Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 262 198
Rank change year-on-year -30 -64 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1,966 2,294 3,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.31% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.35% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,686 1,874 3,177
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.13% -1.05% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 169,468 169,423 202,837
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 138,985 140,739 169,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,309
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.57% +2.91%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -34 1,807 £49,750 +4.74% 268
UK excluding London -17 1,358 £45,000 - 214
London -55 593 £60,000 +9.09% 71
North of England -15 351 £45,000 - 55
South East -25 319 £47,500 - 47
East of England +23 253 £47,500 - 44
Midlands +1 220 £47,500 +11.76% 35
Yorkshire +7 166 £44,000 -2.22% 18
North West -25 164 £45,000 - 33
East Midlands +3 119 £47,500 +18.75% 17
West Midlands +10 101 £45,000 +5.88% 17
South West -63 86 £37,000 -13.45% 16
Scotland -2 80 £40,000 -1.23% 10
Northern Ireland +5 29 £35,000 -12.50%
Wales -15 24 £40,000 -5.88% 7
North East -11 21 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Channel Islands - 4 £60,000 -
Isle of Man -1 1 £47,500 -40.63%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,559 (79.30%) SQL
2 1,425 (72.48%) SQL Server
3 822 (41.81%) Performance Tuning
4 753 (38.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 714 (36.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 620 (31.54%) Oracle
7 613 (31.18%) Microsoft
8 612 (31.13%) T-SQL
9 464 (23.60%) Oracle Database
10 451 (22.94%) Business Intelligence
11 411 (20.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 378 (19.23%) Replication
13 367 (18.67%) Linux
14 352 (17.90%) High Availability
15 347 (17.65%) Windows
16 335 (17.04%) Finance
17 316 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
18 305 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 298 (15.16%) PowerShell
19 298 (15.16%) Disaster Recovery
19 298 (15.16%) Clustering
20 274 (13.94%) Migration
21 271 (13.78%) MySQL
22 254 (12.92%) Relational Database
23 240 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
24 237 (12.05%) Oracle Database 12c
25 235 (11.95%) SQL Server 2012
26 232 (11.80%) SQL Server 2014
26 232 (11.80%) SQL Server 2016
27 200 (10.17%) Amazon AWS

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 60 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.80%) IIS
3 45 (2.29%) WebLogic
4 31 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
5 28 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 16 (0.81%) SAS
8 14 (0.71%) JBoss
8 14 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.61%) Apache
10 8 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (0.36%) GlassFish
11 7 (0.36%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.31%) CMS
13 5 (0.25%) Confluence
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle UPK
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 48 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.41%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.25%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.10%) Raiser's Edge
9 1 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.051%) FastStats
9 1 (0.051%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.051%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 305 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 200 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (1.93%) SaaS
5 27 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
6 20 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (1.02%) IaaS
7 19 (0.97%) GitHub
8 16 (0.81%) PaaS
9 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.36%) Serverless
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.10%) Firebase
13 1 (0.051%) Akamai
13 1 (0.051%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.051%) G Suite
13 1 (0.051%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.051%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.83%) SAN
2 25 (1.27%) Internet
3 17 (0.86%) NAS
4 15 (0.76%) SMS
5 12 (0.61%) Firewall
6 10 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.46%) WAN
8 7 (0.36%) LAN
9 6 (0.31%) DHCP
9 6 (0.31%) DNS
10 5 (0.25%) Skype
10 5 (0.25%) VPN
11 4 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (0.20%) HTTP
11 4 (0.20%) VoIP
11 4 (0.20%) Wireless
12 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.15%) Intranet
12 3 (0.15%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,425 (72.48%) SQL Server
2 753 (38.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 714 (36.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 464 (23.60%) Oracle Database
5 411 (20.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 316 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 271 (13.78%) MySQL
8 254 (12.92%) Relational Database
9 240 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
10 237 (12.05%) Oracle Database 12c
11 235 (11.95%) SQL Server 2012
12 232 (11.80%) SQL Server 2014
12 232 (11.80%) SQL Server 2016
13 194 (9.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 181 (9.21%) RDBMS
15 167 (8.49%) NoSQL
16 137 (6.97%) MongoDB
17 129 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
18 104 (5.29%) Oracle Database 10g
19 79 (4.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 55 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 48 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (2.19%) TeamCity
5 38 (1.93%) JIRA
5 38 (1.93%) MSBuild
6 36 (1.83%) Git (software)
7 31 (1.58%) Jenkins
8 26 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
9 21 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
10 17 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (0.86%) Flyway
10 17 (0.86%) Travis CI
11 13 (0.66%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.56%) Subversion
13 7 (0.36%) PROIV
13 7 (0.36%) Toad
14 6 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.20%) Ant
16 3 (0.15%) LINQPad
General
1 335 (17.04%) Finance
2 99 (5.04%) Advertising
3 86 (4.37%) Banking
4 69 (3.51%) Retail
5 57 (2.90%) Marketing
6 43 (2.19%) Law
7 34 (1.73%) Legal
8 22 (1.12%) Automotive
9 21 (1.07%) Telecoms
10 19 (0.97%) Publishing
11 16 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.71%) Games
13 12 (0.61%) Electronics
14 11 (0.56%) Back Office
14 11 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.31%) Billing
16 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.10%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.10%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (5.65%) .NET
2 62 (3.15%) Middleware
3 33 (1.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 30 (1.53%) XML
5 24 (1.22%) Web Services
6 20 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 18 (0.92%) HTML
7 18 (0.92%) WPF
8 15 (0.76%) .NET Framework
9 12 (0.61%) REST
10 10 (0.51%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.41%) LAMP
12 7 (0.36%) CSS
12 7 (0.36%) SOAP
12 7 (0.36%) XML Messaging
13 5 (0.25%) Castor
13 5 (0.25%) Entity Framework
13 5 (0.25%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.25%) Java EE
13 5 (0.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 378 (19.23%) Replication
2 298 (15.16%) Clustering
3 118 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 50 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 41 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.58%) Fintech
8 17 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 15 (0.76%) Public Cloud
11 13 (0.66%) NHS
12 11 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.41%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.31%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.25%) Client/Server
17 5 (0.25%) Mainframe
17 5 (0.25%) Private Cloud
18 4 (0.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 367 (18.67%) Linux
2 347 (17.65%) Windows
3 198 (10.07%) Unix
4 182 (9.26%) Windows Server
5 51 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.73%) Solaris
8 25 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (0.92%) CentOS
11 13 (0.66%) AIX
11 13 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.61%) VMS
13 4 (0.20%) Debian
13 4 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.10%) HPUX
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.051%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.051%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (41.81%) Performance Tuning
2 451 (22.94%) Business Intelligence
3 352 (17.90%) High Availability
4 298 (15.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 274 (13.94%) Migration
6 191 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
7 186 (9.46%) ETL
8 183 (9.31%) ITIL
9 162 (8.24%) DevOps
10 154 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
11 100 (5.09%) Performance Monitoring
12 94 (4.78%) Data Modelling
13 93 (4.73%) Database Tuning
14 80 (4.07%) Database Security
15 62 (3.15%) Database Mirroring
16 58 (2.95%) Configuration Management
16 58 (2.95%) Continuous Integration
16 58 (2.95%) Scrum
17 56 (2.85%) Data Management
17 56 (2.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,559 (79.30%) SQL
2 612 (31.13%) T-SQL
3 298 (15.16%) PowerShell
4 173 (8.80%) PL/SQL
5 98 (4.98%) Shell Script
6 78 (3.97%) Python
7 71 (3.61%) C#
8 55 (2.80%) Java
9 51 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 37 (1.88%) JavaScript
11 30 (1.53%) Perl
12 26 (1.32%) PHP
13 24 (1.22%) Korn
14 20 (1.02%) Ruby
15 11 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 10 (0.51%) VBA
17 8 (0.41%) C
17 8 (0.41%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.31%) Bourne shell
18 6 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 184 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (5.44%) Degree
3 82 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
4 63 (3.20%) OCP
5 52 (2.64%) MCSE
6 49 (2.49%) MCSA
7 44 (2.24%) Security Cleared
8 43 (2.19%) MCITP
9 39 (1.98%) MCDBA
10 35 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (1.02%) SC Cleared
12 18 (0.92%) DV Cleared
13 17 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.86%) MCTS
14 5 (0.25%) OCA
15 4 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (0.20%) MCP
16 3 (0.15%) A+ Certification
16 3 (0.15%) CCNA
16 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.53%) SLA
2 25 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.97%) QA
4 18 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.46%) GDPR
6 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.20%) PMO
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) TickIT
10 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 127 (6.46%) Oracle RAC
2 58 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.31%) Docker
7 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.25%) vSphere
8 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.20%) XenApp
8 4 (0.20%) XenServer
9 2 (0.10%) Firmware
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.051%) Ceph
10 1 (0.051%) HDFS
10 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.051%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 137 (6.97%) Data Guard
2 133 (6.77%) Oracle RMAN
3 72 (3.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 56 (2.85%) Puppet
5 49 (2.49%) Ansible
6 42 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (1.88%) SCOM
8 34 (1.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 33 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
10 24 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (1.07%) SCCM
12 18 (0.92%) Perfmon
13 17 (0.86%) CFEngine
14 11 (0.56%) Galera Cluster
15 8 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (0.36%) Kubernetes
16 7 (0.36%) SCOrch
16 7 (0.36%) ZABBIX
17 6 (0.31%) Terraform
18 5 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 620 (31.54%) Oracle
2 613 (31.18%) Microsoft
3 80 (4.07%) RedGate
4 65 (3.31%) Red Hat
5 64 (3.26%) VMware
6 39 (1.98%) SAP
7 35 (1.78%) SolarWinds
8 31 (1.58%) Facebook
9 21 (1.07%) Citrix
10 20 (1.02%) Percona
10 20 (1.02%) Tableau
11 18 (0.92%) New Relic
12 17 (0.86%) Cognos
12 17 (0.86%) EMC
13 16 (0.81%) Sybase
14 14 (0.71%) HP
15 13 (0.66%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.66%) IBM
15 13 (0.66%) MuleSoft
15 13 (0.66%) Teradata