Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 645 626
Rank change year-on-year -92 -19 -151
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 430 562 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.36% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 412 504 701
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £31,271
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,875 £62,500
UK median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.82% +5.00%

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 155,426 155,087 182,356
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.47% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 127,124 129,299 154,756
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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
South East +13 107 £47,500 +5.56% 10
London -169 103 £56,000 +1.82% 10
East of England +59 92 £53,750 +2.38% 5
North of England +12 80 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Yorkshire +65 53 £50,000 +21.95% 5
Midlands +29 48 £43,000 -4.44% 6
East Midlands +14 37 £42,500 +21.43% 4
North West -46 16 £42,500 - 3
South West -44 14 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Midlands -4 11 £55,000 +18.92% 2
North East -15 11 £43,500 +2.35%
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, SQL Server DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 430 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 383 (89.07%) SQL
3 243 (56.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 238 (55.35%) Performance Tuning
5 224 (52.09%) T-SQL
6 198 (46.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 178 (41.40%) Microsoft
8 160 (37.21%) Business Intelligence
9 145 (33.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 142 (33.02%) High Availability
11 112 (26.05%) Replication
12 104 (24.19%) Windows
13 93 (21.63%) Clustering
14 85 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
15 81 (18.84%) Oracle
16 79 (18.37%) PowerShell
17 77 (17.91%) SQL Server 2016
18 73 (16.98%) SQL Server 2014
19 72 (16.74%) Microsoft Certification
20 70 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
21 64 (14.88%) Data Warehouse
22 62 (14.42%) SQL Server 2012
23 56 (13.02%) Migration
24 54 (12.56%) Relational Database
25 53 (12.33%) Advertising
26 51 (11.86%) Finance
26 51 (11.86%) Oracle Database
27 49 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
28 47 (10.93%) Linux
29 42 (9.77%) Microsoft Clustering

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 10 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.40%) IIS
3 6 (1.40%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.16%) Apache
4 5 (1.16%) GlassFish
4 5 (1.16%) JBoss
4 5 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 85 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.12%) Azure Data Factory
3 9 (2.09%) SaaS
4 8 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (0.93%) PaaS
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.16%) SAN
1 5 (1.16%) SMS
2 2 (0.47%) Internet
2 2 (0.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 243 (56.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 198 (46.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 145 (33.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 77 (17.91%) SQL Server 2016
6 73 (16.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 64 (14.88%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (14.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 54 (12.56%) Relational Database
10 51 (11.86%) Oracle Database
11 49 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 34 (7.91%) NoSQL
13 29 (6.74%) MySQL
14 26 (6.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 24 (5.58%) Data Lake
15 24 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (5.35%) RDBMS
16 23 (5.35%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (5.12%) HDInsight
18 14 (3.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (1.16%) PROIV
3 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.47%) Moq
4 2 (0.47%) NUnit
4 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 53 (12.33%) Advertising
2 51 (11.86%) Finance
3 31 (7.21%) Marketing
4 19 (4.42%) Retail
5 16 (3.72%) Banking
6 6 (1.40%) Automotive
6 6 (1.40%) Law
7 3 (0.70%) Electronics
7 3 (0.70%) Legal
7 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.70%) Publishing
7 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.26%) .NET
2 8 (1.86%) WPF
3 4 (0.93%) Angular 2
3 4 (0.93%) AngularJS
3 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.70%) WF
4 3 (0.70%) XML
5 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.47%) CSS
5 2 (0.47%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.47%) HTML
5 2 (0.47%) LINQ
5 2 (0.47%) Middleware
5 2 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.47%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 2 (0.47%) Web Services
5 2 (0.47%) WSH
6 1 (0.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 112 (26.05%) Replication
2 93 (21.63%) Clustering
3 19 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.16%) Fintech
8 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.16%) NHS
9 2 (0.47%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.47%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.23%) EPoS
10 1 (0.23%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.23%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 104 (24.19%) Windows
2 47 (10.93%) Linux
3 31 (7.21%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.33%) Unix
6 6 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (55.35%) Performance Tuning
2 160 (37.21%) Business Intelligence
3 142 (33.02%) High Availability
4 70 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 56 (13.02%) Migration
6 35 (8.14%) ETL
7 32 (7.44%) Database Security
8 31 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
9 30 (6.98%) Database Mirroring
10 23 (5.35%) Database Tuning
10 23 (5.35%) ITIL
11 22 (5.12%) Data Virtualisation
11 22 (5.12%) Mentoring
11 22 (5.12%) Performance Monitoring
12 20 (4.65%) Data Modelling
13 19 (4.42%) Statistics
14 16 (3.72%) Analytics
15 15 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (3.49%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 383 (89.07%) SQL
2 224 (52.09%) T-SQL
3 79 (18.37%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.72%) C#
5 11 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.16%) Java
8 4 (0.93%) Python
9 3 (0.70%) Perl
10 2 (0.47%) Ruby
11 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (16.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (3.49%) MCSA
3 13 (3.02%) MCSE
4 12 (2.79%) Degree
5 11 (2.56%) MCITP
6 10 (2.33%) MCDBA
7 6 (1.40%) MCTS
7 6 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (0.70%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.79%) SLA
2 9 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.16%) GDPR
4 4 (0.93%) PMO
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.40%) ISA Server
3 4 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 42 (9.77%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (2.56%) SCOM
3 7 (1.63%) SQL Sentry
4 5 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.93%) Foglight
6 3 (0.70%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.23%) Ansible
8 1 (0.23%) Grafana
8 1 (0.23%) Graphite
8 1 (0.23%) Kibana
8 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 178 (41.40%) Microsoft
2 81 (18.84%) Oracle
3 23 (5.35%) Facebook
4 15 (3.49%) SAP
5 9 (2.09%) ServiceNow
5 9 (2.09%) VMware
6 7 (1.63%) Sybase
7 6 (1.40%) Google
7 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.16%) NGA Human Resources
9 4 (0.93%) BMC
9 4 (0.93%) Cognos
9 4 (0.93%) IBM
9 4 (0.93%) RedGate
9 4 (0.93%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.70%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.70%) CommVault
11 2 (0.47%) HP
11 2 (0.47%) Sage
11 2 (0.47%) Teradata