Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior SQL DBA was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1010 1039 1014
Rank change year-on-year +29 -25 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 118 155 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.097% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88 138 229
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 152,471 159,982 180,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.08% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 123,740 130,074 153,744
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +37 59 £65,000 +4.42% 11
South East -25 19 £52,500 -12.50% 1
North of England -12 17 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Midlands +29 15 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -1 15 £50,000 +1.01% 2
East Midlands +7 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East of England +36 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +31 7 £50,000 +4.71% 3
North West +5 1 £47,500 -5.00%
South West +5 1 £50,000 +42.86% 1
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1
Senior SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 117 (99.15%) SQL
2 114 (96.61%) SQL Server
3 70 (59.32%) Performance Tuning
4 65 (55.08%) T-SQL
5 59 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 53 (44.92%) PowerShell
7 51 (43.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (43.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (41.53%) High Availability
9 43 (36.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 39 (33.05%) Finance
10 39 (33.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 39 (33.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (31.36%) Clustering
12 34 (28.81%) Replication
13 30 (25.42%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (21.19%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (18.64%) Migration
16 19 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (16.10%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (16.10%) Failover Clustering
17 18 (15.25%) SQL Server 2016
17 18 (15.25%) Oracle
18 17 (14.41%) Windows
18 17 (14.41%) Mentoring
19 16 (13.56%) NoSQL
19 16 (13.56%) Database Mirroring
20 14 (11.86%) ITIL
21 13 (11.02%) RDBMS

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 4 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (3.39%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 39 (33.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (4.24%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.85%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) SAN
2 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (96.61%) SQL Server
2 51 (43.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 51 (43.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (33.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 25 (21.19%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (16.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (15.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (13.56%) NoSQL
8 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database
8 13 (11.02%) RDBMS
8 13 (11.02%) Relational Database
9 8 (6.78%) MySQL
9 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (5.93%) MongoDB
11 6 (5.08%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (5.08%) Big Data
11 6 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (4.24%) Data Lake
12 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (10.17%) TeamCity
2 10 (8.47%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.85%) JIRA
7 1 (0.85%) LINQPad
7 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 39 (33.05%) Finance
2 9 (7.63%) Retail
3 5 (4.24%) Advertising
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) .NET
1 1 (0.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.36%) Clustering
2 34 (28.81%) Replication
3 12 (10.17%) Fintech
4 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.41%) Windows
2 12 (10.17%) Linux
3 9 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (59.32%) Performance Tuning
2 49 (41.53%) High Availability
3 43 (36.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (25.42%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (18.64%) Migration
6 17 (14.41%) Mentoring
7 16 (13.56%) Database Mirroring
8 14 (11.86%) ITIL
9 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (9.32%) DevOps
11 10 (8.47%) Code Optimisation
11 10 (8.47%) Configuration Management
11 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.47%) Database Security
12 9 (7.63%) Asset Management
12 9 (7.63%) Data Modelling
12 9 (7.63%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (6.78%) Performance Analysis
14 7 (5.93%) Change Management
14 7 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 117 (99.15%) SQL
2 65 (55.08%) T-SQL
3 53 (44.92%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.47%) Bash Shell
4 10 (8.47%) C#
4 10 (8.47%) Python
5 9 (7.63%) Perl
6 8 (6.78%) Bourne shell
6 8 (6.78%) Korn
7 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.85%) Java
9 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.47%) MCSE
3 9 (7.63%) MCSA
4 8 (6.78%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (5.93%) Degree
6 4 (3.39%) MCDBA
6 4 (3.39%) MCITP
6 4 (3.39%) OCP
7 3 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) SLA
2 6 (5.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.47%) Docker
2 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (16.10%) Failover Clustering
2 11 (9.32%) Ansible
3 10 (8.47%) Puppet
4 9 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.85%) Grafana
7 1 (0.85%) LiteSpeed
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 59 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.25%) Oracle
3 10 (8.47%) SAP
4 9 (7.63%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.78%) Google
6 7 (5.93%) VMware
7 5 (4.24%) AppDynamics
7 5 (4.24%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.69%) RedGate
9 1 (0.85%) iManage
9 1 (0.85%) Informatica
9 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.85%) Tableau
9 1 (0.85%) Veeam