Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 284 155
Rank change year-on-year +5 -129 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 320 354 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.05% 1.02% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.05% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 295 294 780
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% +6.82% -7.37%
10th Percentile £30,200 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,250 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 29564 33620 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28198 34628
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +32 90 £47,000 +4.44% 8
Surrey +27 85 £49,375 -5.95% 1
Hampshire -23 72 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Berkshire +56 48 £45,500 -9.00% 2
East Sussex 0 34 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 32 £47,000 -1.05% 5
Kent +33 27 £44,000 -6.38% 1
Oxfordshire -13 10 £45,000 +8.43% 1
West Sussex -31 10 £45,000 -3.23%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 258 (80.63%) SQL
2 206 (64.38%) SQL Server
3 146 (45.63%) Performance Tuning
4 123 (38.44%) T-SQL
5 119 (37.19%) Oracle
6 103 (32.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 100 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 100 (31.25%) Oracle Database
8 94 (29.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 80 (25.00%) Windows
10 78 (24.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 70 (21.88%) Clustering
11 70 (21.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 61 (19.06%) Oracle Database 11g
12 61 (19.06%) Data Warehouse
12 61 (19.06%) Business Intelligence
13 60 (18.75%) Replication
14 59 (18.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 57 (17.81%) Windows Server
16 54 (16.88%) SQL Server 2016
17 50 (15.63%) High Availability
17 50 (15.63%) Finance
17 50 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
18 47 (14.69%) Linux
19 46 (14.38%) Oracle Database 12c
20 45 (14.06%) Capacity Planning
21 44 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
22 41 (12.81%) MySQL
22 41 (12.81%) Relational Database
23 40 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (2.19%) IIS
2 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.94%) JBoss
4 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Raiser's Edge
2 2 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.94%) GitHub
4 2 (0.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Akamai
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.81%) SAN
2 8 (2.50%) Internet
3 5 (1.56%) NAS
4 4 (1.25%) SMS
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) LAN
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (64.38%) SQL Server
2 103 (32.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (31.25%) Oracle Database
4 94 (29.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (24.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 70 (21.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 61 (19.06%) Data Warehouse
7 61 (19.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 54 (16.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 46 (14.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 41 (12.81%) MySQL
10 41 (12.81%) Relational Database
11 29 (9.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 28 (8.75%) Oracle Database 10g
13 27 (8.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (7.81%) RDBMS
15 24 (7.50%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (6.56%) MongoDB
17 17 (5.31%) Power BI
18 16 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (8.44%) JIRA
2 10 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.81%) Oracle APEX
3 9 (2.81%) Subversion
4 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.25%) Toad
5 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.31%) GitLab
8 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 50 (15.63%) Finance
2 25 (7.81%) Retail
3 13 (4.06%) Marketing
4 10 (3.13%) Automotive
5 9 (2.81%) Publishing
6 8 (2.50%) Advertising
7 7 (2.19%) Back Office
8 6 (1.88%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.25%) Games
9 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.94%) Electronics
10 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.63%) Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.19%) Middleware
2 18 (5.63%) .NET
3 17 (5.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 4 (1.25%) JSON
4 4 (1.25%) WSH
4 4 (1.25%) XML
5 3 (0.94%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.94%) CSS
5 3 (0.94%) Entity Framework
5 3 (0.94%) HTML
5 3 (0.94%) Web Services
6 2 (0.63%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.63%) RESTful
6 2 (0.63%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.63%) Sphinx
7 1 (0.31%) Flask
7 1 (0.31%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 70 (21.88%) Clustering
2 60 (18.75%) Replication
3 40 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.44%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.50%) Fintech
7 6 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.63%) Online Games
12 1 (0.31%) iPhone
12 1 (0.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.00%) Windows
2 57 (17.81%) Windows Server
3 47 (14.69%) Linux
4 30 (9.38%) Unix
5 17 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.25%) Solaris
8 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.31%) AIX
10 1 (0.31%) CentOS
10 1 (0.31%) Debian
10 1 (0.31%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (45.63%) Performance Tuning
2 61 (19.06%) Business Intelligence
3 59 (18.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 50 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (15.63%) High Availability
5 45 (14.06%) Capacity Planning
6 38 (11.88%) ETL
7 34 (10.63%) Database Tuning
8 31 (9.69%) Migration
9 30 (9.38%) ITIL
10 27 (8.44%) Data Protection
11 25 (7.81%) Performance Management
12 24 (7.50%) Statistics
13 22 (6.88%) Database Security
14 18 (5.63%) CRM
14 18 (5.63%) Data Modelling
15 17 (5.31%) Business Continuity
16 15 (4.69%) Data Analysis
16 15 (4.69%) Proactive Monitoring
17 14 (4.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 258 (80.63%) SQL
2 123 (38.44%) T-SQL
3 32 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 23 (7.19%) PL/SQL
5 19 (5.94%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.06%) Java
7 9 (2.81%) Korn
8 7 (2.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (1.88%) C#
9 6 (1.88%) Perl
9 6 (1.88%) Python
10 5 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.56%) VBScript
11 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.25%) PHP
12 2 (0.63%) C
12 2 (0.63%) R
12 2 (0.63%) VB
12 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (7.19%) Degree
2 15 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (4.38%) MCSA
4 13 (4.06%) Oracle Certification
5 11 (3.44%) OCP
6 9 (2.81%) MCDBA
7 8 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.25%) MCSE
10 2 (0.63%) MCTS
11 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.31%) MCITP
11 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.38%) PCI DSS
2 12 (3.75%) SLA
3 10 (3.13%) QA
4 9 (2.81%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.63%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (10.63%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.88%) Firmware
5 2 (0.63%) KVM
6 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (11.25%) Data Guard
2 25 (7.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 23 (7.19%) Oracle RMAN
4 15 (4.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 10 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (2.50%) SCCM
7 6 (1.88%) SCOM
8 3 (0.94%) Galera Cluster
8 3 (0.94%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Sentry
8 3 (0.94%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.63%) Ansible
9 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.63%) Puppet
10 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 119 (37.19%) Oracle
2 100 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.31%) MuleSoft
3 17 (5.31%) SolarWinds
4 16 (5.00%) VMware
5 15 (4.69%) Atlassian
5 15 (4.69%) Percona
6 13 (4.06%) SAP
7 12 (3.75%) RedGate
8 10 (3.13%) Citrix
8 10 (3.13%) IBM
9 7 (2.19%) Facebook
10 5 (1.56%) Cognos
11 4 (1.25%) Actian
11 4 (1.25%) EMC
11 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.63%) Adobe
12 2 (0.63%) Splunk
12 2 (0.63%) Tableau
13 1 (0.31%) Pegasus