Period
to 22 October 2021

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 October 2021.

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
22 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 249 178 267
Rank change year-on-year -71 +89 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 9 10 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.28% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.30% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 52
10th Percentile £59,000 £42,400 "
25th Percentile £60,000 £42,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% - -2.22%
75th Percentile £70,625 £67,500 £64,063
90th Percentile £73,750 £85,250 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -6.38%

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 5,605 3,385 9,544
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.56% 93.25% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,976 2,973 8,447
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,016 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.88% +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%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a proportion 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

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

Salary trend 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 22 October 2021, SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (66.67%) Azure
4 5 (55.56%) High Availability
4 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) ETL
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) Clustering
5 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 4 (44.44%) Database Security
5 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (33.33%) Docker
6 3 (33.33%) Terraform
6 3 (33.33%) AWS
6 3 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (33.33%) Replication
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (33.33%) Python

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Azure
2 3 (33.33%) AWS
3 2 (22.22%) Power Platform
4 1 (11.11%) IaaS
4 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (22.22%) InfluxDB
6 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (22.22%) Power BI
6 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
6 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) DTS
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) High Availability
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Database Security
2 4 (44.44%) ETL
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Master Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Presales
4 2 (22.22%) Server Hardening
4 2 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Docker
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Terraform
2 2 (22.22%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Grafana
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) RedGate
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas