The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / South East
Rank 210 253 194
Rank change year-on-year +43 -59  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 207 217 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.40% 1.13% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.17% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 172 202 285
Median salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14278 18611 19980
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.48% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11924 15869 16106
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 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
Hampshire +22 64 £45,000 +2.27% 6
Surrey +54 43 £55,000 +10.00% 3
East Sussex +35 38 £45,000 +25.00% 3
Kent +24 29 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Berkshire +20 22 £51,250 +20.58% 2
West Sussex +13 5 £27,500 -38.88%
Oxfordshire -7 5 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £42,500 +4.93% 1
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South East region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 325 (82.49%) SQL
2 278 (70.56%) SQL Server
3 201 (51.02%) Performance Tuning
4 148 (37.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 145 (36.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 144 (36.55%) High Availability
7 140 (35.53%) T-SQL
8 135 (34.26%) Windows
9 110 (27.92%) Replication
10 108 (27.41%) Oracle
10 108 (27.41%) Microsoft
11 103 (26.14%) Oracle Database
12 92 (23.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 91 (23.10%) SQL Server 2008
14 89 (22.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 87 (22.08%) Disaster Recovery
16 85 (21.57%) SQL Server 2014
17 78 (19.80%) Linux
18 70 (17.77%) Oracle RMAN
19 69 (17.51%) Windows Server
20 66 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
21 65 (16.50%) Clustering
22 62 (15.74%) Finance
23 61 (15.48%) Data Guard
24 60 (15.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
24 60 (15.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
24 60 (15.23%) ETL
25 59 (14.97%) MySQL
26 55 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
27 54 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 34 (8.63%) IIS
2 19 (4.82%) WebLogic
3 14 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.76%) FileNet
7 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 53 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.52%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.06%) SaaS
2 15 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.54%) IaaS
4 10 (2.54%) PaaS
5 6 (1.52%) Responsys
5 6 (1.52%) Taleo
6 5 (1.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Firebase
7 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.78%) Intranet
2 5 (1.27%) Internet
3 2 (0.51%) DNS
3 2 (0.51%) SMTP
3 2 (0.51%) SNMP
3 2 (0.51%) SSH
3 2 (0.51%) SSL
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (70.56%) SQL Server
2 148 (37.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 145 (36.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 103 (26.14%) Oracle Database
5 92 (23.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 91 (23.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 89 (22.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 85 (21.57%) SQL Server 2014
9 60 (15.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 59 (14.97%) MySQL
11 51 (12.94%) Relational Database
12 45 (11.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 44 (11.17%) Data Warehouse
14 42 (10.66%) RDBMS
15 41 (10.41%) Oracle Database 12c
16 40 (10.15%) SQL Server 2005
17 29 (7.36%) NoSQL
18 28 (7.11%) SQL Server 2016
19 24 (6.09%) MongoDB
20 22 (5.58%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 25 (6.35%) Toad
2 18 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.06%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.27%) JIRA
5 5 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.02%) PeopleTools
7 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.25%) JUnit
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 62 (15.74%) Finance
2 19 (4.82%) Marketing
3 17 (4.31%) Advertising
4 8 (2.03%) Legal
5 7 (1.78%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.52%) Music Industry
7 5 (1.27%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.03%) .NET
1 8 (2.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (1.52%) Middleware
3 5 (1.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (0.76%) MSMQ
4 3 (0.76%) XML
5 2 (0.51%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) iBATIS
6 1 (0.25%) ICEfaces
6 1 (0.25%) JSF
6 1 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (27.92%) Replication
2 65 (16.50%) Clustering
3 55 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.30%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.03%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.03%) Fintech
6 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.27%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.02%) CMDB
9 4 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 135 (34.26%) Windows
2 78 (19.80%) Linux
3 69 (17.51%) Windows Server
4 54 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (12.18%) Unix
6 27 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.78%) CentOS
8 7 (1.78%) Solaris
9 4 (1.02%) AIX
10 1 (0.25%) Debian
10 1 (0.25%) HPUX
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (51.02%) Performance Tuning
2 144 (36.55%) High Availability
3 87 (22.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 66 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (15.23%) ETL
6 49 (12.44%) ITIL
7 48 (12.18%) Performance Monitoring
8 38 (9.64%) Statistics
9 29 (7.36%) Capacity Planning
10 26 (6.60%) Database Security
11 23 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (5.33%) Database Tuning
13 20 (5.08%) Data Modelling
14 18 (4.57%) Migration
15 16 (4.06%) Database Mirroring
15 16 (4.06%) Network Load Balancing
16 15 (3.81%) Data Analysis
16 15 (3.81%) Data Protection
17 14 (3.55%) Mentoring
18 11 (2.79%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (82.49%) SQL
2 140 (35.53%) T-SQL
3 40 (10.15%) PL/SQL
3 40 (10.15%) PowerShell
3 40 (10.15%) Shell Script
4 10 (2.54%) C#
5 8 (2.03%) Java
6 5 (1.27%) C
6 5 (1.27%) Perl
7 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.02%) PHP
7 4 (1.02%) SQR
8 3 (0.76%) C++
8 3 (0.76%) Python
8 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.51%) R
9 2 (0.51%) VB
10 1 (0.25%) Korn
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (7.61%) MCSA
3 27 (6.85%) Degree
4 18 (4.57%) Oracle Certification
5 16 (4.06%) OCP
6 15 (3.81%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (3.55%) OCA
8 11 (2.79%) MCSE
9 9 (2.28%) MCITP
10 8 (2.03%) MCTS
11 7 (1.78%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.27%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.51%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.51%) MCP
14 1 (0.25%) HNC
14 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.57%) SLA
2 13 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.05%) QA
4 5 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (11.17%) Oracle RAC
2 20 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.52%) XenServer
4 5 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 70 (17.77%) Oracle RMAN
2 61 (15.48%) Data Guard
3 60 (15.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 47 (11.93%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 24 (6.09%) Tivoli
5 24 (6.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (2.28%) Galera Cluster
7 8 (2.03%) Puppet
8 7 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.27%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Flashback
12 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 108 (27.41%) Microsoft
1 108 (27.41%) Oracle
2 30 (7.61%) IBM
3 18 (4.57%) VMware
4 15 (3.81%) Facebook
5 9 (2.28%) Percona
5 9 (2.28%) SolarWinds
6 8 (2.03%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.52%) Sun
8 5 (1.27%) Splunk
8 5 (1.27%) Tableau
9 4 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.02%) Sybase
10 3 (0.76%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.76%) Vignette
11 2 (0.51%) Cognos
11 2 (0.51%) NetApp
11 2 (0.51%) Remedy
11 2 (0.51%) SAP
12 1 (0.25%) Zerto
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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