Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 254 183
Rank change year-on-year -25 -71 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 319 380 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.01% 1.21% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.25% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 297 324 733
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £36,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.74% - -

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 30,554 30,459 39,778
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.90% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25,556 25,259 33,846
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +63 113 £47,500 - 20
Hampshire -38 78 £47,500 +5.56% 20
Surrey -10 62 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Berkshire +33 60 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +30 42 £48,500 +7.78% 11
East Sussex -27 38 £47,500 +11.11% 3
Kent -18 19 £44,000 -12.00%
Oxfordshire -19 11 £40,494 -14.75% 4
West Sussex -20 5 £45,000 +12.50% 1
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 245 (76.80%) SQL
2 205 (64.26%) SQL Server
3 141 (44.20%) Performance Tuning
4 105 (32.92%) Oracle
5 103 (32.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 92 (28.84%) Oracle Database
7 90 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 83 (26.02%) Microsoft
9 80 (25.08%) Linux
10 77 (24.14%) Windows
11 68 (21.32%) T-SQL
12 63 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
12 63 (19.75%) Clustering
13 60 (18.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 58 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
15 55 (17.24%) MySQL
16 53 (16.61%) High Availability
17 50 (15.67%) Replication
18 49 (15.36%) Oracle Database 11g
18 49 (15.36%) SQL Server 2008
19 47 (14.73%) Windows Server
20 45 (14.11%) Disaster Recovery
21 44 (13.79%) Migration
22 43 (13.48%) Relational Database
23 42 (13.17%) Capacity Planning
24 41 (12.85%) Finance
24 41 (12.85%) SQL Server 2016
25 40 (12.54%) Unix
25 40 (12.54%) ETL
26 38 (11.91%) Oracle Database 12c

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 4 (1.25%) Apache
2 3 (0.94%) IIS
2 3 (0.94%) JBoss
2 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.63%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.94%) IaaS
3 2 (0.63%) Firebase
4 1 (0.31%) Akamai
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.51%) SAN
2 6 (1.88%) Internet
3 5 (1.57%) WAN
4 3 (0.94%) SMS
5 2 (0.63%) Firewall
5 2 (0.63%) LAN
5 2 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (64.26%) SQL Server
2 103 (32.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (28.84%) Oracle Database
4 90 (28.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 60 (18.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 58 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (17.24%) MySQL
8 49 (15.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 49 (15.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 43 (13.48%) Relational Database
10 41 (12.85%) SQL Server 2016
11 38 (11.91%) Oracle Database 12c
12 32 (10.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 30 (9.40%) Oracle Database 10g
14 25 (7.84%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (7.21%) RDBMS
16 19 (5.96%) MongoDB
17 17 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (5.02%) NoSQL
18 16 (5.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (6.90%) JIRA
2 14 (4.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.51%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (1.88%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.88%) Subversion
6 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.94%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.94%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.31%) Toad
8 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (12.85%) Finance
2 22 (6.90%) Retail
3 11 (3.45%) Advertising
4 10 (3.13%) Marketing
5 7 (2.19%) Back Office
5 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.88%) Automotive
6 6 (1.88%) Electronics
6 6 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.88%) Publishing
7 3 (0.94%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.96%) Middleware
2 18 (5.64%) .NET
3 13 (4.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 9 (2.82%) XML
5 8 (2.51%) WPF
6 6 (1.88%) LAMP
7 5 (1.57%) Castor
7 5 (1.57%) Web Services
8 4 (1.25%) REST
9 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.31%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (19.75%) Clustering
2 50 (15.67%) Replication
3 22 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.51%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.19%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.63%) Fintech
8 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.31%) iPhone
9 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.31%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.08%) Linux
2 77 (24.14%) Windows
3 47 (14.73%) Windows Server
4 40 (12.54%) Unix
5 12 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.51%) CentOS
7 5 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.31%) AIX
9 1 (0.31%) Debian
9 1 (0.31%) HPUX
9 1 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (44.20%) Performance Tuning
2 63 (19.75%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (16.61%) High Availability
4 45 (14.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (13.79%) Migration
6 42 (13.17%) Capacity Planning
7 40 (12.54%) ETL
8 34 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (8.15%) Database Security
10 25 (7.84%) Database Tuning
11 23 (7.21%) ITIL
12 20 (6.27%) Database Mirroring
12 20 (6.27%) Proactive Monitoring
13 18 (5.64%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (5.02%) Statistics
15 13 (4.08%) CRM
15 13 (4.08%) Data Architecture
15 13 (4.08%) Data Modelling
15 13 (4.08%) Data Protection
15 13 (4.08%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 245 (76.80%) SQL
2 68 (21.32%) T-SQL
3 25 (7.84%) PowerShell
4 24 (7.52%) PL/SQL
5 22 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 15 (4.70%) Bash Shell
7 13 (4.08%) Java
8 9 (2.82%) C#
8 9 (2.82%) Korn
8 9 (2.82%) Perl
9 8 (2.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (2.19%) Python
11 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.94%) PHP
13 1 (0.31%) Ruby
13 1 (0.31%) VB
13 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (7.52%) Oracle Certification
2 22 (6.90%) OCP
3 17 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.02%) Degree
5 13 (4.08%) MCSA
6 9 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.51%) MCTS
8 6 (1.88%) MCSE
9 5 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.57%) MCITP
10 4 (1.25%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.94%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (7.52%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.94%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.63%) Firmware
5 1 (0.31%) Docker
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (8.46%) Data Guard
2 24 (7.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (4.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (3.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 10 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.88%) Galera Cluster
7 5 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.57%) Perfmon
7 5 (1.57%) SCCM
8 4 (1.25%) Puppet
8 4 (1.25%) SCOM
9 2 (0.63%) Ansible
10 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 105 (32.92%) Oracle
2 83 (26.02%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.70%) VMware
4 13 (4.08%) Percona
5 12 (3.76%) Atlassian
5 12 (3.76%) Citrix
6 11 (3.45%) MuleSoft
6 11 (3.45%) RedGate
6 11 (3.45%) SolarWinds
7 8 (2.51%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.88%) SAP
9 5 (1.57%) EMC
10 3 (0.94%) Facebook
11 2 (0.63%) Imperva
11 2 (0.63%) Siebel
12 1 (0.31%) BMC
12 1 (0.31%) Cognos
12 1 (0.31%) Dell
12 1 (0.31%) IBM
12 1 (0.31%) Pegasus