Period
to

The median annual salary for a DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 614 461 400
Rank change year-on-year -153 -61 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 265 150 248
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.44% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.48% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 172 110 221
10th Percentile £45,075 £39,850 £40,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -12.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,188 £76,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £69,675 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 64,562 31,400 36,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.80% 91.31% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33,317 24,242 30,145
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in London

DBA
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBA in London.

Salary trend for DBA in London

DBA
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBA in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -30 16 £70,000 +11.55% 8
South London -52 10 £44,047 -15.29% 2
West London -74 8 £46,500 +3.33% 1
East London - 1 £44,000 - 1
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, DBA job roles required the following 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.

1 213 (80.38%) SQL
2 177 (66.79%) SQL Server
3 123 (46.42%) Performance Tuning
4 119 (44.91%) Oracle
5 101 (38.11%) Azure
6 84 (31.70%) Linux
7 83 (31.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 81 (30.57%) MySQL
9 80 (30.19%) Social Skills
10 74 (27.92%) Business Intelligence
10 74 (27.92%) Finance
11 73 (27.55%) Microsoft
12 72 (27.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 69 (26.04%) AWS
13 69 (26.04%) PostgreSQL
14 67 (25.28%) Shell Script
14 67 (25.28%) Unix
15 64 (24.15%) Windows
15 64 (24.15%) PowerShell
16 62 (23.40%) Relational Database
17 59 (22.26%) T-SQL
18 57 (21.51%) Oracle Database
19 56 (21.13%) Python
19 56 (21.13%) Data Warehouse
19 56 (21.13%) Migration
19 56 (21.13%) NoSQL
20 51 (19.25%) High Availability
20 51 (19.25%) ETL
21 50 (18.87%) Database Security
22 49 (18.49%) MongoDB

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 16 (6.04%) WebLogic
2 10 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.02%) Apache Airflow
4 8 (3.02%) Apache Solr
4 8 (3.02%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.13%) CMS
5 3 (1.13%) IIS
6 2 (0.75%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (4.15%) Temenos T24
3 10 (3.77%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.13%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 101 (38.11%) Azure
2 69 (26.04%) AWS
3 18 (6.79%) Power Platform
4 16 (6.04%) GCP
5 13 (4.91%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (3.40%) Microsoft 365
6 9 (3.40%) PaaS
7 8 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (3.02%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 8 (3.02%) Fivetran
7 8 (3.02%) IaaS
7 8 (3.02%) SaaS
8 6 (2.26%) GitHub
9 4 (1.51%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.13%) Azure Monitor
10 3 (1.13%) Azure Sentinel
10 3 (1.13%) Snowflake
11 2 (0.75%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.28%) SAN
2 7 (2.64%) DNS
2 7 (2.64%) Internet
3 5 (1.89%) Extranet
3 5 (1.89%) Intranet
4 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) Skype
5 1 (0.38%) SMTP
5 1 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (66.79%) SQL Server
2 83 (31.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 81 (30.57%) MySQL
4 72 (27.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (26.04%) PostgreSQL
6 62 (23.40%) Relational Database
7 57 (21.51%) Oracle Database
8 56 (21.13%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (21.13%) NoSQL
9 49 (18.49%) MongoDB
10 45 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 43 (16.23%) RDBMS
12 27 (10.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (7.92%) Oracle Database 12c
14 19 (7.17%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (6.79%) Power BI
16 15 (5.66%) Big Data
17 13 (4.91%) Amazon Aurora
17 13 (4.91%) Apache Hive
17 13 (4.91%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 25 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.30%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.79%) JIRA
4 14 (5.28%) Oracle APEX
5 9 (3.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (3.40%) Subversion
6 8 (3.02%) GitLab
7 3 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.13%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.38%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.38%) Toad
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (30.19%) Social Skills
2 74 (27.92%) Finance
3 23 (8.68%) Banking
4 16 (6.04%) Retail
5 12 (4.53%) Financial Institution
6 11 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.77%) Organisational Skills
8 9 (3.40%) Law
9 6 (2.26%) Games
9 6 (2.26%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.51%) Legal
10 4 (1.51%) Police
11 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.38%) Marketing
12 1 (0.38%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.92%) Kafka
2 16 (6.04%) .NET
3 11 (4.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 6 (2.26%) Middleware
5 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (0.75%) COM
6 2 (0.75%) GraphQL
6 2 (0.75%) ISPF
6 2 (0.75%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (0.75%) LDAP
6 2 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.75%) web3js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (17.74%) Replication
2 21 (7.92%) Clustering
3 17 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (5.66%) Cloud Native
5 13 (4.91%) Hedge funds
6 11 (4.15%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.02%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.02%) PMI
8 6 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.26%) Renewable Energy
9 5 (1.89%) CMDB
10 3 (1.13%) Social Media
11 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.75%) User Experience
11 2 (0.75%) Web3
Operating Systems
1 84 (31.70%) Linux
2 67 (25.28%) Unix
3 64 (24.15%) Windows
4 44 (16.60%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 12 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.13%) Solaris
8 2 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (46.42%) Performance Tuning
2 74 (27.92%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (21.13%) Migration
4 51 (19.25%) ETL
4 51 (19.25%) High Availability
5 50 (18.87%) Database Security
6 46 (17.36%) Agile
7 39 (14.72%) DevOps
8 38 (14.34%) Data Modelling
9 36 (13.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 36 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (12.45%) Computer Science
11 31 (11.70%) Open Source
12 26 (9.81%) Load Balancing
13 25 (9.43%) ITIL
14 24 (9.06%) Configuration Management
15 23 (8.68%) Virtual Environments
16 22 (8.30%) Change Management
17 21 (7.92%) Performance Monitoring
17 21 (7.92%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 213 (80.38%) SQL
2 67 (25.28%) Shell Script
3 64 (24.15%) PowerShell
4 59 (22.26%) T-SQL
5 56 (21.13%) Python
6 24 (9.06%) PL/SQL
7 14 (5.28%) Bash
7 14 (5.28%) Java
8 10 (3.77%) C#
9 8 (3.02%) Go
9 8 (3.02%) Perl
9 8 (3.02%) Rust
10 6 (2.26%) C++
10 6 (2.26%) MATLAB
10 6 (2.26%) R
11 2 (0.75%) CLIST
11 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.75%) REXX
11 2 (0.75%) Ruby
12 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (8.68%) Computer Science Degree
1 23 (8.68%) Degree
2 16 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (4.15%) HNC
3 11 (4.15%) HND
3 11 (4.15%) MCSA
3 11 (4.15%) MCSE
4 8 (3.02%) MySQL Certification
4 8 (3.02%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.51%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) MCITP
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.38%) OCP
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.02%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.38%) GDPR
2 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 15 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.40%) Docker
4 6 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.75%) etcd
6 1 (0.38%) NFS
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (8.68%) Data Guard
2 17 (6.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (6.04%) Oracle RMAN
4 15 (5.66%) Ansible
5 13 (4.91%) Failover Clustering
6 12 (4.53%) Kubernetes
7 11 (4.15%) Puppet
7 11 (4.15%) Terraform
8 8 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.02%) Proxmox
9 3 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.75%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.75%) Salt
11 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.38%) Grafana
11 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.38%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 119 (44.91%) Oracle
2 73 (27.55%) Microsoft
3 28 (10.57%) VMware
4 15 (5.66%) Red Hat
5 14 (5.28%) Sybase
6 11 (4.15%) Temenos
7 10 (3.77%) Delphix
7 10 (3.77%) NetApp
7 10 (3.77%) ServiceNow
8 8 (3.02%) Percona
9 3 (1.13%) RedGate
10 2 (0.75%) Facebook
11 1 (0.38%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.38%) Cisco
11 1 (0.38%) Databricks
11 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.38%) SAP
11 1 (0.38%) Sun
11 1 (0.38%) Veritas
11 1 (0.38%) WorldPay