Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 133 140
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 15 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.43% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.46% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 10
Edinburgh median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% -14.77% -2.22%
10th Percentile £33,050 £30,000 £29,625
90th Percentile £59,000 £60,875 £54,375
Scotland median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% -16.67% +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 2579 2193 2919
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 95.35% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1437 1870
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,950 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (33.33%) Performance Management
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (26.67%) MCITP
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) C#
7 4 (26.67%) MCDBA
7 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
7 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
8 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (13.33%) Database Mirroring
9 2 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
9 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (26.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (13.33%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCDBA
2 4 (26.67%) MCITP
3 2 (13.33%) MCSA
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) CA
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk