Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 764 600
Rank change year-on-year +39 -164 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 394 442 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.26% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 353 402 666
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -3.06%

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 140,998 160,198 168,981
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,079 129,943 142,192
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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
London 0 169 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South East +63 122 £46,500 +16.25% 8
Midlands +32 43 £42,500 -5.56% 5
West Midlands +49 34 £42,500 -19.05% 2
North of England -7 33 £45,000 -2.17% 10
North West +13 21 £42,500 -10.53% 4
East of England +1 16 £63,750 +15.91% 3
Yorkshire +5 11 £47,500 +3.26% 5
East Midlands +26 9 £43,500 -3.33% 3
South West -1 4 £46,250 +15.63% 2
North East -5 1 £32,500 -16.58% 1
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 394 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 321 (81.47%) SQL
3 184 (46.70%) T-SQL
4 176 (44.67%) Performance Tuning
5 166 (42.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 158 (40.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 142 (36.04%) Microsoft
8 127 (32.23%) High Availability
9 122 (30.96%) Windows
10 119 (30.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 112 (28.43%) Clustering
12 105 (26.65%) Replication
13 96 (24.37%) SQL Server 2016
14 93 (23.60%) Business Intelligence
15 87 (22.08%) Disaster Recovery
15 87 (22.08%) PowerShell
16 85 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
16 85 (21.57%) Finance
17 80 (20.30%) SQL Server 2012
18 72 (18.27%) SQL Server 2014
19 71 (18.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 69 (17.51%) Windows Server
21 57 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
22 54 (13.71%) Migration
23 53 (13.45%) Oracle
24 50 (12.69%) MySQL
25 47 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
25 47 (11.93%) ITIL
26 45 (11.42%) ETL
27 44 (11.17%) Linux

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 24 (6.09%) IIS
2 10 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.02%) SaaS
6 2 (0.51%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.05%) SAN
2 8 (2.03%) WAN
3 6 (1.52%) NAS
4 5 (1.27%) LAN
5 4 (1.02%) Firewall
6 3 (0.76%) Internet
7 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 166 (42.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 158 (40.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (30.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 96 (24.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 80 (20.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 72 (18.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 71 (18.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 57 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
10 50 (12.69%) MySQL
11 26 (6.60%) Oracle Database
11 26 (6.60%) Relational Database
12 24 (6.09%) RDBMS
13 22 (5.58%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (5.58%) SQL Server 2000
14 19 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (4.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 18 (4.57%) SSDT
16 17 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (3.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (2.79%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.28%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.78%) Toad
4 4 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.51%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.25%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 85 (21.57%) Finance
2 36 (9.14%) Banking
3 14 (3.55%) Retail
4 13 (3.30%) Marketing
5 10 (2.54%) Advertising
6 8 (2.03%) Billing
7 6 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.52%) Legal
8 5 (1.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.06%) .NET
2 5 (1.27%) Web Services
3 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.25%) JSON
3 1 (0.25%) MDX
3 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.25%) RESTful
3 1 (0.25%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 112 (28.43%) Clustering
2 105 (26.65%) Replication
3 33 (8.38%) Data Centre
4 22 (5.58%) Private Cloud
5 17 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.79%) Fintech
7 11 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.03%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.03%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.78%) CMDB
9 7 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.27%) NHS
11 5 (1.27%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.27%) User Experience
12 2 (0.51%) Contract for Difference
12 2 (0.51%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 122 (30.96%) Windows
2 69 (17.51%) Windows Server
3 44 (11.17%) Linux
4 25 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.28%) Unix
7 7 (1.78%) Solaris
7 7 (1.78%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (44.67%) Performance Tuning
2 127 (32.23%) High Availability
3 93 (23.60%) Business Intelligence
4 87 (22.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 54 (13.71%) Migration
6 47 (11.93%) ITIL
7 45 (11.42%) ETL
8 34 (8.63%) DevOps
9 29 (7.36%) Service Management
10 28 (7.11%) Computer Science
10 28 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (6.60%) Performance Analysis
13 25 (6.35%) Database Mirroring
13 25 (6.35%) Mentoring
14 24 (6.09%) Capacity Planning
14 24 (6.09%) Statistics
15 23 (5.84%) Performance Optimisation
15 23 (5.84%) Root Cause Analysis
16 22 (5.58%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 321 (81.47%) SQL
2 184 (46.70%) T-SQL
3 87 (22.08%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.30%) PL/SQL
5 12 (3.05%) Python
6 10 (2.54%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.28%) C#
8 7 (1.78%) VB
9 6 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.51%) Perl
10 2 (0.51%) VBA
11 1 (0.25%) C
11 1 (0.25%) R
11 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (10.41%) Degree
2 36 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (5.33%) MCSA
5 10 (2.54%) MCDBA
5 10 (2.54%) MCSE
6 6 (1.52%) MCITP
6 6 (1.52%) MCP
7 4 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.02%) MCTS
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.51%) OCP
9 2 (0.51%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.81%) SLA
2 11 (2.79%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.03%) QA
4 7 (1.78%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (2.28%) Docker
3 9 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 31 (7.87%) Microsoft Clustering
2 16 (4.06%) Ansible
3 13 (3.30%) Puppet
4 12 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (2.28%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (2.03%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.78%) Oracle ZFS
9 6 (1.52%) Control-M
9 6 (1.52%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.52%) SCOM
9 6 (1.52%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.51%) Grafana
10 2 (0.51%) Nagios
10 2 (0.51%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.25%) Packer
11 1 (0.25%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Sentry
11 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 142 (36.04%) Microsoft
2 53 (13.45%) Oracle
3 26 (6.60%) BMC
4 20 (5.08%) ServiceNow
5 19 (4.82%) SAP
6 17 (4.31%) Tableau
7 16 (4.06%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.05%) VMware
9 10 (2.54%) Sybase
10 9 (2.28%) Cognos
10 9 (2.28%) Google
10 9 (2.28%) RedGate
11 8 (2.03%) Alteryx
11 8 (2.03%) HP
11 8 (2.03%) IBM
12 7 (1.78%) Remedy
13 6 (1.52%) CA
14 5 (1.27%) CommVault
14 5 (1.27%) Veeam
15 4 (1.02%) Facebook