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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 184 161 134
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1795 2088 2308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.78% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.88% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1518 1742 1932
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 -24 1679 £47,500 - 224
London +1 727 £60,000 +14.28% 91
South East -30 327 £45,000 - 41
City of London +19 199 £60,000 +14.28% 26
Yorkshire -11 134 £39,500 -1.25% 25
North West -11 134 £42,500 +6.25% 17
East of England -43 125 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Hampshire +10 123 £42,500 +6.25% 10
West Yorkshire -15 89 £37,500 -11.76% 21
West Midlands -15 85 £38,750 -8.82% 17
South West +13 71 £41,500 +3.75% 11
Manchester -1 67 £45,750 +7.64% 13
Surrey -4 67 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East Midlands +28 60 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Scotland +7 60 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Leeds -37 58 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Winchester +10 51 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Cheshire +17 48 £42,500 +4.93% 2
Nottinghamshire +41 46 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Nottingham +29 44 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Wales +38 40 £40,000 +17.64% 5
Berkshire +12 39 £53,500 +21.45% 10
South Wales +40 38 £41,250 +21.32% 4
Cardiff +33 30 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Edinburgh +20 30 £51,250 +20.58% 4
Southampton -20 30 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Essex -45 30 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Hertfordshire -3 29 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Kent -9 29 £50,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire -18 28 £55,000 +22.22% 2

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2779 (78.37%) SQL
2 2558 (72.14%) SQL Server
3 1331 (37.54%) Performance Tuning
4 1273 (35.90%) T-SQL
5 1266 (35.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1251 (35.28%) Oracle
7 1093 (30.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1027 (28.96%) Microsoft
9 1000 (28.20%) Oracle Database
10 993 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 886 (24.99%) Finance
12 815 (22.98%) Replication
13 796 (22.45%) Windows
14 768 (21.66%) Clustering
15 725 (20.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 724 (20.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 660 (18.61%) Linux
18 592 (16.69%) MS Excel
19 572 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
20 569 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
21 561 (15.82%) Oracle RAC
22 530 (14.95%) SQL Server 2005
23 515 (14.52%) Oracle Database 11g
24 446 (12.58%) Data Guard
25 436 (12.30%) UNIX
26 425 (11.99%) Disaster Recovery
27 407 (11.48%) Relational Database
28 372 (10.49%) MySQL
29 370 (10.43%) Capacity Planning
30 356 (10.04%) PL/SQL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 162 (4.57%) WebLogic
2 138 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 131 (3.69%) IIS
4 56 (1.58%) Oracle Application Server
5 36 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
6 30 (0.85%) Apache
7 27 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (0.45%) JBoss
10 15 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.31%) OpenEdge
13 10 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (0.25%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.20%) SAS
16 6 (0.17%) Oracle 9iAS
16 6 (0.17%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.14%) Oracle 10gAS
17 5 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 592 (16.69%) MS Excel
2 69 (1.95%) MS Office
3 11 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.20%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.085%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 180 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 148 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
3 125 (3.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 50 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
5 22 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 18 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 18 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
7 16 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
9 11 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
10 10 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
13 6 (0.17%) Agresso
13 6 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
13 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
14 5 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 5 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
15 3 (0.085%) CODA-Financials
15 3 (0.085%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 90 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (0.79%) SaaS
5 7 (0.20%) Office 365
5 7 (0.20%) GitHub
6 6 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.11%) Datadog
8 4 (0.11%) PaaS
9 3 (0.085%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.028%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.028%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.028%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.45%) SAN
2 54 (1.52%) DNS
3 53 (1.49%) Internet
4 44 (1.24%) Firewall
5 29 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.56%) VPN
7 19 (0.54%) WAN
8 16 (0.45%) HTTP
8 16 (0.45%) Kerberos
9 15 (0.42%) LDAP
10 14 (0.39%) DHCP
10 14 (0.39%) SSL
11 12 (0.34%) LAN
12 11 (0.31%) NAS
13 9 (0.25%) VLAN
14 8 (0.23%) Network Security
15 7 (0.20%) OpenVPN
16 6 (0.17%) SSH
16 6 (0.17%) Intranet
17 5 (0.14%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2558 (72.14%) SQL Server
2 1266 (35.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1093 (30.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1000 (28.20%) Oracle Database
5 993 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 725 (20.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 724 (20.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 572 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
9 530 (14.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 515 (14.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 407 (11.48%) Relational Database
12 372 (10.49%) MySQL
13 345 (9.73%) Oracle Database 10g
14 337 (9.50%) RDBMS
15 197 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 158 (4.46%) Oracle Database 12c
17 126 (3.55%) DTS
18 116 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
18 116 (3.27%) SQL Server 2000
19 114 (3.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 85 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 51 (1.44%) Toad
3 39 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 31 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
5 14 (0.39%) ProC
6 12 (0.34%) Hudson
7 11 (0.31%) Git (software)
8 10 (0.28%) JIRA
8 10 (0.28%) Selenium
9 9 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.14%) Subversion
11 3 (0.085%) JConsole
11 3 (0.085%) Ant
12 2 (0.056%) PowerBuilder
12 2 (0.056%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.056%) Liquibase
12 2 (0.056%) Flyway
12 2 (0.056%) Talend Open Studio
13 1 (0.028%) MSTest
General
1 886 (24.99%) Finance
2 296 (8.35%) Banking
3 94 (2.65%) Retail
4 75 (2.12%) Marketing
5 47 (1.33%) Legal
6 46 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 39 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 37 (1.04%) Law
10 33 (0.93%) Advertising
11 32 (0.90%) Games
12 24 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.37%) Local Government
13 13 (0.37%) Publishing
14 9 (0.25%) Automotive
14 9 (0.25%) Billing
15 7 (0.20%) Front Office
16 6 (0.17%) Back Office
17 4 (0.11%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.11%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (6.80%) .NET
2 107 (3.02%) Middleware
3 70 (1.97%) Web Services
3 70 (1.97%) XML
4 68 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 62 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 54 (1.52%) HTML
7 34 (0.96%) ASP.NET
8 31 (0.87%) COM
9 28 (0.79%) LAMP
9 28 (0.79%) JDBC
10 22 (0.62%) .NET Framework
11 15 (0.42%) CSS
12 11 (0.31%) MDX
13 10 (0.28%) CGI
13 10 (0.28%) FIX Protocol
13 10 (0.28%) WebCenter
14 9 (0.25%) REST
15 8 (0.23%) J2EE
15 8 (0.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 815 (22.98%) Replication
2 768 (21.66%) Clustering
3 240 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (3.13%) Statistics
5 66 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 51 (1.44%) Hedge funds
7 41 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 41 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 39 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 32 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
10 29 (0.82%) Oracle Exalogic
11 28 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (0.79%) Public Cloud
12 24 (0.68%) Social Network
13 23 (0.65%) Mathematics
13 23 (0.65%) N-Tier
14 21 (0.59%) Derivative
15 18 (0.51%) Open Source
16 17 (0.48%) Social Media
16 17 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 796 (22.45%) Windows
2 660 (18.61%) Linux
3 436 (12.30%) UNIX
4 180 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 156 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 147 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 114 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 92 (2.59%) Solaris
9 35 (0.99%) AIX
10 32 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 28 (0.79%) HPUX
12 21 (0.59%) Windows 7
13 19 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 18 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
15 15 (0.42%) zOS
16 14 (0.39%) CentOS
17 8 (0.23%) Debian
18 7 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.20%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1331 (37.54%) Performance Tuning
2 569 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
3 425 (11.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 370 (10.43%) Capacity Planning
5 340 (9.59%) ETL
6 326 (9.19%) ITIL
7 283 (7.98%) Migration
8 251 (7.08%) Database Security
9 249 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
10 234 (6.60%) High Availability
11 228 (6.43%) Database Mirroring
12 218 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
13 205 (5.78%) Database Tuning
14 140 (3.95%) Change Management
15 124 (3.50%) Service Delivery
16 123 (3.47%) Data Modelling
17 101 (2.85%) Line Management
18 92 (2.59%) Data Management
19 91 (2.57%) Mentoring
20 88 (2.48%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2779 (78.37%) SQL
2 1273 (35.90%) T-SQL
3 356 (10.04%) PL/SQL
4 258 (7.28%) PowerShell
5 165 (4.65%) Shell Script
6 139 (3.92%) Java
7 95 (2.68%) C#
8 86 (2.43%) Perl
9 83 (2.34%) Python
10 59 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 50 (1.41%) C
11 50 (1.41%) VBScript
11 50 (1.41%) VB
12 37 (1.04%) JavaScript
13 35 (0.99%) PHP
14 29 (0.82%) Ruby
15 25 (0.71%) VB.NET
16 22 (0.62%) C++
17 18 (0.51%) AWK
17 18 (0.51%) sed
Qualifications
1 281 (7.92%) Degree
2 247 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 177 (4.99%) Oracle Certification
4 151 (4.26%) OCP
5 133 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 124 (3.50%) MCITP
7 85 (2.40%) MCTS
8 83 (2.34%) SC Cleared
9 51 (1.44%) MCDBA
10 37 (1.04%) MCSA
11 34 (0.96%) DV Cleared
12 23 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (0.65%) MCSE
13 21 (0.59%) HND
14 16 (0.45%) IBM Certification
15 12 (0.34%) MCP
15 12 (0.34%) OCA
16 10 (0.28%) MCT
17 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 2 (0.056%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.13%) SLA
2 66 (1.86%) QA
3 26 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.11%) TickIT
8 2 (0.056%) COBIT
9 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.028%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 561 (15.82%) Oracle RAC
2 95 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 87 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (1.44%) Oracle Clusterware
5 31 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 20 (0.56%) vSphere
7 7 (0.20%) Openswan
8 6 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.17%) Terminal Server
8 6 (0.17%) XenApp
8 6 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.14%) PowerHA
9 5 (0.14%) NFS
10 4 (0.11%) Samba
10 4 (0.11%) Firmware
10 4 (0.11%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.056%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.056%) RACF
11 2 (0.056%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.028%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 446 (12.58%) Data Guard
2 348 (9.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 136 (3.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 41 (1.16%) Oracle Flashback
5 17 (0.48%) SCOM
6 15 (0.42%) Ansible
6 15 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 15 (0.42%) Nagios
6 15 (0.42%) Foglight
7 12 (0.34%) Puppet
8 11 (0.31%) logstash
9 10 (0.28%) Oracle Statspack
10 8 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.23%) Unicenter
10 8 (0.23%) SCCM
11 7 (0.20%) Cacti
12 6 (0.17%) HAProxy
12 6 (0.17%) Ganglia
12 6 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1251 (35.28%) Oracle
2 1027 (28.96%) Microsoft
3 175 (4.94%) Red Hat
4 160 (4.51%) VMware
5 100 (2.82%) Sybase
6 87 (2.45%) SAP
7 74 (2.09%) IBM
8 47 (1.33%) Business Objects
9 44 (1.24%) Facebook
10 38 (1.07%) Hyperion
11 37 (1.04%) Red Gate
12 35 (0.99%) Cognos
13 33 (0.93%) HP
14 32 (0.90%) Teradata
15 31 (0.87%) NetApp
16 26 (0.73%) Remedy
17 25 (0.71%) Citrix
18 24 (0.68%) Tableau
19 23 (0.65%) Twitter
20 22 (0.62%) Google
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