Period
to 21 February 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 February 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 > South West
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 272 250 186
Rank change year-on-year -22 -64 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 53 85 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.52% 0.83% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.86% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 44 74 151
South West median annual salary £46,250 £37,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.16% -12.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,800 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,375 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.04% +4.21% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,734 9,920 10,131
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 97.06% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7,799 8,170 8,491
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the South West

DBA
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for DBA in the South West

DBA
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the South West over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for DBA in the South West

DBA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Gloucestershire +14 19 £41,000 -18.00% 4
Bristol +5 15 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Wiltshire -15 9 £45,000 +23.95% 4
Cornwall +21 7 £52,500 +50.00%
Somerset -13 3 £47,500 +30.58% 1
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 South West region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 40 (75.47%) SQL Server
2 35 (66.04%) SQL
3 21 (39.62%) Oracle
4 20 (37.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (35.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
6 17 (32.08%) T-SQL
6 17 (32.08%) Replication
7 16 (30.19%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (28.30%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
9 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
10 13 (24.53%) RDBMS
10 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
11 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (15.09%) ETL
13 8 (15.09%) Linux
13 8 (15.09%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (15.09%) Database Tuning
13 8 (15.09%) Veeam
13 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (13.21%) Database Mirroring
14 7 (13.21%) Power BI
14 7 (13.21%) Virtual Environments
14 7 (13.21%) Local Government
14 7 (13.21%) ITIL

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (75.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (37.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (35.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (24.53%) RDBMS
4 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
5 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (13.21%) Power BI
8 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (11.32%) MySQL
9 5 (9.43%) Big Data
9 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
10 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
10 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (1.89%) BigQuery
12 1 (1.89%) MariaDB
12 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.21%) Local Government
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) XML
2 3 (5.66%) EDI
2 3 (5.66%) XSL
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) Middleware
4 1 (1.89%) CGI
4 1 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) WinForms
4 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Replication
2 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Clustering
4 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) User Experience
6 1 (1.89%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) HPUX
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (28.30%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (15.09%) Database Tuning
4 8 (15.09%) ETL
5 7 (13.21%) Database Mirroring
5 7 (13.21%) ITIL
5 7 (13.21%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (11.32%) ERP
6 6 (11.32%) High Availability
7 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.43%) Project Management
7 5 (9.43%) Task Automation
8 4 (7.55%) Data Security
9 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.77%) Data Entry
10 2 (3.77%) Data Management
10 2 (3.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) SQL
2 17 (32.08%) T-SQL
3 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.66%) VBScript
6 2 (3.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (11.32%) Data Guard
3 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Oracle
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.09%) Veeam
4 5 (9.43%) HP
5 4 (7.55%) Sybase
6 2 (3.77%) Google
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Tableau
7 1 (1.89%) VMware