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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 77 83 83
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 16 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.27% 1.40% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.46% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 16
Average salary £50,000 £55,750 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.31% +14.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £41,800 £27,994
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -
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
1190 1303 1360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.67% 95.74% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 807 822 882
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

DBA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (60.00%) Oracle
1 39 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (56.92%) SQL
3 18 (27.69%) Oracle Database
3 18 (27.69%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (26.15%) RDBMS
4 17 (26.15%) Relational Database
5 15 (23.08%) T-SQL
6 14 (21.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (20.00%) MongoDB
8 12 (18.46%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (18.46%) Clustering
8 12 (18.46%) Migration
9 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (16.92%) Linux
9 11 (16.92%) Informix
9 11 (16.92%) ETL
9 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (16.92%) Data Migration
9 11 (16.92%) Talend Open Studio
9 11 (16.92%) DevOps
9 11 (16.92%) Talend
10 10 (15.38%) High Availability
10 10 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (15.38%) Finance
11 9 (13.85%) PL/SQL
11 9 (13.85%) ITIL
11 9 (13.85%) Data Guard

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (27.69%) Oracle Database
2 18 (27.69%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (26.15%) RDBMS
3 17 (26.15%) Relational Database
4 14 (21.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (20.00%) MongoDB
6 11 (16.92%) Informix
7 10 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (9.23%) GIS
10 6 (9.23%) MySQL
10 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 7
11 5 (7.69%) DTS
11 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (7.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.08%) Toad
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
2 6 (9.23%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Games
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) JDBC
3 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Clustering
2 8 (12.31%) Replication
3 5 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Migration
2 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (16.92%) Data Migration
2 11 (16.92%) DevOps
2 11 (16.92%) ETL
3 10 (15.38%) High Availability
3 10 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (13.85%) ITIL
5 7 (10.77%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.23%) Change Management
7 5 (7.69%) API Development
7 5 (7.69%) API Integration
7 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.69%) Open Source
7 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.69%) SDLC
8 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.15%) Project Management
9 2 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) SQL
2 15 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 9 (13.85%) PL/SQL
4 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.69%) Perl
4 5 (7.69%) Python
4 5 (7.69%) Ruby
5 4 (6.15%) C
5 4 (6.15%) Java
6 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.08%) VBScript
7 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (3.08%) MCITP
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Degree
3 1 (1.54%) HNC
3 1 (1.54%) HND
3 1 (1.54%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.54%) MCSA
3 1 (1.54%) MCSE
3 1 (1.54%) MCTS
3 1 (1.54%) OCP
System Software
1 12 (18.46%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) Data Guard
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 39 (60.00%) Oracle
2 11 (16.92%) Talend
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) Vertica
5 1 (1.54%) Sun