Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MySQL
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 68 74 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -11
Permanent jobs citing MySQL 4,751 2,704 5,624
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.19% 4.02% 3.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.96% 14.53% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3,181 2,324 4,803
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 31,767 18,608 40,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.02% 27.64% 27.80%
Number of salaries quoted 21,229 15,251 33,181
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +5 4,281 £50,000 +5.26% 927
UK excluding London -7 2,724 £45,000 +4.65% 723
London +18 1,719 £70,000 - 257
Work from Home -9 1,141 £50,000 -2.91% 253
North of England +10 732 £45,000 - 245
South East -12 710 £47,500 +5.56% 135
South West -1 550 £42,500 +6.25% 105
North West +10 349 £50,000 +13.64% 148
Yorkshire +16 344 £43,000 -4.44% 71
Midlands -15 334 £42,500 - 121
West Midlands 0 214 £42,500 - 78
Scotland -9 159 £47,500 +11.76% 39
East of England -27 141 £51,500 +14.44% 56
East Midlands -20 120 £40,750 +1.88% 43
Northern Ireland +11 53 £57,500 +27.78% 8
Wales -18 46 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North East -36 39 £35,000 -22.22% 26
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2,418 (50.89%) JavaScript
2 2,254 (47.44%) PHP
3 1,684 (35.45%) AWS
4 1,616 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
5 1,571 (33.07%) HTML
6 1,522 (32.04%) CSS
7 1,367 (28.77%) Docker
8 1,268 (26.69%) SQL
9 1,239 (26.08%) Git (software)
10 1,203 (25.32%) React
11 1,157 (24.35%) Linux
12 1,128 (23.74%) Python
13 1,103 (23.22%) Java
14 1,102 (23.20%) Full Stack Development
15 1,064 (22.40%) Microservices
16 1,017 (21.41%) PostgreSQL
17 1,009 (21.24%) Node.js
18 992 (20.88%) Software Engineering
19 905 (19.05%) Social Skills
20 901 (18.96%) SQL Server
21 882 (18.56%) DevOps
22 875 (18.42%) Kubernetes
23 832 (17.51%) Laravel
24 742 (15.62%) Azure
25 722 (15.20%) REST
26 713 (15.01%) Web Development
27 705 (14.84%) MongoDB
28 704 (14.82%) Web Services
29 695 (14.63%) Relational Database
30 655 (13.79%) Problem-Solving

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
1 363 (7.64%) Elasticsearch
2 343 (7.22%) Apache
3 275 (5.79%) WordPress
4 263 (5.54%) CMS
5 199 (4.19%) nginx
6 129 (2.72%) Tomcat
7 108 (2.27%) Drupal
8 90 (1.89%) Apache Solr
8 90 (1.89%) Confluence
9 84 (1.77%) Apache Spark
10 50 (1.05%) IIS
11 39 (0.82%) SharePoint
12 26 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
13 25 (0.53%) JBoss
14 23 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 21 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
17 14 (0.29%) OpenStack
17 14 (0.29%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 19 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.36%) Adobe XD
6 16 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 9 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (0.042%) Figma
11 2 (0.042%) Sketch
12 1 (0.021%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 146 (3.07%) Magento
2 48 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
3 27 (0.57%) Shopify
4 24 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.17%) OpenCart
6 7 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.063%) FastStats
8 3 (0.063%) Relativity
8 3 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.063%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.063%) Unica
9 2 (0.042%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 2 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.042%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.042%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.042%) Summit
9 2 (0.042%) Workfront
10 1 (0.021%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.021%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1,684 (35.45%) AWS
2 742 (15.62%) Azure
3 531 (11.18%) Serverless
4 438 (9.22%) SaaS
5 397 (8.36%) GCP
6 391 (8.23%) AWS Lambda
7 289 (6.08%) Amazon EC2
8 254 (5.35%) Amazon S3
9 221 (4.65%) GitHub
10 208 (4.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 172 (3.62%) Amazon SQS
12 118 (2.48%) Amazon ECS
13 104 (2.19%) Amazon EKS
14 94 (1.98%) Power Platform
15 85 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
16 83 (1.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 82 (1.73%) PaaS
18 76 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 75 (1.58%) Datadog
20 69 (1.45%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 158 (3.33%) HTTP
2 122 (2.57%) Internet
3 114 (2.40%) DNS
4 83 (1.75%) Firewall
5 64 (1.35%) SSL
6 60 (1.26%) TCP/IP
7 40 (0.84%) SMTP
8 39 (0.82%) AMQP
9 37 (0.78%) SSH
10 29 (0.61%) Network Security
11 25 (0.53%) FTP
11 25 (0.53%) WAN
12 23 (0.48%) LAN
12 23 (0.48%) VPN
13 18 (0.38%) Intranet
14 16 (0.34%) SAN
15 15 (0.32%) DHCP
16 13 (0.27%) VoIP
17 12 (0.25%) NAS
17 12 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,017 (21.41%) PostgreSQL
2 901 (18.96%) SQL Server
3 705 (14.84%) MongoDB
4 695 (14.63%) Relational Database
5 638 (13.43%) Redis
6 609 (12.82%) NoSQL
7 349 (7.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 313 (6.59%) MariaDB
9 244 (5.14%) Amazon Aurora
10 240 (5.05%) Amazon RDS
11 174 (3.66%) RDBMS
12 167 (3.52%) Big Data
13 135 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
14 127 (2.67%) Hadoop
15 113 (2.38%) Oracle Database
16 89 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
17 87 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
18 85 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
19 83 (1.75%) Power BI
20 73 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,239 (26.08%) Git (software)
2 418 (8.80%) Jenkins
3 363 (7.64%) JIRA
4 176 (3.70%) GitLab
5 162 (3.41%) PHPUnit
6 152 (3.20%) Bitbucket
7 120 (2.53%) webpack
8 106 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 103 (2.17%) Maven
10 98 (2.06%) Selenium
11 82 (1.73%) Subversion
12 77 (1.62%) Eclipse
13 73 (1.54%) Cucumber
13 73 (1.54%) gulp
14 64 (1.35%) Grunt
15 61 (1.28%) CircleCI
16 60 (1.26%) JUnit
17 52 (1.09%) JMeter
18 49 (1.03%) SpecFlow
18 49 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 905 (19.05%) Social Skills
2 597 (12.57%) Finance
3 299 (6.29%) Marketing
4 294 (6.19%) Retail
5 260 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
6 217 (4.57%) Games
7 143 (3.01%) Banking
8 107 (2.25%) Public Sector
9 74 (1.56%) Law
10 65 (1.37%) Telecoms
11 57 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 54 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
13 52 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 49 (1.03%) Legal
15 35 (0.74%) Automotive
16 28 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
16 28 (0.59%) Electronics
17 27 (0.57%) Advertising
18 24 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
19 22 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 2,691 (56.64%) Developer
2 1,036 (21.81%) PHP Developer
3 558 (11.74%) Software Engineer
4 552 (11.62%) Senior Developer
5 406 (8.55%) Full Stack Developer
6 290 (6.10%) Java Developer
7 274 (5.77%) Software Developer
8 238 (5.01%) Senior PHP Developer
9 225 (4.74%) Web Developer
10 197 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
11 183 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
12 170 (3.58%) Backend Developer
13 151 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
14 131 (2.76%) Junior
15 123 (2.59%) PHP Laravel Developer
16 119 (2.50%) DBA
16 119 (2.50%) Java Engineer
17 116 (2.44%) Architect
18 115 (2.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 111 (2.34%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,571 (33.07%) HTML
2 1,522 (32.04%) CSS
3 1,203 (25.32%) React
4 1,009 (21.24%) Node.js
5 832 (17.51%) Laravel
6 722 (15.20%) REST
7 704 (14.82%) Web Services
8 650 (13.68%) AngularJS
9 605 (12.73%) Symfony
10 586 (12.33%) jQuery
11 561 (11.81%) RESTful
12 489 (10.29%) LAMP
13 473 (9.96%) .NET
14 466 (9.81%) Vue.js
15 402 (8.46%) HTML5
16 396 (8.34%) Spring
17 329 (6.92%) Kafka
18 273 (5.75%) RabbitMQ
19 271 (5.70%) SOAP
20 266 (5.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 362 (7.62%) User Experience
2 296 (6.23%) Mobile App
3 184 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
4 127 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
5 117 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 114 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 106 (2.23%) Legacy Systems
8 78 (1.64%) Hedge funds
9 77 (1.62%) Data Structures
10 75 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 65 (1.37%) Legacy Code
12 62 (1.30%) Data Centre
13 61 (1.28%) Cloud Native
13 61 (1.28%) Management Information System
14 60 (1.26%) Pricing Data
15 59 (1.24%) NHS
15 59 (1.24%) Public Cloud
16 58 (1.22%) Clustering
17 56 (1.18%) Virtual Team
18 41 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,157 (24.35%) Linux
2 275 (5.79%) Windows
3 218 (4.59%) Unix
4 163 (3.43%) Android
5 137 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 113 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 98 (2.06%) CentOS
8 84 (1.77%) Windows Server
9 58 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 44 (0.93%) Debian
11 14 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 13 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
13 12 (0.25%) Solaris
14 11 (0.23%) VMS
15 10 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.13%) Fedora
18 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.11%) SUSE
18 5 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,616 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1,102 (23.20%) Full Stack Development
3 1,064 (22.40%) Microservices
4 992 (20.88%) Software Engineering
5 882 (18.56%) DevOps
6 713 (15.01%) Web Development
7 655 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
8 633 (13.32%) OOP
9 630 (13.26%) MVC
10 612 (12.88%) OO
11 572 (12.04%) Scrum
12 565 (11.89%) E-Commerce
13 507 (10.67%) TDD
14 404 (8.50%) Test Automation
15 377 (7.94%) Analytics
16 373 (7.85%) Unit Testing
17 344 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
18 330 (6.95%) Front End Development
19 326 (6.86%) Fintech
20 306 (6.44%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,418 (50.89%) JavaScript
2 2,254 (47.44%) PHP
3 1,268 (26.69%) SQL
4 1,128 (23.74%) Python
5 1,103 (23.22%) Java
6 603 (12.69%) C#
7 504 (10.61%) TypeScript
8 413 (8.69%) Go
9 341 (7.18%) Bash Shell
10 240 (5.05%) PowerShell
11 227 (4.78%) PHP 7
12 203 (4.27%) Ruby
13 146 (3.07%) Perl
14 113 (2.38%) ES6
15 103 (2.17%) Scala
16 102 (2.15%) C++
17 100 (2.10%) Groovy
18 96 (2.02%) Java 8
19 70 (1.47%) C
19 70 (1.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 378 (7.96%) Degree
2 153 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 101 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 94 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 28 (0.59%) AWS Certification
5 28 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 23 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 21 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
9 19 (0.40%) DBS Check
10 11 (0.23%) MCSA
11 10 (0.21%) CCNA
11 10 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.15%) PhD
14 6 (0.13%) CGEIT
14 6 (0.13%) CISA
14 6 (0.13%) CRISC
14 6 (0.13%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (2.90%) QA
2 76 (1.60%) Accessibility
3 50 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 43 (0.91%) SLA
5 41 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 28 (0.59%) GDPR
8 11 (0.23%) ISO 13485
9 10 (0.21%) IEC 62304
10 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.13%) COBIT
11 6 (0.13%) HL7
11 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.11%) Good Clinical Practice
13 4 (0.084%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.063%) WCAG
15 2 (0.042%) PMO
15 2 (0.042%) PSD2
16 1 (0.021%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,367 (28.77%) Docker
2 77 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 71 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (0.27%) vSphere
7 11 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.23%) ISA Server
7 11 (0.23%) Varnish
8 10 (0.21%) NFS
8 10 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.15%) Ceph
9 7 (0.15%) iptables
10 6 (0.13%) Postfix
10 6 (0.13%) Samba
11 5 (0.11%) LXC
11 5 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.084%) HDFS
12 4 (0.084%) KVM
13 3 (0.063%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 875 (18.42%) Kubernetes
2 499 (10.50%) Terraform
3 408 (8.59%) Ansible
4 255 (5.37%) Puppet
5 216 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
6 166 (3.49%) Grafana
7 144 (3.03%) Prometheus
8 64 (1.35%) Graphite
9 58 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
10 45 (0.95%) Kibana
11 38 (0.80%) Opsgenie
12 34 (0.72%) Nagios
13 32 (0.67%) ZABBIX
14 29 (0.61%) Graylog
15 20 (0.42%) HAProxy
15 20 (0.42%) logstash
16 17 (0.36%) linkerd
16 17 (0.36%) Rancher
17 15 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
18 14 (0.29%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 616 (12.97%) Oracle
2 346 (7.28%) Google
3 254 (5.35%) Microsoft
4 233 (4.90%) Zend
5 102 (2.15%) VMware
6 88 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 86 (1.81%) New Relic
8 76 (1.60%) Sybase
9 71 (1.49%) SaltStack
10 59 (1.24%) Adobe
11 58 (1.22%) WooCommerce
12 46 (0.97%) SAP
13 44 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (0.88%) Splunk
15 40 (0.84%) Databricks
15 40 (0.84%) IBM
16 38 (0.80%) Sony
17 37 (0.78%) Red Hat
18 36 (0.76%) Apple
19 31 (0.65%) Facebook