Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £49,486 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 396 302 309
Rank change year-on-year -94 +7 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,055 1,861 1,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 1.13% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.17% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 914 1,503 1,622
UK median annual salary £49,486 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.03% +7.53% -2.11%
10th Percentile £32,650 £32,500 £30,550
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -96 968 £50,000 - 173
UK excluding London -85 698 £45,000 - 134
London -85 336 £60,000 +1.69% 44
South East -64 220 £50,000 +5.26% 37
North of England -45 208 £45,000 - 40
North West -22 107 £45,000 - 15
Yorkshire -38 86 £42,500 - 22
Midlands -62 76 £42,500 - 22
East of England +7 70 £42,500 -10.53% 11
Scotland +6 56 £42,500 -3.95% 4
South West -3 55 £47,500 +17.28% 19
West Midlands -47 39 £42,500 -10.53% 12
East Midlands -9 37 £42,500 - 10
North East +22 15 £37,000 -13.95% 3
Wales -14 10 £34,500 -21.59% 1
Northern Ireland -7 4 £40,000 +60.00%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 870 (82.46%) SQL
2 775 (73.46%) SQL Server
3 384 (36.40%) Performance Tuning
4 327 (31.00%) T-SQL
5 297 (28.15%) Microsoft
6 266 (25.21%) Oracle
7 262 (24.83%) Azure
8 257 (24.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 249 (23.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 235 (22.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 225 (21.33%) Windows
12 222 (21.04%) High Availability
13 209 (19.81%) Replication
14 195 (18.48%) Linux
14 195 (18.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 188 (17.82%) Relational Database
16 183 (17.35%) Clustering
16 183 (17.35%) SQL Server 2016
17 182 (17.25%) AWS
18 179 (16.97%) Finance
19 165 (15.64%) PowerShell
20 163 (15.45%) Oracle Database
21 161 (15.26%) SQL Server 2008
22 157 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
23 155 (14.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 149 (14.12%) ETL
25 148 (14.03%) PostgreSQL
26 145 (13.74%) ITIL
27 141 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
28 140 (13.27%) Problem-Solving

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 21 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.04%) WebLogic
3 10 (0.95%) IIS
4 8 (0.76%) JBoss
5 5 (0.47%) OpenEdge
5 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.38%) Apache
6 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.28%) Confluence
7 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.095%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.095%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.095%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.095%) CMS
9 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.095%) nginx
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 23 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.04%) InfoPath
3 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.095%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 262 (24.83%) Azure
2 182 (17.25%) AWS
3 67 (6.35%) Power Platform
4 41 (3.89%) SaaS
5 23 (2.18%) PaaS
6 13 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.95%) IaaS
8 8 (0.76%) GCP
9 6 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.38%) Office 365
11 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.28%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) Datadog
13 1 (0.095%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.095%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.22%) SAN
2 13 (1.23%) NAS
3 7 (0.66%) LAN
3 7 (0.66%) WAN
4 6 (0.57%) Internet
5 3 (0.28%) Firewall
6 2 (0.19%) DNS
6 2 (0.19%) FTP
6 2 (0.19%) Network Security
6 2 (0.19%) PBX
6 2 (0.19%) PPP
7 1 (0.095%) DHCP
7 1 (0.095%) HTTP
7 1 (0.095%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.095%) Modbus
7 1 (0.095%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.095%) SSL
7 1 (0.095%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.095%) VPN
7 1 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 775 (73.46%) SQL Server
2 257 (24.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 235 (22.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 195 (18.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 188 (17.82%) Relational Database
6 183 (17.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 163 (15.45%) Oracle Database
8 161 (15.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 155 (14.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 148 (14.03%) PostgreSQL
11 131 (12.42%) Data Warehouse
11 131 (12.42%) RDBMS
12 121 (11.47%) MySQL
13 98 (9.29%) SQL Server 2014
14 86 (8.15%) MongoDB
15 67 (6.35%) Power BI
16 58 (5.50%) OLTP
17 57 (5.40%) SQL Server 2017
18 51 (4.83%) Oracle Database 11g
19 44 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 33 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.09%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
4 20 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (1.14%) Subversion
7 9 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.85%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.47%) ER Studio
8 5 (0.47%) ERwin
8 5 (0.47%) JIRA
9 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 179 (16.97%) Finance
2 39 (3.70%) Banking
3 30 (2.84%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.46%) Retail
5 24 (2.27%) Law
6 15 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.42%) Marketing
7 13 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.95%) Advertising
9 9 (0.85%) Back Office
10 8 (0.76%) Games
10 8 (0.76%) Legal
11 7 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.47%) Automotive
12 5 (0.47%) Electronics
12 5 (0.47%) Local Government
12 5 (0.47%) Military
13 2 (0.19%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.55%) .NET
2 30 (2.84%) ASP.NET
3 25 (2.37%) XML
4 22 (2.09%) Web Services
5 15 (1.42%) JSON
6 14 (1.33%) HTML
6 14 (1.33%) LDAP
7 13 (1.23%) Middleware
8 12 (1.14%) Flash
9 11 (1.04%) Backbone.js
9 11 (1.04%) CSS
9 11 (1.04%) jQuery
10 8 (0.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 6 (0.57%) REST
12 3 (0.28%) ODBC
12 3 (0.28%) Velocity
13 2 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
13 2 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.19%) MDX
13 2 (0.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 209 (19.81%) Replication
2 183 (17.35%) Clustering
3 75 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (6.07%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 24 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
9 17 (1.61%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.85%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.57%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.57%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.47%) Reference Data
15 4 (0.38%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.38%) FlexPod
15 4 (0.38%) Private Cloud
16 3 (0.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 225 (21.33%) Windows
2 195 (18.48%) Linux
3 97 (9.19%) Windows Server
4 72 (6.82%) Unix
5 36 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (3.22%) Solaris
7 25 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.76%) AIX
10 6 (0.57%) CentOS
11 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.28%) Debian
13 1 (0.095%) Fedora
13 1 (0.095%) HPUX
13 1 (0.095%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (36.40%) Performance Tuning
2 249 (23.60%) Disaster Recovery
3 222 (21.04%) High Availability
4 157 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
5 149 (14.12%) ETL
6 145 (13.74%) ITIL
7 141 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
8 140 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
9 126 (11.94%) Migration
10 100 (9.48%) DevOps
11 89 (8.44%) Capacity Planning
12 85 (8.06%) Performance Monitoring
13 71 (6.73%) Data Modelling
14 64 (6.07%) Database Mirroring
15 63 (5.97%) Task Automation
16 60 (5.69%) Change Management
16 60 (5.69%) Database Security
17 58 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 58 (5.50%) Proactive Monitoring
18 45 (4.27%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 870 (82.46%) SQL
2 327 (31.00%) T-SQL
3 165 (15.64%) PowerShell
4 74 (7.01%) Python
5 55 (5.21%) C#
6 44 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 40 (3.79%) PL/SQL
8 38 (3.60%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.99%) Java
10 20 (1.90%) VBA
11 17 (1.61%) PHP
12 11 (1.04%) Perl
13 8 (0.76%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.66%) Ruby
14 7 (0.66%) VBScript
15 6 (0.57%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.47%) C
16 5 (0.47%) C++
17 4 (0.38%) OpenEdge ABL
18 2 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 73 (6.92%) Degree
2 62 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (1.71%) Oracle Certification
4 18 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.14%) MCSE
5 12 (1.14%) OCP
6 11 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.85%) MCDBA
8 8 (0.76%) MCSA
9 6 (0.57%) MCP
10 5 (0.47%) HND
11 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.38%) NCIE
11 4 (0.38%) OCA
12 3 (0.28%) MCITP
12 3 (0.28%) MCTS
13 2 (0.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.17%) SLA
2 32 (3.03%) QA
3 26 (2.46%) GDPR
4 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (4.74%) Oracle RAC
2 35 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.46%) Docker
4 25 (2.37%) Firmware
4 25 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.04%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) HDFS
6 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.095%) Postfix
7 1 (0.095%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (5.88%) Data Guard
2 42 (3.98%) Oracle RMAN
3 32 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
4 28 (2.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 27 (2.56%) Ansible
6 26 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
7 18 (1.71%) Grafana
7 18 (1.71%) SCOM
8 16 (1.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 15 (1.42%) Foglight
9 15 (1.42%) LiteSpeed
10 13 (1.23%) Prometheus
11 11 (1.04%) Terraform
12 9 (0.85%) Kubernetes
12 9 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.85%) SCCM
13 8 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
14 3 (0.28%) Puppet
14 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 297 (28.15%) Microsoft
2 266 (25.21%) Oracle
3 41 (3.89%) VMware
4 38 (3.60%) Red Hat
5 33 (3.13%) RedGate
6 20 (1.90%) ServiceNow
7 18 (1.71%) IBM
8 13 (1.23%) Tableau
9 12 (1.14%) HP
9 12 (1.14%) Sybase
10 10 (0.95%) SAP
11 9 (0.85%) Sage
12 8 (0.76%) BMC
12 8 (0.76%) Percona
13 6 (0.57%) NetApp
14 5 (0.47%) Cisco
14 5 (0.47%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
15 4 (0.38%) 3PAR
15 4 (0.38%) Sun