The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 404 226 132
Rank change year-on-year
-178 -94
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 746 1637 2880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 1.46% 2.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.37% 4.57% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 648 1444 2519
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
31507 35813 38826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.51% 31.92% 32.46%
Number of salaries quoted 26920 30227 32978
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Salary Trend

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

SQL Server 2005 Salary Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 within the UK.

SQL Server 2005 Salary Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -166 725 £45,000 +5.88% 88
London -116 297 £50,000 - 35
South East -85 163 £42,377 +2.11% 16
Yorkshire -63 78 £39,500 +5.33% 15
West Yorkshire -25 70 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Surrey +4 62 £47,500 -5.00% 3
City of London -42 59 £50,000 - 6
West Midlands -69 58 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Leeds -4 49 £39,000 +9.09% 6
East Midlands -28 43 £39,000 -11.36% 3
North West -68 31 £40,000 +19.89% 7
Berkshire +1 28 £45,000 -18.18% 6
East of England -56 28 £31,750 -33.15%
Manchester -39 27 £45,000 +40.62% 4
Hampshire -46 24 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 22 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Hertfordshire -21 20 £42,500 -15.00%
Milton Keynes +15 19 £40,750 +1.87% 1
Birmingham -11 18 £41,500 +18.57% 3
West Sussex -18 18 £37,500 +8.69%
South West -77 18 £39,500 +12.85% 3
Staffordshire -1 17 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Tamworth +8 16 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Warwickshire -10 15 £43,000 +22.85% 1
Guildford +2 14 £22,500 -55.00% 1
Farnborough -9 14 £27,500 -60.71%
Bradford -16 13 £45,000 - 2
Northamptonshire +13 12 £37,500 -18.47%
Leicestershire -24 12 £35,000 -20.45% 1
East Grinstead - 12 £37,500 -

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 1665 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1184 (71.11%) SQL
3 1084 (65.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 768 (46.13%) Microsoft
5 651 (39.10%) Windows
6 614 (36.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 609 (36.58%) .NET
8 583 (35.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 567 (34.05%) T-SQL
10 558 (33.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 536 (32.19%) C#
12 433 (26.01%) MS Excel
13 368 (22.10%) Finance
14 365 (21.92%) ASP.NET
15 338 (20.30%) Windows Server
16 311 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
17 303 (18.20%) HTML
18 302 (18.14%) Active Directory
19 295 (17.72%) JavaScript
20 290 (17.42%) Business Intelligence
21 278 (16.70%) XML
22 271 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
23 265 (15.92%) MVC
24 253 (15.20%) CSS
24 253 (15.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 236 (14.17%) ETL
26 233 (13.99%) Windows Server 2003
27 232 (13.93%) VMware
28 217 (13.03%) Data Warehouse
29 214 (12.85%) Web Services

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 195 (11.71%) IIS
2 179 (10.75%) MS Exchange
3 138 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 134 (8.05%) SharePoint
5 81 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 63 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 33 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.26%) CMS
11 21 (1.26%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (1.08%) WebSphere
14 17 (1.02%) JBoss
15 16 (0.96%) Apache
16 14 (0.84%) Skype for Business
17 9 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 8 (0.48%) Kentico
19 7 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 433 (26.01%) MS Excel
2 117 (7.03%) MS Office
3 33 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.36%) Bankmaster
3 6 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.36%) Misys Opics
4 5 (0.30%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.18%) Maximo
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.060%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.060%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 87 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (3.24%) Office 365
3 20 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.08%) Mimecast
5 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.48%) SaaS
6 6 (0.36%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.36%) PaaS
6 6 (0.36%) Yammer
7 5 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.12%) IaaS
9 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.060%) GitHub
10 1 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 168 (10.09%) SAN
2 140 (8.41%) Firewall
3 100 (6.01%) DNS
4 89 (5.35%) TCP/IP
5 82 (4.92%) DHCP
6 61 (3.66%) NAS
7 58 (3.48%) LAN
8 57 (3.42%) WAN
9 56 (3.36%) VPN
10 46 (2.76%) SSL
11 31 (1.86%) VLAN
12 28 (1.68%) Internet
13 25 (1.50%) HTTP
14 24 (1.44%) Intranet
15 23 (1.38%) LDAP
16 18 (1.08%) NetScaler
17 16 (0.96%) Network Security
18 14 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (0.84%) VoIP
19 11 (0.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1665 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1084 (65.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 614 (36.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 583 (35.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 558 (33.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 253 (15.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 217 (13.03%) Data Warehouse
8 192 (11.53%) Relational Database
9 168 (10.09%) SQL Server 2000
10 165 (9.91%) SQL Server 2014
11 67 (4.02%) RDBMS
12 64 (3.84%) Oracle Database
13 63 (3.78%) OLAP
14 47 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 47 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
15 46 (2.76%) QlikView
16 39 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
17 36 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
18 35 (2.10%) Big Data
19 34 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 164 (9.85%) Visual Studio
2 131 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 61 (3.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 42 (2.52%) Subversion
5 38 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 31 (1.86%) NUnit
7 30 (1.80%) Mercurial
8 25 (1.50%) Git (software)
9 15 (0.90%) Selenium
10 14 (0.84%) Moq
11 12 (0.72%) JIRA
12 11 (0.66%) MSTest
13 8 (0.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 8 (0.48%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (0.36%) ReSharper
16 5 (0.30%) Jenkins
16 5 (0.30%) Xcode
17 4 (0.24%) JsTestDriver
17 4 (0.24%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 368 (22.10%) Finance
2 65 (3.90%) Marketing
3 64 (3.84%) Banking
4 49 (2.94%) Legal
4 49 (2.94%) Retail
5 40 (2.40%) Back Office
6 38 (2.28%) Law
7 34 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.62%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.56%) Advertising
10 16 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.90%) Electronics
12 11 (0.66%) Billing
13 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.60%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.48%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.42%) Automotive
15 7 (0.42%) Publishing
16 6 (0.36%) Local Government
17 3 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 777 (46.67%) Developer
2 331 (19.88%) SQL Developer
3 322 (19.34%) DBA
4 308 (18.50%) SQL DBA
5 289 (17.36%) .NET Developer
6 250 (15.02%) C# Developer
7 199 (11.95%) Administrator
8 191 (11.47%) Analyst
9 185 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
10 184 (11.05%) SQL Server DBA
11 158 (9.49%) Senior Developer
12 149 (8.95%) SQL Server Developer
13 136 (8.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 118 (7.09%) ASP.NET Developer
15 109 (6.55%) SSIS Developer
16 105 (6.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 88 (5.29%) Support Engineer
18 84 (5.05%) Support Analyst
19 81 (4.86%) Applications Support
20 77 (4.62%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (36.58%) .NET
2 365 (21.92%) ASP.NET
3 303 (18.20%) HTML
4 278 (16.70%) XML
5 253 (15.20%) CSS
6 214 (12.85%) Web Services
7 180 (10.81%) .NET Framework
8 162 (9.73%) jQuery
9 129 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 128 (7.69%) WCF
11 106 (6.37%) Entity Framework
12 92 (5.53%) Ajax
13 84 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 78 (4.68%) HTML5
15 62 (3.72%) XSLT
16 49 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
17 48 (2.88%) WinForms
18 46 (2.76%) MDX
18 46 (2.76%) WPF
19 40 (2.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 171 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (9.49%) Replication
3 132 (7.93%) Clustering
4 61 (3.66%) N-Tier
5 55 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 51 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 44 (2.64%) Blackberry
8 43 (2.58%) Data Centre
9 33 (1.98%) Smartcard
10 27 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.50%) Data Integration
13 22 (1.32%) Mathematics
14 20 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
15 18 (1.08%) Data Structures
15 18 (1.08%) Statistics
16 17 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
16 17 (1.02%) NHS
17 14 (0.84%) PKI
18 13 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 651 (39.10%) Windows
2 338 (20.30%) Windows Server
3 311 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 233 (13.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 198 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (7.03%) Windows 7
7 109 (6.55%) Linux
8 46 (2.76%) Unix
9 44 (2.64%) Windows 8
10 33 (1.98%) Windows 10
11 32 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 28 (1.68%) Android
13 26 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (1.26%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.72%) Solaris
15 12 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.54%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.42%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (17.42%) Business Intelligence
2 271 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (15.92%) MVC
4 236 (14.17%) ETL
5 203 (12.19%) Performance Tuning
6 133 (7.99%) High Availability
7 131 (7.87%) ITIL
8 125 (7.51%) Mentoring
9 110 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 107 (6.43%) TDD
11 100 (6.01%) Scrum
12 95 (5.71%) Web Development
13 90 (5.41%) OO
14 88 (5.29%) Capacity Planning
15 83 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 67 (4.02%) Data Modelling
16 67 (4.02%) Performance Monitoring
17 64 (3.84%) Migration
18 60 (3.60%) Project Management
18 60 (3.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1184 (71.11%) SQL
2 567 (34.05%) T-SQL
3 536 (32.19%) C#
4 295 (17.72%) JavaScript
5 155 (9.31%) VB.NET
6 146 (8.77%) PowerShell
7 128 (7.69%) VB
8 89 (5.35%) VBA
9 56 (3.36%) PL/SQL
10 48 (2.88%) Java
11 41 (2.46%) VBScript
12 39 (2.34%) VB6
13 32 (1.92%) Perl
14 28 (1.68%) XPath
15 24 (1.44%) C
16 17 (1.02%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.90%) C++
18 13 (0.78%) PHP
19 6 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 6 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 193 (11.59%) Degree
2 185 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (4.80%) MCSE
4 70 (4.20%) MCSA
5 63 (3.78%) MCTS
6 53 (3.18%) MCITP
7 49 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 46 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 42 (2.52%) MCDBA
10 38 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (1.86%) CCNA
12 29 (1.74%) MCP
13 25 (1.50%) SC Cleared
14 21 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (1.14%) CCNP
16 17 (1.02%) MCPD
17 15 (0.90%) VCP5
18 11 (0.66%) CCDA
19 10 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
19 10 (0.60%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.89%) SLA
2 65 (3.90%) QA
3 17 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.02%) Solvency II
4 5 (0.30%) COBIT
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.18%) GAMP
7 1 (0.060%) FISMA
7 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 302 (18.14%) Active Directory
2 166 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (5.17%) XenApp
4 82 (4.92%) vSphere
5 59 (3.54%) Hyper-V
6 36 (2.16%) VMware ESX
6 36 (2.16%) XenDesktop
7 35 (2.10%) Terminal Services
8 28 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.66%) Terminal Server
10 9 (0.54%) Xen
11 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.36%) SRDF
12 6 (0.36%) XenServer
13 3 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.18%) vCloud
14 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.060%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 42 (2.52%) SCCM
2 36 (2.16%) Backup Exec
3 22 (1.32%) LiteSpeed
4 16 (0.96%) Data Guard
4 16 (0.96%) WSUS
5 15 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (0.84%) NetBackup
7 13 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (0.72%) SCOrch
9 10 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 9 (0.54%) Opsview
10 9 (0.54%) SCOM
11 8 (0.48%) OpenAM
11 8 (0.48%) Perfmon
12 7 (0.42%) Puppet
13 6 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
14 5 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 4 (0.24%) DameWare
16 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 768 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 232 (13.93%) VMware
3 164 (9.85%) Oracle
4 138 (8.29%) Citrix
5 94 (5.65%) HP
6 90 (5.41%) Cisco
7 42 (2.52%) Cognos
8 38 (2.28%) Dell
8 38 (2.28%) NetApp
9 37 (2.22%) IBM
10 36 (2.16%) Symantec
11 29 (1.74%) SonicWALL
12 26 (1.56%) Apple
12 26 (1.56%) Sun
13 25 (1.50%) EMC
13 25 (1.50%) Intel Security
14 21 (1.26%) SolarWinds
15 20 (1.20%) Fujitsu
16 18 (1.08%) Avaya
17 17 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + 10% bonus and extensive benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42253.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + 25 days holiday, BUPA, Life assura
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36672.00 - £46414.00 per annum + holiday, pension, flexible working
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Salary: From £30,178 to £32,778 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Automation Resource Consultants
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent rate plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: excellent package and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: Competitive Base + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £33k - 38k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago