The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 253 198
Rank change year-on-year -42 -55  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 929 1274 1832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.28% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.32% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 746 1085 1558
Median salary £47,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £67,150
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 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

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 May 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 May 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 -37 860 £47,500 +3.26% 104
London -77 264 £55,000 - 29
South East +57 183 £45,000 - 20
East of England +42 118 £50,000 +11.11% 6
North West -48 80 £41,500 -3.48% 12
West Midlands +38 65 £42,500 -3.40% 8
Yorkshire -32 65 £45,000 +12.50% 17
City of London +5 58 £57,500 +15.00% 7
West Yorkshire -17 57 £45,000 +15.38% 13
South West -40 57 £40,191 -1.97% 5
Hampshire +46 52 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Manchester -37 48 £42,000 -6.66% 8
Hertfordshire +13 40 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Leeds -2 39 £45,000 +16.88% 11
Brighton +39 38 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex +32 38 £45,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +19 34 £44,500 -19.09% 1
Essex +18 32 £50,000 +17.64%
East Midlands +3 32 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Surrey +33 31 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Scotland +22 28 £37,500 -37.50% 4
Birmingham +11 24 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Edinburgh +17 17 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Berkshire +16 17 £57,500 +35.29% 3
Woking +18 16 £60,000 +30.43% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 16 £47,000 -1.05% 2
Cambridge -8 16 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Bradford +14 15 £45,000 +10.42% 1
Devon +10 15 £47,500 +43.93% 2
Basingstoke -1 15 £55,000 +29.41% 4

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1678 (83.40%) SQL
2 1491 (74.11%) SQL Server
3 882 (43.84%) Performance Tuning
4 718 (35.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 704 (34.99%) Oracle
6 694 (34.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 670 (33.30%) T-SQL
8 575 (28.58%) Microsoft
9 491 (24.40%) Oracle Database
10 463 (23.01%) Windows
11 457 (22.71%) High Availability
12 427 (21.22%) Finance
13 413 (20.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 398 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
15 397 (19.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 386 (19.18%) Replication
17 365 (18.14%) Data Warehouse
18 361 (17.94%) Linux
19 354 (17.59%) Clustering
20 331 (16.45%) SQL Server 2012
21 290 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
22 289 (14.36%) SQL Server 2014
23 281 (13.97%) ETL
24 270 (13.42%) Relational Database
25 251 (12.48%) MySQL
26 247 (12.28%) NoSQL
27 224 (11.13%) RDBMS
28 220 (10.93%) Oracle Database 11g
28 220 (10.93%) Windows Server
29 219 (10.88%) PL/SQL

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 98 (4.87%) WebLogic
2 85 (4.22%) IIS
3 63 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 37 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
4 37 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 35 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
6 34 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (0.75%) JBoss
8 13 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.45%) Apache
10 9 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (0.25%) SAS
12 5 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.20%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.20%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 29 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 116 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
2 61 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
3 60 (2.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
6 11 (0.55%) iTrent
7 10 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.30%) Eloqua
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.099%) Raiser's Edge
13 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
13 1 (0.050%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
13 1 (0.050%) Oracle Assets
13 1 (0.050%) Relativity
13 1 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 190 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.14%) SaaS
4 22 (1.09%) PaaS
5 17 (0.84%) IaaS
6 15 (0.75%) GitHub
7 10 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 6 (0.30%) Responsys
8 6 (0.30%) Taleo
9 4 (0.20%) Office 365
10 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.050%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.050%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.13%) SAN
2 39 (1.94%) Internet
3 23 (1.14%) Intranet
4 15 (0.75%) Firewall
5 14 (0.70%) Network Security
6 13 (0.65%) DNS
7 12 (0.60%) Extranet
8 10 (0.50%) NAS
9 9 (0.45%) WAN
10 8 (0.40%) DHCP
11 7 (0.35%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.20%) HTTP
12 4 (0.20%) SSL
13 2 (0.099%) SMTP
13 2 (0.099%) SNMP
13 2 (0.099%) SSH
13 2 (0.099%) VPN
14 1 (0.050%) DAB
14 1 (0.050%) FTP
14 1 (0.050%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1491 (74.11%) SQL Server
2 718 (35.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 694 (34.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 491 (24.40%) Oracle Database
5 413 (20.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 397 (19.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 365 (18.14%) Data Warehouse
8 331 (16.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 289 (14.36%) SQL Server 2014
10 270 (13.42%) Relational Database
11 251 (12.48%) MySQL
12 247 (12.28%) NoSQL
13 224 (11.13%) RDBMS
14 220 (10.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 204 (10.14%) Oracle Database 12c
16 172 (8.55%) MongoDB
17 157 (7.80%) SQL Server 2016
18 149 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
19 138 (6.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 101 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 43 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 35 (1.74%) JIRA
4 33 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 24 (1.19%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (1.09%) Subversion
8 17 (0.84%) Toad
9 14 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (0.70%) MSBuild
9 14 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
9 14 (0.70%) Travis CI
10 13 (0.65%) PeopleTools
11 10 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.25%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.20%) ClearQuest
13 4 (0.20%) NUnit
13 4 (0.20%) Selenium
13 4 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 427 (21.22%) Finance
2 116 (5.77%) Banking
3 64 (3.18%) Marketing
4 57 (2.83%) Advertising
5 30 (1.49%) Retail
6 25 (1.24%) Legal
7 24 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 19 (0.94%) Games
10 18 (0.89%) Music Industry
11 14 (0.70%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.55%) Law
13 10 (0.50%) Publishing
14 9 (0.45%) Automotive
15 6 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.25%) Electronics
16 5 (0.25%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.099%) Back Office
18 2 (0.099%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (4.47%) .NET
2 76 (3.78%) XML
3 56 (2.78%) Middleware
4 45 (2.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 38 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 20 (0.99%) SOAP
7 19 (0.94%) Web Services
8 11 (0.55%) REST
9 10 (0.50%) HTML
9 10 (0.50%) MDX
9 10 (0.50%) XML Messaging
10 8 (0.40%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.35%) JSON
11 7 (0.35%) MSMQ
11 7 (0.35%) RESTful
12 6 (0.30%) DCOM
13 4 (0.20%) Flash
13 4 (0.20%) jQuery
13 4 (0.20%) SAP Basis
14 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 386 (19.18%) Replication
2 354 (17.59%) Clustering
3 178 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 48 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.69%) Fintech
8 29 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (0.89%) iPad
11 14 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.65%) Online Games
13 9 (0.45%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.40%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.30%) FMCG
15 6 (0.30%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.30%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.25%) BBC
16 5 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 463 (23.01%) Windows
2 361 (17.94%) Linux
3 220 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 210 (10.44%) Unix
5 104 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (3.48%) Solaris
7 65 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (1.29%) AIX
10 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.40%) CentOS
12 4 (0.20%) zOS
13 3 (0.15%) Android
13 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.099%) HPUX
14 2 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.099%) SUSE
14 2 (0.099%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.099%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (43.84%) Performance Tuning
2 457 (22.71%) High Availability
3 398 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
4 290 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 281 (13.97%) ETL
6 188 (9.34%) Migration
7 176 (8.75%) ITIL
8 170 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
9 160 (7.95%) Capacity Planning
10 152 (7.55%) Performance Monitoring
11 135 (6.71%) Database Security
12 97 (4.82%) Data Modelling
13 91 (4.52%) DevOps
14 86 (4.27%) Statistics
15 71 (3.53%) Change Management
16 70 (3.48%) Mentoring
17 68 (3.38%) Database Tuning
18 61 (3.03%) Scrum
19 58 (2.88%) ERP
20 56 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1678 (83.40%) SQL
2 670 (33.30%) T-SQL
3 219 (10.88%) PL/SQL
4 211 (10.49%) PowerShell
5 137 (6.81%) Shell Script
6 73 (3.63%) C#
7 41 (2.04%) Java
8 38 (1.89%) Python
9 23 (1.14%) VB.NET
10 18 (0.89%) PHP
11 16 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 16 (0.80%) Korn
12 13 (0.65%) Perl
12 13 (0.65%) SQR
13 11 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 11 (0.55%) JavaScript
14 10 (0.50%) C
14 10 (0.50%) R
14 10 (0.50%) VB
14 10 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 156 (7.75%) Degree
2 151 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (4.37%) Oracle Certification
4 77 (3.83%) OCP
5 66 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 63 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 51 (2.53%) MCITP
7 51 (2.53%) MCSA
8 46 (2.29%) OCA
9 35 (1.74%) MCTS
10 34 (1.69%) SC Cleared
11 29 (1.44%) DV Cleared
12 26 (1.29%) MCSE
13 19 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.80%) Master's Degree
15 14 (0.70%) MySQL Certification
16 11 (0.55%) MCDBA
17 10 (0.50%) MCP
18 5 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
18 5 (0.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.37%) SLA
2 50 (2.49%) QA
3 19 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.70%) ISO 14001
7 13 (0.65%) ISO 9000
8 8 (0.40%) GDPR
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 158 (7.85%) Oracle RAC
2 94 (4.67%) Active Directory
3 53 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.35%) KVM
6 7 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
7 6 (0.30%) XenServer
8 5 (0.25%) vSphere
9 3 (0.15%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.050%) Firmware
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 202 (10.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 169 (8.40%) Data Guard
3 90 (4.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 56 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
5 51 (2.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 44 (2.19%) Puppet
7 41 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (1.54%) Ansible
9 24 (1.19%) NetBackup
10 23 (1.14%) Opsview
11 18 (0.89%) SCOM
12 15 (0.75%) Tivoli
12 15 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (0.70%) CFEngine
14 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.50%) Nagios
16 8 (0.40%) Galera Cluster
17 7 (0.35%) Perfmon
17 7 (0.35%) SQL Sentry
18 5 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 704 (34.99%) Oracle
2 575 (28.58%) Microsoft
3 120 (5.96%) VMware
4 71 (3.53%) Sybase
5 67 (3.33%) IBM
6 42 (2.09%) Tableau
7 40 (1.99%) Cognos
8 38 (1.89%) SAP
9 31 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
9 31 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 29 (1.44%) RedGate
11 27 (1.34%) SolarWinds
12 25 (1.24%) Facebook
13 21 (1.04%) Splunk
14 16 (0.80%) HP
15 15 (0.75%) Sun
16 14 (0.70%) New Relic
17 13 (0.65%) Percona
18 12 (0.60%) NetApp
19 11 (0.55%) Citrix
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits + Flexi
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension + 20% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 Per Annum + Good Benefits
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Hull, North Humberside
Chassam Contract
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
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Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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