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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 93 89 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 38 27 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.92% 1.65% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 6.68% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 21 18 33
Average salary £23,500 £35,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% +52.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,250 £16,200
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £50,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-5.66% -3.63%
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
494 404 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.96% 24.68% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 412 340 440
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £63,100 £50,744
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +11 27 £23,500 -32.85% 1
Runcorn +8 6 £21,000 -
Knutsford -17 2 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £34,000 - 1
Macclesfield +12 1 £14,500 -71.00% 1
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 47 (74.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (63.49%) Microsoft
4 40 (63.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (50.79%) MS Excel
6 29 (46.03%) TCP/IP
7 28 (44.44%) MCP
8 27 (42.86%) Linux
9 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
9 26 (41.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (39.68%) MS Exchange
10 25 (39.68%) UNIX
11 22 (34.92%) MCSE
11 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (31.75%) MS Office
12 20 (31.75%) DHCP
12 20 (31.75%) DNS
12 20 (31.75%) VMware
13 19 (30.16%) VPN
13 19 (30.16%) MCSA
14 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
14 18 (28.57%) MCITP
14 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
15 16 (25.40%) MCTS
16 14 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
16 14 (22.22%) ISTQB
16 14 (22.22%) ISEB
16 14 (22.22%) LoadRunner
17 13 (20.63%) LAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 25 (39.68%) MS Exchange
2 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.35%) IIS
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (50.79%) MS Excel
2 20 (31.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) TCP/IP
2 20 (31.75%) DHCP
2 20 (31.75%) DNS
3 19 (30.16%) VPN
4 13 (20.63%) LAN
4 13 (20.63%) WAN
5 8 (12.70%) SAN
6 4 (6.35%) NAS
7 3 (4.76%) Broadband
7 3 (4.76%) Firewall
8 1 (1.59%) Internet
8 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 12 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.17%) Back Office
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Support Engineer
2 15 (23.81%) IT Support
3 14 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 8 (12.70%) Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Support Technician
6 7 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Performance Test Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support Technician
9 3 (4.76%) Senior IT Support
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Technician
9 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Technician
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) EPoS
2 2 (3.17%) Replication
2 2 (3.17%) User Experience
2 2 (3.17%) Kindle
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 47 (74.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (63.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (42.86%) Linux
6 25 (39.68%) UNIX
7 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (15.87%) Windows 8
9 5 (7.94%) Windows 2000
10 3 (4.76%) AIX
11 2 (3.17%) MVS
11 2 (3.17%) zOS
11 2 (3.17%) Solaris
11 2 (3.17%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Migration
2 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 9 (14.29%) Test Management
2 9 (14.29%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 5 (7.94%) Test Scripting
5 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.17%) Validation
6 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.17%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.59%) Change Management
7 1 (1.59%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (44.44%) MCP
2 26 (41.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (34.92%) MCSE
4 19 (30.16%) MCSA
5 18 (28.57%) MCITP
6 16 (25.40%) MCTS
7 14 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 14 (22.22%) ISEB
8 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
11 3 (4.76%) CCNA
11 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (3.17%) MCDST
13 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
2 3 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 9 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.76%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.76%) XenApp
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.17%) XenServer
6 2 (3.17%) vSphere
7 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.75%) VMware
3 10 (15.87%) Citrix
4 9 (14.29%) HP
5 8 (12.70%) Dell
6 7 (11.11%) Oracle
6 7 (11.11%) Cisco
7 4 (6.35%) EMC
8 3 (4.76%) Juniper
8 3 (4.76%) NetApp
8 3 (4.76%) Apple
8 3 (4.76%) ProCurve
9 2 (3.17%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.59%) Sophos
10 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.59%) Draytek
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