Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 17 October 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 > Manchester
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 256 165
Rank change year-on-year +36 -91 0
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 69 38 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.95% 0.49% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.50% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67 35 117
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,000 £40,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £46,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% +11.76%

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 7,013 7,603 7,194
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.61% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5,838 6,339 6,172
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Manchester

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for SQL DBA in Manchester

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in Manchester

SQL DBA
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Stockport +25 14 £41,250 +23.13% 4
Wigan - 3 £42,500 - 3
Bury - 3 £47,500 -
Cheadle +4 1 £35,000 -6.67%
SQL DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Manchester region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 68 (98.55%) SQL
2 65 (94.20%) SQL Server
3 54 (78.26%) T-SQL
3 54 (78.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (56.52%) Performance Tuning
5 35 (50.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (46.38%) Microsoft
6 32 (46.38%) NoSQL
7 29 (42.03%) Relational Database
8 27 (39.13%) Server Building
8 27 (39.13%) MongoDB
8 27 (39.13%) IT Strategy
8 27 (39.13%) ITIL
9 26 (37.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (31.88%) SQL Server 2014
12 21 (30.43%) Degree
12 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (30.43%) OLTP
13 16 (23.19%) Replication
13 16 (23.19%) High Availability
14 13 (18.84%) Clustering
15 12 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (15.94%) Finance
17 10 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
18 8 (11.59%) Windows
18 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
18 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
19 7 (10.14%) PowerShell

SQL 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (94.20%) SQL Server
2 54 (78.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (50.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (46.38%) NoSQL
5 29 (42.03%) Relational Database
6 27 (39.13%) MongoDB
7 26 (37.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (31.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 21 (30.43%) OLTP
11 12 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (8.70%) RDBMS
13 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
16 1 (1.45%) MySQL
16 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
16 1 (1.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Replication
2 13 (18.84%) Clustering
3 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.70%) Tandem
5 4 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
1 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
2 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (56.52%) Performance Tuning
2 27 (39.13%) IT Strategy
2 27 (39.13%) ITIL
2 27 (39.13%) Server Building
3 16 (23.19%) High Availability
4 10 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.14%) Change Management
6 7 (10.14%) ETL
7 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.80%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (5.80%) ERD
8 4 (5.80%) Migration
8 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Stress Testing
9 3 (4.35%) Analytical Thinking
9 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 68 (98.55%) SQL
2 54 (78.26%) T-SQL
3 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.90%) VB
4 2 (2.90%) VBScript
5 1 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) Degree
1 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.35%) Puppet
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Sentry
2 2 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) RedGate
3 4 (5.80%) Cognos
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle