The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 42 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 5 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.13% 3.47% 5.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 3.75% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 14
Average salary £26,041 £38,250 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.91% +8.51%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +6.02%
DBA
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
226 240 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 96.17% 92.66% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 122 170 167
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

DBA
Salary Trend in Chester

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

DBA Salary Trend in Chester

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region that cited 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 DBA in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (66.67%) Clustering
3 6 (66.67%) IIS
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) Migration
5 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (33.33%) MySQL
7 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (22.22%) OLTP
7 2 (22.22%) VLDB
7 2 (22.22%) Vertica
7 2 (22.22%) Big Data
8 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
8 1 (11.11%) Change Management
8 1 (11.11%) Linux
8 1 (11.11%) Document Management

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester region that cited 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 DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) OLTP
2 2 (22.22%) VLDB
2 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Vertica
3 1 (11.11%) Google