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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 131 98 119
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 78 120 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 2.17% 1.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.12% 8.65% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 64 88 72
Average salary £27,500 £33,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +24.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,550 £19,550 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £28,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1096 1387 1167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.59% 25.06% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1168 1046
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 £22,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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 23 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 23 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 -18 22 £23,875 -9.04% 10
Warwickshire +14 17 £40,000 +8.10%
West Bromwich - 11 £18,750 -
Coventry -31 7 £30,000 -32.58% 1
Staffordshire -6 6 £26,750 -23.57%
Worcestershire 0 3 £20,500 -33.87%
Wolverhampton -4 3 £20,000 -35.48%
Solihull -12 3 £22,500 -19.64%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 3 £17,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £21,000 -
Walsall +1 1 £35,000 +55.55%
Dudley -3 1 £35,000 +12.90%
Bilston - 1 £35,000 -
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (58.58%) Active Directory
2 99 (58.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 85 (50.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (48.52%) Windows 7
5 76 (44.97%) Microsoft
6 65 (38.46%) WAN
7 56 (33.14%) Blackberry
8 53 (31.36%) MS Excel
8 53 (31.36%) LAN
9 50 (29.59%) Citrix
9 50 (29.59%) TCP/IP
10 49 (28.99%) MS Exchange
11 47 (27.81%) Cisco
11 47 (27.81%) Windows 8
12 45 (26.63%) MS Office
13 43 (25.44%) VMware
14 41 (24.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 40 (23.67%) Finance
16 36 (21.30%) VPN
17 35 (20.71%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (20.12%) SQL
19 32 (18.93%) DNS
19 32 (18.93%) Windows Vista
20 31 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
21 28 (16.57%) Degree
22 26 (15.38%) SLA
23 25 (14.79%) Biometrics
23 25 (14.79%) Smartcard
23 25 (14.79%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (28.99%) MS Exchange
2 41 (24.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 22 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2000
5 6 (3.55%) IIS
6 5 (2.96%) Lync
7 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 53 (31.36%) MS Excel
2 45 (26.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.59%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 65 (38.46%) WAN
2 53 (31.36%) LAN
3 50 (29.59%) TCP/IP
4 36 (21.30%) VPN
5 32 (18.93%) DNS
6 24 (14.20%) Firewall
7 21 (12.43%) DHCP
8 20 (11.83%) VoIP
9 18 (10.65%) Internet
10 17 (10.06%) 3G
11 15 (8.88%) SAN
12 14 (8.28%) Broadband
13 12 (7.10%) Wireless
14 10 (5.92%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (5.92%) NetScaler
14 10 (5.92%) ADSL
15 6 (3.55%) Ethernet
16 5 (2.96%) MPLS
16 5 (2.96%) VLAN
17 4 (2.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) MSI
1 3 (1.78%) InstallShield
1 3 (1.78%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.59%) RequisitePro
General
1 40 (23.67%) Finance
2 9 (5.33%) Legal
3 8 (4.73%) Law
4 4 (2.37%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 72 (42.60%) Analyst
2 40 (23.67%) Support Analyst
3 39 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 29 (17.16%) Service Analyst
4 29 (17.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (15.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 27 (15.98%) IT Support
6 25 (14.79%) Test Engineer
7 14 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (7.10%) Desktop Support
10 11 (6.51%) Help Desk Support
10 11 (6.51%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (5.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 9 (5.33%) Desktop Analyst
12 9 (5.33%) Network Analyst
12 9 (5.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 8 (4.73%) Help Desk Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) Senior Support Engineer
14 7 (4.14%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 56 (33.14%) Blackberry
2 25 (14.79%) Biometrics
2 25 (14.79%) Smartcard
2 25 (14.79%) Mobile App
3 15 (8.88%) PDA
4 7 (4.14%) Replication
5 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.37%) CMDB
7 4 (2.37%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.18%) AS400
8 2 (1.18%) iPhone
8 2 (1.18%) iSeries
9 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 169 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (58.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 85 (50.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (48.52%) Windows 7
5 47 (27.81%) Windows 8
6 32 (18.93%) Windows Vista
7 25 (14.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.51%) Windows 2000
9 8 (4.73%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.55%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.96%) Linux
11 5 (2.96%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (2.37%) Android
12 4 (2.37%) BlackBerry OS
12 4 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.79%) Identity Management
1 25 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (14.79%) Automated Testing
1 25 (14.79%) Cyber Security
2 22 (13.02%) ITIL
3 16 (9.47%) Asset Management
4 13 (7.69%) Service Management
5 11 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (4.14%) Network Management
7 6 (3.55%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.96%) Migration
8 5 (2.96%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.37%) Change Control
9 4 (2.37%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (2.37%) Document Management
9 4 (2.37%) Password Management
10 3 (1.78%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.78%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.12%) SQL
2 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (20.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (16.57%) Degree
3 23 (13.61%) MCSE
4 17 (10.06%) MCP
5 6 (3.55%) MCSA
6 4 (2.37%) CCNA
6 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.78%) MCITP
8 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.59%) MCTS
9 1 (0.59%) HNC
9 1 (0.59%) HND
9 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.38%) SLA
2 25 (14.79%) TickIT
2 25 (14.79%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (58.58%) Active Directory
2 31 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.61%) XenApp
4 13 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 10 (5.92%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.33%) vSphere
7 6 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.78%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.78%) XenServer
9 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (11.83%) SCCM
2 12 (7.10%) Backup Exec
3 10 (5.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (5.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.96%) AppDNA
5 5 (2.96%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.78%) WSUS
7 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 76 (44.97%) Microsoft
2 50 (29.59%) Citrix
3 47 (27.81%) Cisco
4 43 (25.44%) VMware
5 17 (10.06%) McAfee
5 17 (10.06%) LANDesk
5 17 (10.06%) HP
6 16 (9.47%) Apple
7 11 (6.51%) Symantec
8 10 (5.92%) Intel
9 9 (5.33%) NetApp
9 9 (5.33%) Dell
10 5 (2.96%) Adobe
10 5 (2.96%) SAP
10 5 (2.96%) Kaspersky
11 4 (2.37%) Veeam
11 4 (2.37%) Sophos
11 4 (2.37%) Toshiba
11 4 (2.37%) IBM
12 3 (1.78%) Lotus
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