Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 730 674 617
Rank change year-on-year -56 -57 -113
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 427 511 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 384 463 676
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -6.25%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £34,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £64,900 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%

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 150,190 158,986 174,461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.95% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 121,981 128,249 148,022
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -50 170 £60,000 +9.09% 14
South East +73 128 £47,500 +5.56% 11
North of England -18 50 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Midlands +24 47 £42,500 -10.53% 6
East of England +23 28 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands +19 25 £47,500 - 5
Yorkshire +14 25 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +25 22 £42,500 -5.56% 1
North West -11 18 £42,500 +6.25% 5
South West -11 9 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East -19 7 £43,500 +6.80%
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 427 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 386 (90.40%) SQL
3 218 (51.05%) T-SQL
4 211 (49.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 189 (44.26%) Performance Tuning
6 180 (42.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 146 (34.19%) Microsoft
8 141 (33.02%) High Availability
9 136 (31.85%) Windows
10 117 (27.40%) Clustering
11 102 (23.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 99 (23.19%) Business Intelligence
13 98 (22.95%) Replication
13 98 (22.95%) SQL Server 2016
14 92 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
15 91 (21.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 91 (21.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 86 (20.14%) Finance
17 80 (18.74%) PowerShell
18 74 (17.33%) Disaster Recovery
19 73 (17.10%) SQL Server 2014
20 70 (16.39%) Oracle
21 58 (13.58%) Linux
21 58 (13.58%) Windows Server
22 57 (13.35%) ETL
23 50 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
24 49 (11.48%) Microsoft Clustering
25 47 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
26 45 (10.54%) Relational Database
27 43 (10.07%) Oracle Database

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 22 (5.15%) IIS
2 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 92 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.41%) SaaS
5 5 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.23%) Office 365
8 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.23%) LAN
2 1 (0.23%) SAN
2 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 427 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 211 (49.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 180 (42.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 102 (23.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 98 (22.95%) SQL Server 2016
6 91 (21.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 91 (21.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 73 (17.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 50 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (10.54%) Relational Database
10 43 (10.07%) Oracle Database
11 41 (9.60%) MySQL
12 26 (6.09%) RDBMS
13 20 (4.68%) Azure SQL Database
13 20 (4.68%) NoSQL
14 19 (4.45%) DTS
15 18 (4.22%) SSDT
16 17 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
17 16 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Toad
2 6 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.47%) Subversion
6 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.23%) Moq
7 1 (0.23%) NUnit
General
1 86 (20.14%) Finance
2 43 (10.07%) Banking
3 22 (5.15%) Advertising
4 14 (3.28%) Marketing
5 9 (2.11%) Back Office
6 7 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.41%) Retail
8 3 (0.70%) Legal
9 2 (0.47%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.22%) .NET
2 4 (0.94%) Angular 2
2 4 (0.94%) AngularJS
2 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET
2 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (0.70%) WPF
4 2 (0.47%) Web Services
4 2 (0.47%) XML
5 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.23%) HTML
5 1 (0.23%) JSON
5 1 (0.23%) LINQ
5 1 (0.23%) MDX
5 1 (0.23%) RESTful
5 1 (0.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 117 (27.40%) Clustering
2 98 (22.95%) Replication
3 28 (6.56%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 19 (4.45%) Private Cloud
6 13 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.34%) Fintech
8 9 (2.11%) Reinsurance
9 8 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.87%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.64%) CMDB
11 6 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
14 3 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
15 2 (0.47%) Contract for Difference
15 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
15 2 (0.47%) Spread Betting
15 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (31.85%) Windows
2 58 (13.58%) Linux
2 58 (13.58%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.34%) Unix
6 7 (1.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (44.26%) Performance Tuning
2 141 (33.02%) High Availability
3 99 (23.19%) Business Intelligence
4 74 (17.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 57 (13.35%) ETL
6 41 (9.60%) Capacity Planning
7 39 (9.13%) Performance Analysis
8 37 (8.67%) Migration
9 34 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (7.73%) Database Tuning
11 32 (7.49%) Database Security
11 32 (7.49%) DevOps
12 31 (7.26%) ITIL
12 31 (7.26%) Mentoring
13 27 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
14 26 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (5.85%) Statistics
16 21 (4.92%) Data Modelling
17 20 (4.68%) Service Management
18 18 (4.22%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 386 (90.40%) SQL
2 218 (51.05%) T-SQL
3 80 (18.74%) PowerShell
4 16 (3.75%) C#
5 15 (3.51%) Python
6 14 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.34%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.41%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.17%) Perl
10 2 (0.47%) VBA
11 1 (0.23%) C
11 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.56%) Degree
3 18 (4.22%) MCSA
4 17 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.87%) MCSE
6 6 (1.41%) MCITP
6 6 (1.41%) MCP
7 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (0.70%) MCTS
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.47%) OCP
9 2 (0.47%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.64%) Data Quality
1 7 (1.64%) SLA
2 4 (0.94%) GDPR
3 3 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.11%) ISA Server
2 9 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (1.87%) Docker
4 6 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) Firmware
6 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 49 (11.48%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (3.04%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (2.58%) Ansible
3 11 (2.58%) SCOM
4 10 (2.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (2.11%) Puppet
6 7 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
6 7 (1.64%) SQL Sentry
7 6 (1.41%) Control-M
7 6 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.41%) Unicenter
8 4 (0.94%) Foglight
9 2 (0.47%) Grafana
9 2 (0.47%) Nagios
9 2 (0.47%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.23%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 146 (34.19%) Microsoft
2 70 (16.39%) Oracle
3 23 (5.39%) BMC
4 17 (3.98%) ServiceNow
5 16 (3.75%) Red Hat
5 16 (3.75%) Sybase
5 16 (3.75%) Tableau
6 14 (3.28%) VMware
7 13 (3.04%) Cognos
8 11 (2.58%) SAP
9 8 (1.87%) Alteryx
9 8 (1.87%) Facebook
9 8 (1.87%) Google
10 7 (1.64%) Remedy
11 6 (1.41%) CA
12 5 (1.17%) CommVault
12 5 (1.17%) IBM
12 5 (1.17%) RedGate
13 4 (0.94%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.70%) AppDynamics