Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 627 612 536
Rank change year-on-year -15 -76 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 182 236 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 169 225 327
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -3.06%

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 64,356 70,169 73,801
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 94.64% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 52,594 54,891 63,928
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -56 28 £60,000 +4.35% 3
West London +29 9 £55,000 +18.92% 2
South London +1 5 £55,000 +37.50%
East London -10 3 £60,000 +14.29% 2
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 182 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 147 (80.77%) SQL
3 80 (43.96%) Performance Tuning
4 79 (43.41%) High Availability
4 79 (43.41%) T-SQL
5 77 (42.31%) Clustering
6 68 (37.36%) PowerShell
7 63 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (32.42%) Microsoft
9 57 (31.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 56 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 55 (30.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 55 (30.22%) SQL Server 2016
11 55 (30.22%) Replication
12 53 (29.12%) Windows
13 50 (27.47%) Finance
14 43 (23.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 41 (22.53%) MySQL
16 40 (21.98%) SQL Server 2014
17 38 (20.88%) Oracle
18 37 (20.33%) Disaster Recovery
19 33 (18.13%) Linux
19 33 (18.13%) Banking
19 33 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
20 31 (17.03%) Database Security
21 30 (16.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 27 (14.84%) Mentoring
22 27 (14.84%) Migration
22 27 (14.84%) Degree
23 26 (14.29%) ITIL

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 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.30%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.20%) IIS
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.55%) Office 365
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.55%) LAN
1 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 63 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (31.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (30.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (30.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 43 (23.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (22.53%) MySQL
7 40 (21.98%) SQL Server 2014
8 30 (16.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (11.54%) Relational Database
10 19 (10.44%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (8.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 15 (8.24%) RDBMS
12 14 (7.69%) Oracle Database
13 10 (5.49%) NoSQL
13 10 (5.49%) Snowflake Schema
13 10 (5.49%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (4.95%) Big Data
14 9 (4.95%) MongoDB
14 9 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.30%) Toad
4 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.10%) Subversion
5 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
General
1 50 (27.47%) Finance
2 33 (18.13%) Banking
3 6 (3.30%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.75%) Advertising
5 3 (1.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) .NET
2 1 (0.55%) JSON
2 1 (0.55%) MDX
2 1 (0.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (42.31%) Clustering
2 55 (30.22%) Replication
3 24 (13.19%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.04%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.40%) Fintech
5 8 (4.40%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.30%) CMDB
7 5 (2.75%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.10%) Contract for Difference
9 2 (1.10%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.10%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) Tandem
10 1 (0.55%) User Experience
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (29.12%) Windows
2 33 (18.13%) Linux
3 26 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.85%) Unix
7 6 (3.30%) Solaris
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (43.96%) Performance Tuning
2 79 (43.41%) High Availability
3 37 (20.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (17.03%) Database Security
5 27 (14.84%) Mentoring
5 27 (14.84%) Migration
6 26 (14.29%) ITIL
7 21 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (9.89%) Capacity Planning
9 17 (9.34%) Performance Optimisation
10 15 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 14 (7.69%) DevOps
12 13 (7.14%) Statistics
13 12 (6.59%) Proactive Monitoring
14 11 (6.04%) Database Mirroring
14 11 (6.04%) Performance Analysis
14 11 (6.04%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (6.04%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (80.77%) SQL
2 79 (43.41%) T-SQL
3 68 (37.36%) PowerShell
4 14 (7.69%) Python
5 10 (5.49%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.95%) C#
7 8 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.20%) Perl
10 1 (0.55%) C
10 1 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (14.84%) Degree
2 22 (12.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.69%) MCSA
5 6 (3.30%) MCP
6 5 (2.75%) MCITP
6 5 (2.75%) MCSE
6 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 3 (1.65%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.10%) MCTS
8 2 (1.10%) OCP
8 2 (1.10%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (4.40%) Docker
1 8 (4.40%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Clustering
2 16 (8.79%) Ansible
3 12 (6.59%) Failover Clustering
4 10 (5.49%) SCOM
5 9 (4.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (4.40%) Puppet
7 6 (3.30%) HP SIM
7 6 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (3.30%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (2.75%) Control-M
8 5 (2.75%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.75%) Unicenter
9 4 (2.20%) Foglight
10 2 (1.10%) Grafana
10 2 (1.10%) Nagios
10 2 (1.10%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 59 (32.42%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.88%) Oracle
3 16 (8.79%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.49%) VMware
5 9 (4.95%) Sybase
6 6 (3.30%) HP
6 6 (3.30%) Remedy
6 6 (3.30%) SAP
7 5 (2.75%) BMC
7 5 (2.75%) CA
7 5 (2.75%) CommVault
8 2 (1.10%) Veeam
9 1 (0.55%) Facebook
9 1 (0.55%) Google
9 1 (0.55%) IDERA
9 1 (0.55%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.55%) Twitter
9 1 (0.55%) Veritas