The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 109 104 101
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 10 33 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.55% 1.40% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.47% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7 33 17
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,500 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £45,400
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 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 1749 2248 1673
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.00% 95.50% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1401 1744 1412
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% -2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Birmingham

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) ETL
7 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (13.33%) High Availability
8 2 (13.33%) Big Data
8 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (13.33%) AIX
8 2 (13.33%) Replication
8 2 (13.33%) Clustering
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (6.67%) Active Directory

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (13.33%) Big Data
5 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.67%) DB2
6 1 (6.67%) DTS
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (6.67%) MySQL
6 1 (6.67%) OLAP
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (6.67%) Power BI
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) HPUX
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (26.67%) ETL
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) High Availability
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (6.67%) Database Security
6 1 (6.67%) Document Management
6 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.67%) Presales
6 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
6 1 (6.67%) Records Management
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Korn
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) iManage
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat