Period
to 22 February 2020

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Database Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 384 314 306
Rank change year-on-year -70 -8 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 867 1,430 1,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 1.02% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.06% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 722 1,196 1,594
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,750 £49,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% -4.02% +4.74%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £49,971 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.20% -1.04% +2.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 108,305 134,801 158,790
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.93% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 87,457 108,983 131,344
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in England

DBA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA in England.

Salary trend for DBA in England

DBA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in England over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Salary histogram for DBA in England

DBA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the England region over the 6 months to 22 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 327 £59,000 +7.27% 62
South East -86 174 £52,500 +5.00% 38
North of England -54 124 £42,500 - 49
Midlands -3 107 £40,000 -11.11% 31
East of England +79 90 £40,000 -20.00% 13
North West -15 83 £45,000 - 19
West Midlands -15 55 £42,500 - 22
East Midlands +27 52 £36,440 -19.02% 9
South West +24 43 £47,000 +1.62% 7
Yorkshire -52 28 £42,500 +1.19% 17
North East +8 13 £45,000 +12.50% 13
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 731 (84.31%) SQL
2 656 (75.66%) SQL Server
3 300 (34.60%) Microsoft
4 266 (30.68%) Azure
5 265 (30.57%) Performance Tuning
6 248 (28.60%) Oracle
7 245 (28.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 237 (27.34%) T-SQL
9 231 (26.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 202 (23.30%) High Availability
11 198 (22.84%) Windows
12 166 (19.15%) Oracle Database
13 161 (18.57%) Finance
14 159 (18.34%) Linux
15 153 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
16 152 (17.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 152 (17.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 150 (17.30%) Relational Database
18 132 (15.22%) SQL Server 2016
19 130 (14.99%) Replication
20 129 (14.88%) ETL
21 121 (13.96%) Data Warehouse
22 115 (13.26%) Clustering
22 115 (13.26%) PowerShell
23 114 (13.15%) AWS
24 110 (12.69%) RDBMS
25 109 (12.57%) ITIL
25 109 (12.57%) SQL Server 2014
26 104 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
27 100 (11.53%) Capacity Planning

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 21 (2.42%) WebLogic
2 11 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
3 9 (1.04%) IIS
4 8 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.23%) Confluence
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.12%) Apache
10 1 (0.12%) CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.12%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.23%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 266 (30.68%) Azure
2 114 (13.15%) AWS
3 93 (10.73%) Power Platform
4 34 (3.92%) SaaS
5 25 (2.88%) GCP
6 22 (2.54%) IaaS
7 21 (2.42%) PaaS
8 14 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.15%) Office 365
11 6 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.23%) Datadog
13 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.77%) SAN
2 19 (2.19%) Internet
3 10 (1.15%) NAS
4 6 (0.69%) PBX
5 4 (0.46%) Intranet
6 3 (0.35%) DNS
7 2 (0.23%) DHCP
7 2 (0.23%) Extranet
7 2 (0.23%) FTP
7 2 (0.23%) PPP
7 2 (0.23%) VPN
8 1 (0.12%) DMZ
8 1 (0.12%) Firewall
8 1 (0.12%) HTTP
8 1 (0.12%) LAN
8 1 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) SSL
8 1 (0.12%) WAN
8 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (75.66%) SQL Server
2 245 (28.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 231 (26.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 166 (19.15%) Oracle Database
5 152 (17.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 150 (17.30%) Relational Database
7 132 (15.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 121 (13.96%) Data Warehouse
9 110 (12.69%) RDBMS
10 109 (12.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 104 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 94 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 91 (10.50%) MySQL
14 89 (10.27%) Power BI
15 76 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
15 76 (8.77%) SQL Server 2017
16 44 (5.07%) MongoDB
17 42 (4.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 41 (4.73%) Azure SQL Database
19 39 (4.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (1.73%) JIRA
4 14 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.69%) GitLab
6 6 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.58%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.23%) Subversion
9 2 (0.23%) Toad
10 1 (0.12%) ER Studio
10 1 (0.12%) ERwin
General
1 161 (18.57%) Finance
2 41 (4.73%) Retail
3 31 (3.58%) Banking
4 28 (3.23%) Public Sector
5 25 (2.88%) Law
6 23 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.19%) Legal
8 18 (2.08%) Marketing
9 13 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.27%) Electronics
11 8 (0.92%) Back Office
12 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.69%) Automotive
13 6 (0.69%) Police
14 4 (0.46%) Advertising
15 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.35%) Publishing
16 2 (0.23%) Billing
16 2 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.50%) .NET
2 19 (2.19%) Web Services
3 13 (1.50%) Middleware
4 12 (1.38%) XML
5 11 (1.27%) Flash
6 8 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.35%) HTML
9 3 (0.35%) ODBC
10 2 (0.23%) Ajax
10 2 (0.23%) Apache NiFi
10 2 (0.23%) COM
10 2 (0.23%) CSS
10 2 (0.23%) Kafka
10 2 (0.23%) LDAP
10 2 (0.23%) MDX
10 2 (0.23%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.23%) WinForms
11 1 (0.12%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 130 (14.99%) Replication
2 115 (13.26%) Clustering
3 68 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.46%) Data Centre
6 25 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.15%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.04%) NHS
9 9 (1.04%) Private Cloud
10 8 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.81%) Reinsurance
12 6 (0.69%) FMCG
13 5 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.58%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.46%) CMDB
15 3 (0.35%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 198 (22.84%) Windows
2 159 (18.34%) Linux
3 73 (8.42%) Windows Server
4 58 (6.69%) Unix
5 30 (3.46%) Solaris
6 26 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (0.92%) AIX
9 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) HPUX
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (30.57%) Performance Tuning
2 202 (23.30%) High Availability
3 153 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 152 (17.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 129 (14.88%) ETL
6 109 (12.57%) ITIL
7 100 (11.53%) Capacity Planning
7 100 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
8 94 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 75 (8.65%) DevOps
11 60 (6.92%) Migration
12 51 (5.88%) Database Security
13 46 (5.31%) Proactive Monitoring
14 44 (5.07%) Change Management
15 41 (4.73%) Performance Monitoring
16 38 (4.38%) Problem Management
16 38 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
17 35 (4.04%) Data Modelling
18 34 (3.92%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 731 (84.31%) SQL
2 237 (27.34%) T-SQL
3 115 (13.26%) PowerShell
4 53 (6.11%) PL/SQL
5 51 (5.88%) Python
6 50 (5.77%) Bash Shell
7 39 (4.50%) C#
8 33 (3.81%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.96%) Java
9 17 (1.96%) Perl
10 14 (1.61%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.38%) C
12 9 (1.04%) Korn
13 7 (0.81%) PHP
13 7 (0.81%) VBA
14 6 (0.69%) Ruby
15 4 (0.46%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.46%) Natural
15 4 (0.46%) VBScript
16 2 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (7.15%) Degree
2 52 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (4.61%) Oracle Certification
4 34 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 29 (3.34%) OCP
6 28 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.08%) MCSA
8 16 (1.85%) MCP
9 12 (1.38%) MCDBA
10 11 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.27%) MCSE
11 9 (1.04%) HND
11 9 (1.04%) OCA
12 8 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.81%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.81%) MCITP
14 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.35%) MCTS
15 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.96%) SLA
2 23 (2.65%) QA
3 22 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.50%) GDPR
5 12 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
3 30 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.65%) Firmware
5 10 (1.15%) Docker
6 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (5.31%) Data Guard
2 25 (2.88%) Oracle RMAN
3 24 (2.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 19 (2.19%) Ansible
4 19 (2.19%) Failover Clustering
5 16 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.04%) Foglight
8 8 (0.92%) LiteSpeed
8 8 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (0.92%) Puppet
8 8 (0.92%) SCOM
8 8 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 5 (0.58%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.58%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.35%) Grafana
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.23%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 300 (34.60%) Microsoft
2 248 (28.60%) Oracle
3 51 (5.88%) VMware
4 32 (3.69%) SAP
5 27 (3.11%) Red Hat
5 27 (3.11%) RedGate
6 23 (2.65%) Tableau
7 19 (2.19%) IBM
8 15 (1.73%) Google
9 14 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.27%) Sybase
11 9 (1.04%) Percona
12 8 (0.92%) Sun
13 6 (0.69%) Infobright
14 5 (0.58%) Cloudera
14 5 (0.58%) Hortonworks
14 5 (0.58%) Informatica
14 5 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.46%) HP
16 3 (0.35%) NetApp