Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 431 370 309
Rank change year-on-year -61 -61 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1,205 1,474 2,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.84% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.87% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,079 1,321 1,931
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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -82 1,117 £50,000 +5.26% 134
UK excluding London -54 776 £45,000 - 105
London -73 419 £60,000 +9.09% 36
North of England -88 188 £47,500 +5.56% 31
South East -26 180 £47,500 +5.56% 16
East of England +67 163 £50,000 +2.56% 19
Midlands -18 127 £47,500 +11.76% 23
Yorkshire -26 93 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North West -92 86 £46,250 +2.78% 21
East Midlands -23 64 £47,500 +18.75% 16
West Midlands +4 63 £47,500 +11.76% 7
South West -37 53 £40,000 -3.61% 9
Scotland -23 40 £42,500 - 3
Wales +9 14 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Northern Ireland -5 12 £36,250 -
North East -21 9 £45,000 +2.86% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £60,000 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,154 (95.77%) SQL
2 1,114 (92.45%) SQL Server
3 677 (56.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 642 (53.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 556 (46.14%) Performance Tuning
6 540 (44.81%) T-SQL
7 480 (39.83%) Microsoft
8 376 (31.20%) Business Intelligence
9 367 (30.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 268 (22.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 263 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 259 (21.49%) Replication
13 251 (20.83%) High Availability
14 245 (20.33%) Windows
15 222 (18.42%) Clustering
16 220 (18.26%) Finance
17 219 (18.17%) PowerShell
18 217 (18.01%) SQL Server 2016
19 205 (17.01%) Disaster Recovery
20 203 (16.85%) SQL Server 2014
21 200 (16.60%) Data Warehouse
22 199 (16.51%) SQL Server 2012
23 191 (15.85%) Oracle
24 167 (13.86%) Migration
25 153 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
26 146 (12.12%) ETL
27 140 (11.62%) Windows Server
28 130 (10.79%) ITIL
28 130 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
29 128 (10.62%) Amazon AWS

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 53 (4.40%) IIS
2 43 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (0.91%) SAS
5 9 (0.75%) JBoss
6 6 (0.50%) Apache
6 6 (0.50%) GlassFish
6 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.25%) CMS
9 3 (0.25%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.083%) Mule
11 1 (0.083%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.083%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 41 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.58%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.41%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.17%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.083%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 263 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (2.57%) SaaS
5 21 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
6 16 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.24%) GitHub
7 15 (1.24%) IaaS
7 15 (1.24%) PaaS
8 5 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.24%) Internet
2 11 (0.91%) SAN
3 7 (0.58%) SMS
4 4 (0.33%) WAN
5 3 (0.25%) NAS
5 3 (0.25%) Skype
6 2 (0.17%) Wireless
7 1 (0.083%) FTP
7 1 (0.083%) HTTP
7 1 (0.083%) Intranet
7 1 (0.083%) LAN
7 1 (0.083%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,114 (92.45%) SQL Server
2 677 (56.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 642 (53.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 367 (30.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 268 (22.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 217 (18.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 203 (16.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 200 (16.60%) Data Warehouse
9 199 (16.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 114 (9.46%) Relational Database
11 107 (8.88%) Oracle Database
12 101 (8.38%) NoSQL
13 99 (8.22%) MySQL
14 75 (6.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 72 (5.98%) MongoDB
16 64 (5.31%) Power BI
17 63 (5.23%) RDBMS
18 60 (4.98%) SQL Server 2005
19 40 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
20 38 (3.15%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 51 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 46 (3.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 44 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (3.49%) TeamCity
5 38 (3.15%) MSBuild
6 28 (2.32%) JIRA
7 17 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (1.41%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.41%) Travis CI
8 16 (1.33%) Flyway
9 10 (0.83%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.50%) PROIV
12 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.25%) LINQPad
14 1 (0.083%) Oracle APEX
14 1 (0.083%) Subversion
14 1 (0.083%) Toad
General
1 220 (18.26%) Finance
2 85 (7.05%) Advertising
3 61 (5.06%) Banking
4 51 (4.23%) Marketing
5 43 (3.57%) Retail
6 26 (2.16%) Law
7 16 (1.33%) Legal
8 13 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.66%) Electronics
11 7 (0.58%) Automotive
12 6 (0.50%) Back Office
13 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.25%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Billing
15 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (8.30%) .NET
2 16 (1.33%) WPF
3 14 (1.16%) .NET Framework
3 14 (1.16%) Middleware
4 11 (0.91%) HTML
5 10 (0.83%) XML
6 9 (0.75%) Web Services
7 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.33%) CSS
8 4 (0.33%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.33%) MDX
8 4 (0.33%) RESTful
9 3 (0.25%) JSON
9 3 (0.25%) LINQ
9 3 (0.25%) ODBC
9 3 (0.25%) WF
10 2 (0.17%) DHTML
10 2 (0.17%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.17%) WSH
10 2 (0.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 259 (21.49%) Replication
2 222 (18.42%) Clustering
3 61 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.32%) Data Centre
5 36 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 25 (2.07%) Fintech
8 17 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (0.91%) NHS
10 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.50%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.33%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.25%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.25%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.25%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.17%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.17%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.17%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 245 (20.33%) Windows
2 140 (11.62%) Windows Server
3 78 (6.47%) Linux
4 36 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (2.57%) Unix
6 20 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.00%) VMS
9 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.25%) Debian
10 3 (0.25%) Solaris
11 2 (0.17%) CentOS
11 2 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.083%) AIX
12 1 (0.083%) HPUX
12 1 (0.083%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (46.14%) Performance Tuning
2 376 (31.20%) Business Intelligence
3 251 (20.83%) High Availability
4 205 (17.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 167 (13.86%) Migration
6 146 (12.12%) ETL
7 130 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
7 130 (10.79%) ITIL
8 87 (7.22%) Capacity Planning
9 78 (6.47%) DevOps
10 67 (5.56%) Data Modelling
11 64 (5.31%) Database Security
12 55 (4.56%) Performance Monitoring
13 49 (4.07%) Database Tuning
14 48 (3.98%) Scrum
15 46 (3.82%) Configuration Management
15 46 (3.82%) Database Mirroring
16 45 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (3.57%) Data Analysis
18 42 (3.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,154 (95.77%) SQL
2 540 (44.81%) T-SQL
3 219 (18.17%) PowerShell
4 53 (4.40%) C#
5 30 (2.49%) PL/SQL
6 19 (1.58%) Java
6 19 (1.58%) JavaScript
7 17 (1.41%) Python
8 11 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.58%) PHP
10 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.58%) VBA
11 4 (0.33%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.33%) R
11 4 (0.33%) Ruby
11 4 (0.33%) VB
11 4 (0.33%) VBScript
12 3 (0.25%) C
13 2 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 153 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (5.89%) Degree
3 40 (3.32%) MCSA
3 40 (3.32%) MCSE
4 34 (2.82%) MCITP
5 31 (2.57%) Security Cleared
6 30 (2.49%) MCDBA
7 17 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.33%) MCTS
9 13 (1.08%) SC Cleared
10 11 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (0.25%) MCP
12 3 (0.25%) Server+ Certification
13 2 (0.17%) CCNA
13 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.17%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.66%) Data Quality
1 20 (1.66%) QA
2 13 (1.08%) SLA
3 12 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) GDPR
5 4 (0.33%) PMO
6 2 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 37 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.41%) vSphere
7 3 (0.25%) Firmware
8 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.17%) XenApp
8 2 (0.17%) XenServer
9 1 (0.083%) HDFS
9 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (3.32%) Puppet
2 31 (2.57%) SCOM
3 25 (2.07%) Ansible
3 25 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
4 21 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
5 20 (1.66%) SCCM
6 17 (1.41%) CFEngine
7 10 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (0.83%) Perfmon
8 7 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.33%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.33%) Terraform
10 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.083%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.083%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.083%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 480 (39.83%) Microsoft
2 191 (15.85%) Oracle
3 79 (6.56%) RedGate
4 38 (3.15%) VMware
5 33 (2.74%) Facebook
6 31 (2.57%) SolarWinds
7 28 (2.32%) SAP
8 17 (1.41%) Cognos
8 17 (1.41%) New Relic
8 17 (1.41%) Tableau
9 15 (1.24%) Citrix
10 11 (0.91%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.91%) IDERA
10 11 (0.91%) MuleSoft
10 11 (0.91%) Splunk
10 11 (0.91%) Sybase
11 10 (0.83%) NetApp
12 8 (0.66%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.58%) EMC
14 6 (0.50%) CommVault