Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 484 391
Rank change year-on-year -325 -93 -171
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 387 943 1,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.55% 0.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.72% 1.81% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 323 802 1,508
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% +5.49%
10th Percentile £28,550 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 54,099 52,169 64,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.60% 30.69% 31.35%
Number of salaries quoted 45,056 44,498 54,563
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -297 375 £45,000 +4.65% 47
UK excluding London -277 277 £42,500 - 37
London -153 102 £49,000 -6.67% 14
South East -60 87 £45,500 +7.06% 8
North of England -140 79 £37,500 -1.32% 10
North West -45 58 £40,000 - 7
South West 0 42 £35,000 +2.94% 4
East of England -59 37 £70,000 +47.37% 6
Midlands -109 30 £32,500 -27.78% 5
West Midlands -50 22 £22,000 -51.11% 4
Yorkshire -112 21 £37,500 - 3
East Midlands -55 8 £43,250 -1.70% 1
Scotland -79 4 £28,750 -29.01% 2
Wales -4 2 £57,500 +49.35% 2
Northern Ireland +9 1 £32,500 -18.75%

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 387 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 297 (76.74%) SQL
3 236 (60.98%) Microsoft
4 225 (58.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 150 (38.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 147 (37.98%) Windows
7 141 (36.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 139 (35.92%) .NET
9 135 (34.88%) T-SQL
10 130 (33.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 116 (29.97%) C#
12 76 (19.64%) Active Directory
13 75 (19.38%) Windows Server
14 73 (18.86%) Business Intelligence
15 72 (18.60%) Finance
16 71 (18.35%) ETL
16 71 (18.35%) ASP.NET
17 69 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
18 68 (17.57%) JavaScript
18 68 (17.57%) VMware
19 66 (17.05%) HTML
19 66 (17.05%) IIS
19 66 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
20 64 (16.54%) Oracle
21 63 (16.28%) MVC
21 63 (16.28%) SQL Server 2014
22 62 (16.02%) PowerShell
23 59 (15.25%) ITIL
23 59 (15.25%) Data Modelling
23 59 (15.25%) Cisco

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 66 (17.05%) IIS
2 52 (13.44%) MS Exchange
3 35 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (8.53%) SharePoint
5 18 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (4.39%) Skype for Business
7 15 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (3.36%) WebSphere
9 12 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (2.84%) Apache
11 9 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (1.81%) CMS
13 6 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (1.29%) JBoss
14 5 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (1.29%) Tomcat
14 5 (1.29%) WordPress
15 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.78%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.26%) Endur
5 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.94%) Office 365
3 13 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.07%) SaaS
5 5 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.78%) IaaS
7 3 (0.78%) npm
8 2 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.52%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.52%) GitHub
8 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.52%) PaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.92%) Firewall
2 45 (11.63%) DNS
3 44 (11.37%) DHCP
4 36 (9.30%) WAN
5 33 (8.53%) SAN
6 32 (8.27%) TCP/IP
7 31 (8.01%) LAN
8 18 (4.65%) VoIP
9 16 (4.13%) NAS
10 12 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (3.10%) VLAN
11 11 (2.84%) Network Security
12 7 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (1.55%) ISDN
14 5 (1.29%) HTTP
14 5 (1.29%) VPN
15 4 (1.03%) Wireless
16 3 (0.78%) Asterisk PBX
16 3 (0.78%) H.323
16 3 (0.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 225 (58.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 150 (38.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 141 (36.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 130 (33.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 63 (16.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 58 (14.99%) Relational Database
8 53 (13.70%) SQL Server 2016
9 48 (12.40%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (10.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (10.34%) SQL Server 2000
12 34 (8.79%) Oracle Database
13 28 (7.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 18 (4.65%) MySQL
14 18 (4.65%) Power BI
15 14 (3.62%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (3.36%) QlikView
17 12 (3.10%) DTS
17 12 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (14.99%) Visual Studio
2 33 (8.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 21 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (1.55%) JIRA
5 6 (1.55%) Mercurial
5 6 (1.55%) NUnit
6 4 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (1.03%) MSTest
7 3 (0.78%) gulp
7 3 (0.78%) jspm
7 3 (0.78%) Moq
7 3 (0.78%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.52%) LINQPad
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.52%) Subversion
9 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 72 (18.60%) Finance
2 14 (3.62%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.58%) Retail
3 10 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.33%) Advertising
5 6 (1.55%) Banking
6 5 (1.29%) Marketing
7 3 (0.78%) Back Office
7 3 (0.78%) Electronics
7 3 (0.78%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Front Office
8 2 (0.52%) Games
8 2 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (37.21%) Developer
2 74 (19.12%) DBA
3 60 (15.50%) Analyst
4 56 (14.47%) SQL DBA
5 49 (12.66%) .NET Developer
6 43 (11.11%) Administrator
6 43 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 37 (9.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (7.75%) Software Developer
8 30 (7.75%) Support Analyst
9 28 (7.24%) SQL Developer
10 23 (5.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 22 (5.68%) Senior Developer
11 22 (5.68%) SQL Server DBA
12 21 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (4.13%) Applications Support
13 16 (4.13%) Lead Developer
13 16 (4.13%) SSIS Developer
14 15 (3.88%) ETL Developer
15 14 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (35.92%) .NET
2 71 (18.35%) ASP.NET
3 66 (17.05%) HTML
4 53 (13.70%) CSS
5 47 (12.14%) Web Services
6 43 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 43 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 43 (11.11%) WCF
7 37 (9.56%) jQuery
8 35 (9.04%) AngularJS
9 34 (8.79%) XML
10 25 (6.46%) Ajax
11 18 (4.65%) WinForms
12 17 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (3.62%) SOAP
13 14 (3.62%) WSH
14 11 (2.84%) RESTful
14 11 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (2.84%) XSLT
15 10 (2.58%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.08%) Replication
2 33 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.46%) Clustering
4 20 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.13%) Client/Server
5 16 (4.13%) Data Centre
5 16 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (4.13%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.62%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.62%) W3C
7 12 (3.10%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.07%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.07%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.81%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.55%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.55%) iPad
10 6 (1.55%) NHS
11 5 (1.29%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (1.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 147 (37.98%) Windows
2 75 (19.38%) Windows Server
3 55 (14.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (11.11%) Linux
7 18 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 16 (4.13%) Solaris
9 15 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (3.10%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.58%) Windows Vista
12 9 (2.33%) Unix
13 7 (1.81%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.78%) CentOS
16 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.26%) Android
17 1 (0.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.86%) Business Intelligence
2 71 (18.35%) ETL
3 69 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (16.28%) MVC
6 59 (15.25%) Data Modelling
6 59 (15.25%) ITIL
7 44 (11.37%) Performance Tuning
8 31 (8.01%) SDLC
9 30 (7.75%) Database Mirroring
10 29 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (7.49%) Scrum
11 27 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
11 27 (6.98%) TDD
12 26 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (6.46%) Mentoring
14 24 (6.20%) High Availability
15 21 (5.43%) Analytics
15 21 (5.43%) Data Analysis
16 19 (4.91%) OO
Programming Languages
1 297 (76.74%) SQL
2 135 (34.88%) T-SQL
3 116 (29.97%) C#
4 68 (17.57%) JavaScript
5 62 (16.02%) PowerShell
6 29 (7.49%) VB
7 22 (5.68%) PL/SQL
8 13 (3.36%) Python
8 13 (3.36%) VB.NET
8 13 (3.36%) VB6
9 10 (2.58%) Java
9 10 (2.58%) VBA
10 7 (1.81%) PHP
11 5 (1.29%) Perl
11 5 (1.29%) R
12 4 (1.03%) VBScript
13 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.78%) U-SQL
14 1 (0.26%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.49%) Degree
3 16 (4.13%) MCSE
4 14 (3.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (3.10%) CCNA
5 12 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.58%) MCITP
7 8 (2.07%) MCTS
8 7 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.55%) MCP
10 5 (1.29%) CCA
10 5 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.29%) MCSD
10 5 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.03%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.03%) MCSA
11 4 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.78%) Linux+ Certification
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.78%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.43%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.81%) QA
3 4 (1.03%) SLA
4 3 (0.78%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 54 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (12.14%) XenApp
4 16 (4.13%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (3.10%) MetaFrame
6 12 (3.10%) XenServer
7 10 (2.58%) vSphere
7 10 (2.58%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.29%) OpenAM
9 5 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (6.46%) SCCM
2 16 (4.13%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.88%) vCenter Server
4 13 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (3.10%) Perfmon
6 9 (2.33%) FortiGate
7 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.29%) Puppet
8 5 (1.29%) SCOM
9 4 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.03%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.78%) Nagios
10 3 (0.78%) vMotion
10 3 (0.78%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.52%) Control-M
11 2 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.52%) Packer
11 2 (0.52%) Terraform
12 1 (0.26%) Simpana
Vendors
1 236 (60.98%) Microsoft
2 68 (17.57%) VMware
3 64 (16.54%) Oracle
4 59 (15.25%) Cisco
5 54 (13.95%) Citrix
6 42 (10.85%) HP
7 21 (5.43%) NetApp
8 18 (4.65%) Sophos
9 17 (4.39%) EMC
10 14 (3.62%) Dell
10 14 (3.62%) Symantec
11 13 (3.36%) CommVault
12 12 (3.10%) ConnectWise
13 10 (2.58%) Avaya
13 10 (2.58%) CheckPoint
14 8 (2.07%) 3PAR
14 8 (2.07%) CA
14 8 (2.07%) Intel
14 8 (2.07%) Juniper
14 8 (2.07%) SAP