Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 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 > South West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 236 198
Rank change year-on-year -29 -38 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 70 98 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.68% 0.96% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.99% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 64 76 147
South West median annual salary £40,500 £38,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.58% -7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £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 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 9,956 9,923 10,626
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.57% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8,255 8,251 8,983
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 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 23 September 2018.

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 23 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
Bristol +11 20 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Gloucestershire +26 15 £41,000 +6.49% 1
Wiltshire -18 13 £50,000 +26.58% 3
Somerset +13 11 £40,000 +10.34%
Devon +4 5 £50,500 +6.32%
Dorset -25 5 £32,500 -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 58 (82.86%) SQL Server
2 56 (80.00%) SQL
3 30 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
5 25 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (34.29%) Oracle
7 21 (30.00%) T-SQL
7 21 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 19 (27.14%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (25.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (22.86%) ITIL
11 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (21.43%) Oracle Database
12 14 (20.00%) Windows
12 14 (20.00%) Linux
12 14 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (17.14%) MySQL
13 12 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (15.71%) Windows Server
14 11 (15.71%) SAN
15 10 (14.29%) RDBMS
15 10 (14.29%) Relational Database
16 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (12.86%) ETL
16 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (12.86%) Information Security
16 9 (12.86%) NoSQL
17 7 (10.00%) High Availability

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 1 (1.43%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) PaaS
3 3 (4.29%) SaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (82.86%) SQL Server
2 30 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 18 (25.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (21.43%) Oracle Database
6 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (17.14%) MySQL
9 10 (14.29%) RDBMS
9 10 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 9 (12.86%) NoSQL
10 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
11 6 (8.57%) OLAP
11 6 (8.57%) OLTP
12 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.71%) Finance
1 4 (5.71%) Marketing
2 3 (4.29%) Electronics
2 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) MDX
1 3 (4.29%) XML
2 2 (2.86%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) Flash
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) WinForms
3 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Replication
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.29%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Linux
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 11 (15.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.29%) Solaris
4 2 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (22.86%) ITIL
3 12 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (12.86%) ETL
4 9 (12.86%) Information Security
5 7 (10.00%) High Availability
6 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.71%) Change Management
8 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.71%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.71%) Resource Management
8 4 (5.71%) Service Management
8 4 (5.71%) Trend Analysis
8 4 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (80.00%) SQL
2 21 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.29%) Python
4 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.86%) C#
6 1 (1.43%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.29%) MCITP
2 3 (4.29%) MCSE
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.29%) RHCE
2 3 (4.29%) RHCSA
2 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) GDPR
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Data Guard
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.29%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.43%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) Tableau
5 1 (1.43%) Teradata
5 1 (1.43%) VMware