The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 75 83 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 10 10 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.90% 0.93% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.97% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 27
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
SQL Server DBA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1057 1033 1017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.05% 95.74% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 865 843 874
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in Essex

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

SQL Server DBA Salary Trend in Essex

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in Essex

SQL Server DBA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 2 £45,000 -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Chelmsford -5 1 £35,000 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £60,000 -
SQL Server DBA
East of England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited SQL Server DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with SQL Server DBA in their job title.

1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (86.11%) SQL
3 26 (72.22%) T-SQL
4 25 (69.44%) Windows
5 21 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (52.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (52.78%) Oracle
7 15 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (38.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (27.78%) Finance
10 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database
12 7 (19.44%) Replication
13 6 (16.67%) Clustering
13 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
14 5 (13.89%) RDBMS
14 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
15 4 (11.11%) DTS
15 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
15 4 (11.11%) High Availability
15 4 (11.11%) Statistics
16 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 3 (8.33%) Red Gate
16 3 (8.33%) Database Tuning

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited SQL Server DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with SQL Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (52.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (38.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database
7 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (13.89%) RDBMS
8 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
9 4 (11.11%) DTS
10 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (5.56%) MySQL
12 1 (2.78%) OLTP
12 1 (2.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Replication
2 6 (16.67%) Clustering
3 4 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (11.11%) High Availability
5 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Database Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) SQL
2 26 (72.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.33%) MCTS
1 3 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (5.56%) Nagios
1 2 (5.56%) Munin
1 2 (5.56%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Red Gate