The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 578 466 512
Rank change year-on-year
-112 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 359 634 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 323 556 486
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
94638 106188 112312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79637 87538 91558
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

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 25 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -101 350 £45,000 -5.26% 42
London -55 159 £52,500 -4.54% 15
South East -50 63 £45,000 - 5
City of London +35 42 £55,000 -4.34% 3
North West +13 30 £51,250 +7.89% 10
East Midlands +10 29 £41,250 -8.33% 1
South West +35 28 £38,250 +4.79% 5
Nottinghamshire +9 25 £38,750 -13.88% 1
Yorkshire +23 21 £40,000 - 3
Somerset - 19 £36,000 - 1
Nottingham +11 18 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Manchester -9 17 £52,500 +10.52% 4
West Yorkshire +13 16 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Brighton +12 13 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex +3 13 £45,000 +7.14% 1
Surrey +21 10 £38,500 -16.30%
Berkshire -4 10 £42,500 -5.55%
Bath - 10 £45,000 -
Hampshire -17 9 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West Sussex -34 9 £44,000 +4.76% 1
Crawley -23 8 £44,000 +4.76% 1
Mayfair - 8 £50,000 -
Leeds +22 7 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 7 £50,000 +17.64%
Merseyside -2 7 £47,500 +13.09%
Liverpool -9 7 £47,500 +10.46%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £42,044 -
Taunton - 7 £35,000 - 1
North East - 7 £42,044 -
Southampton -3 6 £50,000 +19.04% 1

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, SQL Server DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 769 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 665 (86.48%) SQL
3 439 (57.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 419 (54.49%) T-SQL
5 352 (45.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 346 (44.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 294 (38.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 289 (37.58%) Microsoft
9 286 (37.19%) Performance Tuning
10 282 (36.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 224 (29.13%) Finance
12 220 (28.61%) Replication
12 220 (28.61%) Clustering
13 216 (28.09%) Business Intelligence
14 215 (27.96%) Windows
15 209 (27.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 193 (25.10%) High Availability
17 164 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
18 159 (20.68%) SQL Server 2005
19 150 (19.51%) MS Excel
20 131 (17.04%) ETL
21 114 (14.82%) Microsoft Certification
22 113 (14.69%) PowerShell
23 108 (14.04%) Degree
24 104 (13.52%) Oracle
25 93 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
26 91 (11.83%) Windows Server
27 90 (11.70%) Disaster Recovery
28 88 (11.44%) Performance Monitoring
29 87 (11.31%) Relational Database

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.34%) IIS
3 8 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.26%) Apache
5 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.13%) Mule
6 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 150 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.17%) GitHub
4 6 (0.78%) SaaS
5 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.39%) IaaS
5 3 (0.39%) PaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.59%) SAN
2 10 (1.30%) Internet
3 8 (1.04%) DNS
4 7 (0.91%) Firewall
5 6 (0.78%) DHCP
5 6 (0.78%) SMTP
6 5 (0.65%) NAS
7 4 (0.52%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.52%) LAN
7 4 (0.52%) WAN
8 3 (0.39%) SSL
8 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 769 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 439 (57.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 352 (45.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 346 (44.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 294 (38.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 282 (36.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 209 (27.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 164 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
9 159 (20.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 87 (11.31%) Relational Database
11 68 (8.84%) Oracle Database
12 66 (8.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 55 (7.15%) RDBMS
14 50 (6.50%) SQL Server 2000
15 47 (6.11%) MySQL
16 44 (5.72%) OLTP
16 44 (5.72%) SQL Server 2016
17 27 (3.51%) MongoDB
18 25 (3.25%) DTS
19 21 (2.73%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.91%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.52%) Subversion
7 2 (0.26%) ERwin
7 2 (0.26%) MSI
8 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.13%) NUnit
8 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 224 (29.13%) Finance
2 44 (5.72%) Legal
3 40 (5.20%) Law
4 31 (4.03%) Marketing
5 27 (3.51%) Banking
6 17 (2.21%) Retail
6 17 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.82%) Publishing
8 11 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.30%) Advertising
10 8 (1.04%) Back Office
11 7 (0.91%) Games
11 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.91%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.65%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.16%) .NET
2 9 (1.17%) XML
3 7 (0.91%) JDBC
3 7 (0.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 7 (0.91%) Web Services
4 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (0.52%) CGI
4 4 (0.52%) MDX
5 3 (0.39%) CakePHP
5 3 (0.39%) Middleware
6 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.26%) COM
6 2 (0.26%) HTML
7 1 (0.13%) CSS
7 1 (0.13%) EDI
7 1 (0.13%) J2EE
7 1 (0.13%) LAMP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 220 (28.61%) Clustering
1 220 (28.61%) Replication
2 33 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 20 (2.60%) Statistics
5 18 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.04%) Fintech
11 6 (0.78%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.78%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.65%) iPhone
12 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.52%) Cybercrime
13 4 (0.52%) EFT
14 3 (0.39%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.39%) iPad
15 2 (0.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 215 (27.96%) Windows
2 91 (11.83%) Windows Server
3 52 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 52 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (5.07%) Linux
6 25 (3.25%) Unix
7 12 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.04%) Windows 2000
9 6 (0.78%) Solaris
10 3 (0.39%) VMS
11 2 (0.26%) AIX
11 2 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (37.19%) Performance Tuning
2 216 (28.09%) Business Intelligence
3 193 (25.10%) High Availability
4 131 (17.04%) ETL
5 93 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (11.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 88 (11.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 66 (8.58%) Migration
9 63 (8.19%) ITIL
10 61 (7.93%) Database Mirroring
11 60 (7.80%) Capacity Planning
12 54 (7.02%) Data Modelling
12 54 (7.02%) Database Security
13 36 (4.68%) Mentoring
14 21 (2.73%) Data Security
15 20 (2.60%) E-Commerce
16 18 (2.34%) Security Management
17 17 (2.21%) Data Migration
17 17 (2.21%) Database Tuning
17 17 (2.21%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 665 (86.48%) SQL
2 419 (54.49%) T-SQL
3 113 (14.69%) PowerShell
4 18 (2.34%) C#
5 14 (1.82%) ANSI SQL
6 13 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.30%) Java
7 10 (1.30%) Perl
8 7 (0.91%) VBScript
9 5 (0.65%) C
9 5 (0.65%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.65%) VBA
10 4 (0.52%) VB
11 2 (0.26%) C++
11 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.26%) PHP
12 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 114 (14.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (14.04%) Degree
3 41 (5.33%) MCSA
4 40 (5.20%) MCSE
5 34 (4.42%) MCITP
6 30 (3.90%) MCTS
7 29 (3.77%) MCDBA
8 25 (3.25%) Security Cleared
9 20 (2.60%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.17%) MCP
13 8 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.12%) SLA
2 12 (1.56%) Solvency II
3 7 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.65%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.52%) QA
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 11 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.65%) vSphere
7 2 (0.26%) SRDF
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (3.12%) Microsoft Clustering
2 16 (2.08%) Data Guard
2 16 (2.08%) SCOM
3 10 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
4 9 (1.17%) Perfmon
5 8 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.78%) LiteSpeed
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.39%) SCCM
8 3 (0.39%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.26%) WSUS
10 1 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 289 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 104 (13.52%) Oracle
3 55 (7.15%) RedGate
4 47 (6.11%) VMware
5 11 (1.43%) SAP
6 10 (1.30%) EMC
7 9 (1.17%) Remedy
8 8 (1.04%) Citrix
8 8 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.04%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.04%) Sybase
9 6 (0.78%) NetApp
10 5 (0.65%) Cognos
11 4 (0.52%) iManage
12 3 (0.39%) IDERA
12 3 (0.39%) Jaspersoft
13 2 (0.26%) Computacenter
13 2 (0.26%) Google
13 2 (0.26%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.13%) BT
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Taunton
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits, pension etc.
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum for initital 12 month FTC
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: 40k + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + 10% + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Greythorn
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £44000 - £50000 Per Annum + on call + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
dotMailer Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary plus strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago