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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 492 566 422
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -144
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 477 366 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.34% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 415 331 494
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 2015. 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 +65 447 £47,500 - 47
London +3 207 £57,500 +15.00% 14
South East +59 111 £43,500 -8.42% 13
City of London +43 41 £58,750 +17.50% 2
North West +11 40 £46,250 -7.50% 5
Manchester +24 32 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East of England +4 28 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Hampshire +15 24 £45,000 -17.19% 3
West Sussex - 24 £42,000 -
Berkshire +27 19 £45,000 -5.26% 3
West Midlands +1 19 £40,000 +6.66% 2
East Midlands +11 17 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +14 16 £42,500 -5.55%
East Sussex - 14 £42,000 -
Nottingham +7 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Kent +4 13 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Nottinghamshire -2 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Winchester - 13 £45,000 - 2
Horsham - 13 £41,500 -
Lewes - 13 £42,000 -
Scotland +18 12 £48,750 - 2
Essex -6 12 £41,500 +0.60% 1
Reading +17 11 £56,250 +32.35% 3
Surrey +8 10 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Maidstone - 10 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +13 9 £40,000 +45.45%
Crawley - 9 £42,000 -
Hertfordshire -3 7 £30,000 -11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £28,500 -18.57%
South West -20 7 £39,000 -8.23% 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1034 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 862 (83.37%) SQL
3 572 (55.32%) T-SQL
4 543 (52.51%) Performance Tuning
5 510 (49.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 482 (46.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 421 (40.72%) Replication
8 418 (40.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 404 (39.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 402 (38.88%) Clustering
11 381 (36.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 324 (31.33%) Microsoft
13 285 (27.56%) Business Intelligence
14 267 (25.82%) Data Warehouse
15 259 (25.05%) Windows
16 245 (23.69%) Finance
17 221 (21.37%) SQL Server 2005
18 198 (19.15%) MS Excel
19 171 (16.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 126 (12.19%) ETL
21 120 (11.61%) Capacity Planning
22 113 (10.93%) Performance Monitoring
23 112 (10.83%) PowerShell
24 106 (10.25%) Oracle
25 105 (10.15%) High Availability
26 103 (9.96%) Database Mirroring
27 102 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
28 98 (9.48%) Disaster Recovery
29 96 (9.28%) Relational Database
30 91 (8.80%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 34 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.71%) IIS
3 19 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.29%) WordPress
5 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.29%) Apache
6 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.19%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.097%) SAS
7 1 (0.097%) CMS
7 1 (0.097%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.097%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.097%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 198 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.097%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.97%) SaaS
4 7 (0.68%) GitHub
4 7 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.19%) Office 365
8 1 (0.097%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.26%) Internet
2 29 (2.80%) SAN
3 11 (1.06%) DNS
4 10 (0.97%) Firewall
5 7 (0.68%) NAS
5 7 (0.68%) VPN
6 4 (0.39%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.39%) LAN
6 4 (0.39%) WAN
6 4 (0.39%) DMZ
7 1 (0.097%) Intranet
7 1 (0.097%) SMTP
7 1 (0.097%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1034 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 510 (49.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 482 (46.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 418 (40.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 404 (39.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 381 (36.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 267 (25.82%) Data Warehouse
8 221 (21.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 171 (16.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 96 (9.28%) Relational Database
11 79 (7.64%) RDBMS
12 73 (7.06%) SQL Server 2000
12 73 (7.06%) Oracle Database
13 55 (5.32%) MySQL
14 36 (3.48%) NoSQL
15 31 (3.00%) OLAP
16 30 (2.90%) DTS
17 29 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (2.42%) OLTP
19 17 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 17 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.77%) JIRA
5 7 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.097%) MSTest
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.097%) Toad
6 1 (0.097%) ERwin
General
1 245 (23.69%) Finance
2 76 (7.35%) Banking
3 49 (4.74%) Marketing
4 45 (4.35%) Retail
5 33 (3.19%) Legal
5 33 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 32 (3.09%) Law
7 31 (3.00%) Advertising
8 21 (2.03%) Games
9 13 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.58%) Front Office
12 5 (0.48%) Electronics
12 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Back Office
14 1 (0.097%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.097%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (5.90%) .NET
2 15 (1.45%) COM
3 12 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 10 (0.97%) Web Services
5 9 (0.87%) MDX
6 8 (0.77%) HTML
7 7 (0.68%) CSS
7 7 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.39%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.29%) WSH
9 3 (0.29%) JDBC
10 2 (0.19%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.097%) XML
11 1 (0.097%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (0.097%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.097%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.097%) LINQ
11 1 (0.097%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.097%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 421 (40.72%) Replication
2 402 (38.88%) Clustering
3 80 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.68%) Statistics
5 34 (3.29%) Data Centre
6 30 (2.90%) Hedge funds
7 18 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.35%) Social Media
9 13 (1.26%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.26%) BBC
10 9 (0.87%) Streaming Music
10 9 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.87%) Social Network
10 9 (0.87%) iPhone
11 8 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.68%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.48%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.48%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 259 (25.05%) Windows
2 63 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (4.55%) Linux
4 41 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (2.32%) UNIX
7 11 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.87%) Android
9 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.48%) AIX
10 4 (0.39%) CentOS
11 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.29%) Debian
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.097%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (52.51%) Performance Tuning
2 285 (27.56%) Business Intelligence
3 126 (12.19%) ETL
4 120 (11.61%) Capacity Planning
5 113 (10.93%) Performance Monitoring
6 105 (10.15%) High Availability
7 103 (9.96%) Database Mirroring
8 98 (9.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 91 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (8.12%) Migration
11 77 (7.45%) Database Security
12 72 (6.96%) ITIL
13 53 (5.13%) Change Management
14 45 (4.35%) Database Tuning
15 40 (3.87%) Data Migration
16 34 (3.29%) DevOps
17 29 (2.80%) Release Management
17 29 (2.80%) E-Commerce
17 29 (2.80%) Data Modelling
18 28 (2.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 862 (83.37%) SQL
2 572 (55.32%) T-SQL
3 112 (10.83%) PowerShell
4 21 (2.03%) C#
4 21 (2.03%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.93%) VBScript
6 19 (1.84%) Java
7 12 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.06%) Python
9 10 (0.97%) VB
10 9 (0.87%) VB.NET
11 8 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.68%) Perl
12 7 (0.68%) PHP
13 5 (0.48%) Ruby
14 3 (0.29%) PHP5
14 3 (0.29%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.19%) C
16 1 (0.097%) Korn
16 1 (0.097%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (5.22%) Degree
3 37 (3.58%) MCITP
4 28 (2.71%) MCTS
5 27 (2.61%) MCSA
6 26 (2.51%) MCSE
7 20 (1.93%) MCDBA
8 7 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.68%) Security Cleared
9 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.48%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.39%) MCP
12 3 (0.29%) OCP
12 3 (0.29%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.19%) PMP
13 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.19%) MCAD
14 1 (0.097%) HND
14 1 (0.097%) RHCE
14 1 (0.097%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.19%) QA
2 19 (1.84%) SLA
3 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.29%) TickIT
6 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.097%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.29%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) NFS
7 1 (0.097%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.097%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 20 (1.93%) Data Guard
2 12 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.77%) SCOM
5 5 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.19%) SCCM
8 1 (0.097%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.097%) Foglight
8 1 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.097%) Puppet
Vendors
1 324 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 106 (10.25%) Oracle
3 51 (4.93%) VMware
4 49 (4.74%) Facebook
5 34 (3.29%) Red Gate
6 27 (2.61%) Cognos
7 26 (2.51%) Google
8 24 (2.32%) IBM
9 14 (1.35%) SAP
10 13 (1.26%) Apple
10 13 (1.26%) Sony
10 13 (1.26%) Yahoo!
11 12 (1.16%) Twitter
12 9 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.87%) Sybase
13 7 (0.68%) HP
13 7 (0.68%) Tableau
13 7 (0.68%) Vertica
14 4 (0.39%) Tripwire
14 4 (0.39%) Hitachi
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