Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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

Database Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 255 290
Rank change year-on-year +32 +35 -98
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 408 354 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.38% 1.21% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.25% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 300 302 336
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £31,875
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 28,647 28,362 35,857
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.71% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 23,763 23,737 30,349
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the South East

DBA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for DBA in the South East

DBA
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the South East over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in the South East

DBA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
Thames Valley +129 235 £50,000 +6.38% 13
Berkshire +86 122 £50,000 -13.04% 10
Buckinghamshire +71 107 £47,500 +1.06% 2
Hampshire -17 93 £47,500 +11.76% 13
Surrey -23 37 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Kent -3 21 £35,000 -20.45% 3
West Sussex +21 17 £47,500 -7.32% 3
Oxfordshire -4 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Sussex -61 5 £52,500 +16.67% 2
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 South East region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 295 (72.30%) SQL
2 281 (68.87%) SQL Server
3 174 (42.65%) Microsoft
4 156 (38.24%) Oracle
5 154 (37.75%) Oracle Database
6 151 (37.01%) Performance Tuning
7 138 (33.82%) Linux
8 127 (31.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 126 (30.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 114 (27.94%) Windows
11 84 (20.59%) T-SQL
12 67 (16.42%) Replication
13 65 (15.93%) High Availability
14 63 (15.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 61 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
16 58 (14.22%) Disaster Recovery
16 58 (14.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 54 (13.24%) Unix
18 53 (12.99%) Red Hat
19 49 (12.01%) Oracle Database 11g
20 48 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
21 47 (11.52%) SQL Server 2008
21 47 (11.52%) Windows Server
22 46 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 44 (10.78%) Relational Database
23 44 (10.78%) Clustering
24 43 (10.54%) RDBMS
24 43 (10.54%) Finance
25 42 (10.29%) Data Guard
25 42 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 36 (8.82%) IIS
2 20 (4.90%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.74%) FileNet
5 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.25%) CICS
Applications
1 26 (6.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
3 12 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.98%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.47%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (0.98%) SaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.70%) SAN
2 5 (1.23%) WAN
3 3 (0.74%) Internet
3 3 (0.74%) Intranet
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
5 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (68.87%) SQL Server
2 154 (37.75%) Oracle Database
3 127 (31.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 126 (30.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (15.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 49 (12.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 48 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (11.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 44 (10.78%) Relational Database
10 43 (10.54%) RDBMS
11 41 (10.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 38 (9.31%) MySQL
13 37 (9.07%) Oracle Database 12c
13 37 (9.07%) SQL Server 2016
14 24 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
15 18 (4.41%) Oracle BI EE
16 16 (3.92%) OLAP
16 16 (3.92%) OLTP
16 16 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (6.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (3.43%) JIRA
3 8 (1.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 43 (10.54%) Finance
2 15 (3.68%) Retail
3 12 (2.94%) Advertising
4 7 (1.72%) Back Office
5 5 (1.23%) Marketing
6 3 (0.74%) Banking
6 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.60%) .NET
2 19 (4.66%) Middleware
3 17 (4.17%) Web Services
4 11 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.70%) XML
5 9 (2.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 8 (1.96%) HTML
7 6 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.47%) LAMP
7 6 (1.47%) MDX
7 6 (1.47%) REST
7 6 (1.47%) YAML
8 5 (1.23%) CSS
8 5 (1.23%) XSL
9 4 (0.98%) WPF
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.25%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.42%) Replication
2 44 (10.78%) Clustering
3 25 (6.13%) Private Cloud
4 22 (5.39%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.72%) Reinsurance
8 5 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.23%) Fintech
8 5 (1.23%) HACMP
9 4 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.98%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.74%) CMDB
11 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 138 (33.82%) Linux
2 114 (27.94%) Windows
3 58 (14.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (13.24%) Unix
5 47 (11.52%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.19%) AIX
7 9 (2.21%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.74%) CentOS
8 3 (0.74%) Debian
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (37.01%) Performance Tuning
2 65 (15.93%) High Availability
3 61 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
4 58 (14.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 46 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 41 (10.05%) ETL
7 37 (9.07%) Migration
8 35 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (8.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 34 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 33 (8.09%) Database Tuning
11 32 (7.84%) DevOps
12 31 (7.60%) ITIL
13 30 (7.35%) Problem Management
14 27 (6.62%) Service Management
15 26 (6.37%) Performance Analysis
16 25 (6.13%) Logistics
17 23 (5.64%) Database Mirroring
18 22 (5.39%) Proactive Monitoring
18 22 (5.39%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 295 (72.30%) SQL
2 84 (20.59%) T-SQL
3 29 (7.11%) C#
3 29 (7.11%) PowerShell
4 28 (6.86%) PL/SQL
5 24 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 15 (3.68%) Bash Shell
6 15 (3.68%) Java
7 14 (3.43%) C
8 11 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.70%) Python
9 9 (2.21%) Korn
10 8 (1.96%) Perl
11 4 (0.98%) VBA
12 3 (0.74%) PHP
12 3 (0.74%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 29 (7.11%) Degree
2 14 (3.43%) OCP
2 14 (3.43%) Oracle Certification
3 13 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.45%) MCSA
5 8 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.47%) MCITP
6 6 (1.47%) MCSE
6 6 (1.47%) MCTS
7 4 (0.98%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.74%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.49%) CISSP
9 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.25%) MCP
10 1 (0.25%) OCA
10 1 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.72%) SLA
2 6 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 40 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.09%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 42 (10.29%) Data Guard
2 24 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (1.72%) Perfmon
6 6 (1.47%) Ansible
6 6 (1.47%) Galera Cluster
7 5 (1.23%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.74%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.74%) Puppet
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.25%) Control-M
10 1 (0.25%) Grafana
10 1 (0.25%) Kibana
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.25%) StatsD
Vendors
1 174 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 156 (38.24%) Oracle
3 53 (12.99%) Red Hat
4 26 (6.37%) BMC
5 25 (6.13%) ServiceNow
6 11 (2.70%) Google
7 10 (2.45%) IBM
8 8 (1.96%) RedGate
9 7 (1.72%) Siebel
9 7 (1.72%) Tableau
10 6 (1.47%) Capita
11 5 (1.23%) Actian
11 5 (1.23%) Veritas
12 4 (0.98%) New Relic
13 3 (0.74%) Cognizant
13 3 (0.74%) Infobright
13 3 (0.74%) Percona
13 3 (0.74%) Vignette
14 2 (0.49%) Infor
14 2 (0.49%) Zerto