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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 917 931
Rank change year-on-year +57 +14  
Permanent jobs citing MCDBA 1 45 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.005% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 45 27
Median salary £41,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.77% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £39,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.73% -1.87%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21340 28363 30549
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.70% 27.30% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16792 22827 23905
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MCDBA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
Top 4 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 3 months to 26 April 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 +54 1 £41,500 -7.77%
South West +14 1 £41,500 +38.33%
Chippenham - 1 £41,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £41,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (77.78%) SQL
4 11 (61.11%) MCITP
5 10 (55.56%) MCTS
5 10 (55.56%) Degree
5 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 8 (44.44%) ITIL
6 8 (44.44%) Problem Management
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (22.22%) MCP
8 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
8 4 (22.22%) ETL
9 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
9 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 3 (16.67%) Citrix
9 3 (16.67%) Replication
9 3 (16.67%) SLA
9 3 (16.67%) Clustering
9 3 (16.67%) SCCM
9 3 (16.67%) High Availability
9 3 (16.67%) Software Deployment
9 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management

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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.56%) DTS
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) DBA
1 17 (94.44%) SQL DBA
2 7 (38.89%) Administrator
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technology Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
1 8 (44.44%) Problem Management
2 4 (22.22%) ETL
3 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Data Transformation
4 1 (5.56%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (5.56%) Records Management
4 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (61.11%) MCITP
3 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 10 (55.56%) MCTS
4 4 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (11.11%) MCSA
5 2 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) VMware