Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 680 438 304
Rank change year-on-year -242 -134 -115
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 569 1294 2311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.69% 1.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.05% 2.33% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 511 1150 2058
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,125 £27,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 54401 55452 68917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.26% 29.64% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 44789 47398 58029
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2005 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 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.

Salary trend for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 17 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England -241 532 £47,000 +4.44% 27
UK excluding London -186 393 £45,000 +8.43% 18
London -231 163 £47,500 -5.00% 9
North of England -108 143 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Yorkshire -44 84 £50,000 +17.65% 1
South East -74 81 £45,500 -4.21% 4
North West -84 57 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Midlands -91 54 £43,000 +11.69% 4
East of England -50 52 £55,000 +22.22% 4
South West +6 36 £35,000 -6.67% 1
West Midlands -64 33 £42,500 +13.33% 2
East Midlands -9 21 £43,125 -9.21% 2
Scotland -21 18 £38,750 -7.19%
Northern Ireland -24 5 £26,500 -33.75%
Wales +11 3 £52,500 +16.67%
North East -25 2 £38,500 -4.94% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 569 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 442 (77.68%) SQL
3 351 (61.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 344 (60.46%) Microsoft
5 241 (42.36%) .NET
6 225 (39.54%) Windows
7 217 (38.14%) C#
8 201 (35.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 194 (34.09%) T-SQL
10 192 (33.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 171 (30.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 154 (27.07%) ASP.NET
13 126 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
14 116 (20.39%) Active Directory
15 112 (19.68%) Windows Server
16 111 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
17 109 (19.16%) SQL Server 2014
18 107 (18.80%) Finance
19 104 (18.28%) MVC
20 98 (17.22%) VMware
21 94 (16.52%) Visual Studio
21 94 (16.52%) HTML
22 93 (16.34%) JavaScript
22 93 (16.34%) Web Services
23 88 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
24 87 (15.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 86 (15.11%) Performance Tuning
26 82 (14.41%) ASP.NET MVC
26 82 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
27 81 (14.24%) CSS

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 79 (13.88%) IIS
2 78 (13.71%) MS Exchange
3 65 (11.42%) SharePoint
4 42 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.87%) Skype for Business
6 18 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.76%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.58%) Apache
12 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.88%) SAS
14 4 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.70%) CMS
14 4 (0.70%) WordPress
15 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.35%) OpenEdge
16 2 (0.35%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 34 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.88%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (3.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 11 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.53%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.35%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.35%) Softmar
6 1 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.18%) Endur
6 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 67 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (6.15%) Office 365
3 23 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.05%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.53%) npm
8 2 (0.35%) GitHub
8 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.37%) DNS
2 57 (10.02%) Firewall
3 56 (9.84%) DHCP
4 35 (6.15%) SAN
5 33 (5.80%) VPN
6 32 (5.62%) WAN
7 27 (4.75%) TCP/IP
8 25 (4.39%) LAN
9 20 (3.51%) Internet
9 20 (3.51%) VLAN
10 13 (2.28%) VoIP
11 12 (2.11%) Wireless
12 11 (1.93%) MPLS
12 11 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.58%) Cisco PIX
14 8 (1.41%) NAS
15 7 (1.23%) WebEx
16 6 (1.05%) NetScaler
17 5 (0.88%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 569 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 351 (61.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 201 (35.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 192 (33.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 171 (30.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 109 (19.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 87 (15.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 67 (11.78%) Data Warehouse
9 65 (11.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 50 (8.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 46 (8.08%) MySQL
11 46 (8.08%) Relational Database
12 31 (5.45%) Oracle Database
13 30 (5.27%) RDBMS
14 25 (4.39%) NoSQL
15 24 (4.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 14 (2.46%) OLAP
17 13 (2.28%) MongoDB
17 13 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
18 12 (2.11%) DTS
Development Applications
1 94 (16.52%) Visual Studio
2 68 (11.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (5.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 21 (3.69%) NUnit
4 21 (3.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (2.28%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.11%) Subversion
6 12 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.58%) MSTest
9 8 (1.41%) JIRA
9 8 (1.41%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.88%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.53%) gulp
12 3 (0.53%) jspm
13 2 (0.35%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.35%) NuGet
13 2 (0.35%) TortoiseSVN
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 107 (18.80%) Finance
2 36 (6.33%) Manufacturing
3 23 (4.04%) Marketing
4 21 (3.69%) Banking
5 17 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.64%) Electronics
7 12 (2.11%) Back Office
8 11 (1.93%) Advertising
9 6 (1.05%) Law
9 6 (1.05%) Legal
9 6 (1.05%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.70%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) Front Office
11 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Retail
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 234 (41.12%) Developer
2 103 (18.10%) DBA
3 78 (13.71%) SQL DBA
4 74 (13.01%) Senior Developer
5 71 (12.48%) Analyst
6 70 (12.30%) .NET Developer
7 67 (11.78%) SQL Developer
8 65 (11.42%) C# Developer
9 53 (9.31%) Administrator
10 45 (7.91%) Support Analyst
11 41 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 39 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
13 33 (5.80%) Applications Support
14 32 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 29 (5.10%) Applications Support Analyst
16 28 (4.92%) SQL Server DBA
17 27 (4.75%) Senior C# Developer
17 27 (4.75%) Senior DBA
17 27 (4.75%) Software Developer
17 27 (4.75%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (42.36%) .NET
2 154 (27.07%) ASP.NET
3 94 (16.52%) HTML
4 93 (16.34%) Web Services
5 82 (14.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 81 (14.24%) CSS
7 80 (14.06%) .NET Framework
8 60 (10.54%) jQuery
9 56 (9.84%) AngularJS
10 53 (9.31%) WCF
11 39 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 37 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 37 (6.50%) XML
13 31 (5.45%) SOAP
14 28 (4.92%) Ajax
15 27 (4.75%) HTML5
16 22 (3.87%) Entity Framework
17 21 (3.69%) WPF
18 16 (2.81%) RESTful
18 16 (2.81%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.31%) Clustering
2 46 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.50%) Replication
4 26 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.34%) N-Tier
6 17 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
8 12 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.93%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.76%) Fintech
11 8 (1.41%) iPhone
11 8 (1.41%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.05%) W3C
13 4 (0.70%) Animation
13 4 (0.70%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.70%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.35%) Fat Client
15 2 (0.35%) FMCG
15 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 225 (39.54%) Windows
2 112 (19.68%) Windows Server
3 78 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (12.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (7.91%) Linux
6 45 (7.91%) Windows 7
7 28 (4.92%) Windows 2000 Server
8 19 (3.34%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.16%) Windows 10
10 16 (2.81%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.46%) Unix
12 6 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.05%) Solaris
12 6 (1.05%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.35%) Android
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
3 104 (18.28%) MVC
4 86 (15.11%) Performance Tuning
5 82 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 75 (13.18%) ETL
7 72 (12.65%) High Availability
8 68 (11.95%) ITIL
9 66 (11.60%) Mentoring
10 55 (9.67%) OO
11 48 (8.44%) TDD
12 47 (8.26%) Scrum
13 43 (7.56%) SDLC
14 34 (5.98%) Project Management
15 28 (4.92%) Patch Management
16 27 (4.75%) Capacity Planning
16 27 (4.75%) Data Modelling
17 26 (4.57%) DevOps
17 26 (4.57%) Line Management
18 25 (4.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 442 (77.68%) SQL
2 217 (38.14%) C#
3 194 (34.09%) T-SQL
4 93 (16.34%) JavaScript
5 69 (12.13%) PowerShell
6 24 (4.22%) VB.NET
7 22 (3.87%) VB
8 20 (3.51%) Java
9 11 (1.93%) Perl
9 11 (1.93%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.76%) C
10 10 (1.76%) VBScript
11 6 (1.05%) PHP
11 6 (1.05%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.05%) VB6
11 6 (1.05%) XPath
12 5 (0.88%) VBA
13 4 (0.70%) C++
14 3 (0.53%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 3 (0.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 80 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (11.95%) Degree
3 35 (6.15%) MCSE
4 26 (4.57%) CCNA
4 26 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.69%) MCITP
5 21 (3.69%) Security Cleared
6 19 (3.34%) MCSA
7 18 (3.16%) MCTS
7 18 (3.16%) SC Cleared
8 13 (2.28%) MCDBA
9 7 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.05%) MCP
11 4 (0.70%) CCA
11 4 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.70%) MCPD
12 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.35%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.03%) SLA
2 15 (2.64%) QA
3 11 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.93%) GDPR
3 11 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.05%) SEPA
5 3 (0.53%) GAMP
6 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 116 (20.39%) Active Directory
2 88 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (8.08%) XenApp
4 36 (6.33%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (6.15%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (2.81%) vSphere
8 13 (2.28%) XenServer
9 10 (1.76%) KVM
9 10 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.58%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.05%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.88%) Firmware
13 4 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.70%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.18%) Docker
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 32 (5.62%) SCCM
2 22 (3.87%) Backup Exec
3 21 (3.69%) SCOM
4 20 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (2.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (2.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 12 (2.11%) WSUS
8 10 (1.76%) Perfmon
9 9 (1.58%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.58%) ZABBIX
10 8 (1.41%) Ansible
11 7 (1.23%) DameWare
11 7 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (1.05%) Data Guard
12 6 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (1.05%) Malwarebytes
12 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 344 (60.46%) Microsoft
2 98 (17.22%) VMware
3 73 (12.83%) Oracle
4 55 (9.67%) Citrix
5 45 (7.91%) Cisco
6 24 (4.22%) Cognos
7 23 (4.04%) HP
7 23 (4.04%) Symantec
8 21 (3.69%) SAP
9 20 (3.51%) McAfee
10 17 (2.99%) EMC
11 15 (2.64%) Sophos
12 14 (2.46%) Veeam
13 12 (2.11%) Apple
13 12 (2.11%) CommVault
13 12 (2.11%) NetApp
14 11 (1.93%) Avaya
15 10 (1.76%) Google
15 10 (1.76%) IBM
16 9 (1.58%) Dell