The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Database Administrator
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 83 88
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 3 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.46% 1.18% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.28% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 6
Median salary £42,500 £42,195 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.72% -1.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,100 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 625 857 1099
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.45% 92.25% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 468 708 835
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Bedfordshire

DBA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for DBA in Bedfordshire

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (46.67%) Clustering
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (46.67%) DevOps
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) Replication
7 4 (26.67%) OLTP
7 4 (26.67%) MySQL
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (26.67%) Business Transformation
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (20.00%) Data Guard
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (20.00%) OLAP
8 3 (20.00%) Unix
8 3 (20.00%) SLA
8 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (20.00%) Solaris
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (46.67%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (26.67%) MySQL
4 4 (26.67%) OLTP
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (20.00%) OLAP
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Clustering
2 4 (26.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Solaris
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) DevOps
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Business Transformation
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (13.33%) AWK
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) C-shell
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle