Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

SQL Server Database Administrator
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 652 506 503
Rank change year-on-year -146 -3 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 169 327 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.48% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 163 306 414
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,500 £39,875 £41,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 66,746 67,949 81,420
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.92% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 54,095 58,176 69,564
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in London

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in London

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in London

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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 -43 50 £52,500 -8.70% 6
West London +35 31 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South London +1 7 £40,000 -15.79% 1
East London +5 3 £61,250 -18.33%
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 169 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 145 (85.80%) SQL
3 120 (71.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 107 (63.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (46.15%) High Availability
6 77 (45.56%) T-SQL
7 71 (42.01%) Microsoft
8 65 (38.46%) Finance
9 58 (34.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 58 (34.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 56 (33.14%) Performance Tuning
11 51 (30.18%) Replication
12 44 (26.04%) Clustering
13 43 (25.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 42 (24.85%) Microsoft Azure
14 42 (24.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 40 (23.67%) Business Intelligence
16 36 (21.30%) Data Warehouse
17 32 (18.93%) MySQL
17 32 (18.93%) Oracle
18 31 (18.34%) Disaster Recovery
18 31 (18.34%) SQL Server 2016
19 29 (17.16%) Data Modelling
19 29 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
20 28 (16.57%) ITIL
21 27 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
22 25 (14.79%) Data Management
22 25 (14.79%) Performance Monitoring
22 25 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
23 24 (14.20%) PowerShell

SQL Server 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 11 (6.51%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.59%) GemFire
3 1 (0.59%) IIS
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (24.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.10%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.14%) SaaS
6 3 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.59%) GitHub
8 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) SAN
2 6 (3.55%) NAS
3 2 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 120 (71.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 107 (63.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (34.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 58 (34.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 43 (25.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (24.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (21.30%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (18.93%) MySQL
9 31 (18.34%) SQL Server 2016
10 23 (13.61%) MongoDB
11 19 (11.24%) NoSQL
12 18 (10.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (9.47%) Oracle Database
14 15 (8.88%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (8.88%) Relational Database
15 11 (6.51%) OLTP
16 9 (5.33%) Amazon Aurora
16 9 (5.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (5.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (6.51%) Git (software)
1 11 (6.51%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.33%) Flyway
3 1 (0.59%) Subversion
3 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (38.46%) Finance
2 14 (8.28%) Banking
3 12 (7.10%) Advertising
3 12 (7.10%) Marketing
4 5 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Law
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.96%) Web Services
2 4 (2.37%) .NET
3 3 (1.78%) JDBC
3 3 (1.78%) ODBC
4 2 (1.18%) Middleware
5 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.59%) JSON
5 1 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (30.18%) Replication
2 44 (26.04%) Clustering
3 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.96%) Fintech
5 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.78%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.18%) iPad
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.43%) Windows
2 19 (11.24%) Linux
3 17 (10.06%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.78%) Unix
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (46.15%) High Availability
2 56 (33.14%) Performance Tuning
3 40 (23.67%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (18.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (17.16%) Data Modelling
6 28 (16.57%) ITIL
7 25 (14.79%) Data Management
7 25 (14.79%) Performance Monitoring
8 20 (11.83%) Performance Optimisation
9 18 (10.65%) Physical Data Model
10 17 (10.06%) DevOps
10 17 (10.06%) ETL
11 15 (8.88%) Migration
12 14 (8.28%) Analytics
13 13 (7.69%) CRM
14 11 (6.51%) Proactive Management
15 10 (5.92%) E-Commerce
16 9 (5.33%) BCP
16 9 (5.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 145 (85.80%) SQL
2 77 (45.56%) T-SQL
3 24 (14.20%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.37%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.78%) Korn
5 3 (1.78%) Perl
5 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.18%) C#
7 1 (0.59%) VB
7 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (11.24%) MCITP
3 6 (3.55%) Degree
4 3 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.18%) MCSE
6 1 (0.59%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (6.51%) Ansible
2 7 (4.14%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (4.14%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.18%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (42.01%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.93%) Oracle
3 15 (8.88%) Sybase
4 12 (7.10%) Facebook
4 12 (7.10%) VMware
5 7 (4.14%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.55%) EnterpriseDB
7 3 (1.78%) SAP
8 2 (1.18%) CommVault
8 2 (1.18%) HP
9 1 (0.59%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.59%) Calypso
9 1 (0.59%) Google
9 1 (0.59%) IBM
9 1 (0.59%) Misys
9 1 (0.59%) Murex
9 1 (0.59%) Neverfail
9 1 (0.59%) RedGate
9 1 (0.59%) Reuters
9 1 (0.59%) Sophis