Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 553 489
Rank change year-on-year -6 -64 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 283 336 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.43% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 260 311 475
London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 69254 78893 85693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.94% 96.04% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 55741 68417 72292
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 July 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 23 July 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
City of London +20 75 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Dagenham - 5 £52,500 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £72,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £52,500 -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 283 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 231 (81.63%) SQL
3 176 (62.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 168 (59.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 120 (42.40%) Finance
6 105 (37.10%) T-SQL
7 102 (36.04%) High Availability
8 101 (35.69%) Clustering
9 94 (33.22%) Microsoft
10 91 (32.16%) Performance Tuning
11 87 (30.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 87 (30.74%) Oracle
12 83 (29.33%) Windows
13 74 (26.15%) Replication
14 73 (25.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 69 (24.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 67 (23.67%) NoSQL
16 67 (23.67%) Banking
17 62 (21.91%) Disaster Recovery
18 57 (20.14%) Data Warehouse
19 52 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
20 50 (17.67%) PowerShell
21 46 (16.25%) SQL Server 2014
21 46 (16.25%) Sybase
22 45 (15.90%) MongoDB
23 41 (14.49%) Hadoop
24 40 (14.13%) Data Modelling
25 37 (13.07%) Degree
26 36 (12.72%) ETL
26 36 (12.72%) Microsoft Certification

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 9 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.77%) IIS
3 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.71%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.53%) IaaS
4 7 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.12%) SaaS
6 5 (1.77%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.06%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.31%) SAN
2 6 (2.12%) WAN
3 3 (1.06%) NAS
4 2 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 176 (62.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 168 (59.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (30.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (25.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 69 (24.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 67 (23.67%) NoSQL
8 57 (20.14%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (16.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 45 (15.90%) MongoDB
11 41 (14.49%) Hadoop
12 34 (12.01%) SQL Server 2016
13 33 (11.66%) MySQL
13 33 (11.66%) Oracle Database
14 32 (11.31%) Relational Database
15 30 (10.60%) MariaDB
16 25 (8.83%) RDBMS
17 18 (6.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 14 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
19 12 (4.24%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (2.83%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 120 (42.40%) Finance
2 67 (23.67%) Banking
3 13 (4.59%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.53%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.53%) Retail
5 7 (2.47%) Legal
6 6 (2.12%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.71%) XML
2 12 (4.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 7 (2.47%) .NET
4 5 (1.77%) RESTful
5 3 (1.06%) JDBC
5 3 (1.06%) ODBC
5 3 (1.06%) Web Services
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.35%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 101 (35.69%) Clustering
2 74 (26.15%) Replication
3 24 (8.48%) Computer Science
4 19 (6.71%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.18%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.47%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.12%) Fintech
8 5 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.06%) iPad
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.71%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) Tandem
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (29.33%) Windows
2 36 (12.72%) Windows Server
3 30 (10.60%) Linux
4 16 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (36.04%) High Availability
2 91 (32.16%) Performance Tuning
3 62 (21.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (14.13%) Data Modelling
6 36 (12.72%) ETL
7 33 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (11.31%) Migration
9 27 (9.54%) ITIL
10 22 (7.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (7.42%) Data Management
11 21 (7.42%) Performance Analysis
12 20 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (7.07%) DevOps
13 19 (6.71%) B2C
13 19 (6.71%) Database Mirroring
13 19 (6.71%) Software Architecture
14 16 (5.65%) Mentoring
15 15 (5.30%) Data Security
16 14 (4.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 231 (81.63%) SQL
2 105 (37.10%) T-SQL
3 50 (17.67%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.47%) C#
4 7 (2.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 5 (1.77%) Java
6 4 (1.41%) VB
6 4 (1.41%) VBScript
7 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) Korn
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (13.07%) Degree
2 36 (12.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.89%) MCITP
4 8 (2.83%) MCSA
5 6 (2.12%) MCSE
6 5 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.77%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.06%) MCTS
8 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.24%) QA
2 7 (2.47%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.47%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (6.71%) Opsview
2 11 (3.89%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (2.47%) Perfmon
4 3 (1.06%) Ansible
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 94 (33.22%) Microsoft
2 87 (30.74%) Oracle
3 46 (16.25%) Sybase
4 21 (7.42%) VMware
5 7 (2.47%) SAP
6 5 (1.77%) Cognizant
6 5 (1.77%) RedGate
7 4 (1.41%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.41%) Calypso
7 4 (1.41%) Murex
7 4 (1.41%) Reuters
8 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.06%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.06%) Tableau
9 2 (0.71%) ESRI
10 1 (0.35%) Canon
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix
10 1 (0.35%) Cognos
10 1 (0.35%) Google
10 1 (0.35%) Sun
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