Period
to 9 December 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 308 258
Rank change year-on-year +7 -50 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,619 1,782 2,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.07% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.11% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,341 1,539 1,982
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £35,250 £29,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 141,747 160,394 170,181
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 95.96% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 115,008 129,961 143,303
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,399
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018. 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 -1 585 £57,500 - 67
South East +72 436 £47,500 +5.56% 49
North of England -27 298 £45,000 +2.56% 64
North West +35 180 £45,000 +5.88% 45
Midlands -5 170 £45,000 - 21
West Midlands +25 119 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire -35 105 £42,000 -6.67% 17
East of England -51 73 £45,000 - 17
East Midlands -3 50 £42,500 - 10
South West -25 50 £41,000 +9.33% 19
North East -38 13 £40,000 +1.23% 2
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 1,294 (79.93%) SQL
2 1,209 (74.68%) SQL Server
3 589 (36.38%) Performance Tuning
4 529 (32.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 525 (32.43%) Oracle
6 482 (29.77%) T-SQL
7 475 (29.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 456 (28.17%) Microsoft
9 386 (23.84%) Oracle Database
10 382 (23.59%) Linux
11 371 (22.92%) High Availability
12 365 (22.54%) Windows
13 340 (21.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 291 (17.97%) Clustering
14 291 (17.97%) Disaster Recovery
15 285 (17.60%) Replication
16 255 (15.75%) Finance
17 243 (15.01%) Business Intelligence
17 243 (15.01%) Relational Database
18 234 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
19 219 (13.53%) ITIL
20 218 (13.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 213 (13.16%) SQL Server 2016
22 212 (13.09%) SQL Server 2012
23 206 (12.72%) Windows Server
23 206 (12.72%) MySQL
24 205 (12.66%) PowerShell
25 179 (11.06%) Data Warehouse
26 177 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
27 169 (10.44%) Oracle RAC

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 53 (3.27%) IIS
2 43 (2.66%) WebLogic
3 35 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.36%) Oracle Application Server
5 18 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (0.56%) Oracle UPK
9 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.49%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.19%) JBoss
11 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.12%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.12%) SAS
12 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.062%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 36 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.62%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (2.66%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.24%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.62%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 8 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.062%) Oracle Utilities
11 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 234 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 177 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.24%) SaaS
4 14 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 14 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (0.80%) IaaS
5 13 (0.80%) PaaS
6 9 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.43%) Office 365
8 5 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.25%) Yammer
10 3 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.19%) GitHub
11 2 (0.12%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.12%) Serverless
12 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.062%) Boomi
12 1 (0.062%) Datadog
12 1 (0.062%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.45%) SAN
2 31 (1.91%) NAS
3 21 (1.30%) Firewall
4 14 (0.86%) Internet
4 14 (0.86%) WAN
5 11 (0.68%) LAN
6 4 (0.25%) Skype
6 4 (0.25%) WebEx
7 3 (0.19%) Intranet
7 3 (0.19%) Network Security
8 2 (0.12%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.12%) SMS
9 1 (0.062%) Broadband
9 1 (0.062%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.062%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,209 (74.68%) SQL Server
2 529 (32.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 475 (29.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 386 (23.84%) Oracle Database
5 340 (21.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 243 (15.01%) Relational Database
7 218 (13.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 213 (13.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 212 (13.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 206 (12.72%) MySQL
11 179 (11.06%) Data Warehouse
12 164 (10.13%) Oracle Database 11g
13 161 (9.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 157 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
14 157 (9.70%) RDBMS
15 147 (9.08%) Oracle Database 12c
16 119 (7.35%) NoSQL
17 105 (6.49%) MongoDB
18 84 (5.19%) DB2
19 57 (3.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (1.48%) Visual Studio
3 20 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (0.93%) JIRA
6 15 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.74%) Subversion
8 12 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.62%) Toad
10 9 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.37%) Gradle
11 6 (0.37%) Maven
11 6 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.12%) JDeveloper
14 1 (0.062%) Hudson
14 1 (0.062%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.062%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 255 (15.75%) Finance
2 99 (6.11%) Retail
3 62 (3.83%) Banking
4 46 (2.84%) Advertising
5 28 (1.73%) Marketing
6 24 (1.48%) Games
7 16 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.93%) Legal
9 12 (0.74%) Automotive
10 10 (0.62%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.49%) Back Office
12 8 (0.49%) Billing
13 5 (0.31%) Law
14 4 (0.25%) Electronics
15 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.12%) Publishing
15 2 (0.12%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.062%) German Language
16 1 (0.062%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.57%) .NET
2 53 (3.27%) Middleware
3 35 (2.16%) Web Services
4 27 (1.67%) ASP.NET
4 27 (1.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 16 (0.99%) .NET Framework
6 13 (0.80%) XML
7 11 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (0.68%) Flash
8 10 (0.62%) Entity Framework
9 9 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (0.56%) Oracle Streams
10 8 (0.49%) HTML
11 7 (0.43%) Velocity
11 7 (0.43%) YAML
12 6 (0.37%) MDX
13 4 (0.25%) J2EE
13 4 (0.25%) RESTful
14 3 (0.19%) CSS
14 3 (0.19%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 291 (17.97%) Clustering
2 285 (17.60%) Replication
3 91 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (2.90%) Fintech
5 44 (2.72%) Private Cloud
6 42 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 41 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 39 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 38 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 37 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.36%) Mainframe
12 17 (1.05%) CMDB
13 14 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.74%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.68%) NHS
16 10 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
16 10 (0.62%) HACMP
17 9 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
17 9 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 382 (23.59%) Linux
2 365 (22.54%) Windows
3 206 (12.72%) Windows Server
4 148 (9.14%) Unix
5 135 (8.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (1.79%) AIX
9 25 (1.54%) Solaris
10 18 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.37%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.37%) zOS
12 5 (0.31%) CentOS
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.12%) Debian
15 2 (0.12%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (36.38%) Performance Tuning
2 371 (22.92%) High Availability
3 291 (17.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 243 (15.01%) Business Intelligence
5 219 (13.53%) ITIL
6 154 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
7 141 (8.71%) Migration
8 139 (8.59%) ETL
9 125 (7.72%) Capacity Planning
10 111 (6.86%) DevOps
11 99 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
12 91 (5.62%) Database Security
13 76 (4.69%) Service Management
14 75 (4.63%) Data Modelling
14 75 (4.63%) Proactive Monitoring
15 72 (4.45%) Computer Science
15 72 (4.45%) Database Tuning
16 69 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
17 65 (4.01%) Change Management
18 64 (3.95%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1,294 (79.93%) SQL
2 482 (29.77%) T-SQL
3 205 (12.66%) PowerShell
4 116 (7.16%) PL/SQL
5 78 (4.82%) Python
6 66 (4.08%) C#
6 66 (4.08%) Shell Script
7 45 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 35 (2.16%) Korn
9 28 (1.73%) Perl
10 23 (1.42%) C
11 17 (1.05%) VBA
12 16 (0.99%) Java
12 16 (0.99%) Ruby
13 15 (0.93%) VB
14 11 (0.68%) JavaScript
15 9 (0.56%) JCL
15 9 (0.56%) PHP
16 8 (0.49%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (9.20%) Degree
2 93 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (2.22%) MCSA
5 32 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
6 30 (1.85%) MCSE
7 28 (1.73%) Security Cleared
8 25 (1.54%) OCP
9 18 (1.11%) MCDBA
9 18 (1.11%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.05%) OCA
11 15 (0.93%) MCITP
12 13 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.62%) MCP
14 8 (0.49%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.31%) MCTS
16 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.25%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.25%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.15%) SLA
2 25 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.99%) QA
5 9 (0.56%) GDPR
6 7 (0.43%) PMO
7 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 169 (10.44%) Oracle RAC
2 89 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (1.73%) Docker
6 17 (1.05%) Firmware
7 10 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (0.56%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
10 5 (0.31%) Ceph
11 3 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.19%) vSphere
12 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.062%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 131 (8.09%) Data Guard
2 102 (6.30%) Oracle RMAN
3 73 (4.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 63 (3.89%) Ansible
5 49 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 39 (2.41%) Puppet
8 35 (2.16%) Failover Clustering
9 28 (1.73%) SCOM
10 14 (0.86%) HAProxy
11 11 (0.68%) Terraform
12 10 (0.62%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.56%) Control-M
13 9 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
14 8 (0.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 8 (0.49%) HP SIM
14 8 (0.49%) SCCM
15 7 (0.43%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.43%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 525 (32.43%) Oracle
2 456 (28.17%) Microsoft
3 131 (8.09%) Red Hat
4 65 (4.01%) VMware
5 47 (2.90%) BMC
6 36 (2.22%) ServiceNow
7 35 (2.16%) SAP
8 32 (1.98%) Tableau
9 30 (1.85%) RedGate
9 30 (1.85%) Sybase
10 29 (1.79%) IBM
11 25 (1.54%) Google
12 19 (1.17%) Cisco
12 19 (1.17%) Cognos
13 17 (1.05%) HP
14 16 (0.99%) CommVault
15 15 (0.93%) SolarWinds
16 14 (0.86%) New Relic
17 12 (0.74%) Remedy
18 11 (0.68%) Veritas