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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 511 484 442
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 457 495 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.47% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 393 424 503
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,200 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.59%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 November 2014 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 28 November 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 -43 447 £45,000 - 36
London +5 157 £52,500 - 9
South East -44 108 £45,000 -5.26% 10
West Midlands +7 42 £42,500 -2.85% 2
Yorkshire -55 41 £40,000 - 4
North West -12 34 £40,000 - 2
City of London +16 32 £60,000 +4.34% 3
West Yorkshire -17 32 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East of England -13 28 £42,500 - 1
Hampshire +3 26 £42,500 +4.93% 3
East Midlands +31 25 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Leeds -29 23 £35,000 - 1
Brighton - 22 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 22 £55,000 -
Manchester +1 20 £40,000 +23.07%
Berkshire +10 18 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Nottinghamshire +17 13 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Nottingham +15 13 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Surrey -31 13 £47,250 -10.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 13 £44,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £42,500 -3.40%
South West -18 12 £43,992 +7.29% 3
Essex +1 11 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire -14 11 £45,000 +20.00%
Cheshire -18 11 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Wiltshire -4 10 £45,000 - 3
Reading +7 9 £42,500 +37.09% 1
Swindon +2 9 £45,000 - 3
Macclesfield -5 9 £40,000 -5.88%
Kent -48 8 £45,000 -10.00% 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 829 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 681 (82.15%) SQL
3 467 (56.33%) T-SQL
4 407 (49.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 365 (44.03%) Performance Tuning
6 363 (43.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 318 (38.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 313 (37.76%) Replication
9 276 (33.29%) Microsoft
10 272 (32.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 240 (28.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 206 (24.85%) Windows
13 193 (23.28%) SQL Server 2005
14 191 (23.04%) Clustering
15 190 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
16 174 (20.99%) Data Warehouse
17 153 (18.46%) Oracle
18 144 (17.37%) MS Excel
19 114 (13.75%) Finance
20 106 (12.79%) MySQL
21 104 (12.55%) Degree
22 103 (12.42%) Disaster Recovery
23 98 (11.82%) .NET
24 96 (11.58%) ETL
25 91 (10.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
26 76 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
27 75 (9.05%) Relational Database
28 68 (8.20%) Oracle Database
29 67 (8.08%) Migration
30 66 (7.96%) SharePoint

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 66 (7.96%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.77%) WordPress
3 22 (2.65%) IIS
4 16 (1.93%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.93%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (1.93%) OpenEdge
5 8 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.60%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.48%) SAS
10 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.24%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.12%) CMS
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 144 (17.37%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.81%) PowerPivot
4 13 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.36%) Lawson
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Agresso
5 1 (0.12%) Summit
5 1 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.77%) Office 365
3 11 (1.33%) SaaS
4 9 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.90%) SAN
2 8 (0.97%) HTTP
3 4 (0.48%) DNS
4 3 (0.36%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.36%) Internet
5 2 (0.24%) NAS
6 1 (0.12%) Firewall
6 1 (0.12%) Intranet
6 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 829 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 407 (49.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 363 (43.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 318 (38.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 272 (32.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 240 (28.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 193 (23.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 174 (20.99%) Data Warehouse
9 106 (12.79%) MySQL
10 91 (10.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 75 (9.05%) Relational Database
12 68 (8.20%) Oracle Database
13 60 (7.24%) RDBMS
14 52 (6.27%) DTS
15 45 (5.43%) OLTP
16 36 (4.34%) MS Access
16 36 (4.34%) NoSQL
17 32 (3.86%) SQL Server 2000
18 28 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
19 26 (3.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (3.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 20 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.29%) Selenium
3 19 (2.29%) Hudson
4 17 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.36%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.12%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 114 (13.75%) Finance
2 49 (5.91%) Marketing
3 31 (3.74%) Banking
4 21 (2.53%) Retail
5 19 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.69%) Advertising
7 8 (0.97%) Electronics
7 8 (0.97%) Legal
8 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.60%) Law
11 4 (0.48%) Back Office
12 3 (0.36%) Publishing
12 3 (0.36%) Games
12 3 (0.36%) Military
13 2 (0.24%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (11.82%) .NET
2 41 (4.95%) Web Services
3 27 (3.26%) HTML
4 20 (2.41%) MDX
5 13 (1.57%) XML
6 12 (1.45%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.84%) CSS
7 7 (0.84%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.72%) COM
8 6 (0.72%) WCF
9 4 (0.48%) Ajax
10 3 (0.36%) XSLT
10 3 (0.36%) WSH
11 2 (0.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 2 (0.24%) jQuery
12 1 (0.12%) HTML5
12 1 (0.12%) CSS3
12 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.12%) Hibernate
12 1 (0.12%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 313 (37.76%) Replication
2 191 (23.04%) Clustering
3 58 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (4.95%) Computer Science
5 36 (4.34%) Statistics
6 23 (2.77%) Social Media
7 21 (2.53%) BBC
8 12 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.09%) Open Source
10 8 (0.97%) Social Network
11 5 (0.60%) DTV
12 3 (0.36%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.36%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.36%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.36%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.24%) New Media
13 2 (0.24%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.24%) E-Learning
14 1 (0.12%) Artificial Intelligence
14 1 (0.12%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 206 (24.85%) Windows
2 56 (6.76%) Linux
3 34 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (2.53%) UNIX
5 21 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (0.60%) Solaris
7 3 (0.36%) CentOS
8 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (44.03%) Performance Tuning
2 190 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
3 103 (12.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 96 (11.58%) ETL
5 67 (8.08%) Migration
6 63 (7.60%) ITIL
7 58 (7.00%) Capacity Planning
8 57 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (6.39%) Database Security
9 53 (6.39%) Performance Monitoring
10 48 (5.79%) E-Commerce
11 39 (4.70%) High Availability
12 32 (3.86%) Data Modelling
12 32 (3.86%) Unit Testing
13 28 (3.38%) Change Management
14 23 (2.77%) SOA
14 23 (2.77%) Database Tuning
15 20 (2.41%) Performance Management
15 20 (2.41%) Data Migration
16 19 (2.29%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 681 (82.15%) SQL
2 467 (56.33%) T-SQL
3 54 (6.51%) PowerShell
4 53 (6.39%) VB
5 41 (4.95%) C#
6 34 (4.10%) PL/SQL
7 31 (3.74%) Java
8 27 (3.26%) Python
9 25 (3.02%) PHP
10 20 (2.41%) C++
11 13 (1.57%) Perl
12 5 (0.60%) VBA
13 4 (0.48%) C
14 3 (0.36%) VB6
14 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.24%) VBScript
15 2 (0.24%) XPath
15 2 (0.24%) XQuery
16 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 104 (12.55%) Degree
2 76 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.14%) MCDBA
3 26 (3.14%) MCITP
4 25 (3.02%) MCTS
5 7 (0.84%) MCSE
6 6 (0.72%) MCSA
7 5 (0.60%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.36%) OCP
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.24%) MCT
9 2 (0.24%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.53%) ISO 9001
2 12 (1.45%) SLA
3 11 (1.33%) QA
4 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
3 19 (2.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 19 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.21%) LiteSpeed
5 4 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.41%) Data Guard
2 9 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (0.97%) SCOM
4 7 (0.84%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.36%) Foglight
5 3 (0.36%) Puppet
5 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.24%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.24%) SCSM
6 2 (0.24%) Opsview
6 2 (0.24%) Munin
6 2 (0.24%) SCCM
6 2 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 276 (33.29%) Microsoft
2 153 (18.46%) Oracle
3 32 (3.86%) Facebook
4 30 (3.62%) Sony
5 26 (3.14%) Sybase
6 21 (2.53%) Yahoo!
6 21 (2.53%) Google
6 21 (2.53%) Apple
6 21 (2.53%) Red Gate
7 17 (2.05%) IBM
8 12 (1.45%) Business Objects
8 12 (1.45%) HP
9 10 (1.21%) VMware
10 7 (0.84%) Veritas
10 7 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.72%) Sun
11 6 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.72%) Twitter
12 5 (0.60%) BMC
12 5 (0.60%) SAP
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £72000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £46000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 2 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Resource Management
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Intapeople
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago