Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Database Administrator
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 274 237
Rank change year-on-year -92 -37 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 582 830 1,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 1.18% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.23% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 501 731 1,088
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,125 £37,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 66,760 67,445 81,274
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.90% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 54,474 57,719 69,470
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,494
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in London

DBA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA in London.

Salary trend for DBA in London

DBA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in London

DBA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the London region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Central London -39 130 £56,000 +1.82% 17
West London +27 70 £58,750 -2.08% 4
South London -2 23 £40,000 -15.79% 2
East London 0 8 £57,500 +9.52% 4
North London -2 3 £55,000 +25.00%
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 London region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 504 (86.60%) SQL
2 499 (85.74%) SQL Server
3 294 (50.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 277 (47.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 215 (36.94%) Performance Tuning
6 199 (34.19%) T-SQL
6 199 (34.19%) Microsoft
7 185 (31.79%) Finance
8 155 (26.63%) High Availability
9 140 (24.05%) Oracle
10 136 (23.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 128 (21.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 125 (21.48%) Business Intelligence
13 124 (21.31%) Replication
14 119 (20.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 113 (19.42%) Clustering
16 107 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 104 (17.87%) Windows
18 101 (17.35%) SQL Server 2014
19 98 (16.84%) Disaster Recovery
20 97 (16.67%) Oracle Database
21 92 (15.81%) MySQL
22 91 (15.64%) SQL Server 2016
23 90 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
24 86 (14.78%) DevOps
25 85 (14.60%) PowerShell
26 83 (14.26%) Linux
27 82 (14.09%) Migration
28 77 (13.23%) ETL
29 76 (13.06%) Banking

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 43 (7.39%) IIS
2 33 (5.67%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.89%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.72%) SAS
6 5 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.52%) Apache
8 3 (0.52%) JBoss
8 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.34%) CMS
9 2 (0.34%) Confluence
9 2 (0.34%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.17%) GemFire
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (2.58%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.69%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.17%) FastStats
6 1 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 107 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (6.01%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (3.61%) SaaS
5 17 (2.92%) GitHub
6 10 (1.72%) PaaS
7 9 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.86%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.86%) IaaS
9 4 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.89%) SAN
2 7 (1.20%) NAS
3 6 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.86%) HTTP
5 4 (0.69%) Internet
5 4 (0.69%) Skype
5 4 (0.69%) Wireless
6 3 (0.52%) Firewall
6 3 (0.52%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.52%) SMTP
7 2 (0.34%) DHCP
7 2 (0.34%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) FTP
7 2 (0.34%) VoIP
7 2 (0.34%) VPN
8 1 (0.17%) Intranet
8 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (85.74%) SQL Server
2 294 (50.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 277 (47.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 136 (23.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 128 (21.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 119 (20.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 101 (17.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 97 (16.67%) Oracle Database
9 92 (15.81%) MySQL
10 91 (15.64%) SQL Server 2016
11 64 (11.00%) Relational Database
12 63 (10.82%) Data Warehouse
13 62 (10.65%) MongoDB
14 59 (10.14%) NoSQL
15 52 (8.93%) Oracle Database 12c
16 44 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
17 41 (7.04%) Oracle Database 11g
18 39 (6.70%) RDBMS
19 38 (6.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 28 (4.81%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (7.39%) Octopus Deploy
2 37 (6.36%) TeamCity
3 33 (5.67%) MSBuild
4 27 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (3.78%) Git (software)
6 19 (3.26%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (2.58%) Travis CI
8 9 (1.55%) Flyway
9 6 (1.03%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.52%) Ant
11 3 (0.52%) JIRA
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.17%) LINQPad
13 1 (0.17%) PeopleTools
13 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 185 (31.79%) Finance
2 76 (13.06%) Banking
3 23 (3.95%) Advertising
4 19 (3.26%) Law
5 18 (3.09%) Marketing
6 17 (2.92%) Retail
7 11 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.37%) Games
9 4 (0.69%) Legal
9 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.52%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.34%) German Language
11 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.34%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.93%) .NET
2 10 (1.72%) .NET Framework
2 10 (1.72%) Web Services
3 9 (1.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (1.20%) CSS
4 7 (1.20%) HTML
5 6 (1.03%) Middleware
6 4 (0.69%) JDBC
6 4 (0.69%) ODBC
6 4 (0.69%) RESTful
7 3 (0.52%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.52%) MDX
8 2 (0.34%) Ajax
8 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.34%) DHTML
8 2 (0.34%) jQuery
8 2 (0.34%) JSON
8 2 (0.34%) WinForms
8 2 (0.34%) XML
8 2 (0.34%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 124 (21.31%) Replication
2 113 (19.42%) Clustering
3 31 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.30%) Fintech
5 24 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.52%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.34%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.17%) Equities
12 1 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.17%) iPad
12 1 (0.17%) Life Science
12 1 (0.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 104 (17.87%) Windows
2 83 (14.26%) Linux
3 63 (10.82%) Windows Server
4 45 (7.73%) Unix
5 17 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.23%) Solaris
7 12 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.55%) VMS
9 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (36.94%) Performance Tuning
2 155 (26.63%) High Availability
3 125 (21.48%) Business Intelligence
4 98 (16.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 90 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (14.78%) DevOps
7 82 (14.09%) Migration
8 77 (13.23%) ETL
9 73 (12.54%) ITIL
10 46 (7.90%) Performance Monitoring
11 44 (7.56%) Data Management
11 44 (7.56%) Data Modelling
12 38 (6.53%) Capacity Planning
12 38 (6.53%) Configuration Management
12 38 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (5.84%) E-Commerce
13 34 (5.84%) Scrum
14 30 (5.15%) Service Delivery
15 29 (4.98%) Proactive Management
16 28 (4.81%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 504 (86.60%) SQL
2 199 (34.19%) T-SQL
3 85 (14.60%) PowerShell
4 43 (7.39%) PL/SQL
5 27 (4.64%) Shell Script
6 14 (2.41%) Python
7 12 (2.06%) C#
8 11 (1.89%) Perl
9 10 (1.72%) Korn
10 5 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.86%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.69%) VBScript
12 3 (0.52%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.52%) VBA
13 2 (0.34%) Ruby
13 2 (0.34%) VB
14 1 (0.17%) C
14 1 (0.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 47 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (6.70%) Degree
3 20 (3.44%) MCITP
4 11 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.37%) MCSE
7 7 (1.20%) OCP
7 7 (1.20%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.03%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.52%) CCNA
9 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.52%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.34%) MCP
11 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.75%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.86%) SLA
3 3 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.69%) XenApp
6 4 (0.69%) XenServer
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.17%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 37 (6.36%) Puppet
2 35 (6.01%) Ansible
3 28 (4.81%) Data Guard
4 26 (4.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 19 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.58%) CFEngine
7 10 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (1.72%) Perfmon
8 9 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (1.55%) SCOM
9 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.69%) SCCM
10 4 (0.69%) Terraform
11 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 2 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
13 1 (0.17%) Control-M
13 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.17%) Foglight
13 1 (0.17%) Grafana
13 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 199 (34.19%) Microsoft
2 140 (24.05%) Oracle
3 55 (9.45%) RedGate
4 28 (4.81%) VMware
5 27 (4.64%) Sybase
6 21 (3.61%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.75%) New Relic
8 13 (2.23%) Cognos
8 13 (2.23%) SAP
9 12 (2.06%) Facebook
9 12 (2.06%) Tableau
10 11 (1.89%) Splunk
11 8 (1.37%) CommVault
12 6 (1.03%) Avaloq
12 6 (1.03%) EMC
12 6 (1.03%) EnterpriseDB
13 5 (0.86%) HP
13 5 (0.86%) iManage
14 4 (0.69%) Cisco
14 4 (0.69%) Citrix