The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 616 605 432
Rank change year-on-year -11 -173  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 254 319 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.34% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.36% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 226 290 582
Median salary £50,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.22% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,550 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,600
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

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 80401 89287 99134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 66065 76163 82600
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 +15 130 £57,500 +15.00% 10
South East +15 27 £45,000 +3.44% 2
East of England +9 24 £52,500 +23.52% 1
North West -47 21 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Midlands +19 17 £47,500 +7.95% 2
South West -18 15 £47,500 +21.79% 5
Yorkshire -13 12 £44,000 +6.02% 5
North East +13 4 £42,500 -3.40% 1
East Midlands -1 4 £47,500 +11.76% 1
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 540 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 463 (85.74%) SQL
3 289 (53.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 286 (52.96%) Performance Tuning
5 284 (52.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 281 (52.04%) T-SQL
7 183 (33.89%) Clustering
8 169 (31.30%) Replication
9 167 (30.93%) High Availability
10 165 (30.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 152 (28.15%) Microsoft
12 146 (27.04%) Finance
13 145 (26.85%) Business Intelligence
14 142 (26.30%) Windows
14 142 (26.30%) SQL Server 2014
15 139 (25.74%) Data Warehouse
16 138 (25.56%) SQL Server 2008
17 124 (22.96%) Oracle
18 120 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
19 103 (19.07%) Disaster Recovery
20 92 (17.04%) SQL Server 2016
21 84 (15.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
22 81 (15.00%) PowerShell
23 78 (14.44%) NoSQL
24 63 (11.67%) Banking
25 60 (11.11%) Windows Server
26 59 (10.93%) Relational Database
26 59 (10.93%) MongoDB
26 59 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
26 59 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification

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 20 (3.70%) IIS
2 14 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.70%) SaaS
3 15 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.11%) IaaS
5 5 (0.93%) GitHub
6 4 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.67%) SAN
2 6 (1.11%) WAN
3 3 (0.56%) Internet
3 3 (0.56%) Intranet
3 3 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 540 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 289 (53.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 284 (52.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 165 (30.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 142 (26.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 139 (25.74%) Data Warehouse
7 138 (25.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 120 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 92 (17.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 84 (15.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 78 (14.44%) NoSQL
12 59 (10.93%) MongoDB
12 59 (10.93%) Relational Database
13 57 (10.56%) Oracle Database
14 52 (9.63%) MySQL
15 51 (9.44%) RDBMS
16 48 (8.89%) Hadoop
17 46 (8.52%) SQL Server 2005
18 31 (5.74%) MariaDB
19 28 (5.19%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (2.59%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.67%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.48%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.93%) tSQLt
6 4 (0.74%) JIRA
7 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
General
1 146 (27.04%) Finance
2 63 (11.67%) Banking
3 37 (6.85%) Marketing
4 27 (5.00%) Advertising
5 14 (2.59%) Music Industry
6 11 (2.04%) Legal
7 10 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.67%) Retail
9 8 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.93%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.89%) XML
2 15 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 10 (1.85%) .NET
4 5 (0.93%) RESTful
5 3 (0.56%) JDBC
5 3 (0.56%) ODBC
6 2 (0.37%) Web Services
6 2 (0.37%) WSH
7 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.19%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 183 (33.89%) Clustering
2 169 (31.30%) Replication
3 27 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.48%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.30%) Fintech
10 6 (1.11%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.93%) BBC
11 5 (0.93%) Social Media
12 4 (0.74%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.56%) iPad
14 2 (0.37%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.37%) Online Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Derivative
15 1 (0.19%) Spread Betting
15 1 (0.19%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 142 (26.30%) Windows
2 60 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 33 (6.11%) Linux
4 26 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.30%) Unix
7 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (52.96%) Performance Tuning
2 167 (30.93%) High Availability
3 145 (26.85%) Business Intelligence
4 103 (19.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 57 (10.56%) ETL
6 51 (9.44%) Migration
7 46 (8.52%) Data Modelling
8 43 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (7.41%) ITIL
10 33 (6.11%) Capacity Planning
11 32 (5.93%) Database Mirroring
12 30 (5.56%) Data Protection
12 30 (5.56%) Database Security
13 28 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
14 26 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (4.44%) Mentoring
15 24 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
15 24 (4.44%) Statistics
16 21 (3.89%) Scrum
17 20 (3.70%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 463 (85.74%) SQL
2 281 (52.04%) T-SQL
3 81 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.04%) C#
5 9 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (1.30%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.74%) Java
8 1 (0.19%) Korn
8 1 (0.19%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) R
8 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (8.70%) Degree
3 18 (3.33%) MCITP
4 14 (2.59%) MCSA
5 12 (2.22%) MCSE
5 12 (2.22%) MCTS
6 9 (1.67%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.11%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) HNC
9 1 (0.19%) HND
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.33%) QA
2 17 (3.15%) SLA
3 15 (2.78%) ISO 14001
3 15 (2.78%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.30%) GDPR
4 7 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (3.70%) Opsview
2 13 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.11%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.56%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (0.37%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.37%) Puppet
6 2 (0.37%) SCOM
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 152 (28.15%) Microsoft
2 124 (22.96%) Oracle
3 44 (8.15%) Sybase
4 29 (5.37%) Facebook
5 24 (4.44%) VMware
6 14 (2.59%) RedGate
7 10 (1.85%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.48%) Google
9 5 (0.93%) Apple
9 5 (0.93%) SAP
9 5 (0.93%) Sony
9 5 (0.93%) Yahoo!
10 4 (0.74%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.74%) Cognos
10 4 (0.74%) Tableau
11 3 (0.56%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.37%) ESRI
12 2 (0.37%) NetApp
12 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.19%) Siebel
City, London
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
Thornton Gregory
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension + 20% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: £37,011 - £40,907
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, health care etc
Posted: 8 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £38000.00 per annum + On-Call+Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Truro
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days Hol
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £650000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TPP
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, health care etc
Posted: 27 days ago