The median annual salary for a Senior DBA was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 791 706
Rank change year-on-year +29 -85  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DBA 112 156 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 101 149 230
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,909 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,312
% change year-on-year - +3.49%  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +10 108 £52,500 -4.54% 13
Yorkshire +19 35 £47,500 +5.55% 2
West Yorkshire +31 32 £47,500 +5.55% 2
South East +46 28 £60,000 +17.07% 3
London -11 24 £62,000 -0.80% 6
Bradford - 18 £50,000 - 1
Leeds +11 14 £45,000 -5.26% 1
City of London +10 12 £58,500 +6.36% 2
Surrey +43 10 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Hampshire +31 8 £55,000 +11.67% 1
South West +12 8 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Woking - 8 £60,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 8 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands +22 6 £45,000 -11.76% 1
Berkshire +28 5 £60,000 +4.34%
East Midlands +20 4 £45,000 -
Kent - 4 £42,500 - 1
Derbyshire +11 3 £45,000 +11.11%
East of England -1 3 £52,500 -4.54%
South Yorkshire - 3 £34,000 -
Coventry - 3 £42,500 - 1
Derby - 3 £45,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £34,000 -
Slough - 3 £60,000 -
South Wales +15 2 £40,000 -13.51%
Wales +13 2 £40,000 -13.51%
Devon +4 2 £28,591 -13.36%
Hertfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
Cardiff - 2 £40,000 -
Exeter - 2 £28,591 -

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 216 (85.71%) SQL
2 196 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 146 (57.94%) Performance Tuning
4 121 (48.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 105 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 102 (40.48%) T-SQL
7 101 (40.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 85 (33.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 79 (31.35%) Microsoft
10 70 (27.78%) Replication
11 64 (25.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 59 (23.41%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (23.02%) Oracle
14 56 (22.22%) PowerShell
15 48 (19.05%) High Availability
15 48 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
16 47 (18.65%) Clustering
16 47 (18.65%) Finance
17 45 (17.86%) Migration
18 44 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
19 42 (16.67%) ETL
20 41 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
20 41 (16.27%) Oracle Database
20 41 (16.27%) Relational Database
21 37 (14.68%) Capacity Planning
22 34 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
23 33 (13.10%) NoSQL
24 32 (12.70%) RDBMS
25 30 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
25 30 (11.90%) Linux

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 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
1 18 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.40%) IaaS
2 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.98%) SAN
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 121 (48.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 105 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 101 (40.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (33.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 64 (25.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 59 (23.41%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
9 41 (16.27%) Oracle Database
9 41 (16.27%) Relational Database
10 33 (13.10%) NoSQL
11 32 (12.70%) RDBMS
12 30 (11.90%) MongoDB
13 29 (11.51%) MySQL
14 27 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (10.32%) SQL Server 2016
16 25 (9.92%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 12 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
19 11 (4.37%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 15 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (3.17%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.38%) Toad
5 4 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.79%) JIRA
7 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 47 (18.65%) Finance
2 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.19%) Law
4 3 (1.19%) Legal
4 3 (1.19%) Retail
5 2 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.56%) .NET
2 11 (4.37%) XML
3 3 (1.19%) MSMQ
4 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (0.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.40%) SAML
5 1 (0.40%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 70 (27.78%) Replication
2 47 (18.65%) Clustering
3 27 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.59%) Fintech
6 4 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.79%) NHS
9 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.90%) Linux
1 30 (11.90%) Windows
2 11 (4.37%) Unix
3 9 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.59%) Solaris
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.79%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (57.94%) Performance Tuning
2 48 (19.05%) High Availability
3 45 (17.86%) Migration
4 44 (17.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (16.67%) ETL
6 41 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (14.68%) Capacity Planning
8 34 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (10.71%) Database Security
10 19 (7.54%) Database Tuning
11 18 (7.14%) Capacity Management
12 15 (5.95%) Performance Improvement
12 15 (5.95%) Performance Management
12 15 (5.95%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (5.16%) Mentoring
13 13 (5.16%) Scrum
14 12 (4.76%) Data Modelling
15 11 (4.37%) Microservices
15 11 (4.37%) Server Monitoring
16 10 (3.97%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 216 (85.71%) SQL
2 102 (40.48%) T-SQL
3 56 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 20 (7.94%) PL/SQL
5 18 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 14 (5.56%) C#
7 11 (4.37%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.38%) R
9 4 (1.59%) Java
9 4 (1.59%) Python
10 3 (1.19%) C++
10 3 (1.19%) Perl
10 3 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.14%) Degree
3 14 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (4.37%) MCSA
5 10 (3.97%) MCITP
5 10 (3.97%) MCSE
6 7 (2.78%) MCTS
7 5 (1.98%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.98%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.19%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.37%) SLA
2 7 (2.78%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.79%) KVM
5 1 (0.40%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (10.32%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (7.14%) Data Guard
3 10 (3.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (2.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 6 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.59%) Puppet
7 4 (1.59%) SCOM
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Sentry
8 3 (1.19%) Galera Cluster
9 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.40%) Grafana
10 1 (0.40%) Graphite
10 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.40%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (31.35%) Microsoft
2 58 (23.02%) Oracle
3 19 (7.54%) VMware
4 17 (6.75%) IBM
5 6 (2.38%) Sun
6 5 (1.98%) Percona
7 4 (1.59%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.19%) Netezza
8 3 (1.19%) RedGate
9 2 (0.79%) Tableau
10 1 (0.40%) IDERA
10 1 (0.40%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.40%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.40%) Splunk
10 1 (0.40%) Sybase
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greenwich
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Modis International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £50k
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days Hol
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Posted: 23 days ago