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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 247 194 168
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1377 1868 2192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.69% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.75% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1191 1590 1816
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £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
98685 106608 115718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 82974 87064 93978
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 6 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 6 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 -51 1279 £45,000 -5.26% 141
London -45 534 £55,000 -8.33% 36
South East -80 194 £44,000 -2.22% 24
Yorkshire 0 137 £40,000 - 19
South West +24 114 £42,000 +1.20% 24
North West -20 107 £45,000 +5.88% 8
City of London -18 95 £51,500 -14.16% 13
West Yorkshire -12 94 £39,000 -0.63% 14
Manchester +6 81 £45,000 +1.12% 3
East of England -24 74 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Leeds +4 73 £39,000 +4.00% 9
West Midlands -29 60 £45,000 +15.38% 14
East Midlands -4 48 £42,500 -3.40% 7
Surrey -12 43 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Berkshire -6 40 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Somerset +25 32 £41,750 -7.22% 2
Hampshire -84 31 £41,543 -7.68% 9
Bristol +5 28 £42,500 +11.84% 7
Birmingham -1 28 £47,250 +26.00% 3
Essex +7 27 £42,500 -22.72%
South Wales -10 26 £40,000 -6.97% 2
Wales -13 26 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +31 24 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Kent -8 24 £40,000 -23.80%
Hertfordshire +7 23 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North Yorkshire +7 20 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Wiltshire +1 19 £45,000 - 6
Scotland -43 19 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Gloucestershire -9 17 £42,500 +2.40% 6
East Sussex +16 16 £45,000 +2.27%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 2480 (77.72%) SQL
2 2200 (68.94%) SQL Server
3 1219 (38.20%) Oracle
4 1200 (37.61%) Performance Tuning
5 1029 (32.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 954 (29.90%) Oracle Database
7 951 (29.80%) T-SQL
8 941 (29.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 896 (28.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 837 (26.23%) Microsoft
11 724 (22.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 710 (22.25%) Finance
13 697 (21.84%) Replication
14 688 (21.56%) High Availability
15 603 (18.90%) Windows
16 587 (18.40%) Oracle Database 11g
17 566 (17.74%) Relational Database
18 551 (17.27%) Linux
19 550 (17.24%) Clustering
20 499 (15.64%) Oracle RAC
21 483 (15.14%) Disaster Recovery
22 479 (15.01%) SQL Server 2014
23 461 (14.45%) MS Excel
24 437 (13.69%) Oracle Database 12c
25 435 (13.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 427 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
27 425 (13.32%) Data Guard
28 420 (13.16%) Oracle RMAN
29 399 (12.50%) PL/SQL
30 390 (12.22%) RDBMS

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
1 220 (6.89%) WebLogic
2 101 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 50 (1.57%) Apache
4 48 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
5 45 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 37 (1.16%) IIS
6 37 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
7 20 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (0.53%) Oracle Spatial
8 17 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (0.31%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.22%) JBoss
11 7 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.19%) Confluence
12 6 (0.19%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.16%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 461 (14.45%) MS Excel
2 30 (0.94%) MS Office
3 8 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.16%) SPSS
5 2 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 177 (5.55%) Oracle EBS
2 167 (5.23%) Oracle Applications
3 103 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 65 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
5 22 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
6 16 (0.50%) Oracle ASCP
7 12 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
10 6 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.13%) SystmOne
12 3 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.094%) Oracle Utilities
13 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
13 2 (0.063%) Oracle iProcurement
13 2 (0.063%) SAP Payroll
14 1 (0.031%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.07%) SaaS
4 20 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 14 (0.44%) PaaS
7 8 (0.25%) IaaS
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.063%) Office 365
10 1 (0.031%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.031%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.031%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.031%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 139 (4.36%) SAN
2 42 (1.32%) NAS
3 39 (1.22%) Internet
4 38 (1.19%) Firewall
5 36 (1.13%) DNS
6 24 (0.75%) LDAP
7 20 (0.63%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.34%) FTP
9 8 (0.25%) HTTP
9 8 (0.25%) LAN
9 8 (0.25%) WAN
10 7 (0.22%) DHCP
11 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.16%) SSL
11 5 (0.16%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.13%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.094%) Intranet
13 3 (0.094%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.094%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2200 (68.94%) SQL Server
2 1029 (32.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 954 (29.90%) Oracle Database
4 941 (29.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 896 (28.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 724 (22.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 587 (18.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 566 (17.74%) Relational Database
9 479 (15.01%) SQL Server 2014
10 437 (13.69%) Oracle Database 12c
11 435 (13.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 390 (12.22%) RDBMS
13 374 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
14 320 (10.03%) SQL Server 2005
15 319 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
16 318 (9.97%) MySQL
17 155 (4.86%) NoSQL
18 138 (4.32%) MongoDB
19 133 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
20 132 (4.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 66 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 32 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
4 29 (0.91%) Toad
5 26 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 26 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 22 (0.69%) Git (software)
7 13 (0.41%) Hudson
7 13 (0.41%) JIRA
8 12 (0.38%) ERwin
8 12 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
9 11 (0.34%) Subversion
10 8 (0.25%) Ant
10 8 (0.25%) Liquibase
11 7 (0.22%) Maven
12 6 (0.19%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
14 2 (0.063%) MSI
14 2 (0.063%) ProC
15 1 (0.031%) NUnit
General
1 710 (22.25%) Finance
2 172 (5.39%) Banking
3 87 (2.73%) Law
4 74 (2.32%) Marketing
5 72 (2.26%) Legal
5 72 (2.26%) Retail
6 63 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 60 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.41%) Games
9 40 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 38 (1.19%) Advertising
11 37 (1.16%) Publishing
12 15 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.38%) Private Banking
14 8 (0.25%) Back Office
14 8 (0.25%) Electronics
14 8 (0.25%) Local Government
15 6 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.094%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (5.39%) .NET
2 148 (4.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 143 (4.48%) Middleware
4 48 (1.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 38 (1.19%) XML
6 29 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 29 (0.91%) Web Services
7 26 (0.81%) MDX
8 22 (0.69%) Entity Framework
9 21 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 17 (0.53%) J2EE
11 15 (0.47%) HTML
12 14 (0.44%) LAMP
13 13 (0.41%) Oracle Streams
14 11 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (0.34%) COM
14 11 (0.34%) REST
15 10 (0.31%) CakePHP
16 9 (0.28%) CGI
16 9 (0.28%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 697 (21.84%) Replication
2 550 (17.24%) Clustering
3 172 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 71 (2.23%) Statistics
6 61 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 59 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 31 (0.97%) CMDB
8 31 (0.97%) Mainframe
9 27 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (0.85%) Mathematics
10 25 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 25 (0.78%) Online Games
11 22 (0.69%) Digital Media
12 20 (0.63%) Data Integration
13 17 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.53%) iPad
14 15 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (0.41%) Data Extraction
15 13 (0.41%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 603 (18.90%) Windows
2 551 (17.27%) Linux
3 345 (10.81%) Unix
4 214 (6.71%) Windows Server
5 139 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 137 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (3.07%) Solaris
8 92 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 87 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 85 (2.66%) AIX
11 27 (0.85%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 20 (0.63%) CentOS
14 17 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.41%) zOS
16 12 (0.38%) SUSE
17 6 (0.19%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.16%) VMS
19 4 (0.13%) Windows 7
20 2 (0.063%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1200 (37.61%) Performance Tuning
2 688 (21.56%) High Availability
3 483 (15.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 427 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
5 354 (11.09%) ETL
6 326 (10.22%) ITIL
7 320 (10.03%) Capacity Planning
8 245 (7.68%) Migration
9 238 (7.46%) Performance Monitoring
10 223 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
11 171 (5.36%) Data Modelling
12 145 (4.54%) Database Mirroring
13 140 (4.39%) Database Tuning
14 130 (4.07%) Database Security
15 128 (4.01%) Incident Management
16 124 (3.89%) Data Management
17 112 (3.51%) Change Management
18 89 (2.79%) Release Management
19 88 (2.76%) DevOps
19 88 (2.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2480 (77.72%) SQL
2 951 (29.80%) T-SQL
3 399 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 312 (9.78%) Shell Script
5 176 (5.52%) PowerShell
6 85 (2.66%) Perl
7 82 (2.57%) Java
8 81 (2.54%) C#
9 71 (2.23%) Python
10 41 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 35 (1.10%) C
12 32 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 28 (0.88%) VB
14 24 (0.75%) PHP
15 23 (0.72%) Korn
16 18 (0.56%) ANSI SQL
16 18 (0.56%) AWK
17 13 (0.41%) JavaScript
18 12 (0.38%) Bourne shell
18 12 (0.38%) sed
Qualifications
1 235 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 220 (6.89%) Degree
3 198 (6.20%) Oracle Certification
4 196 (6.14%) Security Cleared
5 169 (5.30%) OCP
6 142 (4.45%) SC Cleared
7 97 (3.04%) MCITP
8 96 (3.01%) MCSE
9 85 (2.66%) MCDBA
10 71 (2.23%) MCSA
11 66 (2.07%) MCTS
12 45 (1.41%) DV Cleared
13 41 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 16 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.13%) MCP
16 4 (0.13%) OCA
17 2 (0.063%) HND
18 1 (0.031%) DBS Check
18 1 (0.031%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.01%) SLA
2 30 (0.94%) QA
3 20 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.56%) Solvency II
5 16 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.16%) COBIT
8 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 499 (15.64%) Oracle RAC
2 79 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 64 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (1.25%) Oracle Clusterware
5 28 (0.88%) Ceph
6 15 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.44%) Firmware
8 7 (0.22%) SRDF
9 6 (0.19%) vSphere
10 5 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.094%) Docker
12 2 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.031%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.031%) RACF
13 1 (0.031%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 425 (13.32%) Data Guard
2 420 (13.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 224 (7.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 49 (1.54%) Puppet
5 48 (1.50%) Oracle Flashback
6 30 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 27 (0.85%) LiteSpeed
8 20 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.63%) SCOM
9 17 (0.53%) Perfmon
10 12 (0.38%) HP SIM
10 12 (0.38%) Oracle Statspack
11 10 (0.31%) Foglight
11 10 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (0.28%) SCCM
13 7 (0.22%) Ansible
13 7 (0.22%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 5 (0.16%) Nagios
15 5 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1219 (38.20%) Oracle
2 837 (26.23%) Microsoft
3 129 (4.04%) VMware
4 80 (2.51%) Red Hat
5 59 (1.85%) RedGate
6 56 (1.75%) Sybase
7 53 (1.66%) SAP
8 51 (1.60%) NetApp
9 49 (1.54%) IBM
10 47 (1.47%) Remedy
11 33 (1.03%) SolarWinds
12 26 (0.81%) Sun
13 25 (0.78%) Siebel
14 17 (0.53%) Cognos
14 17 (0.53%) IFS
15 16 (0.50%) hybris
15 16 (0.50%) Hyperion
16 15 (0.47%) EMC
17 13 (0.41%) Fujitsu
18 12 (0.38%) Teradata
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Suffolk
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus, pension, health care
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
North East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Yorkshire
Inspire
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
@ITS
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £47000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Incisive
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, bonus etc
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Corecom consulting Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Outsource UK
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Knottingley, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £39632 - £47559 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago