Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior SQL Server DBA was £65,000 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 Server Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1157 1125 1179
Rank change year-on-year -32 +54 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server DBA 49 118 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.062% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.065% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 43 115 95
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £51,250 £45,000 £42,100
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -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 Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior SQL Server DBA in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior SQL Server DBA in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior SQL Server DBA over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior SQL Server DBA in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior SQL Server 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 -45 49 £65,000 +30.00% 2
UK excluding London -9 27 £55,000 +10.00% 1
London -11 22 £67,500 +35.00% 1
South East +39 10 £52,500 +5.00% 1
North of England -4 8 £52,500 +3.49%
East of England +11 7 £65,000 +8.33%
Yorkshire +23 6 £55,000 +22.22%
Midlands +24 2 £55,000 +22.22%
North West -16 2 £50,000 -4.76%
West Midlands - 2 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (89.80%) SQL
3 37 (75.51%) T-SQL
3 37 (75.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (46.94%) PowerShell
6 21 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 18 (36.73%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (32.65%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (32.65%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (32.65%) Flyway
8 16 (32.65%) Data Modelling
9 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (26.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (22.45%) High Availability
12 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (18.37%) Oracle
13 8 (16.33%) Finance
14 7 (14.29%) ETL
15 6 (12.24%) Linux
15 6 (12.24%) VMware
15 6 (12.24%) Clustering
16 5 (10.20%) ITIL
16 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
17 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
17 4 (8.16%) NAS
17 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Senior SQL Server 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 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.73%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (32.65%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.08%) SaaS
6 1 (2.04%) IaaS
6 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) NAS
1 4 (8.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (75.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (26.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
6 4 (8.16%) OLTP
6 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
6 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.08%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (4.08%) MariaDB
7 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Flyway
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Electronics
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Marketing
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) JDBC
1 2 (4.08%) ODBC
2 1 (2.04%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (32.65%) Data Modelling
2 16 (32.65%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (22.45%) High Availability
5 7 (14.29%) ETL
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL
7 4 (8.16%) Change Control
7 4 (8.16%) Database Security
7 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.16%) Migration
8 3 (6.12%) Analytics
8 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.12%) Proactive Management
8 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.12%) Statistics
9 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.08%) Data Management
9 2 (4.08%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (89.80%) SQL
2 37 (75.51%) T-SQL
3 23 (46.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.08%) Korn
4 2 (4.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
1 2 (4.08%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.08%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
3 6 (12.24%) VMware
4 4 (8.16%) EnterpriseDB
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.12%) SAP
6 2 (4.08%) RedGate
6 2 (4.08%) Sybase
7 1 (2.04%) Actian
7 1 (2.04%) IDERA