The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SQL Server 2005 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 205 210
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 22 55 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.87% 1.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.34% 3.23% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 50 83
Median salary £55,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £45,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,600 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.75% +2.50%  

SQL Server 2005 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1640 1705 3049
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 31.32% 27.12% 29.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1453 1535 2646
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in the City of London.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2005 in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (61.11%) SQL
3 21 (58.33%) Finance
4 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 18 (50.00%) .NET
6 17 (47.22%) Degree
7 16 (44.44%) Windows
8 15 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (33.33%) ITIL
9 12 (33.33%) Problem Management
10 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
10 11 (30.56%) Oracle
11 10 (27.78%) T-SQL
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (27.78%) High Availability
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
12 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (25.00%) Change Management
12 9 (25.00%) C#
12 9 (25.00%) Java
12 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (22.22%) HTML
13 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
13 8 (22.22%) Marketing
14 7 (19.44%) Banking

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (13.89%) IIS
4 4 (11.11%) CMS
4 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Magento
1 4 (11.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) WAN
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) DMZ
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) LDAP
2 3 (8.33%) SMTP
2 3 (8.33%) VLAN
3 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (19.44%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (8.33%) OLAP
8 3 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Marketing
3 7 (19.44%) Banking
4 4 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 4 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Applications Support
3 10 (27.78%) Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Support Analyst
5 7 (19.44%) DBA
5 7 (19.44%) SQL DBA
6 6 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
6 6 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 6 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (11.11%) Database Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (11.11%) HTML Developer
7 4 (11.11%) SAP Support
7 4 (11.11%) SAP Support Analyst
7 4 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
8 3 (8.33%) Senior DBA
8 3 (8.33%) Senior SQL DBA
8 3 (8.33%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (22.22%) HTML
3 4 (11.11%) CSS
3 4 (11.11%) HTML5
3 4 (11.11%) HTML5 Canvas
3 4 (11.11%) jQuery
3 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) XHTML
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) New Media
2 4 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Replication
4 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
1 12 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) High Availability
3 9 (25.00%) Change Management
4 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
6 6 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 6 (16.67%) Data Security
6 6 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 6 (16.67%) Security Auditing
6 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) Content Management
7 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) ETL
8 3 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) T-SQL
3 9 (25.00%) C#
3 9 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Degree
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.11%) SAP Certification
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.56%) MCITP
5 2 (5.56%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) CCNP
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Control-M
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) vCenter Server
3 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle
3 7 (19.44%) SAP
4 6 (16.67%) AppDynamics
5 5 (13.89%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) Bloomberg
6 2 (5.56%) Interwoven
6 2 (5.56%) McAfee
6 2 (5.56%) Reuters
6 2 (5.56%) Symantec
6 2 (5.56%) Veritas
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint