Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 114 90
Rank change year-on-year +2 -24 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 33 21 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.24% 0.91% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.96% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 49
Edinburgh median annual salary £37,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.00% +13.64% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,716 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,500 £56,500
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £43,750 £44,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -0.57% +3.53%

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 2566 2192 2863
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 95.30% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1593 1479 1839
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +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 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
3 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
5 12 (36.36%) Relational Database
6 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (33.33%) RDBMS
7 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 8 (24.24%) Finance
9 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (21.21%) MCITP
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (21.21%) MCDBA
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (18.18%) Windows
10 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
11 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (15.15%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (15.15%) Linux
11 5 (15.15%) Unix
11 5 (15.15%) .NET
11 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
11 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (12.12%) Data Guard
12 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management

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 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) JBoss
2 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (36.36%) Relational Database
4 11 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (6.06%) DB2
9 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
9 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
9 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (3.03%) MySQL
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Clustering
1 3 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
2 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
3 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Security Management
4 3 (9.09%) Data Management
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) Database Optimisation
6 1 (3.03%) ETL
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.03%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.12%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (21.21%) MCDBA
2 7 (21.21%) MCITP
3 3 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (12.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) CA
3 1 (3.03%) IBM