The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 453 384 449
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 561 668 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.60% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.64% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 472 554 510
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112468 104615 118208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 91225 86993 101313
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -78 552 £47,500 +5.55% 24
London -60 244 £55,000 +4.76% 11
South East +14 132 £47,500 +18.75% 6
East of England -19 70 £42,160 -6.31% 3
City of London -27 44 £52,500 -8.69% 4
West Midlands +34 40 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Kent +12 36 £50,000 +14.94%
Essex 0 30 £40,000 -
Surrey +16 28 £42,750 +6.87% 1
Staffordshire +14 23 £55,000 +15.78% 1
North West -32 22 £40,500 -10.00% 1
Suffolk +13 21 £45,000 -
Hampshire -2 21 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire -79 21 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire -7 17 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Leeds -45 16 £37,500 +4.16%
West Yorkshire -46 16 £37,500 -
Manchester -24 14 £41,250 +2.48% 1
Berkshire +11 13 £52,500 +23.52%
Basildon +12 12 £40,000 +6.66%
Milton Keynes +6 11 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Southampton 0 11 £42,500 +25.92% 1
Ipswich -7 11 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 11 £40,500 - 3
Birmingham +3 10 £45,000 +28.57%
Reading +1 10 £55,000 +10.00%
Tunbridge Wells -5 10 £55,000 +10.00%
North East -4 9 £40,000 -5.88%
South West -15 9 £36,500 -9.87%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 8 £41,250 -2.94%

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 976 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 843 (86.37%) SQL
3 568 (58.20%) T-SQL
4 565 (57.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 549 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 547 (56.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 479 (49.08%) Performance Tuning
8 388 (39.75%) Replication
9 345 (35.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 324 (33.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 322 (32.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 297 (30.43%) Microsoft
13 274 (28.07%) Clustering
14 272 (27.87%) Finance
14 272 (27.87%) Windows
15 212 (21.72%) Business Intelligence
16 202 (20.70%) MS Excel
17 173 (17.73%) Oracle
18 168 (17.21%) Data Warehouse
19 146 (14.96%) Disaster Recovery
20 122 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
21 118 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
22 100 (10.25%) Oracle Database
23 98 (10.04%) ITIL
24 93 (9.53%) ETL
25 91 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
26 84 (8.61%) Relational Database
27 82 (8.40%) SQL Server 2000
28 81 (8.30%) Database Tuning
29 80 (8.20%) High Availability

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (4.30%) IIS
2 35 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (0.41%) CMS
5 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
5 4 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.31%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.20%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.10%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 202 (20.70%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.02%) MS Office
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.20%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.20%) Capstone
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.72%) SaaS
4 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (8.09%) SAN
2 30 (3.07%) VPN
3 26 (2.66%) DNS
4 24 (2.46%) iSCSI
4 24 (2.46%) Firewall
5 20 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (1.84%) Internet
7 11 (1.13%) WAN
8 8 (0.82%) DHCP
9 7 (0.72%) NAS
9 7 (0.72%) DMZ
9 7 (0.72%) LAN
10 5 (0.51%) Intranet
11 4 (0.41%) HTTP
12 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 976 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 565 (57.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 549 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 547 (56.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 345 (35.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 324 (33.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 322 (32.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 168 (17.21%) Data Warehouse
9 122 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 100 (10.25%) Oracle Database
11 84 (8.61%) Relational Database
12 82 (8.40%) SQL Server 2000
13 76 (7.79%) MySQL
14 74 (7.58%) DTS
15 62 (6.35%) RDBMS
16 59 (6.05%) Oracle Database 11g
17 48 (4.92%) OLTP
18 45 (4.61%) OLAP
19 36 (3.69%) Oracle Database 10g
20 28 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.72%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.51%) Subversion
4 3 (0.31%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.20%) ERwin
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.10%) JIRA
6 1 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 272 (27.87%) Finance
2 43 (4.41%) Banking
3 28 (2.87%) Marketing
4 27 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.84%) Music Industry
6 16 (1.64%) Retail
7 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.72%) Games
9 7 (0.72%) Legal
10 5 (0.51%) Law
10 5 (0.51%) Advertising
10 5 (0.51%) Publishing
11 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.10%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.09%) .NET
2 30 (3.07%) Web Services
3 10 (1.02%) XML
3 10 (1.02%) HTML
4 6 (0.61%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.51%) MDX
6 4 (0.41%) Lucene
7 3 (0.31%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.20%) SOAP
8 2 (0.20%) COM
8 2 (0.20%) Middleware
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.20%) WCF
8 2 (0.20%) JSON
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.10%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.10%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.10%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.10%) CSS
9 1 (0.10%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 388 (39.75%) Replication
2 274 (28.07%) Clustering
3 23 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 13 (1.33%) Statistics
5 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.02%) Hedge funds
6 10 (1.02%) Data Integration
7 7 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (0.72%) Social Media
8 6 (0.61%) GIS
8 6 (0.61%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.51%) BBC
10 2 (0.20%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.20%) CMDB
10 2 (0.20%) Online Games
10 2 (0.20%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.10%) Blog
11 1 (0.10%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.10%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 272 (27.87%) Windows
2 91 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (3.89%) Linux
5 34 (3.48%) UNIX
6 33 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (49.08%) Performance Tuning
2 212 (21.72%) Business Intelligence
3 146 (14.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 98 (10.04%) ITIL
5 93 (9.53%) ETL
6 81 (8.30%) Database Tuning
7 80 (8.20%) High Availability
7 80 (8.20%) Database Security
8 71 (7.27%) Migration
9 66 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
10 44 (4.51%) Performance Monitoring
11 43 (4.41%) Performance Analysis
12 40 (4.10%) Data Modelling
13 37 (3.79%) Scrum
13 37 (3.79%) Security Management
14 29 (2.97%) Business Continuity
15 25 (2.56%) E-Commerce
16 24 (2.46%) Change Management
17 19 (1.95%) Project Management
18 18 (1.84%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 843 (86.37%) SQL
2 568 (58.20%) T-SQL
3 77 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 35 (3.59%) C#
5 29 (2.97%) VB.NET
6 21 (2.15%) Perl
7 20 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 16 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.72%) VBScript
9 7 (0.72%) VB
10 5 (0.51%) Java
11 3 (0.31%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 3 (0.31%) VBA
12 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.20%) C++
13 1 (0.10%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.10%) PHP
13 1 (0.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 118 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (8.20%) Degree
3 54 (5.53%) MCITP
4 25 (2.56%) MCSA
4 25 (2.56%) MCDBA
4 25 (2.56%) MCTS
5 22 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.25%) MCSE
6 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 11 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.82%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.72%) OCP
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 3 (0.31%) HND
13 2 (0.20%) CISA
13 2 (0.20%) MCP
13 2 (0.20%) MCSD
14 1 (0.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (2.46%) QA
3 16 (1.64%) SLA
4 10 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.97%) Oracle RMAN
3 21 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
4 20 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.82%) LiteSpeed
6 3 (0.31%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (1.33%) Data Guard
2 10 (1.02%) Foglight
2 10 (1.02%) SCOM
3 9 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (0.92%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.51%) Nagios
5 3 (0.31%) Zenoss
5 3 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (0.31%) OpenView
5 3 (0.31%) MOM
6 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.20%) Munin
7 1 (0.10%) WSUS
7 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 297 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 173 (17.73%) Oracle
3 45 (4.61%) VMware
4 35 (3.59%) Red Gate
5 20 (2.05%) HP
6 18 (1.84%) Business Objects
7 17 (1.74%) Sybase
8 12 (1.23%) SAP
9 11 (1.13%) Remedy
10 9 (0.92%) Cognos
10 9 (0.92%) EMC
10 9 (0.92%) Citrix
11 8 (0.82%) NetApp
12 6 (0.61%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.61%) Percona
13 5 (0.51%) Facebook
13 5 (0.51%) Infor
13 5 (0.51%) Apple
13 5 (0.51%) Sony
13 5 (0.51%) Yahoo!
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 45000 + Benifits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
CK Group
Salary: £37000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Optima Recruitment
Salary: £35k to £45k + 10% Bonus + 5% Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits package incl. bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 44,000 plus Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Surrey Police
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sports Interactive Limited
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Eurotime Solutions
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago