Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Server Database Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 593 519
Rank change year-on-year -121 -74 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 463 734 1091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.43% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 418 669 940
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +2.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.52% +0.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in England

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in England

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in England

SQL Server DBA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -89 237 £55,000 +8.91% 7
North of England -37 77 £45,000 - 4
South East -25 62 £40,000 -14.89% 4
Yorkshire +17 38 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Midlands -30 35 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West +7 31 £40,000 -3.61%
North West -62 29 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands +26 27 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East of England +5 27 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North East -4 10 £38,959 -9.92%
East Midlands -34 8 £40,000 -5.88%
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, SQL Server 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 England region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 463 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 396 (85.53%) SQL
3 260 (56.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 242 (52.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 225 (48.60%) T-SQL
6 195 (42.12%) Performance Tuning
7 164 (35.42%) Microsoft
8 152 (32.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 140 (30.24%) High Availability
10 123 (26.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 118 (25.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 116 (25.05%) Business Intelligence
13 110 (23.76%) Finance
14 107 (23.11%) Replication
14 107 (23.11%) Data Warehouse
15 104 (22.46%) SQL Server 2012
16 102 (22.03%) Clustering
17 101 (21.81%) Windows
18 100 (21.60%) SQL Server 2016
19 91 (19.65%) Disaster Recovery
20 84 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
21 82 (17.71%) Oracle
22 71 (15.33%) PowerShell
23 67 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
24 61 (13.17%) NoSQL
25 60 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
26 58 (12.53%) ETL
26 58 (12.53%) Windows Server
27 56 (12.10%) ITIL
28 51 (11.02%) MongoDB

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 15 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.43%) JBoss
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) GemFire
4 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.86%) Raiser's Edge
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 60 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.59%) SaaS
5 11 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.16%) IaaS
7 8 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.73%) GitHub
8 5 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.43%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.59%) SAN
2 7 (1.51%) NAS
3 5 (1.08%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 260 (56.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 242 (52.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 152 (32.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 123 (26.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 118 (25.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 107 (23.11%) Data Warehouse
8 104 (22.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 100 (21.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 61 (13.17%) NoSQL
11 51 (11.02%) MongoDB
12 46 (9.94%) MySQL
13 42 (9.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 39 (8.42%) Relational Database
15 31 (6.70%) RDBMS
16 30 (6.48%) Hadoop
17 28 (6.05%) SQL Server 2005
18 27 (5.83%) OLTP
18 27 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
19 25 (5.40%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 16 (3.46%) Flyway
2 14 (3.02%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.51%) tSQLt
5 4 (0.86%) JIRA
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.22%) Subversion
7 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 110 (23.76%) Finance
2 37 (7.99%) Banking
3 36 (7.78%) Marketing
4 27 (5.83%) Advertising
5 16 (3.46%) Retail
6 12 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.73%) Electronics
7 8 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.51%) Games
9 3 (0.65%) Law
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.59%) .NET
2 11 (2.38%) XML
3 6 (1.30%) JDBC
3 6 (1.30%) ODBC
3 6 (1.30%) Web Services
4 5 (1.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (0.65%) Middleware
6 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.43%) CSS
6 2 (0.43%) HTML
6 2 (0.43%) JSON
6 2 (0.43%) RESTful
7 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.22%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.22%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 107 (23.11%) Replication
2 102 (22.03%) Clustering
3 22 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.54%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.59%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.16%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.51%) Fintech
9 6 (1.30%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.08%) iPad
11 4 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.65%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.22%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.22%) iPhone
13 1 (0.22%) Life Science
13 1 (0.22%) Online Games
13 1 (0.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (21.81%) Windows
2 58 (12.53%) Windows Server
3 41 (8.86%) Linux
4 13 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.51%) Unix
6 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.86%) Debian
8 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (42.12%) Performance Tuning
2 140 (30.24%) High Availability
3 116 (25.05%) Business Intelligence
4 91 (19.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 84 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (12.53%) ETL
7 56 (12.10%) ITIL
8 48 (10.37%) Data Modelling
9 40 (8.64%) Data Management
10 37 (7.99%) DevOps
10 37 (7.99%) Migration
11 29 (6.26%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.62%) Performance Monitoring
12 26 (5.62%) Performance Optimisation
13 25 (5.40%) CRM
14 22 (4.75%) E-Commerce
14 22 (4.75%) Open Source
15 21 (4.54%) Database Security
16 20 (4.32%) Analytics
16 20 (4.32%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 396 (85.53%) SQL
2 225 (48.60%) T-SQL
3 71 (15.33%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.73%) C#
5 7 (1.51%) Java
5 7 (1.51%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.51%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.08%) VBScript
7 4 (0.86%) Korn
7 4 (0.86%) Perl
7 4 (0.86%) VB
8 3 (0.65%) R
8 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (7.13%) Degree
3 27 (5.83%) MCITP
4 17 (3.67%) MCSA
4 17 (3.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.16%) MCSE
6 7 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.51%) MCDBA
7 5 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.08%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.08%) MCTS
8 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.02%) Data Quality
2 13 (2.81%) QA
3 11 (2.38%) SLA
4 3 (0.65%) GDPR
4 3 (0.65%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.86%) Firmware
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (3.24%) Perfmon
2 14 (3.02%) Ansible
2 14 (3.02%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (2.38%) Opsview
4 10 (2.16%) SCOM
5 8 (1.73%) SCCM
6 5 (1.08%) LiteSpeed
7 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 164 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 82 (17.71%) Oracle
3 36 (7.78%) Sybase
4 29 (6.26%) VMware
5 25 (5.40%) Facebook
6 20 (4.32%) RedGate
7 17 (3.67%) SAP
8 6 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.08%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.86%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.86%) Calypso
10 4 (0.86%) Cognos
10 4 (0.86%) Murex
10 4 (0.86%) Reuters
11 3 (0.65%) Citrix
11 3 (0.65%) EnterpriseDB
11 3 (0.65%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.65%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.65%) Tableau
12 2 (0.43%) Vertica