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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
UK
Rank 551 538 474
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 312 440 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.45% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 283 398 553
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%

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
80883 98578 103250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.45% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67143 82699 85275
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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 23 February 2017 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -6 303 £47,500 -5.00% 31
London +14 145 £52,500 -4.54% 11
South East +39 56 £46,250 -7.50% 10
North West -18 34 £42,500 -5.55% 3
City of London +7 24 £65,000 +13.04% 2
South West +20 23 £42,500 - 1
Manchester -42 19 £38,750 -13.88% 3
East Midlands +17 16 £35,000 -20.45%
East Sussex +24 15 £42,500 - 1
Brighton +16 15 £42,500 - 1
Kent +11 13 £67,500 +35.00%
Yorkshire +4 13 £46,250 +8.82% 3
Surrey +50 12 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire +19 12 £45,000 - 5
Devon +13 12 £42,500 - 1
Exeter -1 12 £42,500 - 1
Guildford - 12 £55,000 -
Wiltshire +26 11 £42,500 -12.82%
West Yorkshire +8 11 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Nottingham +6 11 £35,000 -22.22%
Nottinghamshire +3 11 £35,000 -22.22%
East of England +14 10 £55,000 +18.91% 1
Leeds +11 10 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Liverpool +12 9 £50,000 +14.28%
Merseyside +1 9 £50,000 +14.28%
Swindon - 9 £45,000 -
West Malling - 9 £67,500 -
Southampton +18 8 £45,000 +3.99% 1
Cheshire +21 6 £40,000 -21.56%
Essex +20 6 £57,500 +27.77% 1

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 658 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 542 (82.37%) SQL
3 381 (57.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 352 (53.50%) T-SQL
5 336 (51.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 279 (42.40%) Performance Tuning
7 242 (36.78%) Microsoft
8 191 (29.03%) Replication
9 185 (28.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 184 (27.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 183 (27.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 179 (27.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 177 (26.90%) Clustering
14 172 (26.14%) Business Intelligence
15 160 (24.32%) High Availability
16 150 (22.80%) Data Warehouse
17 141 (21.43%) Finance
18 126 (19.15%) Windows
19 112 (17.02%) ETL
20 108 (16.41%) MS Excel
21 107 (16.26%) Oracle
22 86 (13.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
23 83 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
24 78 (11.85%) Disaster Recovery
25 76 (11.55%) SQL Server 2005
26 70 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
27 67 (10.18%) SQL Server 2016
28 62 (9.42%) MongoDB
29 61 (9.27%) PowerShell
30 60 (9.12%) Banking

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 35 (5.32%) IIS
2 29 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (1.37%) SAS
5 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.46%) Confluence
7 2 (0.30%) Apache
7 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 108 (16.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 70 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.98%) SaaS
4 12 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.46%) Office 365
6 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.30%) IaaS
6 2 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.67%) SAN
2 6 (0.91%) Intranet
3 3 (0.46%) Internet
4 2 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.15%) DAB
5 1 (0.15%) NAS
5 1 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 658 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 381 (57.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 336 (51.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 185 (28.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 184 (27.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 183 (27.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 179 (27.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 150 (22.80%) Data Warehouse
9 86 (13.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 76 (11.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 67 (10.18%) SQL Server 2016
12 62 (9.42%) MongoDB
13 56 (8.51%) OLTP
14 54 (8.21%) MySQL
14 54 (8.21%) Oracle Database
15 41 (6.23%) Relational Database
16 38 (5.78%) RDBMS
17 34 (5.17%) NoSQL
18 32 (4.86%) OLAP
19 29 (4.41%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 14 (2.13%) JIRA
4 9 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 141 (21.43%) Finance
2 60 (9.12%) Banking
3 25 (3.80%) Marketing
4 23 (3.50%) Advertising
5 17 (2.58%) Legal
6 14 (2.13%) Music Industry
7 11 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.52%) Back Office
9 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.61%) Games
10 4 (0.61%) Law
10 4 (0.61%) Retail
10 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.46%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.02%) .NET
2 20 (3.04%) .NET Framework
3 11 (1.67%) Web Services
4 10 (1.52%) XML
5 6 (0.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.30%) JDBC
6 2 (0.30%) RESTful
7 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.15%) COM
7 1 (0.15%) CSS
7 1 (0.15%) DCOM
7 1 (0.15%) HTML
7 1 (0.15%) JSON
7 1 (0.15%) LINQ
7 1 (0.15%) MDX
7 1 (0.15%) Middleware
7 1 (0.15%) REST
7 1 (0.15%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 191 (29.03%) Replication
2 177 (26.90%) Clustering
3 33 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (3.50%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.67%) Fintech
8 10 (1.52%) Reinsurance
9 9 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.06%) iPad
11 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.46%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.30%) Derivative
13 2 (0.30%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.15%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 126 (19.15%) Windows
2 60 (9.12%) Windows Server
3 35 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (4.86%) Linux
5 31 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.65%) Unix
7 16 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (42.40%) Performance Tuning
2 172 (26.14%) Business Intelligence
3 160 (24.32%) High Availability
4 112 (17.02%) ETL
5 78 (11.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 59 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (7.45%) Capacity Planning
8 48 (7.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 42 (6.38%) Migration
10 40 (6.08%) Database Security
11 37 (5.62%) ITIL
12 35 (5.32%) Database Mirroring
13 34 (5.17%) E-Commerce
14 29 (4.41%) Statistics
15 27 (4.10%) Data Modelling
16 24 (3.65%) Database Optimisation
17 22 (3.34%) Database Tuning
18 16 (2.43%) Server Building
19 15 (2.28%) Scrum
20 14 (2.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 542 (82.37%) SQL
2 352 (53.50%) T-SQL
3 61 (9.27%) PowerShell
4 34 (5.17%) C#
5 19 (2.89%) Shell Script
6 18 (2.74%) VB.NET
7 9 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.30%) Java
8 2 (0.30%) PHP
8 2 (0.30%) R
9 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (8.81%) Degree
3 24 (3.65%) MCITP
4 18 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 17 (2.58%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.13%) MCSA
7 10 (1.52%) MCDBA
7 10 (1.52%) MCSE
8 7 (1.06%) MCTS
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.50%) QA
2 19 (2.89%) SLA
3 9 (1.37%) ISO 14001
3 9 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 22 (3.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
2 15 (2.28%) Failover Clustering
3 14 (2.13%) Perfmon
4 13 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (1.52%) Data Guard
6 9 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (0.76%) Opsview
7 5 (0.76%) SCOM
8 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.61%) SCCM
9 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (0.46%) Puppet
10 2 (0.30%) Control-M
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Sentry
11 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 242 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 107 (16.26%) Oracle
3 33 (5.02%) Sybase
4 31 (4.71%) VMware
5 22 (3.34%) Facebook
6 17 (2.58%) SolarWinds
7 12 (1.82%) Veritas
8 11 (1.67%) Computacenter
9 10 (1.52%) IBM
10 9 (1.37%) HP
10 9 (1.37%) hybris
10 9 (1.37%) RedGate
11 5 (0.76%) Tableau
12 4 (0.61%) Citrix
12 4 (0.61%) Sun
13 3 (0.46%) Sitecore
14 2 (0.30%) CommVault
14 2 (0.30%) EnterpriseDB
14 2 (0.30%) Google
14 2 (0.30%) Red Hat
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum £50-70k+
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Holiday buy/sale etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training, and private health insur
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Waterlooville
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £360045 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bracknell
Venturi
Salary: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Alton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 16 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Enable
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago