Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £58,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

SQL Database Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 202 231
Rank change year-on-year -44 +29 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 76 154 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.74% 1.33% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.38% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 72 139 178
City of London median annual salary £58,250 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.91% -4.35% -
10th Percentile £49,250 £40,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £76,125 £70,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year +4.55% -2.22% -2.17%

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 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £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%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the City of London

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the City of London.

Salary trend for SQL DBA in the City of London

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the City of London

SQL 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 SQL DBA within the City of London region over the 6 months to 21 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 -
SQL DBA
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 75 (98.68%) SQL Server
2 71 (93.42%) SQL
3 65 (85.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (82.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (52.63%) High Availability
6 39 (51.32%) Microsoft
7 37 (48.68%) T-SQL
8 32 (42.11%) Finance
9 31 (40.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (36.84%) ITIL
11 26 (34.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (30.26%) Data Management
12 23 (30.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (28.95%) Replication
14 21 (27.63%) Data Modelling
15 20 (26.32%) Clustering
15 20 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
15 20 (26.32%) SQL Server 2014
16 19 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (23.68%) Physical Data Model
17 18 (23.68%) Performance Optimisation
17 18 (23.68%) MCITP
17 18 (23.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 17 (22.37%) Performance Tuning
18 17 (22.37%) ETL
19 13 (17.11%) Sybase
20 12 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
21 11 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
21 11 (14.47%) Linux
22 10 (13.16%) Oracle

SQL 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.26%) SaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (98.68%) SQL Server
2 65 (85.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (82.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (40.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (30.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (26.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (23.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (10.53%) MySQL
10 6 (7.89%) Big Data
10 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
11 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
11 5 (6.58%) Relational Database
11 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (3.95%) MS Access
14 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
General
1 32 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
2 8 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Games
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Law
5 3 (3.95%) Advertising
6 2 (2.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) Replication
2 20 (26.32%) Clustering
3 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.63%) Fintech
4 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (52.63%) High Availability
2 28 (36.84%) ITIL
3 23 (30.26%) Data Management
4 21 (27.63%) Data Modelling
5 20 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 19 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (23.68%) Performance Optimisation
7 18 (23.68%) Physical Data Model
8 17 (22.37%) ETL
8 17 (22.37%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.21%) Analytics
11 6 (7.89%) ITIL V3
11 6 (7.89%) Proactive Management
12 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
13 3 (3.95%) Capacity Management
13 3 (3.95%) Change Management
13 3 (3.95%) Line Management
13 3 (3.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (93.42%) SQL
2 37 (48.68%) T-SQL
3 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.89%) VB
4 6 (7.89%) VBScript
5 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (34.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (23.68%) MCITP
3 8 (10.53%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 39 (51.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) Sybase
3 10 (13.16%) Oracle
4 6 (7.89%) Bloomberg
4 6 (7.89%) Calypso
4 6 (7.89%) Murex
4 6 (7.89%) Reuters
5 2 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) RedGate