Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 888 843 611
Rank change year-on-year -45 -232 -161
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 187 352 748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.49% 0.71% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 160 299 654
UK median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £29,325
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +11.11%

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 38,268 49,810 54,331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.08% 29.75% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31,227 40,610 44,761
UK median annual salary £52,364 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 19 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 13 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 19 September 2019. 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 -53 180 £47,500 - 38
UK excluding London -26 123 £45,000 +2.27% 23
London +3 62 £49,000 -5.77% 15
South East +1 38 £60,000 +36.36% 13
North of England -5 34 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Yorkshire +37 31 £47,500 +8.57% 1
South West +7 22 £45,000 - 3
Midlands +39 20 £32,500 -12.16% 5
East Midlands +30 15 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands +12 5 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Scotland +7 5 £41,250 +0.61%
East of England +45 4 £50,000 +5.26%
North West -8 3 £37,500 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 187 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 140 (74.87%) SQL
3 106 (56.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 102 (54.55%) Windows
5 97 (51.87%) Microsoft
6 86 (45.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 64 (34.22%) Firewall
8 60 (32.09%) Active Directory
9 57 (30.48%) AWS
10 56 (29.95%) Azure
10 56 (29.95%) Relational Database
11 52 (27.81%) .NET
11 52 (27.81%) Oracle
12 51 (27.27%) TCP/IP
13 50 (26.74%) C#
14 47 (25.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 46 (24.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 46 (24.60%) JavaScript
15 46 (24.60%) MySQL
15 46 (24.60%) Python
16 45 (24.06%) Linux
16 45 (24.06%) Java
17 44 (23.53%) Perl
17 44 (23.53%) ITIL
17 44 (23.53%) Unix
18 43 (22.99%) JBoss
18 43 (22.99%) Tomcat
18 43 (22.99%) Ansible
18 43 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
18 43 (22.99%) SaaS

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 43 (22.99%) JBoss
1 43 (22.99%) Tomcat
2 34 (18.18%) IIS
3 29 (15.51%) WebLogic
4 25 (13.37%) MS Exchange
5 24 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (8.56%) SharePoint
7 12 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (5.35%) Umbraco
9 9 (4.81%) CMS
9 9 (4.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (4.28%) Skype for Business
11 4 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (1.07%) Apache
12 2 (1.07%) Drupal
12 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.53%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 23 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) ArchiCAD
3 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.53%) MicroStation
3 1 (0.53%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (7.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 57 (30.48%) AWS
2 56 (29.95%) Azure
3 43 (22.99%) SaaS
4 38 (20.32%) OpenShift
5 25 (13.37%) Office 365
6 7 (3.74%) OneDrive
7 6 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.21%) IaaS
7 6 (3.21%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.53%) GitHub
9 1 (0.53%) Slack
9 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 64 (34.22%) Firewall
2 51 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 29 (15.51%) DNS
4 26 (13.90%) DHCP
5 15 (8.02%) SAN
6 14 (7.49%) Remote Desktop
7 12 (6.42%) Internet
8 11 (5.88%) NetScaler
8 11 (5.88%) VPN
9 9 (4.81%) Network Security
9 9 (4.81%) WAN
10 7 (3.74%) Skype
11 4 (2.14%) LAN
11 4 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.14%) Wireless
12 3 (1.60%) NAS
13 2 (1.07%) VoIP
14 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.53%) ISDN
14 1 (0.53%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 106 (56.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (45.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (29.95%) Relational Database
5 47 (25.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (24.60%) MySQL
6 46 (24.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (21.39%) RDBMS
8 36 (19.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 20 (10.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (8.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (8.02%) SQL Server 2017
12 13 (6.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (4.28%) NoSQL
15 7 (3.74%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (3.21%) Power BI
17 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
17 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.60%) JIRA
4 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.53%) Gatling
5 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.53%) JMeter
5 1 (0.53%) Selenium
5 1 (0.53%) Sourcetree
5 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.53%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 37 (19.79%) Finance
2 11 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 11 (5.88%) Publishing
2 11 (5.88%) Retail
3 5 (2.67%) Marketing
4 3 (1.60%) Back Office
5 2 (1.07%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (24.60%) Developer
2 36 (19.25%) Linux Engineer
3 30 (16.04%) Applications Engineer
4 25 (13.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (13.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 25 (13.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 25 (13.37%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 24 (12.83%) DBA
5 24 (12.83%) Support Engineer
6 19 (10.16%) .NET Developer
6 19 (10.16%) SQL DBA
7 18 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (9.09%) Software Developer
9 16 (8.56%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (8.56%) Senior Developer
10 15 (8.02%) Applications Support
11 12 (6.42%) Administrator
12 11 (5.88%) Senior Applications Engineer
13 10 (5.35%) AWS DevOps
13 10 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (27.81%) .NET
2 37 (19.79%) HTML
3 34 (18.18%) jQuery
4 30 (16.04%) ASP.NET
5 27 (14.44%) CSS
6 22 (11.76%) Web Services
7 19 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (9.09%) XML
9 16 (8.56%) Ajax
10 15 (8.02%) .NET Framework
11 11 (5.88%) JSON
11 11 (5.88%) WCF
12 10 (5.35%) XSD
13 9 (4.81%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (4.81%) AngularJS
13 9 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (4.81%) XSLT
14 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 5 (2.67%) Entity Framework
15 5 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.99%) Private Cloud
2 30 (16.04%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (12.83%) Management Information System
4 15 (8.02%) Clustering
5 11 (5.88%) N-Tier
6 10 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.81%) Replication
8 5 (2.67%) EPoS
8 5 (2.67%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.14%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.60%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.60%) NHS
11 2 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.07%) Xbox
12 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (54.55%) Windows
2 45 (24.06%) Linux
3 44 (23.53%) Unix
4 32 (17.11%) Windows Server
4 32 (17.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.49%) Solaris
8 12 (6.42%) Windows 10
9 8 (4.28%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.53%) ITIL
2 40 (21.39%) DevOps
3 38 (20.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 38 (20.32%) Web Operations
4 34 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (17.65%) MVC
6 27 (14.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (11.76%) High Availability
8 21 (11.23%) SDLC
9 18 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 17 (9.09%) Project Management
11 15 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (8.02%) Security Hardening
12 14 (7.49%) Change Control
12 14 (7.49%) Information Security
13 13 (6.95%) Fintech
13 13 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (6.42%) OO
Programming Languages
1 140 (74.87%) SQL
2 50 (26.74%) C#
3 46 (24.60%) JavaScript
3 46 (24.60%) Python
4 45 (24.06%) Java
5 44 (23.53%) Perl
6 43 (22.99%) Bash Shell
7 35 (18.72%) Ruby
8 28 (14.97%) T-SQL
9 27 (14.44%) PowerShell
10 13 (6.95%) PHP
11 11 (5.88%) VB
12 8 (4.28%) VBA
13 5 (2.67%) Delphi
14 4 (2.14%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.60%) C
15 3 (1.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.07%) VBScript
17 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (12.30%) Degree
3 15 (8.02%) MCP
4 11 (5.88%) MCSA
5 5 (2.67%) MCSE
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.07%) CCNA
7 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.07%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.49%) SLA
2 4 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.60%) QA
4 2 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.07%) PMO
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 60 (32.09%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.32%) Docker
2 38 (20.32%) Oracle RAC
3 25 (13.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.42%) vSphere
5 12 (6.42%) XenApp
6 10 (5.35%) Firmware
7 7 (3.74%) Hyper-V
8 6 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (2.67%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (2.67%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (22.99%) Ansible
1 43 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
1 43 (22.99%) Puppet
2 38 (20.32%) Kubernetes
3 18 (9.63%) Backup Exec
4 10 (5.35%) SCCM
5 8 (4.28%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (3.21%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.67%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.60%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.07%) Perfmon
9 2 (1.07%) WMI
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.53%) WSUS
10 1 (0.53%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 97 (51.87%) Microsoft
2 52 (27.81%) Oracle
3 31 (16.58%) VMware
4 30 (16.04%) Sun
5 21 (11.23%) Cisco
6 15 (8.02%) Citrix
6 15 (8.02%) ServiceNow
7 13 (6.95%) HP
8 11 (5.88%) Sitecore
9 10 (5.35%) Meraki
10 8 (4.28%) Tableau
10 8 (4.28%) Veeam
11 7 (3.74%) Sophos
12 6 (3.21%) Symantec
13 5 (2.67%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.67%) Splunk
13 5 (2.67%) Sybase
14 4 (2.14%) CommVault
15 3 (1.60%) CA
15 3 (1.60%) NetApp