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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 192 177 138
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1790 1958 2259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.67% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.77% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1488 1646 1960
Average salary £47,500 £47,665 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.34% +5.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +6.02%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -23 1659 £47,500 -0.34% 215
London -14 693 £57,500 +9.52% 61
South East +9 371 £42,500 -10.52% 47
City of London +2 178 £57,500 +4.54% 20
North West +28 150 £42,500 - 21
Yorkshire -34 117 £40,000 -10.11% 29
West Midlands -9 109 £42,500 - 15
Berkshire +56 91 £42,500 -12.82% 15
East of England -39 91 £45,000 +7.14% 10
West Yorkshire -25 82 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Hampshire -28 81 £43,000 -10.41% 12
Manchester +16 77 £47,000 -6.00% 12
Reading +66 69 £45,000 -21.73% 10
Scotland +51 69 £45,000 +5.88% 6
East Midlands +1 68 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Surrey -9 65 £45,000 - 6
South West -25 60 £42,500 -3.40% 23
Leeds -42 44 £42,500 -5.55% 13
Nottinghamshire +34 43 £42,500 -2.85% 3
Nottingham +32 42 £42,500 -2.85% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 38 £42,500 -5.55% 4
West Sussex +36 37 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Staffordshire +23 37 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Cheshire +5 36 £42,000 -4.00% 4
Wales +14 34 £43,000 +7.50% 3
Glasgow +40 32 £45,000 +38.46% 4
South Wales +10 32 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +26 31 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +24 29 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Edinburgh +4 27 £52,500 +23.52% 2

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2792 (76.24%) SQL
2 2643 (72.17%) SQL Server
3 1472 (40.20%) Performance Tuning
4 1346 (36.76%) Oracle
5 1326 (36.21%) T-SQL
6 1321 (36.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1205 (32.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1101 (30.07%) Oracle Database
9 1008 (27.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 980 (26.76%) Microsoft
11 902 (24.63%) Finance
12 898 (24.52%) Replication
13 891 (24.33%) Clustering
14 800 (21.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 784 (21.41%) SQL Server 2012
16 739 (20.18%) Windows
17 664 (18.13%) Linux
18 635 (17.34%) Oracle Database 11g
19 616 (16.82%) Data Warehouse
20 610 (16.66%) Business Intelligence
21 595 (16.25%) MS Excel
22 571 (15.59%) Oracle RAC
23 519 (14.17%) Relational Database
24 510 (13.93%) SQL Server 2005
25 496 (13.54%) Data Guard
26 447 (12.21%) UNIX
27 425 (11.61%) Capacity Planning
28 409 (11.17%) Disaster Recovery
29 403 (11.00%) RDBMS
30 369 (10.08%) Oracle RMAN

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 212 (5.79%) WebLogic
2 147 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 116 (3.17%) IIS
4 94 (2.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 38 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
5 38 (1.04%) Apache
6 36 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 30 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 26 (0.71%) JBoss
10 18 (0.49%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
14 10 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.25%) Lync
15 9 (0.25%) GlassFish
15 9 (0.25%) SAS
16 8 (0.22%) OpenEdge
16 8 (0.22%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 595 (16.25%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.28%) MS Office
3 5 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.082%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.055%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.055%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.027%) SPSS
7 1 (0.027%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 245 (6.69%) Oracle EBS
2 195 (5.32%) Oracle Applications
3 153 (4.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 41 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
5 20 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 19 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
8 14 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 12 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
9 12 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
11 10 (0.27%) Oracle Utilities
12 9 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
14 6 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 4 (0.11%) Primavera
15 4 (0.11%) Agresso
15 4 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 3 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 95 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (1.37%) SaaS
4 19 (0.52%) PaaS
5 17 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.35%) GitHub
7 9 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.027%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.027%) IaaS
11 1 (0.027%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.027%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.62%) SAN
2 78 (2.13%) Internet
3 62 (1.69%) DNS
4 57 (1.56%) Firewall
5 30 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.60%) VPN
7 18 (0.49%) NAS
8 15 (0.41%) LAN
8 15 (0.41%) WAN
9 14 (0.38%) VLAN
10 13 (0.35%) SMTP
10 13 (0.35%) Kerberos
11 12 (0.33%) LDAP
12 10 (0.27%) SSL
12 10 (0.27%) Intranet
13 9 (0.25%) SNMP
13 9 (0.25%) DHCP
14 8 (0.22%) HTTP
14 8 (0.22%) Network Security
15 7 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2643 (72.17%) SQL Server
2 1321 (36.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1205 (32.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1101 (30.07%) Oracle Database
5 1008 (27.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 800 (21.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 784 (21.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 635 (17.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 616 (16.82%) Data Warehouse
10 519 (14.17%) Relational Database
11 510 (13.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 403 (11.00%) RDBMS
13 328 (8.96%) Oracle Database 10g
14 315 (8.60%) MySQL
15 224 (6.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 215 (5.87%) Oracle Database 12c
17 150 (4.10%) SQL Server 2000
18 121 (3.30%) DB2
19 120 (3.28%) Oracle Exadata
20 119 (3.25%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 98 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 44 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 44 (1.20%) Toad
3 38 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
5 17 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 16 (0.44%) JIRA
7 15 (0.41%) ProC
8 11 (0.30%) Hudson
9 9 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (0.22%) Subversion
11 6 (0.16%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.16%) Selenium
12 5 (0.14%) ERwin
13 4 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
14 3 (0.082%) JConsole
14 3 (0.082%) Ant
15 2 (0.055%) Liquibase
15 2 (0.055%) Flyway
16 1 (0.027%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 902 (24.63%) Finance
2 305 (8.33%) Banking
3 109 (2.98%) Retail
4 71 (1.94%) Marketing
5 67 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 59 (1.61%) Law
7 52 (1.42%) Legal
8 44 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 39 (1.06%) Advertising
10 37 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 34 (0.93%) Games
12 26 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.41%) Local Government
14 10 (0.27%) Publishing
15 8 (0.22%) Electronics
16 5 (0.14%) Front Office
17 4 (0.11%) Back Office
17 4 (0.11%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.11%) International Banking
18 3 (0.082%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (5.65%) .NET
2 149 (4.07%) Middleware
3 110 (3.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 97 (2.65%) Oracle Fusion
5 53 (1.45%) HTML
6 52 (1.42%) XML
7 51 (1.39%) Web Services
8 32 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 28 (0.76%) JDBC
10 26 (0.71%) COM
11 21 (0.57%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.44%) WebCenter
12 16 (0.44%) Entity Framework
13 15 (0.41%) MDX
13 15 (0.41%) LAMP
14 13 (0.35%) CSS
15 9 (0.25%) CGI
15 9 (0.25%) LINQ
16 7 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
17 6 (0.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 898 (24.52%) Replication
2 891 (24.33%) Clustering
3 267 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 96 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 86 (2.35%) Statistics
7 68 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 61 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 58 (1.58%) Oracle Exalogic
10 45 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 37 (1.01%) Hedge funds
11 37 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 24 (0.66%) Derivative
14 23 (0.63%) Data Integration
15 20 (0.55%) Mainframe
16 18 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
17 17 (0.46%) Mathematics
18 16 (0.44%) Social Network
19 15 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 739 (20.18%) Windows
2 664 (18.13%) Linux
3 447 (12.21%) UNIX
4 144 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 137 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 122 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 118 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 111 (3.03%) Solaris
9 58 (1.58%) AIX
10 30 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
11 27 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 24 (0.66%) zOS
13 20 (0.55%) CentOS
14 19 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.27%) HPUX
17 9 (0.25%) Debian
17 9 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.19%) Android
19 6 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1472 (40.20%) Performance Tuning
2 610 (16.66%) Business Intelligence
3 425 (11.61%) Capacity Planning
4 409 (11.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 363 (9.91%) ETL
6 362 (9.89%) ITIL
7 289 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
8 284 (7.76%) Migration
9 276 (7.54%) Database Mirroring
10 262 (7.15%) High Availability
11 239 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
11 239 (6.53%) Database Security
12 187 (5.11%) Database Tuning
13 184 (5.02%) Change Management
14 110 (3.00%) Service Delivery
15 107 (2.92%) Data Modelling
16 106 (2.89%) Incident Management
17 105 (2.87%) SOA
18 103 (2.81%) Mentoring
19 94 (2.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2792 (76.24%) SQL
2 1326 (36.21%) T-SQL
3 335 (9.15%) PL/SQL
4 254 (6.94%) PowerShell
5 171 (4.67%) Shell Script
6 142 (3.88%) Java
7 98 (2.68%) C#
8 94 (2.57%) Perl
9 84 (2.29%) Python
10 60 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 57 (1.56%) C
12 56 (1.53%) VBScript
13 46 (1.26%) JavaScript
14 42 (1.15%) VB
15 36 (0.98%) VB.NET
16 31 (0.85%) Ruby
17 30 (0.82%) PHP
18 23 (0.63%) C++
18 23 (0.63%) AWK
19 22 (0.60%) sed
Qualifications
1 304 (8.30%) Degree
2 243 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 167 (4.56%) Oracle Certification
4 140 (3.82%) Security Cleared
5 118 (3.22%) OCP
6 105 (2.87%) MCITP
7 85 (2.32%) SC Cleared
8 71 (1.94%) MCTS
9 48 (1.31%) MCSA
10 42 (1.15%) MCDBA
11 35 (0.96%) MCSE
12 30 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 23 (0.63%) HND
15 14 (0.38%) MCP
16 12 (0.33%) IBM Certification
17 10 (0.27%) MCT
18 7 (0.19%) OCA
19 2 (0.055%) RHCE
19 2 (0.055%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (2.79%) SLA
2 84 (2.29%) QA
3 17 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.082%) TickIT
9 1 (0.027%) COBIT
9 1 (0.027%) EMIR
9 1 (0.027%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 571 (15.59%) Oracle RAC
2 97 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (2.02%) Active Directory
4 57 (1.56%) Oracle Clusterware
5 19 (0.52%) vSphere
6 15 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.16%) XenApp
9 5 (0.14%) SRDF
9 5 (0.14%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.11%) Samba
11 3 (0.082%) NFS
11 3 (0.082%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.055%) Firmware
12 2 (0.055%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.055%) RACF
12 2 (0.055%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.027%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 496 (13.54%) Data Guard
2 369 (10.08%) Oracle RMAN
3 129 (3.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 38 (1.04%) Oracle Flashback
5 21 (0.57%) SCOM
6 18 (0.49%) Ansible
6 18 (0.49%) logstash
7 17 (0.46%) Oracle Statspack
7 17 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 15 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.38%) Puppet
9 14 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
10 10 (0.27%) SCCM
10 10 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
11 9 (0.25%) OMEGAMON
12 4 (0.11%) Foglight
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
13 3 (0.082%) Hyperic
13 3 (0.082%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 1346 (36.76%) Oracle
2 980 (26.76%) Microsoft
3 181 (4.94%) VMware
4 171 (4.67%) Red Hat
5 95 (2.59%) IBM
6 77 (2.10%) SAP
7 74 (2.02%) Sybase
8 55 (1.50%) Red Gate
9 51 (1.39%) Facebook
10 45 (1.23%) NetApp
11 43 (1.17%) Cognos
12 39 (1.06%) HP
13 34 (0.93%) Google
14 31 (0.85%) EMC
15 29 (0.79%) Hyperion
15 29 (0.79%) Tableau
16 25 (0.68%) Vertica
17 23 (0.63%) Sun
18 21 (0.57%) Citrix
19 20 (0.55%) Remedy
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