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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 463 384 219
Rank change year-on-year -79 -165  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 453 839 1637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.81% 1.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.73% 2.61% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 371 736 1447
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,050 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year - +0.62%  

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 26256 32144 33841
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.81% 30.91% 31.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22270 27377 28672
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 28 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 28 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 -99 413 £42,500 -1.16% 59
London -102 102 £47,000 -6.00% 15
Yorkshire +43 93 £37,500 -2.59% 8
West Yorkshire +28 73 £37,500 -3.84% 6
South East -64 62 £40,000 - 9
Leeds +23 52 £37,500 -1.31% 4
North West -19 44 £40,000 -5.88% 9
East Midlands +6 35 £42,500 +9.67% 5
West Midlands +2 32 £44,500 +11.25% 6
Manchester -35 30 £40,000 -9.34% 7
Scotland +45 28 £41,000 +10.81% 1
East of England +8 27 £57,500 +85.48% 2
Nottinghamshire +27 20 £42,500 +11.47% 4
Nottingham +24 20 £42,500 - 4
Surrey +9 19 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Glasgow +29 16 £41,000 +20.58%
City of London -6 16 £41,250 -17.50% 3
South West +13 15 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Berkshire +22 13 £39,750 -11.66% 2
Huddersfield +8 13 £37,500 - 1
Reading +35 11 £37,000 -12.94% 1
Wiltshire +27 10 £35,000 -12.50%
Wales +13 10 £36,500 +12.30%
Coventry +28 9 £45,000 +11.11%
Guildford +22 9 £55,000 +144.44%
Edinburgh +16 9 £72,500 +45.00%
Oxfordshire +7 9 £40,000 +23.07% 1
South Yorkshire - 9 £32,500 -
Cheshire +12 8 £38,500 +2.66% 2
Woking +7 8 £55,000 +15.78% 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 946 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 653 (69.03%) SQL
3 580 (61.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 503 (53.17%) Microsoft
5 375 (39.64%) Windows
6 363 (38.37%) .NET
7 317 (33.51%) C#
8 312 (32.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 298 (31.50%) T-SQL
10 283 (29.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 270 (28.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 248 (26.22%) Windows Server
13 246 (26.00%) ASP.NET
14 203 (21.46%) MS Excel
15 188 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
16 187 (19.77%) MVC
17 185 (19.56%) Windows Server 2008
18 164 (17.34%) Active Directory
19 157 (16.60%) SharePoint
20 156 (16.49%) HTML
21 155 (16.38%) Finance
22 151 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
23 142 (15.01%) Web Services
23 142 (15.01%) MS Exchange
24 141 (14.90%) VMware
25 140 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
26 139 (14.69%) Degree
27 137 (14.48%) WCF
28 134 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
29 132 (13.95%) CSS

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
1 157 (16.60%) SharePoint
2 142 (15.01%) MS Exchange
3 132 (13.95%) IIS
4 120 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (5.39%) CMS
6 46 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (2.75%) Skype for Business
10 20 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.48%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.95%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.85%) Mule
13 8 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.74%) SAS
14 7 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 203 (21.46%) MS Excel
2 72 (7.61%) MS Office
3 19 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (2.01%) MS Project
3 19 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.27%) 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
7 2 (0.21%) 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
Cloud Services
1 84 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (6.03%) Office 365
3 29 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.85%) SaaS
5 22 (2.33%) PaaS
6 17 (1.80%) IaaS
7 7 (0.74%) Asana
8 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.19%) SAN
2 60 (6.34%) Firewall
3 57 (6.03%) DNS
4 56 (5.92%) TCP/IP
5 50 (5.29%) VPN
6 45 (4.76%) LAN
7 44 (4.65%) DHCP
8 42 (4.44%) WAN
9 30 (3.17%) VoIP
10 27 (2.85%) Intranet
11 24 (2.54%) NAS
12 23 (2.43%) Wireless
13 21 (2.22%) Internet
14 17 (1.80%) DMZ
14 17 (1.80%) LDAP
15 11 (1.16%) iSCSI
15 11 (1.16%) Skype
16 10 (1.06%) ISDN
16 10 (1.06%) Unified Communications
17 9 (0.95%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 946 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 580 (61.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 312 (32.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 283 (29.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 270 (28.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 127 (13.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 96 (10.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 81 (8.56%) SQL Server 2000
9 80 (8.46%) Data Warehouse
10 60 (6.34%) Relational Database
11 46 (4.86%) OLAP
12 43 (4.55%) MySQL
13 36 (3.81%) DTS
14 34 (3.59%) SQL Server 2016
15 30 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
16 29 (3.07%) Oracle Database
17 26 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 25 (2.64%) RDBMS
19 23 (2.43%) Power BI
20 19 (2.01%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 117 (12.37%) Visual Studio
2 45 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (2.01%) NUnit
5 15 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (1.16%) SpecFlow
7 8 (0.85%) JIRA
7 8 (0.85%) 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
1 155 (16.38%) Finance
2 38 (4.02%) Advertising
3 32 (3.38%) Marketing
4 26 (2.75%) Banking
4 26 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.11%) Law
5 20 (2.11%) Legal
6 18 (1.90%) Retail
7 16 (1.69%) Back Office
8 14 (1.48%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.74%) Local Government
10 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.42%) Automotive
11 4 (0.42%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.32%) Billing
12 3 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 395 (41.75%) Developer
2 181 (19.13%) DBA
3 170 (17.97%) .NET Developer
4 169 (17.86%) SQL DBA
5 134 (14.16%) C# Developer
6 121 (12.79%) Senior Developer
7 117 (12.37%) SQL Developer
8 108 (11.42%) Analyst
9 93 (9.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 63 (6.66%) Administrator
11 62 (6.55%) Support Analyst
12 56 (5.92%) SQL Server DBA
13 53 (5.60%) Software Developer
14 52 (5.50%) Support Engineer
15 48 (5.07%) Senior .NET Developer
16 44 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
16 44 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 43 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
18 42 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 40 (4.23%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (38.37%) .NET
2 246 (26.00%) ASP.NET
3 156 (16.49%) HTML
4 142 (15.01%) Web Services
5 137 (14.48%) WCF
6 132 (13.95%) CSS
7 121 (12.79%) .NET Framework
8 117 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 101 (10.68%) XML
10 85 (8.99%) jQuery
11 63 (6.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 62 (6.55%) Entity Framework
13 51 (5.39%) HTML5
14 43 (4.55%) Ajax
15 38 (4.02%) XHTML
16 37 (3.91%) WinForms
17 36 (3.81%) SOAP
18 34 (3.59%) XSLT
19 30 (3.17%) RESTful
20 29 (3.07%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.05%) Clustering
2 81 (8.56%) Replication
3 70 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (6.77%) Computer Science
5 32 (3.38%) N-Tier
6 30 (3.17%) Data Centre
7 24 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (2.01%) New Media
10 15 (1.59%) iPad
11 14 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.16%) W3C
13 9 (0.95%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.85%) AS400
14 8 (0.85%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.85%) iSeries
15 7 (0.74%) HP Storage
15 7 (0.74%) iPhone
15 7 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 375 (39.64%) Windows
2 248 (26.22%) Windows Server
3 185 (19.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 151 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (5.60%) Linux
7 48 (5.07%) Windows XP
8 42 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 32 (3.38%) Windows 8
10 24 (2.54%) Unix
11 17 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.16%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.95%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.74%) Android
14 7 (0.74%) CentOS
14 7 (0.74%) Solaris
14 7 (0.74%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (19.77%) MVC
3 140 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
4 117 (12.37%) ITIL
5 114 (12.05%) Performance Tuning
6 111 (11.73%) High Availability
7 84 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 73 (7.72%) ETL
9 71 (7.51%) Project Management
10 65 (6.87%) Migration
11 47 (4.97%) Capacity Planning
11 47 (4.97%) Software Engineering
12 45 (4.76%) Change Management
13 43 (4.55%) Scrum
14 42 (4.44%) Service Delivery
14 42 (4.44%) TDD
15 39 (4.12%) Data Protection
15 39 (4.12%) ITIL V3
16 38 (4.02%) Change Control
16 38 (4.02%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 653 (69.03%) SQL
2 317 (33.51%) C#
3 298 (31.50%) T-SQL
4 110 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 62 (6.55%) PowerShell
6 58 (6.13%) VB.NET
7 47 (4.97%) VB
8 39 (4.12%) VBScript
9 23 (2.43%) Java
10 15 (1.59%) VBA
11 14 (1.48%) C
11 14 (1.48%) VB6
12 12 (1.27%) C++
13 10 (1.06%) PHP
13 10 (1.06%) R
14 7 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.53%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.42%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.32%) MATLAB
18 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 139 (14.69%) Degree
2 113 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (4.86%) MCSA
4 38 (4.02%) Security Cleared
5 35 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 34 (3.59%) MCSE
7 25 (2.64%) MCITP
8 16 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.48%) MCP
10 12 (1.27%) MCTS
11 10 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.74%) 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 58 (6.13%) SLA
2 19 (2.01%) PCI DSS
2 19 (2.01%) QA
3 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.32%) PMO
5 2 (0.21%) WAI
5 2 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 164 (17.34%) Active Directory
2 99 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.91%) XenApp
5 33 (3.49%) VMware ESX
6 32 (3.38%) vSphere
7 14 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.48%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.63%) 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
14 1 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (4.55%) SCCM
2 25 (2.64%) SCOM
3 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 16 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
5 13 (1.37%) SCSM
6 10 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.06%) Perfmon
7 9 (0.95%) Puppet
7 9 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 7 (0.74%) DameWare
8 7 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.63%) Ansible
9 6 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.53%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.53%) Opsview
11 4 (0.42%) Control-M
11 4 (0.42%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 503 (53.17%) Microsoft
2 141 (14.90%) VMware
3 74 (7.82%) Oracle
4 58 (6.13%) Citrix
5 55 (5.81%) Cisco
6 35 (3.70%) HP
7 34 (3.59%) NetApp
8 27 (2.85%) IBM
9 23 (2.43%) SonicWALL
10 18 (1.90%) Cognos
11 17 (1.80%) Symantec
12 15 (1.59%) Dell Compellent
13 14 (1.48%) CA
14 13 (1.37%) Veeam
15 12 (1.27%) Dell
15 12 (1.27%) Intel Security
15 12 (1.27%) SAP
16 11 (1.16%) EMC
16 11 (1.16%) Kaspersky
16 11 (1.16%) SolarWinds
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £59000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36500 - £44600 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Morson International
Salary: £0.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits & flexible working hours
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago