Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 726 817 849
Rank change year-on-year +91 +32 -228
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 104 306 386
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 0.91% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 93 265 313
Median annual salary £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% - +5.66%
10th Percentile £18,750 £20,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £45,000 £46,056
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,500 £27,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year -9.26% -3.57% +7.69%

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 16,780 33,810 41,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.23% 22.95% 23.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13,622 26,867 33,524
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows XP.

Salary trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows XP over the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 July 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 +78 101 £27,500 -0.90% 7
UK excluding London +73 68 £24,500 -9.26% 6
London +154 36 £32,000 -4.48% 1
South East +101 27 £27,500 - 3
Midlands +97 24 £19,500 -29.09% 1
West Midlands +93 13 £19,500 -35.00%
East Midlands +59 10 £23,000 -14.81% 1
North of England +104 7 £35,000 +37.25%
Work from Home +61 5 £92,500 +146.67% 1
East of England +52 5 £23,500 -12.96%
Yorkshire +94 4 £30,250 +10.00%
North West +78 3 £35,000 +59.09%
South West +93 2 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Scotland +82 1 £22,000 -

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (54.81%) Microsoft
3 53 (50.96%) Windows 7
4 48 (46.15%) Windows 10
5 44 (42.31%) Active Directory
6 29 (27.88%) Microsoft Office
7 27 (25.96%) Windows 8
7 27 (25.96%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (23.08%) CMDB
9 22 (21.15%) Office 365
9 22 (21.15%) HP
9 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (19.23%) Dell
10 20 (19.23%) SLA
10 20 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 19 (18.27%) C#
11 19 (18.27%) MCSE
11 19 (18.27%) MCSA
11 19 (18.27%) Windows Server
12 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
12 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
12 18 (17.31%) MCP
12 18 (17.31%) VMware
13 17 (16.35%) DNS
13 17 (16.35%) CTC Cleared
14 16 (15.38%) Degree
14 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (15.38%) SQL
15 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (12.50%) 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 12 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (27.88%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.15%) Office 365
2 12 (11.54%) Azure
3 7 (6.73%) Power Platform
4 5 (4.81%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 17 (16.35%) DNS
3 13 (12.50%) VPN
4 11 (10.58%) Internet
5 8 (7.69%) VLAN
6 6 (5.77%) DMZ
6 6 (5.77%) IPsec
6 6 (5.77%) MPLS
6 6 (5.77%) SMTP
7 5 (4.81%) Firewall
8 4 (3.85%) DHCP
8 4 (3.85%) Wireless
9 3 (2.88%) LAN
9 3 (2.88%) VoIP
9 3 (2.88%) WAAS
10 2 (1.92%) Intranet
10 2 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.92%) WAN
10 2 (1.92%) WLAN
11 1 (0.96%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (6.73%) Power BI
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) JIRA
1 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.96%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 10 (9.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.92%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.96%) Housing Association
4 1 (0.96%) Publishing
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Support Engineer
2 17 (16.35%) Desktop Support
3 15 (14.42%) Deskside Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) Developer
4 13 (12.50%) Analyst
4 13 (12.50%) Deskside Support
4 13 (12.50%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 13 (12.50%) IT Support
4 13 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Customer Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Customer Support Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 4 (3.85%) COM+
2 4 (3.85%) DCOM
3 3 (2.88%) HTML
4 2 (1.92%) LDAP
5 1 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) CMDB
2 6 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.81%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.92%) iPhone
4 2 (1.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.96%) Handset
5 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (50.96%) Windows 7
3 48 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 27 (25.96%) Windows 8
5 19 (18.27%) Windows Server
6 11 (10.58%) Windows 2000
7 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.77%) Android
9 5 (4.81%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (3.85%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.92%) Linux
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.96%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (9.62%) ITIL
3 7 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (6.73%) Data Analysis
3 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (6.73%) Migration
3 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
4 6 (5.77%) Capacity Management
4 6 (5.77%) E-Commerce
4 6 (5.77%) Planning and Forecasting
5 5 (4.81%) Asset Management
5 5 (4.81%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.81%) Security Patching
5 5 (4.81%) Storage Management
5 5 (4.81%) Validation
6 4 (3.85%) Business Process Modelling
6 4 (3.85%) Refactoring
6 4 (3.85%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (3.85%) Server Building
6 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.27%) C#
2 16 (15.38%) SQL
3 7 (6.73%) C++
3 7 (6.73%) Delphi
3 7 (6.73%) VB
3 7 (6.73%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.88%) Java
5 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (18.27%) MCSA
2 19 (18.27%) MCSE
3 18 (17.31%) MCP
3 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
4 17 (16.35%) CTC Cleared
5 16 (15.38%) Degree
6 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (5.77%) CCNA
7 6 (5.77%) CCNP
7 6 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.88%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.23%) SLA
2 6 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.88%) GxP
System Software
1 44 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.96%) Firmware
4 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (5.77%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.92%) DameWare
2 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.92%) OpenView
2 2 (1.92%) OVSD
3 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.96%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 57 (54.81%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.15%) HP
3 20 (19.23%) Dell
4 18 (17.31%) VMware
5 8 (7.69%) Citrix
6 7 (6.73%) Cisco
6 7 (6.73%) Oracle
6 7 (6.73%) Tableau
7 5 (4.81%) Apple
7 5 (4.81%) Snow
8 3 (2.88%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.88%) Google
8 3 (2.88%) Symantec
9 2 (1.92%) Adobe
9 2 (1.92%) Capita
9 2 (1.92%) McAfee
9 2 (1.92%) MobileIron
9 2 (1.92%) Toshiba
10 1 (0.96%) CommVault
10 1 (0.96%) EMC