Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 732 844 893
Rank change year-on-year +112 +49 -71
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 84 116 195
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.42% 0.43% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 74 92 184
10th Percentile £37,150 £32,625 £29,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.70% +2.22%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,188
90th Percentile " £64,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year +22.22% -1.64% +1.67%

SQL Server 2005 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 19,939 27,279 38,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.56% 26.89% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 16,258 22,678 32,388
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the England region over the 6 months to 20 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +106 26 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Midlands +30 20 £50,000 +29.03% 3
North of England +16 13 £50,000 +29.87% 1
East Midlands +21 12 £55,000 +46.67% 3
South East +62 9 £43,000 -29.80% 1
South West +12 9 £50,000 +25.00%
North West +25 8 £50,000 +29.87% 1
West Midlands +11 8 £41,750 -8.24%
East of England +59 7 £48,000 +11.63%
Yorkshire +3 5 £53,750 +19.44%
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 84 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (67.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (61.90%) .NET
4 51 (60.71%) SQL
5 48 (57.14%) C#
6 36 (42.86%) Windows
7 35 (41.67%) Microsoft
8 30 (35.71%) Windows Server
9 26 (30.95%) Software Engineering
9 26 (30.95%) VB
10 25 (29.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET
12 23 (27.38%) Linux
13 21 (25.00%) CRM
13 21 (25.00%) Change Control
14 20 (23.81%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
14 20 (23.81%) OO
14 20 (23.81%) OOD
14 20 (23.81%) WinForms
14 20 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
15 19 (22.62%) Oracle
15 19 (22.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (22.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (21.43%) Dynamics AX
16 18 (21.43%) Dynamics NAV
17 17 (20.24%) IIS
17 17 (20.24%) QA
18 15 (17.86%) PowerShell

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 17 (20.24%) IIS
2 6 (7.14%) OpenEdge
3 4 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.19%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (21.43%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (21.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (4.76%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 24 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
2 14 (16.67%) Azure
3 6 (7.14%) AWS
4 5 (5.95%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (5.95%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.76%) SaaS
6 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.19%) IaaS
6 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) SAN
2 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 5 (5.95%) NetScaler
2 5 (5.95%) VPN
3 4 (4.76%) VLAN
4 3 (3.57%) Skype
5 2 (2.38%) DNS
6 1 (1.19%) DHCP
6 1 (1.19%) HTTP
6 1 (1.19%) Internet
6 1 (1.19%) SMTP
6 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (67.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (29.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (23.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 19 (22.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (22.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2019
7 10 (11.90%) MySQL
8 6 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2017
9 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
9 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (5.95%) Power BI
9 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.76%) DB2
11 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 14 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 14 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.19%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Back Office
3 5 (5.95%) Front Office
4 4 (4.76%) Legal
4 4 (4.76%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Developer
2 20 (23.81%) CRM Developer
2 20 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 18 (21.43%) DBA
3 18 (21.43%) SQL DBA
4 14 (16.67%) Analyst
4 14 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Developer
5 13 (15.48%) Support Analyst
6 12 (14.29%) .NET Developer
7 9 (10.71%) Applications Support
7 9 (10.71%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (61.90%) .NET
2 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET
3 20 (23.81%) WinForms
4 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 7 (8.33%) Middleware
6 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (5.95%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.76%) CSS
8 4 (4.76%) HTML
8 4 (4.76%) MDX
8 4 (4.76%) REST
9 3 (3.57%) XML
10 2 (2.38%) Web Services
11 1 (1.19%) JMS
11 1 (1.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (13.10%) Clustering
3 8 (9.52%) Replication
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.38%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.86%) Windows
2 30 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 23 (27.38%) Linux
4 14 (16.67%) AIX
4 14 (16.67%) CentOS
5 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.76%) Unix
9 4 (4.76%) zOS
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Software Engineering
2 21 (25.00%) Change Control
2 21 (25.00%) CRM
3 20 (23.81%) OO
3 20 (23.81%) OOD
4 14 (16.67%) DevOps
4 14 (16.67%) OWASP
5 13 (15.48%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (14.29%) Workflow
7 11 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (11.90%) Proactive Monitoring
9 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (10.71%) Change Management
9 9 (10.71%) MVC
9 9 (10.71%) Push Notifications
10 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.76%) Data Management
11 4 (4.76%) ETL
11 4 (4.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.71%) SQL
2 48 (57.14%) C#
3 26 (30.95%) VB
4 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
4 15 (17.86%) T-SQL
5 10 (11.90%) Python
6 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.33%) TypeScript
7 7 (8.33%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.76%) R
8 4 (4.76%) VB6
9 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.57%) VBScript
10 1 (1.19%) Java
10 1 (1.19%) Perl
10 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.76%) MCP
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.38%) CCA
4 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) MCSA
4 2 (2.38%) MCSE
4 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.24%) QA
2 13 (15.48%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (8.33%) XenApp
2 3 (3.57%) vSphere
3 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (16.67%) Puppet
2 9 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.62%) Oracle
3 14 (16.67%) VMware
4 7 (8.33%) Citrix
5 6 (7.14%) IBM
5 6 (7.14%) NetApp
5 6 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.95%) Cisco
7 4 (4.76%) HP
7 4 (4.76%) Lotus
7 4 (4.76%) RedGate
7 4 (4.76%) Sybase
7 4 (4.76%) Veeam
8 3 (3.57%) Sophos
9 2 (2.38%) Dell
9 2 (2.38%) EMC
9 2 (2.38%) Symantec
10 1 (1.19%) CommVault
10 1 (1.19%) Meraki