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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 187 159 119
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1746 1955 2519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.83% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.94% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1546 1624 2104
Average salary £45,000 £45,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,218 £34,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 March 2015 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 3 March 2015. 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
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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 -33 1613 £45,000 - 223
London -4 628 £55,000 - 78
South East -8 345 £45,000 - 41
North West -11 165 £42,500 +6.25% 18
City of London -10 152 £57,500 +4.54% 26
Yorkshire -36 145 £40,000 - 33
Hampshire +44 144 £45,000 +20.00% 8
West Yorkshire -13 108 £40,000 - 19
West Midlands -62 81 £42,500 - 8
East of England -87 80 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Leeds -13 77 £40,000 +1.26% 11
South West -7 76 £41,500 +3.75% 18
Cheshire +23 75 £40,000 -1.84% 6
Manchester -22 69 £42,500 +4.61% 9
East Midlands +36 68 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Surrey -10 64 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Berkshire +6 58 £50,000 +16.82% 3
Wales - 57 £41,250 - 5
South Wales - 53 £42,500 - 4
Nottinghamshire +35 50 £40,000 -15.78% 9
Scotland -2 50 £42,500 -8.60% 5
Nottingham +29 47 £40,000 -13.51% 9
Cardiff - 43 £42,500 - 3
Portsmouth +18 35 £48,000 +6.66% 3
Southampton 0 32 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Glasgow +7 31 £42,500 -8.60% 2
Warrington +15 29 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Wiltshire +11 29 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North Yorkshire +2 28 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Essex -35 25 £51,000 +2.00% 3

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 2942 (75.55%) SQL
2 2593 (66.59%) SQL Server
3 1490 (38.26%) Oracle
4 1422 (36.52%) Performance Tuning
5 1267 (32.54%) T-SQL
6 1222 (31.38%) Oracle Database
7 1168 (29.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1015 (26.07%) Microsoft
9 988 (25.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 983 (25.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 933 (23.96%) Finance
12 842 (21.62%) Windows
13 839 (21.55%) Replication
14 754 (19.36%) Linux
15 683 (17.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 668 (17.15%) Oracle RAC
17 652 (16.74%) SQL Server 2012
18 641 (16.46%) Clustering
19 623 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
20 605 (15.54%) Data Warehouse
21 581 (14.92%) MS Excel
22 542 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
23 526 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
24 494 (12.69%) Data Guard
25 465 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
26 457 (11.74%) Oracle Database 10g
27 454 (11.66%) UNIX
28 450 (11.56%) MySQL
29 433 (11.12%) Oracle RMAN
30 431 (11.07%) PL/SQL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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
1 264 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 192 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 115 (2.95%) IIS
4 38 (0.98%) OpenEdge
4 38 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
5 29 (0.74%) Apache
6 24 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 21 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
8 17 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.41%) WordPress
10 15 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.33%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.31%) Apache Pig
13 12 (0.31%) JBoss
14 11 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 581 (14.92%) MS Excel
2 63 (1.62%) MS Office
3 18 (0.46%) PowerPivot
4 17 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 250 (6.42%) Oracle EBS
2 172 (4.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 168 (4.31%) Oracle Applications
4 66 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 24 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
7 21 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
8 20 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
12 5 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Enterprise
13 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 4 (0.10%) Academy Housing
13 4 (0.10%) arcHouse
14 3 (0.077%) Agresso
14 3 (0.077%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.05%) Amazon S3
4 32 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (0.82%) SaaS
5 24 (0.62%) Office 365
6 9 (0.23%) GitHub
7 6 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.077%) PaaS
10 1 (0.026%) IaaS
10 1 (0.026%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 98 (2.52%) SAN
2 31 (0.80%) Internet
3 28 (0.72%) DNS
4 25 (0.64%) HTTP
5 23 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.51%) Firewall
7 17 (0.44%) WAN
8 15 (0.39%) NAS
9 11 (0.28%) LDAP
9 11 (0.28%) VPN
10 10 (0.26%) SSL
10 10 (0.26%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.23%) DHCP
12 8 (0.21%) FTP
12 8 (0.21%) LAN
13 7 (0.18%) OpenVPN
14 6 (0.15%) Network Security
14 6 (0.15%) iSCSI
14 6 (0.15%) Intranet
15 4 (0.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2593 (66.59%) SQL Server
2 1222 (31.38%) Oracle Database
3 1168 (29.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 988 (25.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 983 (25.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 683 (17.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 652 (16.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 623 (16.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 605 (15.54%) Data Warehouse
10 526 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 457 (11.74%) Oracle Database 10g
12 450 (11.56%) MySQL
13 419 (10.76%) Relational Database
14 336 (8.63%) RDBMS
15 183 (4.70%) Oracle Database 12c
16 181 (4.65%) OLTP
17 163 (4.19%) Oracle Reports
18 157 (4.03%) DTS
19 155 (3.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 149 (3.83%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 79 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 53 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 49 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
4 47 (1.21%) Toad
5 36 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (0.56%) JIRA
7 15 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
8 14 (0.36%) ProC
9 13 (0.33%) Git (software)
10 11 (0.28%) Subversion
11 10 (0.26%) Maven
12 9 (0.23%) Ant
12 9 (0.23%) Hudson
13 7 (0.18%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.18%) Selenium
14 5 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
15 4 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
16 1 (0.026%) ERwin
General
1 933 (23.96%) Finance
2 263 (6.75%) Banking
3 108 (2.77%) Retail
4 91 (2.34%) Marketing
5 69 (1.77%) Law
6 66 (1.69%) Legal
7 61 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 38 (0.98%) Advertising
10 34 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 32 (0.82%) Games
12 28 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.54%) Automotive
14 13 (0.33%) Publishing
15 11 (0.28%) Billing
16 9 (0.23%) Electronics
17 7 (0.18%) Back Office
18 6 (0.15%) Front Office
18 6 (0.15%) Local Government
19 5 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (7.47%) .NET
2 135 (3.47%) Middleware
3 119 (3.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 100 (2.57%) XML
5 70 (1.80%) ASP.NET
6 67 (1.72%) Web Services
7 57 (1.46%) HTML
8 51 (1.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 39 (1.00%) LAMP
10 34 (0.87%) COM
11 32 (0.82%) .NET Framework
11 32 (0.82%) MDX
12 21 (0.54%) REST
13 20 (0.51%) CSS
13 20 (0.51%) JDBC
14 19 (0.49%) WCF
15 14 (0.36%) J2EE
16 12 (0.31%) ODBC
16 12 (0.31%) WebCenter
17 11 (0.28%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 839 (21.55%) Replication
2 641 (16.46%) Clustering
3 262 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (3.36%) Statistics
5 101 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 66 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 50 (1.28%) Hedge funds
8 47 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 34 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 32 (0.82%) Open Source
11 29 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 28 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
13 24 (0.62%) Social Network
14 21 (0.54%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.44%) Visualisation
16 16 (0.41%) Mathematics
17 14 (0.36%) Derivative
17 14 (0.36%) Oracle Exalogic
18 13 (0.33%) Social Media
19 12 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 842 (21.62%) Windows
2 754 (19.36%) Linux
3 454 (11.66%) UNIX
4 203 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 154 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (2.98%) Solaris
8 101 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 56 (1.44%) HPUX
10 46 (1.18%) AIX
11 23 (0.59%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (0.39%) CentOS
13 14 (0.36%) SUSE
14 13 (0.33%) zOS
15 12 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 12 (0.31%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.23%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.21%) VMS
17 8 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1422 (36.52%) Performance Tuning
2 542 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
3 465 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 360 (9.24%) ITIL
5 357 (9.17%) ETL
6 286 (7.34%) Migration
7 284 (7.29%) Capacity Planning
8 264 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
9 246 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
10 235 (6.03%) Database Tuning
11 228 (5.86%) Database Security
12 192 (4.93%) High Availability
13 153 (3.93%) Data Modelling
14 144 (3.70%) Service Delivery
15 133 (3.42%) Change Management
16 126 (3.24%) Mentoring
17 122 (3.13%) E-Commerce
18 98 (2.52%) DevOps
19 97 (2.49%) Capacity Management
20 93 (2.39%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2942 (75.55%) SQL
2 1267 (32.54%) T-SQL
3 431 (11.07%) PL/SQL
4 232 (5.96%) PowerShell
5 224 (5.75%) Shell Script
6 140 (3.60%) C#
7 116 (2.98%) Java
8 87 (2.23%) Perl
9 80 (2.05%) Python
10 69 (1.77%) VB
11 53 (1.36%) PHP
12 52 (1.34%) VBScript
13 51 (1.31%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.03%) C
14 40 (1.03%) JavaScript
15 21 (0.54%) sed
15 21 (0.54%) AWK
16 19 (0.49%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.41%) Bourne shell
18 15 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 345 (8.86%) Degree
2 260 (6.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 207 (5.32%) Security Cleared
4 173 (4.44%) Oracle Certification
5 149 (3.83%) SC Cleared
6 137 (3.52%) OCP
7 135 (3.47%) MCITP
8 106 (2.72%) MCTS
9 80 (2.05%) VCP4
10 70 (1.80%) DV Cleared
11 60 (1.54%) MCDBA
12 37 (0.95%) MCSA
13 27 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (0.62%) MCSE
15 19 (0.49%) OCA
16 10 (0.26%) HND
17 9 (0.23%) MCT
17 9 (0.23%) IBM Certification
18 8 (0.21%) ACCA
18 8 (0.21%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (3.54%) SLA
2 93 (2.39%) QA
3 26 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 26 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.077%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.051%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.051%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.026%) TickIT
8 1 (0.026%) COBIT
System Software
1 668 (17.15%) Oracle RAC
2 433 (11.12%) Oracle RMAN
3 111 (2.85%) Active Directory
4 56 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.41%) Firmware
7 12 (0.31%) vSphere
8 11 (0.28%) HDFS
9 9 (0.23%) PowerHA
9 9 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 9 (0.23%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.18%) Openswan
11 6 (0.15%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.13%) XenApp
13 4 (0.10%) NFS
13 4 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.10%) RACF
13 4 (0.10%) OCFS2
14 3 (0.077%) Samba
15 2 (0.051%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 494 (12.69%) Data Guard
2 184 (4.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 52 (1.34%) Foglight
4 41 (1.05%) HAProxy
5 24 (0.62%) SCOM
6 20 (0.51%) Nagios
7 15 (0.39%) Puppet
8 13 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
9 9 (0.23%) HP SIM
9 9 (0.23%) SCCM
9 9 (0.23%) OMEGAMON
10 8 (0.21%) Unicenter
10 8 (0.21%) Cacti
11 6 (0.15%) Ganglia
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Statspack
11 6 (0.15%) Ansible
11 6 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.13%) WSUS
12 5 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1490 (38.26%) Oracle
2 1015 (26.07%) Microsoft
3 161 (4.13%) Red Hat
4 126 (3.24%) Sybase
5 119 (3.06%) VMware
6 77 (1.98%) SAP
7 76 (1.95%) IBM
8 72 (1.85%) Hyperion
9 57 (1.46%) Business Objects
10 48 (1.23%) NetApp
11 43 (1.10%) HP
12 39 (1.00%) Imperva
13 37 (0.95%) Red Gate
14 34 (0.87%) Teradata
15 33 (0.85%) Cognos
16 28 (0.72%) Facebook
17 25 (0.64%) Remedy
18 24 (0.62%) Citrix
19 21 (0.54%) Tableau
20 19 (0.49%) Twitter
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Hedge fund bonuses
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefirs
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Specsavers
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Salary is approx 60-80k base + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wiltshire
Computer People
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago