The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Database Administrator
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 186 124
Rank change year-on-year +22 -62  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 68 53 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 0.86% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.89% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 53 49 96
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% -2.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,812 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4998 5922 5498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.90% 96.23% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4230 4644 4558
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the West Midlands

DBA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for DBA in the West Midlands

DBA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in the West Midlands

DBA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +24 27 £42,500 -5.55%
Staffordshire +11 11 £45,000 +53.02% 3
Walsall - 5 £40,550 -
Coventry -9 4 £42,500 - 1
Halesowen - 4 £35,000 -
West Bromwich - 4 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £47,500 -
Worcestershire - 3 £37,500 -
Herefordshire -9 1 £55,000 +57.14%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 111 (88.10%) SQL
2 110 (87.30%) SQL Server
3 76 (60.32%) T-SQL
4 68 (53.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (50.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (48.41%) Performance Tuning
7 53 (42.06%) Microsoft
8 43 (34.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 41 (32.54%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 29 (23.02%) PowerShell
13 26 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (19.05%) Replication
15 23 (18.25%) Oracle
16 22 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (17.46%) MySQL
17 21 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (15.87%) SQL Server 2014
19 18 (14.29%) Clustering
19 18 (14.29%) ETL
19 18 (14.29%) Power BI
19 18 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
20 17 (13.49%) Database Security
20 17 (13.49%) Migration
20 17 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (13.49%) Capacity Planning
21 16 (12.70%) Windows
22 14 (11.11%) MongoDB

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 8 (6.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Network Security
2 2 (1.59%) SAN
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (87.30%) SQL Server
2 68 (53.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 64 (50.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (34.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (17.46%) MySQL
8 21 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (15.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 18 (14.29%) Power BI
11 14 (11.11%) MongoDB
12 13 (10.32%) NoSQL
13 12 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (8.73%) DB2
15 8 (6.35%) Relational Database
16 7 (5.56%) Big Data
17 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 6 (4.76%) MS Access
18 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 7 (5.56%) Finance
2 6 (4.76%) Advertising
3 4 (3.17%) Marketing
4 2 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) .NET
1 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (19.05%) Replication
3 18 (14.29%) Clustering
4 6 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.70%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Linux
3 8 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.56%) Unix
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.17%) AIX
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.38%) Android
7 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) CentOS
9 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (48.41%) Performance Tuning
2 41 (32.54%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (14.29%) ETL
3 18 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 17 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.49%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (13.49%) Database Security
4 17 (13.49%) Migration
5 14 (11.11%) High Availability
6 13 (10.32%) Data Migration
6 13 (10.32%) ITIL
6 13 (10.32%) Mentoring
7 11 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (7.94%) Server Monitoring
9 9 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.56%) Statistics
11 6 (4.76%) Analytics
12 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.97%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.97%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (88.10%) SQL
2 76 (60.32%) T-SQL
3 29 (23.02%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (4.76%) Degree
3 5 (3.97%) MCSA
4 3 (2.38%) MCSE
5 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) SCOM
2 8 (6.35%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.79%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 53 (42.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.25%) Oracle
3 11 (8.73%) IBM
4 5 (3.97%) Tableau
5 4 (3.17%) Facebook
5 4 (3.17%) SAP
5 4 (3.17%) Sybase
6 2 (1.59%) Dell
6 2 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) iManage
7 1 (0.79%) NetApp
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £43600 - £49500 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £43,500 to £49,500 per annum + benefits inc pension, 25 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Posted: 27 days ago