Period
to 18 August 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 2017.

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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 262 212
Rank change year-on-year -48 -50 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1919 2604 3581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.32% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.37% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 2216 3041
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 169742 190690 209586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137115 160408 172505
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 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 -49 1800 £47,500 +1.06% 98
UK excluding London -5 1284 £45,000 +3.45% 74
London -97 611 £57,250 +4.09% 30
North of England -49 368 £44,375 +4.41% 27
South East +41 354 £45,000 - 21
Midlands 0 191 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Yorkshire -1 184 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East of England +26 178 £47,000 +10.59% 4
North West -84 152 £40,750 -9.44% 16
West Midlands +33 128 £42,500 - 9
South West -62 108 £40,000 -2.44% 4
East Midlands -25 64 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Scotland +32 62 £37,500 -31.82% 5
North East +18 32 £46,496 +12.72% 1
Wales +3 20 £34,000 -20.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 13 £37,500 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, DBA 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 DBA in the job title.

1 1613 (84.05%) SQL
2 1476 (76.92%) SQL Server
3 789 (41.12%) Performance Tuning
4 731 (38.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 715 (37.26%) T-SQL
6 701 (36.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 656 (34.18%) Oracle
8 592 (30.85%) Microsoft
9 429 (22.36%) High Availability
10 426 (22.20%) Windows
11 419 (21.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 417 (21.73%) Oracle Database
13 412 (21.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 401 (20.90%) Business Intelligence
15 394 (20.53%) Finance
16 374 (19.49%) Linux
17 348 (18.13%) Data Warehouse
18 330 (17.20%) Replication
19 326 (16.99%) Clustering
20 317 (16.52%) Disaster Recovery
20 317 (16.52%) SQL Server 2012
21 267 (13.91%) SQL Server 2014
22 259 (13.50%) ETL
23 247 (12.87%) Relational Database
24 236 (12.30%) MySQL
25 234 (12.19%) NoSQL
26 224 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
27 217 (11.31%) Migration
28 216 (11.26%) PowerShell
29 212 (11.05%) Oracle Database 12c

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 75 (3.91%) WebLogic
2 61 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 39 (2.03%) IIS
5 38 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
7 18 (0.94%) WebSphere
8 16 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (0.78%) JBoss
10 13 (0.68%) Apache
11 11 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
12 9 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.10%) Alfresco
15 2 (0.10%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.10%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 32 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 58 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
4 18 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.52%) iTrent
6 10 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.16%) Raiser's Edge
11 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.10%) FastStats
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Utilities
11 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
12 1 (0.052%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 224 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 155 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.62%) GitHub
4 27 (1.41%) SaaS
5 21 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
7 14 (0.73%) IaaS
8 12 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.47%) PaaS
10 5 (0.26%) Office 365
11 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 1 (0.052%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.052%) Firebase
13 1 (0.052%) Responsys
13 1 (0.052%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.18%) SAN
2 24 (1.25%) Internet
2 24 (1.25%) NAS
3 20 (1.04%) Firewall
4 19 (0.99%) DNS
5 17 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.83%) DHCP
7 14 (0.73%) Network Security
8 11 (0.57%) WAN
9 8 (0.42%) SMS
10 7 (0.36%) SSL
10 7 (0.36%) VPN
11 3 (0.16%) Extranet
11 3 (0.16%) Intranet
11 3 (0.16%) LAN
12 1 (0.052%) FTP
12 1 (0.052%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1476 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 731 (38.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 701 (36.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 419 (21.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 417 (21.73%) Oracle Database
6 412 (21.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 348 (18.13%) Data Warehouse
8 317 (16.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 267 (13.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 247 (12.87%) Relational Database
11 236 (12.30%) MySQL
12 234 (12.19%) NoSQL
13 212 (11.05%) Oracle Database 12c
14 209 (10.89%) SQL Server 2016
15 206 (10.73%) RDBMS
16 174 (9.07%) Oracle Database 11g
17 162 (8.44%) MongoDB
18 132 (6.88%) SQL Server 2005
19 111 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
20 100 (5.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 56 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 43 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (2.14%) Visual Studio
5 32 (1.67%) Subversion
6 22 (1.15%) JIRA
7 14 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 14 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.42%) tSQLt
11 7 (0.36%) Toad
12 4 (0.21%) PeopleTools
13 2 (0.10%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.10%) GitLab
13 2 (0.10%) HP UFT
13 2 (0.10%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.10%) NUnit
13 2 (0.10%) Selenium
General
1 394 (20.53%) Finance
2 101 (5.26%) Banking
3 76 (3.96%) Marketing
4 60 (3.13%) Advertising
5 41 (2.14%) Retail
6 31 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.35%) Games
8 23 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.68%) Publishing
11 12 (0.63%) Electronics
12 10 (0.52%) Automotive
13 9 (0.47%) Legal
14 6 (0.31%) Law
14 6 (0.31%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.21%) Back Office
15 4 (0.21%) Billing
15 4 (0.21%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (4.69%) .NET
2 68 (3.54%) XML
3 58 (3.02%) Middleware
4 56 (2.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 29 (1.51%) Oracle Fusion
6 28 (1.46%) Web Services
7 23 (1.20%) SOAP
8 17 (0.89%) HTML
9 15 (0.78%) MDX
10 12 (0.63%) REST
10 12 (0.63%) XML Messaging
11 10 (0.52%) JSON
12 9 (0.47%) RESTful
13 7 (0.36%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.36%) MSMQ
14 6 (0.31%) JDBC
14 6 (0.31%) ODBC
15 5 (0.26%) .NET Framework
16 4 (0.21%) CSS
16 4 (0.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 330 (17.20%) Replication
2 326 (16.99%) Clustering
3 162 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
4 116 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 44 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 38 (1.98%) Fintech
8 21 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 18 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 16 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.73%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.73%) Online Games
13 13 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
14 12 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.57%) iPad
15 11 (0.57%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (0.52%) Hedge funds
17 9 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 426 (22.20%) Windows
2 374 (19.49%) Linux
3 199 (10.37%) Windows Server
4 196 (10.21%) Unix
5 81 (4.22%) Solaris
6 68 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (1.88%) AIX
9 18 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
10 14 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.21%) Android
12 4 (0.21%) Debian
12 4 (0.21%) zOS
13 3 (0.16%) CentOS
13 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.10%) MVS
14 2 (0.10%) SUSE
14 2 (0.10%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.052%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (41.12%) Performance Tuning
2 429 (22.36%) High Availability
3 401 (20.90%) Business Intelligence
4 317 (16.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 259 (13.50%) ETL
6 217 (11.31%) Migration
7 199 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
8 174 (9.07%) ITIL
9 152 (7.92%) Capacity Planning
10 136 (7.09%) Performance Monitoring
11 123 (6.41%) Database Security
12 121 (6.31%) DevOps
13 111 (5.78%) Data Modelling
14 93 (4.85%) Mentoring
15 90 (4.69%) Data Protection
16 80 (4.17%) Data Management
17 77 (4.01%) Statistics
18 74 (3.86%) Data Migration
19 70 (3.65%) Database Tuning
20 65 (3.39%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1613 (84.05%) SQL
2 715 (37.26%) T-SQL
3 216 (11.26%) PowerShell
4 180 (9.38%) PL/SQL
5 116 (6.04%) Shell Script
6 76 (3.96%) Java
7 47 (2.45%) C#
8 44 (2.29%) Python
9 26 (1.35%) Korn
10 22 (1.15%) JavaScript
11 20 (1.04%) Perl
12 19 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 19 (0.99%) PHP
13 18 (0.94%) VB
13 18 (0.94%) VBScript
14 17 (0.89%) R
15 12 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (0.42%) AWK
16 8 (0.42%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 165 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (8.39%) Degree
3 80 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 75 (3.91%) MCSA
5 68 (3.54%) Security Cleared
6 59 (3.07%) Oracle Certification
7 54 (2.81%) MCSE
8 46 (2.40%) MCITP
9 42 (2.19%) OCP
10 28 (1.46%) Master's Degree
11 23 (1.20%) MCTS
12 22 (1.15%) SC Cleared
13 21 (1.09%) MySQL Certification
14 20 (1.04%) DV Cleared
15 18 (0.94%) OCA
16 15 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.52%) MCDBA
18 7 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
18 7 (0.36%) Security+ Certification
19 6 (0.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.59%) SLA
2 63 (3.28%) QA
3 23 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.57%) ISO 9000
7 10 (0.52%) ISO 14001
8 9 (0.47%) GDPR
9 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.052%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.052%) HL7
10 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 138 (7.19%) Oracle RAC
2 96 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 52 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.42%) KVM
7 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.21%) Firmware
8 4 (0.21%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.10%) vSphere
11 1 (0.052%) Ceph
11 1 (0.052%) HDFS
11 1 (0.052%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.052%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 150 (7.82%) Data Guard
2 144 (7.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 100 (5.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 53 (2.76%) Failover Clustering
5 41 (2.14%) Ansible
6 35 (1.82%) Puppet
7 33 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (1.67%) Perfmon
9 27 (1.41%) Opsview
10 25 (1.30%) NetBackup
10 25 (1.30%) SCOM
11 22 (1.15%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 21 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (0.73%) Nagios
14 7 (0.36%) SQL Sentry
15 6 (0.31%) EMC Navisphere
16 5 (0.26%) LiteSpeed
16 5 (0.26%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 4 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 656 (34.18%) Oracle
2 592 (30.85%) Microsoft
3 127 (6.62%) VMware
4 82 (4.27%) Sybase
5 74 (3.86%) IBM
6 61 (3.18%) SAP
7 33 (1.72%) Cognos
7 33 (1.72%) Tableau
8 32 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 28 (1.46%) RedGate
10 26 (1.35%) Splunk
11 24 (1.25%) Facebook
12 22 (1.15%) SolarWinds
13 19 (0.99%) Cognizant
14 16 (0.83%) NetApp
15 15 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
16 14 (0.73%) SaltStack
16 14 (0.73%) Sun
17 9 (0.47%) Calypso
17 9 (0.47%) Murex