Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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

SQL Server Database Administrator
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 130 164
Rank change year-on-year -28 +34 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 8 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.28% 0.55% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.56% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 21
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,150 £36,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £40,000 £50,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -21.05% - -5.00%

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 2698 2132 3224
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 97.26% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2062 1852 2680
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% -10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,675 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 -8 4 £37,500 +18.11% 1
Macclesfield - 1 £42,500 -
SQL Server DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (87.50%) T-SQL
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (62.50%) Replication
4 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (50.00%) Marketing
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (50.00%) Clustering
5 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (37.50%) Perfmon
6 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (37.50%) MySQL
6 3 (37.50%) Linux
7 2 (25.00%) Oracle
7 2 (25.00%) OLTP
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (25.00%) MariaDB
7 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (25.00%) NoSQL

SQL Server 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 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
5 3 (37.50%) MySQL
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (25.00%) MariaDB
6 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (25.00%) OLTP
7 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Replication
2 4 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Runbook
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) R
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Perfmon
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) ParAccel
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) Talend
2 1 (12.50%) Vertica