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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 586 429 485
Rank change year-on-year
-157 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 337 696 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.64% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.67% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 311 607 552
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -181 327 £45,000 -5.26% 29
London -68 141 £50,000 -13.04% 13
South East -78 58 £45,000 - 5
City of London +43 53 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Yorkshire -28 38 £39,000 -2.50% 1
North West +15 36 £45,000 -5.26% 2
West Yorkshire -13 33 £39,000 +4.00% 1
South West +18 31 £40,000 - 6
Manchester -1 31 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Leeds -13 28 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Surrey -4 17 £46,000 -10.24% 1
Berkshire +9 14 £34,000 -32.00%
Somerset +5 14 £38,500 -14.44% 2
Taunton - 12 £38,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +20 11 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Bristol +9 11 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -16 11 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Milton Keynes +33 10 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Woking +3 9 £46,000 -4.16% 1
South Wales +4 8 £23,000 -42.50%
Wales +3 8 £23,000 -42.50%
Kent -15 6 £26,000 -51.62% 1
Hampshire -22 6 £40,500 -10.00%
West Midlands -33 6 £43,000 +10.25%
East of England -34 6 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North Yorkshire +2 5 £50,000 +32.45%
Wokingham -17 5 £27,500 -
Reading +16 4 £27,500 -37.14%
Maidenhead +7 4 £75,000 +36.36%
Bridgend -4 4 £23,000 -34.28%

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 770 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 636 (82.60%) SQL
3 406 (52.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 400 (51.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 379 (49.22%) T-SQL
6 365 (47.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 308 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 293 (38.05%) Performance Tuning
9 273 (35.45%) Microsoft
10 251 (32.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 250 (32.47%) Clustering
12 249 (32.34%) Finance
13 248 (32.21%) Replication
14 244 (31.69%) High Availability
15 207 (26.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 205 (26.62%) Windows
17 175 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
18 174 (22.60%) Business Intelligence
19 162 (21.04%) MS Excel
20 127 (16.49%) Oracle
21 122 (15.84%) Data Warehouse
22 105 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
23 101 (13.12%) Disaster Recovery
24 95 (12.34%) ETL
25 87 (11.30%) PowerShell
26 86 (11.17%) Relational Database
27 80 (10.39%) Performance Monitoring
28 78 (10.13%) Windows Server
29 77 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
30 73 (9.48%) Degree

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 27 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.04%) IIS
3 7 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.26%) Apache
5 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 162 (21.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.17%) SaaS
4 8 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.78%) IaaS
5 6 (0.78%) PaaS
6 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) GitHub
7 1 (0.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.97%) SAN
2 13 (1.69%) Internet
3 9 (1.17%) Firewall
4 7 (0.91%) NAS
5 5 (0.65%) LAN
5 5 (0.65%) WAN
6 4 (0.52%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.52%) SSL
7 3 (0.39%) DNS
7 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.13%) DHCP
9 1 (0.13%) FTP
9 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 770 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 406 (52.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 400 (51.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 365 (47.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 308 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 251 (32.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 207 (26.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 175 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 122 (15.84%) Data Warehouse
10 86 (11.17%) Relational Database
11 72 (9.35%) Oracle Database
12 70 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
13 63 (8.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 59 (7.66%) MySQL
15 43 (5.58%) RDBMS
16 31 (4.03%) SQL Server 2016
17 30 (3.90%) DTS
18 29 (3.77%) OLTP
19 22 (2.86%) MongoDB
20 21 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.39%) ERwin
5 3 (0.39%) Subversion
6 2 (0.26%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) NUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 249 (32.34%) Finance
2 54 (7.01%) Banking
3 44 (5.71%) Legal
4 36 (4.68%) Law
5 33 (4.29%) Marketing
6 24 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.73%) Retail
8 15 (1.95%) Advertising
9 14 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.82%) Publishing
10 10 (1.30%) Private Banking
11 5 (0.65%) Back Office
11 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.52%) Electronics
12 4 (0.52%) Games
13 3 (0.39%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.26%) French Language
15 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.68%) .NET
2 12 (1.56%) XML
3 10 (1.30%) MDX
4 8 (1.04%) Web Services
5 6 (0.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (0.52%) CakePHP
6 4 (0.52%) CGI
7 3 (0.39%) Middleware
8 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.26%) COM
8 2 (0.26%) HTML
9 1 (0.13%) CSS
9 1 (0.13%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.13%) J2EE
9 1 (0.13%) LAMP
9 1 (0.13%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.13%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 250 (32.47%) Clustering
2 248 (32.21%) Replication
3 35 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.12%) Statistics
5 20 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.56%) Digital Media
8 11 (1.43%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.91%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.78%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.65%) Fintech
13 5 (0.65%) iPhone
14 4 (0.52%) Cybercrime
15 3 (0.39%) CLARiiON
15 3 (0.39%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.39%) iPad
15 3 (0.39%) Reinsurance
15 3 (0.39%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 205 (26.62%) Windows
2 78 (10.13%) Windows Server
3 54 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (5.45%) Linux
7 26 (3.38%) Unix
8 18 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.17%) Solaris
10 8 (1.04%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (38.05%) Performance Tuning
2 244 (31.69%) High Availability
3 174 (22.60%) Business Intelligence
4 101 (13.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 95 (12.34%) ETL
6 80 (10.39%) Performance Monitoring
7 77 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
8 65 (8.44%) Migration
9 63 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (8.18%) Database Mirroring
9 63 (8.18%) ITIL
10 60 (7.79%) Database Security
11 53 (6.88%) Data Modelling
12 32 (4.16%) Incident Management
13 29 (3.77%) Database Tuning
14 22 (2.86%) Data Protection
14 22 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
15 21 (2.73%) Change Control
15 21 (2.73%) Mentoring
15 21 (2.73%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 636 (82.60%) SQL
2 379 (49.22%) T-SQL
3 87 (11.30%) PowerShell
4 19 (2.47%) C#
5 18 (2.34%) PL/SQL
6 16 (2.08%) ANSI SQL
7 13 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.43%) Perl
9 9 (1.17%) C
10 8 (1.04%) VBScript
11 6 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.65%) VB
13 4 (0.52%) Java
14 2 (0.26%) C++
14 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.26%) PHP
15 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.13%) Python
15 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (9.48%) Degree
3 45 (5.84%) MCSE
4 36 (4.68%) MCDBA
5 32 (4.16%) MCSA
6 28 (3.64%) MCITP
7 27 (3.51%) Security Cleared
8 26 (3.38%) MCTS
9 22 (2.86%) SC Cleared
10 19 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.25%) SLA
2 17 (2.21%) Solvency II
3 8 (1.04%) QA
4 7 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.65%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.52%) vSphere
5 3 (0.39%) SRDF
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (2.08%) Data Guard
2 14 (1.82%) LiteSpeed
2 14 (1.82%) SCOM
3 9 (1.17%) Perfmon
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.39%) SCCM
6 3 (0.39%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.26%) WSUS
8 1 (0.13%) Foglight
8 1 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 273 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 127 (16.49%) Oracle
3 46 (5.97%) RedGate
4 18 (2.34%) VMware
5 14 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 12 (1.56%) SAP
7 9 (1.17%) Remedy
8 6 (0.78%) NetApp
9 5 (0.65%) Cognos
9 5 (0.65%) EMC
9 5 (0.65%) IDERA
9 5 (0.65%) Sybase
10 4 (0.52%) Sun
11 3 (0.39%) Cisco
11 3 (0.39%) Jaspersoft
11 3 (0.39%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.26%) Citrix
12 2 (0.26%) Facebook
12 2 (0.26%) iManage
12 2 (0.26%) ServiceNow
Central London / West End
@ITS
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £42000 - £47000 Per Annum + on call + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Qualserv
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30 000 - £50 000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 20% uncapped bonus + 12% pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago