The median annual salary for a Senior DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 711 771 783
Rank change year-on-year +60 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DBA 141 179 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 111 161 152
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,900 £40,000 £41,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Senior DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior DBA in the UK

Senior DBA
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 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
England +32 129 £50,000 -9.09% 19
South East +68 31 £57,500 +6.10% 2
London +10 30 £60,000 - 6
Yorkshire +35 21 £42,500 -5.55% 6
West Yorkshire +22 20 £42,500 -2.85% 5
City of London +32 17 £60,000 - 2
Leeds +22 16 £42,500 -2.85% 2
South West +28 14 £50,000 +17.64%
Kent +26 12 £50,000 -13.04% 1
North West -10 12 £45,000 -10.00%
West Midlands - 9 £42,500 - 2
Hampshire +25 8 £57,500 +35.29% 1
East Midlands +7 8 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire +39 6 £57,500 -17.85%
East of England +16 6 £42,000 -40.00% 2
Coventry - 6 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 6 £57,500 - 1
Surrey +46 5 £60,000 +33.33%
Cheshire +7 5 £43,250 -3.88%
Somerset -3 5 £55,000 +64.17%
Manchester -29 5 £51,250 -5.09%
Northamptonshire - 5 £45,000 -
Northampton - 5 £45,000 -
Woking - 4 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 4 £42,500 -
Reading +33 3 £50,000 -16.66%
Nottingham +8 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Hertfordshire +5 3 - - 1
Crewe -10 3 £39,500 -12.22%

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 236 (77.12%) SQL
2 233 (76.14%) SQL Server
3 155 (50.65%) Performance Tuning
4 135 (44.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 118 (38.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 109 (35.62%) Microsoft
7 106 (34.64%) Replication
8 103 (33.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 101 (33.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 94 (30.72%) T-SQL
11 92 (30.07%) Oracle
12 80 (26.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 79 (25.82%) Data Warehouse
14 73 (23.86%) High Availability
15 67 (21.90%) Relational Database
15 67 (21.90%) Oracle Database
16 66 (21.57%) PowerShell
16 66 (21.57%) Finance
17 63 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
18 62 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (20.26%) SQL Server 2014
19 56 (18.30%) RDBMS
20 52 (16.99%) Clustering
21 50 (16.34%) MS Excel
22 48 (15.69%) Oracle RMAN
23 47 (15.36%) NoSQL
24 40 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
25 38 (12.42%) .NET
25 38 (12.42%) Windows
26 37 (12.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

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 12 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.98%) Confluence
4 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 50 (16.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (4.90%) Oracle Applications
1 15 (4.90%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.63%) IaaS
4 5 (1.63%) PaaS
5 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.59%) SAN
2 6 (1.96%) DNS
2 6 (1.96%) Firewall
2 6 (1.96%) Internet
2 6 (1.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (76.14%) SQL Server
2 135 (44.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 118 (38.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (33.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 101 (33.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 80 (26.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 79 (25.82%) Data Warehouse
8 67 (21.90%) Oracle Database
8 67 (21.90%) Relational Database
9 62 (20.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 56 (18.30%) RDBMS
11 47 (15.36%) NoSQL
12 35 (11.44%) MongoDB
13 31 (10.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 30 (9.80%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (8.17%) MySQL
16 21 (6.86%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
18 17 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 14 (4.58%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 28 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (7.84%) Toad
3 10 (3.27%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.63%) JIRA
4 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.31%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 66 (21.57%) Finance
2 9 (2.94%) Retail
3 4 (1.31%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.98%) Legal
5 2 (0.65%) Advertising
5 2 (0.65%) Law
5 2 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.33%) Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.42%) .NET
2 17 (5.56%) XML
3 12 (3.92%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.31%) MDX
5 3 (0.98%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.65%) Middleware
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.33%) J2EE
7 1 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.33%) Sensu
7 1 (0.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 106 (34.64%) Replication
2 52 (16.99%) Clustering
3 18 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.61%) Fintech
5 6 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.31%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.42%) Windows
2 27 (8.82%) Unix
3 26 (8.50%) Linux
4 11 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.96%) Solaris
6 6 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.63%) AIX
8 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (50.65%) Performance Tuning
2 73 (23.86%) High Availability
3 63 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (11.11%) Migration
7 33 (10.78%) Database Security
8 32 (10.46%) Capacity Planning
9 31 (10.13%) ETL
10 29 (9.48%) Scrum
11 19 (6.21%) Capacity Management
12 16 (5.23%) Data Modelling
13 15 (4.90%) Performance Management
14 14 (4.58%) Performance Improvement
14 14 (4.58%) Performance Monitoring
14 14 (4.58%) Service Management
15 12 (3.92%) Analytics
15 12 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (3.92%) Data Analytics
16 11 (3.59%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 236 (77.12%) SQL
2 94 (30.72%) T-SQL
3 66 (21.57%) PowerShell
4 36 (11.76%) C#
5 32 (10.46%) Shell Script
6 25 (8.17%) VB.NET
7 21 (6.86%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.31%) Java
8 4 (1.31%) PHP
8 4 (1.31%) Python
9 3 (0.98%) C++
10 2 (0.65%) R
11 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.33%) Perl
11 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.58%) Degree
3 12 (3.92%) MCITP
3 12 (3.92%) MCTS
4 6 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.63%) MCSA
5 5 (1.63%) OCP
5 5 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.31%) MCSE
7 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.27%) SLA
2 6 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.98%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (6.54%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.96%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.63%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.63%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 48 (15.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 37 (12.09%) Data Guard
2 37 (12.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 30 (9.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 24 (7.84%) Tivoli
4 24 (7.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (2.61%) SCOM
6 6 (1.96%) Galera Cluster
7 4 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.98%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.65%) Puppet
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.33%) Grafana
10 1 (0.33%) Graphite
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 109 (35.62%) Microsoft
2 92 (30.07%) Oracle
3 28 (9.15%) IBM
4 20 (6.54%) VMware
5 12 (3.92%) Tableau
6 6 (1.96%) Percona
7 4 (1.31%) Sun
8 3 (0.98%) RedGate
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.65%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.33%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.33%) Remedy
10 1 (0.33%) SAP
10 1 (0.33%) Splunk
10 1 (0.33%) Sybase
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