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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 182 164 144
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -20
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1848 1932 2316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.76% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.00% 6.45% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1509 1670 2009
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%

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
30780 29937 32355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.34% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25745 24877 27944
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 -16 1752 £27,500 -5.17% 156
London +9 782 £31,000 -4.61% 56
South East -10 425 £25,500 -1.92% 24
City of London -4 149 £31,720 -14.26% 17
Berkshire +27 134 £26,000 +1.96% 3
Hampshire -11 133 £25,000 +4.16% 12
East of England -34 118 £23,500 -12.96% 9
North West -4 116 £23,000 -6.12% 20
Yorkshire -18 98 £23,500 -9.61% 11
West Midlands -24 90 £27,500 +14.58% 11
Surrey -53 65 £25,000 -10.71% 2
West Yorkshire -20 64 £24,000 -5.88% 6
South West -16 63 £24,500 -2.00% 11
Manchester -17 59 £22,000 -12.00% 9
Bracknell +15 57 £25,000 -7.40% 1
Reading +13 47 £25,000 +4.16% 1
Hertfordshire -24 47 £22,000 -16.98% 3
Buckinghamshire +22 46 £25,500 +6.25% 4
East Midlands 0 46 £24,000 -20.00% 10
Milton Keynes +17 41 £25,500 -4.67% 3
Scotland -4 38 £25,000 -7.40% 8
Cambridgeshire -1 35 £25,500 -8.92% 3
Birmingham -6 34 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Leeds -31 28 £25,000 -1.96% 4
Southampton +7 26 £25,750 +22.61%
Cheshire -5 26 £23,250 -10.57% 4
Kent +8 25 £22,500 -3.22% 1
Basingstoke +15 24 £24,250 +1.04% 3
Peterborough +9 21 £17,500 -39.65% 1
Wiltshire +2 21 £24,500 -8.41% 4

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3702 (100.00%) Windows
2 2274 (61.43%) Active Directory
3 1976 (53.38%) Microsoft
4 1697 (45.84%) MS Office
5 1632 (44.08%) Windows 7
6 1436 (38.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1425 (38.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1336 (36.09%) MS Excel
9 1266 (34.20%) MS Exchange
10 920 (24.85%) VMware
11 900 (24.31%) ITIL
12 830 (22.42%) Citrix
13 782 (21.12%) Windows 8
14 769 (20.77%) DNS
15 674 (18.21%) TCP/IP
16 673 (18.18%) Finance
17 627 (16.94%) Blackberry
18 613 (16.56%) SQL
19 601 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
20 579 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
21 563 (15.21%) Microsoft Certification
22 553 (14.94%) DHCP
23 515 (13.91%) Windows Vista
24 507 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
25 477 (12.88%) Firewall
26 469 (12.67%) Cisco
27 452 (12.21%) SLA
28 437 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2007
29 430 (11.62%) SQL Server
30 419 (11.32%) LAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1266 (34.20%) MS Exchange
2 507 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 437 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 416 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 284 (7.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 177 (4.78%) SharePoint
7 175 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 120 (3.24%) Lync
9 119 (3.21%) IIS
10 80 (2.16%) IBM Notes
11 52 (1.40%) WorkSite
12 49 (1.32%) Live Communications Server
13 35 (0.95%) Apache
14 32 (0.86%) Tomcat
14 32 (0.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 29 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
17 15 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
18 14 (0.38%) Oracle 10gAS
18 14 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1697 (45.84%) MS Office
2 1336 (36.09%) MS Excel
3 193 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.43%) MS Project
6 8 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.081%) Maya
10 3 (0.081%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.081%) InDesign
11 2 (0.054%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.027%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.38%) BASE24
2 12 (0.32%) Maximo
2 12 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
3 8 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.22%) SAP Business One
4 7 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.19%) Eikon
5 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
6 5 (0.14%) Line 500
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.054%) assyst
9 2 (0.054%) SalesLogix
9 2 (0.054%) MFGPRO
9 2 (0.054%) BPCS
10 1 (0.027%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.027%) Agresso
10 1 (0.027%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 127 (3.43%) Office 365
2 14 (0.38%) Google Apps
3 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.054%) SaaS
7 1 (0.027%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 769 (20.77%) DNS
2 674 (18.21%) TCP/IP
3 553 (14.94%) DHCP
4 477 (12.88%) Firewall
5 419 (11.32%) LAN
6 418 (11.29%) VPN
7 372 (10.05%) WAN
8 301 (8.13%) Internet
9 247 (6.67%) SAN
10 204 (5.51%) VoIP
11 184 (4.97%) Wireless
12 74 (2.00%) ADSL
13 71 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
13 71 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
14 66 (1.78%) Intranet
15 65 (1.76%) NAS
16 52 (1.40%) VLAN
17 48 (1.30%) Ethernet
18 47 (1.27%) SSL
18 47 (1.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 107 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 88 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 79 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 53 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (1.24%) MS Access
7 44 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 43 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
9 42 (1.13%) MySQL
10 34 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
11 32 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
12 31 (0.84%) Relational Database
13 28 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
14 25 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 23 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (0.46%) Cognos Event Studio
17 17 (0.46%) Cognos Metric Studio
18 16 (0.43%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 53 (1.43%) LoadRunner
2 49 (1.32%) MSI
3 44 (1.19%) Toad
4 42 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 39 (1.05%) TestDirector
6 23 (0.62%) WinRunner
7 21 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
7 21 (0.57%) SilkPerformer
8 14 (0.38%) PVCS
8 14 (0.38%) JDeveloper
9 12 (0.32%) InstallShield
10 8 (0.22%) Serena SBM
10 8 (0.22%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (0.14%) Subversion
13 4 (0.11%) Selenium
13 4 (0.11%) JIRA
13 4 (0.11%) Facilita Forecast
13 4 (0.11%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 673 (18.18%) Finance
2 219 (5.92%) Banking
3 182 (4.92%) Law
4 180 (4.86%) Retail
5 167 (4.51%) Legal
6 146 (3.94%) Telecoms
7 80 (2.16%) Financial Institution
8 62 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.59%) Back Office
10 49 (1.32%) Advertising
11 37 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.49%) Front Office
13 15 (0.41%) Marketing
14 11 (0.30%) German Language
14 11 (0.30%) Electronics
15 8 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.22%) French Language
16 7 (0.19%) Military
17 6 (0.16%) Games
18 5 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1301 (35.14%) Analyst
2 786 (21.23%) Support Engineer
3 730 (19.72%) Support Analyst
4 556 (15.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 473 (12.78%) Service Analyst
6 469 (12.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 458 (12.37%) IT Support
8 338 (9.13%) Desktop Support
9 234 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
10 205 (5.54%) Technical Support
11 203 (5.48%) Help Desk Support
12 201 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
13 192 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 191 (5.16%) Help Desk Analyst
15 162 (4.38%) IT Support Engineer
16 149 (4.02%) Support Technician
17 146 (3.94%) Desktop Analyst
18 135 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
19 127 (3.43%) Applications Support
20 126 (3.40%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (1.73%) .NET
2 32 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
3 30 (0.81%) HTML
4 25 (0.68%) XML
5 22 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 22 (0.59%) Web Services
6 20 (0.54%) Application Packaging
7 19 (0.51%) CSS
8 15 (0.41%) J2EE
9 14 (0.38%) Oracle ADF
10 13 (0.35%) jQuery
11 12 (0.32%) COM
12 10 (0.27%) WCF
13 8 (0.22%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.19%) Middleware
14 7 (0.19%) SOAP
15 6 (0.16%) Software Packaging
16 5 (0.14%) MAPI
16 5 (0.14%) HTML5
17 4 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 627 (16.94%) Blackberry
2 227 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (3.81%) Clustering
4 108 (2.92%) Computer Science
5 98 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 90 (2.43%) iPhone
7 80 (2.16%) PDA
8 65 (1.76%) Hedge funds
9 63 (1.70%) Fat Client
9 63 (1.70%) Thin Client
10 58 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
11 51 (1.38%) Replication
12 40 (1.08%) EPoS
13 39 (1.05%) iPad
14 32 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 30 (0.81%) Handset
15 30 (0.81%) Mathematics
16 27 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (0.68%) AS400
18 22 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3702 (100.00%) Windows
2 1632 (44.08%) Windows 7
3 1436 (38.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1425 (38.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 782 (21.12%) Windows 8
6 601 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 515 (13.91%) Windows Vista
8 277 (7.48%) Linux
9 172 (4.65%) UNIX
10 169 (4.57%) Windows 2000
11 148 (4.00%) Mac OS X
12 94 (2.54%) Android
13 91 (2.46%) Apple iOS
14 83 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 58 (1.57%) Solaris
16 47 (1.27%) Mac OS
17 46 (1.24%) Windows NT
18 35 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
19 25 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 13 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 900 (24.31%) ITIL
2 257 (6.94%) Service Delivery
3 173 (4.67%) Service Management
4 164 (4.43%) Incident Management
5 141 (3.81%) Migration
6 121 (3.27%) Time Management
7 117 (3.16%) Change Management
8 95 (2.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 89 (2.40%) Problem Management
9 89 (2.40%) Mentoring
10 81 (2.19%) CRM
11 79 (2.13%) Project Management
12 74 (2.00%) Software Distribution
13 73 (1.97%) Asset Management
14 62 (1.67%) Test Scripting
15 58 (1.57%) Test Automation
16 56 (1.51%) Root Cause Analysis
16 56 (1.51%) Software Deployment
17 55 (1.49%) Business Intelligence
18 52 (1.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 613 (16.56%) SQL
2 168 (4.54%) PowerShell
3 74 (2.00%) C#
4 70 (1.89%) VBScript
5 68 (1.84%) Java
6 55 (1.49%) VB
7 50 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 50 (1.35%) C++
8 36 (0.97%) Perl
8 36 (0.97%) C
9 31 (0.84%) JavaScript
10 23 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 20 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 18 (0.49%) COBOL
13 14 (0.38%) JCL
13 14 (0.38%) Python
13 14 (0.38%) PL/1
14 8 (0.22%) VBA
15 7 (0.19%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 563 (15.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 320 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 318 (8.59%) Degree
4 306 (8.27%) MCSE
5 277 (7.48%) MCP
6 229 (6.19%) SC Cleared
7 185 (5.00%) MCSA
8 160 (4.32%) MCITP
9 151 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
10 136 (3.67%) DV Cleared
11 125 (3.38%) CCNA
12 100 (2.70%) MCTS
13 74 (2.00%) ISEB
14 66 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 64 (1.73%) MCDST
16 59 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
17 55 (1.49%) CCNP
18 54 (1.46%) A+ Certification
19 50 (1.35%) ISTQB
20 38 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 452 (12.21%) SLA
2 44 (1.19%) QA
3 35 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.51%) TickIT
5 14 (0.38%) ISO 8583
6 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 2274 (61.43%) Active Directory
2 579 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 295 (7.97%) Hyper-V
4 216 (5.83%) XenApp
5 121 (3.27%) vSphere
6 100 (2.70%) Terminal Services
7 93 (2.51%) VMware ESX
8 83 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
9 72 (1.94%) XenDesktop
10 71 (1.92%) XenServer
11 64 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.43%) Terminal Server
14 14 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 14 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 14 (0.38%) UAG
15 13 (0.35%) ISA Server
16 12 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 8 (0.22%) MetaFrame
18 6 (0.16%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 288 (7.78%) SCCM
2 182 (4.92%) Backup Exec
3 72 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
4 68 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 63 (1.70%) SCOM
6 53 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 50 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 50 (1.35%) WSUS
8 40 (1.08%) Netcool
9 38 (1.03%) Tivoli
10 35 (0.95%) NetBackup
11 34 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
12 25 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 23 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 19 (0.51%) BladeLogic
15 16 (0.43%) EdgeSight
16 13 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 13 (0.35%) Unicenter
17 11 (0.30%) AppDNA
18 10 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1976 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 920 (24.85%) VMware
3 830 (22.42%) Citrix
4 469 (12.67%) Cisco
5 333 (9.00%) HP
6 240 (6.48%) Oracle
7 224 (6.05%) Symantec
8 221 (5.97%) Apple
9 119 (3.21%) Dell
10 105 (2.84%) Juniper
11 102 (2.76%) Bloomberg
12 95 (2.57%) McAfee
12 95 (2.57%) Avaya
13 83 (2.24%) Lotus
13 83 (2.24%) NetApp
13 83 (2.24%) EMC
14 80 (2.16%) Fujitsu
15 78 (2.11%) CheckPoint
16 75 (2.03%) Mitel
17 70 (1.89%) SonicWALL
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