The median annual salary for a Senior SQL Server DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
UK
Rank 824 881 903
Rank change year-on-year +57 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior SQL Server DBA 25 65 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.063% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.066% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 21 62 49
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,000 £73,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +19.44% -14.28%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior SQL Server DBA in the UK

Senior SQL Server DBA
Top 24 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 3 months to 23 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 +54 24 £56,250 -2.17% 2
London +50 9 £57,500 -4.16% 1
City of London +34 6 £57,500 -4.16% 1
North West -13 6 £52,500 +5.00%
South East +64 5 £65,000 -1.88%
Kent +21 3 £65,000 +13.04%
Manchester -24 3 £52,500 +5.00%
South West +19 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Cheshire - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £35,000 -
Chippenham - 2 £35,000 -
Berkshire +28 1 £55,000 -26.66%
Yorkshire +19 1 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England - 1 £62,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £50,000 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £80,000 -
Hull - 1 £50,000 -
Essex - 1 £62,500 -

Senior SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 51 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (94.12%) SQL
3 34 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (64.71%) T-SQL
4 33 (64.71%) Performance Tuning
5 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
6 25 (49.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (33.33%) High Availability
9 16 (31.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
10 15 (29.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (25.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (25.49%) Replication
11 13 (25.49%) .NET
12 12 (23.53%) VB.NET
12 12 (23.53%) C#
12 12 (23.53%) .NET Framework
12 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (21.57%) Clustering
13 11 (21.57%) Finance
13 11 (21.57%) Migration
14 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (17.65%) NoSQL
15 8 (15.69%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2016

Senior SQL Server 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 3 (5.88%) Confluence
1 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 34 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (49.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (31.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (29.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (17.65%) NoSQL
7 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (15.69%) MySQL
8 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (13.73%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
10 4 (7.84%) RDBMS
10 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
11 3 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (5.88%) Power BI
11 3 (5.88%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) .NET
2 12 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.96%) COM
3 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Replication
2 11 (21.57%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (33.33%) High Availability
3 15 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (25.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (21.57%) Migration
6 8 (15.69%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (13.73%) ETL
8 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.80%) Database Security
9 4 (7.84%) Database Optimisation
10 3 (5.88%) Analytics
10 3 (5.88%) Data Analytics
10 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (5.88%) User Stories
11 2 (3.92%) CRM
11 2 (3.92%) Data Protection
11 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
12 1 (1.96%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 48 (94.12%) SQL
2 33 (64.71%) T-SQL
3 12 (23.53%) C#
3 12 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.76%) MCSA
3 5 (9.80%) MCSE
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) RedGate
2 4 (7.84%) Tableau
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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