Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 465 419
Rank change year-on-year -8 -46 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 64 129 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.38% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 64 124 192
South East median annual salary £40,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £36,400 £33,525
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,650 £59,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +3.16%

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 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
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 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley +15 24 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Surrey +33 23 £40,000 +8.84% 1
Berkshire +35 13 £31,000 -38.00% 1
Hampshire -18 10 £37,500 -25.00%
Oxfordshire -3 8 £45,000 +8.43%
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £47,500 -
West Sussex -13 3 £50,000 +6.38%
East Sussex -34 2 £52,500 +16.67%
Kent +21 1 £45,000 -33.33%
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 64 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (96.88%) SQL
3 37 (57.81%) Performance Tuning
4 33 (51.56%) T-SQL
5 29 (45.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (42.19%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (35.94%) Windows
7 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
7 23 (35.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (35.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (34.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (34.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (32.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (32.81%) Replication
10 18 (28.13%) Windows Server
11 17 (26.56%) Clustering
12 16 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (20.31%) ETL
14 11 (17.19%) CRM
14 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (15.63%) Marketing
15 10 (15.63%) Migration
16 9 (14.06%) Oracle
16 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (14.06%) Power BI
17 8 (12.50%) High Availability
17 8 (12.50%) Finance
17 8 (12.50%) BCP

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) NAS
1 4 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (45.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (35.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (35.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 22 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (34.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 22 (34.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (14.06%) Power BI
6 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database
8 5 (7.81%) OLAP
8 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
10 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (1.56%) MySQL
11 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) JIRA
General
1 10 (15.63%) Marketing
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
3 7 (10.94%) Advertising
4 5 (7.81%) Retail
5 3 (4.69%) Electronics
5 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Middleware
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.13%) CSS
2 2 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) Replication
2 17 (26.56%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
2 18 (28.13%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (57.81%) Performance Tuning
2 27 (42.19%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (32.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (20.31%) ETL
5 11 (17.19%) CRM
6 10 (15.63%) Migration
7 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (12.50%) BCP
8 8 (12.50%) High Availability
9 7 (10.94%) Data Transformation
9 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.38%) ITIL
11 5 (7.81%) Data Architecture
12 4 (6.25%) Business Continuity
12 4 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
12 4 (6.25%) Performance Management
12 4 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
12 4 (6.25%) Project Management
12 4 (6.25%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 62 (96.88%) SQL
2 33 (51.56%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.13%) C#
3 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.25%) MCDBA
2 4 (6.25%) MCSA
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.56%) MCTS
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
3 2 (3.13%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Firmware
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.56%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle
3 7 (10.94%) Facebook
4 5 (7.81%) VMware
5 4 (6.25%) RedGate
6 3 (4.69%) Citrix
6 3 (4.69%) MuleSoft
6 3 (4.69%) SAP
6 3 (4.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.56%) Actian
7 1 (1.56%) BMC
7 1 (1.56%) Cognos
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat