Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 86 94
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 10 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.21% 1.52% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.54% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 15
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +13.21%
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,825 £35,550
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £39,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.65% - +10.39%

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 809 1,170 1,422
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.06% 98.82% 98.41%
Number of salaries quoted 715 1,075 1,206
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £23,275 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +4.17% +2.86%

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 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (40.00%) MySQL
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) GDPR
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (20.00%) Law
5 2 (20.00%) Legal
5 2 (20.00%) Teradata
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) C++
5 2 (20.00%) Document Management
5 2 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
5 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning

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 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) MySQL
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (10.00%) Couchbase
5 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (10.00%) Ingres
5 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (10.00%) Power BI
5 1 (10.00%) Redis
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Document Management
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Clusterware
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Teradata
4 1 (10.00%) Actian