Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 216 152
Rank change year-on-year +14 -64 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 160 164 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.34% 1.25% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.29% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 156 144 194
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £57,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% -

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 11,575 12,702 11,383
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.64% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 9,375 10,242 9,630
North West median annual salary £43,750 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +32 93 £46,250 +15.63% 9
Cheshire +12 43 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Lancashire +7 12 £34,375 -16.67% 2
Merseyside +1 11 £45,000 +38.46% 4
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 138 (86.25%) SQL
2 136 (85.00%) SQL Server
3 92 (57.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 78 (48.75%) T-SQL
5 69 (43.13%) Performance Tuning
6 56 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 54 (33.75%) High Availability
8 53 (33.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 49 (30.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 44 (27.50%) Relational Database
11 40 (25.00%) NoSQL
12 37 (23.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (20.63%) MongoDB
15 32 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 29 (18.13%) IT Strategy
16 29 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (18.13%) ITIL
17 28 (17.50%) SQL Server 2014
18 27 (16.88%) Server Building
19 25 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (15.63%) Finance
20 24 (15.00%) Replication
20 24 (15.00%) ETL
20 24 (15.00%) OLTP
20 24 (15.00%) Oracle
21 23 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
22 22 (13.75%) PostgreSQL
23 21 (13.13%) Clustering
23 21 (13.13%) 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 5 (3.13%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (1.25%) Apache
3 2 (1.25%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.25%) Office 365
3 2 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) SAN
2 1 (0.63%) SMS
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (85.00%) SQL Server
2 92 (57.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (33.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 49 (30.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (27.50%) Relational Database
6 40 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 37 (23.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (20.63%) MongoDB
9 32 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (17.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 24 (15.00%) OLTP
12 23 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (13.75%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (12.50%) MySQL
15 18 (11.25%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (8.13%) RDBMS
17 10 (6.25%) Oracle Database
18 9 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
19 7 (4.38%) OLAP
19 7 (4.38%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.25%) Gradle
4 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.25%) Maven
4 2 (1.25%) Selenium
4 2 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (0.63%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 25 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (1.88%) Banking
3 2 (1.25%) Automotive
3 2 (1.25%) Games
3 2 (1.25%) Legal
3 2 (1.25%) Marketing
3 2 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (0.63%) Advertising
4 1 (0.63%) Law
4 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.25%) .NET
2 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.88%) SOAP
3 3 (1.88%) XML
4 2 (1.25%) MDX
4 2 (1.25%) REST
4 2 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (15.00%) Replication
3 21 (13.13%) Clustering
4 12 (7.50%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.38%) Tandem
6 4 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) Fintech
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.25%) Linux
1 18 (11.25%) Windows
2 14 (8.75%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.00%) Unix
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.88%) Solaris
6 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.25%) CentOS
7 2 (1.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (43.13%) Performance Tuning
2 54 (33.75%) High Availability
3 35 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (18.13%) IT Strategy
4 29 (18.13%) ITIL
5 27 (16.88%) Server Building
6 24 (15.00%) ETL
7 21 (13.13%) Data Security
8 20 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
8 20 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (6.25%) Database Security
11 10 (6.25%) Release Management
12 8 (5.00%) Patch Management
13 7 (4.38%) Change Control
13 7 (4.38%) DevOps
13 7 (4.38%) Migration
13 7 (4.38%) Test Automation
14 6 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 138 (86.25%) SQL
2 78 (48.75%) T-SQL
3 15 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 12 (7.50%) C#
5 4 (2.50%) VBA
6 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.25%) R
7 2 (1.25%) VB
7 2 (1.25%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.25%) VBScript
8 1 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 25 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (13.13%) Degree
3 4 (2.50%) MCSE
4 2 (1.25%) OCP
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) QA
2 5 (3.13%) SLA
3 3 (1.88%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.50%) Firmware
2 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.88%) SQL Sentry
2 5 (3.13%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.25%) Puppet
6 1 (0.63%) Kibana
Vendors
1 56 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.00%) Oracle
3 7 (4.38%) RedGate
3 7 (4.38%) VMware
4 5 (3.13%) AppDynamics
4 5 (3.13%) Capita
4 5 (3.13%) Cognos
5 2 (1.25%) Cisco
5 2 (1.25%) EMC
5 2 (1.25%) HP
5 2 (1.25%) Sage
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.63%) Percona
6 1 (0.63%) Progress
6 1 (0.63%) SAP
6 1 (0.63%) Sybase