Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 305 304 260
Rank change year-on-year -1 -44 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,610 1,869 2,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.07% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.12% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,323 1,603 1,950
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 145,255 167,294 171,193
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,140 135,774 142,579
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 16 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 18 January 2019. 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 +4 1,496 £49,250 -1.50% 215
UK excluding London -6 1,075 £45,000 - 180
London +6 514 £55,000 -4.35% 50
South East +86 419 £47,500 +0.53% 46
North of England -9 295 £42,500 -5.56% 64
North West +29 165 £45,000 - 28
Midlands -5 155 £45,000 -5.26% 28
Yorkshire -29 111 £42,000 -6.67% 32
West Midlands +31 110 £45,000 -1.64% 15
Scotland -4 62 £41,000 +9.33% 8
East of England -81 61 £45,000 -4.26% 13
South West +6 45 £41,000 +2.50% 14
East Midlands -32 45 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Wales +15 26 £40,000 - 7
North East +1 19 £40,000 +2.67% 4
Northern Ireland -26 12 £35,000 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 1,285 (79.81%) SQL
2 1,190 (73.91%) SQL Server
3 568 (35.28%) Performance Tuning
4 522 (32.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 516 (32.05%) Oracle
6 494 (30.68%) T-SQL
7 487 (30.25%) Microsoft
8 459 (28.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 378 (23.48%) Windows
10 373 (23.17%) High Availability
11 372 (23.11%) Oracle Database
12 357 (22.17%) Linux
13 312 (19.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 295 (18.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 280 (17.39%) Replication
16 274 (17.02%) Clustering
17 260 (16.15%) Business Intelligence
18 234 (14.53%) Relational Database
19 232 (14.41%) Finance
19 232 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
20 228 (14.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 220 (13.66%) Windows Server
22 208 (12.92%) SQL Server 2016
23 203 (12.61%) SQL Server 2012
24 202 (12.55%) MySQL
25 198 (12.30%) ITIL
26 193 (11.99%) PowerShell
27 176 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
28 169 (10.50%) Oracle Database 11g
29 157 (9.75%) Oracle RAC

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 45 (2.80%) IIS
2 44 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.36%) WebLogic
4 27 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 10 (0.62%) Oracle UPK
7 10 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.25%) SAS
10 3 (0.19%) JBoss
10 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.12%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.062%) Apache
12 1 (0.062%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.62%) InfoPath
3 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.062%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (2.80%) Oracle EBS
2 41 (2.55%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.24%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.62%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 7 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
12 1 (0.062%) MIS ActiveH
12 1 (0.062%) Oracle Utilities
12 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 232 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.43%) SaaS
4 18 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 16 (0.99%) PaaS
6 15 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.87%) IaaS
8 8 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.31%) Office 365
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.25%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.25%) Yammer
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.12%) GitHub
12 2 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.17%) SAN
2 30 (1.86%) Firewall
3 21 (1.30%) NAS
4 17 (1.06%) WAN
5 11 (0.68%) LAN
6 9 (0.56%) Internet
7 8 (0.50%) Skype
8 7 (0.43%) Network Security
9 4 (0.25%) WebEx
10 2 (0.12%) SMS
10 2 (0.12%) Wireless
11 1 (0.062%) Broadband
11 1 (0.062%) InfiniBand
11 1 (0.062%) Intranet
11 1 (0.062%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.062%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,190 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 522 (32.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 459 (28.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 372 (23.11%) Oracle Database
5 312 (19.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 234 (14.53%) Relational Database
7 228 (14.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 208 (12.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 203 (12.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 202 (12.55%) MySQL
11 169 (10.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 157 (9.75%) Data Warehouse
13 155 (9.63%) SQL Server 2014
14 151 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
15 144 (8.94%) Oracle Database 12c
16 136 (8.45%) RDBMS
17 116 (7.20%) NoSQL
18 111 (6.89%) MongoDB
19 72 (4.47%) Power BI
20 65 (4.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 33 (2.05%) Visual Studio
2 30 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 19 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
6 15 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 12 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
8 11 (0.68%) JIRA
8 11 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.56%) Gradle
9 9 (0.56%) Maven
9 9 (0.56%) Subversion
10 7 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.12%) Hudson
11 2 (0.12%) JDeveloper
11 2 (0.12%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.062%) Ant
12 1 (0.062%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.062%) Toad
General
1 232 (14.41%) Finance
2 99 (6.15%) Retail
3 42 (2.61%) Banking
4 40 (2.48%) Advertising
5 25 (1.55%) Marketing
6 21 (1.30%) Games
7 19 (1.18%) Legal
8 18 (1.12%) Automotive
9 17 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.62%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.56%) Back Office
11 9 (0.56%) Billing
12 7 (0.43%) Law
13 6 (0.37%) Local Government
13 6 (0.37%) Publishing
14 4 (0.25%) Electronics
15 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.062%) German Language
16 1 (0.062%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.062%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (5.59%) .NET
2 52 (3.23%) Middleware
3 38 (2.36%) Web Services
4 37 (2.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 29 (1.80%) ASP.NET
6 28 (1.74%) .NET Framework
7 17 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (1.06%) Entity Framework
8 11 (0.68%) XML
9 10 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
9 10 (0.62%) Oracle Streams
10 9 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.50%) JSON
12 6 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (0.37%) Flash
12 6 (0.37%) HTML
12 6 (0.37%) Velocity
13 5 (0.31%) J2EE
13 5 (0.31%) Kafka
13 5 (0.31%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 280 (17.39%) Replication
2 274 (17.02%) Clustering
3 90 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.11%) Data Centre
5 45 (2.80%) Fintech
6 42 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 38 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 34 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (2.05%) Private Cloud
11 21 (1.30%) Mainframe
12 17 (1.06%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.93%) NHS
14 12 (0.75%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.75%) User Experience
15 8 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
16 7 (0.43%) CMDB
16 7 (0.43%) HACMP
16 7 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 378 (23.48%) Windows
2 357 (22.17%) Linux
3 220 (13.66%) Windows Server
4 126 (7.83%) Unix
5 107 (6.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (1.93%) AIX
9 19 (1.18%) Solaris
10 16 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.43%) FreeBSD
11 7 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.37%) zOS
13 5 (0.31%) CentOS
14 2 (0.12%) Debian
15 1 (0.062%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (35.28%) Performance Tuning
2 373 (23.17%) High Availability
3 295 (18.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 260 (16.15%) Business Intelligence
5 198 (12.30%) ITIL
6 148 (9.19%) Migration
7 145 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
8 136 (8.45%) ETL
9 132 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
10 110 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
10 110 (6.83%) DevOps
11 96 (5.96%) Database Security
12 82 (5.09%) Data Modelling
13 78 (4.84%) Performance Monitoring
14 70 (4.35%) Computer Science
14 70 (4.35%) Service Management
15 69 (4.29%) Statistics
16 67 (4.16%) Change Control
17 66 (4.10%) Proactive Monitoring
18 63 (3.91%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1,285 (79.81%) SQL
2 494 (30.68%) T-SQL
3 193 (11.99%) PowerShell
4 113 (7.02%) PL/SQL
5 74 (4.60%) Python
6 69 (4.29%) C#
7 59 (3.66%) Shell Script
8 28 (1.74%) Bash Shell
9 27 (1.68%) Perl
10 24 (1.49%) Ruby
11 22 (1.37%) C
12 18 (1.12%) Korn
13 14 (0.87%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.81%) VB
15 12 (0.75%) Java
16 9 (0.56%) JCL
16 9 (0.56%) VBA
17 8 (0.50%) Bourne shell
18 7 (0.43%) VBScript
19 6 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 149 (9.25%) Degree
2 110 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (3.11%) MCSA
4 42 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 42 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 41 (2.55%) Oracle Certification
6 34 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 32 (1.99%) MCSE
8 30 (1.86%) OCP
9 23 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (1.30%) MCDBA
11 20 (1.24%) MCITP
11 20 (1.24%) OCA
12 13 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.68%) MCP
14 8 (0.50%) MCTS
15 7 (0.43%) DV Cleared
16 5 (0.31%) NCIE
17 3 (0.19%) HND
18 2 (0.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.80%) SLA
2 30 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.12%) GDPR
5 16 (0.99%) QA
6 7 (0.43%) PMO
7 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (9.75%) Oracle RAC
2 74 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 53 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (2.17%) Docker
5 32 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
7 9 (0.56%) Firmware
7 9 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.19%) Ceph
9 3 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.19%) vSphere
10 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.062%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 142 (8.82%) Data Guard
2 114 (7.08%) Oracle RMAN
3 55 (3.42%) Microsoft Clustering
4 53 (3.29%) Ansible
5 50 (3.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 44 (2.73%) Failover Clustering
7 42 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (2.36%) Puppet
9 19 (1.18%) SCOM
10 18 (1.12%) HAProxy
11 12 (0.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 12 (0.75%) Perfmon
11 12 (0.75%) Terraform
12 8 (0.50%) HP SIM
13 7 (0.43%) Rundeck
13 7 (0.43%) SCCM
13 7 (0.43%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.37%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 516 (32.05%) Oracle
2 487 (30.25%) Microsoft
3 100 (6.21%) Red Hat
4 69 (4.29%) VMware
5 48 (2.98%) RedGate
6 33 (2.05%) SAP
7 32 (1.99%) BMC
8 30 (1.86%) Cisco
9 29 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 28 (1.74%) Tableau
11 23 (1.43%) Google
11 23 (1.43%) IBM
12 20 (1.24%) Veeam
13 19 (1.18%) Cognos
14 18 (1.12%) New Relic
14 18 (1.12%) SolarWinds
15 15 (0.93%) HP
16 14 (0.87%) Sybase
17 11 (0.68%) Alteryx
17 11 (0.68%) CommVault