Period
to 16 July 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 135 134
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 21 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 5
Edinburgh median annual salary £44,500 £41,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.88% -17.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £29,025 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £64,875 £58,750 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -27.27%

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 2,562 2,345 2,446
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.48% 94.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,648 1,471 1,519
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -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 16 July 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 16 July 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 20 (95.24%) SQL
2 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (28.57%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) RDBMS
9 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (19.05%) MCITP
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (19.05%) Performance Management
10 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (19.05%) Windows
10 4 (19.05%) MCSA
10 4 (19.05%) MCDBA
10 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
11 3 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
11 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
11 3 (14.29%) CA
11 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 3 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012

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 (19.05%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (23.81%) RDBMS
5 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
9 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Management
3 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.76%) Cash Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCDBA
2 4 (19.05%) MCITP
2 4 (19.05%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) CA
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
3 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Ivanti
4 1 (4.76%) VMware