The median annual salary for a DBA was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 81 64
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 22 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.87% 2.17% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 2.21% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 17
Median salary £44,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.31% -13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £23,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 753 1088 919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.17% 98.19% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 634 945 828
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 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
West Malling +8 6 £67,500 +193.47%
Maidstone - 5 £52,500 -
Tunbridge Wells +3 1 £32,500 -39.53%
DBA
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Kent region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 41 (61.19%) Replication
2 38 (56.72%) Oracle
2 38 (56.72%) Oracle Database
3 34 (50.75%) SQL
3 34 (50.75%) Performance Tuning
4 32 (47.76%) High Availability
5 31 (46.27%) Data Guard
5 31 (46.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 30 (44.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 30 (44.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 28 (41.79%) Finance
8 27 (40.30%) SQL Server
9 24 (35.82%) Toad
9 24 (35.82%) IBM
9 24 (35.82%) Tivoli
9 24 (35.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 24 (35.82%) Shell Script
10 22 (32.84%) RDBMS
10 22 (32.84%) Windows
10 22 (32.84%) Relational Database
11 21 (31.34%) Unix
12 20 (29.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (29.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (28.36%) T-SQL
14 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
15 17 (25.37%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (20.90%) Clustering
17 12 (17.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (17.91%) Capacity Planning
18 9 (13.43%) Advertising

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.94%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Firebase
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (56.72%) Oracle Database
2 27 (40.30%) SQL Server
3 22 (32.84%) RDBMS
3 22 (32.84%) Relational Database
4 20 (29.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (29.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (25.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (17.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (13.43%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (10.45%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
10 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
11 4 (5.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (5.97%) OLAP
11 4 (5.97%) OLTP
12 3 (4.48%) Informix
Development Applications
1 24 (35.82%) Toad
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Advertising
2 9 (13.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Middleware
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (61.19%) Replication
2 14 (20.90%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 21 (31.34%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) CentOS
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (47.76%) High Availability
3 12 (17.91%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (13.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (11.94%) Security Patching
5 8 (11.94%) Ticket Management
6 5 (7.46%) ETL
7 4 (5.97%) CRM
7 4 (5.97%) ERP
7 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL
8 3 (4.48%) People Management
8 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.49%) Change Management
10 1 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) SQL
2 24 (35.82%) Shell Script
3 19 (28.36%) T-SQL
4 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
5 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.49%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) Python
6 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) OCA
1 6 (8.96%) OCP
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (5.97%) MCSA
2 4 (5.97%) MCSE
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (46.27%) Data Guard
1 31 (46.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 30 (44.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 30 (44.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 24 (35.82%) Tivoli
3 24 (35.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (1.49%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) Oracle
2 24 (35.82%) IBM
3 9 (13.43%) Facebook
4 3 (4.48%) Sybase
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.49%) VMware