Period
to 23 February 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 460 443 366
Rank change year-on-year -17 -77 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 952 1,197 1,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.68% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.71% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 816 1,074 1,321
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 144,300 169,747 169,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.33% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 115,444 139,302 140,742
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -5 903 £47,500 -5.00% 149
UK excluding London -7 626 £45,000 - 119
London -24 308 £55,000 -8.33% 37
South East +101 253 £49,000 +3.16% 31
North of England +36 183 £42,500 -10.53% 39
North West +46 98 £43,500 -5.95% 22
Midlands -4 80 £42,500 -9.57% 15
Yorkshire +7 73 £42,000 -16.00% 13
West Midlands +38 63 £42,500 -8.60% 7
East of England -57 48 £45,000 -10.00% 12
South West -19 24 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Scotland -9 19 £36,250 -14.71% 4
East Midlands -18 17 £45,000 -5.26% 8
North East +19 12 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Wales +9 12 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Northern Ireland -17 7 £35,000 -3.45%

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 900 (94.54%) SQL Server
2 886 (93.07%) SQL
3 454 (47.69%) T-SQL
4 438 (46.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 385 (40.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 376 (39.50%) Microsoft
7 361 (37.92%) Performance Tuning
8 247 (25.95%) High Availability
9 244 (25.63%) Windows
10 229 (24.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 220 (23.11%) Business Intelligence
12 218 (22.90%) Clustering
13 201 (21.11%) Replication
14 200 (21.01%) Disaster Recovery
15 197 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 193 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
17 185 (19.43%) SQL Server 2016
18 159 (16.70%) PowerShell
19 150 (15.76%) SQL Server 2012
20 141 (14.81%) Windows Server
21 134 (14.08%) Finance
22 129 (13.55%) SQL Server 2014
23 126 (13.24%) Oracle
24 120 (12.61%) ITIL
25 111 (11.66%) Relational Database
26 109 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
27 107 (11.24%) ETL
28 95 (9.98%) Migration
29 92 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
30 90 (9.45%) Linux

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 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.10%) IIS
3 11 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (0.84%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.42%) SAS
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.95%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.95%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.32%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 193 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (1.16%) SaaS
5 9 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (0.95%) PaaS
6 6 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.32%) Office 365
9 2 (0.21%) GitHub
9 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.05%) SAN
2 26 (2.73%) Firewall
3 10 (1.05%) WAN
4 7 (0.74%) NAS
5 6 (0.63%) Internet
6 4 (0.42%) LAN
6 4 (0.42%) Network Security
7 1 (0.11%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 900 (94.54%) SQL Server
2 438 (46.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 385 (40.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 229 (24.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 197 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 185 (19.43%) SQL Server 2016
7 150 (15.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 129 (13.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 111 (11.66%) Relational Database
10 109 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
11 73 (7.67%) Oracle Database
12 70 (7.35%) Power BI
13 68 (7.14%) MySQL
14 64 (6.72%) NoSQL
15 57 (5.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 55 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
17 53 (5.57%) MongoDB
18 52 (5.46%) RDBMS
19 41 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
20 37 (3.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 32 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.63%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.21%) JIRA
8 2 (0.21%) Liquibase
8 2 (0.21%) Subversion
9 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 134 (14.08%) Finance
2 66 (6.93%) Retail
3 27 (2.84%) Advertising
3 27 (2.84%) Banking
4 25 (2.63%) Marketing
5 16 (1.68%) Automotive
6 15 (1.58%) Legal
7 11 (1.16%) Back Office
8 8 (0.84%) Billing
8 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.63%) Law
10 5 (0.53%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.42%) Games
11 4 (0.42%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (7.14%) .NET
2 33 (3.47%) Web Services
3 28 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 19 (2.00%) Entity Framework
5 16 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 12 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (0.63%) XML
8 4 (0.42%) J2EE
8 4 (0.42%) Kafka
8 4 (0.42%) RESTful
9 3 (0.32%) EDI
9 3 (0.32%) XSL
10 2 (0.21%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.21%) JDBC
10 2 (0.21%) MDX
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.21%) SQLAlchemy
11 1 (0.11%) WinForms
11 1 (0.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 218 (22.90%) Clustering
2 201 (21.11%) Replication
3 54 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 30 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.21%) Fintech
8 20 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.16%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.05%) NHS
11 10 (1.05%) User Experience
12 8 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.63%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.53%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.53%) FlexPod
16 4 (0.42%) Life Science
16 4 (0.42%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 244 (25.63%) Windows
2 141 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 90 (9.45%) Linux
4 38 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.00%) Unix
8 7 (0.74%) Solaris
8 7 (0.74%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.32%) zOS
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (37.92%) Performance Tuning
2 247 (25.95%) High Availability
3 220 (23.11%) Business Intelligence
4 200 (21.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 120 (12.61%) ITIL
6 107 (11.24%) ETL
7 95 (9.98%) Migration
8 73 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
9 67 (7.04%) Database Security
10 64 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
11 62 (6.51%) Database Mirroring
12 57 (5.99%) Change Control
13 54 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
13 54 (5.67%) Data Modelling
14 52 (5.46%) Performance Monitoring
15 46 (4.83%) DevOps
16 42 (4.41%) Statistics
17 38 (3.99%) Service Management
18 34 (3.57%) CRM
19 33 (3.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 886 (93.07%) SQL
2 454 (47.69%) T-SQL
3 159 (16.70%) PowerShell
4 44 (4.62%) C#
5 26 (2.73%) Python
6 25 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 16 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.58%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.47%) C
9 14 (1.47%) Java
10 13 (1.37%) VB
11 11 (1.16%) Perl
12 9 (0.95%) VBScript
13 6 (0.63%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.53%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.53%) Korn
15 3 (0.32%) VBA
16 1 (0.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 1 (0.11%) JCL
16 1 (0.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 92 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (6.93%) Degree
3 53 (5.57%) MCSA
4 26 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (2.52%) MCSE
6 22 (2.31%) MCDBA
7 20 (2.10%) MCITP
8 19 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (2.00%) Security Cleared
9 17 (1.79%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.74%) MCP
10 7 (0.74%) MCTS
11 5 (0.53%) NCIE
12 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 2 (0.21%) OCP
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.21%) RHCA
15 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.36%) SLA
2 28 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.47%) QA
4 12 (1.26%) GDPR
5 9 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.74%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (1.26%) Docker
6 6 (0.63%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (5.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 39 (4.10%) Failover Clustering
3 19 (2.00%) Perfmon
4 16 (1.68%) Ansible
4 16 (1.68%) SCOM
5 14 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.47%) Puppet
6 11 (1.16%) SCCM
7 8 (0.84%) HP SIM
8 7 (0.74%) SQL Sentry
9 6 (0.63%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.21%) Control-M
13 2 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 2 (0.21%) Nagios
13 2 (0.21%) Packer
13 2 (0.21%) Terraform
14 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 376 (39.50%) Microsoft
2 126 (13.24%) Oracle
3 54 (5.67%) RedGate
4 44 (4.62%) VMware
5 37 (3.89%) Red Hat
6 31 (3.26%) Cisco
7 27 (2.84%) Tableau
8 23 (2.42%) SAP
8 23 (2.42%) SolarWinds
9 21 (2.21%) Veeam
10 20 (2.10%) Google
11 14 (1.47%) BMC
11 14 (1.47%) Cognos
11 14 (1.47%) ServiceNow
12 13 (1.37%) HP
12 13 (1.37%) Sybase
13 11 (1.16%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.95%) JD Edwards
15 7 (0.74%) AppDynamics
16 6 (0.63%) IBM