Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

MySQL
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 68 79 74
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 -10
Permanent jobs citing MySQL 3,802 3,710 5,728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.20% 3.81% 3.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.89% 14.13% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3,086 3,216 4,797
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 23,925 26,255 40,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.43% 26.96% 28.26%
Number of salaries quoted 18,578 21,636 33,558
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +10 3,382 £50,000 +2.04% 841
UK excluding London +1 2,380 £43,000 +1.18% 688
London +13 1,159 £70,000 +3.70% 190
Work from Home +21 1,014 £48,500 -3.00% 242
North of England +2 698 £43,000 -4.44% 242
South East -3 519 £49,500 +10.00% 124
South West +3 497 £42,250 +5.63% 105
North West +15 373 £45,000 - 133
Midlands +19 332 £40,000 -5.88% 141
Yorkshire +4 288 £43,000 +1.18% 80
West Midlands +23 186 £42,500 -5.56% 92
Scotland -5 149 £43,750 +2.94% 22
East Midlands +20 146 £37,500 -6.25% 49
East of England -42 98 £50,000 +17.65% 40
Wales +4 52 £42,500 +6.25% 13
North East -40 37 £43,500 -3.33% 29
Northern Ireland +28 34 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £38,750 -

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 2,032 (53.45%) JavaScript
2 1,851 (48.68%) PHP
3 1,356 (35.67%) HTML
4 1,334 (35.09%) CSS
5 1,297 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1,208 (31.77%) AWS
7 1,049 (27.59%) Git (software)
8 1,046 (27.51%) SQL
9 993 (26.12%) Docker
10 930 (24.46%) Linux
11 823 (21.65%) Java
12 811 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
13 808 (21.25%) SQL Server
14 788 (20.73%) Laravel
15 780 (20.52%) Python
16 776 (20.41%) Microservices
17 742 (19.52%) DevOps
18 700 (18.41%) Node.js
19 665 (17.49%) React
20 651 (17.12%) Software Engineering
21 639 (16.81%) MVC
22 622 (16.36%) Social Skills
23 621 (16.33%) Web Development
24 593 (15.60%) Azure
25 572 (15.04%) Kubernetes
26 538 (14.15%) OOP
27 534 (14.05%) Web Services
28 533 (14.02%) AngularJS
29 507 (13.34%) Relational Database
30 489 (12.86%) 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
1 317 (8.34%) Apache
2 201 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
3 185 (4.87%) WordPress
4 178 (4.68%) CMS
5 132 (3.47%) nginx
6 101 (2.66%) Drupal
7 85 (2.24%) Confluence
8 83 (2.18%) Tomcat
9 50 (1.32%) Apache Spark
10 41 (1.08%) IIS
11 37 (0.97%) Apache Solr
12 31 (0.82%) JBoss
13 28 (0.74%) SharePoint
14 14 (0.37%) Moodle
14 14 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.32%) SugarCRM
16 11 (0.29%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
18 8 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.18%) Adobe XD
7 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.13%) Sketch
8 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 128 (3.37%) Magento
2 28 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 28 (0.74%) Shopify
3 11 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.13%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.13%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.079%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.053%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.053%) Summit
8 1 (0.026%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.026%) FastStats
8 1 (0.026%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.026%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.026%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 1,208 (31.77%) AWS
2 593 (15.60%) Azure
3 329 (8.65%) Serverless
4 304 (8.00%) GCP
5 281 (7.39%) SaaS
6 234 (6.15%) AWS Lambda
7 190 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
8 131 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
9 115 (3.02%) GitHub
10 109 (2.87%) Amazon S3
11 107 (2.81%) Amazon SQS
12 105 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 83 (2.18%) Power Platform
14 72 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
15 64 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 63 (1.66%) Datadog
16 63 (1.66%) Pulumi
17 62 (1.63%) npm
18 61 (1.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 55 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 74 (1.95%) HTTP
2 71 (1.87%) DNS
3 68 (1.79%) Firewall
4 63 (1.66%) Internet
5 45 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 39 (1.03%) SSL
7 32 (0.84%) SSH
8 30 (0.79%) Network Security
9 25 (0.66%) FTP
9 25 (0.66%) VoIP
10 20 (0.53%) SMTP
11 19 (0.50%) SAN
12 16 (0.42%) NAS
12 16 (0.42%) VPN
12 16 (0.42%) WAN
13 14 (0.37%) LAN
14 13 (0.34%) Intranet
15 11 (0.29%) DHCP
16 10 (0.26%) VLAN
17 7 (0.18%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 811 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
2 808 (21.25%) SQL Server
3 507 (13.34%) Relational Database
4 465 (12.23%) MongoDB
5 336 (8.84%) NoSQL
6 292 (7.68%) Redis
7 222 (5.84%) MariaDB
8 186 (4.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 143 (3.76%) RDBMS
10 130 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
11 117 (3.08%) Amazon Aurora
11 117 (3.08%) Big Data
12 100 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
13 94 (2.47%) Amazon Redshift
14 77 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
15 75 (1.97%) Hadoop
16 73 (1.92%) Power BI
17 54 (1.42%) Oracle Database
18 52 (1.37%) Tableau
19 47 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,049 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 324 (8.52%) Jenkins
3 259 (6.81%) JIRA
4 117 (3.08%) GitLab
5 99 (2.60%) Maven
6 96 (2.52%) PHPUnit
7 84 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 79 (2.08%) Subversion
9 78 (2.05%) webpack
10 76 (2.00%) Bitbucket
11 75 (1.97%) gulp
12 69 (1.81%) Cucumber
13 67 (1.76%) JUnit
14 64 (1.68%) Grunt
15 61 (1.60%) Selenium
16 48 (1.26%) Gradle
17 41 (1.08%) Eclipse
18 36 (0.95%) Artifactory
19 34 (0.89%) Visual Studio
20 30 (0.79%) Postman
General
1 622 (16.36%) Social Skills
2 464 (12.20%) Finance
3 216 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 212 (5.58%) Retail
5 205 (5.39%) Marketing
6 200 (5.26%) Games
7 164 (4.31%) Banking
8 100 (2.63%) Public Sector
9 55 (1.45%) Automotive
10 51 (1.34%) Telecoms
11 50 (1.32%) Law
12 40 (1.05%) Legal
13 36 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
14 31 (0.82%) Manufacturing
15 30 (0.79%) Advertising
16 22 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
17 21 (0.55%) Back Office
18 20 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.50%) Financial Institution
20 14 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,354 (61.91%) Developer
2 974 (25.62%) PHP Developer
3 498 (13.10%) Senior Developer
4 377 (9.92%) Software Engineer
5 315 (8.29%) Full Stack Developer
6 258 (6.79%) Java Developer
7 246 (6.47%) Software Developer
8 223 (5.87%) Senior PHP Developer
9 221 (5.81%) Web Developer
10 215 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
11 156 (4.10%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 149 (3.92%) Junior
13 145 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
14 131 (3.45%) Backend Developer
14 131 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
15 128 (3.37%) Java Engineer
16 118 (3.10%) Junior Developer
17 109 (2.87%) Senior Software Engineer
18 106 (2.79%) AWS Developer
19 103 (2.71%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,356 (35.67%) HTML
2 1,334 (35.09%) CSS
3 788 (20.73%) Laravel
4 700 (18.41%) Node.js
5 665 (17.49%) React
6 534 (14.05%) Web Services
7 533 (14.02%) AngularJS
8 488 (12.84%) Symfony
9 477 (12.55%) Vue.js
10 465 (12.23%) jQuery
11 458 (12.05%) RESTful
12 428 (11.26%) REST
13 387 (10.18%) LAMP
14 358 (9.42%) .NET
15 346 (9.10%) HTML5
16 284 (7.47%) Spring
17 219 (5.76%) CSS3
18 208 (5.47%) Kafka
19 205 (5.39%) SOAP
20 181 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 284 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
2 218 (5.73%) User Experience
3 200 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 151 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
5 98 (2.58%) Hedge funds
6 72 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 69 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 68 (1.79%) Pricing Data
9 58 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 53 (1.39%) Clustering
11 52 (1.37%) NHS
12 51 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 50 (1.32%) Cloud Native
14 49 (1.29%) Management Information System
15 47 (1.24%) EPoS
16 42 (1.10%) Replication
17 41 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
18 39 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
19 37 (0.97%) Life Science
20 36 (0.95%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 930 (24.46%) Linux
2 210 (5.52%) Windows
3 140 (3.68%) Unix
4 103 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 102 (2.68%) Android
6 94 (2.47%) Ubuntu
7 73 (1.92%) CentOS
8 71 (1.87%) Windows Server
9 49 (1.29%) Debian
10 30 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.13%) zOS
14 4 (0.11%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.079%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.079%) Fedora
15 3 (0.079%) Nucleus RTOS
16 2 (0.053%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,297 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
2 776 (20.41%) Microservices
3 742 (19.52%) DevOps
4 651 (17.12%) Software Engineering
5 639 (16.81%) MVC
6 621 (16.33%) Web Development
7 538 (14.15%) OOP
8 489 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
9 462 (12.15%) OO
10 450 (11.84%) E-Commerce
11 399 (10.49%) Scrum
12 396 (10.42%) TDD
13 293 (7.71%) Fintech
14 272 (7.15%) Analytics
15 255 (6.71%) Unit Testing
16 248 (6.52%) Computer Science
17 233 (6.13%) Mentoring
18 226 (5.94%) Test Automation
19 219 (5.76%) Infrastructure as Code
20 216 (5.68%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2,032 (53.45%) JavaScript
2 1,851 (48.68%) PHP
3 1,046 (27.51%) SQL
4 823 (21.65%) Java
5 780 (20.52%) Python
6 476 (12.52%) C#
7 351 (9.23%) TypeScript
8 290 (7.63%) Go
9 243 (6.39%) Bash Shell
10 183 (4.81%) Ruby
11 162 (4.26%) PowerShell
12 152 (4.00%) PHP 7
13 94 (2.47%) Groovy
14 93 (2.45%) ES6
15 87 (2.29%) Perl
16 75 (1.97%) C++
17 72 (1.89%) Java 8
18 69 (1.81%) T-SQL
19 52 (1.37%) Scala
20 51 (1.34%) C
Qualifications
1 275 (7.23%) Degree
2 104 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 69 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 24 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (0.60%) AWS Certification
7 16 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.29%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.24%) OCP
9 9 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.21%) PhD
11 7 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.18%) MCSA
12 4 (0.11%) CCNA
12 4 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.11%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.079%) MCSE
13 3 (0.079%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.053%) HNC
14 2 (0.053%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (2.58%) QA
2 25 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (0.63%) SLA
4 23 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.55%) GDPR
7 8 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.18%) ISO 13485
9 6 (0.16%) IEC 62304
10 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.13%) WCAG
11 3 (0.079%) PSD2
12 2 (0.053%) HL7
13 1 (0.026%) GxP
13 1 (0.026%) NCSC
13 1 (0.026%) PMO
13 1 (0.026%) WAI
System Software
1 993 (26.12%) Docker
2 68 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 52 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.24%) HDFS
7 8 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.21%) vSphere
8 6 (0.16%) KVM
8 6 (0.16%) Varnish
9 5 (0.13%) LXC
10 4 (0.11%) Ceph
10 4 (0.11%) Postfix
10 4 (0.11%) Xen
11 3 (0.079%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.079%) OpenDJ
11 3 (0.079%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.079%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.079%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 572 (15.04%) Kubernetes
2 300 (7.89%) Terraform
3 285 (7.50%) Ansible
4 202 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
5 165 (4.34%) Puppet
6 117 (3.08%) Prometheus
7 96 (2.52%) Grafana
8 54 (1.42%) ZABBIX
9 42 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
10 27 (0.71%) Kibana
11 23 (0.60%) Graphite
12 18 (0.47%) Nagios
13 16 (0.42%) HAProxy
14 15 (0.39%) Graylog
15 14 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
16 11 (0.29%) Galera Cluster
16 11 (0.29%) Istio
17 10 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
18 8 (0.21%) SCCM
19 6 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 418 (10.99%) Oracle
2 287 (7.55%) Google
3 206 (5.42%) Microsoft
4 188 (4.94%) Zend
5 90 (2.37%) Sybase
6 74 (1.95%) VMware
7 58 (1.53%) SaltStack
8 57 (1.50%) New Relic
9 55 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 35 (0.92%) Adobe
12 34 (0.89%) SAP
12 34 (0.89%) WooCommerce
13 33 (0.87%) Cisco
14 28 (0.74%) IBM
15 26 (0.68%) Atlassian
16 25 (0.66%) MuleSoft
17 23 (0.60%) ServiceNow
18 21 (0.55%) Databricks
19 20 (0.53%) Talend