The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

SQL Server Database Administrator
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 217 256
Rank change year-on-year +20 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 39 45 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 0.71% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 37 38 56
Median salary £59,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £37,800 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

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 4908 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.22% 94.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4380 5575 8455
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 Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the City of London.

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 70 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (88.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (77.14%) SQL
4 49 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (52.86%) Finance
6 34 (48.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 28 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (38.57%) Performance Tuning
9 27 (38.57%) Oracle
10 24 (34.29%) Windows
10 24 (34.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (34.29%) Oracle Database
11 22 (31.43%) Clustering
12 21 (30.00%) Data Modelling
12 21 (30.00%) T-SQL
13 20 (28.57%) Linux
13 20 (28.57%) Replication
14 17 (24.29%) PowerShell
14 17 (24.29%) SAN
15 16 (22.86%) ITIL
15 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2014
16 14 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (18.57%) High Availability
18 12 (17.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
18 12 (17.14%) Performance Analysis
18 12 (17.14%) Data Warehouse
19 11 (15.71%) Sybase

SQL Server 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 2 (2.86%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.29%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (88.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (34.29%) Oracle Database
5 24 (34.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (17.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 12 (17.14%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (15.71%) NoSQL
9 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (7.14%) OLAP
10 5 (7.14%) OLTP
11 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (2.86%) Big Data
14 1 (1.43%) OLAP Cube
14 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (52.86%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 8 (11.43%) Banking
4 5 (7.14%) Games
4 5 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.43%) Clustering
2 20 (28.57%) Replication
3 5 (7.14%) Fintech
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.29%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 27 (38.57%) Performance Tuning
3 21 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 16 (22.86%) ITIL
5 13 (18.57%) High Availability
6 12 (17.14%) Performance Analysis
7 11 (15.71%) Migration
8 9 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Business Continuity
9 6 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (8.57%) Data Security
9 6 (8.57%) ETL
9 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.57%) Process Improvement
10 5 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
10 5 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (5.71%) Performance Optimisation
11 4 (5.71%) Physical Data Model
11 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (5.71%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 54 (77.14%) SQL
2 21 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 17 (24.29%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (5.71%) MCITP
4 3 (4.29%) MCSA
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
5 2 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (38.57%) Oracle
3 11 (15.71%) Sybase
4 1 (1.43%) Cognos
4 1 (1.43%) RedGate
4 1 (1.43%) Tableau
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Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum
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