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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 131 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 93 100 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.53% 1.95% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.05% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 86 88 90
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,262 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
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
5787 4885 5493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.09% 95.06% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4787 4212 4865
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Bristol +12 34 £40,000 - 2
Wiltshire -10 32 £42,500 +10.38% 3
Devon -3 12 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Dorset -17 8 £75,000 +66.66%
Gloucestershire -6 3 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Somerset -22 3 £33,500 -19.76%
Cornwall - 1 £34,000 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 114 (80.85%) SQL
2 97 (68.79%) SQL Server
3 60 (42.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (42.55%) Performance Tuning
4 53 (37.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (36.17%) Oracle
6 47 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 41 (29.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 39 (27.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (24.82%) Replication
10 32 (22.70%) Oracle Database
11 28 (19.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (19.86%) Finance
11 28 (19.86%) Microsoft
12 26 (18.44%) SAN
13 25 (17.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (14.89%) Windows
15 19 (13.48%) PL/SQL
16 18 (12.77%) Linux
16 18 (12.77%) Oracle RAC
17 17 (12.06%) Database Tuning
18 15 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (10.64%) Clustering
18 15 (10.64%) UNIX
18 15 (10.64%) DTS
19 14 (9.93%) ITIL
19 14 (9.93%) MySQL
20 13 (9.22%) SQL Server 2000
20 13 (9.22%) VMware
20 13 (9.22%) Data Guard

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (4.26%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.42%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Agresso
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.44%) SAN
2 4 (2.84%) Internet
3 2 (1.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) LAN
4 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (68.79%) SQL Server
2 60 (42.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (37.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (29.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 39 (27.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (22.70%) Oracle Database
7 28 (19.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (17.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (10.64%) DTS
10 14 (9.93%) MySQL
11 13 (9.22%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
14 5 (3.55%) Oracle Exadata
14 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (2.84%) OLTP
15 4 (2.84%) RDBMS
16 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.71%) Toad
General
1 28 (19.86%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Banking
3 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.13%) Back Office
4 3 (2.13%) Advertising
5 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 2 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (0.71%) Classic ASP
2 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.71%) COM
2 1 (0.71%) XML
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.82%) Replication
2 15 (10.64%) Clustering
3 4 (2.84%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.13%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.42%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.71%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.89%) Windows
2 18 (12.77%) Linux
3 15 (10.64%) UNIX
4 11 (7.80%) Solaris
5 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (42.55%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (12.06%) Database Tuning
3 14 (9.93%) ITIL
4 10 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (7.09%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (7.09%) Database Security
5 9 (6.38%) Configuration Management
5 9 (6.38%) Change Management
6 8 (5.67%) Problem Management
6 8 (5.67%) Release Management
6 8 (5.67%) High Availability
7 7 (4.96%) Data Migration
7 7 (4.96%) Migration
7 7 (4.96%) ETL
8 6 (4.26%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.55%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.84%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 114 (80.85%) SQL
2 47 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 19 (13.48%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.84%) C
7 3 (2.13%) C#
7 3 (2.13%) Java
8 2 (1.42%) Perl
8 2 (1.42%) VB
8 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.42%) Korn
8 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.71%) VB6
9 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (7.80%) Degree
2 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) MCITP
6 1 (0.71%) MCTS
6 1 (0.71%) HNC
6 1 (0.71%) HND
6 1 (0.71%) MCSA
6 1 (0.71%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (12.77%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 51 (36.17%) Oracle
2 28 (19.86%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.22%) VMware
4 6 (4.26%) NetApp
4 6 (4.26%) SAP
5 2 (1.42%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.71%) Cognos
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
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