Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 254 168
Rank change year-on-year +50 -86 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 127 90 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.25% 0.78% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.81% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 112 68 142
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,337 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,237 £55,000
England 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 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 9777 11043 10507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8024 8750 8737
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Birmingham +68 44 £45,000 +12.50%
Staffordshire +26 39 £45,000 +11.11%
Coventry -11 10 £50,000 +17.65%
West Bromwich - 10 £50,000 -
Herefordshire +4 6 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Warwickshire +1 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Solihull -4 3 £47,500 - 1
Worcestershire -2 1 £32,500 -16.13%
Shropshire -13 1 £32,500 -36.27%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £32,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 -
DBA
England

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

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

1 104 (81.89%) SQL
2 100 (78.74%) SQL Server
3 63 (49.61%) T-SQL
4 43 (33.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (32.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (31.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (29.92%) Microsoft
8 33 (25.98%) Oracle
9 32 (25.20%) Performance Tuning
10 30 (23.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (21.26%) Oracle Database
13 22 (17.32%) SQL Server 2016
14 19 (14.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (14.17%) Finance
15 18 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (14.17%) Relational Database
16 17 (13.39%) Database Security
16 17 (13.39%) PowerShell
16 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (13.39%) Replication
16 17 (13.39%) PL/SQL
17 16 (12.60%) Oracle Database 12c
18 15 (11.81%) SQL Server 2014
18 15 (11.81%) Windows
19 13 (10.24%) ITIL
19 13 (10.24%) MySQL
20 12 (9.45%) Unix
20 12 (9.45%) Migration
20 12 (9.45%) 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 (2.36%) CMS
1 3 (2.36%) IIS
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.79%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.57%) GitHub
3 2 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Office 365
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) PuTTY
1 3 (2.36%) SMS
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (78.74%) SQL Server
2 43 (33.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (32.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (31.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (23.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (21.26%) Oracle Database
7 22 (17.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 19 (14.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (14.17%) Relational Database
10 16 (12.60%) Oracle Database 12c
11 15 (11.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (10.24%) MySQL
13 9 (7.09%) MS Access
14 8 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (6.30%) RDBMS
14 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (5.51%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (4.72%) NoSQL
17 5 (3.94%) Azure SQL Database
17 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (7.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.36%) Toad
4 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (14.17%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Billing
3 2 (1.57%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) .NET
2 4 (3.15%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.15%) Entity Framework
2 4 (3.15%) HTML
3 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.79%) COM
4 1 (0.79%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.39%) Replication
3 12 (9.45%) Clustering
4 8 (6.30%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.57%) iPad
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.81%) Windows
2 12 (9.45%) Unix
3 10 (7.87%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.51%) Linux
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.79%) CentOS
8 1 (0.79%) HPUX
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) Performance Tuning
2 29 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (13.39%) Database Security
4 13 (10.24%) ITIL
5 12 (9.45%) Migration
5 12 (9.45%) Statistics
6 10 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (7.09%) High Availability
8 8 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.30%) Data Analysis
8 8 (6.30%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.30%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.30%) Virtual Team Management
9 7 (5.51%) Analytics
9 7 (5.51%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.94%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.94%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (3.94%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 104 (81.89%) SQL
2 63 (49.61%) T-SQL
3 17 (13.39%) PL/SQL
3 17 (13.39%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.15%) PHP
5 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.57%) VB
7 1 (0.79%) C#
7 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.79%) Perl
7 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.36%) MCSE
5 2 (1.57%) Degree
5 2 (1.57%) OCP
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) MCSA
6 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) GDPR
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (4.72%) SCOM
3 4 (3.15%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.36%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.57%) Packer
5 2 (1.57%) Terraform
6 1 (0.79%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.79%) Netcool
6 1 (0.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 38 (29.92%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.98%) Oracle
3 5 (3.94%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.15%) IDERA
5 3 (2.36%) Google
5 3 (2.36%) Tableau
6 2 (1.57%) Informatica
6 2 (1.57%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) RedGate
7 1 (0.79%) SAP
7 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.79%) Twitter