Vacancy Details

Database Administrator - £50,000

SQL Database Administrator


Up to £50k per annum

Our client, an IT consultancy based in the heart of Lichfield, are seeking a SQL Database Administrator to support the team. The successful candidate will maintain flawless day-to-day operations of databases and enable the expansion of the business by supporting projects and the production environment by installing, administering and managing development and production databases.


  • Ensure day-to-day running of SQL Server estate through monitoring of disk space, backups, log shipping, database mirroring, clustering, availability groups and troubleshooting failed jobs
  • Managing the performance of the SQL databases, develop and scale these databases according to the organisation’s needs to help provide a 24/7 service
  • Conduct troubleshooting and security bug fixing on databases and applications, resolving issues without excessive downtime or any data loss
  • Validate data and perform testing to ensure that the database systems meet end user requirements. Ensuring that data is intact, correct, and accessible after a server migration, SQL upgrade or backup
  • Gather requirements to design and structure databases to ensure they meet functional requirements
  • Increase system efficiency by automating tasks to decrease development time
  • Adhere to best practices around database security and access
  • Maintain documentation for the database estate and ensure all versions are supported
  • Ensuring the resilience of the service is maintained at all times
  • Maintain and build security into the existing and new platforms
  • Take pride in your work and strive to deliver the best



  • Experience within industry in a similar role, including some exposure and/or knowledge of high-availability systems
  • Proven track record in Database administration of SQL Server 2008 - 2017
  • First-class troubleshooting skills, with an ability to demonstrate this as part of the recruitment process
  • Experience of supporting Microsoft SQL Server in physical and virtualised server environments (VMware)
  • Create low level documentation around the setup and configuration of Database services, working within a change-controlled environment
  • An exposure of Security measures and monitoring within the SQL environment
  • Experience implementing disaster recovery services


  • Real world experience of High Availability systems
  • Experience of server build and configuration
  • Experience of supporting Azure SQL
  • Scripting Languages (e.g. PowerShell, T-SQL, VBScript, JavaScript, Python, etc)
  • Exposure to alternative databases such as Mongo and Elastic
  • An exposure of network security and server hardening
  • A good team player with the ability to liaise effectively with work colleagues with a professional approach, especially when under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and proactively
  • Ability to run and understand security scripts and implement vulnerability fixes

At Inplace Recruitment we believe it is people that make the business succeed, the right people, expertly placed in the correct positions. We offer a thorough, professional service that is evidenced by our placement success rate.

Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us in 7 working days, please assume that on this occasion you have not been short-listed.