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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 240 194 149
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -45
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1348 1770 2132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.49% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.58% 5.64% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1101 1564 1741
Average salary £28,000 £27,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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
29419 31400 29542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 26.52% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 24625 26299 24870
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £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 6 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 6 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 -42 1280 £28,000 +1.81% 118
London -19 528 £31,500 +5.00% 42
South East -23 319 £27,500 +7.84% 24
East of England -4 106 £27,500 +5.76% 12
City of London +16 98 £31,750 -5.22% 10
Berkshire -2 87 £26,500 -7.01% 8
North West -11 86 £24,500 -2.00% 7
Surrey +9 77 £29,000 +7.40% 5
West Midlands -32 73 £24,000 -4.00% 8
Hampshire -14 67 £30,000 +44.57% 2
Yorkshire -50 64 £26,000 +4.00% 6
Hertfordshire -18 60 £28,000 +12.00% 6
South West -36 55 £24,000 +3.22% 11
West Yorkshire -36 47 £25,000 - 6
East Midlands -16 46 £28,500 -10.93% 6
Reading -15 43 £23,341 -22.19% 6
Manchester -8 39 £25,500 +10.86% 3
Cheshire +8 32 £23,000 -23.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 31 £27,500 +10.00% 6
Scotland +8 29 £26,000 -10.34% 1
Milton Keynes +9 27 £27,500 +10.00% 3
Hemel Hempstead 0 27 £27,000 -35.71%
Guildford +22 24 £26,750 -10.08% 2
West Sussex -41 23 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Kent +20 20 £30,000 +15.38% 2
Docklands, London +8 20 £67,250 +3.46%
Portsmouth +15 19 £44,500 +81.63%
Egham +6 18 £28,000 -
Leeds -40 18 £27,750 -5.93% 4
Glasgow +18 17 £27,500 +4.76%

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 2952 (100.00%) Windows
2 1902 (64.43%) Active Directory
3 1691 (57.28%) Microsoft
4 1282 (43.43%) MS Office
5 1232 (41.73%) Windows 7
6 1133 (38.38%) MS Exchange
7 1115 (37.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 1057 (35.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 1009 (34.18%) MS Excel
10 852 (28.86%) Windows 8
11 795 (26.93%) VMware
12 702 (23.78%) ITIL
13 641 (21.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 626 (21.21%) Citrix
15 576 (19.51%) TCP/IP
16 575 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 570 (19.31%) DNS
18 508 (17.21%) Blackberry
19 503 (17.04%) Exchange Server 2010
20 471 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
21 461 (15.62%) Windows Vista
22 450 (15.24%) DHCP
23 440 (14.91%) SQL
24 420 (14.23%) Firewall
25 419 (14.19%) Finance
26 398 (13.48%) Cisco
27 386 (13.08%) VPN
28 378 (12.80%) SQL Server
29 374 (12.67%) SLA
30 361 (12.23%) LAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 1133 (38.38%) MS Exchange
2 503 (17.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 361 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 321 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 252 (8.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 184 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 169 (5.72%) SharePoint
8 107 (3.62%) IIS
9 105 (3.56%) Lync
10 60 (2.03%) IBM Notes
11 56 (1.90%) Apache
12 49 (1.66%) WorkSite
13 29 (0.98%) Tomcat
14 28 (0.95%) Live Communications Server
15 17 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
16 13 (0.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 12 (0.41%) MS Project Server
18 11 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
19 10 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
20 9 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1282 (43.43%) MS Office
2 1009 (34.18%) MS Excel
3 132 (4.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 19 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (0.61%) Acrobat
6 18 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.34%) MS Project
8 9 (0.30%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.10%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.034%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (0.47%) Maximo
2 9 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.24%) CA PPM
3 7 (0.24%) BASE24
3 7 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.14%) assyst
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.10%) Agresso
5 3 (0.10%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.068%) Summit
6 2 (0.068%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.068%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.068%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.034%) BPCS
7 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.034%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.034%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 205 (6.94%) Office 365
2 31 (1.05%) Google Apps
3 28 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.37%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.20%) IaaS
8 5 (0.17%) SaaS
8 5 (0.17%) Yammer
9 4 (0.14%) PaaS
10 3 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.068%) Datadog
11 2 (0.068%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.068%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.034%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.034%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.034%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 576 (19.51%) TCP/IP
2 570 (19.31%) DNS
3 450 (15.24%) DHCP
4 420 (14.23%) Firewall
5 386 (13.08%) VPN
6 361 (12.23%) LAN
7 335 (11.35%) WAN
8 237 (8.03%) SAN
9 203 (6.88%) Internet
10 171 (5.79%) VoIP
11 158 (5.35%) Wireless
12 69 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
12 69 (2.34%) VLAN
13 68 (2.30%) NAS
14 58 (1.96%) ADSL
15 53 (1.80%) SSL
16 46 (1.56%) iSCSI
17 42 (1.42%) Intranet
18 40 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
19 39 (1.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 100 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 74 (2.51%) Oracle Database
5 54 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 49 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 33 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
8 33 (1.12%) MySQL
9 29 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 25 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
12 22 (0.75%) Cognos Report Studio
12 22 (0.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 22 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (0.75%) Relational Database
13 20 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (0.68%) MS Access
14 18 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 36 (1.22%) Toad
2 32 (1.08%) MSI
3 26 (0.88%) LoadRunner
4 15 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (0.47%) InstallShield
6 12 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
7 11 (0.37%) TestDirector
8 8 (0.27%) Rational Performance Tester
8 8 (0.27%) Facilita Forecast
9 7 (0.24%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.20%) JIRA
11 5 (0.17%) Subversion
12 4 (0.14%) PowerBuilder
12 4 (0.14%) AdminStudio
12 4 (0.14%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.14%) Apache Ivy
13 3 (0.10%) Git (software)
13 3 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.10%) WinRunner
General
1 419 (14.19%) Finance
2 168 (5.69%) Law
3 143 (4.84%) Banking
4 138 (4.67%) Legal
5 135 (4.57%) Retail
6 134 (4.54%) Telecoms
7 56 (1.90%) Advertising
8 52 (1.76%) Back Office
9 42 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 29 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 25 (0.85%) Publishing
13 24 (0.81%) Marketing
14 9 (0.30%) Billing
14 9 (0.30%) Games
14 9 (0.30%) Front Office
15 8 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.24%) German Language
17 5 (0.17%) Electronics
18 2 (0.068%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 943 (31.94%) Analyst
2 603 (20.43%) Support Engineer
3 542 (18.36%) Support Analyst
4 391 (13.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 345 (11.69%) IT Support
6 339 (11.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 338 (11.45%) Service Analyst
8 278 (9.42%) Desktop Support
9 194 (6.57%) 1st Line Support
10 161 (5.45%) Technical Support
11 149 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 130 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 127 (4.30%) Help Desk Analyst
14 124 (4.20%) Help Desk Support
15 115 (3.90%) Desktop Analyst
16 114 (3.86%) Support Technician
17 100 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 97 (3.29%) IT Support Engineer
19 96 (3.25%) Team Leader
19 96 (3.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.41%) HTML
2 37 (1.25%) .NET
3 34 (1.15%) CSS
3 34 (1.15%) XML
4 31 (1.05%) Application Packaging
5 27 (0.91%) Web Services
6 19 (0.64%) COM
7 17 (0.58%) MAPI
8 16 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (0.47%) Flash
9 14 (0.47%) HTML5
10 12 (0.41%) cXML
11 11 (0.37%) Software Packaging
12 10 (0.34%) Middleware
12 10 (0.34%) J2EE
13 9 (0.30%) WSH
13 9 (0.30%) SAML
14 7 (0.24%) ASP.NET
14 7 (0.24%) SOAP
14 7 (0.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 508 (17.21%) Blackberry
2 188 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (4.00%) iPhone
4 91 (3.08%) Clustering
5 82 (2.78%) PDA
6 73 (2.47%) Replication
7 71 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 46 (1.56%) Client/Server
9 43 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 42 (1.42%) iPad
11 37 (1.25%) Fat Client
11 37 (1.25%) Thin Client
12 32 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
13 28 (0.95%) Statistics
14 25 (0.85%) Hedge funds
15 23 (0.78%) EPoS
16 19 (0.64%) Mathematics
17 18 (0.61%) Smartphone
18 17 (0.58%) Handset
19 14 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2952 (100.00%) Windows
2 1232 (41.73%) Windows 7
3 1115 (37.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1057 (35.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 852 (28.86%) Windows 8
6 641 (21.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 461 (15.62%) Windows Vista
8 230 (7.79%) Linux
9 159 (5.39%) Android
10 148 (5.01%) Mac OS X
11 134 (4.54%) Windows 2000
12 121 (4.10%) UNIX
13 112 (3.79%) Apple iOS
14 76 (2.57%) Mac OS
15 58 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
16 43 (1.46%) Solaris
17 38 (1.29%) Windows NT
18 23 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
19 18 (0.61%) Ubuntu
20 12 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (23.78%) ITIL
2 224 (7.59%) Service Delivery
3 194 (6.57%) Migration
4 132 (4.47%) Service Management
4 132 (4.47%) Time Management
5 118 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 111 (3.76%) Project Management
7 100 (3.39%) Mentoring
8 84 (2.85%) Incident Management
9 83 (2.81%) Change Management
10 81 (2.74%) CRM
11 76 (2.57%) Problem Management
12 56 (1.90%) Business Continuity
13 54 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
14 50 (1.69%) Change Control
14 50 (1.69%) Line Management
15 48 (1.63%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (1.59%) ETL
17 46 (1.56%) Coaching
18 44 (1.49%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 440 (14.91%) SQL
2 150 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 64 (2.17%) VBScript
4 59 (2.00%) Java
5 57 (1.93%) VB
6 53 (1.80%) C#
7 46 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 46 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 46 (1.56%) C
8 38 (1.29%) C++
9 29 (0.98%) Perl
10 23 (0.78%) PHP
11 20 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.64%) Python
13 10 (0.34%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.30%) Ruby
15 7 (0.24%) JCL
15 7 (0.24%) PL/1
15 7 (0.24%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 471 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 243 (8.23%) Degree
3 240 (8.13%) MCSE
4 225 (7.62%) MCP
5 210 (7.11%) Security Cleared
6 161 (5.45%) MCITP
7 137 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
8 134 (4.54%) CCNA
9 128 (4.34%) SC Cleared
10 108 (3.66%) MCSA
11 97 (3.29%) MCTS
12 77 (2.61%) DV Cleared
13 69 (2.34%) MCDST
13 69 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
14 68 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 67 (2.27%) CCA
16 51 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
17 40 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 34 (1.15%) A+ Certification
19 32 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 374 (12.67%) SLA
2 38 (1.29%) QA
3 22 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.27%) TickIT
6 7 (0.24%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.17%) COBIT
8 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.034%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1902 (64.43%) Active Directory
2 575 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 312 (10.57%) Hyper-V
4 195 (6.61%) XenApp
5 130 (4.40%) vSphere
6 96 (3.25%) Terminal Services
7 79 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
8 75 (2.54%) VMware ESX
9 68 (2.30%) XenServer
10 65 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 63 (2.13%) XenDesktop
12 42 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 22 (0.75%) ISA Server
14 19 (0.64%) Terminal Server
15 17 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (0.30%) iptables
17 8 (0.27%) BitLocker
18 7 (0.24%) Firmware
19 6 (0.20%) MetaFrame
19 6 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 263 (8.91%) SCCM
2 133 (4.51%) Backup Exec
3 88 (2.98%) SCOM
4 49 (1.66%) WSUS
4 49 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 33 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 26 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 26 (0.88%) EdgeSight
7 20 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 18 (0.61%) Netcool
9 18 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 17 (0.58%) BladeLogic
11 16 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
13 13 (0.44%) DameWare
14 12 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (0.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 9 (0.30%) Unicenter
16 5 (0.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 1691 (57.28%) Microsoft
2 795 (26.93%) VMware
3 626 (21.21%) Citrix
4 398 (13.48%) Cisco
5 265 (8.98%) HP
6 233 (7.89%) Apple
7 211 (7.15%) Symantec
8 180 (6.10%) Oracle
9 116 (3.93%) Juniper
10 109 (3.69%) Dell
11 90 (3.05%) Avaya
12 72 (2.44%) EMC
13 61 (2.07%) Bloomberg
14 60 (2.03%) Lotus
15 54 (1.83%) McAfee
16 51 (1.73%) CheckPoint
16 51 (1.73%) IBM
17 50 (1.69%) NetApp
18 49 (1.66%) Adobe
18 49 (1.66%) Sophos
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £34000 - £37000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
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MACQUARIE
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Salary: £15000 - £20000 Per Annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + superb benefits
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Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Competitive benefits package
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
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