Key Skills: SQL DBA, Junior DBA, Junior SQL DBA, Junior SQL Server DBA
The problem with SQL Server DBA roles is that they either don’t pay enough or they aren’t enticing enough – every mid-level DBA knows what they’re worth and it’s gotta be either a massive increase in salary or something else (remote working, short hours) that’s gonna tempt them to change jobs.
I have a client that’s not only a well-respected major UK company yet that’ll pay up to £45,000 for a DBA that isn’t the full package; you could be a Junior DBA or a SQL Server whizz that just hasn’t been deservedly elevated to DBA status. They don’t have corporate viewpoints or see you as just a number; they treat every employee brilliantly, embrace change and staff turnover is very low.
If you’re good at maintaining SQL Server databases and want to branch out into SQL Development, SSRS report writing and building packages (learn SSIS), then applying for this role won’t harm – it’ll elevate you to where you want to be.