The median annual salary for a Senior SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Senior SQL Database Administrator
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 810 775
Rank change year-on-year +4 -35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 77 113 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 70 111 176
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year -3.00% +1.01%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior SQL DBA in the UK

Senior SQL DBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior SQL DBA in the UK

Senior SQL DBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior SQL DBA over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior SQL DBA in the UK

Senior SQL 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 SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +16 75 £50,000 -4.76% 6
West Yorkshire +29 28 £47,500 - 2
Yorkshire +17 28 £47,500 - 2
London -4 20 £62,250 +13.18% 3
Bradford - 19 £50,000 -
South East +46 18 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Surrey +30 9 £60,000 +14.28% 1
City of London +13 9 £59,500 +8.18% 1
Leeds +8 9 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Woking - 8 £60,000 - 1
Berkshire +33 4 £60,000 +20.00%
East Midlands +15 3 £45,000 -
Kent - 3 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 3 £47,750 -
Slough - 3 £60,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £45,000 -
Derby - 3 £45,000 -
Cardiff - 2 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £45,500 -
South Wales - 2 £40,000 -
Wales - 2 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
East of England - 2 £55,000 -
Wimbledon - 2 £92,500 -
Hampshire +12 1 £47,500 -5.00%
South West +6 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 -
Watford - 1 £57,500 -

Senior SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Senior SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 157 (96.91%) SQL
2 156 (96.30%) SQL Server
3 108 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
4 102 (62.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 90 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 90 (55.56%) T-SQL
6 86 (53.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 76 (46.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 69 (42.59%) Microsoft
9 48 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 47 (29.01%) Data Warehouse
11 43 (26.54%) Replication
11 43 (26.54%) SQL Server 2014
12 40 (24.69%) Clustering
13 39 (24.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 39 (24.07%) PowerShell
14 37 (22.84%) Migration
15 35 (21.60%) ETL
16 34 (20.99%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (20.37%) Capacity Planning
18 30 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (17.90%) Finance
20 25 (15.43%) High Availability
21 24 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
21 24 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
22 23 (14.20%) Database Security
23 21 (12.96%) Relational Database
23 21 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
24 19 (11.73%) NoSQL
25 18 (11.11%) Database Tuning

Senior SQL 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 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.62%) IaaS
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (96.30%) SQL Server
2 102 (62.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 90 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 86 (53.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (46.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 48 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 47 (29.01%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (26.54%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
10 21 (12.96%) Relational Database
11 19 (11.73%) NoSQL
12 13 (8.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (8.02%) RDBMS
13 9 (5.56%) MySQL
14 6 (3.70%) Power BI
15 5 (3.09%) DB2
15 5 (3.09%) MongoDB
16 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
17 3 (1.85%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (8.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 5 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.85%) Law
3 3 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.62%) Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Games
4 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.02%) .NET
2 10 (6.17%) XML
3 3 (1.85%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.85%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.54%) Replication
2 40 (24.69%) Clustering
3 21 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.85%) Fintech
5 3 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.11%) Windows
2 6 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 39 (24.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 37 (22.84%) Migration
4 35 (21.60%) ETL
5 34 (20.99%) Business Intelligence
6 33 (20.37%) Capacity Planning
7 25 (15.43%) High Availability
8 23 (14.20%) Database Security
9 18 (11.11%) Capacity Management
9 18 (11.11%) Database Tuning
10 15 (9.26%) Performance Improvement
10 15 (9.26%) Performance Management
11 13 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (6.17%) Change Control
13 10 (6.17%) Data Modelling
13 10 (6.17%) Network Load Balancing
13 10 (6.17%) Scrum
14 9 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
14 9 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (96.91%) SQL
2 90 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 39 (24.07%) PowerShell
4 12 (7.41%) C#
5 10 (6.17%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.47%) R
7 3 (1.85%) C++
7 3 (1.85%) Java
7 3 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.41%) MCSA
3 11 (6.79%) MCSE
4 9 (5.56%) MCITP
5 6 (3.70%) Degree
5 6 (3.70%) MCTS
6 3 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.85%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) SLA
2 3 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (3.09%) SQL Sentry
2 4 (2.47%) SCOM
3 1 (0.62%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (42.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.94%) IBM
3 5 (3.09%) Oracle
4 4 (2.47%) SolarWinds
4 4 (2.47%) Sun
5 2 (1.23%) RedGate
5 2 (1.23%) Tableau
5 2 (1.23%) VMware
6 1 (0.62%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.62%) Sybase
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