Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 10 December 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 199 241
Rank change year-on-year +27 +42 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 120 124 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.46% 1.24% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.29% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 110 109 64
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £35,613 £28,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £58,875 £57,500 £53,237
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 West 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,898 9,649 10,689
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.61% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6,092 7,876 8,478
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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 6 months to 10 December 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
Coventry +48 43 £50,000 - 3
Birmingham +1 34 £50,500 +12.22% 1
Staffordshire +21 29 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Warwickshire +36 5 £42,500 +30.77%
Shropshire +7 5 £37,500 +15.38% 2
West Bromwich +9 1 £51,000 +2.00% 1
Worcestershire 0 1 - -
Solihull -4 1 £50,000 -
Sutton Coldfield -24 1 £45,000 +38.46%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 West Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 107 (89.17%) SQL
2 87 (72.50%) SQL Server
3 52 (43.33%) T-SQL
4 46 (38.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (32.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (26.67%) High Availability
8 31 (25.83%) Linux
8 31 (25.83%) DB2
9 30 (25.00%) Oracle
10 29 (24.17%) Performance Metrics
11 28 (23.33%) NoSQL
12 27 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (22.50%) Microsoft
13 26 (21.67%) MySQL
13 26 (21.67%) PostgreSQL
14 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (19.17%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (19.17%) Windows
17 22 (18.33%) Degree
17 22 (18.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 22 (18.33%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (18.33%) Oracle Database
17 22 (18.33%) MongoDB
18 21 (17.50%) Computer Science
19 18 (15.00%) ETL
20 15 (12.50%) Mathematics
20 15 (12.50%) Clustering

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 3 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.83%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) SAN
2 4 (3.33%) LAN
2 4 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (0.83%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (72.50%) SQL Server
2 46 (38.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (32.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (25.83%) DB2
5 28 (23.33%) NoSQL
6 26 (21.67%) MySQL
6 26 (21.67%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (18.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 22 (18.33%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (18.33%) MongoDB
8 22 (18.33%) Oracle Database
9 13 (10.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (9.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (5.83%) Relational Database
14 7 (5.83%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.83%) Toad
General
1 11 (9.17%) Finance
2 2 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) Middleware
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.17%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (12.50%) Clustering
3 13 (10.83%) Replication
4 7 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.33%) User Experience
7 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.67%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) LPAR
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.83%) Linux
2 23 (19.17%) Windows
3 13 (10.83%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.17%) Unix
5 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.83%) AIX
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (26.67%) High Availability
3 29 (24.17%) Performance Metrics
4 25 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (17.50%) Computer Science
6 18 (15.00%) ETL
7 15 (12.50%) Mathematics
8 13 (10.83%) Database Security
8 13 (10.83%) ITIL
9 12 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (7.50%) Migration
10 9 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (7.50%) Project Management
11 8 (6.67%) Change Control
11 8 (6.67%) CRM
11 8 (6.67%) Data Security
11 8 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.83%) Capacity Management
12 7 (5.83%) Coaching
12 7 (5.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 107 (89.17%) SQL
2 52 (43.33%) T-SQL
3 11 (9.17%) PL/SQL
4 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.33%) VB
6 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (18.33%) Degree
2 5 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.50%) SLA
3 3 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (3.33%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 30 (25.00%) Oracle
2 27 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.83%) Cognos
3 13 (10.83%) Tableau
4 11 (9.17%) Alteryx
5 6 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (4.17%) Sybase
7 4 (3.33%) Informatica
7 4 (3.33%) SAP
7 4 (3.33%) VMware
8 3 (2.50%) HP
8 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) Logi
9 1 (0.83%) Logi Analytics
9 1 (0.83%) Progress
9 1 (0.83%) Sage