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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 178 155 128
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1776 1897 2440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.85% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.96% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1596 2068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £33,550
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -33 1646 £45,000 - 198
London +6 638 £55,000 +2.80% 71
South East -9 383 £45,000 - 30
Yorkshire -33 156 £42,500 +3.65% 30
City of London -13 153 £60,000 +9.09% 22
Hampshire +36 140 £45,000 +21.62% 14
North West -17 138 £42,500 +7.59% 31
West Midlands -22 109 £42,500 +13.33% 8
West Yorkshire -11 107 £41,000 +2.50% 15
Leeds -15 75 £41,000 +2.50% 9
South West +2 74 £40,000 - 8
Berkshire -8 70 £50,000 +25.00% 4
East of England -84 67 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Surrey -21 65 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Manchester -20 63 £42,500 +6.51% 16
East Midlands +18 62 £40,000 -17.94% 11
Wales - 59 £38,500 - 4
South Wales - 56 £38,500 - 2
Cheshire 0 55 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Scotland -4 46 £50,000 +8.10% 4
Cardiff - 45 £39,750 -
Nottinghamshire +26 44 £39,250 -17.36% 5
Nottingham +22 39 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Portsmouth +15 38 £48,000 +6.66% 2
Brighton +14 32 £55,000 +37.50%
East Sussex +5 32 £55,000 +37.50%
Basingstoke +19 29 £45,000 +26.76%
Wiltshire +6 29 £44,250 +1.14% 5
North Yorkshire -7 28 £45,000 -2.70% 8
Gloucestershire +6 25 £33,750 -3.57%

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (72.62%) SQL
2 2430 (63.50%) SQL Server
3 1578 (41.23%) Oracle
4 1426 (37.26%) Performance Tuning
5 1304 (34.07%) Oracle Database
6 1147 (29.97%) T-SQL
7 1059 (27.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 946 (24.72%) Microsoft
9 892 (23.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 883 (23.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 868 (22.68%) Finance
12 823 (21.51%) Windows
13 800 (20.90%) Replication
14 767 (20.04%) Linux
15 737 (19.26%) Oracle RAC
16 716 (18.71%) Oracle Database 11g
17 621 (16.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 592 (15.47%) SQL Server 2012
19 570 (14.89%) Clustering
20 555 (14.50%) Data Warehouse
21 553 (14.45%) Data Guard
22 527 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
23 525 (13.72%) Oracle Database 10g
24 513 (13.40%) MS Excel
25 496 (12.96%) UNIX
26 492 (12.86%) SQL Server 2005
27 481 (12.57%) Oracle RMAN
28 456 (11.92%) PL/SQL
29 453 (11.84%) MySQL
30 437 (11.42%) Disaster Recovery

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 315 (8.23%) WebLogic
2 203 (5.30%) SharePoint
3 103 (2.69%) IIS
4 47 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
5 36 (0.94%) OpenEdge
6 33 (0.86%) Apache
7 28 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 24 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 24 (0.63%) JBoss
9 22 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 20 (0.52%) WordPress
11 19 (0.50%) Apache Pig
12 16 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
13 15 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.39%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (0.37%) Apache Solr
15 12 (0.31%) CMS
16 9 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 513 (13.40%) MS Excel
2 57 (1.49%) MS Office
3 21 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.50%) PowerPivot
5 8 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.026%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 298 (7.79%) Oracle EBS
2 218 (5.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 217 (5.67%) Oracle Applications
4 63 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
5 43 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
6 23 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
7 22 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
8 19 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 8 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.13%) Agresso
13 3 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
13 3 (0.078%) Academy Housing
13 3 (0.078%) arcHouse
13 3 (0.078%) Hyperion Enterprise
14 2 (0.052%) CODA-Financials
15 1 (0.026%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 66 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.02%) Amazon S3
4 31 (0.81%) SaaS
5 28 (0.73%) Office 365
6 24 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.21%) GitHub
8 6 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.078%) PaaS
11 1 (0.026%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 109 (2.85%) SAN
2 27 (0.71%) Internet
3 25 (0.65%) DNS
4 23 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.57%) HTTP
6 20 (0.52%) Firewall
7 17 (0.44%) NAS
8 16 (0.42%) iSCSI
9 12 (0.31%) SSL
9 12 (0.31%) WAN
10 11 (0.29%) LDAP
11 10 (0.26%) DHCP
12 9 (0.24%) VPN
13 8 (0.21%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.16%) OpenVPN
15 5 (0.13%) Intranet
15 5 (0.13%) FTP
16 4 (0.10%) DMZ
17 3 (0.078%) DAB
17 3 (0.078%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2430 (63.50%) SQL Server
2 1304 (34.07%) Oracle Database
3 1059 (27.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 892 (23.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 883 (23.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 716 (18.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 621 (16.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 592 (15.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 555 (14.50%) Data Warehouse
10 525 (13.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 492 (12.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 453 (11.84%) MySQL
13 414 (10.82%) Relational Database
14 334 (8.73%) RDBMS
15 184 (4.81%) OLTP
16 175 (4.57%) Oracle Database 12c
17 169 (4.42%) Oracle Reports
18 160 (4.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 158 (4.13%) Oracle BI EE
20 142 (3.71%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 62 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 61 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
3 57 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 41 (1.07%) Toad
5 38 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (0.78%) JIRA
7 15 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
8 14 (0.37%) Subversion
8 14 (0.37%) Maven
8 14 (0.37%) Hudson
8 14 (0.37%) Git (software)
9 13 (0.34%) Selenium
10 11 (0.29%) Ant
11 9 (0.24%) Jenkins
11 9 (0.24%) ProC
12 5 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
13 2 (0.052%) ERwin
13 2 (0.052%) Talend Open Studio
14 1 (0.026%) Liquibase
General
1 868 (22.68%) Finance
2 237 (6.19%) Banking
3 107 (2.80%) Retail
4 94 (2.46%) Marketing
5 78 (2.04%) Law
6 73 (1.91%) Legal
7 71 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 50 (1.31%) Advertising
9 35 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 32 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.78%) Games
12 20 (0.52%) Automotive
13 16 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.29%) Billing
14 11 (0.29%) Publishing
14 11 (0.29%) Back Office
15 9 (0.24%) Electronics
16 6 (0.16%) Front Office
17 4 (0.10%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (7.47%) .NET
2 144 (3.76%) Middleware
3 140 (3.66%) Oracle Fusion
4 86 (2.25%) XML
5 71 (1.86%) Web Services
6 67 (1.75%) ASP.NET
7 52 (1.36%) HTML
8 39 (1.02%) LAMP
9 38 (0.99%) MDX
10 34 (0.89%) .NET Framework
11 32 (0.84%) COM
12 22 (0.57%) WCF
13 21 (0.55%) REST
14 19 (0.50%) WebCenter
14 19 (0.50%) CSS
15 16 (0.42%) JDBC
16 14 (0.37%) J2EE
17 13 (0.34%) WSH
17 13 (0.34%) ODBC
17 13 (0.34%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 800 (20.90%) Replication
2 570 (14.89%) Clustering
3 252 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (2.93%) Statistics
5 106 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 56 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 47 (1.23%) Hedge funds
8 44 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 39 (1.02%) N-Tier
10 34 (0.89%) Open Source
11 26 (0.68%) Mainframe
12 24 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 23 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 22 (0.57%) Social Media
15 20 (0.52%) Oracle Exalogic
16 19 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.47%) Social Network
18 17 (0.44%) Visualisation
19 16 (0.42%) Mathematics
20 12 (0.31%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 823 (21.51%) Windows
2 767 (20.04%) Linux
3 496 (12.96%) UNIX
4 205 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 133 (3.48%) Solaris
6 132 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 129 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 87 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (1.72%) AIX
10 60 (1.57%) HPUX
11 23 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.55%) CentOS
13 19 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
14 18 (0.47%) SUSE
15 17 (0.44%) zOS
16 14 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.29%) Windows 7
18 10 (0.26%) MVS
19 8 (0.21%) VMS
20 3 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1426 (37.26%) Performance Tuning
2 527 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
3 437 (11.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 348 (9.09%) ITIL
5 337 (8.81%) ETL
6 267 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
7 255 (6.66%) Migration
8 234 (6.11%) Capacity Planning
9 232 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
10 214 (5.59%) Database Tuning
11 196 (5.12%) Database Security
12 162 (4.23%) High Availability
13 148 (3.87%) Data Modelling
14 135 (3.53%) Mentoring
15 134 (3.50%) E-Commerce
16 130 (3.40%) Service Delivery
17 114 (2.98%) Change Management
18 101 (2.64%) SOA
19 97 (2.53%) Capacity Management
20 95 (2.48%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2779 (72.62%) SQL
2 1147 (29.97%) T-SQL
3 456 (11.92%) PL/SQL
4 257 (6.72%) Shell Script
5 205 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 134 (3.50%) C#
7 105 (2.74%) Java
8 78 (2.04%) Perl
9 73 (1.91%) Python
10 72 (1.88%) VB
11 56 (1.46%) PHP
12 45 (1.18%) VBScript
13 38 (0.99%) Bash Shell
14 33 (0.86%) JavaScript
15 28 (0.73%) C
16 20 (0.52%) REXX
17 17 (0.44%) C++
18 16 (0.42%) AWK
18 16 (0.42%) sed
19 14 (0.37%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 339 (8.86%) Degree
2 241 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 232 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 178 (4.65%) Oracle Certification
5 156 (4.08%) SC Cleared
6 143 (3.74%) OCP
7 121 (3.16%) MCITP
8 101 (2.64%) MCTS
9 75 (1.96%) DV Cleared
10 51 (1.33%) MCDBA
11 34 (0.89%) MCSA
12 29 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.65%) MCSE
14 19 (0.50%) OCA
15 9 (0.24%) IBM Certification
16 8 (0.21%) ACCA
16 8 (0.21%) CIMA
17 7 (0.18%) MCP
18 5 (0.13%) HND
19 4 (0.10%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.63%) SLA
2 87 (2.27%) QA
3 30 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.078%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.052%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.052%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.026%) TickIT
9 1 (0.026%) COBIT
System Software
1 737 (19.26%) Oracle RAC
2 481 (12.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 103 (2.69%) Active Directory
4 46 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 20 (0.52%) Firmware
7 11 (0.29%) HDFS
8 9 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 7 (0.18%) PowerHA
9 7 (0.18%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.16%) Openswan
11 4 (0.10%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.10%) vSphere
11 4 (0.10%) OCFS2
12 3 (0.078%) RACF
12 3 (0.078%) NFS
13 2 (0.052%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.052%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 553 (14.45%) Data Guard
2 195 (5.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 59 (1.54%) Foglight
4 39 (1.02%) HAProxy
5 21 (0.55%) Puppet
6 20 (0.52%) SCOM
7 19 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
8 18 (0.47%) Nagios
9 14 (0.37%) OMEGAMON
10 13 (0.34%) HP SIM
11 10 (0.26%) Ansible
12 8 (0.21%) Cacti
13 7 (0.18%) Oracle Statspack
14 6 (0.16%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.16%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.16%) SCCM
14 6 (0.16%) Ganglia
15 5 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
15 5 (0.13%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 1578 (41.23%) Oracle
2 946 (24.72%) Microsoft
3 156 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 115 (3.00%) Sybase
5 92 (2.40%) VMware
6 73 (1.91%) IBM
6 73 (1.91%) Hyperion
7 64 (1.67%) SAP
8 46 (1.20%) Imperva
9 45 (1.18%) Business Objects
10 42 (1.10%) NetApp
11 38 (0.99%) Red Gate
12 34 (0.89%) HP
13 33 (0.86%) Cognos
14 31 (0.81%) Teradata
15 28 (0.73%) Facebook
16 27 (0.71%) Sony
17 23 (0.60%) Remedy
18 21 (0.55%) Tableau
18 21 (0.55%) Fujitsu
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Salary: Market Rate + SHARES
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
East London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £36,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
System C Healthcare
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARM Technology
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday