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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 260 204 143
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -61
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1194 1699 2156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.45% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 5.45% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 985 1517 1784
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -7.27%

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
28528 31181 29599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.70% 26.56% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23878 26240 24980
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -47 1128 £27,500 - 146
London -47 449 £32,000 +6.66% 39
South East -31 283 £27,500 +5.76% 34
North West -9 88 £26,000 +4.00% 15
City of London +14 80 £32,000 -1.53% 9
East of England -23 79 £27,000 -1.81% 13
West Midlands -25 74 £24,000 -4.00% 13
Surrey +12 71 £28,000 +3.70% 4
Berkshire -5 70 £23,750 -10.37% 12
South West -32 63 £24,000 +4.34% 15
Hampshire -17 59 £28,750 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire -55 49 £25,500 +2.00% 8
Hertfordshire -20 43 £28,000 +1.81% 6
West Yorkshire -34 39 £25,000 - 6
Reading -15 37 £23,341 -22.19% 8
East Midlands -23 36 £26,500 -17.18% 6
Buckinghamshire +18 35 £24,500 -2.00% 3
Cheshire +1 32 £23,500 -21.66% 4
Milton Keynes +4 31 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Manchester -3 30 £26,500 +15.21% 3
Guildford +29 27 £27,000 -22.85%
Hemel Hempstead +8 26 £27,000 -35.71% 1
Lancashire +5 24 £37,750 +48.03% 5
Scotland +8 23 £25,000 -9.90% 9
West Sussex -40 22 £25,500 -7.27% 1
Leeds -23 20 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Portsmouth +20 19 £44,500 +74.50%
Gloucestershire -14 19 £30,250 +28.72% 1
Kent +11 17 £30,000 +15.38% 2
Chorley - 17 £42,500 - 2

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2807 (100.00%) Windows
2 1820 (64.84%) Active Directory
3 1634 (58.21%) Microsoft
4 1228 (43.75%) MS Office
5 1171 (41.72%) Windows 7
6 1085 (38.65%) MS Exchange
7 1064 (37.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 1009 (35.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 936 (33.35%) MS Excel
10 855 (30.46%) Windows 8
11 761 (27.11%) VMware
12 656 (23.37%) ITIL
13 636 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 596 (21.23%) Citrix
15 560 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 559 (19.91%) TCP/IP
17 514 (18.31%) DNS
18 490 (17.46%) Blackberry
19 484 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
20 466 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
21 445 (15.85%) Windows Vista
22 415 (14.78%) SQL
23 413 (14.71%) DHCP
24 404 (14.39%) Firewall
25 388 (13.82%) Cisco
26 385 (13.72%) Finance
27 373 (13.29%) VPN
28 363 (12.93%) SQL Server
29 355 (12.65%) LAN
30 354 (12.61%) SLA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1085 (38.65%) MS Exchange
2 484 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 340 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 294 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 237 (8.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 189 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 163 (5.81%) SharePoint
8 109 (3.88%) IIS
9 101 (3.60%) Lync
10 58 (2.07%) IBM Notes
11 56 (2.00%) Apache
12 51 (1.82%) WorkSite
13 26 (0.93%) Tomcat
14 25 (0.89%) Live Communications Server
15 17 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
16 12 (0.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 12 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
17 11 (0.39%) MS Project Server
18 9 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
19 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1228 (43.75%) MS Office
2 936 (33.35%) MS Excel
3 124 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 18 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.53%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.32%) MS Project
9 7 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.071%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.071%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.036%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (0.50%) Maximo
2 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.25%) CA PPM
3 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.21%) BASE24
4 5 (0.18%) assyst
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) Agresso
6 3 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.071%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.071%) Line 500
7 2 (0.071%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.071%) arcHouse
7 2 (0.071%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.071%) Summit
7 2 (0.071%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.071%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.071%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.071%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 208 (7.41%) Office 365
2 34 (1.21%) Google Apps
3 29 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.46%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.36%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.25%) SaaS
7 6 (0.21%) IaaS
8 5 (0.18%) Yammer
9 4 (0.14%) PaaS
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (0.071%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.071%) Datadog
11 2 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.036%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.036%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.036%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 559 (19.91%) TCP/IP
2 514 (18.31%) DNS
3 413 (14.71%) DHCP
4 404 (14.39%) Firewall
5 373 (13.29%) VPN
6 355 (12.65%) LAN
7 335 (11.93%) WAN
8 211 (7.52%) SAN
9 185 (6.59%) Internet
10 168 (5.99%) VoIP
11 154 (5.49%) Wireless
12 72 (2.57%) NAS
13 68 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
14 66 (2.35%) VLAN
15 55 (1.96%) ADSL
16 53 (1.89%) SSL
17 42 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
18 40 (1.43%) Ethernet
19 39 (1.39%) iSCSI
20 37 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 96 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 66 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 58 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 46 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 43 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (1.25%) MySQL
9 29 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
11 24 (0.86%) Relational Database
12 21 (0.75%) Cognos Report Studio
12 21 (0.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 21 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
13 20 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 18 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
14 18 (0.64%) MS Access
15 12 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (1.18%) MSI
2 30 (1.07%) Toad
3 22 (0.78%) LoadRunner
4 13 (0.46%) InstallShield
5 12 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
6 9 (0.32%) SpecFlow
7 8 (0.29%) Rational Performance Tester
7 8 (0.29%) TestDirector
7 8 (0.29%) Facilita Forecast
8 6 (0.21%) JIRA
8 6 (0.21%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.18%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (0.18%) Subversion
10 4 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.14%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.14%) PowerBuilder
11 3 (0.11%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.11%) TestPartner
12 2 (0.071%) StarTeam
General
1 385 (13.72%) Finance
2 161 (5.74%) Law
3 135 (4.81%) Retail
4 130 (4.63%) Legal
5 127 (4.52%) Telecoms
6 121 (4.31%) Banking
7 56 (2.00%) Back Office
8 50 (1.78%) Advertising
9 49 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 24 (0.86%) Publishing
12 23 (0.82%) Marketing
13 18 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.43%) Front Office
15 10 (0.36%) Games
16 9 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.25%) Billing
17 7 (0.25%) German Language
18 4 (0.14%) Electronics
18 4 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 903 (32.17%) Analyst
2 593 (21.13%) Support Engineer
3 529 (18.85%) Support Analyst
4 379 (13.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 335 (11.93%) IT Support
6 311 (11.08%) Service Analyst
6 311 (11.08%) Service Desk Analyst
7 269 (9.58%) Desktop Support
8 193 (6.88%) 1st Line Support
9 144 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 140 (4.99%) Technical Support
11 138 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 119 (4.24%) Help Desk Support
13 118 (4.20%) Help Desk Analyst
14 111 (3.95%) Desktop Analyst
15 102 (3.63%) Support Technician
16 100 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
17 96 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 95 (3.38%) IT Support Analyst
19 93 (3.31%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (2.60%) HTML
2 37 (1.32%) .NET
3 32 (1.14%) Application Packaging
3 32 (1.14%) XML
4 31 (1.10%) CSS
5 28 (1.00%) Web Services
6 20 (0.71%) COM
7 16 (0.57%) MAPI
8 14 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
8 14 (0.50%) HTML5
8 14 (0.50%) Flash
9 12 (0.43%) Software Packaging
9 12 (0.43%) cXML
10 10 (0.36%) Middleware
11 9 (0.32%) J2EE
11 9 (0.32%) SAML
12 8 (0.29%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.29%) WSH
13 7 (0.25%) SOAP
13 7 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 490 (17.46%) Blackberry
2 169 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (4.13%) iPhone
4 83 (2.96%) PDA
4 83 (2.96%) Clustering
5 69 (2.46%) Replication
6 63 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 45 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 44 (1.57%) iPad
9 37 (1.32%) Fat Client
9 37 (1.32%) Thin Client
10 36 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 35 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
12 29 (1.03%) Statistics
13 21 (0.75%) EPoS
13 21 (0.75%) Hedge funds
14 17 (0.61%) Mathematics
15 16 (0.57%) Handset
16 15 (0.53%) Smartphone
17 14 (0.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2807 (100.00%) Windows
2 1171 (41.72%) Windows 7
3 1064 (37.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 1009 (35.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 855 (30.46%) Windows 8
6 636 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 445 (15.85%) Windows Vista
8 227 (8.09%) Linux
9 167 (5.95%) Android
10 145 (5.17%) Mac OS X
11 121 (4.31%) Windows 2000
12 112 (3.99%) UNIX
13 110 (3.92%) Apple iOS
14 71 (2.53%) Mac OS
15 54 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
16 37 (1.32%) Solaris
17 29 (1.03%) Windows NT
18 22 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
19 17 (0.61%) Ubuntu
20 12 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (23.37%) ITIL
2 208 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 193 (6.88%) Migration
4 128 (4.56%) Time Management
5 121 (4.31%) Service Management
6 114 (4.06%) Project Management
7 111 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 92 (3.28%) Mentoring
9 74 (2.64%) Change Management
9 74 (2.64%) CRM
10 71 (2.53%) Incident Management
10 71 (2.53%) Problem Management
11 54 (1.92%) Business Continuity
12 53 (1.89%) Line Management
13 47 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
14 45 (1.60%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (1.53%) Coaching
16 42 (1.50%) Software Distribution
16 42 (1.50%) ETL
16 42 (1.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 415 (14.78%) SQL
2 137 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 61 (2.17%) VB
4 59 (2.10%) Java
5 56 (2.00%) VBScript
6 50 (1.78%) C#
7 44 (1.57%) T-SQL
8 43 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 41 (1.46%) C
10 39 (1.39%) C++
11 26 (0.93%) Perl
12 21 (0.75%) PHP
13 18 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 18 (0.64%) Python
14 13 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.39%) Ruby
16 8 (0.29%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.29%) VC++
17 7 (0.25%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.21%) JCL
Qualifications
1 466 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (8.05%) MCSE
3 225 (8.02%) Degree
4 221 (7.87%) MCP
5 185 (6.59%) Security Cleared
6 158 (5.63%) MCITP
7 144 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
8 140 (4.99%) CCNA
9 109 (3.88%) MCSA
10 107 (3.81%) SC Cleared
11 97 (3.46%) MCTS
12 73 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 70 (2.49%) DV Cleared
14 66 (2.35%) MCDST
15 65 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
16 63 (2.24%) CCA
17 47 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
18 38 (1.35%) A+ Certification
18 38 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 32 (1.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (12.61%) SLA
2 38 (1.35%) QA
3 18 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.21%) TickIT
5 6 (0.21%) ISO 8583
6 5 (0.18%) COBIT
7 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.036%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.036%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1820 (64.84%) Active Directory
2 560 (19.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 307 (10.94%) Hyper-V
4 180 (6.41%) XenApp
5 122 (4.35%) vSphere
6 93 (3.31%) Terminal Services
7 73 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
8 71 (2.53%) VMware ESX
9 65 (2.32%) XenServer
10 60 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 56 (2.00%) XenDesktop
12 42 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 22 (0.78%) ISA Server
14 20 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
15 15 (0.53%) Terminal Server
16 9 (0.32%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.32%) iptables
17 6 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 6 (0.21%) Firmware
18 5 (0.18%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 261 (9.30%) SCCM
2 122 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 83 (2.96%) SCOM
4 51 (1.82%) WSUS
5 46 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 27 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 22 (0.78%) EdgeSight
8 21 (0.75%) NetBackup
9 19 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 13 (0.46%) DameWare
10 13 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (0.43%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.43%) Netcool
11 12 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 10 (0.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 10 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.32%) BladeLogic
14 7 (0.25%) Casper Suite
14 7 (0.25%) Unicenter
14 7 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1634 (58.21%) Microsoft
2 761 (27.11%) VMware
3 596 (21.23%) Citrix
4 388 (13.82%) Cisco
5 241 (8.59%) HP
6 227 (8.09%) Apple
7 188 (6.70%) Symantec
8 164 (5.84%) Oracle
9 122 (4.35%) Juniper
10 108 (3.85%) Dell
11 90 (3.21%) Avaya
12 62 (2.21%) Bloomberg
13 58 (2.07%) Lotus
14 56 (2.00%) EMC
15 51 (1.82%) CheckPoint
16 49 (1.75%) McAfee
17 48 (1.71%) Sophos
17 48 (1.71%) Adobe
18 47 (1.67%) SAP
19 45 (1.60%) NetApp
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