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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
UK
Rank 355 294 295
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 710 1036 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 1.05% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.08% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 633 922 1030
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,486
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
81056 95508 100334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67357 80149 83348
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 January 2017 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -56 691 £47,500 +5.55% 92
London -26 259 £60,000 +9.09% 39
South East -20 108 £45,000 +5.88% 10
North West -47 89 £41,500 -7.77% 15
Yorkshire +4 66 £45,000 +25.00% 9
West Yorkshire +5 64 £45,000 +13.92% 8
Leeds +47 61 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Manchester -48 54 £41,500 -7.77% 10
East Midlands +37 48 £40,000 - 4
South West -13 45 £41,500 +3.75% 8
East of England -2 40 £55,000 +15.78% 1
City of London -14 36 £55,000 - 11
Surrey +50 34 £55,000 +22.22%
West Midlands -36 32 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Sussex +37 25 £42,500 - 3
Nottinghamshire +10 25 £35,000 -15.15% 1
Nottingham +5 25 £35,000 -15.15% 1
Brighton +36 24 £42,500 - 2
Guildford +41 19 £55,000 +29.41%
Merseyside -3 19 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Liverpool +2 18 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Wiltshire +16 17 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Essex -3 17 £57,500 +18.55%
Hampshire -22 17 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Cheshire +2 16 £41,500 -17.00% 3
Woking - 15 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire +19 14 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Southampton +8 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Devon +6 13 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Northampton +23 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 1439 (92.66%) SQL
2 1431 (92.14%) SQL Server
3 828 (53.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 719 (46.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 702 (45.20%) T-SQL
6 640 (41.21%) Performance Tuning
7 573 (36.90%) Microsoft
8 517 (33.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 449 (28.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 409 (26.34%) Replication
11 398 (25.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 385 (24.79%) SQL Server 2014
13 353 (22.73%) High Availability
14 337 (21.70%) Clustering
15 324 (20.86%) MS Excel
16 317 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
17 309 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
17 309 (19.90%) Windows
18 286 (18.42%) Finance
19 244 (15.71%) ETL
20 239 (15.39%) Disaster Recovery
21 233 (15.00%) Oracle
22 218 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
23 213 (13.72%) SQL Server 2005
24 186 (11.98%) PowerShell
25 181 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
26 179 (11.53%) Windows Server
27 172 (11.08%) Degree
28 162 (10.43%) Migration
29 160 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure

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 85 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 82 (5.28%) IIS
3 26 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (1.22%) SAS
5 15 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.19%) Apache
10 3 (0.19%) Confluence
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.13%) JBoss
11 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.064%) Alfresco
Applications
1 324 (20.86%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.39%) Sage 1000
4 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.064%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.064%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.064%) Relativity
7 1 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 160 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.48%) SaaS
4 20 (1.29%) PaaS
5 19 (1.22%) IaaS
6 18 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.84%) Office 365
8 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.064%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.16%) SAN
2 32 (2.06%) Internet
3 27 (1.74%) Intranet
4 17 (1.09%) Firewall
5 16 (1.03%) NAS
6 15 (0.97%) DNS
7 12 (0.77%) Extranet
8 2 (0.13%) HTTP
8 2 (0.13%) LDAP
9 1 (0.064%) DAB
9 1 (0.064%) FTP
9 1 (0.064%) LAN
9 1 (0.064%) MVNO
9 1 (0.064%) Network Security
9 1 (0.064%) VoIP
9 1 (0.064%) VPN
9 1 (0.064%) WAN
9 1 (0.064%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1431 (92.14%) SQL Server
2 828 (53.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 719 (46.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 517 (33.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 449 (28.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 398 (25.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 385 (24.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 309 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
9 213 (13.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 144 (9.27%) MySQL
11 141 (9.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 126 (8.11%) NoSQL
12 126 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 124 (7.98%) Relational Database
14 118 (7.60%) MongoDB
15 112 (7.21%) Oracle Database
16 99 (6.37%) RDBMS
17 89 (5.73%) OLTP
18 78 (5.02%) SQL Server 2000
19 59 (3.80%) DTS
Development Applications
1 85 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (2.25%) JIRA
3 26 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 25 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 20 (1.29%) TeamCity
6 19 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (1.22%) MSBuild
6 19 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 19 (1.22%) Travis CI
7 14 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.13%) Subversion
11 1 (0.064%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.064%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.064%) NUnit
11 1 (0.064%) Selenium
11 1 (0.064%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.064%) Toad
General
1 286 (18.42%) Finance
2 90 (5.80%) Banking
3 33 (2.12%) Marketing
4 31 (2.00%) Advertising
5 30 (1.93%) Legal
6 20 (1.29%) Law
7 19 (1.22%) Retail
7 19 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 15 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 14 (0.90%) Multimedia
10 13 (0.84%) Back Office
11 10 (0.64%) Billing
12 9 (0.58%) Music Industry
13 7 (0.45%) Games
13 7 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.26%) Publishing
15 3 (0.19%) Automotive
15 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.064%) Electronics
16 1 (0.064%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (7.21%) .NET
2 38 (2.45%) XML
3 26 (1.67%) .NET Framework
4 19 (1.22%) Web Services
5 11 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 7 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 6 (0.39%) DCOM
7 6 (0.39%) HTML
7 6 (0.39%) Middleware
8 5 (0.32%) JSON
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.26%) ODBC
10 3 (0.19%) JDBC
10 3 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 2 (0.13%) LINQ
11 2 (0.13%) MDX
11 2 (0.13%) REST
11 2 (0.13%) SOAP
12 1 (0.064%) COM
12 1 (0.064%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 409 (26.34%) Replication
2 337 (21.70%) Clustering
3 138 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (5.02%) Statistics
5 60 (3.86%) Computer Science
6 35 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 27 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.22%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.16%) Fintech
11 17 (1.09%) iPad
12 13 (0.84%) Reinsurance
13 12 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.77%) Data Integration
14 9 (0.58%) Mathematics
15 7 (0.45%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.39%) Public Cloud
17 5 (0.32%) NHS
18 4 (0.26%) Visualisation
19 3 (0.19%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 309 (19.90%) Windows
2 179 (11.53%) Windows Server
3 86 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (4.89%) Linux
6 75 (4.83%) Unix
7 33 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.13%) Solaris
9 2 (0.13%) SUSE
9 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.064%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.064%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.064%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (41.21%) Performance Tuning
2 353 (22.73%) High Availability
3 317 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
4 244 (15.71%) ETL
5 239 (15.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 181 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
7 162 (10.43%) Migration
8 137 (8.82%) ITIL
9 120 (7.73%) Database Security
10 107 (6.89%) Capacity Planning
11 97 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
12 83 (5.34%) Data Modelling
13 79 (5.09%) Scrum
14 77 (4.96%) Database Mirroring
15 58 (3.73%) DevOps
16 45 (2.90%) E-Commerce
17 42 (2.70%) Capacity Management
17 42 (2.70%) Problem Management
18 41 (2.64%) Change Management
18 41 (2.64%) Database Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1439 (92.66%) SQL
2 702 (45.20%) T-SQL
3 186 (11.98%) PowerShell
4 83 (5.34%) C#
5 39 (2.51%) VB.NET
6 35 (2.25%) PL/SQL
7 31 (2.00%) Shell Script
8 15 (0.97%) VBA
9 13 (0.84%) VB
10 9 (0.58%) Java
10 9 (0.58%) R
11 8 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.39%) PHP
12 6 (0.39%) Python
12 6 (0.39%) VB6
13 4 (0.26%) C
14 2 (0.13%) VBScript
15 1 (0.064%) C++
15 1 (0.064%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 218 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (11.08%) Degree
3 77 (4.96%) MCITP
4 71 (4.57%) MCSA
5 58 (3.73%) MCTS
6 41 (2.64%) MCDBA
7 33 (2.12%) Security Cleared
8 25 (1.61%) MCSE
9 18 (1.16%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
12 10 (0.64%) OCP
13 7 (0.45%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.39%) OCA
15 2 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.28%) SLA
2 35 (2.25%) QA
3 33 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.52%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 50 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
2 18 (1.16%) VMware ESX
3 17 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.84%) VMware Server
5 10 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (2.77%) Failover Clustering
2 40 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 39 (2.51%) SCOM
4 25 (1.61%) Data Guard
5 23 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.48%) Puppet
6 22 (1.42%) Perfmon
7 21 (1.35%) Ansible
8 19 (1.22%) CFEngine
8 19 (1.22%) Nagios
8 19 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (0.64%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.39%) Opsview
13 4 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.26%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.26%) SCCM
14 3 (0.19%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 3 (0.19%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 573 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 233 (15.00%) Oracle
3 81 (5.22%) VMware
4 38 (2.45%) Sybase
5 36 (2.32%) RedGate
6 33 (2.12%) Tableau
7 30 (1.93%) HP
8 25 (1.61%) SolarWinds
9 22 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.35%) IBM
11 20 (1.29%) Facebook
12 19 (1.22%) New Relic
13 14 (0.90%) Talend
13 14 (0.90%) Veritas
14 12 (0.77%) CommVault
15 11 (0.71%) Cognos
15 11 (0.71%) Computacenter
15 11 (0.71%) SAP
16 9 (0.58%) hybris
17 8 (0.52%) Teradata
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + 10%bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified + benefits and bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
CONTEXT
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + Expenses and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago