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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 177 155 128
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -27
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1859 1911 2510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.79% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.06% 6.56% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1442 1609 2251
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £43,950
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-5.66% -3.63%

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
30665 29150 32842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.86% 27.28% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25347 24897 28100
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 September 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 22 September 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 -24 1755 £27,500 -5.17% 232
London -16 721 £30,000 -13.04% 79
South East -11 476 £26,000 +1.96% 58
Berkshire +28 163 £30,000 +8.10% 14
City of London -20 142 £30,000 -29.41% 24
East of England +15 137 £25,000 -10.71% 18
Hampshire -28 112 £25,000 - 13
Yorkshire -20 107 £21,000 -2.32% 17
North West -35 99 £23,500 -16.07% 20
Bracknell +28 91 £26,000 +15.55% 2
West Yorkshire 0 89 £21,000 -2.32% 12
Surrey +6 85 £26,500 +3.92% 13
West Midlands -29 84 £27,500 -11.29% 15
South West -56 78 £23,500 -6.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +26 62 £26,000 +1.96% 8
East Midlands -17 60 £27,000 -26.02% 8
Hertfordshire +7 54 £25,500 -15.00% 9
Scotland -17 53 £25,500 -10.52% 13
Leeds -12 50 £18,750 -12.79% 6
Milton Keynes +11 43 £26,500 +10.41% 5
Cheshire +6 43 £23,500 -21.00% 4
Wiltshire +19 37 £23,500 -6.00% 2
Birmingham +6 36 £27,000 +22.72% 7
Cambridgeshire -2 34 £25,000 -13.74% 5
Southampton -17 31 £25,000 +2.04%
Warrington +8 29 £23,500 -39.74% 2
Bradford +11 25 £23,500 +30.55% 1
Essex +10 25 £22,250 -14.42% 2
Wales +7 24 £25,000 +13.63% 9
Kent +10 23 £40,000 +60.00% 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3581 (100.00%) Windows
2 2133 (59.56%) Active Directory
3 1917 (53.53%) Microsoft
4 1713 (47.84%) MS Office
5 1605 (44.82%) Windows 7
6 1443 (40.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1425 (39.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1320 (36.86%) MS Excel
9 1224 (34.18%) MS Exchange
10 879 (24.55%) ITIL
11 865 (24.16%) VMware
12 840 (23.46%) Citrix
13 694 (19.38%) DNS
14 662 (18.49%) Finance
15 653 (18.24%) TCP/IP
16 639 (17.84%) Windows 8
17 628 (17.54%) Blackberry
18 601 (16.78%) Microsoft Certification
18 601 (16.78%) SQL
19 541 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
20 537 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 504 (14.07%) DHCP
22 497 (13.88%) Cisco
23 492 (13.74%) Windows Vista
24 476 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
25 456 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2007
26 455 (12.71%) SQL Server
27 426 (11.90%) Firewall
28 424 (11.84%) LAN
29 422 (11.78%) SLA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1224 (34.18%) MS Exchange
2 541 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 456 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 380 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 298 (8.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 189 (5.28%) SharePoint
7 170 (4.75%) IIS
8 147 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 123 (3.43%) Lync
10 73 (2.04%) IBM Notes
11 58 (1.62%) WorkSite
12 38 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
13 35 (0.98%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 35 (0.98%) Live Communications Server
14 28 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
15 22 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.53%) Tomcat
16 19 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
17 16 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (0.31%) Apache
Applications
1 1713 (47.84%) MS Office
2 1320 (36.86%) MS Excel
3 212 (5.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.61%) MS Project
6 5 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
7 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.084%) InDesign
8 3 (0.084%) Maya
8 3 (0.084%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.61%) BASE24
2 15 (0.42%) Maximo
3 13 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.22%) Line 500
6 7 (0.20%) Eikon
6 7 (0.20%) Sage 200
7 6 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
7 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.14%) Line 50
8 5 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.11%) assyst
10 2 (0.056%) TrackWise
10 2 (0.056%) Bond Adapt
10 2 (0.056%) SalesLogix
10 2 (0.056%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.056%) MFGPRO
10 2 (0.056%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 111 (3.10%) Office 365
2 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.17%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.11%) SaaS
5 2 (0.056%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.028%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 694 (19.38%) DNS
2 653 (18.24%) TCP/IP
3 504 (14.07%) DHCP
4 426 (11.90%) Firewall
5 424 (11.84%) LAN
6 398 (11.11%) VPN
7 371 (10.36%) WAN
8 261 (7.29%) Internet
9 202 (5.64%) SAN
10 178 (4.97%) VoIP
11 138 (3.85%) Wireless
12 79 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
13 68 (1.90%) SSL
14 61 (1.70%) ADSL
15 55 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
16 51 (1.42%) Broadband
17 48 (1.34%) Intranet
18 47 (1.31%) Network Security
18 47 (1.31%) NAS
19 42 (1.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 117 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 66 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 58 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 38 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
7 34 (0.95%) Relational Database
8 29 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (0.81%) MS Access
9 28 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
10 27 (0.75%) MySQL
11 24 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
12 21 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 19 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
14 18 (0.50%) Cognos Event Studio
14 18 (0.50%) Cognos Metric Studio
15 17 (0.47%) DB2
16 16 (0.45%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 36 (1.01%) MSI
2 35 (0.98%) LoadRunner
3 32 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 31 (0.87%) Toad
5 30 (0.84%) TestDirector
6 20 (0.56%) SilkPerformer
7 16 (0.45%) WinRunner
8 12 (0.34%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.25%) JDeveloper
9 9 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (0.25%) PVCS
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.14%) Subversion
12 4 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
12 4 (0.11%) Selenium
12 4 (0.11%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.11%) Serena SBM
13 3 (0.084%) JIRA
14 2 (0.056%) TestComplete
General
1 662 (18.49%) Finance
2 197 (5.50%) Banking
3 172 (4.80%) Retail
4 165 (4.61%) Law
5 151 (4.22%) Telecoms
6 143 (3.99%) Legal
7 88 (2.46%) Back Office
8 74 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 62 (1.73%) Investment Banking
10 44 (1.23%) Advertising
11 39 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 30 (0.84%) German Language
13 28 (0.78%) French Language
14 15 (0.42%) Automotive
15 13 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 13 (0.36%) Marketing
16 11 (0.31%) Front Office
16 11 (0.31%) Italian Language
17 10 (0.28%) Games
18 9 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1306 (36.47%) Analyst
2 787 (21.98%) Support Analyst
3 744 (20.78%) Support Engineer
4 567 (15.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 448 (12.51%) IT Support
6 426 (11.90%) Service Analyst
7 421 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 385 (10.75%) Desktop Support
9 231 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
10 227 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 196 (5.47%) Help Desk Analyst
12 193 (5.39%) Help Desk Support
13 190 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 169 (4.72%) Desktop Analyst
15 167 (4.66%) Technical Support
16 153 (4.27%) IT Support Engineer
16 153 (4.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 136 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
18 126 (3.52%) IT Support Analyst
19 122 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.51%) .NET
2 55 (1.54%) XML
3 45 (1.26%) Web Services
3 45 (1.26%) HTML
4 27 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 23 (0.64%) J2EE
6 17 (0.47%) SOAP
7 16 (0.45%) WSDL
8 15 (0.42%) CSS
8 15 (0.42%) Application Packaging
9 14 (0.39%) COM
10 12 (0.34%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.31%) jQuery
12 10 (0.28%) Visualforce
12 10 (0.28%) Middleware
13 9 (0.25%) Oracle ADF
14 8 (0.22%) ODBC
14 8 (0.22%) WSH
15 7 (0.20%) Software Packaging
15 7 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 628 (17.54%) Blackberry
2 234 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (3.04%) Management Information System
3 109 (3.04%) iPhone
4 108 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 106 (2.96%) PDA
6 82 (2.29%) Clustering
7 71 (1.98%) iPad
8 69 (1.93%) Hedge funds
9 59 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
10 55 (1.54%) Fat Client
10 55 (1.54%) Thin Client
11 41 (1.14%) Replication
12 40 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 39 (1.09%) EPoS
14 34 (0.95%) Mathematics
15 31 (0.87%) Handset
16 30 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (0.70%) Biometrics
17 25 (0.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3581 (100.00%) Windows
2 1605 (44.82%) Windows 7
3 1443 (40.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1425 (39.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 639 (17.84%) Windows 8
6 492 (13.74%) Windows Vista
7 476 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 295 (8.24%) Linux
9 209 (5.84%) Windows 2000
10 137 (3.83%) UNIX
11 115 (3.21%) Mac OS X
12 100 (2.79%) Android
13 73 (2.04%) Apple iOS
14 50 (1.40%) Mac OS
15 48 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
16 32 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
17 31 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (0.67%) Windows NT
19 22 (0.61%) Windows Phone
20 20 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (24.55%) ITIL
2 186 (5.19%) Service Management
3 163 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 152 (4.24%) Incident Management
5 117 (3.27%) Change Management
6 113 (3.16%) Problem Management
7 109 (3.04%) Migration
8 106 (2.96%) Time Management
9 98 (2.74%) CRM
10 93 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 79 (2.21%) Agile Software Development
12 78 (2.18%) Asset Management
12 78 (2.18%) Mentoring
13 76 (2.12%) Software Distribution
14 58 (1.62%) Kalman Filter
15 54 (1.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 52 (1.45%) Test Scripting
17 49 (1.37%) Automated Testing
18 47 (1.31%) ITSM
19 46 (1.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 601 (16.78%) SQL
2 142 (3.97%) PowerShell
3 75 (2.09%) VBScript
4 74 (2.07%) C#
5 70 (1.95%) Java
6 61 (1.70%) VB
7 45 (1.26%) C++
8 40 (1.12%) C
9 30 (0.84%) JavaScript
10 29 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 24 (0.67%) VB.NET
11 24 (0.67%) Perl
12 20 (0.56%) COBOL
13 19 (0.53%) VBA
14 17 (0.47%) JCL
14 17 (0.47%) PL/1
15 16 (0.45%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.39%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.28%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 601 (16.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 340 (9.49%) MCSE
3 332 (9.27%) Degree
4 270 (7.54%) MCP
5 241 (6.73%) Security Cleared
6 189 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
7 182 (5.08%) MCITP
8 180 (5.03%) MCSA
9 173 (4.83%) SC Cleared
10 157 (4.38%) CCNA
11 94 (2.62%) DV Cleared
12 75 (2.09%) MCTS
12 75 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
13 71 (1.98%) ISEB
14 66 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 65 (1.82%) MCDST
16 62 (1.73%) A+ Certification
17 49 (1.37%) ISTQB
17 49 (1.37%) CCNP
18 35 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 422 (11.78%) SLA
2 59 (1.65%) QA
3 36 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.70%) TickIT
5 22 (0.61%) ISO 8583
5 22 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.056%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.056%) HL7
7 2 (0.056%) DICOM
8 1 (0.028%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2133 (59.56%) Active Directory
2 537 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 273 (7.62%) Hyper-V
4 216 (6.03%) XenApp
5 142 (3.97%) vSphere
6 118 (3.30%) VMware ESX
7 111 (3.10%) Terminal Services
8 74 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
9 65 (1.82%) XenDesktop
10 51 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 49 (1.37%) XenServer
12 30 (0.84%) Terminal Server
13 22 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 20 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
15 19 (0.53%) UAG
16 16 (0.45%) MetaFrame
17 15 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 13 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
19 11 (0.31%) ISA Server
20 10 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 289 (8.07%) SCCM
2 194 (5.42%) Backup Exec
3 94 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 68 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 58 (1.62%) NetBackup
6 57 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
7 50 (1.40%) WSUS
8 48 (1.34%) SCOM
9 40 (1.12%) Tivoli
10 35 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 32 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 28 (0.78%) Netcool
12 28 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 25 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
14 17 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
15 15 (0.42%) AppDNA
16 10 (0.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 10 (0.28%) ZENworks
16 10 (0.28%) Unicenter
17 9 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1917 (53.53%) Microsoft
2 865 (24.16%) VMware
3 840 (23.46%) Citrix
4 497 (13.88%) Cisco
5 346 (9.66%) HP
6 239 (6.67%) Symantec
7 211 (5.89%) Oracle
8 199 (5.56%) Apple
9 165 (4.61%) Dell
10 94 (2.62%) Avaya
11 84 (2.35%) McAfee
12 79 (2.21%) Bloomberg
12 79 (2.21%) NetApp
13 76 (2.12%) Lotus
14 72 (2.01%) Fujitsu
15 71 (1.98%) Mitel
16 70 (1.95%) IBM
17 67 (1.87%) Remedy
18 64 (1.79%) LANDesk
19 59 (1.65%) Reuters
North West
Networking People
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northamptonshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicestershire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 5% contributory Pension + Free Healthcare
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + bens + training budget
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Learning4You
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pepsico Beverages International Ltd
Salary: £27,000 per annum Salary Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + car,Laptop,Phone
Posted: 10 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £32k - 37k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pepsico Beverages International Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago