The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
UK
Rank 249 188 188
Rank change year-on-year
-61 0
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1119 1803 1803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.82% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.89% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 923 1528 1604
Median salary £46,500 £47,266 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.62% +5.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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
81056 95508 100334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67357 80149 83348
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured DBA in the job title.

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 24 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -58 1065 £47,125 -0.78% 135
London -72 344 £57,500 +4.54% 51
South East -52 199 £47,500 +5.55% 22
East of England +27 114 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North West -65 102 £41,500 -9.78% 17
Yorkshire -17 98 £42,500 +10.38% 11
West Yorkshire +5 94 £44,000 +10.00% 9
South West -15 91 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Leeds +33 81 £43,250 +4.84% 9
Manchester -50 63 £41,500 -9.78% 10
East Midlands +17 61 £40,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands -34 55 £42,500 +6.25% 9
City of London -34 49 £55,000 -4.34% 14
Kent +37 44 £50,000 - 4
Wiltshire +39 43 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Surrey +37 39 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Hampshire -61 36 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Hertfordshire +9 33 £55,000 +10.00%
East Sussex +36 32 £42,500 +14.86% 3
Nottinghamshire +8 32 £39,000 -5.45% 1
Nottingham +4 32 £39,000 -5.45% 1
Brighton +42 31 £42,500 - 2
Scotland -13 24 £33,000 -25.42% 5
Essex -3 23 £57,500 +21.05%
Coventry +31 22 £42,500 +21.42%
Merseyside -2 21 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Berkshire -52 21 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Devon +12 20 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Liverpool +3 20 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Guildford +40 19 £55,000 +29.41%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring DBA in the job title.

1 1903 (80.30%) SQL
2 1778 (75.02%) SQL Server
3 970 (40.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 907 (38.27%) Performance Tuning
5 845 (35.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 803 (33.88%) T-SQL
7 795 (33.54%) Oracle
8 700 (29.54%) Microsoft
9 582 (24.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 575 (24.26%) Oracle Database
11 523 (22.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 522 (22.03%) Replication
13 472 (19.92%) High Availability
14 465 (19.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 444 (18.73%) Windows
16 410 (17.30%) Finance
17 405 (17.09%) SQL Server 2014
18 401 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
19 397 (16.75%) Clustering
20 390 (16.46%) MS Excel
21 378 (15.95%) Data Warehouse
22 325 (13.71%) Relational Database
23 319 (13.46%) Linux
24 315 (13.29%) ETL
25 308 (13.00%) Disaster Recovery
26 282 (11.90%) MySQL
27 273 (11.52%) RDBMS
28 251 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
29 250 (10.55%) PowerShell
30 249 (10.51%) Oracle RMAN

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 108 (4.56%) WebLogic
2 91 (3.84%) IIS
3 89 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 38 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 32 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (1.27%) SAS
7 29 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
9 18 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.46%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle UPK
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.25%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.25%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.21%) Apache
14 5 (0.21%) Confluence
14 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.17%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 390 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.084%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.042%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 126 (5.32%) Oracle EBS
2 79 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 78 (3.29%) Oracle Applications
4 39 (1.65%) Oracle 11i
5 14 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.25%) Sage 1000
7 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.17%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 4 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 3 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.13%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.084%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.084%) Oracle Payroll
10 2 (0.084%) Oracle Utilities
10 2 (0.084%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.042%) OpenText Process Suite
11 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.042%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 185 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (1.18%) SaaS
4 20 (0.84%) PaaS
5 19 (0.80%) IaaS
6 18 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.59%) Office 365
8 13 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.13%) Responsys
10 3 (0.13%) Taleo
11 1 (0.042%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.19%) SAN
2 41 (1.73%) Internet
3 31 (1.31%) Intranet
4 22 (0.93%) NAS
5 17 (0.72%) DNS
5 17 (0.72%) Firewall
6 13 (0.55%) Extranet
7 5 (0.21%) HTTP
8 4 (0.17%) LDAP
9 2 (0.084%) FTP
10 1 (0.042%) DAB
10 1 (0.042%) DHCP
10 1 (0.042%) LAN
10 1 (0.042%) MVNO
10 1 (0.042%) Network Security
10 1 (0.042%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.042%) VoIP
10 1 (0.042%) VPN
10 1 (0.042%) WAN
10 1 (0.042%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1778 (75.02%) SQL Server
2 970 (40.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 845 (35.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 582 (24.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 575 (24.26%) Oracle Database
6 523 (22.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 465 (19.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 405 (17.09%) SQL Server 2014
9 378 (15.95%) Data Warehouse
10 325 (13.71%) Relational Database
11 282 (11.90%) MySQL
12 273 (11.52%) RDBMS
13 239 (10.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 234 (9.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 225 (9.49%) Oracle Database 12c
16 211 (8.90%) MongoDB
17 206 (8.69%) NoSQL
18 142 (5.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 133 (5.61%) SQL Server 2016
20 107 (4.51%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 97 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (2.07%) JIRA
3 35 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 34 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 27 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
6 25 (1.05%) Toad
7 20 (0.84%) TeamCity
8 19 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (0.80%) MSBuild
8 19 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 19 (0.80%) Travis CI
9 18 (0.76%) Jenkins
10 16 (0.68%) PeopleTools
11 14 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
12 12 (0.51%) Git (software)
13 9 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.25%) TortoiseSVN
16 4 (0.17%) ClearQuest
16 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 410 (17.30%) Finance
2 102 (4.30%) Banking
3 44 (1.86%) Advertising
4 36 (1.52%) Marketing
5 33 (1.39%) Legal
5 33 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.22%) Retail
7 20 (0.84%) Law
8 17 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.63%) Games
10 14 (0.59%) Multimedia
11 13 (0.55%) Back Office
11 13 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.51%) Publishing
13 10 (0.42%) Billing
14 9 (0.38%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.21%) Automotive
16 4 (0.17%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.042%) Electronics
17 1 (0.042%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (5.78%) .NET
2 69 (2.91%) Middleware
3 62 (2.62%) XML
4 57 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
5 47 (1.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 39 (1.65%) Web Services
7 26 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 18 (0.76%) MDX
9 14 (0.59%) REST
10 12 (0.51%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.51%) HTML
10 12 (0.51%) JSON
11 8 (0.34%) SOAP
12 7 (0.30%) ODBC
13 6 (0.25%) DCOM
13 6 (0.25%) JDBC
13 6 (0.25%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.21%) CSS
14 5 (0.21%) jQuery
15 4 (0.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 522 (22.03%) Replication
2 397 (16.75%) Clustering
3 175 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (3.97%) Statistics
5 70 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 46 (1.94%) Data Centre
7 37 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 29 (1.22%) Data Integration
10 27 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (1.01%) Fintech
12 21 (0.89%) iPad
13 15 (0.63%) CMDB
14 14 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.55%) Reinsurance
16 12 (0.51%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.51%) Mathematics
17 11 (0.46%) Data Structures
18 7 (0.30%) Public Cloud
19 5 (0.21%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 444 (18.73%) Windows
2 319 (13.46%) Linux
3 241 (10.17%) Windows Server
4 236 (9.96%) Unix
5 116 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (2.78%) Solaris
8 50 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (1.43%) AIX
11 5 (0.21%) CentOS
12 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.13%) Debian
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.084%) SUSE
15 1 (0.042%) HPUX
15 1 (0.042%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.042%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.042%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 907 (38.27%) Performance Tuning
2 472 (19.92%) High Availability
3 401 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
4 315 (13.29%) ETL
5 308 (13.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 251 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
7 233 (9.83%) ITIL
8 208 (8.78%) Migration
9 163 (6.88%) Database Security
10 161 (6.79%) Capacity Planning
11 136 (5.74%) Performance Monitoring
12 126 (5.32%) DevOps
13 113 (4.77%) Data Modelling
14 87 (3.67%) Change Management
15 86 (3.63%) Scrum
16 84 (3.54%) Database Mirroring
17 73 (3.08%) Database Tuning
18 63 (2.66%) Problem Management
19 61 (2.57%) Continuous Integration
20 59 (2.49%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1903 (80.30%) SQL
2 803 (33.88%) T-SQL
3 250 (10.55%) PowerShell
4 185 (7.81%) PL/SQL
5 143 (6.03%) Shell Script
6 101 (4.26%) C#
7 43 (1.81%) VB.NET
8 28 (1.18%) Java
8 28 (1.18%) Python
8 28 (1.18%) VB
9 22 (0.93%) Perl
10 20 (0.84%) VBA
11 18 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.68%) SQR
13 14 (0.59%) PHP
14 13 (0.55%) C
14 13 (0.55%) VB6
15 9 (0.38%) R
16 7 (0.30%) AWK
17 6 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 236 (9.96%) Degree
2 232 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 122 (5.15%) Oracle Certification
4 109 (4.60%) OCP
5 92 (3.88%) Security Cleared
6 83 (3.50%) MCSA
7 82 (3.46%) MCITP
8 58 (2.45%) MCTS
9 48 (2.03%) SC Cleared
10 41 (1.73%) MCDBA
11 32 (1.35%) MCSE
12 28 (1.18%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.18%) OCA
13 19 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.13%) HND
15 2 (0.084%) MCP
16 1 (0.042%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (4.51%) SLA
2 54 (2.28%) QA
3 45 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.13%) SAS 70
System Software
1 242 (10.21%) Oracle RAC
2 53 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 41 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 14 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.55%) VMware Server
8 10 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
10 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.13%) vSphere
11 3 (0.13%) XenServer
12 1 (0.042%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.042%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 249 (10.51%) Oracle RMAN
2 240 (10.13%) Data Guard
3 118 (4.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 84 (3.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 50 (2.11%) Puppet
6 44 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
6 44 (1.86%) SCOM
7 43 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 33 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (1.39%) Tivoli
9 28 (1.18%) Ansible
10 27 (1.14%) NetBackup
11 25 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 22 (0.93%) Perfmon
13 20 (0.84%) Nagios
14 19 (0.80%) CFEngine
15 9 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
16 6 (0.25%) Opsview
17 5 (0.21%) SCCM
18 4 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 795 (33.54%) Oracle
2 700 (29.54%) Microsoft
3 120 (5.06%) VMware
4 80 (3.38%) Sybase
5 56 (2.36%) IBM
6 47 (1.98%) Red Hat
7 37 (1.56%) HP
8 36 (1.52%) RedGate
9 35 (1.48%) Tableau
10 33 (1.39%) SAP
11 28 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
12 27 (1.14%) SolarWinds
13 21 (0.89%) Veritas
14 20 (0.84%) Facebook
15 19 (0.80%) Cognos
15 19 (0.80%) New Relic
16 16 (0.68%) CommVault
17 14 (0.59%) Talend
18 12 (0.51%) Percona
18 12 (0.51%) Teradata
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + 10%bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 48 minutes ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Dental, Healthcare + more
Posted: 4 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 36 minutes ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified + benefits and bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + Beneifts
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive with great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
CONTEXT
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago