Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 153 102
Rank change year-on-year -76 -51 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a DBA 157 254 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.18% 2.03% 2.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 2.09% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 133 212 318
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 12848 12139 12423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10290 10208 10309
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -77 70 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Cheshire -32 44 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Merseyside +12 28 £32,500 -31.58% 1
Lancashire +12 16 £45,000 +12.50% 3
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 111 (70.70%) SQL Server
2 108 (68.79%) SQL
3 47 (29.94%) Oracle
3 47 (29.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (29.94%) Performance Tuning
4 43 (27.39%) Windows
5 42 (26.75%) T-SQL
6 41 (26.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (24.84%) Microsoft
8 38 (24.20%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (23.57%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (19.75%) Oracle Database
11 29 (18.47%) Linux
12 27 (17.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (16.56%) Replication
14 24 (15.29%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (13.38%) Unix
16 21 (13.38%) MySQL
17 19 (12.10%) ETL
17 19 (12.10%) High Availability
18 17 (10.83%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (10.19%) MongoDB
19 16 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
19 16 (10.19%) Finance
20 14 (8.92%) .NET
20 14 (8.92%) SQL Server 2016
21 13 (8.28%) Database Tuning
21 13 (8.28%) Oracle Database 11g
21 13 (8.28%) Performance Monitoring

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 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.27%) IIS
2 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (3.18%) Serverless
4 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.46%) Internet
2 4 (2.55%) LAN
2 4 (2.55%) SAN
2 4 (2.55%) WAN
3 2 (1.27%) Firewall
3 2 (1.27%) NAS
3 2 (1.27%) PBX
3 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.27%) VoIP
3 2 (1.27%) VPN
3 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (70.70%) SQL Server
2 47 (29.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (26.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (24.20%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (19.75%) Oracle Database
6 27 (17.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (15.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 23 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (13.38%) MySQL
10 17 (10.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (10.19%) MongoDB
12 14 (8.92%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (8.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (8.28%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (7.01%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (7.01%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (6.37%) Power BI
16 10 (6.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.46%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.82%) JIRA
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (10.19%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Advertising
3 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.64%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Games
4 1 (0.64%) Legal
4 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.92%) .NET
2 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.18%) XML
4 4 (2.55%) DCOM
4 4 (2.55%) SOAP
5 3 (1.91%) Middleware
6 1 (0.64%) EDI
6 1 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.64%) HTML
6 1 (0.64%) JSON
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.56%) Replication
2 11 (7.01%) Clustering
3 8 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.46%) NHS
5 6 (3.82%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.27%) BYOD
7 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.27%) iPad
7 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.39%) Windows
2 29 (18.47%) Linux
3 21 (13.38%) Unix
4 7 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.82%) Debian
5 6 (3.82%) Solaris
6 4 (2.55%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.94%) Performance Tuning
2 37 (23.57%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (12.10%) ETL
3 19 (12.10%) High Availability
4 13 (8.28%) Database Tuning
4 13 (8.28%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.01%) Data Analysis
6 11 (7.01%) Performance Optimisation
7 10 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.37%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (6.37%) Migration
8 8 (5.10%) Data Protection
8 8 (5.10%) Database Security
8 8 (5.10%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.46%) Change Control
9 7 (4.46%) ITIL
10 6 (3.82%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.18%) CRM
11 5 (3.18%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 108 (68.79%) SQL
2 42 (26.75%) T-SQL
3 10 (6.37%) C#
4 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.55%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.55%) Python
7 3 (1.91%) PHP
7 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.27%) Java
8 2 (1.27%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) R
9 1 (0.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.10%) Degree
2 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.91%) MCDBA
3 3 (1.91%) MCITP
4 2 (1.27%) HND
4 2 (1.27%) MCPD
4 2 (1.27%) MCTS
5 1 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) ISO 9000
2 4 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.10%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (5.10%) Perfmon
2 4 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (2.55%) SCOM
3 2 (1.27%) Ansible
3 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.27%) Kibana
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.64%) Nagios
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (29.94%) Oracle
2 39 (24.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.82%) Teradata
4 5 (3.18%) Remedy
5 4 (2.55%) Cognos
5 4 (2.55%) HP
6 3 (1.91%) Citrix
6 3 (1.91%) VMware
7 2 (1.27%) ParAccel
7 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.27%) Tableau
7 2 (1.27%) Talend
7 2 (1.27%) Vertica
8 1 (0.64%) IDERA
8 1 (0.64%) New Relic