The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server 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 SQL Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 228 213 172
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 28 26 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.38% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.41% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 82
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £29,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
SQL Server 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
6999 6359 7040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.92% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5762 5473 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%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server DBA Salary Trend in the North West

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

SQL Server DBA Salary Histogram in the North West

SQL Server 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 SQL Server DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Cheshire -18 14 £50,000 +31.57% 3
Manchester -1 13 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire -1 1 - -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited SQL Server 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 SQL Server DBA in their job title.

1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (78.95%) SQL
3 25 (65.79%) T-SQL
3 25 (65.79%) Replication
4 23 (60.53%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (57.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (47.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (47.37%) Windows
7 16 (42.11%) Clustering
8 13 (34.21%) SAN
8 13 (34.21%) Database Security
9 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (26.32%) Finance
9 10 (26.32%) LiteSpeed
10 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
12 6 (15.79%) ETL
13 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (13.16%) Migration
14 4 (10.53%) Change Management
14 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (10.53%) Data Transformation
14 4 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
15 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
15 3 (7.89%) Performance Management

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited SQL Server 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 SQL Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (57.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (47.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
8 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (7.89%) DTS
8 3 (7.89%) OLTP
9 2 (5.26%) MySQL
9 2 (5.26%) Big Data
10 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 1 (2.63%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Advertising
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (65.79%) Replication
2 16 (42.11%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) GIS
3 2 (5.26%) Statistics
3 2 (5.26%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (34.21%) Database Security
3 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (15.79%) ETL
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.16%) Migration
6 4 (10.53%) Change Management
6 4 (10.53%) Data Transformation
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
7 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.63%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (2.63%) CRM
9 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) SQL
2 25 (65.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) LiteSpeed
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Citrix
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
2 2 (5.26%) Facebook
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago