Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 305 269
Rank change year-on-year +4 -36 -56
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,886 1,962 2,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.11% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.15% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,518 1,641 2,085
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 160,829 170,335 187,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,588 136,552 157,473
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 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 +3 1,747 £50,000 +6.38% 210
UK excluding London -7 1,225 £45,000 +5.88% 177
London +57 635 £60,000 +6.19% 51
South East +37 412 £47,500 +5.56% 50
North of England -13 302 £45,000 +5.88% 48
Midlands +11 193 £43,750 +2.94% 30
North West +10 160 £45,000 +12.50% 24
East of England -7 140 £47,500 +1.06% 20
West Midlands +4 124 £47,250 +11.18% 15
Yorkshire -39 123 £42,500 -5.56% 24
Scotland +15 74 £44,250 +18.00% 10
South West -26 71 £40,000 +3.90% 11
East Midlands +13 69 £42,500 -5.56% 15
Wales +20 33 £44,000 +35.38% 5
North East -40 20 £43,500 +10.09%
Northern Ireland -19 5 £25,000 -33.33% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £65,000 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,522 (80.70%) SQL
2 1,358 (72.00%) SQL Server
3 688 (36.48%) Oracle
4 668 (35.42%) Performance Tuning
5 620 (32.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 559 (29.64%) T-SQL
7 554 (29.37%) Microsoft
8 534 (28.31%) Oracle Database
9 527 (27.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 497 (26.35%) Linux
11 423 (22.43%) High Availability
12 369 (19.57%) Finance
12 369 (19.57%) Windows
13 351 (18.61%) Replication
14 342 (18.13%) Disaster Recovery
15 323 (17.13%) SQL Server 2008
16 317 (16.81%) Clustering
17 294 (15.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 286 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
18 286 (15.16%) Relational Database
19 276 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
20 253 (13.41%) PowerShell
21 249 (13.20%) SQL Server 2012
22 247 (13.10%) SQL Server 2016
23 237 (12.57%) MySQL
24 235 (12.46%) Data Warehouse
25 224 (11.88%) ITIL
26 222 (11.77%) Unix
27 214 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
28 213 (11.29%) 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 70 (3.71%) WebLogic
2 60 (3.18%) IIS
3 36 (1.91%) Oracle Application Server
4 30 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 20 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.32%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.27%) Apache
8 5 (0.27%) JBoss
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.21%) SAS
10 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.16%) FileNet
11 2 (0.11%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.11%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.053%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 53 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.37%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (2.97%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (1.86%) Oracle Applications
3 28 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
5 12 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.37%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.16%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.053%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.053%) Finacle
9 1 (0.053%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.053%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 286 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 195 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.01%) SaaS
4 17 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (0.53%) IaaS
7 10 (0.53%) PaaS
8 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.37%) Office 365
10 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.11%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.11%) Serverless
11 2 (0.11%) Yammer
12 1 (0.053%) Boomi
12 1 (0.053%) GitHub
12 1 (0.053%) Slack
12 1 (0.053%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.51%) SAN
2 39 (2.07%) NAS
3 15 (0.80%) Internet
4 8 (0.42%) SMS
5 6 (0.32%) SSH
6 5 (0.27%) WAN
7 4 (0.21%) Firewall
7 4 (0.21%) Intranet
8 3 (0.16%) LAN
9 2 (0.11%) InfiniBand
9 2 (0.11%) Skype
9 2 (0.11%) WebEx
10 1 (0.053%) Extranet
10 1 (0.053%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.053%) SNMP
10 1 (0.053%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,358 (72.00%) SQL Server
2 620 (32.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 534 (28.31%) Oracle Database
4 527 (27.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 323 (17.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 294 (15.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 286 (15.16%) Relational Database
8 249 (13.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 247 (13.10%) SQL Server 2016
10 237 (12.57%) MySQL
11 235 (12.46%) Data Warehouse
12 213 (11.29%) Oracle Database 11g
13 206 (10.92%) Oracle Database 12c
14 193 (10.23%) RDBMS
15 175 (9.28%) SQL Server 2014
16 171 (9.07%) PostgreSQL
17 135 (7.16%) NoSQL
18 114 (6.04%) MongoDB
19 76 (4.03%) Oracle Database 10g
20 74 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 24 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (1.17%) JIRA
3 22 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
4 21 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
5 19 (1.01%) TeamCity
6 18 (0.95%) Jenkins
7 17 (0.90%) Visual Studio
8 16 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (0.85%) Git (software)
9 14 (0.74%) Subversion
10 10 (0.53%) Toad
11 9 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.27%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.27%) TortoiseSVN
14 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.11%) Gradle
14 2 (0.11%) Hudson
14 2 (0.11%) Moq
General
1 369 (19.57%) Finance
2 82 (4.35%) Retail
3 69 (3.66%) Banking
4 66 (3.50%) Advertising
5 35 (1.86%) Marketing
6 33 (1.75%) Games
7 25 (1.33%) Legal
8 15 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.58%) Automotive
10 11 (0.58%) Back Office
11 8 (0.42%) Electronics
12 7 (0.37%) Law
12 7 (0.37%) Publishing
13 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.053%) Billing
15 1 (0.053%) Front Office
15 1 (0.053%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.51%) .NET
2 56 (2.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 51 (2.70%) Middleware
4 35 (1.86%) Web Services
5 22 (1.17%) ASP.NET
5 22 (1.17%) XML
6 16 (0.85%) HTML
6 16 (0.85%) MDX
6 16 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 15 (0.80%) Flash
8 11 (0.58%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.48%) CSS
9 9 (0.48%) Oracle Streams
9 9 (0.48%) REST
10 8 (0.42%) WPF
11 7 (0.37%) LAMP
11 7 (0.37%) YAML
12 6 (0.32%) Velocity
13 5 (0.27%) SOAP
13 5 (0.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 351 (18.61%) Replication
2 317 (16.81%) Clustering
3 112 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.55%) Data Centre
6 43 (2.28%) Fintech
7 39 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (1.96%) Private Cloud
9 30 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 29 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.17%) CMDB
11 22 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.06%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.58%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.53%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.53%) Tandem
16 8 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
16 8 (0.42%) Reinsurance
17 7 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 497 (26.35%) Linux
2 369 (19.57%) Windows
3 222 (11.77%) Unix
4 181 (9.60%) Windows Server
5 165 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (2.70%) Solaris
7 47 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (1.64%) AIX
10 23 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.48%) CentOS
14 6 (0.32%) Debian
15 3 (0.16%) zOS
16 2 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (35.42%) Performance Tuning
2 423 (22.43%) High Availability
3 342 (18.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 276 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
5 224 (11.88%) ITIL
6 214 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
7 171 (9.07%) Migration
8 167 (8.85%) ETL
9 160 (8.48%) Capacity Planning
10 123 (6.52%) Database Security
11 119 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
12 111 (5.89%) DevOps
13 89 (4.72%) Proactive Monitoring
14 85 (4.51%) Database Tuning
15 80 (4.24%) Data Modelling
16 78 (4.14%) Performance Optimisation
16 78 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
17 72 (3.82%) Performance Monitoring
18 68 (3.61%) Mentoring
19 66 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,522 (80.70%) SQL
2 559 (29.64%) T-SQL
3 253 (13.41%) PowerShell
4 169 (8.96%) PL/SQL
5 112 (5.94%) Shell Script
6 105 (5.57%) C#
7 103 (5.46%) Python
8 76 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 54 (2.86%) Korn
10 51 (2.70%) Perl
11 32 (1.70%) Java
12 25 (1.33%) JavaScript
13 24 (1.27%) C
14 18 (0.95%) Bourne shell
15 16 (0.85%) VBA
16 11 (0.58%) Ruby
17 10 (0.53%) PHP
18 7 (0.37%) JCL
18 7 (0.37%) VB
19 6 (0.32%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 144 (7.64%) Degree
2 110 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (3.18%) Oracle Certification
4 48 (2.55%) OCP
5 42 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (2.01%) MCSA
7 37 (1.96%) MCSE
8 32 (1.70%) Security Cleared
9 25 (1.33%) MCITP
10 19 (1.01%) SC Cleared
11 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 15 (0.80%) OCA
12 10 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.53%) MCP
13 9 (0.48%) DBS Check
13 9 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.32%) MCTS
14 6 (0.32%) RHCE
15 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.21%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.76%) SLA
2 23 (1.22%) QA
3 21 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.58%) GDPR
8 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.11%) TickIT
9 1 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 187 (9.92%) Oracle RAC
2 107 (5.67%) Active Directory
3 67 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (1.96%) Docker
5 23 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.17%) Firmware
7 9 (0.48%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.32%) Ceph
10 3 (0.16%) HDFS
10 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.16%) vSphere
11 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.053%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.053%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.053%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.053%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 164 (8.70%) Data Guard
2 154 (8.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 92 (4.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 66 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (3.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 58 (3.08%) Ansible
7 44 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
8 38 (2.01%) Puppet
9 33 (1.75%) SCOM
10 28 (1.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 15 (0.80%) SQL Sentry
12 13 (0.69%) Kubernetes
12 13 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
13 12 (0.64%) Terraform
14 8 (0.42%) Galera Cluster
14 8 (0.42%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 7 (0.37%) Control-M
15 7 (0.37%) NetBackup
16 6 (0.32%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 688 (36.48%) Oracle
2 554 (29.37%) Microsoft
3 168 (8.91%) Red Hat
4 85 (4.51%) VMware
5 47 (2.49%) SAP
6 41 (2.17%) BMC
7 39 (2.07%) Sybase
8 37 (1.96%) Google
9 36 (1.91%) RedGate
10 32 (1.70%) IBM
10 32 (1.70%) ServiceNow
11 27 (1.43%) Tableau
12 21 (1.11%) Capita
13 19 (1.01%) Cognos
13 19 (1.01%) WorldPay
14 15 (0.80%) SolarWinds
15 13 (0.69%) CommVault
15 13 (0.69%) Remedy
16 9 (0.48%) Facebook
16 9 (0.48%) HP