Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 334 282
Rank change year-on-year +35 -52 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 27 9 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.078% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.081% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23 8 39
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,750 £33,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £49,200
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +1.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9716 11097 10597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.18% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8802 8814
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Birmingham - 17 £56,250 -
Staffordshire +16 8 £46,250 -2.63%
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (92.59%) SQL
3 19 (70.37%) T-SQL
4 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
7 8 (29.63%) ITIL
7 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
7 8 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (29.63%) Virtual Team Management
7 8 (29.63%) Virtual Team
7 8 (29.63%) Database Security
8 7 (25.93%) High Availability
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
10 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (18.52%) Trend Analysis
10 5 (18.52%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
10 5 (18.52%) DTS
10 5 (18.52%) Resource Management
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 3 (11.11%) Migration
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 5 (18.52%) DTS
5 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
5 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (7.41%) OLTP
9 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.70%) MySQL
9 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (3.70%) Riak
9 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (29.63%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Fintech
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (29.63%) Database Security
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
2 8 (29.63%) Virtual Team Management
3 7 (25.93%) High Availability
4 5 (18.52%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (18.52%) Resource Management
4 5 (18.52%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Database Optimisation
7 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Statistics
7 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) SQL
2 19 (70.37%) T-SQL
3 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) RedGate