Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 449 357 316
Rank change year-on-year -92 -41 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1136 1643 2256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.87% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.90% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 976 1484 1958
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,625 £64,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 16 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 23 October 2017. 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 -91 1069 £50,000 +5.26% 56
UK excluding London -60 684 £43,750 -2.78% 33
London -106 449 £56,000 +1.82% 25
North of England -60 232 £45,000 - 10
South East -19 164 £43,750 -6.42% 4
Yorkshire +34 137 £46,750 +3.89% 4
Midlands +5 118 £45,000 +10.43% 4
West Midlands +47 86 £45,000 +9.76% 2
North West -86 83 £37,500 -21.05% 6
South West -34 56 £38,000 -5.00% 6
East of England -2 55 £48,500 +2.11% 7
Scotland 0 33 £40,000 +6.67%
East Midlands -28 32 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Northern Ireland -6 15 £37,500 -
Wales +13 12 £40,000 +14.29% 2
North East +4 12 £38,959 -11.46%

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1071 (94.28%) SQL
2 1068 (94.01%) SQL Server
3 625 (55.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 587 (51.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 587 (51.67%) T-SQL
5 476 (41.90%) Performance Tuning
6 439 (38.64%) Microsoft
7 359 (31.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 336 (29.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 282 (24.82%) Business Intelligence
10 278 (24.47%) Finance
11 251 (22.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 250 (22.01%) Windows
13 245 (21.57%) High Availability
14 224 (19.72%) Data Warehouse
15 222 (19.54%) Clustering
16 214 (18.84%) SQL Server 2014
17 213 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
18 211 (18.57%) Oracle
19 208 (18.31%) Replication
20 201 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
21 196 (17.25%) SQL Server 2016
22 172 (15.14%) PowerShell
23 170 (14.96%) ETL
24 164 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
25 143 (12.59%) Migration
26 141 (12.41%) Windows Server
27 139 (12.24%) NoSQL
28 130 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
29 119 (10.48%) 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 47 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.73%) IIS
3 19 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.44%) JBoss
8 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.18%) SAS
8 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.088%) CMS
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 21 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.35%) Raiser's Edge
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 201 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.99%) GitHub
4 23 (2.02%) SaaS
5 22 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.23%) IaaS
7 13 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.70%) PaaS
11 4 (0.35%) Office 365
12 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.088%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.088%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.76%) SAN
2 11 (0.97%) Internet
3 7 (0.62%) Firewall
3 7 (0.62%) NAS
4 6 (0.53%) Network Security
5 5 (0.44%) SMS
6 4 (0.35%) SSL
6 4 (0.35%) VPN
6 4 (0.35%) WAN
7 2 (0.18%) DHCP
7 2 (0.18%) DNS
7 2 (0.18%) FTP
7 2 (0.18%) HTTP
7 2 (0.18%) LAN
7 2 (0.18%) Skype
7 2 (0.18%) Wireless
8 1 (0.088%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1068 (94.01%) SQL Server
2 625 (55.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 587 (51.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 359 (31.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 336 (29.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 251 (22.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 224 (19.72%) Data Warehouse
8 214 (18.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 196 (17.25%) SQL Server 2016
10 139 (12.24%) NoSQL
11 113 (9.95%) MySQL
11 113 (9.95%) Relational Database
12 95 (8.36%) MongoDB
13 86 (7.57%) SQL Server 2005
14 82 (7.22%) Oracle Database
15 79 (6.95%) RDBMS
16 71 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 59 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
18 47 (4.14%) Power BI
19 41 (3.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 42 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 28 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (2.38%) JIRA
4 24 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 23 (2.02%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (1.06%) Flyway
8 12 (1.06%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.97%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.62%) tSQLt
11 5 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.44%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.18%) GitLab
12 2 (0.18%) Subversion
12 2 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
13 1 (0.088%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.088%) RStudio
13 1 (0.088%) Toad
13 1 (0.088%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 278 (24.47%) Finance
2 65 (5.72%) Banking
3 44 (3.87%) Marketing
4 34 (2.99%) Advertising
5 27 (2.38%) Retail
6 16 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.32%) Legal
8 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.79%) Electronics
9 9 (0.79%) Games
10 8 (0.70%) Back Office
11 7 (0.62%) Law
12 6 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.35%) Publishing
14 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (8.01%) .NET
2 34 (2.99%) XML
3 15 (1.32%) HTML
4 14 (1.23%) Web Services
5 13 (1.14%) MDX
5 13 (1.14%) Middleware
6 11 (0.97%) .NET Framework
7 10 (0.88%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.79%) JSON
8 9 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 7 (0.62%) SOAP
10 6 (0.53%) CSS
10 6 (0.53%) JDBC
10 6 (0.53%) ODBC
11 3 (0.26%) Ajax
11 3 (0.26%) Android SDK
11 3 (0.26%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.26%) Entity Framework
11 3 (0.26%) RESTful
12 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 222 (19.54%) Clustering
2 208 (18.31%) Replication
3 87 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 45 (3.96%) Fintech
6 32 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.94%) Data Centre
8 16 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 11 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (0.97%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.70%) iPad
10 8 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.53%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.53%) NHS
12 5 (0.44%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.18%) BBC
14 2 (0.18%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 250 (22.01%) Windows
2 141 (12.41%) Windows Server
3 99 (8.71%) Linux
4 28 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.20%) Unix
6 17 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.62%) AIX
9 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.44%) Solaris
11 4 (0.35%) Debian
11 4 (0.35%) VMS
12 3 (0.26%) Android
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.088%) HPUX
14 1 (0.088%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 476 (41.90%) Performance Tuning
2 282 (24.82%) Business Intelligence
3 245 (21.57%) High Availability
4 213 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 170 (14.96%) ETL
6 164 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
7 143 (12.59%) Migration
8 101 (8.89%) ITIL
9 90 (7.92%) Data Modelling
10 80 (7.04%) DevOps
11 78 (6.87%) Capacity Planning
12 74 (6.51%) Database Security
13 59 (5.19%) Data Management
14 58 (5.11%) Data Protection
15 57 (5.02%) Performance Monitoring
16 54 (4.75%) Statistics
17 52 (4.58%) Mentoring
18 48 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
19 47 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
20 46 (4.05%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1071 (94.28%) SQL
2 587 (51.67%) T-SQL
3 172 (15.14%) PowerShell
4 43 (3.79%) C#
5 32 (2.82%) PL/SQL
6 31 (2.73%) Java
7 14 (1.23%) VBScript
8 13 (1.14%) VB
9 11 (0.97%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.88%) VB.NET
11 9 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.70%) R
13 7 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.35%) Korn
14 4 (0.35%) Perl
15 3 (0.26%) VBA
16 2 (0.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 1 (0.088%) PHP
17 1 (0.088%) Python
17 1 (0.088%) VB6
Qualifications
1 130 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (8.45%) Degree
3 55 (4.84%) MCSA
4 40 (3.52%) MCSE
5 38 (3.35%) MCITP
6 35 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (2.73%) Security Cleared
8 18 (1.58%) Master's Degree
8 18 (1.58%) MCDBA
9 11 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.79%) MCTS
11 6 (0.53%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.35%) RHCE
13 2 (0.18%) CCNA
13 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.18%) MCP
14 1 (0.088%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.08%) QA
2 23 (2.02%) SLA
3 18 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.62%) GDPR
6 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.35%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.088%) HL7
System Software
1 65 (5.72%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.44%) Firmware
7 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.18%) XenServer
9 1 (0.088%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 26 (2.29%) Perfmon
2 25 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
2 25 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 24 (2.11%) SCOM
4 21 (1.85%) Ansible
5 18 (1.58%) Opsview
6 12 (1.06%) Puppet
7 11 (0.97%) SCCM
8 6 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.44%) CFEngine
9 5 (0.44%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.44%) LiteSpeed
9 5 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.35%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.26%) Nagios
11 3 (0.26%) Oracle ZFS
12 2 (0.18%) SQL Sentry
12 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.088%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 439 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 211 (18.57%) Oracle
3 76 (6.69%) VMware
4 57 (5.02%) Sybase
5 51 (4.49%) RedGate
6 43 (3.79%) SAP
7 29 (2.55%) Tableau
8 28 (2.46%) Splunk
9 24 (2.11%) Cognos
10 20 (1.76%) Facebook
11 17 (1.50%) SolarWinds
12 13 (1.14%) IBM
12 13 (1.14%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.88%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.88%) Cognizant
13 10 (0.88%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.79%) Bloomberg
14 9 (0.79%) Calypso
14 9 (0.79%) Murex
14 9 (0.79%) Reuters