Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior SQL DBA was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 990 986 1061
Rank change year-on-year -4 +75 -76
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 145 158 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.099% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 116 144 176
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -7.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -7.41% -1.82%

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 155,594 153,953 182,506
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,404 128,402 154,905
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +25 62 £62,500 +4.17% 4
North of England -21 28 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +6 26 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +12 22 £50,000 -9.09%
South East -21 17 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Midlands +9 16 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +2 10 £50,000 +11.11%
West Midlands +8 6 £50,000 +10.50% 1
North West -20 1 £47,500 +5.56%
North East - 1 - -
Senior SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 139 (95.86%) SQL Server
2 137 (94.48%) SQL
3 86 (59.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 86 (59.31%) Performance Tuning
4 79 (54.48%) T-SQL
5 77 (53.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (46.21%) Microsoft
7 59 (40.69%) Business Intelligence
7 59 (40.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 58 (40.00%) High Availability
9 56 (38.62%) PowerShell
10 53 (36.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 47 (32.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (28.97%) Finance
13 38 (26.21%) Clustering
14 33 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (20.00%) Migration
15 29 (20.00%) NoSQL
16 27 (18.62%) Replication
17 25 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (14.48%) Data Virtualisation
18 21 (14.48%) HDInsight
18 21 (14.48%) Data Lake
18 21 (14.48%) Azure Data Factory
19 18 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (12.41%) SQL Server 2016
20 16 (11.03%) Oracle
21 15 (10.34%) ETL
21 15 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
21 15 (10.34%) Oracle Database

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 12 (8.28%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 59 (40.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (14.48%) Azure Data Factory
3 15 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (5.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.76%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.69%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) LAN
1 1 (0.69%) SAN
1 1 (0.69%) Skype
1 1 (0.69%) SMS
1 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (95.86%) SQL Server
2 86 (59.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 77 (53.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (36.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (20.00%) NoSQL
6 25 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (14.48%) Data Lake
7 21 (14.48%) HDInsight
8 18 (12.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (10.34%) Oracle Database
10 11 (7.59%) Relational Database
11 10 (6.90%) RDBMS
12 9 (6.21%) MySQL
12 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (4.14%) MongoDB
14 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (3.45%) HBase
Development Applications
1 13 (8.97%) TeamCity
2 9 (6.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.69%) JIRA
5 1 (0.69%) LINQPad
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (28.97%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Law
3 6 (4.14%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Advertising
4 4 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (26.21%) Clustering
2 27 (18.62%) Replication
3 10 (6.90%) Fintech
4 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) Linux
1 12 (8.28%) Windows
2 9 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (59.31%) Performance Tuning
2 59 (40.69%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (40.00%) High Availability
4 47 (32.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (20.00%) Migration
6 21 (14.48%) Data Virtualisation
7 18 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (10.34%) ETL
9 14 (9.66%) Mentoring
10 13 (8.97%) Database Security
11 11 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (7.59%) Data Modelling
11 11 (7.59%) Database Mirroring
11 11 (7.59%) DevOps
11 11 (7.59%) ITIL
12 10 (6.90%) Analytics
12 10 (6.90%) Proactive Management
13 9 (6.21%) Asset Management
13 9 (6.21%) Code Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 137 (94.48%) SQL
2 79 (54.48%) T-SQL
3 56 (38.62%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.90%) C#
4 10 (6.90%) Python
5 9 (6.21%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.21%) Perl
6 8 (5.52%) Bourne shell
6 8 (5.52%) Korn
7 6 (4.14%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.59%) MCSE
3 9 (6.21%) Oracle Certification
4 8 (5.52%) MCSA
5 6 (4.14%) Degree
6 4 (2.76%) MCDBA
6 4 (2.76%) OCP
7 2 (1.38%) MCITP
7 2 (1.38%) MCTS
7 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.38%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (6.21%) Docker
2 8 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.59%) Ansible
2 10 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (6.90%) Puppet
3 9 (6.21%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (6.21%) SCOM
4 7 (4.83%) SCCM
4 7 (4.83%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.76%) Terraform
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.69%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 67 (46.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.03%) Oracle
3 10 (6.90%) SAP
4 9 (6.21%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.52%) Google
6 5 (3.45%) AppDynamics
7 4 (2.76%) RedGate
7 4 (2.76%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.38%) CommVault
8 2 (1.38%) IDERA
8 2 (1.38%) iManage
8 2 (1.38%) VMware
9 1 (0.69%) Citrix
9 1 (0.69%) Rackspace