Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 121 85
Rank change year-on-year +12 -36 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 43 14 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.59% 0.64% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 0.66% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 41
Edinburgh median annual salary £36,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.89% +2.27% -22.12%
10th Percentile £26,722 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £64,750 £51,250 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year - -6.43% +0.59%

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 2,590 2,110 2,603
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 95.91% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,675 1,394 1,688
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £27,675
90th Percentile £66,550 £70,000 £66,325
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 36 (83.72%) SQL Server
2 35 (81.40%) SQL
3 18 (41.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (39.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (39.53%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (37.21%) Relational Database
6 13 (30.23%) MCDBA
6 13 (30.23%) RDBMS
6 13 (30.23%) MCITP
6 13 (30.23%) PowerShell
7 12 (27.91%) Finance
8 11 (25.58%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (20.93%) Oracle
10 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (18.60%) Asset Management
11 8 (18.60%) Migration
11 8 (18.60%) Windows
12 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
12 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (16.28%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
13 6 (13.95%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (13.95%) T-SQL

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 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (83.72%) SQL Server
2 17 (39.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (37.21%) Relational Database
4 13 (30.23%) RDBMS
5 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
7 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (13.95%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
10 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
10 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (4.65%) DB2
11 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Automotive
2 4 (9.30%) Publishing
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Replication
3 4 (9.30%) FMCG
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (25.58%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (18.60%) Asset Management
3 8 (18.60%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.63%) Capacity Management
5 5 (11.63%) Data Management
6 4 (9.30%) Data Flow Diagram
6 4 (9.30%) Logistics
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Management
6 4 (9.30%) Refactoring
7 3 (6.98%) ETL
7 3 (6.98%) High Availability
7 3 (6.98%) Security Patching
8 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.33%) Database Optimisation
9 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) SQL
2 13 (30.23%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.30%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.65%) AWK
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.65%) Korn
6 2 (4.65%) sed
6 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (30.23%) MCDBA
2 13 (30.23%) MCITP
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) MCSA
3 3 (6.98%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Data Guard
1 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 4 (9.30%) Foglight
2 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) CA
4 4 (9.30%) Dell
5 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
5 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.33%) Netezza