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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 508 499 433
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 447 453 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.41% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.44% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 383 388 517
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -8 436 £45,000 - 47
London +17 148 £52,500 - 14
South East -2 116 £45,000 - 18
Yorkshire -41 44 £40,500 +1.25% 3
West Midlands +9 39 £45,000 +5.88%
West Yorkshire -17 36 £41,000 +17.14% 1
City of London +28 34 £62,500 +8.69% 4
North West -4 29 £40,000 -1.84% 2
Hampshire -8 24 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Leeds -20 24 £40,000 +14.28%
Brighton - 22 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 22 £55,000 -
Berkshire 0 21 £47,500 +18.75% 1
East of England -23 21 £45,000 +12.50% 5
South West -6 20 £42,500 +9.67% 3
East Midlands +39 19 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Manchester -4 15 £40,000 +23.07%
Surrey -16 15 £47,000 -10.47% 5
Reading +2 13 £68,500 +120.96% 1
Wiltshire -1 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Nottinghamshire +15 12 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Nottingham +14 12 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Swindon +12 12 £43,992 +0.55% 1
Kent -36 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 11 £41,750 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £42,500 -3.40%
West Sussex +6 8 £42,750 -10.00% 2
Cheshire -15 8 £40,000 - 2
Essex -7 7 £47,500 - 1
Northamptonshire -12 7 £45,000 +20.00%

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 810 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 671 (82.84%) SQL
3 450 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 390 (48.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 359 (44.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 353 (43.58%) Performance Tuning
7 314 (38.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 297 (36.67%) Replication
9 293 (36.17%) Microsoft
10 269 (33.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 236 (29.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 206 (25.43%) Windows
13 187 (23.09%) Business Intelligence
14 185 (22.84%) SQL Server 2005
15 183 (22.59%) Clustering
16 170 (20.99%) Data Warehouse
17 142 (17.53%) Oracle
18 133 (16.42%) MS Excel
19 123 (15.19%) Finance
20 106 (13.09%) Disaster Recovery
21 100 (12.35%) MySQL
22 99 (12.22%) Degree
23 98 (12.10%) .NET
24 90 (11.11%) ETL
25 88 (10.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
26 78 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
27 74 (9.14%) SharePoint
28 72 (8.89%) Relational Database
29 71 (8.77%) Migration
30 65 (8.02%) Capacity Planning

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 74 (9.14%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.21%) WordPress
2 26 (3.21%) IIS
3 13 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (1.60%) OpenEdge
3 13 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 8 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.74%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.74%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.49%) SAS
6 4 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) WorkSite
Applications
1 133 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.35%) PowerPivot
4 13 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.12%) Agresso
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.21%) Office 365
2 21 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.23%) SaaS
4 7 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.59%) SAN
2 9 (1.11%) HTTP
3 8 (0.99%) DNS
4 5 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.37%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.37%) Internet
6 2 (0.25%) Firewall
7 1 (0.12%) NAS
7 1 (0.12%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 810 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 390 (48.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 359 (44.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 314 (38.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 269 (33.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 236 (29.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 185 (22.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 170 (20.99%) Data Warehouse
9 100 (12.35%) MySQL
10 88 (10.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 72 (8.89%) Relational Database
12 63 (7.78%) Oracle Database
13 57 (7.04%) RDBMS
14 44 (5.43%) DTS
15 43 (5.31%) OLTP
16 34 (4.20%) MS Access
16 34 (4.20%) NoSQL
17 25 (3.09%) OLAP
17 25 (3.09%) SQL Server 2000
18 24 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (3.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 20 (2.47%) Visual Studio
2 20 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.85%) Hudson
3 15 (1.85%) Selenium
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.49%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.12%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 123 (15.19%) Finance
2 50 (6.17%) Marketing
3 26 (3.21%) Banking
4 23 (2.84%) Retail
5 18 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.10%) Advertising
7 13 (1.60%) Legal
8 7 (0.86%) Electronics
9 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.62%) Games
11 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Military
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Law
13 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.25%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (12.10%) .NET
2 37 (4.57%) Web Services
3 21 (2.59%) HTML
3 21 (2.59%) MDX
4 18 (2.22%) XML
4 18 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 11 (1.36%) COM
6 10 (1.23%) WCF
7 7 (0.86%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.62%) CSS
9 4 (0.49%) Ajax
10 3 (0.37%) WSH
11 2 (0.25%) XSLT
11 2 (0.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 2 (0.25%) jQuery
12 1 (0.12%) HTML5
12 1 (0.12%) CSS3
12 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
12 1 (0.12%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 297 (36.67%) Replication
2 183 (22.59%) Clustering
3 65 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.06%) Computer Science
5 35 (4.32%) Statistics
6 19 (2.35%) Social Media
7 17 (2.10%) BBC
8 12 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.23%) Open Source
10 9 (1.11%) Social Network
11 8 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.62%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.49%) DTV
13 4 (0.49%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.37%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.25%) Data Extraction
15 2 (0.25%) Data Integration
15 2 (0.25%) New Media
15 2 (0.25%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 206 (25.43%) Windows
2 59 (7.28%) Linux
3 47 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (3.09%) UNIX
7 9 (1.11%) Solaris
8 4 (0.49%) CentOS
9 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (43.58%) Performance Tuning
2 187 (23.09%) Business Intelligence
3 106 (13.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 90 (11.11%) ETL
5 71 (8.77%) Migration
6 65 (8.02%) Capacity Planning
7 63 (7.78%) ITIL
8 57 (7.04%) Performance Monitoring
9 52 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (6.17%) Database Security
11 41 (5.06%) High Availability
12 39 (4.81%) E-Commerce
13 37 (4.57%) Data Modelling
14 28 (3.46%) Unit Testing
15 27 (3.33%) Change Management
16 24 (2.96%) Database Tuning
17 22 (2.72%) Performance Management
18 21 (2.59%) Data Migration
18 21 (2.59%) Change Data Capture
18 21 (2.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 671 (82.84%) SQL
2 450 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 58 (7.16%) PowerShell
4 52 (6.42%) VB
5 42 (5.19%) C#
6 36 (4.44%) PL/SQL
7 31 (3.83%) Python
8 27 (3.33%) PHP
8 27 (3.33%) Java
9 15 (1.85%) C++
10 12 (1.48%) Perl
11 5 (0.62%) C
11 5 (0.62%) VBScript
11 5 (0.62%) VBA
12 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.37%) VB6
13 2 (0.25%) XQuery
13 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.25%) XPath
14 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 99 (12.22%) Degree
2 78 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (3.09%) MCDBA
3 25 (3.09%) MCITP
4 23 (2.84%) MCTS
5 9 (1.11%) MCSE
6 7 (0.86%) MCSA
7 4 (0.49%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.25%) MCT
8 2 (0.25%) OCP
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.84%) ISO 9001
2 12 (1.48%) QA
3 10 (1.23%) SLA
4 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.59%) Hyper-V
3 19 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
4 16 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (0.99%) LiteSpeed
6 4 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (2.22%) Data Guard
2 8 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (0.99%) SCOM
3 7 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.37%) Foglight
5 3 (0.37%) Puppet
5 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.25%) SCSM
6 2 (0.25%) SCCM
7 1 (0.12%) Munin
7 1 (0.12%) Nagios
7 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 293 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 142 (17.53%) Oracle
3 29 (3.58%) Facebook
4 27 (3.33%) Sony
5 23 (2.84%) Sybase
6 20 (2.47%) Red Gate
7 19 (2.35%) IBM
8 17 (2.10%) Apple
8 17 (2.10%) Yahoo!
8 17 (2.10%) Google
9 12 (1.48%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.48%) HP
9 12 (1.48%) Business Objects
10 11 (1.36%) VMware
11 8 (0.99%) Cognos
12 7 (0.86%) Veritas
12 7 (0.86%) Twitter
13 6 (0.74%) BMC
13 6 (0.74%) Sun
13 6 (0.74%) SAP
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: Circa £340-360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Intapeople
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Car allowance / Bonus / Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 27 days holiday, banking bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woolston, Warrington
Actis Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Hedge Fund Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £72000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago