Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 280 239
Rank change year-on-year -14 -41 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,944 2,035 2,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.19% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.24% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,613 1,673 2,568
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -0.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 167,471 164,559 193,918
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,134 136,220 162,840
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 18 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 May 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 -25 1,799 £50,000 +6.38% 229
UK excluding London -6 1,373 £47,500 +5.56% 171
London -35 540 £60,000 +9.09% 65
South East -28 360 £50,000 +6.38% 39
North of England -1 333 £45,000 +5.88% 46
East of England +29 282 £50,000 +6.38% 28
Midlands +15 227 £45,000 +5.88% 37
Yorkshire +38 162 £47,500 +5.56% 15
North West -27 147 £45,000 +8.43% 28
East Midlands +49 135 £47,500 +5.56% 18
West Midlands -26 93 £42,500 - 19
Scotland -17 82 £42,500 +9.68% 5
South West -85 75 £36,000 -18.18% 13
North East -4 25 £43,000 +7.50% 3
Wales -2 19 £46,250 +34.06% 3
Northern Ireland -5 7 £36,250 -3.33%
Channel Islands - 3 £65,000 -
Isle of Man +1 1 £47,500 -40.63%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1,578 (81.17%) SQL
2 1,408 (72.43%) SQL Server
3 800 (41.15%) Performance Tuning
4 707 (36.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 685 (35.24%) Oracle
6 641 (32.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 617 (31.74%) Microsoft
8 583 (29.99%) T-SQL
9 529 (27.21%) Oracle Database
10 452 (23.25%) Linux
11 430 (22.12%) Business Intelligence
12 422 (21.71%) Replication
13 417 (21.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 403 (20.73%) High Availability
15 356 (18.31%) Finance
16 348 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 335 (17.23%) Windows
18 328 (16.87%) Clustering
19 308 (15.84%) Disaster Recovery
20 297 (15.28%) PowerShell
21 282 (14.51%) SQL Server 2008
22 256 (13.17%) MySQL
23 254 (13.07%) Relational Database
24 251 (12.91%) Data Warehouse
25 243 (12.50%) Migration
26 232 (11.93%) Oracle Database 12c
27 218 (11.21%) SQL Server 2016
28 215 (11.06%) SQL Server 2012
28 215 (11.06%) Oracle Database 11g
29 204 (10.49%) Unix

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 68 (3.50%) WebLogic
2 54 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.80%) IIS
4 34 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
6 16 (0.82%) SAS
7 14 (0.72%) Apache
8 13 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.57%) JBoss
10 8 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (0.36%) GlassFish
11 7 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.21%) OpenEdge
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle UPK
13 3 (0.15%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.15%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.10%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 54 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 52 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 42 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (0.62%) Elite 3E
4 12 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.26%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.10%) FastStats
8 2 (0.10%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.051%) Concordance
9 1 (0.051%) Finacle
9 1 (0.051%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.051%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.051%) Relativity
9 1 (0.051%) Ringtail
9 1 (0.051%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 348 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 190 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
4 27 (1.39%) SaaS
5 19 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (0.67%) IaaS
7 11 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.31%) PaaS
10 4 (0.21%) GitHub
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.10%) Firebase
11 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.10%) Serverless
12 1 (0.051%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.051%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.26%) SAN
2 20 (1.03%) NAS
3 16 (0.82%) SMS
4 11 (0.57%) WAN
5 10 (0.51%) Internet
6 5 (0.26%) Intranet
6 5 (0.26%) SSH
7 4 (0.21%) LAN
7 4 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.10%) DHCP
8 2 (0.10%) DNS
8 2 (0.10%) Firewall
9 1 (0.051%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.051%) Skype
9 1 (0.051%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,408 (72.43%) SQL Server
2 707 (36.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 641 (32.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 529 (27.21%) Oracle Database
5 417 (21.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 282 (14.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 256 (13.17%) MySQL
8 254 (13.07%) Relational Database
9 251 (12.91%) Data Warehouse
10 232 (11.93%) Oracle Database 12c
11 218 (11.21%) SQL Server 2016
12 215 (11.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 215 (11.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 175 (9.00%) RDBMS
14 166 (8.54%) SQL Server 2014
15 151 (7.77%) NoSQL
16 134 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
17 114 (5.86%) MongoDB
18 93 (4.78%) Oracle Database 10g
19 86 (4.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 90 (4.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 38 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 36 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 34 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
5 32 (1.65%) Git (software)
6 29 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 27 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (0.98%) JIRA
9 16 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (0.82%) MSBuild
9 16 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (0.41%) Subversion
12 7 (0.36%) PROIV
12 7 (0.36%) Travis CI
12 7 (0.36%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.21%) Ant
13 4 (0.21%) Toad
13 4 (0.21%) TortoiseSVN
14 3 (0.15%) Mercurial
General
1 356 (18.31%) Finance
2 119 (6.12%) Advertising
3 79 (4.06%) Retail
4 63 (3.24%) Marketing
5 59 (3.03%) Banking
6 39 (2.01%) Law
7 34 (1.75%) Legal
8 23 (1.18%) Automotive
8 23 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 16 (0.82%) Games
9 16 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.77%) Publishing
11 12 (0.62%) Electronics
12 10 (0.51%) Back Office
13 9 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.10%) Billing
16 2 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.10%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.53%) .NET
2 57 (2.93%) Middleware
3 55 (2.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 36 (1.85%) XML
5 27 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 24 (1.23%) Web Services
6 24 (1.23%) WPF
7 18 (0.93%) REST
8 14 (0.72%) HTML
9 10 (0.51%) ASP.NET
9 10 (0.51%) LAMP
10 9 (0.46%) MDX
11 8 (0.41%) Hibernate
11 8 (0.41%) SOAP
11 8 (0.41%) XML Messaging
12 6 (0.31%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.26%) Castor
13 5 (0.26%) CSS
13 5 (0.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 422 (21.71%) Replication
2 328 (16.87%) Clustering
3 119 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (3.81%) Data Centre
5 55 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.23%) Fintech
10 23 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
12 12 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.51%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.46%) NHS
15 8 (0.41%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.41%) Private Cloud
16 7 (0.36%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 452 (23.25%) Linux
2 335 (17.23%) Windows
3 204 (10.49%) Unix
4 152 (7.82%) Windows Server
5 93 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (2.26%) Solaris
8 34 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (0.87%) CentOS
10 17 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.77%) AIX
12 11 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.36%) VMS
14 4 (0.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (41.15%) Performance Tuning
2 430 (22.12%) Business Intelligence
3 403 (20.73%) High Availability
4 308 (15.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 243 (12.50%) Migration
6 199 (10.24%) ITIL
7 193 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
8 190 (9.77%) ETL
9 142 (7.30%) DevOps
10 141 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
11 130 (6.69%) Capacity Planning
12 116 (5.97%) Database Security
13 101 (5.20%) Performance Monitoring
14 92 (4.73%) Database Mirroring
15 84 (4.32%) Database Tuning
16 75 (3.86%) Data Modelling
17 65 (3.34%) Proactive Monitoring
18 60 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
19 58 (2.98%) Change Management
20 56 (2.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,578 (81.17%) SQL
2 583 (29.99%) T-SQL
3 297 (15.28%) PowerShell
4 180 (9.26%) PL/SQL
5 113 (5.81%) Shell Script
6 104 (5.35%) Python
7 101 (5.20%) C#
8 68 (3.50%) Bash Shell
9 54 (2.78%) Java
10 53 (2.73%) Perl
11 38 (1.95%) JavaScript
12 33 (1.70%) Korn
13 22 (1.13%) Ruby
14 17 (0.87%) Bourne shell
15 16 (0.82%) PHP
16 13 (0.67%) C
17 10 (0.51%) VBA
18 7 (0.36%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.26%) C++
20 4 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 161 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (4.68%) Oracle Certification
3 86 (4.42%) Degree
4 71 (3.65%) OCP
5 40 (2.06%) MCSA
6 39 (2.01%) MCITP
6 39 (2.01%) Security Cleared
7 36 (1.85%) MCSE
8 29 (1.49%) MCDBA
9 25 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (1.18%) SC Cleared
11 18 (0.93%) MCTS
12 16 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 10 (0.51%) OCA
15 7 (0.36%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.21%) MCP
16 4 (0.21%) RHCE
17 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.42%) SLA
2 34 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.13%) QA
5 16 (0.82%) GDPR
6 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.21%) PMO
9 2 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 143 (7.36%) Oracle RAC
2 59 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.93%) Docker
6 6 (0.31%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.21%) HDFS
7 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.15%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) Ceph
9 2 (0.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.051%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 149 (7.66%) Data Guard
2 140 (7.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 65 (3.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 62 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (2.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 45 (2.31%) Failover Clustering
7 43 (2.21%) Puppet
7 43 (2.21%) SCOM
8 42 (2.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 40 (2.06%) Ansible
10 19 (0.98%) Perfmon
11 15 (0.77%) SQL Sentry
12 14 (0.72%) Galera Cluster
13 12 (0.62%) Terraform
14 10 (0.51%) Foglight
14 10 (0.51%) SCCM
15 8 (0.41%) Kubernetes
16 7 (0.36%) CFEngine
16 7 (0.36%) SCOrch
17 6 (0.31%) Automic
Vendors
1 685 (35.24%) Oracle
2 617 (31.74%) Microsoft
3 101 (5.20%) Red Hat
4 68 (3.50%) SAP
5 54 (2.78%) RedGate
6 52 (2.67%) VMware
7 28 (1.44%) Sybase
7 28 (1.44%) WorldPay
8 27 (1.39%) Facebook
9 25 (1.29%) IBM
9 25 (1.29%) SolarWinds
10 24 (1.23%) Google
11 16 (0.82%) ServiceNow
12 14 (0.72%) Teradata
13 13 (0.67%) Percona
14 12 (0.62%) HP
14 12 (0.62%) Tableau
15 11 (0.57%) CommVault
16 10 (0.51%) NetApp
17 9 (0.46%) Citrix