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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 352 251 275
Rank change year-on-year
-101 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 843 1164 1128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 1.09% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.16% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 752 1018 1004
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014 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 August 2014. 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 -98 810 £46,500 +3.33% 65
London +3 404 £52,500 - 24
South East -135 112 £42,500 -5.55% 9
City of London -13 89 £52,500 -8.69% 13
North West -8 65 £42,500 +19.71% 8
South West -23 52 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East of England -59 49 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Yorkshire -89 48 £45,000 +16.88% 6
West Midlands -52 41 £37,500 -11.76% 7
East Midlands -33 37 £43,750 +16.66% 2
Hampshire -28 32 £51,250 +30.57% 1
Manchester +8 30 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Leicestershire +25 26 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Leicester +25 24 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Cheshire -22 24 £50,000 +44.92%
Wiltshire -11 23 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Surrey -29 23 £42,500 +9.67% 3
Uxbridge - 22 £41,000 -
Sheffield 0 20 £32,000 -5.88%
South Yorkshire -11 20 £32,000 -16.88% 2
West Yorkshire -83 19 £47,500 +20.25% 2
Hertfordshire -6 17 £35,000 -17.64%
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Essex +5 15 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Milton Keynes -7 15 £50,000 -
Bristol -4 14 £41,250 +3.12%
Wales +3 13 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Chippenham -11 12 £41,500 +13.69%
Oxfordshire -21 12 £43,750 -2.77% 2
Berkshire -31 12 £47,500 -5.00%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1800 (91.70%) SQL
2 1776 (90.47%) SQL Server
3 1022 (52.06%) T-SQL
4 951 (48.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 917 (46.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 850 (43.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 805 (41.01%) Performance Tuning
8 624 (31.79%) Microsoft
9 579 (29.50%) Replication
10 549 (27.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 531 (27.05%) Windows
12 528 (26.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 477 (24.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 426 (21.70%) Clustering
15 385 (19.61%) MS Excel
16 382 (19.46%) Finance
17 359 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
18 328 (16.71%) Oracle
19 281 (14.31%) Data Warehouse
20 232 (11.82%) Disaster Recovery
21 224 (11.41%) ETL
21 224 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
22 216 (11.00%) MySQL
23 187 (9.53%) Relational Database
24 184 (9.37%) DTS
25 181 (9.22%) .NET
26 158 (8.05%) ITIL
27 154 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
28 149 (7.59%) Oracle Database
29 144 (7.34%) Degree

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.70%) IIS
3 19 (0.97%) Apache Solr
4 16 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 13 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (0.66%) OpenEdge
6 11 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.51%) WordPress
8 9 (0.46%) WorkSite
9 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.25%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.20%) CMS
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.10%) Lync
Applications
1 385 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.73%) MS Office
3 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.15%) FastStats
4 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.25%) Magento
3 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.15%) Lawson
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.10%) Summit
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.10%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 21 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.51%) Office 365
3 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.36%) SaaS
5 3 (0.15%) PaaS
5 3 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (5.65%) SAN
2 30 (1.53%) NAS
3 18 (0.92%) DNS
4 16 (0.82%) Internet
5 14 (0.71%) VPN
6 13 (0.66%) WAN
7 10 (0.51%) LAN
7 10 (0.51%) Firewall
8 8 (0.41%) iSCSI
9 6 (0.31%) DHCP
10 5 (0.25%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.15%) HTTP
11 3 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.10%) Intranet
12 2 (0.10%) VoIP
12 2 (0.10%) GSM
13 1 (0.051%) LDAP
13 1 (0.051%) FTP
13 1 (0.051%) SMTP
13 1 (0.051%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1776 (90.47%) SQL Server
2 951 (48.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 917 (46.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 850 (43.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 549 (27.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 528 (26.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 477 (24.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 281 (14.31%) Data Warehouse
9 216 (11.00%) MySQL
10 187 (9.53%) Relational Database
11 184 (9.37%) DTS
12 149 (7.59%) Oracle Database
13 143 (7.28%) SQL Server 2000
14 126 (6.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 121 (6.16%) RDBMS
16 83 (4.23%) Oracle Database 11g
17 73 (3.72%) OLAP
18 60 (3.06%) OLTP
19 53 (2.70%) NoSQL
20 46 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 42 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 24 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 17 (0.87%) Selenium
4 17 (0.87%) Hudson
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.25%) Subversion
6 3 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.15%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle APEX
General
1 382 (19.46%) Finance
2 72 (3.67%) Banking
3 66 (3.36%) Marketing
4 59 (3.01%) Law
4 59 (3.01%) Legal
5 41 (2.09%) Retail
6 23 (1.17%) Advertising
6 23 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.02%) Back Office
8 15 (0.76%) Games
9 14 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.61%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.56%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.31%) Music Industry
13 6 (0.31%) Publishing
14 4 (0.20%) Electronics
15 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.15%) Automotive
16 2 (0.10%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (9.22%) .NET
2 71 (3.62%) Web Services
3 67 (3.41%) XML
4 58 (2.95%) HTML
5 37 (1.88%) MDX
6 26 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 17 (0.87%) Lucene
8 16 (0.82%) WCF
9 15 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.41%) COM
10 8 (0.41%) CSS
10 8 (0.41%) FpML
11 7 (0.36%) Middleware
12 4 (0.20%) Ajax
12 4 (0.20%) jQuery
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (0.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 579 (29.50%) Replication
2 426 (21.70%) Clustering
3 47 (2.39%) Computer Science
4 33 (1.68%) Statistics
5 26 (1.32%) Social Media
6 23 (1.17%) Data Integration
6 23 (1.17%) BBC
7 18 (0.92%) Thin Client
7 18 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 17 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 13 (0.66%) Hedge funds
10 11 (0.56%) Data Extraction
10 11 (0.56%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.41%) SWIFT
11 8 (0.41%) Open Source
11 8 (0.41%) Online Games
12 6 (0.31%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.20%) DTV
13 4 (0.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 531 (27.05%) Windows
2 154 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 124 (6.32%) Linux
4 98 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 82 (4.18%) UNIX
6 73 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.12%) Solaris
8 20 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (0.56%) Windows 2000
10 10 (0.51%) HPUX
11 9 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.20%) Android
14 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.10%) AIX
16 1 (0.051%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 805 (41.01%) Performance Tuning
2 359 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
3 232 (11.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 224 (11.41%) ETL
5 158 (8.05%) ITIL
6 133 (6.78%) Database Security
7 116 (5.91%) Capacity Planning
8 112 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 112 (5.71%) Migration
9 107 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
10 103 (5.25%) Data Modelling
11 99 (5.04%) High Availability
12 89 (4.53%) Database Tuning
13 56 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
14 49 (2.50%) Incident Management
15 47 (2.39%) Scrum
16 46 (2.34%) Data Management
17 43 (2.19%) Change Management
18 42 (2.14%) Business Continuity
19 41 (2.09%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1800 (91.70%) SQL
2 1022 (52.06%) T-SQL
3 106 (5.40%) PowerShell
4 83 (4.23%) C#
5 69 (3.52%) Java
6 66 (3.36%) PL/SQL
7 57 (2.90%) VB
8 26 (1.32%) Shell Script
9 23 (1.17%) VBA
9 23 (1.17%) Perl
10 21 (1.07%) C++
11 20 (1.02%) PHP
11 20 (1.02%) Python
12 15 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 15 (0.76%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.41%) VBScript
14 4 (0.20%) VB6
15 3 (0.15%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
16 2 (0.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 224 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (7.34%) Degree
3 97 (4.94%) MCITP
4 81 (4.13%) MCDBA
5 71 (3.62%) MCTS
6 58 (2.95%) MCSE
7 44 (2.24%) MCSA
8 43 (2.19%) Security Cleared
9 21 (1.07%) SC Cleared
10 14 (0.71%) MCP
11 13 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
12 12 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.56%) OCP
14 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 6 (0.31%) MCSM
16 5 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
16 5 (0.25%) DV Cleared
17 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 4 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.90%) SLA
2 20 (1.02%) QA
3 19 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 82 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.80%) Oracle RMAN
3 45 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
4 23 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.82%) LiteSpeed
7 12 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.46%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) XenApp
10 1 (0.051%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.051%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.051%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 34 (1.73%) Data Guard
2 18 (0.92%) SCOM
3 17 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 14 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.20%) Nagios
7 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.15%) WSUS
8 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.10%) OpenView
8 2 (0.10%) Munin
8 2 (0.10%) Zenoss
8 2 (0.10%) Opsview
9 1 (0.051%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.051%) Control-M
9 1 (0.051%) SCCM
Vendors
1 624 (31.79%) Microsoft
2 328 (16.71%) Oracle
3 80 (4.08%) VMware
4 35 (1.78%) Sybase
5 33 (1.68%) Red Gate
6 31 (1.58%) Sony
7 28 (1.43%) Sun
8 26 (1.32%) Business Objects
9 25 (1.27%) Facebook
10 23 (1.17%) Yahoo!
10 23 (1.17%) Google
10 23 (1.17%) SAP
10 23 (1.17%) Apple
11 20 (1.02%) NetApp
11 20 (1.02%) HP
12 18 (0.92%) IBM
13 16 (0.82%) Cognos
14 14 (0.71%) Citrix
14 14 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.66%) CommVault
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Harris Global
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 37.5 hour week, 25 days holiday
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 Per Annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year + per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Personnel IT
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago