Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Database Administrator
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 129 100
Rank change year-on-year +12 -29 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 30 19 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.21% 0.75% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.79% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 32
Edinburgh median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -7.41% +27.06%
10th Percentile £32,375 £38,000 £37,158
90th Percentile £52,750 £64,500 £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -23.81% +16.67% +5.88%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2371 2407 2731
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.26% 94.47% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1480 1489 1720
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Edinburgh

DBA
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for DBA in Edinburgh

DBA
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Edinburgh

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 across the Edinburgh region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 25 (83.33%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 15 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
3 13 (43.33%) Linux
4 11 (36.67%) Oracle
5 10 (33.33%) JBoss
5 10 (33.33%) Unix
5 10 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 10 (33.33%) SLA
5 10 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 10 (33.33%) Security Management
5 10 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (33.33%) Data Guard
5 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (16.67%) IBM
8 5 (16.67%) DB2
9 4 (13.33%) Cognizant
9 4 (13.33%) CA
9 4 (13.33%) REXX
9 4 (13.33%) zOS
9 4 (13.33%) Flash

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 10 (33.33%) JBoss
1 10 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 15 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 10 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (16.67%) DB2
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (13.33%) IMS/DB
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (3.33%) Big Data
9 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
9 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
9 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Flash
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Clustering
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Unix
3 4 (13.33%) zOS
4 2 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 10 (33.33%) Security Management
2 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.33%) DevOps
3 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) CRM
5 2 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (6.67%) ERP
5 2 (6.67%) Machine Learning
5 2 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Data Virtualisation
6 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.33%) REXX
4 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) VBA
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) IBM
4 4 (13.33%) CA
4 4 (13.33%) Cognizant
5 1 (3.33%) Cognos
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk