The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had SQL DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 345 293 291
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 763 1136 1237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.07% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.11% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 682 967 1094
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

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 8 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 741 £47,500 +2.70% 65
London -31 262 £55,000 - 20
South East -48 109 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire +35 88 £45,000 +13.20% 5
North West -43 87 £45,000 -5.26% 13
West Yorkshire +48 85 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Leeds +60 82 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Manchester -30 62 £47,500 - 6
East of England -38 60 £50,000 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +21 55 £37,500 -6.25% 5
South West +17 47 £41,500 +3.75% 10
City of London -28 39 £55,000 -4.34% 4
Surrey +19 23 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Wiltshire +30 22 £41,500 -7.77% 2
Nottinghamshire -5 22 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Nottingham -10 22 £35,000 -12.50% 5
West Midlands -33 22 £42,500 +13.33% 2
West Sussex +41 18 £40,000 +35.59%
Chippenham +13 18 £41,500 -7.77% 2
Northamptonshire +17 17 £36,250 -9.37%
Hampshire -18 17 £40,000 -4.01% 1
East Sussex +38 16 £42,500 - 1
Brighton +37 16 £42,500 - 1
Northampton +19 15 - -
Bedfordshire +16 15 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Crawley +25 14 £46,500 -19.13%
Woking +18 14 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Essex -39 14 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Berkshire -41 14 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Devon +3 13 £45,000 +57.89%

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, SQL DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 1538 (92.87%) SQL
2 1536 (92.75%) SQL Server
3 906 (54.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 770 (46.50%) T-SQL
5 745 (44.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 637 (38.47%) Performance Tuning
7 626 (37.80%) Microsoft
8 557 (33.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 545 (32.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 463 (27.96%) SQL Server 2014
11 426 (25.72%) Replication
12 414 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 365 (22.04%) MS Excel
14 358 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
15 347 (20.95%) High Availability
16 340 (20.53%) Clustering
17 338 (20.41%) Windows
18 309 (18.66%) Finance
19 298 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
20 265 (16.00%) Oracle
21 254 (15.34%) ETL
22 237 (14.31%) Disaster Recovery
23 234 (14.13%) SQL Server 2005
24 233 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
25 222 (13.41%) PowerShell
26 208 (12.56%) Degree
27 204 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
28 198 (11.96%) Windows Server
29 161 (9.72%) Migration
30 155 (9.36%) Oracle Database

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 83 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 69 (4.17%) IIS
3 31 (1.87%) Oracle Coherence
4 26 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (1.09%) SAS
7 15 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.12%) Apache
11 2 (0.12%) JBoss
11 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.060%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.060%) Confluence
12 1 (0.060%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.060%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 365 (22.04%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.36%) Sage 1000
4 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.060%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.060%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.060%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.060%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.060%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 142 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (0.97%) Amazon S3
5 14 (0.85%) IaaS
5 14 (0.85%) PaaS
5 14 (0.85%) SaaS
6 12 (0.72%) Office 365
7 6 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.35%) SAN
2 30 (1.81%) Internet
3 25 (1.51%) Firewall
4 23 (1.39%) DNS
5 22 (1.33%) NAS
6 15 (0.91%) Intranet
7 8 (0.48%) Extranet
8 4 (0.24%) DHCP
8 4 (0.24%) SMTP
9 2 (0.12%) HTTP
9 2 (0.12%) LDAP
10 1 (0.060%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.060%) LAN
10 1 (0.060%) MVNO
10 1 (0.060%) Network Security
10 1 (0.060%) Skype
10 1 (0.060%) VoIP
10 1 (0.060%) VPN
10 1 (0.060%) WAN
10 1 (0.060%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1536 (92.75%) SQL Server
2 906 (54.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 745 (44.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 557 (33.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 545 (32.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 463 (27.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 414 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 298 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
9 234 (14.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 155 (9.36%) Oracle Database
11 152 (9.18%) MySQL
12 143 (8.64%) Relational Database
13 128 (7.73%) SQL Server 2016
14 123 (7.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 120 (7.25%) RDBMS
16 107 (6.46%) SQL Server 2000
17 100 (6.04%) NoSQL
18 97 (5.86%) OLTP
19 96 (5.80%) MongoDB
20 66 (3.99%) DTS
Development Applications
1 72 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 23 (1.39%) JIRA
4 17 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
7 12 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (0.72%) MSBuild
7 12 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.72%) Travis CI
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.42%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.36%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.24%) Subversion
13 3 (0.18%) tSQLt
General
1 309 (18.66%) Finance
2 90 (5.43%) Banking
3 36 (2.17%) Legal
4 27 (1.63%) Marketing
5 24 (1.45%) Advertising
6 23 (1.39%) Law
7 22 (1.33%) Retail
8 19 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 16 (0.97%) Back Office
9 16 (0.97%) Billing
9 16 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.60%) Games
10 10 (0.60%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.42%) Publishing
12 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.24%) Automotive
13 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.12%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.060%) Electronics
15 1 (0.060%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (5.98%) .NET
2 25 (1.51%) .NET Framework
3 23 (1.39%) XML
4 22 (1.33%) Web Services
5 14 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 8 (0.48%) Middleware
7 7 (0.42%) JDBC
7 7 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (0.36%) JSON
8 6 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 5 (0.30%) HTML
10 4 (0.24%) ODBC
11 2 (0.12%) DCOM
11 2 (0.12%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.12%) MDX
11 2 (0.12%) REST
11 2 (0.12%) RESTful
12 1 (0.060%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.060%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 1 (0.060%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 426 (25.72%) Replication
2 340 (20.53%) Clustering
3 149 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (3.93%) Statistics
5 64 (3.86%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 35 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (1.09%) Fintech
10 16 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 15 (0.91%) Reinsurance
12 10 (0.60%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.54%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.54%) iPad
13 9 (0.54%) Mathematics
14 8 (0.48%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.36%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Licensing
16 5 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 338 (20.41%) Windows
2 198 (11.96%) Windows Server
3 94 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (4.83%) Linux
5 78 (4.71%) Unix
6 76 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.54%) Solaris
10 7 (0.42%) AIX
11 4 (0.24%) VMS
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.12%) SUSE
12 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.060%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 637 (38.47%) Performance Tuning
2 358 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
3 347 (20.95%) High Availability
4 254 (15.34%) ETL
5 237 (14.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 204 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
7 161 (9.72%) Migration
8 130 (7.85%) ITIL
9 118 (7.13%) Database Security
10 105 (6.34%) Capacity Planning
11 100 (6.04%) Performance Monitoring
12 96 (5.80%) Data Modelling
13 89 (5.37%) Database Mirroring
14 65 (3.93%) Scrum
15 55 (3.32%) Mentoring
16 54 (3.26%) DevOps
17 52 (3.14%) E-Commerce
18 47 (2.84%) Problem Management
19 44 (2.66%) Data Migration
20 42 (2.54%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1538 (92.87%) SQL
2 770 (46.50%) T-SQL
3 222 (13.41%) PowerShell
4 74 (4.47%) C#
5 32 (1.93%) PL/SQL
6 31 (1.87%) VB.NET
7 28 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 25 (1.51%) VBA
9 16 (0.97%) VB
10 12 (0.72%) Java
11 9 (0.54%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.54%) R
12 6 (0.36%) Python
12 6 (0.36%) VB6
13 5 (0.30%) VBScript
14 4 (0.24%) C
15 3 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.18%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.18%) PHP
16 1 (0.060%) C++
Qualifications
1 233 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (12.56%) Degree
3 88 (5.31%) MCSA
4 82 (4.95%) MCITP
5 61 (3.68%) MCTS
6 49 (2.96%) Security Cleared
7 39 (2.36%) MCDBA
7 39 (2.36%) MCSE
8 32 (1.93%) SC Cleared
9 25 (1.51%) Oracle Certification
10 20 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.72%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.66%) OCP
13 9 (0.54%) MCP
13 9 (0.54%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.32%) SLA
2 34 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.87%) QA
4 18 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 68 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 49 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
3 35 (2.11%) VMware ESX
4 27 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.15%) VMware Server
7 16 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (0.48%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.48%) vSphere
10 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 55 (3.32%) Data Guard
2 48 (2.90%) SCOM
3 43 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 36 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
5 24 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 23 (1.39%) Perfmon
7 21 (1.27%) Nagios
8 15 (0.91%) Ansible
8 15 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.91%) Puppet
9 14 (0.85%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.72%) CFEngine
11 9 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
11 9 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.24%) LiteSpeed
13 2 (0.12%) Control-M
13 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
13 2 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 626 (37.80%) Microsoft
2 265 (16.00%) Oracle
3 129 (7.79%) VMware
4 38 (2.29%) RedGate
5 34 (2.05%) HP
6 30 (1.81%) IBM
7 27 (1.63%) Sybase
8 25 (1.51%) Red Hat
8 25 (1.51%) Tableau
9 20 (1.21%) SolarWinds
10 17 (1.03%) Veritas
11 15 (0.91%) Talend
12 14 (0.85%) CommVault
12 14 (0.85%) Facebook
12 14 (0.85%) SAP
13 13 (0.79%) Cognos
13 13 (0.79%) Computacenter
14 12 (0.72%) New Relic
15 10 (0.60%) Citrix
16 9 (0.54%) EMC
Jersey, Channel Isles
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Freshtechit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
CONTEXT
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + 10%bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus bonus & bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Alfen
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Bonus - please contact for details
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus and on-call
Posted: 6 days ago