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 25 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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 182 102 72
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -30
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1829 2811 4089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 2.58% 3.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.04% 8.26% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1643 2533 3734
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
36322 34024 36604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.00% 31.27% 31.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31053 29365 32278
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -74 1749 £42,500 +6.25% 178
London -53 677 £50,000 +5.26% 41
South East -79 357 £42,500 +13.33% 40
City of London -9 250 £50,000 -4.76% 22
North West -28 175 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Yorkshire -78 144 £37,500 +7.14% 15
East of England -65 118 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Midlands -40 114 £37,000 -7.50% 15
West Yorkshire -79 105 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Manchester -25 102 £35,000 - 12
South West -42 90 £35,000 - 15
Leeds -75 88 £39,500 +12.85% 6
East Midlands -33 84 £39,500 +3.94% 17
Surrey -51 77 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Hampshire -17 65 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Oxfordshire -16 62 £38,750 - 6
Buckinghamshire -15 56 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Cheshire -19 51 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Scotland -29 49 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Leicestershire -15 46 £39,000 +2.63% 3
Bedfordshire -18 45 £45,000 - 5
Berkshire -45 45 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Staffordshire -25 35 £32,500 -27.77% 4
Hertfordshire -26 32 £40,750 +1.87% 2
Glasgow -29 31 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex -34 26 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Devon +8 24 £37,000 +24.89% 1
Brighton -37 24 £36,000 +2.85%
Reading 0 23 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Wiltshire -17 23 £30,000 -17.80% 6

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4286 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3308 (77.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2747 (64.09%) SQL
4 2257 (52.66%) .NET
5 1883 (43.93%) C#
6 1788 (41.72%) Microsoft
7 1540 (35.93%) T-SQL
8 1420 (33.13%) ASP.NET
9 1390 (32.43%) Windows
10 1259 (29.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1107 (25.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1077 (25.13%) HTML
13 1032 (24.08%) SQL Server 2012
14 1008 (23.52%) JavaScript
15 956 (22.31%) MS Excel
16 920 (21.47%) XML
17 917 (21.40%) Finance
18 913 (21.30%) CSS
19 859 (20.04%) MVC
20 839 (19.58%) Web Services
21 762 (17.78%) jQuery
22 740 (17.27%) .NET Framework
23 641 (14.96%) WCF
24 596 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
25 591 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
26 583 (13.60%) IIS
26 583 (13.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 560 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
28 545 (12.72%) ASP.NET MVC
29 540 (12.60%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 583 (13.60%) IIS
2 416 (9.71%) SharePoint
3 264 (6.16%) MS Exchange
4 204 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 141 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 122 (2.85%) CMS
7 115 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 106 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
9 71 (1.66%) WebSphere
10 68 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 60 (1.40%) Tomcat
12 55 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 50 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
14 49 (1.14%) Apache
15 45 (1.05%) Umbraco
16 44 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
17 40 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
18 37 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
18 37 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
19 29 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 956 (22.31%) MS Excel
2 240 (5.60%) MS Office
3 37 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 16 (0.37%) Fireworks
7 13 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 11 (0.26%) MS Project
9 7 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.047%) PrintSoft PReS
12 2 (0.047%) FastStats
13 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 53 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 19 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
4 15 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.35%) SAP Business One
5 13 (0.30%) Maximo
6 12 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 9 (0.21%) nopCommerce
8 8 (0.19%) Misys Opics
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.12%) Visualfiles
9 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.12%) SalesLogix
9 5 (0.12%) SAP Retail
9 5 (0.12%) SAP R/3
9 5 (0.12%) Cognos Planning
10 4 (0.093%) Magento
10 4 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.093%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 67 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (0.65%) Office 365
4 25 (0.58%) SaaS
4 25 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.44%) GitHub
6 12 (0.28%) IaaS
7 11 (0.26%) PaaS
8 3 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (0.070%) Force.com
8 3 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.047%) Pure360
10 1 (0.023%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 232 (5.41%) SAN
2 196 (4.57%) DNS
3 188 (4.39%) TCP/IP
4 154 (3.59%) Internet
5 123 (2.87%) DHCP
6 110 (2.57%) LAN
7 101 (2.36%) Firewall
8 97 (2.26%) WAN
9 81 (1.89%) VPN
10 78 (1.82%) HTTP
11 76 (1.77%) Intranet
12 68 (1.59%) NAS
13 39 (0.91%) LDAP
14 33 (0.77%) SSL
15 30 (0.70%) FTP
16 27 (0.63%) Extranet
17 24 (0.56%) Wireless
18 23 (0.54%) VoIP
19 21 (0.49%) iSCSI
20 20 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4286 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3308 (77.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1259 (29.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1107 (25.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1032 (24.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 583 (13.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 510 (11.90%) SQL Server 2000
8 387 (9.03%) Data Warehouse
9 330 (7.70%) Relational Database
10 242 (5.65%) Oracle Database
11 234 (5.46%) DTS
12 169 (3.94%) MySQL
13 168 (3.92%) OLAP
14 158 (3.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 152 (3.55%) RDBMS
16 151 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
17 141 (3.29%) Oracle Database 10g
18 90 (2.10%) OLTP
19 84 (1.96%) MS Access
20 64 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 540 (12.60%) Visual Studio
2 390 (9.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 154 (3.59%) NUnit
4 142 (3.31%) Subversion
5 92 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 61 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 60 (1.40%) Moq
8 54 (1.26%) Selenium
9 50 (1.17%) Git (software)
10 47 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 41 (0.96%) ReSharper
12 37 (0.86%) TeamCity
12 37 (0.86%) Cucumber
13 31 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
14 29 (0.68%) MSTest
15 27 (0.63%) MyEclipse
16 24 (0.56%) JIRA
17 19 (0.44%) SpecFlow
17 19 (0.44%) Jasmine
18 18 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 917 (21.40%) Finance
2 158 (3.69%) Banking
3 128 (2.99%) Retail
4 102 (2.38%) Marketing
5 76 (1.77%) Legal
6 62 (1.45%) Advertising
7 58 (1.35%) Back Office
8 57 (1.33%) Law
9 54 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 43 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 42 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 31 (0.72%) Front Office
13 29 (0.68%) Automotive
14 28 (0.65%) Games
14 28 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 27 (0.63%) Publishing
16 16 (0.37%) Electronics
16 16 (0.37%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2307 (53.83%) Developer
2 831 (19.39%) .NET Developer
3 732 (17.08%) DBA
4 628 (14.65%) SQL DBA
5 591 (13.79%) C# Developer
6 488 (11.39%) Analyst
7 413 (9.64%) SQL Developer
8 385 (8.98%) Senior Developer
9 381 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 360 (8.40%) Administrator
11 353 (8.24%) Software Developer
12 316 (7.37%) SQL Server DBA
13 282 (6.58%) Web Developer
14 237 (5.53%) ASP.NET Developer
15 186 (4.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 180 (4.20%) Support Analyst
17 157 (3.66%) Applications Support
18 154 (3.59%) SQL Server Developer
19 148 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
20 138 (3.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2257 (52.66%) .NET
2 1420 (33.13%) ASP.NET
3 1077 (25.13%) HTML
4 920 (21.47%) XML
5 913 (21.30%) CSS
6 839 (19.58%) Web Services
7 762 (17.78%) jQuery
8 740 (17.27%) .NET Framework
9 641 (14.96%) WCF
10 545 (12.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 465 (10.85%) Ajax
12 292 (6.81%) WinForms
13 278 (6.49%) XSLT
14 244 (5.69%) HTML5
15 242 (5.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 240 (5.60%) LINQ
17 231 (5.39%) SOAP
18 206 (4.81%) WPF
19 182 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 166 (3.87%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 362 (8.45%) Replication
2 346 (8.07%) Clustering
3 188 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 104 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
5 99 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 99 (2.31%) N-Tier
6 79 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 73 (1.70%) Mobile App
8 63 (1.47%) NHS
9 59 (1.38%) Mathematics
10 43 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 42 (0.98%) Data Integration
12 41 (0.96%) Hedge funds
13 34 (0.79%) DTV
14 28 (0.65%) Credit Risk
14 28 (0.65%) Data Extraction
15 27 (0.63%) Fat Client
15 27 (0.63%) Thin Client
16 26 (0.61%) Fixed Income
17 24 (0.56%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1390 (32.43%) Windows
2 560 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 532 (12.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 284 (6.63%) Linux
5 201 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 159 (3.71%) UNIX
7 132 (3.08%) Windows 7
8 102 (2.38%) Windows XP
9 51 (1.19%) Android
10 37 (0.86%) Windows 8
10 37 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
11 35 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 34 (0.79%) Solaris
13 23 (0.54%) CentOS
14 22 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (0.47%) Debian
16 18 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
18 15 (0.35%) Windows Vista
19 13 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 859 (20.04%) MVC
2 596 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
3 591 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 535 (12.48%) Performance Tuning
5 452 (10.55%) TDD
6 451 (10.52%) OO
7 405 (9.45%) ETL
8 371 (8.66%) Scrum
9 297 (6.93%) E-Commerce
10 255 (5.95%) Software Engineering
11 240 (5.60%) Unit Testing
12 232 (5.41%) ITIL
13 213 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
14 209 (4.88%) Web Development
15 195 (4.55%) SOA
16 189 (4.41%) Data Modelling
17 174 (4.06%) Migration
18 171 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
19 146 (3.41%) BDD
20 121 (2.82%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2747 (64.09%) SQL
2 1883 (43.93%) C#
3 1540 (35.93%) T-SQL
4 1008 (23.52%) JavaScript
5 462 (10.78%) VB.NET
6 290 (6.77%) Java
7 253 (5.90%) VB
8 149 (3.48%) VBA
9 131 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 126 (2.94%) PL/SQL
11 117 (2.73%) PHP
12 111 (2.59%) VBScript
13 80 (1.87%) C++
14 73 (1.70%) VB6
15 53 (1.24%) C
16 52 (1.21%) Ruby
17 44 (1.03%) Shell Script
18 34 (0.79%) XPath
19 24 (0.56%) Perl
20 22 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 483 (11.27%) Degree
2 332 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 121 (2.82%) MCITP
4 111 (2.59%) MCSE
5 80 (1.87%) MCTS
6 70 (1.63%) MCP
7 56 (1.31%) MCDBA
8 51 (1.19%) Security Cleared
9 39 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 37 (0.86%) MCAD
11 31 (0.72%) MCSA
12 25 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (0.54%) CCNA
13 23 (0.54%) ISEB
14 20 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (0.44%) MCSD
15 19 (0.44%) SC Cleared
16 17 (0.40%) ISTQB
17 12 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
18 10 (0.23%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (3.59%) QA
2 117 (2.73%) SLA
3 15 (0.35%) WCAG
3 15 (0.35%) WAI
4 14 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.30%) HL7
6 10 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.093%) GAMP
8 4 (0.093%) Basel III
9 2 (0.047%) EMIR
10 1 (0.023%) Dublin Core
10 1 (0.023%) DICOM
System Software
1 395 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 227 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 115 (2.68%) XenApp
5 98 (2.29%) vSphere
6 75 (1.75%) VMware ESX
7 47 (1.10%) XenServer
7 47 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 34 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
9 31 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (0.54%) Terminal Server
10 23 (0.54%) LiteSpeed
10 23 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 20 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
12 15 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.26%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.21%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.19%) MetaFrame
15 8 (0.19%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (1.82%) SCCM
2 41 (0.96%) SCOM
3 40 (0.93%) WSUS
4 34 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 34 (0.79%) Data Guard
5 25 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (0.47%) NetBackup
7 17 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 15 (0.35%) Nagios
9 11 (0.26%) HP SIM
9 11 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
9 11 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 11 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (0.19%) MOM
11 8 (0.19%) Plesk
12 7 (0.16%) Netcool
13 6 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.14%) Control-M
13 6 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1788 (41.72%) Microsoft
2 481 (11.22%) Oracle
3 383 (8.94%) VMware
4 201 (4.69%) Citrix
5 114 (2.66%) HP
6 109 (2.54%) Cisco
7 95 (2.22%) Business Objects
8 87 (2.03%) NetApp
9 78 (1.82%) Sybase
10 71 (1.66%) IBM
11 68 (1.59%) Symantec
12 58 (1.35%) Cognos
13 51 (1.19%) SAP
14 50 (1.17%) EMC
15 49 (1.14%) JBoss
16 46 (1.07%) CommVault
17 45 (1.05%) Dell
18 42 (0.98%) Adobe
19 39 (0.91%) Sun
19 39 (0.91%) Informatica
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