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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 871 808 858
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server DBA 34 65 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.061% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.065% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 33 62 36
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £60,000 £49,750
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +20.60%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
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 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 23 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 21 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 23 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 -49 34 £57,500 -4.16%
London -20 15 £61,500 +2.50%
South East -23 7 £60,000 -
Hampshire - 7 £60,000 -
North West -14 3 £57,500 -
Yorkshire -40 3 £57,500 +43.75%
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £45,000 -
Manchester - 3 £57,500 -
East of England -11 2 £52,500 +16.66%
West Midlands -14 1 £48,000 -
Northampton - 1 £45,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £57,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 £57,500 -
Winchester - 1 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £52,500 -
Essex - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £57,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £48,000 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £52,500 -

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 64 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (57.81%) SQL
3 31 (48.44%) Replication
4 26 (40.63%) T-SQL
4 26 (40.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (39.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (39.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (32.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
9 17 (26.56%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (23.44%) ETL
10 15 (23.44%) Finance
11 14 (21.88%) Oracle
12 12 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 11 (17.19%) Clustering
14 10 (15.63%) Perl
14 10 (15.63%) Windows
14 10 (15.63%) Performance Analysis
15 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
15 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
15 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (14.06%) RDBMS
16 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
16 8 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
16 8 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (12.50%) Data Guard
17 7 (10.94%) Capacity Planning

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 4 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.13%) WorkSite
3 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Lawson
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) LDAP
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (40.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (39.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (39.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (32.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
6 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
6 9 (14.06%) RDBMS
7 7 (10.94%) MySQL
7 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (6.25%) OLAP
9 4 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (6.25%) SQLPlus
9 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (4.69%) DTS
10 3 (4.69%) OLTP
11 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) MDX
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.56%) COM
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (48.44%) Replication
2 11 (17.19%) Clustering
3 1 (1.56%) Statistics
3 1 (1.56%) Spread Betting
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (23.44%) ETL
3 12 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (15.63%) Performance Analysis
5 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.94%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.38%) Migration
8 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.81%) High Availability
9 4 (6.25%) Database Security
9 4 (6.25%) Scrum
9 4 (6.25%) BCP
10 2 (3.13%) Benchmarking
10 2 (3.13%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.13%) Validation
10 2 (3.13%) ERP
10 2 (3.13%) Refactoring
10 2 (3.13%) Release Management
10 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.13%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 37 (57.81%) SQL
2 26 (40.63%) T-SQL
3 12 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 10 (15.63%) Perl
5 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 7 (10.94%) C#
7 4 (6.25%) Python
8 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.13%) MCTS
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Data Guard
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (3.13%) Nagios
3 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 2 (3.13%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) Munin
3 2 (3.13%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.13%) SCSM
3 2 (3.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.88%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) Informatica
4 1 (1.56%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.56%) Splunk
4 1 (1.56%) Sybase
4 1 (1.56%) Sun