Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OLTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OLTP over the 6 months to 22 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 767 896 920
Rank change year-on-year +129 +24 -186
Permanent jobs citing OLTP 49 110 209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.099% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.32% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 36 77 150
10th Percentile £43,500 £48,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £90,000 £76,250
90th Percentile - £100,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £75,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +53.06% -10.91%

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK

OLTP is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 15,399 25,049 36,862
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 19.72% 22.58% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 11,539 15,508 21,714
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £47,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,004 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +2.04%

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OLTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OLTP over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +139 47 £67,500 - 27
UK excluding London +80 37 £67,500 -10.00% 25
Work from Home +89 29 £67,500 - 30
South East +78 17 £67,500 +3.85% 5
North of England +87 10 £50,000 -35.48% 6
North West +49 10 £50,000 - 2
South West +23 7 £43,500 - 3
London +159 6 £37,500 -37.50% 6
East of England +39 2 £70,000 -12.50% 5
Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 1

OLTP
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.12%) WildFly
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (2.04%) Jupyter
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Azure
2 5 (10.20%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (8.16%) AWS
3 4 (8.16%) GCP
4 2 (4.08%) CloudBees
4 2 (4.08%) OCI
4 2 (4.08%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.04%) Azure DevOps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) MySQL
1 15 (30.61%) Relational Database
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (16.33%) MariaDB
4 7 (14.29%) OLAP
4 7 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.16%) BigQuery
5 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
6 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.08%) Power BI
7 2 (4.08%) Tableau
8 1 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (2.04%) Metadata
8 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Git
2 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.20%) JIRA
4 4 (8.16%) ERwin
5 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.04%) GitLab
General
1 10 (20.41%) Social Skills
2 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Games
3 4 (8.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Military
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Developer
1 23 (46.94%) Senior
2 17 (34.69%) DBA
2 17 (34.69%) Senior Developer
3 16 (32.65%) Oracle Developer
4 15 (30.61%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 13 (26.53%) SQL Developer
6 9 (18.37%) Senior SQL Developer
7 8 (16.33%) Administrator
7 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL Developer
8 7 (14.29%) MySQL DBA
8 7 (14.29%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
9 5 (10.20%) Architect
9 5 (10.20%) Data Architect
10 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 4 (8.16%) Senior Architect
10 4 (8.16%) Senior Data Architect
10 4 (8.16%) Senior Enterprise Architect
10 4 (8.16%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) HTML
1 15 (30.61%) SOAP
1 15 (30.61%) XML
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Learning Management System
2 6 (12.24%) Replication
3 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Data Modelling
4 7 (14.29%) Agile
4 7 (14.29%) High Availability
4 7 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
4 7 (14.29%) Security Patching
5 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.20%) Analytics
6 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (10.20%) ETL
6 5 (10.20%) Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.16%) Data Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) Data Governance
7 4 (8.16%) Data Virtualisation
7 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Data Management
7 4 (8.16%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (71.43%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) PL/SQL
3 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.08%) COBOL
4 2 (4.08%) HLASM
4 2 (4.08%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
4 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.08%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) REXX
4 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) MCSA
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 4 (8.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Ansible
2 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Databricks
3 1 (2.04%) Informatica