The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 386 320
Rank change year-on-year +34 -66  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 28 56 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.31% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.32% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 23 55 132
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £27,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14206 17673 20720
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.63% 96.96% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11912 15039 16887
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the South East

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in the South East

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +19 10 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East Sussex +12 7 £45,000 -
Hampshire +17 4 £50,000 +3.09% 1
Surrey +20 3 £63,750 +46.55%
Kent +9 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £40,000 -15.78%
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 76 (93.83%) SQL
3 64 (79.01%) Performance Tuning
4 58 (71.60%) T-SQL
5 49 (60.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (59.26%) Replication
7 46 (56.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (46.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (45.68%) SQL Server 2014
10 36 (44.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 34 (41.98%) Clustering
12 31 (38.27%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (35.80%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (35.80%) High Availability
14 28 (34.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (27.16%) Marketing
15 22 (27.16%) Windows
16 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
17 19 (23.46%) SQL Server 2016
18 18 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
19 17 (20.99%) Advertising
19 17 (20.99%) Facebook
20 14 (17.28%) Statistics
20 14 (17.28%) IIS
21 13 (16.05%) ETL
21 13 (16.05%) SQL Server 2008
21 13 (16.05%) Performance Monitoring
22 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
23 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
24 8 (9.88%) MCSE

SQL Server 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 14 (17.28%) IIS
2 4 (4.94%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (60.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (56.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (46.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 37 (45.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 36 (44.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 29 (35.80%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (34.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (23.46%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (16.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (8.64%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (7.41%) Data Mining
13 5 (6.17%) Hadoop
13 5 (6.17%) OLAP
13 5 (6.17%) OLTP
14 4 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (4.94%) MongoDB
14 4 (4.94%) NoSQL
14 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (2.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (27.16%) Marketing
2 17 (20.99%) Advertising
3 6 (7.41%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Music Industry
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 48 (59.26%) Replication
2 34 (41.98%) Clustering
3 4 (4.94%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.16%) Windows
2 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.94%) Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (79.01%) Performance Tuning
2 31 (38.27%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (35.80%) High Availability
4 18 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (17.28%) Statistics
6 13 (16.05%) ETL
6 13 (16.05%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (9.88%) Database Mirroring
7 8 (9.88%) Database Security
8 5 (6.17%) ITIL
8 5 (6.17%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (6.17%) SDLC
9 4 (4.94%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.70%) Database Tuning
10 3 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (3.70%) Server Building
11 2 (2.47%) Change Data Capture
11 2 (2.47%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (93.83%) SQL
2 58 (71.60%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.88%) MCSE
3 6 (7.41%) MCSA
4 3 (3.70%) Degree
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.47%) MCITP
5 2 (2.47%) MCTS
6 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) HNC
6 1 (1.23%) HND
6 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) GDPR
2 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) Facebook
3 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
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