Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 440 421 371
Rank change year-on-year -19 -50 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1,169 1,278 1,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.74% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.77% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,013 1,108 1,644
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 166,189 166,064 194,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,115 136,769 163,202
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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 -26 1,096 £47,500 - 110
UK excluding London +5 841 £45,000 - 80
London -90 309 £60,000 +4.35% 34
South East +17 234 £47,500 +5.56% 24
North of England -11 196 £47,500 +11.76% 18
East of England +92 172 £49,500 +2.06% 9
Midlands +16 151 £45,000 - 20
Yorkshire -1 96 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East Midlands +35 88 £45,000 - 10
North West -30 87 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Midlands -21 62 £42,500 - 10
South West -45 51 £40,000 -0.95% 5
Scotland -20 40 £40,000 -3.61% 1
North East -13 13 £43,500 +2.35%
Wales +10 9 £53,750 +38.71% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £65,000 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 1,127 (96.41%) SQL
2 1,059 (90.59%) SQL Server
3 571 (48.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 518 (44.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 510 (43.63%) T-SQL
6 487 (41.66%) Performance Tuning
7 472 (40.38%) Microsoft
8 350 (29.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 298 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
10 285 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 281 (24.04%) High Availability
12 265 (22.67%) Replication
13 239 (20.44%) Clustering
14 236 (20.19%) Windows
14 236 (20.19%) PowerShell
15 220 (18.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 220 (18.82%) Oracle
16 215 (18.39%) Finance
17 198 (16.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 190 (16.25%) SQL Server 2016
19 185 (15.83%) Data Warehouse
20 179 (15.31%) SQL Server 2012
21 144 (12.32%) Oracle Database
22 140 (11.98%) Migration
22 140 (11.98%) SQL Server 2014
23 135 (11.55%) Linux
24 132 (11.29%) ETL
25 126 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
26 120 (10.27%) Relational Database
27 118 (10.09%) ITIL

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 44 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.57%) IIS
3 14 (1.20%) SAS
4 10 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.43%) JBoss
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.26%) OpenEdge
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.17%) Apache
8 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.17%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.086%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.086%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.086%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.086%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.94%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) FastStats
5 1 (0.086%) Concordance
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.086%) Relativity
5 1 (0.086%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.086%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 285 (24.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.74%) Azure Data Factory
4 12 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (1.03%) SaaS
5 11 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.34%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.26%) GitHub
8 3 (0.26%) PaaS
9 2 (0.17%) Office 365
10 1 (0.086%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.086%) IaaS
10 1 (0.086%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.03%) SAN
2 10 (0.86%) SMS
3 9 (0.77%) WAN
4 5 (0.43%) Internet
5 2 (0.17%) DHCP
5 2 (0.17%) DNS
5 2 (0.17%) Intranet
5 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.086%) Extranet
6 1 (0.086%) LAN
6 1 (0.086%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,059 (90.59%) SQL Server
2 571 (48.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 518 (44.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 350 (29.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 220 (18.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 190 (16.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 185 (15.83%) Data Warehouse
8 179 (15.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 144 (12.32%) Oracle Database
10 140 (11.98%) SQL Server 2014
11 120 (10.27%) Relational Database
12 91 (7.78%) MySQL
13 85 (7.27%) NoSQL
14 76 (6.50%) RDBMS
15 52 (4.45%) Power BI
15 52 (4.45%) SQL Server 2005
16 46 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
17 42 (3.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 36 (3.08%) MongoDB
19 35 (2.99%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 78 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 27 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (1.71%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.71%) TeamCity
4 19 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.94%) JIRA
7 8 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.60%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.43%) Travis CI
10 4 (0.34%) Subversion
11 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.17%) LINQPad
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.17%) PROIV
11 2 (0.17%) Selenium
12 1 (0.086%) Moq
12 1 (0.086%) Oracle APEX
General
1 215 (18.39%) Finance
2 83 (7.10%) Advertising
3 49 (4.19%) Marketing
4 44 (3.76%) Retail
5 29 (2.48%) Banking
6 28 (2.40%) Law
7 27 (2.31%) Legal
8 15 (1.28%) Automotive
9 11 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.34%) Back Office
11 4 (0.34%) Electronics
11 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.26%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
13 2 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.13%) .NET
2 18 (1.54%) WPF
2 18 (1.54%) XML
3 11 (0.94%) HTML
4 9 (0.77%) Web Services
5 8 (0.68%) CSS
6 7 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.60%) MDX
7 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.43%) XSL
8 4 (0.34%) Angular 2
8 4 (0.34%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.26%) LINQ
9 3 (0.26%) REST
9 3 (0.26%) WF
10 2 (0.17%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.17%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.17%) WSH
11 1 (0.086%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 265 (22.67%) Replication
2 239 (20.44%) Clustering
3 56 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.80%) Fintech
8 20 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (0.68%) NHS
11 7 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.51%) Tandem
13 5 (0.43%) Spread Betting
14 4 (0.34%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.34%) Reinsurance
15 2 (0.17%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.17%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 236 (20.19%) Windows
2 135 (11.55%) Linux
3 88 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 37 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (2.31%) Unix
7 26 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.60%) VMS
10 2 (0.17%) CentOS
11 1 (0.086%) Debian
11 1 (0.086%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (41.66%) Performance Tuning
2 298 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
3 281 (24.04%) High Availability
4 198 (16.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 140 (11.98%) Migration
6 132 (11.29%) ETL
7 118 (10.09%) ITIL
8 94 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
9 79 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
10 77 (6.59%) Database Security
11 75 (6.42%) Database Mirroring
12 71 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (5.99%) DevOps
14 64 (5.47%) Database Tuning
15 49 (4.19%) Performance Monitoring
16 46 (3.93%) Data Modelling
17 36 (3.08%) Change Management
18 34 (2.91%) Data Virtualisation
18 34 (2.91%) Mentoring
18 34 (2.91%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1,127 (96.41%) SQL
2 510 (43.63%) T-SQL
3 236 (20.19%) PowerShell
4 73 (6.24%) C#
5 45 (3.85%) Python
6 26 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 26 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 24 (2.05%) Java
7 24 (2.05%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.54%) Perl
8 18 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.20%) C
10 12 (1.03%) Korn
11 11 (0.94%) VBA
12 8 (0.68%) Bourne shell
13 7 (0.60%) Ruby
14 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.43%) C++
16 4 (0.34%) VB
16 4 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (10.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (4.11%) Degree
3 39 (3.34%) MCSA
4 32 (2.74%) MCSE
5 30 (2.57%) MCITP
6 21 (1.80%) Security Cleared
7 19 (1.63%) MCDBA
8 14 (1.20%) MCTS
8 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 13 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
9 13 (1.11%) SC Cleared
10 11 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.34%) OCP
13 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.086%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.086%) MCSD
14 1 (0.086%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.22%) SLA
2 21 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.11%) GDPR
4 9 (0.77%) QA
5 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.43%) PMO
6 3 (0.26%) TickIT
System Software
1 26 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.86%) Docker
5 9 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.60%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.26%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) Firmware
8 2 (0.17%) HDFS
9 1 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.086%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (4.28%) Microsoft Clustering
2 42 (3.59%) Failover Clustering
3 35 (2.99%) SCOM
4 25 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.71%) Puppet
6 19 (1.63%) Ansible
7 15 (1.28%) SQL Sentry
8 11 (0.94%) Perfmon
9 7 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.60%) SCCM
10 5 (0.43%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.43%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.34%) Foglight
11 4 (0.34%) Terraform
12 3 (0.26%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.17%) Grafana
13 2 (0.17%) Kibana
14 1 (0.086%) Automic
14 1 (0.086%) Graphite
14 1 (0.086%) StatsD
Vendors
1 472 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 220 (18.82%) Oracle
3 44 (3.76%) RedGate
4 40 (3.42%) SAP
5 34 (2.91%) Red Hat
6 25 (2.14%) Google
7 23 (1.97%) Facebook
8 20 (1.71%) SolarWinds
8 20 (1.71%) VMware
9 13 (1.11%) Sybase
10 11 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.86%) IDERA
12 8 (0.68%) AppDynamics
12 8 (0.68%) WorldPay
13 7 (0.60%) BMC
13 7 (0.60%) CommVault
13 7 (0.60%) iManage
13 7 (0.60%) Teradata
14 6 (0.51%) NetApp
14 6 (0.51%) New Relic