The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 537 475 487
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 435 587 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.56% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.58% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 387 541 490
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
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 Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 13 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 -65 416 £50,000 +11.11% 68
London +23 216 £55,000 - 28
South East -72 68 £50,000 +11.11% 14
City of London +64 53 £57,500 -4.16% 11
North West +22 38 £45,500 +13.75% 8
Manchester +44 32 £46,750 +6.25% 7
Yorkshire -21 29 £42,500 +3.65% 8
West Yorkshire -15 26 £42,500 +3.65% 5
South West -15 18 £45,000 - 3
East of England +3 16 £46,250 -7.50% 5
West Midlands -36 16 £41,000 -8.88% 1
East Midlands +2 14 £44,000 +3.52% 1
Leeds -13 14 £42,500 - 3
Oxfordshire +5 13 £41,000 +17.14% 1
Kent +3 13 £50,000 - 4
Hampshire -7 13 £45,000 +30.43% 5
Nottinghamshire +11 11 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham +5 11 £45,000 - 1
Scotland -1 11 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Tunbridge Wells 0 10 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Buckinghamshire - 10 £28,500 - 2
Berkshire -14 9 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Edinburgh +11 8 £50,000 -16.66%
Essex +5 8 - -
Milton Keynes - 8 £28,500 - 1
Surrey -18 7 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Basildon - 7 - -
Bristol 0 6 £48,750 +8.33%
Reading -12 6 £52,500 -23.35% 1
Wales +3 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title.

1 1007 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 819 (81.33%) SQL
3 527 (52.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 514 (51.04%) T-SQL
5 486 (48.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 475 (47.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 469 (46.57%) Performance Tuning
8 407 (40.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 394 (39.13%) Replication
10 374 (37.14%) Clustering
11 331 (32.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 294 (29.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 293 (29.10%) Microsoft
14 280 (27.81%) Finance
15 270 (26.81%) High Availability
16 264 (26.22%) Windows
17 238 (23.63%) Business Intelligence
18 182 (18.07%) MS Excel
19 179 (17.78%) SQL Server 2005
20 171 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
21 158 (15.69%) Oracle
22 149 (14.80%) Disaster Recovery
23 146 (14.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
24 132 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
25 128 (12.71%) Capacity Planning
26 119 (11.82%) Database Mirroring
27 117 (11.62%) ETL
28 109 (10.82%) Banking
29 108 (10.72%) SQL Server 2000
30 106 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.09%) IIS
3 8 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.30%) WordPress
6 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.099%) CMS
7 1 (0.099%) Confluence
7 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.099%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.099%) SAS
Applications
1 182 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.50%) MS Office
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.099%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.099%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.50%) SaaS
5 4 (0.40%) IaaS
5 4 (0.40%) PaaS
6 3 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.57%) Internet
2 34 (3.38%) SAN
3 11 (1.09%) DNS
4 10 (0.99%) Firewall
5 8 (0.79%) VPN
6 6 (0.60%) SSL
7 3 (0.30%) DHCP
7 3 (0.30%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.20%) FTP
8 2 (0.20%) HTTP
8 2 (0.20%) LAN
8 2 (0.20%) NAS
8 2 (0.20%) WAN
9 1 (0.099%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.099%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.099%) SMTP
9 1 (0.099%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.099%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1007 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 527 (52.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 486 (48.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 475 (47.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 407 (40.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 331 (32.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 294 (29.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 179 (17.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 171 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
10 146 (14.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 108 (10.72%) SQL Server 2000
12 89 (8.84%) MySQL
13 85 (8.44%) Relational Database
14 84 (8.34%) Oracle Database
15 44 (4.37%) NoSQL
16 41 (4.07%) RDBMS
17 40 (3.97%) OLAP
18 34 (3.38%) OLTP
19 32 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
20 26 (2.58%) DTS
Development Applications
1 38 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.20%) ERwin
6 1 (0.099%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.099%) JIRA
6 1 (0.099%) MSI
6 1 (0.099%) Toad
General
1 280 (27.81%) Finance
2 109 (10.82%) Banking
3 46 (4.57%) Retail
4 40 (3.97%) Legal
5 33 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 31 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 31 (3.08%) Marketing
7 28 (2.78%) Advertising
8 13 (1.29%) Games
9 11 (1.09%) Law
9 11 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.70%) Private Banking
10 7 (0.70%) Publishing
11 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.30%) French Language
12 3 (0.30%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.20%) Local Government
14 1 (0.099%) Automotive
14 1 (0.099%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.16%) .NET
2 12 (1.19%) MDX
3 8 (0.79%) XML
4 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.40%) CakePHP
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (0.40%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (0.30%) COM
6 3 (0.30%) HTML
6 3 (0.30%) WPF
6 3 (0.30%) WSH
7 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.20%) CSS
7 2 (0.20%) Web Services
8 1 (0.099%) DCOM
8 1 (0.099%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.099%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 394 (39.13%) Replication
2 374 (37.14%) Clustering
3 44 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.48%) Statistics
5 22 (2.18%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.19%) Hedge funds
8 10 (0.99%) Mathematics
9 8 (0.79%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.70%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.50%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.50%) Streaming Music
12 4 (0.40%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.40%) iPhone
12 4 (0.40%) NHS
13 3 (0.30%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.30%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.30%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 264 (26.22%) Windows
2 91 (9.04%) Windows Server
3 76 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (5.76%) Linux
6 51 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (3.08%) Unix
8 18 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.09%) Solaris
10 5 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.30%) AIX
13 2 (0.20%) Android
14 1 (0.099%) SUSE
14 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.099%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (46.57%) Performance Tuning
2 270 (26.81%) High Availability
3 238 (23.63%) Business Intelligence
4 149 (14.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 128 (12.71%) Capacity Planning
6 119 (11.82%) Database Mirroring
7 117 (11.62%) ETL
8 106 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (7.85%) ITIL
10 66 (6.55%) Database Security
11 61 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
12 55 (5.46%) Database Tuning
13 47 (4.67%) Data Modelling
14 45 (4.47%) Migration
15 32 (3.18%) Change Management
16 31 (3.08%) Incident Management
17 26 (2.58%) SDLC
18 25 (2.48%) Mentoring
19 24 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
20 23 (2.28%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 819 (81.33%) SQL
2 514 (51.04%) T-SQL
3 104 (10.33%) PowerShell
4 26 (2.58%) PL/SQL
5 25 (2.48%) C#
6 15 (1.49%) Java
7 14 (1.39%) VB
8 13 (1.29%) Perl
8 13 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.09%) VBScript
10 10 (0.99%) VBA
11 7 (0.70%) C
12 5 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.40%) ANSI SQL
13 4 (0.40%) Python
14 3 (0.30%) PHP
15 1 (0.099%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.099%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 132 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (5.56%) Degree
3 51 (5.06%) MCSA
4 44 (4.37%) MCITP
5 37 (3.67%) MCSE
6 33 (3.28%) MCDBA
7 32 (3.18%) MCTS
8 23 (2.28%) Security Cleared
9 19 (1.89%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.099%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.099%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.79%) QA
2 14 (1.39%) SLA
3 12 (1.19%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.40%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.30%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.099%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 35 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.20%) SRDF
5 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (2.28%) Data Guard
2 19 (1.89%) LiteSpeed
3 18 (1.79%) Perfmon
4 16 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (0.89%) SCOM
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.099%) Foglight
8 1 (0.099%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.099%) Puppet
8 1 (0.099%) SCCM
Vendors
1 293 (29.10%) Microsoft
2 158 (15.69%) Oracle
3 47 (4.67%) Red Gate
4 24 (2.38%) Sybase
5 19 (1.89%) Facebook
6 18 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.69%) VMware
8 11 (1.09%) SAP
9 9 (0.89%) Cognos
9 9 (0.89%) Hitachi
10 7 (0.70%) HP
10 7 (0.70%) Sun
11 6 (0.60%) EMC
12 4 (0.40%) Vertica
13 3 (0.30%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.20%) Cisco
14 2 (0.20%) EXASOL
14 2 (0.20%) Google
14 2 (0.20%) iManage
14 2 (0.20%) Siebel
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £55,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36672.00 - £46414.00 per annum + pension, holiday
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
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
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Gym
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Selkirk, Selkirkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Comtecs
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum To £55k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42157 per annum + Bonus, Pension and more
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago