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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 543 494 547
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 407 569 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.52% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.54% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 370 490 435
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £29,023
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -26 401 £45,000 -5.26% 33
London -13 191 £51,500 -6.36% 12
South East -28 76 £45,000 +2.27% 4
City of London +51 47 £56,250 -2.17% 5
North West +7 43 £50,000 +12.35% 4
East Midlands +23 32 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Nottinghamshire +21 29 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Nottingham +23 24 £45,000 - 2
Manchester -9 23 £52,500 +10.52% 3
South West +16 21 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Brighton +24 20 £45,000 +18.42%
East Sussex +11 20 £45,000 +7.14%
Yorkshire +22 16 £36,000 -10.00% 3
Hampshire -8 16 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Somerset - 14 £45,000 - 2
Southampton +2 12 £50,000 +28.20% 1
Cheshire +30 11 £37,500 -11.76%
Berkshire +2 11 £50,000 +2.56%
West Sussex -18 11 £44,500 +5.95% 1
West Yorkshire +14 10 £36,750 -8.12% 3
Crawley -7 10 £44,500 +5.95% 1
Bath - 9 £45,000 -
North East +8 8 £43,022 -2.22%
Tyne and Wear +3 8 £43,022 -2.22%
Surrey +23 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 7 £44,000 -
Leeds +28 6 £36,000 -20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 6 £47,500 +18.75%
East of England -2 6 £42,500 -1.16% 1
Oxfordshire -5 5 £41,500 -7.77% 1

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 742 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 640 (86.25%) SQL
3 426 (57.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 417 (56.20%) T-SQL
5 331 (44.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 294 (39.62%) Performance Tuning
7 286 (38.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 277 (37.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 265 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 263 (35.44%) Microsoft
11 208 (28.03%) Business Intelligence
12 202 (27.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 201 (27.09%) Windows
14 199 (26.82%) Finance
14 199 (26.82%) Clustering
15 195 (26.28%) Replication
16 172 (23.18%) Data Warehouse
17 153 (20.62%) High Availability
18 144 (19.41%) SQL Server 2005
19 140 (18.87%) MS Excel
20 128 (17.25%) ETL
21 117 (15.77%) Degree
22 109 (14.69%) PowerShell
23 102 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
24 95 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
25 87 (11.73%) Windows Server
26 86 (11.59%) Performance Monitoring
27 81 (10.92%) Relational Database
27 81 (10.92%) Oracle
28 80 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery

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 22 (2.96%) IIS
2 15 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.40%) Apache
6 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.13%) JBoss
7 1 (0.13%) Mule
7 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 140 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.40%) MS Office
3 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.40%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.21%) GitHub
4 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.67%) SaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.27%) IaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Office 365
6 2 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.12%) SAN
2 7 (0.94%) Internet
3 6 (0.81%) DHCP
3 6 (0.81%) DNS
3 6 (0.81%) Firewall
3 6 (0.81%) NAS
3 6 (0.81%) SMTP
4 4 (0.54%) LAN
4 4 (0.54%) WAN
5 3 (0.40%) SSL
5 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 742 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 426 (57.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 331 (44.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 286 (38.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 277 (37.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 265 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 202 (27.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 172 (23.18%) Data Warehouse
9 144 (19.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 81 (10.92%) Relational Database
11 74 (9.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 58 (7.82%) Oracle Database
13 56 (7.55%) RDBMS
14 51 (6.87%) OLTP
15 44 (5.93%) SQL Server 2016
16 41 (5.53%) SQL Server 2000
17 37 (4.99%) MySQL
18 34 (4.58%) DTS
19 26 (3.50%) OLAP
20 25 (3.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (3.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 26 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.21%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.54%) JIRA
6 3 (0.40%) Subversion
7 2 (0.27%) ERwin
8 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.13%) MSI
8 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 199 (26.82%) Finance
2 37 (4.99%) Legal
3 29 (3.91%) Law
4 24 (3.23%) Marketing
5 17 (2.29%) Banking
6 16 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.02%) Publishing
8 11 (1.48%) Back Office
8 11 (1.48%) Retail
9 10 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.21%) Advertising
11 8 (1.08%) Games
12 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.67%) Electronics
14 3 (0.40%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.50%) .NET
2 9 (1.21%) JDBC
3 7 (0.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 7 (0.94%) XML
4 6 (0.81%) Web Services
5 4 (0.54%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.54%) CGI
5 4 (0.54%) Middleware
6 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.13%) CSS
7 1 (0.13%) EDI
7 1 (0.13%) HTML
7 1 (0.13%) J2EE
7 1 (0.13%) MDX
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.13%) REST
7 1 (0.13%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 199 (26.82%) Clustering
2 195 (26.28%) Replication
3 36 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.29%) Statistics
7 14 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.21%) Reinsurance
10 8 (1.08%) Fintech
11 7 (0.94%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.67%) iPhone
13 4 (0.54%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.54%) EFT
13 4 (0.54%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.54%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.54%) NHS
14 2 (0.27%) CLARiiON
14 2 (0.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 201 (27.09%) Windows
2 87 (11.73%) Windows Server
3 49 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (4.99%) Linux
7 16 (2.16%) Unix
8 8 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.08%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.54%) Solaris
10 3 (0.40%) VMS
11 2 (0.27%) AIX
11 2 (0.27%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (39.62%) Performance Tuning
2 208 (28.03%) Business Intelligence
3 153 (20.62%) High Availability
4 128 (17.25%) ETL
5 95 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (11.59%) Performance Monitoring
7 80 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 60 (8.09%) Database Security
9 59 (7.95%) Database Mirroring
10 57 (7.68%) Capacity Planning
11 56 (7.55%) ITIL
11 56 (7.55%) Migration
12 44 (5.93%) Data Modelling
13 37 (4.99%) Mentoring
14 21 (2.83%) E-Commerce
15 19 (2.56%) Data Security
16 18 (2.43%) Database Optimisation
17 16 (2.16%) Data Transformation
17 16 (2.16%) Problem Management
18 15 (2.02%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 640 (86.25%) SQL
2 417 (56.20%) T-SQL
3 109 (14.69%) PowerShell
4 17 (2.29%) C#
5 12 (1.62%) PL/SQL
5 12 (1.62%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.48%) ANSI SQL
6 11 (1.48%) Java
7 6 (0.81%) VB.NET
8 5 (0.67%) Perl
8 5 (0.67%) VBA
8 5 (0.67%) VBScript
9 4 (0.54%) C
10 2 (0.27%) PHP
10 2 (0.27%) VB
11 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 117 (15.77%) Degree
2 102 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (5.66%) MCSA
4 33 (4.45%) MCITP
5 31 (4.18%) MCSE
6 30 (4.04%) MCTS
7 23 (3.10%) MCDBA
8 22 (2.96%) Security Cleared
9 17 (2.29%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (1.21%) MCP
12 5 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.83%) SLA
2 7 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.94%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.27%) QA
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 42 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (1.89%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.67%) vSphere
6 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.27%) SRDF
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 19 (2.56%) Data Guard
3 15 (2.02%) SCOM
4 9 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (0.94%) Perfmon
7 6 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.54%) LiteSpeed
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.40%) SCCM
9 3 (0.40%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.13%) Ansible
11 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 263 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.92%) Oracle
3 62 (8.36%) VMware
4 49 (6.60%) RedGate
5 12 (1.62%) EMC
6 11 (1.48%) Citrix
6 11 (1.48%) SolarWinds
7 9 (1.21%) Remedy
8 7 (0.94%) NetApp
8 7 (0.94%) SAP
9 5 (0.67%) Cognos
9 5 (0.67%) Sybase
10 4 (0.54%) Facebook
10 4 (0.54%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.40%) Computacenter
11 3 (0.40%) iManage
11 3 (0.40%) Jaspersoft
12 2 (0.27%) Google
12 2 (0.27%) IDERA
12 2 (0.27%) ServiceNow
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum for initital 12 month FTC
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £37000 per annum + benefits and bonus package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Generous Benifit Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Camborne, Cornwall
Computer People
Salary: £45k - £55k per annum + 25 days, Pension, healthcare
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: 40k + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £50000 Per Annum + on call + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Daylight Resources
Salary: Excellent Package to £75k
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Daylight Resources
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, pension etc.
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago