The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £46,011 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
UK
Rank 374 327 286
Rank change year-on-year -47 -41  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 650 1004 1180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.97% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.01% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 570 927 1077
Median salary £46,011 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.24% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England -54 610 £45,000 - 78
London -56 225 £57,500 +4.54% 21
South East +60 115 £45,000 - 10
North West -46 69 £42,500 -5.55% 8
South West -9 56 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Yorkshire -11 51 £43,750 +9.37% 8
City of London +23 49 £60,000 +7.14% 8
West Yorkshire +3 48 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Leeds +4 42 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Midlands +5 40 £42,500 +1.19% 7
Manchester -56 38 £42,500 -5.55% 7
East Midlands +17 32 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Surrey +45 31 £55,000 +12.82% 1
Hampshire +19 31 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Wiltshire +38 28 £41,500 +7.09%
East Sussex +28 22 £45,000 +25.00% 3
East of England -1 22 £42,500 -5.55% 13
Brighton - 21 £45,000 - 3
Cheshire +3 18 £40,000 -11.11%
Kent +20 17 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Devon +10 17 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Southampton +20 16 £43,750 +4.11% 2
Swindon - 16 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire +33 14 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland +27 14 £42,250 +2.42% 3
Nottingham +11 14 £38,750 -13.88%
Nottinghamshire +8 14 £38,750 -13.88%
Guildford - 13 £52,500 -
Woking +15 12 £57,500 +25.00%
Exeter -6 12 £42,500 - 2

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 1288 (92.86%) SQL
2 1283 (92.50%) SQL Server
3 708 (51.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 645 (46.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 594 (42.83%) Performance Tuning
6 592 (42.68%) T-SQL
7 519 (37.42%) Microsoft
8 439 (31.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 368 (26.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 342 (24.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 342 (24.66%) High Availability
11 328 (23.65%) Clustering
12 327 (23.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 325 (23.43%) Replication
14 304 (21.92%) Finance
15 303 (21.85%) Business Intelligence
15 303 (21.85%) Windows
16 282 (20.33%) Data Warehouse
17 264 (19.03%) MS Excel
18 241 (17.38%) Disaster Recovery
19 229 (16.51%) Oracle
20 202 (14.56%) ETL
21 176 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
22 175 (12.62%) PowerShell
23 173 (12.47%) SQL Server 2005
23 173 (12.47%) Windows Server
24 164 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
25 150 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
26 134 (9.66%) Migration
27 132 (9.52%) NoSQL

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 87 (6.27%) IIS
2 70 (5.05%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (1.08%) SAS
5 12 (0.87%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.29%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.22%) Confluence
9 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.14%) Apache
10 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.072%) JBoss
Applications
1 264 (19.03%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.22%) Sage 1000
4 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.14%) Raiser's Edge
5 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.072%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.072%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.072%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.072%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 164 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.60%) SaaS
4 29 (2.09%) PaaS
5 25 (1.80%) IaaS
6 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.36%) GitHub
8 3 (0.22%) Office 365
9 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.072%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.10%) SAN
2 30 (2.16%) Internet
3 27 (1.95%) Intranet
4 15 (1.08%) Extranet
5 11 (0.79%) DNS
6 9 (0.65%) Firewall
6 9 (0.65%) NAS
7 6 (0.43%) Network Security
8 4 (0.29%) WAN
9 3 (0.22%) DHCP
10 2 (0.14%) HTTP
10 2 (0.14%) LDAP
10 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.072%) DAB
11 1 (0.072%) FTP
11 1 (0.072%) LAN
11 1 (0.072%) VoIP
11 1 (0.072%) VPN
11 1 (0.072%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1283 (92.50%) SQL Server
2 708 (51.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 645 (46.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 439 (31.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 368 (26.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 342 (24.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 327 (23.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 282 (20.33%) Data Warehouse
9 173 (12.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 132 (9.52%) NoSQL
11 131 (9.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 130 (9.37%) SQL Server 2016
13 122 (8.80%) MySQL
14 114 (8.22%) MongoDB
15 106 (7.64%) Oracle Database
16 93 (6.71%) Relational Database
17 67 (4.83%) RDBMS
18 60 (4.33%) OLTP
19 55 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
20 45 (3.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 88 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 32 (2.31%) JIRA
4 27 (1.95%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 23 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 19 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (1.37%) MSBuild
7 19 (1.37%) Travis CI
8 7 (0.50%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.29%) NUnit
10 4 (0.29%) Selenium
10 4 (0.29%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.072%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.072%) Toad
General
1 304 (21.92%) Finance
2 107 (7.71%) Banking
3 43 (3.10%) Marketing
4 38 (2.74%) Advertising
5 19 (1.37%) Legal
6 17 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.15%) Music Industry
7 16 (1.15%) Retail
8 14 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.01%) Law
8 14 (1.01%) Multimedia
9 13 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.36%) Back Office
12 3 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.14%) Billing
13 2 (0.14%) Electronics
13 2 (0.14%) Games
14 1 (0.072%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (7.57%) .NET
2 59 (4.25%) XML
3 18 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 14 (1.01%) Web Services
5 9 (0.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (0.43%) DCOM
6 6 (0.43%) HTML
7 5 (0.36%) SOAP
8 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.29%) ODBC
8 4 (0.29%) RESTful
9 3 (0.22%) JSON
9 3 (0.22%) MDX
9 3 (0.22%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.14%) LINQ
10 2 (0.14%) Middleware
10 2 (0.14%) XSLT
11 1 (0.072%) NHibernate
11 1 (0.072%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 328 (23.65%) Clustering
2 325 (23.43%) Replication
3 121 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.95%) Fintech
6 26 (1.87%) Data Centre
7 25 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
9 21 (1.51%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.08%) iPad
11 11 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.36%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.29%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.29%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.14%) Derivative
15 2 (0.14%) FMCG
15 2 (0.14%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 303 (21.85%) Windows
2 173 (12.47%) Windows Server
3 77 (5.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (5.34%) Linux
5 65 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (3.46%) Unix
7 18 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.43%) AIX
10 2 (0.14%) SUSE
10 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.072%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (42.83%) Performance Tuning
2 342 (24.66%) High Availability
3 303 (21.85%) Business Intelligence
4 241 (17.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 202 (14.56%) ETL
6 150 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
7 134 (9.66%) Migration
8 130 (9.37%) ITIL
9 113 (8.15%) Capacity Planning
10 108 (7.79%) Database Security
11 100 (7.21%) Performance Monitoring
12 84 (6.06%) Scrum
13 79 (5.70%) Data Modelling
14 68 (4.90%) Statistics
15 49 (3.53%) Database Mirroring
16 48 (3.46%) DevOps
17 43 (3.10%) Database Tuning
18 42 (3.03%) E-Commerce
19 41 (2.96%) Data Analysis
20 40 (2.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1288 (92.86%) SQL
2 592 (42.68%) T-SQL
3 175 (12.62%) PowerShell
4 85 (6.13%) C#
5 41 (2.96%) VB.NET
6 34 (2.45%) PL/SQL
7 24 (1.73%) Shell Script
8 13 (0.94%) VB
9 12 (0.87%) VBA
10 11 (0.79%) Java
11 7 (0.50%) Python
12 6 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 6 (0.43%) PHP
12 6 (0.43%) R
13 5 (0.36%) C++
14 4 (0.29%) C
14 4 (0.29%) VB6
15 2 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 176 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (8.07%) Degree
3 60 (4.33%) MCITP
4 52 (3.75%) MCTS
5 51 (3.68%) MCSA
6 28 (2.02%) MCDBA
7 26 (1.87%) Security Cleared
8 19 (1.37%) MCSE
9 14 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.79%) SC Cleared
11 7 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.43%) MCP
13 5 (0.36%) OCA
14 2 (0.14%) OCP
15 1 (0.072%) HNC
15 1 (0.072%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.46%) SLA
2 39 (2.81%) QA
3 28 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.79%) ISO 14001
6 9 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.58%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.072%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 63 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.29%) vSphere
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 38 (2.74%) Failover Clustering
2 26 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
3 22 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.59%) Puppet
3 22 (1.59%) SCOM
4 19 (1.37%) Ansible
4 19 (1.37%) CFEngine
5 14 (1.01%) Perfmon
6 10 (0.72%) Opsview
7 9 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (0.58%) Data Guard
8 8 (0.58%) SQL Sentry
9 7 (0.50%) Nagios
10 6 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.29%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.29%) SCCM
12 3 (0.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 2 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 519 (37.42%) Microsoft
2 229 (16.51%) Oracle
3 61 (4.40%) VMware
4 48 (3.46%) Sybase
5 38 (2.74%) Tableau
6 32 (2.31%) RedGate
7 28 (2.02%) IBM
8 27 (1.95%) SolarWinds
9 24 (1.73%) Facebook
10 19 (1.37%) New Relic
11 14 (1.01%) HP
12 9 (0.65%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.65%) Splunk
13 8 (0.58%) Cognos
13 8 (0.58%) SAP
13 8 (0.58%) Veritas
14 7 (0.50%) CommVault
14 7 (0.50%) Sun
14 7 (0.50%) Teradata
15 6 (0.43%) Sitecore
Saffron Walden, Essex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + WLB
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k- £50k + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k plus pension, 25 days, flexi time, training + more
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
The North Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 3 days ago
Braintree, Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Pension + 15% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum pension + gym + 25 days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Iron Mountain
Salary: Competitive + Pension,Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago