The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

SQL Database Administrator
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 316 289
Rank change year-on-year -48 -27  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 227 409 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.67% 0.97% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.01% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 207 385 423
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -1.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32292 40527 41158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 27319 34959 34585
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in London

SQL 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 SQL DBA within the London region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 51 £60,000 +7.14% 8
Kingston Upon Thames +15 5 £61,250 +2.08% 1
Brentford +4 5 £52,500 -41.66%
Canary Wharf - 2 £65,000 -
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, SQL 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 London region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 457 (94.03%) SQL Server
2 434 (89.30%) SQL
3 261 (53.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 238 (48.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 196 (40.33%) T-SQL
6 180 (37.04%) Finance
6 180 (37.04%) Performance Tuning
7 167 (34.36%) Microsoft
8 138 (28.40%) Clustering
9 127 (26.13%) Oracle
10 125 (25.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 123 (25.31%) High Availability
12 116 (23.87%) Replication
13 115 (23.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 108 (22.22%) Windows
15 98 (20.16%) SQL Server 2014
16 93 (19.14%) NoSQL
17 92 (18.93%) SQL Server 2012
18 90 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
19 88 (18.11%) Banking
20 85 (17.49%) Disaster Recovery
21 80 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
21 80 (16.46%) PowerShell
22 77 (15.84%) MS Excel
23 68 (13.99%) Windows Server
24 63 (12.96%) MongoDB
25 56 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
26 50 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
26 50 (10.29%) Oracle Database
27 48 (9.88%) ETL

SQL 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 30 (6.17%) IIS
2 25 (5.14%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.41%) Apache
5 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) JBoss
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 77 (15.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.41%) Raiser's Edge
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.26%) PaaS
4 8 (1.65%) IaaS
5 5 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.73%) Internet
2 20 (4.12%) SAN
3 17 (3.50%) Intranet
4 15 (3.09%) Extranet
5 3 (0.62%) Firewall
5 3 (0.62%) NAS
5 3 (0.62%) WAN
6 2 (0.41%) HTTP
6 2 (0.41%) LDAP
6 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.21%) DAB
7 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (94.03%) SQL Server
2 261 (53.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 238 (48.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 125 (25.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 115 (23.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 98 (20.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 93 (19.14%) NoSQL
8 92 (18.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 80 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
10 63 (12.96%) MongoDB
11 50 (10.29%) Oracle Database
12 41 (8.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 40 (8.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 40 (8.23%) MySQL
13 40 (8.23%) Relational Database
14 34 (7.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 34 (7.00%) RDBMS
15 31 (6.38%) SQL Server 2016
16 26 (5.35%) Hadoop
17 22 (4.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (5.14%) JIRA
2 25 (5.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 25 (5.14%) TeamCity
3 19 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 19 (3.91%) MSBuild
3 19 (3.91%) Travis CI
4 15 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.23%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 180 (37.04%) Finance
2 88 (18.11%) Banking
3 15 (3.09%) Legal
4 14 (2.88%) Advertising
4 14 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.06%) Retail
7 9 (1.85%) Music Industry
8 7 (1.44%) Marketing
9 5 (1.03%) Law
10 4 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.05%) .NET
2 15 (3.09%) XML
3 14 (2.88%) .NET Framework
4 9 (1.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 8 (1.65%) Web Services
6 5 (1.03%) SOAP
7 4 (0.82%) ODBC
8 3 (0.62%) HTML
8 3 (0.62%) RESTful
9 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.21%) JSON
9 1 (0.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 138 (28.40%) Clustering
2 116 (23.87%) Replication
3 33 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.53%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.50%) Fintech
7 10 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.03%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.62%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.41%) Derivative
11 2 (0.41%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.41%) Online Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.21%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.21%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 108 (22.22%) Windows
2 68 (13.99%) Windows Server
3 28 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (5.35%) Linux
5 23 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.26%) Unix
8 6 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (37.04%) Performance Tuning
2 123 (25.31%) High Availability
3 90 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
4 85 (17.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (9.88%) ETL
7 41 (8.44%) Capacity Planning
8 37 (7.61%) ITIL
9 29 (5.97%) Data Modelling
10 28 (5.76%) Migration
11 24 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (4.94%) DevOps
12 22 (4.53%) Database Optimisation
13 21 (4.32%) E-Commerce
14 20 (4.12%) Change Management
14 20 (4.12%) Configuration Management
14 20 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
14 20 (4.12%) Scrum
14 20 (4.12%) Service Management
15 19 (3.91%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 434 (89.30%) SQL
2 196 (40.33%) T-SQL
3 80 (16.46%) PowerShell
4 31 (6.38%) C#
5 16 (3.29%) PL/SQL
6 12 (2.47%) Shell Script
6 12 (2.47%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.23%) Java
8 4 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (0.82%) Python
9 2 (0.41%) R
9 2 (0.41%) VB
9 2 (0.41%) VBA
10 1 (0.21%) C
10 1 (0.21%) C++
10 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (9.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (5.56%) Degree
3 6 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (1.03%) MCSA
4 5 (1.03%) OCA
5 3 (0.62%) MCTS
6 2 (0.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.21%) MCP
7 1 (0.21%) MCSE
7 1 (0.21%) OCP
7 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.29%) SLA
2 7 (1.44%) QA
3 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.82%) vSphere
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (5.35%) Failover Clustering
2 19 (3.91%) Ansible
2 19 (3.91%) CFEngine
2 19 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (3.91%) Puppet
3 13 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (2.67%) SCOM
4 11 (2.26%) Opsview
5 8 (1.65%) Data Guard
6 7 (1.44%) Nagios
7 6 (1.23%) Perfmon
8 4 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.41%) Control-M
10 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 167 (34.36%) Microsoft
2 127 (26.13%) Oracle
3 41 (8.44%) Sybase
4 25 (5.14%) VMware
5 21 (4.32%) RedGate
6 19 (3.91%) New Relic
7 16 (3.29%) SolarWinds
8 11 (2.26%) Tableau
9 6 (1.23%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.23%) Sun
10 5 (1.03%) CommVault
10 5 (1.03%) Facebook
10 5 (1.03%) SAP
10 5 (1.03%) Veritas
11 4 (0.82%) Splunk
12 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.41%) Citrix
13 2 (0.41%) Cognos
13 2 (0.41%) EnterpriseDB
13 2 (0.41%) Vertica
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wimbledon
Think IT Recruitment Limted
Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + WLB
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
South West London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £32000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 55000 Per Annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago