Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 913 755 912
Rank change year-on-year -158 +157 -52
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 81 40 194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.058% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.25% 0.21% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 73 36 166
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £27,875
25th Percentile £43,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +2.15%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £64,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,750 £40,336 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.38% -10.37% -

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 31,850 18,925 40,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.04% 27.59% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 21,340 15,533 33,135
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -130 78 £51,500 +3.00% 8
UK excluding London -119 52 £47,750 +18.38% 7
London -123 28 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Work from Home - 22 £51,500 - 2
South East -83 15 £42,500 +41.67% 3
North of England -59 12 £50,000 +25.00% 2
South West -69 12 £42,500 +10.39%
Midlands -67 9 £50,000 - 2
North West -37 8 £50,000 +42.86% 2
East Midlands - 5 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire -64 4 £53,750 -2.27%
West Midlands -75 4 £50,000 - 1
East of England -44 2 £48,000 +9.09%
Scotland - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (67.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (62.96%) SQL
4 42 (51.85%) Microsoft
5 38 (46.91%) .NET
6 35 (43.21%) C#
7 32 (39.51%) Windows
8 31 (38.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (37.04%) Windows Server
10 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
10 21 (25.93%) Oracle
11 20 (24.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (23.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (23.46%) PowerShell
13 18 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET
14 17 (20.99%) Azure
15 16 (19.75%) Software Engineering
16 15 (18.52%) QA
16 15 (18.52%) Windows 7
16 15 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (18.52%) Windows 10
17 14 (17.28%) VB
17 14 (17.28%) Python
17 14 (17.28%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (17.28%) Self-Motivation
18 13 (16.05%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (16.05%) T-SQL
18 13 (16.05%) Linux
18 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development

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 8 (9.88%) IIS
2 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.17%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (6.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.23%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.23%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.99%) Azure
2 10 (12.35%) AWS
3 9 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (8.64%) SaaS
5 6 (7.41%) Power Platform
6 5 (6.17%) IaaS
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (2.47%) Azure Functions
8 2 (2.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) SAN
2 6 (7.41%) DNS
2 6 (7.41%) VPN
3 5 (6.17%) DHCP
3 5 (6.17%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (6.17%) iSCSI
3 5 (6.17%) MPLS
3 5 (6.17%) Skype
3 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.94%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) NetScaler
4 4 (4.94%) VLAN
5 1 (1.23%) HTTP
5 1 (1.23%) Internet
5 1 (1.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (67.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (38.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (24.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (23.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (17.28%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (13.58%) Oracle Database
9 11 (13.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (11.11%) SQL Server 2019
11 7 (8.64%) MySQL
12 6 (7.41%) MS Access
12 6 (7.41%) Power BI
13 5 (6.17%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (6.17%) DB2
14 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
16 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (8.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (7.41%) Selenium
2 6 (7.41%) TeamCity
2 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.47%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 11 (13.58%) Social Skills
3 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.41%) Public Sector
5 5 (6.17%) Games
6 4 (4.94%) Back Office
6 4 (4.94%) Front Office
6 4 (4.94%) Legal
7 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Developer
2 20 (24.69%) Analyst
3 17 (20.99%) DBA
3 17 (20.99%) SQL DBA
4 15 (18.52%) Support Analyst
5 12 (14.81%) .NET Developer
6 11 (13.58%) Applications Support
6 11 (13.58%) Applications Support Analyst
7 9 (11.11%) CRM Developer
7 9 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Developer
9 7 (8.64%) Administrator
10 6 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (7.41%) Regression Tester
10 6 (7.41%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (7.41%) Senior DBA
10 6 (7.41%) Senior SQL DBA
10 6 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
10 6 (7.41%) Tester
11 5 (6.17%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (46.91%) .NET
2 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET
3 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 9 (11.11%) WinForms
3 9 (11.11%) XML
4 8 (9.88%) HTML
5 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (7.41%) REST
6 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.47%) Ajax
6 2 (2.47%) CSS
6 2 (2.47%) jQuery
6 2 (2.47%) MDX
6 2 (2.47%) Middleware
6 2 (2.47%) SOAP
6 2 (2.47%) Web Services
6 2 (2.47%) XHTML
6 2 (2.47%) XSD
7 1 (1.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.88%) Replication
4 6 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (6.17%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.94%) Clustering
6 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.70%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.70%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.47%) NHS
8 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.51%) Windows
2 30 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 15 (18.52%) Windows 10
3 15 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 13 (16.05%) Linux
5 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (7.41%) AIX
6 6 (7.41%) CentOS
6 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.17%) Unix
7 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (6.17%) zOS
8 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (19.75%) Software Engineering
3 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.05%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (13.58%) Change Management
4 11 (13.58%) CRM
4 11 (13.58%) ITIL
5 10 (12.35%) Change Control
5 10 (12.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (12.35%) Regression Testing
6 9 (11.11%) MVC
6 9 (11.11%) OO
6 9 (11.11%) OOD
6 9 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (9.88%) ETL
7 8 (9.88%) Front End Development
7 8 (9.88%) Proactive Monitoring
7 8 (9.88%) Project Management
8 7 (8.64%) ITSM
9 6 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (62.96%) SQL
2 35 (43.21%) C#
3 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 19 (23.46%) PowerShell
5 14 (17.28%) Python
5 14 (17.28%) VB
6 13 (16.05%) T-SQL
7 9 (11.11%) TypeScript
8 7 (8.64%) VBScript
9 6 (7.41%) Shell Script
10 5 (6.17%) Java
11 4 (4.94%) Perl
11 4 (4.94%) VBA
12 2 (2.47%) R
12 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Degree
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.17%) CCA
2 5 (6.17%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.17%) MCSA
2 5 (6.17%) MCSE
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.52%) QA
2 9 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (11.11%) XenApp
2 6 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.17%) vSphere
3 5 (6.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Puppet
1 6 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (6.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Foglight
Vendors
1 42 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.93%) Oracle
3 11 (13.58%) VMware
4 9 (11.11%) Citrix
4 9 (11.11%) NetApp
5 6 (7.41%) Quadient
6 5 (6.17%) Dell
6 5 (6.17%) EMC
6 5 (6.17%) IBM
6 5 (6.17%) SAP
6 5 (6.17%) Sophos
6 5 (6.17%) Sybase
7 4 (4.94%) Cisco
7 4 (4.94%) HP
7 4 (4.94%) Veeam
8 3 (3.70%) RedGate
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat