The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 148 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 95 105 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.53% 2.06% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.17% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 87 97 92
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,109 £35,000 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -
DBA
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 South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5915 4834 5506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.11% 95.01% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4943 4184 4878
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DBA
Salary Trend in the South West

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

DBA Salary Trend in the South West

DBA
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DBA across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

DBA Salary Histogram in the South West

DBA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -6 38 £42,500 +3.65% 2
Bristol +13 37 £41,500 -1.19% 2
Devon -13 10 £45,000 +24.13% 2
Dorset -16 6 £75,000 +66.66%
Somerset -22 2 £33,500 -21.17%
Gloucestershire -9 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Cornwall - 1 £34,000 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 113 (80.71%) SQL
2 97 (69.29%) SQL Server
3 57 (40.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 51 (36.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (36.43%) Oracle
6 48 (34.29%) T-SQL
7 40 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 36 (25.71%) Replication
9 35 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (22.86%) Oracle Database
11 29 (20.71%) Microsoft
12 27 (19.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (18.57%) SAN
14 24 (17.14%) Finance
15 23 (16.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (14.29%) Windows
16 20 (14.29%) Linux
16 20 (14.29%) Database Tuning
17 19 (13.57%) Clustering
18 18 (12.86%) PL/SQL
19 16 (11.43%) MySQL
20 15 (10.71%) DTS
21 14 (10.00%) UNIX
21 14 (10.00%) VMware
21 14 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
22 13 (9.29%) Oracle Database 11g
22 13 (9.29%) ITIL
22 13 (9.29%) SQL Server 2000
23 11 (7.86%) Solaris

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 4 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Agresso
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.57%) SAN
2 3 (2.14%) Internet
3 2 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) LAN
4 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (69.29%) SQL Server
2 57 (40.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (36.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (22.86%) Oracle Database
7 27 (19.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (16.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (11.43%) MySQL
10 15 (10.71%) DTS
11 13 (9.29%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (9.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
14 5 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
14 5 (3.57%) OLTP
14 5 (3.57%) RDBMS
14 5 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (2.14%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.71%) Toad
General
1 24 (17.14%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.14%) Advertising
4 3 (2.14%) Back Office
5 2 (1.43%) Legal
5 2 (1.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.43%) .NET
2 1 (0.71%) Classic ASP
2 1 (0.71%) COM
2 1 (0.71%) XML
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 36 (25.71%) Replication
2 19 (13.57%) Clustering
3 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.86%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.14%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.43%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Linux
1 20 (14.29%) Windows
2 14 (10.00%) UNIX
3 11 (7.86%) Solaris
4 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (14.29%) Database Tuning
3 13 (9.29%) ITIL
4 11 (7.86%) Change Management
5 10 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 10 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 10 (7.14%) Release Management
6 9 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.43%) Database Security
7 7 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 7 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (5.00%) Migration
7 7 (5.00%) ETL
8 6 (4.29%) Data Modelling
8 6 (4.29%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.57%) High Availability
9 5 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 113 (80.71%) SQL
2 48 (34.29%) T-SQL
3 18 (12.86%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.86%) C
7 3 (2.14%) Java
8 2 (1.43%) Perl
8 2 (1.43%) C#
8 2 (1.43%) VB
8 2 (1.43%) Korn
8 2 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.71%) VB6
9 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Degree
2 7 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 51 (36.43%) Oracle
2 29 (20.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.00%) VMware
4 6 (4.29%) NetApp
4 6 (4.29%) SAP
5 2 (1.43%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) Netezza
6 1 (0.71%) Cognos
6 1 (0.71%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.71%) Cognizant
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