The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 248 181
Rank change year-on-year +19 -67  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 183 202 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.25% 1.10% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.13% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 144 177 282
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  

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 14084 17831 20749
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.94% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11801 15169 16871
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +40 48 £42,500 -10.52% 8
Surrey +26 33 £60,000 +24.35% 3
East Sussex +26 31 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire -6 21 £47,000 -1.05% 1
Berkshire +14 14 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Kent +6 13 £42,500 +39.34% 1
Oxfordshire +19 11 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Sussex +5 11 £48,750 +8.33% 1
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 345 (88.69%) SQL
2 256 (65.81%) SQL Server
3 223 (57.33%) Performance Tuning
4 135 (34.70%) T-SQL
5 125 (32.13%) Windows
6 118 (30.33%) Microsoft
7 115 (29.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 113 (29.05%) Oracle
9 112 (28.79%) High Availability
10 105 (26.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 103 (26.48%) Linux
12 96 (24.68%) Replication
13 95 (24.42%) Oracle Database
14 85 (21.85%) Windows Server
15 72 (18.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 72 (18.51%) Business Intelligence
16 69 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
17 68 (17.48%) Disaster Recovery
18 66 (16.97%) SQL Server 2008
18 66 (16.97%) Clustering
19 64 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
20 62 (15.94%) MySQL
21 60 (15.42%) ETL
22 57 (14.65%) PL/SQL
22 57 (14.65%) SQL Server 2014
23 55 (14.14%) Oracle Database 12c
23 55 (14.14%) Data Warehouse
23 55 (14.14%) Oracle Database 11g
24 53 (13.62%) Oracle RAC
24 53 (13.62%) Oracle RMAN

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 23 (5.91%) IIS
2 16 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.57%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.31%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.29%) Eloqua
2 5 (1.29%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.80%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.57%) GitHub
4 8 (2.06%) SaaS
5 6 (1.54%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 5 (1.29%) Responsys
6 5 (1.29%) Taleo
7 3 (0.77%) IaaS
7 3 (0.77%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Firebase
8 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.80%) Internet
2 6 (1.54%) Intranet
3 3 (0.77%) DNS
4 2 (0.51%) Firewall
4 2 (0.51%) SMTP
4 2 (0.51%) SNMP
4 2 (0.51%) SSH
4 2 (0.51%) SSL
4 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) FTP
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (65.81%) SQL Server
2 115 (29.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 105 (26.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 95 (24.42%) Oracle Database
5 72 (18.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 66 (16.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 62 (15.94%) MySQL
8 57 (14.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 55 (14.14%) Data Warehouse
9 55 (14.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 55 (14.14%) Oracle Database 12c
10 53 (13.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 52 (13.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 50 (12.85%) Relational Database
13 49 (12.60%) NoSQL
14 47 (12.08%) MongoDB
15 43 (11.05%) SQL Server 2016
16 41 (10.54%) RDBMS
17 26 (6.68%) OLAP
17 26 (6.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (3.34%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.57%) Oracle APEX
3 10 (2.57%) Subversion
4 7 (1.80%) JIRA
4 7 (1.80%) Toad
5 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.51%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.26%) GitLab
7 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 42 (10.80%) Finance
2 21 (5.40%) Marketing
3 19 (4.88%) Advertising
4 10 (2.57%) Automotive
4 10 (2.57%) Retail
5 9 (2.31%) Publishing
6 7 (1.80%) Legal
7 6 (1.54%) Music Industry
8 4 (1.03%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 9 (2.31%) .NET
3 8 (2.06%) JSON
3 8 (2.06%) XML
4 5 (1.29%) Middleware
4 5 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (0.77%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.51%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.26%) LAMP
7 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 96 (24.68%) Replication
2 69 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (16.97%) Clustering
4 21 (5.40%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.60%) Fintech
6 9 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.26%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.26%) iPad
13 1 (0.26%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 125 (32.13%) Windows
2 103 (26.48%) Linux
3 85 (21.85%) Windows Server
4 64 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (9.51%) Unix
6 22 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.06%) Solaris
9 6 (1.54%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Debian
10 1 (0.26%) HPUX
10 1 (0.26%) SUSE
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (57.33%) Performance Tuning
2 112 (28.79%) High Availability
3 72 (18.51%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (17.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (15.42%) ETL
6 39 (10.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 35 (9.00%) Database Tuning
8 32 (8.23%) Database Security
9 30 (7.71%) Capacity Planning
9 30 (7.71%) Statistics
10 25 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (5.40%) Migration
12 20 (5.14%) ITIL
13 19 (4.88%) Network Load Balancing
14 17 (4.37%) Data Analysis
14 17 (4.37%) Data Modelling
15 16 (4.11%) Data Protection
15 16 (4.11%) Process Improvement
15 16 (4.11%) Software Engineering
16 14 (3.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 345 (88.69%) SQL
2 135 (34.70%) T-SQL
3 57 (14.65%) PL/SQL
4 35 (9.00%) Shell Script
5 19 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 15 (3.86%) Java
7 11 (2.83%) Korn
8 9 (2.31%) C#
8 9 (2.31%) Python
9 8 (2.06%) R
10 7 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.80%) Perl
11 6 (1.54%) PHP
12 5 (1.29%) C++
13 4 (1.03%) C
13 4 (1.03%) VB
14 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.51%) COBOL
15 2 (0.51%) VBA
15 2 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (7.97%) Degree
2 28 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (5.14%) Oracle Certification
4 18 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (4.63%) OCP
5 17 (4.37%) MCSA
5 17 (4.37%) OCA
6 13 (3.34%) MCITP
6 13 (3.34%) MCTS
7 10 (2.57%) Security Cleared
8 9 (2.31%) MCSE
9 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.51%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.51%) MCP
11 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.26%) HNC
11 1 (0.26%) HND
11 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.57%) QA
1 10 (2.57%) SLA
2 5 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.03%) GDPR
4 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) HL7
System Software
1 53 (13.62%) Oracle RAC
2 25 (6.43%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.06%) KVM
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle Clusterware
5 5 (1.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (13.62%) Oracle RMAN
2 52 (13.37%) Data Guard
3 50 (12.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 20 (5.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 9 (2.31%) Puppet
6 8 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.54%) Galera Cluster
7 6 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 118 (30.33%) Microsoft
2 113 (29.05%) Oracle
3 27 (6.94%) VMware
4 24 (6.17%) IBM
5 16 (4.11%) Facebook
6 12 (3.08%) Percona
7 11 (2.83%) SAP
8 10 (2.57%) Splunk
8 10 (2.57%) Tableau
9 9 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.06%) Cognos
10 8 (2.06%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.29%) Sun
12 2 (0.51%) HP
13 1 (0.26%) arcserve
13 1 (0.26%) CommVault
13 1 (0.26%) EMC
13 1 (0.26%) NetApp
13 1 (0.26%) Remedy
13 1 (0.26%) Veritas
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Exceptional benefits and company cul
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Modis International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Premium Credit
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 8 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excllnt package
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days Hol
Posted: 9 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £50k
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, 25 days Hol
Posted: 9 days ago