Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MySQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MySQL over the 6 months to 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MySQL
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 69 76
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -6
Permanent jobs citing MySQL 5,149 2,031 5,184
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.13% 4.24% 3.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.80% 14.76% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,135 1,787 4,504
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,750
25th Percentile £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

MySQL is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 34,780 13,761 37,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.93% 28.73% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22,267 11,676 31,078
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MySQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MySQL.

Salary trend for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MySQL over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Salary histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2021. 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 -2 4,607 £50,000 - 828
UK excluding London -9 2,829 £47,500 +5.56% 587
London +32 1,949 £70,000 - 294
Work from Home -7 1,302 £50,000 - 242
South East -11 840 £47,500 -5.00% 92
North of England +6 788 £46,000 +2.22% 211
South West -14 433 £45,000 +7.14% 79
North West +3 394 £50,000 +11.11% 127
Yorkshire +5 350 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Midlands -46 344 £45,000 +5.88% 106
West Midlands -2 240 £45,000 +5.88% 71
East of England -46 172 £47,500 +11.76% 45
Scotland -13 158 £50,000 +6.95% 35
East Midlands -69 104 £43,000 +7.50% 34
Northern Ireland -4 52 £80,000 +240.43% 7
Wales -20 47 £43,750 +9.38% 13
North East -10 44 £34,500 -16.36% 25
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, IT jobs citing MySQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MySQL.

1 2,472 (48.01%) JavaScript
2 2,315 (44.96%) PHP
3 2,006 (38.96%) AWS
4 1,709 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
5 1,563 (30.36%) HTML
6 1,522 (29.56%) CSS
7 1,496 (29.05%) Docker
8 1,426 (27.69%) SQL
9 1,348 (26.18%) Python
10 1,285 (24.96%) React
11 1,263 (24.53%) Git (software)
12 1,193 (23.17%) Java
13 1,178 (22.88%) Full Stack Development
14 1,169 (22.70%) Linux
15 1,104 (21.44%) PostgreSQL
16 1,080 (20.97%) Social Skills
17 1,066 (20.70%) Node.js
18 1,037 (20.14%) Microservices
19 1,032 (20.04%) Software Engineering
20 1,013 (19.67%) DevOps
21 987 (19.17%) SQL Server
22 967 (18.78%) Kubernetes
23 919 (17.85%) Azure
24 805 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
25 800 (15.54%) REST
26 788 (15.30%) Laravel
27 740 (14.37%) Redis
28 732 (14.22%) Relational Database
29 727 (14.12%) MongoDB
30 722 (14.02%) Web Services

MySQL
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
1 384 (7.46%) Elasticsearch
2 361 (7.01%) Apache
3 296 (5.75%) CMS
4 290 (5.63%) WordPress
5 200 (3.88%) nginx
6 129 (2.51%) Drupal
7 128 (2.49%) Apache Spark
8 108 (2.10%) Confluence
8 108 (2.10%) Tomcat
9 88 (1.71%) Apache Solr
10 71 (1.38%) IIS
11 51 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
11 51 (0.99%) SharePoint
12 28 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (0.45%) JBoss
13 23 (0.45%) SAS
14 20 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.31%) Jupyter
16 15 (0.29%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.25%) MODX
Applications
1 89 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 19 (0.37%) Adobe XD
6 16 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.16%) Figma
10 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 3 (0.058%) InVision
13 1 (0.019%) GIMP
13 1 (0.019%) SPSS
13 1 (0.019%) Weka
Business Applications
1 131 (2.54%) Magento
2 57 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
3 21 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 21 (0.41%) Shopify
4 16 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.19%) WebTrends
7 8 (0.16%) Unica
8 6 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.12%) OpenCart
9 5 (0.097%) FastStats
10 4 (0.078%) Relativity
11 2 (0.039%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.039%) FastStats PeopleStage
11 2 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.039%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.039%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.039%) Summit
11 2 (0.039%) Workfront
12 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2,006 (38.96%) AWS
2 919 (17.85%) Azure
3 549 (10.66%) Serverless
4 542 (10.53%) GCP
5 525 (10.20%) SaaS
6 416 (8.08%) AWS Lambda
7 345 (6.70%) GitHub
8 305 (5.92%) Amazon S3
9 268 (5.20%) Amazon EC2
10 221 (4.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 174 (3.38%) Amazon SQS
12 165 (3.20%) Power Platform
13 107 (2.08%) Amazon ECS
14 95 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 95 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
15 83 (1.61%) PaaS
16 80 (1.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 80 (1.55%) Datadog
17 78 (1.51%) Amazon Kinesis
18 72 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 215 (4.18%) HTTP
2 134 (2.60%) DNS
3 114 (2.21%) Internet
4 109 (2.12%) Firewall
5 60 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 58 (1.13%) SSL
7 46 (0.89%) AMQP
8 39 (0.76%) VPN
9 37 (0.72%) SMTP
10 36 (0.70%) SSH
11 34 (0.66%) Network Security
12 30 (0.58%) LAN
12 30 (0.58%) WAN
13 26 (0.50%) MQTT
14 20 (0.39%) DHCP
15 19 (0.37%) FTP
15 19 (0.37%) Intranet
15 19 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (0.31%) SMS
17 15 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,104 (21.44%) PostgreSQL
2 987 (19.17%) SQL Server
3 740 (14.37%) Redis
4 732 (14.22%) Relational Database
5 727 (14.12%) MongoDB
6 716 (13.91%) NoSQL
7 385 (7.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 297 (5.77%) MariaDB
9 282 (5.48%) Amazon RDS
10 261 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
11 250 (4.86%) Amazon Aurora
12 225 (4.37%) Big Data
13 184 (3.57%) Hadoop
14 162 (3.15%) RDBMS
15 161 (3.13%) Power BI
16 123 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
17 120 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
18 107 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 107 (2.08%) Tableau
19 103 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,263 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 566 (10.99%) Jenkins
3 401 (7.79%) JIRA
4 223 (4.33%) Bitbucket
5 217 (4.21%) GitLab
6 190 (3.69%) PHPUnit
7 152 (2.95%) webpack
8 147 (2.85%) Selenium
9 116 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 103 (2.00%) Subversion
11 86 (1.67%) CircleCI
12 73 (1.42%) Eclipse
12 73 (1.42%) Maven
13 66 (1.28%) Cucumber
14 63 (1.22%) JMeter
15 60 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 56 (1.09%) Cypress.io
17 53 (1.03%) gulp
18 50 (0.97%) SpecFlow
19 47 (0.91%) NUnit
General
1 1,080 (20.97%) Social Skills
2 634 (12.31%) Finance
3 374 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 347 (6.74%) Marketing
5 331 (6.43%) Retail
6 227 (4.41%) Games
7 136 (2.64%) Public Sector
8 110 (2.14%) Banking
9 100 (1.94%) Law
10 86 (1.67%) Telecoms
11 73 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
12 64 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 64 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 63 (1.22%) Publishing
14 62 (1.20%) Legal
15 60 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
16 35 (0.68%) Automotive
16 35 (0.68%) Billing
17 33 (0.64%) Advertising
17 33 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 2,748 (53.37%) Developer
2 1,072 (20.82%) PHP Developer
3 576 (11.19%) Software Engineer
4 575 (11.17%) Senior Developer
5 445 (8.64%) Full Stack Developer
6 293 (5.69%) Java Developer
7 249 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 237 (4.60%) Software Developer
9 216 (4.19%) Senior PHP Developer
10 212 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
11 187 (3.63%) Web Developer
12 170 (3.30%) Data Engineer
13 151 (2.93%) Backend Developer
14 139 (2.70%) Administrator
15 128 (2.49%) Architect
16 127 (2.47%) DBA
17 125 (2.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 122 (2.37%) JavaScript Developer
19 116 (2.25%) Lead Developer
20 103 (2.00%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,563 (30.36%) HTML
2 1,522 (29.56%) CSS
3 1,285 (24.96%) React
4 1,066 (20.70%) Node.js
5 800 (15.54%) REST
6 788 (15.30%) Laravel
7 722 (14.02%) Web Services
8 653 (12.68%) AngularJS
9 643 (12.49%) jQuery
10 534 (10.37%) Symfony
11 528 (10.25%) .NET
12 517 (10.04%) RESTful
13 456 (8.86%) LAMP
14 442 (8.58%) Kafka
15 426 (8.27%) Vue.js
16 422 (8.20%) Spring
17 404 (7.85%) HTML5
18 323 (6.27%) RabbitMQ
19 302 (5.87%) GraphQL
20 271 (5.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 424 (8.23%) User Experience
2 281 (5.46%) Mobile App
3 247 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
4 164 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 132 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 105 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 101 (1.96%) Algorithms
7 101 (1.96%) Cloud Native
8 88 (1.71%) e-Learning
9 87 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 86 (1.67%) Legacy Code
10 86 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
11 80 (1.55%) Legacy Systems
12 70 (1.36%) NHS
13 66 (1.28%) Public Cloud
14 65 (1.26%) Data Centre
15 60 (1.17%) Virtual Team
16 55 (1.07%) Driving Licence
17 51 (0.99%) Clustering
18 46 (0.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1,169 (22.70%) Linux
2 377 (7.32%) Windows
3 260 (5.05%) Unix
4 162 (3.15%) Android
5 139 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 119 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 116 (2.25%) Ubuntu
8 113 (2.19%) CentOS
9 57 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (1.03%) Debian
11 15 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
12 14 (0.27%) Solaris
13 12 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.19%) VMS
15 9 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.16%) SUSE
16 8 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.14%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,709 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1,178 (22.88%) Full Stack Development
3 1,037 (20.14%) Microservices
4 1,032 (20.04%) Software Engineering
5 1,013 (19.67%) DevOps
6 805 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
7 677 (13.15%) Web Development
8 634 (12.31%) E-Commerce
9 632 (12.27%) Scrum
10 619 (12.02%) OO
11 607 (11.79%) TDD
12 558 (10.84%) OOP
13 536 (10.41%) MVC
14 499 (9.69%) Analytics
15 487 (9.46%) Test Automation
16 398 (7.73%) Unit Testing
17 388 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
18 360 (6.99%) Front End Development
19 337 (6.54%) Computer Science
20 321 (6.23%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 2,472 (48.01%) JavaScript
2 2,315 (44.96%) PHP
3 1,426 (27.69%) SQL
4 1,348 (26.18%) Python
5 1,193 (23.17%) Java
6 680 (13.21%) C#
7 581 (11.28%) TypeScript
8 443 (8.60%) Go
9 374 (7.26%) Bash Shell
10 274 (5.32%) PowerShell
11 235 (4.56%) PHP 7
12 229 (4.45%) Ruby
13 138 (2.68%) C++
14 134 (2.60%) Perl
15 127 (2.47%) Scala
16 107 (2.08%) Java 8
17 100 (1.94%) C
18 93 (1.81%) ES6
19 86 (1.67%) Groovy
20 79 (1.53%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 402 (7.81%) Degree
2 173 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (2.10%) Security Cleared
4 106 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 35 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (0.62%) DBS Check
6 32 (0.62%) Master's Degree
7 26 (0.50%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 22 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (0.41%) MCSA
11 14 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.23%) MCSE
14 10 (0.19%) CCNA
15 9 (0.17%) CISA
16 8 (0.16%) CGEIT
16 8 (0.16%) CRISC
17 7 (0.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (3.46%) QA
2 108 (2.10%) Accessibility
3 58 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 52 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 52 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (0.93%) SLA
6 35 (0.68%) GDPR
7 10 (0.19%) IEC 62304
7 10 (0.19%) ISO 13485
7 10 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.17%) COBIT
9 8 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 8 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.14%) HL7
11 6 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.12%) PMO
12 5 (0.097%) Good Clinical Practice
13 4 (0.078%) NIST
14 2 (0.039%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.039%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,496 (29.05%) Docker
2 96 (1.86%) Active Directory
3 77 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (0.41%) HDFS
6 17 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.33%) KVM
7 15 (0.29%) vSphere
8 12 (0.23%) NFS
8 12 (0.23%) Varnish
9 11 (0.21%) ISA Server
9 11 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.17%) iptables
12 7 (0.14%) Postfix
12 7 (0.14%) Samba
13 6 (0.12%) Ceph
13 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.039%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 967 (18.78%) Kubernetes
2 565 (10.97%) Terraform
3 448 (8.70%) Ansible
4 284 (5.52%) Puppet
5 246 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
6 175 (3.40%) Grafana
7 137 (2.66%) Prometheus
8 71 (1.38%) Graphite
9 56 (1.09%) Opsgenie
10 55 (1.07%) Nagios
11 51 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
12 48 (0.93%) Kibana
13 40 (0.78%) logstash
14 33 (0.64%) HAProxy
14 33 (0.64%) ZABBIX
15 32 (0.62%) Graylog
16 24 (0.47%) Apache Brooklyn
17 22 (0.43%) Istio
17 22 (0.43%) Pingdom
18 19 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 665 (12.92%) Oracle
2 457 (8.88%) Google
3 348 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 222 (4.31%) Zend
5 122 (2.37%) New Relic
6 116 (2.25%) VMware
7 102 (1.98%) Atlassian
8 81 (1.57%) SaltStack
9 75 (1.46%) Adobe
10 66 (1.28%) Databricks
11 62 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 62 (1.20%) Splunk
12 54 (1.05%) WooCommerce
13 51 (0.99%) Talend
14 46 (0.89%) Informatica
15 44 (0.85%) Sony
16 42 (0.82%) SAP
17 41 (0.80%) IBM
18 40 (0.78%) Apple
19 36 (0.70%) Facebook