Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Database Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 354 269
Rank change year-on-year -26 -85 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 177 247 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.70% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.73% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 154 225 440
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% +10.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29734 34034 41244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24799 28533 34421
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the South East

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in the South East

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the South East

SQL DBA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Surrey +25 63 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Thames Valley +7 48 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Hampshire -11 34 £39,500 -1.25%
Berkshire +38 24 £43,750 -12.50% 2
East Sussex -24 17 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 15 £55,000 +15.79%
Oxfordshire -8 9 £45,000 +8.43% 1
West Sussex -26 8 £47,500 +3.26%
Kent +15 5 £37,000 -32.73%
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, SQL 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 South East region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 175 (98.87%) SQL
2 165 (93.22%) SQL Server
3 113 (63.84%) T-SQL
4 97 (54.80%) Performance Tuning
5 94 (53.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 88 (49.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 86 (48.59%) Microsoft
8 74 (41.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 68 (38.42%) Windows
10 64 (36.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 54 (30.51%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (29.38%) Windows Server
13 51 (28.81%) SQL Server 2016
14 50 (28.25%) Clustering
15 47 (26.55%) Disaster Recovery
16 42 (23.73%) Data Warehouse
17 40 (22.60%) Oracle
18 39 (22.03%) Finance
19 35 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
20 34 (19.21%) Replication
21 32 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
22 29 (16.38%) SQL Server 2014
22 29 (16.38%) Oracle Database
23 28 (15.82%) ETL
23 28 (15.82%) Relational Database
24 26 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
25 25 (14.12%) SQL Server 2005
25 25 (14.12%) JIRA
26 24 (13.56%) Data Protection
26 24 (13.56%) High Availability

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (3.95%) IIS
2 6 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.08%) SAN
2 6 (3.39%) Internet
3 4 (2.26%) NAS
4 2 (1.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (93.22%) SQL Server
2 94 (53.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (49.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 74 (41.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 64 (36.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (28.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 42 (23.73%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (16.38%) Oracle Database
8 29 (16.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 28 (15.82%) Relational Database
10 25 (14.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (9.04%) Power BI
11 16 (9.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (8.47%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (6.21%) RDBMS
15 9 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (3.95%) NoSQL
16 7 (3.95%) OLAP
16 7 (3.95%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 25 (14.12%) JIRA
2 10 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.56%) GitLab
6 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 39 (22.03%) Finance
2 11 (6.21%) Retail
3 10 (5.65%) Marketing
4 8 (4.52%) Advertising
5 6 (3.39%) Back Office
5 6 (3.39%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.69%) Electronics
6 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.60%) Middleware
2 16 (9.04%) .NET
3 4 (2.26%) JSON
3 4 (2.26%) XML
4 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.69%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.13%) CSS
5 2 (1.13%) HTML
5 2 (1.13%) Web Services
6 1 (0.56%) WPF
6 1 (0.56%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 50 (28.25%) Clustering
2 34 (19.21%) Replication
3 24 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.95%) Fintech
5 6 (3.39%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.13%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) iPhone
8 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (38.42%) Windows
2 52 (29.38%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.39%) Linux
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (54.80%) Performance Tuning
2 54 (30.51%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (26.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 35 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (15.82%) ETL
6 24 (13.56%) Data Protection
6 24 (13.56%) High Availability
7 23 (12.99%) ITIL
8 22 (12.43%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (11.30%) Migration
10 18 (10.17%) Performance Management
11 17 (9.60%) Business Continuity
12 15 (8.47%) CRM
13 14 (7.91%) Statistics
14 13 (7.34%) Data Analysis
15 10 (5.65%) Data Architecture
16 9 (5.08%) Database Security
16 9 (5.08%) Database Tuning
17 8 (4.52%) Change Management
17 8 (4.52%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 175 (98.87%) SQL
2 113 (63.84%) T-SQL
3 11 (6.21%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 5 (2.82%) C#
5 5 (2.82%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.56%) VBA
7 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.78%) MCSA
3 10 (5.65%) Degree
4 8 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.39%) MCDBA
6 5 (2.82%) MCSE
7 2 (1.13%) MCTS
7 2 (1.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.56%) MCITP
8 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.91%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.08%) SLA
3 8 (4.52%) QA
4 6 (3.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.56%) GDPR
5 1 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.82%) Firmware
3 5 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
1 7 (3.95%) SCCM
2 5 (2.82%) SCOM
3 3 (1.69%) Perfmon
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.56%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 86 (48.59%) Microsoft
2 40 (22.60%) Oracle
3 17 (9.60%) MuleSoft
3 17 (9.60%) SolarWinds
4 14 (7.91%) Atlassian
4 14 (7.91%) VMware
5 11 (6.21%) Citrix
5 11 (6.21%) RedGate
6 8 (4.52%) SAP
7 7 (3.95%) Facebook
8 5 (2.82%) Cognos
8 5 (2.82%) EMC
8 5 (2.82%) IBM
9 1 (0.56%) Actian
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe
9 1 (0.56%) BMC
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.56%) Splunk
9 1 (0.56%) Tableau