The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 170 131 145
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1978 2259 2188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 2.08% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.20% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1665 1952 1874
Average salary £47,583 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.73% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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
England -27 1874 £47,665 +5.92% 177
London -35 803 £52,500 -4.54% 69
South East -34 362 £47,500 +11.76% 30
City of London -4 212 £55,000 -4.34% 24
Yorkshire -3 166 £45,000 +18.42% 18
East of England -12 151 £42,000 +5.00% 7
Hampshire +40 125 £48,000 +34.75% 9
West Yorkshire -4 123 £45,000 +19.20% 7
North West -17 121 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Leeds -13 107 £45,000 +18.42% 5
West Midlands -27 101 £42,500 - 10
Surrey -11 92 £47,000 +17.50% 4
South West -40 69 £44,000 +10.00% 15
Manchester -8 68 £48,750 +21.87% 7
East Midlands -44 67 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Essex +24 62 £40,000 +14.28%
Southampton +24 43 £40,000 +11.13% 2
Leicestershire +22 39 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Berkshire -3 36 £47,500 -9.52% 7
North East +24 32 £37,500 +21.95% 1
Scotland -46 32 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Leicester +22 31 £45,000 +36.36% 2
Hertfordshire +6 31 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 31 £45,000 +2.27% 3
Cheshire -21 30 £43,750 +13.63% 5
Portsmouth 0 28 £48,000 +37.14%
Edinburgh +9 27 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Milton Keynes +2 27 £47,500 +7.95%
Tyne and Wear +18 26 £37,500 +21.95% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 25 £37,500 +21.95% 1

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3084 (74.24%) SQL
2 2650 (63.79%) SQL Server
3 1868 (44.97%) Oracle
4 1500 (36.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1493 (35.94%) Oracle Database
6 1302 (31.34%) T-SQL
7 1251 (30.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1211 (29.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 1158 (27.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1050 (25.28%) Windows
11 1010 (24.31%) Microsoft
12 998 (24.03%) Finance
13 966 (23.25%) Replication
14 910 (21.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 838 (20.17%) Linux
16 825 (19.86%) Oracle RAC
17 732 (17.62%) SQL Server 2005
18 712 (17.14%) Data Guard
19 708 (17.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 701 (16.88%) Clustering
21 684 (16.47%) SQL Server 2012
22 625 (15.05%) UNIX
23 590 (14.20%) MS Excel
24 588 (14.16%) PL/SQL
25 582 (14.01%) Relational Database
26 579 (13.94%) Oracle Database 10g
27 566 (13.63%) Business Intelligence
27 566 (13.63%) Oracle RMAN
28 534 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
29 495 (11.92%) MySQL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 251 (6.04%) WebLogic
2 97 (2.34%) Oracle Application Server
3 80 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 64 (1.54%) IIS
5 49 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 45 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 31 (0.75%) Apache Solr
8 30 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.48%) Oracle 10gAS
10 15 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (0.36%) OpenEdge
11 12 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.19%) WorkSite
13 8 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (0.19%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.19%) SAS
13 8 (0.19%) CMS
14 7 (0.17%) Apache
15 6 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 590 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 56 (1.35%) MS Office
3 12 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.26%) MS Project
5 8 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.072%) FastStats
7 2 (0.048%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 335 (8.06%) Oracle EBS
2 247 (5.95%) Oracle Applications
3 244 (5.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 94 (2.26%) Oracle 11i
5 26 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
6 20 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.29%) HFM
9 11 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
9 11 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
10 9 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.19%) Magento
12 5 (0.12%) Sage 1000
12 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.12%) Findur
13 4 (0.096%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 40 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.17%) SaaS
6 5 (0.12%) Office 365
7 3 (0.072%) IaaS
7 3 (0.072%) PaaS
8 2 (0.048%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 282 (6.79%) SAN
2 75 (1.81%) Internet
3 69 (1.66%) NAS
4 53 (1.28%) iSCSI
5 46 (1.11%) DNS
6 43 (1.04%) WAN
6 43 (1.04%) Firewall
7 40 (0.96%) VPN
8 31 (0.75%) LAN
9 20 (0.48%) DHCP
10 13 (0.31%) TCP/IP
11 12 (0.29%) HTTP
11 12 (0.29%) Intranet
12 9 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.17%) LDAP
14 4 (0.096%) VoIP
15 3 (0.072%) Kerberos
16 2 (0.048%) HTTPS
16 2 (0.048%) SSL
16 2 (0.048%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2650 (63.79%) SQL Server
2 1493 (35.94%) Oracle Database
3 1251 (30.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1211 (29.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1158 (27.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 910 (21.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 732 (17.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 708 (17.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 684 (16.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 582 (14.01%) Relational Database
11 579 (13.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 534 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
13 495 (11.92%) MySQL
14 492 (11.84%) RDBMS
15 225 (5.42%) DTS
16 214 (5.15%) Oracle Database 12c
17 213 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
18 179 (4.31%) OLTP
19 169 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 153 (3.68%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 60 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 58 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
4 38 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 30 (0.72%) Toad
6 25 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.51%) Subversion
8 13 (0.31%) Mercurial
9 10 (0.24%) Hudson
9 10 (0.24%) Selenium
10 9 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (0.19%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.072%) JConsole
13 3 (0.072%) JIRA
14 2 (0.048%) Maven
14 2 (0.048%) JDeveloper
15 1 (0.024%) PowerBuilder
15 1 (0.024%) ERwin
15 1 (0.024%) ProC
General
1 998 (24.03%) Finance
2 241 (5.80%) Banking
3 110 (2.65%) Retail
4 105 (2.53%) Marketing
5 80 (1.93%) Law
6 71 (1.71%) Legal
7 65 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 48 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.01%) Advertising
10 37 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 35 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 35 (0.84%) Back Office
12 24 (0.58%) Games
13 20 (0.48%) Publishing
13 20 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.36%) Music Industry
15 14 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.31%) Electronics
17 11 (0.26%) Automotive
18 4 (0.096%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (6.16%) .NET
2 192 (4.62%) Middleware
3 138 (3.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 117 (2.82%) XML
5 86 (2.07%) Web Services
6 76 (1.83%) HTML
7 46 (1.11%) MDX
8 36 (0.87%) COM
9 31 (0.75%) J2EE
10 26 (0.63%) Lucene
11 23 (0.55%) Oracle Streams
12 19 (0.46%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.41%) ASP.NET
14 16 (0.39%) JDBC
15 14 (0.34%) Hibernate
16 13 (0.31%) CSS
17 12 (0.29%) ODBC
17 12 (0.29%) WCF
18 8 (0.19%) ISPF
18 8 (0.19%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 966 (23.25%) Replication
2 701 (16.88%) Clustering
3 112 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 68 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 54 (1.30%) Statistics
6 45 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 45 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 45 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 39 (0.94%) Social Media
8 37 (0.89%) N-Tier
9 30 (0.72%) Thin Client
9 30 (0.72%) Fat Client
10 24 (0.58%) Mathematics
10 24 (0.58%) Oracle Exalogic
11 23 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.53%) Hedge funds
13 19 (0.46%) HACMP
14 18 (0.43%) BBC
15 17 (0.41%) Data Extraction
16 16 (0.39%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1050 (25.28%) Windows
2 838 (20.17%) Linux
3 625 (15.05%) UNIX
4 239 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (4.31%) Solaris
6 149 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 104 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 85 (2.05%) AIX
9 82 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
11 47 (1.13%) HPUX
12 35 (0.84%) zOS
13 33 (0.79%) SUSE
14 20 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (0.39%) CentOS
16 12 (0.29%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.24%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.22%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.12%) Debian
20 4 (0.096%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1500 (36.11%) Performance Tuning
2 566 (13.63%) Business Intelligence
3 472 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 359 (8.64%) ETL
5 346 (8.33%) ITIL
6 252 (6.07%) Database Security
7 239 (5.75%) Migration
8 223 (5.37%) High Availability
9 222 (5.34%) Capacity Planning
10 213 (5.13%) E-Commerce
11 199 (4.79%) Database Tuning
12 174 (4.19%) SOA
13 172 (4.14%) Data Modelling
14 156 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
15 127 (3.06%) Change Management
16 122 (2.94%) Incident Management
17 121 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
18 103 (2.48%) Problem Management
19 90 (2.17%) Business Continuity
20 85 (2.05%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3084 (74.24%) SQL
2 1302 (31.34%) T-SQL
3 588 (14.16%) PL/SQL
4 280 (6.74%) Shell Script
5 160 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 140 (3.37%) Perl
7 134 (3.23%) Java
8 98 (2.36%) C#
9 62 (1.49%) VB
10 57 (1.37%) VBA
11 53 (1.28%) Bash Shell
12 44 (1.06%) Python
13 39 (0.94%) PHP
14 28 (0.67%) Korn
15 23 (0.55%) C++
15 23 (0.55%) JavaScript
16 22 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.43%) C
18 17 (0.41%) Ruby
19 16 (0.39%) AWK
Qualifications
1 333 (8.02%) Degree
2 298 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 220 (5.30%) Oracle Certification
4 164 (3.95%) Security Cleared
5 150 (3.61%) OCP
6 127 (3.06%) MCITP
7 91 (2.19%) MCDBA
8 89 (2.14%) SC Cleared
9 83 (2.00%) MCTS
10 63 (1.52%) MCSE
11 57 (1.37%) MCSA
12 53 (1.28%) DV Cleared
13 33 (0.79%) OCA
14 28 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.51%) MCP
16 14 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 11 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Certified Architect
19 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Certified Master
19 9 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (2.14%) SLA
2 62 (1.49%) QA
3 32 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 30 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 28 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.096%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.024%) COBIT
System Software
1 825 (19.86%) Oracle RAC
2 566 (13.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 103 (2.48%) Active Directory
4 73 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (0.55%) LiteSpeed
6 17 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.34%) vSphere
8 12 (0.29%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.26%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.096%) SRDF
11 3 (0.072%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.048%) XenApp
12 2 (0.048%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.024%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.024%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.024%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 712 (17.14%) Data Guard
2 203 (4.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 42 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 32 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Management
5 24 (0.58%) Puppet
6 22 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 21 (0.51%) SCOM
8 16 (0.39%) Oracle Statspack
9 15 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
9 15 (0.36%) Nagios
10 13 (0.31%) Foglight
11 12 (0.29%) HP SIM
12 10 (0.24%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.22%) Ansible
14 7 (0.17%) Munin
15 6 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
16 5 (0.12%) OpenView
17 4 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 4 (0.096%) WSUS
18 3 (0.072%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1868 (44.97%) Oracle
2 1010 (24.31%) Microsoft
3 185 (4.45%) Red Hat
4 164 (3.95%) VMware
5 107 (2.58%) Sybase
6 100 (2.41%) NetApp
7 74 (1.78%) IBM
8 59 (1.42%) HP
9 56 (1.35%) Sun
9 56 (1.35%) SAP
10 50 (1.20%) Red Gate
11 43 (1.04%) Informatica
12 42 (1.01%) JBoss
13 35 (0.84%) Hyperion
14 33 (0.79%) Teradata
14 33 (0.79%) Business Objects
15 32 (0.77%) Percona
16 29 (0.70%) EMC
17 27 (0.65%) Sony
18 26 (0.63%) Citrix
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Ortolan Group
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £31000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £38,000 to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Cobham - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ARM Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Picture More Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
UWE
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
UWE
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday