The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 383 276
Rank change year-on-year -31 -107  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 634 764 1250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.78% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.81% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 538 699 1123
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,425 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £64,750 £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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 11 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 29 June 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 -27 605 £47,500 +5.55% 57
UK excluding London +15 406 £45,000 +5.88% 47
London -67 223 £57,500 +4.54% 14
North of England -20 127 £43,750 +1.74% 20
South East +12 96 £45,000 - 8
Midlands +32 75 £47,500 +15.85% 8
East of England +29 51 £50,000 +17.64% 2
South West -19 33 £37,500 -3.22% 5
Scotland +10 14 £41,500 -7.77% 3
Wales +5 7 £39,375 +71.19% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £37,500 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1197 (93.44%) SQL
2 1196 (93.36%) SQL Server
3 637 (49.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 622 (48.56%) T-SQL
5 605 (47.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 590 (46.06%) Performance Tuning
7 465 (36.30%) Microsoft
8 362 (28.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 357 (27.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 322 (25.14%) Windows
11 319 (24.90%) Clustering
12 314 (24.51%) Business Intelligence
13 312 (24.36%) Finance
14 305 (23.81%) High Availability
15 284 (22.17%) Data Warehouse
16 281 (21.94%) SQL Server 2012
17 263 (20.53%) Oracle
18 258 (20.14%) Replication
19 253 (19.75%) SQL Server 2014
20 227 (17.72%) Disaster Recovery
21 187 (14.60%) ETL
22 180 (14.05%) SQL Server 2016
23 178 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
24 172 (13.43%) Windows Server
25 167 (13.04%) PowerShell
25 167 (13.04%) NoSQL
26 151 (11.79%) Migration
27 133 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
28 130 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
29 129 (10.07%) SQL Server 2005

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 59 (4.61%) IIS
2 43 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.31%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.23%) JBoss
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.078%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.16%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.078%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.078%) Relativity
6 1 (0.078%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 178 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (2.26%) SaaS
4 21 (1.64%) GitHub
5 12 (0.94%) IaaS
6 10 (0.78%) PaaS
7 8 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.39%) Office 365
10 4 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.22%) SAN
2 21 (1.64%) Internet
3 14 (1.09%) Intranet
3 14 (1.09%) Network Security
4 9 (0.70%) Extranet
4 9 (0.70%) Firewall
4 9 (0.70%) WAN
5 5 (0.39%) DHCP
5 5 (0.39%) DNS
6 3 (0.23%) NAS
7 2 (0.16%) SSL
7 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.078%) FTP
8 1 (0.078%) LAN
8 1 (0.078%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1196 (93.36%) SQL Server
2 637 (49.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 605 (47.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 362 (28.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 357 (27.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 284 (22.17%) Data Warehouse
7 281 (21.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 253 (19.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 180 (14.05%) SQL Server 2016
10 167 (13.04%) NoSQL
11 129 (10.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 126 (9.84%) MySQL
13 120 (9.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 118 (9.21%) Relational Database
15 112 (8.74%) Oracle Database
16 106 (8.27%) MongoDB
17 97 (7.57%) RDBMS
18 57 (4.45%) Hadoop
19 51 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
19 51 (3.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 47 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (3.28%) Visual Studio
3 39 (3.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 18 (1.41%) JIRA
5 17 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (0.78%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.55%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.55%) Travis CI
9 5 (0.39%) tSQLt
10 4 (0.31%) NUnit
10 4 (0.31%) Selenium
10 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.078%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.078%) GitLab
12 1 (0.078%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.078%) RStudio
12 1 (0.078%) Subversion
General
1 312 (24.36%) Finance
2 85 (6.64%) Banking
3 64 (5.00%) Marketing
4 39 (3.04%) Advertising
5 14 (1.09%) Music Industry
5 14 (1.09%) Retail
6 13 (1.01%) Legal
7 12 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.62%) Games
10 5 (0.39%) Electronics
10 5 (0.39%) Law
10 5 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.078%) Billing
12 1 (0.078%) Local Government
12 1 (0.078%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (6.64%) .NET
2 70 (5.46%) XML
3 16 (1.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 11 (0.86%) HTML
4 11 (0.86%) MDX
5 10 (0.78%) JSON
6 9 (0.70%) SOAP
7 5 (0.39%) DCOM
7 5 (0.39%) Web Services
8 4 (0.31%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.23%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.23%) Android SDK
9 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.23%) JDBC
9 3 (0.23%) ODBC
9 3 (0.23%) RESTful
10 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.16%) WSH
10 2 (0.16%) XSLT
11 1 (0.078%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 319 (24.90%) Clustering
2 258 (20.14%) Replication
3 126 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (4.61%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.81%) Fintech
6 32 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (1.41%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.62%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.47%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.47%) iPad
13 5 (0.39%) BBC
13 5 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.39%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.39%) Social Media
14 4 (0.31%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.16%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 322 (25.14%) Windows
2 172 (13.43%) Windows Server
3 109 (8.51%) Linux
4 64 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (4.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.72%) Unix
7 15 (1.17%) AIX
8 8 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.23%) Android
11 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.078%) SUSE
12 1 (0.078%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (46.06%) Performance Tuning
2 314 (24.51%) Business Intelligence
3 305 (23.81%) High Availability
4 227 (17.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 187 (14.60%) ETL
6 151 (11.79%) Migration
7 133 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (9.45%) Capacity Planning
9 101 (7.88%) Database Security
9 101 (7.88%) ITIL
10 94 (7.34%) Performance Monitoring
11 86 (6.71%) Data Modelling
12 69 (5.39%) Statistics
13 52 (4.06%) Data Protection
13 52 (4.06%) Database Mirroring
14 50 (3.90%) Mentoring
15 49 (3.83%) Scrum
16 48 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 48 (3.75%) Data Migration
17 43 (3.36%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1197 (93.44%) SQL
2 622 (48.56%) T-SQL
3 167 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 51 (3.98%) PL/SQL
5 44 (3.43%) C#
6 35 (2.73%) Java
7 17 (1.33%) VB.NET
8 11 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 11 (0.86%) VBA
9 9 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.62%) R
11 7 (0.55%) Python
11 7 (0.55%) VB
12 4 (0.31%) C
12 4 (0.31%) C++
13 3 (0.23%) PHP
13 3 (0.23%) VBScript
14 2 (0.16%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 2 (0.16%) Korn
14 2 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 130 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (6.87%) Degree
3 48 (3.75%) MCITP
4 41 (3.20%) MCSA
5 32 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (2.50%) MCSE
6 30 (2.34%) MCTS
7 24 (1.87%) Security Cleared
8 23 (1.80%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.94%) SC Cleared
10 9 (0.70%) MCP
11 7 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.55%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.31%) OCA
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.16%) RHCE
14 1 (0.078%) HNC
14 1 (0.078%) HND
14 1 (0.078%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.81%) SLA
2 31 (2.42%) QA
3 17 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 15 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.17%) ISO 14001
5 12 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.55%) GDPR
7 5 (0.39%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.078%) HL7
9 1 (0.078%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.078%) Firmware
6 1 (0.078%) HDFS
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (3.43%) Failover Clustering
2 28 (2.19%) Opsview
3 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (1.01%) SCOM
5 10 (0.78%) Perfmon
6 9 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.70%) Puppet
7 8 (0.62%) Ansible
8 7 (0.55%) CFEngine
8 7 (0.55%) Nagios
8 7 (0.55%) SQL Sentry
9 4 (0.31%) LiteSpeed
10 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.078%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.078%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.078%) SCCM
12 1 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.078%) WSUS
Vendors
1 465 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 263 (20.53%) Oracle
3 78 (6.09%) VMware
4 59 (4.61%) Sybase
5 35 (2.73%) SAP
6 33 (2.58%) IBM
7 29 (2.26%) Facebook
8 26 (2.03%) RedGate
8 26 (2.03%) Tableau
9 23 (1.80%) Cognos
10 22 (1.72%) Splunk
11 20 (1.56%) SolarWinds
12 10 (0.78%) Cognizant
13 9 (0.70%) Google
14 8 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.55%) New Relic
15 7 (0.55%) Sun
16 6 (0.47%) HP
17 5 (0.39%) Apple
17 5 (0.39%) Sony
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £50000.00 - £80000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension + 20% bonus
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Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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