Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior SQL Server DBA was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1104 1090 1164
Rank change year-on-year -14 +74 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server DBA 47 122 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.068% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.070% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 41 119 87
England median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £51,250 £45,000 £41,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +30.00% -9.09% -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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior SQL Server DBA in England

Senior SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior SQL Server DBA in England

Senior SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior SQL Server DBA in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior SQL Server DBA in England

Senior SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 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 -22 20 £67,500 +35.00% 1
South East +33 9 £52,500 +5.00% 1
East of England +15 8 £65,000 +8.33%
North of England -19 8 £52,500 +3.49%
Yorkshire +27 6 £55,000 +22.22%
Midlands +32 2 £55,000 +22.22%
North West -24 2 £50,000 -4.76%
West Midlands - 2 £55,000 -
Senior SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (91.49%) SQL
3 38 (80.85%) T-SQL
4 36 (76.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (72.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (48.94%) PowerShell
7 21 (44.68%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
8 18 (38.30%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (34.04%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (34.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 16 (34.04%) Flyway
9 16 (34.04%) Data Modelling
10 14 (29.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (27.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (19.15%) High Availability
14 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (17.02%) Oracle
14 8 (17.02%) Finance
15 7 (14.89%) ETL
16 5 (10.64%) VMware
16 5 (10.64%) Clustering
16 5 (10.64%) Linux
16 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
17 4 (8.51%) MongoDB
17 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (8.51%) Database Security
17 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
17 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2016

Senior SQL Server 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 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 18 (38.30%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (34.04%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.26%) SaaS
5 1 (2.13%) IaaS
5 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) NAS
1 3 (6.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (76.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (72.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (29.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (27.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
7 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (8.51%) MongoDB
7 4 (8.51%) OLTP
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
8 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (4.26%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (4.26%) MariaDB
9 2 (4.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Flyway
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Electronics
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Law
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) JDBC
1 2 (4.26%) ODBC
2 1 (2.13%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (34.04%) Data Modelling
2 16 (34.04%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (19.15%) High Availability
5 7 (14.89%) ETL
6 4 (8.51%) Database Security
6 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.51%) ITIL
6 4 (8.51%) Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Change Control
7 3 (6.38%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.38%) Statistics
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.26%) Analytics
8 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.26%) Data Management
8 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.26%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (91.49%) SQL
2 38 (80.85%) T-SQL
3 23 (48.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.26%) Korn
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) MCSA
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Ansible
1 2 (4.26%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.26%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) EnterpriseDB
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 2 (4.26%) RedGate
5 2 (4.26%) Sybase
6 1 (2.13%) Actian
6 1 (2.13%) IDERA