The median annual salary for a Senior SQL DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior SQL Database Administrator
UK
Rank 782 838 830
Rank change year-on-year +56 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 82 111 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 75 104 111
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.55%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 27 March 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 27 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 +58 76 £47,500 -13.63% 12
London +37 21 £60,000 - 5
Yorkshire +25 17 £42,500 -5.55% 4
West Yorkshire +37 16 £42,500 -5.55% 4
City of London +40 15 £57,500 -4.16% 3
South East +75 14 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Leeds +22 14 £42,500 -5.55% 1
North West -12 13 £45,000 -10.00%
Kent +30 6 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Cheshire +8 6 £45,000 -
East Midlands +9 5 £45,000 -
Manchester -26 5 £51,250 -5.09%
Northamptonshire - 5 £45,000 -
Northampton - 5 £45,000 -
Berkshire +41 4 £60,000 -20.00%
Crewe -11 3 £39,500 -12.22%
Warrington - 3 £45,000 -
Woking - 3 £60,000 -
Bracknell - 3 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £44,500 - 2
Surrey - 3 £60,000 -
South West +16 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Wiltshire - 2 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £44,500 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £42,500 -
Chippenham - 2 £35,000 -
Bradford - 2 £45,000 - 3
Hampshire +23 1 - -
East of England - 1 £62,500 -
Coventry - 1 - -

Senior SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 181 (98.91%) SQL Server
2 179 (97.81%) SQL
3 102 (55.74%) Performance Tuning
4 99 (54.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 94 (51.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 89 (48.63%) Microsoft
7 87 (47.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 76 (41.53%) T-SQL
9 71 (38.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 70 (38.25%) Data Warehouse
11 58 (31.69%) Replication
11 58 (31.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 57 (31.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 50 (27.32%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 40 (21.86%) Clustering
16 38 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (20.77%) .NET
17 37 (20.22%) MS Excel
17 37 (20.22%) High Availability
18 35 (19.13%) C#
19 32 (17.49%) Disaster Recovery
20 31 (16.94%) PowerShell
21 29 (15.85%) Finance
22 28 (15.30%) Scrum
22 28 (15.30%) SQL Server 2016
23 26 (14.21%) Database Security
23 26 (14.21%) Migration
23 26 (14.21%) VB.NET
24 25 (13.66%) NoSQL

Senior SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.64%) Confluence
4 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 37 (20.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.28%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.73%) IaaS
4 5 (2.73%) PaaS
5 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.01%) SAN
2 6 (3.28%) DNS
2 6 (3.28%) Firewall
2 6 (3.28%) Internet
2 6 (3.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (98.91%) SQL Server
2 99 (54.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 94 (51.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 87 (47.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (38.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 70 (38.25%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (31.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 57 (31.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (15.30%) SQL Server 2016
10 25 (13.66%) NoSQL
11 24 (13.11%) Relational Database
12 18 (9.84%) RDBMS
12 18 (9.84%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (7.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 13 (7.10%) VLDB
15 9 (4.92%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (4.92%) MySQL
15 9 (4.92%) OLTP
16 8 (4.37%) MongoDB
16 8 (4.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.19%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 29 (15.85%) Finance
2 4 (2.19%) Retail
3 3 (1.64%) Legal
3 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.09%) Advertising
4 2 (1.09%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.77%) .NET
2 17 (9.29%) XML
3 13 (7.10%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.64%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 58 (31.69%) Replication
2 40 (21.86%) Clustering
3 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.19%) Fintech
5 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.65%) Windows
2 8 (4.37%) Windows Server
2 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (55.74%) Performance Tuning
2 50 (27.32%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (20.22%) High Availability
5 32 (17.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (15.30%) Scrum
7 26 (14.21%) Database Security
7 26 (14.21%) Migration
8 20 (10.93%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (10.38%) ETL
10 18 (9.84%) Capacity Management
11 14 (7.65%) Performance Management
12 13 (7.10%) Performance Improvement
12 13 (7.10%) Service Management
13 11 (6.01%) Data Modelling
13 11 (6.01%) Service Design
14 10 (5.46%) Analytics
14 10 (5.46%) Data Analytics
15 8 (4.37%) Data Architecture
15 8 (4.37%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 179 (97.81%) SQL
2 76 (41.53%) T-SQL
3 35 (19.13%) C#
4 31 (16.94%) PowerShell
5 26 (14.21%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.64%) C++
6 3 (1.64%) Java
6 3 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.09%) PHP
7 2 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.10%) MCITP
2 13 (7.10%) MCTS
3 6 (3.28%) Degree
4 5 (2.73%) MCSA
5 4 (2.19%) MCSE
6 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.28%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.28%) VMware ESX
1 6 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.37%) SCOM
2 3 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (1.64%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 89 (48.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.56%) Tableau
3 8 (4.37%) VMware
4 5 (2.73%) Oracle
5 4 (2.19%) IBM
6 3 (1.64%) RedGate
7 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.09%) Sun
8 1 (0.55%) Sybase
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
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Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £45k- £50k + Bonus
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45k - 55k per year
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + package
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