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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 161 144 118
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 56 69 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.00% 1.28% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.16% 5.23% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 50 62 80
Average salary £26,250 £27,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -11.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,050 £22,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
1086 1319 1361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.38% 24.44% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 961 1143 1203
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -2 19 £30,750 +23.00% 2
Coventry -11 11 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Staffordshire +5 9 £24,000 -5.88%
Wolverhampton - 5 £23,000 -
Solihull +4 4 £31,750 +38.04%
Warwickshire -16 4 £23,500 -41.25% 1
Shropshire - 2 £25,000 -
West Bromwich -12 1 £33,000 -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (58.65%) Microsoft
3 76 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 60 (45.11%) MS Office
4 60 (45.11%) Windows 7
5 48 (36.09%) MS Exchange
5 48 (36.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (28.57%) Windows 8
7 36 (27.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (25.56%) ITIL
8 34 (25.56%) VMware
9 33 (24.81%) MS Excel
10 32 (24.06%) SQL
11 31 (23.31%) Citrix
12 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
13 27 (20.30%) LAN
13 27 (20.30%) Windows Vista
14 26 (19.55%) WAN
15 25 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (15.79%) TCP/IP
17 19 (14.29%) SLA
17 19 (14.29%) Linux
17 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (14.29%) Hyper-V
18 17 (12.78%) DNS
18 17 (12.78%) Blackberry
19 16 (12.03%) Wireless
19 16 (12.03%) Office 365
19 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 48 (36.09%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.26%) WorkSite
4 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
5 5 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.76%) IIS
6 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.75%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.75%) Lync
Applications
1 60 (45.11%) MS Office
2 33 (24.81%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.01%) MS Project
4 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.03%) Office 365
2 3 (2.26%) IaaS
2 3 (2.26%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.26%) SaaS
2 3 (2.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.30%) LAN
2 26 (19.55%) WAN
3 21 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.78%) DNS
5 16 (12.03%) Wireless
6 13 (9.77%) Firewall
7 10 (7.52%) VPN
7 10 (7.52%) VoIP
8 8 (6.02%) DHCP
9 7 (5.26%) 3G
10 6 (4.51%) Internet
10 6 (4.51%) VLAN
11 5 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (3.01%) Network Security
13 2 (1.50%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.50%) SAN
14 1 (0.75%) Intranet
14 1 (0.75%) Structured Cabling
14 1 (0.75%) ISDN
14 1 (0.75%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.02%) MySQL
4 7 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.01%) Informix
6 3 (2.26%) MS Access
6 3 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Hudson
2 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (11.28%) Retail
2 9 (6.77%) Front Office
2 9 (6.77%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Law
3 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (33.08%) Analyst
2 35 (26.32%) Support Engineer
3 23 (17.29%) Desktop Support
4 22 (16.54%) Support Analyst
5 17 (12.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (11.28%) Service Analyst
6 15 (11.28%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (9.77%) IT Support
8 12 (9.02%) Administrator
8 12 (9.02%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (7.52%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (6.77%) Systems Support
10 9 (6.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (6.77%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (6.77%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (6.02%) Systems Support Engineer
11 8 (6.02%) DBA
11 8 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (5.26%) SQL DBA
12 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) HTML
2 2 (1.50%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) ADO
3 1 (0.75%) CSS
3 1 (0.75%) XML
3 1 (0.75%) Ext JS
3 1 (0.75%) HTML5
3 1 (0.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.78%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.53%) Replication
4 9 (6.77%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.77%) iSeries
5 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.51%) AS400
7 5 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.26%) iPhone
8 3 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.26%) CCTV
8 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.75%) Handset
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (45.11%) Windows 7
3 48 (36.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 36 (27.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (20.30%) Windows Vista
7 19 (14.29%) Linux
7 19 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (6.02%) Apple iOS
8 8 (6.02%) Windows 2000
9 6 (4.51%) UNIX
10 5 (3.76%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) NetWare
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) ITIL
2 13 (9.77%) Service Delivery
3 8 (6.02%) ERP
3 8 (6.02%) Web Design
3 8 (6.02%) Service Management
3 8 (6.02%) Document Management
3 8 (6.02%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (5.26%) CRM
5 5 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.76%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (3.01%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.01%) Project Management
7 3 (2.26%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (2.26%) TOGAF
7 3 (2.26%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.26%) Open Source
7 3 (2.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.06%) SQL
2 7 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.01%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.26%) C
6 2 (1.50%) VBScript
6 2 (1.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.75%) VB
7 1 (0.75%) C#
7 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (9.02%) Degree
2 6 (4.51%) CCNA
2 6 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.26%) MCITP
4 2 (1.50%) CCNP
4 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) MOS
5 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.75%) HNC
5 1 (0.75%) MCSE
5 1 (0.75%) MCSA
5 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.26%) XenApp
4 7 (5.26%) vSphere
5 5 (3.76%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.50%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.75%) Xen
7 1 (0.75%) Novell eDirectory
7 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) WSUS
2 2 (1.50%) SCCM
2 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 78 (58.65%) Microsoft
2 34 (25.56%) VMware
3 31 (23.31%) Citrix
4 14 (10.53%) Apple
4 14 (10.53%) Cisco
5 9 (6.77%) HP
6 8 (6.02%) Oracle
6 8 (6.02%) Avaya
6 8 (6.02%) LANDesk
7 7 (5.26%) Interwoven
8 6 (4.51%) Dell
9 5 (3.76%) IBM
10 4 (3.01%) SonicWALL
10 4 (3.01%) Veeam
11 3 (2.26%) SAP
11 3 (2.26%) Adobe
11 3 (2.26%) Symantec
12 2 (1.50%) McAfee
13 1 (0.75%) Altiris
13 1 (0.75%) Novell
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