Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 208 224
Rank change year-on-year +13 +16 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 195 209 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.43% 1.39% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.43% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 173 178 191
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,625 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,094 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.17% -0.85% -

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 13,148 14,596 17,718
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.76% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10,410 12,173 14,045
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 +14 125 £47,500 +11.76% 33
East Midlands +16 70 £42,500 -5.56% 11
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 175 (89.74%) SQL
2 144 (73.85%) SQL Server
3 88 (45.13%) T-SQL
4 81 (41.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (36.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (26.15%) Performance Tuning
7 50 (25.64%) Oracle
8 46 (23.59%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (21.03%) Linux
9 41 (21.03%) Oracle Database
10 39 (20.00%) Clustering
11 38 (19.49%) Microsoft
12 37 (18.97%) MySQL
12 37 (18.97%) Finance
13 35 (17.95%) Replication
14 34 (17.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 33 (16.92%) High Availability
16 31 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 31 (15.90%) Windows
17 27 (13.85%) Capacity Planning
17 27 (13.85%) NoSQL
18 26 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
19 25 (12.82%) DB2
19 25 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 25 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (12.31%) PostgreSQL
21 23 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
22 22 (11.28%) MongoDB
22 22 (11.28%) SQL Server 2016
22 22 (11.28%) Data Warehouse

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 9 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.05%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.54%) IIS
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.03%) JBoss
5 2 (1.03%) OpenEdge
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle UPK
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.08%) SAN
2 3 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (73.85%) SQL Server
2 81 (41.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 72 (36.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (21.03%) Oracle Database
5 37 (18.97%) MySQL
6 34 (17.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (13.85%) NoSQL
8 25 (12.82%) DB2
8 25 (12.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (12.31%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (11.28%) MongoDB
10 22 (11.28%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (9.23%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (8.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 17 (8.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (8.21%) Relational Database
14 15 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (6.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (6.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.54%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 37 (18.97%) Finance
2 12 (6.15%) Retail
3 9 (4.62%) Banking
3 9 (4.62%) Legal
4 4 (2.05%) Advertising
5 3 (1.54%) Marketing
6 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.13%) .NET
2 4 (2.05%) Angular 2
2 4 (2.05%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.05%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (1.54%) MDX
3 3 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (0.51%) COM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.00%) Clustering
2 35 (17.95%) Replication
3 21 (10.77%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.56%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.51%) Fintech
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) LPAR
10 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.03%) Linux
2 31 (15.90%) Windows
3 21 (10.77%) Unix
4 17 (8.72%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.54%) CentOS
6 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.15%) Performance Tuning
2 46 (23.59%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (16.92%) High Availability
4 27 (13.85%) Capacity Planning
5 26 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
6 25 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (11.28%) ETL
8 20 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (8.72%) ITIL
10 16 (8.21%) Database Security
11 15 (7.69%) Capacity Management
12 11 (5.64%) Database Tuning
12 11 (5.64%) Trend Analysis
13 10 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (5.13%) Project Management
13 10 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (4.62%) Business Continuity
14 9 (4.62%) Mathematics
14 9 (4.62%) Technical Analysis
15 8 (4.10%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 175 (89.74%) SQL
2 88 (45.13%) T-SQL
3 17 (8.72%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.15%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.59%) C#
6 6 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.05%) VB
8 3 (1.54%) Korn
8 3 (1.54%) Python
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (8.72%) Degree
2 12 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.05%) BC Cleared
4 4 (2.05%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.54%) MCSA
5 3 (1.54%) MCSE
6 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MCITP
7 1 (0.51%) OCP
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.67%) SLA
2 10 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.54%) QA
5 2 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.03%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (4.62%) ISA Server
3 5 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (5.64%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (5.64%) SCOM
3 7 (3.59%) Data Guard
4 5 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.54%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 50 (25.64%) Oracle
2 38 (19.49%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.15%) Tableau
4 11 (5.64%) Cognos
5 10 (5.13%) Alteryx
6 9 (4.62%) SAP
6 9 (4.62%) SolarWinds
7 8 (4.10%) Sybase
8 6 (3.08%) Google
8 6 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.56%) HP
9 5 (2.56%) VMware
10 4 (2.05%) Informatica
10 4 (2.05%) Xamarin
11 3 (1.54%) Facebook
11 3 (1.54%) Logi
11 3 (1.54%) Logi Analytics
12 2 (1.03%) hybris
12 2 (1.03%) IBM
13 1 (0.51%) Progress