Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Database Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1140 1148 1203
Rank change year-on-year +8 +55 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Database Specialist 17 35 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.021% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 22
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +15.61% -6.49%
10th Percentile £33,171 £32,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,132 £49,750 £42,000
% change year-on-year -23.35% +18.45% -1.18%

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 157,980 168,274 183,899
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,315 134,818 154,230
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Database Specialist in the UK

Database Specialist
Top 8 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 16 October 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 +35 13 £61,250 +22.50% 4
London +35 8 £75,000 +50.00% 3
UK excluding London +4 8 £38,132 -23.35% 1
North of England +15 3 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Scotland - 3 £56,250 -
Yorkshire - 3 £47,500 - 1
East of England - 1 £22,500 -
South West - 1 £33,000 -

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 9 (52.94%) SQL
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (41.18%) SaaS
2 7 (41.18%) Security Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (29.41%) IT Audit
3 5 (29.41%) Database Security
3 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Replication
5 2 (11.76%) Clustering
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio

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 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (41.18%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
1 1 (5.88%) OC4J
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Security Architecture
2 5 (29.41%) Database Security
2 5 (29.41%) IT Audit
2 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Alteryx
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Reuters
3 1 (5.88%) SnapLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Xamarin