Period
to 20 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 730 447 341
Rank change year-on-year -283 -106 -144
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 452 1,154 2,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.65% 0.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.85% 2.18% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 407 1,001 1,786
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 52,890 52,873 65,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.55% 29.87% 31.62%
Number of salaries quoted 43,850 45,259 55,738
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -284 430 £45,000 - 81
UK excluding London -240 307 £45,000 +5.88% 53
London -197 137 £45,000 -10.00% 34
North of England -114 111 £45,000 +12.50% 16
South East -95 65 £47,500 +11.76% 12
North West -61 62 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire -70 47 £47,500 +11.76% 5
East of England -57 45 £65,000 +44.44% 6
Midlands -64 42 £42,750 +8.23% 8
West Midlands -47 30 £41,250 +10.00% 7
South West -8 28 £35,500 -5.33% 5
East Midlands +4 12 £43,125 -17.86% 1
Scotland -57 12 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Northern Ireland -20 2 £29,500 -26.25%
North East -28 2 £38,500 +23.20%
Wales +10 1 - - 3
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 452 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 347 (76.77%) SQL
3 262 (57.96%) Microsoft
4 241 (53.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 192 (42.48%) .NET
6 185 (40.93%) Windows
7 173 (38.27%) C#
8 165 (36.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 164 (36.28%) T-SQL
10 145 (32.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 140 (30.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 118 (26.11%) ASP.NET
13 97 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
14 96 (21.24%) Finance
15 90 (19.91%) SQL Server 2014
16 87 (19.25%) Business Intelligence
17 86 (19.03%) Active Directory
17 86 (19.03%) MVC
18 85 (18.81%) JavaScript
19 83 (18.36%) HTML
19 83 (18.36%) VMware
20 79 (17.48%) Windows Server
21 77 (17.04%) Web Services
22 76 (16.81%) IIS
23 70 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
24 68 (15.04%) Visual Studio
25 67 (14.82%) .NET Framework
26 66 (14.60%) CSS
27 65 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
28 64 (14.16%) SQL Server 2016

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 76 (16.81%) IIS
2 50 (11.06%) MS Exchange
3 42 (9.29%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.31%) Skype for Business
5 21 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.55%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.33%) CMS
12 4 (0.88%) SAS
12 4 (0.88%) WordPress
13 3 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.44%) Apache
14 2 (0.44%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.22%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 26 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.11%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (3.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.66%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.44%) Endur
5 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.22%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (6.42%) Office 365
3 18 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.44%) GitHub
6 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) npm
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.06%) Firewall
2 49 (10.84%) DNS
3 47 (10.40%) DHCP
4 26 (5.75%) SAN
5 22 (4.87%) WAN
6 20 (4.42%) LAN
7 16 (3.54%) TCP/IP
8 15 (3.32%) VPN
9 13 (2.88%) Internet
9 13 (2.88%) VLAN
10 11 (2.43%) VoIP
11 10 (2.21%) Wireless
12 6 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (1.33%) ISDN
12 6 (1.33%) NAS
12 6 (1.33%) Network Security
13 4 (0.88%) Skype
14 3 (0.66%) Asterisk PBX
14 3 (0.66%) Unified Communications
14 3 (0.66%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 241 (53.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 165 (36.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 145 (32.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 140 (30.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 90 (19.91%) SQL Server 2014
7 65 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
8 64 (14.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 61 (13.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (9.51%) SQL Server 2000
11 38 (8.41%) Relational Database
12 29 (6.42%) Oracle Database
13 23 (5.09%) MySQL
14 18 (3.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 18 (3.98%) RDBMS
15 16 (3.54%) DTS
16 15 (3.32%) NoSQL
17 10 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
18 9 (1.99%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 68 (15.04%) Visual Studio
2 37 (8.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (5.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (2.88%) NUnit
5 11 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 11 (2.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (1.55%) Subversion
7 6 (1.33%) MSTest
7 6 (1.33%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.88%) JIRA
8 4 (0.88%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.88%) Selenium
9 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.44%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.44%) NuGet
10 2 (0.44%) TortoiseSVN
11 1 (0.22%) gulp
11 1 (0.22%) LINQPad
General
1 96 (21.24%) Finance
2 21 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.32%) Banking
4 14 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.65%) Advertising
6 8 (1.77%) Marketing
7 7 (1.55%) Electronics
8 4 (0.88%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Legal
9 3 (0.66%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Front Office
10 2 (0.44%) Retail
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) International Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (39.60%) Developer
2 81 (17.92%) DBA
3 66 (14.60%) SQL DBA
4 60 (13.27%) Analyst
5 54 (11.95%) Senior Developer
6 52 (11.50%) C# Developer
7 50 (11.06%) .NET Developer
8 42 (9.29%) Administrator
9 39 (8.63%) Support Analyst
10 36 (7.96%) SQL Developer
11 32 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (6.86%) C# .NET Developer
13 30 (6.64%) SQL Server DBA
14 29 (6.42%) Software Developer
15 28 (6.19%) Applications Support
16 26 (5.75%) Technical Leader
17 25 (5.53%) Applications Support Analyst
17 25 (5.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 21 (4.65%) Lead Developer
19 20 (4.42%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (42.48%) .NET
2 118 (26.11%) ASP.NET
3 83 (18.36%) HTML
4 77 (17.04%) Web Services
5 67 (14.82%) .NET Framework
6 66 (14.60%) CSS
7 63 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 51 (11.28%) WCF
9 48 (10.62%) jQuery
10 46 (10.18%) AngularJS
11 31 (6.86%) XML
12 25 (5.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 22 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (4.87%) RESTful
14 21 (4.65%) HTML5
15 20 (4.42%) WPF
16 19 (4.20%) SOAP
17 18 (3.98%) XSLT
18 17 (3.76%) Ajax
18 17 (3.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.19%) Clustering
2 36 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.87%) Replication
4 19 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.32%) N-Tier
6 11 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.21%) Fintech
8 9 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.77%) iPhone
10 7 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.55%) W3C
11 6 (1.33%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.33%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.88%) Animation
13 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 185 (40.93%) Windows
2 79 (17.48%) Windows Server
3 63 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (11.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (11.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (5.97%) Windows 7
7 25 (5.53%) Linux
8 22 (4.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 16 (3.54%) Windows 8
10 15 (3.32%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.43%) Unix
12 9 (1.99%) Solaris
13 8 (1.77%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.77%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.33%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.66%) CentOS
17 2 (0.44%) Android
17 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (19.25%) Business Intelligence
3 86 (19.03%) MVC
4 63 (13.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (13.27%) ITIL
6 54 (11.95%) ETL
7 49 (10.84%) Performance Tuning
8 46 (10.18%) Scrum
9 45 (9.96%) High Availability
9 45 (9.96%) TDD
10 43 (9.51%) Mentoring
11 41 (9.07%) OO
12 29 (6.42%) Patch Management
13 28 (6.19%) SDLC
14 27 (5.97%) Business Analysis
14 27 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (5.75%) Kalman Filter
16 24 (5.31%) Project Management
17 22 (4.87%) Web Filtering
18 20 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 347 (76.77%) SQL
2 173 (38.27%) C#
3 164 (36.28%) T-SQL
4 85 (18.81%) JavaScript
5 59 (13.05%) PowerShell
6 18 (3.98%) VB
7 17 (3.76%) VB.NET
8 10 (2.21%) Java
9 7 (1.55%) C
9 7 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.33%) PHP
11 5 (1.11%) XPath
12 4 (0.88%) Perl
12 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.66%) C++
13 3 (0.66%) VBA
13 3 (0.66%) VBScript
13 3 (0.66%) XAML
14 2 (0.44%) VB6
14 2 (0.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 52 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (10.40%) Degree
3 22 (4.87%) MCSE
4 18 (3.98%) CCNA
4 18 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.65%) MCTS
6 10 (2.21%) MCITP
7 9 (1.99%) MCDBA
7 9 (1.99%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (1.77%) MCSA
9 6 (1.33%) CCA
9 6 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.33%) MCPD
10 5 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.11%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.88%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
12 3 (0.66%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.76%) SLA
2 9 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.33%) QA
3 6 (1.33%) SEPA
4 4 (0.88%) GDPR
4 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) GAMP
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 86 (19.03%) Active Directory
2 70 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (9.96%) XenApp
4 24 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (2.21%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.21%) vSphere
7 7 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.55%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.55%) XenServer
8 3 (0.66%) Firmware
8 3 (0.66%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.44%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 29 (6.42%) SCCM
2 18 (3.98%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (2.65%) vCenter Server
6 10 (2.21%) SCOM
7 8 (1.77%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (1.55%) FortiGate
9 6 (1.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (1.33%) Malwarebytes
9 6 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.66%) Control-M
12 3 (0.66%) DameWare
12 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.66%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 262 (57.96%) Microsoft
2 83 (18.36%) VMware
3 57 (12.61%) Oracle
4 50 (11.06%) Cisco
4 50 (11.06%) Citrix
5 27 (5.97%) HP
6 25 (5.53%) Sophos
7 21 (4.65%) Cognos
8 15 (3.32%) EMC
9 14 (3.10%) Symantec
10 13 (2.88%) Avaya
10 13 (2.88%) SAP
11 12 (2.65%) CommVault
11 12 (2.65%) NetApp
12 11 (2.43%) Dell
13 10 (2.21%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.21%) Meraki
14 9 (1.99%) Juniper
14 9 (1.99%) Veeam
15 8 (1.77%) IBM