The median annual salary for a MySQL DBA was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 877 909
Rank change year-on-year +68 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a MySQL DBA 43 73 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.070% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.072% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 27 56 50
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £40,000 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

MySQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured MySQL DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Top 20 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 3 months to 30 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
England +47 43 £60,000 +20.00% 5
South East +77 25 £65,000 +60.49% 3
Hampshire +32 15 £65,000 +62.50% 3
London +35 9 £61,250 +11.36% 1
Farnborough - 9 £65,000 -
Surrey - 8 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £43,250 -
Shropshire - 6 £43,250 -
Basingstoke +11 5 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Telford - 5 £45,000 -
North West -16 2 - - 1
Manchester -24 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +22 1 - -
Kent +21 1 £32,500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +10 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £32,500 -
Oxford - 1 £57,500 -
Shrewsbury - 1 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £57,500 -

MySQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 64 (100.00%) MySQL
2 45 (70.31%) SQL
3 33 (51.56%) NoSQL
4 25 (39.06%) MongoDB
5 24 (37.50%) High Availability
6 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
7 22 (34.38%) Linux
8 16 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (25.00%) Replication
9 14 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (20.31%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (20.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (18.75%) Change Management
12 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
12 11 (17.19%) Percona
12 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (15.63%) Degree
13 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
13 10 (15.63%) Migration
13 10 (15.63%) RDBMS
13 10 (15.63%) SQL Optimisation
13 10 (15.63%) Galera Cluster
14 9 (14.06%) Finance
14 9 (14.06%) VMware
15 8 (12.50%) Clustering
15 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 8 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
16 7 (10.94%) MySQL Certification

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 16 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.56%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.56%) JBoss
2 1 (1.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.81%) GitHub
4 1 (1.56%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
1 1 (1.56%) SAN
1 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (100.00%) MySQL
2 33 (51.56%) NoSQL
3 25 (39.06%) MongoDB
4 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
5 13 (20.31%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
7 10 (15.63%) RDBMS
8 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (10.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (9.38%) MariaDB
11 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
12 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (4.69%) Big Data
13 3 (4.69%) OLAP
13 3 (4.69%) Redis
13 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (4.69%) TokuDB
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.94%) Subversion
3 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Games
2 7 (10.94%) Legal
3 3 (4.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Memcached
2 1 (1.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Replication
2 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
3 8 (12.50%) Clustering
4 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
4 7 (10.94%) Online Games
5 6 (9.38%) Fintech
6 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.56%) FMCG
7 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) Android
3 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) CentOS
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) High Availability
2 14 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (20.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (18.75%) Change Management
5 10 (15.63%) Migration
5 10 (15.63%) SQL Optimisation
6 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Improvement
7 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.25%) ETL
8 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.69%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.69%) DevOps
9 3 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Stress Testing
10 2 (3.13%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 45 (70.31%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.81%) Python
4 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.69%) R
6 2 (3.13%) Java
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.56%) Ruby
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (1.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) KVM
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Galera Cluster
2 8 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (10.94%) Ansible
3 7 (10.94%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Percona
2 9 (14.06%) VMware
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.81%) Splunk
4 5 (7.81%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
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