The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 201 202 166
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 19 13 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.24% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.25% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 35
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,100 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
SQL Server DBA
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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5349 5222 5236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.40% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4458 4332 4448
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server DBA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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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
Staffordshire +6 4 £30,000 -15.49%
Warwickshire - 4 £40,000 -
Coventry - 4 £38,750 -
Solihull +1 2 £46,250 +27.58%
Birmingham - 2 £45,000 -
Shropshire -6 1 £45,000 -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 35 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (71.43%) SQL
3 18 (51.43%) Replication
4 17 (48.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (37.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (31.43%) Clustering
7 11 (31.43%) Finance
8 10 (28.57%) T-SQL
8 10 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (22.86%) Oracle
10 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 7 (20.00%) Games
11 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (20.00%) QA
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
11 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (14.29%) Windows
13 5 (14.29%) ETL
13 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (11.43%) High Availability
15 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) SAN
1 1 (2.86%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (48.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (37.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
8 3 (8.57%) ProClarity
8 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
9 2 (5.71%) MySQL
9 2 (5.71%) OLTP
10 1 (2.86%) Informix
10 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Toad
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Games
3 3 (8.57%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Replication
2 11 (31.43%) Clustering
3 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.57%) Statistics
5 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (14.29%) ETL
5 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.43%) High Availability
7 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.57%) Migration
7 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.71%) Database Tuning
9 1 (2.86%) Database Security
9 1 (2.86%) Logical Data Model
9 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
9 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) vSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (8.57%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) McAfee