The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 90 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 22 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.57% 0.68% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.72% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 8
Average salary £55,000 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.95% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +7.31%
DBA
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1333 1674 1550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.15% 94.42% 93.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1359 1366
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DBA in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

DBA
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA across the Cambridge region.

DBA Salary Trend in Cambridge

DBA
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DBA across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

DBA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 39 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 36 (85.71%) SQL
3 16 (38.10%) T-SQL
4 15 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (33.33%) Clustering
5 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (30.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (28.57%) Replication
7 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (26.19%) MCITP
8 11 (26.19%) Degree
8 11 (26.19%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.81%) MCT
9 10 (23.81%) MCTS
10 9 (21.43%) Streaming Music
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (16.67%) Windows
12 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (11.90%) SaaS
13 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (11.90%) SDLC
13 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
13 5 (11.90%) Web Services
13 5 (11.90%) ITIL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) Lync
2 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SMTP
1 1 (2.38%) SNMP
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 15 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (30.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 9 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
10 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
10 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.38%) Big Data
10 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
10 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) SAML
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Clustering
2 12 (28.57%) Replication
3 9 (21.43%) Streaming Music
4 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.38%) SecurID
7 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (26.19%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.90%) SDLC
3 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.52%) Database Security
4 4 (9.52%) High Availability
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 3 (7.14%) Product Management
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (4.76%) CRM
6 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.38%) Line Management
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.38%) Information Security
7 1 (2.38%) Change Management
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) SQL
2 16 (38.10%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (26.19%) MCITP
2 11 (26.19%) Degree
3 10 (23.81%) MCT
3 10 (23.81%) MCTS
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) MCDBA
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Google