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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 218 134 74
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -60
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1396 2294 3970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 2.20% 3.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.48% 6.92% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1227 2057 3655
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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
31153 33141 36412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.92% 31.78% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 26788 28113 32371
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,825 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -91 1308 £42,000 +5.00% 182
London -71 488 £47,000 -1.05% 62
South East -85 260 £40,000 - 24
City of London -8 143 £47,500 -5.00% 26
Yorkshire -81 130 £37,500 +2.73% 19
West Midlands -24 114 £40,000 +14.28% 17
East of England -11 104 £45,000 - 16
North West -59 93 £35,000 -4.10% 24
West Yorkshire -79 82 £35,000 - 14
Berkshire -48 63 £45,000 +12.50% 7
South West -71 63 £35,000 - 11
Manchester -41 61 £35,000 - 16
Leeds -57 61 £33,500 -8.21% 7
Surrey -7 57 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Hampshire -34 53 £40,000 - 5
East Midlands -67 45 £40,000 - 7
Hertfordshire -1 42 £52,500 +16.66% 9
Scotland -3 40 £40,000 +6.66% 5
South Yorkshire 0 35 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Sheffield +5 34 £40,000 - 2
Wales +8 33 £39,500 +19.69% 6
South Wales +9 30 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Oxfordshire -21 28 £35,000 - 3
Glasgow +7 27 £40,500 +8.00% 2
Cardiff +7 25 £39,750 +20.45%
Birmingham -38 25 £33,500 -19.27% 7
Slough -5 23 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Essex -16 23 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Wiltshire -12 22 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Buckinghamshire -34 21 £37,500 -11.76% 4

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2986 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2264 (75.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1821 (60.98%) SQL
4 1376 (46.08%) .NET
5 1372 (45.95%) Microsoft
6 1187 (39.75%) C#
7 1072 (35.90%) Windows
8 914 (30.61%) T-SQL
9 865 (28.97%) ASP.NET
10 839 (28.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 829 (27.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 738 (24.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 655 (21.94%) Finance
14 649 (21.73%) HTML
15 644 (21.57%) MS Excel
16 599 (20.06%) JavaScript
16 599 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 530 (17.75%) CSS
18 527 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
19 524 (17.55%) MVC
20 522 (17.48%) Business Intelligence
21 507 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
22 499 (16.71%) XML
23 493 (16.51%) Web Services
24 427 (14.30%) IIS
25 426 (14.27%) .NET Framework
26 423 (14.17%) WCF
26 423 (14.17%) jQuery
27 415 (13.90%) Active Directory
28 411 (13.76%) VMware

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 427 (14.30%) IIS
2 405 (13.56%) SharePoint
3 309 (10.35%) MS Exchange
4 240 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 197 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 112 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 83 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 75 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 72 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 63 (2.11%) JBoss
11 62 (2.08%) Apache
12 56 (1.88%) Office Communications Server
13 47 (1.57%) Lync
13 47 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
14 45 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
15 40 (1.34%) CMS
16 36 (1.21%) Tomcat
17 31 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 24 (0.80%) WebSphere
19 23 (0.77%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 644 (21.57%) MS Excel
2 226 (7.57%) MS Office
3 27 (0.90%) PowerPivot
4 11 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.37%) MS Project
5 10 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 44 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 39 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 37 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.60%) Agresso
7 16 (0.54%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 13 (0.44%) Markit EDM
9 10 (0.33%) SAP Business One
10 8 (0.27%) Pegasus Opera
10 8 (0.27%) Sage 200
11 7 (0.23%) SalesLogix
11 7 (0.23%) Changepoint
12 5 (0.17%) ReMetrica
12 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.13%) GoldMine
14 3 (0.10%) CA Clarity
14 3 (0.10%) Maximo
14 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
15 2 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 49 (1.64%) Office 365
2 36 (1.21%) SaaS
3 30 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 30 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.20%) GitHub
6 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.033%) IaaS
8 1 (0.033%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.033%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 297 (9.95%) SAN
2 188 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 182 (6.10%) DNS
4 174 (5.83%) Firewall
5 149 (4.99%) DHCP
6 131 (4.39%) Internet
7 128 (4.29%) WAN
8 120 (4.02%) LAN
9 114 (3.82%) VPN
10 99 (3.32%) NAS
11 56 (1.88%) Intranet
12 44 (1.47%) VLAN
13 37 (1.24%) HTTP
14 31 (1.04%) SSL
15 30 (1.00%) iSCSI
16 27 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (0.74%) FTP
19 20 (0.67%) LDAP
20 18 (0.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2986 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2264 (75.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 839 (28.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 829 (27.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 738 (24.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 410 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 364 (12.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 359 (12.02%) Data Warehouse
9 201 (6.73%) Relational Database
10 198 (6.63%) Oracle Database
11 150 (5.02%) MySQL
12 144 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 128 (4.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 126 (4.22%) Oracle Database 10g
15 110 (3.68%) OLAP
16 101 (3.38%) RDBMS
17 89 (2.98%) DTS
18 85 (2.85%) Crystal Reports
19 65 (2.18%) MS Access
20 43 (1.44%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 334 (11.19%) Visual Studio
2 200 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 105 (3.52%) Subversion
4 98 (3.28%) NUnit
5 58 (1.94%) Git (software)
6 52 (1.74%) Moq
7 49 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 38 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 37 (1.24%) SpecFlow
10 32 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
11 28 (0.94%) MSTest
11 28 (0.94%) ReSharper
12 26 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
13 22 (0.74%) Eclipse
14 19 (0.64%) TeamCity
15 18 (0.60%) Selenium
16 15 (0.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
17 13 (0.44%) CruiseControl
18 12 (0.40%) TortoiseSVN
19 11 (0.37%) FitNesse
General
1 655 (21.94%) Finance
2 156 (5.22%) Marketing
3 117 (3.92%) Banking
4 94 (3.15%) Retail
5 67 (2.24%) Law
6 58 (1.94%) Legal
7 50 (1.67%) Back Office
7 50 (1.67%) Advertising
8 48 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 29 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 24 (0.80%) Front Office
11 18 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.47%) Publishing
14 9 (0.30%) Games
14 9 (0.30%) Billing
15 6 (0.20%) Automotive
16 5 (0.17%) Local Government
17 3 (0.10%) German Language
17 3 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1393 (46.65%) Developer
2 492 (16.48%) DBA
3 448 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 431 (14.43%) Analyst
5 382 (12.79%) SQL DBA
6 358 (11.99%) C# Developer
7 279 (9.34%) Administrator
8 275 (9.21%) Senior Developer
9 262 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
10 252 (8.44%) SQL Developer
11 205 (6.87%) SQL Server DBA
12 168 (5.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 165 (5.53%) Support Analyst
14 149 (4.99%) Software Developer
15 132 (4.42%) Consultant
16 129 (4.32%) Applications Support
17 127 (4.25%) Web Developer
18 126 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 121 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
20 112 (3.75%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1376 (46.08%) .NET
2 865 (28.97%) ASP.NET
3 649 (21.73%) HTML
4 530 (17.75%) CSS
5 499 (16.71%) XML
6 493 (16.51%) Web Services
7 426 (14.27%) .NET Framework
8 423 (14.17%) WCF
8 423 (14.17%) jQuery
9 328 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 287 (9.61%) Ajax
11 184 (6.16%) WinForms
12 177 (5.93%) WPF
13 163 (5.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 162 (5.43%) HTML5
15 151 (5.06%) LINQ
16 114 (3.82%) XSLT
17 110 (3.68%) SOAP
18 107 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 84 (2.81%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 291 (9.75%) Clustering
2 285 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (6.40%) Replication
4 96 (3.22%) N-Tier
5 86 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 65 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 44 (1.47%) Data Integration
8 43 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.31%) Mathematics
10 34 (1.14%) Blackberry
11 28 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
12 27 (0.90%) Statistics
13 25 (0.84%) Mobile App
14 24 (0.80%) Hedge funds
15 21 (0.70%) Data Extraction
16 20 (0.67%) Client/Server
17 19 (0.64%) Derivative
17 19 (0.64%) Physics
18 18 (0.60%) W3C
19 16 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1072 (35.90%) Windows
2 599 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 507 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 275 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 200 (6.70%) Linux
6 140 (4.69%) UNIX
7 119 (3.99%) Windows 7
8 78 (2.61%) Windows XP
9 55 (1.84%) Windows 8
10 44 (1.47%) CentOS
11 40 (1.34%) Solaris
11 40 (1.34%) Android
12 36 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (1.04%) Windows Vista
14 25 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 22 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (0.50%) Windows 2000
17 13 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.37%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (17.55%) MVC
3 522 (17.48%) Business Intelligence
4 353 (11.82%) ETL
5 328 (10.98%) Performance Tuning
6 297 (9.95%) OO
7 267 (8.94%) TDD
8 221 (7.40%) Scrum
9 217 (7.27%) ITIL
10 171 (5.73%) Mentoring
11 158 (5.29%) Migration
12 145 (4.86%) Software Engineering
13 126 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
14 120 (4.02%) Web Development
15 111 (3.72%) E-Commerce
16 106 (3.55%) CRM
17 104 (3.48%) OOD
17 104 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
18 103 (3.45%) Time Management
19 95 (3.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1821 (60.98%) SQL
2 1187 (39.75%) C#
3 914 (30.61%) T-SQL
4 599 (20.06%) JavaScript
5 307 (10.28%) VB.NET
6 192 (6.43%) VB
7 167 (5.59%) Java
8 118 (3.95%) VBA
9 102 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 89 (2.98%) PL/SQL
11 85 (2.85%) VBScript
12 78 (2.61%) VB6
13 74 (2.48%) PHP
14 37 (1.24%) Delphi
15 33 (1.11%) XPath
16 30 (1.00%) Perl
17 24 (0.80%) C++
17 24 (0.80%) Python
18 22 (0.74%) COBOL
19 20 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 304 (10.18%) Degree
2 244 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 84 (2.81%) MCSE
5 83 (2.78%) MCITP
6 63 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 52 (1.74%) MCTS
8 46 (1.54%) MCSA
9 45 (1.51%) MCP
10 33 (1.11%) MCDBA
11 32 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (0.77%) PMI Certification
15 19 (0.64%) CCA
15 19 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
16 18 (0.60%) VCAP
17 16 (0.54%) ISEB
18 15 (0.50%) DV Cleared
19 12 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (4.25%) SLA
2 60 (2.01%) QA
3 12 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.33%) GAMP
6 9 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.23%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.17%) WCAG
9 5 (0.17%) WAI
10 3 (0.10%) HL7
11 2 (0.067%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.033%) GPG13
System Software
1 415 (13.90%) Active Directory
2 265 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 138 (4.62%) vSphere
5 105 (3.52%) XenApp
6 84 (2.81%) VMware ESX
7 38 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 34 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
8 34 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (1.00%) XenServer
10 14 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.37%) DFS Replication
13 8 (0.27%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.27%) vCloud
14 5 (0.17%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.13%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.13%) Varnish
16 3 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 106 (3.55%) SCCM
2 59 (1.98%) SCOM
3 55 (1.84%) Backup Exec
4 40 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 36 (1.21%) Nagios
5 36 (1.21%) Data Guard
6 31 (1.04%) Opsview
7 25 (0.84%) SCVMM
8 18 (0.60%) MOM
9 17 (0.57%) WSUS
10 14 (0.47%) SCDPM
11 12 (0.40%) Puppet
11 12 (0.40%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.37%) Plesk
13 10 (0.33%) cPanel
13 10 (0.33%) Webmin
14 9 (0.30%) Netcool
14 9 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (0.27%) Foglight
15 8 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1372 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 411 (13.76%) VMware
3 372 (12.46%) Oracle
4 245 (8.20%) Citrix
5 160 (5.36%) Cisco
6 133 (4.45%) HP
7 126 (4.22%) NetApp
8 98 (3.28%) Cognos
9 97 (3.25%) Dell
10 69 (2.31%) Red Hat
11 60 (2.01%) IBM
12 57 (1.91%) CommVault
13 50 (1.67%) SAP
14 49 (1.64%) Business Objects
15 48 (1.61%) Symantec
16 39 (1.31%) Veeam
17 38 (1.27%) AppSense
18 34 (1.14%) Telerik
19 30 (1.00%) CheckPoint
19 30 (1.00%) EMC
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