Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 702 581 568
Rank change year-on-year -121 -13 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 129 282 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 119 259 320
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 67,697 69,808 79,874
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.23% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 55,048 56,542 69,249
London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -82 22 £60,000 - 3
West London +31 21 £55,000 +15.79% 4
South London -1 1 £52,500 -
East London -5 1 £39,500 -24.76% 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 129 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 119 (92.25%) SQL
3 62 (48.06%) High Availability
4 61 (47.29%) Clustering
5 60 (46.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 58 (44.96%) Performance Tuning
7 47 (36.43%) T-SQL
7 47 (36.43%) Replication
8 42 (32.56%) Windows
9 37 (28.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (28.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (27.91%) Relational Database
10 36 (27.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 34 (26.36%) Oracle
12 30 (23.26%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (23.26%) SQL Server 2016
13 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
14 28 (21.71%) Banking
15 26 (20.16%) Finance
15 26 (20.16%) PowerShell
16 24 (18.60%) Database Security
17 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Clustering
18 22 (17.05%) Oracle Database
18 22 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
19 20 (15.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 19 (14.73%) Linux
21 18 (13.95%) MySQL
21 18 (13.95%) Capacity Planning
22 15 (11.63%) Mentoring

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 (4.65%) IIS
1 6 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.53%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.43%) SaaS
4 4 (3.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.33%) PaaS
6 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (46.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (28.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (28.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (27.91%) Relational Database
4 36 (27.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (23.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 30 (23.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 22 (17.05%) Oracle Database
7 20 (15.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (13.95%) MySQL
9 15 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (10.85%) RDBMS
11 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (4.65%) MongoDB
14 6 (4.65%) NoSQL
14 6 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (3.88%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Toad
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.33%) Subversion
3 2 (1.55%) Moq
3 2 (1.55%) NUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (21.71%) Banking
2 26 (20.16%) Finance
3 6 (4.65%) Automotive
3 6 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Legal
5 3 (2.33%) Publishing
6 2 (1.55%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) .NET
2 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.55%) CSS
2 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.55%) HTML
2 2 (1.55%) LINQ
2 2 (1.55%) MDX
2 2 (1.55%) Vue.js
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (47.29%) Clustering
2 47 (36.43%) Replication
3 10 (7.75%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.65%) CMDB
4 6 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.88%) Fintech
6 2 (1.55%) Contract for Difference
6 2 (1.55%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.55%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.56%) Windows
2 19 (14.73%) Linux
3 13 (10.08%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.43%) Unix
6 6 (4.65%) Solaris
7 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (48.06%) High Availability
2 58 (44.96%) Performance Tuning
3 24 (18.60%) Database Security
4 22 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (13.95%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (11.63%) Mentoring
7 14 (10.85%) ITIL
8 11 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (8.53%) ETL
9 9 (6.98%) Database Mirroring
10 7 (5.43%) Migration
10 7 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (5.43%) Scrum
10 7 (5.43%) SOA
11 6 (4.65%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (3.88%) Critical Thinking
12 5 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (3.88%) Runbook
12 5 (3.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (92.25%) SQL
2 47 (36.43%) T-SQL
3 26 (20.16%) PowerShell
4 10 (7.75%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.88%) Perl
5 5 (3.88%) Python
6 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.33%) C#
8 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle Certification
3 6 (4.65%) Degree
4 5 (3.88%) MCITP
4 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.55%) MCSA
6 2 (1.55%) MCTS
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (6.20%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (7.75%) Failover Clustering
2 10 (7.75%) SCOM
3 9 (6.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (3.88%) Control-M
5 5 (3.88%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.88%) Unicenter
6 4 (3.10%) Foglight
7 3 (2.33%) Perfmon
8 2 (1.55%) Ansible
8 2 (1.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (26.36%) Oracle
2 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.53%) Sybase
4 8 (6.20%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.65%) Remedy
5 6 (4.65%) VMware
6 5 (3.88%) BMC
6 5 (3.88%) CA
6 5 (3.88%) CommVault
7 1 (0.78%) IDERA
7 1 (0.78%) iManage
7 1 (0.78%) Informatica
7 1 (0.78%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.78%) Twitter
7 1 (0.78%) Veeam
7 1 (0.78%) Veritas