Period
to 27 February 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 488 468
Rank change year-on-year -13 -20 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 216 316 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.50% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.53% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 204 294 374
London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £74,625 £76,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -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 47,985 59,795 66,802
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 95.31% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 38,836 48,952 55,680
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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 6 months to 27 February 2020. 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 +76 70 £55,000 - 10
West London +5 18 £42,500 -22.73%
North London - 9 £40,000 - 1
East London +17 7 £70,000 +16.67% 1
South London -8 3 £62,500 +13.64% 2
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 213 (98.61%) SQL
2 207 (95.83%) SQL Server
3 113 (52.31%) Azure
4 101 (46.76%) T-SQL
5 96 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 92 (42.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 88 (40.74%) Microsoft
8 84 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
9 81 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 56 (25.93%) Windows
11 48 (22.22%) Finance
12 47 (21.76%) Data Warehouse
13 46 (21.30%) ETL
14 44 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 44 (20.37%) AWS
14 44 (20.37%) SQL Server 2016
15 41 (18.98%) SQL Server 2014
16 40 (18.52%) ITIL
17 39 (18.06%) Power Platform
18 38 (17.59%) Windows Server
19 37 (17.13%) SQL Server 2012
20 36 (16.67%) High Availability
21 35 (16.20%) Power BI
22 34 (15.74%) PowerShell
23 33 (15.28%) DevOps
23 33 (15.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
24 31 (14.35%) SQL Server 2017
25 30 (13.89%) Proactive Monitoring
25 30 (13.89%) Clustering
26 29 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery

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 4 (1.85%) IIS
1 4 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 113 (52.31%) Azure
2 44 (20.37%) AWS
3 39 (18.06%) Power Platform
4 12 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 12 (5.56%) IaaS
5 11 (5.09%) PaaS
6 9 (4.17%) GCP
7 7 (3.24%) Office 365
8 6 (2.78%) SaaS
9 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.46%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.24%) SAN
2 3 (1.39%) NAS
3 2 (0.93%) DHCP
3 2 (0.93%) DNS
3 2 (0.93%) Extranet
3 2 (0.93%) Internet
3 2 (0.93%) Intranet
3 2 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (95.83%) SQL Server
2 96 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (42.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 47 (21.76%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 44 (20.37%) SQL Server 2016
7 41 (18.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 37 (17.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 35 (16.20%) Power BI
10 33 (15.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 31 (14.35%) SQL Server 2017
12 25 (11.57%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (9.72%) Relational Database
14 16 (7.41%) OLAP
15 15 (6.94%) MySQL
16 11 (5.09%) Data Lake
16 11 (5.09%) NoSQL
17 9 (4.17%) RDBMS
18 8 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.93%) GitLab
3 2 (0.93%) JIRA
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (22.22%) Finance
2 14 (6.48%) Retail
3 12 (5.56%) Banking
4 9 (4.17%) Law
5 6 (2.78%) Legal
6 3 (1.39%) Advertising
6 3 (1.39%) Publishing
7 2 (0.93%) Automotive
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.87%) .NET
2 3 (1.39%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.39%) ODBC
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.46%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.89%) Clustering
2 23 (10.65%) Replication
3 13 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.09%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.24%) Hedge funds
7 7 (3.24%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.39%) User Experience
10 2 (0.93%) Equities
10 2 (0.93%) FMCG
10 2 (0.93%) PMI
11 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.46%) NHS
11 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.93%) Windows
2 38 (17.59%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.56%) Linux
4 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Unix
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
2 46 (21.30%) ETL
3 40 (18.52%) ITIL
4 36 (16.67%) High Availability
5 33 (15.28%) DevOps
6 30 (13.89%) Proactive Monitoring
7 29 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (10.65%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (8.80%) Change Management
10 19 (8.80%) Release Management
11 18 (8.33%) Migration
11 18 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (7.87%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (7.87%) Database Security
13 13 (6.02%) Business Continuity
13 13 (6.02%) Database Mirroring
14 11 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (5.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 213 (98.61%) SQL
2 101 (46.76%) T-SQL
3 34 (15.74%) PowerShell
4 15 (6.94%) C#
5 9 (4.17%) Python
6 6 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.31%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.31%) VBA
8 2 (0.93%) Perl
8 2 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.48%) Degree
2 14 (6.48%) MCSA
3 8 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (3.24%) MCDBA
5 6 (2.78%) MCSE
6 5 (2.31%) MCP
7 2 (0.93%) MCITP
7 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.78%) Docker
3 5 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.24%) Ansible
2 6 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.31%) Perfmon
3 5 (2.31%) Puppet
4 4 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.39%) SCOM
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.46%) Foglight
7 1 (0.46%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.46%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.46%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 88 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.33%) Oracle
3 16 (7.41%) VMware
4 8 (3.70%) Google
5 7 (3.24%) SAP
6 5 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.85%) RedGate
8 3 (1.39%) CommVault
8 3 (1.39%) IBM
8 3 (1.39%) Sybase
9 2 (0.93%) Sage
9 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.93%) Veeam
10 1 (0.46%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.46%) Calypso
10 1 (0.46%) Murex
10 1 (0.46%) Percona
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.46%) Reuters