Period
to 16 July 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 546 456 428
Rank change year-on-year -90 -28 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 710 1,180 1,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.67% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.70% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 631 1,005 1,103
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £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 139,770 169,348 170,825
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.22% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 111,646 137,047 139,628
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -114 656 £50,000 +5.26% 96
UK excluding London -97 455 £45,000 - 83
London +23 246 £60,000 - 19
North of England -21 157 £45,000 -5.26% 37
South East -48 140 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Yorkshire -11 79 £43,750 -10.71% 5
North West +11 68 £45,000 - 26
Midlands -54 46 £42,500 - 12
Scotland +24 43 £38,750 -3.13% 1
East of England -23 40 £42,500 -10.53% 9
West Midlands -17 30 £42,500 - 8
South West -12 24 £50,000 +25.00% 5
East Midlands -27 16 £43,750 +1.74% 4
North East +13 10 £35,872 -17.54% 6
Wales +15 3 £35,000 -33.33% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 656 (92.39%) SQL
2 650 (91.55%) SQL Server
3 347 (48.87%) T-SQL
4 302 (42.54%) Performance Tuning
5 267 (37.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 247 (34.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 212 (29.86%) Microsoft
8 207 (29.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 188 (26.48%) Clustering
10 178 (25.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 178 (25.07%) SQL Server 2016
11 171 (24.08%) High Availability
11 171 (24.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 153 (21.55%) Replication
12 153 (21.55%) Windows
13 149 (20.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 138 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
15 132 (18.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 131 (18.45%) Finance
17 128 (18.03%) PowerShell
18 115 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
19 97 (13.66%) Relational Database
19 97 (13.66%) SQL Server 2014
20 96 (13.52%) ETL
21 95 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
22 86 (12.11%) Migration
23 84 (11.83%) Oracle
24 81 (11.41%) Windows Server
25 71 (10.00%) ITIL
26 66 (9.30%) 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 34 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.55%) IIS
3 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.42%) Apache
4 3 (0.42%) Confluence
4 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.42%) OpenEdge
4 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.28%) JBoss
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.28%) SAS
5 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 12 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 207 (29.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (7.75%) Power Platform
4 10 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (0.70%) Office 365
7 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.56%) IaaS
7 4 (0.56%) PaaS
8 3 (0.42%) Azure Stack
8 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.13%) Internet
2 6 (0.85%) SAN
3 3 (0.42%) Firewall
4 2 (0.28%) NAS
5 1 (0.14%) FTP
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) Modbus
5 1 (0.14%) Network Security
5 1 (0.14%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 650 (91.55%) SQL Server
2 267 (37.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 247 (34.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 178 (25.07%) SQL Server 2016
4 178 (25.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 171 (24.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 132 (18.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 97 (13.66%) Relational Database
7 97 (13.66%) SQL Server 2014
8 95 (13.38%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (9.30%) RDBMS
10 64 (9.01%) MongoDB
10 64 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
11 59 (8.31%) MySQL
12 55 (7.75%) Power BI
13 53 (7.46%) NoSQL
14 42 (5.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 39 (5.49%) Azure SQL Database
16 35 (4.93%) Oracle Database
17 32 (4.51%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 24 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (1.41%) Subversion
7 9 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.27%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.99%) JIRA
9 4 (0.56%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.14%) ER Studio
11 1 (0.14%) ERwin
11 1 (0.14%) Toad
11 1 (0.14%) tSQLt
General
1 131 (18.45%) Finance
2 28 (3.94%) Retail
3 23 (3.24%) Banking
4 15 (2.11%) Marketing
5 13 (1.83%) Back Office
6 12 (1.69%) Law
7 11 (1.55%) Advertising
8 8 (1.13%) Legal
9 7 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.56%) Games
10 4 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.42%) Automotive
11 3 (0.42%) Local Government
11 3 (0.42%) Military
12 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.93%) .NET
2 21 (2.96%) ASP.NET
3 11 (1.55%) XML
4 9 (1.27%) JSON
4 9 (1.27%) Middleware
5 6 (0.85%) HTML
5 6 (0.85%) Web Services
6 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.42%) CSS
6 3 (0.42%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.28%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.28%) JDBC
7 2 (0.28%) jQuery
7 2 (0.28%) MDX
8 1 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.14%) EDI
8 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.14%) SAML
8 1 (0.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 188 (26.48%) Clustering
2 153 (21.55%) Replication
3 37 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (3.94%) Data Centre
6 25 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.97%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.13%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.13%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.56%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.56%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.42%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.42%) NHS
13 3 (0.42%) Tandem
14 2 (0.28%) Analytical Mindset
14 2 (0.28%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 153 (21.55%) Windows
2 81 (11.41%) Windows Server
3 66 (9.30%) Linux
4 21 (2.96%) Unix
5 16 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.27%) Solaris
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.28%) CentOS
9 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (42.54%) Performance Tuning
2 171 (24.08%) High Availability
3 149 (20.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 138 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
5 96 (13.52%) ETL
6 86 (12.11%) Migration
7 71 (10.00%) ITIL
8 63 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (8.87%) Database Mirroring
8 63 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
9 62 (8.73%) Database Security
10 60 (8.45%) Performance Monitoring
11 58 (8.17%) Data Modelling
12 45 (6.34%) DevOps
13 41 (5.77%) Proactive Monitoring
14 38 (5.35%) Capacity Planning
14 38 (5.35%) Task Automation
15 33 (4.65%) Scrum
16 31 (4.37%) Data Migration
17 29 (4.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 656 (92.39%) SQL
2 347 (48.87%) T-SQL
3 128 (18.03%) PowerShell
4 51 (7.18%) Python
5 37 (5.21%) C#
6 23 (3.24%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.97%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.97%) VBA
9 13 (1.83%) PHP
10 12 (1.69%) Java
11 7 (0.99%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.70%) Perl
13 4 (0.56%) VBScript
14 3 (0.42%) C
14 3 (0.42%) C++
14 3 (0.42%) OpenEdge ABL
14 3 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (5.63%) Degree
3 24 (3.38%) MCSA
4 17 (2.39%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.11%) MCSE
6 8 (1.13%) MCDBA
7 7 (0.99%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.85%) MCITP
9 4 (0.56%) NCIE
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.28%) MCP
11 2 (0.28%) MCTS
12 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.68%) GDPR
2 14 (1.97%) QA
3 11 (1.55%) SLA
4 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.82%) Docker
4 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (5.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 26 (3.66%) Failover Clustering
3 21 (2.96%) Ansible
4 18 (2.54%) Grafana
5 13 (1.83%) BMC PATROL
5 13 (1.83%) SCCM
5 13 (1.83%) SCOM
6 12 (1.69%) Perfmon
7 10 (1.41%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.99%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.42%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.14%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.14%) Nagios
11 1 (0.14%) Puppet
11 1 (0.14%) Salt
11 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 212 (29.86%) Microsoft
2 84 (11.83%) Oracle
3 44 (6.20%) VMware
4 37 (5.21%) RedGate
5 18 (2.54%) Sybase
6 17 (2.39%) Tableau
7 14 (1.97%) Red Hat
7 14 (1.97%) SolarWinds
8 13 (1.83%) BMC
8 13 (1.83%) ServiceNow
8 13 (1.83%) Veeam
9 9 (1.27%) Google
9 9 (1.27%) Sage
10 8 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
11 7 (0.99%) Cisco
12 5 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.56%) 3PAR
13 4 (0.56%) HP
13 4 (0.56%) IBM
13 4 (0.56%) NetApp