The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 178 190 196
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 45 77 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 1.10% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.15% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 45 76 112
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £39,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,250 £70,000
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 4809 6702 9653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.93% 95.54% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4416 5986 8221
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,075 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the City of London

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 (92.59%) SQL Server
2 68 (83.95%) SQL
3 59 (72.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (54.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (50.62%) Finance
6 35 (43.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (39.51%) Performance Tuning
8 31 (38.27%) Oracle
9 30 (37.04%) T-SQL
10 29 (35.80%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (30.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
12 22 (27.16%) Windows
13 20 (24.69%) Oracle Database
14 16 (19.75%) Replication
14 16 (19.75%) PowerShell
15 15 (18.52%) Data Modelling
16 14 (17.28%) Linux
16 14 (17.28%) High Availability
17 13 (16.05%) Windows Server
17 13 (16.05%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (16.05%) Clustering
17 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (12.35%) ITIL
18 10 (12.35%) Financial Institution
18 10 (12.35%) NoSQL
18 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2014
19 9 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
19 9 (11.11%) ETL
19 9 (11.11%) Banking

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.47%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.23%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) IaaS
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) SAN
2 2 (2.47%) LDAP
3 1 (1.23%) DAB
3 1 (1.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (92.59%) SQL Server
2 59 (72.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (54.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (35.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (30.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (24.69%) Oracle Database
7 13 (16.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (12.35%) NoSQL
8 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (7.41%) OLTP
11 5 (6.17%) OLAP
11 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (3.70%) MySQL
12 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
12 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
12 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 41 (50.62%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Financial Institution
3 9 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) ODBC
3 2 (2.47%) XML
4 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Replication
2 13 (16.05%) Clustering
3 5 (6.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Fintech
4 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.16%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) Linux
3 13 (16.05%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 32 (39.51%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (18.52%) Data Modelling
4 14 (17.28%) High Availability
5 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (12.35%) ITIL
7 9 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (11.11%) ETL
8 7 (8.64%) Migration
9 6 (7.41%) Database Mirroring
9 6 (7.41%) Service Management
10 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.17%) Data Management
10 5 (6.17%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (4.94%) Analytics
11 4 (4.94%) Change Management
11 4 (4.94%) Database Security
11 4 (4.94%) DevOps
11 4 (4.94%) Information Security
11 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (83.95%) SQL
2 30 (37.04%) T-SQL
3 16 (19.75%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.47%) C#
6 2 (2.47%) Java
6 2 (2.47%) VBA
7 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.23%) MCSA
3 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.70%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 31 (38.27%) Oracle
2 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.94%) Sybase
3 4 (4.94%) VMware
4 3 (3.70%) SAP
4 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.47%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.47%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.23%) Cognos
6 1 (1.23%) EMC
6 1 (1.23%) RedGate
6 1 (1.23%) Sun
6 1 (1.23%) Veritas
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