The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 271 199
Rank change year-on-year -31 -72  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 904 1153 1763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.08% 1.25% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.29% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 762 973 1520
Median salary £47,500 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% -2.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 270000 337980 379014
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -82 291 £57,500 +4.54% 20
South East +22 179 £45,000 - 12
North of England -33 178 £42,500 -1.16% 38
East of England +39 105 £47,250 +11.17% 3
Midlands +13 101 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire -3 92 £45,000 +5.88% 17
North West -54 82 £40,000 -11.11% 17
West Midlands +29 68 £42,500 +3.65% 4
South West -24 59 £38,500 -1.28% 7
East Midlands +7 33 £50,000 +17.64% 3
North East -5 4 £42,500 +3.03% 4
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 1576 (84.96%) SQL
2 1407 (75.85%) SQL Server
3 818 (44.10%) Performance Tuning
4 690 (37.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 678 (36.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 668 (36.01%) T-SQL
7 652 (35.15%) Oracle
8 533 (28.73%) Microsoft
9 463 (24.96%) Windows
10 427 (23.02%) Oracle Database
11 410 (22.10%) High Availability
12 404 (21.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 388 (20.92%) Business Intelligence
13 388 (20.92%) Finance
14 378 (20.38%) SQL Server 2008
15 346 (18.65%) Clustering
15 346 (18.65%) Linux
16 345 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
16 345 (18.60%) Replication
17 304 (16.39%) SQL Server 2012
18 290 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
19 268 (14.45%) SQL Server 2014
20 258 (13.91%) ETL
21 243 (13.10%) NoSQL
22 229 (12.35%) MySQL
23 226 (12.18%) Windows Server
24 224 (12.08%) Relational Database
25 214 (11.54%) Migration
26 210 (11.32%) PL/SQL
27 206 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g

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 70 (3.77%) WebLogic
2 62 (3.34%) IIS
3 52 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 47 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 35 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
7 20 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.49%) JBoss
10 6 (0.32%) Apache
11 5 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.22%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.054%) Oracle 10gAS
15 1 (0.054%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 83 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
2 39 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
2 39 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.65%) iTrent
5 11 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.22%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
11 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.054%) Oracle ASCP
11 1 (0.054%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.054%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 194 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.78%) SaaS
4 24 (1.29%) GitHub
5 17 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
7 12 (0.65%) IaaS
7 12 (0.65%) PaaS
8 5 (0.27%) Office 365
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 4 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.22%) Responsys
9 4 (0.22%) Taleo
10 1 (0.054%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.29%) SAN
2 36 (1.94%) Internet
3 18 (0.97%) DNS
4 16 (0.86%) Intranet
5 15 (0.81%) DHCP
6 14 (0.75%) Firewall
6 14 (0.75%) NAS
6 14 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.54%) Extranet
7 10 (0.54%) WAN
8 9 (0.49%) Network Security
9 5 (0.27%) SSL
10 3 (0.16%) VPN
11 2 (0.11%) LAN
11 2 (0.11%) SMS
11 2 (0.11%) SMTP
11 2 (0.11%) SNMP
11 2 (0.11%) SSH
12 1 (0.054%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1407 (75.85%) SQL Server
2 690 (37.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 678 (36.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 427 (23.02%) Oracle Database
5 404 (21.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 378 (20.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 345 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
8 304 (16.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 268 (14.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 243 (13.10%) NoSQL
11 229 (12.35%) MySQL
12 224 (12.08%) Relational Database
13 206 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 187 (10.08%) Oracle Database 12c
15 185 (9.97%) SQL Server 2016
16 183 (9.87%) RDBMS
17 168 (9.06%) MongoDB
18 138 (7.44%) SQL Server 2005
19 129 (6.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 96 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (2.75%) Visual Studio
3 44 (2.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 34 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 31 (1.67%) Subversion
6 26 (1.40%) JIRA
7 17 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
10 10 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.43%) PeopleTools
12 7 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.38%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.38%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.32%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.32%) Toad
13 6 (0.32%) tSQLt
14 4 (0.22%) NUnit
14 4 (0.22%) Selenium
14 4 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 388 (20.92%) Finance
2 111 (5.98%) Banking
3 69 (3.72%) Marketing
4 62 (3.34%) Advertising
5 35 (1.89%) Retail
6 22 (1.19%) Games
7 20 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.08%) Legal
8 18 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 14 (0.75%) Music Industry
10 12 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.65%) Publishing
11 10 (0.54%) Automotive
12 9 (0.49%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.27%) Electronics
13 5 (0.27%) Law
13 5 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.11%) Back Office
16 1 (0.054%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (5.23%) .NET
2 75 (4.04%) XML
3 52 (2.80%) Middleware
4 42 (2.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 31 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 19 (1.02%) SOAP
6 19 (1.02%) Web Services
7 12 (0.65%) MDX
8 11 (0.59%) HTML
9 10 (0.54%) JSON
10 9 (0.49%) MSMQ
10 9 (0.49%) REST
10 9 (0.49%) XML Messaging
11 7 (0.38%) RESTful
12 5 (0.27%) DCOM
12 5 (0.27%) SAP Basis
13 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.16%) JDBC
13 3 (0.16%) ODBC
13 3 (0.16%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 346 (18.65%) Clustering
2 345 (18.60%) Replication
3 168 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 59 (3.18%) Data Centre
6 52 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.99%) Fintech
8 26 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
10 17 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 16 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (0.75%) Online Games
13 10 (0.54%) iPad
14 9 (0.49%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.43%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.43%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.32%) N-Tier
17 5 (0.27%) BBC
17 5 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 463 (24.96%) Windows
2 346 (18.65%) Linux
3 226 (12.18%) Windows Server
4 179 (9.65%) Unix
5 100 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (4.20%) Solaris
7 56 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.02%) AIX
10 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.32%) Android
11 6 (0.32%) CentOS
12 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.054%) Debian
14 1 (0.054%) HPUX
14 1 (0.054%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 818 (44.10%) Performance Tuning
2 410 (22.10%) High Availability
3 388 (20.92%) Business Intelligence
4 290 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 258 (13.91%) ETL
6 214 (11.54%) Migration
7 171 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
8 149 (8.03%) Capacity Planning
9 146 (7.87%) ITIL
10 132 (7.12%) Performance Monitoring
11 129 (6.95%) Database Security
12 100 (5.39%) Data Modelling
13 95 (5.12%) DevOps
14 75 (4.04%) Statistics
15 69 (3.72%) Data Protection
16 68 (3.67%) Mentoring
17 66 (3.56%) Data Migration
18 64 (3.45%) Change Management
19 62 (3.34%) Database Tuning
20 59 (3.18%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1576 (84.96%) SQL
2 668 (36.01%) T-SQL
3 210 (11.32%) PL/SQL
4 191 (10.30%) PowerShell
5 115 (6.20%) Shell Script
6 70 (3.77%) Java
7 51 (2.75%) C#
8 39 (2.10%) Python
9 24 (1.29%) PHP
10 19 (1.02%) Korn
11 18 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 16 (0.86%) R
13 14 (0.75%) Perl
14 12 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (0.59%) JavaScript
15 11 (0.59%) VB
16 9 (0.49%) C
16 9 (0.49%) VBA
17 8 (0.43%) SQR
Qualifications
1 143 (7.71%) Degree
2 126 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (3.72%) Oracle Certification
4 67 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 61 (3.29%) OCP
6 54 (2.91%) Security Cleared
7 45 (2.43%) MCSA
8 42 (2.26%) MCITP
9 38 (2.05%) OCA
10 31 (1.67%) MCSE
10 31 (1.67%) SC Cleared
11 26 (1.40%) Master's Degree
11 26 (1.40%) MCTS
12 24 (1.29%) DV Cleared
13 18 (0.97%) MySQL Certification
14 8 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.43%) MCP
15 7 (0.38%) MCDBA
16 5 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
16 5 (0.27%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.72%) SLA
2 62 (3.34%) QA
3 21 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.81%) ISO 14001
6 12 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.59%) ISO 9000
8 9 (0.49%) GDPR
9 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.054%) HL7
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 131 (7.06%) Oracle RAC
2 91 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 53 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.43%) KVM
7 6 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
8 5 (0.27%) vSphere
9 4 (0.22%) XenServer
10 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.054%) Firmware
12 1 (0.054%) HDFS
12 1 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 157 (8.46%) Oracle RMAN
2 136 (7.33%) Data Guard
3 71 (3.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 55 (2.96%) Failover Clustering
5 45 (2.43%) Puppet
6 42 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (1.83%) Ansible
8 31 (1.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 28 (1.51%) Opsview
10 22 (1.19%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (0.70%) Nagios
12 13 (0.70%) Perfmon
12 13 (0.70%) SCOM
13 7 (0.38%) CFEngine
13 7 (0.38%) SQL Sentry
14 5 (0.27%) Galera Cluster
14 5 (0.27%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 4 (0.22%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 652 (35.15%) Oracle
2 533 (28.73%) Microsoft
3 133 (7.17%) VMware
4 79 (4.26%) Sybase
5 66 (3.56%) IBM
6 53 (2.86%) SAP
7 42 (2.26%) Cognos
8 41 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 34 (1.83%) Tableau
10 29 (1.56%) Facebook
11 28 (1.51%) RedGate
12 26 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
12 26 (1.40%) SolarWinds
13 24 (1.29%) Splunk
14 16 (0.86%) NetApp
15 13 (0.70%) Sun
16 12 (0.65%) Cognizant
17 11 (0.59%) Percona
18 10 (0.54%) HP
19 9 (0.49%) Citrix
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension + 20% bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefit
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Verelogic IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Radstock, Avon
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + 12.5% Shift Allowance + Training +
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lithium3 Technology Recruitment Limited
Salary: Comprehensive package including excellent holidays, pension, etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
TSYS Europe
Salary: £27500 per year
Posted: 2 days ago