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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 192 172 148
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -24
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1634 1754 2130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.71% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.63% 6.22% 7.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1546 1792
Average salary £27,500 £28,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.66%

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
29033 28189 30240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.42% 27.48% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24362 23214 25899
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -24 1550 £27,500 -3.50% 199
London -11 669 £30,250 -6.92% 57
South East -20 365 £25,000 -3.84% 52
Hampshire +4 140 £25,000 +4.16% 17
City of London -26 139 £33,500 +3.07% 8
North West +16 126 £24,500 - 23
Berkshire +23 109 £30,000 +22.44% 16
East of England -21 97 £23,500 -14.54% 15
Yorkshire +9 94 £27,500 +10.00% 16
Manchester +13 75 £23,750 -5.94% 13
West Yorkshire +9 73 £30,000 +25.00% 14
West Midlands -23 73 £23,000 +2.22% 16
South West -32 60 £24,250 +3.19% 13
East Midlands +9 49 £25,000 -16.66% 3
Bracknell +13 43 £45,000 +83.67% 4
Scotland -14 42 £25,000 +4.16% 9
Reading +7 40 £30,000 +22.44% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 36 £25,500 +13.33% 2
Hertfordshire -21 36 £26,000 -5.45% 7
Milton Keynes +13 34 £26,000 +15.55% 2
Basingstoke +19 33 £27,500 +14.58% 2
Surrey -68 33 £22,500 -13.46% 6
Leeds -16 32 £28,750 +25.00% 6
Southampton -2 26 £23,500 +8.67% 3
Kent +5 25 £22,500 -2.17% 5
Edinburgh +7 24 £25,000 +16.27% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 24 £22,500 -21.05% 3
Cheshire -3 24 £23,500 +2.17% 4
Nottinghamshire +15 23 £23,500 -17.54% 1
Staffordshire +19 21 £22,500 +12.50%

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3559 (100.00%) Windows
2 2205 (61.96%) Active Directory
3 1904 (53.50%) Microsoft
4 1599 (44.93%) MS Office
5 1537 (43.19%) Windows 7
6 1328 (37.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 1293 (36.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1256 (35.29%) MS Exchange
9 1247 (35.04%) MS Excel
10 893 (25.09%) VMware
11 873 (24.53%) ITIL
12 832 (23.38%) Windows 8
13 773 (21.72%) Citrix
14 740 (20.79%) DNS
15 666 (18.71%) TCP/IP
16 619 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 611 (17.17%) Finance
18 592 (16.63%) Blackberry
19 588 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
20 571 (16.04%) SQL
21 557 (15.65%) DHCP
22 522 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
23 521 (14.64%) Windows Vista
24 497 (13.96%) Exchange Server 2010
25 477 (13.40%) Firewall
26 440 (12.36%) Cisco
27 429 (12.05%) SQL Server
28 414 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2003
29 409 (11.49%) VPN
30 407 (11.44%) SLA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1256 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 497 (13.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 414 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 389 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 279 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 184 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 177 (4.97%) SharePoint
8 126 (3.54%) Lync
9 104 (2.92%) IIS
10 71 (1.99%) IBM Notes
11 44 (1.24%) Live Communications Server
12 43 (1.21%) Apache
13 41 (1.15%) WorkSite
14 34 (0.96%) Tomcat
15 29 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
16 27 (0.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 16 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
18 14 (0.39%) MS Project Server
19 9 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
19 9 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1599 (44.93%) MS Office
2 1247 (35.04%) MS Excel
3 165 (4.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 14 (0.39%) MS Project
6 14 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.084%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.056%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.028%) InDesign
13 1 (0.028%) Maya
13 1 (0.028%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 15 (0.42%) BASE24
2 13 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
3 11 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.28%) Maximo
5 8 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 8 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.14%) Line 500
8 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.084%) Eikon
9 3 (0.084%) Agresso
9 3 (0.084%) 3000 Xtra
9 3 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.084%) CA Clarity
10 2 (0.056%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.056%) assyst
10 2 (0.056%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 150 (4.21%) Office 365
2 20 (0.56%) Google Apps
3 17 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.14%) SaaS
6 4 (0.11%) IaaS
7 2 (0.056%) PaaS
8 1 (0.028%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 740 (20.79%) DNS
2 666 (18.71%) TCP/IP
3 557 (15.65%) DHCP
4 477 (13.40%) Firewall
5 409 (11.49%) VPN
6 398 (11.18%) LAN
7 355 (9.97%) WAN
8 289 (8.12%) Internet
9 255 (7.16%) SAN
10 203 (5.70%) VoIP
11 189 (5.31%) Wireless
12 66 (1.85%) Intranet
13 64 (1.80%) ADSL
13 64 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
14 60 (1.69%) NAS
15 59 (1.66%) VLAN
16 51 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (1.35%) iSCSI
18 44 (1.24%) SSL
19 43 (1.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 100 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 78 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 60 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 59 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
8 41 (1.15%) MySQL
9 40 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (1.04%) MS Access
11 32 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
12 29 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
13 28 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
14 26 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (0.73%) Relational Database
15 21 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (0.48%) DB2
17 16 (0.45%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.45%) Cognos Report Studio
17 16 (0.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 53 (1.49%) LoadRunner
2 41 (1.15%) Toad
3 37 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
4 36 (1.01%) TestDirector
5 35 (0.98%) MSI
6 22 (0.62%) WinRunner
7 17 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
8 16 (0.45%) SilkPerformer
9 12 (0.34%) InstallShield
10 10 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
11 9 (0.25%) JDeveloper
11 9 (0.25%) PVCS
12 8 (0.22%) Rational Performance Tester
12 8 (0.22%) Serena SBM
12 8 (0.22%) Facilita Forecast
13 6 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
14 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (0.11%) StarTeam
16 3 (0.084%) Ant
General
1 611 (17.17%) Finance
2 204 (5.73%) Banking
3 180 (5.06%) Retail
4 171 (4.80%) Law
5 162 (4.55%) Legal
6 156 (4.38%) Telecoms
7 67 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 60 (1.69%) Advertising
9 53 (1.49%) Back Office
10 51 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 39 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.67%) Marketing
13 17 (0.48%) Front Office
14 15 (0.42%) German Language
15 10 (0.28%) Electronics
16 9 (0.25%) Billing
17 7 (0.20%) Military
17 7 (0.20%) Publishing
18 5 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1229 (34.53%) Analyst
2 741 (20.82%) Support Engineer
3 667 (18.74%) Support Analyst
4 519 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 469 (13.18%) Service Analyst
6 468 (13.15%) Service Desk Analyst
7 446 (12.53%) IT Support
8 318 (8.94%) Desktop Support
9 221 (6.21%) 1st Line Support
10 202 (5.68%) Technical Support
11 175 (4.92%) Support Technician
11 175 (4.92%) Help Desk Support
12 172 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 171 (4.80%) Help Desk Analyst
14 165 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
15 139 (3.91%) IT Support Engineer
16 125 (3.51%) Desktop Analyst
17 116 (3.26%) Applications Support
17 116 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
18 108 (3.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (1.43%) .NET
2 45 (1.26%) HTML
3 38 (1.07%) FIX Protocol
4 29 (0.81%) XML
5 28 (0.79%) CSS
6 27 (0.76%) Application Packaging
7 24 (0.67%) Web Services
8 15 (0.42%) J2EE
9 14 (0.39%) HTML5
9 14 (0.39%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.37%) Flash
11 11 (0.31%) COM
12 10 (0.28%) jQuery
12 10 (0.28%) cXML
13 9 (0.25%) Oracle ADF
13 9 (0.25%) WCF
14 8 (0.22%) MAPI
15 7 (0.20%) Middleware
15 7 (0.20%) SOAP
16 6 (0.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 592 (16.63%) Blackberry
2 206 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (4.02%) Clustering
4 99 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 96 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 94 (2.64%) iPhone
7 78 (2.19%) PDA
8 62 (1.74%) Thin Client
8 62 (1.74%) Fat Client
9 59 (1.66%) Replication
10 48 (1.35%) iPad
10 48 (1.35%) Hedge funds
11 47 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 46 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 31 (0.87%) EPoS
14 25 (0.70%) Equities
15 21 (0.59%) Smartphone
16 20 (0.56%) Statistics
16 20 (0.56%) Life Science
16 20 (0.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3559 (100.00%) Windows
2 1537 (43.19%) Windows 7
3 1328 (37.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 1293 (36.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 832 (23.38%) Windows 8
6 619 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 521 (14.64%) Windows Vista
8 249 (7.00%) Linux
9 164 (4.61%) UNIX
10 163 (4.58%) Mac OS X
11 142 (3.99%) Windows 2000
12 114 (3.20%) Android
13 109 (3.06%) Apple iOS
14 89 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 66 (1.85%) Solaris
16 57 (1.60%) Mac OS
17 52 (1.46%) Windows NT
18 34 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
19 17 (0.48%) Windows Phone
19 17 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (24.53%) ITIL
2 281 (7.90%) Service Delivery
3 161 (4.52%) Service Management
4 160 (4.50%) Migration
5 138 (3.88%) Incident Management
5 138 (3.88%) Time Management
6 108 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 105 (2.95%) Change Management
8 94 (2.64%) Project Management
8 94 (2.64%) Mentoring
9 90 (2.53%) Problem Management
10 77 (2.16%) CRM
11 68 (1.91%) Software Distribution
12 64 (1.80%) Asset Management
13 62 (1.74%) Coaching
14 59 (1.66%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (1.60%) ETL
16 53 (1.49%) Test Scripting
17 52 (1.46%) ITSM
18 49 (1.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 571 (16.04%) SQL
2 180 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 74 (2.08%) C#
4 67 (1.88%) Java
5 59 (1.66%) VBScript
6 55 (1.55%) T-SQL
7 51 (1.43%) C++
8 41 (1.15%) VB
9 39 (1.10%) Perl
10 31 (0.87%) C
11 29 (0.81%) JavaScript
12 21 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.53%) COBOL
14 18 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 15 (0.42%) Python
15 15 (0.42%) PL/1
15 15 (0.42%) JCL
16 9 (0.25%) VBA
17 8 (0.22%) PHP
18 6 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 522 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 309 (8.68%) Security Cleared
3 307 (8.63%) Degree
4 291 (8.18%) MCSE
5 277 (7.78%) MCP
6 221 (6.21%) SC Cleared
7 158 (4.44%) MCSA
7 158 (4.44%) MCITP
8 142 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
9 133 (3.74%) DV Cleared
10 123 (3.46%) CCNA
11 95 (2.67%) MCTS
12 68 (1.91%) MCDST
13 66 (1.85%) ISEB
14 60 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
15 58 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 56 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
17 51 (1.43%) CCA
17 51 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 45 (1.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (11.44%) SLA
2 44 (1.24%) QA
3 32 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.48%) TickIT
5 15 (0.42%) ISO 8583
6 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2205 (61.96%) Active Directory
2 588 (16.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 286 (8.04%) Hyper-V
4 218 (6.13%) XenApp
5 130 (3.65%) vSphere
6 102 (2.87%) Terminal Services
7 89 (2.50%) VMware ESX
8 86 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
9 80 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 72 (2.02%) XenDesktop
11 68 (1.91%) XenServer
12 25 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 16 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.34%) Terminal Server
15 11 (0.31%) UAG
16 9 (0.25%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
17 8 (0.22%) MetaFrame
18 7 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 6 (0.17%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 265 (7.45%) SCCM
2 152 (4.27%) Backup Exec
3 78 (2.19%) SCOM
4 65 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
5 63 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 58 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 53 (1.49%) WSUS
8 38 (1.07%) Netcool
9 34 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
10 33 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 29 (0.81%) NetBackup
12 27 (0.76%) Tivoli
13 21 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 21 (0.59%) EdgeSight
14 20 (0.56%) BladeLogic
15 15 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 12 (0.34%) DameWare
17 11 (0.31%) Unicenter
17 11 (0.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
18 8 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1904 (53.50%) Microsoft
2 893 (25.09%) VMware
3 773 (21.72%) Citrix
4 440 (12.36%) Cisco
5 315 (8.85%) HP
6 235 (6.60%) Apple
7 226 (6.35%) Oracle
8 219 (6.15%) Symantec
9 113 (3.18%) Juniper
10 109 (3.06%) Dell
11 92 (2.58%) Bloomberg
12 90 (2.53%) Avaya
13 86 (2.42%) McAfee
14 79 (2.22%) EMC
14 79 (2.22%) Fujitsu
15 78 (2.19%) NetApp
16 73 (2.05%) Lotus
16 73 (2.05%) CheckPoint
17 62 (1.74%) SonicWALL
18 58 (1.63%) Reuters
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
IBI Group (UK) Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £45,000 per annum + Benefits (Healthcare, Company Bonus, Overtime)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago