The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
England / South West
Rank 200 229 216
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 29 23 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 0.39% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.41% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 26 23 27
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £44,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.08% +4.11%  

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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4848 5643 5814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.69% 96.73% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4042 4659 4875
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the South West

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in the South West

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the South West

SQL Server DBA
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Wiltshire - 16 £42,500 -
Devon +7 13 £42,500 - 1
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (69.77%) SQL
3 28 (65.12%) High Availability
4 25 (58.14%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (46.51%) T-SQL
5 20 (46.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (44.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (41.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (34.88%) Finance
9 14 (32.56%) PowerShell
10 13 (30.23%) SaaS
10 13 (30.23%) Windows
11 11 (25.58%) Oracle
11 11 (25.58%) ISO 14001
11 11 (25.58%) ISO 9001
11 11 (25.58%) Scrum
12 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database
12 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (20.93%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (20.93%) Load Testing
14 7 (16.28%) Clustering
15 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
15 6 (13.95%) Migration
15 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Clustering
15 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (11.63%) Line Management
16 5 (11.63%) Process Improvement
16 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (11.63%) Replication
16 5 (11.63%) VMware

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) SaaS
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (46.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (44.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (41.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle Database
5 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (6.98%) DTS
8 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (4.65%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (4.65%) BigQuery
9 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (16.28%) Clustering
3 5 (11.63%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) High Availability
2 25 (58.14%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 9 (20.93%) Load Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Migration
6 5 (11.63%) Line Management
6 5 (11.63%) Process Improvement
7 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.30%) ETL
8 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.98%) Data Transformation
8 3 (6.98%) Database Optimisation
9 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.65%) CRM
9 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.65%) Time Management
10 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) SQL
2 20 (46.51%) T-SQL
3 14 (32.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) ISO 14001
1 11 (25.58%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.65%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
3 2 (4.65%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Google
4 2 (4.65%) RedGate
4 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
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