Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 367 335
Rank change year-on-year +45 -32 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 46 35 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.35% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.24% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 41 28 61
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £35,625 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £48,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.06%

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 12,713 14,851 17,306
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.75% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9,914 12,246 13,688
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
West Midlands +41 34 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East Midlands +19 12 £42,500 +6.25% 4
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Midlands region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (86.96%) SQL
3 35 (76.09%) T-SQL
4 28 (60.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (60.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (32.61%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (28.26%) ETL
7 12 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (19.57%) Tableau
9 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (19.57%) Cognos
10 8 (17.39%) Capacity Management
10 8 (17.39%) Alteryx
10 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (15.22%) Clustering
11 7 (15.22%) Windows
11 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.04%) Finance
12 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (13.04%) Change Control
12 6 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (10.87%) Principle of Least Privilege
13 5 (10.87%) Database Tuning
13 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (10.87%) SSDT

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) LAN
1 4 (8.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (60.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (60.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (10.87%) DTS
7 5 (10.87%) SSDT
8 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (8.70%) SAP HANA
9 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
9 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
10 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 7
11 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Clustering
2 5 (10.87%) Replication
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) User Experience
4 3 (6.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (28.26%) ETL
3 12 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (17.39%) Capacity Management
5 6 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (13.04%) Change Control
5 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.87%) Data Management
6 5 (10.87%) Database Tuning
6 5 (10.87%) Principle of Least Privilege
6 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Code Optimisation
7 4 (8.70%) Data Development
7 4 (8.70%) Data Security
7 4 (8.70%) Database Mirroring
7 4 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (86.96%) SQL
2 35 (76.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) MCDBA
1 2 (4.35%) MCSA
1 2 (4.35%) MCSE
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) PMO
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) ISA Server
1 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Cognos
1 9 (19.57%) Tableau
2 8 (17.39%) Alteryx
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) SAP
4 5 (10.87%) Sybase
5 4 (8.70%) Oracle
6 2 (4.35%) Facebook
7 1 (2.17%) Twitter