The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

SQL Server Database Administrator
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 151 146
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 3 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.20% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 7
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2245 2808 2977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.98% 94.77% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1379 1827 1823
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Scotland

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in Scotland

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +18 2 £40,000 +33.33%
West Lothian - 1 - -
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Scotland region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) Records Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) DTS
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) DTS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Records Management
1 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds