The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 100 96 105
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 60 86 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.89% 2.12% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.23% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 41 54 33
Average salary £43,000 £46,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.52% +14.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £31,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
DBA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2982 3849 2941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.95% 95.01% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1844 2517 1722
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

DBA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

DBA Salary Trend in Scotland

DBA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DBA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

DBA Salary Histogram in Scotland

DBA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 36 £42,500 -8.60% 3
Edinburgh +18 21 £55,000 +17.02% 9
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £36,500 -
Highlands - 1 - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 84 (77.78%) Oracle
2 82 (75.93%) Oracle Database
3 67 (62.04%) SQL
4 61 (56.48%) Performance Tuning
5 53 (49.07%) SQL Server
6 51 (47.22%) Oracle RAC
7 46 (42.59%) PL/SQL
7 46 (42.59%) Oracle RMAN
8 43 (39.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 38 (35.19%) UNIX
10 34 (31.48%) Linux
11 33 (30.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 29 (26.85%) Data Guard
13 24 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
14 22 (20.37%) ITIL
15 21 (19.44%) Windows
15 21 (19.44%) Finance
16 20 (18.52%) OCP
16 20 (18.52%) RDBMS
16 20 (18.52%) Relational Database
17 19 (17.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 19 (17.59%) T-SQL
17 19 (17.59%) Validation
18 18 (16.67%) Banking
19 17 (15.74%) Disaster Recovery
20 16 (14.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
21 14 (12.96%) Oracle Database 12c
21 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
22 13 (12.04%) Toad
22 13 (12.04%) Oracle Reports

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Beehive
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (0.93%) CICS
3 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (5.56%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) SAN
2 3 (2.78%) LDAP
2 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (75.93%) Oracle Database
2 53 (49.07%) SQL Server
3 43 (39.81%) Oracle Database 10g
4 33 (30.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (18.52%) Relational Database
5 20 (18.52%) RDBMS
6 14 (12.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (12.04%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (12.04%) Oracle9i Database
8 12 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (10.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (9.26%) MySQL
10 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (8.33%) DB2
12 8 (7.41%) MongoDB
12 8 (7.41%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (5.56%) TimesTen
13 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Toad
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (19.44%) Finance
2 18 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (6.48%) XML
3 6 (5.56%) CGI
3 6 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Clustering
2 10 (9.26%) Replication
3 8 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.63%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.63%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) iSeries
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) AS400
6 1 (0.93%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.19%) UNIX
2 34 (31.48%) Linux
3 21 (19.44%) Windows
4 13 (12.04%) Solaris
5 7 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.56%) Windows NT
6 6 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.70%) zOS
8 3 (2.78%) AIX
9 1 (0.93%) SUSE
9 1 (0.93%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (56.48%) Performance Tuning
2 22 (20.37%) ITIL
3 19 (17.59%) Validation
4 17 (15.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (12.04%) Performance Analysis
6 12 (11.11%) Service Management
7 11 (10.19%) Data Modelling
8 9 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.41%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.48%) Incident Management
10 7 (6.48%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (5.56%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.56%) Release Management
11 6 (5.56%) Web Development
11 6 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.56%) Physical Data Model
11 6 (5.56%) Database Mirroring
12 5 (4.63%) CRM
12 5 (4.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 67 (62.04%) SQL
2 46 (42.59%) PL/SQL
3 19 (17.59%) T-SQL
4 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.48%) Perl
6 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.56%) VBScript
6 6 (5.56%) AWK
6 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.56%) Bourne shell
6 6 (5.56%) sed
7 4 (3.70%) Java
8 1 (0.93%) COBOL
8 1 (0.93%) REXX
8 1 (0.93%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.93%) Korn
8 1 (0.93%) RPG
Qualifications
1 24 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
2 20 (18.52%) OCP
3 12 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (1.85%) MCITP
4 2 (1.85%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) MCP
5 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (47.22%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.78%) RACF
3 2 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (42.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 29 (26.85%) Data Guard
3 19 (17.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.93%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.93%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 84 (77.78%) Oracle
2 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.11%) Sybase
4 7 (6.48%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.56%) Vertica
5 6 (5.56%) MapR
5 6 (5.56%) IBM
6 2 (1.85%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Sun
7 1 (0.93%) BMC
7 1 (0.93%) CA
7 1 (0.93%) MKS
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