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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 167 142
Rank change year-on-year -47 -25  
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 36 68 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 1.18% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% 5.13% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 25 61 96
Median salary £29,500 £23,500 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.53% -4.08%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,000 £38,250
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.84%  

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 1335 1325 1610
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.69% 22.98% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1081 1102 1358
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,000
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -41 25 £27,000 +14.89% 3
Cheshire -3 5 £27,750 +24.71% 3
Merseyside -3 5 £31,000 +19.23% 1
Lancashire -4 1 £19,000 +10.14%
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
3 30 (48.39%) Active Directory
4 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (38.71%) Windows 7
5 24 (38.71%) MS Office
6 19 (30.65%) ITIL
6 19 (30.65%) C++
6 19 (30.65%) Games
7 18 (29.03%) Degree
7 18 (29.03%) Windows Server
8 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
8 17 (27.42%) Computer Science
8 17 (27.42%) OO
8 17 (27.42%) TCP/IP
8 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (22.58%) VMware
9 14 (22.58%) MS Excel
10 13 (20.97%) LAN
11 12 (19.35%) DNS
11 12 (19.35%) SLA
11 12 (19.35%) Windows 8
12 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.13%) WAN
12 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
12 10 (16.13%) Web Services
12 10 (16.13%) XML
13 9 (14.52%) Service Management
13 9 (14.52%) Dell
13 9 (14.52%) OpenGL

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 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (38.71%) MS Office
2 14 (22.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.61%) IaaS
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.42%) TCP/IP
2 13 (20.97%) LAN
3 12 (19.35%) DNS
4 10 (16.13%) WAN
5 8 (12.90%) DHCP
5 8 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (9.68%) VLAN
6 6 (9.68%) VPN
7 5 (8.06%) Internet
7 5 (8.06%) SAN
8 4 (6.45%) Broadband
8 4 (6.45%) Firewall
9 3 (4.84%) IP Telephony
9 3 (4.84%) VoIP
10 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.61%) HSRP
11 1 (1.61%) IMAP
11 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.61%) SMTP
11 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 8 (12.90%) Subversion
General
1 19 (30.65%) Games
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) IT Support
2 19 (30.65%) Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) C++ Software Engineer
3 16 (25.81%) IT Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) IT Support Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
3 16 (25.81%) Senior Software Engineer
3 16 (25.81%) Software Engineer
4 14 (22.58%) Support Analyst
5 10 (16.13%) Help Desk Support
6 9 (14.52%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (14.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (14.52%) Help Desk Analyst
6 9 (14.52%) Junior
6 9 (14.52%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (14.52%) Junior Software Engineer
7 8 (12.90%) Support Engineer
8 7 (11.29%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 6 (9.68%) C# Software Engineer
9 6 (9.68%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) Web Services
1 10 (16.13%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) DirectX
2 9 (14.52%) OpenGL
3 6 (9.68%) JSON
3 6 (9.68%) SOAP
3 6 (9.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (9.68%) WCF
3 6 (9.68%) WPF
4 2 (3.23%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.52%) Animation
3 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.23%) IVR
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) EPoS
5 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.61%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) IPTV
5 1 (1.61%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.61%) Tandem
5 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (38.71%) Windows 7
4 18 (29.03%) Windows Server
5 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (19.35%) Windows 8
7 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.45%) Linux
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.61%) AIX
10 1 (1.61%) Android
10 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.61%) Unix
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) ITIL
2 17 (27.42%) OO
2 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
3 9 (14.52%) Content Development
3 9 (14.52%) Game Development
3 9 (14.52%) Mathematics
3 9 (14.52%) Physics
3 9 (14.52%) Service Management
4 8 (12.90%) Multithreading
5 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.06%) Time Management
7 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
7 4 (6.45%) ITSM
7 4 (6.45%) Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (4.84%) Computer Security
9 2 (3.23%) Case Management
9 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.23%) ITIL V2
9 2 (3.23%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) C++
2 8 (12.90%) C#
3 6 (9.68%) C
3 6 (9.68%) Embedded C
4 2 (3.23%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) MCP
3 4 (6.45%) A+ Certification
3 4 (6.45%) DBS Check
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.84%) CCNA
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.23%) MCSA
5 2 (3.23%) MCSE
5 2 (3.23%) MCTS
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 30 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) MDaemon
5 1 (1.61%) pfSense
5 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.61%) vSphere
5 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.61%) Cacti
1 1 (1.61%) Graylog
1 1 (1.61%) Nagios
1 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.58%) VMware
3 9 (14.52%) Dell
4 8 (12.90%) HP
5 7 (11.29%) Citrix
6 6 (9.68%) Intel Security
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco
8 2 (3.23%) Apple
8 2 (3.23%) Juniper
8 2 (3.23%) Samsung
8 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.23%) Symantec
9 1 (1.61%) Acronis
9 1 (1.61%) Avaya
9 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.61%) Panasonic
9 1 (1.61%) Sage
9 1 (1.61%) Xerox
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