Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Database Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1168 1193 1265
Rank change year-on-year +25 +72 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Database Specialist 30 25 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.013% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.014% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 34
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -8.11% +32.14%
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £56,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £41,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +25.30% -10.27% +28.47%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
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 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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 +42 25 £50,000 +17.65%
London +16 13 £50,000 -9.09%
UK excluding London +29 12 £52,000 +25.30%
North West +2 8 £52,500 +10.53%
North of England 0 8 £52,500 +26.51%
South East +51 2 £39,000 -11.36%
Midlands +36 2 £43,500 +11.54%
West Midlands +18 2 £43,500 +11.54%

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Database Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 21 (70.00%) SQL
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 19 (63.33%) Oracle
3 18 (60.00%) Unix
3 18 (60.00%) Python
4 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
5 14 (46.67%) MySQL
5 14 (46.67%) Apache
6 12 (40.00%) LAMP
6 12 (40.00%) MongoDB
6 12 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (26.67%) Web Services
9 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
9 7 (23.33%) Middleware
9 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
9 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
10 6 (20.00%) Open Source
10 6 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
10 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
10 6 (20.00%) PHP
10 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
10 6 (20.00%) Java
10 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 5 (16.67%) Perl
11 5 (16.67%) C
11 5 (16.67%) C++
11 5 (16.67%) Fortran
11 5 (16.67%) Samba

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 14 (46.67%) Apache
2 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) Mule
4 1 (3.33%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) AMQP
4 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (46.67%) MySQL
3 12 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (3.33%) Power BI
9 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) LAMP
2 8 (26.67%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) Middleware
4 5 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (6.67%) Kafka
5 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.33%) .NET
6 1 (3.33%) ISAPI
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Life Science
2 4 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 18 (60.00%) Unix
3 4 (13.33%) Solaris
3 4 (13.33%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) CentOS
4 3 (10.00%) SUSE
4 3 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (20.00%) Open Source
3 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) High Availability
5 3 (10.00%) Line Management
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.67%) CRM
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) BCP
7 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) SQL
2 18 (60.00%) Python
3 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
4 6 (20.00%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.00%) PHP
4 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (16.67%) C
5 5 (16.67%) C++
5 5 (16.67%) Fortran
5 5 (16.67%) Perl
5 5 (16.67%) Ruby
6 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) MCITP
1 2 (6.67%) MCTS
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) KVM
1 5 (16.67%) Samba
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Ansible
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds