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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 236 140 83
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -57
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1405 2477 3689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 2.06% 3.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.10% 6.56% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 2155 3279
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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
34243 37736 35883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.95% 31.43% 31.95%
Number of salaries quoted 28950 32016 31027
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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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 -95 1335 £42,500 +6.25% 135
London -93 484 £50,000 +11.11% 40
South East -87 258 £42,375 +13.00% 17
Yorkshire -25 164 £37,500 +7.14% 14
City of London -21 154 £50,000 +8.69% 10
North West -59 104 £32,932 -4.54% 21
West Yorkshire -33 99 £37,500 +2.73% 10
West Midlands -39 98 £36,500 -2.66% 10
East Midlands +1 85 £43,000 +7.50% 8
East of England -69 76 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Hampshire +10 67 £40,000 - 6
South West -56 66 £35,000 +4.47% 10
Manchester -51 60 £32,250 -7.85% 16
Leeds -60 58 £35,000 -4.10% 6
Buckinghamshire -23 48 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire +16 46 £34,500 -1.42% 3
Surrey +1 44 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Leicestershire +14 42 £43,000 +2.38% 1
Berkshire -62 41 £55,000 +37.50%
Hertfordshire +2 39 £52,000 +13.04% 4
Leicester +6 33 £43,000 - 1
Sheffield +9 31 £40,000 +18.51% 2
Wales +23 29 £41,250 +44.73% 4
Nottinghamshire -10 28 £41,500 +10.66% 3
Milton Keynes -15 28 £40,000 +14.28%
Nottingham -8 26 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Winchester - 26 £40,000 - 2
West Sussex +10 25 £34,500 -13.75% 1
Bradford -6 24 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Cheshire -6 23 £38,500 +18.46% 2

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2840 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2084 (73.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1730 (60.92%) SQL
4 1290 (45.42%) .NET
5 1272 (44.79%) Microsoft
6 1074 (37.82%) C#
7 1036 (36.48%) Windows
8 903 (31.80%) T-SQL
9 847 (29.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 845 (29.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 816 (28.73%) ASP.NET
12 753 (26.51%) Finance
13 740 (26.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 611 (21.51%) HTML
15 609 (21.44%) MS Excel
16 602 (21.20%) JavaScript
17 540 (19.01%) CSS
18 499 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
19 468 (16.48%) MVC
20 452 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
21 451 (15.88%) Web Services
22 450 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
23 443 (15.60%) .NET Framework
24 438 (15.42%) XML
25 416 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
26 411 (14.47%) IIS
27 393 (13.84%) jQuery
28 389 (13.70%) WCF
29 388 (13.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 382 (13.45%) Active Directory

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 411 (14.47%) IIS
2 294 (10.35%) SharePoint
3 270 (9.51%) MS Exchange
4 192 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 172 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 81 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 77 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
8 75 (2.64%) Apache
9 67 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 62 (2.18%) Lync
11 57 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
12 52 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
13 47 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
14 40 (1.41%) Tomcat
15 37 (1.30%) CMS
16 36 (1.27%) JBoss
17 35 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
18 33 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 28 (0.99%) WebSphere
20 26 (0.92%) WorkSite
Applications
1 609 (21.44%) MS Excel
2 207 (7.29%) MS Office
3 14 (0.49%) PowerPivot
4 11 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.32%) MS Project
7 7 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 35 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 23 (0.81%) SAP Business One
6 16 (0.56%) Pegasus Opera
6 16 (0.56%) Sage 200
7 10 (0.35%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 10 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.35%) Changepoint
8 8 (0.28%) Agresso
8 8 (0.28%) Maximo
9 7 (0.25%) CA PPM
10 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.14%) Eikon
12 4 (0.14%) Infor CRM
12 4 (0.14%) MFGPRO
13 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 3 (0.11%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 52 (1.83%) Office 365
2 48 (1.69%) SaaS
3 28 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.53%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.46%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.070%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.035%) Taleo
9 1 (0.035%) GitHub
9 1 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.035%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 241 (8.49%) SAN
2 164 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 158 (5.56%) Firewall
4 151 (5.32%) DNS
5 119 (4.19%) Internet
6 118 (4.15%) DHCP
7 92 (3.24%) WAN
8 91 (3.20%) LAN
9 85 (2.99%) VPN
10 75 (2.64%) NAS
11 36 (1.27%) Intranet
12 25 (0.88%) HTTP
13 24 (0.85%) Wireless
14 22 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (0.74%) LDAP
16 18 (0.63%) VLAN
17 14 (0.49%) SSL
18 13 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
19 12 (0.42%) iSCSI
19 12 (0.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2840 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2084 (73.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 847 (29.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 845 (29.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 740 (26.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 388 (13.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 357 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
8 330 (11.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 229 (8.06%) Relational Database
10 161 (5.67%) Oracle Database
11 139 (4.89%) MySQL
12 113 (3.98%) DTS
12 113 (3.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 91 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
14 90 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 88 (3.10%) RDBMS
16 86 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
17 61 (2.15%) OLAP
18 44 (1.55%) MS Access
19 41 (1.44%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 344 (12.11%) Visual Studio
2 239 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 103 (3.63%) NUnit
4 84 (2.96%) Subversion
5 61 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 54 (1.90%) Moq
7 48 (1.69%) SpecFlow
8 47 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 42 (1.48%) Git (software)
10 34 (1.20%) MSTest
11 31 (1.09%) ReSharper
12 18 (0.63%) TeamCity
12 18 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
12 18 (0.63%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.56%) NuGet
14 15 (0.53%) CruiseControl
15 14 (0.49%) JUnit
15 14 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
16 12 (0.42%) Toad
17 11 (0.39%) InstallShield
General
1 753 (26.51%) Finance
2 147 (5.18%) Marketing
3 140 (4.93%) Banking
4 91 (3.20%) Retail
5 67 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 61 (2.15%) Legal
7 52 (1.83%) Law
8 47 (1.65%) Back Office
9 44 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.55%) Advertising
10 32 (1.13%) Investment Banking
11 24 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.74%) Publishing
13 19 (0.67%) Front Office
14 18 (0.63%) Games
15 14 (0.49%) Automotive
15 14 (0.49%) Billing
16 12 (0.42%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.21%) Local Government
18 5 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1328 (46.76%) Developer
2 527 (18.56%) DBA
3 431 (15.18%) .NET Developer
4 418 (14.72%) SQL DBA
5 364 (12.82%) Analyst
6 293 (10.32%) Administrator
7 258 (9.08%) C# Developer
8 236 (8.31%) SQL Server DBA
9 226 (7.96%) Senior Developer
10 206 (7.25%) SQL Developer
11 193 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 187 (6.58%) Software Developer
13 153 (5.39%) Consultant
14 130 (4.58%) Support Analyst
15 128 (4.51%) Web Developer
15 128 (4.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 126 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
17 121 (4.26%) Support Engineer
18 111 (3.91%) Server Administrator
19 108 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1290 (45.42%) .NET
2 816 (28.73%) ASP.NET
3 611 (21.51%) HTML
4 540 (19.01%) CSS
5 451 (15.88%) Web Services
6 443 (15.60%) .NET Framework
7 438 (15.42%) XML
8 393 (13.84%) jQuery
9 389 (13.70%) WCF
10 312 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 263 (9.26%) Ajax
12 207 (7.29%) Entity Framework
13 169 (5.95%) WinForms
14 161 (5.67%) XSLT
15 150 (5.28%) LINQ
16 143 (5.04%) HTML5
17 137 (4.82%) WPF
18 116 (4.08%) SOAP
19 111 (3.91%) XHTML
20 86 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 253 (8.91%) Clustering
2 226 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 156 (5.49%) Replication
4 67 (2.36%) N-Tier
5 63 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 60 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 55 (1.94%) Data Integration
8 34 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 30 (1.06%) Statistics
10 28 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 25 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (0.85%) Visualisation
13 21 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 20 (0.70%) Mathematics
14 20 (0.70%) Digital Media
15 19 (0.67%) User Experience
16 18 (0.63%) Hedge funds
17 16 (0.56%) Data Structures
18 14 (0.49%) Derivative
18 14 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1036 (36.48%) Windows
2 499 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 450 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 227 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 206 (7.25%) Linux
6 131 (4.61%) UNIX
7 129 (4.54%) Windows 7
8 96 (3.38%) Windows XP
9 51 (1.80%) Windows 8
10 42 (1.48%) Android
11 37 (1.30%) Solaris
12 31 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (1.02%) CentOS
14 25 (0.88%) Windows Vista
15 23 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
16 22 (0.77%) Apple iOS
17 16 (0.56%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.42%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.39%) Debian
20 7 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (16.48%) MVC
2 452 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
3 416 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
4 331 (11.65%) ETL
5 303 (10.67%) Performance Tuning
6 231 (8.13%) OO
7 217 (7.64%) TDD
8 215 (7.57%) ITIL
9 181 (6.37%) Scrum
10 152 (5.35%) Migration
11 142 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 138 (4.86%) Web Development
13 136 (4.79%) Mentoring
14 116 (4.08%) Unit Testing
15 114 (4.01%) Time Management
16 113 (3.98%) CRM
17 105 (3.70%) Software Engineering
18 95 (3.35%) Project Management
19 94 (3.31%) Change Management
20 92 (3.24%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1730 (60.92%) SQL
2 1074 (37.82%) C#
3 903 (31.80%) T-SQL
4 602 (21.20%) JavaScript
5 294 (10.35%) VB.NET
6 198 (6.97%) VB
7 123 (4.33%) Java
8 108 (3.80%) VB6
9 99 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 88 (3.10%) VBA
11 84 (2.96%) VBScript
11 84 (2.96%) PHP
12 61 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 38 (1.34%) C++
14 37 (1.30%) C
15 36 (1.27%) Perl
16 34 (1.20%) Python
16 34 (1.20%) Ruby
17 28 (0.99%) Delphi
18 16 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 270 (9.51%) Degree
2 250 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (3.59%) MCITP
4 99 (3.49%) MCSE
5 74 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 60 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 55 (1.94%) MCP
8 46 (1.62%) MCSA
9 42 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (1.41%) MCDBA
11 39 (1.37%) MCTS
12 19 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.56%) HND
15 15 (0.53%) MCSD
16 14 (0.49%) DV Cleared
17 12 (0.42%) CCA
17 12 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
18 10 (0.35%) CCNA
19 8 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (4.72%) SLA
2 84 (2.96%) QA
3 15 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.46%) ISO 8583
5 12 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.28%) GPG13
7 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.035%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.035%) GAMP
9 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.035%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 382 (13.45%) Active Directory
2 235 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (4.79%) vSphere
4 135 (4.75%) Hyper-V
5 78 (2.75%) VMware ESX
6 66 (2.32%) XenApp
7 45 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
8 40 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (1.20%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.42%) XenServer
11 10 (0.35%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.21%) Firmware
14 5 (0.18%) PowerHA
14 5 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.14%) NFS
16 3 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.070%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 107 (3.77%) SCCM
2 56 (1.97%) SCOM
3 42 (1.48%) Data Guard
4 39 (1.37%) Opsview
5 38 (1.34%) Backup Exec
6 32 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 28 (0.99%) Nagios
8 25 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
9 14 (0.49%) Puppet
10 13 (0.46%) Plesk
10 13 (0.46%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.46%) cPanel
10 13 (0.46%) Webmin
11 11 (0.39%) SCDPM
11 11 (0.39%) OpenAM
11 11 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (0.39%) SCVMM
12 10 (0.35%) WSUS
13 9 (0.32%) ARCserve
13 9 (0.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 1272 (44.79%) Microsoft
2 355 (12.50%) VMware
3 309 (10.88%) Oracle
4 205 (7.22%) Citrix
5 149 (5.25%) Cisco
6 95 (3.35%) HP
7 83 (2.92%) Cognos
8 78 (2.75%) NetApp
9 69 (2.43%) Dell
10 67 (2.36%) SAP
10 67 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 61 (2.15%) IBM
12 57 (2.01%) Business Objects
13 48 (1.69%) Symantec
14 37 (1.30%) Veeam
15 36 (1.27%) CheckPoint
16 35 (1.23%) Informatica
17 33 (1.16%) CommVault
17 33 (1.16%) Sage
18 32 (1.13%) EMC
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northumberland
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 38k per year + Bonus and Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 65k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Eight Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago