The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 112 114 120
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 8 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.49% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 1
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
SQL Server DBA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1524 1665 1725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.96% 96.97% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1190 1224 1371
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the Cheshire region.

SQL Server DBA Salary Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in Cheshire

SQL Server DBA
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Macclesfield +11 2 £40,000 -
SQL Server DBA
North West

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited SQL Server DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with SQL Server DBA in their job title.

1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (90.63%) SQL
2 29 (90.63%) T-SQL
3 26 (81.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (75.00%) Replication
4 24 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (71.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (68.75%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (53.13%) Clustering
8 13 (40.63%) Finance
8 13 (40.63%) Windows
9 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (34.38%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
11 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
12 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
12 8 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
12 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (25.00%) Statistics
12 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (18.75%) MCITP
13 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (18.75%) ETL
14 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (15.63%) OLAP

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited SQL Server DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with SQL Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (81.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (71.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (15.63%) OLAP
8 5 (15.63%) OLAP Cube
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Music Industry
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 24 (75.00%) Replication
2 17 (53.13%) Clustering
3 8 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (34.38%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
5 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (18.75%) ETL
6 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 4 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 4 (12.50%) Line Management
6 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.13%) Database Security
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.13%) Workflow
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (90.63%) SQL
1 29 (90.63%) T-SQL
2 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.75%) MCITP
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) MCDBA
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle