The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) is £30,589 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX, Linux, PL/SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL.

£17,387 - £47,572
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MEDIAN: £29,934
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£6.94 - £11.96
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Salary £17,387 - £47,572
Bonus £0.00 - £6,082
Profit Sharing £101 - £10,137
Total Pay (?
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£16,739 - £48,366
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 511
Hourly Data £0£49
Hourly Rate £6.94 - £11.96
Overtime £9.77 - £50.00
Annual Data £0£48K
Bonus £0.00 - £6,082
Profit Sharing £101 - £10,137
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£16,739 - £48,366
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

Job Description for Database Administrator (DBA)

A database administrator (DBA) is an IT professional who ensures that the software used to manage a database is properly maintained to allow rapid access when needed. Because constant access, searches, traffic are likely to have a damaging effect on any company database, the DBA works to maintain the efficiency of the servers. He or she also will typically work to ensure data security, coordinating with an IT security professional or team in larger companies to help maintain the integrity of sensitive business data.

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Database Administrator (DBA) Tasks

  • Implement, configure, and troubleshoot database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.
  • Set user privileges within the database environment.
  • Monitor and optimize system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain a database system.

Database Administrator (DBA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience Level for Database Administrator (DBA)

Pay by Experience for a Database Administrator (DBA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Database Administrator (DBA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤25,000 based on 189 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Database Administrator (DBA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤35,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Database Administrator (DBA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤36,000 based on 61 salaries. A Database Administrator (DBA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤36,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £29,048

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Database Administrator (DBA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Database Administrator (DBA)?

Database Administrator (DBA) in Cardiff:
"The good and the bad"
Pros: flexibility of my employer. Friendly relaxed atmosphere and environment. Ability to take time off as and when I want. Start and finish at the times I want. Regular breaks. Random gifts from time to time from my employer.
Cons: When other staff are off I have to go out in the field and cover their work.

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Key Stats for Database Administrator (DBA)

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

▲24%

Late-Career
▲24%

▲21%

National Average
₤29,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Database Administrator (DBA) Salaries

UNIX
▲39%

Linux
▲28%


PL/SQL
▲19%

SQL
▲14%

▲5%


National Average
₤29,000



Visual Basic (VB)
▼12%

▼16%

Microsoft Excel
▼21%

Database Management & Reporting
▼22%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 55%