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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 203 109 73
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -36
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1659 2591 4037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 2.44% 3.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.63% 7.72% 11.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1486 2354 3671
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
35803 33543 36286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.76% 31.54% 31.06%
Number of salaries quoted 30210 28951 31934
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 29 August 2014 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 29 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -86 1585 £42,500 +6.25% 137
London -76 567 £50,000 - 38
South East -71 356 £42,000 +12.00% 15
City of London -21 210 £50,000 -9.09% 13
North West -40 164 £35,000 - 33
Yorkshire -87 137 £38,500 +18.46% 20
West Midlands -23 109 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Manchester -22 98 £35,000 +5.26% 19
West Yorkshire -75 98 £37,500 +13.63% 10
East of England -73 96 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Surrey -24 95 £45,000 +8.43% 2
South West -28 94 £35,000 +5.26% 6
Hampshire -9 82 £41,000 +17.14% 2
Leeds -71 79 £40,000 +14.28% 9
East Midlands -39 77 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Oxfordshire -12 53 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Berkshire -42 53 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Cheshire -29 47 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Bedfordshire -8 44 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Scotland -48 40 £38,125 -4.68% 3
Buckinghamshire -30 38 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Staffordshire -11 34 £32,500 -27.77%
Wiltshire -1 33 £39,000 +6.84% 1
Leicestershire -18 33 £39,500 +3.94% 1
Basingstoke +17 27 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Glasgow -28 27 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Derbyshire +8 24 £40,000 +18.51% 3
Birmingham -14 24 £35,000 -9.67% 3
Cambridgeshire -27 24 £43,500 +11.53% 1
East Sussex -37 24 £36,000 +5.88% 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3836 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2999 (78.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2434 (63.45%) SQL
4 1997 (52.06%) .NET
5 1684 (43.90%) C#
6 1575 (41.06%) Microsoft
7 1350 (35.19%) T-SQL
8 1253 (32.66%) ASP.NET
9 1236 (32.22%) Windows
10 1127 (29.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1012 (26.38%) HTML
12 976 (25.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 929 (24.22%) SQL Server 2012
14 888 (23.15%) JavaScript
15 841 (21.92%) CSS
16 840 (21.90%) XML
17 794 (20.70%) MS Excel
18 782 (20.39%) Finance
19 752 (19.60%) MVC
19 752 (19.60%) Web Services
20 681 (17.75%) .NET Framework
21 670 (17.47%) jQuery
22 590 (15.38%) WCF
23 547 (14.26%) Business Intelligence
23 547 (14.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 537 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
25 511 (13.32%) IIS
26 492 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
27 484 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
28 481 (12.54%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 511 (13.32%) IIS
2 411 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 255 (6.65%) MS Exchange
4 198 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 150 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 106 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
7 100 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 85 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 83 (2.16%) CMS
10 67 (1.75%) Tomcat
11 59 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
12 53 (1.38%) Apache
13 50 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 46 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 44 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
16 43 (1.12%) WebSphere
17 38 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (0.78%) Umbraco
19 26 (0.68%) Lync
19 26 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 794 (20.70%) MS Excel
2 256 (6.67%) MS Office
3 34 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 27 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 21 (0.55%) Fireworks
6 14 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 12 (0.31%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.10%) MS Project
11 2 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.026%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.026%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.026%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 44 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 14 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
4 13 (0.34%) SAP Business One
5 10 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.21%) Maximo
7 7 (0.18%) Summit
8 6 (0.16%) Magento
9 5 (0.13%) nopCommerce
9 5 (0.13%) SAP R/3
9 5 (0.13%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.078%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.052%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.052%) Cognos Planning
12 2 (0.052%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (0.78%) Office 365
5 15 (0.39%) GitHub
6 14 (0.36%) SaaS
7 12 (0.31%) IaaS
8 11 (0.29%) PaaS
9 8 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.078%) Force.com
14 1 (0.026%) Heroku
14 1 (0.026%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 243 (6.33%) SAN
2 199 (5.19%) DNS
3 186 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 145 (3.78%) Internet
5 132 (3.44%) DHCP
6 104 (2.71%) Firewall
7 99 (2.58%) LAN
8 89 (2.32%) WAN
9 78 (2.03%) VPN
9 78 (2.03%) NAS
10 75 (1.96%) Intranet
11 73 (1.90%) HTTP
12 44 (1.15%) SSL
13 33 (0.86%) LDAP
14 27 (0.70%) iSCSI
15 26 (0.68%) FTP
16 25 (0.65%) Extranet
16 25 (0.65%) Network Security
17 24 (0.63%) VLAN
17 24 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3836 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2999 (78.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1127 (29.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 976 (25.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 929 (24.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 547 (14.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 470 (12.25%) SQL Server 2000
8 366 (9.54%) Data Warehouse
9 277 (7.22%) Relational Database
10 215 (5.60%) Oracle Database
11 203 (5.29%) DTS
12 168 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 160 (4.17%) OLAP
14 159 (4.14%) MySQL
15 142 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 126 (3.28%) RDBMS
17 121 (3.15%) Oracle Database 10g
18 83 (2.16%) MS Access
19 72 (1.88%) OLTP
20 53 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 481 (12.54%) Visual Studio
2 305 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 151 (3.94%) Subversion
4 140 (3.65%) NUnit
5 73 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 63 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 58 (1.51%) Moq
8 53 (1.38%) Git (software)
9 42 (1.09%) Selenium
10 36 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
11 32 (0.83%) TeamCity
12 30 (0.78%) Eclipse
13 29 (0.76%) ReSharper
14 28 (0.73%) MSTest
15 27 (0.70%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.55%) Jenkins
17 18 (0.47%) JIRA
18 17 (0.44%) SpecFlow
18 17 (0.44%) Expression Web
19 16 (0.42%) FitNesse
General
1 782 (20.39%) Finance
2 148 (3.86%) Banking
3 118 (3.08%) Retail
4 106 (2.76%) Marketing
5 64 (1.67%) Advertising
6 55 (1.43%) Law
6 55 (1.43%) Legal
7 50 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 42 (1.09%) Back Office
8 42 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 34 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.86%) Front Office
11 27 (0.70%) Automotive
12 22 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.55%) Publishing
13 21 (0.55%) Games
14 16 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.31%) Electronics
16 10 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2076 (54.12%) Developer
2 715 (18.64%) .NET Developer
3 653 (17.02%) DBA
4 549 (14.31%) SQL DBA
5 531 (13.84%) C# Developer
6 443 (11.55%) Analyst
7 370 (9.65%) Senior Developer
8 354 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 353 (9.20%) SQL Developer
10 326 (8.50%) Administrator
11 313 (8.16%) Software Developer
12 257 (6.70%) SQL Server DBA
13 251 (6.54%) Web Developer
14 189 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
15 159 (4.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 148 (3.86%) Support Analyst
17 139 (3.62%) SQL Server Developer
18 129 (3.36%) Applications Support
18 129 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 126 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1997 (52.06%) .NET
2 1253 (32.66%) ASP.NET
3 1012 (26.38%) HTML
4 841 (21.92%) CSS
5 840 (21.90%) XML
6 752 (19.60%) Web Services
7 681 (17.75%) .NET Framework
8 670 (17.47%) jQuery
9 590 (15.38%) WCF
10 472 (12.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 403 (10.51%) Ajax
12 268 (6.99%) WinForms
13 240 (6.26%) HTML5
14 231 (6.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 227 (5.92%) XSLT
16 217 (5.66%) SOAP
17 205 (5.34%) LINQ
18 191 (4.98%) WPF
19 167 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 146 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 319 (8.32%) Clustering
2 309 (8.06%) Replication
3 180 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 94 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
5 93 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 92 (2.40%) N-Tier
7 65 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 61 (1.59%) Blackberry
9 55 (1.43%) Mathematics
10 50 (1.30%) Data Integration
11 43 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 40 (1.04%) NHS
13 39 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 31 (0.81%) Physics
15 30 (0.78%) Data Extraction
16 26 (0.68%) Fat Client
16 26 (0.68%) Thin Client
17 25 (0.65%) Credit Risk
18 24 (0.63%) Fixed Income
19 23 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1236 (32.22%) Windows
2 537 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 484 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 263 (6.86%) Linux
5 184 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (3.31%) UNIX
7 125 (3.26%) Windows 7
8 86 (2.24%) Windows XP
9 47 (1.23%) Android
10 32 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 30 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 30 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 30 (0.78%) CentOS
13 29 (0.76%) Solaris
14 23 (0.60%) Debian
15 16 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
15 16 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (19.60%) MVC
2 547 (14.26%) Business Intelligence
3 492 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
4 477 (12.43%) Performance Tuning
5 412 (10.74%) TDD
6 397 (10.35%) OO
7 380 (9.91%) ETL
8 317 (8.26%) Scrum
9 279 (7.27%) E-Commerce
10 218 (5.68%) Software Engineering
11 209 (5.45%) ITIL
12 201 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
13 193 (5.03%) Unit Testing
14 186 (4.85%) Data Modelling
15 167 (4.35%) Web Development
16 163 (4.25%) SOA
17 139 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
18 136 (3.55%) Migration
19 126 (3.28%) OOD
20 114 (2.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2434 (63.45%) SQL
2 1684 (43.90%) C#
3 1350 (35.19%) T-SQL
4 888 (23.15%) JavaScript
5 411 (10.71%) VB.NET
6 276 (7.19%) Java
7 236 (6.15%) VB
8 149 (3.88%) VBA
9 125 (3.26%) PowerShell
10 117 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 105 (2.74%) PHP
12 101 (2.63%) VBScript
13 63 (1.64%) C++
14 61 (1.59%) VB6
15 40 (1.04%) C
16 39 (1.02%) XPath
17 35 (0.91%) Ruby
18 30 (0.78%) Shell Script
19 23 (0.60%) Perl
20 13 (0.34%) VC++
Qualifications
1 419 (10.92%) Degree
2 313 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 104 (2.71%) MCSE
4 101 (2.63%) MCITP
5 77 (2.01%) MCTS
6 63 (1.64%) MCP
7 55 (1.43%) Security Cleared
8 50 (1.30%) MCDBA
9 45 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 37 (0.96%) MCAD
11 27 (0.70%) ISEB
11 27 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (0.57%) MCSD
13 22 (0.57%) CCNA
13 22 (0.57%) MCSA
14 18 (0.47%) ISTQB
14 18 (0.47%) SC Cleared
15 14 (0.36%) CCA
15 14 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.05%) SLA
2 116 (3.02%) QA
3 20 (0.52%) WCAG
3 20 (0.52%) WAI
4 14 (0.36%) HL7
5 12 (0.31%) GAMP
6 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.10%) Basel III
9 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.052%) EMIR
11 1 (0.026%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 396 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 227 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 112 (2.92%) XenApp
5 98 (2.55%) vSphere
6 84 (2.19%) VMware ESX
7 51 (1.33%) XenServer
8 48 (1.25%) XenDesktop
9 26 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 22 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 22 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
11 20 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.50%) Terminal Server
13 17 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (0.39%) LiteSpeed
15 12 (0.31%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.23%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.21%) vCloud
18 7 (0.18%) VirtualBox
19 6 (0.16%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 82 (2.14%) SCCM
2 42 (1.09%) Data Guard
3 40 (1.04%) WSUS
4 38 (0.99%) SCOM
5 36 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 25 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 24 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 15 (0.39%) Nagios
9 14 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 13 (0.34%) HP SIM
11 11 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (0.29%) MOM
12 7 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.16%) Netcool
13 6 (0.16%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.13%) Dollar Universe
15 4 (0.10%) Plesk
Vendors
1 1575 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 441 (11.50%) Oracle
3 376 (9.80%) VMware
4 197 (5.14%) Citrix
5 111 (2.89%) Cisco
6 108 (2.82%) HP
7 103 (2.69%) NetApp
8 79 (2.06%) Business Objects
9 65 (1.69%) Sybase
10 60 (1.56%) Symantec
11 59 (1.54%) IBM
12 54 (1.41%) Cognos
13 50 (1.30%) CommVault
14 49 (1.28%) JBoss
15 46 (1.20%) EMC
16 45 (1.17%) SAP
17 41 (1.07%) Adobe
17 41 (1.07%) Dell
18 39 (1.02%) Red Hat
19 33 (0.86%) AppSense
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Intapeople
Salary: £0
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Orpington, Kent
KH Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £32000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday