The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
UK / England
Rank 568 536 436
Rank change year-on-year -32 -100  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 286 437 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.45% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.47% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 257 405 582
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.68% +3.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76500 93487 97724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64049 79038 80601
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 136 £57,500 +4.54% 13
South East +46 55 £45,000 -5.26% 5
South West +30 29 £42,500 - 4
North West -36 25 £42,500 -5.55% 8
East of England +28 12 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East Midlands +3 12 £35,000 -17.64%
Yorkshire -14 10 £47,500 +18.75% 3
West Midlands +23 7 £52,500 +16.66% 5
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 586 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 493 (84.13%) SQL
3 337 (57.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 308 (52.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 307 (52.39%) T-SQL
6 265 (45.22%) Performance Tuning
7 193 (32.94%) Microsoft
8 178 (30.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 174 (29.69%) Clustering
10 169 (28.84%) Replication
11 162 (27.65%) High Availability
12 155 (26.45%) SQL Server 2014
13 150 (25.60%) Business Intelligence
14 149 (25.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 147 (25.09%) Finance
16 145 (24.74%) SQL Server 2012
17 131 (22.35%) Data Warehouse
18 120 (20.48%) Windows
19 109 (18.60%) Oracle
20 93 (15.87%) ETL
21 89 (15.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
22 88 (15.02%) MS Excel
23 83 (14.16%) Disaster Recovery
24 73 (12.46%) SQL Server 2016
25 70 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
25 70 (11.95%) PowerShell
26 64 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
26 64 (10.92%) Banking
27 57 (9.73%) MongoDB
27 57 (9.73%) Oracle Database

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 37 (6.31%) IIS
2 27 (4.61%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (0.85%) SAS
5 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.51%) Confluence
7 2 (0.34%) Apache
7 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 88 (15.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 64 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.73%) SaaS
4 3 (0.51%) IaaS
4 3 (0.51%) PaaS
5 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.24%) SAN
2 6 (1.02%) Intranet
3 4 (0.68%) Internet
4 3 (0.51%) NAS
5 2 (0.34%) HTTP
5 2 (0.34%) WAN
6 1 (0.17%) DAB
6 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 586 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 337 (57.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 308 (52.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 178 (30.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 155 (26.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 149 (25.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 145 (24.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 131 (22.35%) Data Warehouse
9 89 (15.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 73 (12.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 57 (9.73%) MongoDB
11 57 (9.73%) Oracle Database
12 54 (9.22%) SQL Server 2005
13 46 (7.85%) MySQL
14 42 (7.17%) NoSQL
15 35 (5.97%) OLTP
15 35 (5.97%) Relational Database
16 32 (5.46%) Hadoop
17 27 (4.61%) RDBMS
18 22 (3.75%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 16 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.71%) JIRA
2 10 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (1.19%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 147 (25.09%) Finance
2 64 (10.92%) Banking
3 30 (5.12%) Marketing
4 26 (4.44%) Advertising
5 16 (2.73%) Music Industry
6 14 (2.39%) Legal
7 10 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.85%) Back Office
10 3 (0.51%) Automotive
10 3 (0.51%) Law
10 3 (0.51%) Retail
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.92%) .NET
2 12 (2.05%) .NET Framework
3 11 (1.88%) XML
4 10 (1.71%) Web Services
5 8 (1.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 6 (1.02%) RESTful
7 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.17%) CSS
8 1 (0.17%) HTML
8 1 (0.17%) LINQ
8 1 (0.17%) Middleware
8 1 (0.17%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 174 (29.69%) Clustering
2 169 (28.84%) Replication
3 27 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.73%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.05%) Fintech
8 8 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.19%) iPad
10 5 (0.85%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.34%) Derivative
12 2 (0.34%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.34%) Online Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 120 (20.48%) Windows
2 51 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 27 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (4.27%) Linux
4 25 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (3.24%) Unix
6 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (45.22%) Performance Tuning
2 162 (27.65%) High Availability
3 150 (25.60%) Business Intelligence
4 93 (15.87%) ETL
5 83 (14.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 44 (7.51%) Capacity Planning
7 41 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (7.00%) Migration
8 40 (6.83%) Performance Monitoring
9 35 (5.97%) Database Security
10 34 (5.80%) ITIL
11 32 (5.46%) Data Modelling
12 31 (5.29%) E-Commerce
13 26 (4.44%) Statistics
14 25 (4.27%) Database Mirroring
15 22 (3.75%) Database Tuning
16 21 (3.58%) Scrum
17 20 (3.41%) Database Optimisation
18 15 (2.56%) Change Control
18 15 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 493 (84.13%) SQL
2 307 (52.39%) T-SQL
3 70 (11.95%) PowerShell
4 34 (5.80%) C#
5 15 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 14 (2.39%) VB.NET
7 8 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.34%) PHP
9 2 (0.34%) R
10 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (7.00%) Degree
3 12 (2.05%) MCSA
4 11 (1.88%) MCITP
4 11 (1.88%) MCSE
5 8 (1.37%) MCDBA
5 8 (1.37%) MCTS
6 7 (1.19%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.02%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) HNC
9 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.41%) SLA
2 19 (3.24%) QA
3 11 (1.88%) ISO 14001
3 11 (1.88%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (2.39%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (1.19%) Opsview
3 7 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (1.19%) Perfmon
4 6 (1.02%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (0.68%) SCCM
6 4 (0.68%) SCOM
7 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.51%) Puppet
7 3 (0.51%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 193 (32.94%) Microsoft
2 109 (18.60%) Oracle
3 31 (5.29%) Sybase
4 25 (4.27%) Facebook
5 22 (3.75%) VMware
6 18 (3.07%) SolarWinds
7 7 (1.19%) RedGate
8 6 (1.02%) IBM
8 6 (1.02%) Tableau
8 6 (1.02%) Veritas
9 5 (0.85%) HP
9 5 (0.85%) hybris
10 4 (0.68%) Citrix
10 4 (0.68%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.34%) CommVault
11 2 (0.34%) EnterpriseDB
11 2 (0.34%) Google
11 2 (0.34%) Sun
12 1 (0.17%) EMC
12 1 (0.17%) NetApp
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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