The median annual salary for a DBA was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 224 201
Rank change year-on-year -41 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1030 1600 1744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.54% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.60% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 814 1406 1526
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured DBA in the job title.

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 30 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 March 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 -39 951 £46,500 +1.08% 132
London -91 304 £57,500 +4.54% 42
South East +47 212 £47,500 +6.74% 19
East of England +2 96 £44,500 -1.65% 18
South West -8 90 £44,500 +11.25% 14
North West -53 78 £42,500 -5.55% 15
Yorkshire -40 76 £45,000 +12.50% 11
West Yorkshire -8 72 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Hampshire +11 64 £45,000 +2.27% 7
City of London -5 62 £62,000 +11.71% 10
Leeds -5 60 £46,250 +17.08% 3
West Midlands +14 57 £42,500 +1.19% 6
Manchester -59 47 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Surrey +67 44 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Wiltshire +46 42 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Sussex +39 41 £45,000 +25.00% 3
Brighton +39 40 £45,000 -16.73% 3
East Midlands -2 39 £42,500 -3.40% 4
Cambridgeshire +38 34 £44,500 +4.70% 7
Scotland +36 31 £41,000 -3.52% 7
Kent +29 30 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Hertfordshire -13 26 £52,500 -8.69% 5
Berkshire +24 22 £51,250 +20.58% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 21 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Nottingham +7 21 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Swindon +22 19 £44,500 +5.95% 1
Devon +8 19 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Southampton +28 17 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Cheshire -18 17 £40,750 -18.50%
Edinburgh +18 16 £37,500 -25.00% 3

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1730 (79.91%) SQL
2 1578 (72.89%) SQL Server
3 880 (40.65%) Performance Tuning
4 814 (37.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 757 (34.97%) Oracle
6 750 (34.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 665 (30.72%) T-SQL
8 610 (28.18%) Microsoft
9 553 (25.54%) Oracle Database
10 477 (22.03%) High Availability
11 471 (21.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 450 (20.79%) Windows
13 436 (20.14%) Replication
14 425 (19.63%) Finance
15 418 (19.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 385 (17.78%) SQL Server 2012
17 381 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
18 377 (17.41%) Clustering
19 349 (16.12%) Linux
20 344 (15.89%) SQL Server 2014
21 339 (15.66%) Data Warehouse
22 317 (14.64%) Disaster Recovery
23 303 (14.00%) MS Excel
24 277 (12.79%) ETL
25 266 (12.29%) MySQL
26 265 (12.24%) Relational Database
27 249 (11.50%) Oracle RMAN
28 243 (11.22%) Oracle Database 11g
29 239 (11.04%) PowerShell
30 236 (10.90%) Windows Server

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
1 111 (5.13%) WebLogic
2 98 (4.53%) IIS
3 74 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
5 35 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 34 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
7 24 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.92%) SAS
9 14 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.55%) JBoss
11 12 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.28%) Apache
12 6 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.18%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.18%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 303 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.02%) MS Office
3 1 (0.046%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 131 (6.05%) Oracle EBS
2 73 (3.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 71 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
4 32 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 22 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
6 10 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.28%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.18%) PeopleSoft CRM
10 4 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 3 (0.14%) Sage 1000
11 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle Utilities
12 2 (0.092%) Raiser's Edge
13 1 (0.046%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 186 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.03%) SaaS
4 31 (1.43%) PaaS
5 25 (1.15%) IaaS
6 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.32%) GitHub
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.28%) Responsys
7 6 (0.28%) Taleo
8 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.18%) Office 365
9 1 (0.046%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.046%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.17%) SAN
2 43 (1.99%) Internet
3 29 (1.34%) Intranet
4 15 (0.69%) Extranet
5 13 (0.60%) Firewall
6 12 (0.55%) DNS
6 12 (0.55%) NAS
7 6 (0.28%) Network Security
8 5 (0.23%) WAN
9 4 (0.18%) HTTP
9 4 (0.18%) LDAP
10 3 (0.14%) DHCP
10 3 (0.14%) SSL
11 2 (0.092%) LAN
11 2 (0.092%) SMTP
11 2 (0.092%) SNMP
11 2 (0.092%) SSH
11 2 (0.092%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.092%) VPN
12 1 (0.046%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1578 (72.89%) SQL Server
2 814 (37.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 750 (34.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 553 (25.54%) Oracle Database
5 471 (21.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 418 (19.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 385 (17.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 344 (15.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 339 (15.66%) Data Warehouse
10 266 (12.29%) MySQL
11 265 (12.24%) Relational Database
12 243 (11.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 214 (9.88%) RDBMS
14 211 (9.75%) NoSQL
15 204 (9.42%) Oracle Database 12c
16 181 (8.36%) SQL Server 2005
17 180 (8.31%) MongoDB
18 138 (6.37%) SQL Server 2016
19 133 (6.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 108 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 99 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (2.12%) Visual Studio
3 44 (2.03%) JIRA
4 34 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 28 (1.29%) Git (software)
6 27 (1.25%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (1.15%) Toad
9 21 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
9 21 (0.97%) PeopleTools
10 19 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (0.88%) MSBuild
10 19 (0.88%) Travis CI
11 12 (0.55%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.28%) Subversion
14 4 (0.18%) ClearCase
14 4 (0.18%) ClearQuest
14 4 (0.18%) NUnit
14 4 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 425 (19.63%) Finance
2 128 (5.91%) Banking
3 62 (2.86%) Advertising
4 51 (2.36%) Marketing
5 25 (1.15%) Legal
6 22 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.02%) Retail
7 19 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 19 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 16 (0.74%) Music Industry
9 14 (0.65%) Multimedia
10 13 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.60%) Law
11 11 (0.51%) Games
12 5 (0.23%) Automotive
12 5 (0.23%) Back Office
13 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.14%) Electronics
14 1 (0.046%) Billing
14 1 (0.046%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (5.87%) .NET
2 73 (3.37%) XML
3 57 (2.63%) Middleware
4 50 (2.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 47 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
6 28 (1.29%) Web Services
7 16 (0.74%) .NET Framework
8 13 (0.60%) SOAP
9 10 (0.46%) HTML
10 8 (0.37%) MDX
10 8 (0.37%) REST
11 7 (0.32%) RESTful
11 7 (0.32%) XML Messaging
12 6 (0.28%) DCOM
12 6 (0.28%) ODBC
13 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.18%) CSS
14 4 (0.18%) Flash
14 4 (0.18%) J2EE
14 4 (0.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 436 (20.14%) Replication
2 377 (17.41%) Clustering
3 175 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 40 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.57%) Fintech
9 24 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
10 19 (0.88%) iPad
11 11 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.51%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.28%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.28%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.28%) Online Games
14 5 (0.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.23%) Reinsurance
15 4 (0.18%) FMCG
15 4 (0.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 450 (20.79%) Windows
2 349 (16.12%) Linux
3 236 (10.90%) Windows Server
4 227 (10.48%) Unix
5 101 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (3.09%) Solaris
8 39 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.11%) AIX
11 9 (0.42%) CentOS
12 5 (0.23%) zOS
13 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.14%) Android
14 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.14%) SUSE
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.092%) Debian
15 2 (0.092%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 880 (40.65%) Performance Tuning
2 477 (22.03%) High Availability
3 381 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
4 317 (14.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 277 (12.79%) ETL
6 222 (10.25%) ITIL
7 212 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
8 181 (8.36%) Migration
9 164 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
10 144 (6.65%) Database Security
10 144 (6.65%) Performance Monitoring
11 114 (5.27%) DevOps
12 98 (4.53%) Data Modelling
13 88 (4.06%) Scrum
14 86 (3.97%) Change Management
15 84 (3.88%) Statistics
16 73 (3.37%) Database Tuning
17 68 (3.14%) ITIL V3
18 65 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
19 62 (2.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1730 (79.91%) SQL
2 665 (30.72%) T-SQL
3 239 (11.04%) PowerShell
4 196 (9.05%) PL/SQL
5 157 (7.25%) Shell Script
6 107 (4.94%) C#
7 42 (1.94%) VB.NET
8 35 (1.62%) Python
9 33 (1.52%) Java
10 24 (1.11%) VB
11 23 (1.06%) Perl
12 22 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 21 (0.97%) SQR
14 17 (0.79%) PHP
15 14 (0.65%) C
15 14 (0.65%) VBA
16 9 (0.42%) AWK
16 9 (0.42%) R
17 8 (0.37%) C++
18 7 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 185 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 177 (8.18%) Degree
3 116 (5.36%) Oracle Certification
4 102 (4.71%) OCP
5 85 (3.93%) Security Cleared
6 62 (2.86%) MCSA
7 60 (2.77%) MCITP
8 49 (2.26%) MCTS
9 43 (1.99%) SC Cleared
10 42 (1.94%) OCA
11 38 (1.76%) DV Cleared
12 26 (1.20%) MCDBA
13 24 (1.11%) MCSE
14 19 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.32%) MCP
16 6 (0.28%) MySQL Certification
17 5 (0.23%) CompTIA Security+
17 5 (0.23%) Security+ Certification
18 2 (0.092%) BPSS Clearance
18 2 (0.092%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.40%) SLA
2 55 (2.54%) QA
3 34 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.51%) ISO 14001
7 8 (0.37%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 199 (9.19%) Oracle RAC
2 74 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
7 8 (0.37%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.28%) vSphere
8 6 (0.28%) XenServer
9 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.14%) KVM
10 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.046%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 249 (11.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 222 (10.25%) Data Guard
3 109 (5.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 78 (3.60%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 47 (2.17%) Puppet
6 44 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
7 36 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (1.48%) NetBackup
9 27 (1.25%) Ansible
10 26 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 25 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 24 (1.11%) Tivoli
13 23 (1.06%) SCOM
14 19 (0.88%) CFEngine
15 13 (0.60%) Perfmon
16 11 (0.51%) Galera Cluster
16 11 (0.51%) Opsview
17 8 (0.37%) Nagios
17 8 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
18 5 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 757 (34.97%) Oracle
2 610 (28.18%) Microsoft
3 112 (5.17%) VMware
4 77 (3.56%) Sybase
5 65 (3.00%) IBM
6 42 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
6 42 (1.94%) Tableau
7 36 (1.66%) Red Hat
8 35 (1.62%) SAP
9 31 (1.43%) RedGate
10 29 (1.34%) SolarWinds
11 25 (1.15%) Cognos
11 25 (1.15%) Facebook
12 19 (0.88%) HP
12 19 (0.88%) New Relic
13 15 (0.69%) Sun
14 14 (0.65%) Siebel
15 12 (0.55%) Percona
15 12 (0.55%) Splunk
16 11 (0.51%) Veritas
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Data Idols
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Isle of Man
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
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City, London
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Excellent Benefits, Med
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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London
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Saffron Walden, Essex
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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