The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. 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 71 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 5 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.81% 1.90% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.54% 7.07% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 16
Average salary £29,000 £24,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £24,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £36,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.70%
Windows XP
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
197 99 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.83% 26.90% 37.80%
Number of salaries quoted 136 69 118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,100 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Windows XP
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Watford region.

Windows XP Salary Trend in Watford

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 14 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) ITIL
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Vista
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) DNS
5 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (35.00%) MS Office
8 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (30.00%) C
8 6 (30.00%) VMS
8 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (30.00%) Information Security
8 6 (30.00%) DHCP
8 6 (30.00%) Degree
8 6 (30.00%) Handset
8 6 (30.00%) Mathematics
8 6 (30.00%) Terminal Services
8 6 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (30.00%) Finance
8 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 2 (10.00%) MS Project
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (30.00%) DHCP
4 5 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) VoIP
5 3 (15.00%) WAN
6 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
1 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (45.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) IT Support
6 3 (15.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
8 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
8 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Handset
1 6 (30.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Vista
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (30.00%) VMS
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (30.00%) Information Security
2 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) Terminal Services
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (25.00%) vSphere
5 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (10.00%) XenApp
6 2 (10.00%) XenServer
6 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (5.00%) HP