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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 311 195 153
Rank change year-on-year
-116 -42
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1010 1746 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 1.52% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.53% 5.67% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1415 1649
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £47,900
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
28583 30781 29014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.10% 26.83% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 24119 25533 24685
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 28 August 2015 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 28 August 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
England -115 943 £27,500 - 114
London -90 424 £32,000 +6.66% 28
South East -87 229 £25,000 -3.84% 31
East of England -59 61 £27,500 +10.00% 10
Hampshire -39 58 £24,000 -4.00% 4
Surrey -20 53 £27,000 - 9
West Midlands -23 53 £27,500 - 8
South West -52 52 £27,000 +14.89% 10
Yorkshire -31 50 £22,000 +4.76% 9
North West -29 49 £23,000 -2.12% 14
Berkshire -78 45 £24,000 -20.00% 7
City of London -64 42 £30,500 +10.90% 6
West Yorkshire -30 35 £20,500 -2.38% 6
Scotland -14 28 £27,000 +1.88% 4
Buckinghamshire -30 28 £23,000 -11.53% 6
East Midlands -43 28 £20,500 -26.78% 4
Bristol -9 25 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Leeds 0 23 £22,000 +12.82% 4
Cheshire -8 23 £23,000 -2.12% 4
Wiltshire -20 21 £26,500 +13.97% 6
Guildford +15 19 £27,250 +9.00% 2
Manchester +1 18 £20,500 -10.86% 3
Reading 0 18 £19,250 -43.38% 4
Birmingham +8 17 £31,500 +36.95% 4
Glasgow +2 16 £30,000 +15.38% 2
Milton Keynes -25 16 £21,250 -21.29% 2
Oxfordshire +12 15 £26,500 +1.92% 1
Hertfordshire -48 15 £27,500 - 5
Ealing - 15 £52,500 -
Norfolk +18 14 £27,000 +22.72%

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2193 (100.00%) Windows
2 1421 (64.80%) Active Directory
3 1346 (61.38%) Microsoft
4 964 (43.96%) MS Office
5 911 (41.54%) Windows 7
6 905 (41.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 901 (41.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 784 (35.75%) MS Exchange
9 780 (35.57%) Windows 8
10 695 (31.69%) MS Excel
11 656 (29.91%) VMware
12 598 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 560 (25.54%) ITIL
14 480 (21.89%) TCP/IP
15 478 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 464 (21.16%) Citrix
17 408 (18.60%) DNS
18 381 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
19 380 (17.33%) SQL
19 380 (17.33%) Windows Vista
20 351 (16.01%) Cisco
21 340 (15.50%) Blackberry
22 336 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2010
23 335 (15.28%) SLA
23 335 (15.28%) Firewall
24 328 (14.96%) DHCP
25 320 (14.59%) LAN
25 320 (14.59%) WAN
26 308 (14.04%) SQL Server
27 283 (12.90%) VPN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 784 (35.75%) MS Exchange
2 336 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 225 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 223 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 174 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 135 (6.16%) IIS
7 134 (6.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 125 (5.70%) SharePoint
9 74 (3.37%) Lync
10 52 (2.37%) WorkSite
11 38 (1.73%) Apache
12 25 (1.14%) IBM Notes
13 20 (0.91%) Tomcat
14 18 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
15 12 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
17 8 (0.36%) MS Project Server
18 6 (0.27%) WebSphere
19 5 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
19 5 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 964 (43.96%) MS Office
2 695 (31.69%) MS Excel
3 90 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.23%) MS Project
8 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.091%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.46%) Maximo
4 8 (0.36%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.14%) Academy Housing
8 3 (0.14%) arcHouse
8 3 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
8 3 (0.14%) Aareon QL
8 3 (0.14%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.14%) MIS ActiveH
8 3 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.091%) Line 500
10 1 (0.046%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.046%) assyst
10 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.046%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 213 (9.71%) Office 365
2 41 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.32%) Google Apps
4 15 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.55%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.32%) SaaS
8 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.23%) Datadog
8 5 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.18%) IaaS
9 4 (0.18%) PaaS
9 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.14%) Yammer
11 2 (0.091%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.046%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 480 (21.89%) TCP/IP
2 408 (18.60%) DNS
3 335 (15.28%) Firewall
4 328 (14.96%) DHCP
5 320 (14.59%) WAN
5 320 (14.59%) LAN
6 283 (12.90%) VPN
7 183 (8.34%) SAN
8 175 (7.98%) VoIP
9 143 (6.52%) Wireless
10 119 (5.43%) Internet
11 67 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
12 64 (2.92%) NAS
13 45 (2.05%) VLAN
14 43 (1.96%) Ethernet
15 41 (1.87%) iSCSI
16 37 (1.69%) 3G
17 33 (1.50%) SSL
17 33 (1.50%) ADSL
18 32 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 96 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 63 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 36 (1.64%) MySQL
7 35 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 26 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.14%) MS Access
10 17 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.46%) Informix
15 9 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
18 5 (0.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (1.78%) MSI
2 22 (1.00%) SpecFlow
3 21 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.82%) Selenium
5 16 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.68%) Subversion
7 14 (0.64%) WebDriver
8 13 (0.59%) Git (software)
9 12 (0.55%) PowerBuilder
10 11 (0.50%) InstallShield
11 9 (0.41%) JIRA
12 8 (0.36%) Hudson
12 8 (0.36%) HP UFT
12 8 (0.36%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.36%) Toad
13 5 (0.23%) Maven
13 5 (0.23%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.23%) Apache Ivy
13 5 (0.23%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.23%) AccuRev
General
1 277 (12.63%) Finance
2 135 (6.16%) Law
3 106 (4.83%) Legal
4 93 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 75 (3.42%) Banking
6 67 (3.06%) Retail
7 51 (2.33%) Back Office
8 45 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.37%) Marketing
10 24 (1.09%) Advertising
11 22 (1.00%) Front Office
12 20 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.91%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.46%) Games
14 10 (0.46%) Swedish Language
15 9 (0.41%) German Language
15 9 (0.41%) Publishing
16 8 (0.36%) Electronics
17 6 (0.27%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 706 (32.19%) Analyst
2 510 (23.26%) Support Engineer
3 408 (18.60%) Support Analyst
4 306 (13.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 301 (13.73%) IT Support
6 216 (9.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 215 (9.80%) Service Analyst
8 212 (9.67%) Desktop Support
9 190 (8.66%) 1st Line Support
10 134 (6.11%) IT Support Engineer
11 124 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 105 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 98 (4.47%) Desktop Engineer
14 97 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
15 88 (4.01%) Technical Support
16 87 (3.97%) IT Support Analyst
16 87 (3.97%) Desktop Analyst
17 78 (3.56%) Help Desk Analyst
18 77 (3.51%) Support Technician
19 76 (3.47%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.10%) .NET
2 62 (2.83%) HTML
3 29 (1.32%) Web Services
3 29 (1.32%) XML
4 28 (1.28%) CSS
4 28 (1.28%) Application Packaging
5 25 (1.14%) COM
6 10 (0.46%) Software Packaging
6 10 (0.46%) jQuery
7 8 (0.36%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.32%) MAPI
8 7 (0.32%) Middleware
8 7 (0.32%) X-Windows
9 6 (0.27%) JSON
10 5 (0.23%) WSH
10 5 (0.23%) J2EE
10 5 (0.23%) Ajax
10 5 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (0.23%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 340 (15.50%) Blackberry
2 163 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.06%) iPhone
4 69 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 67 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.69%) PDA
7 46 (2.10%) Thin Client
7 46 (2.10%) Fat Client
7 46 (2.10%) iPad
8 40 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
9 37 (1.69%) Replication
10 30 (1.37%) Client/Server
11 28 (1.28%) Clustering
12 25 (1.14%) Computer Science
13 22 (1.00%) Statistics
14 21 (0.96%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.78%) Mathematics
16 16 (0.73%) Life Science
16 16 (0.73%) EPoS
17 15 (0.68%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2193 (100.00%) Windows
2 911 (41.54%) Windows 7
3 905 (41.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 901 (41.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 780 (35.57%) Windows 8
6 598 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 380 (17.33%) Windows Vista
8 198 (9.03%) Linux
9 145 (6.61%) Mac OS X
10 134 (6.11%) Android
11 110 (5.02%) Windows 2000
12 77 (3.51%) UNIX
13 72 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 70 (3.19%) Apple iOS
15 52 (2.37%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.87%) Solaris
16 19 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
17 18 (0.82%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.68%) SUSE
19 14 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (25.54%) ITIL
2 121 (5.52%) Service Delivery
3 113 (5.15%) Service Management
4 105 (4.79%) Time Management
5 93 (4.24%) Project Management
6 88 (4.01%) Migration
7 74 (3.37%) Problem Management
8 59 (2.69%) CRM
9 57 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
10 56 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (2.37%) Incident Management
11 52 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 50 (2.28%) Line Management
13 49 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
14 46 (2.10%) Software Deployment
15 44 (2.01%) Mentoring
16 42 (1.92%) Change Management
17 37 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
18 35 (1.60%) E-Commerce
19 34 (1.55%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 380 (17.33%) SQL
2 79 (3.60%) PowerShell
3 72 (3.28%) VB
4 65 (2.96%) Java
5 58 (2.64%) C#
6 47 (2.14%) C++
6 47 (2.14%) C
7 44 (2.01%) JavaScript
8 31 (1.41%) VBScript
8 31 (1.41%) Python
9 28 (1.28%) T-SQL
10 26 (1.19%) PHP
11 19 (0.87%) Perl
12 17 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.64%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.59%) VC++
14 13 (0.59%) Ruby
15 10 (0.46%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 381 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (8.71%) MCP
3 188 (8.57%) Degree
4 156 (7.11%) MCSE
5 118 (5.38%) MCITP
6 111 (5.06%) MCSA
7 109 (4.97%) Security Cleared
8 101 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
9 97 (4.42%) CCNA
10 80 (3.65%) MCTS
11 59 (2.69%) MCDST
12 49 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (2.01%) SC Cleared
14 43 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 35 (1.60%) A+ Certification
15 35 (1.60%) ISEB
16 32 (1.46%) MOS
17 31 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 26 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
19 24 (1.09%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (15.28%) SLA
2 56 (2.55%) QA
3 11 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.18%) HL7
5 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.14%) DICOM
7 2 (0.091%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1421 (64.80%) Active Directory
2 478 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 260 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 129 (5.88%) XenApp
5 96 (4.38%) Terminal Services
6 86 (3.92%) vSphere
7 46 (2.10%) VMware ESX
8 42 (1.92%) XenServer
9 36 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
10 33 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 26 (1.19%) ISA Server
13 24 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 23 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
15 21 (0.96%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.23%) MetaFrame
17 5 (0.23%) Firmware
17 5 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 202 (9.21%) SCCM
2 90 (4.10%) Backup Exec
3 42 (1.92%) WSUS
4 33 (1.50%) SCOM
5 27 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 25 (1.14%) BladeLogic
7 13 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (0.59%) DameWare
8 12 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.55%) EdgeSight
9 11 (0.50%) NetBackup
10 9 (0.41%) ARCserve
10 9 (0.41%) ZENworks
10 9 (0.41%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.41%) Casper Suite
11 8 (0.36%) Nagios
12 6 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
12 6 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1346 (61.38%) Microsoft
2 656 (29.91%) VMware
3 464 (21.16%) Citrix
4 351 (16.01%) Cisco
5 178 (8.12%) HP
6 142 (6.48%) Apple
7 109 (4.97%) Dell
8 108 (4.92%) Oracle
9 97 (4.42%) Symantec
10 85 (3.88%) Juniper
11 82 (3.74%) Avaya
12 70 (3.19%) Bloomberg
13 55 (2.51%) Remedy
13 55 (2.51%) Veeam
14 52 (2.37%) McAfee
15 48 (2.19%) Mitel
16 44 (2.01%) Reuters
17 42 (1.92%) Sophos
18 41 (1.87%) CheckPoint
19 39 (1.78%) EMC
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Salary: Unspecified
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bonus & benefits
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Salary: Bonus & Traininig
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum
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SCC
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Salary: £190 - £250 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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