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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 169 142 130
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 85 109 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.55% 1.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.79% 6.26% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 75 95 114
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 £18,400 £19,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%
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
1467 1741 1934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.84% 24.74% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1203 1436 1637
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -18 39 £26,250 +14.13% 5
Cheshire +2 32 £23,000 -28.68% 4
Lancashire +5 12 £30,000 +18.81% 1
Merseyside +15 2 £19,000 -19.14%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 138 (65.71%) Active Directory
3 108 (51.43%) Microsoft
4 86 (40.95%) Windows 7
5 74 (35.24%) MS Exchange
6 72 (34.29%) MS Office
7 71 (33.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (32.86%) Windows 8
9 66 (31.43%) TCP/IP
10 65 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (28.57%) MS Excel
12 56 (26.67%) ITIL
12 56 (26.67%) VMware
13 51 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 48 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (22.86%) SQL Server
15 47 (22.38%) DNS
16 46 (21.90%) LAN
16 46 (21.90%) Microsoft Certification
17 45 (21.43%) DHCP
18 43 (20.48%) Citrix
19 40 (19.05%) WAN
20 39 (18.57%) VPN
20 39 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
21 36 (17.14%) Windows Vista
22 32 (15.24%) Exchange Server 2003
23 31 (14.76%) SLA
23 31 (14.76%) SQL Server 2008
24 30 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
25 28 (13.33%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 74 (35.24%) MS Exchange
2 51 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (15.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 30 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (12.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.81%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.33%) IIS
8 6 (2.86%) Lync
9 3 (1.43%) Apache
9 3 (1.43%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.48%) GroupWise
Applications
1 72 (34.29%) MS Office
2 60 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.95%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.05%) Office 365
2 2 (0.95%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 66 (31.43%) TCP/IP
2 47 (22.38%) DNS
3 46 (21.90%) LAN
4 45 (21.43%) DHCP
5 40 (19.05%) WAN
6 39 (18.57%) VPN
7 24 (11.43%) Firewall
8 22 (10.48%) SAN
9 21 (10.00%) VoIP
10 18 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (8.57%) Internet
11 15 (7.14%) Ethernet
12 14 (6.67%) NAS
13 13 (6.19%) VLAN
14 11 (5.24%) iSCSI
15 10 (4.76%) WLAN
16 9 (4.29%) DECT
16 9 (4.29%) Wireless
17 8 (3.81%) DMZ
18 7 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 31 (14.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.48%) MySQL
9 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.95%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 23 (10.95%) Finance
2 16 (7.62%) Law
3 14 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.33%) Games
6 6 (2.86%) Retail
6 6 (2.86%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.38%) Legal
7 5 (2.38%) Advertising
8 3 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 64 (30.48%) Analyst
2 59 (28.10%) Support Engineer
3 41 (19.52%) IT Support
4 38 (18.10%) Service Analyst
5 35 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (11.90%) IT Support Engineer
8 24 (11.43%) Support Analyst
9 20 (9.52%) Desktop Support
10 17 (8.10%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (5.71%) Technical Support
14 11 (5.24%) Support Technician
15 10 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 10 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 8 (3.81%) Project Manager
17 7 (3.33%) Junior
18 6 (2.86%) Team Leader
18 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.38%) COM
1 5 (2.38%) OpenGL
1 5 (2.38%) DirectX
2 3 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) XML
3 1 (0.48%) EDI
3 1 (0.48%) WSDL
3 1 (0.48%) Middleware
3 1 (0.48%) JSON
3 1 (0.48%) jQuery
3 1 (0.48%) HTML
3 1 (0.48%) .NET
3 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.29%) Life Science
4 8 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.86%) Smart Meter
7 5 (2.38%) Animation
7 5 (2.38%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.38%) Physics
8 4 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.90%) User Experience
9 3 (1.43%) EPoS
10 2 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.95%) SecurID
10 2 (0.95%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.95%) iPhone
11 1 (0.48%) iPad
11 1 (0.48%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (40.95%) Windows 7
3 71 (33.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (32.86%) Windows 8
5 65 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (17.14%) Windows Vista
8 12 (5.71%) Apple iOS
9 11 (5.24%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (3.81%) Linux
11 6 (2.86%) UNIX
12 5 (2.38%) Android
13 3 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.43%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.95%) CentOS
14 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.67%) ITIL
2 21 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (7.62%) Incident Management
4 15 (7.14%) ERP
5 13 (6.19%) Migration
6 12 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.24%) Performance Management
8 10 (4.76%) Service Desk Management
8 10 (4.76%) Business Continuity
9 9 (4.29%) Resource Management
9 9 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (4.29%) Software Deployment
9 9 (4.29%) ITIL V3
10 7 (3.33%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.33%) Risk Management
10 7 (3.33%) Project Management
11 6 (2.86%) Service Management
11 6 (2.86%) OO
11 6 (2.86%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (2.86%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.19%) SQL
2 7 (3.33%) C++
3 5 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.90%) Java
5 2 (0.95%) VB
5 2 (0.95%) C#
6 1 (0.48%) C
6 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (21.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (13.33%) MCP
3 26 (12.38%) MCSE
4 22 (10.48%) Degree
5 17 (8.10%) MCTS
6 15 (7.14%) MCSA
7 13 (6.19%) MCITP
8 12 (5.71%) SC Cleared
8 12 (5.71%) Security Cleared
9 11 (5.24%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (4.76%) CCNA
11 9 (4.29%) NCDA
11 9 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (4.29%) CCA
12 8 (3.81%) MCDST
13 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.43%) HND
14 3 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 138 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 39 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.19%) XenApp
4 13 (6.19%) vSphere
5 10 (4.76%) Terminal Server
6 8 (3.81%) XenServer
6 8 (3.81%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.43%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.95%) Firmware
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (5.71%) SCCM
2 9 (4.29%) SCOM
3 5 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.95%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (0.95%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 108 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 56 (26.67%) VMware
3 43 (20.48%) Citrix
4 23 (10.95%) Cisco
5 16 (7.62%) Avaya
6 15 (7.14%) Juniper
7 12 (5.71%) Oracle
7 12 (5.71%) NetApp
8 11 (5.24%) Symantec
8 11 (5.24%) HP
9 10 (4.76%) Dell
10 6 (2.86%) Sophos
11 3 (1.43%) Apple
11 3 (1.43%) Draytek
12 2 (0.95%) MobileIron
12 2 (0.95%) AppSense
12 2 (0.95%) Mitel
12 2 (0.95%) Lotus
12 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.48%) SAP
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