Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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

Database Administrator
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 81 85
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 33 26 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.82% 2.04% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 2.08% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 37
Kent median annual salary £46,500 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.68% -12.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,800 £43,950
90th Percentile £57,750 £53,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year +1.06% -0.53% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 834 1,250 1,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 98.12% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 697 1,061 1,352
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £61,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Kent

DBA
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for DBA in Kent

DBA
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Kent over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for DBA in Kent

DBA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Kent region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Tunbridge Wells +30 19 £46,500 -11.43% 1
Dartford - 7 £43,750 - 2
Maidstone +2 2 £62,500 +90.84%
West Malling - 1 £57,500 -
DBA
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 across the Kent region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) SQL
2 30 (90.91%) SQL Server
3 23 (69.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (60.61%) Clustering
5 18 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (45.45%) ETL
7 13 (39.39%) T-SQL
7 13 (39.39%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (39.39%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (33.33%) Power BI
8 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (24.24%) High Availability
9 8 (24.24%) Windows
10 7 (21.21%) Finance
10 7 (21.21%) Automotive
10 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
10 7 (21.21%) Marketing
10 7 (21.21%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (21.21%) Time Management
10 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (18.18%) Replication
11 6 (18.18%) MySQL
11 6 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
12 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 23 (69.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (33.33%) Power BI
4 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (18.18%) MySQL
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (3.03%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.21%) Automotive
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
1 7 (21.21%) Marketing
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Clustering
2 7 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (45.45%) ETL
3 13 (39.39%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (39.39%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (24.24%) High Availability
5 7 (21.21%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (21.21%) Time Management
6 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (15.15%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
7 5 (15.15%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) Visualisation
8 4 (12.12%) CRM
8 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) MCITP
1 3 (9.09%) MCSE
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.03%) Tableau