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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 458 472 386
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -86
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 548 570 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.47% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 492 481 575
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +16 537 £45,000 -5.26% 47
London -30 199 £55,000 - 26
South East -2 126 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Yorkshire +48 65 £40,000 +6.66% 4
City of London +46 58 £56,250 +2.27% 4
Hampshire +43 57 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +43 55 £40,000 +6.66% 2
North West +30 51 £42,500 +3.03% 5
East of England -2 41 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Leeds +22 36 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Winchester +9 27 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Cheshire +26 23 £40,000 - 2
South West +1 23 £41,500 +13.69% 1
Berkshire +12 22 £50,000 -4.76%
Manchester +10 22 £47,500 +15.15% 3
West Midlands -39 15 £39,000 -13.33% 1
Kent -4 14 £55,000 +10.00%
East Midlands +20 13 £42,500 +6.25%
Nottinghamshire +13 13 £42,500 -22.72%
Nottingham +9 13 £42,500 -22.72%
Essex -13 13 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Portsmouth - 13 £47,500 -
Southampton +1 12 £41,250 -2.94%
Hertfordshire +8 10 £55,000 +61.76% 2
Reading -8 10 £50,000 -6.97%
Warrington +22 9 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Wiltshire +9 9 £45,000 +23.28%
Surrey -6 9 £35,000 -22.65% 2
West Sussex - 9 £55,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £41,500 -

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 989 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 829 (83.82%) SQL
3 513 (51.87%) T-SQL
4 491 (49.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 467 (47.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 458 (46.31%) Performance Tuning
7 434 (43.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 383 (38.73%) Microsoft
9 377 (38.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 326 (32.96%) Replication
11 303 (30.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 276 (27.91%) Clustering
13 273 (27.60%) Windows
14 253 (25.58%) Business Intelligence
15 234 (23.66%) SQL Server 2005
16 226 (22.85%) Data Warehouse
17 215 (21.74%) Finance
18 194 (19.62%) MS Excel
19 155 (15.67%) Oracle
20 123 (12.44%) Disaster Recovery
21 122 (12.34%) Relational Database
22 114 (11.53%) ETL
23 109 (11.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
24 106 (10.72%) Capacity Planning
25 104 (10.52%) RDBMS
26 103 (10.41%) Database Mirroring
26 103 (10.41%) Performance Monitoring
27 97 (9.81%) PowerShell
27 97 (9.81%) Migration
28 96 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 81 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.04%) IIS
3 16 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (1.11%) WordPress
6 8 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.51%) SAS
7 5 (0.51%) OpenEdge
8 4 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.20%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.20%) JBoss
9 2 (0.20%) Apache
10 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 194 (19.62%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.33%) MS Office
3 13 (1.31%) PowerPivot
4 10 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 37 (3.74%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.20%) Sophis RISQUE
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Agresso
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.21%) Office 365
4 10 (1.01%) SaaS
5 6 (0.61%) GitHub
5 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.63%) SAN
2 12 (1.21%) Internet
2 12 (1.21%) DNS
3 8 (0.81%) HTTP
4 6 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.51%) LAN
5 5 (0.51%) WAN
5 5 (0.51%) Firewall
6 3 (0.30%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.20%) VPN
7 2 (0.20%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.10%) Network Security
8 1 (0.10%) NAS
8 1 (0.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 989 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 491 (49.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 467 (47.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 434 (43.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 377 (38.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 303 (30.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 234 (23.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 226 (22.85%) Data Warehouse
9 122 (12.34%) Relational Database
10 109 (11.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 104 (10.52%) RDBMS
12 76 (7.68%) Oracle Database
13 70 (7.08%) MySQL
14 60 (6.07%) DTS
15 54 (5.46%) SQL Server 2000
16 29 (2.93%) OLAP
17 26 (2.63%) OLTP
17 26 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
19 21 (2.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 55 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 22 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.71%) JIRA
5 6 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.51%) Toad
7 3 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.20%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.10%) ERwin
9 1 (0.10%) Subversion
9 1 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 215 (21.74%) Finance
2 58 (5.86%) Banking
3 43 (4.35%) Marketing
4 27 (2.73%) Retail
5 24 (2.43%) Legal
6 17 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.42%) Advertising
8 7 (0.71%) Front Office
9 6 (0.61%) Electronics
9 6 (0.61%) Games
10 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.30%) Law
11 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.30%) Military
12 2 (0.20%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.20%) Automotive
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (7.89%) .NET
2 25 (2.53%) COM
3 23 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 19 (1.92%) Web Services
5 14 (1.42%) XML
6 9 (0.91%) JDBC
6 9 (0.91%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.71%) WCF
8 5 (0.51%) HTML
9 4 (0.40%) Ajax
9 4 (0.40%) MDX
9 4 (0.40%) WSH
10 3 (0.30%) CSS
11 2 (0.20%) LAMP
11 2 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 1 (0.10%) Apache Flex
12 1 (0.10%) Hibernate
12 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 326 (32.96%) Replication
2 276 (27.91%) Clustering
3 89 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.54%) Statistics
5 21 (2.12%) Social Network
6 20 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 18 (1.82%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.62%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (1.31%) Social Media
12 12 (1.21%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.21%) BBC
13 10 (1.01%) Open Source
14 9 (0.91%) Kindle
15 5 (0.51%) Derivative
16 3 (0.30%) Streaming Music
16 3 (0.30%) Life Science
16 3 (0.30%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 273 (27.60%) Windows
2 79 (7.99%) Linux
3 78 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 63 (6.37%) UNIX
7 27 (2.73%) Solaris
8 6 (0.61%) CentOS
9 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.51%) AIX
10 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (46.31%) Performance Tuning
2 253 (25.58%) Business Intelligence
3 123 (12.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 114 (11.53%) ETL
5 106 (10.72%) Capacity Planning
6 103 (10.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 103 (10.41%) Database Mirroring
7 97 (9.81%) Migration
8 91 (9.20%) Database Security
9 75 (7.58%) ITIL
10 65 (6.57%) High Availability
11 64 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (5.16%) Data Modelling
13 44 (4.45%) Change Management
14 41 (4.15%) Data Migration
15 37 (3.74%) Database Tuning
16 34 (3.44%) Data Management
17 30 (3.03%) Time Management
18 29 (2.93%) Line Management
19 27 (2.73%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 829 (83.82%) SQL
2 513 (51.87%) T-SQL
3 97 (9.81%) PowerShell
4 38 (3.84%) C#
4 38 (3.84%) PL/SQL
5 25 (2.53%) Java
6 24 (2.43%) VB
7 20 (2.02%) Python
8 18 (1.82%) VBScript
9 14 (1.42%) C
10 13 (1.31%) PHP
10 13 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.21%) Perl
12 9 (0.91%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.81%) Ruby
13 8 (0.81%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.51%) Korn
15 4 (0.40%) VBA
16 3 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 96 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (8.29%) Degree
3 45 (4.55%) MCITP
4 33 (3.34%) MCDBA
5 19 (1.92%) MCTS
6 14 (1.42%) OCP
6 14 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (1.01%) MCSE
7 10 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.01%) Security Cleared
8 9 (0.91%) IBM Certification
9 7 (0.71%) MCSA
9 7 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.51%) MCP
11 4 (0.40%) HND
11 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.20%) PMP
12 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.10%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.82%) QA
2 16 (1.62%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.91%) SLA
4 7 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.20%) NFS
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.10%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 28 (2.83%) Data Guard
2 13 (1.31%) SCOM
3 5 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (0.40%) Puppet
5 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.30%) Foglight
6 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 383 (38.73%) Microsoft
2 155 (15.67%) Oracle
3 38 (3.84%) Facebook
4 31 (3.13%) IBM
5 29 (2.93%) Red Hat
5 29 (2.93%) VMware
6 20 (2.02%) Twitter
6 20 (2.02%) Business Objects
7 15 (1.52%) Sony
8 14 (1.42%) SAP
8 14 (1.42%) Apple
9 13 (1.31%) Red Gate
9 13 (1.31%) Google
10 12 (1.21%) Yahoo!
10 12 (1.21%) Cognos
10 12 (1.21%) Sybase
11 8 (0.81%) HP
12 4 (0.40%) Tableau
12 4 (0.40%) 3PAR
13 3 (0.30%) Netezza
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 40000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago