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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 181 177 160
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 38 22 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.45% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.47% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 37 13 18
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.38%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
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
5152 4653 4587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.41% 94.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4560 3932 4025
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
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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
West Bromwich - 4 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 4 £42,000 -
Worcestershire - 3 £36,500 -
Solihull -4 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Staffordshire -7 2 £35,000 -36.36%
Birmingham -8 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Walsall - 2 £39,000 -
Coventry - 1 - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (84.48%) SQL
3 33 (56.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 31 (53.45%) RDBMS
4 31 (53.45%) Relational Database
5 27 (46.55%) T-SQL
6 26 (44.83%) Oracle
6 26 (44.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (37.93%) Oracle Database
8 21 (36.21%) Linux
9 20 (34.48%) PL/SQL
10 17 (29.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (29.31%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
12 12 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
14 10 (17.24%) Time Management
15 9 (15.52%) Dynamics AX
15 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (15.52%) ETL
15 9 (15.52%) Solaris
15 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
15 9 (15.52%) UNIX
16 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (12.07%) .NET
18 6 (10.34%) Retail
18 6 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
18 6 (10.34%) Oracle Forms

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 2 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.72%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (56.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 31 (53.45%) Relational Database
3 31 (53.45%) RDBMS
4 26 (44.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (37.93%) Oracle Database
6 17 (29.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (1.72%) Big Data
12 1 (1.72%) DTS
12 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
12 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (10.34%) Retail
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) Ajax
2 1 (1.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Replication
2 2 (3.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (1.72%) Statistics
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Linux
2 9 (15.52%) UNIX
2 9 (15.52%) Solaris
3 3 (5.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (17.24%) Time Management
4 9 (15.52%) ETL
5 4 (6.90%) Database Tuning
6 3 (5.17%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.17%) Data Security
7 2 (3.45%) Line Management
8 1 (1.72%) Workflow
8 1 (1.72%) Migration
8 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.72%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.72%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.72%) Service Management
8 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.72%) CRM
8 1 (1.72%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.72%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 49 (84.48%) SQL
2 27 (46.55%) T-SQL
3 20 (34.48%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 26 (44.83%) Oracle
2 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.72%) Business Objects