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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 236 208 166
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 23 28 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.41% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.43% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 84
Average salary £50,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.48% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,520 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
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
7036 6493 7060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.65% 94.24% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5725 5590 6111
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 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 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 2 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
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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 -21 12 £50,000 +31.57%
Manchester +1 10 £50,000 +29.03%
Merseyside +12 1 - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (81.08%) SQL
3 26 (70.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (67.57%) T-SQL
4 25 (67.57%) Performance Tuning
5 24 (64.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (59.46%) Replication
7 16 (43.24%) Windows
8 15 (40.54%) Clustering
9 13 (35.14%) Finance
9 13 (35.14%) SAN
9 13 (35.14%) Database Security
10 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (27.03%) LiteSpeed
11 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
13 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (13.51%) ETL
15 4 (10.81%) Performance Analysis
16 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (8.11%) OLTP
16 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
16 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
17 2 (5.41%) Data Management
17 2 (5.41%) Data Security

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (70.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (64.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (8.11%) OLTP
8 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
9 2 (5.41%) Big Data
9 2 (5.41%) MySQL
10 1 (2.70%) DTS
10 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 1 (2.70%) CouchDB
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Advertising
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (59.46%) Replication
2 15 (40.54%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Social Media
3 2 (5.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (35.14%) Database Security
3 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.51%) ETL
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Data Security
6 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Data Management
6 2 (5.41%) Database Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Data Governance
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Data Transformation
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) SQL
2 25 (67.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) LiteSpeed
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Citrix
1 2 (5.41%) VMware
1 2 (5.41%) Facebook
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft