Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 880 841 695
Rank change year-on-year -39 -146 -249
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 183 321 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.50% 0.69% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 138 277 515
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% - +1.11%
10th Percentile £32,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%

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 36,510 46,840 54,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.88% 29.13% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 30,098 38,517 44,534
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,730
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.76% +0.48%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 -46 174 £47,500 +4.40% 28
UK excluding London +4 124 £45,000 +5.88% 22
London +10 56 £55,000 +10.00% 8
South East -4 47 £60,000 +36.36% 6
North of England +31 30 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Yorkshire +35 21 £47,500 +11.76% 1
South West +12 18 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Midlands +22 15 £37,500 -6.25% 2
East Midlands +35 13 £37,500 -16.67% 1
North West +27 9 £38,500 -1.28% 4
East of England +48 8 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Scotland +17 4 £41,250 +0.61% 1
West Midlands +8 2 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Wales - 2 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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.

1 183 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 142 (77.60%) SQL
3 107 (58.47%) Microsoft
4 91 (49.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (45.90%) Windows
6 70 (38.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 69 (37.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 63 (34.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 58 (31.69%) Active Directory
10 57 (31.15%) .NET
11 55 (30.05%) C#
11 55 (30.05%) Azure
12 50 (27.32%) ITIL
13 45 (24.59%) Finance
14 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (22.95%) JavaScript
14 42 (22.95%) Unix
14 42 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 38 (20.77%) AWS
16 36 (19.67%) PowerShell
16 36 (19.67%) High Availability
16 36 (19.67%) T-SQL
16 36 (19.67%) Oracle
17 35 (19.13%) Relational Database
17 35 (19.13%) SQL Server 2016
18 34 (18.58%) Management Information System
19 33 (18.03%) SQL Server 2017
20 32 (17.49%) Degree
20 32 (17.49%) jQuery
21 31 (16.94%) HTML

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 30 (16.39%) IIS
2 24 (13.11%) JBoss
2 24 (13.11%) Tomcat
3 16 (8.74%) MS Exchange
4 15 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.01%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.46%) Umbraco
7 9 (4.92%) CMS
7 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.92%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.73%) Skype for Business
10 4 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.64%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.09%) Confluence
13 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 55 (30.05%) Azure
2 38 (20.77%) AWS
3 24 (13.11%) SaaS
4 19 (10.38%) OpenShift
5 15 (8.20%) Office 365
6 10 (5.46%) Power Platform
7 7 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (2.73%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.19%) IaaS
10 3 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.55%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.55%) GitHub
11 1 (0.55%) Serverless
11 1 (0.55%) Slack
11 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.21%) Firewall
2 24 (13.11%) TCP/IP
3 20 (10.93%) DNS
4 19 (10.38%) DHCP
5 10 (5.46%) Internet
5 10 (5.46%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (4.92%) VPN
7 8 (4.37%) Network Security
7 8 (4.37%) SAN
8 6 (3.28%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.73%) Skype
10 3 (1.64%) WAN
10 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.09%) VoIP
12 1 (0.55%) DASS2
12 1 (0.55%) DPNSS
12 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.55%) ISDN
12 1 (0.55%) LAN
12 1 (0.55%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 91 (49.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (38.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (37.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (34.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (19.13%) Relational Database
6 35 (19.13%) SQL Server 2016
7 33 (18.03%) SQL Server 2017
8 26 (14.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (13.66%) MySQL
10 21 (11.48%) RDBMS
10 21 (11.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (5.46%) Power BI
14 9 (4.92%) NoSQL
15 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database
15 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (2.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.55%) JIRA
5 1 (0.55%) Sourcetree
5 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.55%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 45 (24.59%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Aerospace
2 9 (4.92%) Publishing
3 7 (3.83%) Marketing
4 6 (3.28%) Retail
5 3 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Front Office
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 61 (33.33%) Developer
2 31 (16.94%) Support Engineer
3 27 (14.75%) DBA
4 26 (14.21%) Applications Engineer
5 25 (13.66%) SQL DBA
6 24 (13.11%) .NET Developer
7 23 (12.57%) Software Developer
8 19 (10.38%) Linux Engineer
9 17 (9.29%) Administrator
10 12 (6.56%) Applications Support
10 12 (6.56%) Senior Developer
10 12 (6.56%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 11 (6.01%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (6.01%) C# Developer
11 11 (6.01%) Operations Support Engineer
12 10 (5.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 9 (4.92%) Analyst
13 9 (4.92%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (4.92%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (31.15%) .NET
2 32 (17.49%) jQuery
3 31 (16.94%) HTML
4 23 (12.57%) CSS
5 21 (11.48%) .NET Framework
6 20 (10.93%) ASP.NET
7 18 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (9.84%) XML
8 16 (8.74%) Ajax
9 14 (7.65%) Web Services
10 11 (6.01%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.01%) XSD
11 10 (5.46%) XSLT
12 9 (4.92%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (4.92%) JSON
12 9 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (4.37%) WinForms
14 6 (3.28%) WCF
15 4 (2.19%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.58%) Management Information System
2 28 (15.30%) Clustering
3 24 (13.11%) Private Cloud
4 19 (10.38%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (6.56%) Replication
7 9 (4.92%) N-Tier
8 6 (3.28%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.09%) EPoS
12 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 84 (45.90%) Windows
2 42 (22.95%) Unix
3 28 (15.30%) Linux
4 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
5 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (12.57%) Solaris
7 20 (10.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (6.01%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.19%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.32%) ITIL
2 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (19.67%) High Availability
4 29 (15.85%) MVC
5 27 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (14.75%) Security Hardening
6 24 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (13.11%) Information Security
6 24 (13.11%) SDLC
7 21 (11.48%) CRM
7 21 (11.48%) DevOps
8 19 (10.38%) Mentoring
8 19 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (10.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 19 (10.38%) Web Operations
9 18 (9.84%) Ticket Management
10 16 (8.74%) OO
10 16 (8.74%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (8.20%) Fintech
12 14 (7.65%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 142 (77.60%) SQL
2 55 (30.05%) C#
3 42 (22.95%) JavaScript
4 36 (19.67%) PowerShell
4 36 (19.67%) T-SQL
5 26 (14.21%) Bash Shell
6 25 (13.66%) Perl
6 25 (13.66%) Python
7 24 (13.11%) Java
7 24 (13.11%) Ruby
8 15 (8.20%) VB
9 9 (4.92%) PHP
10 8 (4.37%) VBA
11 7 (3.83%) Delphi
12 4 (2.19%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.19%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.64%) C
13 3 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.55%) C++
14 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (17.49%) Degree
3 24 (13.11%) MCP
4 10 (5.46%) MCSA
5 7 (3.83%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.09%) MCITP
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CCNA
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) MCSD
8 1 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.19%) GDPR
3 3 (1.64%) QA
4 2 (1.09%) PMO
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 58 (31.69%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.38%) Docker
3 19 (10.38%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (9.84%) Firmware
5 10 (5.46%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (4.92%) vSphere
7 7 (3.83%) XenApp
8 4 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (13.11%) Ansible
1 24 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
1 24 (13.11%) Puppet
2 19 (10.38%) Kubernetes
3 13 (7.10%) Failover Clustering
4 12 (6.56%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.83%) Data Guard
6 6 (3.28%) Perfmon
7 5 (2.73%) SCCM
8 4 (2.19%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.64%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.64%) SCOM
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.55%) WSUS
10 1 (0.55%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 107 (58.47%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.67%) Oracle
3 28 (15.30%) VMware
4 24 (13.11%) ServiceNow
5 19 (10.38%) Sun
6 14 (7.65%) Cisco
7 9 (4.92%) HP
7 9 (4.92%) Sitecore
8 8 (4.37%) Citrix
8 8 (4.37%) Tableau
9 7 (3.83%) Splunk
9 7 (3.83%) Sybase
10 6 (3.28%) Meraki
11 5 (2.73%) Sophos
11 5 (2.73%) Veeam
12 4 (2.19%) IBM
12 4 (2.19%) TARGIT
13 3 (1.64%) CommVault
14 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.09%) Symantec