Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 258 204
Rank change year-on-year -49 -54 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1792 2398 3460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.34% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.38% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1546 1985 2917
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -89 645 £57,500 +4.55% 24
North of England -27 399 £45,000 - 11
South East +8 320 £45,000 -4.26% 15
Yorkshire +41 201 £45,000 - 3
Midlands +6 197 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West -64 156 £42,500 -5.56% 7
East of England -20 148 £47,000 +5.03% 13
West Midlands +45 127 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West -58 95 £37,500 -9.64% 2
East Midlands -49 71 £40,000 -4.76% 5
North East +13 42 £39,513 -5.92% 1
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1430 (79.80%) SQL
2 1338 (74.67%) SQL Server
3 699 (39.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 670 (37.39%) Performance Tuning
5 667 (37.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 634 (35.38%) T-SQL
7 576 (32.14%) Oracle
8 549 (30.64%) Microsoft
9 390 (21.76%) Oracle Database
10 383 (21.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 376 (20.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 358 (19.98%) Windows
13 354 (19.75%) Finance
14 346 (19.31%) Business Intelligence
15 332 (18.53%) High Availability
16 327 (18.25%) Linux
17 292 (16.29%) Clustering
18 286 (15.96%) Disaster Recovery
19 285 (15.90%) SQL Server 2012
20 283 (15.79%) Replication
21 269 (15.01%) Data Warehouse
22 257 (14.34%) SQL Server 2014
23 242 (13.50%) SQL Server 2016
24 230 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
25 228 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
26 226 (12.61%) ETL
27 225 (12.56%) MySQL
28 218 (12.17%) PowerShell
29 215 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
30 212 (11.83%) Migration

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 55 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.73%) WebLogic
3 45 (2.51%) IIS
4 35 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 24 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
10 9 (0.50%) Apache
10 9 (0.50%) SAS
10 9 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.45%) JBoss
12 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.33%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.28%) CMS
14 5 (0.28%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.17%) Confluence
17 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 38 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.22%) Raiser's Edge
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.17%) iTrent
9 2 (0.11%) FastStats
9 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
9 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.056%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 230 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 192 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.01%) GitHub
4 34 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (1.45%) SaaS
6 20 (1.12%) IaaS
7 18 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
8 16 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (0.61%) PaaS
11 7 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.22%) Office 365
13 1 (0.056%) Akamai
13 1 (0.056%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.056%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.056%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.056%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.056%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 1 (0.056%) Serverless
13 1 (0.056%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.06%) SAN
2 27 (1.51%) Internet
3 24 (1.34%) NAS
4 17 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.89%) Firewall
6 13 (0.73%) DHCP
6 13 (0.73%) DNS
7 12 (0.67%) SMS
8 11 (0.61%) VPN
9 7 (0.39%) SSL
10 5 (0.28%) HTTP
10 5 (0.28%) LAN
10 5 (0.28%) WAN
11 4 (0.22%) Skype
11 4 (0.22%) VoIP
11 4 (0.22%) Wireless
12 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.17%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.17%) SMTP
13 2 (0.11%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1338 (74.67%) SQL Server
2 699 (39.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 667 (37.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 390 (21.76%) Oracle Database
5 383 (21.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 376 (20.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 285 (15.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 269 (15.01%) Data Warehouse
9 257 (14.34%) SQL Server 2014
10 242 (13.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 225 (12.56%) MySQL
12 215 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
13 194 (10.83%) Relational Database
14 175 (9.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 173 (9.65%) NoSQL
16 146 (8.15%) RDBMS
17 141 (7.87%) MongoDB
18 120 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
19 98 (5.47%) SQL Server 2005
20 91 (5.08%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 52 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 38 (2.12%) JIRA
5 33 (1.84%) Visual Studio
6 24 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (1.34%) Subversion
7 22 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.12%) MSBuild
9 18 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
10 17 (0.95%) Jenkins
11 16 (0.89%) Flyway
12 12 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.50%) Travis CI
13 9 (0.50%) tSQLt
14 7 (0.39%) Toad
15 3 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
16 2 (0.11%) PeopleTools
17 1 (0.056%) HP UFT
General
1 354 (19.75%) Finance
2 97 (5.41%) Banking
3 65 (3.63%) Advertising
4 62 (3.46%) Retail
5 54 (3.01%) Marketing
6 27 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 17 (0.95%) Law
9 15 (0.84%) Games
9 15 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.78%) Publishing
11 13 (0.73%) Automotive
11 13 (0.73%) Electronics
12 9 (0.50%) Back Office
13 7 (0.39%) Billing
14 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.33%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.22%) Legal
16 2 (0.11%) German Language
16 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (6.64%) .NET
2 59 (3.29%) Middleware
3 54 (3.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 36 (2.01%) XML
5 28 (1.56%) Web Services
6 24 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
7 20 (1.12%) HTML
8 17 (0.95%) SOAP
9 15 (0.84%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.67%) MDX
10 12 (0.67%) REST
10 12 (0.67%) XML Messaging
11 10 (0.56%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.50%) CSS
13 7 (0.39%) JDBC
13 7 (0.39%) JSON
13 7 (0.39%) ODBC
14 6 (0.33%) Entity Framework
14 6 (0.33%) RESTful
15 5 (0.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 292 (16.29%) Clustering
2 283 (15.79%) Replication
3 109 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.73%) Data Centre
6 43 (2.40%) Fintech
7 28 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 17 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 17 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 15 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 12 (0.67%) Private Cloud
11 10 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.56%) NHS
12 9 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.45%) iPad
13 8 (0.45%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.33%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 358 (19.98%) Windows
2 327 (18.25%) Linux
3 192 (10.71%) Unix
4 191 (10.66%) Windows Server
5 72 (4.02%) Solaris
6 40 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
9 17 (0.95%) AIX
10 14 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.50%) VMS
13 7 (0.39%) Debian
14 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.28%) CentOS
16 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.17%) Android
18 2 (0.11%) HPUX
19 1 (0.056%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (37.39%) Performance Tuning
2 346 (19.31%) Business Intelligence
3 332 (18.53%) High Availability
4 286 (15.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 228 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
6 226 (12.61%) ETL
7 212 (11.83%) Migration
8 163 (9.10%) ITIL
9 159 (8.87%) DevOps
10 128 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
11 106 (5.92%) Data Modelling
12 105 (5.86%) Performance Monitoring
13 90 (5.02%) Database Security
14 83 (4.63%) Data Protection
15 79 (4.41%) Database Tuning
16 78 (4.35%) E-Commerce
17 77 (4.30%) Data Management
18 76 (4.24%) Analytics
19 75 (4.19%) Mentoring
20 70 (3.91%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1430 (79.80%) SQL
2 634 (35.38%) T-SQL
3 218 (12.17%) PowerShell
4 166 (9.26%) PL/SQL
5 94 (5.25%) Shell Script
6 72 (4.02%) Java
7 49 (2.73%) C#
8 43 (2.40%) Python
9 31 (1.73%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.45%) JavaScript
11 25 (1.40%) PHP
12 23 (1.28%) Perl
13 22 (1.23%) Korn
14 19 (1.06%) VBScript
15 18 (1.00%) VB
16 11 (0.61%) R
17 8 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.33%) C
18 6 (0.33%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 164 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (7.70%) Degree
3 78 (4.35%) MCSA
4 68 (3.79%) Security Cleared
5 67 (3.74%) MCSE
6 65 (3.63%) Oracle Certification
7 55 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 45 (2.51%) OCP
9 36 (2.01%) MCITP
10 26 (1.45%) DV Cleared
11 22 (1.23%) MCDBA
12 21 (1.17%) Master's Degree
13 17 (0.95%) SC Cleared
14 10 (0.56%) MySQL Certification
15 9 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.50%) MCTS
16 4 (0.22%) RHCE
17 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.17%) OCA
17 3 (0.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.90%) SLA
2 48 (2.68%) QA
3 25 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.50%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.33%) GDPR
6 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.056%) HL7
8 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 126 (7.03%) Oracle RAC
2 67 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 52 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.33%) Firmware
7 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.22%) XenApp
8 4 (0.22%) XenServer
9 3 (0.17%) Docker
10 2 (0.11%) Ceph
10 2 (0.11%) KVM
10 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.056%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 134 (7.48%) Data Guard
2 122 (6.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 101 (5.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 52 (2.90%) Ansible
5 48 (2.68%) Puppet
6 33 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (1.79%) Perfmon
8 27 (1.51%) SCOM
9 25 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
10 24 (1.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 24 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (1.17%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.84%) SCCM
13 12 (0.67%) Opsview
14 10 (0.56%) Nagios
15 9 (0.50%) CFEngine
16 6 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 5 (0.28%) Galera Cluster
17 5 (0.28%) Kubernetes
17 5 (0.28%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 576 (32.14%) Oracle
2 549 (30.64%) Microsoft
3 106 (5.92%) VMware
4 67 (3.74%) RedGate
5 63 (3.52%) Sybase
6 57 (3.18%) SAP
7 48 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 40 (2.23%) IBM
9 30 (1.67%) Tableau
10 28 (1.56%) SolarWinds
11 25 (1.40%) Cognos
12 24 (1.34%) Facebook
13 20 (1.12%) Splunk
14 19 (1.06%) Citrix
15 17 (0.95%) MuleSoft
16 16 (0.89%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.89%) Percona
17 15 (0.84%) Cognizant
18 13 (0.73%) EMC
19 11 (0.61%) New Relic