Period
to 18 February 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 318 303 258
Rank change year-on-year -15 -45 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,428 1,770 2,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.09% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.13% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,194 1,556 1,803
England median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.04% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +1.06% -1.05%

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 134,194 157,012 159,131
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.29% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 108,517 129,686 133,174
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 -12 480 £55,000 -8.33% 56
South East +58 394 £50,000 +5.26% 55
North of England +6 284 £42,500 -5.56% 56
Midlands -20 148 £45,000 -5.26% 39
North West +26 145 £45,000 - 30
Yorkshire +15 119 £42,000 -4.00% 21
West Midlands +29 100 £42,500 -8.60% 16
East of England -92 67 £50,000 +5.26% 19
South West -12 52 £45,000 +22.03% 21
East Midlands -43 48 £45,000 -5.26% 23
North East +18 20 £40,000 +6.67% 5
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 1,154 (80.81%) SQL
2 1,064 (74.51%) SQL Server
3 488 (34.17%) Performance Tuning
4 485 (33.96%) T-SQL
5 452 (31.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 437 (30.60%) Oracle
7 429 (30.04%) Microsoft
8 406 (28.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 332 (23.25%) Windows
10 324 (22.69%) High Availability
11 319 (22.34%) Linux
12 301 (21.08%) Oracle Database
13 271 (18.98%) Business Intelligence
14 257 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 254 (17.79%) Clustering
16 252 (17.65%) Replication
17 230 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
18 226 (15.83%) Disaster Recovery
19 217 (15.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 207 (14.50%) Relational Database
21 199 (13.94%) SQL Server 2016
22 192 (13.45%) MySQL
23 191 (13.38%) PowerShell
24 189 (13.24%) Windows Server
25 177 (12.39%) ITIL
25 177 (12.39%) Finance
26 172 (12.04%) SQL Server 2012
27 157 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
28 147 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
29 146 (10.22%) Data Warehouse

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 54 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.52%) IIS
3 33 (2.31%) WebLogic
4 29 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
6 11 (0.77%) Oracle UPK
7 10 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.42%) SAS
10 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.21%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.14%) CMS
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.70%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 39 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (2.59%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
5 13 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.70%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 7 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
8 6 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.21%) Infor SunSystems
11 1 (0.070%) MIS ActiveH
11 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.070%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 230 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 157 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.47%) SaaS
4 18 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 14 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (0.98%) IaaS
6 12 (0.84%) PaaS
7 10 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.28%) Office 365
11 4 (0.28%) Yammer
12 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.14%) GitHub
14 1 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.45%) SAN
2 32 (2.24%) Firewall
3 15 (1.05%) NAS
3 15 (1.05%) WAN
4 9 (0.63%) LAN
4 9 (0.63%) Skype
5 6 (0.42%) Internet
6 4 (0.28%) Network Security
6 4 (0.28%) WebEx
7 3 (0.21%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.14%) Wireless
9 1 (0.070%) Broadband
9 1 (0.070%) FTP
9 1 (0.070%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.070%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.070%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,064 (74.51%) SQL Server
2 452 (31.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 406 (28.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 301 (21.08%) Oracle Database
5 257 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 217 (15.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 207 (14.50%) Relational Database
8 199 (13.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 192 (13.45%) MySQL
10 172 (12.04%) SQL Server 2012
11 147 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
12 146 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
13 135 (9.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 133 (9.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 118 (8.26%) Oracle Database 12c
16 113 (7.91%) RDBMS
17 110 (7.70%) NoSQL
18 103 (7.21%) MongoDB
19 85 (5.95%) Power BI
20 59 (4.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 32 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
5 19 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.63%) Gradle
7 9 (0.63%) JIRA
7 9 (0.63%) Maven
7 9 (0.63%) Subversion
8 7 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.21%) Toad
11 2 (0.14%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.14%) JDeveloper
11 2 (0.14%) Liquibase
12 1 (0.070%) Ant
12 1 (0.070%) Hudson
12 1 (0.070%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 177 (12.39%) Finance
2 88 (6.16%) Retail
3 36 (2.52%) Advertising
4 34 (2.38%) Banking
5 26 (1.82%) Marketing
6 19 (1.33%) Legal
7 18 (1.26%) Automotive
8 13 (0.91%) Back Office
8 13 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.63%) Billing
9 9 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.56%) Games
10 8 (0.56%) Publishing
11 7 (0.49%) Local Government
12 6 (0.42%) Law
13 4 (0.28%) Electronics
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.070%) German Language
16 1 (0.070%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.74%) .NET
2 48 (3.36%) Middleware
3 34 (2.38%) Web Services
4 32 (2.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 29 (2.03%) .NET Framework
6 22 (1.54%) ASP.NET
7 19 (1.33%) Entity Framework
8 18 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (0.70%) JSON
11 9 (0.63%) XML
12 7 (0.49%) Velocity
13 6 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (0.42%) RESTful
14 4 (0.28%) Flash
14 4 (0.28%) Kafka
14 4 (0.28%) MDX
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle Streams
14 4 (0.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 254 (17.79%) Clustering
2 252 (17.65%) Replication
3 82 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 38 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
6 37 (2.59%) Fintech
6 37 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 32 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.47%) Private Cloud
10 20 (1.40%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.40%) NHS
11 15 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.84%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
13 11 (0.77%) Reinsurance
14 10 (0.70%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.63%) PKI
15 9 (0.63%) User Experience
16 8 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 332 (23.25%) Windows
2 319 (22.34%) Linux
3 189 (13.24%) Windows Server
4 100 (7.00%) Unix
5 84 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.54%) Solaris
9 21 (1.47%) AIX
10 13 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (0.63%) FreeBSD
12 7 (0.49%) CentOS
12 7 (0.49%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.35%) zOS
14 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.14%) Debian
16 1 (0.070%) HPUX
16 1 (0.070%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (34.17%) Performance Tuning
2 324 (22.69%) High Availability
3 271 (18.98%) Business Intelligence
4 226 (15.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 177 (12.39%) ITIL
6 132 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
7 122 (8.54%) ETL
8 119 (8.33%) Migration
9 101 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
9 101 (7.07%) DevOps
10 91 (6.37%) Database Security
11 90 (6.30%) Capacity Planning
12 81 (5.67%) Performance Monitoring
13 69 (4.83%) Database Mirroring
14 66 (4.62%) Change Control
15 64 (4.48%) Data Modelling
16 59 (4.13%) Computer Science
17 56 (3.92%) Proactive Monitoring
18 55 (3.85%) Database Tuning
19 53 (3.71%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1,154 (80.81%) SQL
2 485 (33.96%) T-SQL
3 191 (13.38%) PowerShell
4 115 (8.05%) PL/SQL
5 84 (5.88%) Python
6 77 (5.39%) Shell Script
7 60 (4.20%) C#
8 35 (2.45%) Perl
9 29 (2.03%) Ruby
10 25 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.19%) JavaScript
12 16 (1.12%) C
13 15 (1.05%) Java
13 15 (1.05%) Korn
14 13 (0.91%) VB
15 10 (0.70%) VBScript
16 6 (0.42%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.42%) JCL
16 6 (0.42%) VBA
17 3 (0.21%) REXX
Qualifications
1 124 (8.68%) Degree
2 101 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (3.99%) Security Cleared
4 53 (3.71%) MCSA
5 45 (3.15%) Oracle Certification
6 37 (2.59%) OCP
7 33 (2.31%) SC Cleared
8 32 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (2.10%) MCSE
10 26 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (1.75%) MCDBA
12 20 (1.40%) MCITP
13 16 (1.12%) OCA
14 12 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.56%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.56%) MCP
16 7 (0.49%) MCTS
17 5 (0.35%) NCIE
18 3 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
18 3 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.80%) SLA
2 31 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.33%) QA
4 17 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.12%) GDPR
6 8 (0.56%) PMO
7 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (9.24%) Oracle RAC
2 60 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 51 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.17%) Docker
5 30 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.42%) Oracle Clusterware
8 5 (0.35%) Firmware
8 5 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.21%) Ceph
9 3 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.14%) vSphere
11 1 (0.070%) NFS
Systems Management
1 125 (8.75%) Data Guard
2 106 (7.42%) Oracle RMAN
3 53 (3.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 52 (3.64%) Ansible
5 46 (3.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 41 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (2.87%) Puppet
7 39 (2.73%) Failover Clustering
8 19 (1.33%) Perfmon
9 18 (1.26%) HAProxy
9 18 (1.26%) SCOM
10 14 (0.98%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 12 (0.84%) Terraform
12 10 (0.70%) SCCM
13 9 (0.63%) Rundeck
13 9 (0.63%) SQL Sentry
14 8 (0.56%) HP SIM
15 6 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 5 (0.35%) Prometheus
16 5 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 437 (30.60%) Oracle
2 429 (30.04%) Microsoft
3 71 (4.97%) Red Hat
3 71 (4.97%) VMware
4 45 (3.15%) RedGate
5 34 (2.38%) SAP
6 33 (2.31%) Cisco
6 33 (2.31%) Tableau
7 29 (2.03%) Veeam
8 27 (1.89%) Sybase
9 24 (1.68%) BMC
10 22 (1.54%) Google
10 22 (1.54%) SolarWinds
11 21 (1.47%) IBM
11 21 (1.47%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.40%) HP
13 18 (1.26%) New Relic
14 16 (1.12%) Cognos
15 11 (0.77%) Alteryx
16 10 (0.70%) JD Edwards