The median annual salary for a Database Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Engineer
UK
Rank 825 880 910
Rank change year-on-year +55 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Database Engineer 40 61 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.060% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.062% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 34 48 38
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £26,500 £38,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,600 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £34,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -24.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Database Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Database Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Database Engineer over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Database Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +86 39 £47,500 -5.00% 7
London +59 19 £55,000 -4.34% 1
South East +61 12 £38,250 +44.33% 4
Surrey - 6 £52,500 -
City of London +44 5 £47,500 -20.83%
Yorkshire +24 5 £42,500 +25.00%
Leeds +16 5 £42,500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +14 5 £42,500 +25.00%
Berkshire +38 4 £31,250 +17.92% 3
Reading +36 3 £28,500 +7.54% 1
East of England +19 3 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Hertfordshire +17 2 £42,500 -
Stevenage - 2 £42,500 -
Cambridge +8 1 £30,000 -17.24% 1
West Sussex +7 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £30,000 -40.00% 1
East Sussex +4 1 £42,500 -
Brighton -5 1 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £45,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £22,500 -
Heathrow - 1 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £66,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £66,000 - 1

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Database Engineer 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 featuring Database Engineer in the job title.

1 76 (74.51%) SQL
2 42 (41.18%) Oracle
2 42 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 33 (32.35%) MySQL
4 31 (30.39%) Linux
5 30 (29.41%) T-SQL
6 25 (24.51%) ETL
7 24 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
8 23 (22.55%) Java
9 21 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (18.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (18.63%) Python
10 19 (18.63%) SAN
11 18 (17.65%) Windows
11 18 (17.65%) Migration
11 18 (17.65%) Oracle Database
12 17 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 17 (16.67%) MongoDB
12 17 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (15.69%) Shell Script
13 16 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (14.71%) Unix
14 15 (14.71%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (13.73%) Perl
15 14 (13.73%) Sybase
16 13 (12.75%) Finance
16 13 (12.75%) SQL Server 2008

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 15 (14.71%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (10.78%) OpenStack
3 10 (9.80%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (6.86%) Apache
5 5 (4.90%) Apache Spark
6 4 (3.92%) IIS
7 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.94%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.96%) IaaS
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (0.98%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.63%) SAN
2 10 (9.80%) NAS
3 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 33 (32.35%) MySQL
3 19 (18.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (17.65%) Oracle Database
5 17 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 17 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (12.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (11.76%) Big Data
10 11 (10.78%) Relational Database
11 10 (9.80%) Redis
12 9 (8.82%) Hadoop
13 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (4.90%) GIS
14 5 (4.90%) Neo4j
14 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
14 5 (4.90%) RDBMS
14 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.88%) JUnit
3 5 (4.90%) Eclipse
3 5 (4.90%) Maven
3 5 (4.90%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.92%) Back Office
5 3 (2.94%) Publishing
6 2 (1.96%) Advertising
6 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.98%) Local Government
7 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) JDBC
2 6 (5.88%) LAMP
3 5 (4.90%) HTML
4 4 (3.92%) CSS
4 4 (3.92%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (3.92%) HTML5
5 3 (2.94%) RESTful
6 2 (1.96%) J2EE
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.98%) .NET
7 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.98%) Middleware
7 1 (0.98%) REST
7 1 (0.98%) SOAP
7 1 (0.98%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.88%) Replication
4 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.94%) CCTV
7 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.98%) Clustering
8 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.39%) Linux
2 18 (17.65%) Windows
3 15 (14.71%) Unix
4 13 (12.75%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.94%) CentOS
8 3 (2.94%) Solaris
8 3 (2.94%) VMS
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) ETL
2 24 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
3 18 (17.65%) Migration
4 16 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 10 (9.80%) Configuration Management
6 10 (9.80%) Error Analysis
7 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.84%) Open Source
8 7 (6.86%) High Availability
8 7 (6.86%) Machine Learning
9 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.90%) Analytics
10 5 (4.90%) Data Architecture
10 5 (4.90%) IT Strategy
10 5 (4.90%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (4.90%) Post-Production
10 5 (4.90%) Project Management
10 5 (4.90%) Statistical Modelling
11 4 (3.92%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 76 (74.51%) SQL
2 30 (29.41%) T-SQL
3 23 (22.55%) Java
4 19 (18.63%) Python
5 16 (15.69%) Shell Script
6 14 (13.73%) Perl
7 11 (10.78%) PL/SQL
8 10 (9.80%) Go
8 10 (9.80%) Ruby
9 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.88%) C#
9 6 (5.88%) PHP
9 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.90%) R
11 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.94%) PHP 5
13 2 (1.96%) Korn
13 2 (1.96%) Scala
14 1 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.78%) Docker
2 10 (9.80%) Ceph
3 7 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.98%) NFS
8 1 (0.98%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) Puppet
2 11 (10.78%) Ansible
2 11 (10.78%) Kubernetes
3 10 (9.80%) Kibana
3 10 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.92%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 42 (41.18%) Oracle
2 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.73%) Sybase
4 11 (10.78%) Red Hat
5 10 (9.80%) Splunk
6 9 (8.82%) VMware
7 5 (4.90%) Informatica
7 5 (4.90%) Talend
8 2 (1.96%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.96%) Teradata
9 1 (0.98%) DocuSign
9 1 (0.98%) Netezza
9 1 (0.98%) ParAccel
9 1 (0.98%) PayPal
9 1 (0.98%) Veritas
9 1 (0.98%) Vertica
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