The median annual salary for a DBA was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 92 80
Rank change year-on-year +21 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 18 3 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.63% 0.23% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 0.24% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 17
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £50,000 £39,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 1045 1234 1312
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.48% 93.41% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 684 799 787
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £56,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) RDBMS
2 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 8 (33.33%) SLA
3 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 8 (33.33%) Security Management
3 8 (33.33%) JBoss
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (33.33%) Unix
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle
3 8 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (33.33%) Data Guard
4 5 (20.83%) Data Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
5 4 (16.67%) DB2
5 4 (16.67%) Flash
5 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 4 (16.67%) IBM
5 4 (16.67%) Cognizant
5 4 (16.67%) CA
5 4 (16.67%) REXX
5 4 (16.67%) zOS
5 4 (16.67%) IMS/DB

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 8 (33.33%) JBoss
1 8 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) RDBMS
1 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 4 (16.67%) DB2
4 4 (16.67%) IMS/DB
5 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.17%) Big Data
6 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Flash
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Unix
3 4 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 8 (33.33%) Security Management
2 5 (20.83%) Data Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) Machine Learning
6 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (16.67%) REXX
4 3 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) VBA
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) CA
2 4 (16.67%) Cognizant
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Cognos