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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 442 489 426
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 570 511 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.45% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 502 443 518
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
104429 113406 103826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86226 93036 86429
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
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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 +32 542 £47,500 -5.00% 61
London +36 230 £55,000 +4.76% 28
South East +23 146 £45,000 - 14
East of England +21 50 £45,000 +12.50% 4
City of London +24 44 £58,750 +17.50% 10
Yorkshire +16 33 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Hampshire -3 32 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North West +11 28 £47,500 -5.00% 5
West Sussex +29 27 £48,250 +13.53% 2
West Yorkshire +17 23 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Surrey +13 23 £52,500 +22.09%
West Midlands -11 23 £43,750 -0.56% 4
Winchester - 22 £45,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +20 19 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +17 19 £40,000 +4.57% 1
Manchester +16 19 £47,500 +2.70% 4
Kent +9 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Berkshire +5 18 £52,500 +27.27% 4
Nottingham +12 17 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £37,500 -6.25%
Cambridgeshire +21 16 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Cambridge +23 15 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Essex -6 14 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Leeds +17 13 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Horsham +12 13 - -
South West -8 13 £40,000 - 1
South Wales +11 12 £36,250 -9.37% 1
Wales +9 12 £36,250 +25.85% 1
East Sussex +19 10 £42,000 -6.66% 1
Scotland +7 10 £55,000 +29.41% 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1115 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 943 (84.57%) SQL
3 601 (53.90%) T-SQL
4 558 (50.04%) Performance Tuning
5 534 (47.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 514 (46.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 484 (43.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 414 (37.13%) Clustering
9 413 (37.04%) Replication
10 406 (36.41%) Microsoft
11 399 (35.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 389 (34.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 297 (26.64%) Business Intelligence
14 280 (25.11%) Windows
15 279 (25.02%) Finance
16 258 (23.14%) SQL Server 2005
17 245 (21.97%) Data Warehouse
18 236 (21.17%) MS Excel
19 157 (14.08%) Oracle
20 150 (13.45%) Capacity Planning
21 142 (12.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
22 135 (12.11%) Relational Database
22 135 (12.11%) Database Mirroring
23 127 (11.39%) ETL
24 126 (11.30%) Performance Monitoring
25 117 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
26 116 (10.40%) PowerShell
27 115 (10.31%) RDBMS
28 113 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
29 110 (9.87%) High Availability

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 52 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.23%) IIS
3 19 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (0.45%) Apache
6 4 (0.36%) SAS
7 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.27%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.18%) JBoss
9 1 (0.090%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.090%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 236 (21.17%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.090%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.090%) Agresso
4 1 (0.090%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.99%) SaaS
4 7 (0.63%) GitHub
5 6 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.090%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.090%) Office 365
6 1 (0.090%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.87%) SAN
2 26 (2.33%) Internet
3 12 (1.08%) DNS
4 7 (0.63%) VPN
4 7 (0.63%) Firewall
5 6 (0.54%) LAN
5 6 (0.54%) WAN
6 3 (0.27%) NAS
7 2 (0.18%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.090%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.090%) Network Security
8 1 (0.090%) DMZ
8 1 (0.090%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1115 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 534 (47.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 514 (46.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 484 (43.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 399 (35.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 389 (34.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 258 (23.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 245 (21.97%) Data Warehouse
9 142 (12.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 135 (12.11%) Relational Database
11 115 (10.31%) RDBMS
12 102 (9.15%) Oracle Database
13 76 (6.82%) SQL Server 2000
14 64 (5.74%) MySQL
15 53 (4.75%) DTS
16 37 (3.32%) Oracle Database 11g
17 34 (3.05%) OLAP
18 22 (1.97%) OLTP
18 22 (1.97%) NoSQL
19 17 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (5.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.72%) JIRA
3 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.45%) Toad
6 1 (0.090%) ERwin
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.090%) MSTest
General
1 279 (25.02%) Finance
2 84 (7.53%) Banking
3 43 (3.86%) Marketing
4 33 (2.96%) Legal
5 31 (2.78%) Retail
6 27 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.97%) Advertising
8 15 (1.35%) Law
9 12 (1.08%) Games
10 11 (0.99%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.63%) Front Office
12 5 (0.45%) Electronics
13 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.18%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) Back Office
15 2 (0.18%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.090%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (6.64%) .NET
2 20 (1.79%) COM
3 16 (1.43%) .NET Framework
4 13 (1.17%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.08%) JDBC
6 11 (0.99%) Web Services
7 7 (0.63%) MDX
8 5 (0.45%) XML
8 5 (0.45%) HTML
9 4 (0.36%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.36%) Ajax
9 4 (0.36%) CSS
10 2 (0.18%) WSH
10 2 (0.18%) LAMP
11 1 (0.090%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.090%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.090%) WCF
11 1 (0.090%) LINQ
11 1 (0.090%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.090%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 414 (37.13%) Clustering
2 413 (37.04%) Replication
3 86 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.86%) Statistics
5 32 (2.87%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 19 (1.70%) Social Network
8 14 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.26%) Social Media
8 14 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.17%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.17%) BBC
10 12 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 11 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.81%) Streaming Music
13 7 (0.63%) Kindle
14 6 (0.54%) Derivative
15 4 (0.36%) EFT
15 4 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 280 (25.11%) Windows
2 66 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (5.83%) Linux
4 61 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (5.29%) UNIX
6 57 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.43%) Solaris
8 10 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.45%) AIX
9 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.36%) CentOS
11 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.18%) Debian
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.090%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (50.04%) Performance Tuning
2 297 (26.64%) Business Intelligence
3 150 (13.45%) Capacity Planning
4 135 (12.11%) Database Mirroring
5 127 (11.39%) ETL
6 126 (11.30%) Performance Monitoring
7 113 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 110 (9.87%) High Availability
9 105 (9.42%) Database Security
10 88 (7.89%) Migration
11 81 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
12 78 (7.00%) ITIL
13 56 (5.02%) Change Management
14 47 (4.22%) Data Modelling
15 44 (3.95%) Database Tuning
16 38 (3.41%) Data Migration
17 36 (3.23%) Incident Management
18 33 (2.96%) Data Management
19 31 (2.78%) Release Management
19 31 (2.78%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 943 (84.57%) SQL
2 601 (53.90%) T-SQL
3 116 (10.40%) PowerShell
4 37 (3.32%) C#
5 28 (2.51%) PL/SQL
6 26 (2.33%) Java
7 20 (1.79%) VBScript
8 19 (1.70%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.52%) VB.NET
10 14 (1.26%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.26%) Python
11 12 (1.08%) Perl
12 11 (0.99%) Ruby
13 10 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.81%) VB
14 9 (0.81%) C
15 5 (0.45%) Korn
16 4 (0.36%) VBA
17 3 (0.27%) C++
17 3 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 117 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (5.92%) Degree
3 44 (3.95%) MCITP
4 29 (2.60%) MCDBA
5 25 (2.24%) MCTS
6 18 (1.61%) MCSE
6 18 (1.61%) MCSA
7 17 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
8 14 (1.26%) OCP
8 14 (1.26%) Security Cleared
9 12 (1.08%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.63%) IBM Certification
11 6 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.45%) HND
12 5 (0.45%) MCP
13 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.18%) PMP
15 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.18%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.33%) QA
2 22 (1.97%) SLA
3 10 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.27%) TickIT
System Software
1 50 (4.48%) Oracle RAC
2 22 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.27%) vSphere
7 2 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.090%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.090%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.090%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.090%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 44 (3.95%) Data Guard
2 17 (1.52%) SCOM
3 13 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.090%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.090%) Puppet
6 1 (0.090%) Foglight
6 1 (0.090%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 406 (36.41%) Microsoft
2 157 (14.08%) Oracle
3 49 (4.39%) Facebook
4 46 (4.13%) VMware
5 31 (2.78%) IBM
6 23 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 19 (1.70%) Twitter
8 16 (1.43%) Red Gate
9 15 (1.35%) Google
9 15 (1.35%) Apple
10 14 (1.26%) Business Objects
10 14 (1.26%) SAP
11 13 (1.17%) Sony
11 13 (1.17%) Yahoo!
12 10 (0.90%) Cognos
13 8 (0.72%) Sybase
14 7 (0.63%) HP
15 5 (0.45%) Tableau
16 4 (0.36%) 3PAR
16 4 (0.36%) Tripwire
South West London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package - Full details on request
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £44000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
First Point
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Coeo Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + £8K if on call and great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £85000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago