Period
to 10 August 2020

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 450 515 515
Rank change year-on-year +65 0 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 86 242 347
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.45% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 78 219 290
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,250 £37,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 24,914 54,180 66,886
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.69% 95.29% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 20,322 44,475 54,317
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £33,362
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL DBA in London over the 6 months to 10 August 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 10 August 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 +71 18 £65,000 +15.04% 1
North London - 6 £40,000 -
West London +60 4 £55,000 +69.23%
South London +21 4 £56,250 +2.27%
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 86 (100.00%) SQL
2 76 (88.37%) SQL Server
3 45 (52.33%) Microsoft
4 39 (45.35%) Azure
5 32 (37.21%) T-SQL
6 29 (33.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (29.07%) Performance Tuning
8 23 (26.74%) High Availability
9 22 (25.58%) Finance
10 21 (24.42%) Oracle
10 21 (24.42%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (23.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (23.26%) Power Platform
12 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (22.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (19.77%) ITIL
14 16 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
15 15 (17.44%) DevOps
16 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (16.28%) ETL
17 13 (15.12%) Linux
17 13 (15.12%) Migration
17 13 (15.12%) AWS
17 13 (15.12%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (15.12%) Proactive Monitoring
17 13 (15.12%) Azure Data Factory
17 13 (15.12%) Power BI
17 13 (15.12%) Data Lake
18 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2016

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 2 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 39 (45.35%) Azure
2 20 (23.26%) Power Platform
3 13 (15.12%) AWS
3 13 (15.12%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (6.98%) IaaS
4 6 (6.98%) PaaS
5 3 (3.49%) Office 365
6 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.16%) GCP
7 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) NAS
1 4 (4.65%) SAN
2 2 (2.33%) Extranet
2 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Intranet
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) DNS
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (88.37%) SQL Server
2 29 (33.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (24.42%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (23.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (15.12%) Data Lake
5 13 (15.12%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (15.12%) Power BI
6 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (12.79%) MySQL
7 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database
9 8 (9.30%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (8.14%) SAP HANA
10 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (6.98%) Hadoop
11 6 (6.98%) OLAP
12 5 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (4.65%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) JIRA
1 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.16%) GitLab
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Banking
2 8 (9.30%) Law
3 5 (5.81%) Financial Institution
3 5 (5.81%) Legal
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) Flash
3 1 (1.16%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Clustering
2 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.63%) Hedge funds
4 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.14%) Replication
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Equities
6 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) NHS
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Linux
2 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (26.74%) High Availability
3 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (19.77%) ITIL
5 16 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (17.44%) DevOps
7 14 (16.28%) ETL
7 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (15.12%) Migration
8 13 (15.12%) Proactive Monitoring
9 11 (12.79%) Mentoring
10 9 (10.47%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (6.98%) Change Management
11 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.98%) Database Security
11 6 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.81%) Data Integration
12 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
13 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 86 (100.00%) SQL
2 32 (37.21%) T-SQL
3 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.63%) C#
5 9 (10.47%) Python
6 7 (8.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.33%) ANSI SQL
7 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.16%) R
8 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.47%) MCSA
3 7 (8.14%) MCP
4 2 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Docker
2 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) Ansible
1 12 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (9.30%) Puppet
3 2 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (52.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.42%) Oracle
3 10 (11.63%) VMware
4 9 (10.47%) SAP
5 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.49%) RedGate
7 2 (2.33%) CommVault
7 2 (2.33%) Sybase
8 1 (1.16%) Google
8 1 (1.16%) Sage