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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 103 92 68
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 160 181 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.37% 2.75% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 2.90% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 138 133 179
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
6429 6251 6839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.08% 94.97% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5302 5165 5741
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Cheshire +14 74 £40,000 - 9
Manchester -35 67 £43,000 +4.24% 7
Lancashire -13 10 £36,750 +6.52% 1
Merseyside +10 9 £40,000 +9.58% 1
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 235 (68.31%) SQL
2 221 (64.24%) SQL Server
3 180 (52.33%) T-SQL
4 175 (50.87%) Performance Tuning
5 125 (36.34%) Finance
6 118 (34.30%) Oracle
7 111 (32.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 103 (29.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 97 (28.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 94 (27.33%) Oracle Database
10 94 (27.33%) Replication
11 82 (23.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 80 (23.26%) Windows
13 76 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
14 75 (21.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 71 (20.64%) ITIL
15 71 (20.64%) Microsoft
16 70 (20.35%) Data Warehouse
17 67 (19.48%) Clustering
18 64 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
19 56 (16.28%) Oracle RMAN
19 56 (16.28%) Oracle Database 10g
20 52 (15.12%) Capacity Management
21 51 (14.83%) Migration
22 49 (14.24%) Data Guard
22 49 (14.24%) Database Tuning
23 47 (13.66%) SQL Server 2005
24 44 (12.79%) Linux
25 43 (12.50%) Change Management
25 43 (12.50%) QA

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.74%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.16%) IIS
3 4 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 29 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.74%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (5.81%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (4.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (3.49%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.16%) HTTP
2 3 (0.87%) SAN
3 1 (0.29%) Intranet
3 1 (0.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) DNS
3 1 (0.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (64.24%) SQL Server
2 111 (32.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (29.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 97 (28.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 94 (27.33%) Oracle Database
6 82 (23.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 75 (21.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 70 (20.35%) Data Warehouse
9 56 (16.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 47 (13.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 40 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 36 (10.47%) Oracle Database 12c
13 32 (9.30%) Oracle9i Database
14 29 (8.43%) OLTP
15 21 (6.10%) DTS
15 21 (6.10%) MySQL
16 20 (5.81%) SQL Server 2000
17 17 (4.94%) DB2
18 15 (4.36%) OLAP
19 14 (4.07%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (7.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.58%) Toad
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 125 (36.34%) Finance
2 12 (3.49%) Retail
3 10 (2.91%) Banking
4 4 (1.16%) Advertising
5 3 (0.87%) Local Government
6 2 (0.58%) Automotive
6 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.58%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.36%) .NET
2 3 (0.87%) XML
3 2 (0.58%) Web Services
3 2 (0.58%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.58%) NHibernate
3 2 (0.58%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (0.29%) MDX
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) XSL
4 1 (0.29%) COM
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (27.33%) Replication
2 67 (19.48%) Clustering
3 30 (8.72%) Statistics
4 8 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.16%) NHS
7 3 (0.87%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.87%) HACMP
8 1 (0.29%) Open Source
8 1 (0.29%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 80 (23.26%) Windows
2 44 (12.79%) Linux
3 33 (9.59%) UNIX
4 10 (2.91%) Solaris
5 8 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.87%) SUSE
8 2 (0.58%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (50.87%) Performance Tuning
2 76 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (20.64%) ITIL
4 64 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 52 (15.12%) Capacity Management
6 51 (14.83%) Migration
7 49 (14.24%) Database Tuning
8 43 (12.50%) Change Management
9 41 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (9.59%) Service Delivery
11 29 (8.43%) Data Transformation
12 27 (7.85%) Mentoring
13 25 (7.27%) Unit Testing
14 24 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (6.10%) ETL
16 18 (5.23%) Incident Management
17 16 (4.65%) Performance Management
18 13 (3.78%) Service Management
19 12 (3.49%) E-Commerce
19 12 (3.49%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 235 (68.31%) SQL
2 180 (52.33%) T-SQL
3 28 (8.14%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.91%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.74%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (6.10%) Degree
3 12 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.20%) MCITP
5 8 (2.33%) MCDBA
5 8 (2.33%) VCP4
6 7 (2.03%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (16.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 25 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.87%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 49 (14.24%) Data Guard
2 30 (8.72%) Foglight
3 12 (3.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (1.74%) SCOM
5 2 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 118 (34.30%) Oracle
2 71 (20.64%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.72%) Imperva
4 20 (5.81%) Teradata
5 13 (3.78%) Sybase
6 10 (2.91%) Hyperion
7 8 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.03%) Vertica
9 5 (1.45%) VMware
9 5 (1.45%) NetApp
10 4 (1.16%) HP
10 4 (1.16%) Citrix
11 1 (0.29%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.29%) Sage
11 1 (0.29%) Epicor
11 1 (0.29%) Cognos
11 1 (0.29%) SAP
11 1 (0.29%) Business Objects
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