The median annual salary for a SQL Server DBA was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
England / North West
Rank 223 185 191
Rank change year-on-year -38 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 25 50 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.88% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.91% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 23 40 59
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.68% +3.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5866 5520 6369
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.77% 97.05% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4895 4632 5135
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -50 15 £45,000 - 5
Cheshire +16 6 £40,000 +35.59%
Merseyside - 3 £52,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £47,500 -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 60 (100.00%) SQL
1 60 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (73.33%) T-SQL
3 43 (71.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (61.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 33 (55.00%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (55.00%) Performance Tuning
7 29 (48.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (48.33%) Replication
8 27 (45.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (41.67%) Clustering
10 23 (38.33%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 18 (30.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (25.00%) Finance
14 15 (25.00%) ETL
15 13 (21.67%) MySQL
15 13 (21.67%) Migration
15 13 (21.67%) Database Security
16 12 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
16 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
18 10 (16.67%) MongoDB
18 10 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
18 10 (16.67%) Database Optimisation
19 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
19 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (71.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (61.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (55.00%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (48.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (45.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (30.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 13 (21.67%) MySQL
9 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (16.67%) MongoDB
11 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
12 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (11.67%) RDBMS
14 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (5.00%) Power BI
16 2 (3.33%) Data Mart
16 2 (3.33%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Advertising
3 3 (5.00%) Law
3 3 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) COM
2 1 (1.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (48.33%) Replication
2 25 (41.67%) Clustering
3 7 (11.67%) iPad
4 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
1 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.00%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (38.33%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (25.00%) ETL
4 13 (21.67%) Database Security
4 13 (21.67%) Migration
5 12 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (16.67%) Database Optimisation
6 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (15.00%) High Availability
8 7 (11.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (5.00%) CRM
11 3 (5.00%) Database Tuning
11 3 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
11 3 (5.00%) Statistics
12 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
12 2 (3.33%) Scrum
12 2 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) SQL
2 44 (73.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) MCITP
2 1 (1.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) RedGate
3 3 (5.00%) Facebook
4 1 (1.67%) Veritas
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