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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 580 503 478
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 314 542 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.51% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 283 455 524
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 £36,200 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £64,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
86446 102226 109753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 85217 90858
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -89 308 £47,500 -5.00% 29
London -53 133 £50,000 -11.50% 11
South East +30 53 £47,000 +4.44% 6
North West -39 38 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Manchester -22 31 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East Midlands +14 30 £35,000 -12.50% 1
City of London -16 25 £50,000 -13.04% 4
South West +9 15 £42,500 +8.28% 1
Northampton - 15 - -
Northamptonshire - 15 - -
Brighton +37 14 £42,500 - 1
East Sussex +36 14 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +17 14 £42,500 - 2
East of England -11 14 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Nottingham -3 12 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 12 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +19 11 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Leeds +23 10 £45,000 +4.65% 2
Berkshire +29 9 £54,000 +20.00% 1
Hampshire +8 9 £50,000 -16.66% 1
West Sussex +33 8 £47,000 -1.05%
Reading +19 8 £50,750 -7.72% 1
Southampton +14 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Crawley +13 8 £47,000 -18.26%
Bedfordshire +11 7 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands -29 7 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Devon - 7 £42,500 -
Exeter - 7 £42,500 -
Wiltshire +17 6 £42,000 -16.00%
Milton Keynes +15 6 £47,500 +25.00%

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 737 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 617 (83.72%) SQL
3 457 (62.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 419 (56.85%) T-SQL
5 356 (48.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 293 (39.76%) Performance Tuning
7 291 (39.48%) Microsoft
8 239 (32.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 229 (31.07%) SQL Server 2014
10 219 (29.72%) Business Intelligence
11 217 (29.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 207 (28.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 188 (25.51%) Replication
14 170 (23.07%) Windows
15 169 (22.93%) Data Warehouse
16 159 (21.57%) Clustering
17 144 (19.54%) MS Excel
18 139 (18.86%) Finance
19 136 (18.45%) High Availability
20 133 (18.05%) ETL
21 113 (15.33%) Degree
22 109 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
23 95 (12.89%) SQL Server 2005
23 95 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
24 94 (12.75%) PowerShell
25 89 (12.08%) Windows Server
26 72 (9.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
27 69 (9.36%) Oracle
28 68 (9.23%) OLTP
28 68 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery

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 36 (4.88%) IIS
2 16 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
3 9 (1.22%) SAS
4 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.27%) Apache
5 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.14%) Confluence
6 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.14%) JBoss
6 1 (0.14%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 144 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.81%) GitHub
5 5 (0.68%) Office 365
5 5 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.76%) SAN
2 4 (0.54%) DHCP
2 4 (0.54%) DNS
2 4 (0.54%) SMTP
3 3 (0.41%) Internet
4 1 (0.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.14%) Intranet
4 1 (0.14%) NAS
4 1 (0.14%) Skype
4 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 737 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 457 (62.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 356 (48.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 239 (32.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 229 (31.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 217 (29.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 207 (28.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 169 (22.93%) Data Warehouse
9 95 (12.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 72 (9.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 68 (9.23%) OLTP
12 65 (8.82%) Relational Database
13 59 (8.01%) RDBMS
13 59 (8.01%) SQL Server 2016
14 46 (6.24%) MySQL
15 40 (5.43%) DTS
15 40 (5.43%) Oracle Database
16 38 (5.16%) MongoDB
17 37 (5.02%) OLAP
18 35 (4.75%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (2.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.63%) JIRA
4 9 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (0.95%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 139 (18.86%) Finance
2 29 (3.93%) Banking
3 19 (2.58%) Legal
4 17 (2.31%) Marketing
5 15 (2.04%) Advertising
5 15 (2.04%) Back Office
6 14 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.22%) Games
8 8 (1.09%) Law
8 8 (1.09%) Retail
9 5 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.54%) Publishing
11 3 (0.41%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.27%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.02%) .NET
2 20 (2.71%) .NET Framework
3 12 (1.63%) Web Services
4 7 (0.95%) JDBC
5 4 (0.54%) XML
6 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.27%) Middleware
6 2 (0.27%) REST
7 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.14%) COM
7 1 (0.14%) CSS
7 1 (0.14%) DCOM
7 1 (0.14%) EDI
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) JSON
7 1 (0.14%) LINQ
7 1 (0.14%) MDX
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 188 (25.51%) Replication
2 159 (21.57%) Clustering
3 38 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.39%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.17%) Statistics
7 15 (2.04%) Reinsurance
8 11 (1.49%) Fintech
9 8 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.54%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.54%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.54%) NHS
11 2 (0.27%) iPad
12 1 (0.14%) Contract for Difference
12 1 (0.14%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 170 (23.07%) Windows
2 89 (12.08%) Windows Server
3 40 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (4.34%) Linux
4 32 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.99%) Unix
7 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (39.76%) Performance Tuning
2 219 (29.72%) Business Intelligence
3 136 (18.45%) High Availability
4 133 (18.05%) ETL
5 95 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 57 (7.73%) Performance Monitoring
8 50 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
9 49 (6.65%) Database Mirroring
9 49 (6.65%) Database Security
10 39 (5.29%) ITIL
11 34 (4.61%) E-Commerce
11 34 (4.61%) Migration
12 31 (4.21%) Mentoring
13 25 (3.39%) Data Modelling
14 22 (2.99%) Database Optimisation
14 22 (2.99%) Server Building
15 21 (2.85%) Database Tuning
16 19 (2.58%) Problem Management
17 18 (2.44%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 617 (83.72%) SQL
2 419 (56.85%) T-SQL
3 94 (12.75%) PowerShell
4 34 (4.61%) C#
5 19 (2.58%) VB.NET
6 14 (1.90%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.95%) Java
8 6 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.54%) VBA
10 2 (0.27%) R
11 1 (0.14%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.14%) PHP
11 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 113 (15.33%) Degree
2 109 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (5.16%) MCSA
4 37 (5.02%) MCITP
5 20 (2.71%) MCTS
6 19 (2.58%) MCSE
7 18 (2.44%) Security Cleared
8 17 (2.31%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.22%) MCDBA
11 6 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.71%) SLA
2 14 (1.90%) QA
3 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.41%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.90%) VMware ESX
3 10 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.41%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (4.48%) Microsoft Clustering
2 18 (2.44%) Perfmon
3 17 (2.31%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (1.90%) Data Guard
5 9 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (1.09%) SCOM
7 2 (0.27%) Control-M
7 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.27%) SCCM
8 1 (0.14%) Ansible
8 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 291 (39.48%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.36%) Oracle
3 68 (9.23%) VMware
4 17 (2.31%) RedGate
5 16 (2.17%) SolarWinds
6 14 (1.90%) Facebook
7 13 (1.76%) Computacenter
8 12 (1.63%) Veritas
9 10 (1.36%) Citrix
9 10 (1.36%) IBM
10 9 (1.22%) HP
10 9 (1.22%) hybris
11 8 (1.09%) Sybase
12 7 (0.95%) EMC
13 4 (0.54%) Sun
14 3 (0.41%) Cognos
14 3 (0.41%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.41%) SAP
15 2 (0.27%) CommVault
15 2 (0.27%) EnterpriseDB
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Alfen
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus bonus & bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Bonus - please contact for details
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus and on-call
Posted: 8 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 40000-50000 Per Annum Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Amigo Loans
Salary: From £43,000 to £53,000 per annum Negotiable (DOE)
Posted: 26 days ago