Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 107 124
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 40 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.52% 1.23% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.29% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 21 12
Edinburgh median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £27,750 £32,500 £38,800
90th Percentile £65,250 £52,500 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £49,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% -20.92% +8.89%

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 2,516 2,094 2,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 95.18% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,671 1,353 1,540
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £43,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.23% +2.35%

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 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 33 (82.50%) SQL
2 25 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 19 (47.50%) Oracle
3 19 (47.50%) Performance Tuning
3 19 (47.50%) Relational Database
4 17 (42.50%) Oracle Database
5 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 14 (35.00%) RDBMS
7 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
7 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (30.00%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (30.00%) Data Guard
9 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (20.00%) Finance
11 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (17.50%) Linux
12 7 (17.50%) Publishing
12 7 (17.50%) Migration
13 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (15.00%) MCITP
13 6 (15.00%) MCDBA
13 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 5 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (47.50%) Relational Database
3 17 (42.50%) Oracle Database
4 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 14 (35.00%) RDBMS
6 13 (32.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (2.50%) DB2
14 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
14 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
14 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Publishing
3 4 (10.00%) Automotive
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (10.00%) FMCG
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) AIX
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (17.50%) Migration
5 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.00%) High Availability
6 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (10.00%) Data Flow Diagram
6 4 (10.00%) Logistics
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (10.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
7 3 (7.50%) SDLC
8 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.00%) Data Management
8 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.00%) ITIL
8 2 (5.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
3 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.00%) AWK
6 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) Korn
6 2 (5.00%) sed
6 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.00%) MCDBA
2 6 (15.00%) MCITP
2 6 (15.00%) OCP
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.50%) MCSA
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Data Guard
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 4 (10.00%) Foglight
4 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) CA
3 4 (10.00%) Dell
4 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
4 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Netezza