Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 208 214
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 12 7 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.21% 0.14% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.14% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 19
Scotland median annual salary £37,000 £30,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.33% -42.86% +23.53%
10th Percentile £33,350 £30,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £58,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 5451 4962 6098
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.92% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3491 3083 3922
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 Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 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 -13 9 £36,500 -14.12%
Glasgow -12 2 £37,500 +25.00%
West Lothian - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) MCITP
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) MCDBA
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 2 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
6 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) MCSE
6 2 (16.67%) MCSA
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
5 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (8.33%) Power BI
6 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Optimisation
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) CA