Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 203 177
Rank change year-on-year -13 -26 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 196 260 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.28% 1.43% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.48% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 171 190 269
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £27,848
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,000 £51,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 14798 17620 18049
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.74% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12224 13951 14876
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +46 126 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Midlands -43 71 £40,000 -4.76% 5
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 151 (77.04%) SQL
2 136 (69.39%) SQL Server
3 66 (33.67%) T-SQL
4 62 (31.63%) Performance Tuning
5 59 (30.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (29.59%) Microsoft
7 56 (28.57%) Oracle
7 56 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (25.00%) Oracle Database
9 42 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (17.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 34 (17.35%) Replication
11 33 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
12 32 (16.33%) Linux
12 32 (16.33%) Clustering
13 31 (15.82%) Windows
13 31 (15.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 30 (15.31%) Relational Database
15 28 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
15 28 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
16 25 (12.76%) Finance
17 24 (12.24%) MySQL
18 23 (11.73%) PL/SQL
18 23 (11.73%) Unix
19 21 (10.71%) Oracle RMAN
19 21 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
20 20 (10.20%) Oracle RAC
21 19 (9.69%) High Availability
21 19 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (9.69%) RDBMS

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 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.55%) IIS
2 5 (2.55%) Oracle Application Server
2 5 (2.55%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.53%) CMS
4 2 (1.02%) Apache
4 2 (1.02%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) GitHub
3 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.51%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.53%) PuTTY
1 3 (1.53%) SMS
2 2 (1.02%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (69.39%) SQL Server
2 59 (30.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 56 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 42 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (17.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (15.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (15.31%) Relational Database
9 28 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
9 28 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 24 (12.24%) MySQL
11 19 (9.69%) RDBMS
12 18 (9.18%) SQL Server 2014
13 15 (7.65%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (5.10%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (4.59%) MS Access
18 9 (4.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.53%) Toad
4 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (12.76%) Finance
2 8 (4.08%) Retail
3 7 (3.57%) Billing
4 3 (1.53%) Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.57%) .NET
2 4 (2.04%) HTML
3 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.53%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.02%) COM
5 1 (0.51%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.35%) Replication
2 32 (16.33%) Clustering
3 19 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.02%) iPad
6 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.33%) Linux
2 31 (15.82%) Windows
3 23 (11.73%) Unix
4 11 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.10%) AIX
6 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.57%) Solaris
8 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.51%) CentOS
10 1 (0.51%) HPUX
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.63%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (9.69%) High Availability
4 18 (9.18%) Database Security
5 15 (7.65%) ITIL
6 14 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 13 (6.63%) Migration
8 11 (5.61%) Statistics
9 10 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.10%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.59%) Data Protection
10 9 (4.59%) ETL
11 8 (4.08%) Analytics
11 8 (4.08%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (4.08%) Data Analysis
11 8 (4.08%) DevOps
11 8 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (77.04%) SQL
2 66 (33.67%) T-SQL
3 23 (11.73%) PL/SQL
4 18 (9.18%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.08%) Python
6 5 (2.55%) PHP
6 5 (2.55%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.02%) C#
7 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.02%) Perl
7 2 (1.02%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) C
8 1 (0.51%) Java
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.10%) Degree
3 8 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (3.06%) MCSE
4 6 (3.06%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.55%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.55%) MCITP
5 5 (2.55%) OCP
6 4 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.04%) MCSA
7 3 (1.53%) MCDBA
7 3 (1.53%) OCA
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.02%) QA
5 1 (0.51%) GDPR
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 20 (10.20%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (10.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (9.18%) Data Guard
3 6 (3.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (3.06%) SCOM
4 5 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (1.53%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.02%) Packer
6 2 (1.02%) Terraform
7 1 (0.51%) Ansible
7 1 (0.51%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.51%) Netcool
7 1 (0.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (29.59%) Microsoft
2 56 (28.57%) Oracle
3 6 (3.06%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.04%) Tableau
5 3 (1.53%) Google
5 3 (1.53%) IBM
5 3 (1.53%) IDERA
6 2 (1.02%) hybris
6 2 (1.02%) Informatica
6 2 (1.02%) Sun
6 2 (1.02%) VMware
7 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco
7 1 (0.51%) EMC
7 1 (0.51%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) RedGate
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.51%) SAP
7 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.51%) Twitter