Period
to 25 April 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 487 425 392
Rank change year-on-year -62 -33 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 776 1,135 1,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.69% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.71% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 658 1,012 1,144
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £34,288
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 132,138 159,783 154,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.48% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 106,064 131,649 129,619
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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 6 months to 25 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 255 £55,000 -8.33% 33
South East +31 203 £50,000 +5.26% 23
North of England +26 184 £42,500 -10.53% 45
Yorkshire +29 90 £42,500 -13.27% 14
North West +34 81 £44,250 -6.84% 29
Midlands -49 54 £42,500 -9.57% 10
East of England -69 47 £47,500 -5.00% 8
West Midlands +6 41 £41,250 -11.29% 9
South West -3 24 £51,250 +28.13% 9
North East +15 13 £40,000 -8.05% 2
East Midlands -30 13 £45,000 -5.26% 1
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, SQL DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 728 (93.81%) SQL
2 722 (93.04%) SQL Server
3 378 (48.71%) T-SQL
4 346 (44.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 322 (41.49%) Performance Tuning
6 294 (37.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 271 (34.92%) Microsoft
8 208 (26.80%) High Availability
9 202 (26.03%) Windows
10 199 (25.64%) Clustering
11 192 (24.74%) SQL Server 2008
12 189 (24.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 180 (23.20%) Replication
14 178 (22.94%) Business Intelligence
15 176 (22.68%) Microsoft Azure
15 176 (22.68%) SQL Server 2016
16 161 (20.75%) Disaster Recovery
17 143 (18.43%) SQL Server 2012
18 128 (16.49%) Finance
19 127 (16.37%) PowerShell
20 121 (15.59%) ITIL
21 109 (14.05%) Windows Server
22 103 (13.27%) SQL Server 2014
23 99 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
24 98 (12.63%) Relational Database
25 91 (11.73%) Oracle
26 74 (9.54%) ETL
27 72 (9.28%) Migration
27 72 (9.28%) Database Mirroring
28 71 (9.15%) Amazon AWS

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 44 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.32%) IIS
3 4 (0.52%) SAS
3 4 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.26%) Apache
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.64%) Infor SunSystems
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 176 (22.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (1.16%) SaaS
5 6 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.77%) PaaS
6 4 (0.52%) Office 365
7 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.84%) Firewall
2 18 (2.32%) SAN
3 8 (1.03%) NAS
4 7 (0.90%) Internet
4 7 (0.90%) WAN
5 4 (0.52%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) FTP
6 1 (0.13%) LAN
6 1 (0.13%) Modbus
6 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 722 (93.04%) SQL Server
2 346 (44.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 294 (37.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 192 (24.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 189 (24.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 176 (22.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 143 (18.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 103 (13.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 99 (12.76%) Data Warehouse
10 98 (12.63%) Relational Database
11 68 (8.76%) MongoDB
12 67 (8.63%) Power BI
13 66 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
14 65 (8.38%) NoSQL
15 54 (6.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 54 (6.96%) MySQL
16 51 (6.57%) RDBMS
17 41 (5.28%) Azure SQL Database
18 40 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
19 36 (4.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (3.74%) Visual Studio
2 27 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.52%) JIRA
6 3 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.26%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.13%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.13%) Toad
8 1 (0.13%) tSQLt
General
1 128 (16.49%) Finance
2 39 (5.03%) Retail
3 29 (3.74%) Banking
4 20 (2.58%) Marketing
5 14 (1.80%) Advertising
6 13 (1.68%) Legal
7 10 (1.29%) Automotive
7 10 (1.29%) Back Office
8 7 (0.90%) Billing
9 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.52%) Games
10 4 (0.52%) Law
10 4 (0.52%) Publishing
11 3 (0.39%) Local Government
11 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.26%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.31%) .NET
2 24 (3.09%) Web Services
3 22 (2.84%) .NET Framework
4 16 (2.06%) Entity Framework
5 13 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (0.90%) XML
8 6 (0.77%) Middleware
9 4 (0.52%) Kafka
9 4 (0.52%) RESTful
10 3 (0.39%) EDI
10 3 (0.39%) MDX
10 3 (0.39%) XSL
11 2 (0.26%) JDBC
11 2 (0.26%) JSON
12 1 (0.13%) CSS
12 1 (0.13%) D3.js
12 1 (0.13%) HTML
12 1 (0.13%) PostGIS
12 1 (0.13%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 199 (25.64%) Clustering
2 180 (23.20%) Replication
3 51 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.54%) Data Centre
5 25 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.32%) Fintech
8 12 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.42%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.77%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.77%) FlexPod
13 6 (0.77%) NHS
13 6 (0.77%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.77%) Reference Data
14 5 (0.64%) Life Science
15 4 (0.52%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 202 (26.03%) Windows
2 109 (14.05%) Windows Server
3 64 (8.25%) Linux
4 36 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (2.58%) Unix
5 20 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.42%) Solaris
8 7 (0.90%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.26%) CentOS
9 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (41.49%) Performance Tuning
2 208 (26.80%) High Availability
3 178 (22.94%) Business Intelligence
4 161 (20.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 121 (15.59%) ITIL
6 74 (9.54%) ETL
7 72 (9.28%) Database Mirroring
7 72 (9.28%) Migration
8 70 (9.02%) Database Security
9 68 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
10 56 (7.22%) Change Control
11 54 (6.96%) Performance Monitoring
12 53 (6.83%) Data Modelling
13 49 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (5.03%) Proactive Monitoring
15 36 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
16 34 (4.38%) DevOps
17 33 (4.25%) CRM
18 29 (3.74%) Computer Science
19 27 (3.48%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 728 (93.81%) SQL
2 378 (48.71%) T-SQL
3 127 (16.37%) PowerShell
4 30 (3.87%) C#
5 29 (3.74%) Python
6 18 (2.32%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.06%) Shell Script
8 13 (1.68%) VB
9 10 (1.29%) Java
10 9 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.03%) VBScript
12 6 (0.77%) C
12 6 (0.77%) Perl
13 4 (0.52%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.39%) PHP
14 3 (0.39%) VBA
15 1 (0.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (6.44%) Degree
3 41 (5.28%) MCSA
4 24 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.45%) MCDBA
6 19 (2.45%) MCITP
7 17 (2.19%) MCSE
7 17 (2.19%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.90%) MCTS
10 6 (0.77%) NCIE
11 5 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.39%) MCP
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.13%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.96%) SLA
2 21 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.80%) GDPR
4 11 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.29%) QA
6 8 (1.03%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.52%) Docker
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (6.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 35 (4.51%) Failover Clustering
3 21 (2.71%) Perfmon
4 15 (1.93%) SCCM
4 15 (1.93%) SCOM
5 12 (1.55%) Ansible
6 11 (1.42%) Grafana
7 8 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
7 8 (1.03%) SQL Sentry
8 4 (0.52%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.52%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.26%) Puppet
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.13%) Control-M
10 1 (0.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.13%) Packer
10 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 271 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 91 (11.73%) Oracle
3 53 (6.83%) VMware
4 47 (6.06%) RedGate
5 28 (3.61%) Cisco
6 25 (3.22%) Veeam
7 23 (2.96%) SolarWinds
8 18 (2.32%) Tableau
9 14 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.80%) Sybase
10 13 (1.68%) BMC
10 13 (1.68%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.42%) Google
12 8 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
13 7 (0.90%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.90%) HP
14 6 (0.77%) 3PAR
14 6 (0.77%) NetApp
14 6 (0.77%) Virgin Media
15 5 (0.64%) Infor