Period
to 23 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior DBA was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

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

Senior Database Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 261 191 315
Rank change year-on-year -70 +124 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior DBA 3 2 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.050% 0.055% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.059% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
10th Percentile " £81,500 £66,750
25th Percentile £71,250 £81,875 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £85,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.71% +17.24% +18.37%
75th Percentile £73,750 £89,375 £79,375
90th Percentile " £90,500 £81,250
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £85,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -14.71% +21.43% +9.80%

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 5,562 3,388 9,537
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.56% 93.20% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,940 2,977 8,439
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,266 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.24% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

Senior DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DBA in the City of London

Senior DBA
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Senior DBA in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, Senior 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 Senior DBA in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Database Security
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (66.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) InfluxDB
2 2 (66.67%) Terraform
2 2 (66.67%) Grafana
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Task Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Social Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Senior 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) AWS
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) InfluxDB
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (66.67%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Database Security
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Task Automation
3 1 (33.33%) BCP
3 1 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Python
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) Grafana
1 2 (66.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft