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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 201 181 150
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -31
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1594 1725 2072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.64% 1.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.47% 6.08% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 1504 1688
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,050 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,250 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -3.84%

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
29123 28383 29437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 26.94% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24376 23316 24832
Average salary £41,000 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.86% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -29 1505 £27,500 - 157
London -12 649 £30,000 -7.69% 48
South East -12 366 £26,500 +6.00% 32
City of London -28 140 £33,000 +1.53% 11
Hampshire +9 124 £25,000 +4.16% 8
Berkshire +44 115 £30,000 +20.00% 10
North West +8 111 £24,750 -1.00% 17
East of England -18 108 £25,000 -5.66% 16
Yorkshire +15 93 £27,500 +14.58% 16
West Yorkshire +6 74 £30,000 +20.00% 9
Manchester +17 66 £24,500 +6.52% 8
West Midlands -31 61 £22,500 -6.25% 12
Hertfordshire -13 55 £26,500 +7.07% 11
East Midlands +24 53 £26,000 -13.33% 7
South West -50 52 £24,500 +4.25% 9
Reading +9 46 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Scotland -7 46 £27,500 +14.58% 10
Surrey -51 45 £26,000 - 8
Bracknell +17 41 £45,000 +42.85%
Leeds -33 28 £27,500 +15.78% 4
Basingstoke +18 27 £24,750 +37.50%
Buckinghamshire +15 27 £27,500 +22.22% 2
Bradford - 27 £30,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +19 24 £23,750 -18.10% 1
Milton Keynes +17 24 £28,750 +30.68% 1
Canary Wharf - 24 £65,000 -
Kent +10 23 £23,000 - 2
Southampton -13 23 £23,000 +2.22% 1
Edinburgh -5 22 £28,000 +1.81% 1
Glasgow +19 19 £27,500 +6.28% 4

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3535 (100.00%) Windows
2 2210 (62.52%) Active Directory
3 1917 (54.23%) Microsoft
4 1529 (43.25%) MS Office
5 1486 (42.04%) Windows 7
6 1311 (37.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1284 (36.32%) MS Exchange
8 1263 (35.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 1224 (34.63%) MS Excel
10 902 (25.52%) VMware
11 874 (24.72%) Windows 8
12 837 (23.68%) ITIL
13 753 (21.30%) Citrix
14 705 (19.94%) DNS
15 664 (18.78%) TCP/IP
16 662 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
17 619 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 580 (16.41%) Blackberry
19 571 (16.15%) SQL
20 552 (15.62%) Windows Vista
21 545 (15.42%) Finance
22 542 (15.33%) DHCP
23 536 (15.16%) Microsoft Certification
24 517 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
25 494 (13.97%) Firewall
26 435 (12.31%) Cisco
27 426 (12.05%) SQL Server
28 419 (11.85%) VPN
29 410 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2003
30 403 (11.40%) LAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1284 (36.32%) MS Exchange
2 517 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 410 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 387 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 284 (8.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 200 (5.66%) SharePoint
7 199 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 120 (3.39%) Lync
9 101 (2.86%) IIS
10 65 (1.84%) IBM Notes
11 47 (1.33%) Apache
12 41 (1.16%) WorkSite
13 39 (1.10%) Live Communications Server
14 34 (0.96%) Tomcat
15 28 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
16 21 (0.59%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 16 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
17 16 (0.45%) MS Project Server
18 13 (0.37%) WebSphere
19 11 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1529 (43.25%) MS Office
2 1224 (34.63%) MS Excel
3 146 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.51%) Acrobat
5 18 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.40%) MS Project
7 12 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.23%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.085%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.54%) BASE24
2 15 (0.42%) Maximo
3 13 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
3 13 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.20%) CA PPM
5 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.14%) assyst
8 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.085%) Agresso
10 2 (0.057%) BPCS
10 2 (0.057%) HiPortfolio
10 2 (0.057%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.057%) SalesLogix
10 2 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.057%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 178 (5.04%) Office 365
2 27 (0.76%) Google Apps
3 22 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.17%) SaaS
4 6 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.17%) IaaS
5 4 (0.11%) PaaS
6 3 (0.085%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 705 (19.94%) DNS
2 664 (18.78%) TCP/IP
3 542 (15.33%) DHCP
4 494 (13.97%) Firewall
5 419 (11.85%) VPN
6 403 (11.40%) LAN
7 366 (10.35%) WAN
8 270 (7.64%) Internet
9 260 (7.36%) SAN
10 195 (5.52%) VoIP
11 170 (4.81%) Wireless
12 68 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
12 68 (1.92%) VLAN
13 66 (1.87%) NAS
14 64 (1.81%) ADSL
15 52 (1.47%) Intranet
16 50 (1.41%) FTP
16 50 (1.41%) iSCSI
17 49 (1.39%) SSL
18 46 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 103 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 103 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 89 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 71 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 70 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 52 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
8 38 (1.07%) MySQL
9 33 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 30 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 30 (0.85%) MS Access
12 28 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
12 28 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 28 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
13 25 (0.71%) Cognos Report Studio
13 25 (0.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 22 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (1.39%) Toad
2 46 (1.30%) LoadRunner
3 35 (0.99%) TestDirector
4 30 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (0.74%) MSI
6 20 (0.57%) WinRunner
7 16 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
9 10 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 10 (0.28%) SilkPerformer
10 8 (0.23%) Rational Performance Tester
10 8 (0.23%) Facilita Forecast
10 8 (0.23%) JDeveloper
10 8 (0.23%) PVCS
11 7 (0.20%) Serena SBM
11 7 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
12 4 (0.11%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.085%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.085%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.085%) Ant
General
1 545 (15.42%) Finance
2 197 (5.57%) Banking
3 178 (5.04%) Retail
4 161 (4.55%) Law
5 154 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 149 (4.21%) Legal
7 65 (1.84%) Advertising
8 55 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 52 (1.47%) Back Office
10 44 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 40 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 30 (0.85%) Marketing
13 19 (0.54%) Publishing
14 18 (0.51%) Front Office
15 15 (0.42%) German Language
16 11 (0.31%) Electronics
17 10 (0.28%) Billing
18 7 (0.20%) Military
19 5 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1176 (33.27%) Analyst
2 721 (20.40%) Support Engineer
3 662 (18.73%) Support Analyst
4 486 (13.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 431 (12.19%) Service Analyst
5 431 (12.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 425 (12.02%) IT Support
7 312 (8.83%) Desktop Support
8 219 (6.20%) 1st Line Support
9 206 (5.83%) Technical Support
10 182 (5.15%) Help Desk Support
11 176 (4.98%) Help Desk Analyst
12 166 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 163 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 153 (4.33%) Support Technician
15 130 (3.68%) IT Support Engineer
16 117 (3.31%) Applications Support
16 117 (3.31%) Desktop Analyst
17 105 (2.97%) Desktop Engineer
18 101 (2.86%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (1.67%) HTML
2 44 (1.24%) .NET
3 41 (1.16%) XML
4 37 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
5 30 (0.85%) CSS
6 27 (0.76%) Web Services
6 27 (0.76%) Application Packaging
7 22 (0.62%) J2EE
8 16 (0.45%) Flash
9 14 (0.40%) HTML5
10 12 (0.34%) COM
10 12 (0.34%) cXML
11 9 (0.25%) MAPI
11 9 (0.25%) SAML
11 9 (0.25%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle ADF
13 7 (0.20%) Middleware
13 7 (0.20%) XHTML
13 7 (0.20%) WAP
13 7 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 580 (16.41%) Blackberry
2 205 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (4.27%) Clustering
4 101 (2.86%) iPhone
5 96 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 82 (2.32%) Management Information System
7 73 (2.07%) Replication
8 70 (1.98%) PDA
9 50 (1.41%) iPad
10 49 (1.39%) Fat Client
10 49 (1.39%) Thin Client
11 45 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 40 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 35 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
14 30 (0.85%) EPoS
15 25 (0.71%) Equities
16 24 (0.68%) Mainframe
17 21 (0.59%) Smartphone
18 20 (0.57%) Statistics
18 20 (0.57%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3535 (100.00%) Windows
2 1486 (42.04%) Windows 7
3 1311 (37.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1263 (35.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 874 (24.72%) Windows 8
6 662 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 552 (15.62%) Windows Vista
8 260 (7.36%) Linux
9 170 (4.81%) Mac OS X
10 162 (4.58%) UNIX
11 154 (4.36%) Windows 2000
12 123 (3.48%) Android
13 112 (3.17%) Apple iOS
14 94 (2.66%) Windows 2000 Server
15 66 (1.87%) Solaris
16 63 (1.78%) Mac OS
17 54 (1.53%) Windows NT
18 24 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
19 14 (0.40%) Windows Phone
19 14 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 837 (23.68%) ITIL
2 275 (7.78%) Service Delivery
3 199 (5.63%) Migration
4 147 (4.16%) Service Management
5 142 (4.02%) Time Management
6 128 (3.62%) Incident Management
7 126 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 108 (3.06%) Change Management
9 107 (3.03%) Project Management
10 103 (2.91%) Mentoring
11 89 (2.52%) CRM
11 89 (2.52%) Problem Management
12 69 (1.95%) Coaching
13 68 (1.92%) ETL
13 68 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
14 58 (1.64%) Asset Management
15 53 (1.50%) Software Distribution
16 50 (1.41%) ITSM
17 49 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
18 48 (1.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 571 (16.15%) SQL
2 183 (5.18%) PowerShell
3 79 (2.23%) C#
4 71 (2.01%) Java
5 66 (1.87%) VBScript
6 61 (1.73%) T-SQL
7 57 (1.61%) C++
8 40 (1.13%) VB
9 37 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 37 (1.05%) Perl
10 33 (0.93%) C
11 23 (0.65%) COBOL
11 23 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.54%) JCL
12 19 (0.54%) PL/1
12 19 (0.54%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.34%) PHP
13 12 (0.34%) Python
14 7 (0.20%) VBA
15 5 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 536 (15.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 306 (8.66%) MCSE
3 302 (8.54%) Security Cleared
4 301 (8.51%) Degree
5 276 (7.81%) MCP
6 218 (6.17%) SC Cleared
7 180 (5.09%) MCITP
8 155 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
9 154 (4.36%) MCSA
10 142 (4.02%) CCNA
11 120 (3.39%) DV Cleared
12 104 (2.94%) MCTS
13 75 (2.12%) Citrix Certification
14 67 (1.90%) CCA
15 66 (1.87%) MCDST
16 64 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 57 (1.61%) ISEB
18 54 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 48 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
20 46 (1.30%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (11.34%) SLA
2 49 (1.39%) QA
3 31 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.54%) ISO 8583
5 15 (0.42%) TickIT
6 13 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.14%) COBIT
8 2 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2210 (62.52%) Active Directory
2 619 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 304 (8.60%) Hyper-V
4 229 (6.48%) XenApp
5 138 (3.90%) vSphere
6 97 (2.74%) Terminal Services
7 85 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
8 84 (2.38%) VMware ESX
9 77 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 73 (2.07%) XenDesktop
11 65 (1.84%) XenServer
12 37 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (0.37%) Terminal Server
14 12 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (0.31%) ISA Server
16 8 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 6 (0.17%) Kerio MailServer
18 5 (0.14%) UAG
19 4 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
19 4 (0.11%) IAG
Systems Management
1 298 (8.43%) SCCM
2 150 (4.24%) Backup Exec
3 89 (2.52%) SCOM
4 63 (1.78%) WSUS
5 57 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 56 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 54 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
8 35 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
9 34 (0.96%) Netcool
10 31 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 30 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 26 (0.74%) Tivoli
13 24 (0.68%) EdgeSight
14 23 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 19 (0.54%) BladeLogic
16 16 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 13 (0.37%) DameWare
18 12 (0.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
19 10 (0.28%) Unicenter
20 9 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1917 (54.23%) Microsoft
2 902 (25.52%) VMware
3 753 (21.30%) Citrix
4 435 (12.31%) Cisco
5 321 (9.08%) HP
6 244 (6.90%) Symantec
7 236 (6.68%) Apple
8 230 (6.51%) Oracle
9 124 (3.51%) Juniper
10 110 (3.11%) Dell
11 88 (2.49%) Avaya
12 86 (2.43%) McAfee
13 83 (2.35%) Bloomberg
14 79 (2.23%) EMC
15 74 (2.09%) NetApp
16 73 (2.07%) CheckPoint
17 69 (1.95%) Fujitsu
18 68 (1.92%) IBM
19 67 (1.90%) Lotus
20 55 (1.56%) SonicWALL
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chatham, Kent
JNC Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlothian
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 60-80k
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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London
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