Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior SQL DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1047 964 1087
Rank change year-on-year -83 +123 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL DBA 159 280 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.15% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 145 272 167
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £45,500 £42,500 £41,550
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,875 £68,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.09%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior SQL DBA in the UK

Senior SQL DBA
Top 12 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 6 months to 21 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 -93 158 £57,500 +9.52% 4
UK excluding London -38 102 £52,500 +5.00% 1
London -35 56 £65,000 +18.18% 3
North of England -26 54 £50,000 -4.76%
Yorkshire +19 50 £50,000 -
South East +32 30 £57,500 +15.00% 1
East of England +10 8 £65,000 +8.33%
Midlands +29 7 £45,000 -
North West -34 4 £47,500 -9.52%
West Midlands - 4 £55,000 -
East Midlands +28 3 £45,000 -
South West +11 3 £50,000 +8.11%

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 156 (98.11%) SQL Server
2 154 (96.86%) SQL
3 129 (81.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 118 (74.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 109 (68.55%) T-SQL
6 85 (53.46%) Performance Tuning
7 80 (50.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 76 (47.80%) Microsoft
9 64 (40.25%) Business Intelligence
10 60 (37.74%) PowerShell
11 50 (31.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 47 (29.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 40 (25.16%) High Availability
14 38 (23.90%) ETL
15 36 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 34 (21.38%) Data Modelling
17 32 (20.13%) Data Warehouse
18 31 (19.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 28 (17.61%) SQL Server 2014
19 28 (17.61%) Microsoft Certification
19 28 (17.61%) Clustering
20 27 (16.98%) Replication
21 26 (16.35%) Finance
22 25 (15.72%) MCSE
23 24 (15.09%) MCSA
24 21 (13.21%) Database Security
25 20 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
26 19 (11.95%) Cloud Computing
26 19 (11.95%) Performance Monitoring
26 19 (11.95%) Proactive Management

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 18 (11.32%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) FastStats
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (11.95%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (10.06%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.14%) SaaS
6 3 (1.89%) IaaS
7 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (98.11%) SQL Server
2 129 (81.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 118 (74.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (50.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 50 (31.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (20.13%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (19.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (17.61%) SQL Server 2014
9 17 (10.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (10.69%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (10.06%) Relational Database
11 11 (6.92%) NoSQL
12 10 (6.29%) RDBMS
13 9 (5.66%) MySQL
14 6 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (3.14%) MongoDB
16 4 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (2.52%) DB2
16 4 (2.52%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (11.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 16 (10.06%) Flyway
3 8 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (16.35%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Banking
2 4 (2.52%) Investment Banking
2 4 (2.52%) Marketing
2 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.89%) Electronics
3 3 (1.89%) Law
3 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.89%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.89%) .NET
2 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.26%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.26%) JDBC
2 2 (1.26%) ODBC
3 1 (0.63%) WSH
3 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.61%) Clustering
2 27 (16.98%) Replication
3 18 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.77%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) Equities
6 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.06%) Windows
2 3 (1.89%) Linux
2 3 (1.89%) VMS
3 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (53.46%) Performance Tuning
2 64 (40.25%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (29.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (25.16%) High Availability
5 38 (23.90%) ETL
6 34 (21.38%) Data Modelling
7 21 (13.21%) Database Security
8 19 (11.95%) Migration
8 19 (11.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 19 (11.95%) Proactive Management
9 17 (10.69%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (10.06%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (9.43%) Database Tuning
12 9 (5.66%) Capacity Management
13 7 (4.40%) Change Control
13 7 (4.40%) Network Load Balancing
14 6 (3.77%) Analytics
15 5 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (3.14%) Database Mirroring
15 5 (3.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 154 (96.86%) SQL
2 109 (68.55%) T-SQL
3 60 (37.74%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.89%) VB
4 3 (1.89%) VBScript
5 2 (1.26%) Korn
5 2 (1.26%) Perl
5 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.63%) C#
6 1 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.63%) PHP
6 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (17.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (15.72%) MCSE
3 24 (15.09%) MCSA
4 6 (3.77%) Degree
5 2 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.26%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.26%) MCITP
6 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.63%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.14%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.52%) SLA
3 3 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.52%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (2.52%) Perfmon
2 3 (1.89%) Ansible
2 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.26%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (47.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.92%) Oracle
3 5 (3.14%) Sybase
4 3 (1.89%) IBM
4 3 (1.89%) SAP
4 3 (1.89%) VMware
5 2 (1.26%) RedGate
6 1 (0.63%) Actian
6 1 (0.63%) IDERA
6 1 (0.63%) Informatica
6 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.63%) Sun