The median annual salary for a DBA was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 166 163 165
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 57 105 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 1.50% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.57% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 52 102 141
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% -8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4809 6702 9653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.93% 95.54% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4416 5986 8221
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,075 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the City of London

DBA
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in the City of London

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 92 (82.14%) SQL
2 90 (80.36%) SQL Server
3 69 (61.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (51.79%) Finance
5 53 (47.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (38.39%) Performance Tuning
7 40 (35.71%) Oracle
8 36 (32.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 35 (31.25%) T-SQL
10 34 (30.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (25.89%) Replication
12 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 28 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (24.11%) Oracle Database
14 25 (22.32%) Windows
15 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
16 16 (14.29%) Linux
16 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (13.39%) Data Modelling
17 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (13.39%) High Availability
18 14 (12.50%) Windows Server
18 14 (12.50%) Clustering
19 12 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
19 12 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
20 11 (9.82%) NoSQL
20 11 (9.82%) ETL
20 11 (9.82%) ITIL
21 10 (8.93%) Financial Institution
21 10 (8.93%) Banking

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.89%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (1.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.89%) DAB
3 1 (0.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (80.36%) SQL Server
2 69 (61.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 53 (47.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (30.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (24.11%) Oracle Database
7 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (9.82%) NoSQL
10 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (8.04%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (5.36%) MySQL
13 6 (5.36%) OLTP
13 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (4.46%) OLAP
14 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
14 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (51.79%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Banking
2 10 (8.93%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Law
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.04%) .NET
2 8 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.79%) CSS
3 2 (1.79%) HTML
3 2 (1.79%) jQuery
3 2 (1.79%) ODBC
3 2 (1.79%) Web Services
3 2 (1.79%) XML
4 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.89%) Middleware
4 1 (0.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.89%) Replication
2 14 (12.50%) Clustering
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.25%) Fintech
4 5 (4.46%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.32%) Windows
2 16 (14.29%) Linux
3 14 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.04%) Unix
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.39%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (32.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (13.39%) Data Modelling
4 15 (13.39%) High Availability
5 11 (9.82%) ETL
5 11 (9.82%) ITIL
6 10 (8.93%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (8.04%) Migration
8 8 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (6.25%) Change Management
9 7 (6.25%) Data Integration
9 7 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
9 7 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.36%) Data Management
10 6 (5.36%) Database Security
10 6 (5.36%) Line Management
10 6 (5.36%) Service Management
11 5 (4.46%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (82.14%) SQL
2 35 (31.25%) T-SQL
3 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
4 9 (8.04%) PL/SQL
4 9 (8.04%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.14%) C#
6 4 (3.57%) Python
7 2 (1.79%) Java
7 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.79%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.79%) VBA
8 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Degree
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.89%) MCSA
3 1 (0.89%) MCTS
3 1 (0.89%) OCP
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.25%) Data Guard
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (2.68%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.68%) SCOM
4 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 40 (35.71%) Oracle
2 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.14%) Sybase
4 5 (4.46%) SAP
5 4 (3.57%) VMware
6 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.79%) EnterpriseDB
7 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.79%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.89%) Cognos
8 1 (0.89%) EMC
8 1 (0.89%) RedGate
8 1 (0.89%) Sun
8 1 (0.89%) Veritas
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