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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 146 146 135
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 110 97 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 1.46% 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.38% 5.86% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 100 85 113
Average salary £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,700 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
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
1725 1656 1935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.92% 24.95% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1486 1413 1654
Average salary £35,500 £34,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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
Manchester +16 65 £24,500 +6.52% 9
Cheshire -10 20 £24,500 -24.61% 7
Lancashire +14 13 £50,750 +103.00% 2
Merseyside +13 7 £19,000 -42.42% 1
Cumbria -7 5 £18,000 -10.00%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (69.64%) Active Directory
3 132 (58.93%) Microsoft
4 110 (49.11%) Windows 7
5 98 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (38.84%) MS Exchange
6 87 (38.84%) MS Office
7 81 (36.16%) MS Excel
8 76 (33.93%) TCP/IP
9 75 (33.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 74 (33.04%) VMware
11 60 (26.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 60 (26.79%) Windows 8
12 57 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 54 (24.11%) DNS
14 53 (23.66%) DHCP
15 50 (22.32%) ITIL
16 48 (21.43%) Citrix
17 47 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 47 (20.98%) Exchange Server 2010
18 46 (20.54%) LAN
19 44 (19.64%) SQL Server
20 43 (19.20%) WAN
21 39 (17.41%) MCP
21 39 (17.41%) Windows Vista
22 37 (16.52%) MCSE
23 35 (15.63%) VPN
23 35 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
24 32 (14.29%) SLA
25 29 (12.95%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 87 (38.84%) MS Exchange
2 47 (20.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.57%) Lync
7 7 (3.13%) IIS
8 6 (2.68%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.79%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.45%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 87 (38.84%) MS Office
2 81 (36.16%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.89%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (33.93%) TCP/IP
2 54 (24.11%) DNS
3 53 (23.66%) DHCP
4 46 (20.54%) LAN
5 43 (19.20%) WAN
6 35 (15.63%) VPN
7 29 (12.95%) SAN
8 28 (12.50%) Firewall
9 27 (12.05%) VoIP
10 25 (11.16%) Internet
11 17 (7.59%) iSCSI
11 17 (7.59%) NAS
12 15 (6.70%) Ethernet
13 14 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (5.80%) DECT
15 11 (4.91%) VLAN
16 8 (3.57%) GPRS
16 8 (3.57%) FTP
16 8 (3.57%) DMZ
17 6 (2.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.34%) MySQL
8 2 (0.89%) MS Access
8 2 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (1.79%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.34%) SilkPerformer
General
1 18 (8.04%) Law
2 16 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.25%) Finance
4 11 (4.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.79%) Advertising
6 3 (1.34%) Legal
6 3 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.34%) Retail
7 2 (0.89%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.89%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 65 (29.02%) Analyst
2 52 (23.21%) Support Engineer
3 34 (15.18%) Service Analyst
4 33 (14.73%) Service Desk Analyst
4 33 (14.73%) IT Support
5 31 (13.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 25 (11.16%) Support Analyst
7 19 (8.48%) 1st Line Support
8 18 (8.04%) IT Support Engineer
9 14 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (5.80%) Support Technician
10 13 (5.80%) Desktop Support
11 12 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (4.46%) Technical Support
13 9 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (3.57%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 7 (3.13%) IT Manager
15 7 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
16 6 (2.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.34%) .NET
2 2 (0.89%) COM
2 2 (0.89%) Web Services
2 2 (0.89%) OpenGL
2 2 (0.89%) DirectX
3 1 (0.45%) Middleware
3 1 (0.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.93%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.80%) Life Science
3 11 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.13%) Smart Meter
4 7 (3.13%) User Experience
4 7 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.79%) EPoS
7 3 (1.34%) iPhone
8 2 (0.89%) Statistics
8 2 (0.89%) Animation
8 2 (0.89%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.89%) Physics
8 2 (0.89%) Handset
8 2 (0.89%) SecurID
8 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.45%) iPad
9 1 (0.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 224 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (49.11%) Windows 7
3 98 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (33.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (26.79%) Windows 8
6 57 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (17.41%) Windows Vista
8 18 (8.04%) Linux
9 15 (6.70%) UNIX
10 7 (3.13%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.68%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (2.23%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.34%) Android
14 2 (0.89%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.32%) ITIL
2 19 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (8.48%) Incident Management
3 16 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 16 (7.14%) Service Desk Management
4 15 (6.70%) Migration
5 14 (6.25%) Resource Management
6 13 (5.80%) Performance Management
6 13 (5.80%) Software Deployment
6 13 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (4.91%) ERP
8 9 (4.02%) Project Management
8 9 (4.02%) Coaching
9 7 (3.13%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.68%) Service Management
11 5 (2.23%) Risk Management
11 5 (2.23%) ITSM
11 5 (2.23%) Mentoring
12 4 (1.79%) Time Management
12 4 (1.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.82%) SQL
2 6 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.34%) C++
4 2 (0.89%) VB
4 2 (0.89%) C#
5 1 (0.45%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (26.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (17.41%) MCP
3 37 (16.52%) MCSE
4 23 (10.27%) MCSA
5 21 (9.38%) MCTS
6 20 (8.93%) MCITP
7 19 (8.48%) Degree
8 16 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 16 (7.14%) Security Cleared
9 9 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (4.02%) MCDST
10 8 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.68%) CCA
12 6 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (2.68%) CCNA
12 6 (2.68%) NCDA
13 4 (1.79%) ISEB
13 4 (1.79%) ISTQB
14 3 (1.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 156 (69.64%) Active Directory
2 47 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (12.95%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.14%) vSphere
5 13 (5.80%) XenApp
6 6 (2.68%) XenServer
6 6 (2.68%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.68%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.79%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.34%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.34%) vCloud
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.59%) SCCM
2 7 (3.13%) SCOM
2 7 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.79%) WSUS
3 4 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.34%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.89%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 132 (58.93%) Microsoft
2 74 (33.04%) VMware
3 48 (21.43%) Citrix
4 22 (9.82%) Cisco
5 15 (6.70%) Avaya
6 14 (6.25%) Juniper
6 14 (6.25%) HP
7 12 (5.36%) Oracle
7 12 (5.36%) NetApp
8 10 (4.46%) Symantec
9 8 (3.57%) Dell
9 8 (3.57%) EMC
10 5 (2.23%) Lotus
10 5 (2.23%) AppSense
11 4 (1.79%) Mitel
11 4 (1.79%) Sophos
11 4 (1.79%) Draytek
11 4 (1.79%) Apple
12 3 (1.34%) Nortel
12 3 (1.34%) ProCurve
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