Period
to 3 July 2020

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 375 392 301
Rank change year-on-year +17 -91 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 603 1,161 2,021
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.79% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.83% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 520 1,069 1,675
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +4.30%
10th Percentile £31,938 £32,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - -4.26% +4.44%

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 75,302 140,558 170,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.90% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60,547 112,146 138,553
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBA.

Salary trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBA over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Salary histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 19 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 3 July 2020. 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 +24 539 £50,000 +4.17% 54
UK excluding London +51 402 £45,000 - 49
London +14 196 £65,000 +18.18% 13
North of England +40 119 £45,000 +4.05% 15
South East +7 76 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Midlands +117 75 £42,500 - 18
North West +91 72 £50,000 +11.11% 12
East of England +77 54 £45,000 -13.46% 4
East Midlands +83 45 £34,500 -23.33% 10
Scotland +59 43 £50,000 +19.05% 4
Work from Home +39 35 £50,000 +11.11%
West Midlands +65 30 £47,500 +13.91% 8
Yorkshire +32 29 £42,500 - 2
South West +44 19 £49,750 -0.50% 2
North East +28 18 £40,000 +13.48% 1
Channel Islands - 8 £55,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +23 5 £27,000 -40.00%
Wales +6 2 £34,000 -2.86% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £51,500 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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.

1 473 (78.44%) SQL
2 439 (72.80%) SQL Server
3 230 (38.14%) Performance Tuning
4 196 (32.50%) Oracle
5 194 (32.17%) Microsoft
6 170 (28.19%) Azure
7 151 (25.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 145 (24.05%) T-SQL
9 144 (23.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 144 (23.88%) Oracle Database
10 129 (21.39%) High Availability
11 120 (19.90%) Business Intelligence
12 109 (18.08%) Windows
13 107 (17.74%) Finance
14 98 (16.25%) Linux
15 94 (15.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 87 (14.43%) AWS
17 83 (13.76%) Replication
18 79 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
19 77 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
20 76 (12.60%) Clustering
20 76 (12.60%) Disaster Recovery
21 70 (11.61%) ETL
22 68 (11.28%) MySQL
23 67 (11.11%) PowerShell
23 67 (11.11%) Relational Database
24 66 (10.95%) Power Platform
25 62 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
26 59 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
27 57 (9.45%) Power BI

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 28 (4.64%) WebLogic
2 12 (1.99%) Oracle Application Server
3 9 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.83%) Tuxedo
5 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.33%) CMS
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) JBoss
6 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.17%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.83%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 170 (28.19%) Azure
2 87 (14.43%) AWS
3 66 (10.95%) Power Platform
4 22 (3.65%) PaaS
5 20 (3.32%) Azure Data Factory
6 18 (2.99%) SaaS
7 16 (2.65%) IaaS
8 13 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.49%) GCP
10 7 (1.16%) Office 365
11 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.65%) Internet
2 14 (2.32%) SAN
3 9 (1.49%) NAS
4 7 (1.16%) Intranet
5 4 (0.66%) Network Security
5 4 (0.66%) Skype
6 3 (0.50%) Extranet
7 2 (0.33%) DNS
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) FTP
8 1 (0.17%) HTTP
8 1 (0.17%) PBX
8 1 (0.17%) SMTP
8 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (72.80%) SQL Server
2 151 (25.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 144 (23.88%) Oracle Database
3 144 (23.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (15.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 79 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (11.28%) MySQL
7 67 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 57 (9.45%) Power BI
9 56 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
10 50 (8.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 45 (7.46%) RDBMS
12 38 (6.30%) Azure SQL Database
13 36 (5.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 34 (5.64%) Oracle Database 12c
15 30 (4.98%) MongoDB
16 29 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
17 27 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
18 24 (3.98%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 13 (2.16%) Oracle APEX
1 13 (2.16%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (1.16%) JIRA
3 7 (1.16%) PeopleTools
3 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.66%) GitLab
6 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.33%) Toad
8 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 107 (17.74%) Finance
2 35 (5.80%) Law
3 19 (3.15%) Retail
4 18 (2.99%) Banking
5 14 (2.32%) Legal
6 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.00%) Marketing
7 5 (0.83%) Back Office
7 5 (0.83%) Police
8 3 (0.50%) Automotive
8 3 (0.50%) Local Government
8 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.15%) .NET
1 19 (3.15%) Middleware
2 8 (1.33%) Flash
2 8 (1.33%) HTML
3 5 (0.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (0.83%) Web Services
4 4 (0.66%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.66%) CSS
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.50%) XML
6 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.33%) Ajax
6 2 (0.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.33%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.33%) jQuery
6 2 (0.33%) WinForms
7 1 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.17%) JSON
7 1 (0.17%) LDAP
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.76%) Replication
2 76 (12.60%) Clustering
3 62 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.65%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.82%) Hedge funds
7 10 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.33%) CMDB
8 8 (1.33%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.33%) Renewable Energy
9 7 (1.16%) FMCG
10 5 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.83%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.66%) EPoS
11 4 (0.66%) Pricing Data
12 3 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 109 (18.08%) Windows
2 98 (16.25%) Linux
3 43 (7.13%) Windows Server
4 42 (6.97%) Unix
5 17 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.65%) Solaris
7 13 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (1.33%) AIX
9 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.83%) HPUX
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (38.14%) Performance Tuning
2 129 (21.39%) High Availability
3 120 (19.90%) Business Intelligence
4 77 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (12.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 70 (11.61%) ETL
7 59 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (9.29%) ITIL
9 53 (8.79%) DevOps
10 45 (7.46%) Database Security
11 41 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 40 (6.63%) Performance Monitoring
13 38 (6.30%) Migration
14 36 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
15 31 (5.14%) Proactive Monitoring
15 31 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (3.81%) Mentoring
17 21 (3.48%) Problem Management
18 20 (3.32%) Database Optimisation
19 19 (3.15%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 473 (78.44%) SQL
2 145 (24.05%) T-SQL
3 67 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 45 (7.46%) PL/SQL
5 31 (5.14%) Bash Shell
5 31 (5.14%) Python
6 23 (3.81%) Shell Script
7 22 (3.65%) C#
8 13 (2.16%) Perl
9 9 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.49%) PHP
10 7 (1.16%) Java
11 3 (0.50%) Korn
11 3 (0.50%) VB
12 2 (0.33%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (0.33%) Natural
12 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.33%) VBA
12 2 (0.33%) VBScript
13 1 (0.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (3.65%) Oracle Certification
3 21 (3.48%) MCSA
4 19 (3.15%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.49%) Degree
5 15 (2.49%) OCP
6 12 (1.99%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.82%) MCP
8 10 (1.66%) MCSE
9 8 (1.33%) OCA
10 6 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.00%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.66%) HNC
11 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.50%) HND
12 3 (0.50%) MCITP
12 3 (0.50%) MCTS
13 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.33%) RHCE
14 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.48%) Data Quality
1 21 (3.48%) QA
2 16 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.82%) SLA
4 7 (1.16%) GDPR
4 7 (1.16%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 25 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.81%) Oracle RAC
3 19 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.33%) Docker
5 6 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.33%) Firmware
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (4.48%) Data Guard
2 25 (4.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 20 (3.32%) Ansible
3 20 (3.32%) Failover Clustering
4 19 (3.15%) Oracle RMAN
5 17 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (1.66%) Puppet
8 9 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Management
9 6 (1.00%) Oracle EDQ
10 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.50%) SCOM
11 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.33%) Netcool
11 2 (0.33%) OpenView
11 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.33%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.33%) Terraform
12 1 (0.17%) Control-M
12 1 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 196 (32.50%) Oracle
2 194 (32.17%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.30%) VMware
4 19 (3.15%) Tableau
5 18 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 14 (2.32%) PeopleSoft
7 13 (2.16%) IBM
8 11 (1.82%) SAP
9 9 (1.49%) Google
9 9 (1.49%) Percona
10 7 (1.16%) RedGate
10 7 (1.16%) Sun
10 7 (1.16%) Sybase
11 5 (0.83%) HP
11 5 (0.83%) Informatica
12 3 (0.50%) Cognos
12 3 (0.50%) CommVault
12 3 (0.50%) Remedy
13 2 (0.33%) Netezza
13 2 (0.33%) Telerik