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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 495 422 254
Rank change year-on-year -73 -168  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 422 662 1443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.68% 1.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.55% 2.28% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 362 577 1265
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 27194 29052 36094
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.87% 29.93% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22923 24759 30469
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -88 407 £45,000 -5.26% 30
London -126 111 £55,000 +4.76% 9
South East +8 59 £45,000 -3.22% 4
Yorkshire -15 59 £40,750 +5.84% 6
East of England +27 45 £55,000 +48.64% 2
West Midlands +26 44 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands +25 42 £45,000 +8.43%
West Yorkshire -28 34 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Nottingham +39 33 £45,000 +80.00%
Nottinghamshire +31 33 £45,000 +80.00%
Essex +21 32 £55,000 +48.64%
South West +9 22 £34,000 -10.52% 2
City of London -3 22 £55,000 -12.00% 2
North West -68 22 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Berkshire +35 20 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Birmingham +13 18 £45,000 +25.00%
Leeds -35 16 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Surrey +8 15 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Manchester -40 15 £38,750 -18.42% 3
East Yorkshire -6 14 £23,750 -
Hull -8 14 £23,750 -
Woking +30 11 £65,000 +31.97% 1
Slough +15 11 £45,000 +5.26% 1
Bournemouth +11 10 £35,000 - 1
Dorset +11 10 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +10 9 £29,000 -32.19% 1
Huddersfield +15 8 £42,500 - 1
Lincolnshire +15 8 £42,500 +6.25%
Wiltshire +6 7 £24,250 -30.71% 1
Coventry +3 7 £45,000 +1.69% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 870 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 618 (71.03%) SQL
3 527 (60.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 513 (58.97%) Microsoft
5 396 (45.52%) Windows
6 354 (40.69%) .NET
7 311 (35.75%) C#
8 292 (33.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 266 (30.57%) Windows Server
10 257 (29.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 254 (29.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 238 (27.36%) ASP.NET
13 233 (26.78%) T-SQL
14 198 (22.76%) MVC
15 185 (21.26%) Active Directory
16 175 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
17 173 (19.89%) Windows Server 2008
18 165 (18.97%) SQL Server 2014
18 165 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
19 163 (18.74%) HTML
20 149 (17.13%) VMware
21 145 (16.67%) MS Exchange
22 144 (16.55%) CSS
23 143 (16.44%) Web Services
23 143 (16.44%) Finance
24 139 (15.98%) Degree
25 137 (15.75%) .NET Framework
25 137 (15.75%) Visual Studio
26 135 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
27 131 (15.06%) JavaScript

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
1 145 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 125 (14.37%) IIS
3 113 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 112 (12.87%) SharePoint
5 37 (4.25%) CMS
6 34 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (2.41%) Umbraco
9 19 (2.18%) Skype for Business
10 16 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (1.72%) SAS
12 14 (1.61%) Apache
12 14 (1.61%) Tomcat
13 12 (1.38%) EPiServer
14 10 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (0.92%) Mule
16 8 (0.92%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 62 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (4.14%) MS Visio
3 35 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (2.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.46%) Magento
6 4 (0.46%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.34%) Misys Opics
7 3 (0.34%) Softmar
8 2 (0.23%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (4.60%) Office 365
3 23 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.15%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.92%) SaaS
6 7 (0.80%) Asana
7 6 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.57%) PaaS
9 4 (0.46%) IaaS
10 3 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 84 (9.66%) SAN
2 72 (8.28%) DNS
3 69 (7.93%) WAN
4 68 (7.82%) Firewall
5 63 (7.24%) DHCP
6 62 (7.13%) VPN
7 61 (7.01%) LAN
8 49 (5.63%) TCP/IP
9 37 (4.25%) Internet
10 27 (3.10%) VoIP
11 24 (2.76%) WebEx
12 22 (2.53%) VLAN
13 19 (2.18%) DMZ
13 19 (2.18%) NAS
14 17 (1.95%) Wireless
15 15 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
16 14 (1.61%) Intranet
16 14 (1.61%) LDAP
17 13 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (1.38%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 870 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 527 (60.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 292 (33.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 257 (29.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 254 (29.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 165 (18.97%) SQL Server 2014
7 111 (12.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 88 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
9 69 (7.93%) SQL Server 2000
10 64 (7.36%) MySQL
11 53 (6.09%) Relational Database
12 47 (5.40%) SQL Server 2016
13 36 (4.14%) NoSQL
13 36 (4.14%) Power BI
14 33 (3.79%) RDBMS
15 29 (3.33%) OLAP
16 23 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
16 23 (2.64%) Oracle Database
17 21 (2.41%) MongoDB
18 19 (2.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 137 (15.75%) Visual Studio
2 85 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.76%) NUnit
4 18 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (1.38%) JIRA
6 11 (1.26%) SpecFlow
6 11 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.46%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.46%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.46%) QUnit
9 4 (0.46%) Selenium
9 4 (0.46%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.46%) Subversion
10 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.34%) NuGet
11 2 (0.23%) Grunt
11 2 (0.23%) Moq
General
1 143 (16.44%) Finance
2 42 (4.83%) Manufacturing
3 32 (3.68%) Law
3 32 (3.68%) Marketing
4 20 (2.30%) Advertising
4 20 (2.30%) Back Office
4 20 (2.30%) Legal
5 17 (1.95%) Banking
6 15 (1.72%) Retail
7 13 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.26%) Electronics
9 8 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.69%) Local Government
11 5 (0.57%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.34%) Front Office
14 2 (0.23%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 391 (44.94%) Developer
2 162 (18.62%) .NET Developer
3 142 (16.32%) DBA
4 130 (14.94%) SQL DBA
5 126 (14.48%) SQL Developer
6 113 (12.99%) C# Developer
7 99 (11.38%) Analyst
8 83 (9.54%) C# .NET Developer
9 78 (8.97%) Senior Developer
10 65 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 54 (6.21%) Support Analyst
12 53 (6.09%) Administrator
13 50 (5.75%) Support Engineer
14 49 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
15 47 (5.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 47 (5.40%) SQL Server DBA
16 46 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
17 45 (5.17%) Software Developer
18 44 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 38 (4.37%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (40.69%) .NET
2 238 (27.36%) ASP.NET
3 163 (18.74%) HTML
4 144 (16.55%) CSS
5 143 (16.44%) Web Services
6 137 (15.75%) .NET Framework
7 129 (14.83%) WCF
8 121 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 85 (9.77%) XML
10 83 (9.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 83 (9.54%) jQuery
11 76 (8.74%) Entity Framework
12 60 (6.90%) AngularJS
13 50 (5.75%) HTML5
14 44 (5.06%) WinForms
15 42 (4.83%) Ajax
16 40 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 36 (4.14%) NHibernate
18 30 (3.45%) SOAP
19 28 (3.22%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.43%) Replication
2 79 (9.08%) Clustering
3 58 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 40 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 30 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
7 15 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 14 (1.61%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.03%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.03%) HP Storage
9 9 (1.03%) New Media
10 8 (0.92%) W3C
11 7 (0.80%) Life Science
11 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.57%) iPad
12 5 (0.57%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.57%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 396 (45.52%) Windows
2 266 (30.57%) Windows Server
3 173 (19.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 135 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 130 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (7.59%) Linux
7 48 (5.52%) Windows XP
8 45 (5.17%) Windows 7
9 21 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 18 (2.07%) Unix
11 17 (1.95%) Windows 10
11 17 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.26%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.46%) CentOS
15 3 (0.34%) Android
16 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.23%) MVS
16 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (22.76%) MVC
2 175 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 113 (12.99%) ITIL
6 109 (12.53%) High Availability
7 85 (9.77%) ETL
8 75 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 61 (7.01%) Project Management
10 58 (6.67%) Web Development
11 55 (6.32%) Migration
12 48 (5.52%) TDD
13 47 (5.40%) Capacity Planning
14 44 (5.06%) Mentoring
15 43 (4.94%) OO
16 41 (4.71%) Change Management
17 38 (4.37%) Data Protection
17 38 (4.37%) Service Management
18 37 (4.25%) Scrum
18 37 (4.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 618 (71.03%) SQL
2 311 (35.75%) C#
3 233 (26.78%) T-SQL
4 131 (15.06%) JavaScript
5 80 (9.20%) PowerShell
6 61 (7.01%) VB.NET
7 38 (4.37%) Java
8 30 (3.45%) VBScript
9 22 (2.53%) VB
10 19 (2.18%) C++
11 12 (1.38%) Perl
12 11 (1.26%) C
12 11 (1.26%) VBA
13 9 (1.03%) PHP
13 9 (1.03%) VB6
14 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.80%) R
15 4 (0.46%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 139 (15.98%) Degree
2 123 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (7.24%) MCSE
4 59 (6.78%) MCITP
5 47 (5.40%) Security Cleared
6 38 (4.37%) SC Cleared
7 37 (4.25%) MCSA
8 28 (3.22%) MCTS
9 27 (3.10%) MCP
10 26 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
11 21 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (1.49%) CCNA
13 13 (1.49%) GNVQ
13 13 (1.49%) HND
14 4 (0.46%) SAP Certification
15 3 (0.34%) MCDBA
16 1 (0.11%) CCNP
16 1 (0.11%) CISSP
16 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.67%) SLA
2 17 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 12 (1.38%) GDPR
6 10 (1.15%) QA
7 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.57%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.34%) PMO
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 185 (21.26%) Active Directory
2 102 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 48 (5.52%) vSphere
5 47 (5.40%) XenApp
6 42 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (1.61%) KVM
8 14 (1.61%) XenServer
9 13 (1.49%) Terminal Services
10 10 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.03%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.46%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.34%) Docker
16 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
17 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 45 (5.17%) SCCM
2 34 (3.91%) SCOM
3 23 (2.64%) SCSM
4 21 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 21 (2.41%) Perfmon
5 20 (2.30%) DameWare
6 18 (2.07%) WSUS
7 15 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
7 15 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 13 (1.49%) Backup Exec
9 12 (1.38%) ZABBIX
10 11 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.15%) Puppet
11 10 (1.15%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.03%) Control-M
13 8 (0.92%) Opsview
13 8 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.80%) Ansible
15 6 (0.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 513 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 149 (17.13%) VMware
3 73 (8.39%) Oracle
4 63 (7.24%) Citrix
5 62 (7.13%) Cisco
6 56 (6.44%) NetApp
7 36 (4.14%) HP
8 33 (3.79%) IBM
9 31 (3.56%) SonicWALL
10 30 (3.45%) SAP
11 28 (3.22%) Symantec
12 27 (3.10%) Cognos
13 25 (2.87%) McAfee
14 17 (1.95%) Veeam
15 16 (1.84%) CA
16 14 (1.61%) Dell Compellent
17 13 (1.49%) EMC
18 12 (1.38%) CheckPoint
18 12 (1.38%) F5
19 10 (1.15%) Google
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified Very competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Exceptional benefits and company cul
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Modis International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Romford, Essex
Highams
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £51,220 - 76,830 per year + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Hoddesdon
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 24 days ago