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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 278 199 113
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -86
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1147 1785 2794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.51% 2.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.37% 4.86% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 1602 2519
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,350 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
33994 36694 34574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.80% 31.08% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 28705 31317 29794
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -77 1100 £45,000 +5.88% 122
London -86 388 £55,000 +10.00% 38
South East -54 229 £42,000 -1.17% 26
Yorkshire -17 124 £39,000 +4.00% 12
City of London -81 91 £57,500 +15.00% 14
North West -59 86 £40,000 +6.66% 16
West Yorkshire -25 75 £37,750 +0.66% 8
East of England -25 75 £45,000 +3.44% 3
South West -42 65 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Manchester -26 63 £42,250 +20.71% 9
West Midlands -50 61 £36,250 -0.68% 13
Surrey -19 53 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Leeds -20 53 £36,625 -8.43% 6
East Midlands -30 48 £40,000 - 3
Hampshire -20 42 £40,000 - 8
Essex +16 37 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South Yorkshire +14 32 £33,000 -47.20% 3
East Sussex +21 30 £42,000 +16.66% 2
West Sussex +9 30 £41,000 +28.12% 1
Berkshire -10 27 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Buckinghamshire -26 24 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Birmingham -3 22 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Nottingham +9 21 £42,500 +21.42%
Nottinghamshire -2 21 £42,500 +21.42%
Bradford -10 19 £45,000 +26.76% 2
Gloucestershire +9 18 £37,500 +11.11%
South Wales +8 18 £45,000 +21.62%
Wales +2 18 £45,000 +57.89%
Sheffield -3 18 £40,000 -36.00% 1
Hertfordshire -11 18 £50,000 +5.26% 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2501 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1796 (71.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1514 (60.54%) SQL
4 1134 (45.34%) .NET
5 1021 (40.82%) Microsoft
6 1003 (40.10%) C#
7 929 (37.15%) Windows
8 849 (33.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 791 (31.63%) T-SQL
10 774 (30.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 684 (27.35%) ASP.NET
12 665 (26.59%) Finance
13 631 (25.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 572 (22.87%) HTML
15 554 (22.15%) JavaScript
16 540 (21.59%) CSS
17 526 (21.03%) MS Excel
18 458 (18.31%) MVC
19 400 (15.99%) Windows Server 2008
20 396 (15.83%) .NET Framework
21 385 (15.39%) jQuery
22 372 (14.87%) Windows Server 2003
23 361 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
24 358 (14.31%) Web Services
25 355 (14.19%) XML
26 349 (13.95%) SQL Server 2000
27 335 (13.39%) WCF
28 332 (13.27%) IIS
29 331 (13.23%) Oracle
30 324 (12.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 332 (13.27%) IIS
2 253 (10.12%) SharePoint
3 227 (9.08%) MS Exchange
4 148 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 114 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 79 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
7 59 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 48 (1.92%) Apache
9 47 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 46 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
11 42 (1.68%) Lync
12 40 (1.60%) Tomcat
13 36 (1.44%) CMS
13 36 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
14 34 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
15 33 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 27 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
17 23 (0.92%) JBoss
17 23 (0.92%) WebSphere
18 20 (0.80%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 526 (21.03%) MS Excel
2 192 (7.68%) MS Office
3 16 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.24%) SPSS
7 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.20%) MS Project
9 4 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.12%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 29 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 29 (1.16%) SAP Business One
2 25 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (0.72%) Pegasus Opera
3 18 (0.72%) Sage 200
4 16 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 16 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.44%) Changepoint
6 8 (0.32%) Maximo
7 6 (0.24%) SunGard AvantGard
8 5 (0.20%) Primavera
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.16%) CA PPM
10 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.12%) MFGPRO
10 3 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
10 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.12%) Eikon
11 2 (0.080%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.080%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.52%) Office 365
2 36 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.20%) SaaS
4 29 (1.16%) Google Analytics
5 25 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.36%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.20%) GitHub
8 3 (0.12%) Taleo
8 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.040%) Route 53
10 1 (0.040%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 179 (7.16%) SAN
2 130 (5.20%) DNS
3 107 (4.28%) Firewall
4 106 (4.24%) DHCP
5 102 (4.08%) TCP/IP
6 96 (3.84%) Internet
7 62 (2.48%) VPN
8 59 (2.36%) LAN
9 56 (2.24%) WAN
10 48 (1.92%) NAS
11 42 (1.68%) Intranet
12 22 (0.88%) Wireless
13 18 (0.72%) VoIP
14 11 (0.44%) HTTP
15 9 (0.36%) SSL
15 9 (0.36%) MPLS
15 9 (0.36%) VLAN
16 8 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (0.32%) SMTP
16 8 (0.32%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2501 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1796 (71.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 849 (33.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 774 (30.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 631 (25.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 349 (13.95%) SQL Server 2000
7 324 (12.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 272 (10.88%) Data Warehouse
9 198 (7.92%) Relational Database
10 159 (6.36%) Oracle Database
11 106 (4.24%) MySQL
12 105 (4.20%) DTS
13 87 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 75 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 75 (3.00%) Oracle Database 10g
15 57 (2.28%) RDBMS
16 56 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
17 55 (2.20%) MS Access
17 55 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
18 47 (1.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 297 (11.88%) Visual Studio
2 244 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (3.04%) NUnit
4 71 (2.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 67 (2.68%) Subversion
6 43 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 38 (1.52%) Moq
8 30 (1.20%) Git (software)
9 24 (0.96%) SpecFlow
10 23 (0.92%) MSTest
11 22 (0.88%) ReSharper
12 20 (0.80%) TeamCity
13 19 (0.76%) NuGet
14 16 (0.64%) Mercurial
15 13 (0.52%) Toad
16 10 (0.40%) ERwin
16 10 (0.40%) JIRA
16 10 (0.40%) FitNesse
16 10 (0.40%) MSBuild
17 9 (0.36%) SoapUI
General
1 665 (26.59%) Finance
2 110 (4.40%) Banking
3 96 (3.84%) Marketing
4 81 (3.24%) Retail
5 57 (2.28%) Law
6 56 (2.24%) Legal
7 51 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.28%) Back Office
10 27 (1.08%) Advertising
10 27 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 23 (0.92%) Front Office
12 13 (0.52%) Automotive
12 13 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.52%) Publishing
13 12 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.40%) Games
15 9 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.24%) Local Government
17 5 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1135 (45.38%) Developer
2 498 (19.91%) DBA
3 402 (16.07%) SQL DBA
4 350 (13.99%) .NET Developer
5 314 (12.55%) Analyst
6 246 (9.84%) Senior Developer
7 244 (9.76%) Administrator
8 232 (9.28%) SQL Server DBA
9 174 (6.96%) C# Developer
10 167 (6.68%) Software Developer
11 165 (6.60%) SQL Developer
12 156 (6.24%) Support Analyst
13 134 (5.36%) Web Developer
14 125 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
15 111 (4.44%) Support Engineer
16 105 (4.20%) Consultant
17 104 (4.16%) Applications Support
18 98 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 91 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
20 90 (3.60%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1134 (45.34%) .NET
2 684 (27.35%) ASP.NET
3 572 (22.87%) HTML
4 540 (21.59%) CSS
5 396 (15.83%) .NET Framework
6 385 (15.39%) jQuery
7 358 (14.31%) Web Services
8 355 (14.19%) XML
9 335 (13.39%) WCF
10 271 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 242 (9.68%) Ajax
12 194 (7.76%) Entity Framework
13 149 (5.96%) HTML5
14 145 (5.80%) WinForms
15 142 (5.68%) XSLT
16 139 (5.56%) SOAP
17 118 (4.72%) LINQ
18 90 (3.60%) WPF
19 89 (3.56%) XHTML
20 73 (2.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 254 (10.16%) Clustering
2 174 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 170 (6.80%) Replication
4 65 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 58 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 46 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 45 (1.80%) Data Integration
8 36 (1.44%) Blackberry
9 29 (1.16%) N-Tier
9 29 (1.16%) Hedge funds
10 28 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 27 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 24 (0.96%) NHS
13 24 (0.96%) Statistics
14 22 (0.88%) Mathematics
14 22 (0.88%) Mobile App
15 21 (0.84%) User Experience
15 21 (0.84%) Graphic Design
16 16 (0.64%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 929 (37.15%) Windows
2 400 (15.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 372 (14.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 183 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 132 (5.28%) Linux
6 105 (4.20%) Windows 7
7 101 (4.04%) Windows XP
8 78 (3.12%) UNIX
9 35 (1.40%) Windows 8
10 34 (1.36%) Android
11 29 (1.16%) Windows 2000
12 21 (0.84%) Windows Vista
13 15 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.52%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.32%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.28%) Debian
17 6 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
18 5 (0.20%) AIX
19 4 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (18.31%) MVC
2 361 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
3 279 (11.16%) Performance Tuning
4 275 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
5 261 (10.44%) ETL
6 188 (7.52%) ITIL
7 161 (6.44%) TDD
8 158 (6.32%) Scrum
9 150 (6.00%) OO
10 149 (5.96%) Mentoring
11 146 (5.84%) Migration
12 144 (5.76%) Performance Monitoring
13 138 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 137 (5.48%) Web Development
15 112 (4.48%) SDLC
16 102 (4.08%) Unit Testing
17 93 (3.72%) Project Management
18 88 (3.52%) SOA
19 79 (3.16%) CRM
20 75 (3.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1514 (60.54%) SQL
2 1003 (40.10%) C#
3 791 (31.63%) T-SQL
4 554 (22.15%) JavaScript
5 261 (10.44%) VB.NET
6 191 (7.64%) VB
7 134 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 91 (3.64%) VBA
9 88 (3.52%) Java
10 76 (3.04%) VB6
11 74 (2.96%) PL/SQL
12 69 (2.76%) VBScript
13 58 (2.32%) PHP
14 44 (1.76%) C++
15 42 (1.68%) C
16 32 (1.28%) Ruby
17 17 (0.68%) Perl
18 16 (0.64%) TypeScript
19 14 (0.56%) Python
20 13 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 230 (9.20%) Degree
2 227 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (3.80%) MCITP
4 86 (3.44%) MCSE
5 50 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 38 (1.52%) MCTS
6 38 (1.52%) MCDBA
7 34 (1.36%) MCSA
7 34 (1.36%) MCP
8 29 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (1.16%) SC Cleared
9 27 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (0.80%) MCSD
12 19 (0.76%) HND
12 19 (0.76%) MCAD
13 15 (0.60%) CCNA
14 11 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (0.36%) CCA
16 8 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (5.40%) QA
2 124 (4.96%) SLA
3 11 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.40%) SNOMED CT
4 10 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.32%) GPG13
6 5 (0.20%) GAMP
6 5 (0.20%) HL7
7 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.16%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 314 (12.55%) Active Directory
2 179 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (4.52%) vSphere
4 74 (2.96%) VMware ESX
5 64 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 58 (2.32%) XenApp
7 48 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
8 37 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.72%) Firmware
10 16 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.36%) XenServer
12 9 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.36%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.28%) NFS
14 5 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.20%) PowerHA
14 5 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
15 4 (0.16%) UAG
16 3 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 113 (4.52%) SCCM
2 48 (1.92%) SCOM
3 47 (1.88%) Data Guard
4 31 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
5 28 (1.12%) Backup Exec
6 16 (0.64%) Opsview
7 15 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
9 12 (0.48%) Nagios
9 12 (0.48%) Puppet
10 9 (0.36%) WSUS
10 9 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (0.36%) Oracle Flashback
11 8 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.32%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.28%) MOM
12 7 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.20%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1021 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 331 (13.23%) Oracle
3 301 (12.04%) VMware
4 139 (5.56%) Citrix
5 85 (3.40%) Cisco
6 71 (2.84%) Cognos
7 68 (2.72%) HP
8 61 (2.44%) SAP
9 53 (2.12%) IBM
10 41 (1.64%) Dell
11 39 (1.56%) NetApp
11 39 (1.56%) Google
12 33 (1.32%) Avaya
13 30 (1.20%) Informatica
13 30 (1.20%) Symantec
14 26 (1.04%) Sage
14 26 (1.04%) Sybase
15 22 (0.88%) EMC
15 22 (0.88%) CommVault
16 21 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
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