The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
North West / Cheshire
Rank 86 98 87
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 6 1 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.56% 0.077% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.080% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 37
Median salary £40,000 £29,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.59% -26.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.68% +3.52%  

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 1034 1243 1704
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.00% 95.76% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 848 1058 1303
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 Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Cheshire

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in Cheshire

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 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 - 4 £40,000 -
Chester +5 1 £34,000 +15.25%
Macclesfield - 1 £39,000 -
SQL Server DBA
North West

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (87.50%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (62.50%) Replication
4 5 (62.50%) Clustering
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (50.00%) High Availability
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) XML
7 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (25.00%) .NET
7 2 (25.00%) MySQL
7 2 (25.00%) PHP
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (25.00%) ETL
7 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) MySQL
7 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Clustering
1 5 (62.50%) Replication
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) ETL Development
4 2 (25.00%) Full Text Search
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft