Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 406 395 312
Rank change year-on-year -11 -83 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 440 918 1,591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.74% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.77% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 389 779 1,357
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £33,700 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 62,096 119,284 143,736
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,358 96,575 116,321
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 -2 396 £50,000 - 29
UK excluding London +18 303 £47,500 +5.56% 23
North of England +102 138 £47,500 +5.56% 7
London +22 125 £52,000 -11.86% 7
Yorkshire +90 73 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Midlands +55 66 £49,000 +22.50% 7
Work from Home -26 61 £52,000 -5.45% 4
East Midlands +63 55 £50,000 +35.25% 3
North West +42 54 £50,000 +7.53% 3
South East +4 39 £43,750 -16.67% 3
Wales +56 16 £43,500 +8.75% 1
East of England +30 14 £37,500 - 1
South West +36 12 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Scotland +17 12 £41,250 -8.33% 1
West Midlands +20 11 £48,500 +21.25% 4
North East +16 11 £38,500 -24.88% 1
Northern Ireland +16 5 £45,000 +66.67%
Isle of Man -12 1 - -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 308 (70.00%) SQL
2 277 (62.95%) SQL Server
3 190 (43.18%) Performance Tuning
4 186 (42.27%) Oracle
5 124 (28.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 122 (27.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 122 (27.73%) T-SQL
7 112 (25.45%) Replication
8 104 (23.64%) Oracle Database
9 96 (21.82%) Microsoft
10 94 (21.36%) Clustering
11 87 (19.77%) Linux
12 82 (18.64%) High Availability
13 79 (17.95%) Azure
14 77 (17.50%) Windows
15 75 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
16 66 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 65 (14.77%) ETL
18 64 (14.55%) Finance
19 63 (14.32%) MySQL
20 56 (12.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 55 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
21 55 (12.50%) Relational Database
22 50 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
23 47 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
23 47 (10.68%) DevOps
24 46 (10.45%) Power BI
24 46 (10.45%) Power Platform
24 46 (10.45%) PL/SQL
25 42 (9.55%) SQL Server 2019

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 18 (4.09%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.05%) Apache
2 9 (2.05%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (1.36%) Red Hat Fuse
4 5 (1.14%) OpenEdge
4 5 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) JBoss
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.73%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.45%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.23%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 79 (17.95%) Azure
2 46 (10.45%) Power Platform
3 41 (9.32%) AWS
4 16 (3.64%) GCP
5 15 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.73%) SaaS
7 11 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (1.82%) Logic Apps
9 7 (1.59%) PaaS
10 6 (1.36%) IaaS
10 6 (1.36%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.23%) Serverless
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.36%) Kerberos
1 6 (1.36%) SAN
2 2 (0.45%) Internet
2 2 (0.45%) LAN
2 2 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (62.95%) SQL Server
2 124 (28.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 122 (27.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 104 (23.64%) Oracle Database
5 63 (14.32%) MySQL
6 56 (12.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 55 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
7 55 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 47 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (10.45%) Power BI
10 42 (9.55%) SQL Server 2019
11 34 (7.73%) NoSQL
12 30 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
13 28 (6.36%) Oracle Database 12c
14 27 (6.14%) RDBMS
15 26 (5.91%) MariaDB
16 25 (5.68%) MongoDB
17 24 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (5.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.36%) GitLab
3 6 (1.36%) JIRA
3 6 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.68%) Maven
5 3 (0.68%) Subversion
6 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.45%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.45%) Toad
6 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 64 (14.55%) Finance
2 23 (5.23%) Law
3 14 (3.18%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.50%) Retail
5 9 (2.05%) Marketing
6 8 (1.82%) Banking
7 6 (1.36%) Advertising
7 6 (1.36%) Automotive
7 6 (1.36%) Front Office
7 6 (1.36%) Publishing
8 4 (0.91%) Games
8 4 (0.91%) Legal
8 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.45%) Police
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.50%) Middleware
1 11 (2.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 9 (2.05%) .NET
3 8 (1.82%) REST
4 6 (1.36%) LDAP
5 5 (1.14%) XML
6 4 (0.91%) COM
6 4 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.68%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.68%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.68%) Web Services
7 3 (0.68%) WSH
8 2 (0.45%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.45%) CSS
8 2 (0.45%) jQuery
8 2 (0.45%) JSON
8 2 (0.45%) MDX
8 2 (0.45%) SOAP
8 2 (0.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 112 (25.45%) Replication
2 94 (21.36%) Clustering
3 40 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.64%) CMDB
5 12 (2.73%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.82%) Renewable Energy
7 7 (1.59%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.36%) FMCG
9 5 (1.14%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.68%) Online Games
12 2 (0.45%) EPoS
12 2 (0.45%) LIMS
12 2 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.45%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 87 (19.77%) Linux
2 77 (17.50%) Windows
3 28 (6.36%) Unix
4 27 (6.14%) Windows Server
5 20 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (1.82%) Solaris
8 7 (1.59%) AIX
9 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.14%) CentOS
10 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (43.18%) Performance Tuning
2 82 (18.64%) High Availability
3 75 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 65 (14.77%) ETL
6 50 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (10.68%) DevOps
8 38 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (7.50%) Change Management
9 33 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
10 32 (7.27%) Mentoring
11 29 (6.59%) Decision-Making
12 27 (6.14%) Database Mirroring
13 25 (5.68%) Database Tuning
14 24 (5.45%) Change Data Capture
14 24 (5.45%) ITIL
15 23 (5.23%) Migration
16 22 (5.00%) Software Engineering
17 21 (4.77%) Computer Science
17 21 (4.77%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 308 (70.00%) SQL
2 122 (27.73%) T-SQL
3 46 (10.45%) PL/SQL
4 40 (9.09%) Python
5 37 (8.41%) PowerShell
6 30 (6.82%) Bash Shell
7 22 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 19 (4.32%) C#
9 15 (3.41%) R
10 11 (2.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 8 (1.82%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.59%) VBScript
13 6 (1.36%) Java
13 6 (1.36%) VBA
14 5 (1.14%) Korn
15 4 (0.91%) Perl
15 4 (0.91%) Ruby
16 3 (0.68%) PHP
17 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 41 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.14%) Degree
4 25 (5.68%) Oracle Certification
5 19 (4.32%) OCP
6 18 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.73%) OCA
8 9 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.36%) MCP
10 5 (1.14%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.91%) MCSA
11 4 (0.91%) MCSE
12 3 (0.68%) MCT
13 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.23%) HND
13 1 (0.23%) ISEB
13 1 (0.23%) MCITP
13 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.64%) QA
2 13 (2.95%) SLA
3 9 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.05%) GDPR
4 3 (0.68%) HL7
4 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (3.41%) Docker
3 6 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.68%) HDFS
5 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.45%) etcd
6 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.45%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.23%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 41 (9.32%) Data Guard
2 36 (8.18%) Failover Clustering
3 35 (7.95%) Oracle RMAN
4 19 (4.32%) Ansible
5 15 (3.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (3.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (2.05%) Puppet
8 6 (1.36%) Galera Cluster
8 6 (1.36%) Grafana
9 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 5 (1.14%) Graphite
9 5 (1.14%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.91%) Nagios
10 4 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.91%) Oracle Statspack
10 4 (0.91%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.45%) Control-M
11 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 186 (42.27%) Oracle
2 96 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.77%) Red Hat
3 21 (4.77%) VMware
4 18 (4.09%) Google
5 12 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.82%) RedGate
7 7 (1.59%) Splunk
8 5 (1.14%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.91%) Informatica
10 3 (0.68%) Cisco
10 3 (0.68%) Facebook
10 3 (0.68%) IBM
10 3 (0.68%) Marin
10 3 (0.68%) Percona
10 3 (0.68%) SAP
11 2 (0.45%) Dell
11 2 (0.45%) EMC
11 2 (0.45%) HP
11 2 (0.45%) LexisNexis