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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 190 194 177
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1775 1779 1901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.67% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.73% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1518 1594 1593
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 1660 £47,032 +4.51% 193
London -6 653 £55,000 - 72
South East -11 331 £45,000 - 33
Yorkshire +3 153 £40,000 -1.23% 19
North West +16 138 £45,000 +5.88% 18
South West +37 132 £40,000 - 13
West Yorkshire +2 116 £40,000 - 9
City of London +15 115 £56,000 -6.66% 20
Hampshire -3 111 £44,500 -1.11% 7
East of England +25 100 £47,500 -2.56% 13
West Midlands -22 91 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Berkshire +16 90 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Manchester +40 83 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Leeds -2 75 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Midlands -4 56 £44,500 +11.25% 8
Essex +21 47 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Scotland -5 41 £43,500 -13.00% 8
Cheshire -3 40 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Bristol +22 36 £45,000 -4.25% 3
Surrey -23 32 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Hertfordshire +12 31 £50,000 - 8
Birmingham +10 30 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Kent +8 26 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Oxfordshire +5 25 £41,000 +17.14% 4
Northamptonshire +14 24 £45,000 - 2
Reading +5 24 £45,000 -30.76% 4
Wiltshire -6 24 £40,000 -9.60% 4
Nottinghamshire -13 24 £44,000 +15.78% 2
Somerset +16 23 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Northampton +8 23 £45,000 -

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2785 (74.25%) SQL
2 2493 (66.46%) SQL Server
3 1516 (40.42%) Oracle
4 1326 (35.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1208 (32.20%) Oracle Database
6 1177 (31.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1106 (29.49%) T-SQL
8 1064 (28.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 981 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 901 (24.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 898 (23.94%) Microsoft
12 838 (22.34%) Replication
13 817 (21.78%) Finance
14 759 (20.23%) Oracle Database 11g
15 737 (19.65%) High Availability
16 695 (18.53%) Clustering
17 669 (17.84%) Linux
18 642 (17.12%) Windows
19 637 (16.98%) Relational Database
20 605 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 577 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
22 545 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
23 520 (13.86%) Oracle Database 12c
24 512 (13.65%) Oracle RMAN
25 511 (13.62%) MS Excel
26 506 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
27 498 (13.28%) Disaster Recovery
27 498 (13.28%) SQL Server 2014
28 465 (12.40%) Data Guard
29 459 (12.24%) RDBMS

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 321 (8.56%) WebLogic
2 101 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 97 (2.59%) Apache
4 69 (1.84%) Oracle Application Server
5 45 (1.20%) IIS
6 34 (0.91%) OpenStack
7 29 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 24 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
10 15 (0.40%) Oracle Spatial
11 14 (0.37%) Apache Solr
11 14 (0.37%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.32%) Confluence
12 12 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (0.32%) JBoss
13 11 (0.29%) WordPress
14 8 (0.21%) Oracle UPK
14 8 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.19%) SAS
15 7 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 511 (13.62%) MS Excel
2 33 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 31 (0.83%) MS Office
4 5 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.080%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 248 (6.61%) Oracle Applications
1 248 (6.61%) Oracle EBS
2 157 (4.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 80 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
4 26 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
5 25 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
7 21 (0.56%) Oracle ASCP
8 18 (0.48%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 10 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.13%) SAP CRM
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
13 3 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
14 2 (0.053%) SAP Payroll
14 2 (0.053%) Temenos T24
15 1 (0.027%) FastStats
15 1 (0.027%) Markit EDM
15 1 (0.027%) Oracle BPM
15 1 (0.027%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 103 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (0.53%) SaaS
5 9 (0.24%) PaaS
6 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.16%) IaaS
7 4 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.11%) Office 365
8 3 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.027%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.32%) SAN
2 60 (1.60%) Internet
3 58 (1.55%) DNS
4 47 (1.25%) Firewall
5 25 (0.67%) LDAP
6 22 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.43%) NAS
8 13 (0.35%) SSL
9 12 (0.32%) VPN
10 11 (0.29%) FTP
11 10 (0.27%) DHCP
12 9 (0.24%) HTTP
13 6 (0.16%) LAN
14 5 (0.13%) WAN
14 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.11%) Intranet
15 4 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
16 3 (0.080%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.080%) Kerberos
16 3 (0.080%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2493 (66.46%) SQL Server
2 1208 (32.20%) Oracle Database
3 1177 (31.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1064 (28.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 981 (26.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 901 (24.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 759 (20.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 637 (16.98%) Relational Database
9 605 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 520 (13.86%) Oracle Database 12c
11 506 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
12 498 (13.28%) SQL Server 2014
13 459 (12.24%) RDBMS
14 388 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
15 387 (10.32%) MySQL
16 330 (8.80%) SQL Server 2005
17 217 (5.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 180 (4.80%) SQL Server 2000
19 169 (4.51%) Oracle Exadata
20 158 (4.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 110 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (1.73%) Visual Studio
3 54 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
4 46 (1.23%) Toad
5 39 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 32 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 28 (0.75%) Git (software)
8 16 (0.43%) ERwin
8 16 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
9 15 (0.40%) Subversion
10 14 (0.37%) Hudson
11 13 (0.35%) JIRA
12 11 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (0.19%) Liquibase
14 6 (0.16%) Ant
14 6 (0.16%) Maven
15 3 (0.080%) TeamCity
16 2 (0.053%) MSI
17 1 (0.027%) ProC
17 1 (0.027%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 817 (21.78%) Finance
2 232 (6.19%) Banking
3 131 (3.49%) Retail
4 77 (2.05%) Marketing
5 76 (2.03%) Legal
6 65 (1.73%) Law
7 62 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 54 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 50 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.28%) Advertising
11 43 (1.15%) Games
12 23 (0.61%) Publishing
13 14 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.27%) Local Government
15 9 (0.24%) Electronics
15 9 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.19%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.19%) Back Office
17 7 (0.19%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (5.95%) Middleware
2 164 (4.37%) .NET
3 138 (3.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 94 (2.51%) Oracle Fusion
5 64 (1.71%) XML
6 32 (0.85%) MDX
7 20 (0.53%) J2EE
8 19 (0.51%) .NET Framework
8 19 (0.51%) COM
8 19 (0.51%) Entity Framework
9 14 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 14 (0.37%) Web Services
10 13 (0.35%) REST
10 13 (0.35%) WSH
11 10 (0.27%) HTML
12 9 (0.24%) ODBC
13 8 (0.21%) CakePHP
13 8 (0.21%) CGI
14 7 (0.19%) LAMP
15 6 (0.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 838 (22.34%) Replication
2 695 (18.53%) Clustering
3 220 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 74 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 69 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 66 (1.76%) Statistics
8 60 (1.60%) Data Structures
9 35 (0.93%) Oracle Exalogic
10 32 (0.85%) CMDB
10 32 (0.85%) Data Integration
11 30 (0.80%) Mainframe
12 22 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.51%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.48%) Online Games
15 17 (0.45%) Data Extraction
15 17 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
15 17 (0.45%) Mathematics
15 17 (0.45%) NHS
16 16 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 669 (17.84%) Linux
2 642 (17.12%) Windows
3 455 (12.13%) Unix
4 211 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 160 (4.27%) Solaris
6 146 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 115 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 104 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 95 (2.53%) AIX
9 95 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (0.80%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 13 (0.35%) CentOS
13 11 (0.29%) SUSE
13 11 (0.29%) zOS
14 8 (0.21%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.16%) VMS
16 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1326 (35.35%) Performance Tuning
2 737 (19.65%) High Availability
3 545 (14.53%) Business Intelligence
4 498 (13.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 397 (10.58%) ITIL
6 396 (10.56%) ETL
7 353 (9.41%) Capacity Planning
8 305 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
9 295 (7.86%) Migration
10 244 (6.50%) Performance Monitoring
11 198 (5.28%) Database Mirroring
12 182 (4.85%) Data Modelling
13 163 (4.35%) Database Security
14 158 (4.21%) Database Tuning
15 150 (4.00%) Change Management
15 150 (4.00%) Data Management
16 143 (3.81%) Incident Management
17 110 (2.93%) DevOps
17 110 (2.93%) SOA
18 107 (2.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2785 (74.25%) SQL
2 1106 (29.49%) T-SQL
3 452 (12.05%) PL/SQL
4 340 (9.06%) Shell Script
5 188 (5.01%) PowerShell
6 133 (3.55%) Perl
7 95 (2.53%) Java
8 75 (2.00%) C#
9 70 (1.87%) Python
10 52 (1.39%) VB
11 50 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 48 (1.28%) C
12 48 (1.28%) Korn
13 40 (1.07%) VBA
14 33 (0.88%) PHP
15 31 (0.83%) VBScript
16 22 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.35%) AWK
18 11 (0.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 10 (0.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 285 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 222 (5.92%) Degree
4 219 (5.84%) Oracle Certification
5 180 (4.80%) SC Cleared
6 176 (4.69%) OCP
7 129 (3.44%) MCITP
8 89 (2.37%) MCSA
9 84 (2.24%) MCDBA
10 78 (2.08%) MCSE
11 66 (1.76%) MCTS
12 35 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
13 31 (0.83%) DV Cleared
14 26 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 21 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.35%) OCA
17 11 (0.29%) MCP
18 8 (0.21%) MySQL Certification
19 4 (0.11%) RHCE
20 3 (0.080%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (2.93%) SLA
2 51 (1.36%) QA
3 22 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.32%) Solvency II
6 11 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.13%) COBIT
10 4 (0.11%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.080%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.080%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.027%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 577 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
2 110 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 71 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
5 16 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.32%) Ceph
6 12 (0.32%) Firmware
7 5 (0.13%) SRDF
8 3 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.080%) vSphere
9 2 (0.053%) Docker
9 2 (0.053%) KVM
9 2 (0.053%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.027%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.027%) RACF
10 1 (0.027%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 512 (13.65%) Oracle RMAN
2 465 (12.40%) Data Guard
3 250 (6.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 45 (1.20%) Puppet
5 41 (1.09%) Oracle Flashback
6 32 (0.85%) NetBackup
7 24 (0.64%) LiteSpeed
7 24 (0.64%) Perfmon
8 17 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.37%) Foglight
10 12 (0.32%) SCCM
11 10 (0.27%) SCOM
11 10 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.24%) Ansible
12 9 (0.24%) HP SIM
13 8 (0.21%) Nagios
14 7 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
16 5 (0.13%) OMEGAMON
16 5 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1516 (40.42%) Oracle
2 898 (23.94%) Microsoft
3 144 (3.84%) VMware
4 110 (2.93%) Red Hat
5 92 (2.45%) Sybase
6 76 (2.03%) Red Gate
7 69 (1.84%) Siebel
8 64 (1.71%) SAP
9 51 (1.36%) Sun
10 48 (1.28%) IBM
11 43 (1.15%) NetApp
12 36 (0.96%) Hyperion
13 27 (0.72%) hybris
14 23 (0.61%) Vertica
15 22 (0.59%) Remedy
16 20 (0.53%) Facebook
16 20 (0.53%) HP
17 19 (0.51%) iManage
18 18 (0.48%) IFS
19 17 (0.45%) Citrix
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £40k - 60k per year
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Sussex
Reed Technology
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £32k - 35k per year + Pension
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Salary: 40,000 to £55,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
SLS Services Limited
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Venn Group
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £36672.00 - £46414.00 per annum + pension, holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday