MySQL is one of the most popular open source databases and it is used to create web based applications and services as well as maintain them. If you are a company that maintains a database and wants someone who can do this for you, then you may want to hire MySQL DBAs.
MySQL DBA are individuals who focuses on MySQL Database Administration. These individuals will have extensive knowledge of the MySQL system and will be able to develop servers and databases in the system as well as manage those databases after their creation. They may identify improvements to current systems and can optimize any poor performing procedures. They will maintain any recovery plans for the database as well.
Many MySQL DBA’s will have a degree in IT or computer science although this is not required to become a MySQL DBA if they have the working experience in the system. They will be knowledgeable of the MySQL system or at least one variant of the system. In many cases, they will need to have experience in the system as well as knowledge of a programming language in order to be successful in this role.
How much are MySQL DBA’s paid? You can learn more about the average salary by viewing our IT Salary Guide.