Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 112 126
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 36 32 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.42% 1.26% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.32% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 16
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £63,750
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -31.82% +22.22%

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 2,391 2,431 2,381
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 95.86% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,530 1,472 1,507
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

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 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 35 (97.22%) SQL
2 23 (63.89%) Oracle
3 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
4 17 (47.22%) Oracle Database
4 17 (47.22%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (41.67%) Relational Database
5 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (38.89%) PL/SQL
6 14 (38.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (38.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 12 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
8 11 (30.56%) Data Guard
9 10 (27.78%) RDBMS
10 9 (25.00%) OCP
10 9 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (22.22%) WebLogic
11 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
11 8 (22.22%) Storage Management
11 8 (22.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 7 (19.44%) Migration
13 6 (16.67%) Linux
13 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (13.89%) High Availability
14 5 (13.89%) SDLC
14 5 (13.89%) Middleware

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 (22.22%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (47.22%) Oracle Database
3 15 (41.67%) Relational Database
4 14 (38.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (38.89%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (27.78%) RDBMS
6 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
12 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (8.33%) Publishing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 5 (13.89%) Middleware
3 2 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Fintech
2 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) AIX
3 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (22.22%) Storage Management
3 7 (19.44%) Migration
4 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.89%) High Availability
5 5 (13.89%) SDLC
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.33%) Decision-Making
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL
7 3 (8.33%) Statistics
8 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.78%) Change Management
8 1 (2.78%) Database Security
8 1 (2.78%) ETL
8 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) PL/SQL
3 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.56%) C#
6 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) OCP
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (8.33%) Firmware
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (30.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Oracle
2 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) Ivanti
3 1 (2.78%) Talend
3 1 (2.78%) VMware