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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 194 215 197
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 49 22 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.34% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.36% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 41 21 46
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £43,125 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
6327 6179 6981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.04% 94.93% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5198 5106 5863
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +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%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 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 +19 25 £40,000 - 2
Manchester +6 16 £44,500 +7.87% 3
Lancashire +5 8 - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 85 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 75 (88.24%) SQL
3 65 (76.47%) T-SQL
4 56 (65.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (61.18%) Performance Tuning
6 49 (57.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (54.12%) Replication
7 46 (54.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (50.59%) Windows
9 36 (42.35%) Clustering
10 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
11 30 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (29.41%) Migration
13 24 (28.24%) Change Management
14 20 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (22.35%) Statistics
16 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (21.18%) PowerShell
16 18 (21.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 16 (18.82%) Finance
17 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (18.82%) DTS
18 15 (17.65%) Unit Testing
18 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 15 (17.65%) Performance Management
18 15 (17.65%) Data Transformation
19 13 (15.29%) Capacity Planning
20 11 (12.94%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) HTTP
2 3 (3.53%) SAN
3 1 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 56 (65.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (57.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (54.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (18.82%) DTS
8 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Power View
10 5 (5.88%) OLAP Cube
10 5 (5.88%) OLAP
10 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
12 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
12 2 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
13 1 (1.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (21.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Music Industry
3 1 (1.18%) Automotive
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 46 (54.12%) Replication
2 36 (42.35%) Clustering
3 19 (22.35%) Statistics
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.59%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.18%) Performance Tuning
2 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.41%) Migration
4 24 (28.24%) Change Management
5 20 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 15 (17.65%) Performance Management
7 15 (17.65%) Data Transformation
8 13 (15.29%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (11.76%) ETL
10 6 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (7.06%) Capacity Management
10 6 (7.06%) Incident Management
10 6 (7.06%) Problem Management
10 6 (7.06%) Data Protection
10 6 (7.06%) Line Management
11 5 (5.88%) ITIL
12 4 (4.71%) Data Migration
13 3 (3.53%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 75 (88.24%) SQL
2 65 (76.47%) T-SQL
3 18 (21.18%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.24%) Degree
3 6 (7.06%) MCITP
4 4 (4.71%) MCDBA
5 3 (3.53%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) Oracle
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