Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 434 353 374
Rank change year-on-year -81 +21 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 490 658 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.88% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.92% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 435 612 720
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% -4.21%

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 70913 71825 85553
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 55797 62046 72615
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -56 95 £57,500 +4.55% 5
West London +56 67 £56,250 -13.46% 2
South London +1 16 £40,000 -15.79% 1
East London +9 7 £52,500 -30.00%
North London -1 2 £50,814 +15.49%
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 466 (95.10%) SQL Server
2 453 (92.45%) SQL
3 295 (60.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 276 (56.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 208 (42.45%) T-SQL
6 183 (37.35%) Finance
7 175 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 158 (32.24%) Performance Tuning
9 142 (28.98%) High Availability
10 136 (27.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 130 (26.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 123 (25.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 119 (24.29%) Clustering
14 111 (22.65%) Windows
15 104 (21.22%) Replication
16 97 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
17 95 (19.39%) Microsoft Azure
18 91 (18.57%) Oracle
19 88 (17.96%) ETL
19 88 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
20 86 (17.55%) SQL Server 2014
21 84 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
22 83 (16.94%) Data Warehouse
22 83 (16.94%) NoSQL
23 81 (16.53%) MySQL
24 78 (15.92%) PowerShell
25 76 (15.51%) Amazon AWS
26 75 (15.31%) Migration
26 75 (15.31%) SQL Server 2016
27 71 (14.49%) MongoDB

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 27 (5.51%) IIS
2 19 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.02%) JBoss
7 5 (1.02%) SAS
8 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.41%) FastStats
5 1 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 95 (19.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (15.51%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (4.08%) GitHub
5 17 (3.47%) SaaS
6 11 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.84%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (1.84%) IaaS
8 8 (1.63%) PaaS
9 3 (0.61%) Office 365
10 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.02%) Firewall
1 5 (1.02%) SAN
2 4 (0.82%) SSL
2 4 (0.82%) VPN
3 2 (0.41%) FTP
3 2 (0.41%) HTTP
3 2 (0.41%) Skype
3 2 (0.41%) Wireless
4 1 (0.20%) Internet
4 1 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (95.10%) SQL Server
2 295 (60.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 276 (56.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 136 (27.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 130 (26.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 123 (25.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 86 (17.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 83 (16.94%) Data Warehouse
8 83 (16.94%) NoSQL
9 81 (16.53%) MySQL
10 75 (15.31%) SQL Server 2016
11 71 (14.49%) MongoDB
12 38 (7.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 38 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
13 35 (7.14%) Oracle Database
14 33 (6.73%) Relational Database
15 31 (6.33%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (5.51%) Hadoop
17 23 (4.69%) RDBMS
18 21 (4.29%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 20 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 19 (3.88%) MSBuild
2 19 (3.88%) TeamCity
3 16 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (3.06%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.65%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.84%) Flyway
6 9 (1.84%) Travis CI
7 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.41%) Subversion
10 1 (0.20%) RStudio
10 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 183 (37.35%) Finance
2 70 (14.29%) Banking
3 18 (3.67%) Advertising
4 17 (3.47%) Retail
5 16 (3.27%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.45%) Marketing
7 5 (1.02%) Games
7 5 (1.02%) Law
8 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (12.24%) .NET
2 11 (2.24%) XML
3 10 (2.04%) Web Services
4 9 (1.84%) HTML
5 8 (1.63%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.22%) JDBC
6 6 (1.22%) MDX
6 6 (1.22%) ODBC
7 5 (1.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 4 (0.82%) CSS
9 3 (0.61%) Android SDK
9 3 (0.61%) RESTful
10 2 (0.41%) Ajax
10 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.41%) DHTML
10 2 (0.41%) jQuery
10 2 (0.41%) Node.js
10 2 (0.41%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (0.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 119 (24.29%) Clustering
2 104 (21.22%) Replication
3 29 (5.92%) Fintech
4 20 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.27%) Client/Server
7 14 (2.86%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.45%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.82%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.82%) iPad
10 3 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.41%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.20%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.20%) Equities
12 1 (0.20%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.20%) Life Science
12 1 (0.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 111 (22.65%) Windows
2 70 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 58 (11.84%) Linux
4 19 (3.88%) Unix
5 8 (1.63%) VMS
6 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.02%) Solaris
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.61%) Android
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (32.24%) Performance Tuning
2 142 (28.98%) High Availability
3 97 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
4 88 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (17.96%) ETL
5 84 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 75 (15.31%) Migration
7 68 (13.88%) DevOps
8 59 (12.04%) ITIL
9 51 (10.41%) Data Management
10 45 (9.18%) Data Modelling
11 38 (7.76%) Analytics
12 32 (6.53%) Performance Monitoring
13 29 (5.92%) E-Commerce
14 27 (5.51%) Capacity Planning
15 26 (5.31%) Data Analysis
15 26 (5.31%) Data Migration
15 26 (5.31%) Service Delivery
16 25 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (4.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 453 (92.45%) SQL
2 208 (42.45%) T-SQL
3 78 (15.92%) PowerShell
4 24 (4.90%) Java
5 21 (4.29%) PL/SQL
6 13 (2.65%) VBScript
7 12 (2.45%) C#
8 11 (2.24%) VB
9 9 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.82%) Korn
11 4 (0.82%) Perl
12 3 (0.61%) R
12 3 (0.61%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.41%) VBA
14 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 59 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (10.00%) Degree
3 23 (4.69%) MCITP
4 12 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.45%) MCSE
5 10 (2.04%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.02%) MCSA
6 5 (1.02%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.82%) MCDBA
7 4 (0.82%) RHCE
8 2 (0.41%) CCNA
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.69%) QA
2 9 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.41%) XenApp
5 2 (0.41%) XenServer
6 1 (0.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (4.69%) Ansible
2 20 (4.08%) Puppet
3 19 (3.88%) Perfmon
4 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.84%) CFEngine
5 9 (1.84%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (1.84%) Opsview
6 5 (1.02%) SCOM
7 2 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.41%) SCCM
8 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 175 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 91 (18.57%) Oracle
3 50 (10.20%) Sybase
4 39 (7.96%) RedGate
5 38 (7.76%) VMware
6 18 (3.67%) Tableau
7 17 (3.47%) Splunk
8 12 (2.45%) SAP
9 11 (2.24%) Cognos
10 10 (2.04%) Cognizant
10 10 (2.04%) Facebook
11 9 (1.84%) Bloomberg
11 9 (1.84%) Calypso
11 9 (1.84%) Murex
11 9 (1.84%) New Relic
11 9 (1.84%) Reuters
12 6 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.02%) ESRI
14 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.61%) NetApp