Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £49,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 307 312 263
Rank change year-on-year +5 -49 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,752 1,936 2,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.07% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.11% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,432 1,636 2,050
UK median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.74% - -
10th Percentile £34,525 £29,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +2.27%

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 156,355 173,780 182,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.97% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,862 139,468 152,794
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.29%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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 +4 1,629 £50,000 +5.26% 233
UK excluding London -3 1,139 £45,000 +2.27% 189
London +15 592 £57,500 - 56
South East +62 429 £47,500 +5.56% 59
North of England -32 285 £45,000 - 70
Midlands +15 179 £45,000 - 18
North West +19 172 £45,000 +5.88% 39
West Midlands +34 128 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Yorkshire -41 105 £42,000 -6.67% 26
East of England -23 83 £45,000 -4.26% 15
Scotland +6 65 £41,000 +12.33% 9
South West -26 56 £42,500 +13.33% 16
East Midlands -20 50 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Wales +20 30 £43,250 +13.44% 2
Northern Ireland -14 12 £35,000 - 1
North East -36 8 £39,750 +0.60% 5

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 1,378 (78.65%) SQL
2 1,281 (73.12%) SQL Server
3 623 (35.56%) Performance Tuning
4 614 (35.05%) Oracle
5 556 (31.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 516 (29.45%) T-SQL
7 499 (28.48%) Microsoft
8 495 (28.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 464 (26.48%) Oracle Database
10 433 (24.71%) Linux
11 396 (22.60%) High Availability
12 392 (22.37%) Windows
13 335 (19.12%) Disaster Recovery
14 329 (18.78%) SQL Server 2008
15 318 (18.15%) Replication
16 310 (17.69%) Clustering
17 288 (16.44%) Finance
18 266 (15.18%) Relational Database
19 254 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
20 238 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 232 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
22 223 (12.73%) SQL Server 2016
23 221 (12.61%) SQL Server 2012
24 219 (12.50%) Windows Server
25 217 (12.39%) MySQL
26 215 (12.27%) ITIL
27 213 (12.16%) PowerShell
28 202 (11.53%) Oracle Database 11g
29 197 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
30 193 (11.02%) Oracle RAC

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 59 (3.37%) IIS
2 49 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 30 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.66%) Oracle Application Server
5 19 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.46%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle UPK
10 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.23%) JBoss
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.17%) FileNet
14 2 (0.11%) Apache
14 2 (0.11%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.11%) SAS
14 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 41 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.46%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 53 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.46%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.17%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.057%) Elite 3E
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle Utilities
11 1 (0.057%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 232 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 182 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.91%) SaaS
4 13 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 13 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.68%) IaaS
6 10 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.57%) PaaS
7 9 (0.51%) Office 365
8 8 (0.46%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.23%) Yammer
10 3 (0.17%) GitHub
11 2 (0.11%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.11%) Serverless
12 1 (0.057%) Boomi
12 1 (0.057%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.057%) Slack
12 1 (0.057%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.51%) SAN
2 31 (1.77%) NAS
3 13 (0.74%) Internet
4 12 (0.68%) Firewall
5 9 (0.51%) WAN
6 8 (0.46%) LAN
7 4 (0.23%) Intranet
7 4 (0.23%) Skype
7 4 (0.23%) WebEx
8 3 (0.17%) SMS
9 2 (0.11%) InfiniBand
9 2 (0.11%) Network Security
9 2 (0.11%) SSH
10 1 (0.057%) Extranet
10 1 (0.057%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.057%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,281 (73.12%) SQL Server
2 556 (31.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 495 (28.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 464 (26.48%) Oracle Database
5 329 (18.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 266 (15.18%) Relational Database
7 238 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 223 (12.73%) SQL Server 2016
9 221 (12.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 217 (12.39%) MySQL
11 202 (11.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 197 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
13 179 (10.22%) RDBMS
14 174 (9.93%) Oracle Database 12c
15 172 (9.82%) SQL Server 2014
16 159 (9.08%) PostgreSQL
17 125 (7.13%) NoSQL
18 102 (5.82%) MongoDB
19 83 (4.74%) DB2
20 70 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 21 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 20 (1.14%) JIRA
5 19 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.03%) Git (software)
7 16 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
8 14 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (0.74%) Subversion
10 12 (0.68%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.57%) Toad
12 9 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.29%) Gradle
14 5 (0.29%) Maven
14 5 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.11%) Hudson
15 2 (0.11%) JDeveloper
15 2 (0.11%) Mercurial
General
1 288 (16.44%) Finance
2 102 (5.82%) Retail
3 62 (3.54%) Banking
4 47 (2.68%) Advertising
5 30 (1.71%) Games
6 26 (1.48%) Marketing
7 18 (1.03%) Legal
8 12 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.63%) Back Office
9 11 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.57%) Automotive
11 8 (0.46%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.34%) Billing
12 6 (0.34%) Law
13 2 (0.11%) Electronics
13 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.11%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.057%) Front Office
14 1 (0.057%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.00%) .NET
2 53 (3.03%) Middleware
3 33 (1.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 32 (1.83%) Web Services
5 25 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 16 (0.91%) .NET Framework
7 14 (0.80%) XML
8 11 (0.63%) Flash
8 11 (0.63%) HTML
9 10 (0.57%) MDX
10 9 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
10 9 (0.51%) Oracle Streams
11 7 (0.40%) CSS
11 7 (0.40%) Entity Framework
11 7 (0.40%) YAML
12 6 (0.34%) Velocity
13 5 (0.29%) J2EE
13 5 (0.29%) XSL
14 4 (0.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 318 (18.15%) Replication
2 310 (17.69%) Clustering
3 102 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 46 (2.63%) Fintech
6 45 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (2.57%) Private Cloud
7 40 (2.28%) Data Centre
8 38 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 35 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 33 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (1.31%) CMDB
12 19 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.03%) Mainframe
14 15 (0.86%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.68%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
16 10 (0.57%) HACMP
16 10 (0.57%) User Experience
17 9 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 433 (24.71%) Linux
2 392 (22.37%) Windows
3 219 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 191 (10.90%) Unix
5 140 (7.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (2.11%) AIX
7 37 (2.11%) Solaris
8 26 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.29%) CentOS
10 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.29%) zOS
11 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (35.56%) Performance Tuning
2 396 (22.60%) High Availability
3 335 (19.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 254 (14.50%) Business Intelligence
5 215 (12.27%) ITIL
6 173 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
7 166 (9.47%) Migration
8 164 (9.36%) Capacity Planning
9 152 (8.68%) ETL
10 109 (6.22%) DevOps
11 107 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
12 103 (5.88%) Database Security
13 89 (5.08%) Data Modelling
14 79 (4.51%) Database Tuning
14 79 (4.51%) Proactive Monitoring
15 75 (4.28%) Performance Optimisation
16 73 (4.17%) Service Management
16 73 (4.17%) Storage Management
17 69 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
18 67 (3.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,378 (78.65%) SQL
2 516 (29.45%) T-SQL
3 213 (12.16%) PowerShell
4 127 (7.25%) PL/SQL
5 80 (4.57%) Shell Script
6 72 (4.11%) Python
7 69 (3.94%) C#
8 51 (2.91%) Bash Shell
9 38 (2.17%) Korn
10 32 (1.83%) Perl
11 27 (1.54%) C
12 21 (1.20%) Java
13 18 (1.03%) VBA
14 17 (0.97%) JavaScript
15 13 (0.74%) VB
16 12 (0.68%) Ruby
17 9 (0.51%) Bourne shell
17 9 (0.51%) JCL
17 9 (0.51%) PHP
18 4 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 165 (9.42%) Degree
2 93 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 47 (2.68%) Oracle Certification
5 38 (2.17%) MCSA
6 32 (1.83%) MCSE
6 32 (1.83%) OCP
7 29 (1.66%) Security Cleared
8 21 (1.20%) OCA
9 19 (1.08%) SC Cleared
10 12 (0.68%) MCDBA
10 12 (0.68%) MCITP
11 10 (0.57%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.57%) MCP
12 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 4 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.97%) SLA
2 22 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 22 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.97%) QA
4 10 (0.57%) GDPR
4 10 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.29%) PMO
6 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 193 (11.02%) Oracle RAC
2 93 (5.31%) Active Directory
3 53 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (1.60%) Docker
6 20 (1.14%) Firmware
7 18 (1.03%) Oracle Clusterware
8 10 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (0.46%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.34%) Ceph
11 4 (0.23%) vSphere
12 3 (0.17%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.057%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.057%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 157 (8.96%) Data Guard
2 119 (6.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 78 (4.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 55 (3.14%) Ansible
5 49 (2.80%) Failover Clustering
6 46 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 44 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (1.83%) Puppet
9 27 (1.54%) SCOM
10 15 (0.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 12 (0.68%) HAProxy
12 11 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (0.57%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.51%) Control-M
14 9 (0.51%) Oracle ZFS
15 8 (0.46%) HP SIM
16 7 (0.40%) Kubernetes
16 7 (0.40%) NetBackup
17 6 (0.34%) SCCM
17 6 (0.34%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 614 (35.05%) Oracle
2 499 (28.48%) Microsoft
3 140 (7.99%) Red Hat
4 70 (4.00%) VMware
5 48 (2.74%) BMC
6 37 (2.11%) ServiceNow
7 35 (2.00%) SAP
8 34 (1.94%) RedGate
9 33 (1.88%) Sybase
10 30 (1.71%) Tableau
11 28 (1.60%) IBM
12 27 (1.54%) Google
13 20 (1.14%) Cognos
14 19 (1.08%) SolarWinds
15 16 (0.91%) CommVault
16 15 (0.86%) HP
17 13 (0.74%) New Relic
18 12 (0.68%) Remedy
19 11 (0.63%) Cisco
19 11 (0.63%) Veritas