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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 193 173 142
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1773 1915 2231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.66% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.75% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1461 1617 1927
Average salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +1.19%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 September 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 -28 1622 £47,500 - 190
London -52 586 £55,000 +4.76% 48
South East +41 397 £42,500 -10.52% 53
North West +43 194 £42,500 -5.55% 33
City of London -10 139 £55,000 - 11
Yorkshire -34 113 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Manchester +37 103 £47,500 +5.55% 21
Hampshire +7 102 £45,000 -6.25% 9
Berkshire +73 101 £41,750 -12.10% 14
East of England -5 98 £45,000 +7.14% 18
West Midlands -13 88 £45,000 +12.50% 4
East Midlands +47 84 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Scotland +42 81 £45,000 +5.88% 15
West Yorkshire -32 81 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South West -37 64 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Reading +62 56 £45,000 -21.73% 8
Surrey -7 49 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Leeds -34 49 £45,000 - 4
Glasgow +35 46 £44,000 +3.52% 8
Nottinghamshire +23 42 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Nottingham +30 41 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Sussex +13 40 £42,000 -11.57% 3
Kent +24 39 £37,500 +8.69% 4
Portsmouth +29 33 £47,500 -1.04% 3
Derbyshire +17 33 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Cheshire -13 33 £40,000 -20.00% 7
East Sussex +23 31 £42,000 -20.00%
Wales +2 30 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Cambridgeshire +39 29 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Chesterfield +19 29 £32,000 -41.81%

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2693 (73.82%) SQL
2 2548 (69.85%) SQL Server
3 1472 (40.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1405 (38.51%) Oracle
5 1264 (34.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1243 (34.07%) T-SQL
7 1157 (31.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1154 (31.63%) Oracle Database
9 962 (26.37%) Microsoft
10 926 (25.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 895 (24.53%) Replication
12 842 (23.08%) Clustering
13 825 (22.62%) Finance
14 778 (21.33%) SQL Server 2012
15 766 (21.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 705 (19.33%) Windows
17 686 (18.80%) Linux
18 674 (18.48%) Oracle Database 11g
19 628 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
20 624 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
21 563 (15.43%) Oracle RAC
22 558 (15.30%) Relational Database
23 547 (14.99%) MS Excel
24 487 (13.35%) Data Guard
25 467 (12.80%) UNIX
26 449 (12.31%) SQL Server 2005
27 412 (11.29%) RDBMS
28 405 (11.10%) Capacity Planning
29 390 (10.69%) Disaster Recovery
30 387 (10.61%) ETL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 251 (6.88%) WebLogic
2 149 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 107 (2.93%) Oracle Application Server
4 102 (2.80%) IIS
5 51 (1.40%) Apache
6 39 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 31 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 28 (0.77%) JBoss
8 28 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 26 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
10 15 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.27%) GlassFish
13 9 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (0.25%) Lync
13 9 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.25%) OpenEdge
13 9 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 547 (14.99%) MS Excel
2 43 (1.18%) MS Office
3 12 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.25%) PowerPivot
5 7 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.082%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.055%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.027%) SPSS
9 1 (0.027%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 270 (7.40%) Oracle EBS
2 231 (6.33%) Oracle Applications
3 160 (4.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 54 (1.48%) Oracle 11i
5 17 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
8 13 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
9 11 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
11 8 (0.22%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
12 7 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
12 7 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
14 4 (0.11%) Agresso
14 4 (0.11%) Primavera
14 4 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 86 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (1.37%) SaaS
4 23 (0.63%) PaaS
5 15 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.33%) GitHub
7 9 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.055%) Office 365
11 1 (0.027%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.36%) Internet
2 83 (2.28%) SAN
3 63 (1.73%) DNS
4 61 (1.67%) Firewall
5 34 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 24 (0.66%) VPN
7 15 (0.41%) NAS
8 14 (0.38%) VLAN
8 14 (0.38%) SSL
9 13 (0.36%) SMTP
10 12 (0.33%) LDAP
10 12 (0.33%) WAN
11 11 (0.30%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.30%) LAN
12 9 (0.25%) DHCP
12 9 (0.25%) HTTP
12 9 (0.25%) SNMP
12 9 (0.25%) Intranet
13 8 (0.22%) SSH
14 5 (0.14%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2548 (69.85%) SQL Server
2 1264 (34.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1157 (31.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1154 (31.63%) Oracle Database
5 926 (25.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 778 (21.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 766 (21.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 674 (18.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 624 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
10 558 (15.30%) Relational Database
11 449 (12.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 412 (11.29%) RDBMS
13 326 (8.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 319 (8.74%) MySQL
15 252 (6.91%) Oracle Database 12c
16 237 (6.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 157 (4.30%) SQL Server 2000
18 143 (3.92%) OLTP
19 139 (3.81%) Oracle Exadata
20 119 (3.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 81 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 65 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 61 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 41 (1.12%) Toad
5 38 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
6 22 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.58%) JIRA
8 14 (0.38%) Hudson
8 14 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.38%) Subversion
9 10 (0.27%) ProC
10 8 (0.22%) ERwin
11 6 (0.16%) Selenium
12 4 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.082%) JConsole
13 3 (0.082%) Ant
14 2 (0.055%) Liquibase
14 2 (0.055%) Flyway
15 1 (0.027%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 825 (22.62%) Finance
2 285 (7.81%) Banking
3 126 (3.45%) Retail
4 73 (2.00%) Marketing
5 72 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 63 (1.73%) Legal
7 62 (1.70%) Law
8 46 (1.26%) Advertising
9 42 (1.15%) Games
10 33 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 28 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.44%) Local Government
14 8 (0.22%) Publishing
15 7 (0.19%) Front Office
15 7 (0.19%) Electronics
16 6 (0.16%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.14%) Back Office
17 5 (0.14%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.11%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (5.54%) .NET
2 162 (4.44%) Middleware
3 115 (3.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 101 (2.77%) Oracle Fusion
5 48 (1.32%) Web Services
6 47 (1.29%) XML
7 40 (1.10%) HTML
8 29 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 26 (0.71%) COM
10 23 (0.63%) ASP.NET
11 19 (0.52%) JDBC
12 17 (0.47%) Entity Framework
13 14 (0.38%) WebCenter
14 13 (0.36%) CSS
14 13 (0.36%) MDX
15 10 (0.27%) LAMP
16 9 (0.25%) LINQ
17 7 (0.19%) REST
17 7 (0.19%) WSH
18 6 (0.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 895 (24.53%) Replication
2 842 (23.08%) Clustering
3 283 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 90 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 87 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 82 (2.25%) Data Structures
8 71 (1.95%) Statistics
9 70 (1.92%) Oracle Exalogic
10 42 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 41 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (1.10%) Hedge funds
13 30 (0.82%) Data Integration
14 24 (0.66%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.52%) Mainframe
15 19 (0.52%) Mathematics
15 19 (0.52%) User Experience
16 18 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
17 15 (0.41%) BBC
17 15 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 705 (19.33%) Windows
2 686 (18.80%) Linux
3 467 (12.80%) UNIX
4 143 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (3.40%) Solaris
6 123 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 109 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 101 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (1.64%) AIX
10 33 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
11 25 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 22 (0.60%) zOS
13 21 (0.58%) CentOS
14 19 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.30%) Android
16 10 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.25%) Debian
17 9 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.14%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1472 (40.35%) Performance Tuning
2 628 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
3 405 (11.10%) Capacity Planning
4 390 (10.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 387 (10.61%) ETL
6 382 (10.47%) ITIL
7 284 (7.79%) Performance Monitoring
8 278 (7.62%) Migration
8 278 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
9 246 (6.74%) High Availability
10 241 (6.61%) Database Mirroring
11 199 (5.46%) Database Security
12 185 (5.07%) Change Management
13 164 (4.50%) Database Tuning
14 119 (3.26%) SOA
15 109 (2.99%) Incident Management
15 109 (2.99%) Mentoring
16 106 (2.91%) Data Modelling
17 97 (2.66%) Problem Management
18 96 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2693 (73.82%) SQL
2 1243 (34.07%) T-SQL
3 315 (8.63%) PL/SQL
4 248 (6.80%) PowerShell
5 195 (5.35%) Shell Script
6 119 (3.26%) Java
7 95 (2.60%) C#
8 91 (2.49%) Perl
9 69 (1.89%) Python
10 51 (1.40%) VBScript
11 50 (1.37%) C
12 43 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.15%) VB
14 41 (1.12%) JavaScript
15 35 (0.96%) PHP
16 29 (0.79%) VB.NET
17 25 (0.69%) Korn
18 24 (0.66%) Ruby
19 22 (0.60%) C++
20 15 (0.41%) AWK
Qualifications
1 308 (8.44%) Degree
2 261 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 180 (4.93%) Oracle Certification
4 176 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 124 (3.40%) OCP
6 113 (3.10%) MCITP
7 112 (3.07%) SC Cleared
8 78 (2.14%) MCTS
9 57 (1.56%) MCSA
10 44 (1.21%) MCSE
11 38 (1.04%) DV Cleared
12 36 (0.99%) MCDBA
13 26 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.49%) HND
15 15 (0.41%) MCP
16 11 (0.30%) OCA
17 10 (0.27%) IBM Certification
18 5 (0.14%) MCT
18 5 (0.14%) RHCE
18 5 (0.14%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (2.99%) SLA
2 90 (2.47%) QA
3 20 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.082%) TickIT
9 1 (0.027%) COBIT
9 1 (0.027%) EMIR
9 1 (0.027%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 563 (15.43%) Oracle RAC
2 93 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (1.81%) Active Directory
4 45 (1.23%) Oracle Clusterware
5 11 (0.30%) vSphere
6 8 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.14%) SRDF
9 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.11%) Firmware
10 3 (0.082%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.082%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.082%) KVM
11 2 (0.055%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.055%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.055%) NFS
11 2 (0.055%) Samba
12 1 (0.027%) RACF
12 1 (0.027%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 487 (13.35%) Data Guard
2 387 (10.61%) Oracle RMAN
3 130 (3.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 28 (0.77%) Oracle Flashback
5 19 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.49%) Ansible
6 18 (0.49%) logstash
6 18 (0.49%) Puppet
6 18 (0.49%) Oracle Statspack
7 17 (0.47%) Tivoli
8 15 (0.41%) SCOM
9 13 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
11 9 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.22%) SCCM
13 4 (0.11%) Foglight
13 4 (0.11%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.082%) Hyperic
14 3 (0.082%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1405 (38.51%) Oracle
2 962 (26.37%) Microsoft
3 165 (4.52%) VMware
4 150 (4.11%) Red Hat
5 94 (2.58%) IBM
6 73 (2.00%) Red Gate
7 66 (1.81%) SAP
8 64 (1.75%) Sybase
9 51 (1.40%) Cognos
10 48 (1.32%) Facebook
11 39 (1.07%) Google
11 39 (1.07%) NetApp
12 34 (0.93%) Tableau
13 31 (0.85%) HP
14 29 (0.79%) Sun
15 27 (0.74%) Siebel
16 26 (0.71%) EMC
17 22 (0.60%) Hyperion
17 22 (0.60%) EnterpriseDB
18 19 (0.52%) Veritas
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chester, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £0.00 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
GCS
Salary: Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: Benefits + Overtime + On Call Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, benefits, negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Scotland
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Prospero Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago