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The median annual salary for a DBA was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

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

Database Administrator
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 211 177 158
Rank change year-on-year -34 -19 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 45 31 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.79% 0.78% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.83% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 43 31 43
10th Percentile £37,940 £27,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,625 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 5,397 3,757 3,811
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.80% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,536 3,193 3,123
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,210 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £71,250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Manchester

DBA
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing DBA in Manchester.

Salary trend for DBA in Manchester

DBA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing DBA in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Salary histogram for DBA in Manchester

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, DBA job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 41 (91.11%) SQL
2 35 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 20 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (35.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (33.33%) High Availability
6 14 (31.11%) ITIL
6 14 (31.11%) T-SQL
6 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
6 14 (31.11%) Social Skills
7 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (26.67%) Azure
8 10 (22.22%) Windows
8 10 (22.22%) Replication
9 8 (17.78%) Oracle
9 8 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (15.56%) Database Security
10 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (15.56%) ETL
10 7 (15.56%) Agile
10 7 (15.56%) Migration
10 7 (15.56%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
11 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (13.33%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (13.33%) Clustering
11 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
11 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 6 (13.33%) MySQL

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (2.22%) Confluence
1 1 (2.22%) SAS
1 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Azure
2 6 (13.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) PaaS
4 3 (6.67%) Power Platform
5 2 (4.44%) AWS
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) VoIP
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (13.33%) MySQL
4 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (8.89%) OLTP
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
7 3 (6.67%) MariaDB
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (6.67%) Power BI
8 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.22%) DB2
9 1 (2.22%) OLAP
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 14 (31.11%) Social Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Law
3 4 (8.89%) Local Government
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) ODBC
2 1 (2.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Replication
2 7 (15.56%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (13.33%) Clustering
3 6 (13.33%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) Educational Technology
5 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.22%) Online Gambling
5 1 (2.22%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (8.89%) Unix
5 1 (2.22%) CentOS
5 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (35.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (33.33%) High Availability
4 14 (31.11%) ITIL
5 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (15.56%) Agile
6 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (15.56%) Database Security
6 7 (15.56%) ETL
6 7 (15.56%) Migration
7 6 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 5 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.89%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (8.89%) Server Patching
9 4 (8.89%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 41 (91.11%) SQL
2 14 (31.11%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) Bash
4 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.22%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Sentry
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.22%) Avaya
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) hybris
4 1 (2.22%) NetApp
4 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow