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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 230 134 76
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -58
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1415 2404 3746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 2.15% 3.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.33% 6.82% 10.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1251 2105 3385
Average salary £41,375 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.43% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £59,000
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
32706 35250 35078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.40% 31.49% 32.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27756 29745 30420
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(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 -94 1338 £41,000 +2.50% 156
London -74 498 £50,000 +11.11% 50
South East -81 258 £41,500 +3.75% 29
City of London -13 164 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Yorkshire -44 154 £37,500 +2.73% 15
West Midlands -26 106 £36,000 -10.00% 12
North West -67 98 £33,500 -4.28% 21
West Yorkshire -56 93 £36,750 +0.68% 13
East of England -46 89 £50,000 +11.73% 6
East Midlands -24 66 £41,500 +3.75% 8
South West -69 63 £35,000 +6.06% 12
Hampshire +7 62 £40,000 -
Manchester -57 62 £33,500 -4.28% 15
Leeds -58 59 £35,000 -4.10% 4
Berkshire -53 52 £50,000 +21.95% 10
Hertfordshire +20 47 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South Yorkshire +15 45 £35,000 - 1
Surrey -4 43 £41,500 +10.66% 6
Buckinghamshire -14 41 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Wales +21 38 £41,500 +25.75% 5
Sheffield +2 35 £40,000 +14.28%
South Wales +14 26 £44,250 +34.09% 4
Leicestershire -11 25 £40,000 -4.76% 1
Nottinghamshire -17 25 £41,500 +9.21% 3
Scotland -17 23 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Nottingham -28 23 £41,500 +9.21% 2
Cardiff +16 22 £45,000 +23.28% 2
Staffordshire -14 22 £34,000 -15.00% 4
Leicester -5 21 £40,000 -6.97% 1
Somerset +7 20 £35,000 +16.66% 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2952 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2175 (73.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1818 (61.59%) SQL
4 1345 (45.56%) .NET
5 1339 (45.36%) Microsoft
6 1133 (38.38%) C#
7 1090 (36.92%) Windows
8 950 (32.18%) T-SQL
9 877 (29.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 852 (28.86%) ASP.NET
11 839 (28.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 742 (25.14%) Finance
13 727 (24.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 645 (21.85%) MS Excel
15 630 (21.34%) HTML
16 626 (21.21%) JavaScript
17 549 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
18 546 (18.50%) CSS
19 484 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
20 477 (16.16%) MVC
21 469 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
22 467 (15.82%) Web Services
23 465 (15.75%) XML
24 453 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
25 438 (14.84%) .NET Framework
26 431 (14.60%) IIS
27 416 (14.09%) WCF
28 410 (13.89%) jQuery
29 405 (13.72%) Active Directory
30 385 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 431 (14.60%) IIS
2 328 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 289 (9.79%) MS Exchange
4 213 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 182 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 87 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 78 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 78 (2.64%) Apache
8 69 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
9 64 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 62 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 62 (2.10%) Lync
11 43 (1.46%) JBoss
12 42 (1.42%) Tomcat
12 42 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
13 39 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
14 34 (1.15%) CMS
15 33 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 28 (0.95%) WorkSite
17 27 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 645 (21.85%) MS Excel
2 211 (7.15%) MS Office
3 14 (0.47%) PowerPivot
4 11 (0.37%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.34%) MS Project
6 9 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 40 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
1 40 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 35 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.64%) SAP Business One
5 14 (0.47%) Sage 200
5 14 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 14 (0.47%) Pegasus Opera
5 14 (0.47%) Agresso
6 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.27%) SalesLogix
9 7 (0.24%) Changepoint
9 7 (0.24%) Maximo
9 7 (0.24%) CA PPM
10 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.17%) ReMetrica
12 4 (0.14%) Eikon
12 4 (0.14%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.80%) SaaS
2 50 (1.69%) Office 365
3 26 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.14%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.068%) GitHub
8 1 (0.034%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.034%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.034%) Taleo
8 1 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.034%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 261 (8.84%) SAN
2 179 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 177 (6.00%) Firewall
4 174 (5.89%) DNS
5 135 (4.57%) DHCP
6 118 (4.00%) WAN
7 116 (3.93%) Internet
8 113 (3.83%) LAN
9 104 (3.52%) VPN
10 75 (2.54%) NAS
11 34 (1.15%) Intranet
12 30 (1.02%) HTTP
13 28 (0.95%) VLAN
14 27 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (0.75%) Wireless
15 22 (0.75%) LDAP
16 19 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (0.54%) iSCSI
17 16 (0.54%) SMTP
17 16 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2952 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2175 (73.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 877 (29.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 839 (28.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 727 (24.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 385 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 362 (12.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 352 (11.92%) Data Warehouse
9 225 (7.62%) Relational Database
10 182 (6.17%) Oracle Database
11 158 (5.35%) MySQL
12 130 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 107 (3.62%) DTS
14 105 (3.56%) Oracle Database 10g
15 95 (3.22%) RDBMS
16 92 (3.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 85 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
18 71 (2.41%) OLAP
19 51 (1.73%) MS Access
20 44 (1.49%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 351 (11.89%) Visual Studio
2 238 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 106 (3.59%) NUnit
4 88 (2.98%) Subversion
5 56 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 51 (1.73%) Moq
6 51 (1.73%) SpecFlow
7 47 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 46 (1.56%) Git (software)
9 35 (1.19%) ReSharper
10 28 (0.95%) MSTest
11 23 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
12 22 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
13 19 (0.64%) Eclipse
14 17 (0.58%) CruiseControl
14 17 (0.58%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.51%) NuGet
16 14 (0.47%) JUnit
17 12 (0.41%) Toad
17 12 (0.41%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 742 (25.14%) Finance
2 153 (5.18%) Marketing
3 143 (4.84%) Banking
4 103 (3.49%) Retail
5 70 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 59 (2.00%) Legal
7 58 (1.96%) Law
8 56 (1.90%) Back Office
9 52 (1.76%) Advertising
10 37 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 23 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.68%) Publishing
13 19 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.61%) Front Office
15 17 (0.58%) Games
16 14 (0.47%) Automotive
17 10 (0.34%) Billing
18 9 (0.30%) Multimedia
19 7 (0.24%) Local Government
20 3 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1350 (45.73%) Developer
2 533 (18.06%) DBA
3 448 (15.18%) .NET Developer
4 416 (14.09%) SQL DBA
5 409 (13.86%) Analyst
6 302 (10.23%) Administrator
7 295 (9.99%) C# Developer
8 241 (8.16%) Senior Developer
9 240 (8.13%) SQL Server DBA
10 222 (7.52%) SQL Developer
11 215 (7.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 174 (5.89%) Software Developer
13 161 (5.45%) Support Analyst
14 149 (5.05%) Consultant
15 142 (4.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 129 (4.37%) Web Developer
17 127 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
18 119 (4.03%) Support Engineer
19 118 (4.00%) Applications Support
20 101 (3.42%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1345 (45.56%) .NET
2 852 (28.86%) ASP.NET
3 630 (21.34%) HTML
4 546 (18.50%) CSS
5 467 (15.82%) Web Services
6 465 (15.75%) XML
7 438 (14.84%) .NET Framework
8 416 (14.09%) WCF
9 410 (13.89%) jQuery
10 328 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 288 (9.76%) Ajax
12 195 (6.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 181 (6.13%) WinForms
14 152 (5.15%) WPF
15 151 (5.12%) HTML5
16 147 (4.98%) LINQ
17 141 (4.78%) XSLT
18 111 (3.76%) SOAP
19 98 (3.32%) XHTML
20 93 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 278 (9.42%) Clustering
2 252 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (5.69%) Replication
4 83 (2.81%) N-Tier
5 74 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 66 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 46 (1.56%) Data Integration
8 35 (1.19%) Blackberry
9 33 (1.12%) Statistics
10 32 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 24 (0.81%) Mathematics
12 21 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.64%) Hedge funds
13 19 (0.64%) Digital Media
13 19 (0.64%) Visualisation
14 18 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
15 16 (0.54%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.51%) User Experience
16 15 (0.51%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1090 (36.92%) Windows
2 549 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 484 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 260 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 207 (7.01%) Linux
6 137 (4.64%) UNIX
7 127 (4.30%) Windows 7
8 92 (3.12%) Windows XP
9 57 (1.93%) Windows 8
10 47 (1.59%) Android
11 37 (1.25%) Solaris
12 34 (1.15%) Windows Vista
13 33 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (1.02%) CentOS
15 28 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 22 (0.75%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.51%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.41%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.37%) Debian
20 8 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (16.16%) MVC
2 469 (15.89%) Business Intelligence
3 453 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
4 325 (11.01%) ETL
5 321 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
6 252 (8.54%) OO
7 237 (8.03%) TDD
8 226 (7.66%) ITIL
9 209 (7.08%) Scrum
10 153 (5.18%) Migration
11 142 (4.81%) Mentoring
12 138 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 137 (4.64%) Web Development
14 120 (4.07%) CRM
15 114 (3.86%) Time Management
16 107 (3.62%) Unit Testing
17 106 (3.59%) Software Engineering
18 105 (3.56%) SOA
19 100 (3.39%) Project Management
20 95 (3.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1818 (61.59%) SQL
2 1133 (38.38%) C#
3 950 (32.18%) T-SQL
4 626 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 314 (10.64%) VB.NET
6 224 (7.59%) VB
7 139 (4.71%) Java
8 108 (3.66%) VB6
9 100 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 97 (3.29%) VBA
11 92 (3.12%) VBScript
12 82 (2.78%) PHP
13 73 (2.47%) PL/SQL
14 35 (1.19%) Delphi
14 35 (1.19%) Python
15 33 (1.12%) C++
15 33 (1.12%) Perl
16 32 (1.08%) C
17 31 (1.05%) Ruby
18 20 (0.68%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 292 (9.89%) Degree
2 252 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (3.42%) MCSE
4 96 (3.25%) MCITP
5 82 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 65 (2.20%) SC Cleared
7 52 (1.76%) MCP
8 50 (1.69%) MCSA
9 46 (1.56%) MCDBA
10 40 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (1.29%) MCTS
12 20 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.51%) CCA
14 15 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (0.47%) MCSD
15 14 (0.47%) DV Cleared
16 13 (0.44%) HND
16 13 (0.44%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (4.51%) SLA
2 74 (2.51%) QA
3 15 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.44%) ISO 8583
4 13 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.20%) GPG13
7 5 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.10%) HL7
9 1 (0.034%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.034%) GAMP
9 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 405 (13.72%) Active Directory
2 247 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (5.01%) Hyper-V
4 135 (4.57%) vSphere
5 87 (2.95%) XenApp
6 76 (2.57%) VMware ESX
7 43 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
9 35 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.58%) XenServer
11 9 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.30%) ISA Server
11 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.24%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.20%) Firmware
14 5 (0.17%) PowerHA
14 5 (0.17%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.14%) NFS
16 3 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 110 (3.73%) SCCM
2 60 (2.03%) SCOM
3 42 (1.42%) Backup Exec
4 41 (1.39%) Opsview
5 39 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 38 (1.29%) Data Guard
7 32 (1.08%) Nagios
8 23 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 16 (0.54%) SCVMM
10 14 (0.47%) Puppet
10 14 (0.47%) SCDPM
11 13 (0.44%) cPanel
11 13 (0.44%) Webmin
11 13 (0.44%) WSUS
11 13 (0.44%) Plesk
11 13 (0.44%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.37%) MOM
12 11 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (0.37%) OpenAM
13 10 (0.34%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1339 (45.36%) Microsoft
2 382 (12.94%) VMware
3 336 (11.38%) Oracle
4 238 (8.06%) Citrix
5 158 (5.35%) Cisco
6 106 (3.59%) HP
7 99 (3.35%) NetApp
8 84 (2.85%) Cognos
9 75 (2.54%) Dell
10 66 (2.24%) Red Hat
11 63 (2.13%) SAP
12 59 (2.00%) IBM
13 57 (1.93%) Business Objects
14 51 (1.73%) Symantec
15 43 (1.46%) CommVault
16 40 (1.36%) Veeam
17 39 (1.32%) CheckPoint
18 32 (1.08%) Sage
19 28 (0.95%) Informatica
19 28 (0.95%) EMC
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Yoh
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hounslow, London
Think IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
i4 Recruitment - Williams Lea
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Comtecs
Salary: £33000 - £35000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Comtecs
Salary: £33000 - £35000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £23,000 to £32,000 per annum £23k - £33k + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago