Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 136 114
Rank change year-on-year -13 -22 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 27 22 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.87% 0.84% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.87% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 29
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £47,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%

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 3,005 2,533 2,151
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.17% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,276 1,986 1,856
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 July 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 July 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 0 7 £29,000 -22.67% 2
Nantwich - 6 £50,000 -
Crewe -11 5 £52,500 +31.25%
Macclesfield +4 3 £47,500 +8.57%
Chester -3 1 £37,500 +10.29%
SQL DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, SQL DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) SQL
2 26 (96.30%) SQL Server
3 14 (51.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (51.85%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (48.15%) T-SQL
5 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (40.74%) High Availability
6 11 (40.74%) Finance
7 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
8 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (25.93%) Clustering
9 7 (25.93%) Windows
9 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
9 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Sentry
10 6 (22.22%) RedGate
11 5 (18.52%) Change Control
11 5 (18.52%) Release Management
11 5 (18.52%) Data Security
11 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (18.52%) Microservices
11 5 (18.52%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (18.52%) Patch Management
12 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
12 4 (14.81%) AppDynamics
12 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
12 4 (14.81%) ETL
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel

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:

Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (96.30%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
5 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
7 4 (14.81%) MS Access
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (11.11%) MySQL
9 2 (7.41%) DB2
9 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
9 2 (7.41%) SSDT
10 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (3.70%) Power BI
10 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
1 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) Clustering
3 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.41%) NHS
5 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.70%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (40.74%) High Availability
3 5 (18.52%) Change Control
3 5 (18.52%) Data Security
3 5 (18.52%) Microservices
3 5 (18.52%) Patch Management
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (18.52%) Release Management
4 4 (14.81%) ETL
4 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.81%) Time Management
5 3 (11.11%) Analytical Thinking
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) Data Encryption
5 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) T-SQL
3 4 (14.81%) VBA
4 1 (3.70%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) GDPR
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Sentry
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) RedGate
3 4 (14.81%) AppDynamics
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Teradata