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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 180 177 118
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -59
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 73 72 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.01% 1.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.82% 4.14% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 60 60 127
Average salary £27,500 £23,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.02% -27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £32,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -8.92%
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
1513 1741 1847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.21% 24.34% 25.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1443 1595
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Cheshire +3 29 £25,000 +6.38% 2
Lancashire +9 26 £38,000 +49.01%
Manchester +4 17 £26,000 +14.28% 8
Merseyside +7 1 £38,000 +61.70% 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (54.60%) Active Directory
3 71 (43.56%) Microsoft
4 61 (37.42%) Windows 7
5 56 (34.36%) MS Office
6 52 (31.90%) ITIL
7 49 (30.06%) Windows 8
8 48 (29.45%) VMware
9 46 (28.22%) Citrix
10 45 (27.61%) TCP/IP
10 45 (27.61%) MS Exchange
10 45 (27.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 42 (25.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (25.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 39 (23.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (23.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (23.31%) LAN
15 37 (22.70%) VPN
15 37 (22.70%) MS Excel
16 36 (22.09%) DNS
17 35 (21.47%) Cisco
18 32 (19.63%) WAN
18 32 (19.63%) Hyper-V
18 32 (19.63%) Finance
19 31 (19.02%) Windows Vista
19 31 (19.02%) DHCP
19 31 (19.02%) MCSE
20 29 (17.79%) Migration
21 27 (16.56%) Degree
21 27 (16.56%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (27.61%) MS Exchange
2 27 (16.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (4.29%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.84%) IIS
8 3 (1.84%) Apache
8 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.23%) Lync
9 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.61%) WorkSite
Applications
1 56 (34.36%) MS Office
2 37 (22.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.66%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (27.61%) TCP/IP
2 38 (23.31%) LAN
3 37 (22.70%) VPN
4 36 (22.09%) DNS
5 32 (19.63%) WAN
6 31 (19.02%) DHCP
7 19 (11.66%) Wireless
8 18 (11.04%) SAN
9 16 (9.82%) Firewall
10 12 (7.36%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (6.75%) Ethernet
12 10 (6.13%) Broadband
13 8 (4.91%) ADSL
13 8 (4.91%) VLAN
13 8 (4.91%) iSCSI
13 8 (4.91%) NAS
14 5 (3.07%) VoIP
14 5 (3.07%) WLAN
15 4 (2.45%) Network Security
15 4 (2.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) MS Access
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 32 (19.63%) Finance
2 11 (6.75%) Law
2 11 (6.75%) Retail
3 9 (5.52%) Financial Institution
3 9 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (4.29%) Games
5 5 (3.07%) Legal
5 5 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
7 1 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.61%) French Language
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (33.13%) Support Engineer
2 45 (27.61%) IT Support
3 35 (21.47%) Analyst
4 32 (19.63%) IT Support Engineer
5 22 (13.50%) Desktop Support
5 22 (13.50%) Service Analyst
6 20 (12.27%) Project Manager
7 19 (11.66%) Service Desk Analyst
8 18 (11.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (8.59%) Support Analyst
10 13 (7.98%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (6.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (6.13%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (5.52%) Team Leader
12 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Manager
13 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 8 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
14 7 (4.29%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.07%) COM
1 5 (3.07%) OpenGL
1 5 (3.07%) DirectX
2 3 (1.84%) Web Services
3 2 (1.23%) .NET
3 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) EDI
4 1 (0.61%) WSDL
4 1 (0.61%) JSON
4 1 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.52%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.52%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.91%) EPoS
4 8 (4.91%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.68%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.07%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.07%) Animation
6 5 (3.07%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.07%) Physics
6 5 (3.07%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.23%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.23%) Life Science
8 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (37.42%) Windows 7
3 49 (30.06%) Windows 8
4 42 (25.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (25.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (23.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (19.02%) Windows Vista
8 15 (9.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 10 (6.13%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.68%) Android
11 4 (2.45%) Linux
12 3 (1.84%) UNIX
13 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.23%) CentOS
14 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.90%) ITIL
2 29 (17.79%) Migration
3 15 (9.20%) Risk Management
3 15 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (7.98%) Business Continuity
4 13 (7.98%) ITIL V3
5 9 (5.52%) Line Management
5 9 (5.52%) Customer Engagement
5 9 (5.52%) Project Planning
6 7 (4.29%) Software Engineering
6 7 (4.29%) Change Management
6 7 (4.29%) ERP
6 7 (4.29%) Project Management
6 7 (4.29%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.68%) OO
7 6 (3.68%) Process Management
7 6 (3.68%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.07%) Service Management
8 5 (3.07%) Document Management
8 5 (3.07%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.36%) SQL
1 12 (7.36%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.68%) C++
3 4 (2.45%) Java
4 2 (1.23%) C#
4 2 (1.23%) VB
4 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.23%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (27.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (19.02%) MCSE
3 27 (16.56%) Degree
4 24 (14.72%) MCP
5 20 (12.27%) MCSA
6 19 (11.66%) MCTS
7 16 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (7.98%) MCITP
8 13 (7.98%) CCNA
9 9 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (4.29%) HND
10 7 (4.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.68%) Security Cleared
12 5 (3.07%) NCDA
12 5 (3.07%) CCA
12 5 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.84%) MCDST
14 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
14 2 (1.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.72%) SLA
2 3 (1.84%) QA
System Software
1 89 (54.60%) Active Directory
2 39 (23.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (19.63%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.59%) Terminal Server
5 12 (7.36%) vSphere
6 6 (3.68%) XenApp
7 5 (3.07%) XenServer
7 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.07%) vCloud
8 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.84%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.23%) Firmware
11 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) SCCM
2 7 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.07%) WSUS
3 5 (3.07%) SCOM
4 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 71 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 48 (29.45%) VMware
3 46 (28.22%) Citrix
4 35 (21.47%) Cisco
5 17 (10.43%) Juniper
6 16 (9.82%) Symantec
7 13 (7.98%) HP
8 9 (5.52%) NetApp
9 8 (4.91%) Dell
9 8 (4.91%) Avaya
10 6 (3.68%) Oracle
11 5 (3.07%) EMC
11 5 (3.07%) Sophos
11 5 (3.07%) ProCurve
12 4 (2.45%) Apple
13 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.23%) Draytek
14 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.61%) WatchGuard
14 1 (0.61%) Nortel
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