Period
to 15 April 2021

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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 757 843 930
Rank change year-on-year +86 +87 -97
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 87 128 210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.39% 0.42% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 77 104 186
10th Percentile £37,300 £29,800 £29,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £36,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -1.10% +1.11%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,563 £57,500
90th Percentile " £64,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +4.96%

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 22,114 30,327 42,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.44% 26.98% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 17,820 25,018 35,026
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2005 over the 6 months to 15 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 14 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 15 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
England +92 84 £55,000 +10.00% 10
UK excluding London +72 59 £50,000 +25.00% 5
London +94 27 £60,000 +14.29% 5
Midlands +36 19 £48,750 +25.81% 3
Work from Home -118 15 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North of England +23 13 £50,000 +29.87% 1
East Midlands +34 12 £55,000 +46.67% 2
South East +81 9 £43,000 -31.20% 1
South West +15 9 £50,000 +25.00%
North West +19 8 £50,000 +29.87% 1
East of England +51 7 £48,000 +11.63%
West Midlands +23 7 £36,000 -20.88% 1
Yorkshire +5 5 £53,750 +19.44%
Scotland +14 2 £52,500 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 15 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (68.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (63.22%) .NET
4 52 (59.77%) SQL
5 51 (58.62%) C#
6 38 (43.68%) Microsoft
7 37 (42.53%) Windows
8 30 (34.48%) Windows Server
9 28 (32.18%) Software Engineering
10 26 (29.89%) VB
10 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
11 24 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (27.59%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (26.44%) Linux
13 21 (24.14%) Change Control
14 20 (22.99%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (22.99%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (22.99%) Dynamics CRM
14 20 (22.99%) OO
14 20 (22.99%) CRM
14 20 (22.99%) OOD
14 20 (22.99%) WinForms
14 20 (22.99%) Self-Motivation
15 19 (21.84%) Oracle
15 19 (21.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (20.69%) Dynamics AX
16 18 (20.69%) Dynamics NAV
16 18 (20.69%) QA
17 17 (19.54%) Azure
18 16 (18.39%) IIS

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 16 (18.39%) IIS
2 6 (6.90%) OpenEdge
3 4 (4.60%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.60%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.15%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (20.69%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (20.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (4.60%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.59%) Dynamics 365
2 17 (19.54%) Azure
3 6 (6.90%) AWS
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (5.75%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.60%) SaaS
6 2 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.30%) IaaS
6 2 (2.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) Firewall
1 6 (6.90%) NetScaler
1 6 (6.90%) SAN
2 4 (4.60%) Skype
2 4 (4.60%) VLAN
2 4 (4.60%) VPN
3 3 (3.45%) DNS
4 2 (2.30%) DHCP
4 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.15%) HTTP
5 1 (1.15%) Internet
5 1 (1.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (68.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (22.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (22.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 19 (21.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (16.09%) SQL Server 2019
7 10 (11.49%) MySQL
8 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2017
9 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
9 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (5.75%) Power BI
9 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (4.60%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.60%) DB2
11 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.15%) DTS
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (16.09%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Back Office
2 6 (6.90%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.75%) Front Office
4 4 (4.60%) Legal
5 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (39.08%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) CRM Developer
2 20 (22.99%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 18 (20.69%) DBA
3 18 (20.69%) SQL DBA
4 15 (17.24%) .NET Developer
5 14 (16.09%) Analyst
5 14 (16.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Developer
6 13 (14.94%) Support Analyst
7 9 (10.34%) Applications Support
7 9 (10.34%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (8.05%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.05%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (8.05%) C# Software Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (8.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (63.22%) .NET
2 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
3 20 (22.99%) WinForms
4 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (8.05%) Middleware
8 6 (6.90%) REST
9 5 (5.75%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.75%) CSS
9 5 (5.75%) HTML
10 4 (4.60%) MDX
11 3 (3.45%) XML
12 2 (2.30%) Web Services
13 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (1.15%) Dapper ORM
13 1 (1.15%) JMS
13 1 (1.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.99%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (12.64%) Clustering
3 8 (9.20%) Replication
4 6 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.60%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.45%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.45%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.30%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (1.15%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.53%) Windows
2 30 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 23 (26.44%) Linux
4 14 (16.09%) AIX
4 14 (16.09%) CentOS
5 13 (14.94%) Windows 7
6 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (10.34%) Windows 10
8 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.60%) Unix
10 4 (4.60%) zOS
11 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.18%) Software Engineering
2 21 (24.14%) Change Control
3 20 (22.99%) CRM
3 20 (22.99%) OO
3 20 (22.99%) OOD
4 14 (16.09%) DevOps
4 14 (16.09%) OWASP
5 13 (14.94%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.79%) MVC
6 12 (13.79%) Workflow
7 11 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (11.49%) Proactive Monitoring
9 9 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (10.34%) Change Management
9 9 (10.34%) Push Notifications
10 7 (8.05%) SOLID
11 6 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (6.90%) Front End Development
12 4 (4.60%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 52 (59.77%) SQL
2 51 (58.62%) C#
3 26 (29.89%) VB
4 15 (17.24%) PowerShell
5 14 (16.09%) T-SQL
6 11 (12.64%) JavaScript
7 10 (11.49%) Python
8 9 (10.34%) TypeScript
9 7 (8.05%) VB.NET
10 4 (4.60%) R
10 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.60%) VB6
11 2 (2.30%) VBScript
12 1 (1.15%) Java
12 1 (1.15%) Perl
12 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.60%) MCP
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.30%) CCA
4 2 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.30%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.30%) Degree
4 2 (2.30%) MCSA
4 2 (2.30%) MCSE
4 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.69%) QA
2 13 (14.94%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (9.20%) XenApp
2 4 (4.60%) vSphere
3 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) Puppet
2 9 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 38 (43.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.84%) Oracle
3 15 (17.24%) VMware
4 8 (9.20%) Citrix
5 6 (6.90%) Cisco
5 6 (6.90%) IBM
5 6 (6.90%) NetApp
5 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.60%) HP
6 4 (4.60%) Lotus
6 4 (4.60%) RedGate
6 4 (4.60%) Sophos
6 4 (4.60%) Sybase
6 4 (4.60%) Veeam
7 2 (2.30%) CommVault
7 2 (2.30%) Dell
7 2 (2.30%) EMC
7 2 (2.30%) Meraki
7 2 (2.30%) Symantec