Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MySQL
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 73 68 76
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -3
Permanent jobs citing MySQL 5,176 2,748 4,719
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.04% 4.34% 3.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.11% 15.79% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,007 2,378 4,155
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £81,261
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.44% +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 34,258 17,398 34,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.75% 27.49% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 21,399 14,716 28,224
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for MySQL in the UK

MySQL
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -3 4,476 £52,500 +5.00% 780
UK excluding London -19 2,616 £49,250 +9.44% 551
London +35 1,969 £65,000 - 265
Work from Home -21 1,411 £55,000 +10.00% 207
South East -3 810 £47,500 -5.00% 87
North of England -11 779 £50,000 +17.65% 204
North West -11 448 £50,000 +17.65% 109
South West -8 394 £47,500 +11.76% 74
Yorkshire -20 286 £52,500 +17.32% 72
Midlands -63 282 £50,000 +17.65% 94
West Midlands -39 182 £55,000 +22.22% 59
East of England -28 177 £47,500 +11.76% 54
Scotland -41 127 £52,500 +16.67% 22
East Midlands -66 98 £48,000 +28.00% 35
North East -12 45 £34,500 -31.00% 23
Wales -49 38 £55,000 +29.41% 13
Northern Ireland -44 16 £60,000 +50.00% 3

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 2,414 (46.64%) JavaScript
2 2,135 (41.25%) PHP
3 2,047 (39.55%) AWS
4 1,915 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1,519 (29.35%) SQL
6 1,491 (28.81%) HTML
7 1,488 (28.75%) CSS
8 1,472 (28.44%) Python
9 1,459 (28.19%) Docker
10 1,391 (26.87%) Git (software)
11 1,344 (25.97%) React
12 1,256 (24.27%) Java
13 1,224 (23.65%) PostgreSQL
14 1,195 (23.09%) Social Skills
15 1,188 (22.95%) Software Engineering
16 1,184 (22.87%) DevOps
17 1,142 (22.06%) Linux
18 1,129 (21.81%) Full Stack Development
19 1,005 (19.42%) CI/CD
20 989 (19.11%) Kubernetes
21 985 (19.03%) Node.js
22 938 (18.12%) Problem-Solving
23 922 (17.81%) Azure
24 918 (17.74%) SQL Server
25 844 (16.31%) Laravel
26 835 (16.13%) Microservices
27 736 (14.22%) TDD
28 733 (14.16%) REST
29 710 (13.72%) NoSQL
30 692 (13.37%) Jenkins

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
1 433 (8.37%) Elasticsearch
2 358 (6.92%) Apache
3 272 (5.26%) WordPress
4 245 (4.73%) CMS
5 179 (3.46%) Apache Spark
6 170 (3.28%) nginx
7 161 (3.11%) Confluence
8 109 (2.11%) Drupal
9 66 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
10 63 (1.22%) IIS
10 63 (1.22%) uWSGI
11 59 (1.14%) Tomcat
12 58 (1.12%) SAS
13 48 (0.93%) Apache Solr
14 35 (0.68%) SharePoint
15 27 (0.52%) JBoss
15 27 (0.52%) OpenStack
16 22 (0.43%) Headless CMS
17 19 (0.37%) Luigi
18 15 (0.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 103 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.35%) Adobe XD
3 18 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.12%) InVision
9 3 (0.058%) Sketch
10 2 (0.039%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.039%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.019%) SPSS
11 1 (0.019%) Weka
Business Applications
1 111 (2.14%) Magento
2 59 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
3 22 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 14 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.25%) Shopify
6 10 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 6 (0.12%) FastStats
9 5 (0.097%) Unica
10 4 (0.077%) OpenCart
10 4 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.058%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.039%) Relativity
13 1 (0.019%) Elite 3E
13 1 (0.019%) Ringtail
13 1 (0.019%) SAP Hybris
13 1 (0.019%) Veritas eDiscovery
13 1 (0.019%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,047 (39.55%) AWS
2 922 (17.81%) Azure
3 628 (12.13%) GCP
4 573 (11.07%) SaaS
5 455 (8.79%) Serverless
6 415 (8.02%) GitHub
7 316 (6.11%) AWS Lambda
8 291 (5.62%) Amazon S3
9 279 (5.39%) Amazon EC2
10 199 (3.84%) Amazon SQS
11 181 (3.50%) Power Platform
12 148 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
13 111 (2.14%) Amazon ECS
14 106 (2.05%) Microsoft 365
15 102 (1.97%) npm
16 101 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 83 (1.60%) Amazon Kinesis
18 77 (1.49%) Amazon EKS
19 69 (1.33%) Datadog
20 67 (1.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 184 (3.55%) HTTP
2 138 (2.67%) DNS
3 125 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 105 (2.03%) Firewall
5 80 (1.55%) Internet
6 76 (1.47%) LAN
7 67 (1.29%) WAN
8 60 (1.16%) VPN
9 38 (0.73%) DHCP
10 36 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
11 31 (0.60%) SSH
12 30 (0.58%) SSL
13 28 (0.54%) Network Security
14 26 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (0.48%) MQTT
16 23 (0.44%) VLAN
16 23 (0.44%) VoIP
17 21 (0.41%) BGP
17 21 (0.41%) OSPF
18 20 (0.39%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,224 (23.65%) PostgreSQL
2 918 (17.74%) SQL Server
3 710 (13.72%) NoSQL
4 685 (13.23%) Relational Database
5 673 (13.00%) Redis
6 659 (12.73%) MongoDB
7 340 (6.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 333 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
9 270 (5.22%) Amazon RDS
10 246 (4.75%) Big Data
11 220 (4.25%) MariaDB
12 217 (4.19%) Hadoop
13 195 (3.77%) Amazon Aurora
14 177 (3.42%) Power BI
15 162 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
16 161 (3.11%) RDBMS
17 160 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
18 119 (2.30%) Data Lake
19 113 (2.18%) Couchbase
20 111 (2.14%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,391 (26.87%) Git (software)
2 692 (13.37%) Jenkins
3 500 (9.66%) JIRA
4 251 (4.85%) Bitbucket
5 240 (4.64%) GitLab
6 184 (3.55%) PHPUnit
7 171 (3.30%) Selenium
8 136 (2.63%) Subversion
9 124 (2.40%) webpack
10 92 (1.78%) Maven
11 91 (1.76%) CircleCI
12 84 (1.62%) Cucumber
13 65 (1.26%) gulp
14 64 (1.24%) Cypress.io
15 63 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 52 (1.00%) JUnit
16 52 (1.00%) TeamCity
17 50 (0.97%) Babel
18 47 (0.91%) Eclipse
19 40 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,195 (23.09%) Social Skills
2 679 (13.12%) Finance
3 492 (9.51%) Marketing
4 424 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
5 318 (6.14%) Retail
6 217 (4.19%) Games
7 162 (3.13%) Public Sector
8 146 (2.82%) Organisational Skills
9 115 (2.22%) Manufacturing
10 108 (2.09%) Banking
11 95 (1.84%) Telecoms
12 94 (1.82%) Publishing
13 89 (1.72%) Law
14 80 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
15 75 (1.45%) Advertising
16 63 (1.22%) Legal
17 60 (1.16%) Automotive
17 60 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 57 (1.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 42 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,618 (50.58%) Developer
2 984 (19.01%) PHP Developer
3 702 (13.56%) Software Engineer
4 478 (9.23%) Senior Developer
5 421 (8.13%) Full Stack Developer
6 307 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
7 282 (5.45%) Java Developer
8 267 (5.16%) Senior Software Engineer
9 229 (4.42%) Data Engineer
10 204 (3.94%) Backend Developer
11 179 (3.46%) Web Developer
12 175 (3.38%) Software Developer
13 165 (3.19%) Senior PHP Developer
14 150 (2.90%) Administrator
15 138 (2.67%) Java Engineer
16 132 (2.55%) Lead Developer
17 129 (2.49%) DBA
18 123 (2.38%) Analyst
19 118 (2.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 108 (2.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,491 (28.81%) HTML
2 1,488 (28.75%) CSS
3 1,344 (25.97%) React
4 985 (19.03%) Node.js
5 844 (16.31%) Laravel
6 733 (14.16%) REST
7 572 (11.05%) jQuery
8 570 (11.01%) AngularJS
9 541 (10.45%) RESTful
10 520 (10.05%) Symfony
11 507 (9.80%) Spring
12 500 (9.66%) .NET
13 434 (8.38%) Kafka
14 424 (8.19%) HTML5
15 420 (8.11%) LAMP
16 412 (7.96%) Web Services
17 394 (7.61%) Vue.js
18 366 (7.07%) Spring Boot
19 347 (6.70%) GraphQL
20 295 (5.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 438 (8.46%) User Experience
2 312 (6.03%) Greenfield Project
3 261 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 253 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
5 151 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 146 (2.82%) Algorithms
7 140 (2.70%) e-Learning
8 115 (2.22%) Data Structures
9 102 (1.97%) Legacy Code
10 96 (1.85%) Cloud Native
11 82 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 81 (1.56%) Virtual Team
13 77 (1.49%) Public Cloud
14 76 (1.47%) NHS
15 66 (1.28%) Replication
16 64 (1.24%) Social Media
17 59 (1.14%) Data Centre
18 56 (1.08%) Clustering
19 54 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
20 53 (1.02%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,142 (22.06%) Linux
2 425 (8.21%) Windows
3 240 (4.64%) Unix
4 177 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 174 (3.36%) Android
6 159 (3.07%) Ubuntu
7 141 (2.72%) CentOS
8 124 (2.40%) Windows Server
9 82 (1.58%) Debian
10 66 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 57 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
12 49 (0.95%) Windows 10
12 49 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 49 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
13 20 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.25%) Solaris
15 13 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.14%) AIX
16 7 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,915 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1,188 (22.95%) Software Engineering
3 1,184 (22.87%) DevOps
4 1,129 (21.81%) Full Stack Development
5 1,005 (19.42%) CI/CD
6 938 (18.12%) Problem-Solving
7 835 (16.13%) Microservices
8 736 (14.22%) TDD
9 631 (12.19%) Scrum
10 628 (12.13%) OO
11 592 (11.44%) E-Commerce
12 574 (11.09%) Test Automation
13 564 (10.90%) Web Development
14 530 (10.24%) Analytics
15 526 (10.16%) Computer Science
16 524 (10.12%) MVC
17 485 (9.37%) OOP
18 396 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
19 389 (7.52%) Mentoring
20 344 (6.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,414 (46.64%) JavaScript
2 2,135 (41.25%) PHP
3 1,519 (29.35%) SQL
4 1,472 (28.44%) Python
5 1,256 (24.27%) Java
6 672 (12.98%) TypeScript
7 577 (11.15%) C#
8 359 (6.94%) Go
9 351 (6.78%) Bash
10 288 (5.56%) Ruby
11 234 (4.52%) PHP 7
12 228 (4.40%) PowerShell
13 166 (3.21%) C++
14 142 (2.74%) ES6
15 119 (2.30%) Shell Script
16 111 (2.14%) Scala
17 108 (2.09%) Dart
18 107 (2.07%) Java 8
19 102 (1.97%) C
19 102 (1.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 541 (10.45%) Degree
2 264 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 179 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 146 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 73 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 41 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (0.64%) PhD
8 30 (0.58%) MCSA
9 29 (0.56%) AWS Certification
10 27 (0.52%) Master's Degree
11 23 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (0.44%) DBS Check
12 21 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (0.41%) MCSE
13 20 (0.39%) MCTS
14 18 (0.35%) CCNA
15 13 (0.25%) JNCIA
15 13 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
15 13 (0.25%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (5.31%) QA
2 100 (1.93%) Accessibility
3 60 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 25 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.43%) GDPR
7 18 (0.35%) SLA
8 8 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.14%) IEC 62304
10 6 (0.12%) ISO 13485
11 5 (0.097%) FATCA
11 5 (0.097%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.097%) NIST
11 5 (0.097%) SNOMED CT
12 4 (0.077%) COBIT
12 4 (0.077%) MiFID
12 4 (0.077%) PMO
13 3 (0.058%) HL7
13 3 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.039%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1,459 (28.19%) Docker
2 136 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 134 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.81%) HDFS
6 36 (0.70%) KVM
7 28 (0.54%) vSphere
8 27 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.31%) Firmware
10 12 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.17%) Xen
13 8 (0.15%) Varnish
13 8 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.097%) Samba
15 4 (0.077%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.077%) NFS
16 3 (0.058%) iptables
Systems Management
1 989 (19.11%) Kubernetes
2 490 (9.47%) Terraform
3 395 (7.63%) Ansible
4 283 (5.47%) Puppet
5 233 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
6 142 (2.74%) Grafana
7 120 (2.32%) Prometheus
8 69 (1.33%) Kibana
9 52 (1.00%) Cobbler
10 42 (0.81%) logstash
11 38 (0.73%) ZABBIX
12 36 (0.70%) HAProxy
13 35 (0.68%) Nagios
14 32 (0.62%) Opsgenie
15 31 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
15 31 (0.60%) Packer
16 29 (0.56%) Consul
17 27 (0.52%) Istio
18 24 (0.46%) Apache Brooklyn
19 23 (0.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 536 (10.36%) Google
2 515 (9.95%) Oracle
3 382 (7.38%) Microsoft
4 178 (3.44%) Zend
5 176 (3.40%) VMware
6 114 (2.20%) New Relic
7 92 (1.78%) Cisco
8 77 (1.49%) SaltStack
9 69 (1.33%) Databricks
10 67 (1.29%) Fortinet
10 67 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
11 65 (1.26%) Informatica
12 63 (1.22%) Adobe
13 61 (1.18%) Xamarin
14 59 (1.14%) Juniper
15 57 (1.10%) Talend
16 55 (1.06%) Atlassian
17 50 (0.97%) Red Hat
18 47 (0.91%) SAP
19 39 (0.75%) IBM