Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 24 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 111 106
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 21 46 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.01% 1.74% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.80% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 23 30 44
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,500 £31,100
90th Percentile £47,250 £48,750 £48,025
UK 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 Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 2024 2555 2692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.45% 96.60% 98.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1753 2208 2272
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,184
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.58% +0.53%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Wales

DBA
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for DBA in Wales

DBA
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Wales

DBA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 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
South Wales +7 12 £32,500 -27.78%
West Wales -9 7 £40,000 -11.11%
North Wales - 1 £42,500 -
Mid Wales - 1 £37,500 -
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) Oracle
4 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (28.57%) MongoDB
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) Unix
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 5 (23.81%) DevOps
6 5 (23.81%) SaltStack
6 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
6 5 (23.81%) SDLC
7 4 (19.05%) Actian
7 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
7 4 (19.05%) Ingres
8 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
8 3 (14.29%) MySQL
8 3 (14.29%) Advertising
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) NAS
8 3 (14.29%) Splunk
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) MTS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) NAS
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 5 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (19.05%) Ingres
4 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (14.29%) MySQL
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (4.76%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (4.76%) Couchbase
7 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 1 (4.76%) MariaDB
7 1 (4.76%) Redis
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (14.29%) Advertising
2 2 (9.52%) Law
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Replication
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) DevOps
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) SDLC
3 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) Document Management
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (4.76%) Analytics
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Coaching
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Database Security
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Clusterware
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) SaltStack
3 4 (19.05%) Actian
4 3 (14.29%) Splunk
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft