The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
North West / Cheshire
Rank 75 78 62
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 16 24 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.52% 1.84% 3.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.93% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 58
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £40,000 £34,509
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 1024 1244 1682
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 96.97% 95.62% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1060 1287
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%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Cheshire

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in Cheshire

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in Cheshire

SQL 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 SQL DBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 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 -3 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Warrington - 3 £45,000 -
Chester +5 1 £34,000 +15.25%
Macclesfield -2 1 £39,000 -2.50%
SQL DBA
North West

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) SQL
2 25 (89.29%) SQL Server
3 19 (67.86%) T-SQL
4 18 (64.29%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (60.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
7 14 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (42.86%) High Availability
9 11 (39.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (39.29%) Replication
10 10 (35.71%) ETL
10 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
11 9 (32.14%) Clustering
12 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
13 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (25.00%) Windows
13 7 (25.00%) MySQL
14 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (21.43%) .NET
14 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
15 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (89.29%) SQL Server
2 17 (60.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (39.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 7 (25.00%) MySQL
6 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (3.57%) DocumentDB
10 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
10 1 (3.57%) Power BI
10 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (3.57%) NHibernate
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Replication
2 9 (32.14%) Clustering
3 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (42.86%) High Availability
4 10 (35.71%) ETL
5 8 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
7 5 (17.86%) ETL Development
7 5 (17.86%) Full Text Search
8 4 (14.29%) Change Management
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) Data Security
9 3 (10.71%) ITIL
9 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
9 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
9 3 (10.71%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (10.71%) Service Management
9 3 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (10.71%) Trend Analysis
10 2 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) SQL
2 19 (67.86%) T-SQL
3 5 (17.86%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) VBA
5 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) MCDBA
2 3 (10.71%) MCITP
2 3 (10.71%) MCTS
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Talend
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau