Period
to 16 February 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 559 458 444
Rank change year-on-year -101 -14 -75
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 521 977 1,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.65% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.68% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 451 836 1,068
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 116,944 144,401 169,611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.90% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 93,656 115,495 138,924
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 18 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 6 months to 16 February 2020. 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
England -100 485 £50,000 +5.26% 107
UK excluding London -110 304 £45,000 - 83
London -16 209 £53,000 -3.64% 30
South East -74 88 £50,000 +3.63% 17
North of England -53 71 £45,000 +5.88% 27
East of England +81 59 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North West -1 54 £47,500 +9.83% 10
Midlands +5 52 £45,000 +5.88% 21
West Midlands +3 35 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Scotland +37 23 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands +29 17 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Yorkshire -26 12 £42,500 +1.19% 10
South West +11 5 £36,000 -28.00% 5
North East -1 5 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Northern Ireland +10 3 £27,000 -22.86% 2
Wales -12 1 £40,000 +6.67%
Isle of Man - 1 £49,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 508 (97.50%) SQL
2 486 (93.28%) SQL Server
3 250 (47.98%) Microsoft
4 210 (40.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 209 (40.12%) T-SQL
6 203 (38.96%) Azure
6 203 (38.96%) Performance Tuning
7 194 (37.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 124 (23.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 122 (23.42%) Windows
10 109 (20.92%) High Availability
11 101 (19.39%) SQL Server 2016
12 90 (17.27%) ETL
13 89 (17.08%) Finance
13 89 (17.08%) SQL Server 2014
14 84 (16.12%) PowerShell
14 84 (16.12%) Clustering
15 83 (15.93%) Relational Database
16 80 (15.36%) Disaster Recovery
17 79 (15.16%) SQL Server 2008
18 77 (14.78%) SQL Server 2012
19 73 (14.01%) Business Intelligence
20 72 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
21 69 (13.24%) Replication
22 67 (12.86%) ITIL
23 66 (12.67%) AWS
24 64 (12.28%) Oracle
25 62 (11.90%) SQL Server 2017
26 61 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
27 59 (11.32%) Windows Server

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (1.73%) IIS
2 5 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.38%) Confluence
5 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 203 (38.96%) Azure
2 66 (12.67%) AWS
3 52 (9.98%) Power Platform
4 14 (2.69%) SaaS
5 12 (2.30%) IaaS
6 11 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (2.11%) PaaS
7 10 (1.92%) GCP
8 9 (1.73%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (1.73%) Office 365
9 5 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.38%) Datadog
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.54%) SAN
2 6 (1.15%) Internet
3 3 (0.58%) DNS
4 2 (0.38%) DHCP
4 2 (0.38%) Extranet
4 2 (0.38%) Intranet
4 2 (0.38%) NAS
4 2 (0.38%) PPP
4 2 (0.38%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) WAN
5 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 486 (93.28%) SQL Server
2 210 (40.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 194 (37.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 124 (23.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 101 (19.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 89 (17.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 83 (15.93%) Relational Database
8 79 (15.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 77 (14.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 72 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
11 62 (11.90%) SQL Server 2017
12 53 (10.17%) RDBMS
13 49 (9.40%) Power BI
14 40 (7.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 37 (7.10%) Oracle Database
16 35 (6.72%) Azure SQL Database
17 33 (6.33%) MySQL
17 33 (6.33%) OLAP
18 31 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
19 20 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 18 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (2.69%) JIRA
3 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.38%) ER Studio
5 2 (0.38%) ERwin
5 2 (0.38%) GitLab
6 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 89 (17.08%) Finance
2 21 (4.03%) Retail
3 16 (3.07%) Banking
4 12 (2.30%) Law
5 8 (1.54%) Back Office
6 7 (1.34%) Legal
6 7 (1.34%) Public Sector
7 5 (0.96%) Automotive
8 4 (0.77%) Advertising
9 3 (0.58%) Publishing
10 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.22%) .NET
2 9 (1.73%) Web Services
3 8 (1.54%) XML
4 4 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.58%) Middleware
5 3 (0.58%) ODBC
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.38%) COM
6 2 (0.38%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.19%) Ajax
7 1 (0.19%) CSS
7 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.19%) HTML
7 1 (0.19%) Kafka
7 1 (0.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.12%) Clustering
2 69 (13.24%) Replication
3 27 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.99%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.34%) Reinsurance
9 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.96%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.77%) FMCG
11 4 (0.77%) NHS
12 3 (0.58%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.58%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.58%) User Experience
13 2 (0.38%) PMI
14 1 (0.19%) EPoS
14 1 (0.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 122 (23.42%) Windows
2 59 (11.32%) Windows Server
3 35 (6.72%) Linux
4 16 (3.07%) Unix
5 13 (2.50%) Solaris
6 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) HPUX
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (38.96%) Performance Tuning
2 109 (20.92%) High Availability
3 90 (17.27%) ETL
4 80 (15.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 73 (14.01%) Business Intelligence
6 67 (12.86%) ITIL
7 61 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 50 (9.60%) DevOps
9 48 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (8.83%) Performance Monitoring
11 45 (8.64%) Capacity Planning
12 41 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (6.91%) Proactive Monitoring
14 35 (6.72%) Database Security
15 30 (5.76%) Migration
16 27 (5.18%) Database Mirroring
17 23 (4.41%) Change Management
18 22 (4.22%) Mentoring
18 22 (4.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (4.03%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 508 (97.50%) SQL
2 209 (40.12%) T-SQL
3 84 (16.12%) PowerShell
4 21 (4.03%) C#
5 12 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 11 (2.11%) Python
7 9 (1.73%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.34%) VBA
9 3 (0.58%) VB
9 3 (0.58%) VBScript
10 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.38%) Perl
11 1 (0.19%) Java
11 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.53%) Degree
3 16 (3.07%) MCSA
4 15 (2.88%) MCP
5 12 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.92%) MCDBA
8 8 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.34%) MCITP
9 7 (1.34%) MCSE
10 3 (0.58%) HND
10 3 (0.58%) MCTS
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.57%) SLA
2 14 (2.69%) QA
3 8 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.34%) GDPR
4 7 (1.34%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 29 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.73%) Firmware
4 6 (1.15%) Docker
5 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (3.26%) Failover Clustering
2 14 (2.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (1.15%) Ansible
4 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.96%) Perfmon
4 5 (0.96%) Puppet
5 4 (0.77%) Foglight
6 3 (0.58%) LiteSpeed
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.38%) Galera Cluster
7 2 (0.38%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.19%) Ambari
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.19%) WMI
8 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 250 (47.98%) Microsoft
2 64 (12.28%) Oracle
3 36 (6.91%) VMware
4 11 (2.11%) RedGate
5 9 (1.73%) SAP
6 8 (1.54%) Google
6 8 (1.54%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.15%) IBM
7 6 (1.15%) Sun
8 5 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.77%) Sybase
10 3 (0.58%) Informatica
10 3 (0.58%) Sage
11 2 (0.38%) Netezza
11 2 (0.38%) Percona
11 2 (0.38%) Progress
11 2 (0.38%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.38%) Veeam
12 1 (0.19%) Calypso
12 1 (0.19%) Murex