Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

SQL Database Administrator
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 193 167
Rank change year-on-year -2 -26 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 30 23 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.53% 0.44% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.46% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 51
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,160 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £53,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -1.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5432 4977 6111
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 95.95% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3483 3096 3930
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Scotland

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in Scotland

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in Scotland

SQL DBA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Edinburgh -14 15 £36,500 -2.67%
Glasgow -19 6 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £34,400 -
West Lothian - 2 £41,250 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £41,250 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £41,500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £40,000 -
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Scotland region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 28 (93.33%) SQL Server
3 19 (63.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (56.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 9 (30.00%) T-SQL
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (23.33%) .NET
10 7 (23.33%) ITIL
11 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 6 (20.00%) C#
11 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (16.67%) Clustering
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (16.67%) Performance Management
12 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (13.33%) Database Mirroring
13 4 (13.33%) DTS
13 4 (13.33%) ERP
13 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
13 4 (13.33%) Finance
13 4 (13.33%) MCDBA
13 4 (13.33%) High Availability
13 4 (13.33%) MCITP

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (63.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (56.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (13.33%) DTS
7 3 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
7 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
7 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (6.67%) OLTP
9 1 (3.33%) DB2
9 1 (3.33%) Power BI
9 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 4 (13.33%) Database Mirroring
5 4 (13.33%) ERP
5 4 (13.33%) High Availability
6 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.00%) ETL
7 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Information Management
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Office Automation
7 2 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 9 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MCDBA
2 4 (13.33%) MCITP
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) MCSA
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) CA
3 1 (3.33%) Netezza
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk