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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 104 101 94
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 58 60 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.77% 1.80% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.89% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 43 38 50
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,850 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,807
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
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
3132 3179 3068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.81% 95.41% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2057 2023 2183
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh -27 25 £55,000 - 4
Glasgow +18 16 £42,500 - 3
Aberdeen +14 8 - - 1
Highlands - 7 £60,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £35,000 -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 77 (77.78%) Oracle
2 75 (75.76%) Oracle Database
3 60 (60.61%) SQL
4 53 (53.54%) Oracle RAC
5 46 (46.46%) SQL Server
6 45 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
7 34 (34.34%) Linux
7 34 (34.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 32 (32.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 30 (30.30%) PL/SQL
10 29 (29.29%) Data Guard
11 28 (28.28%) WebLogic
12 26 (26.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 26 (26.26%) Degree
13 24 (24.24%) UNIX
14 23 (23.23%) Oracle EBS
15 20 (20.20%) Windows
16 19 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (19.19%) SLA
16 19 (19.19%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
18 17 (17.17%) Oracle Reports
19 16 (16.16%) Finance
20 15 (15.15%) ITIL
20 15 (15.15%) Oracle BI EE
21 14 (14.14%) OCP
21 14 (14.14%) Oracle Certification
22 13 (13.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
22 13 (13.13%) Oracle 11i
22 13 (13.13%) Relational Database

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 28 (28.28%) WebLogic
2 10 (10.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (6.06%) IIS
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle Beehive
5 2 (2.02%) CICS
5 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (23.23%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (13.13%) Oracle 11i
3 10 (10.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (10.10%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (5.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (75.76%) Oracle Database
2 46 (46.46%) SQL Server
3 32 (32.32%) Oracle Database 10g
4 26 (26.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
6 17 (17.17%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (15.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (13.13%) Relational Database
9 12 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (12.12%) RDBMS
10 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
11 9 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (7.07%) Oracle Discoverer
13 6 (6.06%) Oracle Exadata
14 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (5.05%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (5.05%) Oracle8/8i Database
15 4 (4.04%) OLAP
15 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (6.06%) Toad
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (16.16%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.06%) Marketing
3 5 (5.05%) Electronics
3 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.04%) Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) Middleware
1 10 (10.10%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (9.09%) HTML
3 7 (7.07%) XML
4 5 (5.05%) .NET
5 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.03%) CSS
7 2 (2.02%) XSLT
8 1 (1.01%) jQuery
8 1 (1.01%) JDBC
8 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Clustering
2 5 (5.05%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (5.05%) DTV
2 5 (5.05%) Replication
3 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Exalogic
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.34%) Linux
2 24 (24.24%) UNIX
3 20 (20.20%) Windows
4 12 (12.12%) AIX
5 11 (11.11%) Solaris
6 2 (2.02%) zOS
7 1 (1.01%) SUSE
7 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.01%) CentOS
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.01%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (19.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (15.15%) ITIL
4 11 (11.11%) SOA
4 11 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (10.10%) Validation
6 8 (8.08%) Migration
6 8 (8.08%) Data Modelling
6 8 (8.08%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.07%) Service Management
7 7 (7.07%) Data Protection
7 7 (7.07%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.05%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.05%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (5.05%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.05%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (4.04%) ETL
9 4 (4.04%) Database Tuning
10 3 (3.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 60 (60.61%) SQL
2 30 (30.30%) PL/SQL
3 12 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 10 (10.10%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.06%) C#
6 5 (5.05%) Java
7 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.03%) VBScript
9 2 (2.02%) XQuery
9 2 (2.02%) REXX
9 2 (2.02%) Perl
9 2 (2.02%) XPath
9 2 (2.02%) COBOL
10 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (26.26%) Degree
2 14 (14.14%) OCP
2 14 (14.14%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) MCITP
4 1 (1.01%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (53.54%) Oracle RAC
2 34 (34.34%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (5.05%) Firmware
4 3 (3.03%) RACF
5 1 (1.01%) Samba
5 1 (1.01%) NFS
5 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (29.29%) Data Guard
2 13 (13.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.02%) Foglight
3 2 (2.02%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.02%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 77 (77.78%) Oracle
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.07%) SAP
4 5 (5.05%) Sybase
5 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.02%) CA
6 2 (2.02%) Imperva
6 2 (2.02%) IBM
6 2 (2.02%) BMC
7 1 (1.01%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.01%) Sun
7 1 (1.01%) VMware
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
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Cognizant
Posted: 23 days ago