Period
to 25 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RDBMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RDBMS over the 6 months to 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 400 373 342
Rank change year-on-year -27 -31 -35
Permanent jobs citing RDBMS 300 1,173 1,628
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.83% 0.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.16% 3.08% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 223 971 1,256
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,570 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +6.38%

RDBMS 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.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 13,857 38,117 49,793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.39% 27.09% 29.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11,568 31,122 40,626
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

RDBMS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RDBMS in the UK

RDBMS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for RDBMS in the UK

RDBMS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing RDBMS over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Salary histogram for RDBMS in the UK

RDBMS
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RDBMS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 2020. 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 -21 287 £65,000 +8.33% 57
London +8 165 £80,000 +10.34% 22
UK excluding London -15 135 £52,500 +10.53% 47
South East +125 53 £62,500 +19.05% 16
Midlands +141 29 £50,000 +42.86% 3
North of England +37 29 £46,000 +2.22% 14
West Midlands +127 17 £48,500 +55.20% 2
Yorkshire +47 14 £45,500 +1.11% 3
East Midlands +100 12 £51,250 +51.85% 1
North West +86 12 £52,500 -8.70% 7
Work from Home +21 9 £87,500 +52.17% 4
East of England +66 8 £65,000 +30.00%
Scotland +52 8 £42,500 +6.25% 9
South West +80 3 £49,000 -6.67% 2
North East +25 3 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Northern Ireland +10 3 £62,500 +38.89%
Wales +39 2 £34,000 -2.86% 3

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, IT jobs citing RDBMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for RDBMS.

1 300 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 153 (51.00%) SQL
3 134 (44.67%) SQL Server
4 125 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (38.33%) Oracle
6 100 (33.33%) AWS
7 97 (32.33%) Finance
8 84 (28.00%) Java
9 83 (27.67%) NoSQL
10 74 (24.67%) Azure
11 68 (22.67%) Python
12 59 (19.67%) Linux
13 56 (18.67%) Git (software)
14 54 (18.00%) Big Data
15 52 (17.33%) Degree
16 50 (16.67%) Computer Science
17 49 (16.33%) ETL
17 49 (16.33%) Oracle Database
18 48 (16.00%) Analytics
18 48 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
19 47 (15.67%) JavaScript
20 46 (15.33%) DevOps
20 46 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
21 45 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
22 44 (14.67%) MySQL
23 43 (14.33%) SDLC
24 42 (14.00%) Microservices
24 42 (14.00%) Microsoft
25 40 (13.33%) Data Modelling
26 39 (13.00%) Docker

RDBMS
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 30 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 12 (4.00%) Apache
3 8 (2.67%) Confluence
3 8 (2.67%) IIS
4 6 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.67%) SAS
6 4 (1.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.67%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.67%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.33%) CMS
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.33%) nginx
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.33%) Camtasia
2 4 (1.33%) MadCap Flare
2 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.67%) Maximo
2 2 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 100 (33.33%) AWS
2 74 (24.67%) Azure
3 19 (6.33%) IaaS
4 17 (5.67%) Power Platform
5 14 (4.67%) Amazon S3
5 14 (4.67%) GCP
6 12 (4.00%) SaaS
7 10 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (3.33%) OpenShift
7 10 (3.33%) PaaS
8 8 (2.67%) Serverless
9 7 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (2.00%) GitHub
11 4 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (1.33%) Office 365
12 2 (0.67%) Amazon Neptune
12 2 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.33%) SAN
2 11 (3.67%) Internet
3 9 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.67%) Kerberos
5 7 (2.33%) 5G
6 6 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (2.00%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.33%) Firewall
8 3 (1.00%) HTTP
8 3 (1.00%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.00%) VPN
9 2 (0.67%) DMZ
9 2 (0.67%) DNS
9 2 (0.67%) Network Security
9 2 (0.67%) SSH
10 1 (0.33%) BGP
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.33%) OSPF
10 1 (0.33%) VLAN
10 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 134 (44.67%) SQL Server
3 83 (27.67%) NoSQL
4 54 (18.00%) Big Data
5 49 (16.33%) Oracle Database
6 45 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (14.67%) MySQL
8 36 (12.00%) Data Lake
8 36 (12.00%) Hadoop
9 31 (10.33%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (7.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (7.00%) Apache Hive
12 21 (7.00%) OLAP
12 21 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (6.67%) MongoDB
13 20 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (5.67%) HBase
14 17 (5.67%) OLTP
14 17 (5.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 56 (18.67%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.33%) Selenium
4 12 (4.00%) ERwin
4 12 (4.00%) JIRA
5 10 (3.33%) HP UFT
5 10 (3.33%) LoadRunner
5 10 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 8 (2.67%) GitLab
6 8 (2.67%) PowerDesigner
6 8 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (2.33%) JUnit
7 7 (2.33%) Subversion
8 6 (2.00%) Maven
9 5 (1.67%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.33%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.33%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.00%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.00%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 97 (32.33%) Finance
2 21 (7.00%) Banking
3 10 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.67%) Retail
4 8 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.00%) Front Office
7 2 (0.67%) Back Office
7 2 (0.67%) Games
7 2 (0.67%) Legal
7 2 (0.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 92 (30.67%) Developer
2 49 (16.33%) Architect
2 49 (16.33%) DBA
3 29 (9.67%) Administrator
4 25 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 25 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 24 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
6 23 (7.67%) Senior Developer
7 21 (7.00%) SQL DBA
8 16 (5.33%) PHP Developer
8 16 (5.33%) Senior Architect
9 15 (5.00%) Data Engineer
10 13 (4.33%) Analyst
10 13 (4.33%) Full Stack Developer
11 10 (3.33%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.33%) Consultant
11 10 (3.33%) Test Leader
12 9 (3.00%) Lead Developer
12 9 (3.00%) Senior PHP Developer
12 9 (3.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.00%) .NET
2 32 (10.67%) CSS
3 30 (10.00%) HTML
3 30 (10.00%) Kafka
3 30 (10.00%) RESTful
3 30 (10.00%) Spring
4 29 (9.67%) XML
5 21 (7.00%) React
6 20 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 20 (6.67%) J2EE
6 20 (6.67%) SOAP
7 19 (6.33%) JSON
8 16 (5.33%) ASP.NET
9 14 (4.67%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (4.67%) jQuery
9 14 (4.67%) Web Services
10 13 (4.33%) .NET Framework
10 13 (4.33%) Hibernate
10 13 (4.33%) JMS
10 13 (4.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (5.67%) Algorithms
5 15 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 14 (4.67%) Virtual Team
7 12 (4.00%) Client/Server
7 12 (4.00%) Data Centre
8 11 (3.67%) Clustering
9 9 (3.00%) Credit Risk
9 9 (3.00%) Replication
9 9 (3.00%) User Experience
10 8 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (2.67%) Reference Data
11 7 (2.33%) Fixed Income
11 7 (2.33%) Public Cloud
12 6 (2.00%) FMCG
12 6 (2.00%) Social Network
13 5 (1.67%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.67%) Linux
2 33 (11.00%) Windows
3 24 (8.00%) Unix
4 18 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.67%) Solaris
6 8 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.67%) CentOS
8 2 (0.67%) Debian
8 2 (0.67%) HPUX
8 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.33%) AIX
9 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.33%) SUSE
9 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 49 (16.33%) ETL
4 48 (16.00%) Analytics
4 48 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (15.33%) DevOps
6 43 (14.33%) SDLC
7 42 (14.00%) Microservices
8 40 (13.33%) Data Modelling
9 38 (12.67%) Performance Tuning
10 36 (12.00%) Requirements Gathering
10 36 (12.00%) Software Engineering
11 31 (10.33%) Test Automation
12 30 (10.00%) Decision-Making
12 30 (10.00%) OO
13 28 (9.33%) Migration
14 26 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (8.67%) Scrum
15 25 (8.33%) Data Management
15 25 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 153 (51.00%) SQL
2 84 (28.00%) Java
3 68 (22.67%) Python
4 47 (15.67%) JavaScript
5 33 (11.00%) C#
6 24 (8.00%) PHP
7 22 (7.33%) Scala
8 21 (7.00%) Shell Script
9 19 (6.33%) PL/SQL
10 15 (5.00%) T-SQL
11 10 (3.33%) TypeScript
12 9 (3.00%) Java 8
12 9 (3.00%) R
13 7 (2.33%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.33%) VBA
14 6 (2.00%) C
14 6 (2.00%) C++
15 5 (1.67%) Go
16 3 (1.00%) VBScript
17 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (17.33%) Degree
2 22 (7.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (4.33%) AWS Certification
4 10 (3.33%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.67%) OCP
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.67%) RHCE
6 2 (0.67%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CCIE
7 1 (0.33%) CCNP
7 1 (0.33%) MCSE
7 1 (0.33%) PhD
7 1 (0.33%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.67%) QA
2 31 (10.33%) Data Quality
3 21 (7.00%) GDPR
4 10 (3.33%) PMO
5 9 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.33%) NIST
7 2 (0.67%) COBIT
7 2 (0.67%) COSO
7 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.67%) SLA
8 1 (0.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 39 (13.00%) Docker
2 15 (5.00%) HDFS
3 7 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.33%) Apache Flume
6 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.33%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.33%) LXC
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.33%) zsh
Systems Management
1 28 (9.33%) Kubernetes
2 24 (8.00%) Ansible
3 14 (4.67%) Hadoop YARN
4 13 (4.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (2.67%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.67%) SCOrch
6 8 (2.67%) Terraform
7 6 (2.00%) Data Guard
7 6 (2.00%) Puppet
8 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.00%) Oozie
9 3 (1.00%) Rancher
10 2 (0.67%) Control-M
10 2 (0.67%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.33%) Nagios
11 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (38.33%) Oracle
2 42 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.33%) Red Hat
4 18 (6.00%) Google
5 15 (5.00%) Talend
6 13 (4.33%) IBM
7 12 (4.00%) Databricks
7 12 (4.00%) Tableau
8 10 (3.33%) Cloudera
9 9 (3.00%) Ab Initio
9 9 (3.00%) VMware
10 8 (2.67%) Informatica
10 8 (2.67%) Splunk
10 8 (2.67%) Teradata
11 7 (2.33%) Cisco
11 7 (2.33%) HP
11 7 (2.33%) SAP
11 7 (2.33%) Sun
11 7 (2.33%) Zend
12 6 (2.00%) Dell