The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 298 269 195
Rank change year-on-year -29 -74  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 956 1217 1894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.24% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.28% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 805 1025 1619
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,563 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 904 £47,500 +2.15% 90
UK excluding London +2 656 £45,000 +2.85% 76
London -82 291 £57,500 +4.54% 20
South East +22 179 £45,000 - 12
North of England -33 178 £42,500 -1.16% 40
East of England +39 105 £47,250 +11.17% 3
Midlands +13 101 £45,000 +5.88% 8
South West -24 59 £38,500 -1.28% 7
Scotland +11 23 £39,500 -34.16% 5
Wales +3 13 £35,750 -15.88% 1
Northern Ireland - 8 £37,500 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1674 (84.29%) SQL
2 1490 (75.03%) SQL Server
3 850 (42.80%) Performance Tuning
4 723 (36.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 702 (35.35%) Oracle
6 700 (35.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 691 (34.79%) T-SQL
8 569 (28.65%) Microsoft
9 485 (24.42%) Windows
10 466 (23.46%) Oracle Database
11 424 (21.35%) High Availability
12 412 (20.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 410 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
14 399 (20.09%) Finance
15 394 (19.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 381 (19.18%) Linux
17 368 (18.53%) Data Warehouse
18 355 (17.88%) Clustering
19 354 (17.82%) Replication
20 330 (16.62%) SQL Server 2012
21 307 (15.46%) Disaster Recovery
22 287 (14.45%) SQL Server 2014
23 282 (14.20%) ETL
24 252 (12.69%) NoSQL
25 246 (12.39%) Relational Database
26 240 (12.08%) MySQL
27 235 (11.83%) Windows Server
28 221 (11.13%) Migration
29 219 (11.03%) PL/SQL
30 217 (10.93%) Oracle Database 11g

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 83 (4.18%) WebLogic
2 62 (3.12%) IIS
3 61 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 47 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 37 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
7 27 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (0.86%) JBoss
9 13 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.45%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
12 6 (0.30%) Apache
12 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.20%) Alfresco
15 3 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.10%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
17 1 (0.050%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 92 (4.63%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (2.37%) Oracle Applications
3 46 (2.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
6 12 (0.60%) iTrent
6 12 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.10%) Raiser's Edge
11 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.050%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle ASCP
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.050%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 202 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.81%) SaaS
4 24 (1.21%) GitHub
5 17 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
7 13 (0.65%) IaaS
7 13 (0.65%) PaaS
8 6 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.25%) Office 365
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.20%) Responsys
10 4 (0.20%) Taleo
11 1 (0.050%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.42%) SAN
2 36 (1.81%) Internet
3 20 (1.01%) DNS
4 16 (0.81%) Firewall
4 16 (0.81%) Intranet
5 15 (0.76%) DHCP
5 15 (0.76%) NAS
5 15 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.70%) Network Security
7 10 (0.50%) Extranet
7 10 (0.50%) WAN
8 5 (0.25%) SSL
9 3 (0.15%) VPN
10 2 (0.10%) LAN
10 2 (0.10%) SMS
10 2 (0.10%) SMTP
10 2 (0.10%) SNMP
10 2 (0.10%) SSH
11 1 (0.050%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1490 (75.03%) SQL Server
2 723 (36.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 700 (35.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 466 (23.46%) Oracle Database
5 412 (20.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 394 (19.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 368 (18.53%) Data Warehouse
8 330 (16.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 287 (14.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 252 (12.69%) NoSQL
11 246 (12.39%) Relational Database
12 240 (12.08%) MySQL
13 217 (10.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 205 (10.32%) Oracle Database 12c
15 199 (10.02%) RDBMS
16 193 (9.72%) SQL Server 2016
17 172 (8.66%) MongoDB
18 143 (7.20%) SQL Server 2005
19 130 (6.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 107 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (2.57%) Visual Studio
3 46 (2.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 37 (1.86%) Git (software)
5 31 (1.56%) Subversion
6 26 (1.31%) JIRA
7 17 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (0.40%) PeopleTools
12 7 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.35%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.35%) Toad
12 7 (0.35%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.30%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.30%) tSQLt
14 4 (0.20%) NUnit
14 4 (0.20%) Selenium
14 4 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 399 (20.09%) Finance
2 111 (5.59%) Banking
3 70 (3.52%) Marketing
4 63 (3.17%) Advertising
5 35 (1.76%) Retail
6 24 (1.21%) Games
6 24 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.01%) Legal
8 18 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 14 (0.70%) Music Industry
10 12 (0.60%) Publishing
11 10 (0.50%) Automotive
12 9 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.25%) Electronics
13 5 (0.25%) Law
13 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.10%) Back Office
16 1 (0.050%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (5.29%) .NET
2 80 (4.03%) XML
3 56 (2.82%) Middleware
4 43 (2.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 34 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
6 20 (1.01%) Web Services
7 19 (0.96%) SOAP
8 14 (0.70%) HTML
9 12 (0.60%) MDX
10 10 (0.50%) JSON
10 10 (0.50%) REST
11 9 (0.45%) MSMQ
11 9 (0.45%) XML Messaging
12 7 (0.35%) RESTful
13 5 (0.25%) DCOM
13 5 (0.25%) SAP Basis
14 4 (0.20%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.20%) Flash
14 4 (0.20%) jQuery
14 4 (0.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 355 (17.88%) Clustering
2 354 (17.82%) Replication
3 183 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (5.34%) Computer Science
5 63 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 53 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.86%) Fintech
8 27 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 16 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (0.70%) Online Games
13 10 (0.50%) iPad
14 9 (0.45%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.40%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.40%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.30%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.30%) N-Tier
17 5 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 485 (24.42%) Windows
2 381 (19.18%) Linux
3 235 (11.83%) Windows Server
4 196 (9.87%) Unix
5 100 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (4.13%) Solaris
7 58 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.26%) AIX
10 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.30%) Android
11 6 (0.30%) CentOS
12 4 (0.20%) zOS
13 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.10%) SUSE
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.10%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.050%) Debian
15 1 (0.050%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (42.80%) Performance Tuning
2 424 (21.35%) High Availability
3 410 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
4 307 (15.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 282 (14.20%) ETL
6 221 (11.13%) Migration
7 192 (9.67%) Agile Software Development
8 169 (8.51%) ITIL
9 157 (7.91%) Capacity Planning
10 138 (6.95%) Performance Monitoring
11 136 (6.85%) Database Security
12 103 (5.19%) DevOps
13 102 (5.14%) Data Modelling
14 80 (4.03%) Statistics
15 70 (3.52%) Change Management
15 70 (3.52%) Mentoring
16 69 (3.47%) Data Protection
17 68 (3.42%) Data Migration
18 65 (3.27%) Database Tuning
19 64 (3.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1674 (84.29%) SQL
2 691 (34.79%) T-SQL
3 219 (11.03%) PL/SQL
4 203 (10.22%) PowerShell
5 129 (6.50%) Shell Script
6 76 (3.83%) Java
7 59 (2.97%) C#
8 45 (2.27%) Python
9 26 (1.31%) PHP
10 21 (1.06%) Bash Shell
10 21 (1.06%) Korn
11 17 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 16 (0.81%) Perl
12 16 (0.81%) R
13 15 (0.76%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.65%) VB
15 11 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 11 (0.55%) VBA
16 9 (0.45%) AWK
16 9 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 154 (7.75%) Degree
2 135 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 70 (3.52%) Oracle Certification
5 61 (3.07%) OCP
6 56 (2.82%) Security Cleared
7 48 (2.42%) MCITP
8 45 (2.27%) MCSA
9 38 (1.91%) OCA
10 32 (1.61%) MCSE
11 31 (1.56%) MCTS
11 31 (1.56%) SC Cleared
12 26 (1.31%) Master's Degree
13 24 (1.21%) DV Cleared
14 18 (0.91%) MySQL Certification
15 16 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.50%) MCP
17 8 (0.40%) MCDBA
18 5 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
18 5 (0.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.88%) SLA
2 64 (3.22%) QA
3 23 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.76%) ISO 14001
6 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.55%) ISO 9000
8 9 (0.45%) GDPR
9 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.050%) HL7
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 141 (7.10%) Oracle RAC
2 99 (4.98%) Active Directory
3 60 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.40%) KVM
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
7 5 (0.25%) vSphere
8 4 (0.20%) Shibboleth
8 4 (0.20%) XenServer
9 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.050%) Firmware
11 1 (0.050%) HDFS
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 173 (8.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 144 (7.25%) Data Guard
3 72 (3.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 57 (2.87%) Failover Clustering
5 45 (2.27%) Puppet
6 42 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (1.71%) Ansible
8 31 (1.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 28 (1.41%) Opsview
10 23 (1.16%) NetBackup
11 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (0.65%) Nagios
12 13 (0.65%) Perfmon
12 13 (0.65%) SCOM
13 7 (0.35%) CFEngine
13 7 (0.35%) SQL Sentry
14 5 (0.25%) Galera Cluster
14 5 (0.25%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 4 (0.20%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 702 (35.35%) Oracle
2 569 (28.65%) Microsoft
3 143 (7.20%) VMware
4 81 (4.08%) Sybase
5 70 (3.52%) IBM
6 53 (2.67%) SAP
7 43 (2.17%) Cognos
8 42 (2.11%) Red Hat
9 35 (1.76%) Tableau
10 29 (1.46%) Facebook
11 28 (1.41%) RedGate
12 27 (1.36%) SolarWinds
13 26 (1.31%) PeopleSoft
13 26 (1.31%) Splunk
14 17 (0.86%) HP
15 16 (0.81%) Cognizant
15 16 (0.81%) NetApp
16 13 (0.65%) Sun
17 11 (0.55%) Percona
18 10 (0.50%) SaltStack
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension + 20% bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 9 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefit
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Verelogic IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Radstock, Avon
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + 12.5% Shift Allowance + Training +
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lithium3 Technology Recruitment Limited
Salary: Comprehensive package including excellent holidays, pension, etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 6 days ago