The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 523 504 560
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 422 541 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.51% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 380 464 424
Median salary £47,500 £49,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.04% +6.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK.

SQL Server DBA Salary Trend in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 within the UK.

SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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 +2 412 £47,500 -5.00% 33
London +9 202 £50,000 -13.04% 10
South East +18 68 £47,000 +4.44% 6
City of London +49 57 £55,000 -4.34% 2
North West +3 53 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East Midlands +28 36 £45,000 - 2
Manchester -8 33 £52,500 +10.52% 4
Nottinghamshire +16 29 £41,250 -8.33% 1
Nottingham +17 28 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire +10 19 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +23 15 £45,000 +4.65% 3
Southampton +10 15 £50,000 +28.20%
South West 0 15 £41,500 +10.66% 5
Brighton +25 14 £45,000 +18.42% 1
East Sussex +13 14 £45,000 +7.14% 1
West Sussex +10 12 £47,000 +11.90% 1
East of England -4 12 £42,500 -5.55%
Cheshire +29 11 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Berkshire +20 11 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Crawley +9 11 £47,000 +11.90% 1
Hertfordshire +20 10 £41,250 +37.50%
West Yorkshire +11 8 £45,000 +4.65% 2
Lancashire - 7 £40,000 -
Chorley - 7 £40,000 -
Leeds +27 6 £45,000 - 2
Oxford +13 6 £41,500 -13.54% 1
Oxfordshire +4 6 £41,500 -13.54% 1
Somerset -4 6 £41,500 +10.66% 2
Maidenhead - 6 £60,000 -
Scotland +9 5 £30,000 -41.46%

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 742 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 627 (84.50%) SQL
3 435 (58.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 417 (56.20%) T-SQL
5 334 (45.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 300 (40.43%) Performance Tuning
7 293 (39.49%) Microsoft
8 260 (35.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 255 (34.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 240 (32.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 223 (30.05%) Business Intelligence
12 199 (26.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 185 (24.93%) Replication
14 180 (24.26%) Windows
15 177 (23.85%) Data Warehouse
16 175 (23.58%) Finance
17 173 (23.32%) Clustering
18 145 (19.54%) MS Excel
19 137 (18.46%) Degree
20 134 (18.06%) ETL
21 130 (17.52%) High Availability
22 121 (16.31%) SQL Server 2005
23 114 (15.36%) Microsoft Certification
24 105 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
24 105 (14.15%) PowerShell
25 87 (11.73%) Relational Database
26 86 (11.59%) Windows Server
27 81 (10.92%) Performance Monitoring
28 75 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
29 74 (9.97%) Oracle

SQL Server 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 21 (2.83%) IIS
2 14 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (0.54%) SAS
5 2 (0.27%) Apache
5 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.13%) JBoss
6 1 (0.13%) Mule
6 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 145 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.40%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.21%) GitHub
4 5 (0.67%) Office 365
5 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.04%) SAN
2 6 (0.81%) DHCP
2 6 (0.81%) DNS
2 6 (0.81%) SMTP
3 5 (0.67%) Internet
3 5 (0.67%) NAS
4 3 (0.40%) Firewall
4 3 (0.40%) SSL
4 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
5 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.13%) Skype
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 742 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 435 (58.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 334 (45.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 260 (35.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 255 (34.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 240 (32.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 199 (26.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 177 (23.85%) Data Warehouse
9 121 (16.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 87 (11.73%) Relational Database
11 67 (9.03%) RDBMS
12 64 (8.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 63 (8.49%) OLTP
14 50 (6.74%) Oracle Database
15 49 (6.60%) SQL Server 2016
16 46 (6.20%) MySQL
17 40 (5.39%) DTS
18 37 (4.99%) OLAP
19 36 (4.85%) SQL Server 2000
20 30 (4.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 20 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.21%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.08%) JIRA
5 7 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.40%) Subversion
9 1 (0.13%) ERwin
9 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.13%) MSI
9 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 175 (23.58%) Finance
2 29 (3.91%) Legal
3 16 (2.16%) Back Office
3 16 (2.16%) Banking
4 15 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.89%) Marketing
6 13 (1.75%) Law
7 11 (1.48%) Games
7 11 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.35%) Publishing
9 7 (0.94%) Retail
10 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.67%) Advertising
12 4 (0.54%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.91%) .NET
2 13 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 10 (1.35%) JDBC
4 5 (0.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (0.54%) CGI
5 4 (0.54%) XML
6 3 (0.40%) Web Services
7 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.27%) REST
8 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.13%) COM
8 1 (0.13%) CSS
8 1 (0.13%) DCOM
8 1 (0.13%) EDI
8 1 (0.13%) HTML
8 1 (0.13%) J2EE
8 1 (0.13%) Middleware
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.13%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 185 (24.93%) Replication
2 173 (23.32%) Clustering
3 33 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.45%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.43%) Statistics
7 15 (2.02%) Reinsurance
8 13 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.08%) Fintech
11 4 (0.54%) Cybercrime
11 4 (0.54%) EFT
11 4 (0.54%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.54%) NHS
12 2 (0.27%) CMDB
12 2 (0.27%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.27%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.27%) iPhone
12 2 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 180 (24.26%) Windows
2 86 (11.59%) Windows Server
3 51 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (4.85%) Linux
7 16 (2.16%) Unix
8 7 (0.94%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.40%) Solaris
10 3 (0.40%) VMS
11 2 (0.27%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (40.43%) Performance Tuning
2 223 (30.05%) Business Intelligence
3 134 (18.06%) ETL
4 130 (17.52%) High Availability
5 105 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (10.92%) Performance Monitoring
7 75 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 63 (8.49%) Database Mirroring
9 59 (7.95%) Capacity Planning
10 58 (7.82%) Database Security
11 49 (6.60%) ITIL
11 49 (6.60%) Migration
12 38 (5.12%) Mentoring
13 35 (4.72%) Data Modelling
14 25 (3.37%) Server Building
15 23 (3.10%) Database Optimisation
16 22 (2.96%) Data Transformation
16 22 (2.96%) E-Commerce
17 19 (2.56%) Data Security
18 14 (1.89%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 627 (84.50%) SQL
2 417 (56.20%) T-SQL
3 105 (14.15%) PowerShell
4 22 (2.96%) C#
5 13 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.62%) Java
7 10 (1.35%) VB.NET
8 7 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.54%) ANSI SQL
9 4 (0.54%) VBA
10 2 (0.27%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.13%) C
11 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.13%) Perl
11 1 (0.13%) PHP
11 1 (0.13%) Python
11 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 137 (18.46%) Degree
2 114 (15.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (5.66%) MCSA
4 39 (5.26%) MCITP
5 30 (4.04%) Security Cleared
6 29 (3.91%) MCSE
7 25 (3.37%) SC Cleared
8 23 (3.10%) MCTS
9 17 (2.29%) MCDBA
10 10 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.21%) MCP
12 4 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.56%) SLA
2 6 (0.81%) QA
3 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.54%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 39 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (1.89%) VMware ESX
3 12 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) SRDF
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (4.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 19 (2.56%) Data Guard
3 14 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (1.75%) Perfmon
5 12 (1.62%) SCOM
6 9 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Ansible
9 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 293 (39.49%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.97%) Oracle
3 70 (9.43%) VMware
4 37 (4.99%) RedGate
5 13 (1.75%) Computacenter
6 11 (1.48%) Citrix
6 11 (1.48%) EMC
7 10 (1.35%) SolarWinds
8 9 (1.21%) Remedy
9 8 (1.08%) Sybase
10 7 (0.94%) NetApp
10 7 (0.94%) SAP
11 6 (0.81%) Veritas
12 4 (0.54%) Facebook
12 4 (0.54%) HP
12 4 (0.54%) hybris
12 4 (0.54%) IBM
12 4 (0.54%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.40%) Cognos
13 3 (0.40%) Sun
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Generous Benifit Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £55000 per annum + + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Vadis People
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg+ bens
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
University of Worcester
Salary: From £25,298 to £31,076 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + on call, allowances
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: £50,000
Posted: 13 days ago
Exeter
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
North London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + healthcare + pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago