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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 482 507 423
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -84
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 440 418 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.40% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.42% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 397 352 501
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,125 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +6.25%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 2015 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 29 January 2015. 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 +28 426 £45,000 - 61
London -8 147 £55,000 +2.32% 22
South East +6 129 £45,000 - 16
Yorkshire -20 44 £41,000 -2.38% 6
City of London +15 37 £62,500 +13.63% 7
West Yorkshire -1 36 £41,000 +17.14% 4
West Midlands -5 32 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Hampshire -9 31 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Berkshire +3 25 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Leeds +7 24 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North West +1 24 £38,500 -3.75% 7
Surrey +2 23 £34,000 -24.44% 1
South West -15 21 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Reading +4 17 £68,500 +120.96% 1
Brighton - 16 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 16 £55,000 -
Kent -29 15 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England -14 13 £48,750 +14.70% 2
Swindon +3 12 £45,000 +6.69% 1
Cobham +1 12 £33,250 -16.87% 1
Wiltshire -2 12 £45,000 +7.52% 1
Cheshire +4 11 £36,250 -9.37% 2
Southampton +9 10 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Portsmouth - 10 £32,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire +19 9 £42,500 -8.10% 3
Nottingham +13 9 £42,500 -8.10% 3
East Midlands +12 9 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Gloucestershire +2 9 £36,250 +31.81%
Maidenhead +12 8 £47,500 -20.83%
Crawley - 8 £43,000 -

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 841 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 693 (82.40%) SQL
3 440 (52.32%) T-SQL
4 409 (48.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 379 (45.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 361 (42.93%) Performance Tuning
7 333 (39.60%) Microsoft
8 331 (39.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 283 (33.65%) Replication
10 279 (33.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 251 (29.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 218 (25.92%) Windows
13 205 (24.38%) SQL Server 2005
14 200 (23.78%) Business Intelligence
15 192 (22.83%) Clustering
16 178 (21.17%) Data Warehouse
17 157 (18.67%) Oracle
18 153 (18.19%) MS Excel
19 148 (17.60%) Finance
20 125 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
21 100 (11.89%) ETL
21 100 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
22 99 (11.77%) Degree
23 96 (11.41%) .NET
24 89 (10.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
25 86 (10.23%) Relational Database
26 82 (9.75%) SharePoint
27 81 (9.63%) MySQL
28 80 (9.51%) Migration
28 80 (9.51%) PowerShell

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 82 (9.75%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.80%) IIS
3 20 (2.38%) WordPress
4 12 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (1.43%) OpenEdge
5 10 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.24%) Apache
13 1 (0.12%) WorkSite
Applications
1 153 (18.19%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 19 (2.26%) PowerPivot
3 13 (1.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 36 (4.28%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.12%) Agresso
4 1 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.50%) Office 365
3 10 (1.19%) SaaS
4 5 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.66%) SAN
2 10 (1.19%) HTTP
3 9 (1.07%) DNS
4 6 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.36%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.36%) Firewall
6 1 (0.12%) Intranet
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 841 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 409 (48.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 379 (45.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 331 (39.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 279 (33.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 251 (29.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 205 (24.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 178 (21.17%) Data Warehouse
9 89 (10.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 86 (10.23%) Relational Database
11 81 (9.63%) MySQL
12 74 (8.80%) Oracle Database
13 70 (8.32%) RDBMS
14 50 (5.95%) DTS
15 45 (5.35%) OLTP
16 38 (4.52%) SQL Server 2000
17 35 (4.16%) OLAP
18 26 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
19 24 (2.85%) NoSQL
19 24 (2.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 33 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 22 (2.62%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.19%) Hudson
4 10 (1.19%) Selenium
5 6 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.12%) Subversion
8 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 148 (17.60%) Finance
2 49 (5.83%) Marketing
3 29 (3.45%) Banking
4 22 (2.62%) Retail
5 18 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.14%) Legal
6 14 (1.66%) Advertising
7 7 (0.83%) Electronics
8 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.59%) Front Office
10 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.48%) Law
11 3 (0.36%) Military
12 2 (0.24%) Games
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (11.41%) .NET
2 27 (3.21%) Web Services
3 20 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 18 (2.14%) XML
5 16 (1.90%) HTML
6 14 (1.66%) MDX
7 13 (1.55%) COM
8 11 (1.31%) WCF
8 11 (1.31%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.83%) JDBC
10 6 (0.71%) WSH
11 5 (0.59%) CSS
12 3 (0.36%) Ajax
12 3 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 2 (0.24%) LAMP
13 2 (0.24%) XSLT
14 1 (0.12%) jQuery
14 1 (0.12%) CSS3
14 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (0.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 283 (33.65%) Replication
2 192 (22.83%) Clustering
3 69 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.40%) Statistics
5 34 (4.04%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.55%) Social Media
6 13 (1.55%) Social Network
6 13 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.43%) BBC
8 11 (1.31%) Open Source
9 10 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (0.95%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.71%) Kindle
12 5 (0.59%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.48%) DTV
13 4 (0.48%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.36%) Life Science
14 3 (0.36%) Derivative
15 2 (0.24%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 218 (25.92%) Windows
2 76 (9.04%) Linux
3 61 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (5.71%) UNIX
5 46 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (2.73%) Solaris
8 5 (0.59%) CentOS
9 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (42.93%) Performance Tuning
2 200 (23.78%) Business Intelligence
3 125 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 100 (11.89%) ETL
5 80 (9.51%) Migration
6 77 (9.16%) Capacity Planning
7 73 (8.68%) ITIL
8 71 (8.44%) Performance Monitoring
9 59 (7.02%) Database Security
10 55 (6.54%) High Availability
10 55 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (4.76%) Data Modelling
12 32 (3.80%) Change Management
13 29 (3.45%) E-Commerce
14 28 (3.33%) Time Management
14 28 (3.33%) Data Migration
15 23 (2.73%) Performance Management
15 23 (2.73%) Performance Analysis
16 22 (2.62%) Unit Testing
16 22 (2.62%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 693 (82.40%) SQL
2 440 (52.32%) T-SQL
3 80 (9.51%) PowerShell
4 45 (5.35%) PL/SQL
5 42 (4.99%) C#
6 38 (4.52%) VB
7 28 (3.33%) Python
7 28 (3.33%) Java
8 22 (2.62%) PHP
9 18 (2.14%) Perl
10 12 (1.43%) VBScript
11 10 (1.19%) C
11 10 (1.19%) C++
12 5 (0.59%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.48%) VBA
13 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.36%) Ruby
15 2 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 100 (11.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (11.77%) Degree
3 41 (4.88%) MCITP
4 31 (3.69%) MCDBA
5 27 (3.21%) MCTS
6 9 (1.07%) MCSE
7 8 (0.95%) OCP
7 8 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.83%) Security Cleared
8 7 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.83%) MCSA
9 6 (0.71%) IBM Certification
10 4 (0.48%) HND
10 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.24%) MCT
12 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.62%) ISO 9001
2 16 (1.90%) QA
3 10 (1.19%) SLA
4 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.04%) Oracle RAC
3 19 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.36%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (3.33%) Data Guard
2 13 (1.55%) SCOM
3 6 (0.71%) Backup Exec
3 6 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.36%) Puppet
4 3 (0.36%) Foglight
5 2 (0.24%) SCCM
5 2 (0.24%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.24%) SCSM
Vendors
1 333 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 157 (18.67%) Oracle
3 28 (3.33%) IBM
4 27 (3.21%) Facebook
5 26 (3.09%) Red Hat
6 20 (2.38%) Sybase
7 19 (2.26%) Sony
8 16 (1.90%) Red Gate
9 13 (1.55%) Apple
9 13 (1.55%) VMware
10 12 (1.43%) Yahoo!
10 12 (1.43%) Google
10 12 (1.43%) Cognos
11 11 (1.31%) Twitter
12 10 (1.19%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.95%) HP
14 7 (0.83%) SAP
15 6 (0.71%) Veritas
15 6 (0.71%) BMC
16 2 (0.24%) Netezza
City, London
ARM Technology
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership, Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Salary: £35000 - £38000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum plus benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago