The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 181 165 144
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -21
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1752 1842 2217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.67% 1.80% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.02% 6.54% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1613 1936
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%
Windows XP
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29090 28164 30732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.70% 27.55% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 24547 23627 26774
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows XP
Salary Trend in England

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

Windows XP Salary Trend in England

Windows XP
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows XP across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows XP Salary Histogram in England

Windows XP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
London +9 782 £31,000 -4.61% 56
South East -10 425 £25,500 -1.92% 24
East of England -34 118 £23,500 -12.96% 9
North West -4 116 £23,000 -6.12% 19
Yorkshire -18 98 £23,500 -9.61% 11
West Midlands -24 90 £27,500 +14.58% 11
South West -16 63 £24,500 -2.00% 11
East Midlands 0 46 £24,000 -20.00% 10
North East -1 11 £26,000 +9.47% 2
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 3502 (100.00%) Windows
2 2179 (62.22%) Active Directory
3 1858 (53.06%) Microsoft
4 1595 (45.55%) MS Office
5 1537 (43.89%) Windows 7
6 1368 (39.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1368 (39.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1270 (36.26%) MS Excel
8 1215 (34.69%) MS Exchange
9 880 (25.13%) VMware
10 861 (24.59%) ITIL
11 804 (22.96%) Citrix
12 750 (21.42%) Windows 8
13 723 (20.65%) DNS
14 659 (18.82%) TCP/IP
15 649 (18.53%) Finance
16 600 (17.13%) Blackberry
17 593 (16.93%) SQL
18 572 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 556 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
20 538 (15.36%) Microsoft Certification
21 525 (14.99%) DHCP
22 484 (13.82%) Exchange Server 2010
23 481 (13.74%) Windows Vista
24 454 (12.96%) Firewall
25 438 (12.51%) Cisco
26 422 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2007
27 415 (11.85%) SLA
28 408 (11.65%) VPN
29 407 (11.62%) SQL Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1215 (34.69%) MS Exchange
2 484 (13.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 422 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 403 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 277 (7.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 171 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 169 (4.83%) SharePoint
8 106 (3.03%) Lync
9 100 (2.86%) IIS
10 77 (2.20%) IBM Notes
11 49 (1.40%) Live Communications Server
12 42 (1.20%) WorkSite
13 32 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 29 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
14 29 (0.83%) Apache
15 26 (0.74%) Tomcat
16 15 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
16 15 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
17 14 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
17 14 (0.40%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 1595 (45.55%) MS Office
2 1270 (36.26%) MS Excel
3 178 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.46%) MS Project
6 7 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.086%) Maya
9 3 (0.086%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.057%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.029%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.029%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.40%) BASE24
2 12 (0.34%) Maximo
2 12 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
3 8 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.23%) SAP Business One
4 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
5 6 (0.17%) Eikon
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.086%) Line 500
7 3 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.057%) assyst
8 2 (0.057%) SalesLogix
8 2 (0.057%) BPCS
9 1 (0.029%) Exchequer
9 1 (0.029%) Agresso
9 1 (0.029%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.029%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 122 (3.48%) Office 365
2 14 (0.40%) Google Apps
3 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.086%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.057%) SaaS
7 1 (0.029%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 723 (20.65%) DNS
2 659 (18.82%) TCP/IP
3 525 (14.99%) DHCP
4 454 (12.96%) Firewall
5 408 (11.65%) VPN
6 404 (11.54%) LAN
7 358 (10.22%) WAN
8 293 (8.37%) Internet
9 237 (6.77%) SAN
10 181 (5.17%) VoIP
11 179 (5.11%) Wireless
12 71 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
13 69 (1.97%) ADSL
14 66 (1.88%) Intranet
15 65 (1.86%) NAS
16 60 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (1.37%) VLAN
18 47 (1.34%) iSCSI
19 45 (1.28%) SSL
19 45 (1.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 104 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 86 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 76 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 53 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (1.31%) MS Access
7 43 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
8 40 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 37 (1.06%) MySQL
10 33 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
11 32 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
12 31 (0.89%) Relational Database
13 28 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
14 25 (0.71%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
16 18 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (0.49%) Cognos Event Studio
17 17 (0.49%) Cognos Metric Studio
18 16 (0.46%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 53 (1.51%) LoadRunner
2 47 (1.34%) MSI
3 43 (1.23%) Toad
4 42 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
5 39 (1.11%) TestDirector
6 23 (0.66%) WinRunner
7 21 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
7 21 (0.60%) SilkPerformer
8 14 (0.40%) PVCS
8 14 (0.40%) JDeveloper
9 12 (0.34%) InstallShield
10 8 (0.23%) Serena SBM
10 8 (0.23%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
12 4 (0.11%) Facilita Forecast
12 4 (0.11%) Selenium
12 4 (0.11%) Rational Performance Tester
12 4 (0.11%) JIRA
12 4 (0.11%) Ant
General
1 649 (18.53%) Finance
2 197 (5.63%) Banking
3 173 (4.94%) Law
4 163 (4.65%) Retail
5 157 (4.48%) Legal
6 145 (4.14%) Telecoms
7 80 (2.28%) Financial Institution
8 58 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 51 (1.46%) Back Office
10 41 (1.17%) Advertising
11 31 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.49%) Front Office
13 11 (0.31%) German Language
14 9 (0.26%) Marketing
14 9 (0.26%) Electronics
15 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.23%) French Language
16 7 (0.20%) Military
17 6 (0.17%) Games
18 5 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1230 (35.12%) Analyst
2 739 (21.10%) Support Engineer
3 696 (19.87%) Support Analyst
4 540 (15.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 445 (12.71%) Service Analyst
6 441 (12.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 434 (12.39%) IT Support
8 314 (8.97%) Desktop Support
9 227 (6.48%) 1st Line Support
10 198 (5.65%) Technical Support
11 194 (5.54%) Help Desk Support
12 193 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
13 189 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 187 (5.34%) Help Desk Analyst
15 154 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
16 142 (4.05%) Support Technician
16 142 (4.05%) Desktop Analyst
17 133 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
18 122 (3.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
19 120 (3.43%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (1.46%) .NET
2 32 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
3 29 (0.83%) HTML
4 23 (0.66%) XML
5 22 (0.63%) Web Services
6 20 (0.57%) Application Packaging
7 18 (0.51%) CSS
8 17 (0.49%) ASP.NET
9 15 (0.43%) J2EE
10 14 (0.40%) Oracle ADF
11 13 (0.37%) jQuery
12 10 (0.29%) WCF
13 8 (0.23%) COM
14 7 (0.20%) SOAP
14 7 (0.20%) Middleware
15 6 (0.17%) Software Packaging
15 6 (0.17%) .NET Framework
16 5 (0.14%) MAPI
17 4 (0.11%) Ajax
17 4 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 600 (17.13%) Blackberry
2 213 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (3.60%) Clustering
4 106 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 93 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 85 (2.43%) iPhone
7 80 (2.28%) PDA
8 65 (1.86%) Hedge funds
9 59 (1.68%) Fat Client
9 59 (1.68%) Thin Client
10 51 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 44 (1.26%) Replication
12 40 (1.14%) EPoS
13 39 (1.11%) iPad
14 30 (0.86%) Handset
15 27 (0.77%) Mathematics
16 25 (0.71%) AS400
16 25 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.63%) Mobile App
18 21 (0.60%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3502 (100.00%) Windows
2 1537 (43.89%) Windows 7
3 1368 (39.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 1368 (39.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 750 (21.42%) Windows 8
5 572 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 481 (13.74%) Windows Vista
7 254 (7.25%) Linux
8 167 (4.77%) Windows 2000
9 166 (4.74%) UNIX
10 139 (3.97%) Mac OS X
11 90 (2.57%) Android
12 87 (2.48%) Apple iOS
13 82 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
14 52 (1.48%) Solaris
15 46 (1.31%) Windows NT
15 46 (1.31%) Mac OS
16 32 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
17 21 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 13 (0.37%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (24.59%) ITIL
2 221 (6.31%) Service Delivery
3 169 (4.83%) Service Management
4 161 (4.60%) Incident Management
5 140 (4.00%) Migration
6 120 (3.43%) Time Management
7 108 (3.08%) Change Management
8 92 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 88 (2.51%) Problem Management
10 77 (2.20%) Mentoring
11 76 (2.17%) Project Management
12 72 (2.06%) CRM
13 71 (2.03%) Asset Management
14 67 (1.91%) Software Distribution
15 58 (1.66%) Test Automation
16 57 (1.63%) Test Scripting
17 56 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
18 54 (1.54%) Business Intelligence
19 52 (1.48%) ETL
20 51 (1.46%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 593 (16.93%) SQL
2 155 (4.43%) PowerShell
3 70 (2.00%) VBScript
4 68 (1.94%) C#
5 62 (1.77%) Java
6 50 (1.43%) VB
7 47 (1.34%) C++
8 45 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 36 (1.03%) Perl
10 34 (0.97%) C
11 31 (0.89%) JavaScript
12 23 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 20 (0.57%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.51%) COBOL
15 14 (0.40%) Python
15 14 (0.40%) JCL
15 14 (0.40%) PL/1
16 8 (0.23%) VBA
17 7 (0.20%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 538 (15.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 316 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 304 (8.68%) MCSE
4 301 (8.60%) Degree
5 272 (7.77%) MCP
6 229 (6.54%) SC Cleared
7 178 (5.08%) MCSA
8 159 (4.54%) MCITP
9 137 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
10 136 (3.88%) DV Cleared
11 120 (3.43%) CCNA
12 99 (2.83%) MCTS
13 72 (2.06%) ISEB
14 66 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 59 (1.68%) MCDST
16 57 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
17 48 (1.37%) A+ Certification
17 48 (1.37%) ISTQB
18 46 (1.31%) CCNP
19 36 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (11.85%) SLA
2 38 (1.09%) QA
3 34 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.54%) TickIT
5 14 (0.40%) ISO 8583
6 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.057%) COBIT
System Software
1 2179 (62.22%) Active Directory
2 556 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 283 (8.08%) Hyper-V
4 212 (6.05%) XenApp
5 121 (3.46%) vSphere
6 100 (2.86%) Terminal Services
7 93 (2.66%) VMware ESX
8 74 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
9 71 (2.03%) XenServer
10 68 (1.94%) XenDesktop
11 63 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.46%) Terminal Server
14 14 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (0.37%) ISA Server
15 13 (0.37%) UAG
16 12 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 8 (0.23%) MetaFrame
18 7 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
19 6 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 269 (7.68%) SCCM
2 181 (5.17%) Backup Exec
3 71 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
4 67 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 61 (1.74%) SCOM
6 53 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 47 (1.34%) WSUS
8 45 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 40 (1.14%) Netcool
10 38 (1.09%) Tivoli
11 35 (1.00%) NetBackup
12 34 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
13 24 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 23 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 16 (0.46%) EdgeSight
16 14 (0.40%) BladeLogic
17 13 (0.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 13 (0.37%) Unicenter
18 10 (0.29%) AppDNA
19 9 (0.26%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1858 (53.06%) Microsoft
2 880 (25.13%) VMware
3 804 (22.96%) Citrix
4 438 (12.51%) Cisco
5 330 (9.42%) HP
6 233 (6.65%) Oracle
7 219 (6.25%) Symantec
8 203 (5.80%) Apple
9 116 (3.31%) Dell
10 101 (2.88%) Bloomberg
11 96 (2.74%) Juniper
12 95 (2.71%) Avaya
13 86 (2.46%) McAfee
14 83 (2.37%) EMC
15 82 (2.34%) NetApp
16 80 (2.28%) Lotus
16 80 (2.28%) Fujitsu
17 75 (2.14%) Mitel
18 69 (1.97%) CheckPoint
19 64 (1.83%) Reuters
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