Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 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 > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 167 80
Rank change year-on-year +8 -87 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 64 49 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.14% 0.94% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.98% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 35 32 142
Scotland median annual salary £36,500 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.00% +13.64% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £50,500 £65,000 £57,500
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5398 4990 6140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.00% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3449 3098 3950
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,825 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Scotland

DBA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for DBA in Scotland

DBA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Scotland

DBA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 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
Edinburgh 0 34 £36,500 -27.00% 1
Glasgow -16 18 £39,500 -21.00% 2
Renfrewshire +10 3 £34,400 -
Dundee - 2 £32,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £41,250 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £41,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £32,500 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £37,500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £40,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £30,000 -
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 54 (84.38%) SQL
2 46 (71.88%) SQL Server
3 24 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (34.38%) Oracle
5 18 (28.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 16 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
8 13 (20.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (18.75%) RDBMS
9 12 (18.75%) Oracle Database
10 11 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (17.19%) T-SQL
10 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (15.63%) Unix
11 10 (15.63%) Windows
11 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
11 10 (15.63%) ERP
11 10 (15.63%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (14.06%) Finance
12 9 (14.06%) Data Guard
12 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (12.50%) MCITP
13 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (12.50%) Migration
13 8 (12.50%) MCDBA
13 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) JBoss
2 4 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (71.88%) SQL Server
2 24 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (28.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
4 13 (20.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (18.75%) Oracle Database
5 12 (18.75%) RDBMS
6 9 (14.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (9.38%) DB2
9 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (7.81%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (6.25%) DTS
11 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
12 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
12 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.56%) Flyway
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) ISPF
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Clustering
1 6 (9.38%) Replication
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Unix
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) AIX
4 2 (3.13%) MVS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (15.63%) ERP
4 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.50%) Migration
6 7 (10.94%) ITIL
7 6 (9.38%) Data Management
7 6 (9.38%) ETL
8 5 (7.81%) Data Migration
8 5 (7.81%) Performance Management
9 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 4 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
9 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.25%) High Availability
9 4 (6.25%) Information Management
9 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (6.25%) Security Management
10 2 (3.13%) Capacity Management
10 2 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (84.38%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (17.19%) T-SQL
4 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.81%) C#
5 5 (7.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.56%) AWK
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.56%) JCL
7 1 (1.56%) Korn
7 1 (1.56%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.50%) MCDBA
2 8 (12.50%) MCITP
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) MCSA
4 2 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.56%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (14.06%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) SCOM
4 1 (1.56%) Control-M
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Oracle
2 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Netezza
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) CA
5 1 (1.56%) Splunk
5 1 (1.56%) VMware