Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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

Database Administrator
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 219 147
Rank change year-on-year -9 -72 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 141 164 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.15% 1.28% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.32% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 130 143 189
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,600 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,650 £54,000
England median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% -3.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,928 12,423 10,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 96.80% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,714 10,255 9,274
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,650 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the North West

DBA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for DBA in the North West

DBA
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the North West over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for DBA in the North West

DBA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 June 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
Manchester +3 74 £45,000 +8.43% 11
Cheshire -15 42 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Lancashire -9 14 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Merseyside +9 10 £42,000 -4.00% 4
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 North West region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 113 (80.14%) SQL
2 89 (63.12%) SQL Server
3 52 (36.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (35.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (35.46%) T-SQL
5 44 (31.21%) Performance Tuning
6 42 (29.79%) Microsoft
7 39 (27.66%) Oracle
8 34 (24.11%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (22.70%) Finance
10 29 (20.57%) Relational Database
11 28 (19.86%) High Availability
11 28 (19.86%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (19.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (18.44%) Oracle Database
14 24 (17.02%) RDBMS
15 23 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (15.60%) Clustering
17 20 (14.18%) Windows
18 19 (13.48%) Replication
19 18 (12.77%) ITIL
19 18 (12.77%) MySQL
19 18 (12.77%) ETL
19 18 (12.77%) Windows Server
19 18 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
20 17 (12.06%) NoSQL
20 17 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
21 15 (10.64%) SQL Server 2014
21 15 (10.64%) MongoDB
22 13 (9.22%) Data Security

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (2.13%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.42%) Apache
2 2 (1.42%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle 11i
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.71%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.71%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Internet
1 1 (0.71%) Intranet
1 1 (0.71%) SMS
1 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (63.12%) SQL Server
2 52 (36.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (35.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (24.11%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (20.57%) Relational Database
6 27 (19.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (18.44%) Oracle Database
8 24 (17.02%) RDBMS
9 18 (12.77%) MySQL
9 18 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (12.06%) NoSQL
11 15 (10.64%) MongoDB
11 15 (10.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (7.80%) Power BI
12 11 (7.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (7.80%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (4.96%) OLTP
14 7 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.26%) JIRA
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.42%) Selenium
5 2 (1.42%) Subversion
6 1 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.71%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (22.70%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Advertising
3 8 (5.67%) Automotive
3 8 (5.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.84%) Legal
5 3 (2.13%) Law
6 2 (1.42%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) .NET
2 2 (1.42%) REST
2 2 (1.42%) Web Services
2 2 (1.42%) WPF
2 2 (1.42%) XML
3 1 (0.71%) CSS
3 1 (0.71%) HTML
3 1 (0.71%) MDX
3 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.60%) Clustering
2 19 (13.48%) Replication
3 17 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.09%) Data Structures
5 9 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.26%) Tandem
7 5 (3.55%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.55%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.13%) NHS
9 2 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.71%) Fintech
10 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.18%) Windows
2 18 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.80%) Unix
4 10 (7.09%) Linux
4 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.84%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.21%) Performance Tuning
2 28 (19.86%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (19.86%) High Availability
3 23 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (12.77%) ETL
4 18 (12.77%) ITIL
5 13 (9.22%) Data Security
6 12 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (8.51%) Migration
6 12 (8.51%) Performance Management
7 10 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.09%) Analytical Thinking
8 8 (5.67%) Database Tuning
9 7 (4.96%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (4.96%) Service Management
9 7 (4.96%) Test Automation
10 6 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.26%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.26%) IT Strategy
10 6 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 113 (80.14%) SQL
2 50 (35.46%) T-SQL
3 12 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.26%) C#
5 5 (3.55%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.42%) VBA
7 2 (1.42%) VBScript
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (2.13%) OCP
1 3 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (1.42%) MCSE
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.71%) Degree
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.80%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) GDPR
3 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) PMO
4 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) SQL Sentry
2 5 (3.55%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (0.71%) Kibana
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 39 (27.66%) Oracle
3 8 (5.67%) RedGate
4 7 (4.96%) Teradata
5 5 (3.55%) Cognos
5 5 (3.55%) VMware
6 4 (2.84%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.13%) Tableau
8 2 (1.42%) Percona
9 1 (0.71%) Citrix
9 1 (0.71%) IBM
9 1 (0.71%) RainStor
9 1 (0.71%) SAP
9 1 (0.71%) Sybase