Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 228 264
Rank change year-on-year -27 +36 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 359 389 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.34% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.38% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 291 330 445
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,300 £57,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% -2.13%

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 29,415 28,171 36,515
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 96.87% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 24,487 23,546 31,137
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +114 188 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Berkshire +58 93 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Hampshire -43 89 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Buckinghamshire +64 84 £48,500 +3.19% 8
Surrey -27 41 £55,000 - 2
Kent -23 18 £38,415 -23.17% 3
East Sussex -69 16 £52,500 +16.67%
Oxfordshire -15 11 £46,000 -8.00% 2
West Sussex -5 5 £48,500 +29.33% 5
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 272 (75.77%) SQL
2 254 (70.75%) SQL Server
3 149 (41.50%) Performance Tuning
4 128 (35.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 124 (34.54%) Linux
6 121 (33.70%) Oracle
7 120 (33.43%) Microsoft
8 116 (32.31%) Oracle Database
9 114 (31.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 85 (23.68%) Windows
11 72 (20.06%) T-SQL
11 72 (20.06%) High Availability
12 71 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (17.27%) Replication
13 62 (17.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 57 (15.88%) MySQL
15 55 (15.32%) Clustering
16 50 (13.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 50 (13.93%) Data Warehouse
17 46 (12.81%) ETL
18 44 (12.26%) Migration
18 44 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
19 42 (11.70%) Relational Database
20 40 (11.14%) PowerShell
21 39 (10.86%) Unix
22 37 (10.31%) Oracle Database 11g
23 36 (10.03%) Database Mirroring
24 35 (9.75%) SQL Server 2008
24 35 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 35 (9.75%) RDBMS

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 12 (3.34%) IIS
2 10 (2.79%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.28%) FileNet
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.56%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.84%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.56%) Firebase
4 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.51%) WAN
2 4 (1.11%) SAN
3 2 (0.56%) Internet
3 2 (0.56%) SMS
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
4 1 (0.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (70.75%) SQL Server
2 128 (35.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 116 (32.31%) Oracle Database
4 114 (31.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (17.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 57 (15.88%) MySQL
7 50 (13.93%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (11.70%) Relational Database
9 37 (10.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (9.75%) RDBMS
10 35 (9.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 34 (9.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 32 (8.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (8.36%) SQL Server 2016
14 26 (7.24%) Oracle Database 12c
15 21 (5.85%) Oracle Database 10g
16 20 (5.57%) NoSQL
17 18 (5.01%) SQL Server 2014
18 16 (4.46%) OLAP
18 16 (4.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 30 (8.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (2.79%) JIRA
3 4 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (6.96%) Finance
2 20 (5.57%) Advertising
3 19 (5.29%) Retail
4 7 (1.95%) Marketing
5 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.11%) Electronics
6 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.96%) .NET
2 11 (3.06%) WPF
3 9 (2.51%) LAMP
3 9 (2.51%) XML
4 8 (2.23%) Web Services
5 7 (1.95%) Middleware
5 7 (1.95%) REST
6 5 (1.39%) Castor
6 5 (1.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (1.11%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.56%) MDX
9 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.28%) CSS
9 1 (0.28%) HTML
9 1 (0.28%) Mason
9 1 (0.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.27%) Replication
2 55 (15.32%) Clustering
3 18 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.39%) Fintech
6 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.39%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.39%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.28%) EPoS
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 124 (34.54%) Linux
2 85 (23.68%) Windows
3 39 (10.86%) Unix
4 35 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (7.24%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.51%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.95%) CentOS
8 3 (0.84%) AIX
8 3 (0.84%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (41.50%) Performance Tuning
2 72 (20.06%) High Availability
3 71 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (13.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 46 (12.81%) ETL
6 44 (12.26%) Migration
7 36 (10.03%) Database Mirroring
8 28 (7.80%) ITIL
8 28 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (7.52%) Database Security
10 26 (7.24%) Capacity Planning
11 25 (6.96%) Database Tuning
11 25 (6.96%) Statistics
12 22 (6.13%) Performance Analysis
12 22 (6.13%) Proactive Monitoring
13 20 (5.57%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (5.01%) DevOps
15 15 (4.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (4.18%) Data Modelling
16 14 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 272 (75.77%) SQL
2 72 (20.06%) T-SQL
3 40 (11.14%) PowerShell
4 22 (6.13%) Bash Shell
4 22 (6.13%) C#
5 20 (5.57%) PL/SQL
6 12 (3.34%) Java
7 10 (2.79%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.23%) C
8 8 (2.23%) Perl
9 7 (1.95%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.39%) Python
11 2 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.28%) Korn
12 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (6.13%) OCP
1 22 (6.13%) Oracle Certification
2 19 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.46%) Degree
4 13 (3.62%) MCSA
5 12 (3.34%) MCTS
6 10 (2.79%) MCITP
7 6 (1.67%) MCSE
8 4 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.11%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.84%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.56%) MCP
10 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.56%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.23%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.39%) SLA
3 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (5.57%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (7.24%) Data Guard
2 18 (5.01%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (4.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (3.06%) Perfmon
5 8 (2.23%) Galera Cluster
6 6 (1.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 6 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.84%) Puppet
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.28%) Foglight
10 1 (0.28%) SCCM
10 1 (0.28%) SCOM
10 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 121 (33.70%) Oracle
2 120 (33.43%) Microsoft
3 33 (9.19%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.51%) RedGate
5 5 (1.39%) Siebel
6 4 (1.11%) BMC
6 4 (1.11%) Capita
6 4 (1.11%) Google
6 4 (1.11%) SAP
6 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.84%) Facebook
7 3 (0.84%) Imperva
7 3 (0.84%) Infobright
7 3 (0.84%) Percona
8 2 (0.56%) Actian
8 2 (0.56%) Citrix
8 2 (0.56%) IBM
8 2 (0.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.28%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.28%) Vignette