The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Windows XP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 211 168
Rank change year-on-year -34 -43  
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 30 26 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.46% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.88% 2.09% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 81
Median salary £37,500 £26,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.23% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,100 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year -3.84% +1.96%  

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1595 1246 1458
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.62% 22.27% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1033 1202
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Windows XP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the North West

Windows XP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Windows XP in the North West

Windows XP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the North West

Windows XP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 18 £37,500 +48.91% 8
Cheshire -18 11 £22,000 - 3
Lancashire +1 1 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (55.38%) Microsoft
3 29 (44.62%) Games
4 28 (43.08%) OO
4 28 (43.08%) Degree
5 27 (41.54%) Computer Science
5 27 (41.54%) C++
6 26 (40.00%) Software Engineering
7 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (32.31%) Subversion
9 20 (30.77%) Active Directory
9 20 (30.77%) C#
9 20 (30.77%) Visual Studio
9 20 (30.77%) Multithreading
10 19 (29.23%) Windows Server
10 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Office
11 17 (26.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (26.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (23.08%) VMware
13 14 (21.54%) Web Services
13 14 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 13 (20.00%) Service Management
15 12 (18.46%) VPN
15 12 (18.46%) XML
15 12 (18.46%) Windows 8
16 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
16 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (16.92%) DNS

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) VPN
2 11 (16.92%) DHCP
2 11 (16.92%) DNS
3 10 (15.38%) SAN
4 9 (13.85%) LAN
5 8 (12.31%) WAN
6 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.69%) Broadband
7 5 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 5 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (6.15%) Internet
8 4 (6.15%) VLAN
9 3 (4.62%) Firewall
9 3 (4.62%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) Subversion
2 20 (30.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 2 (3.08%) TestRail
4 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (44.62%) Games
2 7 (10.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.54%) Automotive
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Software Engineer
2 20 (30.77%) C++ Software Engineer
3 18 (27.69%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 18 (27.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 12 (18.46%) IT Support
5 9 (13.85%) Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Developer
6 8 (12.31%) C++ Developer
6 8 (12.31%) Support Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Support Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Technical Support
7 7 (10.77%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (10.77%) IT Analyst
7 7 (10.77%) IT Support Analyst
7 7 (10.77%) Junior
7 7 (10.77%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) Junior Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) Web Services
2 12 (18.46%) XML
3 8 (12.31%) JSON
4 7 (10.77%) DirectX
4 7 (10.77%) OpenGL
4 7 (10.77%) SOAP
4 7 (10.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 7 (10.77%) WCF
4 7 (10.77%) WPF
5 1 (1.54%) HTML
5 1 (1.54%) J2EE
5 1 (1.54%) jQuery
5 1 (1.54%) JSP
5 1 (1.54%) Spring
5 1 (1.54%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (41.54%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.77%) Animation
3 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.62%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.08%) EPoS
4 2 (3.08%) iPad
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.54%) iPhone
5 1 (1.54%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (29.23%) Windows Server
4 17 (26.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (26.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (18.46%) Windows 8
6 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
7 8 (12.31%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.08%) AIX
8 2 (3.08%) Linux
8 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.54%) Android
9 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) OO
2 26 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 20 (30.77%) Multithreading
4 13 (20.00%) Service Management
5 9 (13.85%) ITIL
6 7 (10.77%) Content Development
6 7 (10.77%) Game Development
6 7 (10.77%) Mathematics
6 7 (10.77%) Physics
7 5 (7.69%) Information Security
7 5 (7.69%) Migration
7 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.15%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.15%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (4.62%) Computer Security
9 3 (4.62%) ITSM
9 3 (4.62%) Time Management
10 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.08%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) C++
2 20 (30.77%) C#
3 7 (10.77%) C
3 7 (10.77%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) A+ Certification
2 3 (4.62%) MCSA
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.08%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.08%) MCTS
4 1 (1.54%) CCNA
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.54%) HND
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 20 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.77%) XenApp
5 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.08%) vSphere
6 1 (1.54%) MDaemon
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.54%) Xen
6 1 (1.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (55.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) VMware
3 11 (16.92%) Citrix
4 6 (9.23%) SonicWALL
5 5 (7.69%) HP
6 4 (6.15%) Dell
6 4 (6.15%) Symantec
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco
7 3 (4.62%) Samsung
8 2 (3.08%) Juniper
8 2 (3.08%) Sophos
9 1 (1.54%) Acronis
9 1 (1.54%) Apple
9 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.54%) NetApp
9 1 (1.54%) Panasonic
9 1 (1.54%) Sage
9 1 (1.54%) Xerox
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