Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 238 180
Rank change year-on-year -45 -58 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 88 135 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 1.08% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.12% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 85 124 162
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -7.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,650 £33,875
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +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 11,906 12,088 10,820
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.90% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9,652 10,063 9,146
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,122
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -32 38 £45,000 +9.09% 8
Cheshire -32 32 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Lancashire +6 13 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Merseyside -1 5 £42,500 -15.00% 1
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 87 (98.86%) SQL
2 65 (73.86%) SQL Server
3 44 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (48.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (47.73%) T-SQL
6 35 (39.77%) Microsoft
7 34 (38.64%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (31.82%) Finance
9 27 (30.68%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (26.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (23.86%) Clustering
13 19 (21.59%) Oracle
14 17 (19.32%) Windows
15 16 (18.18%) ITIL
15 16 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (18.18%) Relational Database
15 16 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
16 15 (17.05%) ETL
17 14 (15.91%) RDBMS
18 13 (14.77%) Migration
18 13 (14.77%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (14.77%) Replication
18 13 (14.77%) Git (software)
18 13 (14.77%) High Availability
19 12 (13.64%) Performance Management
20 11 (12.50%) SQL Sentry
20 11 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
21 10 (11.36%) PowerShell

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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (73.86%) SQL Server
2 44 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (48.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (30.68%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (26.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (18.18%) Relational Database
6 16 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (15.91%) RDBMS
8 11 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (10.23%) NoSQL
10 9 (10.23%) Power BI
11 8 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (9.09%) SSDT
12 7 (7.95%) MongoDB
12 7 (7.95%) Oracle Database
13 6 (6.82%) MySQL
14 5 (5.68%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.09%) JIRA
3 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.27%) Selenium
5 2 (2.27%) Subversion
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 28 (31.82%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Advertising
2 8 (9.09%) Automotive
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) REST
2 2 (2.27%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) WPF
3 1 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Clustering
2 13 (14.77%) Replication
3 4 (4.55%) NHS
3 4 (4.55%) Tandem
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.14%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.32%) Windows
2 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.41%) Unix
5 2 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (18.18%) ITIL
4 15 (17.05%) ETL
5 13 (14.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (14.77%) High Availability
5 13 (14.77%) Migration
6 12 (13.64%) Performance Management
7 7 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.82%) Stress Testing
9 5 (5.68%) Change Control
9 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.68%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.68%) Data Transformation
9 5 (5.68%) ERD
9 5 (5.68%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.68%) Release Management
9 5 (5.68%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 87 (98.86%) SQL
2 42 (47.73%) T-SQL
3 10 (11.36%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.68%) C#
5 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.27%) VBScript
6 1 (1.14%) C
6 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.14%) Degree
1 1 (1.14%) MCSE
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) SQL Sentry
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 35 (39.77%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.59%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) RedGate
4 5 (5.68%) Cognos
5 4 (4.55%) AppDynamics
5 4 (4.55%) VMware
6 2 (2.27%) Tableau
6 2 (2.27%) Teradata