The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 143 103 139
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +36
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 83 100 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.87% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.86% 7.45% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 69 86 63
Average salary £27,500 £31,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.29% +11.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £17,750 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-5.66% -3.63%
Windows XP
England

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

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1417 1343 1217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.46% 25.06% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1195 1047
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows XP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows XP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Windows XP Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 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
Birmingham +5 35 £27,500 +25.00% 5
Warwickshire +7 15 £40,000 - 2
Coventry -16 13 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Staffordshire -12 10 £24,750 -26.11%
Solihull -10 4 £23,000 +22.66%
Worcestershire -5 2 £30,000 -3.22%
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Halesowen +2 1 £21,000 -16.00%
Walsall -2 1 £20,000 -46.66%
Dudley -3 1 £29,462 -4.96%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (55.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 94 (51.37%) Active Directory
4 85 (46.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (42.08%) Windows 7
6 76 (41.53%) Microsoft
7 59 (32.24%) Citrix
8 56 (30.60%) TCP/IP
8 56 (30.60%) Blackberry
9 55 (30.05%) WAN
10 54 (29.51%) Windows 8
11 49 (26.78%) MS Exchange
11 49 (26.78%) MS Excel
12 48 (26.23%) MS Office
13 47 (25.68%) Finance
14 45 (24.59%) LAN
15 42 (22.95%) Cisco
16 41 (22.40%) VMware
17 40 (21.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 39 (21.31%) DNS
19 35 (19.13%) SQL
20 34 (18.58%) Windows Vista
21 33 (18.03%) Degree
22 31 (16.94%) Microsoft Certification
23 30 (16.39%) ITIL
24 29 (15.85%) SLA
24 29 (15.85%) VPN
25 27 (14.75%) XenApp
25 27 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
25 27 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 49 (26.78%) MS Exchange
2 40 (21.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (6.56%) Lync
7 8 (4.37%) IIS
7 8 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2000
8 6 (3.28%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.64%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 49 (26.78%) MS Excel
2 48 (26.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.55%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (30.60%) TCP/IP
2 55 (30.05%) WAN
3 45 (24.59%) LAN
4 39 (21.31%) DNS
5 29 (15.85%) VPN
6 22 (12.02%) Firewall
7 20 (10.93%) DHCP
7 20 (10.93%) VoIP
7 20 (10.93%) SAN
8 17 (9.29%) 3G
9 15 (8.20%) Internet
10 14 (7.65%) Broadband
11 11 (6.01%) NetScaler
11 11 (6.01%) Wireless
12 9 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (4.37%) ADSL
14 6 (3.28%) Unified Communications
15 5 (2.73%) VLAN
15 5 (2.73%) Ethernet
16 4 (2.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.09%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.55%) Informix
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) RequisitePro
General
1 47 (25.68%) Finance
2 13 (7.10%) Law
3 7 (3.83%) Legal
4 4 (2.19%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.19%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Back Office
5 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (39.34%) Analyst
2 39 (21.31%) Support Analyst
3 35 (19.13%) Support Engineer
4 28 (15.30%) Service Analyst
5 26 (14.21%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (13.11%) Test Engineer
6 24 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (12.02%) IT Support
8 13 (7.10%) Help Desk Support
9 12 (6.56%) Desktop Support
10 10 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (5.46%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.92%) Senior Support Engineer
11 9 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (4.37%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 8 (4.37%) Help Desk Engineer
13 7 (3.83%) Network Analyst
13 7 (3.83%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (3.83%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (30.60%) Blackberry
2 24 (13.11%) Biometrics
2 24 (13.11%) Smartcard
2 24 (13.11%) Mobile App
3 15 (8.20%) PDA
4 12 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.28%) Replication
6 5 (2.73%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.19%) CMDB
8 3 (1.64%) AS400
9 2 (1.09%) iPhone
9 2 (1.09%) iSeries
9 2 (1.09%) Life Science
9 2 (1.09%) Clustering
10 1 (0.55%) Wiki
10 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 183 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (55.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 85 (46.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (42.08%) Windows 7
5 54 (29.51%) Windows 8
6 34 (18.58%) Windows Vista
7 27 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (7.10%) Windows 2000
9 10 (5.46%) Linux
9 10 (5.46%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.73%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.19%) Android
11 4 (2.19%) BlackBerry OS
12 3 (1.64%) UNIX
13 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.39%) ITIL
2 26 (14.21%) Automated Testing
3 24 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (13.11%) Identity Management
3 24 (13.11%) Cyber Security
4 15 (8.20%) Asset Management
4 15 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (7.65%) Service Management
6 11 (6.01%) Coaching
7 6 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.19%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.19%) Network Management
9 4 (2.19%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (2.19%) Document Management
9 4 (2.19%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (1.64%) ERP
10 3 (1.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.13%) SQL
2 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.55%) C++
2 1 (0.55%) COBOL
2 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.55%) Perl
2 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (18.03%) Degree
2 31 (16.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (12.02%) MCSE
4 11 (6.01%) MCP
5 8 (4.37%) MCSA
6 5 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.19%) CCNA
7 4 (2.19%) MCITP
8 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MCTS
9 1 (0.55%) HNC
9 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.85%) SLA
2 24 (13.11%) TickIT
2 24 (13.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (51.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.75%) XenApp
2 27 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.29%) XenDesktop
4 15 (8.20%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.92%) vSphere
6 8 (4.37%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.28%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.73%) XenServer
9 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (7.10%) SCCM
2 9 (4.92%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.83%) AppDNA
4 4 (2.19%) XenMobile
4 4 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.19%) WSUS
5 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 76 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 59 (32.24%) Citrix
3 42 (22.95%) Cisco
4 41 (22.40%) VMware
5 18 (9.84%) LANDesk
6 17 (9.29%) HP
6 17 (9.29%) Apple
7 16 (8.74%) McAfee
8 14 (7.65%) NetApp
9 7 (3.83%) Intel
9 7 (3.83%) Symantec
10 6 (3.28%) Dell
10 6 (3.28%) IBM
11 5 (2.73%) Mitel
11 5 (2.73%) Kaspersky
11 5 (2.73%) Adobe
12 4 (2.19%) Toshiba
12 4 (2.19%) SAP
12 4 (2.19%) Veeam
13 3 (1.64%) Altiris
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