The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 614 607 457
Rank change year-on-year -7 -150  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 264 314 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.33% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 233 285 598
Median salary £50,500 £45,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.22% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £32,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 257 £50,500 +12.22% 29
London +8 132 £57,500 +15.00% 9
City of London +17 38 £59,000 +18.00% 3
South East +23 27 £45,000 +3.44% 5
East of England +20 25 £52,500 +23.52% 1
North West -45 21 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Midlands +28 19 £47,500 +7.95%
South West -3 14 £47,500 +21.79% 5
Cambridgeshire -2 13 £52,500 +23.52%
Manchester -23 13 £40,000 -13.51%
Birmingham - 13 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -7 12 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Oxfordshire +26 9 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Yorkshire 0 9 £44,500 +11.25% 3
Exeter - 9 £47,500 - 1
Devon - 9 £47,500 - 1
Leeds -2 8 £44,750 +13.29% 3
East Sussex +18 7 £45,000 -2.70%
Brighton +14 7 £45,000 -2.70%
Peterborough +4 7 £48,500 +14.11%
Oxford - 7 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £52,500 -
Hampshire +6 5 £45,000 -7.21% 1
Essex +4 5 £55,000 -
Dagenham - 5 £52,500 -
Warrington - 5 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 5 £37,500 -
Scotland +16 4 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +5 4 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Hertfordshire -3 4 £55,000 +69.23% 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 561 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 476 (84.85%) SQL
3 295 (52.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 291 (51.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 289 (51.52%) Performance Tuning
6 286 (50.98%) T-SQL
7 185 (32.98%) Clustering
8 171 (30.48%) Replication
9 168 (29.95%) High Availability
10 167 (29.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 158 (28.16%) Microsoft
12 152 (27.09%) Business Intelligence
13 149 (26.56%) Finance
14 145 (25.85%) SQL Server 2014
15 143 (25.49%) Windows
16 142 (25.31%) SQL Server 2008
17 141 (25.13%) Data Warehouse
18 123 (21.93%) SQL Server 2012
19 122 (21.75%) Oracle
20 104 (18.54%) Disaster Recovery
21 92 (16.40%) SQL Server 2016
22 85 (15.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
23 81 (14.44%) PowerShell
24 80 (14.26%) NoSQL
25 63 (11.23%) Banking
25 63 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
26 60 (10.70%) MongoDB
26 60 (10.70%) Windows Server
26 60 (10.70%) Relational Database
27 59 (10.52%) Microsoft Azure

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 20 (3.57%) IIS
2 19 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.57%) SaaS
3 15 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.07%) IaaS
5 4 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (0.71%) GitHub
6 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.53%) PaaS
7 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.42%) SAN
2 6 (1.07%) WAN
3 3 (0.53%) Internet
3 3 (0.53%) Intranet
3 3 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 295 (52.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 291 (51.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 167 (29.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 145 (25.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 142 (25.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 141 (25.13%) Data Warehouse
8 123 (21.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 92 (16.40%) SQL Server 2016
10 85 (15.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 80 (14.26%) NoSQL
12 60 (10.70%) MongoDB
12 60 (10.70%) Relational Database
13 57 (10.16%) Oracle Database
14 53 (9.45%) MySQL
15 52 (9.27%) RDBMS
16 48 (8.56%) Hadoop
17 47 (8.38%) SQL Server 2005
18 31 (5.53%) MariaDB
19 26 (4.63%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 13 (2.32%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.60%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.43%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.71%) JIRA
5 4 (0.71%) tSQLt
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
General
1 149 (26.56%) Finance
2 63 (11.23%) Banking
3 36 (6.42%) Marketing
4 26 (4.63%) Advertising
5 15 (2.67%) Music Industry
6 11 (1.96%) Legal
7 10 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.60%) Retail
9 8 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.07%) Games
11 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.57%) XML
2 15 (2.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 11 (1.96%) .NET
4 5 (0.89%) RESTful
5 3 (0.53%) JDBC
5 3 (0.53%) ODBC
6 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.36%) Web Services
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.18%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 185 (32.98%) Clustering
2 171 (30.48%) Replication
3 26 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.43%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.25%) Fintech
10 6 (1.07%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.89%) BBC
11 5 (0.89%) Social Media
12 4 (0.71%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.53%) iPad
14 2 (0.36%) Derivative
14 2 (0.36%) Online Banking
15 1 (0.18%) Spread Betting
15 1 (0.18%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 143 (25.49%) Windows
2 60 (10.70%) Windows Server
3 33 (5.88%) Linux
4 26 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.25%) Unix
6 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (51.52%) Performance Tuning
2 168 (29.95%) High Availability
3 152 (27.09%) Business Intelligence
4 104 (18.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 58 (10.34%) ETL
6 51 (9.09%) Migration
7 46 (8.20%) Data Modelling
8 44 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (6.77%) Capacity Planning
9 38 (6.77%) ITIL
10 31 (5.53%) Database Mirroring
11 30 (5.35%) Database Security
12 29 (5.17%) Data Protection
13 28 (4.99%) Performance Monitoring
14 26 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (4.46%) Mentoring
16 24 (4.28%) Statistics
17 23 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
18 21 (3.74%) Scrum
19 19 (3.39%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 476 (84.85%) SQL
2 286 (50.98%) T-SQL
3 81 (14.44%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.14%) C#
5 9 (1.60%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.71%) Java
8 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.18%) Korn
9 1 (0.18%) Perl
9 1 (0.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (8.20%) Degree
3 17 (3.03%) MCITP
4 14 (2.50%) MCSA
5 13 (2.32%) MCSE
6 12 (2.14%) MCTS
7 10 (1.78%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.07%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.07%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.36%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.18%) HNC
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.03%) QA
2 15 (2.67%) ISO 14001
2 15 (2.67%) ISO 9001
2 15 (2.67%) SLA
3 7 (1.25%) GDPR
3 7 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (3.39%) Opsview
2 13 (2.32%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.07%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.53%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.36%) Puppet
6 2 (0.36%) SCOM
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.18%) Ansible
7 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 158 (28.16%) Microsoft
2 122 (21.75%) Oracle
3 47 (8.38%) Sybase
4 28 (4.99%) Facebook
5 24 (4.28%) VMware
6 14 (2.50%) RedGate
7 11 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.25%) Google
9 5 (0.89%) Apple
9 5 (0.89%) SAP
9 5 (0.89%) Sony
9 5 (0.89%) Yahoo!
10 4 (0.71%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.71%) Cognos
10 4 (0.71%) Tableau
11 3 (0.53%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.36%) Citrix
12 2 (0.36%) ESRI
12 2 (0.36%) NetApp
12 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension + 20% bonus
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Newcastle
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
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Chippenham, Wiltshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter
Novate IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
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Salary: £0 per year
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Witney, Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Exceptional benefits and company cul
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City of London
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Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Middlesex
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £38000.00 per annum + On-Call+Benefits
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London
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Leeds
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