The median annual salary for a MySQL DBA was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 885 941
Rank change year-on-year +44 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring a MySQL DBA 49 47 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.048% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.049% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 26 41 29
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.78% -13.63%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MySQL DBA in the UK

MySQL DBA
Top 17 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 27 June 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 49 £55,000 +10.00% 5
London +36 22 £38,500 -30.00% 2
South East +49 19 £55,000 +25.00% 2
Surrey +43 10 £60,000 -4.00%
Hampshire +15 8 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Basingstoke +5 8 £55,000 +15.78% 2
East Midlands +13 5 £55,000 +15.78%
Northampton - 3 £55,000 -
Manchester - 3 £70,750 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £55,000 -
North West - 3 £70,750 - 1
City of London +29 1 £38,000 -27.61%
Berkshire +25 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Reading +23 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Nottinghamshire -3 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Nottingham -4 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Leatherhead - 1 £62,500 -

MySQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 92 (100.00%) MySQL
2 77 (83.70%) SQL
3 55 (59.78%) NoSQL
4 34 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (35.87%) Replication
6 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 31 (33.70%) Linux
8 29 (31.52%) MongoDB
8 29 (31.52%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (29.35%) High Availability
9 27 (29.35%) Degree
9 27 (29.35%) Computer Science
9 27 (29.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 25 (27.17%) Relational Database
10 25 (27.17%) RDBMS
11 24 (26.09%) VMware
12 22 (23.91%) Migration
13 21 (22.83%) Opscode Chef
13 21 (22.83%) Git (software)
14 20 (21.74%) Puppet
14 20 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (21.74%) T-SQL
15 19 (20.65%) Finance
15 19 (20.65%) Subversion
15 19 (20.65%) Ansible
15 19 (20.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 19 (20.65%) Data Centre
15 19 (20.65%) SQL Optimisation
16 18 (19.57%) MySQL Certification
16 18 (19.57%) Change Management

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 29 (31.52%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.09%) JBoss
3 1 (1.09%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 34 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (16.30%) GitHub
4 1 (1.09%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Internet
1 1 (1.09%) SAN
1 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (100.00%) MySQL
2 55 (59.78%) NoSQL
3 32 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 29 (31.52%) MongoDB
5 25 (27.17%) RDBMS
5 25 (27.17%) Relational Database
6 19 (20.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (16.30%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (14.13%) MariaDB
10 9 (9.78%) Big Data
11 8 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (8.70%) OLAP
11 8 (8.70%) TokuDB
12 6 (6.52%) OLTP
13 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (22.83%) Git (software)
2 19 (20.65%) Subversion
3 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Games
3 6 (6.52%) Legal
4 3 (3.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (35.87%) Replication
2 27 (29.35%) Computer Science
3 19 (20.65%) Data Centre
4 15 (16.30%) Fintech
5 13 (14.13%) Online Games
6 7 (7.61%) Clustering
7 6 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.70%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Windows
3 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) Android
4 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.26%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) CentOS
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) High Availability
2 22 (23.91%) Migration
3 20 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (20.65%) SQL Optimisation
5 18 (19.57%) Change Management
6 15 (16.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (16.30%) Performance Improvement
6 15 (16.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (8.70%) Data Analysis
8 8 (8.70%) Microservices
9 7 (7.61%) ETL
10 6 (6.52%) DevOps
10 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (5.43%) Performance Optimisation
12 3 (3.26%) Open Source
12 3 (3.26%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (83.70%) SQL
2 20 (21.74%) T-SQL
3 10 (10.87%) Python
4 8 (8.70%) R
5 6 (6.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.17%) Java
7 2 (2.17%) Perl
7 2 (2.17%) PHP
7 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (29.35%) Computer Science Degree
1 27 (29.35%) Degree
2 18 (19.57%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (1.09%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) GDPR
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.70%) KVM
2 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (22.83%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (21.74%) Puppet
3 19 (20.65%) Ansible
4 6 (6.52%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (1.09%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.09%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) VMware
2 15 (16.30%) Splunk
2 15 (16.30%) Tableau
3 12 (13.04%) Percona
4 10 (10.87%) Oracle
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.26%) hybris
7 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
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