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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 132 110 84
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 145 148 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 2.16% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.30% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 112 110 204
Average salary £48,750 £42,250 £35,805
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £34,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,072 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +34 79 £48,750 +21.87% 11
Cheshire -21 55 £50,000 +22.69% 7
Lancashire -1 5 £35,000 -13.58% 1
Merseyside -15 4 £25,000 -50.00% 1
Cumbria - 2 £40,000 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 192 (64.65%) SQL
2 121 (40.74%) SQL Server
3 116 (39.06%) Oracle
4 95 (31.99%) T-SQL
5 90 (30.30%) Performance Tuning
6 89 (29.97%) Oracle Database
7 87 (29.29%) Replication
8 71 (23.91%) Oracle Database 11g
9 65 (21.89%) Finance
10 63 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 62 (20.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 62 (20.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 59 (19.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 55 (18.52%) Data Guard
14 53 (17.85%) Windows
15 50 (16.84%) Oracle Database 10g
16 44 (14.81%) Oracle RMAN
17 43 (14.48%) Capacity Management
18 37 (12.46%) Linux
18 37 (12.46%) SQL Server 2012
19 36 (12.12%) ITIL
20 34 (11.45%) Clustering
21 31 (10.44%) Microsoft
21 31 (10.44%) Oracle RAC
22 30 (10.10%) Data Warehouse
22 30 (10.10%) MySQL
23 29 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
23 29 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
23 29 (9.76%) Database Security
23 29 (9.76%) Oracle Database 12c

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (4.04%) WebLogic
2 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.02%) CMS
4 5 (1.68%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.35%) Node.js
5 4 (1.35%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.71%) Oracle Applications
2 13 (4.38%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (2.02%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.05%) SAN
2 3 (1.01%) DHCP
2 3 (1.01%) DNS
3 2 (0.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) FTP
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 89 (29.97%) Oracle Database
3 71 (23.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 63 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (20.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (20.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 59 (19.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 50 (16.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 37 (12.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (10.10%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (10.10%) MySQL
10 29 (9.76%) Oracle Database 12c
11 28 (9.43%) Oracle9i Database
12 25 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (6.40%) SQL Server 2000
14 17 (5.72%) DTS
15 16 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (4.71%) Relational Database
17 12 (4.04%) RDBMS
17 12 (4.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (21.89%) Finance
2 23 (7.74%) Banking
3 10 (3.37%) Retail
4 4 (1.35%) Advertising
4 4 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.35%) Marketing
5 2 (0.67%) Dutch Language
5 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.34%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.36%) .NET
2 3 (1.01%) Middleware
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.67%) LINQ
4 1 (0.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 87 (29.29%) Replication
2 34 (11.45%) Clustering
3 8 (2.69%) Statistics
4 7 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.68%) HACMP
6 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.35%) Open Source
7 3 (1.01%) GIS
8 2 (0.67%) Social Media
8 2 (0.67%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.85%) Windows
2 37 (12.46%) Linux
3 27 (9.09%) UNIX
4 11 (3.70%) AIX
5 9 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (1.68%) Solaris
8 4 (1.35%) CentOS
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (30.30%) Performance Tuning
2 43 (14.48%) Capacity Management
3 36 (12.12%) ITIL
4 29 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (9.76%) Database Security
5 26 (8.75%) Database Tuning
6 24 (8.08%) Performance Management
7 22 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (7.07%) Migration
8 21 (7.07%) Problem Management
9 20 (6.73%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.72%) Change Management
10 17 (5.72%) Business Continuity
11 16 (5.39%) E-Commerce
12 15 (5.05%) ETL
13 10 (3.37%) Incident Management
13 10 (3.37%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.03%) ERP
15 7 (2.36%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 192 (64.65%) SQL
2 95 (31.99%) T-SQL
3 16 (5.39%) Shell Script
4 15 (5.05%) PL/SQL
5 11 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.35%) VBA
6 4 (1.35%) C#
7 2 (0.67%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) C
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) Python
8 1 (0.34%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (4.71%) Degree
2 13 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.34%) OCP
5 1 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.71%) QA
2 10 (3.37%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (14.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 31 (10.44%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (3.37%) LiteSpeed
4 5 (1.68%) PowerHA
5 4 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.01%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 55 (18.52%) Data Guard
2 21 (7.07%) Foglight
3 7 (2.36%) Puppet
3 7 (2.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 116 (39.06%) Oracle
2 31 (10.44%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.41%) Teradata
4 21 (7.07%) Imperva
5 11 (3.70%) VMware
6 9 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.36%) RainStor
8 6 (2.02%) Sybase
9 5 (1.68%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.68%) Sage
10 4 (1.35%) Primavera
10 4 (1.35%) Open Text
10 4 (1.35%) Informatica
10 4 (1.35%) NetApp
10 4 (1.35%) Citrix
10 4 (1.35%) Cognos
11 3 (1.01%) Vertica
11 3 (1.01%) HP
12 2 (0.67%) Veritas
12 2 (0.67%) Facebook
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