The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 837 859 820
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server DBA 54 37 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.032% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.034% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 62
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £52,855 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,200 £74,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Senior SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend

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

Senior SQL Server DBA Salary Trend in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior SQL Server DBA over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 within the UK.

Senior SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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 +31 45 £55,000 -4.34% 3
London +18 23 £57,500 -6.50% 2
City of London +43 16 £57,500 +4.54% 1
South East +7 10 £42,000 -30.00%
Crawley - 9 £42,000 -
West Sussex - 9 £42,000 -
Yorkshire +14 5 - -
Scotland - 5 £55,000 -
East of England +11 3 - - 1
Manchester +10 3 £58,000 +0.86%
North West -1 3 £58,000 +0.86%
Essex -7 3 - - 1
Basildon - 3 - - 1
Rochdale - 2 £58,000 -
Coventry - 1 £49,000 -
Surrey - 1 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £49,000 -

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title.

1 113 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 105 (92.92%) SQL
3 57 (50.44%) Microsoft
4 53 (46.90%) Finance
5 49 (43.36%) Performance Tuning
6 43 (38.05%) Clustering
7 41 (36.28%) Windows
8 39 (34.51%) MS Excel
9 38 (33.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 37 (32.74%) Replication
11 36 (31.86%) T-SQL
12 34 (30.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 28 (24.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (22.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (22.12%) ITIL
15 23 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (19.47%) Database Mirroring
16 22 (19.47%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (18.58%) SQL Server 2000
18 19 (16.81%) High Availability
19 18 (15.93%) Relational Database
20 17 (15.04%) Service Delivery
20 17 (15.04%) RDBMS
21 16 (14.16%) Banking
22 15 (13.27%) Retail
22 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
22 15 (13.27%) Database Tuning
23 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
24 13 (11.50%) IBM
24 13 (11.50%) BizTalk Server

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (11.50%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.19%) IIS
3 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.65%) Apache
Applications
1 39 (34.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) SAN
2 3 (2.65%) Internet
2 3 (2.65%) NAS
3 2 (1.77%) DMZ
3 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.77%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (33.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (30.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 28 (24.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (22.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (19.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (18.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 18 (15.93%) Relational Database
9 17 (15.04%) RDBMS
10 10 (8.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (7.08%) Oracle Database
13 7 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
15 3 (2.65%) MySQL
15 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (1.77%) DTS
16 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
16 2 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
17 1 (0.88%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (46.90%) Finance
2 16 (14.16%) Banking
3 15 (13.27%) Retail
4 12 (10.62%) Law
5 3 (2.65%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) .NET
1 3 (2.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 43 (38.05%) Clustering
2 37 (32.74%) Replication
3 23 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (11.50%) Data Centre
5 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
6 8 (7.08%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.77%) Life Science
9 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.28%) Windows
2 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.65%) UNIX
5 2 (1.77%) Linux
5 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (43.36%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (22.12%) ITIL
3 22 (19.47%) Database Mirroring
4 19 (16.81%) High Availability
5 17 (15.04%) Service Delivery
6 15 (13.27%) Database Tuning
7 13 (11.50%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (11.50%) Server Building
8 10 (8.85%) Database Security
8 10 (8.85%) DevOps
8 10 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.85%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.54%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (2.65%) Mentoring
12 3 (2.65%) Benchmarking
12 3 (2.65%) Data Management
12 3 (2.65%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (2.65%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 105 (92.92%) SQL
2 36 (31.86%) T-SQL
3 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.85%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.85%) VBScript
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.96%) MCSA
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) MCDBA
4 3 (2.65%) MCSE
5 2 (1.77%) MCP
5 2 (1.77%) OCP
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.77%) PMP
5 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.77%) NFS
2 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.77%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 57 (50.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.50%) Cognos
2 13 (11.50%) IBM
3 10 (8.85%) Oracle
3 10 (8.85%) VMware
4 8 (7.08%) Red Gate
5 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.77%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (0.88%) NetApp
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase
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