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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 296 212 117
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -95
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1037 1607 2558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.41% 2.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.13% 4.58% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1443 2320
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,350 £28,500 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
33119 35117 33446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.36% 30.79% 31.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28081 29579 28849
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -88 998 £45,000 +7.14% 97
London -79 367 £55,000 +10.00% 22
South East -54 238 £42,000 - 17
North West -48 99 £42,500 +21.42% 10
Yorkshire -34 84 £40,000 +3.89% 7
City of London -62 77 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Manchester -22 73 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Surrey -13 69 £42,500 -5.55% 5
East of England -35 61 £45,000 - 6
West Yorkshire -34 55 £40,000 +3.22% 5
Hampshire -10 52 £40,000 -3.61% 3
South West -50 50 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Leeds -32 39 £37,000 -7.50% 3
West Midlands -65 39 £38,000 +8.57% 13
East Midlands -37 36 £40,000 - 3
West Sussex +13 31 £42,000 +44.82%
Essex +11 31 £40,000 +14.28%
Berkshire -11 24 £37,500 -16.66% 2
East Sussex +13 21 £42,000 +16.66% 1
South Yorkshire 0 19 £33,500 -25.55% 2
Dagenham - 19 £60,000 -
Kent +3 18 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Chelmsford +1 16 £37,674 +24.16%
Bradford -4 16 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Birmingham -7 16 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Lewes +3 15 £42,000 +5.00%
Midlands +2 15 £55,000 +29.41%
Hertfordshire -4 15 £53,750 +19.44% 6
Scotland -14 15 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -30 15 £37,500 -11.76% 3

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2282 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1618 (70.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1414 (61.96%) SQL
4 987 (43.25%) .NET
5 926 (40.58%) Microsoft
6 890 (39.00%) C#
7 859 (37.64%) Windows
8 826 (36.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 761 (33.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 732 (32.08%) T-SQL
11 613 (26.86%) Finance
12 600 (26.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 588 (25.77%) ASP.NET
14 512 (22.44%) HTML
15 490 (21.47%) JavaScript
16 477 (20.90%) CSS
17 464 (20.33%) MS Excel
18 420 (18.40%) MVC
19 362 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
20 358 (15.69%) .NET Framework
21 346 (15.16%) jQuery
22 338 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
23 334 (14.64%) Oracle
24 329 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
25 327 (14.33%) XML
26 317 (13.89%) SQL Server 2000
27 309 (13.54%) Web Services
27 309 (13.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 301 (13.19%) IIS
29 291 (12.75%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 301 (13.19%) IIS
2 228 (9.99%) SharePoint
3 199 (8.72%) MS Exchange
4 130 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 100 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 62 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
7 50 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 40 (1.75%) CMS
9 39 (1.71%) Apache
10 37 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
11 36 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
12 35 (1.53%) Tomcat
13 34 (1.49%) Lync
14 33 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
15 28 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
16 25 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 22 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
18 21 (0.92%) JBoss
19 19 (0.83%) IBM Notes
20 18 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 464 (20.33%) MS Excel
2 167 (7.32%) MS Office
3 15 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.48%) SPSS
6 9 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.22%) MS Project
9 3 (0.13%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 32 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.10%) SAP Business One
3 22 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 16 (0.70%) Sage 200
5 16 (0.70%) Pegasus Opera
6 11 (0.48%) Changepoint
7 6 (0.26%) SunGard AvantGard
7 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.22%) Primavera
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.22%) Maximo
9 3 (0.13%) Agresso
9 3 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
10 2 (0.088%) HFM
10 2 (0.088%) PORTIA
10 2 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.088%) Line 500
10 2 (0.088%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.67%) Office 365
2 43 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.18%) Google Analytics
4 21 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (0.79%) SaaS
6 7 (0.31%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.22%) Taleo
7 5 (0.22%) GitHub
8 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.044%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 163 (7.14%) SAN
2 110 (4.82%) DNS
3 95 (4.16%) DHCP
4 89 (3.90%) Internet
5 88 (3.86%) Firewall
6 85 (3.72%) TCP/IP
7 63 (2.76%) VPN
8 59 (2.59%) LAN
9 54 (2.37%) WAN
10 48 (2.10%) NAS
11 45 (1.97%) Intranet
12 20 (0.88%) VoIP
13 19 (0.83%) Wireless
14 14 (0.61%) HTTP
15 10 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (0.39%) SSL
17 8 (0.35%) MPLS
17 8 (0.35%) PBX
17 8 (0.35%) VLAN
18 7 (0.31%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2282 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1618 (70.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 826 (36.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 761 (33.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 600 (26.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 317 (13.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 309 (13.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 282 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
9 199 (8.72%) Relational Database
10 169 (7.41%) Oracle Database
11 93 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 93 (4.08%) DTS
12 86 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
13 79 (3.46%) MySQL
14 78 (3.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 68 (2.98%) RDBMS
16 57 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
17 55 (2.41%) MS Access
18 51 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
19 47 (2.06%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 265 (11.61%) Visual Studio
2 211 (9.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 64 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 57 (2.50%) Subversion
5 52 (2.28%) NUnit
6 35 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 33 (1.45%) ERwin
8 29 (1.27%) Moq
9 27 (1.18%) Git (software)
10 20 (0.88%) MSTest
10 20 (0.88%) Mercurial
11 19 (0.83%) TeamCity
12 17 (0.74%) ReSharper
13 16 (0.70%) SpecFlow
14 15 (0.66%) NuGet
15 11 (0.48%) JIRA
16 10 (0.44%) FitNesse
16 10 (0.44%) MSBuild
17 9 (0.39%) SoapUI
17 9 (0.39%) InstallShield
General
1 613 (26.86%) Finance
2 92 (4.03%) Banking
3 84 (3.68%) Marketing
4 69 (3.02%) Retail
5 57 (2.50%) Legal
6 51 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.19%) Law
8 41 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.23%) Back Office
10 23 (1.01%) Front Office
10 23 (1.01%) Advertising
11 21 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.35%) Automotive
14 8 (0.35%) Publishing
14 8 (0.35%) Games
15 7 (0.31%) Electronics
15 7 (0.31%) Local Government
16 5 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1011 (44.30%) Developer
2 450 (19.72%) DBA
3 371 (16.26%) SQL DBA
4 313 (13.72%) .NET Developer
5 296 (12.97%) Analyst
6 228 (9.99%) Senior Developer
7 221 (9.68%) SQL Server DBA
8 210 (9.20%) Administrator
9 160 (7.01%) Support Analyst
10 157 (6.88%) SQL Developer
11 156 (6.84%) C# Developer
12 130 (5.70%) Software Developer
13 120 (5.26%) Web Developer
14 115 (5.04%) C# .NET Developer
15 103 (4.51%) Applications Support
16 100 (4.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 95 (4.16%) Consultant
18 93 (4.08%) Support Engineer
19 78 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
19 78 (3.42%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 987 (43.25%) .NET
2 588 (25.77%) ASP.NET
3 512 (22.44%) HTML
4 477 (20.90%) CSS
5 358 (15.69%) .NET Framework
6 346 (15.16%) jQuery
7 327 (14.33%) XML
8 309 (13.54%) Web Services
9 285 (12.49%) WCF
10 231 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 206 (9.03%) Ajax
12 174 (7.62%) Entity Framework
13 137 (6.00%) HTML5
14 134 (5.87%) SOAP
15 121 (5.30%) WinForms
16 111 (4.86%) XSLT
17 98 (4.29%) LINQ
18 79 (3.46%) XHTML
19 69 (3.02%) WPF
20 66 (2.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 236 (10.34%) Clustering
2 167 (7.32%) Replication
3 160 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 65 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 42 (1.84%) Data Integration
7 41 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 32 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 30 (1.31%) Hedge funds
10 27 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.18%) Blackberry
11 25 (1.10%) Statistics
12 24 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.01%) N-Tier
14 22 (0.96%) Mathematics
15 21 (0.92%) NHS
15 21 (0.92%) Graphic Design
16 19 (0.83%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.74%) User Experience
18 16 (0.70%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 859 (37.64%) Windows
2 362 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 329 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 174 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (5.26%) Linux
6 98 (4.29%) Windows XP
7 93 (4.08%) Windows 7
8 64 (2.80%) UNIX
9 32 (1.40%) Windows 8
10 28 (1.23%) Android
11 26 (1.14%) Windows 2000
12 21 (0.92%) Windows Vista
13 14 (0.61%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.35%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
17 5 (0.22%) Debian
17 5 (0.22%) AIX
18 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (18.40%) MVC
2 338 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
4 267 (11.70%) ETL
5 259 (11.35%) Performance Tuning
6 183 (8.02%) ITIL
7 156 (6.84%) Mentoring
8 150 (6.57%) Scrum
9 145 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
10 142 (6.22%) Migration
11 139 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 128 (5.61%) TDD
13 125 (5.48%) OO
14 117 (5.13%) Web Development
15 94 (4.12%) SDLC
16 93 (4.08%) Project Management
17 79 (3.46%) Unit Testing
18 78 (3.42%) Change Management
19 74 (3.24%) Data Modelling
20 68 (2.98%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1414 (61.96%) SQL
2 890 (39.00%) C#
3 732 (32.08%) T-SQL
4 490 (21.47%) JavaScript
5 230 (10.08%) VB.NET
6 157 (6.88%) VB
7 137 (6.00%) PowerShell
8 78 (3.42%) PL/SQL
9 75 (3.29%) VBA
10 71 (3.11%) Java
11 62 (2.72%) VB6
12 55 (2.41%) VBScript
13 50 (2.19%) PHP
14 38 (1.67%) C++
15 37 (1.62%) C
16 25 (1.10%) Ruby
17 14 (0.61%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.53%) TypeScript
19 11 (0.48%) VC++
20 10 (0.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 212 (9.29%) Degree
2 189 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (3.51%) MCITP
4 71 (3.11%) MCSE
5 46 (2.02%) Security Cleared
6 43 (1.88%) MCTS
7 28 (1.23%) MCSA
8 25 (1.10%) MCP
9 23 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.01%) SC Cleared
10 21 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (0.92%) MCDBA
11 20 (0.88%) MCAD
11 20 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (0.66%) MCSD
12 15 (0.66%) HND
13 13 (0.57%) CCNA
14 10 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
15 8 (0.35%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (6.13%) QA
2 109 (4.78%) SLA
3 12 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.44%) SNOMED CT
5 8 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.26%) GPG13
7 5 (0.22%) HL7
7 5 (0.22%) GAMP
8 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 278 (12.18%) Active Directory
2 163 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (4.29%) vSphere
4 66 (2.89%) VMware ESX
5 56 (2.45%) Hyper-V
6 52 (2.28%) XenApp
7 37 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
8 31 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 14 (0.61%) Firmware
10 14 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.53%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.39%) XenServer
13 6 (0.26%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.22%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.18%) NFS
16 3 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.13%) UAG
16 3 (0.13%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 100 (4.38%) SCCM
2 45 (1.97%) SCOM
3 39 (1.71%) Data Guard
4 29 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 25 (1.10%) Backup Exec
6 21 (0.92%) Tivoli
7 14 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (0.61%) Opsview
8 13 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (0.44%) Puppet
10 9 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.39%) WSUS
11 8 (0.35%) Nagios
12 7 (0.31%) MOM
12 7 (0.31%) Oracle Flashback
13 6 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 5 (0.22%) ARCserve
15 4 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 926 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 334 (14.64%) Oracle
3 269 (11.79%) VMware
4 113 (4.95%) Citrix
5 88 (3.86%) Cognos
6 71 (3.11%) Cisco
7 59 (2.59%) HP
8 57 (2.50%) SAP
9 52 (2.28%) IBM
10 39 (1.71%) Google
11 36 (1.58%) Dell
11 36 (1.58%) NetApp
12 33 (1.45%) Informatica
13 32 (1.40%) Avaya
14 26 (1.14%) Symantec
15 23 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
16 22 (0.96%) CommVault
17 21 (0.92%) Sybase
17 21 (0.92%) CODA
18 20 (0.88%) CheckPoint
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago