Period
to 25 August 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 333 349 351
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 4 39 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.034% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 28 36
Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £29,150 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £46,750 £52,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 11,283 13,543 14,758
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 96.56% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9,094 10,749 12,272
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in the Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
West Midlands +17 2 £36,000 -15.29% 3
East Midlands +9 2 £41,500 -2.35% 2
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 Midlands region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) RedGate
3 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Internet

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

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) OLAP
3 1 (25.00%) OLTP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) Power BI
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) RedGate
2 1 (25.00%) VMware