Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 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
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 382 341
Rank change year-on-year -44 -41 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1,210 1,373 1,998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.80% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.83% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,074 1,211 1,818
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -

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 171,036 166,082 198,027
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.56% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 139,943 137,888 166,120
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 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
England -46 1,127 £50,000 +5.26% 111
UK excluding London -23 833 £47,500 +10.47% 91
London -74 356 £60,000 +4.35% 27
East of England +99 208 £50,000 - 14
North of England -44 199 £47,500 +11.76% 31
South East -47 198 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Midlands -9 140 £46,500 +9.41% 17
Yorkshire -8 96 £49,000 +8.89% 14
North West -65 88 £47,500 +11.76% 16
East Midlands 0 74 £47,500 +11.76% 10
West Midlands -25 66 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West -67 43 £41,250 -0.60% 6
Scotland -11 37 £42,500 - 6
North East -14 15 £43,500 +2.35% 1
Wales +9 14 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Channel Islands - 6 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland +1 1 £37,500 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 1,161 (95.95%) SQL
2 1,104 (91.24%) SQL Server
3 621 (51.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 584 (48.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 559 (46.20%) Performance Tuning
6 519 (42.89%) T-SQL
7 473 (39.09%) Microsoft
8 368 (30.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 362 (29.92%) Business Intelligence
10 297 (24.55%) High Availability
11 295 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
12 270 (22.31%) Replication
13 240 (19.83%) Windows
14 238 (19.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 237 (19.59%) Clustering
16 234 (19.34%) PowerShell
17 214 (17.69%) Oracle
18 212 (17.52%) Disaster Recovery
19 208 (17.19%) Finance
20 197 (16.28%) SQL Server 2016
21 195 (16.12%) Data Warehouse
22 178 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
23 172 (14.21%) SQL Server 2014
24 160 (13.22%) Migration
25 152 (12.56%) Microsoft Certification
26 144 (11.90%) ETL
27 137 (11.32%) Oracle Database
28 136 (11.24%) ITIL
29 123 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
30 119 (9.83%) Relational Database

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 39 (3.22%) IIS
1 39 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.82%) SAS
3 21 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (0.58%) JBoss
5 6 (0.50%) Apache
5 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.50%) GlassFish
5 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.25%) CMS
8 2 (0.17%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.083%) Mule
9 1 (0.083%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.083%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.83%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.41%) ResourceLink
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.083%) Concordance
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.083%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.083%) Relativity
6 1 (0.083%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 295 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.81%) Azure Data Factory
4 31 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (2.15%) SaaS
6 11 (0.91%) IaaS
6 11 (0.91%) PaaS
7 10 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.58%) GitHub
9 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.083%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.83%) SMS
2 9 (0.74%) SAN
2 9 (0.74%) WAN
3 8 (0.66%) Internet
4 2 (0.17%) DHCP
4 2 (0.17%) DNS
4 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.083%) Intranet
5 1 (0.083%) LAN
5 1 (0.083%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,104 (91.24%) SQL Server
2 621 (51.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 584 (48.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 368 (30.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 238 (19.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 197 (16.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 195 (16.12%) Data Warehouse
8 178 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 172 (14.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 137 (11.32%) Oracle Database
11 119 (9.83%) Relational Database
12 97 (8.02%) MySQL
13 87 (7.19%) NoSQL
14 73 (6.03%) RDBMS
15 66 (5.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 63 (5.21%) Power BI
17 53 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
18 47 (3.88%) MongoDB
19 39 (3.22%) Oracle Database 12c
20 37 (3.06%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 70 (5.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 43 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
3 38 (3.14%) TeamCity
4 29 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (2.23%) MSBuild
6 19 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.32%) JIRA
9 14 (1.16%) Git (software)
10 12 (0.99%) Travis CI
11 7 (0.58%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.50%) PROIV
13 4 (0.33%) Flyway
14 3 (0.25%) LINQPad
14 3 (0.25%) Subversion
15 2 (0.17%) Selenium
16 1 (0.083%) Moq
16 1 (0.083%) NUnit
16 1 (0.083%) Oracle APEX
General
1 208 (17.19%) Finance
2 101 (8.35%) Advertising
3 58 (4.79%) Marketing
4 47 (3.88%) Retail
5 42 (3.47%) Banking
6 29 (2.40%) Law
7 17 (1.40%) Legal
8 15 (1.24%) Automotive
9 12 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.33%) Electronics
11 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.25%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
13 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.083%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (7.36%) .NET
2 24 (1.98%) WPF
3 9 (0.74%) HTML
3 9 (0.74%) Web Services
3 9 (0.74%) XML
4 8 (0.66%) Middleware
5 7 (0.58%) .NET Framework
5 7 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.41%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.33%) LINQ
8 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.25%) REST
8 3 (0.25%) WF
9 2 (0.17%) Angular 2
9 2 (0.17%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.17%) CSS
9 2 (0.17%) JSON
9 2 (0.17%) MDX
9 2 (0.17%) RESTful
9 2 (0.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 270 (22.31%) Replication
2 237 (19.59%) Clustering
3 57 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.57%) Fintech
9 18 (1.49%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.91%) NHS
11 7 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.33%) Spread Betting
14 3 (0.25%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.25%) Public Cloud
15 2 (0.17%) Data Protection Act
15 2 (0.17%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.17%) Reference Data
16 1 (0.083%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 240 (19.83%) Windows
2 115 (9.50%) Windows Server
3 100 (8.26%) Linux
4 31 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (2.23%) Unix
6 22 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.91%) VMS
10 2 (0.17%) CentOS
10 2 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.083%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (46.20%) Performance Tuning
2 362 (29.92%) Business Intelligence
3 297 (24.55%) High Availability
4 212 (17.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 160 (13.22%) Migration
6 144 (11.90%) ETL
7 136 (11.24%) ITIL
8 101 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (6.86%) Capacity Planning
10 79 (6.53%) DevOps
11 71 (5.87%) Database Mirroring
11 71 (5.87%) Database Security
12 66 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
13 62 (5.12%) Performance Monitoring
14 55 (4.55%) Data Modelling
15 53 (4.38%) Database Tuning
16 45 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (3.64%) Configuration Management
18 39 (3.22%) Scrum
19 36 (2.98%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,161 (95.95%) SQL
2 519 (42.89%) T-SQL
3 234 (19.34%) PowerShell
4 71 (5.87%) C#
5 38 (3.14%) PL/SQL
6 34 (2.81%) Python
7 23 (1.90%) Java
8 18 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.74%) Perl
12 7 (0.58%) C
12 7 (0.58%) Korn
12 7 (0.58%) PHP
12 7 (0.58%) Ruby
12 7 (0.58%) VBA
13 6 (0.50%) Bourne shell
13 6 (0.50%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.41%) C++
14 5 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 152 (12.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (3.97%) Degree
3 41 (3.39%) MCSA
4 37 (3.06%) MCITP
4 37 (3.06%) MCSE
5 24 (1.98%) MCDBA
5 24 (1.98%) Security Cleared
6 19 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (1.57%) MCTS
7 15 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
8 12 (0.99%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.33%) OCP
11 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.25%) Server+ Certification
12 2 (0.17%) MCP
12 2 (0.17%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 18 (1.49%) SLA
3 13 (1.07%) QA
4 7 (0.58%) GDPR
4 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.33%) PMO
6 2 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 33 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.66%) Docker
5 8 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.083%) Firmware
7 1 (0.083%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (2.98%) Puppet
2 35 (2.89%) Failover Clustering
3 32 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 32 (2.64%) SCOM
4 30 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.90%) Ansible
6 13 (1.07%) Perfmon
7 12 (0.99%) CFEngine
7 12 (0.99%) SCCM
8 9 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.58%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.41%) SQL Sentry
11 4 (0.33%) Terraform
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.083%) Automic
13 1 (0.083%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.083%) Grafana
13 1 (0.083%) Graphite
13 1 (0.083%) Kibana
Vendors
1 473 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 214 (17.69%) Oracle
3 58 (4.79%) RedGate
4 37 (3.06%) SAP
5 32 (2.64%) Facebook
6 25 (2.07%) SolarWinds
7 22 (1.82%) VMware
8 19 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.32%) Google
10 12 (0.99%) New Relic
11 11 (0.91%) IDERA
11 11 (0.91%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.83%) NetApp
12 10 (0.83%) Sybase
13 9 (0.74%) Citrix
13 9 (0.74%) CommVault
14 8 (0.66%) Cognos
14 8 (0.66%) Tableau
15 7 (0.58%) Teradata
16 6 (0.50%) Aderant