The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / West Midlands
Rank 155 158 143
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 55 83 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.37% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.42% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 45 80 61
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 4501 5856 4848
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.35% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3711 4766 4137
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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
Coventry +25 11 £42,500 +10.32%
Birmingham -5 10 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Staffordshire 0 9 £42,500 +17.24% 1
Solihull -10 8 £34,000 -24.44%
Shropshire - 6 £43,250 -
Walsall - 4 £32,500 - 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £45,000 - 4
Herefordshire -20 2 £45,000 +28.57%
West Bromwich -7 1 £42,500 +1.19%
Worcestershire -11 1 £50,000 -
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 83 (79.05%) SQL Server
2 80 (76.19%) SQL
3 68 (64.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (64.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (56.19%) Performance Tuning
5 54 (51.43%) Microsoft
6 47 (44.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (37.14%) T-SQL
9 37 (35.24%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (34.29%) Oracle
11 26 (24.76%) MongoDB
12 25 (23.81%) NoSQL
13 24 (22.86%) ETL
14 23 (21.90%) MS Excel
15 22 (20.95%) Windows
15 22 (20.95%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
17 20 (19.05%) MySQL
18 19 (18.10%) Visual Studio
18 19 (18.10%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (18.10%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (18.10%) PowerShell
19 18 (17.14%) Performance Monitoring
20 17 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
21 16 (15.24%) Power BI
21 16 (15.24%) Windows Server
21 16 (15.24%) Capacity Planning

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (8.57%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (21.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.95%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) Internet
1 1 (0.95%) Network Security
1 1 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (79.05%) SQL Server
2 68 (64.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 68 (64.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (44.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 42 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (24.76%) MongoDB
6 25 (23.81%) NoSQL
7 22 (20.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (19.05%) MySQL
10 19 (18.10%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (15.24%) Power BI
12 13 (12.38%) DB2
13 11 (10.48%) Relational Database
14 10 (9.52%) OLAP
15 9 (8.57%) Oracle Database
16 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2014
17 7 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
18 6 (5.71%) Oracle Database 12c
18 6 (5.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (18.10%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (18.10%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 4 (3.81%) Advertising
1 4 (3.81%) Finance
2 1 (0.95%) Marketing
2 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) MDX
2 1 (0.95%) .NET
2 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.95%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.33%) Clustering
3 10 (9.52%) Replication
4 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) Linux
2 16 (15.24%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.62%) AIX
4 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.86%) Android
5 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.95%) CentOS
7 1 (0.95%) HPUX
7 1 (0.95%) Unix
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.19%) Performance Tuning
2 37 (35.24%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (22.86%) ETL
4 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (17.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 16 (15.24%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (11.43%) Database Security
8 11 (10.48%) Server Monitoring
9 8 (7.62%) High Availability
10 7 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 7 (6.67%) Migration
11 6 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.76%) Functional Testing
13 4 (3.81%) Coaching
13 4 (3.81%) DevOps
13 4 (3.81%) Mentoring
14 3 (2.86%) Service Delivery
14 3 (2.86%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (76.19%) SQL
2 39 (37.14%) T-SQL
3 19 (18.10%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) C
5 1 (0.95%) C#
5 1 (0.95%) C++
5 1 (0.95%) Korn
5 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.95%) VB
5 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) OCP
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) Degree
4 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.95%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.95%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) MCSA
5 1 (0.95%) MCSE
5 1 (0.95%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle Clusterware
1 6 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 3 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 54 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.29%) Oracle
3 13 (12.38%) IBM
4 1 (0.95%) Facebook
4 1 (0.95%) iManage
4 1 (0.95%) NetApp
4 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36500 - £44600 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus
Posted: 24 days ago