Period
to 9 December 2018

The median annual salary for a DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 220 155
Rank change year-on-year +35 -65 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 180 157 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 1.20% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.24% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 166 132 216
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £33,125
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 10,955 12,658 12,089
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.66% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,912 10,133 10,169
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +36 99 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Cheshire +38 52 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Merseyside 0 15 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Lancashire +6 11 £35,000 -24.32% 6
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 163 (90.56%) SQL
2 148 (82.22%) SQL Server
3 113 (62.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 100 (55.56%) T-SQL
5 78 (43.33%) Performance Tuning
6 70 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 57 (31.67%) Microsoft
9 51 (28.33%) Relational Database
10 45 (25.00%) High Availability
11 36 (20.00%) NoSQL
11 36 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (18.33%) MongoDB
12 33 (18.33%) Replication
13 32 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
13 32 (17.78%) Oracle
14 30 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (15.56%) ETL
15 28 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (15.00%) ITIL
16 27 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
17 26 (14.44%) IT Strategy
18 25 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (13.89%) OLTP
19 24 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (13.33%) Degree
19 24 (13.33%) Clustering
19 24 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
20 23 (12.78%) Server Building
20 23 (12.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 2 (1.11%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (82.22%) SQL Server
2 113 (62.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 70 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (28.33%) Relational Database
6 36 (20.00%) NoSQL
6 36 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (18.33%) MongoDB
8 27 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (13.89%) OLTP
10 24 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (12.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (11.11%) MySQL
13 19 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (10.56%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (6.67%) RDBMS
15 9 (5.00%) MariaDB
15 9 (5.00%) Oracle Database
16 7 (3.89%) OLAP
16 7 (3.89%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Gradle
1 6 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.33%) Maven
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (11.67%) Finance
2 14 (7.78%) Retail
3 4 (2.22%) Automotive
4 3 (1.67%) Banking
4 3 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.00%) .NET
2 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.78%) XML
3 3 (1.67%) SOAP
4 1 (0.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.33%) Replication
2 30 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (13.33%) Clustering
4 9 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.33%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.22%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.67%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.67%) Fintech
9 2 (1.11%) Tandem
9 2 (1.11%) User Experience
10 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.56%) Windows
2 15 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.22%) Linux
4 8 (4.44%) Unix
5 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.11%) Debian
7 2 (1.11%) Solaris
7 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.33%) Performance Tuning
2 45 (25.00%) High Availability
3 32 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (15.56%) ETL
5 27 (15.00%) ITIL
6 26 (14.44%) IT Strategy
7 25 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (12.78%) Server Building
9 21 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (8.33%) DevOps
10 15 (8.33%) Migration
11 14 (7.78%) Analytical Thinking
11 14 (7.78%) Data Security
11 14 (7.78%) Database Security
12 11 (6.11%) Database Mirroring
13 10 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (5.56%) Change Management
14 7 (3.89%) Data Cleansing
14 7 (3.89%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 163 (90.56%) SQL
2 100 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 14 (7.78%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.56%) C#
5 8 (4.44%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.44%) VBA
6 5 (2.78%) VB
7 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.67%) VBScript
9 2 (1.11%) R
10 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 24 (13.33%) Degree
1 24 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.67%) MCSE
2 3 (1.67%) OCP
2 3 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.11%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) QA
2 6 (3.33%) SLA
3 2 (1.11%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.89%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (3.33%) Docker
3 4 (2.22%) Firmware
4 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.89%) Data Guard
2 6 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (3.33%) Puppet
3 2 (1.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.11%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 57 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 32 (17.78%) Oracle
3 17 (9.44%) RedGate
4 4 (2.22%) AppDynamics
4 4 (2.22%) VMware
5 2 (1.11%) Cisco
5 2 (1.11%) Cognos
5 2 (1.11%) EMC
5 2 (1.11%) HP
5 2 (1.11%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.11%) Sage
6 1 (0.56%) Progress
6 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds