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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 626 437 478
Rank change year-on-year
-189 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 320 702 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.65% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 291 610 557
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
94522 107194 114726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79692 88358 93874
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -168 312 £45,000 -5.26% 39
London -94 142 £50,000 -9.09% 12
South East -73 60 £43,500 -3.33% 8
City of London +39 41 £50,500 -12.17% 2
South West +34 28 £38,250 -4.37% 3
North West +15 26 £47,500 - 7
Yorkshire -7 24 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands -1 20 £42,500 -5.55%
West Yorkshire -16 19 £37,500 - 2
Manchester -13 18 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Somerset - 17 £36,000 - 3
Surrey +5 15 £43,500 -9.37% 2
Nottinghamshire -8 14 £42,500 -
Berkshire +11 11 £27,500 -47.61% 1
Leeds +8 11 £36,000 -0.68% 1
Woking +3 9 £46,000 -4.16%
Taunton - 9 £35,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Nottingham -9 8 £42,500 -5.55%
Hampshire -25 8 £49,250 +9.44% 1
Milton Keynes +27 7 £47,500 +26.66%
Mayfair - 7 £50,000 -
Brighton +14 6 £46,250 +2.77% 1
Wales +5 6 £23,000 -40.64% 1
Merseyside +4 6 £47,500 +13.09% 1
South Wales -1 6 £23,000 -40.64% 1
Liverpool -2 6 £47,500 +13.09% 1
East Sussex -2 6 £46,250 +10.11% 1
Crawley -25 6 £39,250 -4.26%
West Sussex -35 6 £39,250 -7.64%

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 785 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 664 (84.59%) SQL
3 422 (53.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 400 (50.96%) T-SQL
5 384 (48.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 358 (45.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 308 (39.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 296 (37.71%) Performance Tuning
9 292 (37.20%) Microsoft
10 272 (34.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 247 (31.46%) Finance
12 239 (30.45%) Clustering
13 236 (30.06%) Replication
14 224 (28.54%) High Availability
15 207 (26.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 203 (25.86%) Windows
17 198 (25.22%) Business Intelligence
18 170 (21.66%) SQL Server 2005
19 153 (19.49%) MS Excel
20 150 (19.11%) Data Warehouse
21 123 (15.67%) Oracle
22 114 (14.52%) ETL
23 105 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
24 100 (12.74%) Disaster Recovery
25 99 (12.61%) PowerShell
26 97 (12.36%) Degree
27 90 (11.46%) Performance Monitoring
28 84 (10.70%) Relational Database
29 82 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
30 78 (9.94%) Windows Server

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 27 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.66%) IIS
3 7 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.25%) Apache
5 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.13%) Mule
6 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 153 (19.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.38%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.02%) SaaS
4 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.76%) GitHub
5 5 (0.64%) IaaS
5 5 (0.64%) PaaS
6 4 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.86%) SAN
2 12 (1.53%) Internet
3 9 (1.15%) Firewall
4 6 (0.76%) DNS
4 6 (0.76%) NAS
5 5 (0.64%) LAN
5 5 (0.64%) WAN
6 4 (0.51%) DHCP
6 4 (0.51%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.51%) SMTP
7 3 (0.38%) SSL
7 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 785 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 422 (53.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 384 (48.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 358 (45.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 308 (39.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 272 (34.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 207 (26.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 170 (21.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 150 (19.11%) Data Warehouse
10 84 (10.70%) Relational Database
11 75 (9.55%) Oracle Database
12 62 (7.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 57 (7.26%) MySQL
14 55 (7.01%) SQL Server 2000
15 45 (5.73%) RDBMS
16 38 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
17 35 (4.46%) OLTP
18 31 (3.95%) DTS
19 29 (3.69%) MongoDB
20 22 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (3.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (1.40%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.38%) ERwin
6 3 (0.38%) Subversion
7 2 (0.25%) MSI
8 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.13%) NUnit
8 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 247 (31.46%) Finance
2 46 (5.86%) Legal
3 38 (4.84%) Banking
4 37 (4.71%) Law
5 33 (4.20%) Marketing
6 19 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.04%) Retail
8 15 (1.91%) Advertising
9 14 (1.78%) Publishing
10 12 (1.53%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.15%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.76%) Back Office
12 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.64%) Games
14 4 (0.51%) Electronics
15 2 (0.25%) French Language
15 2 (0.25%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.71%) .NET
2 10 (1.27%) XML
3 9 (1.15%) Web Services
4 8 (1.02%) MDX
5 7 (0.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (0.76%) JDBC
7 4 (0.51%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (0.51%) CakePHP
7 4 (0.51%) CGI
8 3 (0.38%) Middleware
9 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.25%) COM
9 2 (0.25%) HTML
10 1 (0.13%) CSS
10 1 (0.13%) EDI
10 1 (0.13%) J2EE
10 1 (0.13%) LAMP
10 1 (0.13%) NHibernate
10 1 (0.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 239 (30.45%) Clustering
2 236 (30.06%) Replication
3 38 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.68%) Statistics
5 19 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.40%) Digital Media
10 10 (1.27%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.89%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.76%) Fintech
13 5 (0.64%) iPhone
14 4 (0.51%) Cybercrime
14 4 (0.51%) EFT
14 4 (0.51%) Reinsurance
15 3 (0.38%) CLARiiON
15 3 (0.38%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.38%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 203 (25.86%) Windows
2 78 (9.94%) Windows Server
3 54 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (5.35%) Linux
7 25 (3.18%) Unix
8 16 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.02%) Solaris
9 8 (1.02%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.38%) VMS
11 2 (0.25%) AIX
11 2 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (37.71%) Performance Tuning
2 224 (28.54%) High Availability
3 198 (25.22%) Business Intelligence
4 114 (14.52%) ETL
5 100 (12.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 90 (11.46%) Performance Monitoring
7 82 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (9.04%) Capacity Planning
9 70 (8.92%) Migration
10 66 (8.41%) ITIL
11 60 (7.64%) Database Mirroring
12 58 (7.39%) Data Modelling
13 52 (6.62%) Database Security
14 32 (4.08%) Mentoring
15 22 (2.80%) Data Migration
15 22 (2.80%) Incident Management
16 21 (2.68%) Database Tuning
17 20 (2.55%) Configuration Management
17 20 (2.55%) Data Protection
18 19 (2.42%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 664 (84.59%) SQL
2 400 (50.96%) T-SQL
3 99 (12.61%) PowerShell
4 20 (2.55%) C#
5 15 (1.91%) ANSI SQL
5 15 (1.91%) PL/SQL
6 14 (1.78%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.40%) Perl
8 10 (1.27%) Java
9 9 (1.15%) C
10 8 (1.02%) VBScript
11 6 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.64%) VB
13 2 (0.25%) C++
13 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.25%) PHP
13 2 (0.25%) VBA
14 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 105 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (12.36%) Degree
3 44 (5.61%) MCSE
4 33 (4.20%) MCDBA
4 33 (4.20%) MCSA
5 28 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 25 (3.18%) MCITP
7 24 (3.06%) MCTS
8 23 (2.93%) SC Cleared
9 17 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (1.40%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.76%) MCP
11 6 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.06%) SLA
2 15 (1.91%) Solvency II
3 9 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.64%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.51%) QA
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.51%) vSphere
5 3 (0.38%) SRDF
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 18 (2.29%) Data Guard
3 15 (1.91%) SCOM
4 13 (1.66%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (1.27%) LiteSpeed
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (1.02%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.38%) SCCM
8 3 (0.38%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.25%) WSUS
10 1 (0.13%) Ansible
10 1 (0.13%) Foglight
Vendors
1 292 (37.20%) Microsoft
2 123 (15.67%) Oracle
3 51 (6.50%) RedGate
4 28 (3.57%) VMware
5 12 (1.53%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.40%) SAP
7 9 (1.15%) EMC
7 9 (1.15%) Remedy
8 7 (0.89%) Sybase
9 6 (0.76%) NetApp
10 5 (0.64%) Citrix
10 5 (0.64%) Cognos
10 5 (0.64%) IDERA
11 3 (0.38%) Cisco
11 3 (0.38%) iManage
11 3 (0.38%) Jaspersoft
11 3 (0.38%) Sun
12 2 (0.25%) Facebook
12 2 (0.25%) Google
12 2 (0.25%) ServiceNow
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000 per annum + 4K bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £32000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Pension, 25 days holidays (day one)
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + 10% + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37088.00 - £47000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
TDA Group
Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago