Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior SQL DBA was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior SQL Database Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1002 955 1088
Rank change year-on-year -47 +133 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 152 197 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.12% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.12% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 140 189 152
England median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £71,375 £65,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -1.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 158,091 157,924 191,729
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 130,611 132,157 161,918
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Senior SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior SQL DBA in England

Senior SQL DBA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior SQL DBA in England.

Salary trend for Senior SQL DBA in England

Senior SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior SQL DBA in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior SQL DBA in England

Senior SQL DBA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior SQL DBA within the England region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 71 £65,000 +13.04% 9
North of England -59 35 £50,000 - 3
Yorkshire -4 31 £50,000 - 3
East of England +18 24 £50,000 -16.67% 3
South East +6 13 £55,000 - 1
Midlands +6 7 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Midlands +1 5 £50,000 +12.36% 1
East Midlands +12 2 - - 3
South West -7 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West -38 2 £41,250 -17.50%
North East - 2 - -
Senior SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior SQL DBA in the job title.

1 146 (96.05%) SQL Server
2 140 (92.11%) SQL
3 124 (81.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 118 (77.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 95 (62.50%) T-SQL
6 80 (52.63%) Business Intelligence
7 72 (47.37%) Performance Tuning
8 67 (44.08%) Microsoft
9 64 (42.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 57 (37.50%) PowerShell
10 57 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 45 (29.61%) High Availability
12 35 (23.03%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (19.74%) Finance
14 29 (19.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 28 (18.42%) Data Modelling
15 28 (18.42%) ETL
16 26 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (17.11%) BizTalk Server
17 25 (16.45%) Cloud Computing
17 25 (16.45%) Proactive Management
18 23 (15.13%) Migration
19 22 (14.47%) NoSQL
20 21 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (13.82%) SQL Server 2016
20 21 (13.82%) Clustering
21 16 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
21 16 (10.53%) Data Lake
21 16 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
21 16 (10.53%) Data Virtualisation

Senior SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 26 (17.11%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.66%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 57 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (16.45%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (2.63%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.63%) SaaS
6 2 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) SAN
1 2 (1.32%) SMS
2 1 (0.66%) LAN
2 1 (0.66%) Skype
2 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (96.05%) SQL Server
2 124 (81.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 118 (77.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (42.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (19.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (14.47%) NoSQL
7 21 (13.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 16 (10.53%) Data Lake
8 16 (10.53%) HDInsight
9 14 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (8.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (6.58%) Relational Database
13 6 (3.95%) RDBMS
14 4 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
15 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
15 3 (1.97%) MySQL
15 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
16 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (10.53%) Flyway
2 9 (5.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (2.63%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.66%) LINQPad
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 14 (9.21%) Law
3 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.63%) Retail
5 3 (1.97%) Electronics
5 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.97%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
6 2 (1.32%) Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.66%) Entity Framework
2 1 (0.66%) JDBC
2 1 (0.66%) LINQ
2 1 (0.66%) ODBC
2 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.82%) Clustering
2 14 (9.21%) Replication
3 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.63%) Fintech
5 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.97%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.21%) Windows
2 6 (3.95%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.97%) VMS
3 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.32%) Linux
5 1 (0.66%) Solaris
5 1 (0.66%) Unix
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (52.63%) Business Intelligence
2 72 (47.37%) Performance Tuning
3 45 (29.61%) High Availability
4 35 (23.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (18.42%) Data Modelling
5 28 (18.42%) ETL
6 25 (16.45%) Proactive Management
7 23 (15.13%) Migration
8 16 (10.53%) Data Virtualisation
8 16 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (9.21%) Analytics
10 11 (7.24%) Database Security
11 8 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (5.26%) ITIL
12 7 (4.61%) Load Balancing
13 6 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
14 5 (3.29%) Database Mirroring
15 4 (2.63%) Auto-Scaling
15 4 (2.63%) DevOps
15 4 (2.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 140 (92.11%) SQL
2 95 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 57 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 3 (1.97%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.66%) C#
6 1 (0.66%) Korn
6 1 (0.66%) Perl
6 1 (0.66%) PHP
6 1 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.55%) MCSE
3 9 (5.92%) MCSA
4 7 (4.61%) Degree
5 2 (1.32%) MCTS
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.66%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.66%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.97%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.92%) SCOM
2 7 (4.61%) SCCM
2 7 (4.61%) SCOrch
3 4 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.63%) Terraform
4 2 (1.32%) Ansible
4 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.66%) Puppet
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 67 (44.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.95%) Oracle
3 3 (1.97%) RedGate
3 3 (1.97%) SAP
3 3 (1.97%) VMware
4 2 (1.32%) CommVault
4 2 (1.32%) IDERA
4 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.32%) Sybase
5 1 (0.66%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.66%) Citrix
5 1 (0.66%) iManage
5 1 (0.66%) Informatica