The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 136 108 77
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 126 145 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 2.12% 3.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.25% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 103 110 222
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £34,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,072 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
DBA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DBA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

DBA Salary Trend in the North West

DBA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing DBA across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DBA Salary Histogram in the North West

DBA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Manchester +7 67 £45,000 +9.75% 11
Cheshire -21 43 £50,000 +21.95% 7
Merseyside -6 8 £25,000 -50.00% 1
Lancashire -8 6 £35,000 -13.58% 2
Cumbria - 1 £40,000 - 1
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 190 (66.90%) SQL
2 114 (40.14%) SQL Server
3 112 (39.44%) Oracle
4 86 (30.28%) Oracle Database
5 82 (28.87%) Replication
6 81 (28.52%) T-SQL
7 76 (26.76%) Performance Tuning
8 63 (22.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 62 (21.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 62 (21.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 59 (20.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 58 (20.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 54 (19.01%) Finance
13 52 (18.31%) Windows
14 51 (17.96%) Data Guard
15 47 (16.55%) Oracle Database 10g
16 42 (14.79%) Oracle RMAN
17 41 (14.44%) Oracle RAC
18 38 (13.38%) Capacity Management
19 35 (12.32%) Clustering
19 35 (12.32%) Linux
20 32 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
21 31 (10.92%) Database Security
22 30 (10.56%) UNIX
22 30 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
23 29 (10.21%) MySQL
24 28 (9.86%) Microsoft
24 28 (9.86%) Teradata
25 26 (9.15%) Performance Management
26 25 (8.80%) Business Intelligence

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 14 (4.93%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle 10gAS
3 4 (1.41%) Node.js
3 4 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.41%) CMS
4 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (5.99%) Oracle EBS
1 17 (5.99%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (3.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (3.17%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.63%) SAN
2 3 (1.06%) DHCP
2 3 (1.06%) DNS
3 2 (0.70%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) NAS
4 1 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (40.14%) SQL Server
2 86 (30.28%) Oracle Database
3 63 (22.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 62 (21.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 62 (21.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (20.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (20.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 47 (16.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 32 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (10.21%) MySQL
11 24 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (7.75%) Relational Database
13 21 (7.39%) Oracle9i Database
14 20 (7.04%) SQL Server 2000
15 18 (6.34%) RDBMS
15 18 (6.34%) Oracle Database 12c
16 16 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (4.58%) DTS
18 12 (4.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (19.01%) Finance
2 25 (8.80%) Banking
3 6 (2.11%) Retail
4 4 (1.41%) Advertising
4 4 (1.41%) Marketing
5 3 (1.06%) Automotive
5 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.70%) Back Office
6 2 (0.70%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.52%) .NET
2 7 (2.46%) Middleware
2 7 (2.46%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.70%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 82 (28.87%) Replication
2 35 (12.32%) Clustering
3 6 (2.11%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.11%) HACMP
4 4 (1.41%) GIS
5 3 (1.06%) Open Source
5 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.06%) Statistics
5 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.70%) Social Media
6 2 (0.70%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.35%) FMCG
7 1 (0.35%) Telematics
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (18.31%) Windows
2 35 (12.32%) Linux
3 30 (10.56%) UNIX
4 12 (4.23%) AIX
5 10 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (1.41%) CentOS
9 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.06%) Solaris
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.35%) HPUX
11 1 (0.35%) Tru64
11 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.76%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (13.38%) Capacity Management
3 31 (10.92%) Database Security
4 26 (9.15%) Performance Management
5 25 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (8.80%) Problem Management
6 24 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.99%) Database Tuning
8 16 (5.63%) Business Continuity
9 15 (5.28%) Migration
10 14 (4.93%) ETL
10 14 (4.93%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.93%) ITIL
11 12 (4.23%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (3.52%) Change Management
14 9 (3.17%) ERP
15 8 (2.82%) Incident Management
15 8 (2.82%) Performance Improvement
16 7 (2.46%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 190 (66.90%) SQL
2 81 (28.52%) T-SQL
3 22 (7.75%) PL/SQL
4 19 (6.69%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.41%) VBA
6 4 (1.41%) C#
7 2 (0.70%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) Java
8 1 (0.35%) Python
8 1 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (5.63%) Degree
2 11 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) OCP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.35%) MCP
5 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.87%) SLA
2 6 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (14.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 41 (14.44%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (3.52%) LiteSpeed
4 5 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.76%) PowerHA
5 3 (1.06%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 51 (17.96%) Data Guard
2 11 (3.87%) Foglight
3 10 (3.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (2.46%) Puppet
5 4 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.35%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 112 (39.44%) Oracle
2 28 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.86%) Teradata
3 14 (4.93%) VMware
4 11 (3.87%) Imperva
5 7 (2.46%) RainStor
6 6 (2.11%) Informatica
7 5 (1.76%) Citrix
7 5 (1.76%) Sybase
8 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.41%) NetApp
8 4 (1.41%) Open Text
9 3 (1.06%) Sage
9 3 (1.06%) Vertica
9 3 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.70%) Cognos
10 2 (0.70%) Veritas
10 2 (0.70%) Facebook
10 2 (0.70%) Primavera
11 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
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