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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 280 211 149
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -62
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1131 1713 2105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.45% 1.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.92% 5.46% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 939 1488 1775
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,325 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,250 £26,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -7.14%

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
28865 31367 29739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.42% 26.63% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 24192 26342 25274
Average salary £41,674 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.18% -
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 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -78 1048 £27,500 - 132
London -89 385 £32,500 +8.33% 37
South East -30 280 £24,500 -4.85% 36
North West +14 83 £27,500 +15.78% 7
West Midlands -14 80 £25,000 - 14
East of England -49 71 £28,000 +4.67% 11
Berkshire -23 69 £22,500 -13.46% 10
South West -41 65 £26,500 +12.76% 10
Surrey +12 64 £27,500 - 9
Hampshire -24 61 £24,000 -3.51% 8
City of London -25 52 £32,500 +18.18% 5
Yorkshire -52 47 £25,500 +13.33% 11
Reading +3 41 £21,000 -30.00% 7
West Yorkshire -17 41 £25,000 +11.11% 7
Buckinghamshire +16 36 £21,500 -15.68% 1
Cheshire +9 34 £25,000 +6.38% 3
East Midlands -37 34 £20,000 -38.46% 7
Milton Keynes +8 31 £21,000 -17.64%
Lancashire +15 30 £37,750 +39.81%
Guildford +38 28 £27,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +8 28 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Leeds -2 25 £30,000 -1.63% 4
Hertfordshire -37 24 £28,000 -11.11% 1
Bristol -22 19 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Manchester 0 18 £25,838 +7.65% 4
Gloucestershire -13 17 £42,500 +84.78%
Wiltshire -21 17 £26,500 +13.97% 3
West Sussex -25 17 £23,500 -14.54%
Chorley - 17 £42,500 -
Coventry -1 16 £25,000 -18.69% 5

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 2695 (100.00%) Windows
2 1731 (64.23%) Active Directory
3 1614 (59.89%) Microsoft
4 1146 (42.52%) MS Office
5 1115 (41.37%) Windows 7
6 1058 (39.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1005 (37.29%) MS Exchange
8 1001 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 883 (32.76%) MS Excel
10 879 (32.62%) Windows 8
11 774 (28.72%) VMware
12 690 (25.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 637 (23.64%) ITIL
14 597 (22.15%) Citrix
15 573 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 554 (20.56%) TCP/IP
17 504 (18.70%) Microsoft Certification
18 482 (17.88%) DNS
19 460 (17.07%) Windows Vista
20 453 (16.81%) Blackberry
21 451 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
22 445 (16.51%) SQL
23 412 (15.29%) Cisco
24 408 (15.14%) Firewall
25 400 (14.84%) DHCP
26 367 (13.62%) LAN
27 362 (13.43%) SLA
28 361 (13.40%) SQL Server
29 357 (13.25%) Finance
30 356 (13.21%) WAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1005 (37.29%) MS Exchange
2 451 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 302 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 265 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 212 (7.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 195 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 155 (5.75%) SharePoint
8 136 (5.05%) IIS
9 89 (3.30%) Lync
10 54 (2.00%) WorkSite
11 50 (1.86%) IBM Notes
12 44 (1.63%) Apache
13 20 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
14 16 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
14 16 (0.59%) Live Communications Server
15 11 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
17 7 (0.26%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1146 (42.52%) MS Office
2 883 (32.76%) MS Excel
3 119 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.33%) Acrobat
8 7 (0.26%) MS Project
9 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.074%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.074%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.037%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (0.48%) Maximo
2 8 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.26%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.19%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.19%) assyst
5 5 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.19%) BASE24
6 3 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.074%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.074%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.074%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.074%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (0.074%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.074%) Line 500
7 2 (0.074%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 228 (8.46%) Office 365
2 33 (1.22%) Google Apps
3 31 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.48%) Mimecast
6 11 (0.41%) SaaS
7 10 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.30%) IaaS
9 7 (0.26%) PaaS
10 5 (0.19%) Yammer
11 3 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
12 2 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.074%) Datadog
12 2 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.074%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.037%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.037%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 554 (20.56%) TCP/IP
2 482 (17.88%) DNS
3 408 (15.14%) Firewall
4 400 (14.84%) DHCP
5 367 (13.62%) LAN
6 356 (13.21%) WAN
7 345 (12.80%) VPN
8 218 (8.09%) SAN
9 171 (6.35%) VoIP
10 150 (5.57%) Internet
11 146 (5.42%) Wireless
12 83 (3.08%) NAS
13 67 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
14 59 (2.19%) VLAN
15 45 (1.67%) SSL
16 44 (1.63%) Ethernet
16 44 (1.63%) iSCSI
17 41 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
18 40 (1.48%) ADSL
19 35 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 100 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 70 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 67 (2.49%) Oracle Database
6 42 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 35 (1.30%) MySQL
9 34 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 30 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 21 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (0.74%) MS Access
14 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (0.74%) Cognos Report Studio
14 20 (0.74%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 18 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
16 16 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 40 (1.48%) MSI
2 25 (0.93%) Toad
3 19 (0.71%) SpecFlow
4 16 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.48%) InstallShield
7 12 (0.45%) Subversion
7 12 (0.45%) LoadRunner
7 12 (0.45%) Selenium
8 10 (0.37%) Git (software)
8 10 (0.37%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.30%) JIRA
9 8 (0.30%) WebDriver
9 8 (0.30%) Hudson
9 8 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
9 8 (0.30%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.26%) TestDirector
10 7 (0.26%) PowerBuilder
11 5 (0.19%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.19%) Maven
General
1 357 (13.25%) Finance
2 150 (5.57%) Law
3 119 (4.42%) Legal
4 107 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 105 (3.90%) Retail
6 99 (3.67%) Banking
7 51 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 50 (1.86%) Back Office
9 41 (1.52%) Advertising
10 28 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 25 (0.93%) Marketing
12 24 (0.89%) Publishing
13 22 (0.82%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.67%) Front Office
15 13 (0.48%) Games
16 11 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.30%) Electronics
17 8 (0.30%) German Language
18 7 (0.26%) Swedish Language
19 6 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 849 (31.50%) Analyst
2 577 (21.41%) Support Engineer
3 508 (18.85%) Support Analyst
4 373 (13.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 321 (11.91%) IT Support
6 268 (9.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 267 (9.91%) Service Analyst
8 258 (9.57%) Desktop Support
9 197 (7.31%) 1st Line Support
10 140 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 130 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
12 127 (4.71%) Technical Support
13 117 (4.34%) IT Support Engineer
14 111 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 105 (3.90%) Help Desk Support
16 103 (3.82%) Desktop Analyst
17 101 (3.75%) Help Desk Analyst
18 100 (3.71%) IT Support Analyst
19 99 (3.67%) Desktop Engineer
20 85 (3.15%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (2.93%) HTML
2 49 (1.82%) .NET
3 37 (1.37%) XML
4 32 (1.19%) Application Packaging
5 31 (1.15%) CSS
6 30 (1.11%) Web Services
7 22 (0.82%) COM
8 13 (0.48%) J2EE
9 11 (0.41%) Software Packaging
10 10 (0.37%) MAPI
11 9 (0.33%) Flash
11 9 (0.33%) HTML5
12 8 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (0.30%) cXML
12 8 (0.30%) SAML
13 7 (0.26%) Middleware
13 7 (0.26%) X-Windows
13 7 (0.26%) WSH
13 7 (0.26%) jQuery
14 6 (0.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 453 (16.81%) Blackberry
2 166 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (4.38%) iPhone
4 111 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 76 (2.82%) PDA
6 66 (2.45%) Replication
7 63 (2.34%) Clustering
8 62 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 54 (2.00%) iPad
10 47 (1.74%) Fat Client
10 47 (1.74%) Thin Client
11 44 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
12 40 (1.48%) Client/Server
13 28 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 28 (1.04%) Statistics
14 23 (0.85%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.63%) EPoS
16 15 (0.56%) Mathematics
17 14 (0.52%) iSeries
17 14 (0.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2695 (100.00%) Windows
2 1115 (41.37%) Windows 7
3 1058 (39.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1001 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 879 (32.62%) Windows 8
6 690 (25.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 460 (17.07%) Windows Vista
8 232 (8.61%) Linux
9 176 (6.53%) Android
10 164 (6.09%) Mac OS X
11 120 (4.45%) Windows 2000
12 101 (3.75%) UNIX
13 94 (3.49%) Apple iOS
14 74 (2.75%) Windows 2000 Server
15 70 (2.60%) Mac OS
16 28 (1.04%) Solaris
17 25 (0.93%) Windows NT
18 22 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
19 20 (0.74%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 637 (23.64%) ITIL
2 186 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 173 (6.42%) Migration
4 130 (4.82%) Time Management
5 118 (4.38%) Service Management
6 104 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 104 (3.86%) Project Management
7 79 (2.93%) CRM
7 79 (2.93%) Mentoring
8 75 (2.78%) Problem Management
9 65 (2.41%) Change Management
10 61 (2.26%) Incident Management
11 59 (2.19%) Business Continuity
12 58 (2.15%) Line Management
13 53 (1.97%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
14 49 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
15 48 (1.78%) Software Deployment
16 46 (1.71%) Business Intelligence
17 41 (1.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 445 (16.51%) SQL
2 123 (4.56%) PowerShell
3 75 (2.78%) VB
4 63 (2.34%) Java
5 55 (2.04%) C#
6 53 (1.97%) VBScript
7 48 (1.78%) C
8 46 (1.71%) JavaScript
9 45 (1.67%) C++
10 39 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 25 (0.93%) PHP
12 24 (0.89%) Python
13 23 (0.85%) Perl
14 20 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.59%) VB.NET
16 15 (0.56%) Ruby
17 12 (0.45%) VC++
17 12 (0.45%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.41%) Bash Shell
19 7 (0.26%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 504 (18.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 244 (9.05%) MCSE
3 239 (8.87%) Degree
4 230 (8.53%) MCP
5 169 (6.27%) MCITP
6 148 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
7 146 (5.42%) Security Cleared
8 142 (5.27%) CCNA
9 130 (4.82%) MCSA
10 101 (3.75%) MCTS
11 81 (3.01%) SC Cleared
12 73 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 69 (2.56%) MCDST
14 60 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
15 55 (2.04%) CCA
16 48 (1.78%) A+ Certification
17 47 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
18 41 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 40 (1.48%) DV Cleared
20 38 (1.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (13.43%) SLA
2 54 (2.00%) QA
3 21 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.19%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.11%) TickIT
8 2 (0.074%) COBIT
8 2 (0.074%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.037%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1731 (64.23%) Active Directory
2 573 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 304 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 174 (6.46%) XenApp
5 120 (4.45%) vSphere
6 100 (3.71%) Terminal Services
7 73 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
8 66 (2.45%) VMware ESX
9 61 (2.26%) XenServer
10 55 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 44 (1.63%) XenDesktop
12 42 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 24 (0.89%) ISA Server
14 23 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
15 20 (0.74%) Terminal Server
16 9 (0.33%) BitLocker
17 7 (0.26%) Firmware
17 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 6 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 5 (0.19%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 270 (10.02%) SCCM
2 125 (4.64%) Backup Exec
3 69 (2.56%) SCOM
4 62 (2.30%) WSUS
5 49 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 21 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 19 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 19 (0.71%) BladeLogic
8 17 (0.63%) EdgeSight
9 14 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.41%) Tivoli
11 11 (0.41%) DameWare
11 11 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.41%) Casper Suite
12 8 (0.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 7 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.22%) Netcool
14 6 (0.22%) ZENworks
14 6 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1614 (59.89%) Microsoft
2 774 (28.72%) VMware
3 597 (22.15%) Citrix
4 412 (15.29%) Cisco
5 236 (8.76%) HP
6 210 (7.79%) Apple
7 181 (6.72%) Symantec
8 154 (5.71%) Oracle
9 127 (4.71%) Dell
10 114 (4.23%) Juniper
11 84 (3.12%) Avaya
12 59 (2.19%) Bloomberg
13 53 (1.97%) Veeam
14 50 (1.86%) CheckPoint
14 50 (1.86%) McAfee
14 50 (1.86%) Lotus
15 49 (1.82%) EMC
16 48 (1.78%) Remedy
17 47 (1.74%) NetApp
18 46 (1.71%) IBM
Redditch, Worcestershire
NS Consultants
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £26000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
MACQUARIE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Uplift, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sussex
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Good range
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Good range
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £17000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum Superb base, training and excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus 15% Bonus plus Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago