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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 114 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 4 11 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.22% 0.68% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.73% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 11
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
1722 1498 1862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.20% 93.16% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1309 1624
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014.

DBA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 36 (100.00%) SQL
2 30 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 16 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 15 (41.67%) Windows
4 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (38.89%) DTS
6 13 (36.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (36.11%) Clustering
7 12 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (30.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (30.56%) XML
9 10 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (25.00%) MySQL
10 9 (25.00%) ITIL
11 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (19.44%) Oracle
12 7 (19.44%) Migration
12 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (19.44%) Red Gate
12 7 (19.44%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
13 5 (13.89%) .NET
13 5 (13.89%) Linux
13 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
13 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (11.11%) Database Security

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (38.89%) DTS
3 14 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (30.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (25.00%) MySQL
7 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
10 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
11 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (5.56%) SimpleDB
12 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
12 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) XML
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) ADO.NET
3 3 (8.33%) CSS
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) ODBC
3 3 (8.33%) Middleware
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Clustering
2 4 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.78%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Solaris
4 2 (5.56%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (25.00%) ITIL
4 7 (19.44%) Migration
4 7 (19.44%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.11%) Database Security
6 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Identity Management
6 3 (8.33%) ERP
7 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.56%) High Availability
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) SQL
2 16 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.56%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) MCSE
2 2 (5.56%) MCDBA
2 2 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) Red Gate
3 2 (5.56%) VMware