Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Database Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Database Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1026 1120 1220
Rank change year-on-year +94 +100 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Database Engineer 163 99 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.053% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.055% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 142 85 56
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +16.28% +7.50%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,950 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,125 £73,550 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Database Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 20 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
England +104 151 £47,750 -4.50% 11
UK excluding London +101 110 £40,000 - 7
London -12 48 £62,500 +4.17% 4
North of England +32 36 £46,094 +22.92% 2
South East +60 27 £46,500 +69.09% 2
East of England +22 27 £32,000 -45.76% 2
North West +13 26 £45,000 +3.81% 2
South West +22 16 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Yorkshire +7 8 £55,000 +46.67%
Wales +10 2 £41,644 +3.90%
North East - 2 £47,188 -
Midlands +13 1 - -
Scotland -18 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 97 (59.51%) SQL
2 84 (51.53%) SQL Server
3 60 (36.81%) Oracle
4 49 (30.06%) Linux
5 48 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (26.38%) Data Modelling
7 42 (25.77%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (25.77%) Amazon AWS
8 41 (25.15%) C
9 40 (24.54%) Software Engineering
10 37 (22.70%) Microsoft
11 35 (21.47%) Python
12 32 (19.63%) Windows
12 32 (19.63%) Relational Database
13 31 (19.02%) Degree
13 31 (19.02%) MongoDB
14 30 (18.40%) C#
15 29 (17.79%) C++
16 28 (17.18%) Computer Science
16 28 (17.18%) PowerShell
16 28 (17.18%) MySQL
17 27 (16.56%) Unix
18 26 (15.95%) Data Warehouse
19 25 (15.34%) T-SQL
19 25 (15.34%) Configuration Management
20 24 (14.72%) Oracle Database
21 23 (14.11%) Fortran
22 22 (13.50%) ETL
22 22 (13.50%) Performance Tuning
23 21 (12.88%) Analytics

Database Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 16 (9.82%) Apache
2 6 (3.68%) Confluence
2 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.07%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.45%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.84%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) IIS
6 1 (0.61%) JBoss
6 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) 3ds Max
1 1 (0.61%) Maya
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.77%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (4.91%) IaaS
5 6 (3.68%) PaaS
6 5 (3.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.07%) GitHub
7 3 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.84%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.84%) Serverless
8 2 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.13%) DNS
1 10 (6.13%) Internet
2 9 (5.52%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.29%) DHCP
3 7 (4.29%) SAN
4 6 (3.68%) Firewall
4 6 (3.68%) NAS
5 3 (1.84%) IPv4
5 3 (1.84%) IPv6
5 3 (1.84%) Network Security
5 3 (1.84%) Skype
5 3 (1.84%) VoIP
5 3 (1.84%) VPN
5 3 (1.84%) Wireless
6 2 (1.23%) LAN
6 2 (1.23%) PBX
6 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.23%) WAN
6 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.61%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (51.53%) SQL Server
2 42 (25.77%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (19.63%) Relational Database
4 31 (19.02%) MongoDB
5 28 (17.18%) MySQL
6 26 (15.95%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (14.72%) Oracle Database
8 20 (12.27%) MariaDB
8 20 (12.27%) NoSQL
8 20 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (9.82%) RDBMS
10 15 (9.20%) Hadoop
10 15 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (7.98%) Big Data
13 11 (6.75%) DB2
14 10 (6.13%) Yellowfin
15 9 (5.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (4.91%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (4.29%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.75%) JIRA
3 10 (6.13%) Flyway
3 10 (6.13%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.13%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (4.91%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.29%) ClearCase
6 6 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.07%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.84%) GNU Toolchain
8 3 (1.84%) Subversion
9 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.61%) MSI
10 1 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (9.20%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Marketing
3 13 (7.98%) Banking
4 8 (4.91%) Advertising
5 6 (3.68%) Retail
5 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Front Office
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.66%) .NET
2 16 (9.82%) RESTful
3 13 (7.98%) HTML
4 9 (5.52%) Hibernate
4 9 (5.52%) REST
5 5 (3.07%) Catalyst
5 5 (3.07%) DBIx::Class
5 5 (3.07%) jQuery
5 5 (3.07%) JSON
5 5 (3.07%) LAMP
5 5 (3.07%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (3.07%) Moose
6 4 (2.45%) XML
7 3 (1.84%) JSON Schema
7 3 (1.84%) Kafka
7 3 (1.84%) Node.js
8 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.23%) Middleware
8 2 (1.23%) Web Services
8 2 (1.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.18%) Computer Science
2 17 (10.43%) Replication
3 8 (4.91%) Fintech
3 8 (4.91%) Life Science
4 5 (3.07%) User Experience
5 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.84%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.23%) BYOD
7 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.61%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (30.06%) Linux
2 32 (19.63%) Windows
3 27 (16.56%) Unix
4 10 (6.13%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.07%) CentOS
6 3 (1.84%) Debian
6 3 (1.84%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.38%) Data Modelling
3 40 (24.54%) Software Engineering
4 25 (15.34%) Configuration Management
5 22 (13.50%) ETL
5 22 (13.50%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (12.88%) Analytics
6 21 (12.88%) OO
7 20 (12.27%) Collaborative Working
7 20 (12.27%) DevOps
8 19 (11.66%) OOP
8 19 (11.66%) Scrum
9 17 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (9.20%) Migration
11 13 (7.98%) ITIL
12 12 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (6.13%) E-Commerce
14 10 (6.13%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 97 (59.51%) SQL
2 41 (25.15%) C
3 35 (21.47%) Python
4 30 (18.40%) C#
5 29 (17.79%) C++
6 28 (17.18%) PowerShell
7 25 (15.34%) T-SQL
8 23 (14.11%) Fortran
9 20 (12.27%) Perl
10 18 (11.04%) Bash Shell
11 14 (8.59%) Java
12 11 (6.75%) JavaScript
12 11 (6.75%) Ruby
12 11 (6.75%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.68%) PL/SQL
13 6 (3.68%) Scala
14 5 (3.07%) Go
14 5 (3.07%) Tcl
15 4 (2.45%) Rust
16 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (19.02%) Degree
2 10 (6.13%) SC Cleared
2 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.07%) BC Cleared
5 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.23%) CCNA
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.23%) MCITP
6 2 (1.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.75%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.07%) Docker
3 5 (3.07%) KVM
3 5 (3.07%) Samba
4 3 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.84%) XenApp
4 3 (1.84%) XenServer
5 2 (1.23%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.61%) Ceph
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) Puppet
2 9 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.68%) Ansible
4 5 (3.07%) Ambari
4 5 (3.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (3.07%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.84%) SCCM
6 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.23%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.61%) Kibana
7 1 (0.61%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 60 (36.81%) Oracle
2 37 (22.70%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.04%) Sybase
4 13 (7.98%) Teradata
5 10 (6.13%) Tableau
6 9 (5.52%) Google
7 6 (3.68%) IBM
7 6 (3.68%) Netezza
8 5 (3.07%) Citrix
8 5 (3.07%) Hortonworks
8 5 (3.07%) VMware
9 4 (2.45%) Splunk
10 3 (1.84%) Actian
10 3 (1.84%) Cisco
10 3 (1.84%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.84%) EMC
10 3 (1.84%) Meraki
11 2 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.23%) HP
12 1 (0.61%) Fortinet