The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 517 415 416
Rank change year-on-year
-102 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 438 593 608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.54% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 382 501 533
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 23 July 2014 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 23 July 2014. 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 -103 427 £50,000 +11.11% 32
London -28 219 £52,500 +5.00% 14
South East -68 99 £42,500 -5.55% 4
City of London +4 42 £52,500 -12.50% 6
East of England -53 32 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Hampshire -5 30 £40,000 +14.28% 2
North West +6 23 £50,000 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -18 18 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Oxfordshire +9 15 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Essex -4 15 £42,500 +30.76%
Yorkshire -52 15 £50,000 +29.87% 3
Surrey -19 13 £42,500 +21.42%
Buckinghamshire +7 12 £40,000 -11.11%
Cheshire -2 12 £50,000 +9.89% 1
Berkshire -7 11 £40,000 -23.80% 1
South West -14 11 £42,500 +2.40% 5
Southampton +19 10 £40,000 +23.07%
Milton Keynes +1 10 £45,000 -
Manchester 0 10 £50,000 +17.64%
East Midlands -21 10 £38,250 -3.16%
West Yorkshire -45 10 £45,000 +24.13% 2
Uxbridge - 10 £41,000 -
Kent -28 9 £55,000 -
Leeds -40 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire -23 8 £44,000 -16.19%
Oxford +8 7 £55,000 +22.22%
Bristol -9 7 £40,000 - 3
Walsall - 7 £42,500 -
Westminster - 7 £50,000 -
Ipswich +8 6 £41,250 +3.12% 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1012 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 852 (84.19%) SQL
3 568 (56.13%) T-SQL
4 561 (55.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 509 (50.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 497 (49.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 472 (46.64%) Performance Tuning
8 365 (36.07%) Replication
9 352 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 339 (33.50%) Microsoft
11 320 (31.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 316 (31.23%) Windows
13 312 (30.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 270 (26.68%) Clustering
15 258 (25.49%) Finance
16 214 (21.15%) Oracle
17 210 (20.75%) MS Excel
18 192 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
19 176 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
20 146 (14.43%) Disaster Recovery
21 125 (12.35%) MySQL
21 125 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
22 119 (11.76%) ETL
23 108 (10.67%) Oracle Database
24 104 (10.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
24 104 (10.28%) .NET
25 99 (9.78%) Database Security
25 99 (9.78%) Relational Database
26 88 (8.70%) DTS
27 87 (8.60%) Degree

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 33 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.87%) IIS
3 12 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
5 7 (0.69%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.49%) WordPress
6 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.40%) OpenEdge
7 4 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.30%) OpenROAD
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.20%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.099%) SAS
10 1 (0.099%) CMS
10 1 (0.099%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.099%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 210 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.48%) MS Office
3 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.099%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.30%) Lawson
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.099%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.49%) Office 365
5 4 (0.40%) SaaS
6 3 (0.30%) PaaS
6 3 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (7.71%) SAN
2 22 (2.17%) VPN
3 17 (1.68%) DNS
4 15 (1.48%) WAN
5 13 (1.28%) Internet
6 12 (1.19%) iSCSI
7 11 (1.09%) Firewall
7 11 (1.09%) LAN
8 8 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (0.79%) NAS
9 6 (0.59%) Intranet
10 3 (0.30%) HTTP
10 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.20%) DHCP
12 1 (0.099%) LDAP
12 1 (0.099%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1012 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 561 (55.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 509 (50.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 497 (49.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 352 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 320 (31.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 312 (30.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 176 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
9 125 (12.35%) MySQL
10 108 (10.67%) Oracle Database
11 104 (10.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 99 (9.78%) Relational Database
13 88 (8.70%) DTS
14 79 (7.81%) SQL Server 2000
15 72 (7.11%) RDBMS
16 64 (6.32%) Oracle Database 11g
17 47 (4.64%) OLTP
18 43 (4.25%) OLAP
19 41 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
20 40 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (2.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.89%) Hudson
3 9 (0.89%) Selenium
4 8 (0.79%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.49%) Subversion
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.099%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 258 (25.49%) Finance
2 47 (4.64%) Banking
3 27 (2.67%) Marketing
4 23 (2.27%) Retail
5 19 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.38%) Games
6 14 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.09%) Music Industry
8 9 (0.89%) Legal
9 7 (0.69%) Advertising
10 6 (0.59%) Publishing
11 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.40%) Back Office
11 4 (0.40%) Law
11 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.099%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (10.28%) .NET
2 46 (4.55%) Web Services
3 25 (2.47%) HTML
4 20 (1.98%) XML
5 8 (0.79%) .NET Framework
5 8 (0.79%) MDX
6 7 (0.69%) Lucene
6 7 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.59%) WCF
8 3 (0.30%) COM
8 3 (0.30%) CSS
8 3 (0.30%) jQuery
9 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (0.20%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.20%) SOAP
9 2 (0.20%) JSON
10 1 (0.099%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.099%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 365 (36.07%) Replication
2 270 (26.68%) Clustering
3 21 (2.08%) Statistics
4 20 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.88%) Social Media
6 17 (1.68%) BBC
6 17 (1.68%) Data Integration
7 16 (1.58%) Hedge funds
8 9 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.59%) Online Games
10 4 (0.40%) GIS
10 4 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.30%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.20%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.20%) DTV
12 2 (0.20%) CMDB
12 2 (0.20%) Spread Betting
13 1 (0.099%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.099%) Tandem
13 1 (0.099%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 316 (31.23%) Windows
2 71 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (6.62%) Linux
4 51 (5.04%) UNIX
5 33 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.099%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.099%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (46.64%) Performance Tuning
2 192 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
3 146 (14.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 119 (11.76%) ETL
5 99 (9.78%) Database Security
6 79 (7.81%) ITIL
7 75 (7.41%) High Availability
8 70 (6.92%) Database Tuning
9 63 (6.23%) Migration
10 60 (5.93%) Performance Monitoring
11 56 (5.53%) E-Commerce
12 55 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
13 36 (3.56%) Business Continuity
14 34 (3.36%) Scrum
15 31 (3.06%) Data Modelling
16 26 (2.57%) Performance Analysis
17 25 (2.47%) Data Management
18 24 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
19 21 (2.08%) Investment Management
19 21 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 852 (84.19%) SQL
2 568 (56.13%) T-SQL
3 80 (7.91%) PowerShell
4 42 (4.15%) C#
5 38 (3.75%) PL/SQL
6 26 (2.57%) Java
7 25 (2.47%) VB
7 25 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 23 (2.27%) Perl
9 17 (1.68%) VB.NET
10 12 (1.19%) C++
11 9 (0.89%) Python
12 7 (0.69%) PHP
13 6 (0.59%) VBA
14 3 (0.30%) VB6
14 3 (0.30%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
14 3 (0.30%) VBScript
14 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 125 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (8.60%) Degree
3 47 (4.64%) MCITP
4 38 (3.75%) MCDBA
5 32 (3.16%) MCTS
6 27 (2.67%) MCSA
7 24 (2.37%) MCSE
8 19 (1.88%) Security Cleared
9 15 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
11 11 (1.09%) OCP
12 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 4 (0.40%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.30%) HND
15 2 (0.20%) MCP
15 2 (0.20%) MCSD
15 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.20%) CISA
16 1 (0.099%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.78%) SLA
2 14 (1.38%) QA
3 13 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (4.15%) Oracle RMAN
2 33 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.99%) LiteSpeed
6 8 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.79%) vSphere
7 3 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.099%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 16 (1.58%) Data Guard
2 15 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (1.09%) SCOM
4 6 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.49%) Nagios
6 3 (0.30%) OpenView
6 3 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.30%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.20%) Opsview
7 2 (0.20%) Munin
7 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.20%) Foglight
7 2 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.099%) SCCM
Vendors
1 339 (33.50%) Microsoft
2 214 (21.15%) Oracle
3 33 (3.26%) VMware
4 29 (2.87%) Red Gate
5 19 (1.88%) Sony
5 19 (1.88%) Sybase
6 17 (1.68%) Apple
6 17 (1.68%) Yahoo!
6 17 (1.68%) Google
6 17 (1.68%) Facebook
7 16 (1.58%) SAP
8 15 (1.48%) Business Objects
9 11 (1.09%) Infor
10 10 (0.99%) Percona
10 10 (0.99%) Cognos
10 10 (0.99%) HP
11 7 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.69%) NetApp
11 7 (0.69%) Vertica
12 5 (0.49%) IBM
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £33000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 37.5 hour week, 25 days holiday
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Intapeople
Salary: Plus benefits and On-call
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
UWE
Posted: 5 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits, Pension
Posted: 7 days ago