The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 92 25 59
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1 82 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.10% 7.71% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 7.92% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1 77 21
Average salary £34,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -
DBA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
956 1035 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.76% 97.27% 95.21%
Number of salaries quoted 786 903 662
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DBA in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

DBA
Salary Trend in Kent

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

DBA Salary Trend in Kent

DBA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -2 1 £34,500 -31.00%
DBA
South East

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 35 (94.59%) SQL
2 34 (91.89%) SQL Server
3 27 (72.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (67.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (67.57%) T-SQL
5 24 (64.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
7 14 (37.84%) Replication
7 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (37.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (37.84%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (29.73%) Degree
9 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (24.32%) Oracle
10 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
11 7 (18.92%) Clustering
11 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
12 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (13.51%) Project Management
13 5 (13.51%) Migration
13 5 (13.51%) Finance
13 5 (13.51%) OLAP
13 5 (13.51%) OLTP
13 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (13.51%) Database Security
13 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (13.51%) Oracle OLAP

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) Lync
3 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) VPN
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) SAN
1 1 (2.70%) DMZ
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (91.89%) SQL Server
2 27 (72.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (67.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (64.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (37.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle OLAP
8 5 (13.51%) OLAP
8 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (13.51%) OLTP
9 4 (10.81%) MySQL
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
10 2 (5.41%) CouchDB
10 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
10 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
10 2 (5.41%) Big Data
10 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Music Industry
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Replication
2 7 (18.92%) Clustering
3 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (13.51%) Database Security
5 4 (10.81%) High Availability
5 4 (10.81%) ETL
5 4 (10.81%) Database Tuning
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.11%) Process Management
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.70%) Operations Research
8 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 35 (94.59%) SQL
2 25 (67.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) MCITP
3 3 (8.11%) MCSA
3 3 (8.11%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) SunGard
4 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) Kronos
4 1 (2.70%) Jaspersoft