Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

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
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 76 95
Rank change year-on-year 0 +19 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 8 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.90% 1.25% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.27% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 12
Cardiff median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -15.66% -2.35%
10th Percentile £31,425 £31,250 £27,875
90th Percentile £63,500 £43,750 £48,375
South Wales median annual salary £46,250 £32,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +42.31% -23.53% +2.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 868 1,027 1,345
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.75% 98.56% 97.96%
Number of salaries quoted 766 915 1,127
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,063 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £53,750
South Wales median annual salary £39,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +5.33% +1.35%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Ruby
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) C++
3 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
3 5 (62.50%) MySQL
3 5 (62.50%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) RDBMS
3 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (62.50%) Teradata
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (62.50%) High Availability
3 5 (62.50%) Data Quality
3 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (62.50%) GDPR
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) OCA
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management

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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) MySQL
2 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (62.50%) RDBMS
2 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (12.50%) Power BI
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Database Security
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) OCA
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) Data Quality
1 5 (62.50%) GDPR
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Teradata