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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 281 286 253
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1114 1160 1250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.96% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.01% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1004 1003 1056
Average salary £45,000 £47,250 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,722 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
102195 114720 103098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83974 94226 85780
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,954 £27,186 £27,000
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +8 1068 £46,750 -1.57% 116
London +2 425 £57,500 +9.52% 35
South East -28 198 £44,000 -2.22% 17
City of London +32 103 £57,500 +15.00% 7
North West +39 99 £42,500 +21.42% 9
East of England -17 97 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Yorkshire +34 91 £38,750 +3.33% 18
West Yorkshire +42 78 £38,500 +2.66% 16
Hampshire +23 78 £42,500 +1.19% 4
West Midlands +8 73 £38,500 -9.41% 15
Leeds +12 52 £37,500 - 9
Manchester +38 50 £46,250 +8.82% 8
South West +15 47 £40,000 - 7
Winchester +18 41 £42,500 -5.55% 2
East Midlands +30 38 £42,500 +1.19% 8
Wales +31 34 £40,625 +19.48% 4
South Wales +31 34 £40,625 +19.48% 4
Surrey +23 31 £52,500 +22.09% 2
Cheshire +14 30 £42,500 +21.42%
Cambridgeshire +6 28 £55,000 +23.59% 2
Cardiff - 28 £43,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +25 26 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Nottingham +21 24 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Essex -30 24 £42,000 -6.66% 2
West Sussex +16 23 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Hertfordshire +5 23 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 23 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Cambridge +14 22 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Gloucestershire +10 22 £41,500 +3.75%
Cheltenham +26 19 £41,500 +3.75%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1981 (92.53%) SQL
2 1966 (91.83%) SQL Server
3 1098 (51.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1066 (49.79%) T-SQL
5 956 (44.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 889 (41.52%) Performance Tuning
7 849 (39.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 801 (37.41%) Microsoft
9 634 (29.61%) Replication
10 631 (29.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 628 (29.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 597 (27.88%) Clustering
13 531 (24.80%) Windows
14 519 (24.24%) Finance
15 468 (21.86%) Business Intelligence
16 463 (21.63%) MS Excel
17 434 (20.27%) SQL Server 2005
18 414 (19.34%) Data Warehouse
19 333 (15.55%) Oracle
20 276 (12.89%) Capacity Planning
21 260 (12.14%) Disaster Recovery
22 249 (11.63%) ETL
23 202 (9.43%) Migration
24 200 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
25 197 (9.20%) PowerShell
26 190 (8.87%) Database Security
27 189 (8.83%) Oracle Database
27 189 (8.83%) Database Mirroring
28 187 (8.73%) .NET
29 186 (8.69%) Analytical Skills

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 116 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 91 (4.25%) IIS
3 23 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.37%) JBoss
7 7 (0.33%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.28%) SAS
9 5 (0.23%) Apache
10 4 (0.19%) OpenEdge
10 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.19%) WordPress
11 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle 9iAS
12 2 (0.093%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.093%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.093%) Lync
12 2 (0.093%) GlassFish
Applications
1 463 (21.63%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.29%) MS Office
3 6 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.23%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.093%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.28%) Agresso
5 2 (0.093%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.093%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.093%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.047%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.047%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.047%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.047%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.047%) Sage ERP X3
6 1 (0.047%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.047%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.61%) SaaS
5 7 (0.33%) GitHub
6 5 (0.23%) Office 365
7 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.047%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.047%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.43%) SAN
2 31 (1.45%) Internet
3 21 (0.98%) DNS
4 15 (0.70%) WAN
5 12 (0.56%) Firewall
6 11 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.47%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.33%) HTTP
9 5 (0.23%) DHCP
9 5 (0.23%) SMTP
9 5 (0.23%) LAN
9 5 (0.23%) VPN
10 4 (0.19%) Network Security
11 3 (0.14%) NAS
11 3 (0.14%) SSL
12 2 (0.093%) Intranet
12 2 (0.093%) SNMP
12 2 (0.093%) PuTTY
13 1 (0.047%) Skype
13 1 (0.047%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1966 (91.83%) SQL Server
2 1098 (51.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 956 (44.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 849 (39.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 631 (29.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 628 (29.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 434 (20.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 414 (19.34%) Data Warehouse
9 189 (8.83%) Oracle Database
10 186 (8.69%) Relational Database
11 179 (8.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 165 (7.71%) MySQL
13 144 (6.73%) RDBMS
14 119 (5.56%) DTS
15 107 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
16 65 (3.04%) OLTP
17 58 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
18 57 (2.66%) OLAP
19 34 (1.59%) Big Data
20 33 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 79 (3.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 34 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (1.21%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.51%) JIRA
5 10 (0.47%) Toad
6 7 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.14%) Subversion
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.093%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.047%) MSTest
9 1 (0.047%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.047%) ERwin
General
1 519 (24.24%) Finance
2 158 (7.38%) Banking
3 49 (2.29%) Marketing
4 46 (2.15%) Retail
5 44 (2.06%) Legal
6 28 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.26%) Law
8 23 (1.07%) Advertising
9 22 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 19 (0.89%) Games
11 11 (0.51%) Publishing
12 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.37%) Local Government
13 7 (0.33%) Front Office
14 6 (0.28%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.19%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.093%) Electronics
17 2 (0.093%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (8.73%) .NET
2 42 (1.96%) XML
3 35 (1.63%) Web Services
4 28 (1.31%) ASP.NET
4 28 (1.31%) COM
5 24 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 18 (0.84%) HTML
7 16 (0.75%) JDBC
8 10 (0.47%) MDX
8 10 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (0.37%) WCF
10 6 (0.28%) Entity Framework
11 5 (0.23%) RSS
12 4 (0.19%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.19%) CSS
12 4 (0.19%) CGI
12 4 (0.19%) Ajax
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 3 (0.14%) LINQ
13 3 (0.14%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 634 (29.61%) Replication
2 597 (27.88%) Clustering
3 186 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (3.69%) Statistics
5 78 (3.64%) Data Centre
6 46 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 36 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 33 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 23 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 22 (1.03%) N-Tier
12 21 (0.98%) Social Network
13 16 (0.75%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.65%) Social Media
15 13 (0.61%) BBC
16 12 (0.56%) Derivative
17 10 (0.47%) SWIFT
18 9 (0.42%) Public Cloud
18 9 (0.42%) Kindle
19 8 (0.37%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 531 (24.80%) Windows
2 140 (6.54%) Linux
3 130 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 122 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (4.81%) UNIX
6 101 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.21%) Solaris
8 19 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.47%) AIX
11 9 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.14%) CentOS
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE
14 2 (0.093%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.047%) Android
15 1 (0.047%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (41.52%) Performance Tuning
2 468 (21.86%) Business Intelligence
3 276 (12.89%) Capacity Planning
4 260 (12.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 249 (11.63%) ETL
6 202 (9.43%) Migration
7 190 (8.87%) Database Security
8 189 (8.83%) Database Mirroring
9 172 (8.03%) Performance Monitoring
10 168 (7.85%) High Availability
11 148 (6.91%) ITIL
12 132 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
13 121 (5.65%) Database Tuning
14 84 (3.92%) Data Modelling
15 77 (3.60%) Data Management
16 73 (3.41%) Change Management
17 70 (3.27%) Data Migration
18 58 (2.71%) Line Management
19 57 (2.66%) Data Protection
20 52 (2.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1981 (92.53%) SQL
2 1066 (49.79%) T-SQL
3 197 (9.20%) PowerShell
4 78 (3.64%) C#
5 58 (2.71%) Java
6 48 (2.24%) PL/SQL
7 38 (1.77%) Shell Script
8 36 (1.68%) VBScript
9 33 (1.54%) Python
10 26 (1.21%) VB
11 22 (1.03%) Perl
12 21 (0.98%) JavaScript
13 19 (0.89%) Ruby
14 18 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 18 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.75%) C
16 10 (0.47%) PHP
17 7 (0.33%) Korn
17 7 (0.33%) C++
18 4 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 200 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 156 (7.29%) Degree
3 95 (4.44%) MCITP
4 68 (3.18%) MCTS
5 50 (2.34%) Security Cleared
6 35 (1.63%) MCSA
6 35 (1.63%) MCDBA
7 25 (1.17%) SC Cleared
8 23 (1.07%) MCSE
9 21 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
10 18 (0.84%) OCP
11 15 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.56%) MCP
12 12 (0.56%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.47%) MCT
14 9 (0.42%) HND
14 9 (0.42%) IBM Certification
15 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 2 (0.093%) MCAD
16 2 (0.093%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (2.99%) SLA
2 40 (1.87%) QA
3 15 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.19%) TickIT
6 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.047%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.047%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 88 (4.11%) Oracle RAC
2 60 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 43 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.51%) vSphere
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.093%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.093%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.093%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.093%) NFS
7 2 (0.093%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.093%) XenApp
7 2 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.047%) SRDF
8 1 (0.047%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 74 (3.46%) Data Guard
2 26 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (0.75%) SCOM
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.14%) SCCM
6 3 (0.14%) Puppet
6 3 (0.14%) Foglight
6 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.093%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.093%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 801 (37.41%) Microsoft
2 333 (15.55%) Oracle
3 76 (3.55%) VMware
4 44 (2.06%) Facebook
5 40 (1.87%) IBM
6 36 (1.68%) Red Gate
7 33 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 32 (1.49%) SAP
9 31 (1.45%) Cognos
10 28 (1.31%) Business Objects
11 25 (1.17%) Sybase
12 23 (1.07%) Twitter
13 18 (0.84%) Google
14 15 (0.70%) Sony
14 15 (0.70%) Apple
14 15 (0.70%) HP
15 14 (0.65%) Citrix
16 13 (0.61%) Yahoo!
17 12 (0.56%) Tableau
18 9 (0.42%) Remedy
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Outstanding benefits including masseuse treatments, onsite
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
South Wales
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits package!
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bradford, Yorkshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, health
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, health
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Data Idols
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday