Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 852 847 646
Rank change year-on-year -5 -201 -125
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 238 344 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 0.89% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 183 294 585
UK median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £41,250 £50,000 £41,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,000 £30,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +13.21% +1.92%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 32,380 38,588 43,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.87% 23.00% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25,532 31,113 35,494
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 13 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. 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
England +5 223 £27,500 -8.33% 55
UK excluding London +9 194 £27,000 -10.00% 59
North of England +35 50 £22,500 -26.23% 11
South East +15 48 £30,500 +29.79% 18
Midlands +33 43 £27,803 -7.33% 12
East of England +48 35 £26,500 -44.21% 2
North West +37 35 £22,000 -45.00% 3
London +25 33 £29,000 +2.65% 3
West Midlands +10 24 £27,500 -8.33% 4
East Midlands +27 19 £32,500 -10.34% 8
Yorkshire -5 15 £27,000 -11.48% 4
South West +16 13 £27,500 +10.00% 9
Scotland +9 5 £36,670 +30.96% 6

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 238 (100.00%) Windows
2 179 (75.21%) Active Directory
3 150 (63.03%) Microsoft
4 124 (52.10%) Windows 10
5 102 (42.86%) Office 365
6 94 (39.50%) Microsoft Office
7 87 (36.55%) Windows 7
8 80 (33.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (33.61%) ITIL
9 75 (31.51%) Windows Server
10 66 (27.73%) MS Exchange
11 59 (24.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 57 (23.95%) VMware
13 53 (22.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 45 (18.91%) Firewall
16 44 (18.49%) DNS
16 44 (18.49%) Windows 2000
17 43 (18.07%) Windows 8
17 43 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
18 40 (16.81%) TCP/IP
18 40 (16.81%) VPN
18 40 (16.81%) Citrix
19 38 (15.97%) HP
20 37 (15.55%) DHCP
21 33 (13.87%) MS Visio
22 32 (13.45%) Microsoft Excel
23 31 (13.03%) SLA
23 31 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 30 (12.61%) SCCM

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 66 (27.73%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.30%) IBM Notes
4 14 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.68%) IIS
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 94 (39.50%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (13.87%) MS Visio
3 32 (13.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (7.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (5.88%) Acrobat
7 7 (2.94%) CATIA
8 2 (0.84%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.84%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 102 (42.86%) Office 365
2 17 (7.14%) Azure
3 6 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.10%) AWS
5 1 (0.42%) G Suite
5 1 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.91%) Firewall
2 44 (18.49%) DNS
3 40 (16.81%) TCP/IP
3 40 (16.81%) VPN
4 37 (15.55%) DHCP
5 24 (10.08%) WAN
6 23 (9.66%) Internet
7 21 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
8 19 (7.98%) LAN
9 17 (7.14%) VLAN
10 16 (6.72%) WebEx
11 10 (4.20%) SAN
11 10 (4.20%) VoIP
12 8 (3.36%) Extranet
13 7 (2.94%) IP Telephony
14 6 (2.52%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (2.52%) WLAN
15 5 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (2.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.42%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Bugzilla
1 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (5.04%) Retail
2 11 (4.62%) Finance
3 9 (3.78%) Automotive
4 6 (2.52%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.52%) Publishing
4 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.10%) Electronics
5 5 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) German Language
6 2 (0.84%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.84%) Law
6 2 (0.84%) Polish Language
6 2 (0.84%) Russian Language
6 2 (0.84%) Social Housing
6 2 (0.84%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 69 (28.99%) Analyst
2 64 (26.89%) Support Engineer
3 41 (17.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (15.97%) IT Engineer
5 37 (15.55%) IT Support
6 35 (14.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 34 (14.29%) Service Analyst
8 31 (13.03%) Support Analyst
9 23 (9.66%) Support Technician
10 22 (9.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 21 (8.82%) IT Support Engineer
12 18 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (7.56%) Field Engineer
12 18 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (6.30%) Field Support Engineer
14 14 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
14 14 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 14 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
15 12 (5.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
15 12 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.98%) CSS
2 3 (1.26%) .NET
2 3 (1.26%) HTML
2 3 (1.26%) HTML5
2 3 (1.26%) Web Services
3 2 (0.84%) JSON
3 2 (0.84%) SOAP
3 2 (0.84%) XML
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.42%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.61%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (7.56%) Blackberry
3 16 (6.72%) iPhone
4 15 (6.30%) Driving Licence
5 14 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.04%) PDA
7 7 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.94%) AS400
8 6 (2.52%) NHS
9 4 (1.68%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.68%) Replication
9 4 (1.68%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.26%) Handset
11 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.84%) EPoS
11 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.84%) iPad
12 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 238 (100.00%) Windows
2 124 (52.10%) Windows 10
3 87 (36.55%) Windows 7
4 80 (33.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (31.51%) Windows Server
6 59 (24.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (22.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (18.49%) Windows 2000
9 43 (18.07%) Windows 8
10 25 (10.50%) Windows Vista
11 13 (5.46%) Android
12 9 (3.78%) Apple iOS
12 9 (3.78%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.94%) Linux
14 4 (1.68%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.42%) Solaris
17 1 (0.42%) Unix
17 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (33.61%) ITIL
2 43 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (10.92%) Change Management
5 23 (9.66%) ITSM
5 23 (9.66%) Service Delivery
6 18 (7.56%) Service Management
7 15 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.88%) Asset Management
9 13 (5.46%) Migration
9 13 (5.46%) Problem Management
10 11 (4.62%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.62%) Time Management
11 9 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.78%) Break/Fix
11 9 (3.78%) ITIL V2
11 9 (3.78%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.78%) Project Management
12 8 (3.36%) Coaching
13 6 (2.52%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.98%) SQL
2 9 (3.78%) C
3 8 (3.36%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.10%) C++
4 5 (2.10%) VB
5 4 (1.68%) C#
6 3 (1.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.26%) VBScript
7 2 (0.84%) PHP
7 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (10.50%) MCP
2 19 (7.98%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.56%) Degree
4 17 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (6.72%) DV Cleared
6 12 (5.04%) CCNA
6 12 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.04%) MCSE
7 9 (3.78%) DBS Check
7 9 (3.78%) MCSA
8 8 (3.36%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (2.52%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.26%) CCAA
10 3 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.26%) MCITP
10 3 (1.26%) MCTS
10 3 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.84%) MOS
11 2 (0.84%) PMP
12 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.03%) SLA
2 5 (2.10%) PMO
3 4 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.42%) QA
6 1 (0.42%) TickIT
System Software
1 179 (75.21%) Active Directory
2 48 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.04%) XenApp
5 7 (2.94%) vSphere
5 7 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.52%) BitLocker
6 6 (2.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 6 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.10%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (2.10%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.26%) Firmware
10 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (12.61%) SCCM
2 14 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.94%) WSUS
4 6 (2.52%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.68%) DameWare
6 4 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.68%) SCOM
6 4 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.68%) ZENworks
7 3 (1.26%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (0.84%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.42%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.42%) OpenView
9 1 (0.42%) OVSD
Vendors
1 150 (63.03%) Microsoft
2 57 (23.95%) VMware
3 40 (16.81%) Citrix
4 38 (15.97%) HP
5 28 (11.76%) Cisco
6 19 (7.98%) Adobe
7 14 (5.88%) Apple
7 14 (5.88%) Dell
7 14 (5.88%) Lotus
7 14 (5.88%) Veeam
8 10 (4.20%) Symantec
9 8 (3.36%) SonicWALL
10 7 (2.94%) IFS
11 5 (2.10%) Avaya
11 5 (2.10%) McAfee
11 5 (2.10%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.68%) Ivanti
12 4 (1.68%) Novell
12 4 (1.68%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.26%) Becrypt