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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 209 116 77
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -39
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1582 2672 3988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 2.47% 3.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.61% 7.73% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1390 2408 3598
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,660 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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
34294 34571 36139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.08% 31.95% 31.37%
Number of salaries quoted 28910 29925 31778
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 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
(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 -90 1518 £42,000 +5.00% 176
London -97 498 £50,000 - 46
South East -61 359 £42,500 +6.25% 32
Yorkshire -72 161 £36,936 +13.64% 26
North West -48 153 £35,000 - 18
City of London -57 143 £55,000 +4.76% 14
West Midlands -16 128 £37,500 - 14
Manchester -17 113 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Yorkshire -82 98 £35,000 +9.37% 19
East of England -58 96 £43,500 +10.12% 10
Surrey -15 85 £45,000 +5.26% 6
Hampshire -8 84 £42,000 +20.00% 7
South West -38 79 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Berkshire -30 71 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Leeds -86 67 £40,000 +23.07% 15
East Midlands -66 57 £37,500 +4.16% 8
Oxfordshire +5 47 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 47 £42,500 +6.25% 4
South Yorkshire -3 39 £32,500 - 2
Staffordshire -1 37 £32,500 - 1
Sheffield -9 36 £36,250 +11.53% 2
Bedfordshire -20 36 £45,000 - 2
Reading -26 34 £42,500 - 5
Birmingham -28 29 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Wiltshire +8 27 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 27 £43,500 +40.32%
Cheshire -61 27 £37,500 - 5
North Yorkshire -5 25 £45,000 +16.88% 5
East Sussex -8 25 £38,250 -4.37% 1
Nottinghamshire -17 24 £35,000 +22.80%

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3420 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2668 (78.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 2110 (61.70%) SQL
4 1765 (51.61%) .NET
5 1504 (43.98%) C#
6 1396 (40.82%) Microsoft
7 1147 (33.54%) T-SQL
8 1139 (33.30%) Windows
9 1064 (31.11%) ASP.NET
10 942 (27.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 884 (25.85%) HTML
12 857 (25.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 809 (23.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 770 (22.51%) JavaScript
15 734 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
16 729 (21.32%) CSS
17 728 (21.29%) MS Excel
18 700 (20.47%) XML
19 680 (19.88%) Finance
20 657 (19.21%) MVC
21 639 (18.68%) Web Services
22 599 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
23 593 (17.34%) .NET Framework
24 568 (16.61%) jQuery
25 507 (14.82%) Windows Server 2003
26 493 (14.42%) WCF
27 474 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
28 467 (13.65%) IIS
29 462 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 430 (12.57%) Oracle

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 467 (13.65%) IIS
2 417 (12.19%) SharePoint
3 284 (8.30%) MS Exchange
4 225 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 174 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 87 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 80 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 65 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
8 65 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 61 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 59 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
11 57 (1.67%) CMS
12 55 (1.61%) Apache
13 53 (1.55%) JBoss
14 50 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
14 50 (1.46%) Office Communications Server
15 29 (0.85%) K2 blackpearl
16 27 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 26 (0.76%) Lync
18 25 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 728 (21.29%) MS Excel
2 248 (7.25%) MS Office
3 31 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 24 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 21 (0.61%) Fireworks
6 18 (0.53%) PowerPivot
7 11 (0.32%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.12%) MS Project
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.029%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 42 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 37 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.32%) Agresso
7 10 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.29%) SAP Business One
8 7 (0.20%) Summit
9 6 (0.18%) Magento
10 5 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
10 5 (0.15%) SalesLogix
10 5 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.15%) SAP R/3
10 5 (0.15%) SAP Retail
11 3 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 2 (0.058%) ReMetrica
12 2 (0.058%) ResourceLink
12 2 (0.058%) Tridion
12 2 (0.058%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (0.91%) Office 365
5 18 (0.53%) SaaS
6 12 (0.35%) GitHub
7 9 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
10 4 (0.12%) IaaS
11 3 (0.088%) PaaS
12 2 (0.058%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.029%) Heroku
13 1 (0.029%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 274 (8.01%) SAN
2 203 (5.94%) DNS
3 190 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 145 (4.24%) Internet
5 144 (4.21%) DHCP
6 121 (3.54%) Firewall
7 100 (2.92%) LAN
8 96 (2.81%) WAN
9 91 (2.66%) NAS
10 90 (2.63%) VPN
11 78 (2.28%) Intranet
12 64 (1.87%) HTTP
13 51 (1.49%) SSL
14 35 (1.02%) VLAN
15 28 (0.82%) iSCSI
16 26 (0.76%) FTP
17 21 (0.61%) Extranet
18 20 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (0.53%) Wireless
19 18 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3420 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2668 (78.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 942 (27.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 857 (25.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 809 (23.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 462 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 418 (12.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 327 (9.56%) Data Warehouse
9 246 (7.19%) Relational Database
10 221 (6.46%) Oracle Database
11 162 (4.74%) MySQL
12 151 (4.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 148 (4.33%) DTS
13 148 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 136 (3.98%) OLAP
15 124 (3.63%) Oracle Database 10g
16 114 (3.33%) RDBMS
17 73 (2.13%) MS Access
18 60 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
19 50 (1.46%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 411 (12.02%) Visual Studio
2 237 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 141 (4.12%) Subversion
4 109 (3.19%) NUnit
5 62 (1.81%) Git (software)
6 57 (1.67%) Moq
7 53 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 37 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 37 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 35 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
10 32 (0.94%) ReSharper
11 31 (0.91%) Selenium
12 30 (0.88%) MSTest
13 23 (0.67%) Eclipse
14 21 (0.61%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.61%) SpecFlow
15 20 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
16 19 (0.56%) Jenkins
17 16 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
17 16 (0.47%) FitNesse
General
1 680 (19.88%) Finance
2 141 (4.12%) Banking
3 131 (3.83%) Marketing
4 105 (3.07%) Retail
5 67 (1.96%) Law
6 57 (1.67%) Legal
7 56 (1.64%) Advertising
8 52 (1.52%) Back Office
9 38 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 35 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 29 (0.85%) Front Office
13 19 (0.56%) Automotive
14 15 (0.44%) Games
15 14 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.38%) Publishing
17 10 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.23%) Spanish Language
19 6 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1787 (52.25%) Developer
2 594 (17.37%) .NET Developer
3 545 (15.94%) DBA
4 460 (13.45%) C# Developer
5 454 (13.27%) Analyst
6 447 (13.07%) SQL DBA
7 369 (10.79%) Senior Developer
8 321 (9.39%) C# .NET Developer
9 315 (9.21%) SQL Developer
10 313 (9.15%) Administrator
11 218 (6.37%) Software Developer
12 194 (5.67%) SQL Server DBA
13 185 (5.41%) Web Developer
14 163 (4.77%) Support Analyst
15 150 (4.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 137 (4.01%) ASP.NET Developer
17 128 (3.74%) Applications Support
18 126 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 116 (3.39%) Senior C# Developer
20 113 (3.30%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1765 (51.61%) .NET
2 1064 (31.11%) ASP.NET
3 884 (25.85%) HTML
4 729 (21.32%) CSS
5 700 (20.47%) XML
6 639 (18.68%) Web Services
7 593 (17.34%) .NET Framework
8 568 (16.61%) jQuery
9 493 (14.42%) WCF
10 393 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 352 (10.29%) Ajax
12 236 (6.90%) HTML5
13 222 (6.49%) WinForms
14 203 (5.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 199 (5.82%) WPF
16 195 (5.70%) SOAP
17 176 (5.15%) LINQ
18 162 (4.74%) XSLT
19 145 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 122 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 318 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 314 (9.18%) Clustering
3 257 (7.51%) Replication
4 154 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 101 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 86 (2.51%) N-Tier
7 61 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 46 (1.35%) Mathematics
9 43 (1.26%) Data Integration
10 39 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 38 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 37 (1.08%) Hedge funds
13 30 (0.88%) Physics
14 29 (0.85%) Statistics
14 29 (0.85%) Blackberry
15 25 (0.73%) Data Extraction
16 24 (0.70%) NHS
17 22 (0.64%) Derivative
17 22 (0.64%) Fixed Income
18 19 (0.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1139 (33.30%) Windows
2 599 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 507 (14.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 219 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 217 (6.35%) Linux
6 129 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 120 (3.51%) UNIX
8 72 (2.11%) Windows XP
9 38 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 32 (0.94%) Android
10 32 (0.94%) CentOS
11 30 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 24 (0.70%) Solaris
13 19 (0.56%) Windows Vista
14 17 (0.50%) Debian
15 14 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.41%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.38%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
2 657 (19.21%) MVC
3 474 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
4 421 (12.31%) Performance Tuning
5 369 (10.79%) TDD
6 356 (10.41%) OO
7 352 (10.29%) ETL
8 274 (8.01%) Scrum
9 239 (6.99%) E-Commerce
10 210 (6.14%) ITIL
11 193 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
12 176 (5.15%) Mentoring
13 171 (5.00%) Data Modelling
14 166 (4.85%) Software Engineering
15 146 (4.27%) Unit Testing
16 140 (4.09%) Migration
17 127 (3.71%) Web Development
18 124 (3.63%) SOA
19 123 (3.60%) OOD
20 114 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2110 (61.70%) SQL
2 1504 (43.98%) C#
3 1147 (33.54%) T-SQL
4 770 (22.51%) JavaScript
5 373 (10.91%) VB.NET
6 247 (7.22%) VB
7 237 (6.93%) Java
8 163 (4.77%) VBA
9 107 (3.13%) VBScript
10 104 (3.04%) PowerShell
11 97 (2.84%) PL/SQL
12 73 (2.13%) PHP
13 65 (1.90%) VB6
14 44 (1.29%) XPath
15 33 (0.96%) C++
16 29 (0.85%) Shell Script
17 28 (0.82%) C
18 25 (0.73%) Ruby
19 23 (0.67%) Perl
20 19 (0.56%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 358 (10.47%) Degree
2 277 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (2.75%) MCSE
4 75 (2.19%) MCITP
5 67 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 61 (1.78%) MCTS
7 50 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 44 (1.29%) MCP
9 40 (1.17%) MCDBA
10 30 (0.88%) SC Cleared
11 26 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (0.73%) MCSA
12 25 (0.73%) MCAD
13 22 (0.64%) ISEB
13 22 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (0.64%) VCAP
14 20 (0.58%) CCA
14 20 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (0.47%) CCNA
15 16 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.80%) SLA
2 81 (2.37%) QA
3 21 (0.61%) WCAG
3 21 (0.61%) WAI
4 15 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.38%) GAMP
6 9 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.15%) HL7
9 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.12%) Basel III
10 2 (0.058%) EMIR
11 1 (0.029%) JSP 440
System Software
1 394 (11.52%) Active Directory
2 235 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 117 (3.42%) vSphere
5 116 (3.39%) XenApp
6 86 (2.51%) VMware ESX
7 48 (1.40%) XenServer
8 47 (1.37%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 14 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (0.35%) vCloud
14 10 (0.29%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.29%) LiteSpeed
15 9 (0.26%) Terminal Server
15 9 (0.26%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.23%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.18%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 91 (2.66%) SCCM
2 44 (1.29%) SCOM
3 39 (1.14%) Data Guard
4 38 (1.11%) WSUS
5 37 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 30 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 26 (0.76%) Nagios
8 25 (0.73%) NetBackup
9 17 (0.50%) MOM
10 15 (0.44%) SCVMM
11 14 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (0.38%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (0.23%) Opsview
16 6 (0.18%) SCDPM
17 5 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
17 5 (0.15%) Dollar Universe
18 4 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1396 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 430 (12.57%) Oracle
3 396 (11.58%) VMware
4 220 (6.43%) Citrix
5 141 (4.12%) HP
6 130 (3.80%) Cisco
7 125 (3.65%) NetApp
8 74 (2.16%) Dell
9 66 (1.93%) Business Objects
10 61 (1.78%) CommVault
11 58 (1.70%) Cognos
12 52 (1.52%) IBM
12 52 (1.52%) Symantec
13 48 (1.40%) Sybase
14 45 (1.32%) AppSense
15 42 (1.23%) EMC
16 41 (1.20%) SAP
17 39 (1.14%) Telerik
18 38 (1.11%) Red Hat
18 38 (1.11%) Adobe
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 5000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hays London City Projects
Salary: £380.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum +Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 19 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits, training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Pension, Health plan and Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday