The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 168 130 149
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 2004 2254 2114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 2.07% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 2.19% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1690 1928 1808
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.43%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110132 102981 111649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.41% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 90172 85675 95884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

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 11 July 2014 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 11 July 2014. 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 -28 1902 £47,500 +5.55% 187
London -40 802 £52,500 - 83
South East -13 382 £45,000 +5.88% 30
City of London +6 222 £55,000 - 31
East of England -8 166 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire -17 158 £45,000 +20.00% 19
North West -7 130 £42,500 +6.25% 16
Hampshire +42 124 £45,000 +28.57% 6
West Yorkshire -18 122 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Leeds -20 103 £45,000 +25.00% 8
Surrey +3 102 £47,000 +16.04% 12
West Midlands -14 98 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Essex +30 78 £42,000 +20.00% 4
Manchester -9 74 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East Midlands -46 72 £42,500 +6.25% 4
South West -51 53 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Southampton +28 50 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Leicestershire +25 38 £45,000 +36.36% 3
North East +19 37 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Scotland -41 35 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Cambridgeshire +2 34 £45,000 +24.13%
Berkshire -17 33 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Leicester +19 30 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 30 £45,000 +2.27% 3
Staffordshire -17 30 £42,500 -12.82%
Tyne and Wear +10 29 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Cheshire -6 29 £43,750 +13.63% 3
Hertfordshire -17 29 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 28 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East Sussex -2 26 £45,000 -

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 3162 (74.91%) SQL
2 2696 (63.87%) SQL Server
3 1868 (44.25%) Oracle
4 1548 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1498 (35.49%) Oracle Database
6 1337 (31.67%) T-SQL
7 1305 (30.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1223 (28.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 1214 (28.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1067 (25.28%) Windows
11 1035 (24.52%) Finance
12 1003 (23.76%) Microsoft
13 970 (22.98%) Replication
14 912 (21.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 841 (19.92%) Linux
16 833 (19.73%) Oracle RAC
17 733 (17.37%) SQL Server 2005
18 718 (17.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 715 (16.94%) Clustering
20 697 (16.51%) SQL Server 2012
21 691 (16.37%) Data Guard
22 626 (14.83%) UNIX
23 600 (14.21%) MS Excel
24 596 (14.12%) Relational Database
25 582 (13.79%) PL/SQL
25 582 (13.79%) Oracle Database 10g
26 575 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
26 575 (13.62%) Oracle RMAN
27 546 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
28 498 (11.80%) RDBMS

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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
1 246 (5.83%) WebLogic
2 97 (2.30%) Oracle Application Server
3 82 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 65 (1.54%) IIS
5 43 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 40 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 32 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (0.64%) Apache Solr
9 21 (0.50%) Oracle 10gAS
10 13 (0.31%) OpenEdge
10 13 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.19%) WorkSite
12 8 (0.19%) SAS
13 7 (0.17%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.17%) Apache
13 7 (0.17%) CMS
14 6 (0.14%) Oracle Spatial
15 5 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 600 (14.21%) MS Excel
2 57 (1.35%) MS Office
3 14 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.28%) MS Project
5 6 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.071%) FastStats
7 2 (0.047%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 331 (7.84%) Oracle EBS
2 245 (5.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 230 (5.45%) Oracle Applications
4 89 (2.11%) Oracle 11i
5 29 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
6 23 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
8 12 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 12 (0.28%) HFM
9 11 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
11 8 (0.19%) Magento
12 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.12%) Sage 1000
12 5 (0.12%) Findur
13 4 (0.095%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.19%) SaaS
5 3 (0.071%) PaaS
5 3 (0.071%) Office 365
5 3 (0.071%) IaaS
6 2 (0.047%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 287 (6.80%) SAN
2 75 (1.78%) Internet
3 64 (1.52%) NAS
4 55 (1.30%) iSCSI
5 44 (1.04%) DNS
6 42 (1.00%) Firewall
7 41 (0.97%) WAN
8 40 (0.95%) VPN
9 28 (0.66%) LAN
10 19 (0.45%) DHCP
11 18 (0.43%) HTTP
12 12 (0.28%) TCP/IP
12 12 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (0.28%) Intranet
13 7 (0.17%) LDAP
14 4 (0.095%) VoIP
14 4 (0.095%) DMZ
15 3 (0.071%) Kerberos
15 3 (0.071%) SSL
16 2 (0.047%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2696 (63.87%) SQL Server
2 1498 (35.49%) Oracle Database
3 1305 (30.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1223 (28.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 1214 (28.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 912 (21.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 733 (17.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 718 (17.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 697 (16.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 596 (14.12%) Relational Database
11 582 (13.79%) Oracle Database 10g
12 546 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
13 498 (11.80%) RDBMS
14 490 (11.61%) MySQL
15 236 (5.59%) DTS
16 219 (5.19%) SQL Server 2000
17 213 (5.05%) Oracle Database 12c
18 181 (4.29%) OLTP
19 174 (4.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 156 (3.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 58 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 45 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
4 39 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 26 (0.62%) Toad
6 25 (0.59%) Git (software)
7 23 (0.54%) Subversion
8 11 (0.26%) Mercurial
9 8 (0.19%) Hudson
9 8 (0.19%) Selenium
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.14%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.071%) JConsole
14 2 (0.047%) JDeveloper
14 2 (0.047%) JIRA
15 1 (0.024%) Maven
15 1 (0.024%) SoapUI
15 1 (0.024%) MSBuild
15 1 (0.024%) ERwin
General
1 1035 (24.52%) Finance
2 247 (5.85%) Banking
3 119 (2.82%) Retail
4 99 (2.35%) Marketing
5 88 (2.08%) Law
6 77 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 74 (1.75%) Legal
8 47 (1.11%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 39 (0.92%) Advertising
11 38 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 35 (0.83%) Back Office
13 23 (0.54%) Games
14 22 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (0.50%) Publishing
16 16 (0.38%) Music Industry
17 13 (0.31%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.31%) Automotive
17 13 (0.31%) Electronics
18 4 (0.095%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (6.18%) .NET
2 188 (4.45%) Middleware
3 126 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
4 118 (2.80%) XML
5 89 (2.11%) Web Services
6 75 (1.78%) HTML
7 41 (0.97%) MDX
8 37 (0.88%) COM
9 31 (0.73%) J2EE
10 25 (0.59%) Lucene
11 20 (0.47%) ASP.NET
11 20 (0.47%) Oracle Streams
12 15 (0.36%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.33%) Hibernate
13 14 (0.33%) ODBC
13 14 (0.33%) CSS
13 14 (0.33%) JDBC
14 11 (0.26%) WCF
15 8 (0.19%) ISPF
15 8 (0.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 970 (22.98%) Replication
2 715 (16.94%) Clustering
3 112 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 70 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 56 (1.33%) Statistics
6 52 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 45 (1.07%) Mainframe
8 43 (1.02%) Data Integration
9 35 (0.83%) Social Media
10 34 (0.81%) N-Tier
11 31 (0.73%) Thin Client
11 31 (0.73%) Fat Client
12 24 (0.57%) Mathematics
13 23 (0.54%) Hedge funds
13 23 (0.54%) Oracle Exalogic
14 20 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.45%) HACMP
16 17 (0.40%) Data Extraction
17 16 (0.38%) Firmware
17 16 (0.38%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1067 (25.28%) Windows
2 841 (19.92%) Linux
3 626 (14.83%) UNIX
4 259 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (4.24%) Solaris
6 167 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 110 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 84 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 75 (1.78%) AIX
10 55 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
11 47 (1.11%) HPUX
12 37 (0.88%) zOS
13 33 (0.78%) SUSE
14 20 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (0.38%) CentOS
16 12 (0.28%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.21%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.19%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.12%) Debian
20 4 (0.095%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1548 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
2 575 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
3 485 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 369 (8.74%) ETL
5 352 (8.34%) ITIL
6 262 (6.21%) Database Security
7 241 (5.71%) Migration
8 232 (5.50%) Capacity Planning
9 231 (5.47%) High Availability
10 216 (5.12%) Database Tuning
11 207 (4.90%) E-Commerce
12 184 (4.36%) Data Modelling
13 169 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
14 168 (3.98%) SOA
15 124 (2.94%) Change Management
16 123 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
17 122 (2.89%) Incident Management
18 116 (2.75%) Problem Management
19 90 (2.13%) Business Continuity
20 86 (2.04%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3162 (74.91%) SQL
2 1337 (31.67%) T-SQL
3 582 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 270 (6.40%) Shell Script
5 160 (3.79%) PowerShell
6 146 (3.46%) Perl
7 129 (3.06%) Java
8 100 (2.37%) C#
9 61 (1.45%) VB
10 56 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 55 (1.30%) VBA
12 43 (1.02%) Python
13 39 (0.92%) PHP
14 28 (0.66%) Korn
15 26 (0.62%) JavaScript
16 24 (0.57%) VB.NET
17 22 (0.52%) C++
18 20 (0.47%) C
18 20 (0.47%) AWK
19 18 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 336 (7.96%) Degree
2 300 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 229 (5.43%) Oracle Certification
4 166 (3.93%) Security Cleared
5 162 (3.84%) OCP
6 131 (3.10%) MCITP
7 95 (2.25%) SC Cleared
8 89 (2.11%) MCDBA
9 87 (2.06%) MCTS
10 64 (1.52%) MCSE
11 58 (1.37%) MCSA
12 49 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 31 (0.73%) OCA
14 27 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.50%) MCP
16 12 (0.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 11 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 10 (0.24%) HND
19 9 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
20 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.18%) SLA
2 72 (1.71%) QA
3 33 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 31 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.024%) COBIT
System Software
1 833 (19.73%) Oracle RAC
2 575 (13.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 106 (2.51%) Active Directory
4 68 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (0.71%) LiteSpeed
6 15 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.31%) vSphere
8 11 (0.26%) PowerHA
9 10 (0.24%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.095%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.095%) SRDF
11 3 (0.071%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.047%) XenApp
12 2 (0.047%) OCFS2
13 1 (0.024%) HDFS
13 1 (0.024%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.024%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.024%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 691 (16.37%) Data Guard
2 192 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 42 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 29 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
5 24 (0.57%) SCOM
6 22 (0.52%) Puppet
7 21 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 19 (0.45%) Foglight
9 18 (0.43%) Oracle Statspack
10 16 (0.38%) Nagios
11 15 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
12 12 (0.28%) HP SIM
13 10 (0.24%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.17%) Munin
14 7 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.17%) Ansible
15 5 (0.12%) OpenView
16 4 (0.095%) WSUS
17 3 (0.071%) Legato
17 3 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1868 (44.25%) Oracle
2 1003 (23.76%) Microsoft
3 184 (4.36%) Red Hat
4 165 (3.91%) VMware
5 103 (2.44%) Sybase
6 101 (2.39%) NetApp
7 73 (1.73%) IBM
8 68 (1.61%) HP
9 59 (1.40%) Sun
10 58 (1.37%) Red Gate
11 54 (1.28%) SAP
12 44 (1.04%) Hyperion
13 42 (1.00%) Informatica
14 41 (0.97%) JBoss
15 36 (0.85%) Business Objects
16 35 (0.83%) EMC
17 33 (0.78%) Percona
18 32 (0.76%) Citrix
18 32 (0.76%) Teradata
19 25 (0.59%) Cognos
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Arrows Group
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: £38000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: 50,000 to £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Candidate Source
Salary: Circa £55,000 - £65,000 per annum DOE + Discretionary bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Cobham - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday