The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 550 459
Rank change year-on-year -14 -91  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 301 458 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.44% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.46% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 269 424 604
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.68% +3.52%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -21 288 £50,000 +5.26% 47
London +13 136 £57,500 +4.54% 15
South East +30 56 £45,000 -5.26% 6
City of London +11 34 £65,000 +14.53% 6
South West +35 29 £42,500 - 4
North West -36 25 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Hampshire +23 19 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Wiltshire - 16 £42,500 -
Kent +22 15 £67,500 +35.00%
Manchester -55 15 £45,000 - 6
Swindon - 14 £45,000 -
East of England +21 13 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Devon +7 13 £42,500 - 2
East Midlands +5 12 £35,000 -17.64%
Exeter -2 12 £42,500 - 2
Brighton - 11 £45,000 - 2
East Sussex - 11 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire -4 10 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Southampton +27 9 £45,000 +13.86% 1
West Malling - 9 £67,500 -
West Yorkshire -7 8 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Surrey +45 7 £55,000 +17.64%
West Midlands +31 7 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Nottinghamshire +7 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Nottingham +3 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Guildford - 7 £55,000 -
Cheshire +11 6 £40,000 +35.59%
Leeds -8 6 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Northamptonshire +25 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Cambridgeshire +15 5 £52,500 +23.52% 4

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 603 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 502 (83.25%) SQL
3 342 (56.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 313 (51.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 312 (51.74%) T-SQL
6 269 (44.61%) Performance Tuning
7 198 (32.84%) Microsoft
8 180 (29.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 175 (29.02%) Clustering
10 172 (28.52%) Replication
11 165 (27.36%) High Availability
12 159 (26.37%) SQL Server 2014
13 156 (25.87%) Business Intelligence
14 149 (24.71%) SQL Server 2008
15 148 (24.54%) Finance
15 148 (24.54%) SQL Server 2012
16 136 (22.55%) Data Warehouse
17 123 (20.40%) Windows
18 109 (18.08%) Oracle
19 94 (15.59%) ETL
20 93 (15.42%) MS Excel
21 89 (14.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
22 83 (13.76%) Disaster Recovery
23 75 (12.44%) SQL Server 2016
24 72 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
25 71 (11.77%) PowerShell
26 65 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
27 64 (10.61%) Banking
28 60 (9.95%) MongoDB
29 57 (9.45%) Oracle Database

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 38 (6.30%) IIS
2 29 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (0.83%) SAS
5 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.50%) Confluence
7 2 (0.33%) Apache
7 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 93 (15.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.65%) SaaS
4 3 (0.50%) IaaS
4 3 (0.50%) PaaS
5 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.15%) SAN
2 6 (1.00%) Intranet
3 4 (0.66%) Internet
4 3 (0.50%) NAS
5 2 (0.33%) HTTP
5 2 (0.33%) WAN
6 1 (0.17%) DAB
6 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 603 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 342 (56.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 313 (51.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 180 (29.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 159 (26.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 149 (24.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 148 (24.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 136 (22.55%) Data Warehouse
9 89 (14.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 75 (12.44%) SQL Server 2016
11 60 (9.95%) MongoDB
12 57 (9.45%) Oracle Database
13 56 (9.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 47 (7.79%) MySQL
15 45 (7.46%) NoSQL
16 36 (5.97%) OLTP
17 35 (5.80%) Relational Database
18 32 (5.31%) Hadoop
19 27 (4.48%) RDBMS
20 22 (3.65%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 16 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.66%) JIRA
4 9 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
General
1 148 (24.54%) Finance
2 64 (10.61%) Banking
3 30 (4.98%) Marketing
4 26 (4.31%) Advertising
5 16 (2.65%) Music Industry
6 14 (2.32%) Legal
7 10 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.83%) Back Office
10 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.50%) Automotive
11 3 (0.50%) Law
11 3 (0.50%) Retail
12 1 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.65%) .NET
2 12 (1.99%) XML
3 11 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.66%) Web Services
5 8 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (1.00%) RESTful
7 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.17%) CSS
8 1 (0.17%) HTML
8 1 (0.17%) LINQ
8 1 (0.17%) Middleware
8 1 (0.17%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 175 (29.02%) Clustering
2 172 (28.52%) Replication
3 28 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.99%) Fintech
7 9 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.16%) iPad
9 5 (0.83%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.66%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.33%) Derivative
11 2 (0.33%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.33%) Online Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 123 (20.40%) Windows
2 53 (8.79%) Windows Server
3 27 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (4.15%) Linux
4 25 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (3.15%) Unix
6 9 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (44.61%) Performance Tuning
2 165 (27.36%) High Availability
3 156 (25.87%) Business Intelligence
4 94 (15.59%) ETL
5 83 (13.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (7.63%) Capacity Planning
7 42 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (6.97%) Migration
8 40 (6.63%) Performance Monitoring
9 36 (5.97%) Database Security
10 35 (5.80%) ITIL
11 33 (5.47%) Data Modelling
12 31 (5.14%) E-Commerce
13 26 (4.31%) Database Mirroring
13 26 (4.31%) Statistics
14 22 (3.65%) Database Tuning
15 21 (3.48%) Database Optimisation
15 21 (3.48%) Scrum
16 16 (2.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (2.49%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 502 (83.25%) SQL
2 312 (51.74%) T-SQL
3 71 (11.77%) PowerShell
4 33 (5.47%) C#
5 15 (2.49%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.16%) VB.NET
7 8 (1.33%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.33%) PHP
9 2 (0.33%) R
10 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (6.97%) Degree
3 13 (2.16%) MCSA
4 12 (1.99%) MCSE
5 11 (1.82%) MCITP
6 8 (1.33%) MCDBA
6 8 (1.33%) MCTS
6 8 (1.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) HNC
9 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.32%) SLA
2 19 (3.15%) QA
3 11 (1.82%) ISO 14001
3 11 (1.82%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (2.49%) Failover Clustering
1 15 (2.49%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (1.33%) Opsview
2 8 (1.33%) Perfmon
3 7 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (1.00%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (0.66%) SCCM
6 4 (0.66%) SCOM
7 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.50%) Puppet
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (0.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 198 (32.84%) Microsoft
2 109 (18.08%) Oracle
3 32 (5.31%) Sybase
4 25 (4.15%) Facebook
5 22 (3.65%) VMware
6 18 (2.99%) SolarWinds
7 7 (1.16%) RedGate
8 6 (1.00%) IBM
8 6 (1.00%) Tableau
8 6 (1.00%) Veritas
9 5 (0.83%) HP
9 5 (0.83%) hybris
10 4 (0.66%) Citrix
10 4 (0.66%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.33%) CommVault
11 2 (0.33%) EnterpriseDB
11 2 (0.33%) Google
11 2 (0.33%) Sun
12 1 (0.17%) Computacenter
12 1 (0.17%) EMC
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Excellent Benefits, Med
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum pension + gym + 25 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £38000.00 per annum + On-Call+Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + On-Call+Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago