The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 92 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 5 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.52% 0.099% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.10% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 10
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +39.24%  
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 913 964 1186
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.80% 95.26% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 766 785 932
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Essex

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in Essex.

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in Essex

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

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 Essex region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (70.00%) RDBMS
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (70.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (60.00%) High Availability
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (50.00%) MCTS
4 5 (50.00%) MySQL
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) DTS
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 5 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (50.00%) MCITP
4 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (50.00%) NoSQL

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) RDBMS
2 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (50.00%) DTS
4 5 (50.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (50.00%) MySQL
4 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (10.00%) QlikView
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Data Modelling
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (60.00%) High Availability
3 5 (50.00%) Code Optimisation
3 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 5 (50.00%) DevOps
3 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (20.00%) PDM
4 2 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (10.00%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCITP
1 5 (50.00%) MCTS
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) GDPR
1 5 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau