The median annual salary for a DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Database Administrator
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 170 139
Rank change year-on-year -13 -31  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 51 90 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 1.43% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.49% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 47 82 173
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £39,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  

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 4994 6046 9814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4459 5515 8410
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 2017.

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 26 June 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.

1 100 (90.09%) SQL Server
2 92 (82.88%) SQL
3 85 (76.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (62.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (45.95%) Performance Tuning
6 49 (44.14%) Finance
7 43 (38.74%) T-SQL
7 43 (38.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (37.84%) Microsoft
9 41 (36.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (32.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 34 (30.63%) Oracle
12 30 (27.03%) PowerShell
13 29 (26.13%) Replication
14 28 (25.23%) Windows
15 26 (23.42%) Oracle Database
16 25 (22.52%) Clustering
17 23 (20.72%) Linux
17 23 (20.72%) SQL Server 2012
18 21 (18.92%) Data Modelling
19 20 (18.02%) High Availability
20 19 (17.12%) NoSQL
21 18 (16.22%) SQL Server 2014
22 17 (15.32%) Performance Analysis
22 17 (15.32%) ITIL
22 17 (15.32%) SAN
23 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
23 15 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
23 15 (13.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
24 14 (12.61%) Migration

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 3 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.90%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.32%) SAN
2 1 (0.90%) DHCP
2 1 (0.90%) DNS
2 1 (0.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (90.09%) SQL Server
2 85 (76.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (62.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (38.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (32.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (23.42%) Oracle Database
7 23 (20.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (17.12%) NoSQL
9 18 (16.22%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (5.41%) OLAP
14 5 (4.50%) OLTP
14 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
16 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 49 (44.14%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Banking
3 10 (9.01%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.50%) Games
4 5 (4.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (1.80%) RESTful
3 1 (0.90%) .NET
3 1 (0.90%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.13%) Replication
2 25 (22.52%) Clustering
3 7 (6.31%) Fintech
4 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.23%) Windows
2 23 (20.72%) Linux
3 12 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.21%) Unix
5 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.95%) Performance Tuning
2 41 (36.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (18.92%) Data Modelling
4 20 (18.02%) High Availability
5 17 (15.32%) ITIL
5 17 (15.32%) Performance Analysis
6 14 (12.61%) Migration
7 10 (9.01%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (9.01%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.21%) ETL
10 7 (6.31%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (5.41%) Business Continuity
11 6 (5.41%) Data Management
11 6 (5.41%) Data Security
11 6 (5.41%) Database Mirroring
11 6 (5.41%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.41%) Process Improvement
12 5 (4.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 92 (82.88%) SQL
2 43 (38.74%) T-SQL
3 30 (27.03%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.60%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.70%) C#
5 3 (2.70%) Python
5 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.90%) C
6 1 (0.90%) Korn
6 1 (0.90%) Perl
6 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.01%) Degree
3 4 (3.60%) MCITP
4 3 (2.70%) MCSA
5 2 (1.80%) MCSE
5 2 (1.80%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Sentry
2 2 (1.80%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 34 (30.63%) Oracle
3 12 (10.81%) Sybase
4 5 (4.50%) SolarWinds
5 4 (3.60%) Sun
6 2 (1.80%) Cognos
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.80%) VMware
7 1 (0.90%) RedGate
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.90%) Tableau
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £650000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago