The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
England / North West
Rank 189 134 139
Rank change year-on-year -55 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 69 107 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.89% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.95% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 61 97 104
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £47,500
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 5865 5483 6340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.72% 97.06% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4885 4606 5110
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%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the North West

SQL DBA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL DBA in the North West

SQL DBA
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL DBA in the North West

SQL 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 SQL DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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 -64 38 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Cheshire +8 18 £40,000 -11.11%
Lancashire - 7 £46,250 - 1
Merseyside - 6 £50,000 -
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 148 (100.00%) SQL
2 139 (93.92%) SQL Server
3 83 (56.08%) T-SQL
4 70 (47.30%) Microsoft
4 70 (47.30%) Performance Tuning
5 67 (45.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 66 (44.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 53 (35.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 51 (34.46%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (33.11%) MS Excel
9 49 (33.11%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (28.38%) Clustering
10 42 (28.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (27.03%) High Availability
12 38 (25.68%) SQL Server 2014
12 38 (25.68%) Replication
13 31 (20.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 31 (20.95%) ETL
14 29 (19.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 26 (17.57%) SQL Server 2012
16 25 (16.89%) Capacity Planning
17 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
17 24 (16.22%) Windows
17 24 (16.22%) Oracle
17 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 23 (15.54%) MySQL
19 22 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (14.19%) Finance
21 19 (12.84%) Agile Software Development

SQL 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 (8.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.70%) Alfresco
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 49 (33.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.73%) IaaS
3 7 (4.73%) PaaS
3 7 (4.73%) SaaS
4 6 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.05%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) DNS
2 6 (4.05%) Firewall
2 6 (4.05%) Internet
2 6 (4.05%) NAS
2 6 (4.05%) SAN
3 3 (2.03%) Network Security
4 1 (0.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) VPN
4 1 (0.68%) WAN
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (93.92%) SQL Server
2 67 (45.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (44.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (35.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (34.46%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (28.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 38 (25.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 29 (19.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 26 (17.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 23 (15.54%) MySQL
12 19 (12.84%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (10.81%) MongoDB
14 14 (9.46%) Relational Database
15 12 (8.11%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (8.11%) NoSQL
16 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database
17 7 (4.73%) RDBMS
18 6 (4.05%) Amazon Redshift
19 5 (3.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.70%) NUnit
2 4 (2.70%) Selenium
2 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 21 (14.19%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Multimedia
3 6 (4.05%) Banking
4 5 (3.38%) Marketing
5 4 (2.70%) Advertising
5 4 (2.70%) Law
6 2 (1.35%) Billing
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.11%) XML
2 11 (7.43%) .NET
3 6 (4.05%) DCOM
4 2 (1.35%) LINQ
4 2 (1.35%) XSLT
5 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.68%) COM
5 1 (0.68%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.68%) MDX
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.38%) Clustering
2 38 (25.68%) Replication
3 22 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (10.14%) iPad
5 8 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (4.73%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.35%) Fintech
10 1 (0.68%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.22%) Windows
2 13 (8.78%) Unix
3 7 (4.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.35%) AIX
5 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (47.30%) Performance Tuning
2 49 (33.11%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (27.03%) High Availability
4 31 (20.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (20.95%) ETL
5 25 (16.89%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (12.84%) Data Modelling
7 18 (12.16%) Migration
7 18 (12.16%) Statistics
8 16 (10.81%) ITIL
8 16 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
9 15 (10.14%) Database Security
10 13 (8.78%) Business Continuity
10 13 (8.78%) Data Analysis
11 11 (7.43%) Database Optimisation
11 11 (7.43%) ITIL V3
12 8 (5.41%) Data Protection
12 8 (5.41%) QMS
12 8 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 148 (100.00%) SQL
2 83 (56.08%) T-SQL
3 16 (10.81%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.41%) VBA
5 6 (4.05%) PHP
5 6 (4.05%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.38%) C#
7 1 (0.68%) Python
7 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (17.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.43%) Degree
3 8 (5.41%) MCITP
3 8 (5.41%) MCTS
4 7 (4.73%) MCSA
5 4 (2.70%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.41%) ISO 9000
2 8 (5.41%) SLA
3 7 (4.73%) QA
4 6 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) VMware ESX
1 6 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) SCOM
2 4 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 70 (47.30%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.22%) Oracle
3 7 (4.73%) VMware
4 6 (4.05%) RedGate
5 4 (2.70%) Cognos
5 4 (2.70%) IBM
5 4 (2.70%) IDERA
6 3 (2.03%) Facebook
6 3 (2.03%) Sybase
7 2 (1.35%) HP
7 2 (1.35%) Talend
8 1 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Tableau
8 1 (0.68%) Veritas
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