Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £51,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 October 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 151 188
Rank change year-on-year +7 +37 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 6 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.27% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 7
Reading median annual salary £51,000 £31,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.52% +12.73% -50.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £33,000 £53,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £31,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +53.23% -38.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2,168 2,221 3,305
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.18% 96.06% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 1,837 2,522
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Reading

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in Reading

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in Reading over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Reading region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Presales
3 2 (33.33%) Power BI
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) Power BI
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft