The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 92 80 47
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -33
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 13 11 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.88% 0.91% 3.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.12% 2.52% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 30
Average salary £30,000 £36,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £45,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
417 437 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.25% 36.21% 28.71%
Number of salaries quoted 317 307 247
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,515 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server 2005
Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2005
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Edinburgh region.

SQL Server 2005 Salary Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2005.

1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (70.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (45.83%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) .NET
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 8 (33.33%) XML
7 7 (29.17%) Web Services
7 7 (29.17%) Windows
8 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (20.83%) Altiris
9 5 (20.83%) ServiceNow
9 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (12.50%) DNS
11 3 (12.50%) DHCP
11 3 (12.50%) Finance
11 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2005. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (70.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.17%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (4.17%) QlikView
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
4 4 (16.67%) Programmer
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) DBA
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft BI Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) IT Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Server Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) XML
3 7 (29.17%) Web Services
4 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.33%) WCF
7 1 (4.17%) WPF
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.17%) WinForms
7 1 (4.17%) Middleware
7 1 (4.17%) COM
7 1 (4.17%) XSD
7 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
2 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Altiris
2 5 (20.83%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Red Gate
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) BMC
4 1 (4.17%) Informatica