The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 264 197 168
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1224 1811 2156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.70% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.76% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1546 1802
Median salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
94677 102911 115314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.45% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79602 84497 94476
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured DBA in the job title.

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 31 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -62 1139 £46,000 -3.15% 122
London -82 472 £55,000 -8.33% 43
South East -75 192 £45,000 - 27
Yorkshire -1 116 £40,000 +1.26% 13
South West +37 100 £41,000 +2.50% 13
North West -14 94 £43,000 +1.17% 10
West Yorkshire -2 86 £39,000 +4.00% 7
City of London -48 80 £52,500 -12.50% 12
Manchester +2 63 £45,000 - 6
Leeds +13 60 £39,000 +4.00% 3
West Midlands -41 52 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Surrey -11 51 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East Midlands +2 50 £42,500 -5.55% 4
East of England -48 49 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Somerset +24 33 £41,000 -8.88% 2
Berkshire -1 33 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Hampshire -73 29 £42,500 - 7
Buckinghamshire +20 24 £47,500 +26.66% 2
South Wales -15 23 £40,000 -3.03% 2
Wales -15 23 £40,000 -1.53% 2
Scotland -44 23 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Wiltshire +13 22 £43,750 -0.56% 1
Birmingham -9 22 £47,500 +23.37% 1
Kent -1 21 £26,000 -45.26% 2
Bristol +8 20 £41,250 +7.14% 5
Glasgow -21 20 £60,000 +33.33% 4
East Sussex +23 17 £45,000 +4.66% 1
Swindon +11 17 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Gloucestershire -14 17 £41,500 - 4
Nottinghamshire -24 17 £52,500 +23.52%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring DBA in the job title.

1 2293 (78.55%) SQL
2 2055 (70.40%) SQL Server
3 1152 (39.47%) Performance Tuning
4 1106 (37.89%) Oracle
5 969 (33.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 879 (30.11%) T-SQL
7 876 (30.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 846 (28.98%) Oracle Database
9 805 (27.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 774 (26.52%) Microsoft
11 676 (23.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 654 (22.40%) Finance
13 640 (21.93%) Replication
13 640 (21.93%) High Availability
14 559 (19.15%) Windows
15 529 (18.12%) Relational Database
16 504 (17.27%) Oracle Database 11g
17 500 (17.13%) Clustering
18 485 (16.62%) Linux
19 482 (16.51%) SQL Server 2014
20 448 (15.35%) Oracle RAC
21 434 (14.87%) Disaster Recovery
22 433 (14.83%) MS Excel
23 418 (14.32%) Business Intelligence
24 416 (14.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 383 (13.12%) Data Guard
26 381 (13.05%) Oracle Database 12c
27 372 (12.74%) Oracle RMAN
28 367 (12.57%) RDBMS
29 353 (12.09%) Data Warehouse

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 189 (6.47%) WebLogic
2 102 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 45 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 44 (1.51%) OpenStack
5 39 (1.34%) IIS
6 32 (1.10%) Apache
6 32 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
7 20 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.48%) Oracle Spatial
9 13 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.31%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.27%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.27%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.21%) Confluence
15 5 (0.17%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.17%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 433 (14.83%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.03%) MS Office
3 8 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.21%) SPSS
5 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 165 (5.65%) Oracle Applications
1 165 (5.65%) Oracle EBS
2 102 (3.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 65 (2.23%) Oracle 11i
4 17 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.41%) Oracle ASCP
7 9 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
8 8 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.17%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.14%) SystmOne
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.10%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.10%) SAP SCM
12 2 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
12 2 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.069%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
12 2 (0.069%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 87 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.23%) SaaS
4 16 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.41%) PaaS
6 11 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.21%) IaaS
8 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.069%) GitHub
9 2 (0.069%) Office 365
10 1 (0.034%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.034%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.034%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.034%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 146 (5.00%) SAN
2 46 (1.58%) NAS
3 38 (1.30%) Internet
4 33 (1.13%) Firewall
5 27 (0.92%) DNS
6 19 (0.65%) LDAP
7 14 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.38%) FTP
9 9 (0.31%) DHCP
9 9 (0.31%) LAN
9 9 (0.31%) WAN
10 6 (0.21%) HTTP
11 5 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.17%) SMTP
11 5 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.14%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.14%) SSL
12 4 (0.14%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.10%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2055 (70.40%) SQL Server
2 969 (33.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 876 (30.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 846 (28.98%) Oracle Database
5 805 (27.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 676 (23.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 529 (18.12%) Relational Database
8 504 (17.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 482 (16.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 416 (14.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 381 (13.05%) Oracle Database 12c
12 367 (12.57%) RDBMS
13 353 (12.09%) Data Warehouse
14 299 (10.24%) SQL Server 2005
15 292 (10.00%) MySQL
16 283 (9.70%) Oracle Database 10g
17 148 (5.07%) NoSQL
18 130 (4.45%) MongoDB
19 128 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
20 123 (4.21%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 69 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 35 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
4 28 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 28 (0.96%) Toad
5 27 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 25 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.48%) JIRA
8 13 (0.45%) Hudson
8 13 (0.45%) Subversion
9 9 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (0.31%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.27%) ERwin
11 7 (0.24%) Ant
11 7 (0.24%) Liquibase
12 6 (0.21%) Maven
12 6 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
14 4 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.10%) tSQLt
General
1 654 (22.40%) Finance
2 138 (4.73%) Banking
3 84 (2.88%) Law
4 75 (2.57%) Marketing
5 70 (2.40%) Legal
6 62 (2.12%) Retail
7 60 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 59 (2.02%) Telecoms
9 42 (1.44%) Games
10 39 (1.34%) Advertising
11 36 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 32 (1.10%) Publishing
13 17 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.41%) Back Office
14 12 (0.41%) Private Banking
15 10 (0.34%) Electronics
16 7 (0.24%) Automotive
16 7 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (5.93%) .NET
2 139 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 118 (4.04%) Middleware
4 42 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 33 (1.13%) XML
6 29 (0.99%) .NET Framework
7 27 (0.92%) Web Services
8 22 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.72%) Entity Framework
10 18 (0.62%) MDX
11 17 (0.58%) HTML
12 14 (0.48%) J2EE
12 14 (0.48%) LAMP
12 14 (0.48%) Oracle Streams
13 11 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.38%) COM
14 10 (0.34%) CakePHP
14 10 (0.34%) CGI
15 8 (0.27%) CSS
16 7 (0.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 640 (21.93%) Replication
2 500 (17.13%) Clustering
3 168 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 66 (2.26%) Statistics
6 62 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 51 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 34 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (1.06%) CMDB
10 27 (0.92%) Mathematics
11 23 (0.79%) Online Games
12 21 (0.72%) Digital Media
13 19 (0.65%) iPad
13 19 (0.65%) Mainframe
14 18 (0.62%) Fintech
15 17 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
15 17 (0.58%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.51%) Data Integration
17 12 (0.41%) Data Extraction
17 12 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 559 (19.15%) Windows
2 485 (16.62%) Linux
3 322 (11.03%) Unix
4 207 (7.09%) Windows Server
5 138 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 129 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 103 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 91 (3.12%) AIX
9 82 (2.81%) Solaris
10 68 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (0.55%) CentOS
14 15 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.31%) SUSE
16 8 (0.27%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.24%) zOS
18 6 (0.21%) VMS
19 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
20 3 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1152 (39.47%) Performance Tuning
2 640 (21.93%) High Availability
3 434 (14.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 418 (14.32%) Business Intelligence
5 325 (11.13%) ETL
6 280 (9.59%) Capacity Planning
6 280 (9.59%) ITIL
7 222 (7.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 215 (7.37%) Migration
9 204 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
10 153 (5.24%) Data Modelling
11 134 (4.59%) Database Mirroring
12 132 (4.52%) Database Security
13 127 (4.35%) Database Tuning
14 103 (3.53%) Data Management
15 97 (3.32%) Incident Management
16 94 (3.22%) Change Management
17 89 (3.05%) E-Commerce
18 83 (2.84%) Change Control
19 81 (2.77%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2293 (78.55%) SQL
2 879 (30.11%) T-SQL
3 352 (12.06%) PL/SQL
4 292 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 181 (6.20%) PowerShell
6 90 (3.08%) C#
7 76 (2.60%) Python
8 74 (2.54%) Perl
9 70 (2.40%) Java
10 39 (1.34%) C
11 36 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 32 (1.10%) VB
13 31 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 25 (0.86%) PHP
15 19 (0.65%) Korn
16 18 (0.62%) ANSI SQL
17 17 (0.58%) JavaScript
18 15 (0.51%) AWK
18 15 (0.51%) VBA
19 13 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 226 (7.74%) Degree
2 211 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 174 (5.96%) Oracle Certification
4 165 (5.65%) Security Cleared
5 146 (5.00%) OCP
6 115 (3.94%) SC Cleared
7 94 (3.22%) MCSE
8 78 (2.67%) MCDBA
9 76 (2.60%) MCITP
10 62 (2.12%) MCSA
11 57 (1.95%) MCTS
12 48 (1.64%) DV Cleared
13 38 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.17%) MCP
17 3 (0.10%) DBS Check
17 3 (0.10%) OCA
18 2 (0.069%) HND
19 1 (0.034%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (4.15%) SLA
2 32 (1.10%) QA
3 29 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.58%) Solvency II
5 12 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.10%) COBIT
9 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 448 (15.35%) Oracle RAC
2 78 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 48 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.20%) Oracle Clusterware
5 31 (1.06%) Ceph
6 12 (0.41%) Firmware
7 10 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.24%) SRDF
9 5 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.14%) vSphere
11 3 (0.10%) Docker
12 1 (0.034%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.034%) RACF
Systems Management
1 383 (13.12%) Data Guard
2 372 (12.74%) Oracle RMAN
3 194 (6.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 55 (1.88%) Puppet
5 38 (1.30%) Oracle Flashback
6 25 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 23 (0.79%) LiteSpeed
8 20 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.69%) SCOM
9 15 (0.51%) Perfmon
10 11 (0.38%) Oracle Statspack
11 10 (0.34%) Ansible
12 9 (0.31%) HP SIM
13 8 (0.27%) SCCM
14 7 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
14 7 (0.24%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 5 (0.17%) Foglight
16 5 (0.17%) Nagios
17 3 (0.10%) Legato
Vendors
1 1106 (37.89%) Oracle
2 774 (26.52%) Microsoft
3 105 (3.60%) VMware
4 64 (2.19%) Red Hat
5 59 (2.02%) RedGate
5 59 (2.02%) Sybase
6 55 (1.88%) SAP
7 54 (1.85%) IBM
8 46 (1.58%) Remedy
9 40 (1.37%) NetApp
10 32 (1.10%) SolarWinds
11 18 (0.62%) Cognos
12 16 (0.55%) Sun
13 15 (0.51%) Siebel
14 14 (0.48%) Citrix
15 13 (0.45%) EMC
15 13 (0.45%) Teradata
16 12 (0.41%) Cisco
16 12 (0.41%) Retek
17 11 (0.38%) Cognizant
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Colne, Lancashire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £52,000 per annum + on call allowane + great range of
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Skipton, North Yorkshire
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Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Central London / West End
@ITS
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS Group
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Overtime + excellent benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £37000 - £46000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + on call + bonus + pension + others
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Woking, Surrey
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent bens
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Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
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London
Qualserv
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Suffolk
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £36000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
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London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
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Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary
Salary: From £26,271 to £29,880 per annum
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ANSON MCCADE
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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