Period
to 28 May 2020

The median annual salary for a DBA was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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

Database Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 247 273
Rank change year-on-year +28 +26 -48
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 35 80 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.83% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 35 77 61
Median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - +3.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £39,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,000 £76,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -12.50% +1.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,457 9,586 10,193
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 95.40% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,620 8,532 9,036
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +6.56% +1.67%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the City of London

DBA
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBA in the City of London.

Salary trend for DBA in the City of London

DBA
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBA in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Salary histogram for DBA in the City of London

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 34 (97.14%) SQL
2 30 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 21 (60.00%) Azure
4 19 (54.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (51.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (45.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (40.00%) Windows
7 14 (40.00%) ITIL
8 13 (37.14%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (37.14%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (37.14%) Power BI
8 13 (37.14%) Power Platform
9 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (31.43%) T-SQL
10 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
11 10 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (25.71%) Oracle
12 9 (25.71%) Management Information System
12 9 (25.71%) Finance
12 9 (25.71%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (25.71%) IaaS
12 9 (25.71%) PaaS
12 9 (25.71%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (22.86%) Data Lake
13 8 (22.86%) Proactive Monitoring
13 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (22.86%) Change Management
14 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (5.71%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (60.00%) Azure
2 13 (37.14%) Power Platform
3 9 (25.71%) Azure Data Factory
3 9 (25.71%) IaaS
3 9 (25.71%) PaaS
4 7 (20.00%) AWS
5 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (8.57%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) NAS
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 19 (54.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (51.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (45.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (37.14%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (37.14%) Power BI
6 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (25.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (22.86%) Data Lake
9 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 5 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
11 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
11 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (5.71%) GitLab
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Replication
3 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.86%) Equities
5 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) ITIL
2 13 (37.14%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (22.86%) Change Management
5 8 (22.86%) Proactive Monitoring
5 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.14%) DevOps
6 6 (17.14%) ETL
7 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (14.29%) Release Management
8 3 (8.57%) High Availability
8 3 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
8 3 (8.57%) Statistics
8 3 (8.57%) Technology Roadmap
9 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.71%) Code Optimisation
9 2 (5.71%) Database Mirroring
9 2 (5.71%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 34 (97.14%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) T-SQL
3 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) C#
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) Korn
6 1 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) MCSA
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Control-M
2 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) VMware