Period
to 28 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 6 months to 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 630 644 674
Rank change year-on-year +14 +30 -161
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 118 231 262
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.18% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.77% 1.16% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 94 211 212
Median annual salary £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £18,750 £21,500 £18,275
90th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £38,750
UK median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +13.21% -1.85%

Windows XP is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 15,271 19,870 24,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.96% 23.87% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12,197 15,515 19,977
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +3.45%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the UK excluding London

Windows XP
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows XP in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows XP in the UK excluding London

Windows XP
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows XP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK excluding London

Windows XP
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +34 49 £30,500 +1.67% 9
Midlands +48 27 £20,000 -19.19% 9
West Midlands +44 21 £19,500 -20.41% 3
North of England +50 20 £23,000 -23.33% 11
North West +36 11 £20,360 -49.10% 3
East of England +26 9 £23,500 -12.96% 2
Yorkshire +25 9 £24,000 -20.00% 4
South West +16 6 - - 1
Scotland +39 5 £38,500 +45.28% 2
East Midlands +21 5 £40,000 +45.45% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (65.25%) Microsoft
3 72 (61.02%) Active Directory
4 59 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 46 (38.98%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (38.14%) Windows 10
6 45 (38.14%) Office 365
7 41 (34.75%) Windows 8
7 41 (34.75%) Microsoft Office
8 32 (27.12%) VMware
9 30 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (24.58%) ITIL
10 29 (24.58%) SLA
11 27 (22.88%) VPN
12 25 (21.19%) TCP/IP
12 25 (21.19%) Windows Server
13 24 (20.34%) Microsoft Excel
14 23 (19.49%) Degree
15 19 (16.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (15.25%) DNS
17 17 (14.41%) HP
18 16 (13.56%) SQL
19 14 (11.86%) C#
19 14 (11.86%) Firewall
20 13 (11.02%) Apple
20 13 (11.02%) Numerate Degree
21 12 (10.17%) MS Exchange
21 12 (10.17%) Windows 2000
22 11 (9.32%) Windows Vista

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 12 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (34.75%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (20.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (16.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (5.93%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.69%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 45 (38.14%) Office 365
2 10 (8.47%) Azure
3 2 (1.69%) AWS
4 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (0.85%) IaaS
4 1 (0.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.88%) VPN
2 25 (21.19%) TCP/IP
3 18 (15.25%) DNS
4 14 (11.86%) Firewall
5 10 (8.47%) Internet
6 8 (6.78%) VLAN
7 7 (5.93%) LAN
7 7 (5.93%) VoIP
8 6 (5.08%) DHCP
8 6 (5.08%) DMZ
8 6 (5.08%) IPsec
8 6 (5.08%) MPLS
8 6 (5.08%) SMTP
9 4 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.39%) WAN
9 4 (3.39%) Wireless
10 3 (2.54%) RS-232
10 3 (2.54%) WAAS
10 3 (2.54%) WLAN
11 2 (1.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.85%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Bugzilla
1 3 (2.54%) Subversion
General
1 4 (3.39%) Electronics
1 4 (3.39%) Publishing
2 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.69%) Finance
3 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) German Language
4 1 (0.85%) Housing Association
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (32.20%) Support Engineer
2 30 (25.42%) Analyst
3 19 (16.10%) Support Analyst
4 14 (11.86%) Desktop Support
5 12 (10.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (9.32%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (9.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) Deskside Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) IT Support
7 9 (7.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (7.63%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (6.78%) Deskside Support
8 8 (6.78%) Deskside Support Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) .NET
2 2 (1.69%) CSS
2 2 (1.69%) HTML
2 2 (1.69%) LDAP
2 2 (1.69%) Middleware
2 2 (1.69%) XML
3 1 (0.85%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) CMDB
2 6 (5.08%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.08%) Driving Licence
2 6 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.54%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.69%) iPhone
5 2 (1.69%) PDA
5 2 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.85%) Handset
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 45 (38.14%) Windows 10
4 41 (34.75%) Windows 8
5 25 (21.19%) Windows Server
6 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (10.17%) Windows 2000
8 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (9.32%) Windows Vista
9 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (5.08%) Android
10 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.54%) Linux
12 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.85%) AIX
13 1 (0.85%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.98%) Problem-Solving
2 29 (24.58%) ITIL
3 8 (6.78%) Migration
4 7 (5.93%) Asset Management
4 7 (5.93%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (5.93%) Security Patching
4 7 (5.93%) Storage Management
4 7 (5.93%) Validation
5 6 (5.08%) Capacity Management
5 6 (5.08%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (5.08%) Planning and Forecasting
6 4 (3.39%) Business Process Modelling
6 4 (3.39%) Change Control
6 4 (3.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.39%) Refactoring
6 4 (3.39%) Workflow
7 3 (2.54%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (2.54%) Service Management
7 3 (2.54%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.56%) SQL
2 14 (11.86%) C#
3 4 (3.39%) Delphi
4 3 (2.54%) Java
5 2 (1.69%) C
5 2 (1.69%) C++
5 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.85%) PHP
6 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.85%) VBA
6 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (19.49%) Degree
2 13 (11.02%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.08%) CCNA
5 6 (5.08%) CCNP
5 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.08%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.54%) MCP
8 2 (1.69%) MCSA
8 2 (1.69%) MCSE
9 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (24.58%) SLA
2 10 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.54%) GxP
System Software
1 72 (61.02%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.93%) Firmware
5 2 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) SCCM
2 6 (5.08%) AirWatch
2 6 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.69%) DameWare
5 2 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.69%) OpenView
5 2 (1.69%) OVSD
5 2 (1.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.85%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.85%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (65.25%) Microsoft
2 32 (27.12%) VMware
3 17 (14.41%) HP
4 13 (11.02%) Apple
5 10 (8.47%) Cisco
6 8 (6.78%) Dell
7 7 (5.93%) Citrix
7 7 (5.93%) Snow
8 6 (5.08%) McAfee
9 4 (3.39%) Adobe
9 4 (3.39%) Becrypt
9 4 (3.39%) Samsung
10 3 (2.54%) Symantec
11 2 (1.69%) Capita
11 2 (1.69%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.69%) Toshiba
11 2 (1.69%) Trend Micro
12 1 (0.85%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.85%) CommVault