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

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 589 437 459
Rank change year-on-year
-152 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 387 722 696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.64% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.67% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 363 627 598
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Median 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 £68,000 £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 1 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 1 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 -140 377 £45,000 - 29
London -61 160 £52,500 -8.69% 10
South East -62 67 £46,250 +2.77% 2
City of London +61 61 £51,250 -10.86% 4
North West +2 48 £45,000 - 3
Manchester +27 46 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Yorkshire -28 45 £40,000 - 6
West Yorkshire -18 41 £40,000 +3.22% 4
Leeds -4 37 £40,000 +14.28% 3
South West -10 27 £42,500 +2.40% 4
Surrey -1 17 £46,000 -12.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +28 14 £47,500 +26.66%
Kent -12 14 £50,000 -9.09%
Milton Keynes +31 13 £47,500 +26.66%
Berkshire +11 13 £42,750 -14.50% 1
Bristol +1 11 £42,500 +6.25%
West Midlands -28 11 £41,000 +6.49% 2
East of England -42 11 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East Midlands -13 10 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Somerset +5 9 £41,000 -8.88% 2
Tunbridge Wells 0 8 £53,750 -10.41%
Taunton - 8 £41,000 - 1
Woking +13 7 £46,000 +4.54% 1
South Wales +8 7 £42,500 +6.25%
Wales +3 7 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Hampshire -42 6 £40,500 -10.00%
Nottinghamshire -13 5 £44,000 +3.52%
Nottingham -18 5 £44,000 +3.52%
Exeter - 5 £42,500 -
Stockport - 5 £35,000 -

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 822 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 676 (82.24%) SQL
3 445 (54.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 418 (50.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 391 (47.57%) T-SQL
6 388 (47.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 327 (39.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 325 (39.54%) Performance Tuning
9 279 (33.94%) Microsoft
10 273 (33.21%) Clustering
11 271 (32.97%) Replication
12 263 (32.00%) High Availability
13 261 (31.75%) Finance
14 255 (31.02%) SQL Server 2014
15 222 (27.01%) Windows
16 218 (26.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 184 (22.38%) SQL Server 2005
18 173 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
19 166 (20.19%) MS Excel
20 134 (16.30%) Oracle
21 122 (14.84%) Disaster Recovery
22 111 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
23 110 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
24 100 (12.17%) ETL
25 89 (10.83%) Capacity Planning
26 88 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
27 85 (10.34%) Relational Database
28 84 (10.22%) PowerShell
29 78 (9.49%) Windows Server
30 77 (9.37%) Performance Monitoring

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 32 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (0.97%) IIS
4 5 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.12%) Apache
6 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 166 (20.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.73%) MS Office
3 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.36%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.09%) SaaS
5 7 (0.85%) IaaS
5 7 (0.85%) PaaS
6 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.47%) SAN
2 14 (1.70%) Internet
3 10 (1.22%) Firewall
4 7 (0.85%) NAS
5 5 (0.61%) LAN
5 5 (0.61%) WAN
6 4 (0.49%) DNS
6 4 (0.49%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.36%) SSL
7 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.24%) HTTP
8 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.12%) DHCP
9 1 (0.12%) FTP
9 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 822 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 445 (54.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 418 (50.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 388 (47.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 327 (39.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 255 (31.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 218 (26.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 184 (22.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 110 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
10 88 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
11 85 (10.34%) Relational Database
12 73 (8.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 73 (8.88%) Oracle Database
13 61 (7.42%) MySQL
14 38 (4.62%) RDBMS
15 32 (3.89%) DTS
15 32 (3.89%) NoSQL
15 32 (3.89%) SQL Server 2016
16 29 (3.53%) OLTP
17 23 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.36%) ERwin
4 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.24%) Subversion
6 1 (0.12%) MSI
6 1 (0.12%) NUnit
6 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 261 (31.75%) Finance
2 74 (9.00%) Banking
3 47 (5.72%) Legal
4 36 (4.38%) Law
5 30 (3.65%) Marketing
5 30 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.92%) Retail
7 18 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 17 (2.07%) Advertising
9 15 (1.82%) Publishing
10 10 (1.22%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.36%) Back Office
11 3 (0.36%) French Language
11 3 (0.36%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Games
12 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.62%) .NET
2 14 (1.70%) XML
3 11 (1.34%) MDX
4 8 (0.97%) Web Services
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (0.49%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (0.49%) CakePHP
7 3 (0.36%) Middleware
8 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.24%) CGI
8 2 (0.24%) COM
8 2 (0.24%) HTML
9 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.12%) CSS
9 1 (0.12%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.12%) LAMP
9 1 (0.12%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.12%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.12%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 273 (33.21%) Clustering
2 271 (32.97%) Replication
3 36 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.16%) Statistics
5 22 (2.68%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.70%) Digital Media
8 11 (1.34%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.85%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.61%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.49%) Cybercrime
12 4 (0.49%) iPhone
13 3 (0.36%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.36%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.36%) iPad
13 3 (0.36%) Symmetrix
14 2 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 222 (27.01%) Windows
2 78 (9.49%) Windows Server
3 55 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (6.20%) Linux
4 51 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (3.65%) Unix
7 20 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.46%) Solaris
9 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (39.54%) Performance Tuning
2 263 (32.00%) High Availability
3 173 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 122 (14.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 100 (12.17%) ETL
6 89 (10.83%) Capacity Planning
7 77 (9.37%) Performance Monitoring
8 71 (8.64%) Database Mirroring
9 67 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (7.54%) ITIL
11 59 (7.18%) Migration
12 58 (7.06%) Database Security
13 54 (6.57%) Data Modelling
14 38 (4.62%) Database Tuning
15 36 (4.38%) Incident Management
16 26 (3.16%) Performance Analysis
17 23 (2.80%) Data Migration
18 21 (2.55%) Data Management
18 21 (2.55%) Data Protection
18 21 (2.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 676 (82.24%) SQL
2 391 (47.57%) T-SQL
3 84 (10.22%) PowerShell
4 24 (2.92%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.07%) C#
6 16 (1.95%) ANSI SQL
6 16 (1.95%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.34%) Perl
8 9 (1.09%) C
9 8 (0.97%) VBScript
10 6 (0.73%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.61%) VB
12 4 (0.49%) Java
13 2 (0.24%) C++
13 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.12%) PHP
14 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 111 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (7.79%) Degree
3 44 (5.35%) MCSE
4 43 (5.23%) MCSA
5 36 (4.38%) MCDBA
6 35 (4.26%) MCITP
7 32 (3.89%) MCTS
7 32 (3.89%) Security Cleared
8 23 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 20 (2.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.31%) SLA
2 17 (2.07%) Solvency II
3 10 (1.22%) QA
4 8 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.61%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.49%) vSphere
6 3 (0.36%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 19 (2.31%) LiteSpeed
2 18 (2.19%) Data Guard
3 13 (1.58%) SCOM
4 11 (1.34%) Perfmon
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.36%) SCCM
6 3 (0.36%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.36%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.24%) WSUS
8 1 (0.12%) Foglight
8 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 279 (33.94%) Microsoft
2 134 (16.30%) Oracle
3 43 (5.23%) RedGate
4 18 (2.19%) VMware
5 15 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.09%) SAP
7 7 (0.85%) Remedy
8 6 (0.73%) EMC
8 6 (0.73%) Sun
9 5 (0.61%) Cognos
9 5 (0.61%) IDERA
9 5 (0.61%) NetApp
10 4 (0.49%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.36%) Cisco
11 3 (0.36%) Facebook
11 3 (0.36%) Jaspersoft
11 3 (0.36%) Sybase
12 2 (0.24%) HP
12 2 (0.24%) iManage
13 1 (0.12%) Dell
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wellington, Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Generous Benifit Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £44000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Redditch
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £55000 per annum + bonus, home working
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Maidenhead
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP - The Phoenix Partnership SystmOne
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheltenham
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago