Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 93 87
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 7 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.86% 1.52% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.55% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 26
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -2.30% +24.29%
10th Percentile £28,464 £33,500 £34,750
90th Percentile £51,375 £48,750 £49,375
South Wales median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -27.78% +5.88% +13.33%

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 1359 1542
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.02% 98.41% 98.66%
Number of salaries quoted 721 1227 1318
Cardiff median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,250
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Law
4 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (28.57%) Document Management
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (14.29%) Actian
5 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) NoSQL

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 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
4 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 1 (14.29%) Ingres
4 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (14.29%) Redis
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (28.57%) Law
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Document Management
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Clusterware
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Actian
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft