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 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 415 250
Rank change year-on-year -60 -165  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 470 691 1443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.70% 1.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.71% 2.32% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 397 600 1254
Median salary £44,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 27499 29760 34739
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.38% 30.28% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23311 25427 29307
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -58 449 £43,000 -4.44% 51
London -106 122 £55,000 +4.76% 16
Yorkshire -1 78 £37,500 -2.59% 9
South East -20 60 £42,500 -4.22% 6
West Midlands +39 52 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands +21 51 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire -17 49 £40,000 +2.56% 6
East of England +19 39 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Nottingham +37 36 £45,000 +80.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +37 36 £45,000 +80.00% 3
Essex - 29 £55,000 - 1
Leeds -18 28 £40,000 +3.89% 3
City of London -17 26 £55,000 -6.38% 1
North West -32 26 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Manchester -24 20 £35,000 -26.31% 7
Birmingham +20 19 £45,000 +9.75% 1
South West -8 19 £30,000 -21.05% 2
Berkshire +24 15 £45,000 -4.25% 1
Surrey 0 15 £55,000 +15.78% 3
East Yorkshire -1 15 £26,000 - 1
Hull -6 15 £26,000 - 1
Scotland +17 14 £72,500 +113.23% 2
Huddersfield +14 12 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Lincolnshire - 12 £42,500 -
Woking +17 10 £55,000 +14.58% 2
Coventry +7 10 £45,000 +1.69% 1
Glasgow +13 9 - - 1
Stockport -8 9 £32,500 -7.14%
Hampshire +3 8 £26,000 -9.56%
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £31,500 -24.09% 2

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 907 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 628 (69.24%) SQL
3 547 (60.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 524 (57.77%) Microsoft
5 397 (43.77%) Windows
6 360 (39.69%) .NET
7 315 (34.73%) C#
8 303 (33.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 276 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 274 (30.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 268 (29.55%) Windows Server
12 262 (28.89%) T-SQL
13 244 (26.90%) ASP.NET
14 202 (22.27%) MVC
15 186 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
16 184 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 175 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
18 173 (19.07%) Active Directory
19 161 (17.75%) SQL Server 2014
20 158 (17.42%) Finance
21 156 (17.20%) HTML
22 147 (16.21%) VMware
23 144 (15.88%) Windows Server 2012
24 143 (15.77%) Visual Studio
24 143 (15.77%) Web Services
25 142 (15.66%) Degree
26 138 (15.21%) MS Exchange
27 137 (15.10%) CSS
28 136 (14.99%) .NET Framework
28 136 (14.99%) WCF

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
1 138 (15.21%) MS Exchange
2 135 (14.88%) IIS
3 132 (14.55%) SharePoint
4 113 (12.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (4.74%) CMS
6 35 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.43%) Skype for Business
8 22 (2.43%) Umbraco
9 17 (1.87%) SAS
10 15 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (1.32%) EPiServer
13 11 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.99%) WordPress
15 8 (0.88%) Apache
15 8 (0.88%) Mule
15 8 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 73 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.86%) MS Visio
3 34 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (2.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.44%) Infor CRM
6 4 (0.44%) Magento
6 4 (0.44%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.11%) Misys Opics
7 1 (0.11%) Softmar
Cloud Services
1 88 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (4.96%) Office 365
3 17 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.65%) SaaS
5 11 (1.21%) PaaS
6 10 (1.10%) IaaS
7 7 (0.77%) Asana
8 6 (0.66%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 84 (9.26%) SAN
2 67 (7.39%) Firewall
3 62 (6.84%) DNS
4 58 (6.39%) VPN
5 57 (6.28%) WAN
6 52 (5.73%) LAN
7 50 (5.51%) DHCP
8 43 (4.74%) TCP/IP
9 35 (3.86%) Internet
10 31 (3.42%) VoIP
11 27 (2.98%) Intranet
12 22 (2.43%) WebEx
13 20 (2.21%) NAS
14 19 (2.09%) Wireless
15 18 (1.98%) DMZ
16 16 (1.76%) LDAP
17 13 (1.43%) VLAN
18 11 (1.21%) HTTP
18 11 (1.21%) PBX
19 10 (1.10%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 907 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 547 (60.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 303 (33.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 276 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 274 (30.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 161 (17.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 111 (12.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 96 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
9 76 (8.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 59 (6.50%) Relational Database
11 58 (6.39%) MySQL
12 46 (5.07%) SQL Server 2016
13 42 (4.63%) OLAP
14 39 (4.30%) Power BI
15 33 (3.64%) NoSQL
15 33 (3.64%) RDBMS
16 32 (3.53%) DTS
17 29 (3.20%) Crystal Reports
18 26 (2.87%) Oracle Database
19 21 (2.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 143 (15.77%) Visual Studio
2 76 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.32%) Visual Studio Team System
4 20 (2.21%) NUnit
5 16 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (1.32%) JIRA
7 11 (1.21%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.55%) NuGet
9 5 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.44%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.44%) QUnit
10 4 (0.44%) Selenium
10 4 (0.44%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.44%) Subversion
10 4 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.22%) Grunt
11 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.22%) Moq
General
1 158 (17.42%) Finance
2 35 (3.86%) Manufacturing
3 32 (3.53%) Marketing
4 29 (3.20%) Law
5 22 (2.43%) Advertising
6 21 (2.32%) Legal
7 19 (2.09%) Banking
7 19 (2.09%) Retail
8 13 (1.43%) Back Office
9 10 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.77%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.66%) Electronics
12 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.66%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Automotive
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 404 (44.54%) Developer
2 159 (17.53%) .NET Developer
3 152 (16.76%) DBA
4 143 (15.77%) SQL DBA
5 123 (13.56%) SQL Developer
6 116 (12.79%) C# Developer
7 104 (11.47%) Analyst
8 95 (10.47%) Senior Developer
9 81 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
10 58 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 55 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
12 54 (5.95%) Administrator
13 50 (5.51%) Software Developer
13 50 (5.51%) Support Analyst
13 50 (5.51%) Support Engineer
14 46 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 43 (4.74%) ASP.NET Developer
16 41 (4.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 41 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
17 39 (4.30%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (39.69%) .NET
2 244 (26.90%) ASP.NET
3 156 (17.20%) HTML
4 143 (15.77%) Web Services
5 137 (15.10%) CSS
6 136 (14.99%) .NET Framework
6 136 (14.99%) WCF
7 120 (13.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 90 (9.92%) XML
9 79 (8.71%) Entity Framework
10 77 (8.49%) jQuery
11 72 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 52 (5.73%) HTML5
13 49 (5.40%) AngularJS
14 44 (4.85%) WinForms
15 35 (3.86%) Ajax
16 34 (3.75%) NHibernate
17 33 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 31 (3.42%) SOAP
19 28 (3.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.15%) Clustering
2 78 (8.60%) Replication
3 62 (6.84%) Computer Science
4 49 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 29 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
8 19 (2.09%) N-Tier
9 18 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.43%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.32%) iPad
11 12 (1.32%) New Media
12 9 (0.99%) HP Storage
12 9 (0.99%) W3C
13 7 (0.77%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.77%) iPhone
13 7 (0.77%) Life Science
14 6 (0.66%) NHS
15 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 397 (43.77%) Windows
2 268 (29.55%) Windows Server
3 184 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 144 (15.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 126 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 63 (6.95%) Linux
7 49 (5.40%) Windows XP
8 40 (4.41%) Windows 7
9 24 (2.65%) Windows 8
10 21 (2.32%) Unix
11 15 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 11 (1.21%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.99%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.55%) CentOS
16 3 (0.33%) Android
16 3 (0.33%) MVS
16 3 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.33%) Solaris
17 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (22.27%) MVC
2 186 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
4 122 (13.45%) ITIL
5 116 (12.79%) Performance Tuning
6 109 (12.02%) High Availability
7 84 (9.26%) ETL
8 81 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 67 (7.39%) Project Management
10 60 (6.62%) Migration
11 54 (5.95%) Web Development
12 51 (5.62%) Capacity Planning
13 44 (4.85%) OO
14 43 (4.74%) Data Protection
14 43 (4.74%) TDD
15 40 (4.41%) Change Management
16 39 (4.30%) Mentoring
17 38 (4.19%) Scrum
18 37 (4.08%) Change Control
18 37 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 628 (69.24%) SQL
2 315 (34.73%) C#
3 262 (28.89%) T-SQL
4 123 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 68 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 54 (5.95%) VB.NET
7 34 (3.75%) Java
8 31 (3.42%) VBScript
9 25 (2.76%) VB
10 19 (2.09%) C++
11 10 (1.10%) C
11 10 (1.10%) Perl
11 10 (1.10%) VBA
12 9 (0.99%) PHP
12 9 (0.99%) VB6
13 8 (0.88%) R
14 7 (0.77%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.66%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.44%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 142 (15.66%) Degree
2 123 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (6.17%) MCSE
4 54 (5.95%) MCITP
5 45 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 43 (4.74%) MCSA
7 35 (3.86%) SC Cleared
8 26 (2.87%) MCTS
9 25 (2.76%) MCP
10 22 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.32%) GNVQ
11 12 (1.32%) HND
12 9 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.88%) CCNA
14 5 (0.55%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.44%) MCDBA
15 4 (0.44%) SAP Certification
16 2 (0.22%) CISA
16 2 (0.22%) CISSP
17 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.95%) SLA
2 22 (2.43%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.21%) QA
5 10 (1.10%) GDPR
6 8 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.33%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 173 (19.07%) Active Directory
2 99 (10.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.18%) vSphere
5 43 (4.74%) XenApp
6 39 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.99%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.99%) XenServer
8 7 (0.77%) KVM
8 7 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.22%) Docker
12 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (4.85%) SCCM
2 30 (3.31%) SCOM
3 23 (2.54%) SCSM
4 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (2.09%) DameWare
6 18 (1.98%) Perfmon
7 16 (1.76%) Failover Clustering
8 12 (1.32%) WSUS
9 11 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.99%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.99%) Puppet
10 9 (0.99%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.88%) Control-M
12 7 (0.77%) Opsview
13 6 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.66%) XenMobile
13 6 (0.66%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 524 (57.77%) Microsoft
2 147 (16.21%) VMware
3 84 (9.26%) Oracle
4 58 (6.39%) Cisco
5 57 (6.28%) Citrix
6 55 (6.06%) NetApp
7 37 (4.08%) IBM
8 34 (3.75%) HP
8 34 (3.75%) SonicWALL
9 28 (3.09%) Cognos
10 26 (2.87%) SAP
11 22 (2.43%) Symantec
12 17 (1.87%) Dell Compellent
13 16 (1.76%) McAfee
13 16 (1.76%) Veeam
14 14 (1.54%) CA
15 13 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.43%) EMC
16 12 (1.32%) Dell
16 12 (1.32%) SolarWinds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: 22 hours ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Progressive
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £32000 per annum + Pension, 23 Holidays, Child Care Vouchers
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £65,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dagenham, Essex
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-50k
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £78,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Company pension,Travel expenses,Lapt
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mediaforce
Salary: £35,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 basic + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Ellis Mason Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 26 days holiday, generous pension sc
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + travel allowance/Car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago