Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 267 280
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 +92
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 55 81 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.72% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 52 70 116
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £56,250 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% -2.17% -
10th Percentile £44,300 £46,125 £43,750
90th Percentile £71,125 £71,250 £76,875
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% -

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 9690 11231 16273
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.42% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8777 10236 14140
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the City of London

SQL Server DBA
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 2 £52,500 -
SQL Server DBA
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (94.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (90.91%) SQL
4 49 (89.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (58.18%) High Availability
6 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
7 27 (49.09%) Finance
8 26 (47.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (45.45%) T-SQL
9 25 (45.45%) ITIL
10 23 (41.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (41.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (38.18%) Performance Monitoring
11 21 (38.18%) Data Modelling
12 19 (34.55%) MCITP
12 19 (34.55%) Data Management
12 19 (34.55%) Physical Data Model
12 19 (34.55%) Performance Optimisation
12 19 (34.55%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (27.27%) Replication
14 13 (23.64%) Clustering
14 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (23.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (16.36%) ETL
16 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (14.55%) Linux
17 8 (14.55%) Sybase
18 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
18 6 (10.91%) Degree

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 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (94.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (89.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (47.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (41.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (34.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (23.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (7.27%) Big Data
9 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (7.27%) MySQL
9 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
10 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
10 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
11 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
12 1 (1.82%) MS Access
General
1 27 (49.09%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Banking
2 6 (10.91%) Investment Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Games
3 5 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 2 (3.64%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Replication
2 13 (23.64%) Clustering
3 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) High Availability
2 25 (45.45%) ITIL
3 21 (38.18%) Data Modelling
3 21 (38.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 19 (34.55%) Data Management
4 19 (34.55%) Performance Optimisation
4 19 (34.55%) Physical Data Model
5 13 (23.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (16.36%) ETL
8 4 (7.27%) Analytics
8 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.27%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (5.45%) Mathematics
9 3 (5.45%) Proactive Management
10 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.64%) Proactive Monitoring
10 2 (3.64%) Resource Allocation
10 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (90.91%) SQL
2 25 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.27%) VB
4 4 (7.27%) VBScript
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (34.55%) MCITP
3 6 (10.91%) Degree
4 4 (7.27%) MCSE
5 1 (1.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Sybase
3 4 (7.27%) Bloomberg
3 4 (7.27%) Calypso
3 4 (7.27%) Murex
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Reuters
4 1 (1.82%) RedGate