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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 251 155 84
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -71
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1252 2212 3407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.88% 3.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.72% 6.00% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1088 1956 3011
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%

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
33660 36837 34371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.50% 31.37% 31.59%
Number of salaries quoted 28405 31649 29731
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 -95 1191 £42,500 +6.25% 136
London -126 396 £50,000 +9.89% 42
South East -79 233 £40,000 - 28
Yorkshire -8 150 £40,000 +10.34% 10
City of London -57 118 £50,000 +5.26% 15
West Midlands -31 92 £37,000 +5.71% 17
North West -66 88 £32,500 - 17
West Yorkshire -13 86 £40,000 +6.66% 5
East Midlands -6 81 £45,000 +15.38% 3
South West -26 76 £36,000 +2.85% 12
East of England -71 67 £47,500 +8.57% 5
Hampshire +21 60 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Manchester -33 56 £32,250 -0.76% 13
Buckinghamshire -31 44 £40,000 - 4
Leicestershire +14 43 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Leeds -54 43 £36,500 -2.66% 2
Surrey +19 39 £50,000 +17.64% 4
South Yorkshire +10 38 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Berkshire -43 34 £50,000 +21.95% 4
Leicester +12 31 £46,000 +2.22% 1
West Sussex +10 28 £34,750 -13.12% 3
Milton Keynes -23 28 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Wales +24 27 £45,000 +57.89% 4
Bradford +3 27 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Nottinghamshire +2 26 £41,500 +18.57% 2
Nottingham -6 26 £41,500 +18.57% 2
North Yorkshire +4 25 £45,000 +44.00% 3
Gloucestershire +5 24 £35,000 +25.00% 3
South Wales +26 23 £45,000 +16.88% 3
East Sussex +1 20 £42,000 +16.66% 3

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2691 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1979 (73.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1651 (61.35%) SQL
4 1212 (45.04%) .NET
5 1176 (43.70%) Microsoft
6 1006 (37.38%) C#
7 980 (36.42%) Windows
8 866 (32.18%) T-SQL
9 842 (31.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 806 (29.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 779 (28.95%) ASP.NET
12 712 (26.46%) Finance
13 707 (26.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 594 (22.07%) MS Excel
15 590 (21.92%) HTML
16 570 (21.18%) JavaScript
17 539 (20.03%) CSS
18 458 (17.02%) MVC
19 443 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
20 426 (15.83%) Web Services
21 421 (15.64%) XML
22 417 (15.50%) .NET Framework
23 399 (14.83%) Windows Server 2003
24 393 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
25 382 (14.20%) jQuery
26 368 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
27 366 (13.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 363 (13.49%) IIS
29 347 (12.89%) Active Directory
30 340 (12.63%) WCF

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 363 (13.49%) IIS
2 262 (9.74%) SharePoint
3 253 (9.40%) MS Exchange
4 174 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 151 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 76 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
7 73 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 67 (2.49%) Apache
9 61 (2.27%) Lync
10 59 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 49 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 49 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 43 (1.60%) CMS
12 43 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
13 39 (1.45%) Tomcat
14 31 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
14 31 (1.15%) JBoss
15 27 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 24 (0.89%) WebSphere
17 20 (0.74%) WorkSite
Applications
1 594 (22.07%) MS Excel
2 190 (7.06%) MS Office
3 13 (0.48%) PowerPivot
4 10 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.19%) MS Project
9 3 (0.11%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 31 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 30 (1.11%) SAP Business One
2 30 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 20 (0.74%) Pegasus Opera
5 20 (0.74%) Sage 200
6 13 (0.48%) Changepoint
7 9 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.30%) Maximo
9 7 (0.26%) CA PPM
10 6 (0.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
11 5 (0.19%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.19%) Primavera
12 4 (0.15%) MFGPRO
12 4 (0.15%) Agresso
12 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.15%) Eikon
13 3 (0.11%) ReMetrica
13 3 (0.11%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.90%) Office 365
2 45 (1.67%) SaaS
3 30 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (0.78%) Google Analytics
6 12 (0.45%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.037%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.037%) Route 53
8 1 (0.037%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 228 (8.47%) SAN
2 143 (5.31%) DNS
3 139 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 132 (4.91%) Firewall
5 113 (4.20%) DHCP
6 106 (3.94%) Internet
7 69 (2.56%) NAS
8 66 (2.45%) VPN
9 64 (2.38%) LAN
9 64 (2.38%) WAN
10 36 (1.34%) Intranet
11 22 (0.82%) Wireless
12 17 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (0.56%) SSL
14 14 (0.52%) LDAP
14 14 (0.52%) HTTP
15 13 (0.48%) VLAN
15 13 (0.48%) VoIP
16 11 (0.41%) WLAN
17 9 (0.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2691 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1979 (73.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 842 (31.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 806 (29.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 707 (26.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 366 (13.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 327 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
8 321 (11.93%) SQL Server 2000
9 236 (8.77%) Relational Database
10 164 (6.09%) Oracle Database
11 132 (4.91%) MySQL
12 110 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 105 (3.90%) DTS
14 87 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
14 87 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
15 82 (3.05%) RDBMS
16 78 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 51 (1.90%) OLAP
18 41 (1.52%) MS Access
19 37 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 331 (12.30%) Visual Studio
2 248 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 90 (3.34%) NUnit
4 78 (2.90%) Subversion
5 65 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 53 (1.97%) Moq
7 51 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 39 (1.45%) SpecFlow
9 34 (1.26%) Git (software)
10 31 (1.15%) ReSharper
11 27 (1.00%) MSTest
12 18 (0.67%) TeamCity
12 18 (0.67%) NuGet
13 15 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
13 15 (0.56%) Eclipse
14 14 (0.52%) JUnit
14 14 (0.52%) CruiseControl
15 12 (0.45%) Toad
16 11 (0.41%) MSBuild
17 9 (0.33%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 712 (26.46%) Finance
2 129 (4.79%) Marketing
3 128 (4.76%) Banking
4 87 (3.23%) Retail
5 65 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 61 (2.27%) Legal
7 48 (1.78%) Law
8 44 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 40 (1.49%) Advertising
10 30 (1.11%) Back Office
11 28 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.78%) Publishing
14 18 (0.67%) Games
15 15 (0.56%) Front Office
16 13 (0.48%) Automotive
17 12 (0.45%) Multimedia
18 10 (0.37%) Billing
19 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1263 (46.93%) Developer
2 530 (19.70%) DBA
3 427 (15.87%) SQL DBA
4 377 (14.01%) .NET Developer
5 327 (12.15%) Analyst
6 285 (10.59%) Administrator
7 236 (8.77%) SQL Server DBA
8 228 (8.47%) Senior Developer
9 209 (7.77%) C# Developer
10 196 (7.28%) Software Developer
11 183 (6.80%) SQL Developer
12 157 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
13 145 (5.39%) Consultant
14 142 (5.28%) Web Developer
15 118 (4.38%) Server Administrator
16 115 (4.27%) Support Engineer
17 113 (4.20%) Support Analyst
18 110 (4.09%) ASP.NET Developer
19 106 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 98 (3.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1212 (45.04%) .NET
2 779 (28.95%) ASP.NET
3 590 (21.92%) HTML
4 539 (20.03%) CSS
5 426 (15.83%) Web Services
6 421 (15.64%) XML
7 417 (15.50%) .NET Framework
8 382 (14.20%) jQuery
9 340 (12.63%) WCF
10 296 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 261 (9.70%) Ajax
12 204 (7.58%) Entity Framework
13 156 (5.80%) XSLT
14 153 (5.69%) WinForms
15 148 (5.50%) HTML5
16 146 (5.43%) LINQ
17 125 (4.65%) SOAP
18 108 (4.01%) XHTML
19 104 (3.86%) WPF
20 89 (3.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 241 (8.96%) Clustering
2 200 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 149 (5.54%) Replication
4 60 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 55 (2.04%) Data Integration
6 52 (1.93%) N-Tier
7 43 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.11%) Blackberry
9 27 (1.00%) Statistics
10 26 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 26 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 22 (0.82%) Visualisation
12 21 (0.78%) Mathematics
13 18 (0.67%) NHS
13 18 (0.67%) User Experience
14 17 (0.63%) Digital Media
15 16 (0.59%) Graphic Design
15 16 (0.59%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 980 (36.42%) Windows
2 443 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 399 (14.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 197 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 194 (7.21%) Linux
6 132 (4.91%) Windows 7
7 128 (4.76%) UNIX
8 96 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 43 (1.60%) Windows 8
10 33 (1.23%) Android
11 29 (1.08%) Solaris
12 24 (0.89%) CentOS
13 22 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
15 19 (0.71%) Windows Vista
16 18 (0.67%) Windows 2000
17 13 (0.48%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.41%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.41%) Debian
19 6 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (17.02%) MVC
2 393 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
3 368 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
4 311 (11.56%) ETL
5 291 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
6 195 (7.25%) ITIL
7 193 (7.17%) OO
8 185 (6.87%) TDD
9 161 (5.98%) Scrum
10 145 (5.39%) Migration
11 144 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 130 (4.83%) Web Development
12 130 (4.83%) Mentoring
13 114 (4.24%) Unit Testing
14 99 (3.68%) CRM
15 96 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
16 90 (3.34%) Time Management
17 89 (3.31%) SOA
17 89 (3.31%) Change Management
18 85 (3.16%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1651 (61.35%) SQL
2 1006 (37.38%) C#
3 866 (32.18%) T-SQL
4 570 (21.18%) JavaScript
5 263 (9.77%) VB.NET
6 201 (7.47%) VB
7 124 (4.61%) Java
8 115 (4.27%) PowerShell
9 107 (3.98%) VB6
10 89 (3.31%) VBA
11 82 (3.05%) VBScript
11 82 (3.05%) PHP
12 63 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 45 (1.67%) C++
14 39 (1.45%) Ruby
14 39 (1.45%) C
14 39 (1.45%) Perl
15 33 (1.23%) Python
16 24 (0.89%) Delphi
17 16 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 251 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 245 (9.10%) Degree
3 100 (3.72%) MCITP
4 91 (3.38%) MCSE
5 69 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 54 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 50 (1.86%) MCP
8 43 (1.60%) MCTS
9 37 (1.37%) MCDBA
10 36 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (1.30%) MCSA
12 20 (0.74%) HND
12 20 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.59%) MCSD
15 13 (0.48%) MCAD
16 12 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.41%) DV Cleared
17 11 (0.41%) CCA
18 10 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.87%) SLA
2 81 (3.01%) QA
3 14 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.48%) ISO 8583
5 11 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.26%) GPG13
6 7 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
8 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.11%) HL7
10 2 (0.074%) GAMP
System Software
1 347 (12.89%) Active Directory
2 218 (8.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (4.79%) vSphere
4 112 (4.16%) Hyper-V
5 79 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 55 (2.04%) XenApp
7 52 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
8 34 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (1.11%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.41%) XenServer
10 11 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.37%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.30%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.22%) Firmware
14 5 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
14 5 (0.19%) PowerHA
15 4 (0.15%) NFS
15 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 98 (3.64%) SCCM
2 50 (1.86%) Data Guard
3 46 (1.71%) SCOM
4 33 (1.23%) Opsview
5 31 (1.15%) Backup Exec
6 29 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
7 23 (0.85%) Nagios
8 22 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (0.48%) cPanel
9 13 (0.48%) Webmin
9 13 (0.48%) Puppet
9 13 (0.48%) Plesk
10 11 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (0.41%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.37%) OpenAM
12 9 (0.33%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.33%) ARCserve
13 8 (0.30%) SCDPM
14 7 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1176 (43.70%) Microsoft
2 332 (12.34%) VMware
3 315 (11.71%) Oracle
4 180 (6.69%) Citrix
5 118 (4.38%) Cisco
6 87 (3.23%) HP
7 84 (3.12%) Cognos
8 74 (2.75%) SAP
9 67 (2.49%) IBM
10 64 (2.38%) NetApp
11 62 (2.30%) Red Hat
11 62 (2.30%) Dell
12 61 (2.27%) Business Objects
13 42 (1.56%) Symantec
14 37 (1.37%) Informatica
15 36 (1.34%) Sage
16 34 (1.26%) EMC
17 33 (1.23%) Veeam
17 33 (1.23%) CheckPoint
18 32 (1.19%) Google
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northumberland
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus & substantial benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum excellent employee benefit package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Eight Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Panoramic Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, Yorkshire
La Fosse Associates Limited
Salary: excellent salary package
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Panoramic Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday