Period
to 26 March 2019

The median annual salary for a DBA was £41,700 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 215 227 218
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 74 87 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.89% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.92% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 63 78 81
West Midlands median annual salary £41,700 £45,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.85% +7.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,900 £29,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 7,585 9,428 9,613
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 96.57% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5,765 7,375 7,792
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,275
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 +45 26 £38,750 -13.89% 4
Staffordshire +21 15 £45,000 - 4
Birmingham -10 12 £45,000 +2.86% 4
West Bromwich +5 6 £30,750 +0.82%
Warwickshire +9 4 £42,500 -39.29% 1
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £41,700 -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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 60 (81.08%) SQL
2 59 (79.73%) SQL Server
3 37 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 29 (39.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (32.43%) Windows
5 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
6 21 (28.38%) Visual Studio
6 21 (28.38%) SSDT
6 21 (28.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (24.32%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (22.97%) PL/SQL
8 17 (22.97%) Windows Server
9 15 (20.27%) Oracle
9 15 (20.27%) Change Control
10 14 (18.92%) Principle of Least Privilege
11 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (16.22%) High Availability
12 12 (16.22%) Replication
13 11 (14.86%) Clustering
13 11 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (14.86%) Degree
13 11 (14.86%) Computer Science
14 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
15 9 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (10.81%) DB2
16 8 (10.81%) Migration
16 8 (10.81%) PostgreSQL

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 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) LAN
1 4 (5.41%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.35%) SAN
3 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (79.73%) SQL Server
2 29 (39.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (28.38%) SSDT
4 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
6 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (10.81%) DB2
7 8 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
7 8 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (9.46%) MySQL
9 6 (8.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (8.11%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (8.11%) MongoDB
9 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
9 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
11 4 (5.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (28.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 21 (28.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.05%) Toad
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Advertising
2 1 (1.35%) Games
2 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Replication
2 11 (14.86%) Clustering
3 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.41%) User Experience
6 2 (2.70%) NHS
6 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Windows
2 17 (22.97%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.46%) Linux
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (20.27%) Change Control
3 14 (18.92%) Principle of Least Privilege
4 12 (16.22%) High Availability
5 11 (14.86%) Computer Science
6 9 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (10.81%) Migration
8 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.11%) Mathematics
9 6 (8.11%) Performance Metrics
10 5 (6.76%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (6.76%) Database Security
10 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (6.76%) Server Monitoring
11 4 (5.41%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (5.41%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 60 (81.08%) SQL
2 37 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 17 (22.97%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) MCSE
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.35%) OCP
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.27%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) SAP
4 2 (2.70%) Cognos
4 2 (2.70%) Tableau
5 1 (1.35%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.35%) Sage