Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Server Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 618 522
Rank change year-on-year -113 -96 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 486 749 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.41% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 439 684 978
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +1.05%
10th Percentile £33,700 £35,000 £36,025
90th Percentile £66,500 £63,925 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA.

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -134 467 £50,000 +5.26% 22
UK excluding London -88 249 £42,500 -5.56% 16
London -83 239 £55,000 +8.91% 7
North of England -40 75 £45,000 - 5
South East -31 64 £40,000 -14.89% 3
Yorkshire +37 38 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Midlands -20 36 £45,000 +5.88% 2
South West +3 31 £40,000 -3.61%
East of England +10 28 £50,000 +17.65% 5
West Midlands +33 27 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West -72 27 £47,500 - 1
Scotland -3 13 £37,500 +25.00% 1
North East +8 10 £38,959 -9.92%
East Midlands -30 9 £42,500 - 1
Wales +17 2 £35,000 -17.65%

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 486 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 419 (86.21%) SQL
3 271 (55.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 253 (52.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 233 (47.94%) T-SQL
6 204 (41.98%) Performance Tuning
7 172 (35.39%) Microsoft
8 156 (32.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 150 (30.86%) High Availability
10 128 (26.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 126 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
12 119 (24.49%) SQL Server 2014
13 111 (22.84%) Finance
14 110 (22.63%) Replication
15 107 (22.02%) Data Warehouse
16 106 (21.81%) Windows
17 104 (21.40%) Clustering
17 104 (21.40%) SQL Server 2012
18 100 (20.58%) SQL Server 2016
19 95 (19.55%) Disaster Recovery
20 85 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
21 84 (17.28%) Oracle
22 77 (15.84%) PowerShell
23 76 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
24 68 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
25 61 (12.55%) NoSQL
26 60 (12.35%) Windows Server
27 59 (12.14%) ITIL
28 58 (11.93%) ETL
29 53 (10.91%) MongoDB

SQL Server 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 18 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) GemFire
6 1 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.82%) Raiser's Edge
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.26%) SaaS
6 10 (2.06%) IaaS
7 8 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.65%) GitHub
8 5 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.41%) PaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.47%) SAN
2 8 (1.65%) NAS
3 5 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 486 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 271 (55.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 253 (52.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 156 (32.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 128 (26.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 119 (24.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 107 (22.02%) Data Warehouse
8 104 (21.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 100 (20.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 61 (12.55%) NoSQL
11 53 (10.91%) MongoDB
12 48 (9.88%) MySQL
13 42 (8.64%) Relational Database
14 41 (8.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 33 (6.79%) RDBMS
16 32 (6.58%) Hadoop
17 29 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
18 28 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
19 27 (5.56%) OLTP
20 26 (5.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.29%) Flyway
2 14 (2.88%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.65%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.44%) tSQLt
5 4 (0.82%) JIRA
5 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.21%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.21%) Toad
General
1 111 (22.84%) Finance
2 36 (7.41%) Banking
3 34 (7.00%) Marketing
4 28 (5.76%) Advertising
5 16 (3.29%) Retail
6 11 (2.26%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.65%) Electronics
7 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.44%) Games
9 3 (0.62%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.29%) .NET
2 11 (2.26%) XML
3 6 (1.23%) Web Services
4 5 (1.03%) JDBC
4 5 (1.03%) ODBC
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (0.62%) Middleware
7 2 (0.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.41%) CSS
7 2 (0.41%) HTML
7 2 (0.41%) JSON
7 2 (0.41%) RESTful
8 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.21%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 110 (22.63%) Replication
2 104 (21.40%) Clustering
3 23 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.06%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.44%) Fintech
9 6 (1.23%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.03%) iPad
11 4 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.82%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.62%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.21%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.21%) iPhone
13 1 (0.21%) Life Science
13 1 (0.21%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.21%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 106 (21.81%) Windows
2 60 (12.35%) Windows Server
3 42 (8.64%) Linux
4 13 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.44%) Unix
6 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.82%) Debian
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (41.98%) Performance Tuning
2 150 (30.86%) High Availability
3 126 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
4 95 (19.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 85 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (12.14%) ITIL
7 58 (11.93%) ETL
8 48 (9.88%) Data Modelling
9 40 (8.23%) Data Management
10 39 (8.02%) Migration
11 36 (7.41%) DevOps
12 29 (5.97%) Mentoring
13 28 (5.76%) Performance Monitoring
14 27 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
15 25 (5.14%) CRM
16 22 (4.53%) E-Commerce
16 22 (4.53%) Open Source
17 21 (4.32%) Analytics
17 21 (4.32%) Database Security
17 21 (4.32%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 419 (86.21%) SQL
2 233 (47.94%) T-SQL
3 77 (15.84%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.26%) C#
5 8 (1.65%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.44%) Java
6 7 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.03%) VBScript
8 4 (0.82%) Korn
8 4 (0.82%) Perl
8 4 (0.82%) VB
8 4 (0.82%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.62%) R
9 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (7.20%) Degree
3 31 (6.38%) MCITP
4 19 (3.91%) MCSA
5 18 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.47%) MCSE
7 10 (2.06%) MCDBA
8 7 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.03%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.03%) MCTS
10 3 (0.62%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.88%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.47%) QA
3 11 (2.26%) SLA
4 3 (0.62%) GDPR
4 3 (0.62%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.82%) Firmware
5 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
1 15 (3.09%) Perfmon
2 14 (2.88%) Ansible
2 14 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (2.26%) Opsview
4 10 (2.06%) SCOM
5 8 (1.65%) SCCM
6 5 (1.03%) LiteSpeed
7 1 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 172 (35.39%) Microsoft
2 84 (17.28%) Oracle
3 35 (7.20%) Sybase
4 29 (5.97%) VMware
5 25 (5.14%) Facebook
6 20 (4.12%) RedGate
7 17 (3.50%) SAP
8 7 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.03%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.82%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.82%) Calypso
10 4 (0.82%) Cognos
10 4 (0.82%) EnterpriseDB
10 4 (0.82%) Murex
10 4 (0.82%) Reuters
11 3 (0.62%) Citrix
11 3 (0.62%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.62%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.62%) Tableau
12 2 (0.41%) Vertica