The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 78 90 96
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 45 25 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.30% 1.60% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.51% 6.05% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 36
Average salary £23,500 £33,250 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.32% +46.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £22,125 £17,625
10% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £50,000 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%
Windows XP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
473 413 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.18% 26.41% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 378 346 427
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows XP
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Cheshire region.

Windows XP Salary Trend in Cheshire

Windows XP
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Windows XP Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Windows XP
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 32 £23,500 -39.74% 1
Runcorn +9 8 £21,000 -
Knutsford -14 3 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £34,000 - 1
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (74.63%) Windows 7
3 48 (71.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (64.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
6 33 (49.25%) MS Excel
7 29 (43.28%) MCP
7 29 (43.28%) TCP/IP
8 28 (41.79%) Active Directory
8 28 (41.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (40.30%) Linux
10 26 (38.81%) MS Exchange
11 25 (37.31%) UNIX
12 23 (34.33%) MCSE
13 22 (32.84%) MS Office
13 22 (32.84%) VMware
14 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (29.85%) VPN
15 20 (29.85%) DNS
15 20 (29.85%) DHCP
16 19 (28.36%) MCSA
17 18 (26.87%) MCITP
17 18 (26.87%) Exchange Server 2007
17 18 (26.87%) Hyper-V
18 16 (23.88%) MCTS
19 14 (20.90%) HP Quality Center
19 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
19 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
19 14 (20.90%) LAN
19 14 (20.90%) WAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (38.81%) MS Exchange
2 18 (26.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (7.46%) IIS
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) Site Server
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (49.25%) MS Excel
2 22 (32.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.28%) TCP/IP
2 20 (29.85%) VPN
2 20 (29.85%) DNS
2 20 (29.85%) DHCP
3 14 (20.90%) LAN
3 14 (20.90%) WAN
4 9 (13.43%) SAN
5 5 (7.46%) Firewall
6 4 (5.97%) NAS
7 3 (4.48%) Broadband
8 1 (1.49%) Internet
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (20.90%) LoadRunner
2 12 (17.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (13.43%) SilkPerformer
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Legal
3 3 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.48%) Back Office
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Support Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) IT Support
3 14 (20.90%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Test Manager
5 8 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (10.45%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (10.45%) Support Technician
6 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Performance Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) 1st Line Support Technician
9 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 3 (4.48%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Technician
9 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support Technician
9 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) EPoS
1 3 (4.48%) Replication
1 3 (4.48%) Kindle
2 2 (2.99%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) iPhone
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (74.63%) Windows 7
3 48 (71.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (64.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (40.30%) Linux
6 25 (37.31%) UNIX
7 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (14.93%) Windows 8
9 6 (8.96%) Windows 2000
10 4 (5.97%) AIX
11 3 (4.48%) Windows NT
11 3 (4.48%) zOS
11 3 (4.48%) MVS
12 2 (2.99%) Solaris
13 1 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
1 11 (16.42%) Migration
2 9 (13.43%) Test Management
2 9 (13.43%) Test Strategy
3 7 (10.45%) Regression Testing
3 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
4 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.48%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.99%) Validation
7 2 (2.99%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (1.49%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.49%) Change Management
8 1 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.49%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (43.28%) MCP
2 28 (41.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (34.33%) MCSE
4 19 (28.36%) MCSA
5 18 (26.87%) MCITP
6 16 (23.88%) MCTS
7 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
7 14 (20.90%) ISEB
8 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (7.46%) CCNA
12 2 (2.99%) MCDST
13 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (41.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.87%) Hyper-V
3 9 (13.43%) VMware ESX
4 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.48%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.48%) XenApp
6 2 (2.99%) XenServer
6 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.99%) vSphere
7 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.48%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (32.84%) VMware
3 11 (16.42%) Citrix
4 10 (14.93%) HP
5 9 (13.43%) Cisco
6 8 (11.94%) Dell
7 7 (10.45%) Oracle
8 4 (5.97%) EMC
9 3 (4.48%) Juniper
9 3 (4.48%) NetApp
9 3 (4.48%) Apple
9 3 (4.48%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.99%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.49%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.49%) Draytek
11 1 (1.49%) Sophos
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago