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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 226 214 195
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 34 31 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.44% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.47% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 59
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £28,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,100 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.59%
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
7099 6628 7427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.62% 95.07% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6090 5648 6527
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Manchester +1 20 £40,000 +23.07%
Cheshire -18 11 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Lancashire - 3 - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 57 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (89.47%) SQL
3 48 (84.21%) T-SQL
4 41 (71.93%) Performance Tuning
5 37 (64.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (61.40%) Replication
7 29 (50.88%) Windows
8 25 (43.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (40.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (38.60%) Clustering
11 20 (35.09%) Migration
11 20 (35.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (24.56%) DTS
15 13 (22.81%) Change Management
15 13 (22.81%) Data Transformation
15 13 (22.81%) Database Security
16 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
16 12 (21.05%) Performance Management
17 11 (19.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (19.30%) SAN
17 11 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
18 10 (17.54%) Finance
18 10 (17.54%) LiteSpeed
19 9 (15.79%) Statistics
20 8 (14.04%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) SAN
2 4 (7.02%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (64.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (43.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (40.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (35.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (24.56%) DTS
9 11 (19.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (5.26%) OLTP
11 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
12 2 (3.51%) MySQL
12 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (3.51%) Big Data
13 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
13 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Advertising
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 35 (61.40%) Replication
2 22 (38.60%) Clustering
3 9 (15.79%) Statistics
4 2 (3.51%) Social Media
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (71.93%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (35.09%) Migration
2 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (22.81%) Change Management
4 13 (22.81%) Data Transformation
4 13 (22.81%) Database Security
5 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Performance Management
6 11 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.53%) ETL
8 5 (8.77%) ITIL
9 3 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
10 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.51%) Data Analytics
10 2 (3.51%) Analytics
11 1 (1.75%) Performance Improvement
11 1 (1.75%) CRM
11 1 (1.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 51 (89.47%) SQL
2 48 (84.21%) T-SQL
3 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Facebook