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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 570 431 420
Rank change year-on-year
-139 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 360 569 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.53% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 327 486 552
Average salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 September 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 17 September 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 -133 350 £47,500 - 37
London -25 185 £50,000 -9.09% 14
South East -105 59 £47,500 -2.56% 7
City of London +16 30 £50,000 -16.66% 2
North West -15 27 £50,000 +25.00% 5
East of England -33 24 £42,500 -2.85% 4
Hampshire -11 22 £60,000 +48.14% 2
West Midlands -24 19 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Uxbridge - 18 £41,000 -
Yorkshire -56 16 £40,500 +5.19% 4
Cheshire -14 14 £50,000 +31.57% 3
South West -29 13 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Manchester +9 12 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Berkshire -8 11 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Essex +11 10 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 10 £35,000 -30.00%
Milton Keynes -7 10 £35,000 -30.00%
Surrey -26 10 £43,750 -0.56% 4
Bristol +2 9 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Maidenhead -15 9 £47,500 -20.83%
Oxfordshire +2 7 £42,500 -5.55%
Bromley -8 7 £40,000 +25.00%
East Midlands -11 7 £42,500 +10.38% 1
West Yorkshire -48 6 £30,500 -17.56% 2
Hertfordshire - 6 £34,000 -
Walsall - 6 £40,750 -
Wales +6 5 £40,000 +14.28% 1
South Wales +3 5 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cardiff +2 5 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Sheffield -19 5 £55,000 +41.93% 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 873 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 711 (81.44%) SQL
3 509 (58.30%) T-SQL
4 453 (51.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 401 (45.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 392 (44.90%) Performance Tuning
7 378 (43.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 300 (34.36%) Replication
9 289 (33.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 280 (32.07%) Microsoft
11 255 (29.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 245 (28.06%) Windows
13 236 (27.03%) SQL Server 2005
14 225 (25.77%) Clustering
15 175 (20.05%) Oracle
16 173 (19.82%) Business Intelligence
17 172 (19.70%) MS Excel
18 161 (18.44%) Finance
19 160 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
20 119 (13.63%) MySQL
21 115 (13.17%) ETL
22 111 (12.71%) Disaster Recovery
23 105 (12.03%) .NET
24 95 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
25 87 (9.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
26 82 (9.39%) Degree
27 81 (9.28%) Oracle Database
28 77 (8.82%) Database Security
29 75 (8.59%) Relational Database
30 74 (8.48%) DTS

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 34 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.95%) IIS
3 12 (1.37%) WordPress
4 9 (1.03%) Apache Solr
5 8 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (0.80%) OpenEdge
7 5 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.34%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.11%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.11%) CMS
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 172 (19.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.26%) MS Office
4 2 (0.23%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.34%) Lawson
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Summit
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.37%) Office 365
3 11 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.57%) SaaS
6 3 (0.34%) PaaS
6 3 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.47%) SAN
2 8 (0.92%) DNS
3 6 (0.69%) WAN
4 5 (0.57%) LAN
4 5 (0.57%) VPN
5 4 (0.46%) HTTP
5 4 (0.46%) Internet
5 4 (0.46%) NAS
6 2 (0.23%) Firewall
6 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 873 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 453 (51.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 401 (45.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 378 (43.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 289 (33.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 255 (29.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 236 (27.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 160 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
9 119 (13.63%) MySQL
10 87 (9.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 81 (9.28%) Oracle Database
12 75 (8.59%) Relational Database
13 74 (8.48%) DTS
14 63 (7.22%) SQL Server 2000
15 52 (5.96%) Oracle Database 11g
16 49 (5.61%) RDBMS
17 45 (5.15%) OLAP
18 39 (4.47%) OLTP
19 38 (4.35%) NoSQL
20 35 (4.01%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 20 (2.29%) Hudson
2 20 (2.29%) Selenium
3 12 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.11%) Subversion
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 161 (18.44%) Finance
2 37 (4.24%) Banking
3 32 (3.67%) Marketing
4 24 (2.75%) Retail
5 14 (1.60%) Advertising
6 13 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.15%) Legal
8 9 (1.03%) Games
9 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.57%) Back Office
10 5 (0.57%) Law
10 5 (0.57%) Music Industry
11 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (12.03%) .NET
2 54 (6.19%) Web Services
3 35 (4.01%) HTML
4 24 (2.75%) XML
5 19 (2.18%) MDX
6 12 (1.37%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.15%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.03%) WCF
9 7 (0.80%) Lucene
10 4 (0.46%) Ajax
11 3 (0.34%) COM
11 3 (0.34%) CSS
11 3 (0.34%) jQuery
12 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (0.23%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
13 1 (0.11%) Classic ASP
13 1 (0.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 300 (34.36%) Replication
2 225 (25.77%) Clustering
3 72 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.98%) Social Media
4 26 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.75%) BBC
6 23 (2.63%) Statistics
7 13 (1.49%) Hedge funds
8 12 (1.37%) Data Integration
9 5 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.46%) Online Games
11 2 (0.23%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.23%) DTV
11 2 (0.23%) GIS
12 1 (0.11%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.11%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (0.11%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.11%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.11%) Social Network
12 1 (0.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 245 (28.06%) Windows
2 59 (6.76%) Linux
3 49 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (4.24%) UNIX
5 29 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) Solaris
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (44.90%) Performance Tuning
2 173 (19.82%) Business Intelligence
3 115 (13.17%) ETL
4 111 (12.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 77 (8.82%) Database Security
6 70 (8.02%) ITIL
7 56 (6.41%) E-Commerce
8 49 (5.61%) Migration
9 47 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
10 46 (5.27%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (5.15%) High Availability
12 42 (4.81%) Performance Monitoring
13 34 (3.89%) Database Tuning
13 34 (3.89%) Data Modelling
14 28 (3.21%) Mentoring
15 26 (2.98%) SOA
15 26 (2.98%) Business Continuity
16 23 (2.63%) Scrum
16 23 (2.63%) Unit Testing
17 21 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 711 (81.44%) SQL
2 509 (58.30%) T-SQL
3 62 (7.10%) PowerShell
4 43 (4.93%) C#
5 41 (4.70%) VB
6 40 (4.58%) PL/SQL
6 40 (4.58%) Java
7 22 (2.52%) C++
8 20 (2.29%) Python
9 17 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.60%) PHP
11 12 (1.37%) Perl
12 5 (0.57%) VBA
13 4 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.34%) VB6
14 3 (0.34%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
14 3 (0.34%) VBScript
14 3 (0.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 95 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (9.39%) Degree
3 33 (3.78%) MCDBA
4 29 (3.32%) MCITP
5 25 (2.86%) MCTS
6 13 (1.49%) MCSE
7 12 (1.37%) MCSA
7 12 (1.37%) Security Cleared
8 11 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.03%) OCP
11 4 (0.46%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.23%) MCP
12 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.11%) CISA
13 1 (0.11%) MCSD
13 1 (0.11%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.72%) SLA
2 12 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 10 (1.15%) QA
4 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 33 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.15%) LiteSpeed
6 6 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.69%) vSphere
7 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (1.83%) Data Guard
2 11 (1.26%) SCOM
2 11 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.23%) WSUS
5 2 (0.23%) SCCM
5 2 (0.23%) Nagios
5 2 (0.23%) Opsview
5 2 (0.23%) Munin
6 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.11%) SCSM
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 280 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 175 (20.05%) Oracle
3 32 (3.67%) Sony
4 27 (3.09%) Facebook
5 24 (2.75%) Yahoo!
5 24 (2.75%) Google
5 24 (2.75%) Apple
6 23 (2.63%) VMware
7 20 (2.29%) Red Gate
8 16 (1.83%) Sybase
9 15 (1.72%) SAP
10 12 (1.37%) HP
11 11 (1.26%) Infor
12 10 (1.15%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.92%) IBM
14 7 (0.80%) Cognos
14 7 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.80%) Percona
14 7 (0.80%) Vertica
15 6 (0.69%) Sun
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £56000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + flex bens, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 37.5 hour week, 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago