Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 339 319
Rank change year-on-year -102 -20 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1109 1632 2089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.91% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.95% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 973 1478 1820
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -66 491 £57,500 +4.55% 18
North of England -80 223 £45,000 - 10
South East -8 178 £45,000 -3.74% 5
Yorkshire +17 127 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Midlands 0 111 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North West -119 82 £42,500 -10.53% 4
West Midlands +57 76 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South West -32 60 £40,000 -3.61% 3
East of England -19 52 £45,000 -5.26% 12
East Midlands -42 35 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North East -14 14 £38,959 -11.46%
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1046 (94.32%) SQL Server
2 1044 (94.14%) SQL
3 627 (56.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 598 (53.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 555 (50.05%) T-SQL
6 468 (42.20%) Performance Tuning
7 425 (38.32%) Microsoft
8 345 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 329 (29.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 290 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
11 266 (23.99%) Finance
12 241 (21.73%) High Availability
12 241 (21.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 240 (21.64%) Windows
14 227 (20.47%) Clustering
15 220 (19.84%) SQL Server 2014
16 212 (19.12%) SQL Server 2016
16 212 (19.12%) Data Warehouse
17 207 (18.67%) Replication
18 200 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
19 197 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
20 185 (16.68%) Oracle
21 172 (15.51%) ETL
22 171 (15.42%) PowerShell
23 165 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
24 153 (13.80%) Windows Server
25 136 (12.26%) Migration
26 129 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
27 126 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
28 118 (10.64%) NoSQL

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 45 (4.06%) IIS
2 42 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.54%) SAS
8 5 (0.45%) JBoss
9 2 (0.18%) CMS
9 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.090%) Mule
10 1 (0.090%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 25 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.36%) Raiser's Edge
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.090%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.090%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.090%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 197 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (2.43%) GitHub
5 25 (2.25%) SaaS
6 19 (1.71%) IaaS
7 16 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.90%) PaaS
10 9 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.18%) Office 365
13 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.090%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.26%) Internet
1 14 (1.26%) SAN
2 6 (0.54%) SMS
3 4 (0.36%) Firewall
3 4 (0.36%) NAS
4 3 (0.27%) SSL
4 3 (0.27%) VPN
5 2 (0.18%) FTP
5 2 (0.18%) HTTP
5 2 (0.18%) LAN
5 2 (0.18%) Skype
5 2 (0.18%) WAN
5 2 (0.18%) Wireless
6 1 (0.090%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1046 (94.32%) SQL Server
2 627 (56.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 598 (53.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 345 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 329 (29.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 241 (21.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 220 (19.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 212 (19.12%) Data Warehouse
8 212 (19.12%) SQL Server 2016
9 118 (10.64%) NoSQL
10 112 (10.10%) MySQL
11 105 (9.47%) Relational Database
12 93 (8.39%) MongoDB
13 82 (7.39%) Oracle Database
14 77 (6.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 75 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
16 69 (6.22%) RDBMS
17 52 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
18 47 (4.24%) Power BI
19 35 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 37 (3.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 37 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (2.98%) JIRA
3 26 (2.34%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 23 (2.07%) TeamCity
5 23 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 22 (1.98%) MSBuild
7 16 (1.44%) Flyway
8 15 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.90%) Travis CI
10 7 (0.63%) tSQLt
11 3 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.18%) Subversion
13 1 (0.090%) GitLab
13 1 (0.090%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.090%) RStudio
13 1 (0.090%) Toad
13 1 (0.090%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 266 (23.99%) Finance
2 73 (6.58%) Banking
3 45 (4.06%) Advertising
4 38 (3.43%) Marketing
5 34 (3.07%) Retail
6 15 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.90%) Electronics
9 8 (0.72%) Back Office
9 8 (0.72%) Games
10 6 (0.54%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.45%) Law
12 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.18%) Legal
13 2 (0.18%) Publishing
14 1 (0.090%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.84%) .NET
2 22 (1.98%) XML
3 20 (1.80%) Middleware
4 16 (1.44%) Web Services
5 15 (1.35%) .NET Framework
6 14 (1.26%) HTML
7 11 (0.99%) MDX
8 8 (0.72%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.63%) JSON
10 6 (0.54%) CSS
10 6 (0.54%) Entity Framework
10 6 (0.54%) ODBC
11 5 (0.45%) JDBC
11 5 (0.45%) RESTful
11 5 (0.45%) SOAP
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 3 (0.27%) Ajax
13 3 (0.27%) Android SDK
13 3 (0.27%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 227 (20.47%) Clustering
2 207 (18.67%) Replication
3 73 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.16%) Fintech
5 34 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 18 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.72%) NHS
10 8 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.63%) iPad
12 6 (0.54%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.36%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.18%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.18%) Private Cloud
16 1 (0.090%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 240 (21.64%) Windows
2 153 (13.80%) Windows Server
3 82 (7.39%) Linux
4 30 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (2.16%) Unix
6 13 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.81%) VMS
8 8 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.45%) Solaris
11 4 (0.36%) Debian
12 3 (0.27%) Android
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.090%) AIX
14 1 (0.090%) HPUX
14 1 (0.090%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (42.20%) Performance Tuning
2 290 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
3 241 (21.73%) High Availability
4 200 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 172 (15.51%) ETL
6 165 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (12.26%) Migration
8 108 (9.74%) ITIL
9 81 (7.30%) Data Modelling
10 79 (7.12%) DevOps
11 69 (6.22%) Capacity Planning
12 64 (5.77%) Database Security
13 63 (5.68%) Data Management
14 59 (5.32%) Performance Monitoring
15 52 (4.69%) Analytics
16 51 (4.60%) Data Analysis
16 51 (4.60%) Data Protection
17 50 (4.51%) CRM
18 47 (4.24%) E-Commerce
19 39 (3.52%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1044 (94.14%) SQL
2 555 (50.05%) T-SQL
3 171 (15.42%) PowerShell
4 37 (3.34%) PL/SQL
5 36 (3.25%) C#
6 32 (2.89%) Java
7 18 (1.62%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.35%) VBScript
9 13 (1.17%) VB
10 10 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.81%) R
12 8 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.36%) Korn
14 4 (0.36%) Perl
15 3 (0.27%) PHP
15 3 (0.27%) VBA
16 2 (0.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 1 (0.090%) VB6
Qualifications
1 126 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (7.03%) Degree
3 52 (4.69%) MCSA
4 44 (3.97%) MCSE
5 33 (2.98%) Security Cleared
6 32 (2.89%) MCITP
7 19 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.35%) MCDBA
9 13 (1.17%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.17%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.63%) MCTS
12 6 (0.54%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.27%) RHCE
14 2 (0.18%) CCNA
14 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.090%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.090%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.16%) QA
2 24 (2.16%) SLA
3 18 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) GDPR
8 1 (0.090%) HL7
System Software
1 50 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.45%) Firmware
7 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.18%) XenApp
7 2 (0.18%) XenServer
8 1 (0.090%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (2.43%) Ansible
2 26 (2.34%) Perfmon
3 23 (2.07%) Puppet
4 20 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
4 20 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 20 (1.80%) SCOM
5 12 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.08%) SCCM
6 11 (0.99%) Opsview
7 10 (0.90%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.45%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
10 3 (0.27%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Sentry
11 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.090%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.090%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 1 (0.090%) Nagios
Vendors
1 425 (38.32%) Microsoft
2 185 (16.68%) Oracle
3 67 (6.04%) VMware
4 66 (5.95%) RedGate
5 49 (4.42%) Sybase
6 39 (3.52%) SAP
7 25 (2.25%) Facebook
8 23 (2.07%) Tableau
9 22 (1.98%) Cognos
9 22 (1.98%) SolarWinds
10 17 (1.53%) MuleSoft
10 17 (1.53%) Splunk
11 14 (1.26%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.17%) Citrix
13 10 (0.90%) Cognizant
13 10 (0.90%) New Relic
14 9 (0.81%) Bloomberg
14 9 (0.81%) Calypso
14 9 (0.81%) Murex
14 9 (0.81%) Reuters