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 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
UK
Rank 554 531 472
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 307 431 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.45% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 274 373 512
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 £33,775
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
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 £42,500 £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 January 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 January 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 -4 302 £47,500 -5.00% 39
London -9 132 £52,500 -4.54% 23
South East +45 56 £47,500 +5.55% 4
North West -22 36 £42,500 -10.52% 5
East Midlands +25 28 £35,000 -14.11% 2
Manchester -33 23 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Brighton +35 17 £42,500 - 1
East Sussex +26 17 £42,500 - 1
City of London -11 17 £60,000 +4.34% 7
South West +15 16 £42,500 -8.10% 2
East of England +10 14 £55,000 +18.91% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 14 £35,000 -21.34% 1
Nottingham +2 14 £35,000 -21.34% 1
Yorkshire +11 12 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Northamptonshire - 11 - - 1
Surrey +45 10 £57,500 +15.00%
Guildford +35 10 £57,500 +35.29%
Leeds +29 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
West Yorkshire +13 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Northampton - 10 - -
Kent +11 9 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Hampshire +12 8 £45,000 -10.00%
Liverpool -3 8 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Merseyside -10 8 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Wiltshire +21 7 £42,500 -15.00%
Southampton +10 7 £45,000 -
Exeter - 7 £42,500 - 1
Devon - 7 £42,500 - 1
Reading +32 6 £54,500 +3.80%
Berkshire +17 6 £54,500 +21.11%

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 697 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 581 (83.36%) SQL
3 418 (59.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 394 (56.53%) T-SQL
5 349 (50.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 297 (42.61%) Performance Tuning
7 271 (38.88%) Microsoft
8 202 (28.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 200 (28.69%) Replication
10 198 (28.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 194 (27.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 192 (27.55%) SQL Server 2014
13 182 (26.11%) Business Intelligence
14 172 (24.68%) Clustering
15 163 (23.39%) Data Warehouse
16 153 (21.95%) High Availability
17 141 (20.23%) Finance
18 140 (20.09%) Windows
19 125 (17.93%) ETL
20 121 (17.36%) MS Excel
21 94 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
22 86 (12.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
23 85 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
24 82 (11.76%) Oracle
25 77 (11.05%) Degree
26 71 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
27 70 (10.04%) Disaster Recovery
28 68 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
29 67 (9.61%) Windows Server
30 65 (9.33%) PowerShell

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 38 (5.45%) IIS
2 25 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
3 9 (1.29%) SAS
4 8 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.57%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.43%) Apache
6 3 (0.43%) Confluence
6 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 121 (17.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.00%) SaaS
5 5 (0.72%) Office 365
6 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.29%) SAN
2 6 (0.86%) Intranet
3 2 (0.29%) HTTP
3 2 (0.29%) Internet
4 1 (0.14%) DAB
4 1 (0.14%) NAS
4 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 697 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 418 (59.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 349 (50.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 202 (28.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 198 (28.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 194 (27.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 192 (27.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 163 (23.39%) Data Warehouse
9 86 (12.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 85 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 65 (9.33%) OLTP
12 58 (8.32%) SQL Server 2016
13 55 (7.89%) MongoDB
13 55 (7.89%) MySQL
14 53 (7.60%) Relational Database
15 48 (6.89%) RDBMS
16 41 (5.88%) Oracle Database
17 40 (5.74%) DTS
18 34 (4.88%) OLAP
19 28 (4.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 17 (2.44%) JIRA
3 14 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 141 (20.23%) Finance
2 44 (6.31%) Banking
3 24 (3.44%) Marketing
4 21 (3.01%) Advertising
5 14 (2.01%) Legal
6 13 (1.87%) Back Office
6 13 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.29%) Music Industry
8 5 (0.72%) Games
8 5 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.57%) Law
9 4 (0.57%) Retail
10 3 (0.43%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.60%) .NET
2 23 (3.30%) .NET Framework
3 12 (1.72%) Web Services
4 9 (1.29%) XML
5 6 (0.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (0.43%) JDBC
7 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.29%) Middleware
7 2 (0.29%) REST
8 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.14%) COM
8 1 (0.14%) CSS
8 1 (0.14%) DCOM
8 1 (0.14%) HTML
8 1 (0.14%) JSON
8 1 (0.14%) LINQ
8 1 (0.14%) MDX
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.14%) RESTful
8 1 (0.14%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 200 (28.69%) Replication
2 172 (24.68%) Clustering
3 38 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.87%) Statistics
5 25 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (3.44%) Computer Science
7 23 (3.30%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.87%) Reinsurance
9 11 (1.58%) Fintech
10 10 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.86%) iPad
12 5 (0.72%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.57%) NHS
14 2 (0.29%) Derivative
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Team
15 1 (0.14%) Hedge funds
15 1 (0.14%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 140 (20.09%) Windows
2 67 (9.61%) Windows Server
3 38 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (4.59%) Linux
4 32 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.44%) Unix
6 20 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (42.61%) Performance Tuning
2 182 (26.11%) Business Intelligence
3 153 (21.95%) High Availability
4 125 (17.93%) ETL
5 71 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (10.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 52 (7.46%) Performance Monitoring
8 49 (7.03%) Capacity Planning
8 49 (7.03%) Database Security
9 43 (6.17%) Database Mirroring
10 42 (6.03%) ITIL
11 38 (5.45%) Migration
12 33 (4.73%) E-Commerce
13 26 (3.73%) Database Optimisation
14 23 (3.30%) Data Modelling
15 22 (3.16%) Database Tuning
16 21 (3.01%) Server Building
17 17 (2.44%) Data Transformation
18 16 (2.30%) Mentoring
19 14 (2.01%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 581 (83.36%) SQL
2 394 (56.53%) T-SQL
3 65 (9.33%) PowerShell
4 38 (5.45%) C#
5 22 (3.16%) VB.NET
6 19 (2.73%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.43%) Java
9 2 (0.29%) PHP
9 2 (0.29%) R
10 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (11.05%) Degree
3 29 (4.16%) MCITP
4 22 (3.16%) MCSA
5 17 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.72%) MCSE
7 12 (1.72%) MCTS
8 10 (1.43%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.87%) SLA
2 19 (2.73%) QA
3 5 (0.72%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 28 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.43%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (4.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 17 (2.44%) Perfmon
3 15 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (1.87%) Data Guard
5 10 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
6 9 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (0.72%) SCOM
8 4 (0.57%) Opsview
8 4 (0.57%) SCCM
9 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.29%) Control-M
10 2 (0.29%) Puppet
11 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 271 (38.88%) Microsoft
2 82 (11.76%) Oracle
3 42 (6.03%) VMware
4 23 (3.30%) Sybase
5 20 (2.87%) Facebook
6 18 (2.58%) SolarWinds
7 12 (1.72%) Veritas
8 11 (1.58%) Computacenter
9 10 (1.43%) IBM
9 10 (1.43%) RedGate
10 9 (1.29%) HP
10 9 (1.29%) hybris
11 7 (1.00%) Citrix
12 5 (0.72%) Tableau
13 4 (0.57%) Sun
14 3 (0.43%) Cognos
14 3 (0.43%) EMC
14 3 (0.43%) Red Hat
15 2 (0.29%) CommVault
15 2 (0.29%) SAP
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Luton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago