Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 300 257
Rank change year-on-year +2 -43 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,960 1,967 2,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.11% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.15% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,596 1,612 2,358
UK median annual salary £47,750 £47,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.60% +2.17% -3.16%
10th Percentile £31,625 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
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 £81,250 £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 17 July 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 17 July 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 1,826 £48,500 +2.11% 190
UK excluding London +5 1,354 £45,000 - 146
London +13 575 £60,000 +9.09% 60
South East +27 418 £48,500 +7.16% 32
North of England +1 319 £45,000 +2.86% 44
East of England +26 227 £47,500 +1.06% 10
Midlands +39 215 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Yorkshire +19 156 £47,500 +5.56% 17
North West +7 144 £45,000 +12.50% 24
East Midlands +38 108 £42,500 -5.56% 9
West Midlands +6 107 £43,750 +2.94% 24
South West -40 89 £40,000 -3.61% 11
Scotland -16 74 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Wales +6 23 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North East -20 20 £42,000 -1.18% 3
Northern Ireland -12 2 - - 3
Channel Islands - 2 £65,000 -
Isle of Man 0 1 £47,500 -40.63%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,582 (80.71%) SQL
2 1,406 (71.73%) SQL Server
3 741 (37.81%) Performance Tuning
4 713 (36.38%) Oracle
5 669 (34.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 602 (30.71%) Microsoft
7 597 (30.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 588 (30.00%) T-SQL
9 554 (28.27%) Oracle Database
10 492 (25.10%) Linux
11 404 (20.61%) High Availability
12 393 (20.05%) Replication
13 386 (19.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 378 (19.29%) Finance
15 357 (18.21%) Business Intelligence
16 333 (16.99%) Windows
17 328 (16.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 321 (16.38%) Disaster Recovery
19 320 (16.33%) Clustering
20 284 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
21 278 (14.18%) PowerShell
22 274 (13.98%) Relational Database
23 271 (13.83%) Data Warehouse
24 255 (13.01%) MySQL
25 226 (11.53%) SQL Server 2012
26 225 (11.48%) ITIL
27 224 (11.43%) Unix
28 222 (11.33%) SQL Server 2016
29 220 (11.22%) Oracle Database 12c
29 220 (11.22%) 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 71 (3.62%) WebLogic
2 50 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.19%) IIS
4 36 (1.84%) Oracle Application Server
5 29 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (0.77%) SAS
7 14 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.46%) Apache
8 9 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.26%) JBoss
11 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.15%) FileNet
12 3 (0.15%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.15%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.10%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 56 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 50 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
3 25 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
4 14 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.46%) Elite 3E
7 7 (0.36%) 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%) Relativity
9 1 (0.051%) Ringtail
9 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 328 (16.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 179 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
4 22 (1.12%) SaaS
5 12 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.31%) IaaS
8 6 (0.31%) Office 365
8 6 (0.31%) PaaS
9 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.10%) GitHub
11 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.051%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.051%) Serverless
12 1 (0.051%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.42%) SAN
2 28 (1.43%) NAS
3 14 (0.71%) Internet
3 14 (0.71%) SMS
4 9 (0.46%) WAN
5 7 (0.36%) Intranet
6 6 (0.31%) SSH
7 3 (0.15%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.10%) DHCP
8 2 (0.10%) DNS
8 2 (0.10%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.051%) Extranet
9 1 (0.051%) Firewall
9 1 (0.051%) LAN
9 1 (0.051%) Skype
9 1 (0.051%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,406 (71.73%) SQL Server
2 669 (34.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 597 (30.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 554 (28.27%) Oracle Database
5 386 (19.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 284 (14.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 274 (13.98%) Relational Database
8 271 (13.83%) Data Warehouse
9 255 (13.01%) MySQL
10 226 (11.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 222 (11.33%) SQL Server 2016
12 220 (11.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 220 (11.22%) Oracle Database 12c
13 195 (9.95%) RDBMS
14 161 (8.21%) SQL Server 2014
15 152 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
16 144 (7.35%) NoSQL
17 105 (5.36%) MongoDB
18 95 (4.85%) Oracle Database 10g
19 79 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 90 (4.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 26 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
3 24 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (1.07%) JIRA
7 19 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 18 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
9 13 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.61%) Subversion
10 12 (0.61%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (0.51%) Toad
12 5 (0.26%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.20%) TortoiseSVN
14 2 (0.10%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.10%) LINQPad
14 2 (0.10%) Moq
14 2 (0.10%) MSBuild
General
1 378 (19.29%) Finance
2 99 (5.05%) Advertising
3 86 (4.39%) Retail
4 61 (3.11%) Banking
5 57 (2.91%) Marketing
6 37 (1.89%) Legal
7 26 (1.33%) Games
8 24 (1.22%) Law
9 19 (0.97%) Automotive
10 18 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 15 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.66%) Back Office
12 13 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.56%) Electronics
14 10 (0.51%) Publishing
15 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.10%) Local Government
18 1 (0.051%) Billing
18 1 (0.051%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.67%) .NET
2 59 (3.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 49 (2.50%) Middleware
4 34 (1.73%) XML
5 33 (1.68%) Web Services
6 21 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
7 19 (0.97%) HTML
8 16 (0.82%) MDX
9 15 (0.77%) REST
9 15 (0.77%) WPF
10 14 (0.71%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.46%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.46%) CSS
12 8 (0.41%) Flash
12 8 (0.41%) LAMP
13 7 (0.36%) YAML
14 6 (0.31%) Hibernate
14 6 (0.31%) SOAP
14 6 (0.31%) XML Messaging
15 5 (0.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 393 (20.05%) Replication
2 320 (16.33%) Clustering
3 130 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 54 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 50 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 34 (1.73%) Fintech
8 26 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 19 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 19 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
12 17 (0.87%) CMDB
13 13 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.36%) Mainframe
17 6 (0.31%) Spread Betting
17 6 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 492 (25.10%) Linux
2 333 (16.99%) Windows
3 224 (11.43%) Unix
4 149 (7.60%) Windows Server
5 130 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (3.16%) Solaris
7 43 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.02%) AIX
10 18 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
11 17 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.77%) CentOS
13 6 (0.31%) VMS
14 4 (0.20%) Debian
15 2 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (37.81%) Performance Tuning
2 404 (20.61%) High Availability
3 357 (18.21%) Business Intelligence
4 321 (16.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 225 (11.48%) ITIL
6 219 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
7 200 (10.20%) Migration
8 177 (9.03%) ETL
9 144 (7.35%) Capacity Planning
10 135 (6.89%) Database Security
11 119 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
12 116 (5.92%) DevOps
13 90 (4.59%) Database Mirroring
14 87 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
15 85 (4.34%) Database Tuning
16 82 (4.18%) Data Modelling
17 79 (4.03%) Proactive Monitoring
18 61 (3.11%) Mentoring
19 59 (3.01%) Performance Optimisation
19 59 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,582 (80.71%) SQL
2 588 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 278 (14.18%) PowerShell
4 184 (9.39%) PL/SQL
5 116 (5.92%) Shell Script
6 104 (5.31%) Python
7 94 (4.80%) C#
8 81 (4.13%) Bash Shell
9 55 (2.81%) Perl
10 49 (2.50%) Korn
11 45 (2.30%) Java
12 36 (1.84%) JavaScript
13 19 (0.97%) C
14 18 (0.92%) VBA
15 17 (0.87%) Ruby
16 15 (0.77%) Bourne shell
17 12 (0.61%) PHP
18 10 (0.51%) VB
19 6 (0.31%) AWK
19 6 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 127 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (5.66%) Degree
3 83 (4.23%) Oracle Certification
4 63 (3.21%) OCP
5 45 (2.30%) MCSA
6 39 (1.99%) MCSE
7 37 (1.89%) MCITP
8 33 (1.68%) Security Cleared
9 32 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (1.07%) MCDBA
11 17 (0.87%) SC Cleared
12 15 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 14 (0.71%) MCTS
14 12 (0.61%) OCA
15 9 (0.46%) DBS Check
16 6 (0.31%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.31%) RHCE
17 4 (0.20%) BC Cleared
18 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.11%) SLA
2 33 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.22%) QA
4 23 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.71%) GDPR
5 14 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.15%) PMO
8 2 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 176 (8.98%) Oracle RAC
2 86 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (1.02%) Docker
6 13 (0.66%) Firmware
7 7 (0.36%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.20%) Ceph
9 4 (0.20%) HDFS
10 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.15%) vSphere
11 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.051%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 163 (8.32%) Data Guard
2 146 (7.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 95 (4.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 61 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (2.81%) Failover Clustering
6 52 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 44 (2.24%) SCOM
8 41 (2.09%) Ansible
9 39 (1.99%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 31 (1.58%) Puppet
11 20 (1.02%) Perfmon
12 15 (0.77%) SQL Sentry
13 13 (0.66%) Oracle ZFS
14 11 (0.56%) Kubernetes
14 11 (0.56%) Terraform
15 10 (0.51%) Galera Cluster
16 7 (0.36%) Control-M
17 6 (0.31%) Foglight
17 6 (0.31%) NetBackup
17 6 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 713 (36.38%) Oracle
2 602 (30.71%) Microsoft
3 129 (6.58%) Red Hat
4 70 (3.57%) VMware
5 63 (3.21%) SAP
6 41 (2.09%) Sybase
7 35 (1.79%) RedGate
8 30 (1.53%) SolarWinds
9 28 (1.43%) Google
9 28 (1.43%) IBM
10 26 (1.33%) WorldPay
11 25 (1.28%) BMC
12 21 (1.07%) ServiceNow
13 19 (0.97%) Facebook
14 16 (0.82%) Remedy
15 14 (0.71%) Tableau
16 13 (0.66%) CommVault
17 11 (0.56%) CA
17 11 (0.56%) HP
17 11 (0.56%) IDERA