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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 824 901 824
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -77
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server DBA 68 28 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.024% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.025% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 59 24 55
Average salary £55,000 £56,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £32,762 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,592 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-10.05% +5.88%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Senior SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 19 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 31 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 +52 58 £55,000 -4.34% 8
London +47 31 £57,500 +2.22% 6
City of London +43 20 £57,500 +4.54% 3
South East +10 13 £42,000 -20.89% 2
Crawley - 10 £42,000 - 1
West Sussex - 10 £42,000 - 1
Scotland - 7 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +7 5 - -
East of England +7 4 £50,000 -
Essex 0 4 £50,000 -
Basildon - 4 £50,000 -
Manchester +6 3 £58,000 +0.86%
North West -4 3 £58,000 +0.86%
West Midlands - 2 £49,000 -
Coventry - 2 £49,000 -
Rochdale - 2 £58,000 -
Surrey - 2 £52,500 -
Docklands, London +4 1 £60,000 -17.24%
Kent - 1 £52,500 -

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 113 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 105 (92.92%) SQL
3 58 (51.33%) Microsoft
4 57 (50.44%) Finance
5 47 (41.59%) Performance Tuning
6 45 (39.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (38.94%) Windows
8 42 (37.17%) Clustering
9 40 (35.40%) Replication
10 37 (32.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 37 (32.74%) T-SQL
11 36 (31.86%) MS Excel
12 31 (27.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (23.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (21.24%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (20.35%) ITIL
15 23 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (20.35%) Database Mirroring
16 22 (19.47%) SQL Server 2000
17 19 (16.81%) Relational Database
17 19 (16.81%) High Availability
18 18 (15.93%) Service Delivery
18 18 (15.93%) RDBMS
19 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
19 15 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
20 14 (12.39%) Capacity Planning
20 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
20 14 (12.39%) SQL Server 2012
21 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
22 12 (10.62%) BizTalk Server

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.62%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (7.96%) IIS
3 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.65%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (31.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) 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 7 (6.19%) SAN
2 4 (3.54%) Internet
3 3 (2.65%) NAS
4 2 (1.77%) DMZ
4 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.77%) DNS
5 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (39.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (32.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 31 (27.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (23.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (21.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (19.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 19 (16.81%) Relational Database
9 18 (15.93%) RDBMS
10 14 (12.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (7.08%) Oracle Database
12 7 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (3.54%) NoSQL
14 3 (2.65%) MySQL
14 3 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (1.77%) DTS
15 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
16 1 (0.88%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 57 (50.44%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Banking
3 10 (8.85%) Retail
3 10 (8.85%) Law
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) .NET
1 3 (2.65%) COM
1 3 (2.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (37.17%) Clustering
2 40 (35.40%) Replication
3 23 (20.35%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.85%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.08%) Hedge funds
6 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.65%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.77%) Life Science
9 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (38.94%) Windows
2 15 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (12.39%) 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
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.59%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (20.35%) Database Mirroring
2 23 (20.35%) ITIL
3 19 (16.81%) High Availability
4 18 (15.93%) Service Delivery
5 14 (12.39%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (8.85%) Database Tuning
6 10 (8.85%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.85%) Server Building
6 10 (8.85%) Database Security
7 9 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (7.08%) DevOps
9 6 (5.31%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (4.42%) Migration
10 5 (4.42%) Scrum
11 4 (3.54%) Data Management
11 4 (3.54%) Data Protection
11 4 (3.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 105 (92.92%) SQL
2 37 (32.74%) T-SQL
3 15 (13.27%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.08%) VBScript
4 8 (7.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.08%) MCSA
3 7 (6.19%) 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 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) QA
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 8 (7.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.77%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 58 (51.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) Oracle
3 10 (8.85%) Cognos
3 10 (8.85%) IBM
3 10 (8.85%) VMware
4 7 (6.19%) 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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