Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

SQL Database Administrator
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 96 112
Rank change year-on-year -47 +16 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 31 45 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.97% 2.02% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 2.09% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 30 44 50
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,875 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £51,450 £47,125 £52,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 3,062 2,154 2,792
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.77% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,303 1,799 2,450
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,925 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 11 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Macclesfield +9 7 £47,500 +16.56% 1
Chester - 1 £37,500 -
SQL DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 31 (100.00%) SQL
2 24 (77.42%) SQL Server
3 22 (70.97%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (70.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (67.74%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (58.06%) T-SQL
6 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
7 13 (41.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (41.94%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (35.48%) Power BI
9 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (22.58%) SSDT
10 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
10 7 (22.58%) JIRA
10 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
10 7 (22.58%) NHS
10 7 (22.58%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (19.35%) Oracle
11 6 (19.35%) Advertising
11 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
12 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (16.13%) Migration
12 5 (16.13%) Internet
13 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (12.90%) ETL
13 4 (12.90%) Replication

SQL 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (77.42%) SQL Server
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (67.74%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (41.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (35.48%) Power BI
6 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (22.58%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (22.58%) SSDT
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (12.90%) MySQL
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
12 2 (6.45%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
12 2 (6.45%) MariaDB
12 2 (6.45%) OLTP
12 2 (6.45%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (19.35%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) NHS
2 4 (12.90%) Replication
3 3 (9.68%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (41.94%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (22.58%) Data Analysis
4 5 (16.13%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.90%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Line Management
7 2 (6.45%) Analytics
7 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 2 (6.45%) Data Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) Database Optimisation
7 2 (6.45%) High Availability
7 2 (6.45%) Open Source
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Web Development
8 1 (3.23%) Change Management
8 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (58.06%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) R
3 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Tableau
4 2 (6.45%) ParAccel
4 2 (6.45%) RedGate
4 2 (6.45%) Talend
4 2 (6.45%) Vertica