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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 457 546 421
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -125
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 529 426 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.36% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.39% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 470 371 513
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +66 500 £47,500 -5.00% 51
London +39 232 £55,000 +7.31% 20
South East +38 134 £45,000 +5.88% 14
City of London +39 54 £57,500 +9.52% 8
East of England +11 36 £45,000 +5.88% 3
North West 0 28 £47,500 -5.00% 4
West Sussex +31 27 £42,000 -1.17% 2
Hampshire 0 27 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Manchester +19 23 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Yorkshire +12 22 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Berkshire +14 21 £45,000 +9.09% 4
West Midlands -4 21 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East Midlands +12 20 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Nottinghamshire - 20 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham - 20 £45,000 - 1
Winchester - 18 £45,000 - 1
Kent +16 16 £47,500 -13.63%
West Yorkshire +17 15 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 15 £41,250 - 2
East Sussex +36 14 £42,000 -6.66% 1
Lewes - 14 £42,000 -
Surrey +16 13 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Horsham +13 13 - -
Scotland +22 12 £55,000 +83.33% 1
Reading +18 12 £57,500 +35.29% 3
Essex -4 12 £39,500 -12.22% 2
Cambridgeshire +22 11 £55,000 +22.22%
Cambridge +18 10 £55,000 +22.22%
Maidstone - 10 £50,000 -
Crawley - 10 £42,000 - 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1087 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 916 (84.27%) SQL
3 603 (55.47%) T-SQL
4 549 (50.51%) Performance Tuning
5 529 (48.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 506 (46.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 466 (42.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 427 (39.28%) Replication
9 422 (38.82%) Clustering
10 412 (37.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 390 (35.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 362 (33.30%) Microsoft
13 291 (26.77%) Business Intelligence
14 278 (25.57%) Windows
15 263 (24.20%) Finance
16 260 (23.92%) Data Warehouse
17 240 (22.08%) SQL Server 2005
18 219 (20.15%) MS Excel
19 152 (13.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 144 (13.25%) Capacity Planning
21 134 (12.33%) Oracle
22 131 (12.05%) Database Mirroring
23 129 (11.87%) Performance Monitoring
24 126 (11.59%) ETL
25 117 (10.76%) Relational Database
26 114 (10.49%) PowerShell
27 110 (10.12%) High Availability
28 100 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
29 98 (9.02%) RDBMS
29 98 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.13%) IIS
3 18 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.37%) SAS
6 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.28%) Apache
7 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.18%) JBoss
7 2 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.092%) WordPress
8 1 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.092%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 219 (20.15%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.092%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.092%) Agresso
4 1 (0.092%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.92%) SaaS
4 7 (0.64%) GitHub
5 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.092%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.13%) Internet
2 30 (2.76%) SAN
3 14 (1.29%) DNS
4 9 (0.83%) Firewall
5 7 (0.64%) LAN
5 7 (0.64%) WAN
5 7 (0.64%) VPN
5 7 (0.64%) NAS
6 4 (0.37%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.37%) DMZ
7 2 (0.18%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.092%) Intranet
8 1 (0.092%) Network Security
8 1 (0.092%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1087 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 529 (48.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 506 (46.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 466 (42.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 412 (37.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 390 (35.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 260 (23.92%) Data Warehouse
8 240 (22.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 152 (13.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 117 (10.76%) Relational Database
11 98 (9.02%) RDBMS
12 89 (8.19%) Oracle Database
13 79 (7.27%) SQL Server 2000
14 58 (5.34%) MySQL
15 44 (4.05%) DTS
16 33 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
17 32 (2.94%) OLAP
18 29 (2.67%) NoSQL
19 21 (1.93%) OLTP
20 17 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (5.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.74%) JIRA
5 7 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.46%) Toad
7 1 (0.092%) ERwin
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.092%) MSTest
General
1 263 (24.20%) Finance
2 83 (7.64%) Banking
3 46 (4.23%) Marketing
4 38 (3.50%) Retail
5 31 (2.85%) Legal
6 30 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.76%) Law
7 27 (2.48%) Advertising
8 17 (1.56%) Games
9 13 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.64%) Electronics
11 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.46%) Front Office
11 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.28%) Back Office
12 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.092%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.092%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.43%) .NET
2 18 (1.66%) COM
3 14 (1.29%) Web Services
4 11 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 10 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 9 (0.83%) MDX
7 7 (0.64%) HTML
8 6 (0.55%) CSS
9 5 (0.46%) JDBC
10 4 (0.37%) XML
10 4 (0.37%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.28%) Ajax
12 1 (0.092%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 1 (0.092%) FIX Protocol
12 1 (0.092%) Apache Flex
12 1 (0.092%) LINQ
12 1 (0.092%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 427 (39.28%) Replication
2 422 (38.82%) Clustering
3 86 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (3.86%) Statistics
5 35 (3.22%) Data Centre
6 25 (2.30%) Hedge funds
7 16 (1.47%) Social Network
8 15 (1.38%) Social Media
8 15 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.20%) BBC
10 12 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.92%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.83%) Streaming Music
14 5 (0.46%) DTV
14 5 (0.46%) iPhone
14 5 (0.46%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.37%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 278 (25.57%) Windows
2 61 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (4.32%) Linux
6 36 (3.31%) UNIX
7 9 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.55%) AIX
9 5 (0.46%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.46%) Android
10 4 (0.37%) Solaris
11 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.28%) Debian
11 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.28%) CentOS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.092%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (50.51%) Performance Tuning
2 291 (26.77%) Business Intelligence
3 144 (13.25%) Capacity Planning
4 131 (12.05%) Database Mirroring
5 129 (11.87%) Performance Monitoring
6 126 (11.59%) ETL
7 110 (10.12%) High Availability
8 98 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 94 (8.65%) Database Security
10 90 (8.28%) Migration
11 88 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
12 75 (6.90%) ITIL
13 56 (5.15%) Change Management
14 46 (4.23%) Database Tuning
15 41 (3.77%) Data Modelling
16 39 (3.59%) Data Migration
17 35 (3.22%) Incident Management
18 31 (2.85%) Release Management
19 30 (2.76%) DevOps
20 26 (2.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 916 (84.27%) SQL
2 603 (55.47%) T-SQL
3 114 (10.49%) PowerShell
4 30 (2.76%) C#
5 21 (1.93%) Java
6 19 (1.75%) VBScript
7 18 (1.66%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.38%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.29%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.20%) Python
12 9 (0.83%) Ruby
13 8 (0.74%) VB
13 8 (0.74%) Perl
14 7 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.46%) C
15 5 (0.46%) Korn
16 4 (0.37%) PHP
17 3 (0.28%) C++
18 2 (0.18%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 100 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (5.24%) Degree
3 31 (2.85%) MCITP
4 24 (2.21%) MCDBA
4 24 (2.21%) MCSE
5 23 (2.12%) MCSA
6 20 (1.84%) MCTS
7 12 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (0.83%) Security Cleared
9 8 (0.74%) OCP
10 7 (0.64%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.37%) MCP
13 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.28%) IBM Certification
14 2 (0.18%) MCAD
14 2 (0.18%) PMP
14 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.092%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.39%) QA
2 20 (1.84%) SLA
3 6 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.28%) TickIT
7 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
2 23 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.84%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.28%) vSphere
7 2 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.092%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.092%) SRDF
8 1 (0.092%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 31 (2.85%) Data Guard
2 14 (1.29%) SCOM
3 13 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.18%) SCCM
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.092%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.092%) Foglight
8 1 (0.092%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.092%) Puppet
Vendors
1 362 (33.30%) Microsoft
2 134 (12.33%) Oracle
3 54 (4.97%) VMware
4 51 (4.69%) Facebook
5 27 (2.48%) IBM
6 25 (2.30%) Red Gate
7 21 (1.93%) Google
8 18 (1.66%) Cognos
8 18 (1.66%) Twitter
9 17 (1.56%) SAP
10 14 (1.29%) Apple
11 13 (1.20%) Sony
11 13 (1.20%) Yahoo!
12 11 (1.01%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.83%) HP
14 7 (0.64%) Sybase
15 6 (0.55%) Tableau
16 5 (0.46%) Vertica
17 4 (0.37%) 3PAR
17 4 (0.37%) Tripwire
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 27-30k
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £85000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £38k - 44k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £47,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension, Bonus, Health & Dental Care
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £44000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £55,000 per annum Excellent Package - Full details on request
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago