The median annual salary for a DBA was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 135 96
Rank change year-on-year +7 -39  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 24 30 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.90% 1.05% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.09% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 50
Median salary £37,500 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,440 £50,000 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,150
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2505 2761 2977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 93.96% 96.57% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1609 1586 1887
Median salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.32% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 11 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Glasgow +1 10 £41,500 -30.83%
Midlothian - 1 £30,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £34,400 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 46 (83.64%) SQL
2 36 (65.45%) SQL Server
3 23 (41.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (38.18%) Oracle
5 17 (30.91%) T-SQL
6 14 (25.45%) Relational Database
7 13 (23.64%) Linux
7 13 (23.64%) RDBMS
8 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
8 12 (21.82%) ETL
8 12 (21.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (21.82%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (18.18%) Shell Script
10 10 (18.18%) Unix
10 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.55%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (14.55%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Management
12 8 (14.55%) Data Guard
12 8 (14.55%) SLA
12 8 (14.55%) Security Management
12 8 (14.55%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (14.55%) JBoss
12 8 (14.55%) WebLogic
13 7 (12.73%) DB2

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 8 (14.55%) JBoss
1 8 (14.55%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (65.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (41.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (25.45%) Relational Database
4 13 (23.64%) RDBMS
5 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (21.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (14.55%) Oracle9i Database
9 7 (12.73%) DB2
9 7 (12.73%) DTS
10 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (7.27%) IMS/DB
11 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
11 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Flash
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Clustering
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Unix
3 6 (10.91%) AIX
4 4 (7.27%) zOS
5 2 (3.64%) Windows
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) ETL
1 12 (21.82%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (14.55%) Security Management
4 6 (10.91%) Database Security
4 6 (10.91%) ITIL
5 5 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.09%) DevOps
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 5 (9.09%) Statistics
6 4 (7.27%) ERP
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.45%) CRM
7 3 (5.45%) ETL Development
7 3 (5.45%) Information Management
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (83.64%) SQL
2 17 (30.91%) T-SQL
3 10 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.09%) Python
6 4 (7.27%) REXX
7 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.64%) Java
8 2 (3.64%) Korn
8 2 (3.64%) Perl
8 2 (3.64%) VBA
9 1 (1.82%) AWK
9 1 (1.82%) C#
9 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) Ruby
9 1 (1.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) MCP
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.82%) MCITP
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 3 (5.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Data Guard
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Oracle
2 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) CA
3 4 (7.27%) Cognizant
3 4 (7.27%) IBM
4 3 (5.45%) Netezza
5 1 (1.82%) Cognos
5 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.82%) Splunk
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 10 days ago
Paisley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £38800.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: 27 days ago