The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 80 61 82
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 1 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.11% 3.32% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 3.43% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1 31 17
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
DBA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
873 963 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.89% 96.98% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 732 861 1070
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing DBA in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

DBA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA across the Bedfordshire region.

DBA Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) SAN
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Migration
4 5 (45.45%) NAS
5 4 (36.36%) Clustering
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (27.27%) IIS
6 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (27.27%) SUSE
6 3 (27.27%) Replication
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (27.27%) Data Guard
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
2 5 (45.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (9.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) SUSE
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (18.18%) Database Security
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
3 2 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) CAD
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) MCSA
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCTS
1 2 (18.18%) MCITP
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Data Guard
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Lumesse
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft