Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 58 78
Rank change year-on-year -26 +20 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 14 37 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.47% 3.57% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 3.69% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 24
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -14.77% -0.85%
10th Percentile £33,750 £19,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,000 £48,000
South East median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -4.26%

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 937 1,004 1,256
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.12% 96.82% 98.28%
Number of salaries quoted 806 881 1,077
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,580 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -1 11 £40,000 -13.98%
Sevenoaks - 3 £58,750 - 2
DBA
South East

DBA Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 8 (57.14%) SQL
1 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 8 (57.14%) ETL
1 8 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
1 8 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 7 (50.00%) Replication
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) MySQL
3 6 (42.86%) AWS
3 6 (42.86%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (35.71%) Innovative Thinking
4 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
5 3 (21.43%) Marketing
5 3 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (21.43%) Time Management
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Automotive
5 3 (21.43%) Debian
5 3 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 2 (14.29%) Percona
6 2 (14.29%) Perl
6 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Relational Database
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (42.86%) MySQL
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (21.43%) Automotive
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Replication
2 3 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Debian
2 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ETL
1 8 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (35.71%) Innovative Thinking
3 3 (21.43%) Database Optimisation
3 3 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
1 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Percona