The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,761 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Database Administrator
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 218 197
Rank change year-on-year -45 -21  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1029 1600 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.55% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.61% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 816 1407 1523
Median salary £45,761 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 951 £46,500 +1.08% 133
London -83 303 £57,500 +4.54% 40
South East +61 211 £47,500 +6.74% 18
East of England +9 93 £44,500 -2.19% 19
South West -13 90 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West -54 79 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Yorkshire -43 77 £45,000 +12.50% 12
West Yorkshire -2 73 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Hampshire +15 65 £45,000 +2.27% 6
City of London +11 63 £61,000 +10.90% 9
Leeds -4 61 £45,000 +13.92% 3
West Midlands +7 58 £42,500 +1.19% 7
Manchester -55 47 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Surrey +56 43 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Wiltshire +40 43 £42,750 +8.22% 1
East Sussex +38 41 £45,000 +25.00% 3
East Midlands -1 41 £42,500 -3.40% 4
Brighton +44 40 £45,000 -16.73% 3
Cambridgeshire +34 33 £44,500 +4.70% 8
Scotland +34 31 £41,000 -9.89% 6
Kent +30 29 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Hertfordshire -11 26 £52,500 -8.69% 5
Nottingham +15 23 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Nottinghamshire +11 23 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Berkshire +25 22 £51,250 +20.58% 2
Swindon +24 19 £44,500 +5.95% 1
Devon +11 19 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Cheshire -16 18 £40,000 -20.00%
Southampton +23 17 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Edinburgh +14 16 £37,500 -25.00% 3

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring DBA in the job title.

1 1738 (79.91%) SQL
2 1585 (72.87%) SQL Server
3 878 (40.37%) Performance Tuning
4 818 (37.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 763 (35.08%) Oracle
6 754 (34.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 668 (30.71%) T-SQL
8 614 (28.23%) Microsoft
9 558 (25.66%) Oracle Database
10 478 (21.98%) High Availability
11 475 (21.84%) SQL Server 2008
12 447 (20.55%) Windows
13 438 (20.14%) Replication
14 423 (19.45%) Finance
15 420 (19.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 389 (17.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 380 (17.47%) Clustering
17 380 (17.47%) Business Intelligence
18 351 (16.14%) Linux
19 345 (15.86%) SQL Server 2014
20 338 (15.54%) Data Warehouse
21 317 (14.57%) Disaster Recovery
22 306 (14.07%) MS Excel
23 278 (12.78%) ETL
24 271 (12.46%) Relational Database
25 269 (12.37%) MySQL
26 250 (11.49%) Oracle RMAN
27 245 (11.26%) Oracle Database 11g
28 240 (11.03%) PowerShell
29 233 (10.71%) Windows Server

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
1 114 (5.24%) WebLogic
2 98 (4.51%) IIS
3 75 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 35 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 34 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
7 23 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.92%) SAS
9 14 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.55%) JBoss
11 12 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.28%) Apache
12 6 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.18%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle UPK
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 306 (14.07%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.046%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 131 (6.02%) Oracle EBS
2 73 (3.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 72 (3.31%) Oracle Applications
4 32 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 23 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.28%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.18%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 4 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 3 (0.14%) Sage 1000
10 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.092%) Oracle Utilities
11 2 (0.092%) Raiser's Edge
11 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.046%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 185 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (2.07%) SaaS
4 31 (1.43%) PaaS
5 25 (1.15%) IaaS
6 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.32%) GitHub
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.28%) Responsys
7 6 (0.28%) Taleo
8 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.18%) Office 365
9 1 (0.046%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.046%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.16%) SAN
2 43 (1.98%) Internet
3 29 (1.33%) Intranet
4 15 (0.69%) Extranet
5 13 (0.60%) DNS
5 13 (0.60%) Firewall
6 12 (0.55%) NAS
7 6 (0.28%) Network Security
8 5 (0.23%) WAN
9 4 (0.18%) HTTP
9 4 (0.18%) LDAP
10 3 (0.14%) DHCP
10 3 (0.14%) SSL
11 2 (0.092%) LAN
11 2 (0.092%) SMTP
11 2 (0.092%) SNMP
11 2 (0.092%) SSH
11 2 (0.092%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.092%) VPN
12 1 (0.046%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1585 (72.87%) SQL Server
2 818 (37.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 754 (34.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 558 (25.66%) Oracle Database
5 475 (21.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 420 (19.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 389 (17.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 345 (15.86%) SQL Server 2014
9 338 (15.54%) Data Warehouse
10 271 (12.46%) Relational Database
11 269 (12.37%) MySQL
12 245 (11.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 219 (10.07%) RDBMS
14 208 (9.56%) NoSQL
15 207 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
16 182 (8.37%) SQL Server 2005
17 179 (8.23%) MongoDB
18 138 (6.34%) SQL Server 2016
19 134 (6.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 111 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 100 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 44 (2.02%) JIRA
4 34 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 28 (1.29%) Git (software)
6 27 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (1.15%) Toad
9 21 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
9 21 (0.97%) PeopleTools
10 19 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (0.87%) MSBuild
10 19 (0.87%) Travis CI
11 12 (0.55%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.28%) Subversion
14 4 (0.18%) ClearCase
14 4 (0.18%) ClearQuest
14 4 (0.18%) NUnit
14 4 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 423 (19.45%) Finance
2 128 (5.89%) Banking
3 62 (2.85%) Advertising
4 50 (2.30%) Marketing
5 25 (1.15%) Legal
6 22 (1.01%) Retail
7 21 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 19 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.74%) Music Industry
11 14 (0.64%) Multimedia
12 13 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.60%) Law
13 10 (0.46%) Games
14 5 (0.23%) Automotive
14 5 (0.23%) Back Office
15 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.092%) Billing
16 2 (0.092%) Electronics
17 1 (0.046%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (5.89%) .NET
2 72 (3.31%) XML
3 58 (2.67%) Middleware
4 52 (2.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 48 (2.21%) Oracle Fusion
6 28 (1.29%) Web Services
7 17 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 13 (0.60%) SOAP
9 10 (0.46%) HTML
10 9 (0.41%) MDX
11 8 (0.37%) REST
12 7 (0.32%) RESTful
12 7 (0.32%) XML Messaging
13 6 (0.28%) DCOM
13 6 (0.28%) ODBC
14 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
15 4 (0.18%) CSS
15 4 (0.18%) Flash
15 4 (0.18%) J2EE
15 4 (0.18%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 438 (20.14%) Replication
2 380 (17.47%) Clustering
3 173 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (3.72%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 40 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.56%) Fintech
9 25 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
10 19 (0.87%) iPad
11 11 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.51%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.28%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.28%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.28%) Online Games
14 5 (0.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.23%) Reinsurance
15 4 (0.18%) FMCG
15 4 (0.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 447 (20.55%) Windows
2 351 (16.14%) Linux
3 233 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 228 (10.48%) Unix
5 100 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (3.08%) Solaris
8 40 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.15%) AIX
9 25 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.46%) CentOS
11 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.23%) zOS
12 3 (0.14%) Android
12 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.14%) Debian
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.14%) SUSE
12 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.092%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 878 (40.37%) Performance Tuning
2 478 (21.98%) High Availability
3 380 (17.47%) Business Intelligence
4 317 (14.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 278 (12.78%) ETL
6 223 (10.25%) ITIL
7 212 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
8 180 (8.28%) Migration
9 162 (7.45%) Capacity Planning
10 144 (6.62%) Database Security
10 144 (6.62%) Performance Monitoring
11 115 (5.29%) DevOps
12 99 (4.55%) Data Modelling
13 89 (4.09%) Scrum
14 86 (3.95%) Change Management
15 83 (3.82%) Statistics
16 73 (3.36%) Database Tuning
17 69 (3.17%) ITIL V3
18 66 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
19 62 (2.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1738 (79.91%) SQL
2 668 (30.71%) T-SQL
3 240 (11.03%) PowerShell
4 199 (9.15%) PL/SQL
5 158 (7.26%) Shell Script
6 109 (5.01%) C#
7 43 (1.98%) VB.NET
8 35 (1.61%) Python
9 33 (1.52%) Java
10 24 (1.10%) VB
11 23 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.06%) Perl
12 21 (0.97%) SQR
13 17 (0.78%) PHP
14 15 (0.69%) VBA
15 14 (0.64%) C
16 9 (0.41%) AWK
16 9 (0.41%) R
17 8 (0.37%) C++
18 7 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 184 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 180 (8.28%) Degree
3 119 (5.47%) Oracle Certification
4 105 (4.83%) OCP
5 85 (3.91%) Security Cleared
6 62 (2.85%) MCITP
7 61 (2.80%) MCSA
8 51 (2.34%) MCTS
9 43 (1.98%) SC Cleared
10 42 (1.93%) OCA
11 38 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 27 (1.24%) MCDBA
13 22 (1.01%) MCSE
14 19 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.32%) MCP
16 6 (0.28%) MySQL Certification
17 5 (0.23%) CompTIA Security+
17 5 (0.23%) Security+ Certification
18 2 (0.092%) A+ Certification
18 2 (0.092%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.33%) SLA
2 55 (2.53%) QA
3 35 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.51%) ISO 14001
7 8 (0.37%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 203 (9.33%) Oracle RAC
2 74 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
7 8 (0.37%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.28%) vSphere
8 6 (0.28%) XenServer
9 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.14%) KVM
10 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.046%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 250 (11.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 223 (10.25%) Data Guard
3 110 (5.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 78 (3.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 48 (2.21%) Puppet
6 43 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
7 37 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (1.47%) NetBackup
9 28 (1.29%) Ansible
10 26 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 25 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 24 (1.10%) SCOM
12 24 (1.10%) Tivoli
13 19 (0.87%) CFEngine
14 13 (0.60%) Perfmon
15 11 (0.51%) Galera Cluster
16 10 (0.46%) Opsview
17 8 (0.37%) Nagios
17 8 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
18 5 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 763 (35.08%) Oracle
2 614 (28.23%) Microsoft
3 111 (5.10%) VMware
4 76 (3.49%) Sybase
5 65 (2.99%) IBM
6 42 (1.93%) Tableau
7 41 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
8 37 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 34 (1.56%) SAP
10 31 (1.43%) RedGate
11 29 (1.33%) SolarWinds
12 25 (1.15%) Facebook
13 24 (1.10%) Cognos
14 20 (0.92%) HP
15 19 (0.87%) New Relic
16 15 (0.69%) Sun
17 14 (0.64%) Siebel
18 12 (0.55%) Percona
18 12 (0.55%) Splunk
19 11 (0.51%) CommVault
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable + Excellent Benefits, Med
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £62000 per annum
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Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The North Starr
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago