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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 220 116 77
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -39
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1558 2571 3977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 2.41% 3.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.47% 7.62% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1393 2339 3616
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%

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
34891 33759 35987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.48% 31.64% 31.06%
Number of salaries quoted 29329 29231 31666
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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -96 1486 £42,000 +5.00% 179
London -107 492 £50,000 - 40
South East -68 348 £42,000 +5.00% 36
City of London -40 167 £50,000 -4.76% 11
North West -54 156 £35,000 - 31
Yorkshire -73 147 £38,500 +17.55% 26
West Midlands -7 115 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Manchester -14 104 £35,000 +7.69% 20
West Yorkshire -87 99 £37,500 +13.63% 11
South West -25 94 £35,000 +7.69% 9
East of England -71 93 £43,500 +16.00% 12
Surrey -5 88 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Hampshire -16 82 £42,000 +20.00% 9
Leeds -80 73 £40,000 +14.28% 5
East Midlands -44 63 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Berkshire -31 59 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Oxfordshire -1 48 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 44 £42,500 +7.59% 4
Bedfordshire -19 41 £45,000 - 4
Cheshire -43 39 £37,500 +6.38% 7
Staffordshire -5 36 £32,500 -24.85% 2
Wiltshire +22 34 £40,000 +33.33% 3
South Yorkshire +11 33 £39,000 +20.00% 7
Sheffield +5 32 £39,500 +21.53% 6
Scotland -52 30 £40,375 +0.93% 3
Reading -23 28 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Derbyshire +9 25 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire -16 25 £43,500 +24.28% 3
Birmingham -17 25 £35,000 -6.66% 6
East Sussex -35 23 £36,000 +10.76% 3

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3685 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2887 (78.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 2300 (62.42%) SQL
4 1908 (51.78%) .NET
5 1621 (43.99%) C#
6 1508 (40.92%) Microsoft
7 1255 (34.06%) T-SQL
8 1180 (32.02%) Windows
9 1171 (31.78%) ASP.NET
10 1064 (28.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 969 (26.30%) HTML
12 927 (25.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 908 (24.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 825 (22.39%) JavaScript
15 810 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
16 805 (21.85%) CSS
17 794 (21.55%) XML
18 778 (21.11%) MS Excel
19 739 (20.05%) Finance
20 720 (19.54%) MVC
21 708 (19.21%) Web Services
22 651 (17.67%) .NET Framework
23 631 (17.12%) jQuery
24 558 (15.14%) WCF
25 546 (14.82%) Windows Server 2008
26 528 (14.33%) Business Intelligence
27 525 (14.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 490 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
29 483 (13.11%) IIS
30 465 (12.62%) SQL Server 2000

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 483 (13.11%) IIS
2 420 (11.40%) SharePoint
3 268 (7.27%) MS Exchange
4 208 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 160 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 102 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 97 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
8 83 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 76 (2.06%) CMS
10 67 (1.82%) Tomcat
11 63 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
12 57 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
13 52 (1.41%) Apache
14 48 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
15 42 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 41 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
17 33 (0.90%) WebSphere
18 27 (0.73%) K2 blackpearl
18 27 (0.73%) Lync
19 25 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 778 (21.11%) MS Excel
2 256 (6.95%) MS Office
3 30 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 29 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 21 (0.57%) Fireworks
6 19 (0.52%) PowerPivot
7 14 (0.38%) MS Visio
8 10 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.081%) MS Project
11 2 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.027%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 37 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 34 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.33%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.19%) Summit
8 6 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.16%) Magento
9 5 (0.14%) nopCommerce
9 5 (0.14%) SAP Retail
9 5 (0.14%) SAP R/3
10 4 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.081%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 2 (0.054%) SalesLogix
12 2 (0.054%) TrackWise
12 2 (0.054%) Agresso
12 2 (0.054%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 34 (0.92%) Office 365
5 14 (0.38%) GitHub
6 12 (0.33%) SaaS
7 11 (0.30%) IaaS
8 10 (0.27%) PaaS
9 8 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.081%) Force.com
14 1 (0.027%) Heroku
14 1 (0.027%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 254 (6.89%) SAN
2 202 (5.48%) DNS
3 188 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 148 (4.02%) Internet
5 135 (3.66%) DHCP
6 113 (3.07%) Firewall
7 93 (2.52%) LAN
8 87 (2.36%) NAS
9 85 (2.31%) WAN
10 80 (2.17%) Intranet
11 79 (2.14%) VPN
12 66 (1.79%) HTTP
13 46 (1.25%) SSL
14 31 (0.84%) LDAP
15 27 (0.73%) iSCSI
16 26 (0.71%) FTP
17 24 (0.65%) Extranet
17 24 (0.65%) VoIP
18 22 (0.60%) VLAN
19 19 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3685 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2887 (78.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 1064 (28.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 927 (25.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 908 (24.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 525 (14.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 465 (12.62%) SQL Server 2000
8 349 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
9 263 (7.14%) Relational Database
10 210 (5.70%) Oracle Database
11 181 (4.91%) DTS
12 168 (4.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 157 (4.26%) OLAP
13 157 (4.26%) MySQL
14 137 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
15 114 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
16 112 (3.04%) RDBMS
17 78 (2.12%) MS Access
18 65 (1.76%) OLTP
19 56 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 447 (12.13%) Visual Studio
2 276 (7.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 145 (3.93%) Subversion
4 132 (3.58%) NUnit
5 60 (1.63%) Moq
6 59 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 55 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 48 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 36 (0.98%) Selenium
10 35 (0.95%) TeamCity
10 35 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
11 28 (0.76%) Eclipse
11 28 (0.76%) MSTest
12 27 (0.73%) ReSharper
13 26 (0.71%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.57%) Jenkins
15 20 (0.54%) SpecFlow
16 16 (0.43%) FitNesse
17 14 (0.38%) MyEclipse
17 14 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 739 (20.05%) Finance
2 145 (3.93%) Banking
3 114 (3.09%) Marketing
4 107 (2.90%) Retail
5 56 (1.52%) Advertising
6 55 (1.49%) Law
7 51 (1.38%) Legal
8 45 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.19%) Back Office
10 40 (1.09%) Investment Banking
11 38 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 31 (0.84%) Front Office
13 26 (0.71%) Automotive
14 19 (0.52%) Games
14 19 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.41%) Publishing
16 12 (0.33%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.24%) Aerospace
19 8 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1992 (54.06%) Developer
2 677 (18.37%) .NET Developer
3 610 (16.55%) DBA
4 518 (14.06%) C# Developer
5 511 (13.87%) SQL DBA
6 441 (11.97%) Analyst
7 367 (9.96%) Senior Developer
8 355 (9.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 326 (8.85%) SQL Developer
10 320 (8.68%) Administrator
11 283 (7.68%) Software Developer
12 235 (6.38%) SQL Server DBA
13 225 (6.11%) Web Developer
14 167 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
15 152 (4.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 144 (3.91%) Support Analyst
17 140 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 125 (3.39%) SQL Server Developer
19 123 (3.34%) Applications Support
20 116 (3.15%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1908 (51.78%) .NET
2 1171 (31.78%) ASP.NET
3 969 (26.30%) HTML
4 805 (21.85%) CSS
5 794 (21.55%) XML
6 708 (19.21%) Web Services
7 651 (17.67%) .NET Framework
8 631 (17.12%) jQuery
9 558 (15.14%) WCF
10 430 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 384 (10.42%) Ajax
12 247 (6.70%) WinForms
13 236 (6.40%) HTML5
14 219 (5.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 208 (5.64%) SOAP
16 202 (5.48%) LINQ
17 200 (5.43%) XSLT
18 188 (5.10%) WPF
19 162 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 134 (3.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 307 (8.33%) Clustering
2 301 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 285 (7.73%) Replication
4 179 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 93 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 91 (2.47%) N-Tier
7 81 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 56 (1.52%) Mathematics
9 53 (1.44%) Blackberry
9 53 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 50 (1.36%) Data Integration
11 46 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 40 (1.09%) Hedge funds
13 37 (1.00%) Physics
14 36 (0.98%) NHS
15 29 (0.79%) Data Extraction
16 27 (0.73%) Fat Client
16 27 (0.73%) Thin Client
17 25 (0.68%) Statistics
18 23 (0.62%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1180 (32.02%) Windows
2 546 (14.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 490 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 242 (6.57%) Linux
5 190 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (3.45%) UNIX
7 120 (3.26%) Windows 7
8 75 (2.04%) Windows XP
9 39 (1.06%) Android
10 34 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.81%) Solaris
12 29 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 29 (0.79%) CentOS
13 27 (0.73%) Windows 8
14 24 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.54%) Debian
16 15 (0.41%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
18 11 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 810 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
2 720 (19.54%) MVC
3 528 (14.33%) Business Intelligence
4 448 (12.16%) Performance Tuning
5 405 (10.99%) TDD
6 386 (10.47%) OO
7 376 (10.20%) ETL
8 305 (8.28%) Scrum
9 268 (7.27%) E-Commerce
10 211 (5.73%) ITIL
11 201 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
12 200 (5.43%) Software Engineering
13 184 (4.99%) Data Modelling
14 178 (4.83%) Unit Testing
15 172 (4.67%) Mentoring
16 151 (4.10%) Web Development
17 140 (3.80%) Migration
18 138 (3.74%) SOA
19 129 (3.50%) OOD
19 129 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2300 (62.42%) SQL
2 1621 (43.99%) C#
3 1255 (34.06%) T-SQL
4 825 (22.39%) JavaScript
5 401 (10.88%) VB.NET
6 263 (7.14%) Java
7 234 (6.35%) VB
8 157 (4.26%) VBA
9 126 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 105 (2.85%) VBScript
11 104 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 87 (2.36%) PHP
13 58 (1.57%) VB6
14 52 (1.41%) C++
15 43 (1.17%) XPath
16 37 (1.00%) C
17 30 (0.81%) Ruby
18 29 (0.79%) Shell Script
19 24 (0.65%) Perl
20 15 (0.41%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 403 (10.94%) Degree
2 324 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 106 (2.88%) MCSE
4 96 (2.61%) MCITP
5 80 (2.17%) MCTS
6 62 (1.68%) Security Cleared
7 59 (1.60%) MCP
8 50 (1.36%) MCDBA
9 49 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (0.90%) MCAD
11 27 (0.73%) MCSA
12 26 (0.71%) ISEB
12 26 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (0.62%) SC Cleared
14 23 (0.62%) MCSD
15 21 (0.57%) CCNA
16 18 (0.49%) CCA
16 18 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
17 16 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (3.45%) SLA
2 94 (2.55%) QA
3 21 (0.57%) WCAG
3 21 (0.57%) WAI
4 12 (0.33%) HL7
4 12 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.33%) GAMP
5 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.11%) Basel III
6 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.054%) EMIR
8 1 (0.027%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 395 (10.72%) Active Directory
2 225 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (3.26%) XenApp
4 114 (3.09%) Hyper-V
5 105 (2.85%) vSphere
6 87 (2.36%) VMware ESX
7 53 (1.44%) XenServer
8 48 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 23 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 20 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
12 18 (0.49%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.33%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.33%) LiteSpeed
15 11 (0.30%) vCloud
16 10 (0.27%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.22%) MetaFrame
18 4 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 85 (2.31%) SCCM
2 41 (1.11%) SCOM
2 41 (1.11%) WSUS
3 40 (1.09%) Data Guard
3 40 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 28 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 25 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 16 (0.43%) Nagios
7 14 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 13 (0.35%) HP SIM
8 13 (0.35%) MOM
9 12 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.19%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.14%) Netcool
13 5 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.14%) Dollar Universe
14 4 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1508 (40.92%) Microsoft
2 428 (11.61%) Oracle
3 378 (10.26%) VMware
4 213 (5.78%) Citrix
5 125 (3.39%) Cisco
6 121 (3.28%) HP
7 109 (2.96%) NetApp
8 75 (2.04%) Business Objects
9 61 (1.66%) Sybase
10 60 (1.63%) Symantec
11 57 (1.55%) CommVault
12 52 (1.41%) Dell
12 52 (1.41%) Cognos
12 52 (1.41%) IBM
13 50 (1.36%) JBoss
14 47 (1.28%) EMC
15 46 (1.25%) SAP
16 41 (1.11%) Adobe
17 38 (1.03%) Red Hat
17 38 (1.03%) AppSense
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £64,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 18 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £30000 - £35001 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £350000.00 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday