The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 144 96 112
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +16
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 69 120 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 2.16% 1.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.01% 8.63% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 59 87 70
Average salary £27,250 £33,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.42% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,050 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £28,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-8.92% +5.66%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1149 1390 1153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.31% 24.96% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1008 1174 1020
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows XP
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -20 22 £22,625 -17.72% 8
Warwickshire +7 16 £40,000 +8.10%
Coventry -25 8 £30,000 -32.58% 1
West Bromwich - 6 £19,000 -
Staffordshire -12 5 £27,000 -22.85% 2
Solihull -13 3 £22,500 -27.41%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 3 £17,000 -
Halesowen 0 2 £21,000 -16.00%
Wolverhampton -3 1 £20,000 -35.48%
Worcestershire -6 1 £20,500 -33.87% 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (59.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 97 (58.79%) Active Directory
4 83 (50.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (48.48%) Windows 7
6 71 (43.03%) Microsoft
7 63 (38.18%) WAN
8 56 (33.94%) Blackberry
9 51 (30.91%) MS Excel
9 51 (30.91%) Citrix
10 50 (30.30%) LAN
10 50 (30.30%) TCP/IP
11 49 (29.70%) MS Exchange
12 48 (29.09%) Cisco
13 46 (27.88%) Windows 8
14 44 (26.67%) VMware
15 43 (26.06%) MS Office
16 41 (24.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 37 (22.42%) Finance
18 35 (21.21%) VPN
18 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (20.00%) SQL
20 32 (19.39%) DNS
20 32 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
21 31 (18.79%) Windows Vista
22 27 (16.36%) Degree
23 26 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
24 25 (15.15%) SLA
25 24 (14.55%) Mobile App
25 24 (14.55%) Cyber Security

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (29.70%) MS Exchange
2 41 (24.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 22 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.64%) IIS
5 6 (3.64%) Lync
5 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (1.82%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 51 (30.91%) MS Excel
2 43 (26.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.61%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.45%) Office 365
2 2 (1.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (38.18%) WAN
2 50 (30.30%) LAN
2 50 (30.30%) TCP/IP
3 35 (21.21%) VPN
4 32 (19.39%) DNS
5 23 (13.94%) Firewall
6 21 (12.73%) DHCP
7 20 (12.12%) VoIP
8 18 (10.91%) Internet
9 17 (10.30%) 3G
10 15 (9.09%) SAN
11 14 (8.48%) Broadband
12 12 (7.27%) Wireless
13 11 (6.67%) NetScaler
14 10 (6.06%) ADSL
14 10 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (3.64%) Ethernet
16 5 (3.03%) VLAN
16 5 (3.03%) Unified Communications
16 5 (3.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (0.61%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.61%) MSI
1 1 (0.61%) InstallShield
General
1 37 (22.42%) Finance
2 8 (4.85%) Law
3 7 (4.24%) Legal
4 5 (3.03%) Retail
5 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.21%) Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (43.03%) Analyst
2 39 (23.64%) Support Analyst
3 36 (21.82%) Support Engineer
4 28 (16.97%) Service Analyst
5 26 (15.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 26 (15.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 25 (15.15%) IT Support
7 24 (14.55%) Test Engineer
8 13 (7.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (7.27%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (6.06%) Desktop Support
10 10 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 10 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
11 9 (5.45%) Network Analyst
12 8 (4.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (4.85%) Senior Support Engineer
12 8 (4.85%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (4.85%) Help Desk Engineer
13 7 (4.24%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 56 (33.94%) Blackberry
2 24 (14.55%) Mobile App
2 24 (14.55%) Biometrics
2 24 (14.55%) Smartcard
3 15 (9.09%) PDA
4 7 (4.24%) Replication
5 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.64%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.42%) CMDB
7 2 (1.21%) AS400
7 2 (1.21%) iPhone
7 2 (1.21%) iSeries
8 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 98 (59.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 83 (50.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (48.48%) Windows 7
5 46 (27.88%) Windows 8
6 31 (18.79%) Windows Vista
7 26 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.67%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.85%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (3.03%) Linux
11 4 (2.42%) Android
11 4 (2.42%) BlackBerry OS
12 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.55%) Cyber Security
1 24 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (14.55%) Automated Testing
1 24 (14.55%) Identity Management
2 21 (12.73%) ITIL
3 16 (9.70%) Asset Management
4 13 (7.88%) Service Management
5 11 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (4.24%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (4.24%) Network Management
7 6 (3.64%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.03%) Software Deployment
8 5 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.03%) Migration
9 4 (2.42%) Document Management
9 4 (2.42%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (1.82%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (1.82%) Software Distribution
10 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (16.36%) Degree
3 23 (13.94%) MCSE
4 17 (10.30%) MCP
5 6 (3.64%) MCSA
6 4 (2.42%) CCNA
6 4 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.82%) MCITP
8 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) MCTS
9 1 (0.61%) HNC
9 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.15%) SLA
2 24 (14.55%) ISO 9001
2 24 (14.55%) TickIT
3 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 97 (58.79%) Active Directory
2 32 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.94%) XenApp
4 14 (8.48%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.48%) XenDesktop
5 10 (6.06%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.45%) vSphere
7 6 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.42%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.82%) XenServer
10 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) SCCM
2 12 (7.27%) Backup Exec
3 10 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.64%) AppDNA
6 5 (3.03%) XenMobile
7 3 (1.82%) WSUS
8 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 71 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 51 (30.91%) Citrix
3 48 (29.09%) Cisco
4 44 (26.67%) VMware
5 17 (10.30%) LANDesk
5 17 (10.30%) HP
5 17 (10.30%) McAfee
6 13 (7.88%) Apple
7 11 (6.67%) Symantec
8 10 (6.06%) NetApp
8 10 (6.06%) Intel
9 6 (3.64%) Dell
10 5 (3.03%) Kaspersky
10 5 (3.03%) SAP
10 5 (3.03%) Adobe
10 5 (3.03%) IBM
11 4 (2.42%) Toshiba
11 4 (2.42%) Veeam
12 3 (1.82%) Interwoven
12 3 (1.82%) Remedy
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