Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 830 815 787
Rank change year-on-year -15 -28 -192
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 179 307 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.66% 0.88% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 138 272 355
UK median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +13.21% -
10th Percentile £19,000 £21,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £43,250 £53,625 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,803 £30,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -7.33% +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 27,219 34,828 42,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.04% 23.16% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21,860 28,015 34,632
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,900 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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
England -11 168 £27,500 -8.33% 57
UK excluding London +7 138 £27,803 -7.33% 51
South East +40 56 £30,500 +17.31% 16
London +16 38 £27,500 -15.38% 10
North of England +38 28 £23,000 -25.81% 10
Midlands +33 28 £24,500 - 14
West Midlands +36 21 £21,000 -14.29% 5
North West +50 17 £20,360 -52.09% 4
Yorkshire +15 11 £25,000 -16.67% 5
East of England +45 9 £23,750 -12.04% 2
South West +14 9 - - 5
East Midlands +22 6 £40,000 +48.84% 9
Scotland +36 5 £38,500 +55.56% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Wales -6 1 £35,000 +2.19% 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (64.25%) Active Directory
3 112 (62.57%) Microsoft
4 87 (48.60%) Windows 10
5 80 (44.69%) Office 365
6 74 (41.34%) Windows 7
7 56 (31.28%) Microsoft Office
8 55 (30.73%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (28.49%) VMware
10 49 (27.37%) Windows Server
11 46 (25.70%) Windows 8
12 44 (24.58%) TCP/IP
12 44 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 43 (24.02%) ITIL
14 34 (18.99%) VPN
15 32 (17.88%) SLA
15 32 (17.88%) Degree
16 31 (17.32%) MS Exchange
17 27 (15.08%) HP
17 27 (15.08%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (14.53%) Apple
19 23 (12.85%) Internet
20 22 (12.29%) C#
21 21 (11.73%) SQL
21 21 (11.73%) Windows 2000
21 21 (11.73%) Microsoft Excel
21 21 (11.73%) Security Cleared
22 18 (10.06%) Firewall
22 18 (10.06%) DNS
22 18 (10.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 31 (17.32%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.56%) IIS
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (31.28%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (11.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (10.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (6.70%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.68%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 80 (44.69%) Office 365
2 18 (10.06%) Azure
3 7 (3.91%) AWS
3 7 (3.91%) G Suite
4 6 (3.35%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (0.56%) Google Docs
5 1 (0.56%) IaaS
5 1 (0.56%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.58%) TCP/IP
2 34 (18.99%) VPN
3 23 (12.85%) Internet
4 18 (10.06%) DNS
4 18 (10.06%) Firewall
5 9 (5.03%) LAN
5 9 (5.03%) VoIP
6 8 (4.47%) DHCP
6 8 (4.47%) VLAN
7 7 (3.91%) DMZ
7 7 (3.91%) IPsec
7 7 (3.91%) MPLS
7 7 (3.91%) SMTP
8 5 (2.79%) Intranet
8 5 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.79%) WAN
8 5 (2.79%) Wireless
9 3 (1.68%) Extranet
9 3 (1.68%) RS-232
9 3 (1.68%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.35%) Power BI
3 5 (2.79%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Bugzilla
1 3 (1.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.56%) MSI
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (5.59%) Finance
2 7 (3.91%) Publishing
3 6 (3.35%) Electronics
4 3 (1.68%) Housing Association
4 3 (1.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Advertising
5 2 (1.12%) Banking
5 2 (1.12%) German Language
5 2 (1.12%) Law
5 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.12%) Social Housing
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 67 (37.43%) Support Engineer
2 47 (26.26%) Analyst
3 22 (12.29%) Support Analyst
4 21 (11.73%) Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (10.61%) Desktop Support
5 19 (10.61%) Service Analyst
6 17 (9.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 17 (9.50%) IT Support
7 16 (8.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (7.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (7.82%) Deskside Engineer
9 13 (7.26%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (6.15%) Deskside Support
10 11 (6.15%) Deskside Support Engineer
11 10 (5.59%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (5.59%) Developer
12 9 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (5.03%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.50%) .NET
2 4 (2.23%) CSS
3 3 (1.68%) HTML
4 2 (1.12%) LDAP
4 2 (1.12%) Middleware
4 2 (1.12%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.56%) HTML5
5 1 (0.56%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.38%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.15%) CMDB
2 11 (6.15%) Driving Licence
3 7 (3.91%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.35%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.79%) PDA
6 3 (1.68%) iPhone
7 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.12%) Handset
7 2 (1.12%) Social Media
7 2 (1.12%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.12%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.56%) Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (48.60%) Windows 10
3 74 (41.34%) Windows 7
4 49 (27.37%) Windows Server
5 46 (25.70%) Windows 8
6 27 (15.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (11.73%) Windows 2000
8 17 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (8.94%) Android
10 13 (7.26%) Mac OS
10 13 (7.26%) Windows Vista
11 11 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.23%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.68%) Linux
14 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.56%) AIX
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.73%) Problem-Solving
2 43 (24.02%) ITIL
3 14 (7.82%) E-Commerce
4 12 (6.70%) Incident Management
5 11 (6.15%) Asset Management
6 10 (5.59%) Migration
7 9 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (3.91%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (3.91%) Security Patching
8 7 (3.91%) Storage Management
8 7 (3.91%) Validation
9 6 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.35%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.35%) Data Analysis
9 6 (3.35%) Planning and Forecasting
9 6 (3.35%) Server Building
9 6 (3.35%) Workflow
10 4 (2.23%) Break/Fix
10 4 (2.23%) Business Process Modelling
10 4 (2.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.29%) C#
2 21 (11.73%) SQL
3 9 (5.03%) VB.NET
4 5 (2.79%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.23%) Delphi
5 4 (2.23%) VB
6 3 (1.68%) C++
7 2 (1.12%) C
7 2 (1.12%) Java
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) VBA
8 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (17.88%) Degree
2 21 (11.73%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.50%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.59%) DV Cleared
6 9 (5.03%) MCP
7 6 (3.35%) CCNA
7 6 (3.35%) CCNP
7 6 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.79%) MCSA
8 5 (2.79%) MCSE
9 4 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (1.12%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.12%) MCTS
12 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.88%) SLA
2 11 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.12%) GxP
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 115 (64.25%) Active Directory
2 44 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.47%) Firmware
5 3 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.12%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (8.94%) SCCM
2 7 (3.91%) AirWatch
3 6 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.79%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.12%) DameWare
5 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.12%) OpenView
5 2 (1.12%) OVSD
5 2 (1.12%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.56%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.56%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 112 (62.57%) Microsoft
2 51 (28.49%) VMware
3 27 (15.08%) HP
4 26 (14.53%) Apple
5 15 (8.38%) Citrix
6 13 (7.26%) Dell
7 11 (6.15%) Cisco
8 7 (3.91%) McAfee
8 7 (3.91%) Oracle
8 7 (3.91%) Snow
9 6 (3.35%) Adobe
9 6 (3.35%) Tableau
10 5 (2.79%) Becrypt
10 5 (2.79%) Samsung
10 5 (2.79%) Symantec
11 3 (1.68%) Orchard
12 2 (1.12%) Capita
12 2 (1.12%) Remedy
12 2 (1.12%) SimCorp
12 2 (1.12%) Toshiba