The median annual salary for a Database Engineer was £49,039 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 858 929
Rank change year-on-year +26 +71  
Permanent jobs requiring a Database Engineer 40 66 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.068% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.070% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 33 50 30
Median salary £49,039 £55,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.64% +23.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £44,500 £39,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,800 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £56,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.17% +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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Database Engineer in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 30 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 25 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
England +18 32 £45,000 -18.91% 9
London -10 9 £70,000 +27.27% 5
South East +55 7 £45,000 -30.76% 2
Yorkshire +11 7 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +11 7 £47,500 -
West Wales - 6 £49,039 -
Wales - 6 £49,039 -
Swansea - 6 £49,039 -
Leeds -1 5 £47,500 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £71,250 -
City of London +29 3 £42,500 -22.72% 1
South West +5 3 £37,500 -14.28%
East of England +5 3 £40,000 -28.57%
Oxfordshire - 3 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £37,500 -
Bradford - 2 £41,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £37,500 -
Berkshire +29 1 £44,000 +10.00% 2
Surrey +26 1 £45,000 -30.76%
Hertfordshire -8 1 £42,500 -24.10%
West Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £31,825 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 56 (69.14%) SQL
2 39 (48.15%) Linux
3 37 (45.68%) SQL Server
4 27 (33.33%) Oracle
5 21 (25.93%) T-SQL
5 21 (25.93%) MySQL
6 20 (24.69%) Python
7 19 (23.46%) Bash Shell
8 18 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (19.75%) ETL
10 14 (17.28%) C#
10 14 (17.28%) Migration
11 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
11 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
11 13 (16.05%) MongoDB
11 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
12 12 (14.81%) Shell Script
12 12 (14.81%) Finance
13 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
14 10 (12.35%) QA
14 10 (12.35%) Banking
14 10 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (12.35%) HTML
14 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
14 10 (12.35%) Windows
14 10 (12.35%) Relational Database
14 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (11.11%) PHP
15 9 (11.11%) Sybase

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 6 (7.41%) Apache
2 5 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.94%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.70%) IIS
4 3 (3.70%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.47%) Confluence
5 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.23%) Maya
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.47%) IaaS
4 1 (1.23%) GitHub
4 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.23%) PaaS
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) SAN
2 3 (3.70%) DNS
2 3 (3.70%) Internet
3 2 (2.47%) DHCP
3 2 (2.47%) HTTP
3 2 (2.47%) NAS
3 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.23%) AMQP
4 1 (1.23%) Broadband
4 1 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) IPv4
4 1 (1.23%) IPv6
4 1 (1.23%) LDAP
4 1 (1.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.23%) SMTP
4 1 (1.23%) SNMP
4 1 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (45.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (25.93%) MySQL
3 18 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (16.05%) MongoDB
5 10 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (12.35%) Relational Database
6 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (8.64%) Big Data
8 7 (8.64%) Oracle Database
8 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (7.41%) MariaDB
10 5 (6.17%) Hadoop
10 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (4.94%) DataStage
11 4 (4.94%) GIS
11 4 (4.94%) IBM InfoSphere
11 4 (4.94%) Neo4j
11 4 (4.94%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.70%) JIRA
3 2 (2.47%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.47%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Banking
3 6 (7.41%) Back Office
4 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.94%) Retail
6 3 (3.70%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.23%) Advertising
8 1 (1.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) HTML
2 7 (8.64%) RESTful
3 6 (7.41%) .NET
3 6 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (6.17%) CSS
4 5 (6.17%) HTML5
4 5 (6.17%) LAMP
4 5 (6.17%) REST
5 4 (4.94%) jQuery
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.23%) JMS
7 1 (1.23%) JSON
7 1 (1.23%) JSON Schema
7 1 (1.23%) MCollective
7 1 (1.23%) Rendezvous
7 1 (1.23%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (1.23%) XML
7 1 (1.23%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (6.17%) Replication
3 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (48.15%) Linux
2 10 (12.35%) Windows
3 9 (11.11%) CentOS
3 9 (11.11%) Unix
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Solaris
7 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) ETL
2 14 (17.28%) Migration
3 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
4 11 (13.58%) Software Engineering
5 9 (11.11%) Open Source
5 9 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (9.88%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (8.64%) Data Migration
7 7 (8.64%) Release Management
7 7 (8.64%) SEO
8 6 (7.41%) Analytics
8 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.41%) Machine Learning
8 6 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.17%) DevOps
10 4 (4.94%) Data Architecture
10 4 (4.94%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 56 (69.14%) SQL
2 21 (25.93%) T-SQL
3 20 (24.69%) Python
4 19 (23.46%) Bash Shell
5 14 (17.28%) C#
6 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
7 12 (14.81%) Shell Script
8 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
9 9 (11.11%) PHP
10 7 (8.64%) Java
10 7 (8.64%) Perl
11 5 (6.17%) Ruby
12 4 (4.94%) C++
12 4 (4.94%) PHP 5
12 4 (4.94%) R
13 3 (3.70%) C
13 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
14 2 (2.47%) Go
14 2 (2.47%) Korn
14 2 (2.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) ISEB
4 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.23%) MCP
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.94%) Docker
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) Ceph
4 1 (1.23%) NFS
4 1 (1.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Puppet
2 4 (4.94%) Ansible
3 3 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.23%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.23%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.23%) Kibana
5 1 (1.23%) Munin
5 1 (1.23%) Nagios
5 1 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (33.33%) Oracle
2 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.11%) Sybase
4 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.94%) IBM
5 4 (4.94%) Netezza
6 3 (3.70%) VMware
7 2 (2.47%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.47%) Splunk
7 2 (2.47%) Tableau
8 1 (1.23%) Actian
8 1 (1.23%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.23%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.23%) Teradata
8 1 (1.23%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.23%) Veritas
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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