Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 124 129
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 15 11 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.57% 0.50% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.52% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 17
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £33,450
90th Percentile £63,750 £52,500 £56,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £39,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.92% -11.67% +5.88%

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 2,533 2,102 2,679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.38% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,603 1,414 1,730
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £28,487
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +2.41%

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 19 January 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 19 January 2018, 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 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (33.33%) Performance Management
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
8 4 (26.67%) MCDBA
8 4 (26.67%) C#
8 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
8 4 (26.67%) .NET
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) MCITP
8 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
8 4 (26.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
9 3 (20.00%) MCSE
9 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (20.00%) CA
10 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (13.33%) MCSA
10 2 (13.33%) ITIL

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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (26.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
5 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCDBA
2 4 (26.67%) MCITP
3 3 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds