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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 108 91 97
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 113 137 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.04% 2.46% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.60% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 89 107 102
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,300 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,875 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.88% +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
5285 5270 4524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4384 4466 3887
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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
Birmingham -29 25 £38,750 -3.12%
Coventry +12 23 £45,000 -26.53% 2
Solihull +6 16 £36,500 -
Staffordshire -37 13 £28,500 -45.71% 2
Warwickshire +19 8 £36,500 -18.88%
Worcestershire - 8 £45,000 -
Walsall - 8 £42,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £29,000 -
Shropshire -7 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £49,500 - 1
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 152 (75.62%) SQL
2 121 (60.20%) SQL Server
3 86 (42.79%) Oracle
4 74 (36.82%) Performance Tuning
5 69 (34.33%) Oracle Database
6 62 (30.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 60 (29.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 54 (26.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 47 (23.38%) Microsoft
9 47 (23.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 44 (21.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 43 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
12 41 (20.40%) Oracle RMAN
13 40 (19.90%) Windows
14 37 (18.41%) Linux
15 36 (17.91%) Relational Database
16 34 (16.92%) PL/SQL
16 34 (16.92%) Finance
17 33 (16.42%) SQL Server 2005
18 32 (15.92%) Degree
19 31 (15.42%) Data Warehouse
20 30 (14.93%) ETL
20 30 (14.93%) Data Guard
21 28 (13.93%) T-SQL
22 27 (13.43%) UNIX
23 25 (12.44%) RDBMS
23 25 (12.44%) Oracle EBS
24 24 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
24 24 (11.94%) Oracle RAC
25 23 (11.44%) ITIL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (8.96%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.99%) IIS
3 5 (2.49%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (12.44%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (7.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (3.48%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.99%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.50%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.49%) SAN
2 2 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (60.20%) SQL Server
2 69 (34.33%) Oracle Database
3 62 (30.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (29.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (26.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 47 (23.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 44 (21.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 36 (17.91%) Relational Database
9 33 (16.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 31 (15.42%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (12.44%) RDBMS
12 18 (8.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (8.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (7.46%) DTS
15 14 (6.97%) Oracle BI EE
16 13 (6.47%) Oracle Exadata
16 13 (6.47%) OLTP
17 12 (5.97%) Essbase
17 12 (5.97%) Oracle Discoverer
17 12 (5.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Mercurial
1 8 (3.98%) ClearCase
1 8 (3.98%) Toad
2 6 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (16.92%) Finance
2 18 (8.96%) Retail
3 11 (5.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.49%) Law
5 5 (2.49%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.46%) .NET
2 9 (4.48%) XML
2 9 (4.48%) Oracle Streams
3 7 (3.48%) Web Services
3 7 (3.48%) Middleware
4 6 (2.99%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.99%) WCF
6 3 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.50%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.50%) Ajax
8 1 (0.50%) JSON
8 1 (0.50%) jQuery
8 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.95%) Replication
2 16 (7.96%) Clustering
3 8 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.48%) Data Extraction
5 5 (2.49%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.50%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (0.50%) Statistics
7 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.90%) Windows
2 37 (18.41%) Linux
3 27 (13.43%) UNIX
4 10 (4.98%) Solaris
5 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.00%) Debian
8 2 (1.00%) AIX
9 1 (0.50%) HPUX
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (36.82%) Performance Tuning
2 43 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (14.93%) ETL
4 24 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (11.44%) ITIL
6 18 (8.96%) Database Security
7 15 (7.46%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (6.47%) Change Management
9 11 (5.47%) Data Architecture
10 8 (3.98%) Time Management
10 8 (3.98%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (3.48%) OO
11 7 (3.48%) Project Management
12 5 (2.49%) Data Modelling
12 5 (2.49%) High Availability
13 3 (1.49%) SOA
13 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2
13 3 (1.49%) Workflow
13 3 (1.49%) Service Management
13 3 (1.49%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 152 (75.62%) SQL
2 34 (16.92%) PL/SQL
3 28 (13.93%) T-SQL
4 13 (6.47%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.00%) VB
6 2 (1.00%) C#
7 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (15.92%) Degree
2 10 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.49%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (2.49%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.99%) OCP
7 3 (1.49%) MCSE
7 3 (1.49%) MCP
7 3 (1.49%) MCITP
7 3 (1.49%) MCTS
8 1 (0.50%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (20.40%) Oracle RMAN
2 24 (11.94%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 30 (14.93%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 86 (42.79%) Oracle
2 47 (23.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.47%) Hyperion
4 9 (4.48%) Fujitsu
5 3 (1.49%) Cisco
5 3 (1.49%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.49%) VMware
6 2 (1.00%) Talend
6 2 (1.00%) EMC
7 1 (0.50%) Sun
7 1 (0.50%) Sybase
7 1 (0.50%) SAP
7 1 (0.50%) webMethods
7 1 (0.50%) Netezza
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Salary: £30,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago