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The median annual salary for a Senior Database Engineer was £110,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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

Senior Database Engineer
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1195 1001 763
Rank change year-on-year -194 -238 +352
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Database Engineer 21 8 6
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.007% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.008% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 2
10th Percentile £62,778 £42,300 £83,250
25th Percentile £69,500 £45,750 £88,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £110,000 £47,500 £97,500
Median % change year-on-year +131.58% -51.28% +39.29%
75th Percentile - £50,000 £108,125
90th Percentile - - £113,750
UK excluding London median annual salary - £45,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year - -43.75% +52.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Senior Database Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Database Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Database Engineer in the UK

Senior Database Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Database Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Database Engineer in the UK

Senior Database Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Database Engineer over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior Database Engineer in the UK

Senior Database Engineer
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Database Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -156 21 £110,000 +131.58% 1
London -165 21 £110,000 +131.58%
Work from Home -214 4 £69,640 -

Senior Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Senior Database Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Database Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) AWS
2 16 (76.19%) Azure
3 12 (57.14%) Python
4 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 11 (52.38%) Terraform
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
6 9 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (38.10%) Replication
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
7 8 (38.10%) Linux
7 8 (38.10%) Bash
7 8 (38.10%) DynamoDB
7 8 (38.10%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (38.10%) Ansible
7 8 (38.10%) GCP
7 8 (38.10%) Social Skills
8 7 (33.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (33.33%) Kafka
8 7 (33.33%) Hadoop
8 7 (33.33%) Puppet
8 7 (33.33%) Apache Hive
8 7 (33.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 7 (33.33%) Kerberos
8 7 (33.33%) Java
9 6 (28.57%) MySQL
9 6 (28.57%) GitHub
9 6 (28.57%) HDFS
9 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning

Senior Database Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (4.76%) Confluence
1 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 21 (100.00%) AWS
2 16 (76.19%) Azure
3 8 (38.10%) GCP
4 6 (28.57%) GitHub
5 5 (23.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 5 (23.81%) Datadog
6 3 (14.29%) Amazon S3
6 3 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Azure Storage
6 3 (14.29%) GitHub Actions
6 3 (14.29%) Pulumi
6 3 (14.29%) SaaS
6 3 (14.29%) Serverless
7 2 (9.52%) IaaS
7 2 (9.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (38.10%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (38.10%) DynamoDB
4 7 (33.33%) Apache Hive
4 7 (33.33%) Hadoop
5 6 (28.57%) MySQL
6 5 (23.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
7 3 (14.29%) Redis
7 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Flyway
2 3 (14.29%) GitLab
2 3 (14.29%) Liquibase
2 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 8 (38.10%) Social Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Games
3 3 (14.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Kafka
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Replication
2 5 (23.81%) Clustering
3 3 (14.29%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (23.81%) Analytics
2 5 (23.81%) Platform Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Task Automation
3 4 (19.05%) Agile
3 4 (19.05%) CI/CD
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure as Code
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) High Availability
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 3 (14.29%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.52%) Fintech
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Database Tuning
6 1 (4.76%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Python
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) Bash
3 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
4 7 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
6 3 (14.29%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 6 (28.57%) HDFS
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) Terraform
2 8 (38.10%) Ansible
3 7 (33.33%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (33.33%) Puppet
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) ServiceNow