The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £46,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 335 294
Rank change year-on-year -41 -41  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 649 1006 1202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.97% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.00% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 569 927 1096
Median salary £46,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -48 609 £45,261 +0.58% 86
London -48 227 £57,500 +4.54% 27
South East +39 119 £45,000 - 12
North West -49 63 £42,500 -5.55% 10
South West +6 57 £42,500 +4.93% 7
City of London +8 51 £60,000 +7.14% 9
Yorkshire -12 47 £45,000 +12.50% 8
West Yorkshire -7 44 £45,000 +12.50% 5
West Midlands +17 41 £42,500 +1.19% 6
Leeds -1 38 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Manchester -64 37 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Hampshire +16 31 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Surrey +58 30 £55,000 +12.82% 2
East Midlands +16 30 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Wiltshire +44 28 £41,500 +3.75%
East Sussex +31 25 £45,000 +25.00% 3
East of England -5 25 £41,250 -8.33% 12
Brighton - 24 £45,000 - 3
Kent +25 19 £67,500 +35.00% 1
Devon +6 17 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Southampton +30 16 £43,750 +4.11% 2
Swindon - 16 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire +34 14 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland +28 14 £42,250 +5.62% 3
Cheshire -4 14 £40,750 -9.44%
Guildford - 13 £52,500 -
Nottinghamshire +10 12 £35,000 -22.22%
Nottingham +6 12 £35,000 -22.22%
Exeter -6 12 £42,500 - 2
Woking +15 11 £57,500 +25.00% 2

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1273 (92.78%) SQL
2 1269 (92.49%) SQL Server
3 705 (51.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 639 (46.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 595 (43.37%) Performance Tuning
6 589 (42.93%) T-SQL
7 507 (36.95%) Microsoft
8 428 (31.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 365 (26.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 341 (24.85%) High Availability
11 333 (24.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 325 (23.69%) Clustering
13 323 (23.54%) SQL Server 2014
14 319 (23.25%) Replication
15 302 (22.01%) Finance
15 302 (22.01%) Business Intelligence
15 302 (22.01%) Windows
16 283 (20.63%) Data Warehouse
17 257 (18.73%) MS Excel
18 236 (17.20%) Disaster Recovery
19 225 (16.40%) Oracle
20 199 (14.50%) ETL
21 175 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
22 174 (12.68%) Windows Server
23 171 (12.46%) PowerShell
24 169 (12.32%) SQL Server 2005
25 164 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
26 148 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
27 136 (9.91%) NoSQL
28 134 (9.77%) Migration

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 90 (6.56%) IIS
2 69 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (1.02%) SAS
5 12 (0.87%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.29%) Alfresco
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.22%) Confluence
9 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.073%) JBoss
Applications
1 257 (18.73%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.073%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 25 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.22%) Sage 1000
4 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.073%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.073%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.073%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.073%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 164 (11.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.62%) SaaS
4 29 (2.11%) PaaS
5 25 (1.82%) IaaS
6 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.36%) GitHub
8 3 (0.22%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.073%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.06%) SAN
2 30 (2.19%) Internet
3 27 (1.97%) Intranet
4 15 (1.09%) Extranet
5 10 (0.73%) DNS
6 9 (0.66%) Firewall
6 9 (0.66%) NAS
7 6 (0.44%) Network Security
8 4 (0.29%) WAN
9 3 (0.22%) DHCP
10 2 (0.15%) HTTP
10 2 (0.15%) LDAP
10 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.073%) DAB
11 1 (0.073%) FTP
11 1 (0.073%) LAN
11 1 (0.073%) VoIP
11 1 (0.073%) VPN
11 1 (0.073%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1269 (92.49%) SQL Server
2 705 (51.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 639 (46.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 428 (31.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 365 (26.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 333 (24.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 323 (23.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 283 (20.63%) Data Warehouse
9 169 (12.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 136 (9.91%) NoSQL
11 130 (9.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 130 (9.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 119 (8.67%) MySQL
13 113 (8.24%) MongoDB
14 102 (7.43%) Oracle Database
15 93 (6.78%) Relational Database
16 67 (4.88%) RDBMS
17 56 (4.08%) OLTP
18 52 (3.79%) SQL Server 2000
19 45 (3.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 87 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (2.77%) Visual Studio
3 32 (2.33%) JIRA
4 27 (1.97%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 19 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (1.38%) MSBuild
7 19 (1.38%) Travis CI
8 7 (0.51%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.29%) NUnit
10 4 (0.29%) Selenium
10 4 (0.29%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.073%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.073%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.073%) Toad
General
1 302 (22.01%) Finance
2 104 (7.58%) Banking
3 47 (3.43%) Marketing
4 40 (2.92%) Advertising
5 18 (1.31%) Legal
6 16 (1.17%) Music Industry
6 16 (1.17%) Retail
7 15 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.02%) Multimedia
9 13 (0.95%) Law
10 11 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.36%) Back Office
12 3 (0.22%) Automotive
12 3 (0.22%) Electronics
13 2 (0.15%) Games
14 1 (0.073%) Billing
14 1 (0.073%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (7.36%) .NET
2 59 (4.30%) XML
3 15 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 14 (1.02%) Web Services
5 9 (0.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (0.44%) DCOM
6 6 (0.44%) HTML
7 5 (0.36%) SOAP
8 4 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.29%) MDX
8 4 (0.29%) ODBC
8 4 (0.29%) RESTful
9 3 (0.22%) JSON
9 3 (0.22%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.15%) LINQ
10 2 (0.15%) Middleware
10 2 (0.15%) XSLT
11 1 (0.073%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 325 (23.69%) Clustering
2 319 (23.25%) Replication
3 121 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.97%) Fintech
6 26 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 24 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
10 15 (1.09%) iPad
11 11 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.51%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.36%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.29%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.29%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.15%) Derivative
15 2 (0.15%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.15%) Online Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 302 (22.01%) Windows
2 174 (12.68%) Windows Server
3 74 (5.39%) Linux
3 74 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (3.35%) Unix
6 17 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.44%) AIX
9 2 (0.15%) SUSE
9 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.073%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (43.37%) Performance Tuning
2 341 (24.85%) High Availability
3 302 (22.01%) Business Intelligence
4 236 (17.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 199 (14.50%) ETL
6 148 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
7 134 (9.77%) Migration
8 131 (9.55%) ITIL
9 116 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
10 107 (7.80%) Database Security
11 99 (7.22%) Performance Monitoring
12 81 (5.90%) Scrum
13 79 (5.76%) Data Modelling
14 69 (5.03%) Statistics
15 48 (3.50%) Database Mirroring
16 47 (3.43%) DevOps
17 45 (3.28%) Database Tuning
18 42 (3.06%) E-Commerce
19 40 (2.92%) Analytics
19 40 (2.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1273 (92.78%) SQL
2 589 (42.93%) T-SQL
3 171 (12.46%) PowerShell
4 82 (5.98%) C#
5 39 (2.84%) VB.NET
6 33 (2.41%) PL/SQL
7 22 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 13 (0.95%) VB
9 11 (0.80%) Java
9 11 (0.80%) VBA
10 7 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (0.51%) Python
11 6 (0.44%) PHP
11 6 (0.44%) R
12 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.36%) C++
13 4 (0.29%) C
13 4 (0.29%) VB6
14 2 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 175 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (8.16%) Degree
3 55 (4.01%) MCITP
4 52 (3.79%) MCSA
5 49 (3.57%) MCTS
6 26 (1.90%) MCDBA
6 26 (1.90%) Security Cleared
7 19 (1.38%) MCSE
8 14 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.80%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.51%) MCP
11 6 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.36%) OCA
13 1 (0.073%) HNC
13 1 (0.073%) HND
13 1 (0.073%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.72%) SLA
2 38 (2.77%) QA
3 28 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.80%) ISO 14001
6 10 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.58%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.073%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 65 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.29%) vSphere
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 39 (2.84%) Failover Clustering
2 25 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
3 22 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.60%) Puppet
4 21 (1.53%) SCOM
5 19 (1.38%) Ansible
5 19 (1.38%) CFEngine
6 13 (0.95%) Perfmon
7 11 (0.80%) Opsview
8 8 (0.58%) Data Guard
8 8 (0.58%) SQL Sentry
9 7 (0.51%) Nagios
9 7 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.29%) SCCM
12 3 (0.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 507 (36.95%) Microsoft
2 225 (16.40%) Oracle
3 60 (4.37%) VMware
4 47 (3.43%) Sybase
5 38 (2.77%) Tableau
6 31 (2.26%) RedGate
7 27 (1.97%) IBM
7 27 (1.97%) SolarWinds
8 25 (1.82%) Facebook
9 19 (1.38%) New Relic
10 12 (0.87%) HP
11 9 (0.66%) SAP
11 9 (0.66%) Splunk
12 8 (0.58%) Cognos
12 8 (0.58%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.51%) CommVault
13 7 (0.51%) Sun
13 7 (0.51%) Teradata
14 6 (0.44%) Citrix
14 6 (0.44%) Veritas
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Excellent Benefits, Med
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + WLB
Posted: 3 days ago