Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 275 298
Rank change year-on-year +64 +23 -136
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 432 316 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.51% 1.04% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.08% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 317 291 297
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +6.82%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £61,750 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 27,530 29,355 33,959
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.72% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22,890 24,514 28,474
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +114 225 £50,000 +6.38% 20
Berkshire +79 137 £52,500 +14.13% 17
Hampshire +27 95 £40,000 - 13
Buckinghamshire +60 82 £46,000 -2.13% 2
Surrey -12 42 £42,500 -13.92% 12
Kent +30 37 £37,500 -14.77% 7
West Sussex +15 28 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Oxfordshire +10 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Sussex -40 4 £55,000 +15.79% 2
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 311 (71.99%) SQL
2 284 (65.74%) SQL Server
3 165 (38.19%) Microsoft
4 151 (34.95%) Oracle
5 144 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 140 (32.41%) Performance Tuning
7 135 (31.25%) Windows
8 133 (30.79%) Linux
9 131 (30.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 124 (28.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 88 (20.37%) T-SQL
12 79 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
13 76 (17.59%) Windows Server
14 74 (17.13%) High Availability
15 66 (15.28%) Replication
16 65 (15.05%) Red Hat
16 65 (15.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 64 (14.81%) Clustering
18 61 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 61 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
19 60 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
20 58 (13.43%) Unix
21 55 (12.73%) Oracle Database 11g
21 55 (12.73%) Data Guard
22 52 (12.04%) Relational Database
22 52 (12.04%) Problem Management
23 51 (11.81%) Oracle RAC
23 51 (11.81%) Oracle Database 12c
23 51 (11.81%) SQL Server 2008
24 50 (11.57%) ETL

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 43 (9.95%) IIS
2 13 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (0.69%) FileNet
5 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.23%) CICS
Applications
1 25 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.94%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (3.47%) Oracle 11i
3 15 (3.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.46%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 8 (1.85%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.31%) Firewall
1 10 (2.31%) SAN
2 3 (0.69%) Intranet
3 2 (0.46%) Internet
3 2 (0.46%) WAN
4 1 (0.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (65.74%) SQL Server
2 144 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 131 (30.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 124 (28.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
5 61 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 55 (12.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 52 (12.04%) Relational Database
8 51 (11.81%) Oracle Database 12c
8 51 (11.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 45 (10.42%) RDBMS
10 42 (9.72%) SQL Server 2016
11 37 (8.56%) MySQL
11 37 (8.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
13 30 (6.94%) DB2
14 21 (4.86%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (4.17%) Power BI
16 17 (3.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (3.47%) JIRA
2 11 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.62%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.23%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.23%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 46 (10.65%) Finance
2 9 (2.08%) Back Office
2 9 (2.08%) Marketing
3 8 (1.85%) Advertising
3 8 (1.85%) Retail
4 3 (0.69%) Automotive
4 3 (0.69%) Banking
4 3 (0.69%) Legal
5 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.94%) .NET
2 29 (6.71%) Middleware
3 17 (3.94%) ASP.NET
4 16 (3.70%) Web Services
5 14 (3.24%) .NET Framework
6 12 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 8 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (1.85%) HTML
8 7 (1.62%) XML
9 6 (1.39%) Entity Framework
9 6 (1.39%) YAML
10 5 (1.16%) CSS
10 5 (1.16%) MDX
10 5 (1.16%) XSL
11 3 (0.69%) ISPF
12 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (0.46%) J2EE
12 2 (0.46%) LAMP
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.28%) Replication
2 64 (14.81%) Clustering
3 37 (8.56%) Private Cloud
4 20 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.31%) HACMP
6 9 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.08%) Reinsurance
7 8 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.39%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.93%) CMDB
12 3 (0.69%) Fintech
12 3 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.46%) FlexPod
13 2 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 135 (31.25%) Windows
2 133 (30.79%) Linux
3 76 (17.59%) Windows Server
4 65 (15.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (13.43%) Unix
6 21 (4.86%) AIX
7 7 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.16%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.69%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) Debian
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (32.41%) Performance Tuning
2 79 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (17.13%) High Availability
4 60 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 52 (12.04%) Problem Management
6 50 (11.57%) ETL
7 48 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 44 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 42 (9.72%) Incident Management
9 42 (9.72%) Service Management
10 40 (9.26%) Logistics
10 40 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (8.80%) Migration
12 37 (8.56%) DevOps
13 34 (7.87%) ITIL
14 31 (7.18%) Database Tuning
15 30 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
17 19 (4.40%) Storage Management
18 18 (4.17%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 311 (71.99%) SQL
2 88 (20.37%) T-SQL
3 33 (7.64%) PL/SQL
4 29 (6.71%) Shell Script
5 26 (6.02%) C#
6 21 (4.86%) PowerShell
7 20 (4.63%) C
7 20 (4.63%) Python
8 14 (3.24%) Korn
9 13 (3.01%) Java
9 13 (3.01%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.01%) Perl
10 12 (2.78%) Ruby
11 6 (1.39%) VBA
12 5 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.93%) PHP
14 3 (0.69%) JCL
14 3 (0.69%) REXX
15 1 (0.23%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 32 (7.41%) Degree
2 8 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.16%) OCP
4 5 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.93%) OCA
6 3 (0.69%) CISSP
6 3 (0.69%) MCITP
6 3 (0.69%) MCSA
7 2 (0.46%) MCSE
7 2 (0.46%) MCTS
7 2 (0.46%) NCIE
7 2 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.78%) SLA
2 6 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.93%) GDPR
3 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.93%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (11.81%) Oracle RAC
2 50 (11.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 55 (12.73%) Data Guard
2 34 (7.87%) Oracle RMAN
3 19 (4.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (2.78%) HAProxy
5 10 (2.31%) Tivoli
5 10 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (1.62%) Ansible
7 5 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.93%) Puppet
9 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (0.69%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.69%) SCCM
9 3 (0.69%) SCOM
10 2 (0.46%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.23%) Kibana
11 1 (0.23%) StatsD
11 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 165 (38.19%) Microsoft
2 151 (34.95%) Oracle
3 65 (15.05%) Red Hat
4 41 (9.49%) BMC
5 37 (8.56%) ServiceNow
6 24 (5.56%) IBM
7 13 (3.01%) New Relic
8 12 (2.78%) Google
9 10 (2.31%) Veritas
10 9 (2.08%) Tableau
11 8 (1.85%) Cisco
12 7 (1.62%) SAP
13 5 (1.16%) VMware
14 4 (0.93%) Actian
14 4 (0.93%) Capita
15 3 (0.69%) Cognizant
15 3 (0.69%) Vignette
16 2 (0.46%) HP
16 2 (0.46%) NetApp
16 2 (0.46%) Siebel