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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 260 188 177
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1218 1917 2132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.73% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.79% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1006 1599 1798
Median salary £47,250 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median 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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -63 1141 £46,000 -3.15% 127
London -54 488 £55,000 -4.34% 31
South East -85 200 £45,000 - 23
Yorkshire -16 99 £42,750 +6.87% 9
North West -23 97 £45,000 +5.88% 16
City of London -22 87 £55,000 -8.33% 8
West Yorkshire +15 75 £40,000 - 4
South West +27 74 £38,750 -3.12% 14
East Midlands 0 60 £42,500 - 11
Manchester -5 55 £47,500 - 9
West Midlands -67 51 £41,000 -3.52% 10
East of England -34 46 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Hampshire -43 46 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Surrey -18 44 £46,500 +3.33% 2
Leeds +11 37 £40,000 - 4
Nottinghamshire -8 33 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Scotland -42 31 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Nottingham -7 26 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Berkshire -42 25 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Somerset +18 24 £37,500 -16.66% 5
East Sussex +7 23 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Glasgow -16 23 £60,000 +33.33% 2
North East +26 22 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Wiltshire +23 22 £39,000 -11.36% 1
Tyne and Wear +18 22 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 21 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -18 21 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Brighton +21 20 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 18 £50,000 +21.21% 2
Kent +5 18 £30,500 -32.22% 2

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 2250 (79.82%) SQL
2 2042 (72.44%) SQL Server
3 1106 (39.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1039 (36.86%) Oracle
5 983 (34.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 901 (31.96%) T-SQL
7 843 (29.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 782 (27.74%) Oracle Database
9 771 (27.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 767 (27.21%) Microsoft
11 667 (23.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 643 (22.81%) Replication
13 637 (22.60%) Finance
14 588 (20.86%) High Availability
15 557 (19.76%) Windows
16 538 (19.08%) SQL Server 2014
17 499 (17.70%) Clustering
18 477 (16.92%) Relational Database
19 453 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
20 442 (15.68%) Linux
21 432 (15.32%) Oracle Database 11g
22 420 (14.90%) Oracle RAC
23 418 (14.83%) MS Excel
24 409 (14.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 405 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
26 357 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
27 355 (12.59%) Data Guard
28 343 (12.17%) ETL
29 340 (12.06%) RDBMS
30 335 (11.88%) Oracle Database 12c

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
1 159 (5.64%) WebLogic
2 118 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 59 (2.09%) IIS
4 49 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
5 44 (1.56%) OpenStack
6 28 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
8 26 (0.92%) Apache
9 22 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
10 14 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.35%) Oracle Spatial
13 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.25%) Confluence
16 6 (0.21%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.21%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.21%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 418 (14.83%) MS Excel
2 28 (0.99%) MS Office
3 8 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.21%) SPSS
5 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.071%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 155 (5.50%) Oracle Applications
2 149 (5.29%) Oracle EBS
3 91 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 64 (2.27%) Oracle 11i
5 13 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
8 8 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle ASCP
10 6 (0.21%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.14%) SAP SCM
11 4 (0.14%) SystmOne
12 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
13 2 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
13 2 (0.071%) Oracle iProcurement
13 2 (0.071%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 89 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.24%) SaaS
4 18 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 11 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.39%) PaaS
6 7 (0.25%) IaaS
7 6 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.21%) GitHub
8 2 (0.071%) Office 365
9 1 (0.035%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.035%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.035%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.035%) BIME
9 1 (0.035%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.035%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.035%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 151 (5.36%) SAN
2 46 (1.63%) NAS
3 35 (1.24%) Firewall
3 35 (1.24%) Internet
4 25 (0.89%) DNS
5 13 (0.46%) LDAP
6 12 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.39%) DHCP
8 10 (0.35%) FTP
9 9 (0.32%) LAN
9 9 (0.32%) WAN
10 6 (0.21%) HTTP
10 6 (0.21%) SMTP
11 5 (0.18%) DAB
11 5 (0.18%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.14%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.14%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2042 (72.44%) SQL Server
2 983 (34.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 843 (29.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 782 (27.74%) Oracle Database
5 771 (27.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 667 (23.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 538 (19.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 477 (16.92%) Relational Database
9 432 (15.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 409 (14.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 357 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
12 340 (12.06%) RDBMS
13 335 (11.88%) Oracle Database 12c
14 314 (11.14%) SQL Server 2005
15 302 (10.71%) MySQL
16 235 (8.34%) Oracle Database 10g
17 146 (5.18%) NoSQL
18 135 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
19 132 (4.68%) MongoDB
20 112 (3.97%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 67 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 33 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
4 29 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 27 (0.96%) Git (software)
6 22 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 20 (0.71%) Toad
8 16 (0.57%) JIRA
8 16 (0.57%) Subversion
9 13 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.32%) Hudson
12 8 (0.28%) ERwin
13 6 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.21%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (0.21%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.18%) tSQLt
General
1 637 (22.60%) Finance
2 134 (4.75%) Banking
3 82 (2.91%) Law
4 72 (2.55%) Legal
5 71 (2.52%) Marketing
6 55 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.74%) Retail
9 38 (1.35%) Advertising
10 36 (1.28%) Games
11 34 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 29 (1.03%) Publishing
13 18 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.46%) Back Office
15 11 (0.39%) Private Banking
16 10 (0.35%) Electronics
17 8 (0.28%) Automotive
17 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.25%) Billing
19 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (6.10%) .NET
2 121 (4.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 97 (3.44%) Middleware
4 44 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 31 (1.10%) Web Services
6 29 (1.03%) XML
7 23 (0.82%) ASP.NET
8 22 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 15 (0.53%) HTML
9 15 (0.53%) LAMP
9 15 (0.53%) MDX
10 14 (0.50%) Entity Framework
10 14 (0.50%) Oracle Streams
11 13 (0.46%) J2EE
12 12 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (0.35%) CGI
14 8 (0.28%) CakePHP
14 8 (0.28%) COM
14 8 (0.28%) CSS
14 8 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 643 (22.81%) Replication
2 499 (17.70%) Clustering
3 175 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 70 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 61 (2.16%) Statistics
7 50 (1.77%) Data Centre
8 39 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (0.99%) CMDB
10 25 (0.89%) Mathematics
11 23 (0.82%) Fintech
12 21 (0.74%) iPad
13 20 (0.71%) Digital Media
14 18 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
15 17 (0.60%) Online Games
16 16 (0.57%) Hedge funds
17 15 (0.53%) Client/Server
18 14 (0.50%) Visualisation
19 13 (0.46%) Data Integration
20 11 (0.39%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 557 (19.76%) Windows
2 442 (15.68%) Linux
3 295 (10.46%) Unix
4 215 (7.63%) Windows Server
5 151 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 135 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 117 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 103 (3.65%) AIX
9 77 (2.73%) Solaris
10 58 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.57%) CentOS
11 16 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.28%) VMS
14 8 (0.28%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.21%) SUSE
16 5 (0.18%) zOS
17 4 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1106 (39.23%) Performance Tuning
2 588 (20.86%) High Availability
3 453 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
4 405 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 343 (12.17%) ETL
6 271 (9.61%) Capacity Planning
7 259 (9.19%) ITIL
8 225 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
9 211 (7.48%) Performance Monitoring
10 196 (6.95%) Migration
11 161 (5.71%) Data Modelling
12 128 (4.54%) Database Mirroring
13 122 (4.33%) Database Tuning
14 110 (3.90%) Database Security
15 92 (3.26%) Data Management
16 91 (3.23%) E-Commerce
17 86 (3.05%) Service Delivery
18 81 (2.87%) Mentoring
19 79 (2.80%) DevOps
20 77 (2.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2250 (79.82%) SQL
2 901 (31.96%) T-SQL
3 299 (10.61%) PL/SQL
4 243 (8.62%) Shell Script
5 212 (7.52%) PowerShell
6 94 (3.33%) C#
7 74 (2.63%) Python
8 68 (2.41%) Perl
9 67 (2.38%) Java
10 38 (1.35%) C
11 35 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 32 (1.14%) VB
13 28 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 27 (0.96%) PHP
15 26 (0.92%) VBA
16 18 (0.64%) ANSI SQL
17 17 (0.60%) Korn
18 15 (0.53%) JavaScript
19 13 (0.46%) Ruby
20 12 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 249 (8.83%) Degree
2 198 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 151 (5.36%) Oracle Certification
4 150 (5.32%) Security Cleared
5 127 (4.51%) OCP
6 100 (3.55%) SC Cleared
7 86 (3.05%) MCSE
8 69 (2.45%) MCDBA
9 63 (2.23%) MCSA
10 58 (2.06%) MCITP
11 50 (1.77%) DV Cleared
12 49 (1.74%) MCTS
13 32 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.35%) MCP
16 6 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
17 3 (0.11%) OCA
18 1 (0.035%) HND
18 1 (0.035%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (4.29%) SLA
2 36 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 35 (1.24%) QA
4 21 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.50%) Solvency II
6 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.071%) COBIT
8 2 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 420 (14.90%) Oracle RAC
2 66 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.14%) Ceph
5 31 (1.10%) Oracle Clusterware
6 24 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.32%) Firmware
10 7 (0.25%) SRDF
10 7 (0.25%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
11 5 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.18%) vSphere
12 3 (0.11%) Docker
13 1 (0.035%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.035%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.035%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 355 (12.59%) Data Guard
2 317 (11.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 152 (5.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 60 (2.13%) Puppet
5 46 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 28 (0.99%) Oracle Flashback
7 24 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (0.85%) SCOM
8 23 (0.82%) LiteSpeed
9 17 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
9 17 (0.60%) NetBackup
10 15 (0.53%) Ansible
11 14 (0.50%) Perfmon
12 11 (0.39%) Oracle Statspack
13 7 (0.25%) Nagios
13 7 (0.25%) SCCM
13 7 (0.25%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.21%) CFEngine
14 6 (0.21%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1039 (36.86%) Oracle
2 767 (27.21%) Microsoft
3 104 (3.69%) VMware
4 83 (2.94%) Sybase
5 68 (2.41%) RedGate
6 67 (2.38%) IBM
7 57 (2.02%) SAP
8 56 (1.99%) Red Hat
9 50 (1.77%) Remedy
10 35 (1.24%) NetApp
11 27 (0.96%) SolarWinds
12 19 (0.67%) EMC
13 17 (0.60%) Cisco
13 17 (0.60%) Cognos
14 16 (0.57%) Citrix
15 14 (0.50%) Cognizant
16 13 (0.46%) Retek
16 13 (0.46%) Tableau
17 12 (0.43%) Veritas
18 11 (0.39%) Teradata
Swindon, Wiltshire
IT Connections
Salary: 35,000 to £42,000
Posted: 28 minutes ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k + 10% + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
UK
Talent International
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tenterden, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +BUPA, Pension, Death in service, company mobi
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum £40-60K
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £32000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000 per annum + 4K bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Greythorn
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Metaskil
Salary: £Highly competitive + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum + on call + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago