Period
to 3 July 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 523 550 453
Rank change year-on-year +27 -97 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 345 726 1,216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.50% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.52% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 301 674 1,054
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £34,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 75,302 140,558 170,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.90% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60,547 112,146 138,553
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL DBA.

Salary trend for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL DBA over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 17 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 3 July 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 +23 300 £50,000 - 24
UK excluding London +55 226 £47,500 +5.56% 24
London +40 118 £62,500 +8.70% 4
North of England +42 69 £47,500 +5.56% 8
North West +90 47 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East of England +88 36 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Midlands +111 35 £47,500 +11.76% 10
South East +25 35 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Scotland +82 33 £50,000 +33.33% 3
West Midlands +78 22 £47,500 +11.76% 7
East Midlands +64 13 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North East +28 13 £40,000 +11.51%
Yorkshire +43 9 £42,500 -
Channel Islands - 8 £55,000 -
South West +69 7 £50,000 -2.44%
Work from Home +26 7 £42,000 -6.67%
Northern Ireland +25 3 £27,000 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 326 (94.49%) SQL
2 319 (92.46%) SQL Server
3 154 (44.64%) Microsoft
4 141 (40.87%) Performance Tuning
5 124 (35.94%) Azure
6 123 (35.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 120 (34.78%) T-SQL
8 118 (34.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 79 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
10 73 (21.16%) High Availability
11 71 (20.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 64 (18.55%) Finance
13 57 (16.52%) Data Warehouse
14 55 (15.94%) ETL
15 54 (15.65%) Replication
15 54 (15.65%) Power Platform
16 53 (15.36%) Oracle
16 53 (15.36%) Windows
17 48 (13.91%) Clustering
18 45 (13.04%) PowerShell
18 45 (13.04%) Power BI
19 43 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
20 39 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
21 37 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
21 37 (10.72%) SQL Server 2016
22 36 (10.43%) Oracle Database
23 35 (10.14%) ITIL
24 34 (9.86%) Database Security
25 33 (9.57%) Performance Monitoring
25 33 (9.57%) Law

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 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.58%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 124 (35.94%) Azure
2 54 (15.65%) Power Platform
3 33 (9.57%) AWS
4 18 (5.22%) Azure Data Factory
5 14 (4.06%) IaaS
6 13 (3.77%) PaaS
7 9 (2.61%) SaaS
8 7 (2.03%) Office 365
9 6 (1.74%) GCP
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.45%) Intranet
1 5 (1.45%) SAN
2 4 (1.16%) NAS
2 4 (1.16%) Network Security
3 3 (0.87%) Extranet
3 3 (0.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.29%) DHCP
4 1 (0.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.29%) Skype
4 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (92.46%) SQL Server
2 123 (35.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 118 (34.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (20.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 57 (16.52%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (13.04%) Power BI
7 37 (10.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 36 (10.43%) Oracle Database
9 32 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (8.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 29 (8.41%) Relational Database
12 25 (7.25%) SQL Server 2014
13 24 (6.96%) MySQL
14 19 (5.51%) RDBMS
15 18 (5.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 18 (5.22%) OLAP
16 17 (4.93%) Data Lake
16 17 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (4.64%) SQL Server 2019
18 14 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.45%) JIRA
3 3 (0.87%) GitLab
3 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 64 (18.55%) Finance
2 33 (9.57%) Law
3 12 (3.48%) Legal
4 9 (2.61%) Banking
5 6 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.45%) Back Office
6 5 (1.45%) Marketing
6 5 (1.45%) Retail
7 3 (0.87%) Automotive
7 3 (0.87%) Local Government
8 2 (0.58%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.22%) .NET
2 7 (2.03%) Middleware
3 5 (1.45%) HTML
4 4 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.16%) CSS
4 4 (1.16%) Flash
4 4 (1.16%) Web Services
5 3 (0.87%) XML
6 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.58%) Ajax
6 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.58%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.58%) jQuery
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.58%) WinForms
7 1 (0.29%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.29%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.65%) Replication
2 48 (13.91%) Clustering
3 32 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.90%) Hedge funds
4 10 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.61%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.03%) FMCG
7 5 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.45%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.16%) Renewable Energy
9 3 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.87%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.29%) EPoS
11 1 (0.29%) Equities
11 1 (0.29%) NHS
11 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (15.36%) Windows
2 32 (9.28%) Linux
3 31 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.90%) Solaris
5 6 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (1.74%) Unix
6 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) HPUX
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (40.87%) Performance Tuning
2 79 (22.90%) Business Intelligence
3 73 (21.16%) High Availability
4 55 (15.94%) ETL
5 43 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 37 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (10.14%) ITIL
9 34 (9.86%) Database Security
10 33 (9.57%) Performance Monitoring
11 31 (8.99%) DevOps
12 28 (8.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (7.54%) Migration
14 24 (6.96%) Proactive Monitoring
15 23 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (6.09%) Capacity Planning
17 19 (5.51%) Database Optimisation
18 15 (4.35%) Mentoring
19 14 (4.06%) Change Data Capture
19 14 (4.06%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 326 (94.49%) SQL
2 120 (34.78%) T-SQL
3 45 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 19 (5.51%) C#
5 15 (4.35%) Python
6 11 (3.19%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.03%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.58%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (0.58%) VBScript
10 1 (0.29%) C
10 1 (0.29%) Perl
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) R
10 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) VB
10 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (5.80%) MCSA
3 11 (3.19%) MCP
4 10 (2.90%) MCSE
5 6 (1.74%) MCDBA
6 4 (1.16%) Degree
6 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 4 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.16%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.87%) HND
7 3 (0.87%) MCITP
7 3 (0.87%) MCTS
8 2 (0.58%) HNC
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.06%) QA
3 7 (2.03%) SLA
4 6 (1.74%) GDPR
5 5 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.32%) Docker
4 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.64%) Failover Clustering
2 12 (3.48%) Ansible
2 12 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.61%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (2.32%) Puppet
5 3 (0.87%) SCOM
6 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.29%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 154 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.36%) Oracle
3 23 (6.67%) VMware
4 9 (2.61%) SAP
5 7 (2.03%) Sun
6 6 (1.74%) Google
7 4 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.16%) RedGate
7 4 (1.16%) Tableau
8 3 (0.87%) CommVault
8 3 (0.87%) IBM
8 3 (0.87%) Informatica
8 3 (0.87%) Sybase
9 2 (0.58%) Netezza
9 2 (0.58%) Telerik
10 1 (0.29%) Cognos
10 1 (0.29%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.29%) Sage
10 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds