The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 205 253
Rank change year-on-year +16 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 34 63 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.88% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.92% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 34 63 60
Median salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £36,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,900 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.52%  

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 4931 6867 9910
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.84% 95.64% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4530 6136 8443
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,780 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (69.23%) SQL
4 28 (53.85%) Finance
5 27 (51.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (42.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (42.31%) Oracle
7 19 (36.54%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (34.62%) Oracle Database
8 18 (34.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (28.85%) Windows
9 15 (28.85%) Data Modelling
10 13 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
11 11 (21.15%) Linux
11 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
12 10 (19.23%) Financial Institution
13 9 (17.31%) ITIL
13 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (15.38%) Windows Server
14 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (15.38%) SAN
14 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (15.38%) Replication
14 8 (15.38%) Degree
15 7 (13.46%) Banking
15 7 (13.46%) Migration
15 7 (13.46%) Clustering

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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (1.92%) DAB
2 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (51.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (34.62%) Oracle Database
4 18 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (34.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (11.54%) NoSQL
7 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (9.62%) OLAP
8 5 (9.62%) OLTP
8 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (53.85%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Financial Institution
3 7 (13.46%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Replication
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Windows
2 11 (21.15%) Linux
3 8 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (36.54%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (28.85%) Data Modelling
4 9 (17.31%) ITIL
5 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (13.46%) Migration
7 6 (11.54%) High Availability
8 5 (9.62%) ETL
9 4 (7.69%) Analytics
9 4 (7.69%) Data Integration
9 4 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
9 4 (7.69%) Information Security
9 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
9 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (7.69%) Security Patching
9 4 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (7.69%) Service Management
9 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) SQL
2 13 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.85%) MCSA
3 2 (3.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Oracle
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Sybase
4 2 (3.85%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (1.92%) EMC
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
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