Period
to 20 October 2021

The median annual salary for a DBA was £47,750 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 232 150 252
Rank change year-on-year -82 +102 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 98 54 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.92% 1.35% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.43% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 58 41 74
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £34,043
25th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £36,651
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,750 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.50% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £56,175
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.48% +0.50% -

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 9,915 3,784 10,807
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.56% 94.72% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7,334 3,109 8,975
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,513 £56,250
90th Percentile £76,850 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the Midlands

DBA
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBA in the Midlands.

Salary trend for DBA in the Midlands

DBA
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -59 59 £52,125 +7.47% 3
East Midlands -73 39 £47,500 -5.00% 4
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 79 (80.61%) SQL
2 76 (77.55%) SQL Server
3 49 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 41 (41.84%) AWS
5 40 (40.82%) Azure
5 40 (40.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (34.69%) Oracle
7 32 (32.65%) ETL
8 28 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (27.55%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (26.53%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (26.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (25.51%) T-SQL
11 25 (25.51%) PowerShell
12 24 (24.49%) Linux
12 24 (24.49%) Clustering
13 22 (22.45%) MySQL
14 21 (21.43%) Windows
14 21 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
15 20 (20.41%) Public Cloud
15 20 (20.41%) Unix
15 20 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
16 19 (19.39%) Social Skills
17 18 (18.37%) Azure SQL Database
17 18 (18.37%) Replication
18 17 (17.35%) Relational Database
19 16 (16.33%) Oracle Database
20 15 (15.31%) Migration
21 14 (14.29%) VMware

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 8 (8.16%) Confluence
1 8 (8.16%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.02%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 41 (41.84%) AWS
2 40 (40.82%) Azure
3 12 (12.24%) GCP
4 7 (7.14%) IaaS
4 7 (7.14%) PaaS
5 6 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (6.12%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (6.12%) Power Platform
6 3 (3.06%) Google Data Studio
6 3 (3.06%) Stackdriver
7 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.14%) LAN
1 7 (7.14%) WAN
2 3 (3.06%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (77.55%) SQL Server
2 40 (40.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (26.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (22.45%) MySQL
6 20 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (18.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 17 (17.35%) Relational Database
9 16 (16.33%) Oracle Database
10 10 (10.20%) RDBMS
11 9 (9.18%) NoSQL
12 8 (8.16%) Data Mining
12 8 (8.16%) Hadoop
12 8 (8.16%) OLTP
13 7 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (7.14%) DTS
13 7 (7.14%) Ingres
13 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (7.14%) OLAP
13 7 (7.14%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.16%) Bitbucket
2 8 (8.16%) ERwin
2 8 (8.16%) JIRA
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.02%) GitLab
4 1 (1.02%) Toad
General
1 19 (19.39%) Social Skills
2 13 (13.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.16%) Retail
5 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (5.10%) Finance
6 5 (5.10%) Law
7 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.06%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.04%) Legal
9 1 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) Middleware
2 9 (9.18%) Web Services
3 8 (8.16%) REST
4 2 (2.04%) XML
5 1 (1.02%) .NET
5 1 (1.02%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.02%) Ajax
5 1 (1.02%) jQuery
5 1 (1.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.49%) Clustering
2 20 (20.41%) Public Cloud
3 18 (18.37%) Replication
4 8 (8.16%) Algorithms
4 8 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.16%) Data Structures
4 8 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.06%) PKI
5 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Linux
2 21 (21.43%) Windows
3 20 (20.41%) Unix
4 9 (9.18%) Solaris
5 7 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.04%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.02%) AIX
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.65%) ETL
2 27 (27.55%) Performance Tuning
3 26 (26.53%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (15.31%) Migration
6 14 (14.29%) Capacity Management
7 11 (11.22%) Data Governance
8 10 (10.20%) Database Optimisation
8 10 (10.20%) ITIL
9 9 (9.18%) Creative Thinking
9 9 (9.18%) Data Modelling
9 9 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.16%) Change Management
10 8 (8.16%) Data Visualisation
10 8 (8.16%) Machine Learning
10 8 (8.16%) Predictive Analysis
10 8 (8.16%) Predictive Modelling
10 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
10 8 (8.16%) UML
10 8 (8.16%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 79 (80.61%) SQL
2 25 (25.51%) PowerShell
2 25 (25.51%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.16%) PHP
3 8 (8.16%) PHP 7
4 6 (6.12%) VBA
5 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.02%) Perl
6 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) Degree
3 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.04%) MCP
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (1.02%) OCA
4 1 (1.02%) OCP
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.24%) SLA
2 11 (11.22%) Accessibility
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Data Guard
2 9 (9.18%) Terraform
3 3 (3.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.04%) SCOM
5 1 (1.02%) Ansible
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (1.02%) Proxmox
5 1 (1.02%) Puppet
5 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.02%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.02%) vRealize
5 1 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (34.69%) Oracle
3 14 (14.29%) VMware
4 11 (11.22%) Google
5 8 (8.16%) Atlassian
6 7 (7.14%) RedGate
7 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.04%) SAP
9 1 (1.02%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.02%) LexisNexis
9 1 (1.02%) Percona
9 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow