The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham 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 Database Administrator
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 133 124
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 22 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.12% 0.42% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.43% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 11
Median salary £43,750 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £45,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1902 2299 1972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.70% 96.03% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1596 1705 1622
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Birmingham

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in Birmingham

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in Birmingham

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, SQL 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 across the Birmingham region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) SQL
2 27 (87.10%) SQL Server
3 24 (77.42%) T-SQL
4 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
5 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (29.03%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (22.58%) ITIL
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (19.35%) Virtual Team
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (19.35%) SCOM
10 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (16.13%) Virtual Team Management
11 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (12.90%) MCSA
11 4 (12.90%) ETL
12 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (9.68%) Clustering
12 3 (9.68%) Oracle
12 3 (9.68%) MCSE
12 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
13 2 (6.45%) Big Data
13 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (87.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.45%) Big Data
6 2 (6.45%) MySQL
6 2 (6.45%) Power BI
6 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.23%) DB2
7 1 (3.23%) DTS
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (3.23%) MS Access
7 1 (3.23%) OLAP
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (19.35%) Virtual Team
3 3 (9.68%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) AIX
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
3 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
3 5 (16.13%) Virtual Team Management
4 4 (12.90%) ETL
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.45%) DNA
6 2 (6.45%) High Availability
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (3.23%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (3.23%) Presales
7 1 (3.23%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) SQL
2 24 (77.42%) T-SQL
3 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) MCSA
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) iManage
3 1 (3.23%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) Tableau