Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 423 460 353
Rank change year-on-year +37 -107 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1,031 1,078 1,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.64% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.67% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 884 951 1,436
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,625 £33,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £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 140,942 161,317 168,994
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,066 130,898 142,201
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,486
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 -5 394 £57,000 -0.87% 33
South East +93 268 £45,000 - 27
North of England +23 198 £42,500 -5.56% 35
North West +67 121 £45,000 +2.86% 21
Midlands +26 91 £44,500 -1.11% 12
West Midlands +47 71 £45,000 -4.26% 8
Yorkshire -6 68 £42,000 -11.58% 12
East of England +22 54 £44,000 -2.22% 9
East Midlands +4 20 £42,500 -5.56% 4
South West -26 19 £47,500 +18.75% 3
North East -8 9 £40,000 +2.67% 2
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 958 (92.92%) SQL
2 955 (92.63%) SQL Server
3 470 (45.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 430 (41.71%) T-SQL
5 418 (40.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 409 (39.67%) Performance Tuning
7 376 (36.47%) Microsoft
8 309 (29.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 259 (25.12%) High Availability
10 246 (23.86%) Windows
11 239 (23.18%) Clustering
12 219 (21.24%) Replication
13 201 (19.50%) Microsoft Azure
14 190 (18.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 190 (18.43%) Business Intelligence
15 189 (18.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 185 (17.94%) SQL Server 2016
17 183 (17.75%) SQL Server 2012
18 177 (17.17%) Finance
19 165 (16.00%) Oracle
20 159 (15.42%) PowerShell
21 146 (14.16%) SQL Server 2014
22 140 (13.58%) Windows Server
23 134 (13.00%) ITIL
24 126 (12.22%) Relational Database
25 119 (11.54%) Linux
26 118 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
27 112 (10.86%) ETL
28 108 (10.48%) Oracle Database
29 107 (10.38%) Migration

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 29 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.72%) IIS
3 9 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (0.78%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.097%) JBoss
6 1 (0.097%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.097%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.87%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.87%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 8 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.29%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.097%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 201 (19.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.26%) SaaS
4 12 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.78%) PaaS
6 6 (0.58%) Office 365
7 5 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.88%) SAN
2 16 (1.55%) Firewall
3 9 (0.87%) WAN
4 6 (0.58%) LAN
4 6 (0.58%) NAS
5 5 (0.48%) Internet
6 4 (0.39%) Network Security
7 2 (0.19%) SMS
8 1 (0.097%) Intranet
8 1 (0.097%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 955 (92.63%) SQL Server
2 470 (45.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 418 (40.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 309 (29.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 189 (18.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 185 (17.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 183 (17.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 146 (14.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 126 (12.22%) Relational Database
10 118 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
11 108 (10.48%) Oracle Database
12 83 (8.05%) MySQL
13 70 (6.79%) NoSQL
14 66 (6.40%) MongoDB
15 57 (5.53%) RDBMS
16 53 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
17 46 (4.46%) Power BI
18 37 (3.59%) OLTP
19 36 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 34 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.68%) Toad
8 6 (0.58%) JIRA
9 5 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.29%) Subversion
12 1 (0.097%) Liquibase
12 1 (0.097%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.097%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 177 (17.17%) Finance
2 59 (5.72%) Retail
3 53 (5.14%) Banking
4 40 (3.88%) Advertising
5 24 (2.33%) Marketing
6 13 (1.26%) Legal
7 11 (1.07%) Automotive
7 11 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.78%) Billing
9 7 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.48%) Back Office
10 5 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.19%) Electronics
11 2 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.097%) German Language
12 1 (0.097%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.097%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.21%) .NET
2 28 (2.72%) Web Services
3 20 (1.94%) ASP.NET
4 18 (1.75%) .NET Framework
5 12 (1.16%) Entity Framework
6 9 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (0.78%) XML
8 7 (0.68%) Oracle Streams
9 5 (0.48%) MDX
10 4 (0.39%) J2EE
10 4 (0.39%) Kafka
10 4 (0.39%) RESTful
11 3 (0.29%) HTML
11 3 (0.29%) SOAP
12 2 (0.19%) CSS
12 2 (0.19%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.19%) XSL
13 1 (0.097%) Ajax
13 1 (0.097%) ODBC
13 1 (0.097%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 239 (23.18%) Clustering
2 219 (21.24%) Replication
3 62 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.59%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (2.52%) Fintech
7 24 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 21 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.97%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
14 7 (0.68%) CMDB
14 7 (0.68%) NHS
14 7 (0.68%) User Experience
15 5 (0.48%) Reinsurance
16 4 (0.39%) e-Learning
16 4 (0.39%) FlexPod
16 4 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 246 (23.86%) Windows
2 140 (13.58%) Windows Server
3 119 (11.54%) Linux
4 52 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.23%) Unix
8 8 (0.78%) Solaris
9 7 (0.68%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.29%) zOS
11 1 (0.097%) CentOS
11 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (39.67%) Performance Tuning
2 259 (25.12%) High Availability
3 190 (18.43%) Business Intelligence
3 190 (18.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 134 (13.00%) ITIL
5 112 (10.86%) ETL
6 107 (10.38%) Migration
7 87 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
8 65 (6.30%) Capacity Planning
9 62 (6.01%) DevOps
10 60 (5.82%) Database Security
11 57 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (4.85%) Database Mirroring
13 48 (4.66%) Service Management
14 47 (4.56%) Data Modelling
15 41 (3.98%) Performance Monitoring
16 40 (3.88%) Mentoring
17 37 (3.59%) Change Management
18 36 (3.49%) Computer Science
18 36 (3.49%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 958 (92.92%) SQL
2 430 (41.71%) T-SQL
3 159 (15.42%) PowerShell
4 47 (4.56%) C#
5 28 (2.72%) PL/SQL
6 25 (2.42%) Python
7 20 (1.94%) C
8 17 (1.65%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.36%) VB
10 11 (1.07%) VBA
11 10 (0.97%) Java
12 9 (0.87%) Perl
13 8 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.68%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.68%) Korn
15 6 (0.58%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.39%) PHP
16 4 (0.39%) R
16 4 (0.39%) VBScript
17 3 (0.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 92 (8.92%) Degree
2 89 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (3.78%) MCSA
4 31 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (2.42%) MCSE
6 16 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.55%) MCDBA
7 14 (1.36%) MCITP
7 14 (1.36%) Security Cleared
8 10 (0.97%) MCP
9 9 (0.87%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.48%) MCTS
11 4 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.39%) NCIE
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.19%) OCP
13 2 (0.19%) RHCA
14 1 (0.097%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.10%) SLA
2 24 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.07%) QA
4 8 (0.78%) GDPR
4 8 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.78%) PMO
5 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.36%) Docker
6 6 (0.58%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (0.29%) vSphere
8 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.097%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (4.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 33 (3.20%) Failover Clustering
3 25 (2.42%) SCOM
4 21 (2.04%) Ansible
5 20 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (1.75%) Puppet
7 17 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.87%) Control-M
9 8 (0.78%) HP SIM
9 8 (0.78%) Perfmon
10 7 (0.68%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.68%) Oracle ZFS
10 7 (0.68%) SCCM
11 6 (0.58%) Unicenter
12 3 (0.29%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.29%) SQL Sentry
13 2 (0.19%) Grafana
13 2 (0.19%) Nagios
13 2 (0.19%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 376 (36.47%) Microsoft
2 165 (16.00%) Oracle
3 51 (4.95%) Red Hat
4 36 (3.49%) VMware
5 31 (3.01%) RedGate
6 29 (2.81%) Tableau
7 28 (2.72%) SAP
8 26 (2.52%) BMC
9 23 (2.23%) Google
10 20 (1.94%) Cisco
10 20 (1.94%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.45%) Cognos
11 15 (1.45%) Sybase
12 13 (1.26%) CommVault
13 12 (1.16%) HP
13 12 (1.16%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.07%) Alteryx
15 9 (0.87%) IBM
15 9 (0.87%) JD Edwards
15 9 (0.87%) Veeam