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

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 994 652 920
Rank change year-on-year -342 +268 -75
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 50 40 181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.083% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.14% 0.29% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 44 40 140
10th Percentile " £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,125 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £54,688 £62,500 £60,313
90th Percentile £59,250 £63,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +2.27%

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 34,924 13,805 37,636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.92% 28.81% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22,434 11,711 31,123
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 11 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 October 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 -303 49 £42,500 -15.00% 4
UK excluding London -235 37 £42,500 +3.03% 5
South East -161 21 £42,500 -22.73% 1
London -251 12 £53,750 -10.42%
South West -101 9 £42,500 +3.03%
Work from Home -270 9 £51,500 +21.18% 2
Midlands - 6 £48,750 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
North of England -144 1 £50,000 -9.09%
North West - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (86.00%) SQL
3 35 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
6 20 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 20 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (38.00%) XML
8 18 (36.00%) C#
9 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 16 (32.00%) Degree
9 16 (32.00%) Black-Box Testing
9 16 (32.00%) White-Box Testing
10 14 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (28.00%) Windows
10 14 (28.00%) HTML
11 13 (26.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 13 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
12 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
12 12 (24.00%) MS Access
12 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (24.00%) Selenium
13 11 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (22.00%) .NET
13 11 (22.00%) ITIL
14 10 (20.00%) T-SQL
14 10 (20.00%) Finance

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 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Azure
2 6 (12.00%) AWS
3 5 (10.00%) IaaS
3 5 (10.00%) SaaS
4 2 (4.00%) Azure Functions
4 2 (4.00%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.00%) Serverless
5 1 (2.00%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) DHCP
1 5 (10.00%) DNS
1 5 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 5 (10.00%) MPLS
1 5 (10.00%) SAN
1 5 (10.00%) Skype
1 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (24.00%) MS Access
6 11 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
9 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (6.00%) MySQL
11 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (4.00%) Power BI
12 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (2.00%) Big Data
12 1 (2.00%) Qlik Sense
12 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (26.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (24.00%) Selenium
3 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
1 10 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Games
4 4 (8.00%) Back Office
5 3 (6.00%) Front Office
6 2 (4.00%) Legal
7 1 (2.00%) Law
7 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Tester
2 12 (24.00%) Regression Tester
2 12 (24.00%) Selenium Tester
3 11 (22.00%) Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) DBA
4 9 (18.00%) SQL DBA
5 6 (12.00%) Applications Support
5 6 (12.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Administrator
6 5 (10.00%) Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior DBA
6 5 (10.00%) Senior SQL DBA
6 5 (10.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 5 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.00%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) XML
2 14 (28.00%) HTML
3 11 (22.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) Ajax
4 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
4 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) XHTML
4 2 (4.00%) XSD
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Replication
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 5 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (6.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Unix
6 1 (2.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 16 (32.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 16 (32.00%) White-Box Testing
3 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (22.00%) ITIL
5 8 (16.00%) ETL
5 8 (16.00%) Project Management
5 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.00%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (10.00%) Change Management
8 5 (10.00%) Complex ETL
8 5 (10.00%) ISMS
8 5 (10.00%) Line Management
8 5 (10.00%) Situational Awareness
8 5 (10.00%) Statistics
8 5 (10.00%) Technology Roadmap
9 4 (8.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (86.00%) SQL
2 22 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (36.00%) C#
4 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
5 10 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (16.00%) VBScript
7 7 (14.00%) Python
8 5 (10.00%) VB
9 4 (8.00%) Java
10 3 (6.00%) Perl
10 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (6.00%) VBA
11 2 (4.00%) XPath
12 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.00%) CCA
3 5 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (10.00%) MCSA
3 5 (10.00%) MCSE
3 5 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (10.00%) QA
3 2 (4.00%) GDPR
3 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (10.00%) vSphere
1 5 (10.00%) XenApp
1 5 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Foglight
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) Citrix
3 5 (10.00%) Dell
3 5 (10.00%) EMC
3 5 (10.00%) IBM
3 5 (10.00%) NetApp
3 5 (10.00%) SAP
3 5 (10.00%) Sophos
3 5 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) RedGate
4 1 (2.00%) Sybase