Period
to 23 August 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 431 361 308
Rank change year-on-year -70 -53 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1232 1669 2288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.85% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.88% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1051 1537 2052
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £64,500 £64,850 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 168714 189810 208926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135862 159661 172073
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 August 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 August 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 -56 1177 £47,500 +3.26% 59
UK excluding London -10 761 £45,000 +5.88% 43
London -95 460 £55,500 +0.91% 21
North of England -54 246 £45,000 +4.65% 19
South East +20 199 £45,000 -2.17% 11
Midlands +55 137 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +25 136 £46,000 +17.95% 6
West Midlands +61 98 £45,000 +9.76% 1
North West -103 97 £40,000 -11.11% 13
East of England +35 71 £47,500 +11.76% 5
South West -53 66 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands -6 39 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland +22 25 £41,500 -7.78% 2
North East +8 13 £40,730 -7.43%
Wales +6 11 £39,375 +8.62% 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £37,500 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1157 (93.91%) SQL Server
2 1152 (93.51%) SQL
3 638 (51.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 628 (50.97%) T-SQL
5 606 (49.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 537 (43.59%) Performance Tuning
7 479 (38.88%) Microsoft
8 372 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 363 (29.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 312 (25.32%) Business Intelligence
11 308 (25.00%) Finance
12 304 (24.68%) High Availability
13 279 (22.65%) Windows
14 272 (22.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 269 (21.83%) Clustering
16 266 (21.59%) Data Warehouse
17 238 (19.32%) Oracle
18 235 (19.07%) Replication
19 229 (18.59%) Disaster Recovery
20 228 (18.51%) SQL Server 2014
21 190 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
22 185 (15.02%) SQL Server 2016
23 178 (14.45%) ETL
24 173 (14.04%) PowerShell
25 158 (12.82%) NoSQL
26 149 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
26 149 (12.09%) Windows Server
27 146 (11.85%) Migration
28 143 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
29 135 (10.96%) MySQL

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 40 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.84%) IIS
3 14 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.24%) JBoss
10 2 (0.16%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.32%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.16%) FastStats
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.081%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 190 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.19%) GitHub
4 20 (1.62%) SaaS
5 13 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (1.06%) IaaS
6 9 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.49%) PaaS
8 4 (0.32%) Office 365
9 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.081%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.25%) SAN
2 14 (1.14%) Network Security
3 10 (0.81%) Firewall
3 10 (0.81%) Internet
3 10 (0.81%) WAN
4 7 (0.57%) NAS
5 5 (0.41%) DHCP
5 5 (0.41%) DNS
6 4 (0.32%) SMS
6 4 (0.32%) SSL
6 4 (0.32%) VPN
7 2 (0.16%) Extranet
7 2 (0.16%) Intranet
7 2 (0.16%) LAN
8 1 (0.081%) FTP
8 1 (0.081%) HTTP
8 1 (0.081%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1157 (93.91%) SQL Server
2 638 (51.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 606 (49.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 372 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 363 (29.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 272 (22.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 266 (21.59%) Data Warehouse
8 228 (18.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 185 (15.02%) SQL Server 2016
10 158 (12.82%) NoSQL
11 135 (10.96%) MySQL
12 132 (10.71%) Relational Database
13 110 (8.93%) RDBMS
14 108 (8.77%) SQL Server 2005
15 99 (8.04%) MongoDB
16 93 (7.55%) Oracle Database
17 86 (6.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 61 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
19 47 (3.81%) Power BI
20 46 (3.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 48 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 31 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 26 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.30%) JIRA
6 11 (0.89%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.73%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.57%) tSQLt
10 2 (0.16%) Flyway
10 2 (0.16%) GitLab
10 2 (0.16%) NUnit
10 2 (0.16%) Selenium
10 2 (0.16%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.081%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.081%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.081%) RStudio
11 1 (0.081%) Subversion
11 1 (0.081%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 308 (25.00%) Finance
2 68 (5.52%) Banking
3 64 (5.19%) Marketing
4 37 (3.00%) Advertising
5 18 (1.46%) Retail
6 17 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.81%) Electronics
9 7 (0.57%) Games
10 6 (0.49%) Legal
10 6 (0.49%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.32%) Law
12 4 (0.32%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.16%) Back Office
14 1 (0.081%) Billing
14 1 (0.081%) Local Government
14 1 (0.081%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.44%) .NET
2 54 (4.38%) XML
3 14 (1.14%) MDX
4 13 (1.06%) HTML
5 12 (0.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 11 (0.89%) SOAP
7 10 (0.81%) JSON
7 10 (0.81%) Web Services
8 7 (0.57%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.49%) JDBC
9 6 (0.49%) Middleware
9 6 (0.49%) ODBC
10 3 (0.24%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.24%) Android SDK
10 3 (0.24%) CSS
10 3 (0.24%) RESTful
11 2 (0.16%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.16%) Entity Framework
12 1 (0.081%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 269 (21.83%) Clustering
2 235 (19.07%) Replication
3 115 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.92%) Fintech
6 27 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 12 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.81%) iPad
12 9 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.65%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.49%) NHS
15 5 (0.41%) BBC
15 5 (0.41%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.41%) Social Media
16 4 (0.32%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.32%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 279 (22.65%) Windows
2 149 (12.09%) Windows Server
3 114 (9.25%) Linux
4 41 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.70%) Unix
7 14 (1.14%) AIX
8 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.24%) Android
11 2 (0.16%) Solaris
12 1 (0.081%) Debian
12 1 (0.081%) SUSE
12 1 (0.081%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (43.59%) Performance Tuning
2 312 (25.32%) Business Intelligence
3 304 (24.68%) High Availability
4 229 (18.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 178 (14.45%) ETL
6 146 (11.85%) Migration
7 143 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
8 105 (8.52%) ITIL
9 94 (7.63%) Capacity Planning
9 94 (7.63%) Database Security
10 88 (7.14%) Data Modelling
11 80 (6.49%) Performance Monitoring
12 66 (5.36%) Mentoring
13 65 (5.28%) Statistics
14 61 (4.95%) Data Management
15 59 (4.79%) Data Protection
16 57 (4.63%) DevOps
17 53 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
18 47 (3.81%) Data Migration
19 45 (3.65%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 1152 (93.51%) SQL
2 628 (50.97%) T-SQL
3 173 (14.04%) PowerShell
4 41 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 33 (2.68%) C#
6 32 (2.60%) Java
7 13 (1.06%) VB
8 12 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 12 (0.97%) VBScript
9 9 (0.73%) R
10 8 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.49%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.49%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.41%) Korn
12 5 (0.41%) Perl
12 5 (0.41%) VBA
13 2 (0.16%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.081%) AWK
14 1 (0.081%) C
14 1 (0.081%) Python
Qualifications
1 149 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (6.90%) Degree
3 62 (5.03%) MCSA
4 45 (3.65%) MCITP
5 42 (3.41%) MCSE
6 28 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (1.87%) Security Cleared
8 22 (1.79%) Master's Degree
9 21 (1.70%) MCTS
10 8 (0.65%) MCDBA
11 7 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.49%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.41%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.32%) MCP
14 4 (0.32%) RHCE
15 1 (0.081%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.081%) HNC
15 1 (0.081%) HND
15 1 (0.081%) OCA
15 1 (0.081%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.00%) SLA
2 31 (2.52%) QA
3 16 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.89%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.73%) ISO 14001
7 7 (0.57%) GDPR
8 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.081%) HL7
9 1 (0.081%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 80 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.32%) Firmware
7 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.081%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (3.25%) Failover Clustering
2 27 (2.19%) Opsview
3 26 (2.11%) Perfmon
4 20 (1.62%) SCOM
5 18 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (0.89%) Ansible
7 7 (0.57%) SQL Sentry
8 6 (0.49%) Nagios
9 5 (0.41%) LiteSpeed
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.32%) SCCM
10 4 (0.32%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.24%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
13 1 (0.081%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 1 (0.081%) HP SIM
13 1 (0.081%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 479 (38.88%) Microsoft
2 238 (19.32%) Oracle
3 79 (6.41%) VMware
4 60 (4.87%) Sybase
5 46 (3.73%) SAP
6 26 (2.11%) Facebook
7 25 (2.03%) RedGate
8 24 (1.95%) Tableau
9 23 (1.87%) Splunk
10 22 (1.79%) Cognos
10 22 (1.79%) IBM
11 14 (1.14%) SolarWinds
12 10 (0.81%) Cognizant
13 9 (0.73%) Bloomberg
13 9 (0.73%) Calypso
13 9 (0.73%) Murex
13 9 (0.73%) Reuters
14 8 (0.65%) Google
14 8 (0.65%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.49%) MuleSoft