The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 158 118 136
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +18
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 97 130 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.89% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.77% 7.45% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 71 108 115
Average salary £23,500 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £43,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-5.66% -3.63%
Windows XP
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1680 1745 1855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.86% 25.43% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1368 1513 1577
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £22,348 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows XP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Windows XP Salary Trend in the North West

Windows XP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows XP across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows XP Salary Histogram in the North West

Windows XP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 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
Cheshire +3 43 £23,500 -12.14% 7
Manchester -73 23 £22,500 -33.82% 6
Merseyside +14 15 £23,500 - 5
Lancashire -1 9 £22,000 -10.20% 2
Cumbria +2 2 £24,000 -12.72% 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (66.10%) Windows 7
3 109 (61.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (59.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 102 (57.63%) Microsoft
6 100 (56.50%) Active Directory
7 73 (41.24%) VMware
8 63 (35.59%) MS Exchange
9 59 (33.33%) MS Office
10 58 (32.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 54 (30.51%) MS Excel
12 51 (28.81%) ITIL
12 51 (28.81%) MCP
12 51 (28.81%) TCP/IP
13 47 (26.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (25.42%) Hyper-V
15 44 (24.86%) LAN
16 43 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 41 (23.16%) WAN
17 41 (23.16%) MCSE
17 41 (23.16%) Windows 8
18 40 (22.60%) Exchange Server 2007
19 39 (22.03%) SQL Server
20 35 (19.77%) SAN
20 35 (19.77%) SQL
21 34 (19.21%) Linux
22 32 (18.08%) Citrix
23 29 (16.38%) HP
23 29 (16.38%) Exchange Server 2003
24 28 (15.82%) UNIX

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 63 (35.59%) MS Exchange
2 40 (22.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 29 (16.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 28 (15.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.52%) IIS
7 4 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.26%) Site Server
8 2 (1.13%) Apache
8 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.13%) Lync
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 59 (33.33%) MS Office
2 54 (30.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (28.81%) TCP/IP
2 44 (24.86%) LAN
3 41 (23.16%) WAN
4 35 (19.77%) SAN
5 27 (15.25%) DNS
6 25 (14.12%) Firewall
7 24 (13.56%) DHCP
8 23 (12.99%) VPN
9 19 (10.73%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.82%) VoIP
10 5 (2.82%) NAS
11 3 (1.69%) ADSL
11 3 (1.69%) Broadband
11 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.69%) VLAN
11 3 (1.69%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.13%) Internet
12 2 (1.13%) SSL
12 2 (1.13%) SMTP
12 2 (1.13%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.82%) Sybase ASA
6 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.69%) MySQL
8 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.91%) LoadRunner
2 12 (6.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (5.08%) SilkPerformer
General
1 23 (12.99%) Finance
2 12 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.95%) Retail
5 5 (2.82%) Back Office
5 5 (2.82%) Banking
6 4 (2.26%) Legal
7 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.69%) Law
8 2 (1.13%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (20.90%) Analyst
2 23 (12.99%) Support Engineer
2 23 (12.99%) 2nd Line Support
3 20 (11.30%) 1st Line Support
3 20 (11.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (11.30%) IT Support
4 14 (7.91%) Server Support
4 14 (7.91%) IT Support Engineer
5 13 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (7.34%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.34%) Service Analyst
6 9 (5.08%) Support Technician
6 9 (5.08%) Test Manager
7 7 (3.95%) Test Analyst
7 7 (3.95%) Consultant
7 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (3.39%) Desktop Support
9 5 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (2.82%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.26%) .NET
2 2 (1.13%) HTML
2 2 (1.13%) CSS
2 2 (1.13%) XML
2 2 (1.13%) XSLT
3 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.08%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.39%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.39%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.82%) Replication
6 4 (2.26%) iPhone
7 3 (1.69%) Kindle
7 3 (1.69%) EPoS
8 2 (1.13%) CCTV
8 2 (1.13%) Online Games
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) AS400
9 1 (0.56%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.56%) Statistics
9 1 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (66.10%) Windows 7
3 109 (61.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (59.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (26.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (23.16%) Windows 8
7 34 (19.21%) Linux
8 28 (15.82%) UNIX
9 13 (7.34%) Windows Vista
9 13 (7.34%) Windows 2000
10 11 (6.21%) AIX
11 6 (3.39%) Windows NT
12 5 (2.82%) zOS
12 5 (2.82%) MVS
12 5 (2.82%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.13%) Debian
13 2 (1.13%) Solaris
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.81%) ITIL
2 18 (10.17%) Migration
3 11 (6.21%) Problem Management
4 9 (5.08%) Test Strategy
4 9 (5.08%) Test Management
4 9 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.95%) Regression Testing
5 7 (3.95%) Test Automation
5 7 (3.95%) Test Scripting
5 7 (3.95%) Incident Management
6 6 (3.39%) Change Management
7 5 (2.82%) Capacity Management
7 5 (2.82%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.82%) Project Management
7 5 (2.82%) Performance Management
7 5 (2.82%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (2.26%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (1.69%) Line Management
9 3 (1.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.77%) SQL
2 5 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.13%) VB6
4 2 (1.13%) VBScript
4 2 (1.13%) VB
4 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (32.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (28.81%) MCP
3 41 (23.16%) MCSE
4 21 (11.86%) MCSA
5 20 (11.30%) CCNA
5 20 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (11.30%) MCTS
6 16 (9.04%) ISTQB
6 16 (9.04%) MCITP
6 16 (9.04%) ISEB
7 9 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
8 8 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (4.52%) NCDA
9 7 (3.95%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.26%) Degree
10 4 (2.26%) A+ Certification
10 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.47%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.13%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 100 (56.50%) Active Directory
2 45 (25.42%) Hyper-V
3 43 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (12.99%) vSphere
5 12 (6.78%) VMware ESX
6 10 (5.65%) Terminal Services
7 9 (5.08%) XenApp
8 7 (3.95%) XenServer
9 6 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.26%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.69%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.13%) Squid
12 2 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.13%) vCloud
13 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.82%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.69%) SCCM
5 2 (1.13%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 102 (57.63%) Microsoft
2 73 (41.24%) VMware
3 32 (18.08%) Citrix
4 29 (16.38%) HP
5 26 (14.69%) Cisco
6 22 (12.43%) Dell
7 21 (11.86%) NetApp
8 13 (7.34%) Oracle
9 9 (5.08%) EMC
10 7 (3.95%) McAfee
11 6 (3.39%) Apple
12 5 (2.82%) Sybase
12 5 (2.82%) Sophos
12 5 (2.82%) ProCurve
13 4 (2.26%) Websense
13 4 (2.26%) Symantec
14 3 (1.69%) Avaya
14 3 (1.69%) Juniper
14 3 (1.69%) AppSense
14 3 (1.69%) WatchGuard
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