Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Oracle DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Oracle Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 742 586
Rank change year-on-year -51 -156 +47
Permanent jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 417 457 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.28% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 329 302 710
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 170,982 165,350 196,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 139,864 137,303 164,769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Oracle DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle DBA over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Oracle DBA within the UK over the 6 months to 23 April 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
England -58 380 £50,000 +4.17% 25
UK excluding London -70 306 £47,500 +2.15% 25
London +9 105 £65,000 +15.56% 6
South East -28 91 £50,000 - 2
East of England -45 79 £49,500 -1.00% 4
North of England -1 72 £37,500 -10.18% 5
Yorkshire +20 40 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West +1 30 £42,500 - 2
Midlands +14 27 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Scotland -20 20 £55,000 +46.67% 5
East Midlands +15 16 £43,250 +1.76%
West Midlands +13 12 £37,500 -27.13% 4
Wales +5 9 £42,500 +6.03% 1
South West -59 8 £40,000 -11.11% 4
North East -20 3 £37,500 +27.12%
Northern Ireland -5 2 £65,000 +62.50%

Oracle DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, Oracle 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 Oracle DBA in the job title.

1 417 (100.00%) Oracle
2 391 (93.76%) Oracle Database
3 276 (66.19%) SQL
4 199 (47.72%) Performance Tuning
5 196 (47.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 193 (46.28%) Linux
7 185 (44.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 161 (38.61%) PL/SQL
9 147 (35.25%) SQL Server
10 138 (33.09%) Data Guard
11 129 (30.94%) Oracle RMAN
11 129 (30.94%) Unix
12 123 (29.50%) Oracle RAC
13 103 (24.70%) Oracle Database 10g
14 92 (22.06%) Oracle Certification
15 88 (21.10%) Relational Database
16 80 (19.18%) RDBMS
17 76 (18.23%) OCP
18 75 (17.99%) Microsoft
19 74 (17.75%) Shell Script
20 69 (16.55%) Finance
21 64 (15.35%) MySQL
22 63 (15.11%) Disaster Recovery
23 62 (14.87%) WebLogic
24 60 (14.39%) Windows
24 60 (14.39%) High Availability
25 55 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
25 55 (13.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
25 55 (13.19%) Replication
26 53 (12.71%) Clustering

Oracle 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 62 (14.87%) WebLogic
2 30 (7.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (3.60%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (2.16%) SAS
5 7 (1.68%) Apache
6 5 (1.20%) JBoss
6 5 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle UPK
8 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.48%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.24%) IIS
10 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 44 (10.55%) Oracle EBS
2 39 (9.35%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (3.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (2.40%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.48%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.44%) SaaS
4 4 (0.96%) IaaS
5 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.60%) SAN
2 8 (1.92%) NAS
3 6 (1.44%) DHCP
3 6 (1.44%) DNS
3 6 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.20%) Firewall
5 4 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.72%) SMS
7 2 (0.48%) Internet
8 1 (0.24%) LAN
8 1 (0.24%) SNMP
8 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (93.76%) Oracle Database
2 196 (47.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 185 (44.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 147 (35.25%) SQL Server
5 103 (24.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 88 (21.10%) Relational Database
7 80 (19.18%) RDBMS
8 64 (15.35%) MySQL
9 51 (12.23%) Oracle Reports
10 29 (6.95%) Oracle Exadata
10 29 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (3.60%) Power BI
14 13 (3.12%) MongoDB
14 13 (3.12%) Oracle Discoverer
15 12 (2.88%) MariaDB
15 12 (2.88%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 30 (7.19%) Oracle Forms
2 16 (3.84%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.44%) Subversion
4 5 (1.20%) Toad
5 4 (0.96%) Ant
6 3 (0.72%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.24%) PROIV
7 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (16.55%) Finance
2 28 (6.71%) Advertising
3 17 (4.08%) Retail
4 12 (2.88%) Automotive
4 12 (2.88%) Banking
5 10 (2.40%) Publishing
6 8 (1.92%) Games
6 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.44%) Legal
8 5 (1.20%) Law
9 3 (0.72%) Electronics
9 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.27%) Middleware
2 46 (11.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 25 (6.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 14 (3.36%) XML
5 11 (2.64%) Web Services
6 8 (1.92%) .NET
6 8 (1.92%) REST
6 8 (1.92%) SOAP
6 8 (1.92%) WPF
6 8 (1.92%) XML Messaging
7 5 (1.20%) Castor
8 4 (0.96%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.72%) Flash
9 3 (0.72%) Java EE
10 2 (0.48%) DCOM
10 2 (0.48%) ODBC
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Streams
11 1 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.19%) Replication
2 53 (12.71%) Clustering
3 38 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.60%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (0.96%) FMCG
7 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.96%) Spread Betting
8 3 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.48%) Fintech
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.24%) CMDB
10 1 (0.24%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 193 (46.28%) Linux
2 129 (30.94%) Unix
3 60 (14.39%) Windows
4 42 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (10.07%) Solaris
5 25 (6.00%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.88%) AIX
7 4 (0.96%) CentOS
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (47.72%) Performance Tuning
2 63 (15.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 60 (14.39%) High Availability
4 55 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
5 45 (10.79%) Capacity Planning
5 45 (10.79%) ITIL
6 44 (10.55%) Database Tuning
6 44 (10.55%) Migration
7 36 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (7.19%) SOA
9 24 (5.76%) DevOps
9 24 (5.76%) Mentoring
10 23 (5.52%) Change Control
11 21 (5.04%) Database Security
12 19 (4.56%) Performance Analysis
13 18 (4.32%) Proactive Monitoring
14 17 (4.08%) Logistics
15 16 (3.84%) Performance Monitoring
16 15 (3.60%) Change Management
16 15 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 276 (66.19%) SQL
2 161 (38.61%) PL/SQL
3 74 (17.75%) Shell Script
4 19 (4.56%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.32%) Korn
6 13 (3.12%) Java
6 13 (3.12%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.88%) Perl
7 12 (2.88%) Python
8 10 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.68%) Bourne shell
9 7 (1.68%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (22.06%) Oracle Certification
2 76 (18.23%) OCP
3 25 (6.00%) Degree
4 20 (4.80%) Security Cleared
5 17 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (3.84%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.92%) OCA
9 5 (1.20%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.72%) MCSE
12 1 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.19%) SLA
2 15 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 123 (29.50%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.12%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.96%) Docker
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) HDFS
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 138 (33.09%) Data Guard
2 129 (30.94%) Oracle RMAN
3 55 (13.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 36 (8.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 8 (1.92%) Ansible
6 7 (1.68%) Automic
7 5 (1.20%) Foglight
7 5 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.96%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle Flashback
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.48%) CloudForms
10 2 (0.48%) Puppet
11 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.24%) Grafana
11 1 (0.24%) Graphite
11 1 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 417 (100.00%) Oracle
2 75 (17.99%) Microsoft
3 52 (12.47%) Red Hat
4 23 (5.52%) VMware
5 16 (3.84%) IBM
6 15 (3.60%) WorldPay
7 9 (2.16%) HP
7 9 (2.16%) NetApp
8 8 (1.92%) Siebel
9 7 (1.68%) Remedy
9 7 (1.68%) SAP
10 6 (1.44%) Avaloq
10 6 (1.44%) Google
11 5 (1.20%) Dell
12 4 (0.96%) 3PAR
12 4 (0.96%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.96%) Citrix
12 4 (0.96%) EMC
12 4 (0.96%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.96%) Sybase