The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £45,261 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 328 286
Rank change year-on-year -54 -42  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 609 953 1152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.98% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.02% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 535 880 1048
Median salary £45,261 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.58% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 76500 93487 97724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64049 79038 80601
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -47 227 £56,250 +2.27% 26
South East +53 117 £45,000 - 12
North West -51 64 £42,500 -5.55% 11
South West -1 56 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Yorkshire -21 48 £45,000 +12.50% 8
West Midlands +8 41 £42,500 +1.19% 6
East Midlands +16 32 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England +3 24 £41,250 -8.33% 13
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1228 (93.10%) SQL
2 1223 (92.72%) SQL Server
3 686 (52.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 626 (47.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 584 (44.28%) Performance Tuning
6 573 (43.44%) T-SQL
7 486 (36.85%) Microsoft
8 422 (31.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 361 (27.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 333 (25.25%) High Availability
11 322 (24.41%) Clustering
12 316 (23.96%) Replication
12 316 (23.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 313 (23.73%) SQL Server 2014
14 299 (22.67%) Finance
15 291 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
16 288 (21.83%) Windows
17 268 (20.32%) Data Warehouse
18 238 (18.04%) MS Excel
19 229 (17.36%) Disaster Recovery
20 222 (16.83%) Oracle
21 191 (14.48%) ETL
22 166 (12.59%) SQL Server 2005
22 166 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
23 165 (12.51%) Windows Server
24 162 (12.28%) PowerShell
25 158 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
26 138 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
27 132 (10.01%) NoSQL
28 130 (9.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services

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 89 (6.75%) IIS
2 63 (4.78%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (0.99%) SAS
5 7 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.30%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.23%) Confluence
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.15%) Apache
9 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.076%) JBoss
Applications
1 238 (18.04%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.23%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) Raiser's Edge
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.076%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.076%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.076%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 158 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.65%) SaaS
4 29 (2.20%) PaaS
5 25 (1.90%) IaaS
6 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.38%) GitHub
8 3 (0.23%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.076%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.73%) SAN
2 30 (2.27%) Internet
3 27 (2.05%) Intranet
4 15 (1.14%) Extranet
5 11 (0.83%) DNS
6 9 (0.68%) Firewall
6 9 (0.68%) NAS
7 4 (0.30%) Network Security
7 4 (0.30%) WAN
8 3 (0.23%) DHCP
9 2 (0.15%) HTTP
9 2 (0.15%) LDAP
9 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.076%) DAB
10 1 (0.076%) FTP
10 1 (0.076%) LAN
10 1 (0.076%) VoIP
10 1 (0.076%) VPN
10 1 (0.076%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1223 (92.72%) SQL Server
2 686 (52.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 626 (47.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 422 (31.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 361 (27.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 316 (23.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 313 (23.73%) SQL Server 2014
8 268 (20.32%) Data Warehouse
9 166 (12.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 132 (10.01%) NoSQL
11 130 (9.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 126 (9.55%) SQL Server 2016
13 120 (9.10%) MySQL
14 111 (8.42%) MongoDB
15 101 (7.66%) Oracle Database
16 93 (7.05%) Relational Database
17 68 (5.16%) RDBMS
18 54 (4.09%) OLTP
19 52 (3.94%) SQL Server 2000
20 45 (3.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 80 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (2.81%) Visual Studio
3 32 (2.43%) JIRA
4 27 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 20 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 19 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (1.44%) MSBuild
7 19 (1.44%) Travis CI
8 7 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.30%) NUnit
10 4 (0.30%) Selenium
10 4 (0.30%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.076%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.076%) Toad
General
1 299 (22.67%) Finance
2 104 (7.88%) Banking
3 45 (3.41%) Marketing
4 39 (2.96%) Advertising
5 18 (1.36%) Legal
6 16 (1.21%) Music Industry
6 16 (1.21%) Retail
7 15 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.06%) Multimedia
9 13 (0.99%) Law
10 11 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.38%) Back Office
12 4 (0.30%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 1 (0.076%) Games
15 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (7.20%) .NET
2 51 (3.87%) XML
3 16 (1.21%) .NET Framework
4 14 (1.06%) Web Services
5 9 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (0.45%) DCOM
6 6 (0.45%) HTML
7 5 (0.38%) SOAP
8 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.30%) MDX
8 4 (0.30%) ODBC
8 4 (0.30%) RESTful
9 3 (0.23%) JSON
9 3 (0.23%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.15%) LINQ
10 2 (0.15%) Middleware
10 2 (0.15%) XSLT
11 1 (0.076%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (0.076%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 322 (24.41%) Clustering
2 316 (23.96%) Replication
3 116 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.05%) Fintech
6 26 (1.97%) Data Centre
7 24 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
9 21 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.14%) iPad
11 11 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.45%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.38%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.30%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.30%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.15%) Derivative
15 2 (0.15%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.15%) Online Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 288 (21.83%) Windows
2 165 (12.51%) Windows Server
3 74 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (5.16%) Linux
5 62 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (3.56%) Unix
7 17 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.23%) AIX
10 2 (0.15%) SUSE
10 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.076%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 584 (44.28%) Performance Tuning
2 333 (25.25%) High Availability
3 291 (22.06%) Business Intelligence
4 229 (17.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 191 (14.48%) ETL
6 138 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (9.63%) Migration
8 122 (9.25%) ITIL
9 110 (8.34%) Capacity Planning
10 102 (7.73%) Database Security
11 97 (7.35%) Performance Monitoring
12 78 (5.91%) Data Modelling
13 75 (5.69%) Scrum
14 66 (5.00%) Statistics
15 49 (3.71%) Database Mirroring
16 48 (3.64%) DevOps
17 43 (3.26%) Database Tuning
18 41 (3.11%) E-Commerce
19 38 (2.88%) Data Analysis
20 37 (2.81%) Database Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1228 (93.10%) SQL
2 573 (43.44%) T-SQL
3 162 (12.28%) PowerShell
4 77 (5.84%) C#
5 34 (2.58%) PL/SQL
6 33 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 23 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 13 (0.99%) VB
9 10 (0.76%) VBA
10 9 (0.68%) Java
11 7 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.45%) PHP
12 6 (0.45%) R
13 5 (0.38%) C++
13 5 (0.38%) Python
14 4 (0.30%) C
14 4 (0.30%) VB6
15 2 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 166 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (8.34%) Degree
3 51 (3.87%) MCSA
4 50 (3.79%) MCITP
5 44 (3.34%) MCTS
6 27 (2.05%) MCDBA
7 24 (1.82%) Security Cleared
8 17 (1.29%) MCSE
9 14 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.83%) SC Cleared
11 7 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.45%) MCP
13 5 (0.38%) OCA
14 2 (0.15%) OCP
15 1 (0.076%) HNC
15 1 (0.076%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.79%) SLA
2 38 (2.88%) QA
3 28 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.83%) ISO 14001
6 8 (0.61%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.076%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 60 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.61%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.30%) vSphere
7 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 37 (2.81%) Failover Clustering
2 25 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 22 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.67%) Puppet
4 21 (1.59%) SCOM
5 19 (1.44%) Ansible
5 19 (1.44%) CFEngine
6 13 (0.99%) Perfmon
7 10 (0.76%) Opsview
8 8 (0.61%) Data Guard
8 8 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (0.61%) SQL Sentry
9 7 (0.53%) Nagios
10 5 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.30%) SCCM
12 3 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.23%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 486 (36.85%) Microsoft
2 222 (16.83%) Oracle
3 53 (4.02%) VMware
4 46 (3.49%) Sybase
5 37 (2.81%) Tableau
6 31 (2.35%) RedGate
7 27 (2.05%) IBM
7 27 (2.05%) SolarWinds
8 25 (1.90%) Facebook
9 19 (1.44%) New Relic
10 9 (0.68%) Splunk
11 8 (0.61%) Cognos
11 8 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.61%) SAP
12 7 (0.53%) HP
12 7 (0.53%) Teradata
13 6 (0.45%) Citrix
13 6 (0.45%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.45%) Sun
13 6 (0.45%) Veritas
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Ashdown IT
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Excellent Benefits, Med
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + WLB
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
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