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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 552 410 408
Rank change year-on-year
-142 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 380 607 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.59% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 340 516 555
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -138 366 £47,500 +5.55% 22
London -15 209 £50,000 -4.76% 10
South East -121 64 £46,250 +2.77% 3
City of London +3 37 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Hampshire -15 26 £52,500 +29.62% 1
North West -21 23 £50,000 +17.64%
East of England -34 23 £42,500 -5.55% 2
South West -18 16 £41,250 -5.71% 2
Uxbridge - 16 £41,000 -
West Midlands -41 13 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire -60 13 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Cheshire -23 12 £50,000 +9.89%
Essex +6 11 £45,000 +38.46%
Bristol +5 11 £40,000 -
Manchester +3 10 £50,000 +17.64%
Berkshire -26 10 £47,500 -9.52%
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £35,000 -30.00%
Milton Keynes -9 9 £35,000 -30.00%
Surrey -26 9 £42,500 +13.33%
Oxfordshire +9 8 £42,500 -5.55%
Wales +2 7 £35,000 - 2
Maidenhead -11 7 £47,500 -20.83%
Croydon - 6 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire -3 5 £34,000 -24.44%
Swindon -6 5 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Wiltshire -7 5 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Sheffield -12 5 £57,500 +43.75%
Bromley -15 5 £40,000 +23.07%
South Yorkshire -20 5 £57,500 +49.35%
West Yorkshire -55 5 £27,500 -26.66%

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 906 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 744 (82.12%) SQL
3 517 (57.06%) T-SQL
4 487 (53.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 440 (48.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 413 (45.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 410 (45.25%) Performance Tuning
8 317 (34.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 311 (34.33%) Replication
10 299 (33.00%) Microsoft
11 273 (30.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 266 (29.36%) Windows
12 266 (29.36%) SQL Server 2005
13 233 (25.72%) Clustering
14 189 (20.86%) Finance
15 186 (20.53%) MS Excel
16 182 (20.09%) Oracle
16 182 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
17 157 (17.33%) Data Warehouse
18 121 (13.36%) MySQL
19 118 (13.02%) Disaster Recovery
20 116 (12.80%) ETL
21 104 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
22 100 (11.04%) .NET
23 94 (10.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
24 87 (9.60%) Relational Database
25 84 (9.27%) Oracle Database
26 81 (8.94%) Database Security
26 81 (8.94%) Degree
27 79 (8.72%) DTS

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 31 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.43%) IIS
3 9 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (0.99%) WordPress
4 8 (0.88%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.44%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.33%) OpenROAD
8 3 (0.33%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) CMS
10 1 (0.11%) SAS
10 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 186 (20.53%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.21%) MS Office
3 9 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) Lawson
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.99%) Office 365
4 8 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.33%) PaaS
5 3 (0.33%) IaaS
6 2 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.63%) SAN
2 15 (1.66%) VPN
3 14 (1.55%) DNS
3 14 (1.55%) WAN
4 10 (1.10%) LAN
5 9 (0.99%) Internet
6 6 (0.66%) NAS
6 6 (0.66%) Firewall
7 3 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.33%) Intranet
7 3 (0.33%) HTTP
7 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.33%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.11%) DHCP
8 1 (0.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 906 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 487 (53.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 440 (48.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 413 (45.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 317 (34.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 273 (30.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 266 (29.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 157 (17.33%) Data Warehouse
9 121 (13.36%) MySQL
10 94 (10.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 87 (9.60%) Relational Database
12 84 (9.27%) Oracle Database
13 79 (8.72%) DTS
14 69 (7.62%) SQL Server 2000
15 59 (6.51%) RDBMS
16 55 (6.07%) Oracle Database 11g
17 46 (5.08%) OLAP
18 41 (4.53%) NoSQL
19 40 (4.42%) OLTP
20 38 (4.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 23 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (1.55%) Hudson
2 14 (1.55%) Selenium
3 12 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 189 (20.86%) Finance
2 39 (4.30%) Banking
3 34 (3.75%) Marketing
4 24 (2.65%) Retail
5 16 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.43%) Games
6 13 (1.43%) Advertising
7 10 (1.10%) Legal
8 9 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.66%) Music Industry
10 5 (0.55%) Law
11 4 (0.44%) Back Office
11 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Publishing
12 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (11.04%) .NET
2 51 (5.63%) Web Services
3 29 (3.20%) HTML
4 24 (2.65%) XML
5 18 (1.99%) MDX
6 12 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.10%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.88%) WCF
9 7 (0.77%) Lucene
10 4 (0.44%) Ajax
11 3 (0.33%) CSS
11 3 (0.33%) jQuery
12 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (0.22%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (0.22%) JSON
12 2 (0.22%) COM
12 2 (0.22%) SOAP
13 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 311 (34.33%) Replication
2 233 (25.72%) Clustering
3 25 (2.76%) Social Media
4 23 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.43%) BBC
6 21 (2.32%) Statistics
7 16 (1.77%) Data Integration
8 13 (1.43%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.66%) Online Games
11 3 (0.33%) DTV
12 2 (0.22%) Spread Betting
12 2 (0.22%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.22%) GIS
13 1 (0.11%) Artificial Intelligence
13 1 (0.11%) Tandem
13 1 (0.11%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.11%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.11%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.11%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 266 (29.36%) Windows
2 65 (7.17%) Linux
3 58 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (4.53%) UNIX
5 31 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.11%) Solaris
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (45.25%) Performance Tuning
2 182 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
3 118 (13.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 116 (12.80%) ETL
5 81 (8.94%) Database Security
6 69 (7.62%) ITIL
7 56 (6.18%) E-Commerce
8 52 (5.74%) Migration
9 50 (5.52%) High Availability
10 47 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
11 44 (4.86%) Capacity Planning
12 43 (4.75%) Database Tuning
13 31 (3.42%) Data Modelling
14 28 (3.09%) Business Continuity
15 27 (2.98%) Scrum
16 21 (2.32%) Data Management
16 21 (2.32%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (2.32%) Performance Analysis
17 20 (2.21%) Change Data Capture
17 20 (2.21%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 744 (82.12%) SQL
2 517 (57.06%) T-SQL
3 65 (7.17%) PowerShell
4 43 (4.75%) C#
5 38 (4.19%) PL/SQL
6 33 (3.64%) Java
6 33 (3.64%) VB
7 20 (2.21%) Shell Script
8 17 (1.88%) C++
9 16 (1.77%) Python
10 13 (1.43%) Perl
11 11 (1.21%) PHP
11 11 (1.21%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.44%) VBA
13 3 (0.33%) VB6
13 3 (0.33%) VBScript
13 3 (0.33%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.33%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 104 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (8.94%) Degree
3 38 (4.19%) MCITP
4 36 (3.97%) MCDBA
5 25 (2.76%) MCTS
6 20 (2.21%) MCSE
7 17 (1.88%) MCSA
8 14 (1.55%) Security Cleared
9 12 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.99%) OCP
12 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (0.44%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 2 (0.22%) MCP
14 2 (0.22%) MCSD
14 2 (0.22%) HND
14 2 (0.22%) CISA
15 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.21%) SLA
2 9 (0.99%) ISO 9001
2 9 (0.99%) QA
3 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (4.19%) Oracle RMAN
2 32 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.10%) LiteSpeed
6 8 (0.88%) vSphere
7 6 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.11%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 17 (1.88%) Data Guard
2 11 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (0.88%) SCOM
4 4 (0.44%) Nagios
4 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.22%) Opsview
6 2 (0.22%) Munin
6 2 (0.22%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.22%) WSUS
6 2 (0.22%) OpenView
6 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 299 (33.00%) Microsoft
2 182 (20.09%) Oracle
3 30 (3.31%) Sony
4 24 (2.65%) Facebook
4 24 (2.65%) VMware
5 22 (2.43%) Red Gate
5 22 (2.43%) Apple
5 22 (2.43%) Yahoo!
5 22 (2.43%) Google
6 16 (1.77%) SAP
7 14 (1.55%) HP
7 14 (1.55%) Sybase
8 11 (1.21%) Business Objects
8 11 (1.21%) Infor
9 10 (1.10%) Percona
9 10 (1.10%) Cognos
10 8 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.77%) Vertica
12 6 (0.66%) Sun
13 5 (0.55%) IBM
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 37.5 hour week, 25 days holiday
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Devon
Vadis People
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - plus 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum Plus bonus and bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (Depending on Experience)
Posted: 16 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Up to £35k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago