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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 169 135 149
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1882 2254 2225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 2.08% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.21% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1585 1940 1903
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 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -32 1781 £47,500 +5.55% 169
London -23 793 £52,500 -4.54% 62
South East -72 301 £47,500 +5.55% 26
City of London -3 190 £55,000 -4.34% 34
Yorkshire -12 177 £42,500 +6.25% 25
West Yorkshire -19 122 £42,500 +6.25% 13
North West -31 119 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Hampshire +26 116 £48,000 +23.07% 10
West Midlands -17 109 £40,000 - 9
East of England -28 107 £42,000 +12.00% 9
Leeds -15 106 £45,000 +12.50% 12
South West -10 93 £42,500 +3.65% 8
Surrey -22 76 £43,000 +1.17% 6
Manchester +8 64 £45,000 +9.09% 10
East Midlands -54 52 £42,500 +10.38% 2
Essex +18 41 £40,000 +15.05% 3
Scotland -28 40 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Cheshire -31 39 £50,000 +21.95% 11
Berkshire -10 37 £50,000 - 3
Bristol +12 34 £40,000 - 2
Wiltshire -10 32 £42,500 +10.38% 3
Leicestershire +26 30 £45,000 +34.32% 1
North East +11 28 £42,500 +60.37% 2
South Yorkshire -3 27 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Leicester +19 25 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Edinburgh +5 25 £45,000 -14.28%
Buckinghamshire +5 25 £49,000 -2.00% 1
Birmingham -32 25 £37,500 -5.66% 2
Tyne and Wear +6 24 £42,500 +60.37% 2
Hertfordshire +4 24 £42,500 -8.10% 2

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2920 (71.66%) SQL
2 2541 (62.36%) SQL Server
3 1873 (45.96%) Oracle
4 1507 (36.98%) Oracle Database
5 1492 (36.61%) Performance Tuning
6 1229 (30.16%) T-SQL
7 1163 (28.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1121 (27.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 1036 (25.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 990 (24.29%) Windows
11 949 (23.29%) Microsoft
12 946 (23.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 910 (22.33%) Finance
14 889 (21.82%) Replication
15 865 (21.23%) Oracle RAC
16 834 (20.47%) Linux
17 743 (18.23%) Data Guard
18 666 (16.34%) Clustering
19 665 (16.32%) SQL Server 2005
20 662 (16.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 631 (15.48%) Oracle Database 10g
22 628 (15.41%) SQL Server 2012
23 614 (15.07%) UNIX
24 578 (14.18%) PL/SQL
25 572 (14.04%) Oracle RMAN
26 556 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
27 539 (13.23%) MS Excel
28 537 (13.18%) Relational Database
29 505 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
30 484 (11.88%) MySQL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 286 (7.02%) WebLogic
2 100 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 96 (2.36%) Oracle Application Server
4 63 (1.55%) IIS
4 63 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 40 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 32 (0.79%) Apache Solr
7 20 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
9 14 (0.34%) Oracle 10gAS
9 14 (0.34%) OpenEdge
10 13 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (0.32%) Oracle UPK
11 11 (0.27%) CMS
11 11 (0.27%) WordPress
12 10 (0.25%) WorkSite
12 10 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.22%) Apache
14 8 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 539 (13.23%) MS Excel
2 48 (1.18%) MS Office
3 11 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.098%) MS Project
6 3 (0.074%) FastStats
6 3 (0.074%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 356 (8.74%) Oracle EBS
2 276 (6.77%) Oracle Applications
2 276 (6.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 102 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
4 21 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 18 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
7 13 (0.32%) HFM
8 11 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
13 5 (0.12%) Agresso
13 5 (0.12%) Magento
14 4 (0.098%) Summit
15 3 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
15 3 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 38 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.25%) Office 365
4 9 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.20%) SaaS
6 3 (0.074%) PaaS
6 3 (0.074%) IaaS
7 2 (0.049%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 266 (6.53%) SAN
2 72 (1.77%) Internet
3 62 (1.52%) NAS
4 53 (1.30%) iSCSI
5 43 (1.06%) DNS
6 42 (1.03%) Firewall
7 36 (0.88%) WAN
8 31 (0.76%) VPN
9 27 (0.66%) LAN
10 21 (0.52%) DHCP
11 12 (0.29%) TCP/IP
12 10 (0.25%) HTTP
13 7 (0.17%) LDAP
14 6 (0.15%) Intranet
15 4 (0.098%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (0.098%) VoIP
16 3 (0.074%) SSL
17 2 (0.049%) GSM
17 2 (0.049%) SMTP
17 2 (0.049%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2541 (62.36%) SQL Server
2 1507 (36.98%) Oracle Database
3 1163 (28.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1121 (27.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 1036 (25.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 946 (23.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 665 (16.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 662 (16.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 631 (15.48%) Oracle Database 10g
10 628 (15.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 537 (13.18%) Relational Database
12 505 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
13 484 (11.88%) MySQL
14 442 (10.85%) RDBMS
15 204 (5.01%) DTS
16 199 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
17 183 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
18 174 (4.27%) OLTP
19 164 (4.02%) Oracle BI EE
20 152 (3.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
2 57 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 36 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 36 (0.88%) Toad
5 22 (0.54%) Git (software)
6 21 (0.52%) Subversion
7 16 (0.39%) Selenium
7 16 (0.39%) Hudson
8 13 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
8 13 (0.32%) Mercurial
9 11 (0.27%) JIRA
10 8 (0.20%) ClearCase
11 6 (0.15%) Maven
12 5 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (0.074%) Ant
13 3 (0.074%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.074%) JConsole
14 2 (0.049%) ERwin
15 1 (0.025%) PowerBuilder
General
1 910 (22.33%) Finance
2 236 (5.79%) Banking
3 107 (2.63%) Retail
4 106 (2.60%) Marketing
5 73 (1.79%) Law
6 70 (1.72%) Legal
6 70 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 49 (1.20%) Advertising
8 48 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 34 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 30 (0.74%) Back Office
11 24 (0.59%) Games
12 20 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 15 (0.37%) Electronics
14 15 (0.37%) Publishing
15 11 (0.27%) Music Industry
16 8 (0.20%) Automotive
17 4 (0.098%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (5.96%) .NET
2 195 (4.79%) Middleware
3 159 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 121 (2.97%) XML
5 91 (2.23%) Web Services
6 77 (1.89%) HTML
7 54 (1.33%) MDX
8 33 (0.81%) COM
9 26 (0.64%) J2EE
9 26 (0.64%) .NET Framework
10 25 (0.61%) Lucene
11 21 (0.52%) JDBC
12 19 (0.47%) ASP.NET
13 18 (0.44%) Oracle Streams
14 15 (0.37%) WCF
15 14 (0.34%) WebCenter
16 13 (0.32%) CSS
16 13 (0.32%) ODBC
16 13 (0.32%) Hibernate
17 12 (0.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 889 (21.82%) Replication
2 666 (16.34%) Clustering
3 101 (2.48%) Computer Science
4 52 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 48 (1.18%) Statistics
6 46 (1.13%) N-Tier
7 45 (1.10%) Data Integration
8 43 (1.06%) Social Media
9 33 (0.81%) Mainframe
9 33 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 28 (0.69%) Oracle Exalogic
10 28 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (0.61%) Thin Client
11 25 (0.61%) Fat Client
12 22 (0.54%) Mathematics
12 22 (0.54%) BBC
13 17 (0.42%) Open Source
14 16 (0.39%) Data Extraction
15 15 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
15 15 (0.37%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 990 (24.29%) Windows
2 834 (20.47%) Linux
3 614 (15.07%) UNIX
4 230 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (4.34%) Solaris
6 137 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 113 (2.77%) AIX
8 95 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 79 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
11 48 (1.18%) HPUX
12 30 (0.74%) SUSE
13 27 (0.66%) zOS
14 20 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 20 (0.49%) CentOS
15 12 (0.29%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.29%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.22%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.17%) MVS
18 5 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1492 (36.61%) Performance Tuning
2 556 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 439 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 352 (8.64%) ETL
5 343 (8.42%) ITIL
6 229 (5.62%) Migration
7 221 (5.42%) Database Security
8 216 (5.30%) E-Commerce
9 214 (5.25%) Capacity Planning
10 191 (4.69%) SOA
11 189 (4.64%) High Availability
12 170 (4.17%) Database Tuning
13 162 (3.98%) Performance Monitoring
14 161 (3.95%) Data Modelling
15 138 (3.39%) Incident Management
16 117 (2.87%) Change Management
17 103 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
18 98 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
19 94 (2.31%) Problem Management
20 81 (1.99%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2920 (71.66%) SQL
2 1229 (30.16%) T-SQL
3 578 (14.18%) PL/SQL
4 290 (7.12%) Shell Script
5 142 (3.48%) Java
6 140 (3.44%) PowerShell
7 124 (3.04%) Perl
8 102 (2.50%) C#
9 67 (1.64%) VB
10 52 (1.28%) Python
10 52 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 42 (1.03%) PHP
12 40 (0.98%) VBA
13 29 (0.71%) Korn
14 27 (0.66%) C++
15 24 (0.59%) JavaScript
16 17 (0.42%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.42%) Ruby
17 15 (0.37%) AWK
18 14 (0.34%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 298 (7.31%) Degree
2 272 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 199 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 185 (4.54%) Oracle Certification
5 124 (3.04%) OCP
6 122 (2.99%) MCITP
7 105 (2.58%) SC Cleared
8 83 (2.04%) MCDBA
9 77 (1.89%) MCTS
10 61 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 60 (1.47%) MCSE
12 46 (1.13%) MCSA
13 33 (0.81%) OCA
14 32 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (0.54%) MCP
16 14 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Certified Master
19 7 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 6 (0.15%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.06%) SLA
2 47 (1.15%) QA
3 29 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.025%) Data Quality
System Software
1 865 (21.23%) Oracle RAC
2 572 (14.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 97 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 73 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.42%) LiteSpeed
7 14 (0.34%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.29%) vSphere
9 11 (0.27%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.049%) XenApp
11 1 (0.025%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.025%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.025%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 743 (18.23%) Data Guard
2 205 (5.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 42 (1.03%) Oracle Identity Management
4 33 (0.81%) Puppet
5 27 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 24 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 18 (0.44%) SCOM
8 14 (0.34%) HP SIM
8 14 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
8 14 (0.34%) Nagios
9 13 (0.32%) Foglight
9 13 (0.32%) Ansible
10 11 (0.27%) Oracle Statspack
11 8 (0.20%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.17%) OMEGAMON
12 7 (0.17%) Munin
13 6 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.12%) WSUS
15 4 (0.098%) Backup Exec
15 4 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1873 (45.96%) Oracle
2 949 (23.29%) Microsoft
3 186 (4.56%) Red Hat
4 148 (3.63%) VMware
5 99 (2.43%) Sybase
6 83 (2.04%) NetApp
7 60 (1.47%) IBM
8 54 (1.33%) Sun
9 53 (1.30%) JBoss
10 49 (1.20%) SAP
11 48 (1.18%) HP
12 41 (1.01%) Red Gate
13 40 (0.98%) Hyperion
14 37 (0.91%) Informatica
15 35 (0.86%) Sony
16 33 (0.81%) Business Objects
17 29 (0.71%) Teradata
18 26 (0.64%) Percona
19 24 (0.59%) Facebook
19 24 (0.59%) Cognos
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + Bonus, Pension package, Car
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + 15% Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% bonus + much more
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum + £5k shift allowance, 12% bo
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: excellent
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago