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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
Rank 462 369 213
Rank change year-on-year -93 -156  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 447 837 1610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.81% 1.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% 2.62% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 366 737 1420
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,800 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 26033 31905 33071
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.64% 30.99% 31.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22070 27162 28001
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -94 407 £42,500 -1.16% 55
London -108 99 £47,000 -6.00% 16
Yorkshire +41 95 £37,500 -2.59% 7
West Yorkshire +25 74 £37,500 -3.84% 5
South East -57 65 £41,250 +3.12% 9
Leeds +18 53 £37,500 -1.31% 3
North West -24 45 £40,000 - 8
East Midlands -3 31 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Manchester -33 30 £40,000 -7.51% 6
West Midlands -14 29 £44,000 +10.00% 6
Scotland +41 28 £40,500 -10.00% 1
East of England +9 27 £57,500 +85.48% 2
Surrey -4 20 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Nottingham +24 17 £42,500 - 3
Nottinghamshire +19 17 £42,500 +11.47% 3
Glasgow +36 15 £41,000 +10.81%
Berkshire +21 15 £42,500 -5.55% 1
City of London +7 14 £40,000 -20.00% 2
South West -1 14 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Reading +34 13 £42,500 -
Huddersfield +5 13 £37,500 - 1
Wiltshire +20 10 £35,000 -12.50%
Wales +10 10 £36,500 +12.30%
Edinburgh +6 10 £67,500 +35.00%
South Yorkshire - 10 £32,500 -
Guildford +16 9 £55,000 +144.44%
Woking +8 9 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Oxfordshire +2 9 £40,000 +23.07%
Suffolk - 9 £43,000 -
Coventry +19 8 £45,000 +11.11%

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 950 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 663 (69.79%) SQL
3 590 (62.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 502 (52.84%) Microsoft
5 375 (39.47%) Windows
6 359 (37.79%) .NET
7 321 (33.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 311 (32.74%) C#
9 304 (32.00%) T-SQL
10 285 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 273 (28.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 246 (25.89%) Windows Server
13 242 (25.47%) ASP.NET
14 196 (20.63%) MS Excel
15 186 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
16 185 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 182 (19.16%) MVC
18 162 (17.05%) Active Directory
19 158 (16.63%) SharePoint
20 156 (16.42%) HTML
20 156 (16.42%) Finance
21 154 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
22 146 (15.37%) Business Intelligence
23 145 (15.26%) MS Exchange
24 143 (15.05%) VMware
25 140 (14.74%) Web Services
26 134 (14.11%) Windows Server 2003
27 133 (14.00%) Degree
27 133 (14.00%) WCF
28 132 (13.89%) IIS

SQL Server 2005
Top Related 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
1 158 (16.63%) SharePoint
2 145 (15.26%) MS Exchange
3 132 (13.89%) IIS
4 122 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (5.26%) CMS
6 49 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 34 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (2.74%) Skype for Business
10 23 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.37%) Umbraco
13 10 (1.05%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.84%) Mule
15 8 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
15 8 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.74%) Apache
16 7 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 196 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 75 (7.89%) MS Office
3 19 (2.00%) MS Project
4 18 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.63%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.42%) Magento
6 3 (0.32%) CODA-Financials
6 3 (0.32%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.11%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.11%) Misys Opics
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.11%) Softmar
8 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 84 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (5.79%) Office 365
3 30 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.95%) SaaS
5 23 (2.42%) PaaS
6 17 (1.79%) IaaS
7 7 (0.74%) Asana
8 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 67 (7.05%) SAN
2 59 (6.21%) Firewall
3 58 (6.11%) DNS
4 57 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 48 (5.05%) VPN
6 45 (4.74%) DHCP
7 44 (4.63%) LAN
8 41 (4.32%) WAN
9 30 (3.16%) VoIP
10 27 (2.84%) Intranet
11 24 (2.53%) NAS
11 24 (2.53%) Wireless
12 20 (2.11%) Internet
13 17 (1.79%) DMZ
13 17 (1.79%) LDAP
14 12 (1.26%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.05%) Ethernet
15 10 (1.05%) ISDN
15 10 (1.05%) Skype
15 10 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 950 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 590 (62.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 321 (33.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 285 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 273 (28.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 123 (12.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 99 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 84 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
9 83 (8.74%) SQL Server 2000
10 63 (6.63%) Relational Database
11 46 (4.84%) MySQL
11 46 (4.84%) OLAP
12 38 (4.00%) DTS
13 34 (3.58%) SQL Server 2016
14 32 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
15 31 (3.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 31 (3.26%) Oracle Database
16 27 (2.84%) RDBMS
17 23 (2.42%) Power BI
18 19 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 117 (12.32%) Visual Studio
2 43 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (2.00%) NUnit
5 17 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (1.16%) SpecFlow
7 8 (0.84%) JIRA
7 8 (0.84%) NuGet
8 6 (0.63%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.53%) Subversion
10 4 (0.42%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.42%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.42%) QUnit
10 4 (0.42%) Selenium
10 4 (0.42%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.32%) TortoiseSVN
12 2 (0.21%) Expression Web
12 2 (0.21%) FrontPage
12 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 156 (16.42%) Finance
2 38 (4.00%) Advertising
3 33 (3.47%) Marketing
4 27 (2.84%) Banking
5 25 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.21%) Law
6 21 (2.21%) Legal
7 17 (1.79%) Retail
8 16 (1.68%) Back Office
9 14 (1.47%) Multimedia
10 8 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.74%) Local Government
12 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.53%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.42%) Automotive
15 3 (0.32%) Billing
15 3 (0.32%) Publishing
16 2 (0.21%) Games
17 1 (0.11%) Electronics
17 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 390 (41.05%) Developer
2 185 (19.47%) DBA
3 173 (18.21%) SQL DBA
4 167 (17.58%) .NET Developer
5 135 (14.21%) C# Developer
6 124 (13.05%) Senior Developer
7 119 (12.53%) SQL Developer
8 110 (11.58%) Analyst
9 94 (9.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 63 (6.63%) Administrator
10 63 (6.63%) Support Analyst
11 56 (5.89%) SQL Server DBA
12 52 (5.47%) Software Developer
12 52 (5.47%) Support Engineer
13 50 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
14 44 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 43 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
16 42 (4.42%) .NET Software Developer
16 42 (4.42%) Senior SQL Developer
17 41 (4.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (37.79%) .NET
2 242 (25.47%) ASP.NET
3 156 (16.42%) HTML
4 140 (14.74%) Web Services
5 133 (14.00%) WCF
6 129 (13.58%) CSS
7 115 (12.11%) .NET Framework
8 114 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 103 (10.84%) XML
10 84 (8.84%) jQuery
11 61 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 57 (6.00%) Entity Framework
13 48 (5.05%) HTML5
14 44 (4.63%) Ajax
15 40 (4.21%) XHTML
16 36 (3.79%) SOAP
17 35 (3.68%) XSLT
18 34 (3.58%) WinForms
19 30 (3.16%) RESTful
20 27 (2.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 120 (12.63%) Clustering
2 88 (9.26%) Replication
3 72 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (6.42%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.37%) N-Tier
6 30 (3.16%) Data Centre
7 23 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (2.00%) New Media
10 15 (1.58%) iPad
11 14 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.16%) W3C
13 9 (0.95%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.84%) AS400
14 8 (0.84%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.84%) iSeries
15 7 (0.74%) HP Storage
15 7 (0.74%) iPhone
15 7 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 375 (39.47%) Windows
2 246 (25.89%) Windows Server
3 185 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 154 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (14.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 55 (5.79%) Linux
7 49 (5.16%) Windows XP
8 43 (4.53%) Windows 7
9 32 (3.37%) Windows 8
10 26 (2.74%) Unix
11 19 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.26%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.95%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.84%) Android
14 8 (0.84%) Solaris
14 8 (0.84%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.74%) CentOS
16 6 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (19.16%) MVC
3 146 (15.37%) Business Intelligence
4 117 (12.32%) Performance Tuning
5 116 (12.21%) ITIL
6 112 (11.79%) High Availability
7 87 (9.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 75 (7.89%) ETL
9 69 (7.26%) Project Management
10 66 (6.95%) Migration
11 47 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
11 47 (4.95%) Software Engineering
12 44 (4.63%) Change Management
13 43 (4.53%) Service Delivery
14 41 (4.32%) Scrum
14 41 (4.32%) TDD
15 40 (4.21%) ITIL V3
16 39 (4.11%) Data Analysis
16 39 (4.11%) Data Protection
17 38 (4.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 663 (69.79%) SQL
2 311 (32.74%) C#
3 304 (32.00%) T-SQL
4 108 (11.37%) JavaScript
5 63 (6.63%) PowerShell
6 57 (6.00%) VB.NET
7 49 (5.16%) VB
8 39 (4.11%) VBScript
9 23 (2.42%) Java
10 16 (1.68%) VBA
11 14 (1.47%) C
12 13 (1.37%) VB6
13 11 (1.16%) C++
14 10 (1.05%) R
15 9 (0.95%) PHP
16 8 (0.84%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.53%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.42%) TypeScript
19 3 (0.32%) MATLAB
20 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 133 (14.00%) Degree
2 110 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (4.84%) MCSA
4 37 (3.89%) Security Cleared
5 34 (3.58%) SC Cleared
6 33 (3.47%) MCSE
7 23 (2.42%) MCITP
8 16 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.47%) MCP
10 12 (1.26%) MCTS
11 11 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.84%) CCNA
13 6 (0.63%) GNVQ
13 6 (0.63%) HND
13 6 (0.63%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.53%) CISSP
15 4 (0.42%) CISA
16 2 (0.21%) CCNP
16 2 (0.21%) MCT
16 2 (0.21%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.89%) SLA
2 19 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 19 (2.00%) QA
3 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.32%) PMO
6 2 (0.21%) WAI
6 2 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 162 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 99 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.00%) XenApp
5 35 (3.68%) VMware ESX
6 30 (3.16%) vSphere
7 14 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.74%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.42%) XenServer
12 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.21%) KVM
13 2 (0.21%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (4.53%) SCCM
2 24 (2.53%) SCOM
3 18 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
5 12 (1.26%) Perfmon
5 12 (1.26%) SCSM
6 10 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.95%) Puppet
8 8 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (0.74%) DameWare
9 7 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.63%) Ansible
10 6 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.53%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.53%) Opsview
12 4 (0.42%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.42%) Control-M
12 4 (0.42%) WSUS
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 502 (52.84%) Microsoft
2 143 (15.05%) VMware
3 79 (8.32%) Oracle
4 59 (6.21%) Citrix
5 56 (5.89%) Cisco
6 35 (3.68%) HP
7 32 (3.37%) NetApp
8 27 (2.84%) IBM
9 21 (2.21%) SonicWALL
10 17 (1.79%) Cognos
11 16 (1.68%) Symantec
12 15 (1.58%) Dell Compellent
13 14 (1.47%) CA
14 13 (1.37%) Veeam
15 12 (1.26%) Dell
15 12 (1.26%) SAP
16 11 (1.16%) Intel Security
16 11 (1.16%) Kaspersky
16 11 (1.16%) Red Hat
16 11 (1.16%) SolarWinds
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36500 - £44600 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + car + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Romford, Essex
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Morson International
Salary: £0.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits & flexible working hours
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 28-35k
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + 20% Pension
Posted: 6 days ago