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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 157 123 156
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 2207 2499 2081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 2.23% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.35% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1826 2060 1789
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
115310 106336 118647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 93548 88465 101690
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 2088 £45,000 +2.27% 200
London -37 855 £52,500 +5.00% 66
South East -29 380 £45,000 +7.14% 46
East of England -5 234 £45,000 - 22
City of London -13 222 £52,500 -4.54% 23
North West -21 189 £40,000 - 16
Yorkshire -22 184 £40,000 +5.26% 16
West Yorkshire -29 138 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Manchester -22 115 £41,250 +3.12% 7
Leeds -25 113 £40,000 +8.10% 6
West Midlands +3 107 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Essex +34 104 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Hampshire +2 89 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Scotland +14 88 £43,500 +7.40% 7
Surrey -24 85 £47,500 +9.19% 10
Kent +31 77 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West -40 61 £40,000 -3.61% 17
Glasgow +20 56 £46,500 +9.41% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 51 £44,500 +4.09% 5
Birmingham +11 47 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -77 38 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Staffordshire +9 37 £53,750 +34.37% 3
South Yorkshire -9 34 £32,500 -16.66% 7
Southampton -15 34 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Buckinghamshire -34 34 £45,000 - 1
North East +12 33 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Cheshire -19 32 £40,000 -2.43% 6
Berkshire -12 29 £44,050 -2.11% 9
Cambridge -1 28 £45,000 - 3
Bedfordshire -16 28 £37,250 -12.35%

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3164 (76.95%) SQL
2 2683 (65.25%) SQL Server
3 1673 (40.69%) Oracle
4 1477 (35.92%) Performance Tuning
5 1417 (34.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1400 (34.05%) T-SQL
7 1360 (33.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1337 (32.51%) Oracle Database
9 1208 (29.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 1009 (24.54%) Finance
11 983 (23.91%) Windows
12 945 (22.98%) Replication
13 940 (22.86%) Microsoft
14 884 (21.50%) Oracle Database 11g
15 781 (18.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 760 (18.48%) SQL Server 2005
17 745 (18.12%) Oracle RAC
18 734 (17.85%) Linux
19 695 (16.90%) Clustering
20 636 (15.47%) SQL Server 2012
21 622 (15.13%) UNIX
22 588 (14.30%) Data Guard
23 577 (14.03%) Oracle RMAN
24 560 (13.62%) Relational Database
25 552 (13.42%) Oracle Database 10g
26 549 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
27 541 (13.16%) MS Excel
28 515 (12.52%) PL/SQL
29 506 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
30 502 (12.21%) Disaster Recovery

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 290 (7.05%) WebLogic
2 99 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 79 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
4 74 (1.80%) IIS
5 56 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 45 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (0.54%) CMS
8 16 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.36%) Oracle 10gAS
10 14 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 12 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.27%) Apache
13 10 (0.24%) SAS
14 9 (0.22%) Tuxedo
14 9 (0.22%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 541 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.22%) MS Office
3 23 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.29%) MS Project
5 5 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.12%) FastStats
6 1 (0.024%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 369 (8.97%) Oracle EBS
2 284 (6.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 250 (6.08%) Oracle Applications
4 107 (2.60%) Oracle 11i
5 36 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
6 34 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
7 26 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 9 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
10 9 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
11 8 (0.19%) Magento
12 6 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 5 (0.12%) Siebel Analytics
13 5 (0.12%) Sage 1000
13 5 (0.12%) Findur
14 4 (0.097%) Agresso
14 4 (0.097%) ResourceLink
15 3 (0.073%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (0.36%) SaaS
4 4 (0.097%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.024%) Force.com
5 1 (0.024%) IaaS
5 1 (0.024%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 249 (6.06%) SAN
2 60 (1.46%) Internet
3 58 (1.41%) DNS
4 51 (1.24%) WAN
5 50 (1.22%) iSCSI
6 49 (1.19%) NAS
7 47 (1.14%) VPN
8 45 (1.09%) Firewall
9 31 (0.75%) LAN
10 29 (0.71%) DHCP
11 26 (0.63%) TCP/IP
12 21 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (0.41%) HTTP
14 15 (0.36%) LDAP
15 9 (0.22%) Intranet
16 7 (0.17%) DMZ
17 6 (0.15%) VLAN
17 6 (0.15%) Fibre Channel
18 4 (0.097%) Kerberos
19 3 (0.073%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2683 (65.25%) SQL Server
2 1417 (34.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1360 (33.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1337 (32.51%) Oracle Database
5 1208 (29.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 884 (21.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 781 (18.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 760 (18.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 636 (15.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 560 (13.62%) Relational Database
11 552 (13.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 506 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
13 427 (10.38%) RDBMS
14 371 (9.02%) MySQL
15 227 (5.52%) DTS
15 227 (5.52%) SQL Server 2000
16 198 (4.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 170 (4.13%) Oracle BI EE
18 144 (3.50%) OLTP
19 140 (3.40%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 48 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 44 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
4 34 (0.83%) Visual Studio
5 21 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 18 (0.44%) Toad
7 16 (0.39%) Subversion
8 10 (0.24%) ProC
9 6 (0.15%) JIRA
9 6 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.097%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.073%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.073%) ERwin
11 3 (0.073%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.073%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.049%) JDeveloper
12 2 (0.049%) PeopleTools
12 2 (0.049%) Hudson
12 2 (0.049%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.024%) MSBuild
General
1 1009 (24.54%) Finance
2 191 (4.64%) Banking
3 144 (3.50%) Retail
4 130 (3.16%) Law
5 110 (2.68%) Marketing
6 97 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 82 (1.99%) Legal
8 53 (1.29%) Advertising
9 51 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 38 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.71%) Back Office
12 27 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.56%) Games
15 22 (0.54%) Publishing
16 18 (0.44%) Music Industry
17 12 (0.29%) Automotive
18 9 (0.22%) Local Government
19 6 (0.15%) Billing
19 6 (0.15%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (6.98%) .NET
2 201 (4.89%) Middleware
3 125 (3.04%) Oracle Fusion
4 83 (2.02%) Web Services
5 79 (1.92%) XML
6 61 (1.48%) HTML
7 45 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 36 (0.88%) COM
9 34 (0.83%) MDX
10 33 (0.80%) CSS
11 23 (0.56%) ODBC
12 21 (0.51%) HTML5
13 18 (0.44%) Oracle Streams
13 18 (0.44%) jQuery
13 18 (0.44%) .NET Framework
14 16 (0.39%) LAMP
15 14 (0.34%) J2EE
16 12 (0.29%) Lucene
16 12 (0.29%) Django
17 10 (0.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 945 (22.98%) Replication
2 695 (16.90%) Clustering
3 91 (2.21%) Computer Science
4 71 (1.73%) Client/Server
5 52 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 51 (1.24%) Statistics
7 45 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 32 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (0.73%) Data Integration
10 27 (0.66%) Oracle Exalytics
11 23 (0.56%) Oracle Exalogic
12 21 (0.51%) Social Media
13 20 (0.49%) Thin Client
13 20 (0.49%) Fat Client
14 19 (0.46%) Firmware
14 19 (0.46%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
16 17 (0.41%) Mathematics
16 17 (0.41%) Data Extraction
17 13 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 983 (23.91%) Windows
2 734 (17.85%) Linux
3 622 (15.13%) UNIX
4 275 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 176 (4.28%) Solaris
7 99 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 93 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (1.39%) AIX
10 42 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
11 40 (0.97%) zOS
12 30 (0.73%) HPUX
13 28 (0.68%) SUSE
14 14 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.22%) CentOS
16 9 (0.22%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.19%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.17%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1477 (35.92%) Performance Tuning
2 549 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
3 502 (12.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 397 (9.65%) ITIL
5 303 (7.37%) ETL
6 261 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
7 254 (6.18%) Database Security
8 250 (6.08%) Migration
9 237 (5.76%) High Availability
10 226 (5.50%) Database Tuning
11 190 (4.62%) Data Modelling
12 175 (4.26%) SOA
13 155 (3.77%) E-Commerce
14 151 (3.67%) Performance Monitoring
15 148 (3.60%) Change Management
16 115 (2.80%) Performance Analysis
17 104 (2.53%) Problem Management
18 99 (2.41%) CRM
19 97 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
20 96 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3164 (76.95%) SQL
2 1400 (34.05%) T-SQL
3 515 (12.52%) PL/SQL
4 278 (6.76%) Shell Script
5 172 (4.18%) PowerShell
6 135 (3.28%) C#
7 133 (3.23%) Perl
8 94 (2.29%) Java
9 70 (1.70%) VB
10 54 (1.31%) VBA
11 51 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 50 (1.22%) VB.NET
13 42 (1.02%) VBScript
14 41 (1.00%) JavaScript
15 39 (0.95%) Python
16 36 (0.88%) PHP
17 24 (0.58%) C
17 24 (0.58%) AWK
18 23 (0.56%) Bourne shell
19 21 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 339 (8.24%) Degree
2 294 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 253 (6.15%) Oracle Certification
4 159 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 154 (3.75%) OCP
6 137 (3.33%) MCITP
7 124 (3.02%) SC Cleared
8 78 (1.90%) MCDBA
9 75 (1.82%) MCTS
10 50 (1.22%) MCSA
11 46 (1.12%) MCSE
12 28 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (0.56%) MCP
14 19 (0.46%) HND
15 16 (0.39%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 9 (0.22%) OCA
18 7 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
18 7 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 6 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.04%) SLA
2 88 (2.14%) QA
3 40 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.19%) COBIT
8 6 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 745 (18.12%) Oracle RAC
2 577 (14.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 103 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 55 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (0.75%) LiteSpeed
6 22 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.39%) OCFS2
8 14 (0.34%) vSphere
9 7 (0.17%) PowerHA
9 7 (0.17%) XenApp
10 4 (0.097%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.097%) SRDF
11 3 (0.073%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.049%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.049%) XenServer
12 2 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.024%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 588 (14.30%) Data Guard
2 195 (4.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 61 (1.48%) NetBackup
4 33 (0.80%) Oracle Statspack
5 28 (0.68%) Foglight
6 26 (0.63%) SCOM
7 17 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
8 16 (0.39%) Nagios
9 15 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 15 (0.36%) HP SIM
10 14 (0.34%) Puppet
11 13 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.29%) Legato
13 9 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
14 7 (0.17%) Backup Exec
15 5 (0.12%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.12%) OpenView
16 4 (0.097%) MOM
16 4 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 4 (0.097%) Munin
Vendors
1 1673 (40.69%) Oracle
2 940 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 161 (3.92%) VMware
4 144 (3.50%) Red Hat
5 106 (2.58%) NetApp
6 105 (2.55%) Sybase
7 70 (1.70%) IBM
8 66 (1.61%) HP
9 61 (1.48%) Hyperion
10 58 (1.41%) Red Gate
11 50 (1.22%) Citrix
12 46 (1.12%) SAP
13 45 (1.09%) Informatica
14 41 (1.00%) EMC
14 41 (1.00%) Sun
15 37 (0.90%) Percona
16 36 (0.88%) Siebel
16 36 (0.88%) Business Objects
17 30 (0.73%) Fujitsu
18 29 (0.71%) JBoss
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + Training + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northumberland
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 hours ago
Essex
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + excellent pension, h/care
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
CK Group
Salary: £37000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 per annum + Flex hours + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £51000.00 per annum + £2,500 On Call + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Base+Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: offer competitive package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago