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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 123 106 86
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 138 157 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 2.42% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.54% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 114 107 172
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% -5.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
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
6608 6170 7549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.11% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5176 6547
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Manchester -20 63 £42,500 +6.51% 16
Cheshire 0 55 £47,500 +18.75% 12
Merseyside +20 13 £40,000 +21.21% 2
Lancashire -20 7 - - 1
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 196 (59.39%) SQL
2 182 (55.15%) SQL Server
3 170 (51.52%) Performance Tuning
4 147 (44.55%) T-SQL
5 136 (41.21%) Oracle
6 123 (37.27%) Finance
7 115 (34.85%) Oracle Database
8 97 (29.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 90 (27.27%) ITIL
10 83 (25.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 81 (24.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (23.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 77 (23.33%) Replication
14 72 (21.82%) Oracle Database 10g
15 70 (21.21%) Oracle RMAN
15 70 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
16 68 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
17 64 (19.39%) Data Guard
18 61 (18.48%) Database Tuning
18 61 (18.48%) Capacity Management
19 60 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
20 58 (17.58%) Disaster Recovery
21 51 (15.45%) Windows
21 51 (15.45%) Oracle Database 12c
22 50 (15.15%) Microsoft
23 49 (14.85%) Linux
24 48 (14.55%) Oracle9i Database
25 47 (14.24%) SQL Server 2005
26 44 (13.33%) Imperva
26 44 (13.33%) QA

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (2.42%) SharePoint
1 8 (2.42%) WebLogic
2 6 (1.82%) CMS
3 5 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.21%) IIS
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 24 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.82%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (4.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (3.94%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.21%) HTTP
2 3 (0.91%) SAN
3 2 (0.61%) DNS
3 2 (0.61%) DHCP
4 1 (0.30%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (55.15%) SQL Server
2 115 (34.85%) Oracle Database
3 97 (29.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 83 (25.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (24.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 79 (23.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 72 (21.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 70 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 60 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (15.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 48 (14.55%) Oracle9i Database
12 47 (14.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 35 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (7.88%) OLTP
15 25 (7.58%) MySQL
16 22 (6.67%) DTS
17 19 (5.76%) Hadoop
18 16 (4.85%) SQL Server 2000
19 15 (4.55%) Big Data
19 15 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (5.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.61%) Toad
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 123 (37.27%) Finance
2 15 (4.55%) Retail
3 12 (3.64%) Banking
4 5 (1.52%) Advertising
5 4 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Local Government
7 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.45%) .NET
2 2 (0.61%) Web Services
2 2 (0.61%) Middleware
2 2 (0.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (0.61%) LINQ
2 2 (0.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.30%) MDX
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.30%) XML
3 1 (0.30%) XSL
3 1 (0.30%) COM
3 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (23.33%) Replication
2 41 (12.42%) Clustering
3 16 (4.85%) Statistics
4 7 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.21%) HACMP
8 2 (0.61%) Open Source
9 1 (0.30%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.30%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.30%) Social Media
9 1 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.45%) Windows
2 49 (14.85%) Linux
3 36 (10.91%) UNIX
4 12 (3.64%) Solaris
5 11 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.12%) AIX
7 4 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (51.52%) Performance Tuning
2 90 (27.27%) ITIL
3 68 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (18.48%) Database Tuning
4 61 (18.48%) Capacity Management
5 58 (17.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 44 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 39 (11.82%) Migration
8 32 (9.70%) Change Management
9 31 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (7.88%) Data Transformation
11 24 (7.27%) Mentoring
12 23 (6.97%) Unit Testing
13 18 (5.45%) E-Commerce
14 15 (4.55%) Incident Management
15 14 (4.24%) ETL
15 14 (4.24%) Business Continuity
15 14 (4.24%) Service Management
16 13 (3.94%) Performance Management
16 13 (3.94%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 196 (59.39%) SQL
2 147 (44.55%) T-SQL
3 18 (5.45%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.73%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.52%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) Java
7 1 (0.30%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (6.06%) Degree
2 17 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) MCITP
5 3 (0.91%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (13.33%) QA
2 8 (2.42%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (21.21%) Oracle RMAN
2 25 (7.58%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.21%) PowerHA
4 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 64 (19.39%) Data Guard
2 44 (13.33%) Foglight
3 11 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 136 (41.21%) Oracle
2 50 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 44 (13.33%) Imperva
4 18 (5.45%) Teradata
5 14 (4.24%) Sybase
6 11 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.73%) Hyperion
8 7 (2.12%) VMware
9 6 (1.82%) Vertica
9 6 (1.82%) RainStor
10 5 (1.52%) Sage
10 5 (1.52%) NetApp
10 5 (1.52%) HP
10 5 (1.52%) Cognos
10 5 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.21%) Citrix
11 4 (1.21%) Primavera
11 4 (1.21%) Open Text
12 1 (0.30%) i-GRasp
12 1 (0.30%) Facebook
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