The median annual salary for a DBA was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
UK / Scotland
Rank 111 135 111
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 30 21 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.32% 0.72% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.76% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 33
Median salary £41,500 £45,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.79% +7.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,850 £30,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 2187 2757 2952
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 96.01% 94.81% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1793 1823
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,964
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +9 15 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Glasgow +21 12 £42,250 -0.58% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £42,000 -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 43 (78.18%) SQL
2 32 (58.18%) SQL Server
3 19 (34.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (29.09%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (29.09%) Oracle
4 16 (29.09%) ETL
5 13 (23.64%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (23.64%) T-SQL
6 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
7 9 (16.36%) RDBMS
8 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.55%) Unix
8 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database
8 8 (14.55%) High Availability
9 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (12.73%) ITIL
9 7 (12.73%) DB2
9 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
9 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
10 6 (10.91%) SLA
10 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (10.91%) Migration
10 6 (10.91%) SAS
10 6 (10.91%) Degree
10 6 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (10.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 6 (10.91%) Data Integration

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (10.91%) SAS
2 5 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.27%) JBoss
3 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (58.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (34.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (23.64%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (16.36%) RDBMS
5 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
6 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database
7 7 (12.73%) DB2
7 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (10.91%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 6 (10.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (7.27%) DTS
10 4 (7.27%) IMS/DB
10 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (7.27%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (3.64%) OLTP
General
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
1 1 (1.82%) Games
1 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Flash
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ISPF
3 1 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.09%) Clustering
1 5 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Unix
2 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) zOS
3 3 (5.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ETL
1 16 (29.09%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (14.55%) High Availability
3 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (12.73%) ITIL
4 6 (10.91%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.91%) Data Integration
4 6 (10.91%) Migration
5 5 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 5 (9.09%) Demand Management
5 5 (9.09%) DevOps
5 5 (9.09%) IT Strategy
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.27%) Security Management
7 3 (5.45%) CRM
7 3 (5.45%) Database Security
7 3 (5.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 43 (78.18%) SQL
2 13 (23.64%) T-SQL
3 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
4 5 (9.09%) Python
5 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.27%) REXX
6 2 (3.64%) Java
6 2 (3.64%) VBA
7 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.82%) C#
7 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.82%) JCL
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.09%) MCITP
2 5 (9.09%) MCSA
2 5 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) MCP
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) SLA
2 3 (5.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.82%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Data Guard
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) 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%) CommVault
5 1 (1.82%) Compuware
Edinburgh & Lothians
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: Unspecified Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago