Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a SQL DBA was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 279 175
Rank change year-on-year +14 -104 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 93 96 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.73% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.75% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 86 90 171
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,188 £27,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 11,716 12,758 11,273
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.65% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,488 10,393 9,522
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Manchester +20 51 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Cheshire -8 24 £47,500 +26.67% 5
Lancashire +8 10 £33,750 -25.00% 2
Merseyside +20 7 £42,500 +25.93% 1
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 91 (97.85%) SQL
2 86 (92.47%) SQL Server
3 66 (70.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (63.44%) T-SQL
5 42 (45.16%) Performance Tuning
6 41 (44.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (39.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
9 28 (30.11%) Relational Database
9 28 (30.11%) High Availability
10 25 (26.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (24.73%) Finance
11 23 (24.73%) MongoDB
11 23 (24.73%) NoSQL
12 22 (23.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (22.58%) ETL
13 21 (22.58%) ITIL
14 20 (21.51%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (21.51%) IT Strategy
15 18 (19.35%) Clustering
15 18 (19.35%) Server Building
16 16 (17.20%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (15.05%) Replication
18 13 (13.98%) Windows
19 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (12.90%) OLTP
19 12 (12.90%) Degree
19 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
20 11 (11.83%) SQL Sentry

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:

Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) Office 365
3 2 (2.15%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (92.47%) SQL Server
2 66 (70.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (44.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (39.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (30.11%) Relational Database
6 25 (26.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (24.73%) MongoDB
7 23 (24.73%) NoSQL
8 22 (23.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (21.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 16 (17.20%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (12.90%) OLTP
11 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (10.75%) RDBMS
14 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (4.30%) MS Access
15 4 (4.30%) MySQL
16 2 (2.15%) DB2
16 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.15%) Selenium
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.15%) Subversion
5 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 23 (24.73%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Automotive
3 4 (4.30%) Legal
4 3 (3.23%) Advertising
5 2 (2.15%) Law
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) .NET
2 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.23%) SOAP
3 3 (3.23%) XML
4 2 (2.15%) REST
4 2 (2.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Clustering
2 14 (15.05%) Replication
3 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.53%) Tandem
5 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.08%) Fintech
6 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.98%) Windows
2 10 (10.75%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.30%) Linux
5 2 (2.15%) Unix
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Performance Tuning
2 28 (30.11%) High Availability
3 21 (22.58%) ETL
3 21 (22.58%) ITIL
4 20 (21.51%) IT Strategy
5 18 (19.35%) Server Building
6 14 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (8.60%) Performance Management
10 7 (7.53%) Data Security
10 7 (7.53%) Patch Management
10 7 (7.53%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (6.45%) Stress Testing
12 5 (5.38%) Change Control
12 5 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (5.38%) ERD
12 5 (5.38%) Microservices
12 5 (5.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (97.85%) SQL
2 59 (63.44%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.53%) C#
5 4 (4.30%) VBA
6 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.15%) VBScript
7 1 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Degree
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) GDPR
2 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) SQL Sentry
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle
3 6 (6.45%) RedGate
4 5 (5.38%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.38%) Cognos
5 4 (4.30%) VMware
6 2 (2.15%) Sage
6 2 (2.15%) Teradata