Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 203 173
Rank change year-on-year +34 -30 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 30 6 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.78% 0.13% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.13% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 28 5 20
Birmingham median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.63% -8.05% +2.35%
10th Percentile £36,375 £37,500 £30,998
90th Percentile £58,750 £44,600 £58,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3684 4591 3852
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.41% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2958 3440 3224
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 18 November 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 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 28 (93.33%) SQL Server
3 18 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (33.33%) ITIL
6 9 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (26.67%) Virtual Team Management
7 8 (26.67%) Virtual Team
7 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
7 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (20.00%) High Availability
9 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (20.00%) Database Security
10 5 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (16.67%) Resource Management
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
10 5 (16.67%) DTS
11 4 (13.33%) Oracle
11 4 (13.33%) Analytics
11 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
12 3 (10.00%) Redis

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (16.67%) DTS
6 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
8 3 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (10.00%) Redis
9 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (6.67%) MySQL
9 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (26.67%) Virtual Team
3 3 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) AIX
2 1 (3.33%) HPUX
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 8 (26.67%) Virtual Team Management
3 6 (20.00%) Database Security
3 6 (20.00%) High Availability
4 5 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 5 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Analytics
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Content Management
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.33%) Coaching
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (3.33%) Strategic Thinking
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Informatica
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) RedGate
4 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.33%) Tableau