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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 305 295 285
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1061 1124 1124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.07% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.11% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1028 982
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,250 £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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 1016 £45,000 - 141
London -6 405 £55,000 - 56
South East -57 177 £42,500 - 20
North West +43 118 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Yorkshire -7 85 £40,000 -2.43% 11
West Yorkshire +10 82 £40,000 -2.43% 6
Manchester +74 81 £45,000 +5.88% 19
City of London +21 80 £55,000 -8.33% 16
South West +8 80 £40,000 - 6
West Midlands -16 69 £40,000 -5.88% 12
East of England +24 56 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Berkshire +12 56 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Hampshire -2 49 £42,500 - 7
Leeds -6 43 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Essex +27 41 £48,500 -3.00% 3
Bristol +20 26 £45,000 -4.25% 2
Cheshire +5 26 £45,000 +18.42% 1
East Midlands -16 24 £41,250 - 4
Oxfordshire +2 23 £41,000 +17.14% 2
West Bromwich +3 22 £42,000 -1.17% 1
Birmingham +6 21 £40,000 -9.09% 3
Scotland +8 20 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Wiltshire -1 20 £40,000 -9.60% 1
Reading +4 19 £42,500 -37.95% 1
Nottinghamshire -1 18 £44,000 +10.00% 4
Nottingham -4 18 £44,000 +10.00% 4
Surrey -30 17 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Chippenham +8 15 £41,250 +0.60% 1
Colchester -7 15 £47,500 -
Bournemouth +16 13 £38,750 - 1

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2006 (91.39%) SQL
2 1999 (91.07%) SQL Server
3 1037 (47.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 979 (44.60%) T-SQL
5 946 (43.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 891 (40.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 854 (38.91%) Performance Tuning
8 799 (36.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 651 (29.66%) Microsoft
10 628 (28.61%) Replication
11 587 (26.74%) Clustering
12 544 (24.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 520 (23.69%) Finance
14 498 (22.69%) High Availability
15 461 (21.00%) SQL Server 2014
16 455 (20.73%) Windows
17 410 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
18 382 (17.40%) Oracle
19 355 (16.17%) MS Excel
20 335 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
21 313 (14.26%) ETL
22 304 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
23 296 (13.49%) Disaster Recovery
24 260 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
25 244 (11.12%) Relational Database
26 236 (10.75%) Capacity Planning
27 224 (10.21%) Oracle Database
28 197 (8.97%) ITIL
28 197 (8.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
29 178 (8.11%) Database Mirroring

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 73 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.50%) IIS
3 28 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 25 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.50%) Apache
7 10 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.27%) JBoss
8 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.14%) WordPress
12 2 (0.091%) Confluence
12 2 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.091%) Lync
12 2 (0.091%) Node.js
12 2 (0.091%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 355 (16.17%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
3 14 (0.64%) MS Office
4 6 (0.27%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.091%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.046%) FastStats
6 1 (0.046%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.046%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.046%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.50%) SaaS
5 6 (0.27%) IaaS
5 6 (0.27%) PaaS
6 3 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.091%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.091%) Office 365
8 1 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.60%) SAN
2 39 (1.78%) Internet
3 25 (1.14%) DNS
4 17 (0.77%) Firewall
5 15 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.46%) VPN
7 9 (0.41%) DHCP
8 7 (0.32%) HTTP
9 6 (0.27%) SSL
10 4 (0.18%) Intranet
10 4 (0.18%) NAS
11 3 (0.14%) FTP
11 3 (0.14%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.14%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.14%) LAN
11 3 (0.14%) SMTP
11 3 (0.14%) WAN
12 2 (0.091%) PuTTY
13 1 (0.046%) PPP
13 1 (0.046%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1999 (91.07%) SQL Server
2 1037 (47.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 946 (43.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 891 (40.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 799 (36.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 544 (24.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 461 (21.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 335 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
9 304 (13.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 244 (11.12%) Relational Database
11 224 (10.21%) Oracle Database
12 197 (8.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 177 (8.06%) SQL Server 2000
14 171 (7.79%) MySQL
15 129 (5.88%) RDBMS
16 120 (5.47%) Oracle Database 11g
17 96 (4.37%) MS Access
18 83 (3.78%) NoSQL
19 72 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
20 69 (3.14%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 86 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 64 (2.92%) Visual Studio
3 33 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.14%) ERwin
5 3 (0.14%) Toad
6 2 (0.091%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.091%) JIRA
6 2 (0.091%) MSI
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.046%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.046%) ProC
7 1 (0.046%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.046%) Subversion
7 1 (0.046%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.046%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 520 (23.69%) Finance
2 145 (6.61%) Banking
3 87 (3.96%) Retail
4 73 (3.33%) Legal
5 55 (2.51%) Marketing
6 52 (2.37%) Law
7 44 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.82%) Advertising
9 33 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.87%) Games
11 15 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.68%) Publishing
12 11 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.36%) Electronics
14 7 (0.32%) Local Government
15 6 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.27%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.18%) French Language
17 3 (0.14%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (6.74%) .NET
2 31 (1.41%) MDX
3 19 (0.87%) .NET Framework
3 19 (0.87%) Entity Framework
4 18 (0.82%) XML
5 13 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 13 (0.59%) WSH
6 11 (0.50%) Middleware
7 9 (0.41%) HTML
7 9 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (0.36%) CakePHP
8 8 (0.36%) Web Services
9 6 (0.27%) COM
9 6 (0.27%) REST
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (0.18%) CSS
11 4 (0.18%) NHibernate
11 4 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.14%) EDI
12 3 (0.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 628 (28.61%) Replication
2 587 (26.74%) Clustering
3 97 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (2.51%) Statistics
5 34 (1.55%) Data Centre
6 32 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.18%) Data Integration
8 16 (0.73%) Data Extraction
8 16 (0.73%) Management Information System
9 15 (0.68%) N-Tier
10 14 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (0.64%) Hedge funds
11 13 (0.59%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.55%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.36%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.32%) NHS
15 6 (0.27%) Online Games
16 5 (0.23%) iPhone
16 5 (0.23%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 455 (20.73%) Windows
2 169 (7.70%) Windows Server
3 159 (7.24%) Linux
4 119 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 90 (4.10%) Unix
6 83 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.09%) Solaris
9 14 (0.64%) AIX
10 9 (0.41%) SUSE
11 8 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.14%) Android
15 3 (0.14%) CentOS
16 2 (0.091%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 854 (38.91%) Performance Tuning
2 498 (22.69%) High Availability
3 410 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
4 313 (14.26%) ETL
5 296 (13.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 236 (10.75%) Capacity Planning
7 197 (8.97%) ITIL
8 178 (8.11%) Database Mirroring
9 176 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
10 168 (7.65%) Migration
11 161 (7.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 127 (5.79%) Data Modelling
13 109 (4.97%) Data Management
14 100 (4.56%) Database Security
15 86 (3.92%) Database Tuning
16 61 (2.78%) Change Management
17 60 (2.73%) Patch Management
18 58 (2.64%) Incident Management
19 57 (2.60%) Performance Optimisation
19 57 (2.60%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2006 (91.39%) SQL
2 979 (44.60%) T-SQL
3 174 (7.93%) PowerShell
4 101 (4.60%) PL/SQL
5 59 (2.69%) Shell Script
6 53 (2.41%) C#
7 51 (2.32%) VB
8 40 (1.82%) Perl
9 36 (1.64%) VBA
10 35 (1.59%) Java
11 28 (1.28%) VBScript
12 23 (1.05%) C
13 14 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.55%) Python
15 11 (0.50%) PHP
16 10 (0.46%) JavaScript
17 8 (0.36%) AWK
17 8 (0.36%) Bourne shell
17 8 (0.36%) sed
18 6 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 260 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (5.28%) MCITP
3 115 (5.24%) Degree
4 90 (4.10%) Security Cleared
5 83 (3.78%) MCSA
6 82 (3.74%) MCDBA
7 75 (3.42%) SC Cleared
8 66 (3.01%) MCSE
9 62 (2.82%) MCTS
10 51 (2.32%) Oracle Certification
11 41 (1.87%) OCP
12 25 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.46%) MCP
15 4 (0.18%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.091%) HND
17 1 (0.046%) OCA
17 1 (0.046%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.23%) SLA
2 38 (1.73%) QA
3 11 (0.50%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.18%) SAS 70
7 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.091%) COBIT
8 2 (0.091%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 82 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 73 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
3 30 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.50%) Firmware
5 9 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.23%) SRDF
7 3 (0.14%) vSphere
8 2 (0.091%) Docker
8 2 (0.091%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.046%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 86 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 63 (2.87%) Data Guard
3 24 (1.09%) LiteSpeed
4 22 (1.00%) Perfmon
5 12 (0.55%) SCCM
6 10 (0.46%) SCOM
6 10 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 9 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.36%) HP SIM
9 6 (0.27%) Puppet
10 4 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.091%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.091%) Oracle Statspack
11 2 (0.091%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.091%) Terraform
11 2 (0.091%) WSUS
12 1 (0.046%) Foglight
12 1 (0.046%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 651 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 382 (17.40%) Oracle
3 63 (2.87%) Red Gate
4 54 (2.46%) VMware
5 41 (1.87%) Siebel
6 37 (1.69%) SAP
7 29 (1.32%) Sybase
8 26 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 20 (0.91%) Facebook
10 18 (0.82%) IFS
10 18 (0.82%) Sun
11 17 (0.77%) IBM
11 17 (0.77%) iManage
12 16 (0.73%) HP
12 16 (0.73%) NetApp
13 15 (0.68%) Cognos
14 14 (0.64%) Interwoven
15 12 (0.55%) EMC
16 11 (0.50%) Citrix
17 10 (0.46%) Symantec
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 per annum + £6500
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Comtecs
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum To £55k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 + £6500 on call (dependent on experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: £31,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
VIQU
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sage UK Limited
Salary: competitive plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Gym
Posted: 3 days ago