The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 187 108 70
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -38
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1763 2757 4093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 2.54% 3.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.89% 8.14% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1582 2484 3737
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £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% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
36025 33874 36430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.94% 31.25% 31.02%
Number of salaries quoted 30780 29210 32096
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%

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 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 1 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 -79 1682 £42,500 +6.25% 156
London -55 647 £50,000 +3.09% 40
South East -81 346 £42,500 +13.33% 34
City of London -11 239 £50,000 -4.76% 18
North West -31 169 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Yorkshire -75 139 £37,500 +15.38% 16
East of England -74 108 £43,500 +8.75% 10
West Midlands -34 107 £36,500 -8.75% 10
West Yorkshire -87 103 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Manchester -23 100 £35,000 -2.77% 10
South West -52 93 £35,000 - 11
East Midlands -35 85 £40,000 +5.96% 13
Surrey -44 84 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Leeds -75 84 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Hampshire -17 71 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Oxfordshire -14 56 £40,000 +13.47% 9
Cheshire -23 49 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Buckinghamshire -25 48 £45,000 +23.28% 6
Scotland -30 48 £38,000 -5.00% 7
Leicestershire -11 44 £39,000 +2.63% 2
Berkshire -46 44 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Bedfordshire -14 43 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Staffordshire -22 32 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Glasgow -32 30 £41,625 +4.06% 2
Hertfordshire -45 27 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Wiltshire -14 26 £30,000 -17.80% 5
Devon +2 25 £37,000 +0.68% 2
East Sussex -41 25 £36,000 +2.85% 2
Brighton -38 23 £36,000 +2.85%
Basingstoke +12 22 £40,000 -2.43% 2

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 4196 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3252 (77.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2694 (64.20%) SQL
4 2201 (52.45%) .NET
5 1830 (43.61%) C#
6 1745 (41.59%) Microsoft
7 1502 (35.80%) T-SQL
8 1383 (32.96%) ASP.NET
9 1354 (32.27%) Windows
10 1236 (29.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1085 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1058 (25.21%) HTML
13 1012 (24.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 984 (23.45%) JavaScript
15 924 (22.02%) MS Excel
16 910 (21.69%) XML
17 896 (21.35%) CSS
18 893 (21.28%) Finance
19 830 (19.78%) MVC
20 818 (19.49%) Web Services
21 741 (17.66%) jQuery
22 730 (17.40%) .NET Framework
23 632 (15.06%) WCF
24 578 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
25 571 (13.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 569 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
27 561 (13.37%) IIS
28 552 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
29 528 (12.58%) Performance Tuning
30 523 (12.46%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 561 (13.37%) IIS
2 414 (9.87%) SharePoint
3 261 (6.22%) MS Exchange
4 199 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 144 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 114 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 113 (2.69%) CMS
8 108 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
9 70 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 62 (1.48%) Tomcat
11 61 (1.45%) WebSphere
12 52 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
12 52 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 50 (1.19%) Apache
14 42 (1.00%) Umbraco
15 39 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
16 38 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
17 37 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
17 37 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
18 28 (0.67%) Lync
Applications
1 924 (22.02%) MS Excel
2 246 (5.86%) MS Office
3 36 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.41%) Fireworks
5 17 (0.41%) InfoPath
6 13 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.26%) MS Project
8 6 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.12%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.024%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.024%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 51 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 17 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
4 15 (0.36%) SAP Business One
5 14 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.26%) Maximo
7 11 (0.26%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.21%) nopCommerce
9 8 (0.19%) Misys Opics
10 5 (0.12%) SAP R/3
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.12%) SAP Retail
10 5 (0.12%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.12%) Summit
10 5 (0.12%) Magento
11 4 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.095%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 65 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (0.67%) Office 365
4 23 (0.55%) SaaS
5 16 (0.38%) GitHub
6 11 (0.26%) IaaS
6 11 (0.26%) PaaS
7 4 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.071%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (0.071%) Force.com
9 2 (0.048%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.048%) Pure360
10 1 (0.024%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 237 (5.65%) SAN
2 197 (4.69%) DNS
3 185 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 154 (3.67%) Internet
5 125 (2.98%) DHCP
6 107 (2.55%) LAN
7 94 (2.24%) WAN
8 92 (2.19%) Firewall
9 81 (1.93%) Intranet
10 77 (1.84%) VPN
11 76 (1.81%) HTTP
12 70 (1.67%) NAS
13 37 (0.88%) LDAP
13 37 (0.88%) SSL
14 30 (0.71%) Extranet
15 27 (0.64%) FTP
16 23 (0.55%) VoIP
17 22 (0.52%) iSCSI
17 22 (0.52%) Wireless
18 21 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4196 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3252 (77.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1236 (29.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1085 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1012 (24.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 571 (13.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 500 (11.92%) SQL Server 2000
8 382 (9.10%) Data Warehouse
9 323 (7.70%) Relational Database
10 240 (5.72%) Oracle Database
11 229 (5.46%) DTS
12 168 (4.00%) MySQL
12 168 (4.00%) OLAP
13 154 (3.67%) Oracle Database 11g
14 153 (3.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 151 (3.60%) RDBMS
16 139 (3.31%) Oracle Database 10g
17 88 (2.10%) OLTP
18 81 (1.93%) MS Access
19 62 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 520 (12.39%) Visual Studio
2 368 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 151 (3.60%) NUnit
4 145 (3.46%) Subversion
5 91 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 62 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 61 (1.45%) Moq
8 51 (1.22%) Selenium
9 49 (1.17%) Git (software)
10 43 (1.02%) Eclipse
11 38 (0.91%) ReSharper
12 37 (0.88%) TeamCity
13 34 (0.81%) Cucumber
14 33 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
15 28 (0.67%) MSTest
16 24 (0.57%) JIRA
16 24 (0.57%) MyEclipse
17 19 (0.45%) Jenkins
18 18 (0.43%) SpecFlow
18 18 (0.43%) Expression Web
General
1 893 (21.28%) Finance
2 157 (3.74%) Banking
3 126 (3.00%) Retail
4 103 (2.45%) Marketing
5 76 (1.81%) Legal
6 62 (1.48%) Advertising
7 58 (1.38%) Back Office
8 57 (1.36%) Law
9 52 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 42 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 40 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 30 (0.71%) Front Office
13 29 (0.69%) Automotive
14 27 (0.64%) Games
15 26 (0.62%) Publishing
16 25 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.38%) Spanish Language
18 15 (0.36%) Electronics
19 10 (0.24%) Aerospace
19 10 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2262 (53.91%) Developer
2 807 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 725 (17.28%) DBA
4 618 (14.73%) SQL DBA
5 570 (13.58%) C# Developer
6 481 (11.46%) Analyst
7 408 (9.72%) SQL Developer
8 383 (9.13%) Senior Developer
9 369 (8.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 358 (8.53%) Administrator
11 345 (8.22%) Software Developer
12 304 (7.24%) SQL Server DBA
13 274 (6.53%) Web Developer
14 227 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
15 178 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 175 (4.17%) Support Analyst
17 156 (3.72%) Applications Support
18 155 (3.69%) SQL Server Developer
19 143 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
20 127 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2201 (52.45%) .NET
2 1383 (32.96%) ASP.NET
3 1058 (25.21%) HTML
4 910 (21.69%) XML
5 896 (21.35%) CSS
6 818 (19.49%) Web Services
7 741 (17.66%) jQuery
8 730 (17.40%) .NET Framework
9 632 (15.06%) WCF
10 523 (12.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 452 (10.77%) Ajax
12 291 (6.94%) WinForms
13 270 (6.43%) XSLT
14 242 (5.77%) HTML5
15 239 (5.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 231 (5.51%) SOAP
17 230 (5.48%) LINQ
18 207 (4.93%) WPF
19 183 (4.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 162 (3.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 355 (8.46%) Replication
2 340 (8.10%) Clustering
3 189 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 101 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 97 (2.31%) N-Tier
5 97 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 76 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 73 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 55 (1.31%) Mathematics
9 50 (1.19%) NHS
10 46 (1.10%) Data Integration
11 44 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 42 (1.00%) Hedge funds
13 29 (0.69%) Data Extraction
14 28 (0.67%) Credit Risk
15 27 (0.64%) Thin Client
15 27 (0.64%) Fat Client
16 26 (0.62%) Fixed Income
17 25 (0.60%) DTV
17 25 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1354 (32.27%) Windows
2 552 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 519 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 278 (6.63%) Linux
5 197 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 153 (3.65%) UNIX
7 128 (3.05%) Windows 7
8 98 (2.34%) Windows XP
9 50 (1.19%) Android
10 36 (0.86%) Windows 8
10 36 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
11 35 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 33 (0.79%) Solaris
13 24 (0.57%) CentOS
14 23 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (0.50%) Debian
16 16 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
18 14 (0.33%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (19.78%) MVC
2 578 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
3 569 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
4 528 (12.58%) Performance Tuning
5 442 (10.53%) OO
6 440 (10.49%) TDD
7 402 (9.58%) ETL
8 359 (8.56%) Scrum
9 293 (6.98%) E-Commerce
10 245 (5.84%) Software Engineering
11 232 (5.53%) ITIL
12 229 (5.46%) Unit Testing
13 209 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
14 201 (4.79%) Web Development
15 190 (4.53%) Data Modelling
15 190 (4.53%) SOA
16 165 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 165 (3.93%) Migration
17 139 (3.31%) BDD
18 123 (2.93%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2694 (64.20%) SQL
2 1830 (43.61%) C#
3 1502 (35.80%) T-SQL
4 984 (23.45%) JavaScript
5 461 (10.99%) VB.NET
6 290 (6.91%) Java
7 245 (5.84%) VB
8 153 (3.65%) VBA
9 126 (3.00%) PowerShell
10 125 (2.98%) PL/SQL
11 114 (2.72%) PHP
12 112 (2.67%) VBScript
13 80 (1.91%) C++
14 70 (1.67%) VB6
15 52 (1.24%) C
16 48 (1.14%) Ruby
17 41 (0.98%) Shell Script
18 33 (0.79%) XPath
19 22 (0.52%) Perl
20 19 (0.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 466 (11.11%) Degree
2 332 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 119 (2.84%) MCITP
4 110 (2.62%) MCSE
5 81 (1.93%) MCTS
6 69 (1.64%) MCP
7 55 (1.31%) MCDBA
8 47 (1.12%) Security Cleared
9 42 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 38 (0.91%) MCAD
11 30 (0.71%) MCSA
12 25 (0.60%) ISEB
13 23 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (0.50%) CCNA
16 20 (0.48%) MCSD
17 19 (0.45%) ISTQB
18 18 (0.43%) SC Cleared
19 11 (0.26%) CCA
19 11 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (3.53%) QA
2 114 (2.72%) SLA
3 16 (0.38%) WCAG
3 16 (0.38%) WAI
4 13 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.31%) HL7
5 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.14%) GAMP
7 4 (0.095%) Basel III
8 2 (0.048%) EMIR
9 1 (0.024%) DICOM
9 1 (0.024%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 391 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 224 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 113 (2.69%) XenApp
5 98 (2.34%) vSphere
6 78 (1.86%) VMware ESX
7 48 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 47 (1.12%) XenServer
9 33 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
10 28 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 23 (0.55%) Terminal Server
13 22 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (0.50%) LiteSpeed
15 16 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.24%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.21%) Terminal Services
18 8 (0.19%) VirtualBox
19 6 (0.14%) Xen
19 6 (0.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 81 (1.93%) SCCM
2 41 (0.98%) SCOM
3 40 (0.95%) WSUS
4 36 (0.86%) Data Guard
5 31 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 23 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 22 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 17 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (0.33%) Nagios
10 13 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 12 (0.29%) HP SIM
12 11 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
12 11 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 8 (0.19%) MOM
15 7 (0.17%) Netcool
16 6 (0.14%) Plesk
16 6 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 6 (0.14%) Control-M
16 6 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1745 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 477 (11.37%) Oracle
3 381 (9.08%) VMware
4 200 (4.77%) Citrix
5 110 (2.62%) HP
6 104 (2.48%) Cisco
7 93 (2.22%) Business Objects
8 90 (2.14%) NetApp
9 74 (1.76%) Sybase
10 66 (1.57%) Symantec
11 63 (1.50%) IBM
12 57 (1.36%) Cognos
13 50 (1.19%) SAP
14 49 (1.17%) JBoss
15 48 (1.14%) EMC
16 45 (1.07%) CommVault
17 42 (1.00%) Adobe
17 42 (1.00%) Dell
18 39 (0.93%) Informatica
19 37 (0.88%) Sun
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £32000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
H&R Talent
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, Half day on a Friday!
Posted: 20 hours ago
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FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £45000 Per Annum
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Salary: benefits
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Warwickshire
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Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + 15% bonus + Benefits
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