Period
to 25 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Database Specialist was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

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

Database Specialist
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1164 1164 1248
Rank change year-on-year 0 +84 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Database Specialist 16 15 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.009% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.009% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 34
UK median annual salary £51,500 £53,750 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.88% -21.15%
10th Percentile £38,150 £37,925 £33,525
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.71% +10.53% -

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 170,663 164,298 197,760
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,615 136,420 165,977
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Database Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Database Specialist in the UK

Database Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Database Specialist in the UK

Database Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Database Specialist over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Database Specialist in the UK

Database Specialist
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Database Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. 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 +2 15 £53,250 -0.93% 3
UK excluding London -5 13 £49,500 -5.71% 2
South East -1 9 £55,000 +4.76%
London -11 3 £55,000 -8.33% 1
North of England -20 2 £47,000 -16.44% 1
North West -25 2 £47,000 -18.26%
Midlands -3 1 £51,500 +17.05%
West Midlands - 1 £51,500 -
Scotland - 1 £38,500 -

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, Database Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Database Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (37.50%) High Availability
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (31.25%) MCSA
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (31.25%) MCTS
4 5 (31.25%) MCITP
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (18.75%) Middleware
7 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (12.50%) e-Learning
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (12.50%) Statistics
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) SMS
7 2 (12.50%) Python
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

Database Specialist 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) Mule
1 1 (6.25%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (6.25%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) SMS
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) DB2
3 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) ISAPI
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) e-Learning
1 2 (12.50%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) High Availability
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Database Security
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Statistics
5 2 (12.50%) Value Proposition
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (6.25%) Data Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Database Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Logistics
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) JCL
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MCITP
2 5 (31.25%) MCSA
2 5 (31.25%) MCTS
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) OCP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Aprimo
3 1 (6.25%) Chordiant
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Pega
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds