Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 143 129
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 20 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.62% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 10
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -14.77%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,400 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,500 £60,875
Scotland median annual salary £34,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -13.13% +6.67% -16.67%

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 2,377 2,575 2,232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 96.08% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,548 1,434
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,038
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 (90.00%) SQL
1 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) Replication
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (45.00%) Storage Management
5 9 (45.00%) Migration
5 9 (45.00%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (45.00%) Data Modelling
5 9 (45.00%) Statistics
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (10.00%) Windows
7 2 (10.00%) MCSE
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (10.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) Clustering
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (10.00%) High Availability
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (5.00%) Mentoring

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (45.00%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (45.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 9 (45.00%) Statistics
2 9 (45.00%) Storage Management
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Ivanti
3 1 (5.00%) VMware