The median annual salary for a DBA was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 67 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 7 7 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.43% 1.02% 4.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.04% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 22
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.77% +1.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,261 £38,500 £39,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
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 Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 480 676 735
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.36% 98.11% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 413 590 599
Median salary £40,000 £36,378 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.95% -2.99%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Cardiff

DBA
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for DBA in Cardiff

DBA
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Cardiff over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Cardiff

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

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 Cardiff region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) Open Source
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (38.46%) MySQL
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) Solaris
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
7 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Replication
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.69%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (38.46%) MySQL
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (15.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (15.38%) Big Data
7 2 (15.38%) Redis
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (38.46%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Database Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Infor