Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 182 105
Rank change year-on-year -21 -77 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 161 205 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.65% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.71% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 134 182 290
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.74% - -

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 12,287 11,988 11,578
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.65% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9,929 10,051 9,669
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -38 68 £45,000 - 13
Cheshire -22 53 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Merseyside +12 23 £42,500 -10.53% 7
Lancashire +17 17 £50,000 +11.11% 1
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 107 (66.46%) SQL
2 89 (55.28%) SQL Server
3 63 (39.13%) Oracle
4 47 (29.19%) Microsoft
4 47 (29.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 45 (27.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
6 42 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (24.84%) Oracle Database
8 39 (24.22%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (22.98%) T-SQL
10 30 (18.63%) Relational Database
11 28 (17.39%) Replication
11 28 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
12 27 (16.77%) Windows
13 26 (16.15%) RDBMS
14 25 (15.53%) Unix
15 22 (13.66%) MySQL
15 22 (13.66%) Finance
16 20 (12.42%) Linux
16 20 (12.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 18 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (11.18%) High Availability
17 18 (11.18%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (10.56%) ETL
19 16 (9.94%) ITIL
20 15 (9.32%) Oracle Reports
20 15 (9.32%) Advertising
20 15 (9.32%) Mentoring
21 14 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008

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 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.24%) IIS
2 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (8.07%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (6.83%) Oracle 11i
3 11 (6.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.62%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.62%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (4.35%) Serverless
4 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) Internet
2 3 (1.86%) SAN
3 2 (1.24%) Firewall
3 2 (1.24%) LAN
3 2 (1.24%) NAS
3 2 (1.24%) PBX
3 2 (1.24%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.24%) VoIP
3 2 (1.24%) VPN
3 2 (1.24%) WAN
3 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (55.28%) SQL Server
2 47 (29.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (27.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (24.84%) Oracle Database
5 39 (24.22%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (18.63%) Relational Database
7 28 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 26 (16.15%) RDBMS
9 22 (13.66%) MySQL
10 20 (12.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (9.32%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (8.07%) MongoDB
13 13 (8.07%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (7.45%) Power BI
15 11 (6.83%) OLTP
15 11 (6.83%) Oracle Discoverer
16 10 (6.21%) SSDT
17 9 (5.59%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.21%) JIRA
3 5 (3.11%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.62%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (13.66%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Advertising
3 7 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Automotive
4 4 (2.48%) Law
5 3 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) .NET
2 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.48%) DCOM
3 3 (1.86%) Middleware
4 2 (1.24%) HTML
4 2 (1.24%) WPF
4 2 (1.24%) XML
5 1 (0.62%) CSS
5 1 (0.62%) EDI
5 1 (0.62%) JSON
5 1 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.39%) Replication
2 12 (7.45%) Clustering
3 7 (4.35%) NHS
4 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.24%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.24%) BYOD
6 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.62%) Online Games
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.77%) Windows
2 25 (15.53%) Unix
3 20 (12.42%) Linux
4 10 (6.21%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.86%) Solaris
7 2 (1.24%) CentOS
7 2 (1.24%) Debian
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (11.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (11.18%) High Availability
3 17 (10.56%) ETL
4 16 (9.94%) ITIL
5 15 (9.32%) Mentoring
6 13 (8.07%) Database Tuning
6 13 (8.07%) Migration
7 10 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.21%) Performance Optimisation
8 9 (5.59%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (4.97%) Performance Management
10 7 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (4.35%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.73%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.73%) Database Mirroring
12 5 (3.11%) Change Management
12 5 (3.11%) Database Security
13 4 (2.48%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 107 (66.46%) SQL
2 37 (22.98%) T-SQL
3 11 (6.83%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.21%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.97%) C#
6 4 (2.48%) Python
7 2 (1.24%) Java
7 2 (1.24%) R
7 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.62%) C
8 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.62%) PHP
8 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.62%) VBA
8 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.73%) Degree
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.86%) MCITP
4 1 (0.62%) HND
4 1 (0.62%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.62%) MCPD
4 1 (0.62%) MCSA
4 1 (0.62%) MCSE
4 1 (0.62%) MCTS
4 1 (0.62%) OCP
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (1.86%) Galera Cluster
1 3 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.24%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.24%) SCOM
2 2 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (0.62%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 63 (39.13%) Oracle
2 47 (29.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.59%) Teradata
4 5 (3.11%) Tableau
5 4 (2.48%) HP
6 3 (1.86%) Citrix
6 3 (1.86%) Percona
6 3 (1.86%) Remedy
7 2 (1.24%) ParAccel
7 2 (1.24%) RedGate
7 2 (1.24%) Talend
7 2 (1.24%) Vertica
8 1 (0.62%) Cognos
8 1 (0.62%) RainStor