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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 228 206 181
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 29 39 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.58% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.62% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 27 23 67
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £26,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,800 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
7047 6326 6839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.24% 94.52% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5953 5440 5905
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Manchester -3 18 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Cheshire -22 10 £40,000 +5.96% 1
Lancashire -2 1 - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 53 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (86.79%) SQL
3 44 (83.02%) T-SQL
4 38 (71.70%) Performance Tuning
5 34 (64.15%) Replication
6 33 (62.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (50.94%) Windows
8 21 (39.62%) Clustering
8 21 (39.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (35.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (33.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (32.08%) Migration
12 16 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (30.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (26.42%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (24.53%) Database Security
15 12 (22.64%) DTS
15 12 (22.64%) Change Management
15 12 (22.64%) Data Transformation
16 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
16 11 (20.75%) Performance Management
16 11 (20.75%) SAN
17 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (18.87%) Finance
17 10 (18.87%) LiteSpeed
18 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
19 8 (15.09%) Statistics
20 7 (13.21%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) SAN
2 3 (5.66%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (62.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (39.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (35.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (33.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (30.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (26.42%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (22.64%) DTS
9 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (5.66%) OLTP
11 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
12 2 (3.77%) MySQL
12 2 (3.77%) Big Data
13 1 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
13 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
13 1 (1.89%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Advertising
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) COM
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (64.15%) Replication
2 21 (39.62%) Clustering
3 8 (15.09%) Statistics
4 2 (3.77%) Social Media
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (71.70%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.08%) Migration
4 16 (30.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (24.53%) Database Security
6 12 (22.64%) Data Transformation
6 12 (22.64%) Change Management
7 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
7 11 (20.75%) Performance Management
8 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.32%) ETL
10 5 (9.43%) ITIL
11 4 (7.55%) Performance Analysis
12 2 (3.77%) Data Modelling
13 1 (1.89%) CRM
13 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
13 1 (1.89%) Performance Improvement
13 1 (1.89%) Data Analytics
13 1 (1.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 46 (86.79%) SQL
2 44 (83.02%) T-SQL
3 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Facebook
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