Period
to 6 December 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 6 December 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 > Northern Ireland
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 61 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 -20 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 4 13 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.72% 2.22% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 2.28% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 3
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 539 569 443
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 97.26% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 398 361 290
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +13.70% -2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,875 £65,000 £53,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Northern Ireland

DBA
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for DBA in Northern Ireland

DBA
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 6 December 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
County Antrim +1 4 £40,000 +14.29%
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Northern Ireland region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Management
2 1 (25.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle