Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 376 396 300
Rank change year-on-year +20 -96 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 340 1,058 1,885
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.75% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.79% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 281 954 1,543
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,075 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 45,669 134,450 160,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,390 107,009 129,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBA.

Salary trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBA over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 19 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 26 September 2020. 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 +17 300 £50,000 - 43
UK excluding London +69 254 £50,000 +11.11% 45
North of England +99 102 £50,000 +11.11% 15
London +34 83 £55,250 -7.92% 9
North West +86 55 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Midlands +121 51 £49,500 +16.47% 9
South East +62 45 £43,500 -13.00% 6
Yorkshire +105 43 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East Midlands +100 39 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Work from Home +42 22 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Scotland +68 18 £50,000 +17.65% 2
East of England +86 12 £41,425 -2.53% 4
West Midlands +79 12 £48,500 +14.12% 6
South West +97 7 £50,500 +6.32%
Wales +40 6 £35,000 +1.45% 4
Northern Ireland +24 6 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Channel Islands - 5 £55,000 -
North East +15 4 £43,500 +17.57% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £47,500 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 251 (73.82%) SQL
2 243 (71.47%) SQL Server
3 146 (42.94%) Oracle
4 143 (42.06%) Performance Tuning
5 95 (27.94%) Oracle Database
6 86 (25.29%) T-SQL
7 81 (23.82%) High Availability
8 76 (22.35%) Azure
9 74 (21.76%) Replication
10 69 (20.29%) Linux
11 66 (19.41%) Relational Database
12 65 (19.12%) Microsoft
13 64 (18.82%) Finance
13 64 (18.82%) Windows
14 63 (18.53%) Clustering
15 60 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 58 (17.06%) AWS
17 57 (16.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 53 (15.59%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
20 49 (14.41%) RDBMS
20 49 (14.41%) MySQL
21 48 (14.12%) PostgreSQL
22 43 (12.65%) PowerShell
23 42 (12.35%) PL/SQL
23 42 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
24 34 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
24 34 (10.00%) DevOps
24 34 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
25 32 (9.41%) SQL Server 2019

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 10 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 9 (2.65%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.06%) Apache
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.88%) IIS
5 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (0.59%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.29%) Maximo
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (22.35%) Azure
2 58 (17.06%) AWS
3 28 (8.24%) Power Platform
4 11 (3.24%) SaaS
5 9 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.06%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.76%) PaaS
8 4 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.18%) GCP
9 2 (0.59%) IaaS
10 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.06%) Kerberos
1 7 (2.06%) SAN
2 4 (1.18%) Network Security
2 4 (1.18%) Skype
3 3 (0.88%) NAS
4 2 (0.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) Internet
5 1 (0.29%) LAN
5 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (71.47%) SQL Server
2 95 (27.94%) Oracle Database
3 66 (19.41%) Relational Database
4 60 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 57 (16.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (14.41%) MySQL
6 49 (14.41%) RDBMS
7 48 (14.12%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (9.41%) SQL Server 2019
10 27 (7.94%) SQL Server 2016
10 27 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (7.65%) Power BI
12 25 (7.35%) Oracle Database 12c
13 24 (7.06%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (5.88%) MongoDB
14 20 (5.88%) NoSQL
14 20 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (4.41%) OLTP
15 15 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.76%) GitLab
2 5 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.47%) JIRA
2 5 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.18%) Maven
4 3 (0.88%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.59%) Subversion
5 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 64 (18.82%) Finance
2 31 (9.12%) Law
3 9 (2.65%) Banking
4 7 (2.06%) Retail
5 6 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.18%) Automotive
8 3 (0.88%) Advertising
8 3 (0.88%) Publishing
9 2 (0.59%) Front Office
9 2 (0.59%) Local Government
9 2 (0.59%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.94%) .NET
2 8 (2.35%) LDAP
3 4 (1.18%) COM
3 4 (1.18%) HTML
3 4 (1.18%) Middleware
4 3 (0.88%) Flash
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (0.88%) Web Services
4 3 (0.88%) WSH
5 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.59%) CSS
5 2 (0.59%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.59%) jQuery
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.29%) JSON
6 1 (0.29%) SOAP
6 1 (0.29%) WPF
6 1 (0.29%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 74 (21.76%) Replication
2 63 (18.53%) Clustering
3 42 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.65%) Hedge funds
5 9 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.35%) Renewable Energy
7 7 (2.06%) CMDB
7 7 (2.06%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.88%) FMCG
10 3 (0.88%) Wiki
11 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.29%) NHS
12 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (20.29%) Linux
2 64 (18.82%) Windows
3 24 (7.06%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.76%) Unix
5 12 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.53%) Solaris
6 7 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (1.76%) AIX
7 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (42.06%) Performance Tuning
2 81 (23.82%) High Availability
3 53 (15.59%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (10.00%) DevOps
5 34 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 28 (8.24%) ETL
9 25 (7.35%) Change Data Capture
10 23 (6.76%) Mentoring
11 17 (5.00%) ITIL
12 15 (4.41%) Database Security
12 15 (4.41%) Migration
13 12 (3.53%) Data Analysis
13 12 (3.53%) Database Tuning
13 12 (3.53%) Project Management
14 11 (3.24%) Change Management
14 11 (3.24%) Data Security
14 11 (3.24%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 251 (73.82%) SQL
2 86 (25.29%) T-SQL
3 43 (12.65%) PowerShell
4 42 (12.35%) PL/SQL
5 21 (6.18%) Python
6 17 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 16 (4.71%) C#
8 11 (3.24%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.76%) Perl
9 6 (1.76%) VBScript
10 5 (1.47%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.47%) PHP
11 3 (0.88%) R
12 2 (0.59%) Java
12 2 (0.59%) Ruby
12 2 (0.59%) VB
13 1 (0.29%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.29%) VBA
13 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.71%) OCP
2 16 (4.71%) Oracle Certification
3 12 (3.53%) MCSA
3 12 (3.53%) OCA
4 10 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.35%) MCP
6 6 (1.76%) Degree
6 6 (1.76%) MCITP
7 5 (1.47%) MCDBA
7 5 (1.47%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.18%) MCSE
8 4 (1.18%) MCTS
9 3 (0.88%) MCT
10 2 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.29%) HND
11 1 (0.29%) ISEB
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.29%) QA
2 13 (3.82%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.82%) GDPR
3 5 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.47%) SLA
4 4 (1.18%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 27 (7.94%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (5.59%) Docker
3 6 (1.76%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) Gluster
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (7.94%) Data Guard
2 26 (7.65%) Failover Clustering
3 25 (7.35%) Ansible
3 25 (7.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 19 (5.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (3.24%) Puppet
6 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.18%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.18%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.18%) Terraform
8 2 (0.59%) Packer
8 2 (0.59%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.29%) Simpana
Vendors
1 146 (42.94%) Oracle
2 65 (19.12%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.71%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.41%) VMware
5 10 (2.94%) Percona
6 9 (2.65%) SAP
7 8 (2.35%) Splunk
7 8 (2.35%) Tableau
8 7 (2.06%) Sun
9 6 (1.76%) Informatica
10 4 (1.18%) RedGate
10 4 (1.18%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.59%) BMC
11 2 (0.59%) Citrix
11 2 (0.59%) Cognos
11 2 (0.59%) IBM
11 2 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.59%) Remedy
12 1 (0.29%) Dell
12 1 (0.29%) Sybase