The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 196 145 138
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1741 2095 2361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.93% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.56% 7.05% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1480 1783 2109
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £28,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-8.92% +5.66%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31305 29700 32282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 27.32% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26136 25162 27670
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -

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 29 July 2014 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 29 July 2014. 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 -52 1661 £27,500 -8.33% 239
London -37 716 £30,000 -13.04% 76
South East -48 396 £26,000 -5.45% 61
East of England +12 135 £25,500 -5.55% 16
City of London -18 131 £27,500 -35.29% 20
Berkshire +14 121 £30,000 +9.09% 21
South West -43 108 £24,000 -14.28% 14
Hampshire -31 96 £26,000 -5.45% 9
Yorkshire -36 90 £22,500 +7.14% 25
East Midlands -4 77 £32,500 - 10
West Midlands -36 75 £27,250 -17.42% 19
Surrey -22 74 £27,500 +5.76% 10
North West -54 72 £23,500 -27.69% 15
Hertfordshire -5 58 £30,750 +30.85% 4
West Yorkshire -19 57 £22,500 +4.65% 17
Bracknell +22 48 £26,000 -40.57% 6
Buckinghamshire -15 45 £25,500 -11.30% 8
Wiltshire +6 38 £23,000 -7.07% 3
Scotland -23 37 £28,750 -17.85% 9
Essex +4 30 £22,000 -22.80% 2
Leicestershire -13 29 £32,500 -14.47% 2
Southampton -16 28 £23,500 -18.96% 4
Bristol -2 27 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Milton Keynes -3 27 £25,500 -21.53% 2
Cheshire -3 27 £23,500 -6.00% 3
Leeds -48 25 £23,250 +13.41% 9
Cambridgeshire -6 24 £21,500 -30.64% 7
Gloucestershire -16 24 £24,250 -19.16% 2
Portsmouth -3 23 £42,500 -
Reading -28 23 £31,500 +16.66% 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3541 (100.00%) Windows
2 2174 (61.40%) Active Directory
3 1968 (55.58%) Microsoft
4 1695 (47.87%) MS Office
5 1546 (43.66%) Windows 7
6 1506 (42.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1486 (41.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 1310 (37.00%) MS Excel
9 1196 (33.78%) MS Exchange
10 882 (24.91%) ITIL
10 882 (24.91%) VMware
11 799 (22.56%) Citrix
12 674 (19.03%) TCP/IP
13 660 (18.64%) DNS
14 648 (18.30%) Finance
15 626 (17.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 625 (17.65%) Windows 8
17 619 (17.48%) Blackberry
18 585 (16.52%) SQL
19 572 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
20 560 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2010
21 548 (15.48%) Windows Vista
22 499 (14.09%) Cisco
23 487 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2007
24 469 (13.24%) DHCP
25 468 (13.22%) SQL Server
26 465 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
27 437 (12.34%) SLA
28 435 (12.28%) LAN
29 421 (11.89%) VPN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 1196 (33.78%) MS Exchange
2 560 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 487 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 370 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 290 (8.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 245 (6.92%) SharePoint
7 212 (5.99%) IIS
8 142 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 99 (2.80%) Lync
10 67 (1.89%) IBM Notes
11 55 (1.55%) WorkSite
12 45 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
13 31 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
14 29 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
15 28 (0.79%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 25 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
17 22 (0.62%) WebSphere
18 21 (0.59%) Tomcat
19 18 (0.51%) Apache
19 18 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 1695 (47.87%) MS Office
2 1310 (37.00%) MS Excel
3 193 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.59%) MS Project
6 7 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.085%) InDesign
8 3 (0.085%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.085%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.056%) Maya
9 2 (0.056%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 29 (0.82%) Maximo
2 11 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.28%) BASE24
4 9 (0.25%) Sage 200
5 8 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.20%) Line 50
7 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.11%) Line 500
8 4 (0.11%) Eikon
9 3 (0.085%) 3000 Xtra
9 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.085%) assyst
9 3 (0.085%) SalesLogix
9 3 (0.085%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.056%) Exchequer
10 2 (0.056%) MFGPRO
10 2 (0.056%) TrackWise
10 2 (0.056%) Sage MMS
Cloud Services
1 117 (3.30%) Office 365
2 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.028%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 674 (19.03%) TCP/IP
2 660 (18.64%) DNS
3 469 (13.24%) DHCP
4 435 (12.28%) LAN
5 421 (11.89%) VPN
6 411 (11.61%) Firewall
7 389 (10.99%) WAN
8 257 (7.26%) Internet
9 204 (5.76%) SAN
10 169 (4.77%) VoIP
11 130 (3.67%) Wireless
12 83 (2.34%) SSL
13 81 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
14 57 (1.61%) Network Security
15 52 (1.47%) VLAN
16 48 (1.36%) ADSL
17 47 (1.33%) HTTP
18 45 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
19 43 (1.21%) IP Telephony
20 42 (1.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 468 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 130 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 101 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 77 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (1.84%) Oracle Database
6 45 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 38 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 37 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
9 26 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
10 25 (0.71%) MySQL
11 18 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
11 18 (0.51%) MS Access
11 18 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (0.51%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
13 16 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.42%) DecisionStream
14 15 (0.42%) Cognos Report Studio
14 15 (0.42%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 15 (0.42%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 32 (0.90%) MSI
2 23 (0.65%) Toad
3 15 (0.42%) TestDirector
3 15 (0.42%) LoadRunner
4 14 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.23%) Subversion
6 8 (0.23%) InstallShield
7 6 (0.17%) WinRunner
7 6 (0.17%) JIRA
8 5 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
8 5 (0.14%) SilkPerformer
8 5 (0.14%) PVCS
8 5 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.14%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.085%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.085%) TestPartner
9 3 (0.085%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (0.085%) Rational DOORS
General
1 648 (18.30%) Finance
2 169 (4.77%) Banking
3 164 (4.63%) Law
4 140 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 138 (3.90%) Retail
6 132 (3.73%) Legal
7 87 (2.46%) Back Office
8 64 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 56 (1.58%) Advertising
10 48 (1.36%) Investment Banking
11 37 (1.04%) German Language
12 31 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 29 (0.82%) French Language
14 27 (0.76%) Automotive
15 24 (0.68%) Marketing
16 15 (0.42%) Spanish Language
17 11 (0.31%) Front Office
18 9 (0.25%) Electronics
18 9 (0.25%) Games
18 9 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1264 (35.70%) Analyst
2 828 (23.38%) Support Analyst
3 686 (19.37%) Support Engineer
4 575 (16.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 456 (12.88%) IT Support
6 418 (11.80%) Desktop Support
7 356 (10.05%) Service Analyst
8 350 (9.88%) Service Desk Analyst
9 250 (7.06%) 1st Line Support
10 211 (5.96%) Desktop Analyst
11 201 (5.68%) Help Desk Support
12 200 (5.65%) Help Desk Analyst
13 199 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
14 195 (5.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 183 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 172 (4.86%) Technical Support
17 146 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
18 145 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
19 141 (3.98%) Applications Support
20 137 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (2.99%) .NET
2 62 (1.75%) XML
3 55 (1.55%) Web Services
4 51 (1.44%) HTML
5 29 (0.82%) SOAP
6 26 (0.73%) ASP.NET
7 25 (0.71%) WSDL
8 20 (0.56%) .NET Framework
9 18 (0.51%) CSS
10 17 (0.48%) COM
11 13 (0.37%) Application Packaging
12 12 (0.34%) Visualforce
13 11 (0.31%) J2EE
14 10 (0.28%) Middleware
14 10 (0.28%) jQuery
15 9 (0.25%) WSH
16 8 (0.23%) WCF
17 7 (0.20%) WPF
18 6 (0.17%) ODBC
19 5 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 619 (17.48%) Blackberry
2 108 (3.05%) Computer Science
3 100 (2.82%) iPhone
4 99 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 91 (2.57%) PDA
6 72 (2.03%) Hedge funds
7 65 (1.84%) Clustering
8 64 (1.81%) iPad
9 58 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 58 (1.64%) Thin Client
10 50 (1.41%) Replication
11 43 (1.21%) EPoS
12 42 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
13 41 (1.16%) Mobile App
14 40 (1.13%) Mathematics
15 31 (0.88%) Smartphone
16 26 (0.73%) Handset
17 24 (0.68%) Biometrics
17 24 (0.68%) Smartcard
18 21 (0.59%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3541 (100.00%) Windows
2 1546 (43.66%) Windows 7
3 1506 (42.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1486 (41.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 625 (17.65%) Windows 8
6 548 (15.48%) Windows Vista
7 465 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 287 (8.11%) Linux
9 251 (7.09%) Windows 2000
10 128 (3.61%) Mac OS X
11 104 (2.94%) UNIX
12 82 (2.32%) Android
13 69 (1.95%) Mac OS
13 69 (1.95%) Apple iOS
14 47 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
15 27 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (0.68%) Windows NT
16 24 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
17 22 (0.62%) AIX
18 19 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 882 (24.91%) ITIL
2 178 (5.03%) Service Management
3 141 (3.98%) Problem Management
4 134 (3.78%) Service Delivery
5 128 (3.61%) Incident Management
6 118 (3.33%) Migration
7 104 (2.94%) Change Management
8 94 (2.65%) Time Management
9 87 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 87 (2.46%) CRM
10 71 (2.01%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (1.89%) Asset Management
12 63 (1.78%) Software Distribution
13 57 (1.61%) Project Management
14 51 (1.44%) Change Control
15 50 (1.41%) Continuous Improvement
16 48 (1.36%) Automated Testing
17 47 (1.33%) ITSM
18 45 (1.27%) Document Management
19 43 (1.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 585 (16.52%) SQL
2 120 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 77 (2.17%) Java
4 74 (2.09%) C#
5 72 (2.03%) VBScript
6 70 (1.98%) VB
7 51 (1.44%) C
8 46 (1.30%) C++
9 37 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 31 (0.88%) JavaScript
11 26 (0.73%) VB.NET
12 25 (0.71%) Perl
13 22 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 22 (0.62%) VBA
14 12 (0.34%) Apex Code
14 12 (0.34%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.20%) VB6
15 7 (0.20%) Python
15 7 (0.20%) COBOL
16 6 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 626 (17.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 346 (9.77%) MCSE
3 317 (8.95%) Degree
4 295 (8.33%) MCP
5 210 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
6 201 (5.68%) MCITP
7 194 (5.48%) Security Cleared
8 187 (5.28%) CCNA
9 174 (4.91%) MCSA
10 137 (3.87%) SC Cleared
11 81 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
12 77 (2.17%) A+ Certification
13 72 (2.03%) DV Cleared
14 68 (1.92%) MCDST
15 66 (1.86%) MCTS
16 60 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 54 (1.52%) CCNP
18 49 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 43 (1.21%) ISEB
20 28 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 437 (12.34%) SLA
2 59 (1.67%) QA
3 37 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 31 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.68%) TickIT
6 10 (0.28%) ISO 8583
7 8 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.085%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.056%) HL7
9 2 (0.056%) DICOM
10 1 (0.028%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2174 (61.40%) Active Directory
2 572 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (7.06%) Hyper-V
4 230 (6.50%) XenApp
5 164 (4.63%) vSphere
6 135 (3.81%) Terminal Services
7 106 (2.99%) VMware ESX
8 74 (2.09%) XenDesktop
9 72 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
10 61 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 46 (1.30%) Terminal Server
12 31 (0.88%) UAG
13 29 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 26 (0.73%) XenServer
15 22 (0.62%) ISA Server
16 20 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
17 16 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 16 (0.45%) MetaFrame
18 12 (0.34%) IAG
19 10 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 293 (8.27%) SCCM
2 172 (4.86%) Backup Exec
3 84 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 82 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 63 (1.78%) WSUS
6 50 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 44 (1.24%) SCOM
8 42 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 40 (1.13%) Tivoli
10 32 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 26 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
12 24 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (0.48%) Netcool
13 17 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
13 17 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 17 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
14 15 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 10 (0.28%) MOM
16 10 (0.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1968 (55.58%) Microsoft
2 882 (24.91%) VMware
3 799 (22.56%) Citrix
4 499 (14.09%) Cisco
5 355 (10.03%) HP
6 234 (6.61%) Symantec
7 190 (5.37%) Oracle
8 183 (5.17%) Dell
9 172 (4.86%) Apple
10 87 (2.46%) IBM
11 83 (2.34%) Avaya
12 77 (2.17%) McAfee
13 70 (1.98%) LANDesk
14 67 (1.89%) Remedy
14 67 (1.89%) Lotus
14 67 (1.89%) Bloomberg
14 67 (1.89%) NetApp
15 57 (1.61%) Intel
16 52 (1.47%) Mitel
17 47 (1.33%) Fujitsu
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Resolve Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,500 per annum Up to £23,500 + 10% overtime + 33 da
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £23,400 to £23,400 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RM Education
Salary: £15000 - £18500 per annum + £800 bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + ~4K on call
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Networking People
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North London
Lewis Paige
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + home working
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + training and exam sponsorship
Posted: 10 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 11 hours ago