Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Database Administrator
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 211 148
Rank change year-on-year +58 -63 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 44 7 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.15% 0.15% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.15% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 45 5 37
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £31,700
90th Percentile £58,750 £44,600 £54,100
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3669 4554 3841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.40% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2941 3405 3211
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Birmingham

DBA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for DBA in Birmingham

DBA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Birmingham region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 38 (86.36%) SQL
1 38 (86.36%) SQL Server
2 20 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
4 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (27.27%) Oracle
4 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (25.00%) ITIL
5 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (20.45%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (18.18%) Analytics
8 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 8 (18.18%) Virtual Team Management
8 8 (18.18%) Virtual Team
9 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (15.91%) Unix
9 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (13.64%) High Availability
10 6 (13.64%) Database Security
10 6 (13.64%) RDBMS
10 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.36%) Finance
11 5 (11.36%) DTS
11 5 (11.36%) MySQL

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (6.82%) CMS
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (86.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
3 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (13.64%) RDBMS
10 5 (11.36%) DTS
10 5 (11.36%) MySQL
11 4 (9.09%) Big Data
11 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
11 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (9.09%) Power BI
12 3 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
12 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (6.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (18.18%) Virtual Team
3 4 (9.09%) Clustering
4 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Unix
2 3 (6.82%) AIX
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) HPUX
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (25.00%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (18.18%) Analytics
4 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 8 (18.18%) Virtual Team Management
5 6 (13.64%) Database Security
5 6 (13.64%) High Availability
6 5 (11.36%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (11.36%) Resource Management
6 5 (11.36%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.09%) OO
8 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.82%) Content Management
8 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.27%) Project Management
10 1 (2.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (86.36%) SQL
2 20 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.82%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.27%) OCP
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (6.82%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Netcool
3 1 (2.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) Tableau
4 2 (4.55%) Informatica
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) RedGate
5 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds