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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 138 150 137
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 109 105 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 1.49% 1.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.70% 6.11% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 96 89 119
Average salary £24,500 £25,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.92% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £41,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -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
1627 1719 1952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.29% 24.37% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1421 1652
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
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 31 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 31 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
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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 0 61 £25,750 +11.95% 5
Cheshire +2 28 £23,250 -32.60% 2
Lancashire +13 12 £34,000 +33.33% 1
Merseyside +11 5 £19,000 -42.42% 5
Cumbria -7 3 £18,000 -20.00%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Windows
2 153 (68.61%) Active Directory
3 122 (54.71%) Microsoft
4 94 (42.15%) Windows 7
5 88 (39.46%) MS Office
6 81 (36.32%) MS Exchange
6 81 (36.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (33.18%) TCP/IP
8 73 (32.74%) MS Excel
9 68 (30.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 66 (29.60%) Windows 8
11 62 (27.80%) VMware
12 55 (24.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 54 (24.22%) ITIL
14 53 (23.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 52 (23.32%) DNS
16 51 (22.87%) DHCP
16 51 (22.87%) Exchange Server 2010
17 49 (21.97%) Citrix
18 48 (21.52%) LAN
19 46 (20.63%) SQL Server
20 44 (19.73%) WAN
21 41 (18.39%) VPN
21 41 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
22 38 (17.04%) Windows Vista
23 37 (16.59%) SLA
24 34 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2007
25 30 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2003
25 30 (13.45%) MCSE
26 29 (13.00%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 81 (36.32%) MS Exchange
2 51 (22.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 30 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.14%) IIS
7 7 (3.14%) Lync
8 5 (2.24%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.79%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.35%) Apache
10 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.45%) GroupWise
Applications
1 88 (39.46%) MS Office
2 73 (32.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.90%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (33.18%) TCP/IP
2 52 (23.32%) DNS
3 51 (22.87%) DHCP
4 48 (21.52%) LAN
5 44 (19.73%) WAN
6 41 (18.39%) VPN
7 27 (12.11%) SAN
8 26 (11.66%) VoIP
9 24 (10.76%) Internet
10 23 (10.31%) Firewall
11 16 (7.17%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (7.17%) iSCSI
11 16 (7.17%) NAS
11 16 (7.17%) Ethernet
12 13 (5.83%) VLAN
13 12 (5.38%) DECT
14 9 (4.04%) Wireless
15 8 (3.59%) GPRS
15 8 (3.59%) WLAN
15 8 (3.59%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (6.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.90%) MySQL
10 1 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.90%) JIRA
General
1 21 (9.42%) Law
2 19 (8.52%) Finance
3 15 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.04%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.14%) Games
5 7 (3.14%) Retail
6 6 (2.69%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.79%) Advertising
7 4 (1.79%) Legal
8 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 67 (30.04%) Analyst
2 57 (25.56%) Support Engineer
3 41 (18.39%) Service Analyst
4 39 (17.49%) Service Desk Analyst
5 37 (16.59%) IT Support
6 27 (12.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (11.21%) Support Analyst
8 20 (8.97%) IT Support Engineer
9 18 (8.07%) 1st Line Support
9 18 (8.07%) Desktop Support
10 15 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (5.83%) Technical Support
11 13 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.93%) Support Technician
13 9 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.59%) Project Manager
15 7 (3.14%) Junior
16 6 (2.69%) Operations Manager
16 6 (2.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.24%) COM
1 5 (2.24%) OpenGL
1 5 (2.24%) DirectX
2 2 (0.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.45%) EDI
3 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.42%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.38%) Life Science
3 11 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.14%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.14%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.14%) Smart Meter
7 5 (2.24%) User Experience
7 5 (2.24%) Animation
7 5 (2.24%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.24%) Physics
8 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.79%) EPoS
9 3 (1.35%) iPhone
10 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.90%) Handset
10 2 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.90%) SecurID
11 1 (0.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 223 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (42.15%) Windows 7
3 81 (36.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (30.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (29.60%) Windows 8
6 53 (23.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (17.04%) Windows Vista
8 10 (4.48%) Linux
8 10 (4.48%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.04%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (3.59%) UNIX
11 6 (2.69%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (2.24%) Android
12 5 (2.24%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.90%) CentOS
13 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.22%) ITIL
2 23 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (8.07%) Incident Management
4 15 (6.73%) Migration
4 15 (6.73%) Service Desk Management
5 14 (6.28%) Service Delivery
5 14 (6.28%) Performance Management
6 13 (5.83%) ERP
7 12 (5.38%) Resource Management
7 12 (5.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (5.38%) Software Deployment
8 9 (4.04%) Coaching
8 9 (4.04%) Risk Management
9 8 (3.59%) Project Management
9 8 (3.59%) ITIL V3
10 7 (3.14%) Business Continuity
10 7 (3.14%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.14%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.69%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (2.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.52%) SQL
2 8 (3.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.69%) C++
4 3 (1.35%) Java
5 2 (0.90%) VB
5 2 (0.90%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (24.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (13.45%) MCSE
3 29 (13.00%) MCP
4 25 (11.21%) Degree
5 21 (9.42%) MCTS
6 18 (8.07%) MCSA
7 15 (6.73%) MCITP
8 14 (6.28%) SC Cleared
8 14 (6.28%) Security Cleared
9 11 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (4.93%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (4.48%) CCNA
11 9 (4.04%) CCA
11 9 (4.04%) NCDA
12 8 (3.59%) MCDST
13 6 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.35%) HND
14 3 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.90%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (16.59%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 153 (68.61%) Active Directory
2 41 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.28%) XenApp
4 14 (6.28%) vSphere
5 9 (4.04%) Terminal Server
6 8 (3.59%) XenServer
6 8 (3.59%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.35%) vCloud
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.62%) SCCM
2 7 (3.14%) SCOM
2 7 (3.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.79%) WSUS
4 3 (1.35%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.90%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 122 (54.71%) Microsoft
2 62 (27.80%) VMware
3 49 (21.97%) Citrix
4 24 (10.76%) Cisco
5 15 (6.73%) Juniper
6 14 (6.28%) Avaya
7 13 (5.83%) Oracle
7 13 (5.83%) HP
8 12 (5.38%) Symantec
9 11 (4.93%) NetApp
10 7 (3.14%) Dell
11 6 (2.69%) EMC
12 4 (1.79%) Lotus
12 4 (1.79%) Sophos
12 4 (1.79%) Apple
12 4 (1.79%) Mitel
12 4 (1.79%) Draytek
13 3 (1.35%) ProCurve
14 2 (0.90%) MobileIron
14 2 (0.90%) AppSense
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