Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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

SQL Database Administrator
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 194 148
Rank change year-on-year -92 -46 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 86 172 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 1.40% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.44% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 82 160 206
North West median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,450 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 12,457 11,909 11,498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.68% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10,024 10,003 9,608
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 6 months to 20 February 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
Cheshire -51 33 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Manchester -73 26 £45,000 - 7
Lancashire +22 15 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Merseyside +2 12 £42,500 -10.53% 4
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 83 (96.51%) SQL
2 62 (72.09%) SQL Server
3 42 (48.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (44.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (41.86%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (37.21%) T-SQL
6 32 (37.21%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (36.05%) Performance Tuning
8 30 (34.88%) Microsoft
9 24 (27.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (22.09%) Replication
10 19 (22.09%) Oracle
11 17 (19.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (18.60%) Relational Database
13 14 (16.28%) ITIL
14 13 (15.12%) RDBMS
15 12 (13.95%) ETL
15 12 (13.95%) Migration
15 12 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2016
16 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (12.79%) Power BI
16 11 (12.79%) Clustering
16 11 (12.79%) Windows
17 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
17 10 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (11.63%) JIRA
17 10 (11.63%) SSDT
18 9 (10.47%) Data Analysis

SQL 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 1 (1.16%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (72.09%) SQL Server
2 42 (48.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (44.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (41.86%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (27.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (19.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (18.60%) Relational Database
8 13 (15.12%) RDBMS
9 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (12.79%) Power BI
10 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (11.63%) SSDT
12 7 (8.14%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (8.14%) Oracle Database
13 6 (6.98%) MySQL
13 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (5.81%) DTS
14 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (5.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
1 10 (11.63%) JIRA
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Advertising
3 3 (3.49%) Automotive
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) WPF
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.16%) EDI
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
3 1 (1.16%) JSON
3 1 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.16%) RESTful
3 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Replication
2 11 (12.79%) Clustering
3 7 (8.14%) NHS
4 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.16%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
4 3 (3.49%) Debian
5 1 (1.16%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (36.05%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (16.28%) ITIL
4 12 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (13.95%) ETL
4 12 (13.95%) Migration
5 10 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.47%) Data Analysis
7 7 (8.14%) Performance Management
8 6 (6.98%) High Availability
9 5 (5.81%) Database Security
10 4 (4.65%) Change Management
10 4 (4.65%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.65%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.65%) Data Protection
10 4 (4.65%) Data Transformation
10 4 (4.65%) Database Mirroring
10 4 (4.65%) Performance Optimisation
11 3 (3.49%) CRM
11 3 (3.49%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 83 (96.51%) SQL
2 32 (37.21%) T-SQL
3 6 (6.98%) C#
4 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.33%) Java
5 2 (2.33%) R
5 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) VBA
6 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) MCSE
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 30 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.09%) Oracle
3 4 (4.65%) Tableau
4 2 (2.33%) Cognos
4 2 (2.33%) ParAccel
4 2 (2.33%) RedGate
4 2 (2.33%) Talend
4 2 (2.33%) Vertica