Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 634 435 289
Rank change year-on-year -199 -146 -108
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 633 1334 2448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.70% 1.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.18% 2.37% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 568 1186 2174
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,125 £28,075
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,127 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.42% +2.82% -

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 53569 56197 69091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.52% 29.64% 31.59%
Number of salaries quoted 44034 47845 58259
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 17 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 23 October 2017. 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 -196 597 £45,000 - 16
UK excluding London -136 443 £45,000 +9.42% 7
London -233 178 £47,500 -5.00% 10
North of England -105 152 £45,000 +11.80% 2
Yorkshire -36 98 £47,500 +17.28% 1
South East -45 91 £45,000 -4.26%
Midlands -62 73 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East of England -25 66 £55,000 +29.41%
North West -58 52 £45,000 +17.11% 1
West Midlands -57 44 £45,000 +20.00% 1
South West +17 36 £35,000 -6.67% 1
East Midlands +4 29 £42,750 -14.50% 2
Scotland -7 16 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Northern Ireland -16 5 £26,500 -33.75%
Wales +14 3 £52,500 +10.53%
North East 0 2 £38,500 -4.94%
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 633 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 491 (77.57%) SQL
3 396 (62.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 392 (61.93%) Microsoft
5 269 (42.50%) Windows
6 265 (41.86%) .NET
7 242 (38.23%) C#
8 226 (35.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 225 (35.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 210 (33.18%) T-SQL
11 194 (30.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 175 (27.65%) ASP.NET
13 147 (23.22%) Windows Server
14 146 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
15 139 (21.96%) SQL Server 2014
16 133 (21.01%) Active Directory
16 133 (21.01%) Business Intelligence
17 132 (20.85%) MVC
18 117 (18.48%) Finance
18 117 (18.48%) HTML
19 113 (17.85%) Visual Studio
20 110 (17.38%) JavaScript
21 108 (17.06%) Web Services
22 105 (16.59%) CSS
22 105 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
23 103 (16.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 101 (15.96%) .NET Framework
25 97 (15.32%) VMware
25 97 (15.32%) Performance Tuning
26 95 (15.01%) IIS

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 95 (15.01%) IIS
2 88 (13.90%) MS Exchange
3 73 (11.53%) SharePoint
4 51 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (2.69%) Skype for Business
7 16 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.05%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.90%) Apache
11 11 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (1.42%) SAS
14 6 (0.95%) CMS
15 5 (0.79%) Umbraco
16 4 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.63%) WordPress
17 3 (0.47%) EPiServer
18 2 (0.32%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 51 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (3.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.32%) Misys Opics
4 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.32%) Softmar
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.16%) Endur
5 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 71 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (5.37%) Office 365
3 17 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.58%) Google Analytics
5 8 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.47%) npm
9 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.16%) IaaS
10 1 (0.16%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.16%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 60 (9.48%) DNS
2 56 (8.85%) DHCP
3 53 (8.37%) Firewall
4 42 (6.64%) SAN
5 41 (6.48%) VPN
5 41 (6.48%) WAN
6 32 (5.06%) Internet
6 32 (5.06%) LAN
7 31 (4.90%) TCP/IP
8 24 (3.79%) VLAN
9 16 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (2.21%) MPLS
11 13 (2.05%) WebEx
12 12 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (1.90%) Cisco PIX
12 12 (1.90%) VoIP
13 11 (1.74%) Wireless
14 9 (1.42%) NAS
15 8 (1.26%) DMZ
16 7 (1.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 396 (62.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 226 (35.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 225 (35.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 194 (30.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 139 (21.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 103 (16.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 80 (12.64%) Data Warehouse
9 69 (10.90%) SQL Server 2016
10 63 (9.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 52 (8.21%) MySQL
11 52 (8.21%) Relational Database
12 38 (6.00%) NoSQL
12 38 (6.00%) RDBMS
13 28 (4.42%) Oracle Database
14 26 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 19 (3.00%) Hadoop
16 18 (2.84%) OLAP
16 18 (2.84%) Power BI
17 15 (2.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 113 (17.85%) Visual Studio
2 85 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (5.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 24 (3.79%) NUnit
5 23 (3.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 16 (2.53%) TeamCity
7 14 (2.21%) Git (software)
7 14 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (2.21%) Subversion
8 12 (1.90%) JIRA
9 10 (1.58%) MSTest
10 8 (1.26%) Mercurial
11 6 (0.95%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.47%) gulp
12 3 (0.47%) jspm
13 2 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
13 2 (0.32%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.32%) Moq
13 2 (0.32%) NuGet
13 2 (0.32%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 117 (18.48%) Finance
2 33 (5.21%) Manufacturing
3 25 (3.95%) Marketing
4 18 (2.84%) Banking
5 15 (2.37%) Back Office
5 15 (2.37%) Electronics
5 15 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.90%) Law
7 9 (1.42%) Advertising
7 9 (1.42%) Legal
8 6 (0.95%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.47%) Retail
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Front Office
10 2 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) International Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 285 (45.02%) Developer
2 109 (17.22%) DBA
3 96 (15.17%) .NET Developer
4 87 (13.74%) SQL Developer
5 86 (13.59%) SQL DBA
6 80 (12.64%) C# Developer
7 77 (12.16%) Analyst
8 75 (11.85%) Senior Developer
9 58 (9.16%) Administrator
10 51 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 50 (7.90%) Support Analyst
12 44 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 43 (6.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 35 (5.53%) Applications Support
15 34 (5.37%) SQL Server DBA
16 29 (4.58%) Applications Support Analyst
17 27 (4.27%) Senior C# Developer
17 27 (4.27%) Support Engineer
18 26 (4.11%) Senior DBA
19 25 (3.95%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (41.86%) .NET
2 175 (27.65%) ASP.NET
3 117 (18.48%) HTML
4 108 (17.06%) Web Services
5 105 (16.59%) CSS
6 101 (15.96%) .NET Framework
7 95 (15.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 67 (10.58%) AngularJS
8 67 (10.58%) jQuery
9 65 (10.27%) WCF
10 50 (7.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 46 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 41 (6.48%) XML
13 40 (6.32%) Entity Framework
14 36 (5.69%) SOAP
15 34 (5.37%) Ajax
16 32 (5.06%) HTML5
17 25 (3.95%) WPF
18 20 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (3.16%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.58%) Clustering
2 45 (7.11%) Replication
3 35 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.32%) Data Protection Act
5 21 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.53%) N-Tier
7 13 (2.05%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.26%) iPhone
9 8 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.11%) Fintech
11 6 (0.95%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.95%) W3C
12 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.63%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.47%) SWIFT
14 2 (0.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 269 (42.50%) Windows
2 147 (23.22%) Windows Server
3 105 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (11.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (8.21%) Linux
7 51 (8.06%) Windows 7
8 28 (4.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 23 (3.63%) Windows 10
10 21 (3.32%) Windows 8
11 20 (3.16%) Windows XP
12 13 (2.05%) Unix
13 6 (0.95%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.79%) Solaris
14 5 (0.79%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.47%) Android
17 1 (0.16%) Tru64
17 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (21.01%) Business Intelligence
3 132 (20.85%) MVC
4 97 (15.32%) Performance Tuning
5 81 (12.80%) High Availability
6 80 (12.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 80 (12.64%) ETL
7 75 (11.85%) ITIL
8 74 (11.69%) Mentoring
9 57 (9.00%) OO
10 49 (7.74%) SDLC
11 48 (7.58%) Scrum
12 47 (7.42%) TDD
13 36 (5.69%) Project Management
14 34 (5.37%) DevOps
15 31 (4.90%) Data Protection
15 31 (4.90%) Migration
16 29 (4.58%) Data Modelling
16 29 (4.58%) Web Development
17 27 (4.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 491 (77.57%) SQL
2 242 (38.23%) C#
3 210 (33.18%) T-SQL
4 110 (17.38%) JavaScript
5 76 (12.01%) PowerShell
6 29 (4.58%) Java
7 28 (4.42%) VB.NET
8 23 (3.63%) VB
9 15 (2.37%) Perl
10 14 (2.21%) VBScript
11 12 (1.90%) C
11 12 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.42%) C++
13 7 (1.11%) VB6
13 7 (1.11%) XPath
14 6 (0.95%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.79%) PHP
16 4 (0.63%) VBA
16 4 (0.63%) X++
16 4 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 94 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (12.16%) Degree
3 41 (6.48%) MCSE
4 33 (5.21%) MCITP
5 28 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 27 (4.27%) MCTS
7 26 (4.11%) MCSA
8 24 (3.79%) CCNA
8 24 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (3.16%) SC Cleared
10 13 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (2.05%) MCDBA
11 12 (1.90%) MCP
12 8 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.79%) GNVQ
14 5 (0.79%) HND
15 4 (0.63%) MCPD
16 2 (0.32%) A+ Certification
16 2 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.74%) SLA
2 19 (3.00%) GDPR
2 19 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.05%) QA
4 9 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.95%) SEPA
6 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.47%) GAMP
7 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (21.01%) Active Directory
2 86 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.42%) Hyper-V
4 41 (6.48%) XenApp
5 38 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (3.48%) vSphere
7 16 (2.53%) XenServer
8 13 (2.05%) KVM
9 12 (1.90%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.95%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.79%) Firmware
13 4 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.63%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.32%) Docker
15 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (5.21%) SCCM
2 24 (3.79%) SCOM
3 22 (3.48%) Backup Exec
4 21 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 18 (2.84%) WSUS
6 16 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (2.53%) Perfmon
7 15 (2.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 13 (2.05%) DameWare
9 12 (1.90%) ZABBIX
10 8 (1.26%) Ansible
11 7 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.11%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.79%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (0.79%) Malwarebytes
13 5 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 392 (61.93%) Microsoft
2 97 (15.32%) VMware
3 75 (11.85%) Oracle
4 49 (7.74%) Citrix
5 46 (7.27%) Cisco
6 32 (5.06%) Cognos
7 25 (3.95%) McAfee
7 25 (3.95%) Symantec
8 24 (3.79%) SAP
9 22 (3.48%) HP
10 21 (3.32%) EMC
11 16 (2.53%) NetApp
11 16 (2.53%) Veeam
12 14 (2.21%) IBM
12 14 (2.21%) Sophos
13 12 (1.90%) F5
13 12 (1.90%) Google
14 11 (1.74%) Apple
14 11 (1.74%) CommVault
15 10 (1.58%) Dell