The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL Database Administrator
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 95 96
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 4 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.40% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 7
Median salary £38,750 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.50% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1069 1249 1297
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.36% 93.28% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 693 840 786
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Edinburgh

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in Edinburgh

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in Edinburgh

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, SQL DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) Big Data
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Clustering
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) MCP

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft