The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 182 152 110
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 62 73 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 1.35% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.39% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 59 68 90
Average salary £45,000 £39,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.92% -7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £33,200 £30,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6015 5238 4766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.33% 96.93% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4780 4440 3993
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DBA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

DBA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

DBA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DBA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

DBA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

DBA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
Birmingham 0 29 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Staffordshire +1 9 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Shropshire -11 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Solihull +20 3 £45,000 - 2
West Bromwich -7 3 £42,000 +12.00%
Worcestershire -9 3 £50,000 +19.04% 1
Coventry -2 2 £43,750 +16.66% 1
Warwickshire -7 1 £38,000 +90.00%
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 133 (86.36%) SQL
2 126 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 71 (46.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (33.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (33.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 48 (31.17%) ETL
6 45 (29.22%) T-SQL
7 44 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
8 39 (25.32%) Replication
9 35 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 33 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (20.78%) Patch Management
12 31 (20.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (19.48%) Clustering
14 29 (18.83%) Oracle
15 28 (18.18%) Oracle Database
16 25 (16.23%) Data Modelling
17 24 (15.58%) High Availability
18 23 (14.94%) Windows
19 21 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
19 21 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 20 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (12.34%) Relational Database
22 16 (10.39%) SQL Server 2005
22 16 (10.39%) Degree
23 15 (9.74%) Finance
23 15 (9.74%) Data Warehouse
24 14 (9.09%) RDBMS
24 14 (9.09%) .NET
25 13 (8.44%) Linux

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (2.60%) IIS
1 4 (2.60%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (3.25%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) SAN
2 3 (1.95%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.30%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
4 1 (0.65%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 71 (46.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (33.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (33.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (18.18%) Oracle Database
6 21 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (12.34%) Relational Database
8 16 (10.39%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (9.74%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (9.09%) RDBMS
11 12 (7.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (4.55%) Data Mining
13 6 (3.90%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (2.60%) MySQL
15 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
16 3 (1.95%) OLTP
16 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.60%) Subversion
3 2 (1.30%) ERwin
3 2 (1.30%) JIRA
3 2 (1.30%) MSI
3 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 15 (9.74%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Marketing
3 6 (3.90%) Retail
4 5 (3.25%) Advertising
5 4 (2.60%) Local Government
6 3 (1.95%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.09%) .NET
2 4 (2.60%) Middleware
3 3 (1.95%) Entity Framework
3 3 (1.95%) LINQ
3 3 (1.95%) MDX
3 3 (1.95%) NHibernate
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (25.32%) Replication
2 30 (19.48%) Clustering
3 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.55%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.90%) Statistics
7 5 (3.25%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.94%) Windows
2 13 (8.44%) Linux
3 8 (5.19%) Unix
4 5 (3.25%) Solaris
4 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.30%) CentOS
5 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.17%) ETL
2 44 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 32 (20.78%) Patch Management
4 31 (20.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (16.23%) Data Modelling
6 24 (15.58%) High Availability
7 21 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
8 20 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 11 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
10 10 (6.49%) Performance Management
10 10 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (5.19%) Database Security
12 7 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.55%) Business Analysis
12 7 (4.55%) Data Security
12 7 (4.55%) ERP
12 7 (4.55%) Metadata Management
12 7 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (3.90%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (86.36%) SQL
2 45 (29.22%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.25%) PL/SQL
3 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.95%) C#
4 3 (1.95%) Tcl
5 1 (0.65%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.65%) PHP
5 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.65%) Ruby
5 1 (0.65%) VB
5 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.39%) Degree
2 12 (7.79%) MCSE
2 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (1.95%) MCITP
5 2 (1.30%) MCDBA
5 2 (1.30%) MCSA
6 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.90%) Hyper-V
1 6 (3.90%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) Data Guard
2 6 (3.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.65%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 35 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.83%) Oracle
3 5 (3.25%) VMware
4 3 (1.95%) Citrix
4 3 (1.95%) Progress
4 3 (1.95%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.30%) IDERA
5 2 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.30%) RedGate
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Redditch
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago