Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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

Database Administrator
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 210 200
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 153 213 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.26% 1.41% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.45% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 135 180 168
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,050 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 11,646 14,672 16,057
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.97% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,782 11,916 12,776
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the Midlands

DBA
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for DBA in the Midlands

DBA
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for DBA in the Midlands

DBA
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +43 109 £45,000 -3.23% 13
East Midlands -38 44 £45,000 -5.26% 15
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 124 (81.05%) SQL
2 110 (71.90%) SQL Server
3 58 (37.91%) T-SQL
4 54 (35.29%) Oracle
5 51 (33.33%) Linux
6 48 (31.37%) Oracle Database
7 44 (28.76%) Windows
8 38 (24.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (24.84%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
10 33 (21.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (20.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (18.95%) Microsoft
12 29 (18.95%) Unix
13 28 (18.30%) Amazon AWS
14 27 (17.65%) High Availability
14 27 (17.65%) Windows Server
15 25 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
15 25 (16.34%) Oracle Database 12c
16 24 (15.69%) DB2
16 24 (15.69%) Oracle RAC
16 24 (15.69%) Oracle Database 11g
16 24 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (15.03%) PL/SQL
17 23 (15.03%) MySQL
18 22 (14.38%) NoSQL
19 21 (13.73%) Amazon RDS
20 20 (13.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 20 (13.07%) Enterprise Software
20 20 (13.07%) Performance Metrics

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 13 (8.50%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (6.54%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (11.76%) Oracle Applications
1 18 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.92%) Oracle 11i
2 6 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.61%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.30%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (16.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) LAN
1 4 (2.61%) WAN
2 2 (1.31%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.65%) SAN
3 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (71.90%) SQL Server
2 48 (31.37%) Oracle Database
3 38 (24.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (21.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (20.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (16.34%) Oracle Database 12c
7 24 (15.69%) DB2
7 24 (15.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (15.03%) MySQL
9 22 (14.38%) NoSQL
10 21 (13.73%) Amazon RDS
11 20 (13.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 20 (13.07%) MongoDB
12 18 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (11.76%) SSDT
13 16 (10.46%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (9.15%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (7.84%) Relational Database
15 12 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.31%) Toad
General
1 14 (9.15%) Retail
2 8 (5.23%) Finance
3 1 (0.65%) Advertising
3 1 (0.65%) Banking
3 1 (0.65%) Games
3 1 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.76%) Middleware
2 6 (3.92%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (11.76%) Replication
3 15 (9.80%) Clustering
4 10 (6.54%) NHS
5 7 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.27%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.61%) User Experience
8 2 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Tandem
9 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (33.33%) Linux
2 44 (28.76%) Windows
3 29 (18.95%) Unix
4 27 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.61%) AIX
6 4 (2.61%) Solaris
7 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.84%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (17.65%) High Availability
4 20 (13.07%) Performance Metrics
5 18 (11.76%) Computer Science
5 18 (11.76%) ETL
6 15 (9.80%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (9.80%) Change Control
7 14 (9.15%) Principle of Least Privilege
7 14 (9.15%) Service Delivery
8 13 (8.50%) Mathematics
8 13 (8.50%) Trend Analysis
9 12 (7.84%) Database Security
10 10 (6.54%) Presales
10 10 (6.54%) Proactive Management
10 10 (6.54%) SOA
11 9 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (5.88%) Database Mirroring
11 9 (5.88%) ITIL
11 9 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 124 (81.05%) SQL
2 58 (37.91%) T-SQL
3 23 (15.03%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (12.42%) Degree
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.27%) MCDBA
3 5 (3.27%) MCSA
3 5 (3.27%) MCSE
4 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.31%) MCP
5 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.65%) OCA
6 1 (0.65%) OCP
6 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.27%) SLA
3 3 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (15.69%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (3.27%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.31%) vSphere
4 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (7.19%) Data Guard
3 4 (2.61%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 54 (35.29%) Oracle
2 29 (18.95%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.80%) Tableau
4 12 (7.84%) Cognos
5 11 (7.19%) Alteryx
6 5 (3.27%) SAP
7 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.31%) Google
9 1 (0.65%) Sage
9 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds