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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 106 74 78
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 109 139 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.21% 3.14% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 3.32% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 97 102 101
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £28,500 £34,850
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
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
4719 4181 4600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.78% 94.53% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4152 3477 4005
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 28 January 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 28 January 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
(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
Solihull -14 17 £41,500 +10.66% 1
Birmingham -32 17 £42,500 +4.29% 2
Wolverhampton - 11 £40,000 -
Coventry - 10 £39,250 - 1
Worcestershire +17 8 £40,000 +10.72%
West Bromwich +5 4 £42,500 +8.97%
Staffordshire -20 3 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Warwickshire -11 2 £38,625 -8.03%
Walsall - 2 £38,500 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 199 (82.57%) SQL
2 129 (53.53%) Oracle
3 128 (53.11%) SQL Server
4 108 (44.81%) Oracle Database
5 101 (41.91%) Performance Tuning
6 77 (31.95%) Linux
6 77 (31.95%) Relational Database
7 75 (31.12%) PL/SQL
8 71 (29.46%) Microsoft
8 71 (29.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 70 (29.05%) RDBMS
10 58 (24.07%) UNIX
11 53 (21.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 51 (21.16%) Oracle RMAN
13 50 (20.75%) Oracle Database 10g
13 50 (20.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 44 (18.26%) MS Excel
15 42 (17.43%) Oracle EBS
16 38 (15.77%) T-SQL
17 37 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 37 (15.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 34 (14.11%) Oracle EBS R12
19 33 (13.69%) Capacity Planning
19 33 (13.69%) Oracle RAC
19 33 (13.69%) Solaris
20 32 (13.28%) Microsoft Certification
21 31 (12.86%) Hyperion
21 31 (12.86%) Finance
21 31 (12.86%) Oracle BI EE
21 31 (12.86%) MCITP

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 27 (11.20%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.49%) IIS
3 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.24%) OpenEdge
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (18.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 42 (17.43%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (14.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 26 (10.79%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (3.32%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.83%) Agresso
6 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.83%) VPN
1 2 (0.83%) SSL
1 2 (0.83%) SAN
1 2 (0.83%) Firewall
1 2 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (0.83%) NAS
1 2 (0.83%) LAN
1 2 (0.83%) WAN
2 1 (0.41%) FTP
2 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (53.11%) SQL Server
2 108 (44.81%) Oracle Database
3 77 (31.95%) Relational Database
4 71 (29.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 70 (29.05%) RDBMS
6 53 (21.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 50 (20.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 50 (20.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 37 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (15.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (12.86%) Oracle BI EE
10 26 (10.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (10.79%) Oracle Discoverer
11 25 (10.37%) Oracle Exadata
11 25 (10.37%) Essbase
12 18 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (6.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (5.39%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (4.15%) DB2
16 9 (3.73%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Toad
2 9 (3.73%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (12.86%) Finance
2 24 (9.96%) Retail
3 15 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.41%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.98%) .NET
2 6 (2.49%) XML
3 3 (1.24%) J2EE
4 1 (0.41%) CSS
4 1 (0.41%) HTML5
4 1 (0.41%) CSS3
4 1 (0.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.22%) Replication
1 15 (6.22%) Clustering
2 8 (3.32%) VAX
2 8 (3.32%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.07%) Statistics
4 5 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.41%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 77 (31.95%) Linux
2 58 (24.07%) UNIX
3 33 (13.69%) Solaris
4 30 (12.45%) Windows
5 8 (3.32%) VMS
6 7 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (41.91%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (13.69%) Capacity Planning
3 29 (12.03%) Time Management
4 24 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (8.30%) ETL
6 17 (7.05%) Mentoring
7 15 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.81%) Database Tuning
9 10 (4.15%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.15%) Data Modelling
9 10 (4.15%) SOA
10 9 (3.73%) ITIL
10 9 (3.73%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.32%) Migration
12 7 (2.90%) High Availability
12 7 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (2.49%) Data Protection
14 5 (2.07%) Information Security
14 5 (2.07%) Capacity Management
15 4 (1.66%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 199 (82.57%) SQL
2 75 (31.12%) PL/SQL
3 38 (15.77%) T-SQL
4 10 (4.15%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.49%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.24%) Python
6 3 (1.24%) Perl
7 2 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (13.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (12.86%) MCITP
3 30 (12.45%) MCTS
4 20 (8.30%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.64%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.81%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (5.39%) Degree
8 9 (3.73%) OCA
9 6 (2.49%) OCP
10 1 (0.41%) MCSE
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.24%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (21.16%) Oracle RMAN
2 33 (13.69%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (9.13%) Data Guard
2 8 (3.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.24%) Unicenter
3 3 (1.24%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.24%) Control-M
3 3 (1.24%) Nagios
3 3 (1.24%) Foglight
3 3 (1.24%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 129 (53.53%) Oracle
2 71 (29.46%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.86%) Hyperion
4 26 (10.79%) Red Hat
5 13 (5.39%) Fujitsu
6 3 (1.24%) VMware
7 2 (0.83%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.41%) Stonesoft
8 1 (0.41%) Teradata
8 1 (0.41%) Dell
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix
8 1 (0.41%) Sybase
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary package
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Midlands
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K Basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago