The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 382 207 188
Rank change year-on-year
-175 -19
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 788 1589 1728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 1.51% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.96% 5.53% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 699 1295 1506
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,141 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26625 28746 28397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.14% 27.37% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22441 24161 23379
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,250 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows XP
Salary Trend

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

Windows XP Salary Trend in the UK

Windows XP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows XP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 within the UK.

Windows XP Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
England -158 757 £26,000 -5.45% 94
London -180 267 £29,000 -6.45% 22
South East -86 209 £25,000 -1.96% 23
Surrey +63 97 £26,000 +5.05% 3
North West 0 81 £23,500 -4.08% 14
Manchester +4 55 £24,000 -2.04% 4
West Midlands -30 54 £25,000 +11.11% 7
Guildford +32 46 £28,000 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire -42 39 £24,375 -11.36% 10
East of England -54 39 £26,000 +9.47% 7
South West -33 32 £27,750 +13.26% 10
Hampshire -78 31 £28,000 +12.00% 10
Oxfordshire +12 28 £23,500 -21.66% 2
West Yorkshire -36 27 £24,750 -17.50% 8
East Midlands -25 25 £22,000 -12.00% 1
Hertfordshire -21 24 £23,000 -14.81% 2
Cheshire +35 21 £22,000 -10.20% 6
Coventry +10 21 £24,000 +14.28% 3
City of London -57 18 £32,000 -5.18% 4
Bristol -4 17 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Leeds -10 16 £25,000 -9.09% 3
East Sussex +23 15 £18,500 -22.91% 1
Birmingham -6 14 £30,000 +34.83% 2
Berkshire -85 14 £27,000 -32.50% 1
Romford - 14 £28,750 -
Nottinghamshire -6 13 £22,000 -6.38%
North Yorkshire +28 12 £23,000 -8.00% 1
Warrington +6 12 £22,000 -15.38%
Leicestershire 0 12 £25,000 -37.50%
Scotland -30 12 £25,500 -5.55% 3

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 1652 (100.00%) Windows
2 1141 (69.07%) Active Directory
3 976 (59.08%) Microsoft
4 743 (44.98%) MS Office
5 714 (43.22%) Windows Server
6 665 (40.25%) Windows 7
7 652 (39.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 632 (38.26%) Windows 8
9 599 (36.26%) MS Exchange
10 544 (32.93%) MS Excel
11 532 (32.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 453 (27.42%) VMware
13 429 (25.97%) Citrix
14 383 (23.18%) TCP/IP
15 367 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 363 (21.97%) ITIL
17 313 (18.95%) DNS
18 303 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
19 261 (15.80%) DHCP
20 246 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
21 239 (14.47%) Cisco
22 235 (14.23%) Firewall
23 225 (13.62%) Exchange Server 2010
24 223 (13.50%) Blackberry
25 219 (13.26%) Finance
26 218 (13.20%) SLA
27 216 (13.08%) VPN
28 194 (11.74%) SQL Server
29 193 (11.68%) Hyper-V
30 190 (11.50%) Office 365

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 599 (36.26%) MS Exchange
2 225 (13.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 182 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 157 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 105 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 74 (4.48%) SharePoint
7 58 (3.51%) Skype for Business
8 56 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 51 (3.09%) IIS
10 23 (1.39%) Apache
11 17 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
12 11 (0.67%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.61%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.18%) Confluence
16 2 (0.12%) nginx
16 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 743 (44.98%) MS Office
2 544 (32.93%) MS Excel
3 38 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) assyst
4 2 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Maximo
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.12%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.061%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.061%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.061%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.061%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 190 (11.50%) Office 365
2 39 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.27%) Google Apps
4 13 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.30%) SaaS
7 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.12%) Datadog
8 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.061%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 383 (23.18%) TCP/IP
2 313 (18.95%) DNS
3 261 (15.80%) DHCP
4 235 (14.23%) Firewall
5 216 (13.08%) VPN
6 164 (9.93%) WAN
7 159 (9.62%) LAN
8 83 (5.02%) SAN
9 78 (4.72%) VoIP
10 76 (4.60%) Internet
11 74 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
12 71 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
13 57 (3.45%) Wireless
14 34 (2.06%) Ethernet
15 30 (1.82%) NAS
15 30 (1.82%) VLAN
15 30 (1.82%) Wireshark
16 29 (1.76%) SMTP
17 21 (1.27%) SSL
18 18 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 39 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (0.85%) MySQL
6 14 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.36%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.24%) MS Access
14 3 (0.18%) DB2
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.15%) Subversion
3 9 (0.54%) Selenium
4 7 (0.42%) JIRA
4 7 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.24%) MSI
6 2 (0.12%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.12%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.12%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (0.12%) Toad
6 2 (0.12%) Yeoman
7 1 (0.061%) Appium
7 1 (0.061%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.061%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.061%) Mocha
7 1 (0.061%) MSTest
7 1 (0.061%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.061%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.061%) UI Automator
General
1 219 (13.26%) Finance
2 69 (4.18%) Law
3 68 (4.12%) Banking
4 67 (4.06%) Retail
5 61 (3.69%) Telecoms
6 56 (3.39%) Legal
7 41 (2.48%) Back Office
8 36 (2.18%) Games
9 30 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.69%) Financial Institution
11 27 (1.63%) Investment Banking
12 25 (1.51%) Advertising
13 18 (1.09%) German Language
14 15 (0.91%) Electronics
15 9 (0.54%) Marketing
15 9 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.42%) Automotive
17 6 (0.36%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.36%) French Language
17 6 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 530 (32.08%) Analyst
2 391 (23.67%) IT Support
3 387 (23.43%) Support Engineer
4 340 (20.58%) Support Analyst
5 239 (14.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 237 (14.35%) IT Engineer
7 199 (12.05%) Desktop Support
8 184 (11.14%) IT Support Engineer
9 175 (10.59%) 1st Line Support
9 175 (10.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 171 (10.35%) Service Analyst
11 161 (9.75%) Service Desk Analyst
12 130 (7.87%) Help Desk Support
13 127 (7.69%) IT Analyst
14 123 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 104 (6.30%) IT Support Analyst
16 102 (6.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 98 (5.93%) Desktop Engineer
18 97 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 88 (5.33%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.24%) .NET
1 37 (2.24%) XML
2 30 (1.82%) Web Services
3 24 (1.45%) HTML
4 17 (1.03%) SOAP
5 10 (0.61%) J2EE
6 7 (0.42%) CSS
6 7 (0.42%) JSON
6 7 (0.42%) LAMP
7 6 (0.36%) MAPI
7 6 (0.36%) REST
7 6 (0.36%) WCF
8 5 (0.30%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.24%) COM
9 4 (0.24%) Java EE
9 4 (0.24%) WSDL
10 3 (0.18%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.18%) HTML5
10 3 (0.18%) jQuery
11 2 (0.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 223 (13.50%) Blackberry
2 101 (6.11%) Driving Licence
3 92 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.63%) PDA
6 49 (2.97%) Management Information System
7 46 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 46 (2.78%) Thin Client
8 45 (2.72%) iPhone
9 44 (2.66%) Data Centre
10 32 (1.94%) iPad
11 24 (1.45%) Replication
11 24 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (1.33%) Handset
13 21 (1.27%) EPoS
14 18 (1.09%) Hedge funds
15 13 (0.79%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.79%) Clustering
16 12 (0.73%) AS400
16 12 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1652 (100.00%) Windows
2 714 (43.22%) Windows Server
3 665 (40.25%) Windows 7
4 652 (39.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 632 (38.26%) Windows 8
6 532 (32.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 367 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 168 (10.17%) Windows Vista
9 119 (7.20%) Linux
10 79 (4.78%) Android
11 75 (4.54%) Windows 10
12 67 (4.06%) Apple iOS
13 64 (3.87%) Windows 2000
14 56 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 48 (2.91%) Mac OS X
16 36 (2.18%) Mac OS
17 24 (1.45%) Unix
18 18 (1.09%) Windows NT
19 16 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
20 10 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (21.97%) ITIL
2 107 (6.48%) Service Delivery
3 99 (5.99%) Service Management
4 75 (4.54%) Root Cause Analysis
5 69 (4.18%) Mentoring
6 66 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 61 (3.69%) Time Management
8 56 (3.39%) Migration
9 48 (2.91%) Asset Management
10 44 (2.66%) Problem Management
11 42 (2.54%) Project Management
12 36 (2.18%) OO
13 35 (2.12%) Software Engineering
14 31 (1.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (1.82%) Information Security
16 28 (1.69%) E-Commerce
16 28 (1.69%) ITIL V3
16 28 (1.69%) Multithreading
17 26 (1.57%) Kalman Filter
18 25 (1.51%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (10.53%) SQL
2 51 (3.09%) C
3 49 (2.97%) C#
3 49 (2.97%) PowerShell
4 40 (2.42%) C++
5 21 (1.27%) VBScript
6 19 (1.15%) Java
7 16 (0.97%) JavaScript
8 15 (0.91%) Embedded C
9 12 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 11 (0.67%) Python
11 10 (0.61%) VB
11 10 (0.61%) VBA
12 9 (0.54%) Perl
12 9 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.42%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.42%) PHP
13 7 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 246 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (8.41%) MCP
3 121 (7.32%) Degree
4 116 (7.02%) MCSE
5 93 (5.63%) CCNA
5 93 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (5.51%) MCSA
7 76 (4.60%) Security Cleared
8 73 (4.42%) MCITP
9 54 (3.27%) MCTS
10 52 (3.15%) SC Cleared
11 42 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 34 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
13 30 (1.82%) MCDST
14 29 (1.76%) CCA
15 28 (1.69%) A+ Certification
16 25 (1.51%) DBS Check
17 20 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
18 19 (1.15%) HND
19 17 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (13.20%) SLA
2 13 (0.79%) QA
3 9 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.36%) HL7
5 5 (0.30%) COBIT
5 5 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) DICOM
7 2 (0.12%) GAAP
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1141 (69.07%) Active Directory
2 303 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (11.68%) Hyper-V
4 96 (5.81%) XenApp
5 73 (4.42%) Terminal Services
6 72 (4.36%) vSphere
7 48 (2.91%) XenDesktop
8 38 (2.30%) VMware ESX
9 20 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
10 16 (0.97%) XenServer
11 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.48%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.24%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.24%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.24%) vCloud
16 3 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 116 (7.02%) SCCM
2 57 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 25 (1.51%) SCOM
4 24 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 21 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 17 (1.03%) NetBackup
7 15 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (0.61%) DameWare
8 10 (0.61%) EdgeSight
9 9 (0.54%) WSUS
10 7 (0.42%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (0.24%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.24%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.18%) AppDNA
12 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.18%) EnCase
12 3 (0.18%) Nagios
12 3 (0.18%) Netcool
12 3 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 976 (59.08%) Microsoft
2 453 (27.42%) VMware
3 429 (25.97%) Citrix
4 239 (14.47%) Cisco
5 122 (7.38%) HP
6 93 (5.63%) Apple
7 76 (4.60%) Dell
8 66 (4.00%) Symantec
9 62 (3.75%) Avaya
10 61 (3.69%) Bloomberg
11 60 (3.63%) Oracle
12 51 (3.09%) iManage
13 39 (2.36%) Remedy
14 38 (2.30%) Reuters
15 37 (2.24%) Intel Security
15 37 (2.24%) Sophos
16 29 (1.76%) Google
17 28 (1.69%) SonicWALL
18 26 (1.57%) IBM
19 23 (1.39%) Veeam
East London
Etech Partners
Salary: To 37K + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To 37K + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
MACQUARIE
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Langley James
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £23000 per annum + + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Northwood, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Jenrick IT
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum, Benefits excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HW Search & Selection
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Langholm, Dumfriesshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,500 to £20,500 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Robert Half
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £22000 - £26500 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + exciting company
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: 25000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sandwich, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago