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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 252 209 184
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1254 1813 1978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.65% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.71% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1017 1505 1666
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 27 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 27 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 -54 1185 £47,500 - 132
London -55 466 £55,000 -4.34% 39
South East -81 200 £47,500 +9.19% 14
North West -7 118 £45,000 +5.88% 33
City of London -3 105 £55,000 -4.34% 10
South West +44 90 £38,750 -8.82% 15
Yorkshire -3 87 £43,000 +7.50% 10
West Yorkshire +15 73 £41,500 +3.75% 5
East Midlands +7 69 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East of England +2 67 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Hampshire -20 55 £47,500 +10.46% 9
Manchester -15 54 £50,000 +6.38% 14
West Midlands -53 53 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Nottinghamshire +12 49 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Nottingham +12 41 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Surrey -4 41 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Scotland -37 31 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Leeds +12 29 £40,000 - 5
Somerset +17 27 £41,000 -8.88% 3
North East +26 25 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +17 25 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 24 £42,000 +20.00% 1
East Sussex +4 23 £45,000 +7.14% 1
Staffordshire -13 23 £33,750 -25.00% 1
Bristol +40 22 £37,500 -25.00% 6
Brighton +21 21 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Wiltshire +12 21 £38,500 -12.50%
Stoke-on-Trent -20 21 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Cheshire +23 20 £38,000 -9.52% 7
Southampton +8 20 £47,500 +18.75% 6

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 2190 (81.90%) SQL
2 2001 (74.83%) SQL Server
3 1070 (40.01%) Performance Tuning
4 997 (37.28%) Oracle
5 967 (36.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 908 (33.96%) T-SQL
7 811 (30.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 766 (28.65%) Microsoft
9 751 (28.09%) Oracle Database
10 727 (27.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 643 (24.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 597 (22.33%) Replication
13 595 (22.25%) Finance
14 566 (21.17%) Windows
15 535 (20.01%) SQL Server 2014
16 533 (19.93%) High Availability
17 478 (17.88%) Clustering
18 462 (17.28%) Relational Database
19 448 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
20 424 (15.86%) MS Excel
21 415 (15.52%) Oracle RAC
22 405 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 400 (14.96%) Oracle Database 11g
24 378 (14.14%) Linux
25 376 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery
26 347 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
27 345 (12.90%) RDBMS
28 341 (12.75%) Data Guard
29 336 (12.57%) Oracle Database 12c
30 333 (12.45%) ETL

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
1 147 (5.50%) WebLogic
2 115 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 70 (2.62%) IIS
4 41 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
5 34 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
6 33 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 29 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
9 17 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (0.60%) Apache
11 13 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.26%) Oracle Spatial
13 7 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.22%) Confluence
14 6 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
14 6 (0.22%) SAS
14 6 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 424 (15.86%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.97%) MS Office
3 6 (0.22%) SPSS
4 4 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 156 (5.83%) Oracle EBS
2 154 (5.76%) Oracle Applications
3 92 (3.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 71 (2.66%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.22%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle ASCP
11 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.15%) SAP SCM
11 4 (0.15%) SystmOne
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
13 2 (0.075%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 2 (0.075%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 89 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.08%) SaaS
4 17 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.34%) GitHub
5 9 (0.34%) PaaS
6 8 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.19%) IaaS
9 2 (0.075%) Office 365
10 1 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.037%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.037%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.037%) BIME
10 1 (0.037%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.037%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.037%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 150 (5.61%) SAN
2 49 (1.83%) NAS
3 35 (1.31%) Internet
4 33 (1.23%) Firewall
5 21 (0.79%) DNS
6 11 (0.41%) DHCP
6 11 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.34%) FTP
7 9 (0.34%) LDAP
8 8 (0.30%) SMTP
9 7 (0.26%) HTTP
9 7 (0.26%) LAN
9 7 (0.26%) WAN
10 5 (0.19%) DAB
10 5 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.15%) SSL
11 4 (0.15%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.11%) VPN
12 3 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2001 (74.83%) SQL Server
2 967 (36.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 811 (30.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 751 (28.09%) Oracle Database
5 727 (27.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 643 (24.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 535 (20.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 462 (17.28%) Relational Database
9 405 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 400 (14.96%) Oracle Database 11g
11 347 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
12 345 (12.90%) RDBMS
13 336 (12.57%) Oracle Database 12c
14 305 (11.41%) SQL Server 2005
15 304 (11.37%) MySQL
16 214 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
17 140 (5.24%) NoSQL
18 131 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
19 129 (4.82%) MongoDB
20 112 (4.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 29 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
4 24 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 24 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 20 (0.75%) JIRA
6 17 (0.64%) Subversion
7 16 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 15 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.49%) Toad
10 8 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.30%) MSBuild
10 8 (0.30%) Travis CI
10 8 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.26%) ERwin
12 6 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (0.22%) tSQLt
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.15%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 595 (22.25%) Finance
2 134 (5.01%) Banking
3 84 (3.14%) Law
4 64 (2.39%) Legal
5 62 (2.32%) Marketing
6 55 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 52 (1.94%) Retail
8 37 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 34 (1.27%) Games
10 33 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 29 (1.08%) Advertising
12 24 (0.90%) Publishing
13 17 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.60%) Back Office
15 11 (0.41%) Billing
16 9 (0.34%) Electronics
16 9 (0.34%) Private Banking
17 8 (0.30%) Automotive
17 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (5.61%) .NET
2 112 (4.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 91 (3.40%) Middleware
4 51 (1.91%) Oracle Fusion
5 36 (1.35%) Web Services
6 32 (1.20%) XML
7 26 (0.97%) ASP.NET
8 17 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 15 (0.56%) HTML
10 14 (0.52%) LAMP
10 14 (0.52%) Oracle Streams
11 12 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (0.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 10 (0.37%) CGI
13 10 (0.37%) Entity Framework
14 9 (0.34%) J2EE
15 8 (0.30%) CSS
15 8 (0.30%) MDX
16 7 (0.26%) CakePHP
16 7 (0.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 597 (22.33%) Replication
2 478 (17.88%) Clustering
3 182 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 69 (2.58%) Statistics
6 67 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 57 (2.13%) Data Centre
8 40 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (0.93%) Fintech
10 24 (0.90%) CMDB
11 22 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 20 (0.75%) Mathematics
13 19 (0.71%) iPad
14 18 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
14 18 (0.67%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.56%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.52%) Visualisation
17 13 (0.49%) Online Games
18 11 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
19 10 (0.37%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 566 (21.17%) Windows
2 378 (14.14%) Linux
3 275 (10.28%) Unix
4 243 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 153 (5.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 124 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 115 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 100 (3.74%) AIX
9 79 (2.95%) Solaris
10 53 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.52%) CentOS
12 11 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (0.37%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.26%) VMS
16 5 (0.19%) zOS
17 4 (0.15%) SUSE
17 4 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1070 (40.01%) Performance Tuning
2 533 (19.93%) High Availability
3 448 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
4 376 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 333 (12.45%) ETL
6 244 (9.12%) Capacity Planning
7 232 (8.68%) ITIL
8 230 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
9 199 (7.44%) Performance Monitoring
10 189 (7.07%) Migration
11 145 (5.42%) Data Modelling
12 129 (4.82%) Database Mirroring
13 115 (4.30%) Database Security
14 107 (4.00%) Database Tuning
15 83 (3.10%) Service Delivery
16 82 (3.07%) E-Commerce
17 80 (2.99%) Mentoring
18 73 (2.73%) DevOps
19 71 (2.66%) Data Management
20 68 (2.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2190 (81.90%) SQL
2 908 (33.96%) T-SQL
3 278 (10.40%) PL/SQL
4 240 (8.98%) PowerShell
5 198 (7.40%) Shell Script
6 88 (3.29%) C#
7 64 (2.39%) Python
8 55 (2.06%) Perl
9 50 (1.87%) Java
10 37 (1.38%) VBA
11 34 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 32 (1.20%) VB
13 30 (1.12%) C
14 27 (1.01%) PHP
15 20 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.60%) ANSI SQL
17 15 (0.56%) VBScript
18 14 (0.52%) JavaScript
19 11 (0.41%) Korn
19 11 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 248 (9.27%) Degree
2 205 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 148 (5.53%) Security Cleared
4 143 (5.35%) Oracle Certification
5 116 (4.34%) OCP
6 100 (3.74%) SC Cleared
7 81 (3.03%) MCSE
8 76 (2.84%) MCSA
9 61 (2.28%) MCITP
10 57 (2.13%) MCDBA
11 53 (1.98%) MCTS
12 49 (1.83%) DV Cleared
13 26 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 19 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.56%) MCP
16 4 (0.15%) OCA
17 3 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (0.11%) DBS Check
18 2 (0.075%) AWS Certification
19 1 (0.037%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (4.41%) SLA
2 36 (1.35%) QA
3 34 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.41%) Solvency II
6 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.037%) COBIT
9 1 (0.037%) SAS 70
System Software
1 415 (15.52%) Oracle RAC
2 81 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (1.01%) Oracle Clusterware
6 26 (0.97%) Ceph
7 23 (0.86%) VMware ESX
8 17 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (0.49%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.37%) vSphere
11 7 (0.26%) Firmware
12 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.22%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
14 4 (0.15%) Docker
14 4 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.11%) SRDF
16 1 (0.037%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 341 (12.75%) Data Guard
2 286 (10.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 137 (5.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 58 (2.17%) Puppet
5 48 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 30 (1.12%) SCOM
7 24 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.86%) Oracle Flashback
9 16 (0.60%) LiteSpeed
10 15 (0.56%) Ansible
10 15 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
11 14 (0.52%) Perfmon
12 13 (0.49%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.41%) Nagios
13 11 (0.41%) Oracle Statspack
14 8 (0.30%) CFEngine
14 8 (0.30%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
15 6 (0.22%) SCCM
16 5 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 997 (37.28%) Oracle
2 766 (28.65%) Microsoft
3 137 (5.12%) VMware
4 92 (3.44%) Sybase
5 76 (2.84%) RedGate
6 69 (2.58%) IBM
7 48 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 46 (1.72%) SAP
9 43 (1.61%) Remedy
10 36 (1.35%) NetApp
10 36 (1.35%) SolarWinds
11 23 (0.86%) Cognos
12 19 (0.71%) Citrix
13 18 (0.67%) Veritas
14 17 (0.64%) Cisco
14 17 (0.64%) Cognizant
14 17 (0.64%) Computacenter
14 17 (0.64%) Tableau
15 16 (0.60%) EMC
15 16 (0.60%) Retek
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Generous Benifit Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fife
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £35225.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum + 0n-call + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries + 10% bonus, 5% pension, car or allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable D.O.E
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum + Bonus +Bens + Flexible Working
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + on call allowance + bonus + great
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Send
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + on call allowance + bonus + great
Posted: 2 days ago