The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 102 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 24 57 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.10% 2.67% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 2.85% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 20 52 41
Average salary £37,500 £39,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% -20.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
DBA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2054 2001 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.31% 93.59% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1740 1789 1341
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

DBA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

DBA Salary Trend in Birmingham

DBA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DBA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DBA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 39 (84.78%) SQL
2 29 (63.04%) Oracle
3 24 (52.17%) Oracle Database
3 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
4 22 (47.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 22 (47.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 21 (45.65%) PL/SQL
6 19 (41.30%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (39.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (23.91%) Windows
10 10 (21.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (19.57%) UNIX
12 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
12 8 (17.39%) Linux
12 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (15.22%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (15.22%) Clustering
13 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
13 7 (15.22%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (15.22%) MS Office
13 7 (15.22%) RDBMS
14 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
14 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
14 6 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
14 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 (6.52%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) SSL
1 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
1 24 (52.17%) Oracle Database
2 22 (47.83%) Oracle Database 11g
2 22 (47.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
5 7 (15.22%) RDBMS
6 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (10.87%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (10.87%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (8.70%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (8.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 3 (6.52%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (6.52%) Essbase
General
1 10 (21.74%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (10.87%) Law
2 5 (10.87%) Legal
3 4 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
3 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) UNIX
3 8 (17.39%) Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (4.35%) AIX
6 1 (2.17%) HPUX
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.70%) ETL
3 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.52%) Workflow
5 2 (4.35%) SOA
5 2 (4.35%) ITIL
5 2 (4.35%) ERP
5 2 (4.35%) Project Management
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Database Security
6 1 (2.17%) Change Management
6 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.17%) E-business
6 1 (2.17%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.17%) Migration
6 1 (2.17%) Information Security
6 1 (2.17%) Logistics
6 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 39 (84.78%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) PL/SQL
3 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
5 1 (2.17%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (8.70%) OCP
4 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) MCTS
5 1 (2.17%) MCITP
5 1 (2.17%) MCDBA
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) Hyperion
4 2 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) webMethods
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Sun
5 1 (2.17%) Sybase
5 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.17%) SAP