Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 316 363 345
Rank change year-on-year +47 -18 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 41 35 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.34% 0.23% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.24% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 41 27 45
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +35.71% -12.50%
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 11,646 14,672 16,057
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.97% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,782 11,916 12,776
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +60 33 £42,500 -22.73% 3
East Midlands +11 8 £44,250 -1.67% 4
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (85.37%) SQL
3 29 (70.73%) T-SQL
4 16 (39.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (39.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (29.27%) ETL
5 12 (29.27%) Change Control
5 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (26.83%) SSDT
6 11 (26.83%) Principle of Least Privilege
6 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
7 10 (24.39%) Windows
7 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (21.95%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (19.51%) Alteryx
9 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (19.51%) Cognos
9 8 (19.51%) Tableau
10 7 (17.07%) Database Mirroring
11 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (14.63%) Replication
12 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (12.20%) NHS
12 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 7
12 5 (12.20%) Linux
12 5 (12.20%) Oracle
12 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) LAN
1 4 (9.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (39.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (39.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (26.83%) SSDT
5 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 7
8 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
8 4 (9.76%) SAP HANA
9 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (4.88%) DTS
10 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (2.44%) MySQL
11 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (26.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Replication
2 5 (12.20%) NHS
3 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.76%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Change Control
1 12 (29.27%) ETL
2 11 (26.83%) Principle of Least Privilege
3 9 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (21.95%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (17.07%) Database Mirroring
5 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
5 5 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (9.76%) Code Optimisation
6 4 (9.76%) Data Development
6 4 (9.76%) Data Management
6 4 (9.76%) Data Security
6 4 (9.76%) ITIL
6 4 (9.76%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (9.76%) Workflow
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) SQL
2 29 (70.73%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) MCDBA
2 4 (9.76%) MCSA
2 4 (9.76%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Alteryx
2 8 (19.51%) Cognos
2 8 (19.51%) Tableau
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 4 (9.76%) SAP