Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

SQL Server Database Administrator
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 275 247
Rank change year-on-year -72 -28 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 27 83 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.66% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.68% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 26 79 91
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £30,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +3.16%

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 12804 12127 12519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10248 10191 10390
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the North West

SQL Server DBA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the North West.

Salary trend for SQL Server DBA in the North West

SQL Server DBA
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server DBA in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Cheshire -31 11 £47,500 +26.67%
Manchester -63 8 £38,750 -26.19%
Merseyside +15 7 £32,000 -32.63%
Lancashire -1 1 £47,500 +18.75% 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (85.19%) SQL
3 14 (51.85%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (44.44%) T-SQL
6 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (40.74%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (33.33%) Windows
8 9 (33.33%) Linux
9 8 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (25.93%) ETL
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (22.22%) Replication
11 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
12 5 (18.52%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (18.52%) Internet
12 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
13 4 (14.81%) Debian
13 4 (14.81%) MySQL
13 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
14 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (11.11%) Perfmon
14 3 (11.11%) Oracle

SQL Server 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 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
8 6 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
9 4 (14.81%) MySQL
10 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
11 2 (7.41%) OLTP
11 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
11 2 (7.41%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Games
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) JSON
1 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Debian
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (25.93%) ETL
4 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Analytics
7 2 (7.41%) CRM
7 2 (7.41%) Data Engineering
7 2 (7.41%) Database Security
7 2 (7.41%) DevOps
7 2 (7.41%) Open Source
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Web Development
8 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.70%) Data Architecture
8 1 (3.70%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (3.70%) High Availability
8 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 3 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.41%) R
4 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Perfmon
2 2 (7.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Cognos
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) ParAccel
2 2 (7.41%) Tableau
2 2 (7.41%) Talend
2 2 (7.41%) Vertica
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat