Period
to 25 May 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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

Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 355 297 283
Rank change year-on-year -58 -14 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,248 1,943 2,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.12% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.16% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,075 1,613 1,661
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 139,312 167,603 163,128
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.38% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 110,682 136,261 135,027
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2019. 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 -66 1,150 £47,500 -5.00% 202
UK excluding London -68 805 £45,000 -5.26% 179
London -10 416 £55,000 -8.33% 42
South East -18 270 £50,000 - 52
North of England -20 246 £42,500 -5.56% 64
Yorkshire -12 130 £42,500 -10.53% 21
North West -12 97 £45,000 - 36
Midlands -75 87 £42,500 -5.56% 25
East of England -81 72 £52,250 +4.50% 10
Scotland -5 61 £41,500 -2.35% 14
South West +11 58 £47,500 +31.94% 9
West Midlands -18 52 £37,500 -11.76% 12
East Midlands -50 35 £45,000 -5.26% 13
North East +15 19 £40,000 -6.98% 7
Wales +8 11 £44,500 -3.78% 2
Northern Ireland -30 4 £50,000 +37.93% 2

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, DBA 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 DBA in the job title.

1 1,024 (82.05%) SQL
2 933 (74.76%) SQL Server
3 463 (37.10%) Performance Tuning
4 449 (35.98%) T-SQL
5 386 (30.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 373 (29.89%) Oracle
7 342 (27.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 339 (27.16%) Microsoft
9 281 (22.52%) High Availability
10 274 (21.96%) Windows
11 253 (20.27%) Oracle Database
12 251 (20.11%) Clustering
13 240 (19.23%) Replication
14 233 (18.67%) Linux
15 231 (18.51%) Disaster Recovery
16 226 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
17 223 (17.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 208 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
19 207 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
20 202 (16.19%) SQL Server 2016
21 196 (15.71%) PowerShell
22 181 (14.50%) MySQL
23 179 (14.34%) Finance
24 173 (13.86%) SQL Server 2012
25 169 (13.54%) Relational Database
26 156 (12.50%) ITIL
27 146 (11.70%) Windows Server
28 141 (11.30%) PostgreSQL
29 140 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
30 134 (10.74%) Amazon AWS

DBA 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 57 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.24%) IIS
3 24 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.64%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.48%) JBoss
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle UPK
7 4 (0.32%) SAS
8 3 (0.24%) Apache
8 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.16%) CMS
9 2 (0.16%) Confluence
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.16%) WordPress
10 1 (0.080%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.080%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.48%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.080%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.40%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.080%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.080%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 226 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (6.89%) Power Platform
4 16 (1.28%) SaaS
5 14 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.80%) PaaS
8 9 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.40%) IaaS
11 5 (0.40%) Office 365
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.68%) Firewall
2 13 (1.04%) SAN
3 10 (0.80%) Internet
4 8 (0.64%) WAN
5 6 (0.48%) Skype
6 5 (0.40%) Network Security
7 4 (0.32%) NAS
8 3 (0.24%) LAN
8 3 (0.24%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.16%) FTP
9 2 (0.16%) SSL
9 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.16%) Wireless
10 1 (0.080%) Broadband
10 1 (0.080%) InfiniBand
10 1 (0.080%) Modbus
10 1 (0.080%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.080%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.080%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 933 (74.76%) SQL Server
2 386 (30.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 342 (27.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 253 (20.27%) Oracle Database
5 223 (17.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 208 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 202 (16.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 181 (14.50%) MySQL
9 173 (13.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 169 (13.54%) Relational Database
11 141 (11.30%) PostgreSQL
12 140 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
13 119 (9.54%) MongoDB
14 108 (8.65%) RDBMS
15 107 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
16 103 (8.25%) SQL Server 2014
17 99 (7.93%) Oracle Database 12c
18 86 (6.89%) Power BI
19 84 (6.73%) NoSQL
20 59 (4.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 34 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 20 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
5 18 (1.44%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.72%) JIRA
8 8 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.32%) DBeaver
11 3 (0.24%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.24%) Gradle
11 3 (0.24%) Maven
11 3 (0.24%) Toad
12 2 (0.16%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.16%) Subversion
13 1 (0.080%) Ant
13 1 (0.080%) Liquibase
13 1 (0.080%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 179 (14.34%) Finance
2 47 (3.77%) Retail
3 39 (3.13%) Banking
4 29 (2.32%) Marketing
5 24 (1.92%) Advertising
6 15 (1.20%) Legal
7 12 (0.96%) Local Government
8 11 (0.88%) Back Office
8 11 (0.88%) Games
9 10 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.72%) Automotive
11 8 (0.64%) Publishing
12 7 (0.56%) Law
12 7 (0.56%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.32%) Electronics
14 3 (0.24%) Military
14 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (5.45%) .NET
2 25 (2.00%) Middleware
2 25 (2.00%) Web Services
3 23 (1.84%) ASP.NET
4 19 (1.52%) .NET Framework
5 17 (1.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 16 (1.28%) JSON
6 16 (1.28%) XML
7 13 (1.04%) Entity Framework
8 11 (0.88%) HTML
9 10 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (0.64%) RESTful
12 7 (0.56%) Velocity
12 7 (0.56%) YAML
13 6 (0.48%) CSS
13 6 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
14 5 (0.40%) Backbone.js
14 5 (0.40%) CGI
14 5 (0.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 251 (20.11%) Clustering
2 240 (19.23%) Replication
3 93 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 32 (2.56%) Fintech
6 31 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
10 13 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.04%) NHS
11 12 (0.96%) Reinsurance
12 9 (0.72%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.72%) PKI
13 8 (0.64%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.56%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.56%) FlexPod
14 7 (0.56%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 274 (21.96%) Windows
2 233 (18.67%) Linux
3 146 (11.70%) Windows Server
4 96 (7.69%) Unix
5 45 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (2.48%) Solaris
8 17 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.12%) AIX
9 14 (1.12%) CentOS
10 9 (0.72%) FreeBSD
11 6 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) HPUX
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.080%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.080%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (37.10%) Performance Tuning
2 281 (22.52%) High Availability
3 231 (18.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 207 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
5 156 (12.50%) ITIL
6 126 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
7 122 (9.78%) Migration
8 109 (8.73%) ETL
9 96 (7.69%) Database Security
10 95 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (6.89%) Performance Monitoring
12 84 (6.73%) DevOps
13 75 (6.01%) Database Mirroring
14 73 (5.85%) Data Modelling
15 65 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
16 64 (5.13%) Task Automation
17 59 (4.73%) Change Control
18 53 (4.25%) Proactive Monitoring
19 52 (4.17%) CRM
20 43 (3.45%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1,024 (82.05%) SQL
2 449 (35.98%) T-SQL
3 196 (15.71%) PowerShell
4 105 (8.41%) PL/SQL
5 90 (7.21%) Python
6 88 (7.05%) Shell Script
7 50 (4.01%) C#
8 30 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 27 (2.16%) Perl
10 24 (1.92%) JavaScript
10 24 (1.92%) Ruby
11 20 (1.60%) Java
12 13 (1.04%) PHP
12 13 (1.04%) VBScript
13 8 (0.64%) VB
14 6 (0.48%) C
15 5 (0.40%) VBA
16 3 (0.24%) Korn
17 1 (0.080%) Go
17 1 (0.080%) R
Qualifications
1 92 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 87 (6.97%) Degree
3 74 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (3.85%) MCSA
5 47 (3.77%) Oracle Certification
6 37 (2.96%) OCP
7 32 (2.56%) SC Cleared
8 19 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.52%) MCSE
9 18 (1.44%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.28%) MCDBA
10 16 (1.28%) MCITP
11 12 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (0.80%) OCA
13 8 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.64%) MCTS
14 7 (0.56%) NCIE
15 3 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.24%) MCP
16 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.48%) GDPR
2 25 (2.00%) SLA
3 18 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.04%) QA
5 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 88 (7.05%) Oracle RAC
2 62 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 60 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.36%) Docker
5 10 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.40%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.080%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.080%) Firmware
8 1 (0.080%) NFS
Systems Management
1 107 (8.57%) Data Guard
2 100 (8.01%) Oracle RMAN
3 53 (4.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 42 (3.37%) Failover Clustering
4 42 (3.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 39 (3.13%) Ansible
6 33 (2.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 21 (1.68%) Perfmon
8 20 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (1.60%) Puppet
9 17 (1.36%) Grafana
10 15 (1.20%) SCCM
10 15 (1.20%) SCOM
11 11 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
11 11 (0.88%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.80%) SQL Sentry
13 9 (0.72%) HAProxy
13 9 (0.72%) Rundeck
14 8 (0.64%) Terraform
15 4 (0.32%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 373 (29.89%) Oracle
2 339 (27.16%) Microsoft
3 82 (6.57%) VMware
4 54 (4.33%) RedGate
5 42 (3.37%) Sybase
6 33 (2.64%) Veeam
7 26 (2.08%) Cisco
8 25 (2.00%) HP
8 25 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.00%) SolarWinds
9 23 (1.84%) Tableau
10 14 (1.12%) BMC
10 14 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.80%) Google
11 10 (0.80%) SAP
12 9 (0.72%) New Relic
12 9 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.64%) AppDynamics
13 8 (0.64%) NetApp
14 7 (0.56%) Sage