Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 823 891 748
Rank change year-on-year +68 -143 -289
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 181 236 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.54% 0.55% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 135 211 413
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,750 £29,800
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%

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 33,540 42,899 52,971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.87% 28.63% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 27,523 35,261 44,017
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
10th Percentile £32,374 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £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 27 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 15 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 27 January 2020. 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 +22 167 £47,500 +4.40% 27
UK excluding London +59 123 £42,500 - 27
London +17 54 £52,500 +5.00%
South East +30 40 £60,000 +31.87% 4
North of England +65 37 £47,500 +35.71% 19
North West +52 19 £38,500 +10.00% 13
Yorkshire +34 18 £47,500 +26.67% 2
South West +31 18 £40,000 -14.89% 2
Midlands +25 10 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East of England +50 8 £40,000 -15.79% 1
East Midlands +24 8 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Scotland +32 5 £35,000 -16.67%
Northern Ireland - 3 £27,000 -
West Midlands +34 2 £45,500 +7.06%
Wales - 2 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 181 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 132 (72.93%) SQL
3 118 (65.19%) Microsoft
4 80 (44.20%) Windows
5 79 (43.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 79 (43.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (37.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (34.25%) C#
8 61 (33.70%) .NET
9 58 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (32.04%) Azure
10 53 (29.28%) Active Directory
11 46 (25.41%) SQL Server 2017
12 44 (24.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 44 (24.31%) PowerShell
13 43 (23.76%) Finance
14 41 (22.65%) SQL Server 2012
15 40 (22.10%) SQL Server 2016
15 40 (22.10%) ITIL
16 38 (20.99%) jQuery
16 38 (20.99%) High Availability
17 37 (20.44%) JavaScript
18 36 (19.89%) VMware
19 35 (19.34%) MVC
20 34 (18.78%) Management Information System
21 32 (17.68%) Clustering
21 32 (17.68%) Degree
21 32 (17.68%) IIS
21 32 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (16.57%) MCP

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 32 (17.68%) IIS
2 16 (8.84%) MS Exchange
3 13 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (5.52%) Umbraco
6 9 (4.97%) CMS
6 9 (4.97%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.87%) JBoss
8 7 (3.87%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.21%) Confluence
9 4 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.21%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.55%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Softmar
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 58 (32.04%) Azure
2 19 (10.50%) AWS
2 19 (10.50%) Office 365
3 11 (6.08%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (5.52%) SaaS
5 7 (3.87%) OpenShift
6 6 (3.31%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.21%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.66%) IaaS
9 1 (0.55%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.55%) GitHub
9 1 (0.55%) Serverless
9 1 (0.55%) Slack
9 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.60%) DHCP
1 21 (11.60%) DNS
2 19 (10.50%) Firewall
3 13 (7.18%) VPN
4 10 (5.52%) Internet
4 10 (5.52%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.97%) SAN
6 8 (4.42%) Network Security
7 5 (2.76%) LAN
7 5 (2.76%) WAN
8 4 (2.21%) Skype
8 4 (2.21%) VoIP
9 3 (1.66%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.10%) SSL
10 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.10%) Wireless
11 1 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 79 (43.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 79 (43.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 67 (37.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (25.41%) SQL Server 2017
5 41 (22.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 40 (22.10%) SQL Server 2016
7 30 (16.57%) Relational Database
8 29 (16.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (14.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (8.29%) RDBMS
11 14 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (6.63%) Oracle Database
13 10 (5.52%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (4.97%) NoSQL
15 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (3.87%) MySQL
17 6 (3.31%) Power BI
18 4 (2.21%) OLAP
18 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.97%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (3.87%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.66%) Subversion
5 2 (1.10%) JIRA
6 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.55%) Sourcetree
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (23.76%) Finance
2 9 (4.97%) Marketing
3 6 (3.31%) Retail
4 3 (1.66%) Back Office
4 3 (1.66%) Front Office
4 3 (1.66%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Automotive
5 2 (1.10%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (40.88%) Developer
2 43 (23.76%) DBA
3 33 (18.23%) .NET Developer
4 32 (17.68%) SQL DBA
5 31 (17.13%) Administrator
6 26 (14.36%) Software Developer
7 24 (13.26%) Support Engineer
8 16 (8.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 16 (8.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (8.84%) C# Developer
9 13 (7.18%) SQL Server DBA
10 11 (6.08%) Operations Support Engineer
11 10 (5.52%) CRM Developer
11 10 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 10 (5.52%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.97%) Analyst
12 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (4.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (4.97%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (4.42%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (33.70%) .NET
2 38 (20.99%) jQuery
3 28 (15.47%) .NET Framework
3 28 (15.47%) CSS
4 27 (14.92%) HTML
5 26 (14.36%) ASP.NET
6 24 (13.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (13.26%) XML
7 16 (8.84%) Ajax
8 15 (8.29%) Web Services
9 12 (6.63%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.63%) WinForms
10 11 (6.08%) XSD
10 11 (6.08%) XSLT
11 10 (5.52%) WCF
12 9 (4.97%) ActiveMQ
12 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (4.97%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (4.42%) CSS3
13 8 (4.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.78%) Management Information System
2 32 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (17.68%) Clustering
3 12 (6.63%) Replication
4 10 (5.52%) Private Cloud
5 9 (4.97%) N-Tier
5 9 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.66%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.10%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.10%) FMCG
8 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (44.20%) Windows
2 30 (16.57%) Unix
2 30 (16.57%) Windows Server
3 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (12.71%) Solaris
4 23 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.08%) Linux
7 7 (3.87%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.10%) ITIL
3 38 (20.99%) High Availability
4 35 (19.34%) MVC
5 29 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (14.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (14.92%) Security Hardening
7 25 (13.81%) CRM
8 24 (13.26%) Information Security
8 24 (13.26%) SDLC
9 23 (12.71%) OO
10 18 (9.94%) Ticket Management
11 16 (8.84%) Change Control
11 16 (8.84%) Fintech
12 12 (6.63%) Migration
13 11 (6.08%) OOD
13 11 (6.08%) TDD
14 10 (5.52%) Service Management
14 10 (5.52%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 132 (72.93%) SQL
2 62 (34.25%) C#
3 44 (24.31%) PowerShell
4 37 (20.44%) JavaScript
5 29 (16.02%) T-SQL
6 14 (7.73%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.52%) Python
8 9 (4.97%) Delphi
8 9 (4.97%) VB
9 8 (4.42%) Ruby
10 7 (3.87%) Java
10 7 (3.87%) Perl
11 5 (2.76%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.21%) VBA
13 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.66%) R
14 2 (1.10%) XPath
15 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (24.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (17.68%) Degree
3 30 (16.57%) MCP
4 10 (5.52%) MCSA
5 8 (4.42%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.87%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.66%) HND
8 2 (1.10%) MCITP
8 2 (1.10%) MCSD
9 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.36%) SLA
2 7 (3.87%) GDPR
3 3 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 53 (29.28%) Active Directory
2 30 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (11.60%) Firmware
4 10 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.52%) vSphere
5 7 (3.87%) Docker
5 7 (3.87%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.66%) XenApp
7 2 (1.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.87%) Ansible
3 7 (3.87%) Data Guard
3 7 (3.87%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.87%) Perfmon
3 7 (3.87%) Puppet
4 5 (2.76%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.76%) SCCM
5 4 (2.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.66%) SCOM
6 3 (1.66%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 118 (65.19%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.89%) VMware
3 30 (16.57%) Oracle
4 27 (14.92%) ServiceNow
5 18 (9.94%) Cisco
6 11 (6.08%) HP
7 9 (4.97%) Sitecore
7 9 (4.97%) Sun
8 7 (3.87%) Splunk
8 7 (3.87%) Sybase
9 6 (3.31%) Citrix
9 6 (3.31%) Meraki
9 6 (3.31%) Symantec
10 5 (2.76%) EMC
10 5 (2.76%) RedGate
10 5 (2.76%) Veeam
11 4 (2.21%) Sophos
11 4 (2.21%) Tableau
11 4 (2.21%) TARGIT
12 3 (1.66%) McAfee