Period
to 25 May 2020

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 325 275 261
Rank change year-on-year -50 -14 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 86 277 360
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 1.05% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.09% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 73 236 297
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.38%

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 15,881 25,406 29,677
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 96.69% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 12,837 20,741 24,715
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Thames Valley +29 33 £57,500 +15.00%
Buckinghamshire +46 22 £60,000 +14.29%
West Sussex +2 20 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Hampshire -4 14 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Surrey +9 10 £52,500 -8.70%
Berkshire +15 8 £57,500 +15.00%
East Sussex +26 5 £50,000 -
Kent +23 3 £27,500 -18.52%
Oxfordshire +16 3 £45,000 -14.29%
Sussex - 1 £62,500 -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 74 (86.05%) SQL
2 59 (68.60%) SQL Server
3 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
4 32 (37.21%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (36.05%) Azure
6 26 (30.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (27.91%) High Availability
7 24 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (24.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (22.09%) PCI DSS
9 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (20.93%) T-SQL
10 18 (20.93%) Clustering
11 15 (17.44%) Finance
11 15 (17.44%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (17.44%) Power BI
11 15 (17.44%) Power Platform
12 14 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
13 12 (13.95%) ETL
13 12 (13.95%) Windows
13 12 (13.95%) Data Centre
14 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (12.79%) Oracle
14 11 (12.79%) Replication
15 10 (11.63%) SLA
15 10 (11.63%) Linux
15 10 (11.63%) Bash Shell
15 10 (11.63%) Azure SQL Database

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 (2.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 31 (36.05%) Azure
2 15 (17.44%) Power Platform
3 8 (9.30%) AWS
4 6 (6.98%) PaaS
5 4 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.33%) IaaS
6 2 (2.33%) SaaS
7 1 (1.16%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (68.60%) SQL Server
2 32 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (30.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 24 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (17.44%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (17.44%) Power BI
6 10 (11.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (11.63%) Relational Database
7 9 (10.47%) DTS
7 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (9.30%) MySQL
8 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (8.14%) RDBMS
9 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2017
10 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database
10 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (4.65%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Retail
3 6 (6.98%) Back Office
4 4 (4.65%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Automotive
6 1 (1.16%) Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) Clustering
2 12 (13.95%) Data Centre
3 11 (12.79%) Replication
4 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.98%) Reinsurance
5 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.16%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Linux
3 4 (4.65%) Unix
3 4 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (27.91%) High Availability
3 21 (24.42%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (13.95%) ETL
7 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (11.63%) Problem Management
9 8 (9.30%) Data Protection
10 7 (8.14%) DevOps
11 6 (6.98%) Data Transformation
11 6 (6.98%) ITIL
12 5 (5.81%) Analytics
13 4 (4.65%) B2C
13 4 (4.65%) Benchmarking
13 4 (4.65%) Data Analytics
13 4 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
14 3 (3.49%) Data Analysis
14 3 (3.49%) Service Management
14 3 (3.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (86.05%) SQL
2 18 (20.93%) T-SQL
3 14 (16.28%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.63%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.98%) Python
6 4 (4.65%) Perl
6 4 (4.65%) PHP
7 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.65%) Degree
5 3 (3.49%) MCP
6 2 (2.33%) MCSA
6 2 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (1.16%) OCP
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.09%) PCI DSS
2 10 (11.63%) SLA
3 4 (4.65%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.49%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle
3 9 (10.47%) Tableau
4 6 (6.98%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.65%) Percona
6 3 (3.49%) RedGate
7 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.16%) Databricks
8 1 (1.16%) Google
8 1 (1.16%) IBM
8 1 (1.16%) Splunk