The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 507 433
Rank change year-on-year +39 -74  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 137 161 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.38% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.40% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 126 151 235
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 33167 40644 42872
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.65% 95.96% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27921 35205 36062
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +1.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 37 £62,000 +24.00% 2
Canary Wharf - 4 £72,500 -
Dagenham - 1 £52,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 266 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 215 (80.83%) SQL
3 155 (58.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 141 (53.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 118 (44.36%) T-SQL
6 109 (40.98%) Finance
7 100 (37.59%) Performance Tuning
8 98 (36.84%) Clustering
9 89 (33.46%) Microsoft
10 85 (31.95%) Oracle
11 82 (30.83%) High Availability
12 76 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 72 (27.07%) Replication
14 61 (22.93%) SQL Server 2008
15 59 (22.18%) Banking
16 58 (21.80%) SQL Server 2012
17 57 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
18 52 (19.55%) Windows
19 48 (18.05%) PowerShell
19 48 (18.05%) NoSQL
20 47 (17.67%) SQL Server 2014
21 45 (16.92%) Data Warehouse
22 38 (14.29%) MongoDB
23 36 (13.53%) Oracle Database
24 35 (13.16%) Sybase
24 35 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
25 31 (11.65%) Hadoop
26 30 (11.28%) Relational Database
27 26 (9.77%) MariaDB
27 26 (9.77%) 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 11 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.63%) IIS
4 2 (0.75%) Apache
4 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.13%) IaaS
3 3 (1.13%) PaaS
3 3 (1.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.40%) SAN
2 5 (1.88%) WAN
3 4 (1.50%) Internet
4 3 (1.13%) NAS
5 2 (0.75%) HTTP
5 2 (0.75%) Intranet
6 1 (0.38%) DAB
6 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 155 (58.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 141 (53.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 61 (22.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 58 (21.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (18.05%) NoSQL
8 47 (17.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 45 (16.92%) Data Warehouse
10 38 (14.29%) MongoDB
11 36 (13.53%) Oracle Database
12 31 (11.65%) Hadoop
13 30 (11.28%) Relational Database
14 26 (9.77%) MariaDB
15 25 (9.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 22 (8.27%) RDBMS
17 21 (7.89%) SQL Server 2016
18 20 (7.52%) MySQL
18 20 (7.52%) SQL Server 2005
19 12 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (3.01%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
1 8 (3.01%) TeamCity
2 6 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.75%) JIRA
4 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (40.98%) Finance
2 59 (22.18%) Banking
3 12 (4.51%) Legal
4 10 (3.76%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.38%) Music Industry
6 4 (1.50%) Advertising
6 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.50%) Marketing
7 3 (1.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.51%) XML
2 11 (4.14%) .NET
3 9 (3.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.88%) RESTful
6 3 (1.13%) Web Services
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 98 (36.84%) Clustering
2 72 (27.07%) Replication
3 16 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.89%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.63%) Fintech
7 5 (1.88%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.75%) Derivative
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 52 (19.55%) Windows
2 23 (8.65%) Windows Server
3 19 (7.14%) Linux
4 18 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (37.59%) Performance Tuning
2 82 (30.83%) High Availability
3 57 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (9.40%) Data Modelling
6 22 (8.27%) Capacity Planning
6 22 (8.27%) Migration
7 18 (6.77%) ETL
8 16 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (5.64%) ITIL
10 14 (5.26%) Database Mirroring
11 12 (4.51%) B2C
11 12 (4.51%) Change Control
11 12 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (4.51%) Data Security
11 12 (4.51%) E-Commerce
11 12 (4.51%) Software Architecture
12 11 (4.14%) Service Management
13 10 (3.76%) Security Management
14 9 (3.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (80.83%) SQL
2 118 (44.36%) T-SQL
3 48 (18.05%) PowerShell
4 22 (8.27%) C#
5 7 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 7 (2.63%) VB.NET
6 5 (1.88%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (9.40%) Degree
3 4 (1.50%) MCSA
4 3 (1.13%) MCTS
5 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.14%) SLA
2 5 (1.88%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
2 12 (4.51%) Opsview
3 5 (1.88%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.75%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 89 (33.46%) Microsoft
2 85 (31.95%) Oracle
3 35 (13.16%) Sybase
4 12 (4.51%) VMware
5 11 (4.14%) SolarWinds
6 4 (1.50%) Facebook
7 3 (1.13%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.13%) Veritas
8 2 (0.75%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (0.75%) Tableau
9 1 (0.38%) Canon
9 1 (0.38%) EMC
9 1 (0.38%) IDERA
9 1 (0.38%) Splunk
9 1 (0.38%) Sun
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