The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 178 146 153
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1877 2163 2172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 2.03% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.15% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 1855 1875
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DBA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA within the UK.

DBA Salary Trend in the UK

DBA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DBA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

DBA Salary Histogram in the UK

DBA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England -30 1781 £47,500 +3.26% 200
London -31 757 £53,875 -2.04% 81
South East -45 304 £45,000 - 35
Yorkshire -8 183 £42,500 +6.25% 31
City of London -13 180 £55,000 -5.37% 31
North West -22 145 £48,750 +15.38% 21
Hampshire +47 136 £43,750 +9.37% 16
West Midlands -11 123 £40,000 - 9
West Yorkshire -28 122 £42,500 +6.25% 16
East of England -29 110 £42,000 +15.06% 9
Leeds -9 107 £42,500 +6.25% 11
South West -35 95 £42,500 - 6
Manchester +34 79 £48,750 +21.87% 11
Surrey -26 60 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Cheshire -21 55 £50,000 +22.69% 7
Essex +17 43 £40,000 +15.05% 5
Scotland -34 43 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Wiltshire -6 38 £42,500 +3.65% 2
East Midlands -64 38 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Bristol +13 37 £41,500 -1.19% 2
Berkshire -13 34 £47,500 -5.00% 7
North Yorkshire -1 31 £43,000 +10.25% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 30 £49,000 -2.00%
Hertfordshire +8 28 £42,500 -10.52% 2
York +21 26 £43,000 +14.66% 3
Coventry +9 26 £45,000 -23.40% 3
Milton Keynes +8 26 £50,000 +1.01%
North East +6 25 £42,500 +25.00% 5
Solihull +23 23 £36,500 - 1
Edinburgh 0 23 £45,000 -14.28%

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 2860 (70.32%) SQL
2 2508 (61.67%) SQL Server
3 1901 (46.74%) Oracle
4 1546 (38.01%) Oracle Database
5 1514 (37.23%) Performance Tuning
6 1203 (29.58%) T-SQL
7 1104 (27.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1068 (26.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 985 (24.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 967 (23.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 950 (23.36%) Windows
12 906 (22.28%) Microsoft
13 899 (22.10%) Finance
14 878 (21.59%) Oracle RAC
15 859 (21.12%) Replication
16 839 (20.63%) Linux
17 756 (18.59%) Data Guard
18 649 (15.96%) Oracle Database 10g
19 643 (15.81%) Clustering
20 641 (15.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 625 (15.37%) UNIX
22 610 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
23 591 (14.53%) SQL Server 2012
24 574 (14.11%) Oracle RMAN
25 567 (13.94%) PL/SQL
26 533 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
27 528 (12.98%) MS Excel
28 517 (12.71%) Relational Database
29 511 (12.56%) MySQL
30 506 (12.44%) Data Warehouse

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 320 (7.87%) WebLogic
2 119 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 100 (2.46%) Oracle Application Server
4 60 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 57 (1.40%) IIS
6 41 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 30 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 24 (0.59%) Apache
9 20 (0.49%) OpenEdge
10 16 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
10 16 (0.39%) Oracle 10gAS
11 14 (0.34%) WordPress
11 14 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.32%) Oracle UPK
13 12 (0.30%) CMS
13 12 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.27%) WorkSite
15 8 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 528 (12.98%) MS Excel
2 48 (1.18%) MS Office
3 14 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.12%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.049%) MS Project
7 1 (0.025%) SPSS
7 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.025%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 365 (8.97%) Oracle EBS
2 277 (6.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 272 (6.69%) Oracle Applications
4 94 (2.31%) Oracle 11i
5 21 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
6 20 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
6 20 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
7 18 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
8 15 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
9 12 (0.30%) HFM
10 11 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 11 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.12%) Agresso
12 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.12%) Magento
13 4 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
14 3 (0.074%) Lawson
15 2 (0.049%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 40 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.32%) SaaS
3 13 (0.32%) Office 365
4 8 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.20%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.074%) IaaS
6 3 (0.074%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 240 (5.90%) SAN
2 65 (1.60%) Internet
3 53 (1.30%) NAS
4 51 (1.25%) iSCSI
5 36 (0.89%) DNS
6 32 (0.79%) Firewall
7 22 (0.54%) WAN
8 21 (0.52%) VPN
9 20 (0.49%) LAN
10 17 (0.42%) DHCP
11 11 (0.27%) HTTP
11 11 (0.27%) TCP/IP
12 8 (0.20%) LDAP
13 5 (0.12%) Intranet
14 4 (0.098%) VoIP
15 3 (0.074%) HTTPS
15 3 (0.074%) SSL
16 2 (0.049%) GSM
16 2 (0.049%) SMTP
16 2 (0.049%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2508 (61.67%) SQL Server
2 1546 (38.01%) Oracle Database
3 1104 (27.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1068 (26.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 985 (24.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 967 (23.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 649 (15.96%) Oracle Database 10g
8 641 (15.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 610 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 591 (14.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 517 (12.71%) Relational Database
12 511 (12.56%) MySQL
13 506 (12.44%) Data Warehouse
14 425 (10.45%) RDBMS
15 205 (5.04%) Oracle Database 12c
16 192 (4.72%) DTS
17 178 (4.38%) OLTP
18 175 (4.30%) SQL Server 2000
19 172 (4.23%) Oracle BI EE
20 156 (3.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
2 52 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 36 (0.89%) Toad
5 31 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 20 (0.49%) Selenium
6 20 (0.49%) Hudson
7 18 (0.44%) Git (software)
7 18 (0.44%) Subversion
8 17 (0.42%) JIRA
9 15 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
10 12 (0.30%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.25%) Maven
12 8 (0.20%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.15%) Ant
13 6 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (0.12%) Jenkins
15 3 (0.074%) JConsole
15 3 (0.074%) ERwin
16 1 (0.025%) ProC
General
1 899 (22.10%) Finance
2 233 (5.73%) Banking
3 111 (2.73%) Retail
4 92 (2.26%) Marketing
5 79 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 76 (1.87%) Legal
7 72 (1.77%) Law
8 46 (1.13%) Advertising
9 43 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 31 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.69%) Back Office
12 23 (0.57%) Games
13 17 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.37%) Electronics
14 15 (0.37%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.25%) Music Industry
17 8 (0.20%) Automotive
18 7 (0.17%) Publishing
19 4 (0.098%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (6.15%) .NET
2 203 (4.99%) Middleware
3 172 (4.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 126 (3.10%) XML
5 92 (2.26%) Web Services
6 77 (1.89%) HTML
7 51 (1.25%) MDX
8 33 (0.81%) J2EE
9 32 (0.79%) COM
10 31 (0.76%) .NET Framework
11 23 (0.57%) Lucene
12 22 (0.54%) JDBC
13 20 (0.49%) ASP.NET
14 18 (0.44%) WCF
15 17 (0.42%) WebCenter
16 15 (0.37%) ISPF
16 15 (0.37%) Oracle Streams
17 13 (0.32%) ODBC
18 12 (0.30%) CSS
18 12 (0.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 859 (21.12%) Replication
2 643 (15.81%) Clustering
3 269 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 57 (1.40%) Statistics
6 51 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 44 (1.08%) Social Media
8 41 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 39 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 39 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 32 (0.79%) Oracle Exalogic
11 30 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (0.71%) Mainframe
13 25 (0.61%) BBC
13 25 (0.61%) Thin Client
13 25 (0.61%) Fat Client
14 22 (0.54%) Open Source
15 18 (0.44%) Mathematics
16 17 (0.42%) HACMP
16 17 (0.42%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 950 (23.36%) Windows
2 839 (20.63%) Linux
3 625 (15.37%) UNIX
4 211 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 178 (4.38%) Solaris
6 124 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 113 (2.78%) AIX
8 97 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (1.35%) HPUX
11 52 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
12 31 (0.76%) SUSE
13 25 (0.61%) zOS
14 22 (0.54%) CentOS
15 20 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
16 13 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.25%) MVS
17 10 (0.25%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.22%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1514 (37.23%) Performance Tuning
2 533 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
3 424 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 368 (9.05%) ITIL
5 355 (8.73%) ETL
6 242 (5.95%) Migration
7 228 (5.61%) E-Commerce
8 221 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
9 214 (5.26%) Database Security
10 206 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
11 185 (4.55%) SOA
12 175 (4.30%) Performance Monitoring
13 173 (4.25%) Database Tuning
14 168 (4.13%) High Availability
15 164 (4.03%) Data Modelling
16 148 (3.64%) Incident Management
16 148 (3.64%) Mentoring
17 118 (2.90%) Change Management
18 108 (2.66%) Root Cause Analysis
19 93 (2.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2860 (70.32%) SQL
2 1203 (29.58%) T-SQL
3 567 (13.94%) PL/SQL
4 304 (7.47%) Shell Script
5 145 (3.57%) Java
6 139 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 107 (2.63%) Perl
8 105 (2.58%) C#
9 66 (1.62%) VB
10 55 (1.35%) Python
11 46 (1.13%) PHP
12 36 (0.89%) Bash Shell
13 32 (0.79%) VBA
14 30 (0.74%) C++
15 29 (0.71%) Korn
16 24 (0.59%) JavaScript
17 18 (0.44%) AWK
18 17 (0.42%) Ruby
18 17 (0.42%) sed
19 16 (0.39%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 286 (7.03%) Degree
2 261 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 224 (5.51%) Security Cleared
4 167 (4.11%) Oracle Certification
5 120 (2.95%) OCP
6 119 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 116 (2.85%) MCITP
8 85 (2.09%) MCTS
9 78 (1.92%) MCDBA
10 65 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 53 (1.30%) MCSE
12 40 (0.98%) MCSA
13 33 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (0.79%) OCA
15 21 (0.52%) MCP
16 11 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Master
18 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 6 (0.15%) MCSM
18 6 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (2.04%) SLA
2 50 (1.23%) QA
3 30 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 28 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.074%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 878 (21.59%) Oracle RAC
2 574 (14.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 92 (2.26%) Active Directory
4 62 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.34%) PowerHA
7 13 (0.32%) LiteSpeed
7 13 (0.32%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.22%) vSphere
9 2 (0.049%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.049%) XenApp
10 1 (0.025%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.025%) Samba
10 1 (0.025%) NFS
10 1 (0.025%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 756 (18.59%) Data Guard
2 198 (4.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 44 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Management
4 37 (0.91%) Puppet
5 28 (0.69%) Foglight
6 24 (0.59%) NetBackup
7 23 (0.57%) SCOM
8 20 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 16 (0.39%) HP SIM
10 14 (0.34%) Ansible
10 14 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
11 10 (0.25%) OMEGAMON
12 8 (0.20%) Nagios
12 8 (0.20%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.17%) Munin
14 6 (0.15%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.15%) Oracle Statspack
15 4 (0.098%) WSUS
15 4 (0.098%) Opscode Chef
16 3 (0.074%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1901 (46.74%) Oracle
2 906 (22.28%) Microsoft
3 189 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 125 (3.07%) VMware
5 92 (2.26%) Sybase
6 69 (1.70%) NetApp
7 63 (1.55%) IBM
8 54 (1.33%) JBoss
9 51 (1.25%) Sun
10 50 (1.23%) Hyperion
11 48 (1.18%) SAP
12 44 (1.08%) HP
13 38 (0.93%) Sony
13 38 (0.93%) Red Gate
14 35 (0.86%) Business Objects
15 31 (0.76%) Informatica
16 28 (0.69%) Facebook
17 25 (0.61%) Apple
17 25 (0.61%) Yahoo!
17 25 (0.61%) Google
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Personnel IT
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £38,000 to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sale, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £60k - 65k per year + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
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TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday