Period
to 28 January 2020

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 399 311 305
Rank change year-on-year -88 -6 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 926 1,602 1,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.06% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.11% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 761 1,323 1,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 120,037 144,882 165,680
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.91% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 96,074 115,785 135,147
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 17 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 28 January 2020. 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 -78 875 £50,000 - 184
UK excluding London -68 594 £45,000 - 151
London -51 318 £60,000 +9.09% 45
South East -75 193 £52,250 +9.42% 36
North of England -60 130 £45,000 +5.88% 55
Midlands -4 101 £40,000 -11.11% 25
East of England +90 84 £37,500 -18.92% 11
North West -17 83 £47,000 +4.44% 31
East Midlands +26 53 £36,970 -17.85% 15
West Midlands -24 48 £40,000 -14.89% 10
South West +21 47 £52,500 +25.75% 11
Yorkshire -49 35 £42,500 +1.19% 15
Scotland -3 32 £45,000 +9.76% 10
North East +4 12 £52,500 +31.25% 9
Northern Ireland +1 4 £27,000 -22.86% 1
Wales -22 3 £40,000 -8.05% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £49,000 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 792 (85.53%) SQL
2 701 (75.70%) SQL Server
3 340 (36.72%) Microsoft
4 289 (31.21%) Performance Tuning
5 262 (28.29%) T-SQL
6 260 (28.08%) Azure
7 258 (27.86%) Oracle
8 245 (26.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 229 (24.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 219 (23.65%) Windows
11 205 (22.14%) High Availability
12 185 (19.98%) Linux
13 180 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
13 180 (19.44%) Finance
13 180 (19.44%) Relational Database
14 171 (18.47%) Oracle Database
15 155 (16.74%) Business Intelligence
16 148 (15.98%) SQL Server 2016
17 146 (15.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 145 (15.66%) Replication
19 141 (15.23%) ETL
20 134 (14.47%) RDBMS
21 133 (14.36%) Data Warehouse
21 133 (14.36%) ITIL
22 122 (13.17%) AWS
23 119 (12.85%) PowerShell
24 118 (12.74%) Clustering
24 118 (12.74%) SQL Server 2014
25 116 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
26 115 (12.42%) SQL Server 2012

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 14 (1.51%) WebLogic
2 9 (0.97%) IIS
2 9 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.22%) Confluence
6 2 (0.22%) JBoss
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.11%) Apache
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.11%) nginx
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 260 (28.08%) Azure
2 122 (13.17%) AWS
3 91 (9.83%) Power Platform
4 38 (4.10%) SaaS
5 21 (2.27%) GCP
6 19 (2.05%) IaaS
7 17 (1.84%) PaaS
8 15 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.76%) Office 365
10 6 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.22%) Datadog
15 1 (0.11%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.02%) SAN
2 13 (1.40%) NAS
3 9 (0.97%) Internet
4 6 (0.65%) PBX
5 5 (0.54%) LAN
5 5 (0.54%) WAN
6 4 (0.43%) Firewall
7 3 (0.32%) DNS
7 3 (0.32%) PPP
8 2 (0.22%) DHCP
8 2 (0.22%) FTP
8 2 (0.22%) VPN
9 1 (0.11%) DMZ
9 1 (0.11%) HTTP
9 1 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.11%) SSL
9 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (75.70%) SQL Server
2 245 (26.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 229 (24.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 180 (19.44%) Relational Database
5 171 (18.47%) Oracle Database
6 148 (15.98%) SQL Server 2016
7 146 (15.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 134 (14.47%) RDBMS
9 133 (14.36%) Data Warehouse
10 118 (12.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 115 (12.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 114 (12.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 98 (10.58%) PostgreSQL
14 97 (10.48%) MySQL
15 90 (9.72%) Power BI
16 79 (8.53%) SQL Server 2017
17 46 (4.97%) OLAP
18 43 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
19 42 (4.54%) Azure SQL Database
19 42 (4.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (1.19%) JIRA
4 8 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
5 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.65%) GitLab
6 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.54%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.32%) ER Studio
8 3 (0.32%) ERwin
9 2 (0.22%) Subversion
10 1 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 180 (19.44%) Finance
2 38 (4.10%) Retail
3 36 (3.89%) Banking
4 35 (3.78%) Public Sector
5 28 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.70%) Law
7 21 (2.27%) Marketing
8 18 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.73%) Legal
10 14 (1.51%) Electronics
11 9 (0.97%) Back Office
12 7 (0.76%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.65%) Automotive
13 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.54%) Advertising
15 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.32%) Military
15 3 (0.32%) Police
15 3 (0.32%) Publishing
16 2 (0.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.00%) .NET
2 24 (2.59%) Web Services
3 15 (1.62%) Middleware
4 14 (1.51%) Flash
5 13 (1.40%) XML
6 10 (1.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.43%) JSON
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.43%) REST
8 3 (0.32%) MDX
8 3 (0.32%) ODBC
9 2 (0.22%) Apache NiFi
9 2 (0.22%) COM
9 2 (0.22%) LDAP
9 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.11%) CSS
10 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.11%) HTML
10 1 (0.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 145 (15.66%) Replication
2 118 (12.74%) Clustering
3 74 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.32%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (3.24%) Data Centre
7 22 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 17 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.97%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.86%) NHS
12 8 (0.86%) Reinsurance
13 7 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.43%) EPoS
14 4 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.43%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.43%) Pricing Data
15 3 (0.32%) CMDB
15 3 (0.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 219 (23.65%) Windows
2 185 (19.98%) Linux
3 84 (9.07%) Windows Server
4 70 (7.56%) Unix
5 37 (4.00%) Solaris
6 27 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.97%) AIX
10 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
12 1 (0.11%) Fedora
12 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (31.21%) Performance Tuning
2 205 (22.14%) High Availability
3 180 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 155 (16.74%) Business Intelligence
5 141 (15.23%) ETL
6 133 (14.36%) ITIL
7 116 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
8 109 (11.77%) Capacity Planning
9 98 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
10 78 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 77 (8.32%) DevOps
12 67 (7.24%) Migration
13 59 (6.37%) Performance Monitoring
14 55 (5.94%) Proactive Monitoring
15 47 (5.08%) Change Management
16 44 (4.75%) Data Modelling
16 44 (4.75%) Problem Management
17 42 (4.54%) Database Security
18 39 (4.21%) Statistics
18 39 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 792 (85.53%) SQL
2 262 (28.29%) T-SQL
3 119 (12.85%) PowerShell
4 58 (6.26%) PL/SQL
5 51 (5.51%) Bash Shell
5 51 (5.51%) Python
6 44 (4.75%) C#
7 38 (4.10%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.62%) Java
9 14 (1.51%) Perl
10 12 (1.30%) C
10 12 (1.30%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.08%) Korn
12 6 (0.65%) PHP
12 6 (0.65%) Ruby
12 6 (0.65%) VBA
13 4 (0.43%) Natural
14 3 (0.32%) R
14 3 (0.32%) VB
15 2 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (8.10%) Degree
2 56 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (4.10%) Oracle Certification
4 34 (3.67%) Security Cleared
5 29 (3.13%) OCP
6 27 (2.92%) SC Cleared
7 19 (2.05%) MCP
8 16 (1.73%) MCSA
9 13 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.30%) HND
11 11 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (1.08%) MCDBA
13 9 (0.97%) MCSE
14 8 (0.86%) OCA
15 7 (0.76%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.76%) MCITP
16 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.32%) MCTS
18 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
18 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.94%) SLA
2 25 (2.70%) QA
3 19 (2.05%) GDPR
3 19 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.10%) Oracle RAC
3 31 (3.35%) Firmware
4 27 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (1.51%) Docker
6 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.11%) Postfix
8 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (5.94%) Data Guard
2 28 (3.02%) Oracle RMAN
3 26 (2.81%) Failover Clustering
4 25 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (2.05%) Ansible
7 16 (1.73%) Foglight
8 15 (1.62%) LiteSpeed
9 11 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.08%) SCOM
11 8 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.86%) Terraform
12 7 (0.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 7 (0.76%) Puppet
13 5 (0.54%) Perfmon
13 5 (0.54%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.43%) Kubernetes
15 3 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
15 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 340 (36.72%) Microsoft
2 258 (27.86%) Oracle
3 43 (4.64%) VMware
4 36 (3.89%) SAP
5 28 (3.02%) Red Hat
5 28 (3.02%) RedGate
6 19 (2.05%) Tableau
7 18 (1.94%) ServiceNow
8 17 (1.84%) IBM
9 10 (1.08%) Google
9 10 (1.08%) Sybase
10 8 (0.86%) Percona
10 8 (0.86%) Sun
11 6 (0.65%) Cloudera
11 6 (0.65%) Infobright
12 5 (0.54%) Hortonworks
12 5 (0.54%) Informatica
12 5 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.43%) HP
14 3 (0.32%) NetApp