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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 254 183 167
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1210 2011 2154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.86% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.92% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1671 1839
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
87772 104579 111319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.42% 96.52% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 72875 87237 92130
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -57 1132 £47,500 - 127
London -54 392 £55,000 - 42
South East -96 180 £47,000 +4.44% 23
East of England -16 117 £47,500 - 10
North West -66 112 £45,000 - 16
Yorkshire +10 111 £45,000 +5.88% 11
West Yorkshire +23 107 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Leeds +28 97 £45,000 +5.88% 10
South West +21 80 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East Midlands +14 78 £39,000 -2.50% 6
Manchester -49 74 £48,500 +2.10% 9
City of London -18 62 £55,000 -6.77% 9
West Midlands -33 49 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Hampshire -61 43 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Wiltshire +53 42 £41,500 -10.75% 3
Wales +19 34 £45,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 34 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Nottingham -5 32 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Nottinghamshire -6 32 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Bedfordshire +23 28 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Surrey -6 28 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South Wales +8 25 £43,750 -2.77% 2
West Sussex +9 22 £43,000 -4.44%
Chippenham +20 21 £41,500 -7.77% 3
Kent -7 21 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Scotland -49 21 £33,000 -22.35% 3
Berkshire -84 21 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Essex -32 20 £58,750 +23.68% 2
Northamptonshire +13 19 £36,250 -9.37%
Crawley +27 18 £47,000 -6.00%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 2029 (80.55%) SQL
2 1945 (77.21%) SQL Server
3 1059 (42.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 911 (36.17%) T-SQL
5 900 (35.73%) Performance Tuning
6 873 (34.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 864 (34.30%) Oracle
8 770 (30.57%) Microsoft
9 637 (25.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 636 (25.25%) Oracle Database
11 631 (25.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 553 (21.95%) Replication
13 500 (19.85%) SQL Server 2014
14 484 (19.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 469 (18.62%) Windows
16 443 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
16 443 (17.59%) Finance
17 441 (17.51%) MS Excel
18 438 (17.39%) High Availability
19 416 (16.51%) Clustering
20 374 (14.85%) Relational Database
21 359 (14.25%) Data Warehouse
22 325 (12.90%) RDBMS
23 317 (12.58%) Oracle RAC
24 308 (12.23%) Disaster Recovery
25 305 (12.11%) ETL
26 303 (12.03%) Linux
27 295 (11.71%) MySQL
28 281 (11.16%) PowerShell
28 281 (11.16%) Data Guard

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
1 108 (4.29%) WebLogic
2 96 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 81 (3.22%) IIS
4 43 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 37 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
6 28 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
7 26 (1.03%) SAS
8 20 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
9 19 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
10 17 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.36%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.36%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.32%) Oracle UPK
13 7 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.20%) FileNet
15 5 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.16%) Confluence
17 3 (0.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 441 (17.51%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.91%) MS Office
3 5 (0.20%) MS Project
4 2 (0.079%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 132 (5.24%) Oracle EBS
2 94 (3.73%) Oracle Applications
3 74 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 55 (2.18%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.24%) Sage 1000
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.16%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 4 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle Payroll
11 2 (0.079%) Oracle Utilities
11 2 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
12 1 (0.040%) OpenText MBPM
12 1 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 165 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.67%) Amazon S3
5 16 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (0.64%) SaaS
6 13 (0.52%) IaaS
6 13 (0.52%) Office 365
7 11 (0.44%) PaaS
8 7 (0.28%) GitHub
9 2 (0.079%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.040%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.040%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.040%) BIME
Communications & Networking
1 81 (3.22%) SAN
2 37 (1.47%) Internet
3 29 (1.15%) NAS
4 27 (1.07%) DNS
4 27 (1.07%) Firewall
5 17 (0.67%) Intranet
6 9 (0.36%) Extranet
7 6 (0.24%) DHCP
8 4 (0.16%) DAB
8 4 (0.16%) LDAP
8 4 (0.16%) SMTP
9 3 (0.12%) HTTP
10 2 (0.079%) PPP
10 2 (0.079%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.040%) FTP
11 1 (0.040%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.040%) LAN
11 1 (0.040%) SSL
11 1 (0.040%) VoIP
11 1 (0.040%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1945 (77.21%) SQL Server
2 1059 (42.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 873 (34.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 637 (25.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 636 (25.25%) Oracle Database
6 631 (25.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 500 (19.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 484 (19.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 374 (14.85%) Relational Database
10 359 (14.25%) Data Warehouse
11 325 (12.90%) RDBMS
12 295 (11.71%) MySQL
13 273 (10.84%) SQL Server 2005
14 270 (10.72%) Oracle Database 12c
15 262 (10.40%) Oracle Database 11g
16 191 (7.58%) MongoDB
17 176 (6.99%) NoSQL
18 141 (5.60%) SQL Server 2016
19 139 (5.52%) Oracle Database 10g
20 124 (4.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 83 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (1.39%) JIRA
3 30 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 28 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 26 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 25 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
9 15 (0.60%) Git (software)
10 14 (0.56%) Toad
11 13 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.52%) MSBuild
11 13 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 13 (0.52%) Travis CI
12 10 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (0.36%) PeopleTools
14 8 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (0.32%) TortoiseSVN
14 8 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 443 (17.59%) Finance
2 113 (4.49%) Banking
3 41 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 36 (1.43%) Legal
5 33 (1.31%) Advertising
6 31 (1.23%) Retail
7 30 (1.19%) Marketing
8 24 (0.95%) Law
9 22 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.79%) Games
11 17 (0.67%) Back Office
11 17 (0.67%) Billing
11 17 (0.67%) Publishing
12 8 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.16%) Automotive
16 2 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.040%) Electronics
17 1 (0.040%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (4.88%) .NET
2 77 (3.06%) Middleware
3 64 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 50 (1.98%) XML
5 48 (1.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 44 (1.75%) Web Services
7 24 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 21 (0.83%) MDX
9 16 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 16 (0.64%) JSON
10 13 (0.52%) JDBC
10 13 (0.52%) REST
11 12 (0.48%) HTML
12 7 (0.28%) ODBC
12 7 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 5 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (0.20%) CSS
14 4 (0.16%) LAMP
14 4 (0.16%) SOAP
14 4 (0.16%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 553 (21.95%) Replication
2 416 (16.51%) Clustering
3 192 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (3.06%) Statistics
5 72 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 55 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 40 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.03%) CMDB
8 26 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 24 (0.95%) Fintech
10 20 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
10 20 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (0.75%) Data Integration
12 16 (0.64%) Reinsurance
13 14 (0.56%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.44%) iPad
15 10 (0.40%) Hedge funds
16 9 (0.36%) Mathematics
17 8 (0.32%) Client/Server
18 7 (0.28%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 469 (18.62%) Windows
2 303 (12.03%) Linux
3 260 (10.32%) Windows Server
4 231 (9.17%) Unix
5 134 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 109 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (3.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 73 (2.90%) Solaris
9 70 (2.78%) AIX
10 41 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.20%) VMS
12 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.12%) Debian
14 2 (0.079%) CentOS
14 2 (0.079%) SUSE
14 2 (0.079%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.079%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.079%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.079%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 900 (35.73%) Performance Tuning
2 443 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
3 438 (17.39%) High Availability
4 308 (12.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 305 (12.11%) ETL
6 260 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
7 215 (8.54%) ITIL
8 208 (8.26%) Migration
9 159 (6.31%) Capacity Planning
9 159 (6.31%) Database Security
10 140 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
11 126 (5.00%) Data Modelling
12 125 (4.96%) DevOps
13 96 (3.81%) Database Mirroring
14 79 (3.14%) Change Management
15 74 (2.94%) Database Tuning
16 72 (2.86%) Mentoring
17 71 (2.82%) Scrum
18 66 (2.62%) Data Migration
19 63 (2.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2029 (80.55%) SQL
2 911 (36.17%) T-SQL
3 281 (11.16%) PowerShell
4 166 (6.59%) PL/SQL
5 124 (4.92%) Shell Script
6 94 (3.73%) C#
7 40 (1.59%) VBA
8 34 (1.35%) Perl
8 34 (1.35%) VB
9 33 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 32 (1.27%) Java
11 31 (1.23%) Python
12 24 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.56%) VB6
14 12 (0.48%) PHP
15 11 (0.44%) C
15 11 (0.44%) R
16 10 (0.40%) VBScript
17 9 (0.36%) SQR
18 7 (0.28%) AWK
Qualifications
1 278 (11.04%) Degree
2 241 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 117 (4.64%) Oracle Certification
4 115 (4.57%) Security Cleared
5 99 (3.93%) OCP
6 95 (3.77%) MCSA
7 83 (3.29%) MCITP
8 72 (2.86%) SC Cleared
9 59 (2.34%) MCTS
10 46 (1.83%) MCSE
11 39 (1.55%) MCDBA
12 25 (0.99%) DV Cleared
13 22 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.60%) OCA
15 11 (0.44%) MCP
16 3 (0.12%) HND
17 2 (0.079%) AWS Certification
18 1 (0.040%) BPSS Clearance
18 1 (0.040%) CTC Cleared
18 1 (0.040%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.09%) SLA
2 50 (1.98%) QA
3 47 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.12%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.079%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.079%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 317 (12.58%) Oracle RAC
2 71 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 46 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 35 (1.39%) VMware ESX
5 30 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 17 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 13 (0.52%) Hyper-V
11 10 (0.40%) Oracle Clusterware
12 9 (0.36%) vSphere
13 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.12%) Ceph
16 1 (0.040%) Docker
16 1 (0.040%) Squid
16 1 (0.040%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.040%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.040%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 281 (11.16%) Data Guard
2 242 (9.61%) Oracle RMAN
3 113 (4.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 86 (3.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 52 (2.06%) SCOM
6 48 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 47 (1.87%) Puppet
8 38 (1.51%) Failover Clustering
9 27 (1.07%) Tivoli
10 24 (0.95%) Nagios
11 23 (0.91%) Ansible
11 23 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (0.91%) Perfmon
12 16 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 13 (0.52%) CFEngine
13 13 (0.52%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
15 8 (0.32%) LiteSpeed
16 6 (0.24%) ZABBIX
17 5 (0.20%) Ambari
Vendors
1 864 (34.30%) Oracle
2 770 (30.57%) Microsoft
3 155 (6.15%) VMware
4 96 (3.81%) Sybase
5 64 (2.54%) IBM
6 45 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 44 (1.75%) RedGate
8 35 (1.39%) SAP
9 34 (1.35%) HP
10 29 (1.15%) Veritas
11 26 (1.03%) Tableau
12 23 (0.91%) Computacenter
13 22 (0.87%) SolarWinds
14 18 (0.71%) Remedy
15 17 (0.67%) CommVault
16 16 (0.64%) NetApp
16 16 (0.64%) Talend
17 15 (0.60%) Facebook
18 14 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
18 14 (0.56%) Teradata
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus and on-call
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + 2017 benefit pack
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, 28 days paid holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Herefordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £50k
Posted: 1 hour ago
Ilford, Essex
Montash
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 20% bonus + 15% pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance, bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + 15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Freshtechit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £32500.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago