Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 215 212
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 182 199 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.38% 1.29% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.33% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 160 173 189
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,600 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 12,746 14,945 17,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.75% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 9,926 12,347 14,007
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +22 128 £48,500 +7.78% 12
East Midlands -12 53 £42,500 +6.25% 7
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 154 (84.62%) SQL
2 136 (74.73%) SQL Server
3 70 (38.46%) T-SQL
4 69 (37.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (34.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (29.12%) Oracle
7 50 (27.47%) Linux
7 50 (27.47%) Performance Tuning
8 47 (25.82%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (23.63%) Oracle Database
10 42 (23.08%) Windows
11 36 (19.78%) Microsoft
12 35 (19.23%) High Availability
13 34 (18.68%) Microsoft Azure
14 32 (17.58%) NoSQL
14 32 (17.58%) DB2
15 30 (16.48%) Clustering
15 30 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
16 29 (15.93%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (15.93%) Performance Metrics
16 29 (15.93%) MySQL
17 28 (15.38%) Unix
18 27 (14.84%) PostgreSQL
19 26 (14.29%) Degree
19 26 (14.29%) Windows Server
19 26 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
20 25 (13.74%) Finance
21 23 (12.64%) Replication
21 23 (12.64%) Amazon RDS
21 23 (12.64%) MongoDB

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 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 9 (4.95%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.30%) Oracle UPK
3 3 (1.65%) IIS
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.10%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.75%) SAN
2 4 (2.20%) LAN
2 4 (2.20%) WAN
3 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (74.73%) SQL Server
2 69 (37.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (34.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (23.63%) Oracle Database
5 32 (17.58%) DB2
5 32 (17.58%) NoSQL
6 29 (15.93%) MySQL
6 29 (15.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (14.84%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (12.64%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (12.64%) MongoDB
9 22 (12.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 21 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (11.54%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (10.99%) Oracle Database 12c
12 18 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (9.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (7.14%) Relational Database
14 12 (6.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 25 (13.74%) Finance
2 13 (7.14%) Retail
3 6 (3.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.65%) Advertising
4 3 (1.65%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) Middleware
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.48%) Clustering
2 26 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (12.64%) Replication
4 22 (12.09%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.40%) NHS
6 7 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.20%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.20%) User Experience
10 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.55%) Fintech
11 1 (0.55%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 50 (27.47%) Linux
2 42 (23.08%) Windows
3 28 (15.38%) Unix
4 26 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.75%) AIX
7 4 (2.20%) Solaris
8 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.55%) CentOS
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.47%) Performance Tuning
2 47 (25.82%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (19.23%) High Availability
4 29 (15.93%) Performance Metrics
5 22 (12.09%) Capacity Planning
5 22 (12.09%) ETL
5 22 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (8.24%) ITIL
6 15 (8.24%) Mathematics
7 14 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (7.14%) Capacity Management
8 13 (7.14%) Database Security
8 13 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
9 11 (6.04%) Project Management
9 11 (6.04%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.95%) Migration
10 9 (4.95%) SOA
11 8 (4.40%) Data Cleansing
11 8 (4.40%) Data Management
11 8 (4.40%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 154 (84.62%) SQL
2 70 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 16 (8.79%) PL/SQL
4 14 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.20%) VB
6 3 (1.65%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 26 (14.29%) Degree
2 8 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.30%) MCSA
5 5 (2.75%) MCSE
6 4 (2.20%) BC Cleared
6 4 (2.20%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.20%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.65%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.55%) MCITP
9 1 (0.55%) MCP
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.55%) OCA
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.59%) SLA
2 11 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.10%) TickIT
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (10.44%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (3.30%) ISA Server
2 6 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.65%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (9.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 14 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (5.49%) Data Guard
4 5 (2.75%) SCOM
5 4 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.55%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 53 (29.12%) Oracle
2 36 (19.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.69%) Tableau
4 13 (7.14%) Cognos
5 11 (6.04%) Alteryx
6 9 (4.95%) SolarWinds
7 8 (4.40%) Sybase
8 7 (3.85%) SAP
9 4 (2.20%) Informatica
9 4 (2.20%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.20%) VMware
10 3 (1.65%) HP
10 3 (1.65%) Logi
10 3 (1.65%) Logi Analytics
11 2 (1.10%) Facebook
11 2 (1.10%) Google
12 1 (0.55%) IBM
12 1 (0.55%) Progress
12 1 (0.55%) Sage
12 1 (0.55%) Twitter