Period
to 11 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior SQL DBA was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1005 922 1107
Rank change year-on-year -83 +185 -90
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 150 263 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.15% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.16% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 134 257 131
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -4.35%

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 161316 168456 195963
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.53% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 130836 141806 165008
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,375 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 -52 62 £65,000 +18.18% 1
North of England -44 45 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Yorkshire -7 40 £50,000 - 1
South East +26 26 £55,000 +10.00%
East of England +5 8 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Midlands +7 6 £52,500 +16.67%
West Midlands - 5 £52,500 -
North West -39 4 £47,500 -9.52%
South West +5 3 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +16 1 - -
North East +1 1 - - 1
Senior SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior SQL DBA in the job title.

1 144 (96.00%) SQL Server
2 142 (94.67%) SQL
3 124 (82.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 112 (74.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 103 (68.67%) T-SQL
6 71 (47.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 71 (47.33%) Performance Tuning
7 68 (45.33%) Microsoft
8 64 (42.67%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (37.33%) PowerShell
10 40 (26.67%) High Availability
11 38 (25.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 38 (25.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 36 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (21.33%) Data Modelling
14 31 (20.67%) ETL
15 25 (16.67%) Clustering
15 25 (16.67%) Finance
16 24 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
17 22 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (14.67%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (14.67%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (14.67%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (14.67%) Proactive Management
18 21 (14.00%) SQL Server 2014
18 21 (14.00%) MCSE
18 21 (14.00%) Replication
19 20 (13.33%) MCSA
19 20 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
20 17 (11.33%) SQL Server 2016

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 22 (14.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) FastStats
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (14.67%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (10.67%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.33%) SaaS
6 3 (2.00%) IaaS
7 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) SAN
1 1 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (96.00%) SQL Server
2 124 (82.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 112 (74.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (47.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 38 (25.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (14.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (14.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 17 (11.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (10.00%) Relational Database
11 12 (8.00%) NoSQL
11 12 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (6.00%) RDBMS
13 7 (4.67%) MySQL
14 6 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 5 (3.33%) MongoDB
16 4 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (2.67%) OLTP
17 3 (2.00%) MariaDB
17 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Flyway
2 14 (9.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 25 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (2.67%) Banking
2 4 (2.67%) Investment Banking
2 4 (2.67%) Marketing
2 4 (2.67%) Retail
3 3 (2.00%) Electronics
3 3 (2.00%) Law
3 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) .NET
2 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.33%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.33%) JDBC
2 2 (1.33%) ODBC
3 1 (0.67%) WSH
3 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.67%) Clustering
2 21 (14.00%) Replication
3 14 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.67%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.67%) Equities
6 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (2.00%) Linux
2 3 (2.00%) VMS
3 2 (1.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (47.33%) Performance Tuning
2 64 (42.67%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (26.67%) High Availability
4 36 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (21.33%) Data Modelling
6 31 (20.67%) ETL
7 22 (14.67%) Proactive Management
8 16 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (10.00%) Database Security
10 14 (9.33%) Migration
10 14 (9.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (7.33%) Database Tuning
12 10 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (6.00%) Analytics
14 7 (4.67%) ITIL
15 6 (4.00%) Database Mirroring
16 5 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
16 5 (3.33%) Capacity Management
16 5 (3.33%) Change Control
16 5 (3.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 142 (94.67%) SQL
2 103 (68.67%) T-SQL
3 56 (37.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 3 (2.00%) VB
4 3 (2.00%) VBScript
5 2 (1.33%) Korn
5 2 (1.33%) Perl
5 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.67%) C#
6 1 (0.67%) PHP
6 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (14.00%) MCSE
3 20 (13.33%) MCSA
4 5 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.67%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.00%) SLA
3 2 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.67%) Perfmon
2 3 (2.00%) Ansible
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.00%) SCOM
3 2 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.67%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (45.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.33%) Oracle
3 5 (3.33%) Sybase
4 3 (2.00%) SAP
4 3 (2.00%) VMware
5 2 (1.33%) CommVault
5 2 (1.33%) RedGate
6 1 (0.67%) Actian
6 1 (0.67%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) IDERA
6 1 (0.67%) Informatica
6 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.67%) Sun