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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 102 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 16 49 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 3.32% 3.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 3.49% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 16 41 22
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £35,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £50,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
1659 1406 1484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.29% 95.13% 93.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1220 1256
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 2015.

DBA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 32 (74.42%) SQL
2 23 (53.49%) Oracle
2 23 (53.49%) Oracle Database
3 19 (44.19%) SQL Server
4 15 (34.88%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (32.56%) Relational Database
5 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (27.91%) RDBMS
6 12 (27.91%) UNIX
7 11 (25.58%) PL/SQL
8 10 (23.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (18.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (18.60%) Toad
10 8 (18.60%) Finance
11 7 (16.28%) Replication
11 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.28%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (13.95%) Clustering
12 6 (13.95%) Database Tuning
12 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (13.95%) Database Security
12 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 2 (4.65%) OpenEdge
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (4.65%) NAS
1 2 (4.65%) VPN
1 2 (4.65%) LAN
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
1 2 (4.65%) Firewall
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
2 1 (2.33%) FTP
2 1 (2.33%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (53.49%) Oracle Database
2 19 (44.19%) SQL Server
3 14 (32.56%) Relational Database
3 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (32.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (27.91%) RDBMS
5 10 (23.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (9.30%) Informix
10 4 (9.30%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (6.98%) Oracle Discoverer
12 2 (4.65%) Essbase
12 2 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (4.65%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Toad
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Replication
2 6 (13.95%) Clustering
3 4 (9.30%) Statistics
4 3 (6.98%) VAX
5 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) UNIX
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) VMS
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (13.95%) Database Tuning
3 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (13.95%) Database Security
3 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.63%) ETL
4 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.30%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Data Management
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.65%) Information Security
7 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.65%) High Availability
7 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.65%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) PL/SQL
3 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) MCITP
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) OCP
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (6.98%) VCP4
2 3 (6.98%) MCTS
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) OCA
4 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Data Guard
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (6.98%) Foglight
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
3 2 (4.65%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.33%) Dell
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.33%) Stonesoft
4 1 (2.33%) Teradata