Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring RDBMS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited RDBMS over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 603 560 415
Rank change year-on-year -43 -145 +63
Permanent jobs citing RDBMS 318 402 1,528
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.43% 0.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.71% 2.04% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 159 256 598
10th Percentile £44,851 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,101 £48,402 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,206 £67,500 £69,078
Median % change year-on-year -9.32% -2.28% +6.27%
75th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £102,500 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £54,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +10.09% -5.22% +9.52%

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK

RDBMS falls under the Databases and Business Intelligence category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring database or business intelligence skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 18,558 19,753 48,423
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.89% 21.36% 28.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12,633 12,748 20,937
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,725 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £102,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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 23 June 2024.

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 23 June 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 -25 246 £67,500 -5.92% 43
UK excluding London -51 185 £60,000 +10.09% 27
Work from Home -17 179 £60,000 -4.00% 23
London +24 119 £80,000 +10.34% 19
North of England +40 64 £61,206 +11.28% 5
North West -4 40 £59,353 +7.91% 5
Scotland -68 30 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Wales +29 23 £46,604 -41.75% 1
Yorkshire +79 22 £72,500 +43.56%
South East -21 21 £65,000 +13.04% 6
Midlands -59 20 £80,000 +15.94% 3
South West -43 16 £46,958 -14.62% 10
West Midlands -30 11 £61,206 -16.16% 1
East Midlands -31 9 £82,500 +73.68% 2
Northern Ireland +1 8 £34,628 -23.05% 1
East of England -18 3 £110,000 +185.65%
North East -20 2 £49,603 +4.05%

RDBMS
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 46 (14.47%) Microsoft Exchange
1 46 (14.47%) WebLogic
2 11 (3.46%) Apache
3 7 (2.20%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.63%) nginx
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (14.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 39 (12.26%) Endur
3 4 (1.26%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 1 (0.31%) Data Workbench
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 137 (43.08%) AWS
2 87 (27.36%) Azure
3 65 (20.44%) Amazon EKS
4 47 (14.78%) Amazon SQS
5 41 (12.89%) Amazon S3
6 35 (11.01%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (8.49%) Amazon Kinesis
8 16 (5.03%) Serverless
9 13 (4.09%) Amazon ECS
9 13 (4.09%) SaaS
10 12 (3.77%) Amazon ECR
10 12 (3.77%) IBM Cloud
10 12 (3.77%) OCI
10 12 (3.77%) OpenShift
10 12 (3.77%) Route 53
11 11 (3.46%) Azure DevOps
12 9 (2.83%) Power Platform
13 8 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (2.52%) PaaS
14 7 (2.20%) Amazon EventBridge
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.04%) DNS
2 48 (15.09%) TCP/IP
3 47 (14.78%) SSL
4 46 (14.47%) BGP
5 3 (0.94%) Firewall
5 3 (0.94%) LAN
5 3 (0.94%) SMTP
6 2 (0.63%) DKIM
6 2 (0.63%) DMARC
6 2 (0.63%) Network Security
7 1 (0.31%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.31%) IMAP
7 1 (0.31%) SSH
7 1 (0.31%) VoIP
7 1 (0.31%) WAN
7 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 109 (34.28%) SQL Server
3 88 (27.67%) Amazon RDS
4 74 (23.27%) MySQL
5 54 (16.98%) Oracle Database
6 45 (14.15%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (8.49%) Amazon Redshift
9 24 (7.55%) NoSQL
10 15 (4.72%) MongoDB
11 13 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (3.77%) DB2
13 11 (3.46%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (3.14%) Amazon Aurora
15 8 (2.52%) Metadata
16 7 (2.20%) Amazon Athena
16 7 (2.20%) Data Hub
16 7 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (2.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (13.52%) Git
2 29 (9.12%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.86%) Postman
4 8 (2.52%) JUnit
5 6 (1.89%) JMeter
5 6 (1.89%) Mockito
6 5 (1.57%) GDB
6 5 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.63%) git-flow
8 2 (0.63%) Maven
9 1 (0.31%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.31%) ERwin
9 1 (0.31%) GitLab
9 1 (0.31%) JIRA
9 1 (0.31%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.31%) Toad
9 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 92 (28.93%) Social Skills
2 57 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (14.78%) Games
4 46 (14.47%) Marketing
5 44 (13.84%) Finance
5 44 (13.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 20 (6.29%) Public Sector
7 18 (5.66%) Law
8 11 (3.46%) Police
9 10 (3.14%) Local Government
10 9 (2.83%) Retail
11 6 (1.89%) Fire and Rescue
11 6 (1.89%) Legal
12 5 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (1.26%) Banking
13 4 (1.26%) Welsh Language
14 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
15 2 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 86 (27.04%) Lead
2 81 (25.47%) Architect
3 77 (24.21%) Senior
4 59 (18.55%) Developer
5 48 (15.09%) Solutions Architect
6 46 (14.47%) Lead Architect
6 46 (14.47%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 32 (10.06%) DBA
8 25 (7.86%) Technical Leader
9 24 (7.55%) Senior Manager
10 21 (6.60%) Endur Manager
10 21 (6.60%) OpenLink Manager
11 19 (5.97%) Development Manager
11 19 (5.97%) Software Development Manager
11 19 (5.97%) Software Engineer
11 19 (5.97%) Software Manager
12 18 (5.66%) Java Engineer
12 18 (5.66%) Senior Development Manager
13 16 (5.03%) Oracle DBA
13 16 (5.03%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (28.93%) Spring Boot
2 60 (18.87%) Spring
3 53 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
4 50 (15.72%) JSON
5 22 (6.92%) .NET
6 20 (6.29%) Kafka
6 20 (6.29%) React
6 20 (6.29%) Web Services
7 19 (5.97%) Hibernate
7 19 (5.97%) RESTful
8 17 (5.35%) Vue
9 14 (4.40%) Akka
9 14 (4.40%) AngularJS
9 14 (4.40%) REST
10 12 (3.77%) Node.js
10 12 (3.77%) Spring XD
11 11 (3.46%) SOAP
12 7 (2.20%) HTML
13 6 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (1.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (19.18%) Enterprise Software
2 52 (16.35%) Public Cloud
3 49 (15.41%) Cloud Native
4 39 (12.26%) Swaptions
5 38 (11.95%) Management Information System
6 19 (5.97%) Algorithms
6 19 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (4.72%) Data Structures
8 12 (3.77%) Blockchain
8 12 (3.77%) e-Learning
8 12 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (3.46%) Distributed Systems
9 11 (3.46%) Reference Data
10 10 (3.14%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.57%) CMDB
11 5 (1.57%) Low-Code
12 4 (1.26%) Housing Association
12 4 (1.26%) Onboarding
13 3 (0.94%) Biopharmaceutical
13 3 (0.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 69 (21.70%) Linux
2 46 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (11.64%) Windows
4 20 (6.29%) Unix
5 7 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (43.08%) SDLC
2 134 (42.14%) Agile
3 83 (26.10%) Data Modelling
4 77 (24.21%) Project Management
5 76 (23.90%) Roadmaps
6 74 (23.27%) Problem-Solving
7 72 (22.64%) CI/CD
8 67 (21.07%) Migration
9 63 (19.81%) Actionable Insight
10 57 (17.92%) Scrum
11 55 (17.30%) Collaborative Working
12 54 (16.98%) DevOps
12 54 (16.98%) Open Source
12 54 (16.98%) Software Engineering
13 53 (16.67%) Load Balancing
14 52 (16.35%) Kanban
15 50 (15.72%) Data Migration
15 50 (15.72%) Re-Platforming
16 49 (15.41%) Systems Engineering
17 46 (14.47%) Cloud Operations
Programming Languages
1 131 (41.19%) Java
2 120 (37.74%) SQL
3 45 (14.15%) Python
4 39 (12.26%) VB
5 28 (8.81%) PHP
6 21 (6.60%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.03%) C#
8 15 (4.72%) Scala
9 14 (4.40%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.77%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.52%) Go
12 6 (1.89%) C
12 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.26%) Bash
13 4 (1.26%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.94%) C++
15 2 (0.63%) R
16 1 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
16 1 (0.31%) F#
Qualifications
1 77 (24.21%) Degree
2 63 (19.81%) SC Cleared
2 63 (19.81%) Security Cleared
3 47 (14.78%) AWS Certification
3 47 (14.78%) Azure Certification
4 46 (14.47%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
5 32 (10.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.94%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.63%) HNC
7 2 (0.63%) HND
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.52%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.57%) SLA
3 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.63%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.31%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) NIST
5 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 45 (14.15%) Docker
2 11 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.31%) Dovecot
4 1 (0.31%) Postfix
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (12.58%) Terraform
2 38 (11.95%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.77%) Prometheus
4 6 (1.89%) Ansible
4 6 (1.89%) Kibana
5 4 (1.26%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.31%) Packer
6 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 147 (46.23%) Oracle
2 51 (16.04%) Sybase
3 46 (14.47%) Sparx
4 39 (12.26%) OpenLink
4 39 (12.26%) TIBCO
5 38 (11.95%) Microsoft
6 19 (5.97%) VMware
7 18 (5.66%) Dynatrace
8 14 (4.40%) IBM
9 12 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 10 (3.14%) Commvault
10 10 (3.14%) Google
11 6 (1.89%) Splunk
12 2 (0.63%) Apple
12 2 (0.63%) Cisco
12 2 (0.63%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.31%) F5
13 1 (0.31%) IBM Sterling
13 1 (0.31%) Juniper
13 1 (0.31%) Xamarin