Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £58,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 277 238
Rank change year-on-year +38 -39 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 84 71 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.84% 0.65% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.68% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 70 55 86
City of London median annual salary £58,250 £55,500 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.95% -5.93% +7.27%
10th Percentile £50,375 £32,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -3.48% +4.55%

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 9,567 10,483 9,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 95.99% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,429 9,360 8,729
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.69% +2.50% +4.35%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019, 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 76 (90.48%) SQL
1 76 (90.48%) SQL Server
2 43 (51.19%) AWS
3 37 (44.05%) Windows
4 36 (42.86%) Azure
5 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
6 33 (39.29%) ITIL
6 33 (39.29%) Windows Server
7 31 (36.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (32.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (32.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (30.95%) Change Management
9 26 (30.95%) Finance
10 25 (29.76%) T-SQL
11 24 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (27.38%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (23.81%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (22.62%) Proactive Monitoring
15 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (21.43%) PowerShell
16 18 (21.43%) Replication
17 17 (20.24%) Migration
17 17 (20.24%) Power Platform
17 17 (20.24%) Power BI
18 16 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
19 15 (17.86%) Relational Database
20 14 (16.67%) Oracle

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 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.19%) IIS
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 43 (51.19%) AWS
2 36 (42.86%) Azure
3 17 (20.24%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.38%) Datadog
4 2 (2.38%) GCP
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) SAN
2 8 (9.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (90.48%) SQL Server
2 31 (36.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 27 (32.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (32.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (27.38%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (23.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 18 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (20.24%) Power BI
10 15 (17.86%) Relational Database
11 9 (10.71%) MySQL
11 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (9.52%) Amazon Aurora
12 8 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (9.52%) OLTP
13 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2017
14 4 (4.76%) InfluxDB
14 4 (4.76%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.19%) Subversion
2 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.76%) Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Military
5 1 (1.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) RESTful
1 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Replication
2 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.48%) Clustering
3 12 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (11.90%) Management Information System
5 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (44.05%) Windows
2 33 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.76%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) ITIL
2 26 (30.95%) Change Management
3 22 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (22.62%) Proactive Monitoring
5 17 (20.24%) Migration
6 16 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (15.48%) Database Mirroring
7 13 (15.48%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (14.29%) High Availability
9 11 (13.10%) Statistics
10 10 (11.90%) Database Theory
10 10 (11.90%) Relational Database Theory
11 9 (10.71%) Decision-Making
11 9 (10.71%) Release Management
12 8 (9.52%) Runbook
13 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (7.14%) DevOps
13 6 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 76 (90.48%) SQL
2 25 (29.76%) T-SQL
3 18 (21.43%) PowerShell
4 7 (8.33%) Python
5 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.38%) C
6 2 (2.38%) Java
7 1 (1.19%) C#
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) VBA
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) GDPR
3 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.95%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (4.76%) Ansible
3 4 (4.76%) Grafana
4 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.38%) Galera Cluster
5 2 (2.38%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.38%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) IBM
3 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.38%) Percona
4 2 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (1.19%) iManage
5 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft