The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 179 208
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 47 79 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 1.24% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.29% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 45 71 102
Median salary £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% -4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £39,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 4963 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 96.24% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 5576 8450
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 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 93 (97.89%) SQL Server
2 81 (85.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (83.16%) SQL
4 64 (67.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (47.37%) Finance
6 43 (45.26%) Performance Tuning
7 41 (43.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
8 39 (41.05%) T-SQL
9 37 (38.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (35.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (31.58%) Oracle
12 27 (28.42%) Windows
12 27 (28.42%) PowerShell
13 25 (26.32%) Clustering
14 24 (25.26%) Oracle Database
15 22 (23.16%) Replication
16 21 (22.11%) Linux
17 20 (21.05%) Data Modelling
18 19 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (17.89%) NoSQL
19 17 (17.89%) SAN
19 17 (17.89%) High Availability
20 16 (16.84%) SQL Server 2014
21 15 (15.79%) ITIL
22 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
22 14 (14.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
23 13 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
24 12 (12.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
24 12 (12.63%) Performance Analysis

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 3 (3.16%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.05%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) SAN
2 1 (1.05%) DHCP
2 1 (1.05%) DNS
2 1 (1.05%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (97.89%) SQL Server
2 81 (85.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 64 (67.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (38.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (35.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (25.26%) Oracle Database
7 19 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (17.89%) NoSQL
9 16 (16.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (12.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (5.26%) OLAP
13 5 (5.26%) OLTP
14 3 (3.16%) MS Access
14 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
14 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 45 (47.37%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 9 (9.47%) Banking
4 5 (5.26%) Games
4 5 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.32%) Clustering
2 22 (23.16%) Replication
3 6 (6.32%) Fintech
4 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.42%) Windows
2 21 (22.11%) Linux
3 11 (11.58%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.26%) Performance Tuning
2 41 (43.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 17 (17.89%) High Availability
5 15 (15.79%) ITIL
6 12 (12.63%) Performance Analysis
7 11 (11.58%) Migration
8 9 (9.47%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.42%) ETL
10 6 (6.32%) Business Continuity
10 6 (6.32%) Data Security
10 6 (6.32%) Database Mirroring
10 6 (6.32%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.32%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.26%) Data Management
11 5 (5.26%) Information Security
11 5 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 79 (83.16%) SQL
2 39 (41.05%) T-SQL
3 27 (28.42%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.05%) C
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.53%) Degree
3 3 (3.16%) MCITP
3 3 (3.16%) MCSA
4 2 (2.11%) MCSE
4 2 (2.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Sentry
2 2 (2.11%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) Oracle
3 11 (11.58%) Sybase
4 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 4 (4.21%) Sun
6 2 (2.11%) Cognos
6 2 (2.11%) VMware
7 1 (1.05%) RedGate
7 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.05%) Tableau
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £650000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago