Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MySQL
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 78 72
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -12
Permanent jobs citing MySQL 3,208 4,566 6,094
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.31% 3.71% 4.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.03% 13.72% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,464 4,392 5,586
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,641 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20,012 33,284 43,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.90% 27.03% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 16,565 27,516 36,256
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +12 2,839 £50,000 +5.26% 845
UK excluding London +9 2,138 £45,000 +5.88% 668
London +18 853 £65,000 - 217
Work from Home +17 846 £50,000 +11.11% 216
North of England +5 616 £43,250 -3.89% 242
South East +4 499 £50,000 +13.64% 112
South West +4 376 £42,500 - 98
Midlands +25 326 £42,500 +13.33% 134
North West +8 322 £42,500 -5.56% 136
Yorkshire +22 267 £45,000 +3.45% 84
West Midlands +19 166 £45,000 +5.88% 71
East Midlands +15 160 £40,000 +6.67% 62
Scotland +7 123 £42,500 - 25
East of England +2 113 £45,000 +5.88% 40
Wales +8 52 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Northern Ireland +41 34 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North East -41 27 £50,000 +11.11% 22
Isle of Man - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1,790 (55.80%) JavaScript
2 1,600 (49.88%) PHP
3 1,208 (37.66%) HTML
4 1,177 (36.69%) CSS
5 1,053 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
6 923 (28.77%) AWS
7 893 (27.84%) Git (software)
8 821 (25.59%) SQL
9 749 (23.35%) Docker
10 748 (23.32%) Linux
11 682 (21.26%) Laravel
12 673 (20.98%) Java
13 631 (19.67%) DevOps
14 629 (19.61%) Python
15 625 (19.48%) PostgreSQL
16 609 (18.98%) SQL Server
17 543 (16.93%) MVC
18 532 (16.58%) Node.js
19 526 (16.40%) Microservices
20 525 (16.37%) Web Development
21 508 (15.84%) React
22 480 (14.96%) Azure
23 471 (14.68%) AngularJS
24 442 (13.78%) Vue.js
25 431 (13.44%) Kubernetes
26 418 (13.03%) jQuery
27 413 (12.87%) Relational Database
28 412 (12.84%) Software Engineering
29 405 (12.62%) Web Services
30 404 (12.59%) OOP

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
1 303 (9.45%) Apache
2 161 (5.02%) WordPress
3 153 (4.77%) Elasticsearch
4 144 (4.49%) CMS
5 92 (2.87%) nginx
6 80 (2.49%) Drupal
7 69 (2.15%) Confluence
8 54 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 35 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 35 (1.09%) IIS
10 32 (1.00%) JBoss
11 27 (0.84%) Apache Solr
12 21 (0.65%) Moodle
13 20 (0.62%) SharePoint
14 19 (0.59%) Joomla!
15 15 (0.47%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.44%) SugarCRM
17 11 (0.34%) OpenStack
18 9 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
19 7 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 39 (1.22%) Photoshop
2 27 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.22%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.22%) Sketch
8 5 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.12%) Gliffy
9 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.094%) Figma
11 2 (0.062%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.062%) InVision
12 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 153 (4.77%) Magento
2 33 (1.03%) Shopify
3 25 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.19%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.094%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.062%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.062%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.062%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.031%) FastStats
9 1 (0.031%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.031%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.031%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 923 (28.77%) AWS
2 480 (14.96%) Azure
3 246 (7.67%) GCP
4 192 (5.99%) SaaS
5 190 (5.92%) Serverless
6 147 (4.58%) AWS Lambda
7 104 (3.24%) Amazon ECS
8 95 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
9 63 (1.96%) GitHub
10 57 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 56 (1.75%) Pulumi
12 54 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
12 54 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
13 52 (1.62%) Apigee
14 51 (1.59%) Datadog
15 46 (1.43%) Power Platform
16 44 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 44 (1.37%) Amazon S3
17 41 (1.28%) npm
18 34 (1.06%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.59%) Firewall
2 34 (1.06%) DNS
3 33 (1.03%) HTTP
4 32 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 30 (0.94%) Internet
6 25 (0.78%) Network Security
7 24 (0.75%) VPN
8 22 (0.69%) VoIP
9 20 (0.62%) SSH
10 15 (0.47%) RTP
11 14 (0.44%) SAN
11 14 (0.44%) SSL
12 12 (0.37%) NAS
13 10 (0.31%) VLAN
14 9 (0.28%) Intranet
14 9 (0.28%) OpenVPN
15 7 (0.22%) WAN
16 6 (0.19%) FTP
16 6 (0.19%) HTTPS
17 5 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (19.48%) PostgreSQL
2 609 (18.98%) SQL Server
3 413 (12.87%) Relational Database
4 377 (11.75%) MongoDB
5 259 (8.07%) NoSQL
6 215 (6.70%) Redis
7 124 (3.87%) MariaDB
8 100 (3.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 100 (3.12%) RDBMS
9 90 (2.81%) Big Data
10 87 (2.71%) Amazon Redshift
11 77 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
12 63 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
13 61 (1.90%) Cosmos DB
14 60 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
15 58 (1.81%) Hadoop
16 45 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
17 42 (1.31%) Power BI
18 36 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 36 (1.12%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 893 (27.84%) Git (software)
2 312 (9.73%) Jenkins
3 180 (5.61%) JIRA
4 102 (3.18%) GitLab
5 97 (3.02%) PHPUnit
6 90 (2.81%) Selenium
7 83 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 70 (2.18%) Maven
9 66 (2.06%) Bitbucket
10 62 (1.93%) Subversion
11 61 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 56 (1.75%) webpack
13 53 (1.65%) Artifactory
14 44 (1.37%) JUnit
15 41 (1.28%) gulp
16 36 (1.12%) Gradle
17 35 (1.09%) Eclipse
17 35 (1.09%) Grunt
18 27 (0.84%) Vagrant
19 23 (0.72%) Postman
General
1 376 (11.72%) Finance
2 182 (5.67%) Marketing
3 163 (5.08%) Retail
4 152 (4.74%) Games
5 113 (3.52%) Banking
6 99 (3.09%) Public Sector
7 55 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.22%) Automotive
9 37 (1.15%) Law
9 37 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 31 (0.97%) Back Office
11 30 (0.94%) Legal
12 25 (0.78%) Electronics
13 22 (0.69%) Advertising
14 21 (0.65%) Publishing
15 14 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.34%) French Language
17 11 (0.34%) Spanish Language
18 10 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,116 (65.96%) Developer
2 898 (27.99%) PHP Developer
3 444 (13.84%) Senior Developer
4 300 (9.35%) Full Stack Developer
5 228 (7.11%) Java Developer
6 211 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 211 (6.58%) Software Engineer
7 204 (6.36%) Web Developer
8 187 (5.83%) Software Developer
9 186 (5.80%) Senior PHP Developer
10 141 (4.40%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 113 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
12 108 (3.37%) Junior
13 106 (3.30%) AWS Engineer
14 103 (3.21%) Python Developer
15 98 (3.05%) Backend Developer
16 97 (3.02%) Lead Developer
17 96 (2.99%) Java Engineer
18 93 (2.90%) Junior Developer
19 91 (2.84%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,208 (37.66%) HTML
2 1,177 (36.69%) CSS
3 682 (21.26%) Laravel
4 532 (16.58%) Node.js
5 508 (15.84%) React
6 471 (14.68%) AngularJS
7 442 (13.78%) Vue.js
8 418 (13.03%) jQuery
9 405 (12.62%) Web Services
10 345 (10.75%) REST
11 332 (10.35%) RESTful
12 325 (10.13%) Symfony
13 324 (10.10%) LAMP
14 282 (8.79%) .NET
15 270 (8.42%) HTML5
16 232 (7.23%) Spring
17 168 (5.24%) CSS3
18 163 (5.08%) Kafka
19 158 (4.93%) SOAP
20 157 (4.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 292 (9.10%) Greenfield Project
2 185 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (5.64%) User Experience
4 132 (4.11%) Linux Command Line
5 116 (3.62%) Mobile App
6 71 (2.21%) Hedge funds
7 59 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
8 54 (1.68%) NHS
9 50 (1.56%) Replication
10 46 (1.43%) Clustering
11 45 (1.40%) Public Cloud
12 42 (1.31%) Management Information System
13 35 (1.09%) EPoS
14 31 (0.97%) Cloud Native
14 31 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 31 (0.97%) N-Tier
15 30 (0.94%) Data Centre
15 30 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 27 (0.84%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 748 (23.32%) Linux
2 186 (5.80%) Windows
3 92 (2.87%) Unix
4 82 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 74 (2.31%) CentOS
6 65 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 56 (1.75%) Android
8 53 (1.65%) Windows Server
9 38 (1.18%) Debian
10 30 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 17 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.12%) Fedora
16 3 (0.094%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.094%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (0.094%) Solaris
16 3 (0.094%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,053 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
2 631 (19.67%) DevOps
3 543 (16.93%) MVC
4 526 (16.40%) Microservices
5 525 (16.37%) Web Development
6 412 (12.84%) Software Engineering
7 404 (12.59%) OOP
8 380 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
9 379 (11.81%) TDD
10 366 (11.41%) OO
11 353 (11.00%) E-Commerce
12 301 (9.38%) Scrum
13 216 (6.73%) Fintech
14 213 (6.64%) Analytics
14 213 (6.64%) Computer Science
14 213 (6.64%) Mentoring
15 182 (5.67%) Front End Development
15 182 (5.67%) Infrastructure as Code
16 175 (5.46%) Test Automation
17 173 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,790 (55.80%) JavaScript
2 1,600 (49.88%) PHP
3 821 (25.59%) SQL
4 673 (20.98%) Java
5 629 (19.61%) Python
6 348 (10.85%) C#
7 239 (7.45%) TypeScript
8 205 (6.39%) Go
9 193 (6.02%) Bash Shell
10 160 (4.99%) Ruby
11 116 (3.62%) PowerShell
12 97 (3.02%) PHP 7
13 80 (2.49%) Groovy
14 78 (2.43%) C++
15 57 (1.78%) T-SQL
16 50 (1.56%) Java 8
17 48 (1.50%) ES6
18 46 (1.43%) Perl
19 41 (1.28%) Shell Script
20 37 (1.15%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 225 (7.01%) Degree
2 100 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 83 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 68 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 22 (0.69%) DV Cleared
5 22 (0.69%) Sun Certification
6 17 (0.53%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.34%) OCP
7 11 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.16%) PhD
10 4 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.12%) MCSA
10 4 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.094%) CCNA
11 3 (0.094%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.094%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.062%) ISEB
12 2 (0.062%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.09%) QA
2 27 (0.84%) SLA
3 23 (0.72%) GDPR
4 22 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.19%) COBIT
8 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.16%) WCAG
9 4 (0.12%) PSD2
10 3 (0.094%) HL7
11 2 (0.062%) NCSC
11 2 (0.062%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.031%) GxP
12 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.031%) WAI
System Software
1 749 (23.35%) Docker
2 55 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 41 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.37%) HDFS
7 7 (0.22%) Varnish
8 5 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.16%) KVM
8 5 (0.16%) Postfix
9 4 (0.12%) LXC
9 4 (0.12%) vSphere
10 3 (0.094%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.062%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.031%) pfSense
12 1 (0.031%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.031%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 431 (13.44%) Kubernetes
2 260 (8.10%) Ansible
3 213 (6.64%) Terraform
4 183 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
5 125 (3.90%) Puppet
6 104 (3.24%) Prometheus
7 80 (2.49%) Grafana
8 48 (1.50%) ZABBIX
9 28 (0.87%) Graphite
10 25 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (0.65%) HAProxy
11 21 (0.65%) Kibana
12 17 (0.53%) Nagios
13 13 (0.41%) Graylog
14 12 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.22%) Galera Cluster
15 7 (0.22%) Istio
15 7 (0.22%) Munin
15 7 (0.22%) Packer
16 6 (0.19%) Rancher
Vendors
1 334 (10.41%) Oracle
2 232 (7.23%) Google
3 157 (4.89%) Microsoft
4 151 (4.71%) Zend
5 56 (1.75%) VMware
6 51 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
7 50 (1.56%) New Relic
7 50 (1.56%) SAP
8 47 (1.47%) SaltStack
9 39 (1.22%) Adobe
10 38 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 38 (1.18%) Sybase
11 29 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 29 (0.90%) MuleSoft
12 26 (0.81%) Cisco
13 24 (0.75%) IBM
14 23 (0.72%) WooCommerce
15 16 (0.50%) Facebook
16 15 (0.47%) ServiceNow
17 12 (0.37%) Talend