Period
to 15 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 551 421
Rank change year-on-year -261 -130 -172
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 385 855 1,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.48% 0.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.72% 1.56% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 315 741 1,310
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £63,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

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 53,516 54,864 61,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.41% 30.70% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 43,608 46,139 52,506
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018. 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 -239 377 £45,000 +4.65% 38
UK excluding London -221 256 £44,000 +3.53% 31
London -85 125 £52,000 +4.00% 10
South East -40 91 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North of England -124 74 £40,000 - 8
North West +7 54 £40,000 - 5
South West -14 40 £41,250 +19.57% 7
East of England -24 32 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Midlands -124 22 £38,500 -14.44% 2
West Midlands -40 20 £37,000 -17.78% 2
Yorkshire -99 20 £37,500 - 3
Wales +4 2 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Scotland -43 2 £40,000 -5.88% 2
East Midlands -57 2 £50,000 +15.61%
Northern Ireland -6 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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.

1 385 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 264 (68.57%) SQL
3 242 (62.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 241 (62.60%) Microsoft
5 152 (39.48%) .NET
6 146 (37.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 142 (36.88%) Windows
8 129 (33.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 126 (32.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 121 (31.43%) C#
11 119 (30.91%) T-SQL
12 90 (23.38%) Problem-Solving
13 88 (22.86%) Windows Server
14 83 (21.56%) ETL
15 81 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
16 80 (20.78%) Relational Database
17 77 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
18 75 (19.48%) Oracle
19 68 (17.66%) MVC
20 67 (17.40%) Finance
20 67 (17.40%) ASP.NET
21 66 (17.14%) HTML
22 65 (16.88%) Visual Studio
23 63 (16.36%) JavaScript
24 62 (16.10%) Data Modelling
25 61 (15.84%) CSS
26 60 (15.58%) PowerShell
27 59 (15.32%) VMware
28 57 (14.81%) Firewall
28 57 (14.81%) Linux

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 54 (14.03%) MS Exchange
2 43 (11.17%) IIS
3 39 (10.13%) SharePoint
4 29 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (4.94%) WebSphere
7 16 (4.16%) Skype for Business
8 14 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (3.38%) Apache
10 11 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (2.34%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.82%) JBoss
12 7 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (1.30%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.78%) CMS
14 3 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.08%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.42%) Office 365
3 12 (3.12%) SaaS
4 11 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.30%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.78%) IaaS
6 3 (0.78%) npm
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.52%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.52%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (14.81%) Firewall
2 39 (10.13%) SAN
3 34 (8.83%) DNS
4 33 (8.57%) DHCP
4 33 (8.57%) WAN
5 27 (7.01%) TCP/IP
6 20 (5.19%) Network Security
7 19 (4.94%) LAN
8 16 (4.16%) NAS
9 13 (3.38%) VPN
10 11 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (2.86%) VoIP
11 9 (2.34%) Skype
12 8 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.82%) HTTP
14 6 (1.56%) VLAN
15 4 (1.04%) Wireless
16 3 (0.78%) Internet
17 2 (0.52%) MPLS
17 2 (0.52%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 242 (62.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 146 (37.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (33.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 126 (32.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 80 (20.78%) Relational Database
7 57 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 55 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 51 (13.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 50 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
11 49 (12.73%) Oracle Database 10g
12 42 (10.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 30 (7.79%) SQL Server 2000
14 27 (7.01%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (6.49%) Power BI
15 25 (6.49%) RDBMS
16 14 (3.64%) MySQL
16 14 (3.64%) NoSQL
17 13 (3.38%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (3.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 65 (16.88%) Visual Studio
2 32 (8.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 20 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (2.34%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.56%) NUnit
7 5 (1.30%) JIRA
8 3 (0.78%) gulp
8 3 (0.78%) jspm
8 3 (0.78%) Moq
8 3 (0.78%) MSTest
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.26%) LINQPad
10 1 (0.26%) Selenium
10 1 (0.26%) Toad
10 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 67 (17.40%) Finance
2 18 (4.68%) Retail
3 12 (3.12%) Banking
4 7 (1.82%) Marketing
5 6 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.30%) Advertising
6 5 (1.30%) Legal
7 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.78%) Back Office
8 3 (0.78%) Law
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 164 (42.60%) Developer
2 74 (19.22%) DBA
3 62 (16.10%) Analyst
4 53 (13.77%) SQL DBA
5 49 (12.73%) .NET Developer
6 47 (12.21%) Administrator
7 40 (10.39%) C# Developer
8 32 (8.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 32 (8.31%) SQL Developer
9 28 (7.27%) SQL Server DBA
10 25 (6.49%) ETL Developer
10 25 (6.49%) Senior Developer
11 24 (6.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 23 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (5.97%) Software Developer
12 23 (5.97%) Support Analyst
13 21 (5.45%) Applications Support
13 21 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (4.94%) Applications Support Analyst
14 19 (4.94%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (39.48%) .NET
2 67 (17.40%) ASP.NET
3 66 (17.14%) HTML
4 61 (15.84%) CSS
5 56 (14.55%) Web Services
6 49 (12.73%) WCF
6 49 (12.73%) XML
7 41 (10.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (10.39%) .NET Framework
9 31 (8.05%) jQuery
10 28 (7.27%) AngularJS
11 27 (7.01%) Ajax
12 23 (5.97%) SOAP
13 22 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 21 (5.45%) XSLT
15 19 (4.94%) WinForms
16 16 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (3.64%) Flash
18 13 (3.38%) RESTful
18 13 (3.38%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (9.87%) Replication
3 24 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.71%) Client/Server
5 20 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (4.68%) Data Centre
7 18 (4.68%) W3C
8 14 (3.64%) Clustering
8 14 (3.64%) Computer Science
8 14 (3.64%) EMC VMAX
9 13 (3.38%) Driving Licence
10 12 (3.12%) NHS
11 11 (2.86%) Blackberry
12 8 (2.08%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.56%) Fintech
13 6 (1.56%) iPad
14 5 (1.30%) Hedge funds
14 5 (1.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 142 (36.88%) Windows
2 88 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 57 (14.81%) Linux
4 50 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (12.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (4.94%) Solaris
9 16 (4.16%) Windows 2000 Server
10 14 (3.64%) Unix
11 12 (3.12%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.60%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.82%) Windows 10
14 6 (1.56%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.26%) Android
16 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (23.38%) Problem-Solving
2 83 (21.56%) ETL
3 81 (21.04%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 68 (17.66%) MVC
6 62 (16.10%) Data Modelling
7 57 (14.81%) ITIL
8 45 (11.69%) Performance Tuning
9 39 (10.13%) SDLC
10 32 (8.31%) OO
11 28 (7.27%) OOD
12 26 (6.75%) Database Mirroring
13 25 (6.49%) Mentoring
14 24 (6.23%) Analytics
15 23 (5.97%) Scrum
16 21 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (5.45%) Data Analysis
16 21 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
17 20 (5.19%) TDD
17 20 (5.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 264 (68.57%) SQL
2 121 (31.43%) C#
3 119 (30.91%) T-SQL
4 63 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 60 (15.58%) PowerShell
6 33 (8.57%) VB
7 28 (7.27%) PL/SQL
8 23 (5.97%) Python
9 18 (4.68%) Java
10 16 (4.16%) VB6
11 14 (3.64%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.60%) VBA
13 7 (1.82%) Perl
13 7 (1.82%) VBScript
13 7 (1.82%) XPath
14 6 (1.56%) R
15 4 (1.04%) PHP
15 4 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.78%) U-SQL
17 1 (0.26%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 42 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (9.61%) Degree
3 19 (4.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 13 (3.38%) MCSE
5 11 (2.86%) CCNA
5 11 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.34%) MCP
7 8 (2.08%) MCTS
7 8 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.82%) MCSA
9 6 (1.56%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.56%) MCITP
9 6 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (1.04%) CCA
10 4 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.04%) MCSD
10 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.78%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.27%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.56%) GDPR
3 5 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (14.03%) Active Directory
3 42 (10.91%) XenApp
4 23 (5.97%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.94%) vSphere
6 15 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.86%) MetaFrame
7 11 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (2.86%) XenServer
8 7 (1.82%) OpenAM
9 6 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.04%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.78%) vCloud
12 2 (0.52%) KVM
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (5.71%) SCCM
2 15 (3.90%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (3.64%) Perfmon
4 9 (2.34%) Puppet
5 7 (1.82%) Data Guard
5 7 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.30%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 4 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.78%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.78%) Nagios
8 3 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.78%) vMotion
9 2 (0.52%) Control-M
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 241 (62.60%) Microsoft
2 75 (19.48%) Oracle
3 59 (15.32%) VMware
4 51 (13.25%) Cisco
5 45 (11.69%) Citrix
6 35 (9.09%) HP
7 31 (8.05%) EMC
8 22 (5.71%) CommVault
9 17 (4.42%) CA
9 17 (4.42%) McAfee
10 16 (4.16%) Symantec
11 15 (3.90%) Dell
12 14 (3.64%) FalconStor
12 14 (3.64%) NetApp
13 11 (2.86%) Avaya
13 11 (2.86%) ConnectWise
14 10 (2.60%) Sophos
15 8 (2.08%) Cognos
16 7 (1.82%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.82%) SolarWinds