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 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 88 92 90
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 34 23 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 1.31% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.93% 5.25% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 29
Average salary £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £19,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £26,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-1.92% -7.14%
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
429 438 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.51% 24.97% 29.49%
Number of salaries quoted 346 338 457
Average salary £37,500 £33,852 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.77% -4.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 June 2015.

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 June 2015. 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
Runcorn - 11 £25,000 -
Warrington -1 6 £23,000 -2.12%
Knutsford -7 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Crewe - 5 £20,000 - 2
Macclesfield - 2 £25,000 -
Northwich +1 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Nantwich - 1 £27,500 -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (69.35%) Active Directory
3 32 (51.61%) Windows 7
4 31 (50.00%) ITIL
5 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 22 (35.48%) VPN
6 22 (35.48%) MS Office
7 20 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (30.65%) DNS
8 19 (30.65%) MCSE
8 19 (30.65%) DHCP
9 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (27.42%) Cisco
10 16 (25.81%) VMware
11 14 (22.58%) Risk Management
11 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
11 14 (22.58%) Citrix
11 14 (22.58%) Terminal Server
11 14 (22.58%) MCSA
11 14 (22.58%) MS Excel
11 14 (22.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (20.97%) ITIL V3
12 13 (20.97%) SLA
13 12 (19.35%) WAN
13 12 (19.35%) LAN
13 12 (19.35%) Finance
13 12 (19.35%) Degree
13 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
14 11 (17.74%) Wireless

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
1 8 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Office
2 14 (22.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 22 (35.48%) VPN
2 19 (30.65%) DNS
2 19 (30.65%) DHCP
3 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
4 12 (19.35%) LAN
4 12 (19.35%) WAN
5 11 (17.74%) Wireless
6 7 (11.29%) VLAN
7 5 (8.06%) iSCSI
7 5 (8.06%) SAN
8 2 (3.23%) DMZ
8 2 (3.23%) Firewall
8 2 (3.23%) Broadband
8 2 (3.23%) VoIP
8 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Retail
2 9 (14.52%) Financial Institution
3 7 (11.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Analyst
1 18 (29.03%) Support Engineer
2 17 (27.42%) IT Support
3 16 (25.81%) Service Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Desktop Support
7 7 (11.29%) Team Leader
7 7 (11.29%) Support Team Leader
7 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 7 (11.29%) Desktop Team Leader
8 6 (9.68%) IT Support Technician
8 6 (9.68%) Support Technician
8 6 (9.68%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (8.06%) IT Manager
10 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
10 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) .NET
1 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) XML
2 1 (1.61%) WSDL
2 1 (1.61%) JSON
2 1 (1.61%) jQuery
2 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) EPoS
1 7 (11.29%) Thin Client
1 7 (11.29%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) Windows 7
3 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (22.58%) Windows 2000 Server
4 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (12.90%) Windows 8
7 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
7 6 (9.68%) Android
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.61%) AIX
9 1 (1.61%) Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) ITIL
2 14 (22.58%) Risk Management
3 13 (20.97%) ITIL V3
4 11 (17.74%) Business Continuity
4 11 (17.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (14.52%) Line Management
5 9 (14.52%) Customer Engagement
6 7 (11.29%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.68%) Process Management
8 5 (8.06%) Migration
8 5 (8.06%) Strategic Planning
8 5 (8.06%) Project Planning
8 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
8 5 (8.06%) Patch Management
9 3 (4.84%) Information Security
9 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.23%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.61%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (30.65%) MCSE
3 14 (22.58%) MCSA
4 12 (19.35%) Degree
5 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (12.90%) CCNA
6 8 (12.90%) MCITP
7 7 (11.29%) MCTS
7 7 (11.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (11.29%) MCP
7 7 (11.29%) HND
8 5 (8.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.61%) PMP
9 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.97%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (69.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.58%) Terminal Server
3 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.06%) vSphere
5 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.06%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.06%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.42%) Cisco
3 16 (25.81%) VMware
4 14 (22.58%) Citrix
5 11 (17.74%) Symantec
6 8 (12.90%) HP
7 7 (11.29%) Oracle
8 5 (8.06%) EMC
8 5 (8.06%) ProCurve
9 3 (4.84%) Dell
10 2 (3.23%) Avaya
10 2 (3.23%) Juniper
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