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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 183 168 137
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1921 2082 2255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.76% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.86% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1605 1751 1920
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -18 1786 £47,500 - 196
London -1 748 £57,500 +9.52% 65
South East +10 393 £45,000 - 34
City of London +7 189 £60,000 +14.28% 22
North West +15 156 £42,500 +3.65% 28
Yorkshire -34 125 £40,000 -11.11% 20
West Midlands +11 117 £41,500 -2.35% 16
East of England -41 114 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Hampshire -30 95 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Surrey +1 91 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Berkshire +45 83 £46,250 -7.50% 9
West Yorkshire -35 81 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Manchester -1 76 £47,500 +11.76% 20
Scotland +29 71 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Reading +52 69 £50,000 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +4 68 £42,500 - 8
South West +4 56 £40,000 -3.61% 14
Nottinghamshire +39 48 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Cheshire +16 47 £42,500 +3.65% 4
Nottingham +32 45 £42,500 -5.55% 5
South Wales +32 44 £40,000 - 2
Wales +20 44 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Leeds -53 43 £40,000 -11.11% 14
West Sussex +28 36 £42,250 +19.85% 3
Winchester +12 35 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Cardiff +19 34 £43,500 +8.75% 1
Staffordshire +8 34 £42,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 33 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Cambridgeshire -5 33 £45,000 - 3
Essex -37 33 £50,000 +18.34% 3

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2884 (77.32%) SQL
2 2731 (73.22%) SQL Server
3 1471 (39.44%) Performance Tuning
4 1360 (36.46%) T-SQL
5 1339 (35.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1336 (35.82%) Oracle
7 1216 (32.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1093 (29.30%) Oracle Database
9 1046 (28.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 1045 (28.02%) Microsoft
11 955 (25.60%) Finance
12 910 (24.40%) Replication
13 901 (24.16%) Clustering
14 815 (21.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 774 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
16 768 (20.59%) Windows
17 659 (17.67%) Linux
18 644 (17.27%) MS Excel
19 631 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
20 609 (16.33%) Oracle Database 11g
21 597 (16.01%) Data Warehouse
22 575 (15.42%) Oracle RAC
23 558 (14.96%) SQL Server 2005
24 483 (12.95%) Data Guard
25 477 (12.79%) Relational Database
26 450 (12.06%) UNIX
27 432 (11.58%) Disaster Recovery
28 425 (11.39%) Capacity Planning
29 386 (10.35%) RDBMS
30 369 (9.89%) ETL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 181 (4.85%) WebLogic
2 151 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 141 (3.78%) IIS
4 80 (2.14%) Oracle Application Server
5 47 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
6 45 (1.21%) Apache
7 29 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 29 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 25 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 24 (0.64%) JBoss
10 20 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.43%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.40%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (0.24%) Lync
14 9 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
14 9 (0.24%) SAS
15 8 (0.21%) OpenEdge
15 8 (0.21%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 644 (17.27%) MS Excel
2 60 (1.61%) MS Office
3 6 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.080%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.054%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.027%) SPSS
8 1 (0.027%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 219 (5.87%) Oracle EBS
2 173 (4.64%) Oracle Applications
3 147 (3.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
5 28 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
7 19 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
8 18 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
12 10 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
13 8 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
13 8 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
14 5 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
15 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 4 (0.11%) Primavera
15 4 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 99 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (1.42%) SaaS
4 23 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.48%) PaaS
6 10 (0.27%) GitHub
7 9 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.054%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.054%) Office 365
12 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.027%) Datadog
12 1 (0.027%) IaaS
12 1 (0.027%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.57%) SAN
2 71 (1.90%) Internet
3 69 (1.85%) DNS
4 54 (1.45%) Firewall
5 35 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.59%) VPN
7 19 (0.51%) WAN
8 17 (0.46%) VLAN
9 16 (0.43%) NAS
9 16 (0.43%) LDAP
10 15 (0.40%) DHCP
11 14 (0.38%) LAN
11 14 (0.38%) SSL
11 14 (0.38%) Kerberos
12 11 (0.29%) SMTP
13 10 (0.27%) Intranet
14 9 (0.24%) SNMP
15 8 (0.21%) HTTP
15 8 (0.21%) Network Security
16 7 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2731 (73.22%) SQL Server
2 1339 (35.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1216 (32.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1093 (29.30%) Oracle Database
5 1046 (28.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 815 (21.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 774 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 609 (16.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 597 (16.01%) Data Warehouse
10 558 (14.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 477 (12.79%) Relational Database
12 386 (10.35%) RDBMS
13 351 (9.41%) Oracle Database 10g
14 342 (9.17%) MySQL
15 223 (5.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 187 (5.01%) Oracle Database 12c
17 148 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
18 129 (3.46%) DTS
19 118 (3.16%) OLTP
20 115 (3.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 102 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 48 (1.29%) Toad
3 39 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 33 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
6 15 (0.40%) ProC
7 14 (0.38%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.32%) JIRA
9 11 (0.29%) Hudson
10 8 (0.21%) Subversion
10 8 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.19%) Selenium
12 3 (0.080%) Ant
12 3 (0.080%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.080%) JConsole
13 2 (0.054%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (0.054%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.054%) Flyway
14 1 (0.027%) Octopus Deploy
14 1 (0.027%) ERwin
General
1 955 (25.60%) Finance
2 324 (8.69%) Banking
3 106 (2.84%) Retail
4 83 (2.23%) Marketing
5 67 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 54 (1.45%) Legal
7 49 (1.31%) Law
8 48 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.13%) Advertising
10 40 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 35 (0.94%) Games
12 25 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.43%) Local Government
14 11 (0.29%) Publishing
15 7 (0.19%) Front Office
15 7 (0.19%) Back Office
16 6 (0.16%) Electronics
17 5 (0.13%) Billing
18 4 (0.11%) International Banking
18 4 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (6.33%) .NET
2 133 (3.57%) Middleware
3 93 (2.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 85 (2.28%) Oracle Fusion
5 60 (1.61%) HTML
6 59 (1.58%) Web Services
7 54 (1.45%) XML
8 36 (0.97%) .NET Framework
9 35 (0.94%) JDBC
10 27 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 26 (0.70%) COM
12 22 (0.59%) LAMP
13 15 (0.40%) CSS
14 14 (0.38%) WebCenter
14 14 (0.38%) Entity Framework
15 12 (0.32%) MDX
16 10 (0.27%) CGI
17 9 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
17 9 (0.24%) LINQ
18 7 (0.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 910 (24.40%) Replication
2 901 (24.16%) Clustering
3 271 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 104 (2.79%) Statistics
6 89 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 58 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 48 (1.29%) Public Cloud
9 44 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 41 (1.10%) Hedge funds
10 41 (1.10%) Oracle Exalogic
11 34 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (0.72%) Derivative
13 26 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 23 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
15 20 (0.54%) Social Network
16 18 (0.48%) N-Tier
16 18 (0.48%) Mainframe
17 16 (0.43%) Data Integration
17 16 (0.43%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 768 (20.59%) Windows
2 659 (17.67%) Linux
3 450 (12.06%) UNIX
4 158 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 147 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 130 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 128 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 109 (2.92%) Solaris
9 48 (1.29%) AIX
10 34 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 28 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 24 (0.64%) zOS
13 18 (0.48%) CentOS
14 17 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.46%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.35%) HPUX
16 7 (0.19%) Debian
17 6 (0.16%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.13%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1471 (39.44%) Performance Tuning
2 631 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
3 432 (11.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 425 (11.39%) Capacity Planning
5 369 (9.89%) ETL
6 352 (9.44%) ITIL
7 304 (8.15%) Migration
8 281 (7.53%) Performance Monitoring
9 280 (7.51%) Database Mirroring
10 266 (7.13%) High Availability
11 259 (6.94%) Database Security
12 238 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
13 220 (5.90%) Database Tuning
14 181 (4.85%) Change Management
15 128 (3.43%) Service Delivery
16 103 (2.76%) Data Modelling
17 102 (2.73%) Mentoring
18 101 (2.71%) Incident Management
19 94 (2.52%) Data Migration
20 86 (2.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2884 (77.32%) SQL
2 1360 (36.46%) T-SQL
3 347 (9.30%) PL/SQL
4 268 (7.18%) PowerShell
5 173 (4.64%) Shell Script
6 154 (4.13%) Java
7 97 (2.60%) C#
8 96 (2.57%) Perl
9 91 (2.44%) Python
10 66 (1.77%) VBScript
11 64 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 57 (1.53%) C
13 46 (1.23%) JavaScript
14 42 (1.13%) VB
15 35 (0.94%) VB.NET
16 34 (0.91%) Ruby
17 32 (0.86%) PHP
18 23 (0.62%) C++
19 18 (0.48%) AWK
20 17 (0.46%) sed
Qualifications
1 307 (8.23%) Degree
2 260 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 164 (4.40%) Oracle Certification
4 127 (3.40%) Security Cleared
5 126 (3.38%) OCP
6 119 (3.19%) MCITP
7 81 (2.17%) MCTS
8 76 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 49 (1.31%) MCDBA
10 44 (1.18%) MCSA
11 32 (0.86%) MCSE
12 30 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (0.72%) HND
14 26 (0.70%) DV Cleared
15 16 (0.43%) IBM Certification
16 15 (0.40%) MCP
17 10 (0.27%) MCT
18 5 (0.13%) OCA
19 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
20 2 (0.054%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (2.92%) SLA
2 86 (2.31%) QA
3 22 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.11%) TickIT
7 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.027%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.027%) COBIT
8 1 (0.027%) HIPAA
System Software
1 575 (15.42%) Oracle RAC
2 102 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (2.23%) Active Directory
4 55 (1.47%) Oracle Clusterware
5 21 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.51%) vSphere
7 7 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.16%) XenApp
9 5 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.13%) NFS
9 5 (0.13%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.11%) Samba
10 4 (0.11%) SRDF
10 4 (0.11%) Openswan
11 3 (0.080%) OCFS2
12 2 (0.054%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.054%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.054%) RACF
12 2 (0.054%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 483 (12.95%) Data Guard
2 353 (9.46%) Oracle RMAN
3 130 (3.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 43 (1.15%) Oracle Flashback
5 23 (0.62%) Ansible
6 22 (0.59%) SCOM
7 20 (0.54%) Tivoli
8 19 (0.51%) logstash
9 14 (0.38%) Puppet
9 14 (0.38%) Oracle Statspack
9 14 (0.38%) Foglight
10 13 (0.35%) Oracle ZFS
11 12 (0.32%) Nagios
12 10 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.24%) SCCM
14 8 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
14 8 (0.21%) Unicenter
15 5 (0.13%) WSUS
15 5 (0.13%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1336 (35.82%) Oracle
2 1045 (28.02%) Microsoft
3 186 (4.99%) VMware
4 177 (4.75%) Red Hat
5 94 (2.52%) IBM
6 79 (2.12%) SAP
7 76 (2.04%) Sybase
8 49 (1.31%) Facebook
9 44 (1.18%) Business Objects
10 41 (1.10%) NetApp
11 40 (1.07%) Red Gate
12 37 (0.99%) Hyperion
13 36 (0.97%) HP
14 35 (0.94%) Cognos
15 29 (0.78%) EMC
15 29 (0.78%) Google
16 28 (0.75%) Remedy
16 28 (0.75%) Tableau
17 23 (0.62%) Splunk
17 23 (0.62%) Teradata
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 (dependent on experiance)
Posted: Yesterday
Ripon, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GB Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stanmore, Middlesex
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Deloitte
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago