Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 129 131
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 18 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.68% 0.36% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.38% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 14
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £30,775 £31,250 £31,725
90th Percentile £66,625 £51,625 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.41% -12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,536 2,121 2,498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.67% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,688 1,375 1,682
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,900 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in Edinburgh

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, SQL DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
8 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (22.22%) MCITP
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (22.22%) MCSA
9 4 (22.22%) MCDBA
9 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
10 3 (16.67%) CA
10 3 (16.67%) Windows
10 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
10 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
10 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (61.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (27.78%) RDBMS
5 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
9 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 2 (11.11%) Security Patching
5 1 (5.56%) Cash Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Decision-Making
5 1 (5.56%) ETL
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) MCDBA
2 4 (22.22%) MCITP
2 4 (22.22%) MCSA
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) CA
3 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle