Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 261 198
Rank change year-on-year -41 -63 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1922 2472 3780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.32% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.37% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1625 2025 3156
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% +2.27% +3.53%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -47 1793 £47,500 - 97
UK excluding London -22 1260 £44,000 -2.22% 73
London -80 648 £57,500 +4.55% 33
North of England -23 401 £45,000 - 19
South East +5 320 £45,000 -4.26% 16
Yorkshire +25 201 £45,000 - 5
Midlands -18 197 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West -69 157 £42,500 -5.56% 13
East of England -31 143 £47,000 +4.44% 19
West Midlands +41 127 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West -53 96 £37,500 -9.64% 3
East Midlands -46 71 £40,000 -4.76% 5
Scotland -3 64 £36,500 -27.00% 8
North East 0 43 £39,513 -5.92% 1
Northern Ireland -8 22 £35,000 -
Wales -12 22 £38,125 -15.28% 1
Channel Islands - 3 £60,000 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1532 (79.71%) SQL
2 1439 (74.87%) SQL Server
3 741 (38.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 729 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
5 704 (36.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 669 (34.81%) T-SQL
7 629 (32.73%) Oracle
8 598 (31.11%) Microsoft
9 415 (21.59%) Oracle Database
10 396 (20.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 391 (20.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 378 (19.67%) Windows
13 371 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
14 367 (19.09%) Finance
15 351 (18.26%) Linux
16 348 (18.11%) High Availability
17 320 (16.65%) Disaster Recovery
18 306 (15.92%) Replication
19 304 (15.82%) Clustering
20 291 (15.14%) SQL Server 2012
21 281 (14.62%) Data Warehouse
22 269 (14.00%) SQL Server 2014
23 251 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
24 250 (13.01%) SQL Server 2016
25 246 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
26 243 (12.64%) PowerShell
27 240 (12.49%) Migration
28 238 (12.38%) MySQL
29 230 (11.97%) Oracle Database 12c
30 229 (11.91%) ETL

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 69 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.91%) WebLogic
3 45 (2.34%) IIS
4 34 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 25 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
9 12 (0.62%) JBoss
10 10 (0.52%) Apache
10 10 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
10 10 (0.52%) SAS
11 9 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.31%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.26%) CMS
14 5 (0.26%) Confluence
14 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.21%) Raiser's Edge
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.16%) iTrent
9 2 (0.10%) FastStats
9 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Utilities
9 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.052%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 251 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 202 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.03%) GitHub
4 38 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (1.40%) SaaS
6 20 (1.04%) IaaS
7 18 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
8 16 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (0.73%) PaaS
10 12 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.21%) Office 365
13 3 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.16%) Serverless
14 1 (0.052%) Akamai
14 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.052%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.052%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.052%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 1 (0.052%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.03%) SAN
2 28 (1.46%) Internet
3 26 (1.35%) NAS
4 17 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.83%) Firewall
6 13 (0.68%) DHCP
6 13 (0.68%) DNS
6 13 (0.68%) SMS
7 11 (0.57%) VPN
8 7 (0.36%) SSL
9 5 (0.26%) HTTP
9 5 (0.26%) LAN
9 5 (0.26%) WAN
10 4 (0.21%) Skype
10 4 (0.21%) VoIP
10 4 (0.21%) Wireless
11 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.16%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.16%) SMTP
12 2 (0.10%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1439 (74.87%) SQL Server
2 741 (38.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 704 (36.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 415 (21.59%) Oracle Database
5 396 (20.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 391 (20.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 291 (15.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 281 (14.62%) Data Warehouse
9 269 (14.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 250 (13.01%) SQL Server 2016
11 238 (12.38%) MySQL
12 230 (11.97%) Oracle Database 12c
13 220 (11.45%) Relational Database
14 183 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
15 178 (9.26%) NoSQL
16 168 (8.74%) RDBMS
17 150 (7.80%) MongoDB
18 131 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
19 103 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
20 94 (4.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 53 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 47 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 40 (2.08%) JIRA
5 36 (1.87%) Visual Studio
6 24 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (1.25%) Subversion
7 22 (1.14%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.04%) MSBuild
9 18 (0.94%) Jenkins
9 18 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
10 17 (0.88%) Flyway
11 13 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.47%) Toad
12 9 (0.47%) Travis CI
12 9 (0.47%) tSQLt
13 3 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
14 2 (0.10%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.10%) PeopleTools
General
1 367 (19.09%) Finance
2 100 (5.20%) Banking
3 73 (3.80%) Advertising
4 65 (3.38%) Retail
5 56 (2.91%) Marketing
6 28 (1.46%) Legal
7 27 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.99%) Law
10 15 (0.78%) Games
10 15 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.73%) Publishing
12 13 (0.68%) Automotive
12 13 (0.68%) Electronics
13 9 (0.47%) Back Office
14 7 (0.36%) Billing
15 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.10%) German Language
16 2 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (6.61%) .NET
2 59 (3.07%) Middleware
3 55 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 35 (1.82%) XML
5 30 (1.56%) Web Services
6 24 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
7 21 (1.09%) HTML
8 17 (0.88%) SOAP
9 16 (0.83%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.62%) MDX
10 12 (0.62%) REST
10 12 (0.62%) XML Messaging
11 11 (0.57%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.47%) CSS
13 7 (0.36%) Entity Framework
13 7 (0.36%) JDBC
13 7 (0.36%) ODBC
14 6 (0.31%) JSON
14 6 (0.31%) RESTful
15 5 (0.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 306 (15.92%) Replication
2 304 (15.82%) Clustering
3 117 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (4.58%) Computer Science
5 47 (2.45%) Data Centre
6 45 (2.34%) Fintech
7 38 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 18 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 17 (0.88%) Virtual Team
10 14 (0.73%) Public Cloud
11 12 (0.62%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.52%) NHS
14 9 (0.47%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.42%) iPad
15 8 (0.42%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.31%) Driving Licence
16 6 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 378 (19.67%) Windows
2 351 (18.26%) Linux
3 208 (10.82%) Unix
4 195 (10.15%) Windows Server
5 70 (3.64%) Solaris
6 41 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.14%) AIX
9 19 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
10 14 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.47%) VMS
13 7 (0.36%) Debian
14 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.26%) CentOS
16 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.16%) Android
18 2 (0.10%) HPUX
18 2 (0.10%) MVS
19 1 (0.052%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 729 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
2 371 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
3 348 (18.11%) High Availability
4 320 (16.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 246 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
6 240 (12.49%) Migration
7 229 (11.91%) ETL
8 172 (8.95%) ITIL
9 163 (8.48%) DevOps
10 156 (8.12%) Capacity Planning
11 119 (6.19%) Data Modelling
12 108 (5.62%) Performance Monitoring
13 93 (4.84%) Database Security
14 85 (4.42%) Data Management
15 82 (4.27%) Database Tuning
16 81 (4.21%) E-Commerce
17 80 (4.16%) Data Protection
18 77 (4.01%) Analytics
19 76 (3.95%) Mentoring
20 70 (3.64%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1532 (79.71%) SQL
2 669 (34.81%) T-SQL
3 243 (12.64%) PowerShell
4 173 (9.00%) PL/SQL
5 98 (5.10%) Shell Script
6 73 (3.80%) Java
7 52 (2.71%) C#
8 48 (2.50%) Python
9 32 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 27 (1.40%) JavaScript
11 25 (1.30%) PHP
12 23 (1.20%) Korn
12 23 (1.20%) Perl
13 19 (0.99%) VBScript
14 18 (0.94%) VB
15 11 (0.57%) R
16 10 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.31%) C
19 4 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 173 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (8.01%) Degree
3 78 (4.06%) MCSA
4 69 (3.59%) Security Cleared
5 68 (3.54%) MCSE
6 66 (3.43%) Oracle Certification
7 64 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 44 (2.29%) OCP
9 42 (2.19%) MCITP
10 30 (1.56%) MCDBA
11 26 (1.35%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.99%) Master's Degree
13 18 (0.94%) SC Cleared
14 11 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.52%) MySQL Certification
16 8 (0.42%) MCTS
17 6 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
17 6 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
18 4 (0.21%) RHCE
19 3 (0.16%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.02%) SLA
2 50 (2.60%) QA
3 26 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.47%) ISO 9000
5 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.26%) GDPR
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.052%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.052%) HL7
8 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 139 (7.23%) Oracle RAC
2 69 (3.59%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.31%) Firmware
7 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.21%) Docker
8 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.21%) XenApp
8 4 (0.21%) XenServer
9 3 (0.16%) vSphere
10 2 (0.10%) Ceph
10 2 (0.10%) KVM
10 2 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.052%) HDFS
11 1 (0.052%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.052%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.052%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 143 (7.44%) Data Guard
2 131 (6.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 101 (5.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 51 (2.65%) Ansible
5 46 (2.39%) Puppet
6 33 (1.72%) Perfmon
7 31 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 31 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (1.51%) SCOM
9 28 (1.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 26 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
11 20 (1.04%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.78%) SCCM
13 12 (0.62%) Opsview
14 10 (0.52%) Nagios
15 9 (0.47%) CFEngine
16 6 (0.31%) Kubernetes
16 6 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 5 (0.26%) Tivoli
17 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 629 (32.73%) Oracle
2 598 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 110 (5.72%) VMware
4 67 (3.49%) RedGate
5 64 (3.33%) Sybase
6 58 (3.02%) Red Hat
7 55 (2.86%) SAP
8 43 (2.24%) IBM
9 33 (1.72%) Tableau
10 27 (1.40%) SolarWinds
10 27 (1.40%) Splunk
11 25 (1.30%) Facebook
12 24 (1.25%) Cognos
13 20 (1.04%) Citrix
14 17 (0.88%) MuleSoft
15 16 (0.83%) Atlassian
15 16 (0.83%) Percona
16 15 (0.78%) Cognizant
17 14 (0.73%) SaltStack
18 13 (0.68%) EMC