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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 78 85 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 26 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.74% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.79% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 7
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £47,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £58,600 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
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
1436 1137 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.93% 94.83% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 951 706 818
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 29 August 2014.

DBA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (68.97%) SQL
2 30 (51.72%) Oracle
3 28 (48.28%) SQL Server
4 27 (46.55%) Oracle Database
5 26 (44.83%) Linux
6 24 (41.38%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (32.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (32.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (29.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (29.31%) PowerShell
8 17 (29.31%) ITIL
8 17 (29.31%) C#
8 17 (29.31%) HTML
9 15 (25.86%) Oracle EBS
9 15 (25.86%) RDBMS
9 15 (25.86%) Windows
9 15 (25.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (25.86%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (25.86%) Relational Database
10 14 (24.14%) UNIX
10 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 13 (22.41%) SLA
11 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
11 13 (22.41%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (22.41%) Information Security
11 13 (22.41%) Oracle 11i
11 13 (22.41%) Data Guard
12 11 (18.97%) PL/SQL
12 11 (18.97%) Finance
13 10 (17.24%) WebLogic

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (17.24%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (22.41%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 27 (46.55%) Oracle Database
3 19 (32.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (32.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (29.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (25.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (25.86%) RDBMS
5 15 (25.86%) Relational Database
6 14 (24.14%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (15.52%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (15.52%) OLTP
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle Discoverer
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (6.90%) OLAP
10 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
10 4 (6.90%) Big Data
10 4 (6.90%) NewSQL
11 3 (5.17%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 3 (5.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.31%) HTML
2 7 (12.07%) Middleware
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (6.90%) JDBC
4 2 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.83%) Linux
2 15 (25.86%) Windows
3 14 (24.14%) UNIX
4 7 (12.07%) AIX
4 7 (12.07%) Solaris
5 4 (6.90%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) ITIL
2 15 (25.86%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (22.41%) Information Security
4 8 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.07%) SOA
5 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.62%) Resource Management
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Management
6 5 (8.62%) Database Tuning
6 5 (8.62%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (8.62%) Database Security
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.90%) Scrum
8 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Analytics
9 1 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (68.97%) SQL
2 17 (29.31%) PowerShell
2 17 (29.31%) C#
3 11 (18.97%) PL/SQL
4 7 (12.07%) Perl
5 6 (10.34%) Java
6 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) OCP
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.41%) SLA
2 9 (15.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (41.38%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (22.41%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Data Guard
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 30 (51.72%) Oracle
2 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.17%) Sun
6 2 (3.45%) Sybase
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) IBM
7 1 (1.72%) Vertica