The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Database Administrator
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 81 67
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 31 7 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.25% 0.71% 2.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 0.74% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 28 5 29
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £43,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 915 942 1207
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.81% 95.34% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 769 766 952
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Essex

DBA
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for DBA in Essex

DBA
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Essex over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Essex

DBA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +4 5 £50,000 +14.28%
Chelmsford -15 3 £33,000 -40.00%
Basildon - 3 £37,500 -
Braintree - 1 £52,500 -
DBA
East of England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 44 (95.65%) SQL
2 34 (73.91%) Oracle
3 31 (67.39%) SQL Server
4 27 (58.70%) Performance Tuning
5 24 (52.17%) Oracle Database
6 21 (45.65%) PL/SQL
7 20 (43.48%) High Availability
8 18 (39.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (39.13%) OCP
8 18 (39.13%) Oracle Certification
8 18 (39.13%) Linux
8 18 (39.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 12c
9 16 (34.78%) Data Guard
9 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (34.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (34.78%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (32.61%) Unix
11 14 (30.43%) RDBMS
11 14 (30.43%) Relational Database
12 13 (28.26%) ITIL
13 11 (23.91%) Shell Script
14 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
17 7 (15.22%) Windows

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (67.39%) SQL Server
2 24 (52.17%) Oracle Database
3 18 (39.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 16 (34.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (30.43%) RDBMS
5 14 (30.43%) Relational Database
6 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (10.87%) DTS
8 5 (10.87%) Hadoop
8 5 (10.87%) MySQL
8 5 (10.87%) NoSQL
8 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (2.17%) QlikView
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) Unix
3 7 (15.22%) Windows
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.35%) Solaris
5 2 (4.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (43.48%) High Availability
3 18 (39.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (28.26%) ITIL
5 9 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
7 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Code Optimisation
8 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
8 5 (10.87%) DevOps
8 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.52%) Data Management
9 3 (6.52%) Time Management
10 2 (4.35%) Logical Data Model
10 2 (4.35%) Network Management
10 2 (4.35%) Process Improvement
10 2 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (95.65%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) PL/SQL
3 11 (23.91%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) OCP
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle Certification
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.87%) MCITP
3 5 (10.87%) MCTS
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.35%) MCSA
4 2 (4.35%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) GDPR
1 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) Data Guard
1 16 (34.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Sun
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.17%) Tableau