The median annual salary for a DBA was £40,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Database Administrator
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 61 48
Rank change year-on-year -18 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 17 41 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.58% 3.10% 4.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 3.24% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12 35 73
Median salary £40,750 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1046 1265 1705
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.12% 95.76% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 856 1076 1304
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Cheshire

DBA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DBA in Cheshire.

Salary trend for DBA in Cheshire

DBA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for DBA in Cheshire

DBA
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe -7 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Warrington - 3 £45,000 -
Chester +5 1 £34,000 +15.25%
Macclesfield 0 1 £39,000 -2.50%
DBA
North West

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 28 (84.85%) SQL Server
3 19 (57.58%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
5 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 15 (45.45%) High Availability
7 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (42.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (42.42%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (42.42%) Replication
8 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (30.30%) Relational Database
9 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (27.27%) Clustering
9 9 (27.27%) ETL
9 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
10 8 (24.24%) Windows
10 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (21.21%) .NET
11 7 (21.21%) Oracle
11 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (18.18%) MySQL
12 6 (18.18%) Business Continuity
12 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (84.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (42.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (30.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (18.18%) MySQL
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
10 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
11 1 (3.03%) Big Data
11 1 (3.03%) DocumentDB
11 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (3.03%) Power BI
11 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (3.03%) NHibernate
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Replication
2 9 (27.27%) Clustering
3 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Fintech
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (45.45%) High Availability
3 14 (42.42%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (27.27%) ETL
5 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (18.18%) Business Continuity
8 5 (15.15%) ETL Development
8 5 (15.15%) Full Text Search
9 4 (12.12%) Change Management
9 4 (12.12%) ITIL
9 4 (12.12%) Migration
9 4 (12.12%) Service Management
10 3 (9.09%) Data Security
10 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
10 3 (9.09%) Resource Management
10 3 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
3 5 (15.15%) PHP
4 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.06%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
6 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) MCDBA
2 3 (9.09%) MCITP
2 3 (9.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) RainStor
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Tableau
3 1 (3.03%) Talend
3 1 (3.03%) Teradata