SQL Database Administrator
UK

The median SQL Database Administrator salary in the UK is £57,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

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

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 611 738 809
Rank change year-on-year +127 +71 -227
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 216 286 355
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 207 249 296
10th Percentile £47,500 £37,350 £38,875
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +8.42%
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.49% +11.58% -

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,040 104,650 131,712
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.41% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,838 66,214 83,200
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 21 February 2024.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 16 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 21 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +117 180 £57,500 +4.55% 44
UK excluding London +68 179 £57,500 +8.49% 41
Work from Home +144 155 £57,500 +4.55% 30
North of England +80 49 £57,500 +4.55% 22
Midlands +48 33 £57,500 +15.00% 8
South West +29 27 £57,500 +33.50% 4
London +176 26 £65,000 +8.33% 9
North West +45 26 £57,500 +12.20% 12
South East +42 26 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Scotland - 22 £57,500 - 2
West Midlands +42 19 £57,500 +21.05% 7
East of England +44 18 £57,500 +5.50%
Yorkshire +94 14 £57,500 - 8
East Midlands +15 14 £57,500 +6.48% 1
North East - 9 £57,500 - 2
Wales +6 4 £57,500 +18.56% 2

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 February 2024, SQL DBA job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 209 (96.76%) SQL
2 187 (86.57%) SQL Server
3 164 (75.93%) Azure
4 137 (63.43%) Microsoft
5 128 (59.26%) T-SQL
6 122 (56.48%) Social Skills
7 113 (52.31%) Power Platform
7 113 (52.31%) Power BI
8 111 (51.39%) Performance Tuning
9 106 (49.07%) Business Intelligence
10 104 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 103 (47.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 100 (46.30%) Azure SQL Database
13 99 (45.83%) High Availability
14 78 (36.11%) Virtual Machines
15 77 (35.65%) Collaborative Working
16 75 (34.72%) VMS
17 74 (34.26%) Broadband
18 67 (31.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 63 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 42 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 39 (18.06%) Migration
22 33 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
23 31 (14.35%) Stakeholder Management
23 31 (14.35%) PowerShell
23 31 (14.35%) Finance
24 30 (13.89%) Customer Service
25 27 (12.50%) Clustering
26 26 (12.04%) Replication
26 26 (12.04%) DBS Check

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.93%) WildFly
3 1 (0.46%) Confluence
3 1 (0.46%) IIS
3 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 164 (75.93%) Azure
2 113 (52.31%) Power Platform
3 19 (8.80%) AWS
4 7 (3.24%) Azure DevOps
4 7 (3.24%) GCP
5 6 (2.78%) IaaS
5 6 (2.78%) PaaS
6 5 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.85%) Azure Logic Apps
7 4 (1.85%) GitHub
7 4 (1.85%) SaaS
8 3 (1.39%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.46%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 74 (34.26%) Broadband
2 1 (0.46%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (86.57%) SQL Server
2 113 (52.31%) Power BI
3 100 (46.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 67 (31.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (10.65%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 12 (5.56%) RDBMS
10 7 (3.24%) MySQL
11 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.85%) OLTP
12 4 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.39%) Looker
13 3 (1.39%) Tableau
14 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
14 2 (0.93%) SSDT
14 2 (0.93%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (2.78%) Git
2 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.46%) Liquibase
General
1 122 (56.48%) Social Skills
2 31 (14.35%) Finance
3 8 (3.70%) Law
4 4 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (1.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.85%) RESTful
1 4 (1.85%) XML
2 2 (0.93%) REST
3 1 (0.46%) Middleware
3 1 (0.46%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.50%) Clustering
2 26 (12.04%) Replication
3 10 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.24%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.39%) Onboarding
5 3 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.93%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.46%) CMDB
7 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.46%) Distributed Systems
7 1 (0.46%) FMCG
7 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 75 (34.72%) VMS
2 18 (8.33%) Windows
3 10 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.85%) Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (51.39%) Performance Tuning
2 106 (49.07%) Business Intelligence
3 103 (47.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 99 (45.83%) High Availability
5 77 (35.65%) Collaborative Working
6 39 (18.06%) Migration
7 33 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (14.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (13.89%) Customer Service
10 14 (6.48%) ETL
11 13 (6.02%) ITIL
12 11 (5.09%) Database Mirroring
12 11 (5.09%) Database Tuning
12 11 (5.09%) DevOps
13 10 (4.63%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.17%) Mentoring
14 9 (4.17%) Task Automation
15 8 (3.70%) Database Migration
15 8 (3.70%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 209 (96.76%) SQL
2 128 (59.26%) T-SQL
3 31 (14.35%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.78%) C#
6 3 (1.39%) VBScript
7 2 (0.93%) Bash
7 2 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 104 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (12.04%) DBS Check
3 12 (5.56%) Degree
3 12 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.09%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.39%) Azure Certification
7 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.93%) MCSA
7 2 (0.93%) MCSE
8 1 (0.46%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.46%) MCP
8 1 (0.46%) MCT
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.93%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (36.11%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.93%) vSphere
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (2.78%) Foglight
4 5 (2.31%) Ansible
5 4 (1.85%) Nagios
6 2 (0.93%) SCOM
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 137 (63.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.41%) Oracle
3 12 (5.56%) Commvault
4 7 (3.24%) VMware
5 4 (1.85%) ArcSight
5 4 (1.85%) HP
6 3 (1.39%) Google
6 3 (1.39%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.93%) NetApp
8 1 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.46%) F5
8 1 (0.46%) IFS
8 1 (0.46%) Veeam