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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 188 150 131
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -19
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 1750 1981 2450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.83% 2.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.69% 6.71% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1419 1687 2198
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
30754 29503 33030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.83% 27.29% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25515 25116 28215
Average salary £40,000 £40,995 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.42% +2.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 August 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 27 August 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 -38 1659 £27,500 -8.33% 172
London -20 713 £30,000 -14.28% 53
South East -35 426 £26,000 - 34
Berkshire +23 144 £30,000 +8.10% 10
City of London -7 135 £27,500 -35.29% 21
East of England +2 125 £25,000 -3.84% 14
Hampshire -35 107 £25,000 -3.84% 6
Yorkshire -6 95 £21,000 -6.66% 21
South West -45 83 £23,500 -16.07% 7
North West -57 82 £23,500 -22.95% 18
Surrey +4 77 £27,000 +3.84% 5
Bracknell +35 76 £26,000 -42.22% 1
East Midlands -8 72 £28,000 -25.33% 10
West Midlands -32 71 £27,500 -11.29% 12
West Yorkshire +13 69 £21,000 -11.57% 18
Hertfordshire 0 55 £27,500 +17.02% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 47 £26,000 -20.00% 9
Scotland -12 44 £26,500 -14.51% 7
Wiltshire +20 41 £23,250 -7.00%
Cheshire -2 36 £23,500 -6.00% 6
Southampton -2 36 £24,000 -2.04% 1
Leeds -19 36 £19,500 -11.36% 7
Milton Keynes -4 30 £27,000 -1.81% 5
Cambridgeshire -12 28 £25,000 -13.74% 4
Leicestershire -6 26 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Essex +13 25 £21,500 -14.00% 2
Kent -1 25 £28,500 +14.00% 3
Warrington -1 23 £23,500 - 5
Glasgow -2 20 £26,000 -48.00% 2
Cambridge -6 20 £25,000 -19.35% 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3518 (100.00%) Windows
2 2138 (60.77%) Active Directory
3 1920 (54.58%) Microsoft
4 1702 (48.38%) MS Office
5 1563 (44.43%) Windows 7
6 1435 (40.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1409 (40.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 1310 (37.24%) MS Excel
9 1214 (34.51%) MS Exchange
10 868 (24.67%) VMware
11 859 (24.42%) ITIL
12 820 (23.31%) Citrix
13 691 (19.64%) DNS
14 677 (19.24%) TCP/IP
15 647 (18.39%) Finance
16 634 (18.02%) Windows 8
17 621 (17.65%) Blackberry
18 610 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
19 585 (16.63%) SQL
20 555 (15.78%) Exchange Server 2010
21 545 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
22 512 (14.55%) Windows Vista
23 501 (14.24%) Cisco
24 491 (13.96%) DHCP
25 478 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2007
26 454 (12.91%) Windows Server 2012
27 451 (12.82%) SQL Server
28 448 (12.73%) SLA
29 429 (12.19%) Firewall
30 422 (12.00%) LAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1214 (34.51%) MS Exchange
2 555 (15.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 478 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 388 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 294 (8.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 213 (6.05%) SharePoint
7 194 (5.51%) IIS
8 153 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 115 (3.27%) Lync
10 79 (2.25%) IBM Notes
11 56 (1.59%) WorkSite
12 39 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
13 33 (0.94%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 30 (0.85%) Live Communications Server
14 30 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
15 28 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
16 21 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
17 19 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
18 18 (0.51%) Tomcat
19 17 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1702 (48.38%) MS Office
2 1310 (37.24%) MS Excel
3 202 (5.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.51%) MS Project
6 8 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.11%) InDesign
7 4 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.085%) Maya
9 2 (0.057%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.057%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 22 (0.63%) Maximo
2 13 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.28%) BASE24
3 10 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.26%) Line 500
4 9 (0.26%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.20%) Eikon
6 6 (0.17%) Line 50
6 6 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
6 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.085%) assyst
7 3 (0.085%) SalesLogix
7 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.057%) Sage MMS
8 2 (0.057%) TrackWise
8 2 (0.057%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.057%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.057%) MFGPRO
8 2 (0.057%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 118 (3.35%) Office 365
2 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.20%) SaaS
3 7 (0.20%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.028%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 691 (19.64%) DNS
2 677 (19.24%) TCP/IP
3 491 (13.96%) DHCP
4 429 (12.19%) Firewall
5 422 (12.00%) LAN
6 419 (11.91%) VPN
7 372 (10.57%) WAN
8 263 (7.48%) Internet
9 202 (5.74%) SAN
10 178 (5.06%) VoIP
11 141 (4.01%) Wireless
12 75 (2.13%) SSL
13 72 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
14 58 (1.65%) ADSL
15 53 (1.51%) Network Security
15 53 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (1.42%) Intranet
16 50 (1.42%) Broadband
17 46 (1.31%) VLAN
18 45 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 120 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 88 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 64 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 61 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 38 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 36 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
8 34 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 28 (0.80%) MySQL
10 26 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
11 24 (0.68%) MS Access
12 20 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
13 18 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
14 17 (0.48%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.40%) Cognos Event Studio
15 14 (0.40%) Cognos Metric Studio
16 13 (0.37%) Cognos Transformer
16 13 (0.37%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 36 (1.02%) MSI
2 23 (0.65%) LoadRunner
3 22 (0.63%) Toad
3 22 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (0.54%) TestDirector
5 13 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.31%) SilkPerformer
7 10 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.23%) WinRunner
9 7 (0.20%) Subversion
10 6 (0.17%) JIRA
10 6 (0.17%) PVCS
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.17%) JDeveloper
11 5 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.11%) Selenium
12 4 (0.11%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.085%) TestPartner
14 2 (0.057%) PowerBuilder
14 2 (0.057%) ClearQuest
General
1 647 (18.39%) Finance
2 175 (4.97%) Banking
3 166 (4.72%) Law
4 156 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 145 (4.12%) Retail
6 140 (3.98%) Legal
7 81 (2.30%) Back Office
8 71 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 56 (1.59%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.36%) Advertising
11 35 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 34 (0.97%) German Language
13 30 (0.85%) French Language
14 21 (0.60%) Automotive
15 19 (0.54%) Marketing
16 14 (0.40%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.28%) Games
18 9 (0.26%) Front Office
18 9 (0.26%) Italian Language
19 7 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1271 (36.13%) Analyst
2 808 (22.97%) Support Analyst
3 714 (20.30%) Support Engineer
4 583 (16.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 459 (13.05%) IT Support
6 394 (11.20%) Desktop Support
7 392 (11.14%) Service Analyst
8 388 (11.03%) Service Desk Analyst
9 237 (6.74%) 1st Line Support
10 219 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 190 (5.40%) Help Desk Support
11 190 (5.40%) Desktop Analyst
12 187 (5.32%) Help Desk Analyst
13 186 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 176 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 172 (4.89%) Technical Support
16 150 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
17 148 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
18 138 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 127 (3.61%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (2.79%) .NET
2 52 (1.48%) XML
3 49 (1.39%) HTML
3 49 (1.39%) Web Services
4 29 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 23 (0.65%) SOAP
6 21 (0.60%) WSDL
7 18 (0.51%) CSS
8 17 (0.48%) COM
9 14 (0.40%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.34%) jQuery
11 11 (0.31%) Application Packaging
11 11 (0.31%) J2EE
12 10 (0.28%) Middleware
12 10 (0.28%) Visualforce
13 9 (0.26%) WSH
13 9 (0.26%) Software Packaging
14 8 (0.23%) WCF
14 8 (0.23%) ODBC
15 6 (0.17%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 621 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 112 (3.18%) iPhone
3 103 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 102 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 98 (2.79%) PDA
6 69 (1.96%) Hedge funds
7 68 (1.93%) iPad
8 61 (1.73%) Clustering
9 60 (1.71%) Thin Client
9 60 (1.71%) Fat Client
10 52 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
11 40 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 40 (1.14%) EPoS
12 38 (1.08%) Replication
13 35 (0.99%) Mathematics
14 31 (0.88%) Handset
15 27 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (0.68%) Biometrics
16 24 (0.68%) Smartcard
17 20 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3518 (100.00%) Windows
2 1563 (44.43%) Windows 7
3 1435 (40.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1409 (40.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 634 (18.02%) Windows 8
6 512 (14.55%) Windows Vista
7 454 (12.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 288 (8.19%) Linux
9 228 (6.48%) Windows 2000
10 122 (3.47%) Mac OS X
11 119 (3.38%) UNIX
12 94 (2.67%) Android
13 71 (2.02%) Apple iOS
14 61 (1.73%) Mac OS
15 39 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
16 31 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
17 30 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (0.63%) Windows NT
19 21 (0.60%) Windows Phone
20 20 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 859 (24.42%) ITIL
2 171 (4.86%) Service Management
3 151 (4.29%) Service Delivery
4 137 (3.89%) Incident Management
5 127 (3.61%) Problem Management
6 109 (3.10%) Migration
6 109 (3.10%) Change Management
7 102 (2.90%) Time Management
8 95 (2.70%) CRM
9 92 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 74 (2.10%) Software Distribution
11 73 (2.08%) Asset Management
12 63 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (1.79%) Kalman Filter
13 56 (1.59%) Project Management
14 51 (1.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 47 (1.34%) Automated Testing
16 44 (1.25%) Document Management
17 43 (1.22%) Configuration Management
18 42 (1.19%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 585 (16.63%) SQL
2 131 (3.72%) PowerShell
3 73 (2.08%) VBScript
4 71 (2.02%) VB
5 68 (1.93%) C#
6 66 (1.88%) Java
7 42 (1.19%) C
8 39 (1.11%) C++
9 36 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 31 (0.88%) JavaScript
11 27 (0.77%) Perl
11 27 (0.77%) VB.NET
12 24 (0.68%) VBA
13 21 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 13 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.31%) Python
16 10 (0.28%) Apex Code
17 8 (0.23%) VB6
18 7 (0.20%) COBOL
19 5 (0.14%) JCL
Qualifications
1 610 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 340 (9.66%) MCSE
3 335 (9.52%) Degree
4 275 (7.82%) MCP
5 210 (5.97%) Security Cleared
6 205 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
7 191 (5.43%) MCITP
8 178 (5.06%) MCSA
9 174 (4.95%) CCNA
10 142 (4.04%) SC Cleared
11 83 (2.36%) DV Cleared
11 83 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
12 68 (1.93%) A+ Certification
13 66 (1.88%) MCDST
13 66 (1.88%) MCTS
14 61 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 55 (1.56%) CCNP
16 51 (1.45%) ISEB
17 41 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 36 (1.02%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (12.73%) SLA
2 46 (1.31%) QA
3 36 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 29 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.68%) TickIT
6 10 (0.28%) ISO 8583
7 7 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.085%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.057%) HL7
9 2 (0.057%) DICOM
10 1 (0.028%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2138 (60.77%) Active Directory
2 545 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 262 (7.45%) Hyper-V
4 217 (6.17%) XenApp
5 153 (4.35%) vSphere
6 123 (3.50%) Terminal Services
7 112 (3.18%) VMware ESX
8 79 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
9 67 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 49 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (1.28%) XenServer
12 37 (1.05%) Terminal Server
13 27 (0.77%) UAG
14 24 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 18 (0.51%) ISA Server
15 18 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
16 16 (0.45%) MetaFrame
16 16 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 10 (0.28%) NDS
Systems Management
1 289 (8.21%) SCCM
2 185 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 91 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 76 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 58 (1.65%) WSUS
6 55 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 39 (1.11%) SCOM
8 35 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
8 35 (0.99%) Tivoli
9 33 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 28 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 26 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 22 (0.63%) Netcool
13 18 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
14 17 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 15 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
16 12 (0.34%) AppDNA
17 11 (0.31%) ZENworks
18 9 (0.26%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1920 (54.58%) Microsoft
2 868 (24.67%) VMware
3 820 (23.31%) Citrix
4 501 (14.24%) Cisco
5 335 (9.52%) HP
6 225 (6.40%) Symantec
7 196 (5.57%) Oracle
8 193 (5.49%) Apple
9 170 (4.83%) Dell
10 85 (2.42%) Avaya
11 79 (2.25%) Lotus
12 76 (2.16%) McAfee
13 75 (2.13%) NetApp
14 69 (1.96%) Bloomberg
15 68 (1.93%) IBM
16 66 (1.88%) Remedy
16 66 (1.88%) LANDesk
17 64 (1.82%) Fujitsu
18 59 (1.68%) Mitel
19 52 (1.48%) SonicWALL
East Riding
Vertical IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Exponential-e
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £17k - 24.5k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bluetownonline
Salary: £21.5k - 28.5k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
QUANTICA
Posted: 9 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
@ITS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £32k - 37k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
RM Education
Salary: £16k - £18.5k per annum + £800 bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
RM Education
Salary: car + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago