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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 834 915 839
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server DBA 71 32 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.028% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 59 27 33
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £36,721 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,000 £62,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £53,683 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-6.86% +2.25%

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
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 2 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 26 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 2 July 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 +83 62 £55,000 -4.34% 9
London +49 33 £60,000 +4.34% 5
City of London +64 13 £57,500 +4.54% 4
South East +13 12 £40,500 -22.85% 2
Yorkshire +13 7 £48,312 -15.98% 2
East of England +15 6 £50,000 -
Essex +5 6 £50,000 -
Basildon - 6 £50,000 -
Crawley - 6 £39,000 - 1
West Sussex - 6 £39,000 - 1
Scotland - 6 £55,000 -
Surrey - 3 £52,500 -
Manchester +10 2 £52,750 -8.26%
Hampshire +2 2 £38,500 -28.28%
North West -3 2 £52,750 -8.26%
Southampton - 2 £38,500 -
Coventry - 2 £49,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £49,000 -
Docklands, London +5 1 £60,000 -17.24%
Wales -7 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £48,312 - 1
Bradford - 1 £48,312 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £52,500 -
Rochdale - 1 £58,000 -

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 110 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 101 (91.82%) SQL
3 56 (50.91%) Microsoft
4 54 (49.09%) Finance
5 48 (43.64%) Performance Tuning
6 45 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (39.09%) Windows
8 40 (36.36%) Clustering
9 37 (33.64%) Replication
10 36 (32.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (30.00%) T-SQL
12 30 (27.27%) MS Excel
13 23 (20.91%) ITIL
14 22 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
15 21 (19.09%) SQL Server 2005
16 20 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (17.27%) SQL Server 2000
18 18 (16.36%) Oracle
19 17 (15.45%) RDBMS
19 17 (15.45%) Service Delivery
19 17 (15.45%) Relational Database
19 17 (15.45%) Capacity Planning
20 16 (14.55%) High Availability
21 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
22 14 (12.73%) PowerShell
23 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
24 12 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
24 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 12 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.27%) IIS
3 3 (2.73%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) SAN
2 3 (2.73%) Internet
3 2 (1.82%) NAS
4 1 (0.91%) DMZ
4 1 (0.91%) Intranet
4 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.91%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (32.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 33 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (19.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (17.27%) SQL Server 2000
8 17 (15.45%) RDBMS
8 17 (15.45%) Relational Database
9 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (8.18%) Oracle Database
12 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (2.73%) NoSQL
13 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (2.73%) MySQL
13 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (1.82%) DTS
15 1 (0.91%) OLTP
15 1 (0.91%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 54 (49.09%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Banking
3 8 (7.27%) Retail
4 6 (5.45%) Law
5 2 (1.82%) Legal
5 2 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.73%) .NET
1 3 (2.73%) COM
2 2 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (36.36%) Clustering
2 37 (33.64%) Replication
3 20 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.18%) Data Centre
5 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
6 7 (6.36%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.64%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.73%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.82%) Life Science
10 1 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.09%) Windows
2 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.73%) UNIX
5 2 (1.82%) Linux
5 2 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (43.64%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (20.91%) ITIL
3 22 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
4 17 (15.45%) Service Delivery
4 17 (15.45%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (14.55%) High Availability
6 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.09%) Database Security
8 9 (8.18%) Server Building
9 8 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (7.27%) Database Tuning
9 8 (7.27%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.45%) Scrum
11 5 (4.55%) DevOps
12 4 (3.64%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.64%) Migration
12 4 (3.64%) Data Management
12 4 (3.64%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 101 (91.82%) SQL
2 33 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 14 (12.73%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.55%) VBScript
4 5 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.91%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.18%) Degree
3 8 (7.27%) MCSA
4 3 (2.73%) MCP
4 3 (2.73%) MCSE
4 3 (2.73%) OCP
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.82%) PMP
5 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.82%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.82%) NFS
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.82%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 56 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.36%) Oracle
3 9 (8.18%) Cognos
3 9 (8.18%) IBM
4 8 (7.27%) VMware
5 7 (6.36%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.82%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (0.91%) NetApp
7 1 (0.91%) Sybase
South West London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package - Full details on request
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £44000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Bene
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
First Point
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
First Point
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 21 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago