Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a MySQL DBA was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

MySQL Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1092 1171 1171
Rank change year-on-year +79 0 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a MySQL DBA 90 54 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.028% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.029% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 53 50 110
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £41,750 £40,000 £36,750
90th Percentile £74,750 £75,000 £81,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

MySQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured MySQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MySQL DBA.

Salary trend for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MySQL DBA over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL DBA within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England +50 86 £55,000 +4.76% 6
London +16 45 £60,000 +14.29% 2
UK excluding London +56 42 £55,000 +4.76% 4
South East +51 24 £55,000 +2.33% 1
Midlands +31 8 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North of England -4 6 £55,000 -6.38% 2
North West - 6 £55,000 - 2
East Midlands +37 5 £47,500 +6.15% 1
West Midlands +6 3 £31,250 -30.56%
East of England - 2 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £47,500 -
Wales - 1 £40,000 -

MySQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, MySQL 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 featuring MySQL DBA in the job title.

1 90 (100.00%) MySQL
2 72 (80.00%) SQL
3 42 (46.67%) NoSQL
4 39 (43.33%) SQL Server
5 37 (41.11%) Linux
6 36 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (34.44%) T-SQL
8 27 (30.00%) Finance
9 25 (27.78%) MongoDB
10 24 (26.67%) SQL Server 2016
11 23 (25.56%) Fintech
11 23 (25.56%) VMware
12 22 (24.44%) Replication
12 22 (24.44%) GitHub
12 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (23.33%) Splunk
13 21 (23.33%) Tableau
13 21 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
14 20 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
15 18 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (20.00%) SQL Optimisation
16 16 (17.78%) Computer Science
16 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
17 15 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
17 15 (16.67%) Percona
17 15 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
17 15 (16.67%) Python

MySQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.56%) SAS
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) MTS
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 36 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (24.44%) GitHub
3 21 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.33%) PaaS
5 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (100.00%) MySQL
2 42 (46.67%) NoSQL
3 39 (43.33%) SQL Server
4 25 (27.78%) MongoDB
5 24 (26.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (14.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (13.33%) Relational Database
10 11 (12.22%) OLTP
11 10 (11.11%) RDBMS
12 9 (10.00%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (10.00%) MariaDB
12 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database
13 7 (7.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (7.78%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (6.67%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.89%) Subversion
3 7 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (1.11%) Advertising
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.22%) Angular 2
2 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.11%) .NET
3 1 (1.11%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.56%) Fintech
2 22 (24.44%) Replication
3 16 (17.78%) Computer Science
4 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
5 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.67%) Clustering
7 3 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.22%) Internet of Things
8 2 (2.22%) Online Games
9 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.11%) iPad
9 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.11%) Linux
2 6 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 5 (5.56%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) CentOS
5 1 (1.11%) Debian
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 18 (20.00%) SQL Optimisation
3 15 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 15 (16.67%) DevOps
3 15 (16.67%) High Availability
4 14 (15.56%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (13.33%) Migration
6 10 (11.11%) Change Management
7 8 (8.89%) Database Security
7 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.78%) ITIL
9 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.56%) Data Conversion
10 5 (5.56%) Database Tuning
10 5 (5.56%) Microservices
10 5 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 72 (80.00%) SQL
2 31 (34.44%) T-SQL
3 15 (16.67%) Python
4 11 (12.22%) Bash Shell
5 9 (10.00%) PHP
6 6 (6.67%) Perl
6 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.22%) Go
8 2 (2.22%) Haskell
8 2 (2.22%) Java
8 2 (2.22%) R
8 2 (2.22%) Scala
9 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Degree
2 13 (14.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (11.11%) MySQL Certification
4 3 (3.33%) A+ Certification
4 3 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (3.33%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (3.33%) Server+ Certification
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.33%) vSphere
4 2 (2.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) Ansible
2 10 (11.11%) Puppet
3 9 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.56%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.11%) Kibana
5 1 (1.11%) Packer
5 1 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (25.56%) VMware
2 21 (23.33%) Splunk
2 21 (23.33%) Tableau
3 15 (16.67%) Percona
4 14 (15.56%) Oracle
5 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.11%) Google
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat