Period
to 25 June 2019

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 516 532 447
Rank change year-on-year +16 -85 -96
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 248 322 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.46% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.48% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 222 263 403
London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £39,750 £40,150 £37,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 55,047 67,085 67,361
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 95.59% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 45,035 54,701 55,741
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,600
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.17% +4.73%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019. 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 +11 54 £60,000 - 11
South London +25 15 £55,000 +15.79% 3
East London +32 1 £50,000 -16.67% 3
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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.

1 239 (96.37%) SQL Server
2 224 (90.32%) SQL
3 122 (49.19%) T-SQL
4 111 (44.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 110 (44.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 101 (40.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 88 (35.48%) Clustering
8 84 (33.87%) High Availability
8 84 (33.87%) Performance Tuning
9 82 (33.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 81 (32.66%) SQL Server 2016
11 77 (31.05%) Microsoft
12 71 (28.63%) Amazon AWS
12 71 (28.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 68 (27.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 68 (27.42%) Replication
14 65 (26.21%) Finance
15 64 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
16 63 (25.40%) PowerShell
17 53 (21.37%) Database Mirroring
17 53 (21.37%) Windows
18 48 (19.35%) MongoDB
19 47 (18.95%) PostgreSQL
20 45 (18.15%) Performance Monitoring
21 44 (17.74%) Disaster Recovery
22 41 (16.53%) ITIL
22 41 (16.53%) Database Security
23 39 (15.73%) Relational Database
23 39 (15.73%) Python
24 38 (15.32%) 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 (12.10%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.21%) Confluence
2 3 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.21%) IIS
2 3 (1.21%) SAS
2 3 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.61%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 101 (40.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (28.63%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (9.68%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.61%) Office 365
6 3 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.81%) PaaS
7 2 (0.81%) SaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) SAN
2 2 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (96.37%) SQL Server
2 111 (44.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 110 (44.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 82 (33.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 81 (32.66%) SQL Server 2016
6 71 (28.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 68 (27.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (19.35%) MongoDB
9 47 (18.95%) PostgreSQL
10 39 (15.73%) Relational Database
11 37 (14.92%) NoSQL
12 34 (13.71%) Data Warehouse
13 30 (12.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 30 (12.10%) MySQL
13 30 (12.10%) SQL Server 2014
14 26 (10.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 24 (9.68%) Power BI
16 19 (7.66%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (6.85%) InfluxDB
17 17 (6.85%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 19 (7.66%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (3.23%) TeamCity
3 6 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.61%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.61%) JIRA
4 4 (1.61%) Subversion
5 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (26.21%) Finance
2 22 (8.87%) Banking
3 20 (8.06%) Retail
4 7 (2.82%) Law
5 6 (2.42%) Advertising
5 6 (2.42%) Legal
5 6 (2.42%) Marketing
6 3 (1.21%) Military
7 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.03%) Web Services
2 8 (3.23%) .NET
3 5 (2.02%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.81%) JDBC
5 1 (0.40%) D3.js
5 1 (0.40%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 88 (35.48%) Clustering
2 68 (27.42%) Replication
3 14 (5.65%) Hedge funds
4 11 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.81%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.40%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.37%) Windows
2 32 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 26 (10.48%) Linux
4 9 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (33.87%) High Availability
1 84 (33.87%) Performance Tuning
2 64 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (21.37%) Database Mirroring
4 45 (18.15%) Performance Monitoring
5 44 (17.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 41 (16.53%) Database Security
6 41 (16.53%) ITIL
7 38 (15.32%) ETL
8 35 (14.11%) Migration
9 31 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (11.69%) DevOps
11 28 (11.29%) Task Automation
12 26 (10.48%) Capacity Planning
13 25 (10.08%) Open Source
14 23 (9.27%) CRM
14 23 (9.27%) Scrum
15 22 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (6.85%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 224 (90.32%) SQL
2 122 (49.19%) T-SQL
3 63 (25.40%) PowerShell
4 39 (15.73%) Python
5 21 (8.47%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.23%) VBA
7 5 (2.02%) C#
7 5 (2.02%) Perl
8 3 (1.21%) C
9 2 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.85%) MCSA
3 8 (3.23%) MCSE
4 7 (2.82%) Degree
5 4 (1.61%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.40%) OCP
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.63%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (6.85%) Docker
3 4 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (7.66%) Ansible
1 19 (7.66%) Failover Clustering
2 17 (6.85%) Grafana
3 16 (6.45%) Perfmon
4 11 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (3.63%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.81%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.81%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 77 (31.05%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.89%) RedGate
3 26 (10.48%) VMware
4 25 (10.08%) Oracle
5 17 (6.85%) Veeam
6 16 (6.45%) SolarWinds
7 9 (3.63%) Tableau
8 8 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (2.82%) Google
10 5 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.61%) Infor
11 4 (1.61%) Sybase
12 3 (1.21%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.81%) iManage
13 2 (0.81%) Splunk
13 2 (0.81%) Vertica
14 1 (0.40%) Samsung