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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 140 91 92
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 68 113 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 2.45% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 2.58% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 59 90 90
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
4997 4382 4721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.09% 95.20% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4283 3622 4000
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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
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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 -41 16 £41,750 +0.60% 2
Staffordshire -25 11 £45,000 -16.27% 2
Coventry -14 8 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Solihull -10 7 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £35,000 - 2
West Bromwich +8 4 £37,500 -25.00%
Walsall +4 3 £38,750 -6.06% 1
Warwickshire -8 2 £20,000 -42.85% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £34,250 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 178 (85.99%) SQL
2 113 (54.59%) SQL Server
3 95 (45.89%) Oracle
4 83 (40.10%) Oracle Database
5 73 (35.27%) Performance Tuning
6 67 (32.37%) PL/SQL
7 64 (30.92%) Microsoft
8 63 (30.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 61 (29.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 59 (28.50%) Linux
11 57 (27.54%) Relational Database
12 51 (24.64%) RDBMS
13 46 (22.22%) UNIX
14 39 (18.84%) MS Excel
15 36 (17.39%) T-SQL
15 36 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
16 34 (16.43%) Solaris
16 34 (16.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 34 (16.43%) Oracle Database 11g
17 33 (15.94%) Microsoft Certification
17 33 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 32 (15.46%) MCITP
19 31 (14.98%) Red Hat
19 31 (14.98%) MCTS
20 30 (14.49%) Time Management
21 28 (13.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 27 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
22 27 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
23 26 (12.56%) SQL Server 2012
24 25 (12.08%) Windows

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 18 (8.70%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.90%) IIS
3 3 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.45%) OpenEdge
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 39 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
1 27 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.86%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.97%) Agresso
5 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.97%) LAN
1 2 (0.97%) WAN
1 2 (0.97%) VPN
1 2 (0.97%) SAN
1 2 (0.97%) Firewall
1 2 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (0.97%) NAS
1 2 (0.97%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.48%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.48%) Internet
2 1 (0.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (54.59%) SQL Server
2 83 (40.10%) Oracle Database
3 63 (30.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 61 (29.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 57 (27.54%) Relational Database
6 51 (24.64%) RDBMS
7 34 (16.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 34 (16.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 33 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (13.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (12.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (10.14%) Oracle BI EE
13 15 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (5.31%) Oracle Discoverer
15 10 (4.83%) Essbase
15 10 (4.83%) Oracle Exadata
16 9 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (3.86%) Crystal Reports
18 6 (2.90%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (7.25%) Toad
2 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.48%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.48%) Subversion
4 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (9.18%) Finance
2 6 (2.90%) Retail
3 2 (0.97%) Banking
3 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
3 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.42%) .NET
2 3 (1.45%) J2EE
2 3 (1.45%) Middleware
3 2 (0.97%) CSS
3 2 (0.97%) HTML
4 1 (0.48%) XML
4 1 (0.48%) JSON
4 1 (0.48%) jQuery
4 1 (0.48%) HTML5
4 1 (0.48%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.48%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.76%) Replication
2 12 (5.80%) Clustering
3 8 (3.86%) VAX
3 8 (3.86%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.42%) Statistics
4 5 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.48%) Handset
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 59 (28.50%) Linux
2 46 (22.22%) UNIX
3 34 (16.43%) Solaris
4 25 (12.08%) Windows
5 8 (3.86%) VMS
5 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.38%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.42%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (35.27%) Performance Tuning
2 30 (14.49%) Time Management
3 23 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 20 (9.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (8.21%) Database Tuning
6 14 (6.76%) SOA
7 12 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.83%) Data Modelling
8 10 (4.83%) ETL
8 10 (4.83%) Migration
9 9 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (4.35%) Database Security
10 7 (3.38%) ITIL
10 7 (3.38%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.90%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.90%) Kimball Methodology
11 6 (2.90%) Data Protection
12 5 (2.42%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.42%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (85.99%) SQL
2 67 (32.37%) PL/SQL
3 36 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 11 (5.31%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.38%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.90%) Python
7 4 (1.93%) Perl
8 3 (1.45%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) Java
9 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (15.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (15.46%) MCITP
3 31 (14.98%) MCTS
4 15 (7.25%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.28%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.31%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (4.35%) OCA
8 6 (2.90%) Degree
9 3 (1.45%) OCP
10 1 (0.48%) MCSE
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 19 (9.18%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 36 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
2 17 (8.21%) Data Guard
3 7 (3.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.45%) Unicenter
4 3 (1.45%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.45%) Control-M
4 3 (1.45%) Nagios
4 3 (1.45%) Foglight
4 3 (1.45%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.45%) Ansible
5 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 95 (45.89%) Oracle
2 64 (30.92%) Microsoft
3 31 (14.98%) Red Hat
4 19 (9.18%) Hyperion
5 8 (3.86%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.93%) VMware
7 3 (1.45%) SAP
8 1 (0.48%) Sybase
8 1 (0.48%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.48%) Dell
8 1 (0.48%) Citrix
8 1 (0.48%) Teradata
8 1 (0.48%) Stonesoft
8 1 (0.48%) McAfee
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staffordshire
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Burton on Trent
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago