Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 732 598 539
Rank change year-on-year -134 -59 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 436 648 982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 407 581 859
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% -5.00% +11.11%

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 159,174 159,109 190,644
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.50% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 131,450 133,199 160,983
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -161 140 £56,000 +6.67% 7
South East -10 90 £42,500 -9.57% 12
East of England +57 87 £55,000 +10.00% 5
North of England -49 66 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Yorkshire +32 45 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Midlands -13 42 £45,000 +28.57% 8
East Midlands -17 28 £43,750 +25.00% 7
South West -8 21 £38,750 -8.82% 3
North West -75 19 £47,500 +5.56% 6
West Midlands +4 14 £50,000 +17.65% 1
North East -20 2 £41,000 -6.29%
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 436 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 384 (88.07%) SQL
3 258 (59.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 234 (53.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 226 (51.83%) T-SQL
6 225 (51.61%) Performance Tuning
7 183 (41.97%) Microsoft
8 178 (40.83%) Business Intelligence
9 151 (34.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 126 (28.90%) High Availability
11 115 (26.38%) Replication
12 106 (24.31%) SQL Server 2014
13 95 (21.79%) SQL Server 2016
14 85 (19.50%) Data Warehouse
15 83 (19.04%) SQL Server 2008
16 79 (18.12%) PowerShell
16 79 (18.12%) Microsoft Azure
17 77 (17.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 77 (17.66%) Clustering
18 74 (16.97%) Windows
19 64 (14.68%) Oracle
19 64 (14.68%) Finance
20 63 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
21 60 (13.76%) Migration
21 60 (13.76%) Disaster Recovery
22 48 (11.01%) Advertising
23 43 (9.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
24 41 (9.40%) Marketing
24 41 (9.40%) Relational Database
25 37 (8.49%) 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 16 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.15%) Apache
3 5 (1.15%) GlassFish
3 5 (1.15%) JBoss
3 5 (1.15%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.69%) IIS
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.23%) Confluence
6 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) ResourceLink
2 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.46%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 79 (18.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
5 12 (2.75%) SaaS
6 4 (0.92%) PaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.46%) IaaS
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.52%) SAN
2 8 (1.83%) NAS
3 7 (1.61%) Internet
4 2 (0.46%) SMS
5 1 (0.23%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 258 (59.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 234 (53.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 151 (34.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 106 (24.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 95 (21.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 85 (19.50%) Data Warehouse
8 83 (19.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 63 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 43 (9.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 41 (9.40%) Relational Database
12 37 (8.49%) Oracle Database
13 36 (8.26%) NoSQL
14 33 (7.57%) MySQL
15 27 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
15 27 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (5.28%) MongoDB
17 20 (4.59%) RDBMS
18 15 (3.44%) Power BI
19 12 (2.75%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 16 (3.67%) Flyway
2 13 (2.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (1.15%) PROIV
4 4 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.23%) JIRA
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.23%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 64 (14.68%) Finance
2 48 (11.01%) Advertising
3 41 (9.40%) Marketing
4 16 (3.67%) Retail
5 10 (2.29%) Banking
6 6 (1.38%) Electronics
6 6 (1.38%) Law
6 6 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.46%) Automotive
7 2 (0.46%) Games
7 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.06%) .NET
2 5 (1.15%) WPF
3 3 (0.69%) WF
4 2 (0.46%) JSON
4 2 (0.46%) Middleware
4 2 (0.46%) RESTful
4 2 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (0.46%) WSH
4 2 (0.46%) XML
5 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.23%) JDBC
5 1 (0.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 115 (26.38%) Replication
2 77 (17.66%) Clustering
3 18 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.83%) Data Centre
4 8 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.61%) Fintech
6 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.92%) NHS
7 3 (0.69%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.46%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.46%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.23%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.23%) iPhone
9 1 (0.23%) Life Science
9 1 (0.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 74 (16.97%) Windows
2 37 (8.49%) Windows Server
3 36 (8.26%) Linux
4 10 (2.29%) Unix
5 9 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.69%) Debian
8 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (51.61%) Performance Tuning
2 178 (40.83%) Business Intelligence
3 126 (28.90%) High Availability
4 60 (13.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (13.76%) Migration
5 37 (8.49%) ITIL
6 35 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (8.03%) Data Modelling
7 31 (7.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 30 (6.88%) ETL
9 29 (6.65%) Database Security
10 25 (5.73%) Database Mirroring
11 21 (4.82%) Performance Optimisation
12 17 (3.90%) CRM
12 17 (3.90%) Data Management
13 16 (3.67%) Analytics
13 16 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (3.67%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (3.21%) Physical Data Model
14 14 (3.21%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 384 (88.07%) SQL
2 226 (51.83%) T-SQL
3 79 (18.12%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.52%) C#
4 11 (2.52%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.61%) Java
6 5 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.46%) R
7 2 (0.46%) Ruby
8 1 (0.23%) C
8 1 (0.23%) Korn
8 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (17.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (4.82%) Degree
3 20 (4.59%) MCITP
4 13 (2.98%) MCDBA
5 10 (2.29%) MCSA
5 10 (2.29%) MCSE
5 10 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.83%) MCTS
7 5 (1.15%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.52%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.15%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) SLA
3 4 (0.92%) PMO
4 3 (0.69%) GDPR
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.46%) Firmware
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (2.98%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (2.52%) SCOM
3 9 (2.06%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (1.38%) SCCM
5 4 (0.92%) Ansible
5 4 (0.92%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.46%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 183 (41.97%) Microsoft
2 64 (14.68%) Oracle
3 33 (7.57%) Facebook
4 17 (3.90%) SAP
4 17 (3.90%) VMware
5 8 (1.83%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.38%) EnterpriseDB
7 5 (1.15%) IBM
7 5 (1.15%) NGA Human Resources
7 5 (1.15%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.15%) Sybase
8 4 (0.92%) RedGate
9 3 (0.69%) Citrix
9 3 (0.69%) Cognos
9 3 (0.69%) Sage
9 3 (0.69%) Tableau
10 2 (0.46%) HP
10 2 (0.46%) ParAccel
10 2 (0.46%) Talend
10 2 (0.46%) Vertica