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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 87 93 96
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 43 25 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.21% 1.58% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.45% 5.92% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 37
Average salary £23,500 £29,750 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.00% +23.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,600 £22,125 £15,250
10% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £50,000 £37,500
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
455 422 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.36% 26.61% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 355 361 436
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 £50,000 £64,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 22 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 22 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 +8 29 £23,500 -39.74% 2
Runcorn +8 8 £21,000 -
Knutsford -10 3 - - 1
Wilmslow - 2 £34,000 - 1
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (72.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 49 (72.06%) Windows 7
3 44 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (60.29%) Microsoft
5 30 (44.12%) MS Excel
6 29 (42.65%) Active Directory
7 28 (41.18%) TCP/IP
8 27 (39.71%) MS Exchange
8 27 (39.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (38.24%) Linux
9 26 (38.24%) MCP
10 25 (36.76%) VMware
11 24 (35.29%) UNIX
11 24 (35.29%) MS Office
12 21 (30.88%) VPN
13 20 (29.41%) MCSE
13 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (27.94%) DNS
14 19 (27.94%) DHCP
15 17 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (25.00%) Hyper-V
16 16 (23.53%) LAN
16 16 (23.53%) WAN
16 16 (23.53%) MCSA
16 16 (23.53%) SQL Server
17 15 (22.06%) MCTS
17 15 (22.06%) MCITP
18 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
18 14 (20.59%) ISEB

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 27 (39.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (10.29%) IIS
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.41%) Site Server
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (44.12%) MS Excel
2 24 (35.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 21 (30.88%) VPN
3 19 (27.94%) DNS
3 19 (27.94%) DHCP
4 16 (23.53%) LAN
4 16 (23.53%) WAN
5 9 (13.24%) SAN
6 7 (10.29%) Firewall
7 4 (5.88%) NAS
8 3 (4.41%) Broadband
8 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.47%) Internet
9 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) LoadRunner
2 12 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (13.24%) SilkPerformer
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Back Office
4 3 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.41%) Legal
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) IT Support
2 16 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Test Manager
4 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Support Technician
5 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior IT Support
8 3 (4.41%) Help Desk Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Kindle
1 3 (4.41%) EPoS
1 3 (4.41%) Replication
2 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (72.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 49 (72.06%) Windows 7
3 44 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (38.24%) Linux
5 24 (35.29%) UNIX
6 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (16.18%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.82%) Windows 2000
9 4 (5.88%) AIX
10 3 (4.41%) Windows NT
10 3 (4.41%) zOS
10 3 (4.41%) MVS
11 2 (2.94%) Solaris
12 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) ITIL
2 11 (16.18%) Migration
3 9 (13.24%) Test Management
3 9 (13.24%) Test Strategy
4 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
4 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.35%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.41%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.41%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.94%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.94%) Validation
7 2 (2.94%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (1.47%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.47%) Change Management
8 1 (1.47%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (38.24%) MCP
3 20 (29.41%) MCSE
4 16 (23.53%) MCSA
5 15 (22.06%) MCTS
5 15 (22.06%) MCITP
6 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
6 14 (20.59%) ISEB
7 7 (10.29%) CCNA
7 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (42.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (13.24%) VMware ESX
3 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.41%) XenApp
4 3 (4.41%) Terminal Services
4 3 (4.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (4.41%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.94%) vSphere
5 2 (2.94%) XenServer
6 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.41%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (60.29%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.76%) VMware
3 13 (19.12%) Citrix
4 12 (17.65%) HP
5 11 (16.18%) Cisco
6 8 (11.76%) Dell
7 7 (10.29%) Oracle
8 4 (5.88%) EMC
9 3 (4.41%) Juniper
9 3 (4.41%) NetApp
9 3 (4.41%) Apple
9 3 (4.41%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.94%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.47%) Sophos
11 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.47%) Draytek
Warrington, Cheshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training
Posted: 6 days ago