Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior DBA was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies 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.

Senior Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 928 858 896
Rank change year-on-year -70 +38 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DBA 261 387 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 213 354 330
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £44,000 £41,250 £41,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +0.96%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DBA in the UK

Senior DBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior DBA in the UK

Senior DBA
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Senior DBA in the UK

Senior DBA
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior DBA within the UK 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
England -81 255 £55,000 +10.00% 10
UK excluding London -40 166 £52,500 +5.00% 5
London -35 91 £65,000 +18.18% 5
North of England -21 75 £50,000 - 4
Yorkshire +33 60 £50,000 +5.26% 2
South East +25 52 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Midlands -5 17 £47,500 +5.56%
East Midlands +28 12 £47,500 +5.56%
East of England +14 12 £65,000 +8.33%
South West -10 8 £47,500 -2.56%
North West -56 8 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North East +16 7 £50,491 -1.88%
West Midlands -10 5 £55,000 +29.41%
Wales +17 1 £47,500 +18.51%
Scotland -15 1 £55,000 +4.76%

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior DBA in the job title.

1 215 (82.38%) SQL
2 193 (73.95%) SQL Server
3 141 (54.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 135 (51.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 123 (47.13%) T-SQL
6 121 (46.36%) Performance Tuning
7 92 (35.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 91 (34.87%) Microsoft
9 76 (29.12%) Business Intelligence
10 70 (26.82%) PowerShell
11 63 (24.14%) High Availability
12 61 (23.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 58 (22.22%) Finance
13 58 (22.22%) Oracle
14 56 (21.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 50 (19.16%) Linux
16 47 (18.01%) ETL
17 46 (17.62%) Replication
18 43 (16.48%) Clustering
19 42 (16.09%) Data Warehouse
19 42 (16.09%) Oracle Database
20 40 (15.33%) Data Modelling
21 39 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
22 38 (14.56%) SQL Server 2012
23 37 (14.18%) Migration
24 35 (13.41%) Relational Database
25 32 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
26 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
26 31 (11.88%) MySQL
27 30 (11.49%) SQL Server 2014

Senior DBA 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 18 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.15%) Apache
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.68%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.77%) FastStats
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (7.66%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (6.13%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.92%) SaaS
6 3 (1.15%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.30%) SAN
2 5 (1.92%) NAS
3 4 (1.53%) Internet
4 2 (0.77%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (73.95%) SQL Server
2 141 (54.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 135 (51.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (35.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 56 (21.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 42 (16.09%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (16.09%) Oracle Database
7 38 (14.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (13.41%) Relational Database
9 31 (11.88%) MySQL
10 30 (11.49%) SQL Server 2014
11 28 (10.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 27 (10.34%) RDBMS
13 24 (9.20%) SQL Server 2016
14 22 (8.43%) Oracle Database 12c
15 18 (6.90%) NoSQL
16 16 (6.13%) MongoDB
16 16 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
18 10 (3.83%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 16 (6.13%) Flyway
3 10 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.68%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.30%) Toad
6 4 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.77%) Subversion
9 1 (0.38%) JIRA
9 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (22.22%) Finance
2 13 (4.98%) Law
3 9 (3.45%) Marketing
4 7 (2.68%) Banking
4 7 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.92%) Retail
6 4 (1.53%) Advertising
6 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.15%) Electronics
8 2 (0.77%) Games
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (2.68%) Middleware
3 4 (1.53%) XML
4 3 (1.15%) .NET
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.15%) WSH
5 2 (0.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.77%) Angular 2
5 2 (0.77%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.77%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.77%) JDBC
5 2 (0.77%) ODBC
6 1 (0.38%) Sphinx
6 1 (0.38%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.62%) Replication
2 43 (16.48%) Clustering
3 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.13%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.30%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.53%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.77%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) Equities
9 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.38%) Online Games
9 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.16%) Linux
2 26 (9.96%) Windows
3 14 (5.36%) Unix
4 7 (2.68%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.92%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.53%) Solaris
7 3 (1.15%) VMS
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (46.36%) Performance Tuning
2 76 (29.12%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (24.14%) High Availability
4 61 (23.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (18.01%) ETL
6 40 (15.33%) Data Modelling
7 37 (14.18%) Migration
8 28 (10.73%) Performance Monitoring
9 26 (9.96%) Database Security
10 25 (9.58%) Capacity Planning
10 25 (9.58%) DevOps
11 22 (8.43%) Proactive Management
12 21 (8.05%) Mentoring
13 20 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (6.90%) Database Tuning
15 16 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (5.75%) ITIL
17 11 (4.21%) Change Control
18 9 (3.45%) Database Mirroring
19 8 (3.07%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (82.38%) SQL
2 123 (47.13%) T-SQL
3 70 (26.82%) PowerShell
4 15 (5.75%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.98%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.21%) Python
7 10 (3.83%) Perl
7 10 (3.83%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.68%) PHP
9 5 (1.92%) Korn
9 5 (1.92%) VBScript
10 3 (1.15%) VB
11 2 (0.77%) C#
11 2 (0.77%) Go
11 2 (0.77%) Haskell
11 2 (0.77%) Java
11 2 (0.77%) R
11 2 (0.77%) Ruby
11 2 (0.77%) Scala
12 1 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (10.34%) MCSA
3 25 (9.58%) MCSE
4 21 (8.05%) Degree
5 14 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (5.36%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.53%) MCDBA
7 4 (1.53%) OCP
8 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.77%) MCITP
8 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.21%) SLA
2 9 (3.45%) QA
3 8 (3.07%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (8.05%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) Firmware
5 1 (0.38%) KVM
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (8.81%) Data Guard
2 19 (7.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (5.36%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (2.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.30%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.92%) Ansible
6 5 (1.92%) SCOM
6 5 (1.92%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.53%) Perfmon
7 4 (1.53%) Puppet
8 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.77%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.38%) Salt
10 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (34.87%) Microsoft
2 58 (22.22%) Oracle
3 13 (4.98%) IBM
4 10 (3.83%) VMware
5 5 (1.92%) Netezza
5 5 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.92%) Sybase
6 4 (1.53%) EnterpriseDB
6 4 (1.53%) Percona
6 4 (1.53%) SAP
7 3 (1.15%) Actian
7 3 (1.15%) RedGate
7 3 (1.15%) Remedy
7 3 (1.15%) Siebel
8 2 (0.77%) hybris
8 2 (0.77%) Informatica
9 1 (0.38%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.38%) Murex
9 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.38%) Sun