Period
to 12 November 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 116 111
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 31 36 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.23% 1.35% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.40% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 17
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £36,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.99% -27.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £32,250 £26,716 £33,750
90th Percentile £62,000 £57,500 £63,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.59% -27.00% +13.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,381 2,573 2,212
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 96.22% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,454 1,555 1,430
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 21 (67.74%) Oracle
3 20 (64.52%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (61.29%) SQL Server
5 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
6 13 (41.94%) Oracle Database
7 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (38.71%) T-SQL
8 11 (35.48%) Replication
8 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (35.48%) Storage Management
9 10 (32.26%) Migration
10 9 (29.03%) Data Modelling
10 9 (29.03%) Statistics
10 9 (29.03%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
11 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (25.81%) PL/SQL
12 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
13 6 (19.35%) OCP
13 6 (19.35%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (19.35%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (19.35%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (16.13%) Data Guard
14 5 (16.13%) Unix
14 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
14 5 (16.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
15 4 (12.90%) PowerShell

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 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (61.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (41.94%) Oracle Database
3 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (22.58%) RDBMS
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (3.23%) Informix
8 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Unix
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (35.48%) Storage Management
4 10 (32.26%) Migration
5 9 (29.03%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (29.03%) Data Modelling
5 9 (29.03%) Statistics
6 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (9.68%) Decision-Making
8 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.45%) High Availability
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL
8 2 (6.45%) SDLC
9 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
9 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.23%) Database Tuning
9 1 (3.23%) ETL
9 1 (3.23%) Project Management
9 1 (3.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) SQL
2 12 (38.71%) T-SQL
3 8 (25.81%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) OCP
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (9.68%) Firmware
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (16.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Oracle
2 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Ivanti
3 1 (3.23%) Talend
3 1 (3.23%) VMware