPN
13 1 (0.054%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.054%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.054%) SMTP
13 1 (0.054%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1662 (89.31%) SQL Server
2 839 (45.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 752 (40.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 711 (38.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 478 (25.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 465 (24.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 382 (20.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 326 (17.52%) Data Warehouse
9 188 (10.10%) Relational Database
10 167 (8.97%) MySQL
11 139 (7.47%) Oracle Database
12 132 (7.09%) RDBMS
13 128 (6.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 120 (6.45%) DTS
15 94 (5.05%) SQL Server 2000
16 87 (4.67%) OLTP
17 62 (3.33%) OLAP
18 44 (2.36%) NoSQL
19 40 (2.15%) Big Data
20 38 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 48 (2.58%) Visual Studio
1 48 (2.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 33 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (0.54%) Hudson
4 10 (0.54%) Selenium
5 5 (0.27%) Subversion
5 5 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
5 5 (0.27%) ProC
6 3 (0.16%) JIRA
6 3 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.11%) Toad
8 1 (0.054%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.054%) Git (software)
General
1 354 (19.02%) Finance
2 100 (5.37%) Banking
3 67 (3.60%) Marketing
4 64 (3.44%) Legal
5 63 (3.39%) Law
6 36 (1.93%) Retail
7 35 (1.88%) Advertising
8 27 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 16 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.43%) Publishing
12 7 (0.38%) Electronics
13 6 (0.32%) Games
14 5 (0.27%) Front Office
15 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.16%) Billing
17 2 (0.11%) Military
17 2 (0.11%) Back Office
17 2 (0.11%) Local Government
18 1 (0.054%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (11.71%) .NET
2 53 (2.85%) XML
3 47 (2.53%) Web Services
4 43 (2.31%) ASP.NET
5 34 (1.83%) .NET Framework
6 32 (1.72%) HTML
7 26 (1.40%) MDX
8 20 (1.07%) COM
8 20 (1.07%) WCF
9 12 (0.64%) CSS
10 10 (0.54%) ODBC
11 7 (0.38%) LAMP
11 7 (0.38%) WSH
11 7 (0.38%) JDBC
12 5 (0.27%) Kafka
12 5 (0.27%) CSS3
12 5 (0.27%) HTML5
12 5 (0.27%) jQuery
13 3 (0.16%) Ajax
13 3 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 551 (29.61%) Replication
2 387 (20.80%) Clustering
3 151 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (3.60%) Statistics
5 57 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.31%) Client/Server
7 39 (2.10%) Hedge funds
8 23 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
9 21 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 18 (0.97%) Open Source
11 14 (0.75%) N-Tier
12 13 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.70%) Social Network
12 13 (0.70%) Social Media
13 12 (0.64%) BBC
14 6 (0.32%) DTV
14 6 (0.32%) Kindle
15 5 (0.27%) Online Banking
15 5 (0.27%) Life Science
16 4 (0.21%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 464 (24.93%) Windows
2 149 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 128 (6.88%) Linux
4 111 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 64 (3.44%) UNIX
7 27 (1.45%) Solaris
8 8 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.38%) CentOS
10 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.16%) HPUX
11 2 (0.11%) SUSE
11 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.054%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.054%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.054%) AIX
12 1 (0.054%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.054%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (41.21%) Performance Tuning
2 359 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
3 218 (11.71%) ETL
4 209 (11.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 191 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
6 158 (8.49%) Migration
7 153 (8.22%) ITIL
8 145 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
9 139 (7.47%) Performance Monitoring
10 118 (6.34%) Database Security
11 107 (5.75%) Database Tuning
12 95 (5.10%) Data Modelling
13 88 (4.73%) High Availability
14 68 (3.65%) Data Management
15 61 (3.28%) Change Management
16 49 (2.63%) Data Migration
17 47 (2.53%) Data Protection
18 46 (2.47%) E-Commerce
19 44 (2.36%) Mentoring
20 39 (2.10%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1713 (92.05%) SQL
2 889 (47.77%) T-SQL
3 157 (8.44%) PowerShell
4 105 (5.64%) C#
5 59 (3.17%) PL/SQL
6 50 (2.69%) VB
7 44 (2.36%) Java
8 32 (1.72%) VBScript
9 31 (1.67%) Python
10 28 (1.50%) PHP
11 26 (1.40%) JavaScript
12 21 (1.13%) Perl
13 17 (0.91%) C
14 14 (0.75%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.64%) C++
16 10 (0.54%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.38%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.32%) VBA
19 3 (0.16%) Ruby
19 3 (0.16%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 209 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 167 (8.97%) Degree
3 102 (5.48%) MCITP
4 89 (4.78%) MCTS
5 47 (2.53%) Security Cleared
6 42 (2.26%) MCDBA
7 28 (1.50%) MCSA
8 25 (1.34%) MCSE
9 23 (1.24%) SC Cleared
10 15 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.54%) OCP
11 10 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.38%) IBM Certification
12 7 (0.38%) MCP
13 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.21%) MCT
14 4 (0.21%) HND
14 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certified Master
16 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.30%) SLA
2 41 (2.20%) QA
3 24 (1.29%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.054%) TickIT
7 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 73 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 58 (3.12%) Oracle RAC
3 30 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.38%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.38%) HDFS
7 5 (0.27%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.21%) vSphere
9 2 (0.11%) Firmware
9 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.054%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.054%) XenApp
10 1 (0.054%) Samba
10 1 (0.054%) NFS
Systems Management
1 40 (2.15%) Data Guard
2 18 (0.97%) SCOM
3 9 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.32%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.32%) Foglight
4 6 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.16%) Puppet
5 3 (0.16%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.11%) SCSM
6 2 (0.11%) SCCM
7 1 (0.054%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 679 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 277 (14.88%) Oracle
3 36 (1.93%) VMware
4 33 (1.77%) Red Gate
4 33 (1.77%) IBM
4 33 (1.77%) Business Objects
5 31 (1.67%) Sybase
6 30 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 27 (1.45%) Facebook
8 24 (1.29%) HP
9 23 (1.24%) Sony
10 18 (0.97%) Cognos
11 16 (0.86%) SAP
12 15 (0.81%) Google
13 13 (0.70%) NetApp
13 13 (0.70%) Apple
14 12 (0.64%) Yahoo!
15 11 (0.59%) Twitter
15 11 (0.59%) Sun
16 7 (0.38%) Endeca
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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London
Comtecs
Salary: £35000 - £38000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
SLS Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
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