Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 656 448
Rank change year-on-year -172 -208 -157
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 2005 338 631 1,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.36% 0.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.70% 1.19% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 291 566 1,184
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,127
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 48,595 53,165 56,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.49% 30.48% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 39,668 43,675 47,855
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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 -151 330 £47,500 +5.56% 29
UK excluding London -189 194 £42,500 -5.56% 22
London +8 146 £50,000 +5.26% 10
South East -15 72 £44,000 -2.22% 8
North of England -89 48 £40,000 -11.11% 8
North West +2 41 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East of England -19 27 £48,750 -11.36% 1
Midlands -26 24 £40,000 -11.11%
South West -18 20 £47,500 +35.71% 2
West Midlands +2 18 £40,000 -11.11%
Scotland -8 7 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Yorkshire -68 7 £43,750 -7.89% 4
East Midlands -33 5 £45,000 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 338 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 237 (70.12%) SQL
3 220 (65.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 206 (60.95%) Microsoft
5 165 (48.82%) .NET
6 143 (42.31%) Windows
7 110 (32.54%) C#
8 109 (32.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 100 (29.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 97 (28.70%) T-SQL
11 94 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
12 92 (27.22%) Problem-Solving
13 89 (26.33%) Windows Server
14 78 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 78 (23.08%) Relational Database
15 74 (21.89%) Oracle
16 69 (20.41%) Oracle Database
17 68 (20.12%) ASP.NET
18 66 (19.53%) ETL
19 65 (19.23%) Web Services
19 65 (19.23%) MVC
20 64 (18.93%) Finance
21 61 (18.05%) Oracle Database 10g
22 58 (17.16%) ITIL
23 56 (16.57%) SQL Server 2016
24 55 (16.27%) CSS
24 55 (16.27%) Data Warehouse
24 55 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
25 53 (15.68%) HTML
26 52 (15.38%) XML

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 (12.72%) MS Exchange
2 42 (12.43%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (5.33%) WebSphere
5 17 (5.03%) Skype for Business
6 15 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (4.44%) IIS
7 11 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.48%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.18%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.89%) Apache
11 3 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.59%) CMS
12 2 (0.59%) JBoss
12 2 (0.59%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 17 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.07%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.59%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.33%) Office 365
4 8 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.37%) SaaS
5 5 (1.48%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.59%) GitHub
8 1 (0.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.43%) Firewall
2 26 (7.69%) SAN
3 23 (6.80%) DNS
4 21 (6.21%) DHCP
5 15 (4.44%) VPN
5 15 (4.44%) WAN
6 11 (3.25%) Skype
7 10 (2.96%) Network Security
7 10 (2.96%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.78%) LAN
9 6 (1.78%) MPLS
10 5 (1.48%) IPsec
10 5 (1.48%) PPTP
11 3 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.89%) Internet
11 3 (0.89%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.89%) Wireless
12 2 (0.59%) NAS
12 2 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 220 (65.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (32.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 100 (29.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (23.08%) Relational Database
5 78 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (20.41%) Oracle Database
7 61 (18.05%) Oracle Database 10g
8 56 (16.57%) SQL Server 2016
9 55 (16.27%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (13.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 43 (12.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 36 (10.65%) RDBMS
13 32 (9.47%) SQL Server 2014
14 18 (5.33%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (3.25%) Power BI
16 10 (2.96%) MySQL
17 9 (2.66%) DTS
18 8 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
19 7 (2.07%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (13.91%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.66%) NUnit
4 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.78%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.18%) MSTest
6 4 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.89%) JIRA
7 3 (0.89%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.89%) Selenium
7 3 (0.89%) Subversion
8 2 (0.59%) NCrunch
8 2 (0.59%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.30%) gulp
9 1 (0.30%) jspm
9 1 (0.30%) Moq
9 1 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 64 (18.93%) Finance
2 20 (5.92%) Banking
3 17 (5.03%) Retail
4 9 (2.66%) Marketing
5 8 (2.37%) Advertising
6 7 (2.07%) Back Office
7 6 (1.78%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.18%) Legal
10 3 (0.89%) Arabic Language
10 3 (0.89%) French Language
10 3 (0.89%) German Language
10 3 (0.89%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.89%) Law
10 3 (0.89%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.89%) Russian Language
10 3 (0.89%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.89%) Swedish Language
11 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 155 (45.86%) Developer
2 79 (23.37%) Analyst
3 45 (13.31%) DBA
4 42 (12.43%) Support Analyst
5 41 (12.13%) Senior Developer
6 38 (11.24%) .NET Developer
7 37 (10.95%) SQL DBA
7 37 (10.95%) SQL Developer
8 30 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (8.58%) Applications Support
10 28 (8.28%) Applications Support Analyst
10 28 (8.28%) Senior Analyst
11 27 (7.99%) Administrator
11 27 (7.99%) C# Developer
12 24 (7.10%) Lead Developer
13 23 (6.80%) Senior Applications Support
13 23 (6.80%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
13 23 (6.80%) Senior Support Analyst
14 21 (6.21%) Technical Developer
15 19 (5.62%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (48.82%) .NET
2 68 (20.12%) ASP.NET
3 65 (19.23%) Web Services
4 55 (16.27%) CSS
5 53 (15.68%) HTML
6 52 (15.38%) WCF
6 52 (15.38%) XML
7 46 (13.61%) .NET Framework
8 35 (10.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (7.69%) XSLT
10 25 (7.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (6.80%) SOAP
12 21 (6.21%) jQuery
13 16 (4.73%) ADO.NET
13 16 (4.73%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (4.73%) WebSphere MQ
14 14 (4.14%) MDX
15 13 (3.85%) WinForms
16 12 (3.55%) RESTful
16 12 (3.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.03%) N-Tier
3 15 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (4.44%) W3C
4 13 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 13 (3.85%) Clustering
4 13 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.55%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.55%) Replication
6 11 (3.25%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.25%) NHS
7 9 (2.66%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.66%) EMC VMAX
8 8 (2.37%) Fintech
8 8 (2.37%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.48%) Life Science
9 5 (1.48%) LIMS
10 4 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 143 (42.31%) Windows
2 89 (26.33%) Windows Server
3 47 (13.91%) Linux
4 40 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (10.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (8.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (8.58%) Windows 2000 Server
7 26 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.55%) Solaris
9 8 (2.37%) Android
9 8 (2.37%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.07%) Unix
10 7 (2.07%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.78%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.78%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.30%) CentOS
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (27.22%) Problem-Solving
3 66 (19.53%) ETL
4 65 (19.23%) MVC
5 58 (17.16%) ITIL
6 55 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (13.31%) OO
8 36 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 35 (10.36%) Data Modelling
10 31 (9.17%) OOD
11 30 (8.88%) Scrum
12 29 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (8.58%) SOA
13 26 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 26 (7.69%) Waterfall
14 25 (7.40%) Data Management
14 25 (7.40%) SDLC
15 22 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
16 21 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
17 19 (5.62%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (70.12%) SQL
2 110 (32.54%) C#
3 97 (28.70%) T-SQL
4 51 (15.09%) JavaScript
5 48 (14.20%) PowerShell
6 28 (8.28%) Python
7 26 (7.69%) Java
8 20 (5.92%) VB
9 17 (5.03%) PL/SQL
10 15 (4.44%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.37%) VBA
12 7 (2.07%) VB6
12 7 (2.07%) XPath
13 4 (1.18%) VBScript
14 3 (0.89%) Perl
14 3 (0.89%) PHP
15 2 (0.59%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (12.13%) Degree
2 27 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.85%) MCSE
4 12 (3.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (2.37%) CCNA
5 8 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.78%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.48%) CCA
8 5 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.18%) MCSA
10 3 (0.89%) MCP
10 3 (0.89%) MCTS
11 2 (0.59%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.59%) MCITP
11 2 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.55%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.48%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) GDPR
4 2 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (10.95%) Active Directory
3 26 (7.69%) XenApp
4 21 (6.21%) Hyper-V
5 17 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (2.96%) vSphere
8 5 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.18%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.59%) Docker
10 2 (0.59%) KVM
10 2 (0.59%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.59%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.59%) XenServer
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (5.92%) SCCM
2 8 (2.37%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.37%) Control-M
2 8 (2.37%) Puppet
3 7 (2.07%) Data Guard
3 7 (2.07%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 5 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.59%) Consul
7 2 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.59%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.59%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.59%) Terraform
7 2 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 206 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 74 (21.89%) Oracle
3 48 (14.20%) VMware
4 30 (8.88%) Cisco
4 30 (8.88%) Citrix
5 25 (7.40%) EMC
6 15 (4.44%) CommVault
6 15 (4.44%) HP
7 14 (4.14%) McAfee
8 9 (2.66%) CA
8 9 (2.66%) FalconStor
9 8 (2.37%) AppDynamics
9 8 (2.37%) Avaya
9 8 (2.37%) Bloomberg
9 8 (2.37%) Dell
10 7 (2.07%) Sophos
10 7 (2.07%) Symantec
11 6 (1.78%) Cognos
11 6 (1.78%) Sybase
11 6 (1.78%) Veeam