The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 96 105 78
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 45 31 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.91% 1.38% 3.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.99% 4.71% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 35
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £37,300
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
Windows XP
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
644 658 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.38% 29.39% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 455 516 494
Average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,200 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows XP
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Reading region.

Windows XP Salary Trend in Reading

Windows XP
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Windows XP Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
3 46 (48.42%) Active Directory
4 44 (46.32%) MS Excel
5 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
6 35 (36.84%) SQL
7 34 (35.79%) MS Office
8 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (34.74%) Windows 7
9 31 (32.63%) TCP/IP
10 29 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (29.47%) SC Cleared
11 28 (29.47%) MS Exchange
12 27 (28.42%) HP Quality Center
13 25 (26.32%) SharePoint Server
13 25 (26.32%) TestDirector
14 23 (24.21%) ISEB
15 22 (23.16%) VMware
15 22 (23.16%) SharePoint
16 21 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (18.95%) Test Scripting
17 18 (18.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 17 (17.89%) Netcool
18 17 (17.89%) QuickTest Pro
18 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (15.79%) SCCM
19 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
19 15 (15.79%) Citrix
19 15 (15.79%) McAfee
20 14 (14.74%) Clustering

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 28 (29.47%) MS Exchange
2 25 (26.32%) SharePoint Server
3 22 (23.16%) SharePoint
4 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.32%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (3.16%) Documentum
6 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.16%) Lync
7 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (46.32%) MS Excel
2 34 (35.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (32.63%) TCP/IP
2 14 (14.74%) DNS
3 13 (13.68%) DHCP
4 12 (12.63%) Firewall
5 11 (11.58%) LAN
6 9 (9.47%) SAN
7 7 (7.37%) SSL
8 6 (6.32%) Internet
9 4 (4.21%) WAN
10 3 (3.16%) VPN
10 3 (3.16%) NAS
11 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.05%) IPsec
12 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.05%) SSH
12 1 (1.05%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.16%) IDOL
5 1 (1.05%) QlikView
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (26.32%) TestDirector
2 17 (17.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (13.68%) WinRunner
4 9 (9.47%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.26%) MSI
6 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Retail
2 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Analyst
2 18 (18.95%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Test Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Tester
4 9 (9.47%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Technical Support
6 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Data Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Business Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Applications Support
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Tester
7 6 (6.32%) Performance Tester
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Tester
8 5 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.05%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Clustering
2 7 (7.37%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.32%) Replication
4 3 (3.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 33 (34.74%) Windows 7
3 29 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 9 (9.47%) Windows Vista
7 8 (8.42%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.16%) Linux
8 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.05%) Android
9 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.95%) Test Scripting
2 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
3 14 (14.74%) ITIL
4 9 (9.47%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (7.37%) ETL
5 7 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.37%) Project Management
5 7 (7.37%) Migration
5 7 (7.37%) Project Planning
6 6 (6.32%) Network Management
6 6 (6.32%) Change Control
6 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.32%) Test Management
7 3 (3.16%) Functional Testing
7 3 (3.16%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.11%) CRM
8 2 (2.11%) ERP
9 1 (1.05%) BPR
9 1 (1.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.84%) SQL
2 14 (14.74%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.37%) VBScript
4 6 (6.32%) VB
4 6 (6.32%) C
4 6 (6.32%) C#
5 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
2 28 (29.47%) SC Cleared
3 23 (24.21%) ISEB
4 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (13.68%) MCP
5 13 (13.68%) DV Cleared
6 12 (12.63%) MCSE
7 6 (6.32%) ISTQB
8 4 (4.21%) A+ Certification
9 3 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (3.16%) MCITP
10 2 (2.11%) MCTS
10 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.11%) Degree
10 2 (2.11%) MCSA
10 2 (2.11%) CCNA
11 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (48.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) VMware ESX
3 7 (7.37%) vSphere
4 5 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.16%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.05%) XenApp
7 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (28.42%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (18.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (17.89%) Netcool
4 15 (15.79%) SCCM
5 14 (14.74%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (9.47%) WSUS
7 7 (7.37%) Backup Exec
8 4 (4.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (3.16%) SCOM
10 1 (1.05%) Nagios
10 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.16%) VMware
3 15 (15.79%) McAfee
3 15 (15.79%) Citrix
4 14 (14.74%) Veritas
5 13 (13.68%) HP
6 8 (8.42%) Oracle
6 8 (8.42%) Symantec
7 6 (6.32%) EMC
7 6 (6.32%) Apple
8 5 (5.26%) Cisco
9 4 (4.21%) Fujitsu
10 3 (3.16%) Meridio
11 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (1.05%) Sophos
12 1 (1.05%) Avaya
12 1 (1.05%) Juniper
12 1 (1.05%) SAP
12 1 (1.05%) Dell
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