Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 175 174
Rank change year-on-year -59 -1 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 90 186 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.88% 1.59% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.65% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 83 167 251
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% -
10th Percentile £46,850 £40,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £79,500 £70,500 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% -

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 9701 11267 16153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.40% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8787 10272 14032
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in the City of London

DBA
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 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
London Bridge - 2 £52,500 -
DBA
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 85 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 81 (90.00%) SQL
3 69 (76.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (73.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (48.89%) High Availability
6 43 (47.78%) Microsoft
7 41 (45.56%) T-SQL
8 36 (40.00%) Finance
9 34 (37.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (31.11%) ITIL
10 28 (31.11%) Replication
11 26 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (28.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (26.67%) Data Management
13 23 (25.56%) Clustering
14 22 (24.44%) SQL Server 2014
15 21 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
15 21 (23.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (23.33%) Data Modelling
16 20 (22.22%) Oracle
16 20 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
17 18 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
17 18 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
17 18 (20.00%) ETL
17 18 (20.00%) MCITP
18 16 (17.78%) Linux
19 15 (16.67%) Sybase
20 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
21 13 (14.44%) MySQL

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 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.11%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) FastStats
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.44%) SaaS
4 2 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 69 (76.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (73.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (37.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (28.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (24.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (23.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (14.44%) MySQL
9 12 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database
10 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (6.67%) Big Data
11 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (6.67%) Relational Database
12 5 (5.56%) NoSQL
12 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
14 3 (3.33%) RDBMS
General
1 36 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Banking
3 8 (8.89%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.56%) Games
4 5 (5.56%) Retail
5 4 (4.44%) Law
6 3 (3.33%) Advertising
7 2 (2.22%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) JDBC
3 1 (1.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.11%) Replication
2 23 (25.56%) Clustering
3 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.22%) Fintech
4 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Linux
2 9 (10.00%) Windows
3 5 (5.56%) Unix
4 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.89%) High Availability
2 28 (31.11%) ITIL
3 24 (26.67%) Data Management
4 21 (23.33%) Data Modelling
4 21 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 18 (20.00%) ETL
6 18 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 18 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
7 14 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.78%) Analytics
9 6 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 6 (6.67%) Proactive Management
10 5 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.44%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.44%) Migration
12 3 (3.33%) Change Management
12 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 81 (90.00%) SQL
2 41 (45.56%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.67%) VB
4 6 (6.67%) VBScript
5 4 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.33%) Korn
7 2 (2.22%) Perl
7 2 (2.22%) Python
8 1 (1.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (20.00%) MCITP
3 8 (8.89%) Degree
4 4 (4.44%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) MCSA
5 1 (1.11%) OCP
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) Perfmon
2 2 (2.22%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.11%) Control-M
3 1 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (47.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.22%) Oracle
3 15 (16.67%) Sybase
4 7 (7.78%) Murex
5 6 (6.67%) Bloomberg
5 6 (6.67%) Calypso
5 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.67%) Reuters
6 2 (2.22%) SAP
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) IBM
7 1 (1.11%) RedGate
7 1 (1.11%) VMware