Period
to 15 February 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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 819 778 589
Rank change year-on-year -41 -189 -181
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 309 439 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.88% 1.03% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 277 371 636
UK median annual salary £30,000 £26,750 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.15% +0.94% -
10th Percentile £21,500 £19,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £42,500 £39,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 35,088 42,503 42,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.15% 24.18% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 28,157 34,912 35,848
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,323
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.72% -1.69%

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 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 15 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 15 February 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 -38 295 £30,000 +13.21% 47
UK excluding London -23 217 £30,000 +20.00% 50
London +21 93 £32,500 +15.04% 3
South East +45 86 £25,000 +3.09% 10
North of England +3 43 £31,000 +34.78% 18
Midlands -9 27 £25,000 - 5
East of England +48 26 £27,000 -40.00% 7
South West +25 26 £39,000 +44.44% 4
Yorkshire +45 25 £30,500 +38.64% 9
West Midlands +14 19 £26,250 +9.38%
North West +6 17 £41,250 +52.78% 9
East Midlands -5 8 £23,750 -13.64% 5
Wales +24 6 £34,250 +24.55% 1
Scotland +4 3 £24,750 +4.21% 5
North East -1 2 £21,500 -6.52%

For the 6 months to 15 February 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.

1 309 (100.00%) Windows
2 221 (71.52%) Active Directory
3 197 (63.75%) Microsoft
4 140 (45.31%) Windows 10
5 136 (44.01%) Windows 7
6 119 (38.51%) Microsoft Office
7 99 (32.04%) MS Exchange
8 98 (31.72%) Windows Server
9 95 (30.74%) Office 365
10 89 (28.80%) ITIL
11 87 (28.16%) VMware
12 86 (27.83%) TCP/IP
13 77 (24.92%) Windows 8
14 65 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
14 65 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
15 64 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 58 (18.77%) Windows Server 2003
17 56 (18.12%) Firewall
18 55 (17.80%) Cisco
19 49 (15.86%) DNS
20 47 (15.21%) HP
21 46 (14.89%) LAN
22 44 (14.24%) Security Cleared
23 43 (13.92%) VPN
23 43 (13.92%) DHCP
23 43 (13.92%) Linux
23 43 (13.92%) Apple
24 40 (12.94%) Citrix
24 40 (12.94%) SCCM
25 39 (12.62%) Problem-Solving

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 99 (32.04%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.24%) IIS
6 8 (2.59%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.29%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.65%) Site Server
11 1 (0.32%) Apache
11 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 119 (38.51%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (6.80%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.97%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.65%) CATIA
7 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (30.74%) Office 365
2 19 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.94%) IaaS
4 6 (1.94%) PaaS
5 5 (1.62%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.65%) G Suite
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (27.83%) TCP/IP
2 56 (18.12%) Firewall
3 49 (15.86%) DNS
4 46 (14.89%) LAN
5 43 (13.92%) DHCP
5 43 (13.92%) VPN
6 34 (11.00%) SAN
6 34 (11.00%) VoIP
7 33 (10.68%) Internet
8 26 (8.41%) WAN
9 14 (4.53%) Asterisk PBX
9 14 (4.53%) Broadband
10 13 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (3.88%) 3G
12 10 (3.24%) IP Telephony
13 9 (2.91%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.91%) MPLS
14 7 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (2.27%) H.323
14 7 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (1.62%) MS Access
5 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (4.53%) Jenkins
1 14 (4.53%) JIRA
1 14 (4.53%) Redmine
1 14 (4.53%) Trac
2 11 (3.56%) AdminStudio
2 11 (3.56%) MSI
General
1 25 (8.09%) Finance
2 18 (5.83%) Electronics
3 16 (5.18%) Banking
4 12 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.24%) Retail
6 9 (2.91%) Japanese Language
7 7 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.27%) Legal
7 7 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.62%) French Language
8 5 (1.62%) German Language
8 5 (1.62%) Spanish Language
9 4 (1.29%) Arabic Language
9 4 (1.29%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.29%) Law
9 4 (1.29%) Polish Language
9 4 (1.29%) Russian Language
9 4 (1.29%) Swedish Language
10 3 (0.97%) Automotive
11 2 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 84 (27.18%) Analyst
2 55 (17.80%) Support Engineer
3 43 (13.92%) Service Desk Analyst
4 40 (12.94%) Service Analyst
5 35 (11.33%) Support Analyst
6 33 (10.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (10.03%) IT Support
8 26 (8.41%) IT Engineer
9 21 (6.80%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (6.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 18 (5.83%) Technical Support
12 17 (5.50%) Field Engineer
13 16 (5.18%) Desktop Support
14 15 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 15 (4.85%) IT Analyst
14 15 (4.85%) Technical Engineer
15 14 (4.53%) 1st Line Support
15 14 (4.53%) IT Support Engineer
15 14 (4.53%) Service Desk Support
16 13 (4.21%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.56%) Software Packaging
2 10 (3.24%) Web Services
3 4 (1.29%) CSS
4 3 (0.97%) .NET
4 3 (0.97%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.97%) HTML
4 3 (0.97%) XML
5 2 (0.65%) OLE
6 1 (0.32%) ADSI
6 1 (0.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.39%) Blackberry
2 29 (9.39%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (5.18%) Smartphone
4 14 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.91%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.91%) iPhone
7 8 (2.59%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (1.62%) Replication
10 4 (1.29%) PDA
11 3 (0.97%) NHS
11 3 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.65%) Fintech
13 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.32%) Digital Signage
13 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.32%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 309 (100.00%) Windows
2 140 (45.31%) Windows 10
3 136 (44.01%) Windows 7
4 98 (31.72%) Windows Server
5 77 (24.92%) Windows 8
6 65 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (18.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (13.92%) Linux
9 32 (10.36%) Windows 2000
10 22 (7.12%) Windows Vista
11 21 (6.80%) CentOS
12 20 (6.47%) Android
13 14 (4.53%) Ubuntu
14 13 (4.21%) Mac OS
15 10 (3.24%) Unix
15 10 (3.24%) Windows Phone
16 8 (2.59%) AIX
16 8 (2.59%) HPUX
17 7 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (28.80%) ITIL
2 39 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (9.71%) Migration
4 29 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (8.41%) Project Management
6 24 (7.77%) Problem Management
7 23 (7.44%) Software Deployment
8 21 (6.80%) Open Source
8 21 (6.80%) Service Delivery
9 20 (6.47%) Application Packaging
9 20 (6.47%) CRM
10 19 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 18 (5.83%) Service Management
12 16 (5.18%) Incident Management
13 15 (4.85%) E-Commerce
14 14 (4.53%) Data Analysis
14 14 (4.53%) DevOps
14 14 (4.53%) Mentoring
14 14 (4.53%) Server Virtualisation
14 14 (4.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.65%) PowerShell
2 35 (11.33%) SQL
3 27 (8.74%) VB
4 16 (5.18%) Bash Shell
5 14 (4.53%) C
5 14 (4.53%) PHP
5 14 (4.53%) Python
5 14 (4.53%) Ruby
5 14 (4.53%) VBScript
6 13 (4.21%) C++
7 2 (0.65%) Korn
7 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (14.24%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.03%) DV Cleared
3 29 (9.39%) Degree
3 29 (9.39%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.88%) CCNA
5 12 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.56%) HNC
7 10 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (3.24%) MCP
7 10 (3.24%) MCSE
8 8 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.59%) MCTS
9 7 (2.27%) CISM
9 7 (2.27%) CISSP
10 6 (1.94%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.94%) MCSA
11 5 (1.62%) CCA
11 5 (1.62%) MCITP
12 4 (1.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 221 (71.52%) Active Directory
2 64 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.68%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (4.85%) pfSense
5 15 (4.85%) XenApp
6 14 (4.53%) Docker
7 13 (4.21%) Firmware
8 11 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.59%) vSphere
10 5 (1.62%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.62%) XenServer
11 4 (1.29%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.32%) KVM
13 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 40 (12.94%) SCCM
2 26 (8.41%) WSUS
3 14 (4.53%) ZABBIX
4 10 (3.24%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.91%) SCOM
6 7 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.27%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.62%) EdgeSight
8 4 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.97%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.97%) Clonezilla
10 2 (0.65%) DameWare
10 2 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.32%) MAILsweeper
11 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.32%) Netcool
11 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 197 (63.75%) Microsoft
2 87 (28.16%) VMware
3 55 (17.80%) Cisco
4 47 (15.21%) HP
5 43 (13.92%) Apple
6 40 (12.94%) Citrix
7 14 (4.53%) Ivanti
7 14 (4.53%) Splunk
8 12 (3.88%) Bloomberg
8 12 (3.88%) Veeam
9 11 (3.56%) Autodesk
10 9 (2.91%) Avaya
10 9 (2.91%) Fidessa
10 9 (2.91%) Mitel
10 9 (2.91%) Reuters
11 8 (2.59%) IronPort
11 8 (2.59%) McAfee
12 7 (2.27%) Lotus
12 7 (2.27%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.27%) Riverbed