The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 79 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 31 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.04% 1.36% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 1.43% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 10
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £52,500 £27,475
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -
DBA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1458 1262 1195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.92% 95.25% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 964 811 847
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

DBA
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

DBA Salary Trend in Edinburgh

DBA
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DBA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

DBA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (65.00%) SQL
2 35 (58.33%) Oracle
3 32 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 32 (53.33%) Oracle Database
4 28 (46.67%) Oracle RAC
5 25 (41.67%) Linux
6 19 (31.67%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (26.67%) Windows
8 16 (26.67%) WebLogic
8 16 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (26.67%) Data Guard
8 16 (26.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 15 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (23.33%) RDBMS
10 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (23.33%) Relational Database
11 13 (21.67%) SLA
11 13 (21.67%) Finance
11 13 (21.67%) PL/SQL
11 13 (21.67%) Oracle 11i
11 13 (21.67%) ITIL
11 13 (21.67%) UNIX
12 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
13 11 (18.33%) C#
13 11 (18.33%) HTML
13 11 (18.33%) Microsoft

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 16 (26.67%) WebLogic
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Beehive
3 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.67%) CICS
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (21.67%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (11.67%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (11.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (53.33%) SQL Server
1 32 (53.33%) Oracle Database
2 16 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (23.33%) Relational Database
4 14 (23.33%) RDBMS
4 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (15.00%) OLTP
6 9 (15.00%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (11.67%) Oracle Discoverer
7 7 (11.67%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (8.33%) OLAP
9 4 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
9 4 (6.67%) Big Data
9 4 (6.67%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Marketing
3 3 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) HTML
2 7 (11.67%) Middleware
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (6.67%) JDBC
4 2 (3.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.33%) Reference Data
2 5 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (41.67%) Linux
2 16 (26.67%) Windows
3 13 (21.67%) UNIX
4 8 (13.33%) AIX
4 8 (13.33%) Solaris
5 4 (6.67%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (21.67%) ITIL
3 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (15.00%) Information Security
5 7 (11.67%) SOA
5 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.00%) Database Tuning
6 6 (10.00%) Database Security
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.00%) Resource Management
8 3 (5.00%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.00%) Analytics
9 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.33%) Migration
9 2 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (65.00%) SQL
2 13 (21.67%) PL/SQL
3 11 (18.33%) C#
3 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.67%) Java
4 7 (11.67%) Perl
5 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.67%) COBOL
7 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.67%) REXX
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) OCP
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) SLA
2 5 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (46.67%) Oracle RAC
2 16 (26.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.33%) Firmware
4 1 (1.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Data Guard
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.67%) Foglight
3 1 (1.67%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) Oracle
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.33%) SAP
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (3.33%) Sybase
6 1 (1.67%) Sun
6 1 (1.67%) BMC
6 1 (1.67%) CA
6 1 (1.67%) Imperva
6 1 (1.67%) Vertica