The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 412 382 282
Rank change year-on-year -30 -100  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 628 771 1241
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 531 687 1086
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 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 -39 601 £47,500 +5.55% 69
London -67 219 £57,500 +4.54% 19
South East +13 99 £45,000 - 10
Yorkshire +18 68 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Yorkshire +33 65 £45,000 +12.50% 12
West Midlands +35 54 £43,750 +9.37% 3
East of England +41 53 £50,000 +17.64% 3
North West -60 51 £40,000 -11.11% 6
City of London -8 47 £58,250 +5.90% 6
Leeds +23 42 £45,000 +13.92% 10
South West -8 33 £38,500 - 8
Manchester -43 32 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Surrey +19 25 £60,000 +30.43% 2
Birmingham +20 22 £43,750 +9.37%
Bradford - 22 £48,750 -
East Midlands +14 21 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 20 £48,500 +14.11%
Woking +22 18 £60,000 +30.43% 1
Brighton +13 17 £45,000 -
East Sussex +8 17 £45,000 -
Essex +12 14 £51,250 +5.12%
Hertfordshire +7 14 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Scotland +22 13 £41,500 -7.77% 3
Hampshire +17 13 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Cheshire -21 13 £36,000 -5.26% 1
Cambridge - 13 £52,500 -
Devon +12 12 £47,500 +43.93% 1
Exeter +10 12 £47,500 +43.93% 1
West Sussex +10 12 £48,750 +8.93%
Derby +20 10 £50,000 +33.33%

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 1193 (93.35%) SQL
2 1192 (93.27%) SQL Server
3 631 (49.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 619 (48.44%) T-SQL
5 602 (47.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 594 (46.48%) Performance Tuning
7 472 (36.93%) Microsoft
8 367 (28.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 359 (28.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 321 (25.12%) Windows
11 312 (24.41%) Finance
12 311 (24.33%) Clustering
13 308 (24.10%) Business Intelligence
14 306 (23.94%) High Availability
15 286 (22.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 285 (22.30%) Data Warehouse
17 261 (20.42%) Oracle
18 259 (20.27%) Replication
19 255 (19.95%) SQL Server 2014
20 225 (17.61%) Disaster Recovery
21 186 (14.55%) ETL
22 179 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
23 177 (13.85%) SQL Server 2016
24 174 (13.62%) Windows Server
25 166 (12.99%) NoSQL
26 162 (12.68%) PowerShell
27 151 (11.82%) Migration
28 137 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
29 130 (10.17%) SQL Server 2005
30 125 (9.78%) Analytical Skills

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 (4.62%) IIS
2 44 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (0.70%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.31%) Alfresco
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.23%) JBoss
8 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.078%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.078%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.16%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.078%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.078%) Relativity
6 1 (0.078%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 179 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.35%) SaaS
4 19 (1.49%) GitHub
5 12 (0.94%) IaaS
5 12 (0.94%) PaaS
6 7 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
6 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.39%) Office 365
8 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.078%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.23%) SAN
2 22 (1.72%) Internet
3 16 (1.25%) Intranet
4 14 (1.10%) Network Security
5 10 (0.78%) Extranet
6 9 (0.70%) Firewall
7 8 (0.63%) WAN
8 5 (0.39%) DHCP
8 5 (0.39%) DNS
9 3 (0.23%) NAS
10 2 (0.16%) SSL
10 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.16%) VPN
11 1 (0.078%) FTP
11 1 (0.078%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1192 (93.27%) SQL Server
2 631 (49.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 602 (47.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 367 (28.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 359 (28.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 286 (22.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 285 (22.30%) Data Warehouse
8 255 (19.95%) SQL Server 2014
9 177 (13.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 166 (12.99%) NoSQL
11 130 (10.17%) SQL Server 2005
12 125 (9.78%) MySQL
13 123 (9.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 118 (9.23%) Relational Database
15 111 (8.69%) Oracle Database
16 106 (8.29%) MongoDB
17 95 (7.43%) RDBMS
18 56 (4.38%) Hadoop
19 52 (4.07%) Power BI
20 49 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (3.29%) Visual Studio
3 39 (3.05%) 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 4 (0.31%) NUnit
9 4 (0.31%) Selenium
9 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.31%) tSQLt
10 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.078%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.078%) GitLab
11 1 (0.078%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.078%) RStudio
11 1 (0.078%) Subversion
General
1 312 (24.41%) Finance
2 82 (6.42%) Banking
3 63 (4.93%) Marketing
4 38 (2.97%) Advertising
5 15 (1.17%) Music Industry
6 13 (1.02%) Legal
6 13 (1.02%) Retail
7 12 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.55%) Games
11 6 (0.47%) Law
12 5 (0.39%) Electronics
12 5 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.078%) Billing
14 1 (0.078%) Local Government
14 1 (0.078%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (6.49%) .NET
2 68 (5.32%) 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
8 4 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.31%) MSMQ
8 4 (0.31%) Web Services
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%) XSLT
11 1 (0.078%) COM
11 1 (0.078%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 311 (24.33%) Clustering
2 259 (20.27%) Replication
3 125 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.38%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.66%) Fintech
6 29 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
8 20 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.55%) iPad
12 6 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.47%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.39%) BBC
13 5 (0.39%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.39%) Social Media
14 4 (0.31%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.16%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 321 (25.12%) Windows
2 174 (13.62%) Windows Server
3 107 (8.37%) Linux
4 68 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.80%) Unix
7 15 (1.17%) AIX
8 8 (0.63%) 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
1 594 (46.48%) Performance Tuning
2 308 (24.10%) Business Intelligence
3 306 (23.94%) High Availability
4 225 (17.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 186 (14.55%) ETL
6 151 (11.82%) Migration
7 125 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (9.47%) Capacity Planning
9 102 (7.98%) Database Security
9 102 (7.98%) ITIL
10 98 (7.67%) Performance Monitoring
11 84 (6.57%) Data Modelling
12 69 (5.40%) Statistics
13 52 (4.07%) Database Mirroring
14 49 (3.83%) Mentoring
14 49 (3.83%) Scrum
15 48 (3.76%) Data Protection
16 46 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
17 45 (3.52%) Data Migration
18 42 (3.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1193 (93.35%) SQL
2 619 (48.44%) T-SQL
3 162 (12.68%) PowerShell
4 50 (3.91%) PL/SQL
5 45 (3.52%) C#
6 33 (2.58%) Java
7 18 (1.41%) VB.NET
8 11 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 11 (0.86%) VBA
9 9 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.63%) R
11 7 (0.55%) Python
12 5 (0.39%) VB
13 4 (0.31%) C
13 4 (0.31%) C++
14 3 (0.23%) PHP
15 2 (0.16%) Korn
15 2 (0.16%) Perl
16 1 (0.078%) AWK
16 1 (0.078%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (6.81%) Degree
3 49 (3.83%) MCITP
4 44 (3.44%) MCSA
5 31 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (2.43%) MCSE
5 31 (2.43%) MCTS
6 23 (1.80%) Security Cleared
7 22 (1.72%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.94%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.70%) MCDBA
9 9 (0.70%) MCP
10 7 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.31%) OCA
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.16%) RHCE
13 1 (0.078%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.078%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.58%) SLA
2 30 (2.35%) QA
3 17 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 15 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.17%) ISO 14001
5 13 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.55%) GDPR
7 6 (0.47%) 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 83 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.078%) Firmware
7 1 (0.078%) HDFS
7 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (3.44%) Failover Clustering
2 26 (2.03%) Opsview
3 16 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (1.02%) SCOM
5 9 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.70%) Perfmon
5 9 (0.70%) Puppet
6 8 (0.63%) Ansible
7 7 (0.55%) CFEngine
7 7 (0.55%) Nagios
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Sentry
8 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.23%) LiteSpeed
9 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.16%) SCCM
10 1 (0.078%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.078%) WSUS
Vendors
1 472 (36.93%) Microsoft
2 261 (20.42%) Oracle
3 76 (5.95%) VMware
4 58 (4.54%) Sybase
5 33 (2.58%) IBM
5 33 (2.58%) SAP
6 28 (2.19%) Facebook
7 26 (2.03%) RedGate
7 26 (2.03%) Tableau
8 23 (1.80%) Cognos
9 22 (1.72%) SolarWinds
10 21 (1.64%) Splunk
11 8 (0.63%) Cognizant
11 8 (0.63%) Google
11 8 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.55%) New Relic
12 7 (0.55%) Sun
13 6 (0.47%) HP
14 5 (0.39%) Apple
14 5 (0.39%) Citrix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension + 20% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £43,500 to £49,500 per annum + benefits inc pension, 25 days hol
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified Very competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Company Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Exceptional benefits and company cul
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, health care etc
Posted: 5 days ago