Period
to 22 September 2020

The median annual salary for a DBA was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 307 226
Rank change year-on-year +50 -81 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 46 215 407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.84% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.88% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 26 186 309
Median annual salary £43,500 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.22% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,750 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 7,971 24,545 28,414
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 96.06% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6,494 19,970 23,641
Median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.32% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +3.09%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBA in the South East.

Salary trend for DBA in the South East

DBA
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBA in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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
Hampshire +82 18 £40,000 -11.36% 4
Thames Valley +102 13 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Surrey +67 11 £50,750 +1.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +59 7 £43,500 -17.14%
Berkshire +97 5 £67,500 +35.00% 1
East Sussex +38 2 £55,000 +5.77%
Oxfordshire +64 1 £40,000 -5.76%
Kent +44 1 £27,500 -35.29%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 32 (69.57%) SQL
2 31 (67.39%) SQL Server
3 23 (50.00%) Oracle
4 22 (47.83%) Oracle Database
4 22 (47.83%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (41.30%) Azure
5 19 (41.30%) AWS
6 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
8 14 (30.43%) Unix
8 14 (30.43%) Windows
8 14 (30.43%) ETL
8 14 (30.43%) Relational Database
9 13 (28.26%) RDBMS
9 13 (28.26%) MySQL
10 11 (23.91%) Linux
10 11 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (21.74%) Finance
12 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (19.57%) Bash Shell
12 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
13 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (17.39%) MariaDB
13 8 (17.39%) Percona
13 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (17.39%) T-SQL
14 7 (15.22%) Solaris
14 7 (15.22%) Replication
14 7 (15.22%) Sun
14 7 (15.22%) Data Guard

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 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 19 (41.30%) AWS
1 19 (41.30%) Azure
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (8.70%) PaaS
2 4 (8.70%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (67.39%) SQL Server
2 22 (47.83%) Oracle Database
3 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (30.43%) Relational Database
5 13 (28.26%) MySQL
5 13 (28.26%) RDBMS
6 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (17.39%) MariaDB
7 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (10.87%) OLTP
8 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (8.70%) DB2
9 4 (8.70%) Power BI
10 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2017
11 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (2.17%) Scilab
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Replication
2 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.52%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Unix
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Linux
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (15.22%) Solaris
5 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (30.43%) ETL
3 11 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (15.22%) High Availability
4 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (10.87%) Benchmarking
6 5 (10.87%) Information Security
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (10.87%) Release Management
7 4 (8.70%) B2C
7 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) Security Patching
7 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (6.52%) Data Extraction
8 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.35%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) Bash Shell
3 8 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.04%) Python
5 5 (10.87%) Perl
5 5 (10.87%) PHP
5 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) C#
7 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
3 2 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) OCP
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) Data Quality
2 5 (10.87%) GDPR
2 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (10.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (8.70%) HIPAA
4 3 (6.52%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Data Guard
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (8.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Oracle
2 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.39%) Percona
4 7 (15.22%) Sun
5 5 (10.87%) Informatica
6 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.17%) Cognos
7 1 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.17%) Splunk
7 1 (2.17%) Tableau