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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
UK
Rank 246 198 200
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1096 1731 1731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.69% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.75% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 895 1492 1548
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 22 February 2017 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -46 1022 £46,000 +2.22% 128
London -80 342 £57,500 +4.54% 40
South East +8 202 £50,000 +11.11% 32
East of England +25 104 £45,250 -4.73% 8
North West -54 96 £41,500 -7.77% 11
South West -16 90 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire -26 83 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Yorkshire -6 79 £44,000 +10.00% 8
Leeds +31 68 £44,000 +3.52% 7
West Midlands -2 64 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Manchester -41 57 £41,500 -7.77% 8
City of London -30 56 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Hampshire -31 48 £45,000 +2.27% 14
East Midlands +6 42 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Surrey +66 39 £55,000 +15.78% 4
East Sussex +37 39 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Kent +35 39 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Brighton +38 38 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Wiltshire +33 37 £45,000 +16.78%
Nottingham +16 31 £37,000 -15.90% 2
Scotland +14 31 £41,000 -3.52% 9
Hertfordshire +10 31 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 31 £37,000 -15.90% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 22 £44,500 +18.66% 2
Devon +11 22 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Berkshire -5 22 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Essex -3 21 £56,250 +18.42% 1
Guildford +42 19 £53,750 +43.33%
Exeter +1 19 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Cheshire -11 19 £40,750 -18.50%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 1818 (79.25%) SQL
2 1679 (73.19%) SQL Server
3 882 (38.45%) Performance Tuning
4 872 (38.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 800 (34.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 798 (34.79%) Oracle
7 728 (31.73%) T-SQL
8 672 (29.29%) Microsoft
9 581 (25.33%) Oracle Database
10 533 (23.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 487 (21.23%) Replication
12 469 (20.44%) High Availability
13 460 (20.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 436 (19.01%) Windows
15 435 (18.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 410 (17.87%) Finance
17 395 (17.22%) Clustering
18 387 (16.87%) SQL Server 2014
19 376 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
20 360 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
21 359 (15.65%) MS Excel
22 347 (15.13%) Linux
23 301 (13.12%) Disaster Recovery
24 297 (12.95%) Relational Database
25 295 (12.86%) ETL
26 278 (12.12%) MySQL
27 259 (11.29%) Oracle RMAN
28 257 (11.20%) Oracle Database 11g
29 243 (10.59%) RDBMS
30 238 (10.37%) Agile Software Development

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
1 110 (4.80%) WebLogic
2 88 (3.84%) IIS
3 80 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 33 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 30 (1.31%) Oracle Service Bus
7 27 (1.18%) SAS
8 25 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
10 11 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.39%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.31%) JBoss
14 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.17%) Apache
16 4 (0.17%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.17%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 359 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.087%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 130 (5.67%) Oracle EBS
2 79 (3.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 76 (3.31%) Oracle Applications
4 32 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
5 22 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.26%) Sage 1000
8 5 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.22%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.17%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 4 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.087%) Oracle Utilities
11 2 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
12 1 (0.044%) OpenText MBPM
12 1 (0.044%) OpenText Process Suite
12 1 (0.044%) Raiser's Edge
12 1 (0.044%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 197 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (1.48%) SaaS
4 26 (1.13%) PaaS
5 22 (0.96%) IaaS
6 17 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.39%) Office 365
9 5 (0.22%) Responsys
9 5 (0.22%) Taleo
10 4 (0.17%) GitHub
10 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.044%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.96%) SAN
2 43 (1.87%) Internet
3 31 (1.35%) Intranet
4 15 (0.65%) DNS
5 14 (0.61%) Extranet
6 13 (0.57%) NAS
7 12 (0.52%) Firewall
8 4 (0.17%) HTTP
8 4 (0.17%) LDAP
9 2 (0.087%) SMTP
9 2 (0.087%) SNMP
9 2 (0.087%) SSH
9 2 (0.087%) SSL
10 1 (0.044%) DHCP
10 1 (0.044%) FTP
10 1 (0.044%) LAN
10 1 (0.044%) Network Security
10 1 (0.044%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.044%) VoIP
10 1 (0.044%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1679 (73.19%) SQL Server
2 872 (38.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 800 (34.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 581 (25.33%) Oracle Database
5 533 (23.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 460 (20.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 435 (18.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 387 (16.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 360 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
10 297 (12.95%) Relational Database
11 278 (12.12%) MySQL
12 257 (11.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 243 (10.59%) RDBMS
14 218 (9.50%) Oracle Database 12c
15 215 (9.37%) SQL Server 2005
16 208 (9.07%) NoSQL
17 196 (8.54%) MongoDB
18 140 (6.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 137 (5.97%) SQL Server 2016
20 114 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 103 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (1.96%) JIRA
3 44 (1.92%) Visual Studio
4 32 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 26 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
6 25 (1.09%) Toad
7 20 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 20 (0.87%) PeopleTools
7 20 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 19 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (0.83%) MSBuild
8 19 (0.83%) Travis CI
9 16 (0.70%) Jenkins
10 15 (0.65%) Git (software)
11 9 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
14 4 (0.17%) ClearCase
14 4 (0.17%) ClearQuest
14 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 410 (17.87%) Finance
2 120 (5.23%) Banking
3 53 (2.31%) Advertising
4 38 (1.66%) Marketing
5 28 (1.22%) Legal
6 26 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.05%) Retail
8 16 (0.70%) Law
9 15 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.61%) Multimedia
10 14 (0.61%) Music Industry
11 12 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.52%) Games
12 10 (0.44%) Back Office
13 6 (0.26%) Publishing
14 5 (0.22%) Automotive
14 5 (0.22%) Billing
15 1 (0.044%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.044%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (6.06%) .NET
2 67 (2.92%) XML
3 62 (2.70%) Middleware
4 52 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 49 (2.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 32 (1.39%) Web Services
7 23 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 14 (0.61%) MDX
9 10 (0.44%) HTML
9 10 (0.44%) REST
9 10 (0.44%) SOAP
10 9 (0.39%) JSON
11 8 (0.35%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.35%) DCOM
12 7 (0.31%) ODBC
13 6 (0.26%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.22%) CSS
14 5 (0.22%) JDBC
14 5 (0.22%) jQuery
15 4 (0.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 487 (21.23%) Replication
2 395 (17.22%) Clustering
3 172 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.09%) Data Centre
6 38 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 32 (1.39%) Fintech
9 25 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (0.78%) iPad
11 13 (0.57%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.44%) CMDB
13 10 (0.44%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.26%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.17%) FMCG
15 4 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.17%) N-Tier
16 3 (0.13%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 436 (19.01%) Windows
2 347 (15.13%) Linux
3 237 (10.33%) Windows Server
4 233 (10.16%) Unix
5 113 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 88 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 68 (2.96%) Solaris
8 51 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (1.31%) AIX
11 8 (0.35%) CentOS
12 4 (0.17%) Debian
12 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.13%) SUSE
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.087%) Android
14 2 (0.087%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.087%) HPUX
14 2 (0.087%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (38.45%) Performance Tuning
2 469 (20.44%) High Availability
3 376 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
4 301 (13.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 295 (12.86%) ETL
6 238 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
7 233 (10.16%) ITIL
8 196 (8.54%) Migration
9 160 (6.97%) Capacity Planning
10 154 (6.71%) Database Security
11 138 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
12 127 (5.54%) DevOps
13 101 (4.40%) Data Modelling
14 97 (4.23%) Change Management
15 91 (3.97%) Scrum
16 83 (3.62%) Statistics
17 75 (3.27%) Database Tuning
18 64 (2.79%) ITIL V3
19 62 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
19 62 (2.70%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 1818 (79.25%) SQL
2 728 (31.73%) T-SQL
3 237 (10.33%) PowerShell
4 201 (8.76%) PL/SQL
5 154 (6.71%) Shell Script
6 112 (4.88%) C#
7 49 (2.14%) VB.NET
8 37 (1.61%) Java
9 34 (1.48%) Python
10 29 (1.26%) VB
11 25 (1.09%) Perl
12 20 (0.87%) SQR
13 19 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 17 (0.74%) PHP
15 16 (0.70%) VBA
16 14 (0.61%) C
17 9 (0.39%) VB6
18 8 (0.35%) C++
19 7 (0.31%) R
20 6 (0.26%) AWK
Qualifications
1 216 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 212 (9.24%) Degree
3 123 (5.36%) Oracle Certification
4 106 (4.62%) OCP
5 100 (4.36%) Security Cleared
6 79 (3.44%) MCITP
7 70 (3.05%) MCSA
8 56 (2.44%) SC Cleared
9 55 (2.40%) MCTS
10 40 (1.74%) OCA
11 38 (1.66%) MCDBA
12 33 (1.44%) DV Cleared
13 27 (1.18%) MCSE
14 17 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.17%) MCP
16 2 (0.087%) MySQL Certification
17 1 (0.044%) BPSS Clearance
17 1 (0.044%) DBS Check
17 1 (0.044%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.53%) SLA
2 54 (2.35%) QA
3 39 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.39%) ISO 14001
6 9 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 225 (9.81%) Oracle RAC
2 55 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.52%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
9 7 (0.31%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.22%) XenServer
12 4 (0.17%) vSphere
13 1 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.044%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.044%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 259 (11.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 236 (10.29%) Data Guard
3 110 (4.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 85 (3.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 53 (2.31%) Puppet
6 40 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
7 39 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 36 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
9 32 (1.39%) NetBackup
10 31 (1.35%) SCOM
11 30 (1.31%) Tivoli
12 28 (1.22%) Ansible
13 25 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 19 (0.83%) CFEngine
15 18 (0.78%) Perfmon
16 14 (0.61%) Nagios
17 12 (0.52%) Galera Cluster
18 9 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
19 7 (0.31%) Opsview
20 5 (0.22%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 798 (34.79%) Oracle
2 672 (29.29%) Microsoft
3 118 (5.14%) VMware
4 80 (3.49%) Sybase
5 56 (2.44%) IBM
6 49 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 39 (1.70%) Tableau
8 35 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
9 33 (1.44%) SAP
10 32 (1.39%) RedGate
11 30 (1.31%) HP
12 24 (1.05%) SolarWinds
13 22 (0.96%) Facebook
14 19 (0.83%) Cognos
14 19 (0.83%) New Relic
15 17 (0.74%) Veritas
16 13 (0.57%) Sun
17 12 (0.52%) CommVault
17 12 (0.52%) Siebel
17 12 (0.52%) Teradata
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Competitive Salary + Bonus + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Competitive Salary + Bonus + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum £50-70k+
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Modis International
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Holiday buy/sale etc
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £11000 - £120000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + attractive
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £100,000 to £130,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + 10%bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago