The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 128 117
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 27 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.40% 0.67% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.70% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 18
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £45,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1871 2285 1972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.69% 96.01% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1571 1693 1625
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 37 (100.00%) SQL
2 32 (86.49%) SQL Server
3 24 (64.86%) T-SQL
4 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
5 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (27.03%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (21.62%) ITIL
8 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
9 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
9 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (18.92%) Big Data
9 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (16.22%) SCOM
10 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) Power BI
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (16.22%) Virtual Team
11 5 (13.51%) Virtual Team Management
11 5 (13.51%) Tableau
11 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (13.51%) Analytics
11 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (13.51%) MCSA
11 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
11 5 (13.51%) ETL

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:

Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) Network Security
1 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (86.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
5 7 (18.92%) Big Data
6 6 (16.22%) Power BI
6 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (8.11%) MySQL
7 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) Virtual Team
3 4 (10.81%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (21.62%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
4 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (13.51%) Analytics
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.51%) ETL
5 5 (13.51%) OO
5 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.51%) Virtual Team Management
6 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.81%) High Availability
7 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.41%) Change Management
8 2 (5.41%) Database Security
8 2 (5.41%) Database Tuning
8 2 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) SQL
2 24 (64.86%) T-SQL
3 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) MCSA
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Tableau
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) iManage
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp