Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 353 317
Rank change year-on-year -92 -36 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 1180 1664 2207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.88% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.91% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 1498 1904
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,753 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,386 £64,750 £67,000
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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 17 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 November 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 -97 1112 £50,000 +5.26% 54
UK excluding London -90 682 £45,000 - 38
London -70 491 £57,500 +4.55% 19
North of England -65 226 £45,000 - 10
South East -19 178 £45,000 -3.74% 6
Yorkshire +18 130 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Midlands -1 113 £45,000 +6.51% 6
North West -96 84 £42,500 -10.53% 6
West Midlands +56 78 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West -35 60 £40,000 -3.61% 1
East of England -25 50 £46,250 -2.63% 12
East Midlands -32 35 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Scotland -13 29 £37,000 -1.33% 1
Wales +18 13 £39,375 -7.35% 1
North East -12 12 £38,959 -11.46% 1
Northern Ireland -14 11 £35,000 -
Channel Islands - 3 £60,000 - 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1114 (94.41%) SQL
2 1111 (94.15%) SQL Server
3 660 (55.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 625 (52.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 585 (49.58%) T-SQL
6 501 (42.46%) Performance Tuning
7 455 (38.56%) Microsoft
8 354 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 350 (29.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 306 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
11 278 (23.56%) Finance
12 250 (21.19%) Windows
13 249 (21.10%) High Availability
14 246 (20.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 236 (20.00%) Clustering
16 227 (19.24%) SQL Server 2014
17 222 (18.81%) Data Warehouse
18 220 (18.64%) Replication
19 218 (18.47%) Disaster Recovery
20 216 (18.31%) SQL Server 2016
21 213 (18.05%) Microsoft Azure
22 202 (17.12%) Oracle
23 188 (15.93%) PowerShell
24 175 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
25 172 (14.58%) ETL
26 155 (13.14%) Windows Server
27 150 (12.71%) Migration
28 135 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
29 133 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
30 127 (10.76%) NoSQL

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 52 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.73%) IIS
3 25 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.51%) SAS
7 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.42%) JBoss
9 2 (0.17%) CMS
9 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 26 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.34%) Raiser's Edge
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.085%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 213 (18.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (2.71%) GitHub
5 27 (2.29%) SaaS
6 19 (1.61%) IaaS
7 16 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.10%) PaaS
9 12 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.25%) Office 365
12 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.085%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.36%) SAN
2 13 (1.10%) Internet
3 7 (0.59%) NAS
4 5 (0.42%) Firewall
4 5 (0.42%) SMS
5 4 (0.34%) SSL
5 4 (0.34%) VPN
6 2 (0.17%) FTP
6 2 (0.17%) HTTP
6 2 (0.17%) LAN
6 2 (0.17%) Skype
6 2 (0.17%) WAN
6 2 (0.17%) Wireless
7 1 (0.085%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1111 (94.15%) SQL Server
2 660 (55.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 625 (52.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 354 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 350 (29.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 246 (20.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 227 (19.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 222 (18.81%) Data Warehouse
9 216 (18.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 127 (10.76%) NoSQL
11 113 (9.58%) MySQL
12 111 (9.41%) Relational Database
13 98 (8.31%) MongoDB
14 83 (7.03%) Oracle Database
15 79 (6.69%) SQL Server 2005
16 77 (6.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 73 (6.19%) RDBMS
18 58 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
19 48 (4.07%) Power BI
20 36 (3.05%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 38 (3.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 36 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (2.71%) JIRA
4 26 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 24 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (1.86%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.78%) MSBuild
8 16 (1.36%) Flyway
9 15 (1.27%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.76%) Travis CI
11 7 (0.59%) tSQLt
12 3 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (0.17%) Subversion
14 1 (0.085%) GitLab
14 1 (0.085%) Rational Rhapsody
14 1 (0.085%) RStudio
14 1 (0.085%) Toad
14 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 278 (23.56%) Finance
2 76 (6.44%) Banking
3 49 (4.15%) Advertising
4 42 (3.56%) Marketing
5 34 (2.88%) Retail
6 16 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.27%) Legal
8 12 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.85%) Electronics
11 8 (0.68%) Back Office
11 8 (0.68%) Games
12 6 (0.51%) Law
12 6 (0.51%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (8.81%) .NET
2 23 (1.95%) XML
3 19 (1.61%) Middleware
4 15 (1.27%) HTML
4 15 (1.27%) Web Services
5 14 (1.19%) .NET Framework
6 11 (0.93%) MDX
7 10 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.51%) CSS
8 6 (0.51%) Entity Framework
8 6 (0.51%) JDBC
8 6 (0.51%) JSON
8 6 (0.51%) ODBC
9 5 (0.42%) SOAP
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (0.34%) RESTful
11 3 (0.25%) Ajax
11 3 (0.25%) Android SDK
11 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 236 (20.00%) Clustering
2 220 (18.64%) Replication
3 75 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.39%) Fintech
6 29 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.86%) Data Centre
8 18 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.68%) NHS
10 8 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.59%) iPad
12 6 (0.51%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.34%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.17%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.17%) Private Cloud
15 2 (0.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 250 (21.19%) Windows
2 155 (13.14%) Windows Server
3 87 (7.37%) Linux
4 28 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (2.29%) Unix
6 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.76%) VMS
8 8 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.42%) Solaris
11 4 (0.34%) Debian
12 3 (0.25%) Android
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.085%) AIX
14 1 (0.085%) HPUX
14 1 (0.085%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (42.46%) Performance Tuning
2 306 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
3 249 (21.10%) High Availability
4 218 (18.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 175 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (14.58%) ETL
7 150 (12.71%) Migration
8 112 (9.49%) ITIL
9 93 (7.88%) Data Modelling
10 86 (7.29%) DevOps
11 84 (7.12%) Capacity Planning
12 68 (5.76%) Database Security
13 65 (5.51%) Data Management
14 60 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
15 52 (4.41%) Analytics
15 52 (4.41%) Data Protection
16 51 (4.32%) Data Analysis
17 50 (4.24%) CRM
17 50 (4.24%) Statistics
18 46 (3.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1114 (94.41%) SQL
2 585 (49.58%) T-SQL
3 188 (15.93%) PowerShell
4 43 (3.64%) C#
5 35 (2.97%) PL/SQL
6 32 (2.71%) Java
7 17 (1.44%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.27%) VBScript
9 13 (1.10%) VB
10 10 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.85%) VB.NET
11 9 (0.76%) R
12 8 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.34%) Korn
13 4 (0.34%) Perl
13 4 (0.34%) Python
14 3 (0.25%) PHP
14 3 (0.25%) VBA
15 2 (0.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 1 (0.085%) VB6
Qualifications
1 135 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (8.05%) Degree
3 54 (4.58%) MCSA
4 45 (3.81%) MCSE
5 35 (2.97%) MCITP
6 34 (2.88%) Security Cleared
7 29 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.61%) MCDBA
9 13 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.10%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.59%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.51%) MCTS
13 4 (0.34%) RHCE
14 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (0.25%) Security+ Certification
14 3 (0.25%) Server+ Certification
15 2 (0.17%) CCNA
15 2 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.97%) QA
2 23 (1.95%) SLA
3 19 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) GDPR
8 1 (0.085%) HL7
System Software
1 54 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.42%) Firmware
6 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.25%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.17%) XenApp
8 2 (0.17%) XenServer
9 1 (0.085%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 26 (2.20%) Ansible
1 26 (2.20%) Perfmon
2 25 (2.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 22 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
3 22 (1.86%) Puppet
4 20 (1.69%) SCOM
5 12 (1.02%) Opsview
5 12 (1.02%) SCCM
6 11 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.76%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.42%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.42%) LiteSpeed
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (0.25%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Sentry
12 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.085%) BMC PATROL
13 1 (0.085%) Nagios
Vendors
1 455 (38.56%) Microsoft
2 202 (17.12%) Oracle
3 73 (6.19%) VMware
4 64 (5.42%) RedGate
5 50 (4.24%) Sybase
6 39 (3.31%) SAP
7 28 (2.37%) Tableau
8 26 (2.20%) Splunk
9 25 (2.12%) Facebook
10 21 (1.78%) Cognos
10 21 (1.78%) SolarWinds
11 17 (1.44%) MuleSoft
12 14 (1.19%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.02%) Citrix
14 10 (0.85%) Cognizant
14 10 (0.85%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.76%) Bloomberg
15 9 (0.76%) Calypso
15 9 (0.76%) Murex
15 9 (0.76%) Reuters