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

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 686 847 875
Rank change year-on-year +161 +28 -119
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 59 182 252
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.34% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 59 143 231
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% - -3.19%
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,150 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £64,755 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 17,188 34,234 43,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.51% 27.08% 28.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14,397 28,378 36,250
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 10 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 January 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 +168 58 £50,000 +5.26% 13
UK excluding London +129 42 £42,500 - 9
London +148 16 £60,000 +14.29% 4
South West +75 14 £42,500 +6.25% 2
South East +137 11 £60,000 - 2
Midlands +92 11 £47,500 +26.67% 2
East Midlands +58 7 £51,250 +36.67% 1
East of England +111 6 £21,000 -49.09%
Work from Home -44 6 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands +84 4 £36,000 -20.88% 1

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 59 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (71.19%) SQL
2 42 (71.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (64.41%) .NET
4 34 (57.63%) C#
5 23 (38.98%) VB
6 21 (35.59%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (33.90%) Windows
8 18 (30.51%) CRM
8 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
8 18 (30.51%) Dynamics CRM
9 17 (28.81%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (28.81%) Software Engineering
9 17 (28.81%) WinForms
9 17 (28.81%) OO
9 17 (28.81%) OOD
9 17 (28.81%) IIS
9 17 (28.81%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (28.81%) Change Control
9 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET
11 14 (23.73%) VB.NET
12 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (22.03%) VMware
13 12 (20.34%) HTML
13 12 (20.34%) CSS
13 12 (20.34%) Azure
14 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
14 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (18.64%) T-SQL

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 17 (28.81%) IIS
2 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (10.17%) Skype for Business
5 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.47%) OpenEdge
6 4 (6.78%) IBM Notes
7 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 18 (30.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (28.81%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (16.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (6.78%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.59%) Dynamics 365
2 12 (20.34%) Azure
3 5 (8.47%) Office 365
4 4 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (6.78%) IaaS
4 4 (6.78%) OneDrive
5 3 (5.08%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.39%) AWS
6 2 (3.39%) SaaS
7 1 (1.69%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) Firewall
1 6 (10.17%) Skype
2 5 (8.47%) DHCP
2 5 (8.47%) DNS
3 4 (6.78%) NetScaler
4 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.39%) SAN
5 2 (3.39%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) FTP
6 1 (1.69%) IPv4
6 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (71.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (15.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2017
7 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2019
8 5 (8.47%) MySQL
8 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (6.78%) DTS
9 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (5.08%) Power BI
11 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (3.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
1 6 (10.17%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (10.17%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.17%) Back Office
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Front Office
3 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Developer
2 22 (37.29%) Software Developer
3 17 (28.81%) CRM Developer
3 17 (28.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 14 (23.73%) C# Developer
4 14 (23.73%) C# Software Developer
4 14 (23.73%) C# Software Engineer
4 14 (23.73%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 14 (23.73%) Software Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) DBA
5 9 (15.25%) SQL DBA
6 8 (13.56%) Analyst
7 6 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (10.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Applications Support
8 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) SQL Data Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (64.41%) .NET
2 17 (28.81%) WinForms
3 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET
4 12 (20.34%) CSS
4 12 (20.34%) HTML
5 8 (13.56%) .NET Core
5 8 (13.56%) Ajax
5 8 (13.56%) jQuery
5 8 (13.56%) JSON
5 8 (13.56%) XML
6 5 (8.47%) Middleware
7 3 (5.08%) Apache Flex
8 2 (3.39%) MDX
8 2 (3.39%) Web Services
9 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (10.17%) Clustering
3 5 (8.47%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (10.17%) AIX
4 6 (10.17%) CentOS
5 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) CRM
2 17 (28.81%) Change Control
2 17 (28.81%) OO
2 17 (28.81%) OOD
2 17 (28.81%) Software Engineering
3 8 (13.56%) Fintech
3 8 (13.56%) Requirements Gathering
3 8 (13.56%) SDLC
4 7 (11.86%) DevOps
5 6 (10.17%) OWASP
6 4 (6.78%) Content Management
6 4 (6.78%) Data Management
6 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Content Management
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (6.78%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.78%) Storage Management
6 4 (6.78%) Web Filtering
6 4 (6.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (71.19%) SQL
2 34 (57.63%) C#
3 23 (38.98%) VB
4 14 (23.73%) VB.NET
5 11 (18.64%) T-SQL
6 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.78%) VB6
9 3 (5.08%) VBScript
10 2 (3.39%) Python
10 2 (3.39%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) CCA
1 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (3.39%) MCP
1 2 (3.39%) MCSA
1 2 (3.39%) MCSE
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.86%) vSphere
3 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.17%) XenApp
4 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Puppet
2 5 (8.47%) SCCM
3 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) VMware
3 6 (10.17%) Citrix
3 6 (10.17%) IBM
3 6 (10.17%) Sophos
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle
4 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.78%) CommVault
5 4 (6.78%) Lotus
6 3 (5.08%) Dell
6 3 (5.08%) Meraki
7 2 (3.39%) EMC
7 2 (3.39%) NetApp
7 2 (3.39%) RedGate
7 2 (3.39%) Symantec
8 1 (1.69%) Civica
8 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.69%) HP