The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 376 278
Rank change year-on-year -29 -98  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 608 784 1247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.80% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.83% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 516 715 1107
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,300 £62,500 £67,500
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 81958 94956 104515
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.22% 96.40% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67650 79824 85637
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

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 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 30 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 23 May 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 -29 573 £47,500 +5.55% 76
London -53 200 £55,000 - 18
South East +47 105 £45,000 - 13
East of England +44 56 £49,250 +15.88% 5
North West -46 55 £40,000 -6.97% 8
City of London +10 50 £57,500 +15.00% 8
Yorkshire -8 49 £45,000 +15.38% 17
West Midlands +30 47 £42,500 +1.19% 5
West Yorkshire +6 46 £45,000 +15.38% 14
Manchester -44 37 £40,000 -9.09% 5
South West -14 35 £40,000 - 6
Leeds -4 32 £46,250 +18.58% 10
Cambridgeshire +19 26 £48,500 +14.11%
East Sussex +30 24 £45,000 - 2
Brighton +26 24 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +19 23 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Hampshire +42 22 £45,000 +11.11% 2
Surrey +28 22 £60,000 +27.65% 3
Birmingham +18 20 £45,250 +7.73% 1
Woking +16 16 £60,000 +30.43% 3
Cambridge - 15 £52,500 -
Essex +5 13 £50,000 +14.28% 3
Devon +6 12 £47,500 +25.82% 2
Bradford - 12 £45,000 - 3
Peterborough +17 11 £48,500 +14.11%
Exeter +3 11 £47,500 +25.82% 2
Southampton +24 10 £42,500 -2.85%
Scotland +17 10 £41,500 +8.49% 2
Hertfordshire +11 10 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Cheshire -17 10 £36,750 -8.12% 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1215 (93.25%) SQL
1 1215 (93.25%) SQL Server
2 642 (49.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 618 (47.43%) Performance Tuning
4 599 (45.97%) T-SQL
5 597 (45.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 471 (36.15%) Microsoft
7 377 (28.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 358 (27.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 326 (25.02%) Finance
10 320 (24.56%) High Availability
11 318 (24.41%) Clustering
12 310 (23.79%) Windows
13 309 (23.71%) Business Intelligence
14 297 (22.79%) Data Warehouse
15 289 (22.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 285 (21.87%) Replication
17 265 (20.34%) SQL Server 2014
18 249 (19.11%) Oracle
19 209 (16.04%) Disaster Recovery
20 193 (14.81%) ETL
21 170 (13.05%) Microsoft Azure
22 165 (12.66%) NoSQL
23 164 (12.59%) PowerShell
24 161 (12.36%) Windows Server
25 153 (11.74%) SQL Server 2016
26 143 (10.97%) SQL Server 2005
26 143 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
27 136 (10.44%) Migration
28 133 (10.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services

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 82 (6.29%) IIS
2 53 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (0.92%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.31%) Alfresco
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.23%) Confluence
7 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.15%) Apache
8 2 (0.15%) SAS
8 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.077%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.15%) Raiser's Edge
5 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.077%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.077%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 170 (13.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.69%) SaaS
4 20 (1.53%) PaaS
5 17 (1.30%) IaaS
6 12 (0.92%) GitHub
7 4 (0.31%) Office 365
8 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.077%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.14%) SAN
2 27 (2.07%) Internet
3 21 (1.61%) Intranet
4 14 (1.07%) Network Security
5 12 (0.92%) Extranet
6 8 (0.61%) Firewall
6 8 (0.61%) WAN
7 6 (0.46%) DNS
8 5 (0.38%) DHCP
9 4 (0.31%) NAS
10 2 (0.15%) HTTP
10 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.077%) DAB
11 1 (0.077%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1215 (93.25%) SQL Server
2 642 (49.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 597 (45.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 377 (28.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 358 (27.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 297 (22.79%) Data Warehouse
7 289 (22.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 265 (20.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 165 (12.66%) NoSQL
10 153 (11.74%) SQL Server 2016
11 143 (10.97%) SQL Server 2005
12 133 (10.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 126 (9.67%) MySQL
14 111 (8.52%) Relational Database
15 110 (8.44%) MongoDB
16 105 (8.06%) Oracle Database
17 90 (6.91%) RDBMS
18 55 (4.22%) Power BI
19 50 (3.84%) Hadoop
20 42 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (2.92%) Visual Studio
3 33 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 26 (2.00%) JIRA
5 24 (1.84%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.07%) MSBuild
7 14 (1.07%) Travis CI
8 9 (0.69%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.31%) NUnit
9 4 (0.31%) Selenium
9 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.077%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.077%) GitLab
10 1 (0.077%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.077%) Toad
General
1 326 (25.02%) Finance
2 91 (6.98%) Banking
3 60 (4.60%) Marketing
4 35 (2.69%) Advertising
5 18 (1.38%) Music Industry
6 17 (1.30%) Legal
7 13 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.00%) Retail
8 12 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.84%) Law
10 10 (0.77%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.54%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.38%) Electronics
12 5 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Games
13 3 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.077%) Billing
14 1 (0.077%) Local Government
14 1 (0.077%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (5.76%) .NET
2 63 (4.83%) XML
3 15 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 9 (0.69%) SOAP
5 8 (0.61%) .NET Framework
5 8 (0.61%) HTML
5 8 (0.61%) MDX
6 6 (0.46%) DCOM
6 6 (0.46%) JSON
7 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.23%) MSMQ
7 3 (0.23%) RESTful
7 3 (0.23%) Web Services
8 2 (0.15%) LINQ
8 2 (0.15%) XSLT
9 1 (0.077%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.077%) JDBC
9 1 (0.077%) Middleware
9 1 (0.077%) ODBC
9 1 (0.077%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 318 (24.41%) Clustering
2 285 (21.87%) Replication
3 120 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.30%) Fintech
6 27 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
8 22 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.15%) iPad
10 14 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.69%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.46%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.46%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.46%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.38%) BBC
14 5 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.38%) Social Media
15 4 (0.31%) N-Tier
16 2 (0.15%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 310 (23.79%) Windows
2 161 (12.36%) Windows Server
3 94 (7.21%) Linux
4 73 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (2.30%) Unix
7 15 (1.15%) AIX
8 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.077%) SUSE
11 1 (0.077%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (47.43%) Performance Tuning
2 320 (24.56%) High Availability
3 309 (23.71%) Business Intelligence
4 209 (16.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 193 (14.81%) ETL
6 136 (10.44%) Migration
7 124 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
8 113 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
9 105 (8.06%) ITIL
10 104 (7.98%) Performance Monitoring
11 103 (7.90%) Database Security
12 79 (6.06%) Data Modelling
13 71 (5.45%) Statistics
14 59 (4.53%) Scrum
15 51 (3.91%) Database Mirroring
16 45 (3.45%) Mentoring
17 43 (3.30%) Database Tuning
18 42 (3.22%) Data Protection
19 39 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
20 36 (2.76%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1215 (93.25%) SQL
2 599 (45.97%) T-SQL
3 164 (12.59%) PowerShell
4 59 (4.53%) C#
5 41 (3.15%) PL/SQL
6 24 (1.84%) VB.NET
7 15 (1.15%) Java
7 15 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 10 (0.77%) VBA
10 7 (0.54%) Python
11 5 (0.38%) VB
12 4 (0.31%) C
12 4 (0.31%) C++
13 3 (0.23%) PHP
13 3 (0.23%) R
14 1 (0.077%) AWK
14 1 (0.077%) Korn
14 1 (0.077%) sed
14 1 (0.077%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (6.60%) Degree
3 46 (3.53%) MCSA
4 45 (3.45%) MCITP
5 35 (2.69%) MCTS
6 24 (1.84%) MCSE
7 23 (1.77%) Security Cleared
8 12 (0.92%) MCDBA
8 12 (0.92%) SC Cleared
9 11 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.69%) MCP
11 5 (0.38%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.31%) OCA
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.077%) HNC
13 1 (0.077%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.84%) SLA
2 26 (2.00%) QA
3 20 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 14 (1.07%) ISO 14001
6 10 (0.77%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.61%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.38%) GDPR
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 80 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.077%) Firmware
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (3.53%) Failover Clustering
2 22 (1.69%) Opsview
3 18 (1.38%) SCOM
4 16 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.23%) Puppet
5 14 (1.07%) Ansible
5 14 (1.07%) CFEngine
6 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (0.69%) Nagios
8 8 (0.61%) SQL Sentry
9 7 (0.54%) Perfmon
10 6 (0.46%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.38%) SCCM
12 4 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 3 (0.23%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
15 1 (0.077%) HP SIM
15 1 (0.077%) SCOrch
15 1 (0.077%) WSUS
Vendors
1 471 (36.15%) Microsoft
2 249 (19.11%) Oracle
3 66 (5.07%) VMware
4 53 (4.07%) Sybase
5 39 (2.99%) Tableau
6 29 (2.23%) IBM
7 27 (2.07%) SolarWinds
8 26 (2.00%) RedGate
9 25 (1.92%) Facebook
10 19 (1.46%) Cognos
10 19 (1.46%) SAP
11 17 (1.30%) Splunk
12 14 (1.07%) New Relic
13 8 (0.61%) Citrix
14 7 (0.54%) Google
14 7 (0.54%) Sun
15 6 (0.46%) HP
16 5 (0.38%) Apple
16 5 (0.38%) Sitecore
16 5 (0.38%) Yahoo!
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onezeero.
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £65,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £37500 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago