The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Database Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 366 279
Rank change year-on-year -39 -87  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 601 748 1180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.81% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.84% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 509 669 1035
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 79382 89280 100510
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 65298 76096 83752
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in England

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL DBA in England.

Salary trend for SQL DBA in England

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in England

SQL DBA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
London -67 219 £57,500 +4.54% 19
South East +13 99 £45,000 - 10
Yorkshire +18 68 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Midlands +35 54 £43,750 +9.37% 3
East of England +41 53 £50,000 +17.64% 3
North West -60 51 £40,000 -11.11% 6
South West -8 33 £38,500 - 8
East Midlands +14 21 £50,000 +25.00% 3
North East +4 3 £42,500 -3.40% 1
SQL DBA
UK

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, SQL 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 across the England region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 1133 (93.56%) SQL
2 1130 (93.31%) SQL Server
3 604 (49.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 598 (49.38%) T-SQL
5 582 (48.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 581 (47.98%) Performance Tuning
7 442 (36.50%) Microsoft
8 356 (29.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 351 (28.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 313 (25.85%) Windows
11 308 (25.43%) Finance
12 305 (25.19%) Clustering
13 298 (24.61%) High Availability
14 293 (24.19%) Business Intelligence
15 270 (22.30%) Data Warehouse
16 262 (21.64%) SQL Server 2012
17 256 (21.14%) Replication
18 253 (20.89%) Oracle
19 240 (19.82%) SQL Server 2014
20 214 (17.67%) Disaster Recovery
21 174 (14.37%) ETL
22 171 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
23 170 (14.04%) SQL Server 2016
24 167 (13.79%) Windows Server
25 164 (13.54%) NoSQL
26 150 (12.39%) PowerShell
27 147 (12.14%) Migration
28 128 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
29 127 (10.49%) SQL Server 2005
30 125 (10.32%) MySQL

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 59 (4.87%) IIS
2 35 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.33%) Alfresco
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.25%) JBoss
7 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.17%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.083%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.17%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.083%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 171 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.31%) SaaS
4 19 (1.57%) GitHub
5 12 (0.99%) IaaS
5 12 (0.99%) PaaS
6 7 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
6 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.41%) Office 365
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.083%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.96%) SAN
2 22 (1.82%) Internet
3 16 (1.32%) Intranet
4 10 (0.83%) Extranet
5 9 (0.74%) Firewall
5 9 (0.74%) Network Security
6 8 (0.66%) WAN
7 5 (0.41%) DHCP
7 5 (0.41%) DNS
8 3 (0.25%) NAS
9 2 (0.17%) SSL
9 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.17%) VPN
10 1 (0.083%) FTP
10 1 (0.083%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1130 (93.31%) SQL Server
2 604 (49.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 582 (48.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 356 (29.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 351 (28.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 270 (22.30%) Data Warehouse
7 262 (21.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 240 (19.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 170 (14.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 164 (13.54%) NoSQL
11 127 (10.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 125 (10.32%) MySQL
13 122 (10.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 117 (9.66%) Relational Database
15 110 (9.08%) Oracle Database
16 105 (8.67%) MongoDB
17 95 (7.84%) RDBMS
18 55 (4.54%) Hadoop
19 52 (4.29%) Power BI
20 48 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (3.47%) Visual Studio
3 37 (3.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 18 (1.49%) JIRA
5 17 (1.40%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.74%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.58%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.58%) Travis CI
9 4 (0.33%) NUnit
9 4 (0.33%) Selenium
9 4 (0.33%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.33%) tSQLt
10 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.083%) GitLab
11 1 (0.083%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.083%) RStudio
11 1 (0.083%) Subversion
11 1 (0.083%) Toad
General
1 308 (25.43%) Finance
2 82 (6.77%) Banking
3 62 (5.12%) Marketing
4 37 (3.06%) Advertising
5 15 (1.24%) Music Industry
6 13 (1.07%) Legal
6 13 (1.07%) Retail
7 12 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.50%) Games
11 6 (0.50%) Law
12 5 (0.41%) Electronics
12 5 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.25%) Publishing
14 1 (0.083%) Billing
14 1 (0.083%) Local Government
14 1 (0.083%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (6.44%) .NET
2 63 (5.20%) XML
3 16 (1.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 11 (0.91%) HTML
4 11 (0.91%) MDX
5 10 (0.83%) JSON
6 9 (0.74%) SOAP
7 5 (0.41%) DCOM
8 4 (0.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.33%) MSMQ
8 4 (0.33%) Web Services
9 3 (0.25%) Android SDK
9 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.25%) JDBC
9 3 (0.25%) ODBC
9 3 (0.25%) RESTful
10 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.17%) XSLT
11 1 (0.083%) COM
11 1 (0.083%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 305 (25.19%) Clustering
2 256 (21.14%) Replication
3 117 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.81%) Fintech
6 28 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
8 20 (1.65%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (0.74%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.58%) iPad
12 6 (0.50%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.41%) BBC
13 5 (0.41%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.41%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.41%) Social Media
14 4 (0.33%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.17%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 313 (25.85%) Windows
2 167 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 98 (8.09%) Linux
4 68 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.90%) Unix
7 9 (0.74%) AIX
8 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.25%) Android
11 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.083%) SUSE
12 1 (0.083%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (47.98%) Performance Tuning
2 298 (24.61%) High Availability
3 293 (24.19%) Business Intelligence
4 214 (17.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 174 (14.37%) ETL
6 147 (12.14%) Migration
7 118 (9.74%) Capacity Planning
8 112 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (8.01%) Performance Monitoring
10 96 (7.93%) Database Security
11 85 (7.02%) ITIL
12 82 (6.77%) Data Modelling
13 64 (5.28%) Statistics
14 52 (4.29%) Database Mirroring
15 48 (3.96%) Data Protection
15 48 (3.96%) Mentoring
16 44 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (3.63%) Data Migration
17 42 (3.47%) Scrum
18 39 (3.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1133 (93.56%) SQL
2 598 (49.38%) T-SQL
3 150 (12.39%) PowerShell
4 50 (4.13%) PL/SQL
5 40 (3.30%) C#
6 31 (2.56%) Java
7 13 (1.07%) VB.NET
8 11 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 9 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.74%) VBA
10 8 (0.66%) R
11 5 (0.41%) VB
12 4 (0.33%) C
12 4 (0.33%) C++
12 4 (0.33%) Python
13 3 (0.25%) PHP
14 2 (0.17%) Korn
14 2 (0.17%) Perl
15 1 (0.083%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.083%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (7.02%) Degree
3 44 (3.63%) MCSA
4 43 (3.55%) MCITP
5 31 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (2.48%) MCSE
7 26 (2.15%) MCTS
8 22 (1.82%) Master's Degree
9 21 (1.73%) Security Cleared
10 12 (0.99%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.66%) MCDBA
12 7 (0.58%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.58%) MCP
13 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.33%) OCA
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
15 2 (0.17%) RHCE
16 1 (0.083%) DBS Check
16 1 (0.083%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.73%) SLA
2 30 (2.48%) QA
3 17 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 15 (1.24%) ISO 14001
5 13 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.58%) GDPR
7 6 (0.50%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.083%) HL7
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.25%) vSphere
7 1 (0.083%) Firmware
7 1 (0.083%) HDFS
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (3.47%) Failover Clustering
2 26 (2.15%) Opsview
3 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (1.07%) SCOM
5 9 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.74%) Perfmon
5 9 (0.74%) Puppet
6 8 (0.66%) Ansible
7 7 (0.58%) CFEngine
7 7 (0.58%) Nagios
7 7 (0.58%) SQL Sentry
8 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.25%) LiteSpeed
9 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.17%) SCCM
10 1 (0.083%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.083%) WSUS
Vendors
1 442 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 253 (20.89%) Oracle
3 70 (5.78%) VMware
4 56 (4.62%) Sybase
5 33 (2.73%) IBM
5 33 (2.73%) SAP
6 28 (2.31%) Facebook
7 26 (2.15%) RedGate
8 25 (2.06%) Tableau
9 23 (1.90%) Cognos
10 21 (1.73%) SolarWinds
11 20 (1.65%) Splunk
12 8 (0.66%) Cognizant
12 8 (0.66%) Google
12 8 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.58%) New Relic
13 7 (0.58%) Sun
14 5 (0.41%) Citrix
14 5 (0.41%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.41%) Yahoo!
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension + 20% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £43,500 to £49,500 per annum + benefits inc pension, 25 days hol
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified Very competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Company Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Exceptional benefits and company cul
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, health care etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago