The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior SQL DBA role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior SQL DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior SQL Database Administrator
Rank 819 755 820
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 85 106 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.10% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.11% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 76 99 72
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,200 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £65,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £45,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior SQL DBA in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior SQL DBA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior SQL DBA within the UK.

Senior SQL DBA Salary Trend in the UK

Senior SQL DBA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior SQL DBA over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior SQL DBA Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior SQL DBA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -62 84 £57,500 +4.54% 6
London -34 48 £59,000 -1.66% 5
City of London +9 11 £57,500 -14.81% 3
South East -28 11 £60,000 +9.09%
Hampshire - 11 £60,000 -
East of England -13 6 £58,750 +30.55%
South West -14 6 £47,000 +10.58%
Yorkshire -35 5 £57,500 +45.56% 1
North West -16 4 £57,500 +32.18%
Essex - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £57,500 -
Wiltshire -2 3 £41,000 -3.52%
South Yorkshire - 3 £60,000 - 1
Bristol - 3 £52,500 -
Chippenham - 3 £41,000 -
Saffron Walden - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 £60,000 - 1
Uxbridge - 3 £62,500 -
East Midlands -12 2 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands -27 2 £48,750 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £45,000 -
Wales 0 1 £40,000 +10.34%
South Wales 0 1 £40,000 +10.34%
Coventry -8 1 £49,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £52,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £40,000 -
Portsmouth - 1 £45,000 -
Luton - 1 £65,000 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £65,000 -

Senior SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior SQL DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior SQL DBA in their job title.

1 176 (94.62%) SQL Server
2 160 (86.02%) SQL
3 99 (53.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (49.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 90 (48.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (45.16%) T-SQL
7 71 (38.17%) Performance Tuning
8 62 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 61 (32.80%) Replication
10 53 (28.49%) Windows
11 48 (25.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 47 (25.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 44 (23.66%) Finance
14 41 (22.04%) Clustering
15 40 (21.51%) Oracle
15 40 (21.51%) Microsoft
16 38 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
17 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (16.13%) MCTS
19 29 (15.59%) Disaster Recovery
20 26 (13.98%) MS Excel
20 26 (13.98%) ETL
20 26 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
21 22 (11.83%) Database Security
21 22 (11.83%) SQL Server 2000
22 21 (11.29%) ITIL
23 19 (10.22%) Oracle Database
23 19 (10.22%) Relational Database
23 19 (10.22%) MCITP
24 18 (9.68%) RDBMS

Senior SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior SQL DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior SQL DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.30%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.15%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.61%) IIS
3 3 (1.61%) WorkSite
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.08%) SAS
5 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.08%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Lawson
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.38%) SAN
2 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.54%) HTTP
2 1 (0.54%) LDAP
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (94.62%) SQL Server
2 99 (53.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (49.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (48.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (25.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 47 (25.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (11.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 19 (10.22%) Oracle Database
9 19 (10.22%) Relational Database
10 18 (9.68%) RDBMS
11 16 (8.60%) DTS
12 15 (8.06%) MySQL
13 11 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (4.30%) SQLPlus
16 7 (3.76%) OLTP
17 6 (3.23%) OLAP
18 4 (2.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 44 (23.66%) Finance
2 13 (6.99%) Legal
3 12 (6.45%) Law
4 6 (3.23%) Banking
5 4 (2.15%) Retail
6 3 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.15%) .NET
2 3 (1.61%) Middleware
2 3 (1.61%) MDX
3 2 (1.08%) Lucene
3 2 (1.08%) Web Services
3 2 (1.08%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.54%) COM
4 1 (0.54%) CSS
4 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (32.80%) Replication
2 41 (22.04%) Clustering
3 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.61%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.61%) Statistics
5 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.54%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 53 (28.49%) Windows
2 26 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.38%) Linux
6 6 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (3.23%) Windows 2000
7 4 (2.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (38.17%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (15.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (13.98%) ETL
5 22 (11.83%) Database Security
6 21 (11.29%) ITIL
7 15 (8.06%) Migration
7 15 (8.06%) High Availability
8 13 (6.99%) Performance Analysis
9 12 (6.45%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.84%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.30%) Mentoring
11 8 (4.30%) ERP
11 8 (4.30%) BCP
11 8 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.76%) Investment Management
12 7 (3.76%) Database Tuning
12 7 (3.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (86.02%) SQL
2 84 (45.16%) T-SQL
3 17 (9.14%) PL/SQL
4 15 (8.06%) Perl
5 13 (6.99%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.76%) C#
7 4 (2.15%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.54%) C++
8 1 (0.54%) VBScript
8 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (16.13%) MCTS
3 19 (10.22%) MCITP
4 13 (6.99%) MCSE
5 12 (6.45%) MCSA
6 11 (5.91%) Degree
7 10 (5.38%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.61%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.54%) MCP
10 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.38%) SLA
2 5 (2.69%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
1 12 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.45%) Data Guard
2 8 (4.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.15%) SCOM
4 3 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.08%) SCCM
5 2 (1.08%) Munin
5 2 (1.08%) Opsview
5 2 (1.08%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.08%) SCSM
5 2 (1.08%) Nagios
5 2 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 40 (21.51%) Oracle
1 40 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.76%) Sybase
3 5 (2.69%) VMware
4 2 (1.08%) NetApp
4 2 (1.08%) Sun
4 2 (1.08%) HP
5 1 (0.54%) Citrix
5 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.54%) Remedy
5 1 (0.54%) Informatica
5 1 (0.54%) Splunk
5 1 (0.54%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.54%) EPiServer
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