Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 428 263
Rank change year-on-year -139 -165 -103
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 787 1386 2760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.70% 1.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.45% 2.34% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 687 1217 2471
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,650 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%

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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 54097 59129 69289
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.73% 30.01% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 44898 50490 58447
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -144 744 £45,000 - 40
UK excluding London -68 575 £45,000 +12.50% 37
London -214 202 £52,500 +1.94% 6
North of England -75 191 £41,500 +3.75% 18
Yorkshire +2 141 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Midlands +4 134 £45,000 +13.92% 3
South East -40 112 £45,000 - 5
West Midlands +3 71 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East of England -2 69 £55,000 +37.50% 4
East Midlands +11 63 £45,000 +5.88%
North West -80 48 £40,000 -4.19% 7
South West 0 35 £34,000 -10.53% 4
Scotland +20 24 £72,500 +113.24% 2
Wales +11 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Northern Ireland -8 4 - -
North East 0 2 £35,000 -13.58%
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 787 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 597 (75.86%) SQL
3 499 (63.41%) Microsoft
4 484 (61.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 345 (43.84%) Windows
6 329 (41.80%) .NET
7 303 (38.50%) C#
8 271 (34.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 265 (33.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 247 (31.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 228 (28.97%) T-SQL
12 225 (28.59%) ASP.NET
13 218 (27.70%) Windows Server
14 185 (23.51%) MVC
15 184 (23.38%) SQL Server 2014
16 180 (22.87%) Active Directory
17 177 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
18 149 (18.93%) HTML
19 148 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
20 145 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
21 144 (18.30%) Web Services
22 138 (17.53%) .NET Framework
23 136 (17.28%) CSS
24 135 (17.15%) JavaScript
25 131 (16.65%) Visual Studio
26 130 (16.52%) MS Exchange
27 128 (16.26%) Finance
28 123 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 122 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
30 119 (15.12%) Performance Tuning

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
1 130 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 118 (14.99%) IIS
3 95 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (9.66%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (2.67%) CMS
7 17 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (2.03%) Tomcat
8 16 (2.03%) Umbraco
9 15 (1.91%) Apache
10 14 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (1.78%) SAS
11 12 (1.52%) EPiServer
12 11 (1.40%) Skype for Business
13 10 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.81%) MS Visio
3 25 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 15 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.51%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.38%) Magento
7 2 (0.25%) Misys Opics
7 2 (0.25%) Softmar
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.94%) Office 365
3 19 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.40%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.76%) Asana
5 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.51%) IaaS
6 4 (0.51%) PaaS
6 4 (0.51%) SaaS
7 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.02%) SAN
2 66 (8.39%) WAN
3 62 (7.88%) DNS
3 62 (7.88%) Firewall
4 59 (7.50%) DHCP
5 55 (6.99%) LAN
6 50 (6.35%) TCP/IP
6 50 (6.35%) VPN
7 35 (4.45%) Internet
8 25 (3.18%) VLAN
9 19 (2.41%) VoIP
9 19 (2.41%) WebEx
10 17 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
11 14 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (1.78%) Cisco PIX
11 14 (1.78%) MPLS
12 13 (1.65%) DMZ
13 11 (1.40%) HTTP
13 11 (1.40%) SMTP
13 11 (1.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 787 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 484 (61.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 271 (34.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 265 (33.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 247 (31.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 184 (23.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 123 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 84 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
9 65 (8.26%) MySQL
10 64 (8.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 59 (7.50%) Relational Database
12 53 (6.73%) SQL Server 2016
13 44 (5.59%) NoSQL
14 42 (5.34%) RDBMS
15 27 (3.43%) Power BI
16 23 (2.92%) Hadoop
17 22 (2.80%) MongoDB
17 22 (2.80%) OLAP
18 18 (2.29%) Oracle Database
19 17 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 131 (16.65%) Visual Studio
2 94 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (3.68%) NUnit
4 23 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 16 (2.03%) JIRA
5 16 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 13 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (1.65%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.52%) Subversion
8 9 (1.14%) MSTest
8 9 (1.14%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.76%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.76%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.76%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.38%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.38%) QUnit
11 2 (0.25%) gulp
11 2 (0.25%) jspm
11 2 (0.25%) Moq
11 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 128 (16.26%) Finance
2 41 (5.21%) Manufacturing
3 30 (3.81%) Marketing
4 27 (3.43%) Law
5 18 (2.29%) Legal
6 16 (2.03%) Back Office
7 15 (1.91%) Banking
7 15 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.65%) Advertising
8 13 (1.65%) Electronics
9 7 (0.89%) Retail
10 6 (0.76%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 357 (45.36%) Developer
2 134 (17.03%) .NET Developer
3 131 (16.65%) DBA
4 125 (15.88%) SQL Developer
5 109 (13.85%) C# Developer
6 108 (13.72%) SQL DBA
7 83 (10.55%) Analyst
8 75 (9.53%) Senior Developer
9 73 (9.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 60 (7.62%) Administrator
10 60 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 51 (6.48%) Support Analyst
12 47 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 46 (5.84%) Support Engineer
14 41 (5.21%) SQL Server DBA
14 41 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
15 39 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
15 39 (4.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 36 (4.57%) Software Developer
17 31 (3.94%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (41.80%) .NET
2 225 (28.59%) ASP.NET
3 149 (18.93%) HTML
4 144 (18.30%) Web Services
5 138 (17.53%) .NET Framework
6 136 (17.28%) CSS
7 122 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 114 (14.49%) WCF
9 80 (10.17%) jQuery
10 76 (9.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 73 (9.28%) Entity Framework
12 70 (8.89%) XML
13 65 (8.26%) AngularJS
14 51 (6.48%) HTML5
15 42 (5.34%) SOAP
16 41 (5.21%) WinForms
17 39 (4.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 36 (4.57%) NHibernate
19 34 (4.32%) Ajax
20 29 (3.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.75%) Replication
2 49 (6.23%) Computer Science
3 48 (6.10%) Clustering
4 38 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
7 16 (2.03%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.65%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.40%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.02%) HP Storage
10 8 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.89%) W3C
12 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.64%) New Media
13 5 (0.64%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 345 (43.84%) Windows
2 218 (27.70%) Windows Server
3 148 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 104 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 100 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (8.13%) Linux
7 55 (6.99%) Windows 7
8 38 (4.83%) Windows XP
9 24 (3.05%) Windows 10
9 24 (3.05%) Windows 8
10 21 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 12 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.40%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.02%) Unix
14 6 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.38%) Android
16 2 (0.25%) CentOS
16 2 (0.25%) MVS
17 1 (0.13%) Tru64
17 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (23.51%) MVC
2 177 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
4 119 (15.12%) Performance Tuning
5 100 (12.71%) High Availability
6 93 (11.82%) ITIL
7 89 (11.31%) ETL
8 77 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 67 (8.51%) Mentoring
10 60 (7.62%) OO
11 58 (7.37%) TDD
12 53 (6.73%) Scrum
12 53 (6.73%) Web Development
13 50 (6.35%) Project Management
14 42 (5.34%) Data Protection
15 41 (5.21%) Migration
16 38 (4.83%) SDLC
17 37 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
17 37 (4.70%) Statistics
18 36 (4.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 597 (75.86%) SQL
2 303 (38.50%) C#
3 228 (28.97%) T-SQL
4 135 (17.15%) JavaScript
5 90 (11.44%) PowerShell
6 46 (5.84%) Java
7 45 (5.72%) VB.NET
8 29 (3.68%) VB
9 19 (2.41%) C++
9 19 (2.41%) Perl
9 19 (2.41%) VBScript
10 13 (1.65%) C
11 8 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.02%) VB6
12 6 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.76%) PHP
12 6 (0.76%) R
12 6 (0.76%) XAML
13 5 (0.64%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 116 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (14.61%) Degree
3 58 (7.37%) MCSE
4 55 (6.99%) MCITP
5 37 (4.70%) MCSA
5 37 (4.70%) Security Cleared
6 30 (3.81%) MCTS
7 28 (3.56%) SC Cleared
8 20 (2.54%) MCP
9 18 (2.29%) CCNA
9 18 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.27%) GNVQ
11 10 (1.27%) HND
12 6 (0.76%) MCDBA
13 4 (0.51%) SAP Certification
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.12%) SLA
2 21 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 18 (2.29%) GDPR
4 15 (1.91%) QA
5 12 (1.52%) ISO 9001
6 10 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.25%) GAMP
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (22.87%) Active Directory
2 81 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (9.40%) Hyper-V
4 40 (5.08%) vSphere
5 37 (4.70%) XenApp
6 32 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.16%) VMware Workstation
8 15 (1.91%) KVM
8 15 (1.91%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.78%) XenServer
10 12 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.89%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.76%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.51%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.38%) Firmware
16 2 (0.25%) Docker
16 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 43 (5.46%) SCCM
2 40 (5.08%) SCOM
3 20 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
3 20 (2.54%) Perfmon
3 20 (2.54%) WSUS
4 19 (2.41%) Backup Exec
5 18 (2.29%) SCSM
6 17 (2.16%) DameWare
6 17 (2.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 15 (1.91%) Failover Clustering
8 14 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (1.78%) ZABBIX
9 11 (1.40%) Ansible
9 11 (1.40%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.14%) Control-M
11 8 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (1.02%) Puppet
11 8 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 499 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 117 (14.87%) VMware
3 70 (8.89%) Oracle
4 57 (7.24%) Cisco
5 52 (6.61%) Citrix
6 42 (5.34%) NetApp
7 36 (4.57%) HP
8 31 (3.94%) Cognos
8 31 (3.94%) SAP
9 28 (3.56%) McAfee
10 26 (3.30%) Symantec
11 25 (3.18%) SonicWALL
12 21 (2.67%) IBM
13 16 (2.03%) Veeam
14 15 (1.91%) CA
14 15 (1.91%) EMC
15 14 (1.78%) F5
16 11 (1.40%) Google
17 9 (1.14%) AppDynamics
17 9 (1.14%) iManage