Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 184 176
Rank change year-on-year -96 -8 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 84 203 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 1.63% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.68% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 78 185 193
North West median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.76%

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 12881 12066 12498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10316 10146 10375
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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 -110 29 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -48 27 £46,250 +15.63% 2
Merseyside +16 18 £42,500 -10.53%
Lancashire +10 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 80 (95.24%) SQL
2 68 (80.95%) SQL Server
3 40 (47.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (44.05%) T-SQL
5 34 (40.48%) Performance Tuning
6 32 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (36.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (29.76%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (27.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (22.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
13 16 (19.05%) Replication
14 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (14.29%) Windows
17 11 (13.10%) ETL
18 10 (11.90%) Data Analysis
18 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (11.90%) Oracle
19 9 (10.71%) Linux
20 8 (9.52%) C#
20 8 (9.52%) .NET
20 8 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
20 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
20 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
20 8 (9.52%) NoSQL
20 8 (9.52%) Power BI
21 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
21 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services

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 (1.19%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (80.95%) SQL Server
2 40 (47.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (38.10%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (36.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (27.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 19 (22.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (9.52%) NoSQL
10 8 (9.52%) Power BI
10 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
12 6 (7.14%) MySQL
12 6 (7.14%) RDBMS
12 6 (7.14%) SSDT
13 5 (5.95%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Games
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
2 5 (5.95%) XML
3 4 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (1.19%) EDI
4 1 (1.19%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) JSON
4 1 (1.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Replication
2 7 (8.33%) NHS
3 6 (7.14%) Clustering
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) iPad
6 1 (1.19%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Debian
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.48%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (29.76%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (13.10%) ETL
4 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.90%) Data Analysis
5 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.14%) ITIL
6 5 (5.95%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.95%) Database Security
6 5 (5.95%) High Availability
6 5 (5.95%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.76%) Migration
7 4 (4.76%) Statistics
8 3 (3.57%) Analytics
8 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.57%) Change Control
8 3 (3.57%) CRM
8 3 (3.57%) Data Architecture
8 3 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 80 (95.24%) SQL
2 37 (44.05%) T-SQL
3 8 (9.52%) C#
4 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.38%) Java
5 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.38%) R
6 1 (1.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.19%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Perfmon
2 2 (2.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Cognos
4 2 (2.38%) ParAccel
4 2 (2.38%) Tableau
4 2 (2.38%) Talend
4 2 (2.38%) Vertica
4 2 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat