Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior SQL DBA was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1013 1014 937
Rank change year-on-year +1 -77 +163
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 109 156 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.093% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.096% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 93 142 268
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -4.55%

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 145,701 161,717 170,540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 95.91% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 118,439 130,783 143,962
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +51 52 £65,000 - 6
North of England -13 24 £50,000 - 8
South East +10 20 £55,000 -4.35% 5
North West +24 16 £47,500 - 6
Yorkshire -14 7 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Midlands +33 6 £47,500 +5.56%
West Midlands +35 5 £47,500 -13.64%
South West +6 3 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England +22 1 £45,000 -30.77%
East Midlands +13 1 - -
North East - 1 £45,000 -
Senior SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 105 (96.33%) SQL Server
2 104 (95.41%) SQL
3 66 (60.55%) Performance Tuning
4 62 (56.88%) T-SQL
5 51 (46.79%) Microsoft
6 44 (40.37%) Replication
6 44 (40.37%) PowerShell
7 43 (39.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (39.45%) Windows
7 43 (39.45%) High Availability
8 42 (38.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (33.94%) Clustering
10 33 (30.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 32 (29.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 32 (29.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (29.36%) Finance
12 29 (26.61%) SQL Server 2016
13 26 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (23.85%) ITIL
13 26 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (22.02%) Database Mirroring
15 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
15 23 (21.10%) Failover Clustering
15 23 (21.10%) Migration
16 22 (20.18%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (17.43%) RDBMS
17 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (17.43%) Relational Database
17 19 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
18 16 (14.68%) Performance Monitoring

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 1 (0.92%) IIS
1 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.92%) Office 365
4 1 (0.92%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) SAN
2 3 (2.75%) NAS
3 1 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (96.33%) SQL Server
2 43 (39.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (38.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (30.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (29.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (26.61%) SQL Server 2016
7 22 (20.18%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (17.43%) RDBMS
8 19 (17.43%) Relational Database
9 14 (12.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (10.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (9.17%) Big Data
12 8 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (7.34%) Snowflake Schema
13 7 (6.42%) MySQL
14 6 (5.50%) NoSQL
14 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (4.59%) DB2
15 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
15 5 (4.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.59%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (29.36%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Retail
3 4 (3.67%) Advertising
4 3 (2.75%) Billing
4 3 (2.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) .NET
2 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (40.37%) Replication
2 37 (33.94%) Clustering
3 10 (9.17%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.34%) Fintech
5 7 (6.42%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.83%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.83%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.83%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.45%) Windows
2 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.59%) Linux
4 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.75%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.55%) Performance Tuning
2 43 (39.45%) High Availability
3 32 (29.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (23.85%) ITIL
5 24 (22.02%) Database Mirroring
6 23 (21.10%) Migration
7 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (14.68%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (12.84%) Statistics
9 14 (12.84%) Storage Management
10 13 (11.93%) Performance Analysis
11 12 (11.01%) Change Management
12 10 (9.17%) Database Security
13 8 (7.34%) Change Control
13 8 (7.34%) ETL
13 8 (7.34%) Mathematics
14 6 (5.50%) BCP
14 6 (5.50%) Scrum
15 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 104 (95.41%) SQL
2 62 (56.88%) T-SQL
3 44 (40.37%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.67%) VB
5 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.09%) Degree
3 8 (7.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (6.42%) MCSE
5 5 (4.59%) MCSA
6 3 (2.75%) MCDBA
6 3 (2.75%) MCITP
7 2 (1.83%) NCIE
8 1 (0.92%) MCP
8 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) Data Quality
2 7 (6.42%) QA
3 5 (4.59%) SLA
4 3 (2.75%) PMO
5 2 (1.83%) GDPR
6 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.75%) vSphere
3 2 (1.83%) Docker
4 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (21.10%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.83%) Ansible
3 2 (1.83%) Grafana
3 2 (1.83%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.92%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (46.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) VMware
3 11 (10.09%) Oracle
4 3 (2.75%) Veeam
5 2 (1.83%) 3PAR
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco
5 2 (1.83%) HP
5 2 (1.83%) NetApp
5 2 (1.83%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.92%) Google
6 1 (0.92%) Informatica
6 1 (0.92%) RedGate
6 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.92%) Splunk
6 1 (0.92%) Tableau