The median annual salary for a DBA was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 141 123
Rank change year-on-year -52 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 81 96 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.18% 1.73% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.77% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 72 72 122
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,850
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  

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 6647 5415 6191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.61% 97.74% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5440 4595 5048
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -47 44 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Cheshire -19 18 £37,500 -1.31% 4
Lancashire - 10 £38,750 - 2
Merseyside -13 8 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Cumbria -6 1 £35,000 +66.66%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 144 (89.44%) SQL
2 134 (83.23%) SQL Server
3 75 (46.58%) T-SQL
4 65 (40.37%) Performance Tuning
5 62 (38.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (36.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 58 (36.02%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (35.40%) Business Intelligence
9 49 (30.43%) Replication
10 47 (29.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 46 (28.57%) Clustering
12 45 (27.95%) Microsoft
13 42 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 41 (25.47%) Oracle
15 37 (22.98%) High Availability
16 36 (22.36%) Windows
17 33 (20.50%) SQL Server 2008
18 32 (19.88%) SQL Server 2016
18 32 (19.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 29 (18.01%) Disaster Recovery
19 29 (18.01%) Finance
20 26 (16.15%) SQL Server 2012
21 25 (15.53%) SQL Server 2005
22 23 (14.29%) MySQL
22 23 (14.29%) ETL
22 23 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
23 22 (13.66%) Oracle Database
24 21 (13.04%) Migration
24 21 (13.04%) Relational Database
24 21 (13.04%) MongoDB

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 4 (2.48%) Alfresco
1 4 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.24%) IIS
2 2 (1.24%) JBoss
2 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.86%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.86%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.11%) Network Security
2 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (83.23%) SQL Server
2 62 (38.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (36.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (36.02%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (29.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 42 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 33 (20.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (19.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 32 (19.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 26 (16.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (15.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (14.29%) MySQL
12 22 (13.66%) Oracle Database
13 21 (13.04%) MongoDB
13 21 (13.04%) Relational Database
14 13 (8.07%) NoSQL
15 11 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (6.21%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (6.21%) RDBMS
17 9 (5.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) NUnit
1 4 (2.48%) Selenium
1 4 (2.48%) SoapUI
1 4 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (18.01%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Marketing
3 7 (4.35%) Advertising
4 4 (2.48%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.86%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Law
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.70%) .NET
2 9 (5.59%) XML
3 5 (3.11%) DCOM
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.24%) XSLT
6 1 (0.62%) MDX
6 1 (0.62%) Middleware
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 49 (30.43%) Replication
2 46 (28.57%) Clustering
3 15 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.59%) iPad
5 6 (3.73%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.11%) BBC
6 5 (3.11%) FMCG
6 5 (3.11%) Social Media
7 4 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.24%) EMV
8 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.36%) Windows
2 11 (6.83%) Windows Server
2 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (5.59%) Linux
4 8 (4.97%) Unix
5 7 (4.35%) AIX
6 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.37%) Performance Tuning
2 57 (35.40%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (22.98%) High Availability
4 29 (18.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 23 (14.29%) ETL
6 21 (13.04%) Database Security
6 21 (13.04%) Migration
7 15 (9.32%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.07%) Data Analysis
9 10 (6.21%) Database Tuning
9 10 (6.21%) ITIL
9 10 (6.21%) Statistics
10 8 (4.97%) Data Modelling
10 8 (4.97%) Performance Optimisation
11 7 (4.35%) Change Control
11 7 (4.35%) Database Optimisation
12 6 (3.73%) Change Management
12 6 (3.73%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 144 (89.44%) SQL
2 75 (46.58%) T-SQL
3 7 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.73%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.73%) VBA
5 3 (1.86%) C#
5 3 (1.86%) PHP
6 2 (1.24%) Java
7 1 (0.62%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.73%) Degree
3 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.24%) MCTS
5 1 (0.62%) HND
5 1 (0.62%) MCITP
5 1 (0.62%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) ISO 9000
2 8 (4.97%) QA
3 4 (2.48%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (3.73%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.73%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (2.48%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.24%) Ganglia
3 2 (1.24%) Netcool
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.62%) Nagios
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 45 (27.95%) Microsoft
2 41 (25.47%) Oracle
3 11 (6.83%) Cognos
4 8 (4.97%) Facebook
5 6 (3.73%) Teradata
6 5 (3.11%) Apple
6 5 (3.11%) Google
6 5 (3.11%) Sony
6 5 (3.11%) Yahoo!
7 4 (2.48%) IBM
8 3 (1.86%) RedGate
8 3 (1.86%) Sybase
8 3 (1.86%) VMware
9 2 (1.24%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.24%) RainStor
10 1 (0.62%) IDERA
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.62%) Tableau
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