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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 76 92 81
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 23 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.67% 1.34% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.40% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 3
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £35,000 £40,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,900 £48,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
1314 1568 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.15% 95.67% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 794 1004 614
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,650
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +12.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 24 April 2015.

DBA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 27 (62.79%) Oracle
2 26 (60.47%) SQL
2 26 (60.47%) Oracle Database
3 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
4 18 (41.86%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (32.56%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (32.56%) PL/SQL
6 13 (30.23%) Oracle Certification
7 11 (25.58%) Linux
7 11 (25.58%) Banking
8 10 (23.26%) UNIX
8 10 (23.26%) WebLogic
8 10 (23.26%) OCP
9 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
10 7 (16.28%) Finance
10 7 (16.28%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (16.28%) DB2
10 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
10 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.28%) Incident Management
10 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
11 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (13.95%) IBM
11 6 (13.95%) Windows
12 5 (11.63%) Solaris
12 5 (11.63%) ITIL
12 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (11.63%) CRM

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (23.26%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) SAS
3 1 (2.33%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) LDAP
1 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.98%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (60.47%) Oracle Database
2 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
3 7 (16.28%) DB2
3 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
3 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
4 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
7 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (6.98%) SQLPlus
7 3 (6.98%) MySQL
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 11 (25.58%) Banking
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) XML
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Replication
2 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) UNIX
3 6 (13.95%) Windows
4 5 (11.63%) Solaris
5 4 (9.30%) zOS
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (16.28%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) CRM
3 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.30%) Analytics
5 3 (6.98%) Data Analytics
5 3 (6.98%) ERP
5 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.33%) Project Management
7 1 (2.33%) Service Management
7 1 (2.33%) Scrum
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.33%) Data Management
7 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) PL/SQL
3 9 (20.93%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) REXX
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) Korn
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) COBOL
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle Certification
2 10 (23.26%) OCP
3 5 (11.63%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) MCDBA
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (11.63%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.33%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Sun
4 1 (2.33%) BMC
4 1 (2.33%) CA
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