Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 263 199
Rank change year-on-year -43 -64 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1872 2483 3770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.31% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.36% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1579 2041 3170
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% - -1.04%
10th Percentile £29,750 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 October 2017.

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 October 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 -54 1739 £47,500 - 80
UK excluding London -7 1256 £42,500 -5.56% 51
London -103 604 £57,500 +4.55% 33
North of England -25 397 £43,750 -2.78% 15
South East +21 315 £45,000 -4.26% 8
Midlands -8 199 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire +29 196 £45,000 - 5
North West -54 159 £40,000 -15.79% 10
East of England -13 146 £47,000 +5.62% 9
West Midlands +41 132 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South West -45 94 £37,500 -8.54% 7
Scotland +8 68 £37,500 -25.00% 2
East Midlands -35 68 £42,750 +0.59% 5
North East +26 42 £39,513 -5.92%
Northern Ireland +4 28 £37,500 -
Wales -11 21 £37,500 -16.67% 2

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1485 (79.33%) SQL
2 1385 (73.99%) SQL Server
3 702 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 696 (37.18%) Performance Tuning
5 666 (35.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 665 (35.52%) T-SQL
7 619 (33.07%) Oracle
8 574 (30.66%) Microsoft
9 397 (21.21%) Oracle Database
10 394 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 379 (20.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 379 (20.25%) Windows
12 364 (19.44%) Linux
13 357 (19.07%) Finance
14 350 (18.70%) Business Intelligence
15 349 (18.64%) High Availability
16 308 (16.45%) Disaster Recovery
17 295 (15.76%) SQL Server 2012
18 290 (15.49%) Data Warehouse
19 286 (15.28%) Replication
20 283 (15.12%) Clustering
21 255 (13.62%) SQL Server 2014
22 234 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
23 230 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
23 230 (12.29%) ETL
24 229 (12.23%) SQL Server 2016
25 226 (12.07%) Migration
26 222 (11.86%) Relational Database
27 218 (11.65%) MySQL
28 215 (11.49%) PowerShell

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 67 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 59 (3.15%) WebLogic
3 38 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 33 (1.76%) IIS
5 25 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
8 12 (0.64%) Apache
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
10 9 (0.48%) JBoss
10 9 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.32%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.27%) Confluence
13 5 (0.27%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.21%) CMS
14 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
16 2 (0.11%) EPiServer
Applications
1 36 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.21%) Raiser's Edge
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.16%) iTrent
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.11%) FastStats
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
10 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 1 (0.053%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.053%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.053%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.053%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 234 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 185 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.08%) GitHub
4 29 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (1.28%) SaaS
6 18 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
7 16 (0.85%) IaaS
8 13 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.53%) PaaS
11 5 (0.27%) Office 365
12 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.053%) Akamai
13 1 (0.053%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.053%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.053%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.40%) SAN
2 29 (1.55%) NAS
3 25 (1.34%) Internet
4 19 (1.01%) Firewall
5 18 (0.96%) DNS
5 18 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.80%) DHCP
7 11 (0.59%) SMS
7 11 (0.59%) VPN
8 7 (0.37%) SSL
8 7 (0.37%) WAN
9 6 (0.32%) Network Security
10 5 (0.27%) HTTP
10 5 (0.27%) LAN
11 4 (0.21%) Skype
11 4 (0.21%) VoIP
11 4 (0.21%) Wireless
12 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.16%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1385 (73.99%) SQL Server
2 702 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 666 (35.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 397 (21.21%) Oracle Database
5 394 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 379 (20.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 295 (15.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 290 (15.49%) Data Warehouse
9 255 (13.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 229 (12.23%) SQL Server 2016
11 222 (11.86%) Relational Database
12 218 (11.65%) MySQL
13 215 (11.49%) Oracle Database 12c
14 194 (10.36%) NoSQL
15 172 (9.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 171 (9.13%) RDBMS
17 155 (8.28%) MongoDB
18 128 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
19 109 (5.82%) SQL Server 2005
20 89 (4.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 51 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 49 (2.62%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (1.92%) JIRA
5 32 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 25 (1.34%) Subversion
7 18 (0.96%) Jenkins
8 17 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
9 14 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (0.69%) Flyway
10 13 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
10 13 (0.69%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.59%) MSBuild
12 10 (0.53%) Toad
13 9 (0.48%) tSQLt
14 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.27%) Travis CI
15 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.11%) GitLab
15 2 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 357 (19.07%) Finance
2 94 (5.02%) Banking
3 61 (3.26%) Retail
4 57 (3.04%) Marketing
5 55 (2.94%) Advertising
6 27 (1.44%) Legal
7 26 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.96%) Law
10 17 (0.91%) Games
11 15 (0.80%) Publishing
12 13 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.64%) Automotive
14 11 (0.59%) Electronics
15 9 (0.48%) Back Office
16 7 (0.37%) Billing
16 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.11%) German Language
18 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (5.88%) .NET
2 60 (3.21%) Middleware
3 54 (2.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 47 (2.51%) XML
5 32 (1.71%) Web Services
6 26 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 23 (1.23%) HTML
8 20 (1.07%) SOAP
9 14 (0.75%) MDX
10 13 (0.69%) REST
10 13 (0.69%) XML Messaging
11 12 (0.64%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.53%) ASP.NET
13 9 (0.48%) CSS
13 9 (0.48%) JSON
14 7 (0.37%) JDBC
14 7 (0.37%) ODBC
15 6 (0.32%) MSMQ
16 5 (0.27%) jQuery
16 5 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 286 (15.28%) Replication
2 283 (15.12%) Clustering
3 124 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (5.18%) Computer Science
5 53 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 49 (2.62%) Fintech
7 44 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 17 (0.91%) Virtual Team
9 16 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 13 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (0.69%) Public Cloud
11 12 (0.64%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
12 10 (0.53%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.48%) iPad
13 9 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.43%) NHS
14 8 (0.43%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.43%) Renewable Energy
15 7 (0.37%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 379 (20.25%) Windows
2 364 (19.44%) Linux
3 210 (11.22%) Unix
4 185 (9.88%) Windows Server
5 73 (3.90%) Solaris
6 43 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.44%) AIX
9 22 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (0.32%) Debian
11 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.21%) VMS
13 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.16%) Android
15 2 (0.11%) HPUX
15 2 (0.11%) MVS
16 1 (0.053%) CentOS
16 1 (0.053%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (37.18%) Performance Tuning
2 350 (18.70%) Business Intelligence
3 349 (18.64%) High Availability
4 308 (16.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 230 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
5 230 (12.29%) ETL
6 226 (12.07%) Migration
7 159 (8.49%) ITIL
8 155 (8.28%) DevOps
9 143 (7.64%) Capacity Planning
10 119 (6.36%) Data Modelling
11 105 (5.61%) Performance Monitoring
12 103 (5.50%) Database Security
13 89 (4.75%) Data Protection
14 86 (4.59%) Mentoring
15 80 (4.27%) Data Management
16 75 (4.01%) E-Commerce
17 73 (3.90%) Database Tuning
18 71 (3.79%) Analytics
19 70 (3.74%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1485 (79.33%) SQL
2 665 (35.52%) T-SQL
3 215 (11.49%) PowerShell
4 168 (8.97%) PL/SQL
5 99 (5.29%) Shell Script
6 74 (3.95%) Java
7 52 (2.78%) C#
8 44 (2.35%) Python
9 27 (1.44%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.34%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.28%) PHP
12 22 (1.18%) Korn
12 22 (1.18%) Perl
13 19 (1.01%) VBScript
14 18 (0.96%) VB
15 12 (0.64%) R
16 10 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.43%) C
18 7 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 4 (0.21%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 165 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 158 (8.44%) Degree
3 78 (4.17%) MCSA
4 73 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (3.47%) Security Cleared
6 60 (3.21%) MCSE
7 53 (2.83%) Oracle Certification
8 45 (2.40%) MCITP
9 36 (1.92%) OCP
10 28 (1.50%) MCDBA
11 24 (1.28%) Master's Degree
12 21 (1.12%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.85%) SC Cleared
14 12 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.64%) MySQL Certification
15 10 (0.53%) MCTS
16 5 (0.27%) OCA
17 4 (0.21%) RHCE
18 3 (0.16%) SAP Certification
18 3 (0.16%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.37%) SLA
2 54 (2.88%) QA
3 25 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.59%) ISO 9000
6 10 (0.53%) GDPR
7 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.053%) HL7
9 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 132 (7.05%) Oracle RAC
2 81 (4.33%) Active Directory
3 52 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.32%) Firmware
8 4 (0.21%) KVM
8 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.21%) XenApp
8 4 (0.21%) XenServer
9 3 (0.16%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.11%) Ceph
10 2 (0.11%) Docker
10 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.053%) HDFS
11 1 (0.053%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 132 (7.05%) Data Guard
2 122 (6.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 99 (5.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 49 (2.62%) Ansible
5 40 (2.14%) Puppet
6 33 (1.76%) Perfmon
7 31 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 31 (1.66%) SCOM
8 29 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
8 29 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (1.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 21 (1.12%) NetBackup
11 18 (0.96%) Opsview
12 14 (0.75%) SCCM
13 12 (0.64%) Nagios
14 6 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.27%) CFEngine
15 5 (0.27%) LiteSpeed
15 5 (0.27%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 619 (33.07%) Oracle
2 574 (30.66%) Microsoft
3 114 (6.09%) VMware
4 73 (3.90%) Sybase
5 58 (3.10%) SAP
6 56 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 55 (2.94%) RedGate
8 54 (2.88%) IBM
9 35 (1.87%) Tableau
10 30 (1.60%) Splunk
11 27 (1.44%) Cognos
12 24 (1.28%) SolarWinds
13 20 (1.07%) Facebook
14 17 (0.91%) SaltStack
15 16 (0.85%) Citrix
16 15 (0.80%) Cognizant
17 13 (0.69%) MuleSoft
17 13 (0.69%) NetApp
18 12 (0.64%) Atlassian
18 12 (0.64%) Percona