Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MySQL
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 73 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -4
Permanent jobs citing MySQL 2,128 5,351 7,049
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.27% 3.85% 4.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.09% 14.21% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,114 5,011 6,470
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £75,000
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 14,104 37,647 49,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.32% 27.06% 29.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11,748 30,738 40,369
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020. 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 +4 1,991 £50,000 +5.26% 605
UK excluding London +12 1,411 £45,000 +5.88% 524
London 0 649 £70,000 +12.00% 127
South East +10 408 £50,000 +11.11% 72
North of England +7 345 £45,000 +5.88% 180
Work from Home -7 290 £51,000 +13.33% 127
South West +29 285 £40,500 +1.25% 76
Midlands -6 175 £40,000 - 118
North West -10 168 £45,000 +5.88% 95
Yorkshire +36 152 £42,500 +3.66% 70
East of England +25 117 £45,000 - 32
East Midlands +21 92 £37,500 - 57
West Midlands -30 82 £42,500 +6.25% 61
Scotland +18 55 £50,000 +17.65% 25
North East 0 25 £45,000 - 15
Wales -9 18 £37,500 +15.38% 22
Northern Ireland +14 8 £23,500 -60.83%

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 1,078 (50.66%) JavaScript
2 1,049 (49.30%) PHP
3 813 (38.20%) HTML
4 766 (36.00%) CSS
5 648 (30.45%) Linux
6 646 (30.36%) AWS
7 636 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
8 578 (27.16%) SQL
9 514 (24.15%) Java
10 508 (23.87%) SQL Server
11 501 (23.54%) Git (software)
12 496 (23.31%) Python
13 459 (21.57%) DevOps
14 409 (19.22%) Docker
15 403 (18.94%) Laravel
16 370 (17.39%) jQuery
16 370 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
17 369 (17.34%) Azure
18 365 (17.15%) MVC
19 338 (15.88%) Web Services
20 331 (15.55%) Microservices
21 328 (15.41%) OO
22 327 (15.37%) OOP
23 314 (14.76%) Finance
23 314 (14.76%) Kubernetes
24 311 (14.61%) Web Development
25 297 (13.96%) Apache
26 282 (13.25%) Software Engineering
27 274 (12.88%) TDD
28 269 (12.64%) Node.js

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
1 297 (13.96%) Apache
2 104 (4.89%) WordPress
3 93 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
4 79 (3.71%) CMS
5 64 (3.01%) nginx
6 62 (2.91%) Tomcat
7 56 (2.63%) IIS
8 40 (1.88%) Confluence
9 34 (1.60%) Drupal
10 30 (1.41%) Apache Spark
11 28 (1.32%) Moodle
12 22 (1.03%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.94%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.85%) SAS
15 17 (0.80%) Apache Solr
15 17 (0.80%) Joomla!
15 17 (0.80%) SharePoint
16 14 (0.66%) JBoss
17 9 (0.42%) ExpressionEngine
17 9 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.047%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.047%) Sketch
6 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 95 (4.46%) Magento
2 27 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.94%) Shopify
4 16 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.75%) SAP GTS
5 7 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.28%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.28%) OpenCart
7 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.19%) Eikon
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.094%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.047%) Maximo
11 1 (0.047%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 646 (30.36%) AWS
2 369 (17.34%) Azure
3 219 (10.29%) GCP
4 185 (8.69%) Serverless
5 159 (7.47%) AWS Lambda
6 132 (6.20%) Amazon ECS
7 124 (5.83%) SaaS
8 76 (3.57%) Apigee
9 65 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
10 59 (2.77%) Amazon S3
11 58 (2.73%) GitHub
12 55 (2.58%) PaaS
13 43 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
14 41 (1.93%) IaaS
15 40 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
16 37 (1.74%) Power Platform
17 35 (1.64%) npm
18 31 (1.46%) Azure Data Factory
19 27 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 18 (0.85%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.73%) DNS
2 42 (1.97%) Firewall
3 31 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.32%) Network Security
5 24 (1.13%) Internet
6 23 (1.08%) HTTP
7 22 (1.03%) SSH
8 16 (0.75%) VPN
9 13 (0.61%) RTP
9 13 (0.61%) SAN
9 13 (0.61%) SSL
10 12 (0.56%) Skype
11 11 (0.52%) LAN
11 11 (0.52%) WAN
12 8 (0.38%) VoIP
13 7 (0.33%) 2G
13 7 (0.33%) 3G
13 7 (0.33%) 4G
14 6 (0.28%) AMQP
14 6 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (23.87%) SQL Server
2 370 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
3 228 (10.71%) MongoDB
4 210 (9.87%) Relational Database
5 181 (8.51%) NoSQL
6 163 (7.66%) Redis
7 122 (5.73%) Amazon Redshift
8 117 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (3.38%) Big Data
10 67 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 63 (2.96%) MariaDB
12 44 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
13 43 (2.02%) Hadoop
14 42 (1.97%) RDBMS
15 37 (1.74%) Power BI
16 34 (1.60%) DB2
17 33 (1.55%) BigQuery
18 27 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 25 (1.17%) MS Access
20 21 (0.99%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 501 (23.54%) Git (software)
2 215 (10.10%) Jenkins
3 122 (5.73%) GitLab
4 117 (5.50%) JIRA
5 93 (4.37%) Selenium
6 89 (4.18%) PHPUnit
7 83 (3.90%) Artifactory
8 64 (3.01%) Bitbucket
9 45 (2.11%) Vagrant
10 43 (2.02%) Subversion
11 41 (1.93%) Maven
12 40 (1.88%) TeamCity
13 35 (1.64%) webpack
14 33 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 29 (1.36%) Visual Studio
16 22 (1.03%) Cypress.io
16 22 (1.03%) gulp
16 22 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (0.80%) Cucumber
17 17 (0.80%) Grunt
General
1 314 (14.76%) Finance
2 120 (5.64%) Banking
3 113 (5.31%) Retail
4 102 (4.79%) Marketing
5 75 (3.52%) Back Office
6 46 (2.16%) Games
6 46 (2.16%) Public Sector
7 25 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.80%) Electronics
9 17 (0.80%) Front Office
10 14 (0.66%) German Language
11 12 (0.56%) Digital Economy
11 12 (0.56%) French Language
11 12 (0.56%) Publishing
12 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.42%) Advertising
13 9 (0.42%) Law
14 8 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,315 (61.80%) Developer
2 603 (28.34%) PHP Developer
3 244 (11.47%) Senior Developer
4 158 (7.42%) Full Stack Developer
5 137 (6.44%) Senior PHP Developer
6 133 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 121 (5.69%) Java Developer
8 118 (5.55%) Software Developer
9 107 (5.03%) Architect
10 103 (4.84%) Web Developer
11 101 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
12 83 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
13 63 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
14 60 (2.82%) Data Architect
15 57 (2.68%) Backend Developer
15 57 (2.68%) Cloud Architect
16 55 (2.58%) AWS Architect
16 55 (2.58%) Java Architect
16 55 (2.58%) Java Solutions Architect
17 54 (2.54%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 813 (38.20%) HTML
2 766 (36.00%) CSS
3 403 (18.94%) Laravel
4 370 (17.39%) jQuery
5 338 (15.88%) Web Services
6 269 (12.64%) Node.js
7 266 (12.50%) LAMP
8 260 (12.22%) React
9 251 (11.80%) AngularJS
10 228 (10.71%) Vue.js
11 227 (10.67%) REST
12 225 (10.57%) .NET
13 201 (9.45%) HTML5
14 187 (8.79%) RESTful
15 169 (7.94%) Symfony
16 130 (6.11%) CSS3
17 128 (6.02%) JSON
18 117 (5.50%) Spring
19 110 (5.17%) gRPC
20 109 (5.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
2 116 (5.45%) User Experience
3 106 (4.98%) Hedge funds
4 88 (4.14%) Mobile App
5 84 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (1.83%) NHS
7 30 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 30 (1.41%) e-Learning
7 30 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (1.27%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 25 (1.17%) Public Cloud
11 20 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.85%) Replication
13 17 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.70%) SCORM
15 13 (0.61%) N-Tier
16 12 (0.56%) Derivative
17 9 (0.42%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 648 (30.45%) Linux
2 155 (7.28%) Windows
3 77 (3.62%) CentOS
4 67 (3.15%) Android
4 67 (3.15%) Ubuntu
5 66 (3.10%) Windows Server
6 61 (2.87%) Apple iOS
7 46 (2.16%) Unix
8 40 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.17%) Debian
10 13 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
11 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.38%) CoreOS
12 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.33%) FreeBSD
13 7 (0.33%) FreeNAS
13 7 (0.33%) Solaris
14 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (21.57%) DevOps
3 365 (17.15%) MVC
4 331 (15.55%) Microservices
5 328 (15.41%) OO
6 327 (15.37%) OOP
7 311 (14.61%) Web Development
8 282 (13.25%) Software Engineering
9 274 (12.88%) TDD
10 257 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
11 214 (10.06%) Mentoring
12 212 (9.96%) E-Commerce
13 184 (8.65%) Scrum
14 158 (7.42%) Test Automation
15 147 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
16 121 (5.69%) Asset Management
17 112 (5.26%) Investment Management
18 110 (5.17%) Computer Science
18 110 (5.17%) Front End Development
19 108 (5.08%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 1,078 (50.66%) JavaScript
2 1,049 (49.30%) PHP
3 578 (27.16%) SQL
4 514 (24.15%) Java
5 496 (23.31%) Python
6 213 (10.01%) C#
7 122 (5.73%) Ruby
8 116 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 100 (4.70%) TypeScript
10 92 (4.32%) C++
11 81 (3.81%) Go
12 71 (3.34%) PHP 7
13 67 (3.15%) C
14 65 (3.05%) PowerShell
15 42 (1.97%) T-SQL
16 38 (1.79%) Apple Swift
17 37 (1.74%) Perl
18 33 (1.55%) ES6
18 33 (1.55%) Objective-C
19 30 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 125 (5.87%) Degree
2 67 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (2.35%) Sun Certification
4 33 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 15 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.61%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.52%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.23%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.23%) PhD
10 3 (0.14%) HND
10 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.14%) MCPD
10 3 (0.14%) MCSD
10 3 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.094%) CCNA
11 2 (0.094%) ISEB
11 2 (0.094%) MCP
11 2 (0.094%) MCSE
11 2 (0.094%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.67%) QA
2 23 (1.08%) GDPR
3 22 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.75%) COBIT
5 13 (0.61%) SLA
6 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.38%) HL7
9 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.19%) PSD2
10 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.094%) NIST
12 1 (0.047%) Basel II
12 1 (0.047%) Basel III
12 1 (0.047%) GxP
12 1 (0.047%) MiFID
12 1 (0.047%) NCSC
System Software
1 409 (19.22%) Docker
2 60 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.93%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.80%) VirtualBox
6 15 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.56%) KVM
8 10 (0.47%) Firmware
8 10 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.47%) vSphere
9 7 (0.33%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.28%) Varnish
11 5 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.19%) HDFS
12 4 (0.19%) NFS
13 3 (0.14%) iptables
13 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.094%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 314 (14.76%) Kubernetes
2 144 (6.77%) Ansible
3 108 (5.08%) Terraform
4 69 (3.24%) Puppet
5 66 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.36%) Nagios
7 13 (0.61%) Grafana
8 11 (0.52%) Kibana
9 10 (0.47%) SCCM
10 9 (0.42%) logstash
10 9 (0.42%) Prometheus
11 8 (0.38%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.33%) Proxmox
13 5 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.23%) Opsgenie
14 4 (0.19%) Graylog
14 4 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
14 4 (0.19%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.19%) Salt
15 3 (0.14%) cPanel
Vendors
1 264 (12.41%) Oracle
2 201 (9.45%) Google
3 156 (7.33%) Zend
4 154 (7.24%) Microsoft
5 80 (3.76%) VMware
6 51 (2.40%) Red Hat
7 43 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (1.55%) Atlassian
9 27 (1.27%) SAP
10 26 (1.22%) Percona
11 22 (1.03%) IBM
12 21 (0.99%) HP
13 20 (0.94%) New Relic
13 20 (0.94%) ServiceNow
14 18 (0.85%) AppDynamics
15 17 (0.80%) SaltStack
16 16 (0.75%) CA
16 16 (0.75%) Hyperion
16 16 (0.75%) Remedy
16 16 (0.75%) Siebel