Period
to 11 December 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 516 497
Rank change year-on-year -97 -19 0
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 227 339 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.48% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 214 319 445
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% -10.62% +7.62%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,125 £41,250
90th Percentile £70,875 £67,500 £85,000
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 70244 71014 84666
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.95% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 55674 61101 72190
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 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 -12 61 £55,000 - 3
West London +32 31 £57,500 -11.54%
South London +6 7 £40,000 -15.79%
East London +1 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 11 December 2017, 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.

1 227 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 192 (84.58%) SQL
3 156 (68.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 140 (61.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 106 (46.70%) High Availability
6 95 (41.85%) T-SQL
7 92 (40.53%) Microsoft
8 90 (39.65%) Finance
9 79 (34.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 66 (29.07%) Replication
10 66 (29.07%) Clustering
11 65 (28.63%) Performance Tuning
12 59 (25.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 59 (25.99%) SQL Server 2014
13 57 (25.11%) Data Warehouse
14 50 (22.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 47 (20.70%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (19.38%) Disaster Recovery
16 44 (19.38%) Oracle
17 43 (18.94%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (16.74%) MongoDB
19 38 (16.74%) ITIL
19 38 (16.74%) Windows
20 37 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
20 37 (16.30%) Data Management
21 36 (15.86%) MySQL
22 35 (15.42%) Data Modelling
22 35 (15.42%) NoSQL
23 34 (14.98%) SQL Server 2016

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 6 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.88%) JBoss
4 1 (0.44%) GemFire
4 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.64%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.29%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.64%) IaaS
6 6 (2.64%) SaaS
7 3 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.44%) GitHub
9 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.52%) SAN
2 6 (2.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 156 (68.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 140 (61.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (34.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 59 (25.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 59 (25.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 57 (25.11%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (22.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 38 (16.74%) MongoDB
9 36 (15.86%) MySQL
10 35 (15.42%) NoSQL
11 34 (14.98%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (9.25%) Hadoop
13 19 (8.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 19 (8.37%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (7.93%) MariaDB
15 16 (7.05%) Oracle Database
16 14 (6.17%) Apache Cassandra
17 13 (5.73%) Big Data
17 13 (5.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.29%) Git (software)
1 12 (5.29%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.96%) Flyway
3 1 (0.44%) Subversion
3 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (39.65%) Finance
2 31 (13.66%) Banking
3 13 (5.73%) Advertising
4 12 (5.29%) Marketing
5 11 (4.85%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.20%) Retail
7 3 (1.32%) Games
7 3 (1.32%) Law
8 2 (0.88%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.08%) .NET
2 6 (2.64%) Web Services
3 5 (2.20%) JDBC
3 5 (2.20%) ODBC
3 5 (2.20%) XML
4 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.44%) JSON
4 1 (0.44%) Middleware
4 1 (0.44%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (29.07%) Clustering
1 66 (29.07%) Replication
2 10 (4.41%) Client/Server
2 10 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.64%) Fintech
4 6 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.76%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.76%) iPad
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.74%) Windows
2 27 (11.89%) Windows Server
3 24 (10.57%) Linux
4 6 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.20%) Unix
6 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (46.70%) High Availability
2 65 (28.63%) Performance Tuning
3 47 (20.70%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (19.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (16.74%) ITIL
6 37 (16.30%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (16.30%) Data Management
7 35 (15.42%) Data Modelling
8 34 (14.98%) ETL
9 28 (12.33%) DevOps
10 26 (11.45%) Performance Monitoring
11 23 (10.13%) Performance Optimisation
12 21 (9.25%) Physical Data Model
13 19 (8.37%) Migration
14 18 (7.93%) Analytics
15 16 (7.05%) CRM
16 12 (5.29%) E-Commerce
17 11 (4.85%) Database Mirroring
17 11 (4.85%) Open Source
18 10 (4.41%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 192 (84.58%) SQL
2 95 (41.85%) T-SQL
3 29 (12.78%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.76%) Korn
5 4 (1.76%) Perl
5 4 (1.76%) VB
5 4 (1.76%) VBScript
6 3 (1.32%) Java
6 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.88%) C#
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (18.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (10.57%) MCITP
3 16 (7.05%) Degree
4 7 (3.08%) MCSE
5 5 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.76%) MCSA
7 3 (1.32%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.52%) QA
2 6 (2.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (5.29%) Ansible
2 11 (4.85%) Perfmon
3 7 (3.08%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (2.20%) Opsview
5 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 92 (40.53%) Microsoft
2 44 (19.38%) Oracle
3 30 (13.22%) Sybase
4 18 (7.93%) VMware
5 12 (5.29%) Facebook
6 7 (3.08%) SAP
7 6 (2.64%) EnterpriseDB
7 6 (2.64%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.20%) RedGate
9 4 (1.76%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.76%) Calypso
9 4 (1.76%) Murex
9 4 (1.76%) Reuters
10 3 (1.32%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.88%) CommVault
11 2 (0.88%) ESRI
11 2 (0.88%) Google
12 1 (0.44%) HP
12 1 (0.44%) IBM
12 1 (0.44%) Neverfail