The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / North West
Rank 166 118 115
Rank change year-on-year -48 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 84 128 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.37% 2.25% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.32% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 71 112 144
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5942 5517 6390
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 97.04% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4951 4631 5150
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -50 48 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Cheshire -11 21 £40,000 -20.00%
Merseyside - 8 £47,500 - 1
Lancashire - 7 £46,250 - 1
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, DBA job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 163 (93.14%) SQL
2 153 (87.43%) SQL Server
3 89 (50.86%) T-SQL
4 81 (46.29%) Performance Tuning
5 78 (44.57%) Microsoft
6 75 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 75 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (30.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 53 (30.29%) MS Excel
8 53 (30.29%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (28.00%) Replication
11 48 (27.43%) High Availability
12 47 (26.86%) Clustering
13 43 (24.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 39 (22.29%) Oracle
14 39 (22.29%) SQL Server 2014
15 37 (21.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 31 (17.71%) ETL
17 29 (16.57%) SQL Server 2005
18 27 (15.43%) SQL Server 2012
18 27 (15.43%) Finance
18 27 (15.43%) Windows
19 26 (14.86%) MySQL
19 26 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
19 26 (14.86%) Capacity Planning
20 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
21 23 (13.14%) Oracle Database

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.86%) IIS
4 4 (2.29%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.29%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.14%) JBoss
5 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 53 (30.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.00%) IaaS
3 7 (4.00%) PaaS
3 7 (4.00%) SaaS
4 6 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.43%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.00%) DNS
2 6 (3.43%) Firewall
2 6 (3.43%) Internet
2 6 (3.43%) NAS
2 6 (3.43%) SAN
3 3 (1.71%) Network Security
4 1 (0.57%) LAN
4 1 (0.57%) VPN
4 1 (0.57%) WAN
4 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (87.43%) SQL Server
2 75 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 75 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (30.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (30.29%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (24.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (22.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 29 (16.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (15.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (14.86%) MySQL
10 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 23 (13.14%) Oracle Database
12 20 (11.43%) SQL Server 2016
13 19 (10.86%) Relational Database
14 16 (9.14%) MongoDB
15 14 (8.00%) NoSQL
16 12 (6.86%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (5.14%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (5.14%) RDBMS
18 6 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.29%) NUnit
2 4 (2.29%) Selenium
2 4 (2.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (15.43%) Finance
2 10 (5.71%) Banking
3 8 (4.57%) Advertising
4 7 (4.00%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.86%) Marketing
6 4 (2.29%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Billing
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) .NET
1 12 (6.86%) XML
2 6 (3.43%) DCOM
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.14%) LINQ
4 2 (1.14%) XSLT
5 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.57%) COM
5 1 (0.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.57%) MDX
5 1 (0.57%) Middleware
5 1 (0.57%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (28.00%) Replication
2 47 (26.86%) Clustering
3 24 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (10.29%) iPad
5 8 (4.57%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.43%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.71%) Fintech
10 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.57%) EMV
10 1 (0.57%) FMCG
10 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.43%) Windows
2 14 (8.00%) Unix
3 8 (4.57%) Linux
3 8 (4.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.29%) AIX
4 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (46.29%) Performance Tuning
2 50 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (27.43%) High Availability
4 37 (21.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (17.71%) ETL
6 26 (14.86%) Capacity Planning
7 21 (12.00%) Database Security
8 20 (11.43%) Migration
9 19 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (10.86%) Data Modelling
10 18 (10.29%) ITIL
10 18 (10.29%) Statistics
11 16 (9.14%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (8.00%) Business Continuity
13 13 (7.43%) Data Analysis
14 11 (6.29%) Database Optimisation
14 11 (6.29%) ITIL V3
15 9 (5.14%) Database Tuning
16 8 (4.57%) Data Protection
16 8 (4.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 163 (93.14%) SQL
2 89 (50.86%) T-SQL
3 16 (9.14%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.57%) VBA
5 6 (3.43%) C#
5 6 (3.43%) PHP
5 6 (3.43%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.71%) Java
7 1 (0.57%) C
7 1 (0.57%) Python
7 1 (0.57%) R
7 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.86%) Degree
3 8 (4.57%) MCITP
3 8 (4.57%) MCTS
4 7 (4.00%) MCSA
5 4 (2.29%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.00%) PCI DSS
1 14 (8.00%) QA
2 8 (4.57%) ISO 9000
2 8 (4.57%) SLA
3 6 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (3.43%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (3.43%) VMware ESX
1 6 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.00%) SCOM
2 6 (3.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.14%) Ganglia
4 2 (1.14%) Netcool
5 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 78 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 39 (22.29%) Oracle
3 8 (4.57%) VMware
4 6 (3.43%) RedGate
5 4 (2.29%) Cognos
5 4 (2.29%) IBM
5 4 (2.29%) IDERA
6 3 (1.71%) Facebook
6 3 (1.71%) Sybase
7 2 (1.14%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.14%) HP
7 2 (1.14%) RainStor
7 2 (1.14%) SAP
7 2 (1.14%) Talend
7 2 (1.14%) Teradata
8 1 (0.57%) Tableau
8 1 (0.57%) Veritas
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + 8% pension, 27 days annual leave plus BH
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 11 days ago