The median annual salary for a DBA was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 224 200
Rank change year-on-year -39 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 951 1508 1617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.55% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.60% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 751 1323 1418
Median salary £46,500 £46,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.08% -1.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,650 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 77061 94037 97778
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64544 79531 80662
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured DBA in the job title.

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 March 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 March 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 -91 304 £57,500 +4.54% 42
South East +47 212 £47,500 +6.74% 19
East of England +2 96 £44,500 -1.65% 18
South West -8 90 £44,500 +11.25% 14
North West -53 78 £42,500 -5.55% 15
Yorkshire -40 76 £45,000 +12.50% 11
West Midlands +14 57 £42,500 +1.19% 6
East Midlands -2 39 £42,500 -3.40% 4
North East +3 2 £37,500 +15.38% 3
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1641 (80.80%) SQL
2 1512 (74.45%) SQL Server
3 839 (41.31%) Performance Tuning
4 787 (38.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 734 (36.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 694 (34.17%) Oracle
7 647 (31.86%) T-SQL
8 583 (28.71%) Microsoft
9 502 (24.72%) Oracle Database
10 466 (22.94%) High Availability
11 454 (22.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 435 (21.42%) Windows
13 427 (21.02%) Replication
14 416 (20.48%) Finance
15 413 (20.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 367 (18.07%) Clustering
17 363 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
18 360 (17.73%) SQL Server 2012
19 330 (16.25%) SQL Server 2014
20 313 (15.41%) Data Warehouse
21 312 (15.36%) Linux
22 304 (14.97%) Disaster Recovery
23 281 (13.84%) MS Excel
24 256 (12.60%) ETL
25 250 (12.31%) MySQL
26 242 (11.92%) Relational Database
27 228 (11.23%) PowerShell
28 227 (11.18%) Oracle Database 11g
28 227 (11.18%) Windows Server
29 225 (11.08%) Oracle RMAN

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
1 105 (5.17%) WebLogic
2 97 (4.78%) IIS
3 67 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 35 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 34 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 24 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.69%) SAS
8 12 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
8 12 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.34%) JBoss
10 6 (0.30%) Apache
10 6 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.20%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.20%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 281 (13.84%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.049%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 122 (6.01%) Oracle EBS
2 66 (3.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 63 (3.10%) Oracle Applications
4 24 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.30%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.20%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 4 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.15%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Utilities
10 2 (0.098%) Raiser's Edge
10 2 (0.098%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.049%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 181 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.12%) SaaS
4 31 (1.53%) PaaS
5 25 (1.23%) IaaS
6 7 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.34%) GitHub
7 6 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.30%) Responsys
7 6 (0.30%) Taleo
8 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.20%) Office 365
9 1 (0.049%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.049%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.12%) Internet
2 41 (2.02%) SAN
3 29 (1.43%) Intranet
4 15 (0.74%) Extranet
5 13 (0.64%) Firewall
6 12 (0.59%) DNS
6 12 (0.59%) NAS
7 5 (0.25%) WAN
8 4 (0.20%) HTTP
8 4 (0.20%) LDAP
8 4 (0.20%) Network Security
9 3 (0.15%) DHCP
9 3 (0.15%) SSL
10 2 (0.098%) LAN
10 2 (0.098%) SMTP
10 2 (0.098%) SNMP
10 2 (0.098%) SSH
10 2 (0.098%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.098%) VPN
11 1 (0.049%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1512 (74.45%) SQL Server
2 787 (38.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 734 (36.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 502 (24.72%) Oracle Database
5 454 (22.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 413 (20.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 360 (17.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 330 (16.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 313 (15.41%) Data Warehouse
10 250 (12.31%) MySQL
11 242 (11.92%) Relational Database
12 227 (11.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 198 (9.75%) NoSQL
14 194 (9.55%) RDBMS
15 184 (9.06%) Oracle Database 12c
16 175 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
17 171 (8.42%) MongoDB
18 133 (6.55%) SQL Server 2016
19 132 (6.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 92 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 92 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 44 (2.17%) JIRA
4 32 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 28 (1.38%) Git (software)
6 27 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (1.23%) Toad
9 21 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
9 21 (1.03%) PeopleTools
10 19 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (0.94%) MSBuild
10 19 (0.94%) Travis CI
11 8 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.30%) Subversion
13 5 (0.25%) Jenkins
14 4 (0.20%) ClearQuest
14 4 (0.20%) NUnit
14 4 (0.20%) Selenium
14 4 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 416 (20.48%) Finance
2 128 (6.30%) Banking
3 60 (2.95%) Advertising
4 50 (2.46%) Marketing
5 25 (1.23%) Legal
6 21 (1.03%) Retail
7 19 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 19 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 16 (0.79%) Music Industry
9 14 (0.69%) Multimedia
10 13 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.64%) Law
11 9 (0.44%) Games
11 9 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.25%) Automotive
12 5 (0.25%) Back Office
13 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.15%) Electronics
14 1 (0.049%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.049%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (5.76%) .NET
2 66 (3.25%) XML
3 57 (2.81%) Middleware
4 50 (2.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 47 (2.31%) Oracle Fusion
6 27 (1.33%) Web Services
7 15 (0.74%) .NET Framework
8 13 (0.64%) SOAP
9 10 (0.49%) HTML
10 8 (0.39%) MDX
11 7 (0.34%) REST
11 7 (0.34%) RESTful
11 7 (0.34%) XML Messaging
12 6 (0.30%) DCOM
13 5 (0.25%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.20%) CSS
14 4 (0.20%) jQuery
14 4 (0.20%) ODBC
14 4 (0.20%) SAP Basis
15 3 (0.15%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 427 (21.02%) Replication
2 367 (18.07%) Clustering
3 160 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 45 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 38 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.67%) Fintech
9 24 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
10 19 (0.94%) iPad
11 11 (0.54%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.39%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.30%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.30%) Online Games
15 5 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.25%) Reinsurance
16 4 (0.20%) CMDB
16 4 (0.20%) FMCG
16 4 (0.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 435 (21.42%) Windows
2 312 (15.36%) Linux
3 227 (11.18%) Windows Server
4 217 (10.68%) Unix
5 101 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (3.10%) Solaris
8 37 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.03%) AIX
11 8 (0.39%) CentOS
12 3 (0.15%) Android
12 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.15%) SUSE
12 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.098%) HPUX
13 2 (0.098%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.098%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.049%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 839 (41.31%) Performance Tuning
2 466 (22.94%) High Availability
3 363 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
4 304 (14.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 256 (12.60%) ETL
6 206 (10.14%) ITIL
7 194 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
8 172 (8.47%) Migration
9 157 (7.73%) Capacity Planning
10 139 (6.84%) Database Security
11 138 (6.79%) Performance Monitoring
12 107 (5.27%) DevOps
13 97 (4.78%) Data Modelling
14 82 (4.04%) Statistics
15 81 (3.99%) Scrum
16 79 (3.89%) Change Management
17 68 (3.35%) Database Tuning
18 64 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
19 60 (2.95%) ITIL V3
20 55 (2.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1641 (80.80%) SQL
2 647 (31.86%) T-SQL
3 228 (11.23%) PowerShell
4 180 (8.86%) PL/SQL
5 132 (6.50%) Shell Script
6 97 (4.78%) C#
7 35 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 26 (1.28%) Java
9 22 (1.08%) Python
9 22 (1.08%) VB
10 21 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 21 (1.03%) SQR
11 16 (0.79%) Perl
12 14 (0.69%) C
12 14 (0.69%) PHP
13 12 (0.59%) VBA
14 9 (0.44%) AWK
14 9 (0.44%) R
15 8 (0.39%) C++
16 7 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 172 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (7.98%) Degree
3 102 (5.02%) Oracle Certification
4 89 (4.38%) OCP
5 76 (3.74%) Security Cleared
6 57 (2.81%) MCSA
7 48 (2.36%) MCITP
8 43 (2.12%) SC Cleared
9 42 (2.07%) MCTS
10 41 (2.02%) OCA
11 38 (1.87%) DV Cleared
12 26 (1.28%) MCDBA
13 19 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (0.94%) MCSE
14 6 (0.30%) MCP
14 6 (0.30%) MySQL Certification
15 5 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (0.25%) Security+ Certification
16 2 (0.098%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.098%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.42%) SLA
2 53 (2.61%) QA
3 34 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.54%) ISO 14001
7 8 (0.39%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 189 (9.31%) Oracle RAC
2 69 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 40 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
6 8 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.30%) vSphere
7 6 (0.30%) XenServer
8 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.15%) KVM
9 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.049%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 225 (11.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 205 (10.09%) Data Guard
3 109 (5.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 78 (3.84%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 43 (2.12%) Failover Clustering
6 38 (1.87%) Puppet
7 35 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (1.53%) NetBackup
9 26 (1.28%) Ansible
9 26 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
10 25 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 24 (1.18%) Tivoli
12 23 (1.13%) SCOM
13 19 (0.94%) CFEngine
14 13 (0.64%) Perfmon
15 11 (0.54%) Galera Cluster
15 11 (0.54%) Opsview
16 8 (0.39%) Nagios
16 8 (0.39%) SQL Sentry
17 5 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 694 (34.17%) Oracle
2 583 (28.71%) Microsoft
3 95 (4.68%) VMware
4 76 (3.74%) Sybase
5 61 (3.00%) IBM
6 42 (2.07%) PeopleSoft
7 41 (2.02%) Tableau
8 35 (1.72%) SAP
9 34 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 31 (1.53%) RedGate
11 29 (1.43%) SolarWinds
12 25 (1.23%) Cognos
12 25 (1.23%) Facebook
13 19 (0.94%) New Relic
14 14 (0.69%) Siebel
14 14 (0.69%) Sun
15 12 (0.59%) HP
15 12 (0.59%) Percona
15 12 (0.59%) Splunk
16 11 (0.54%) Veritas
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 39 minutes ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Excellent Benefits, Med
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Staff Finda ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago