Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCDBA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1118 1134 1169
Rank change year-on-year +16 +35 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCDBA 49 45 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.026% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.10% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 34 45 106
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,750 £31,625
90th Percentile £58,375 £45,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%

MCDBA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40,827 44,777 57,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.54% 25.65% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 31,714 35,555 46,289
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,616 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

MCDBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MCDBA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MCDBA in the UK

MCDBA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDBA.

Salary trend for MCDBA in the UK

MCDBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDBA over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCDBA in the UK

MCDBA
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDBA within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
UK excluding London +3 41 £47,500 +5.56% 6
England +11 36 £45,000 - 5
Scotland - 13 £57,500 - 3
South East +19 10 £48,750 +25.81% 1
London -4 8 £40,500 -10.99% 2
North of England -23 7 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +9 6 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East Midlands +16 5 £35,000 -12.50%
East of England +11 5 - -
Yorkshire +8 4 £47,500 +5.56%
North West -3 3 £31,000 -31.11% 1
West Midlands +5 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing MCDBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCDBA.

1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (83.67%) SQL
2 41 (83.67%) SQL Server
3 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
4 22 (44.90%) Windows
5 21 (42.86%) MCITP
6 19 (38.78%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (36.73%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (32.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (30.61%) Replication
9 15 (30.61%) ITIL
10 14 (28.57%) Oracle
10 14 (28.57%) MCSE
10 14 (28.57%) Degree
11 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
13 11 (22.45%) Relational Database
13 11 (22.45%) MCSA
13 11 (22.45%) RDBMS
13 11 (22.45%) Finance
14 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (20.41%) Linux
14 10 (20.41%) T-SQL
15 9 (18.37%) SharePoint
15 9 (18.37%) High Availability
15 9 (18.37%) Clustering
15 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services

MCDBA
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 9 (18.37%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) Apache
2 5 (10.20%) GlassFish
2 5 (10.20%) JBoss
2 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) ResourceLink
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.08%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Firewall
1 3 (6.12%) NAS
1 3 (6.12%) SAN
1 3 (6.12%) SSL
1 3 (6.12%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (83.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2014
2 16 (32.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (22.45%) RDBMS
4 11 (22.45%) Relational Database
5 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (10.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 7
8 4 (8.16%) OLAP
9 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
9 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
9 3 (6.12%) Power BI
9 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) PROIV
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (73.47%) DBA
2 26 (53.06%) SQL DBA
3 18 (36.73%) SQL Server DBA
4 13 (26.53%) Administrator
5 9 (18.37%) Production DBA
6 6 (12.24%) Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Business Systems Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Production Manager
8 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Production DBA
8 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.08%) DBA Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Project Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) SQL Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
10 1 (2.04%) Database Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Database Team Leader
10 1 (2.04%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
1 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Replication
2 9 (18.37%) Clustering
3 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.90%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
3 10 (20.41%) Linux
4 5 (10.20%) Unix
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (36.73%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (30.61%) ITIL
4 9 (18.37%) High Availability
5 8 (16.33%) Asset Management
5 8 (16.33%) Change Management
5 8 (16.33%) Project Management
6 7 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (14.29%) ERP
6 7 (14.29%) ETL
7 6 (12.24%) Capacity Management
7 6 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.20%) CRM
8 5 (10.20%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (10.20%) Database Mirroring
8 5 (10.20%) WFM
9 4 (8.16%) Data Architecture
9 4 (8.16%) Migration
9 4 (8.16%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (83.67%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (42.86%) MCITP
3 14 (28.57%) Degree
3 14 (28.57%) MCSE
4 11 (22.45%) MCSA
5 8 (16.33%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (6.12%) HND
6 3 (6.12%) MCPD
6 3 (6.12%) MCTS
7 2 (4.08%) CCNA
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.04%) MCP
8 1 (2.04%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.08%) PMO
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Firmware
2 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) SCCM
3 3 (6.12%) AirWatch
3 3 (6.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.57%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 6 (12.24%) Avaya
4 6 (12.24%) NetApp
4 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds
5 5 (10.20%) NGA Human Resources
6 4 (8.16%) CA
6 4 (8.16%) RedGate
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco
7 3 (6.12%) Citrix
7 3 (6.12%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.12%) VMware
8 2 (4.08%) Hyperion
8 2 (4.08%) Pegasus
9 1 (2.04%) Neverfail