Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 289 189
Rank change year-on-year +38 -100 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL DBA 111 83 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 0.63% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.65% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 106 77 186
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,188 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +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 11,315 12,788 12,117
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.64% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 9,166 10,246 10,219
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +64 72 £46,500 +16.25% 17
Cheshire +14 25 £43,500 -3.33% 7
Lancashire +9 8 £33,750 -25.00% 3
Merseyside -2 5 £47,500 +11.76% 3
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 110 (99.10%) SQL
2 104 (93.69%) SQL Server
3 87 (78.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (74.77%) T-SQL
5 52 (46.85%) Performance Tuning
6 51 (45.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (43.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (36.04%) Microsoft
9 39 (35.14%) Relational Database
10 30 (27.03%) High Availability
11 29 (26.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (24.32%) MongoDB
12 27 (24.32%) IT Strategy
13 26 (23.42%) NoSQL
14 25 (22.52%) Server Building
14 25 (22.52%) ITIL
14 25 (22.52%) Replication
15 24 (21.62%) SQL Server 2014
16 22 (19.82%) OLTP
17 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (18.92%) Degree
18 20 (18.02%) Disaster Recovery
19 19 (17.12%) ETL
19 19 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (16.22%) Clustering
21 17 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
22 16 (14.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 15 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
23 15 (13.51%) Finance
24 14 (12.61%) RedGate

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 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Office 365
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) SAN
2 1 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (93.69%) SQL Server
2 87 (78.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (45.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (43.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (35.14%) Relational Database
6 29 (26.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (24.32%) MongoDB
8 26 (23.42%) NoSQL
9 24 (21.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (19.82%) OLTP
11 16 (14.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (12.61%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (9.91%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (9.91%) RDBMS
14 6 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (3.60%) MS Access
16 3 (2.70%) DTS
16 3 (2.70%) MySQL
17 2 (1.80%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Retail
3 3 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Advertising
4 1 (0.90%) Automotive
4 1 (0.90%) Law
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) .NET
2 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.70%) SOAP
3 3 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.52%) Replication
2 19 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (16.22%) Clustering
4 8 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.60%) Tandem
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.90%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Windows
2 7 (6.31%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.85%) Performance Tuning
2 30 (27.03%) High Availability
3 27 (24.32%) IT Strategy
4 25 (22.52%) ITIL
4 25 (22.52%) Server Building
5 20 (18.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (17.12%) ETL
7 17 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (8.11%) Change Management
9 9 (8.11%) Database Mirroring
10 8 (7.21%) Migration
10 8 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (6.31%) Data Security
12 6 (5.41%) Analytical Thinking
12 6 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (4.50%) BCP
13 5 (4.50%) Database Security
13 5 (4.50%) Patch Management
13 5 (4.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (99.10%) SQL
2 83 (74.77%) T-SQL
3 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.50%) C#
5 4 (3.60%) VBA
6 3 (2.70%) VB
6 3 (2.70%) VBScript
7 2 (1.80%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) Degree
1 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
3 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.41%) Puppet
2 2 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.80%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 40 (36.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.61%) RedGate
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle
4 3 (2.70%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.80%) Cognos
5 2 (1.80%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.80%) Sage
6 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.90%) VMware