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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 448 484 415
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 536 524 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.44% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 475 443 514
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 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 May 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 May 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 +40 522 £47,500 -5.00% 58
London +31 211 £55,000 +4.76% 23
South East 0 131 £45,000 - 14
East of England +31 57 £50,000 +11.11% 4
City of London +32 45 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Yorkshire +35 44 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Hampshire +18 44 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Yorkshire +31 35 £35,000 -7.89% 3
Winchester - 28 £45,000 - 1
Leeds +28 24 £35,000 -7.89% 3
North West +23 24 £47,500 +17.28% 5
West Sussex +33 22 £54,750 +28.82% 3
Nottinghamshire +18 19 £38,000 -15.55% 3
East Midlands +12 19 £38,000 +11.76% 3
South West +2 19 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Cambridgeshire +21 18 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 18 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Surrey +19 17 £54,501 +26.74%
Nottingham +12 17 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Midlands -13 17 £40,750 -7.38% 3
Manchester +31 16 £47,500 +15.15% 4
Cambridge +22 14 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Hertfordshire - 13 £50,000 - 1
Horsham +14 12 - - 2
Berkshire +4 12 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Essex -5 12 £41,500 +3.75% 2
Kent -5 12 £53,750 +7.50%
Gloucestershire - 11 £40,750 -
Milton Keynes -17 10 £37,500 -21.05%
Cheltenham - 10 £40,750 -

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1026 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 862 (84.02%) SQL
3 553 (53.90%) T-SQL
4 503 (49.03%) Performance Tuning
5 501 (48.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 474 (46.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 459 (44.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 393 (38.30%) Microsoft
9 378 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 358 (34.89%) Replication
11 345 (33.63%) Clustering
12 340 (33.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 271 (26.41%) Business Intelligence
14 267 (26.02%) Windows
15 250 (24.37%) Finance
16 237 (23.10%) SQL Server 2005
17 231 (22.51%) Data Warehouse
18 211 (20.57%) MS Excel
19 146 (14.23%) Oracle
20 133 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
21 131 (12.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
22 128 (12.48%) Relational Database
23 113 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
23 113 (11.01%) ETL
24 111 (10.82%) RDBMS
24 111 (10.82%) Performance Monitoring
24 111 (10.82%) Database Mirroring
25 109 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
26 104 (10.14%) PowerShell
27 103 (10.04%) Database Security

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 57 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.80%) IIS
3 20 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (0.39%) Apache
5 4 (0.39%) SAS
6 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.29%) WordPress
7 2 (0.19%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.097%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 211 (20.57%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.24%) MS Office
3 5 (0.49%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (0.097%) Agresso
3 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.097%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.097%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.88%) SaaS
4 8 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.68%) GitHub
6 4 (0.39%) Office 365
7 1 (0.097%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.92%) SAN
2 19 (1.85%) Internet
3 14 (1.36%) DNS
4 7 (0.68%) Firewall
5 5 (0.49%) HTTP
5 5 (0.49%) LAN
5 5 (0.49%) WAN
5 5 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.49%) VPN
6 2 (0.19%) NAS
6 2 (0.19%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.097%) Intranet
7 1 (0.097%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1026 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 501 (48.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 474 (46.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 459 (44.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 378 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 340 (33.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 237 (23.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 231 (22.51%) Data Warehouse
9 131 (12.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 128 (12.48%) Relational Database
11 111 (10.82%) RDBMS
12 88 (8.58%) Oracle Database
13 63 (6.14%) MySQL
14 58 (5.65%) SQL Server 2000
15 47 (4.58%) DTS
16 35 (3.41%) OLAP
17 31 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
18 20 (1.95%) OLTP
19 19 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
19 19 (1.85%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 57 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.78%) JIRA
5 7 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.49%) Toad
7 1 (0.097%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.097%) ERwin
7 1 (0.097%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.097%) MSTest
General
1 250 (24.37%) Finance
2 69 (6.73%) Banking
3 40 (3.90%) Marketing
4 32 (3.12%) Legal
5 25 (2.44%) Retail
6 20 (1.95%) Advertising
7 14 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.88%) Games
9 7 (0.68%) Front Office
10 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.29%) Law
11 2 (0.19%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.19%) Electronics
11 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.19%) Publishing
11 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.097%) Automotive
12 1 (0.097%) Back Office
12 1 (0.097%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (7.60%) .NET
2 25 (2.44%) COM
3 21 (2.05%) ASP.NET
4 15 (1.46%) Web Services
5 14 (1.36%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.27%) XML
7 10 (0.97%) JDBC
8 6 (0.58%) WCF
8 6 (0.58%) HTML
9 4 (0.39%) MDX
9 4 (0.39%) Ajax
9 4 (0.39%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.39%) CSS
10 3 (0.29%) WSH
11 2 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.19%) LAMP
12 1 (0.097%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 1 (0.097%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.097%) Entity Framework
12 1 (0.097%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 358 (34.89%) Replication
2 345 (33.63%) Clustering
3 86 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.61%) Statistics
5 34 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.24%) Hedge funds
7 21 (2.05%) Social Network
8 20 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.75%) N-Tier
10 17 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (1.36%) Social Media
11 14 (1.36%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.27%) BBC
12 13 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.88%) Streaming Music
13 9 (0.88%) Kindle
14 6 (0.58%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.49%) Derivative
16 3 (0.29%) EFT
16 3 (0.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 267 (26.02%) Windows
2 77 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (6.82%) Linux
4 64 (6.24%) UNIX
4 64 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (2.24%) Solaris
7 6 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.49%) AIX
9 4 (0.39%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.29%) CentOS
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (49.03%) Performance Tuning
2 271 (26.41%) Business Intelligence
3 133 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
4 113 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 113 (11.01%) ETL
5 111 (10.82%) Performance Monitoring
5 111 (10.82%) Database Mirroring
6 103 (10.04%) Database Security
7 93 (9.06%) High Availability
8 83 (8.09%) Migration
9 76 (7.41%) ITIL
10 70 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (5.26%) Data Modelling
12 48 (4.68%) Change Management
13 39 (3.80%) Database Tuning
14 36 (3.51%) Line Management
15 35 (3.41%) Data Management
16 34 (3.31%) Incident Management
17 33 (3.22%) Data Migration
18 29 (2.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 862 (84.02%) SQL
2 553 (53.90%) T-SQL
3 104 (10.14%) PowerShell
4 37 (3.61%) C#
5 33 (3.22%) PL/SQL
6 27 (2.63%) Java
7 18 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.75%) VBScript
8 15 (1.46%) Python
9 13 (1.27%) Perl
10 12 (1.17%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.17%) VB
11 11 (1.07%) Ruby
11 11 (1.07%) VB.NET
11 11 (1.07%) C
12 10 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.49%) PHP
13 5 (0.49%) Korn
14 4 (0.39%) VBA
15 3 (0.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 109 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (6.04%) Degree
3 46 (4.48%) MCITP
4 30 (2.92%) MCDBA
5 24 (2.34%) MCTS
6 18 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
7 17 (1.66%) MCSA
8 16 (1.56%) OCP
9 13 (1.27%) MCSE
9 13 (1.27%) Security Cleared
10 11 (1.07%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.88%) IBM Certification
12 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.49%) MCP
14 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 4 (0.39%) HND
15 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.19%) PMP
15 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.19%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.24%) QA
2 20 (1.95%) SLA
3 13 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.29%) TickIT
System Software
1 48 (4.68%) Oracle RAC
2 26 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.29%) vSphere
7 2 (0.19%) NFS
7 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.097%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.097%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.097%) SRDF
8 1 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (3.70%) Data Guard
2 13 (1.27%) SCOM
3 10 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.29%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.097%) Foglight
6 1 (0.097%) Puppet
6 1 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 393 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 146 (14.23%) Oracle
3 45 (4.39%) Facebook
4 37 (3.61%) VMware
5 36 (3.51%) IBM
6 27 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 21 (2.05%) Twitter
8 15 (1.46%) Sony
8 15 (1.46%) Business Objects
8 15 (1.46%) Apple
8 15 (1.46%) Red Gate
9 14 (1.36%) Google
10 13 (1.27%) Yahoo!
10 13 (1.27%) Cognos
10 13 (1.27%) SAP
11 9 (0.88%) Sybase
12 7 (0.68%) HP
13 4 (0.39%) Tableau
13 4 (0.39%) 3PAR
13 4 (0.39%) Tripwire
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Horsham, West Sussex
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Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Oxfordshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits package!
Posted: Yesterday
West London
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, health
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + pension, health
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Scotland
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North West London
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
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London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Buckinghamshire
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West Midlands
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