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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 153 183 119
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -64
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 82 65 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 0.93% 1.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.63% 3.74% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 70 60 127
Average salary £27,500 £23,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £25,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -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
1456 1738 1917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 24.93% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1186 1445 1656
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 7 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 7 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 +8 34 £25,000 +6.38% 3
Lancashire +7 29 £38,000 +40.74%
Manchester +9 18 £25,838 -10.90% 4
Merseyside +5 1 £38,000 +61.70%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 194 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (58.25%) Active Directory
3 89 (45.88%) Microsoft
4 76 (39.18%) Windows 7
5 65 (33.51%) MS Office
6 63 (32.47%) Windows 8
7 62 (31.96%) ITIL
8 60 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (30.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 59 (30.41%) VMware
10 56 (28.87%) MS Exchange
11 55 (28.35%) TCP/IP
11 55 (28.35%) Citrix
12 51 (26.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 50 (25.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (24.74%) MS Excel
15 47 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 45 (23.20%) LAN
17 42 (21.65%) DNS
18 40 (20.62%) VPN
19 39 (20.10%) WAN
20 38 (19.59%) DHCP
20 38 (19.59%) Cisco
21 37 (19.07%) Windows Vista
21 37 (19.07%) Finance
22 35 (18.04%) Exchange Server 2010
23 33 (17.01%) Hyper-V
24 32 (16.49%) Migration
24 32 (16.49%) MCSE
25 28 (14.43%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 56 (28.87%) MS Exchange
2 35 (18.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (5.15%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (3.09%) IIS
9 4 (2.06%) Lync
10 3 (1.55%) Apache
10 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
Applications
1 65 (33.51%) MS Office
2 48 (24.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.03%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.86%) Office 365
2 2 (1.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (28.35%) TCP/IP
2 45 (23.20%) LAN
3 42 (21.65%) DNS
4 40 (20.62%) VPN
5 39 (20.10%) WAN
6 38 (19.59%) DHCP
7 22 (11.34%) SAN
8 21 (10.82%) Firewall
9 18 (9.28%) Wireless
10 16 (8.25%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (6.70%) Ethernet
12 12 (6.19%) NAS
13 11 (5.67%) VLAN
14 10 (5.15%) VoIP
15 9 (4.64%) iSCSI
16 8 (4.12%) ADSL
16 8 (4.12%) Broadband
17 5 (2.58%) WLAN
18 4 (2.06%) DECT
18 4 (2.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.52%) MySQL
7 1 (0.52%) MS Access
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 37 (19.07%) Finance
2 11 (5.67%) Retail
3 10 (5.15%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.64%) Law
4 9 (4.64%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (3.61%) Games
5 7 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.58%) Advertising
7 3 (1.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Local Government
8 1 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) German Language
8 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (31.44%) Support Engineer
2 50 (25.77%) IT Support
3 40 (20.62%) Analyst
4 34 (17.53%) IT Support Engineer
5 25 (12.89%) Desktop Support
6 24 (12.37%) Service Analyst
6 24 (12.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (11.34%) Project Manager
8 21 (10.82%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (8.76%) Support Analyst
11 16 (8.25%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (5.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (5.67%) Desktop Engineer
14 10 (5.15%) Infrastructure Manager
15 9 (4.64%) Team Leader
15 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 9 (4.64%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.58%) COM
1 5 (2.58%) OpenGL
1 5 (2.58%) DirectX
2 3 (1.55%) Web Services
3 2 (1.03%) .NET
3 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.52%) HTML
4 1 (0.52%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) EDI
4 1 (0.52%) WSDL
4 1 (0.52%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.15%) Fat Client
3 10 (5.15%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.61%) EPoS
6 6 (3.09%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.58%) Animation
7 5 (2.58%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.58%) Physics
7 5 (2.58%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.06%) Life Science
9 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (1.03%) SecurID
10 2 (1.03%) iPhone
10 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.52%) iPad
11 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 194 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (39.18%) Windows 7
3 63 (32.47%) Windows 8
4 60 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (30.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (25.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (19.07%) Windows Vista
8 15 (7.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (5.67%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.61%) Android
11 4 (2.06%) Linux
12 3 (1.55%) UNIX
12 3 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.03%) CentOS
14 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.96%) ITIL
2 32 (16.49%) Migration
3 19 (9.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (7.73%) Risk Management
5 13 (6.70%) Business Continuity
5 13 (6.70%) ITIL V3
6 10 (5.15%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.15%) ERP
7 9 (4.64%) Project Planning
7 9 (4.64%) Line Management
7 9 (4.64%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (3.61%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.61%) Performance Management
8 7 (3.61%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.61%) Project Management
9 6 (3.09%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.09%) OO
9 6 (3.09%) Change Management
9 6 (3.09%) Process Management
9 6 (3.09%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.73%) SQL
2 12 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.09%) C++
4 4 (2.06%) Java
5 2 (1.03%) C#
5 2 (1.03%) VB
5 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.03%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (26.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (16.49%) MCSE
3 28 (14.43%) MCP
4 27 (13.92%) Degree
5 23 (11.86%) MCTS
6 19 (9.79%) MCSA
7 16 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (7.73%) MCITP
9 14 (7.22%) CCNA
10 12 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (5.15%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (4.12%) CCA
12 8 (4.12%) SC Cleared
12 8 (4.12%) Security Cleared
12 8 (4.12%) NCDA
13 7 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (3.61%) HND
14 3 (1.55%) MCDST
15 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
15 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 113 (58.25%) Active Directory
2 47 (24.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (17.01%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.73%) vSphere
5 14 (7.22%) Terminal Server
6 11 (5.67%) XenApp
7 7 (3.61%) XenServer
7 7 (3.61%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.58%) vCloud
9 3 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (7.73%) SCCM
2 8 (4.12%) SCOM
2 8 (4.12%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.58%) WSUS
4 2 (1.03%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.03%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 89 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 59 (30.41%) VMware
3 55 (28.35%) Citrix
4 38 (19.59%) Cisco
5 20 (10.31%) Juniper
6 18 (9.28%) Symantec
7 17 (8.76%) HP
8 12 (6.19%) NetApp
9 11 (5.67%) Dell
10 10 (5.15%) Avaya
11 7 (3.61%) Oracle
12 5 (2.58%) EMC
12 5 (2.58%) ProCurve
13 4 (2.06%) Sophos
14 3 (1.55%) Apple
14 3 (1.55%) Draytek
15 2 (1.03%) MobileIron
15 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 2 (1.03%) AppSense
16 1 (0.52%) WatchGuard
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