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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 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1116 860 810
Rank change year-on-year -256 -50 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 87 45 118
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.049% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.26% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 77 40 105
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,588 £18,750
25th Percentile £23,500 £21,750 £24,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £28,500 £32,500 £27,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.31% +18.18% -1.79%
75th Percentile £48,750 £42,188 £40,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £80,000 £68,220
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £23,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +19.57% -8.00% -9.09%

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 30,855 17,455 19,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.90% 19.00% 21.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16,584 13,788 16,167
10th Percentile £26,450 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 14 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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -221 87 £28,500 -12.31% 17
UK excluding London -120 65 £27,500 +19.57% 15
Midlands -50 33 £30,000 +33.33%
South East -88 24 £27,500 -31.25% 9
London -249 22 £52,500 +5.00% 4
West Midlands -41 18 £31,250 +38.89%
East Midlands -28 15 £30,000 +7.14%
Work from Home -286 10 £35,000 +55.56% 2
North of England -87 6 £24,250 -39.38% 4
North East - 3 £23,250 -
North West - 2 £25,000 - 1
South West -30 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Yorkshire -52 1 £23,500 -41.25% 3
East of England -78 1 £30,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 52 (59.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (55.17%) Microsoft Office
5 43 (49.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (48.28%) Active Directory
7 34 (39.08%) SQL Server
8 33 (37.93%) Windows 7
8 33 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (36.78%) Microsoft 365
9 32 (36.78%) PowerShell
10 31 (35.63%) Windows 10
11 29 (33.33%) Windows Server
11 29 (33.33%) Firewall
12 28 (32.18%) DHCP
13 27 (31.03%) Load Balancing
13 27 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 27 (31.03%) Social Skills
14 25 (28.74%) Windows 8
15 24 (27.59%) DNS
16 22 (25.29%) Wireless
16 22 (25.29%) Linux
16 22 (25.29%) VMware
17 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2016
18 19 (21.84%) Driving Licence
19 18 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
19 18 (20.69%) HP SIM
19 18 (20.69%) Clustering
19 18 (20.69%) SUSE

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 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.45%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 48 (55.17%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (36.78%) Microsoft 365
2 8 (9.20%) Power Platform
3 5 (5.75%) Azure
4 2 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.33%) Firewall
2 28 (32.18%) DHCP
3 24 (27.59%) DNS
4 22 (25.29%) Wireless
5 12 (13.79%) LAN
5 12 (13.79%) WAN
6 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.45%) IPsec
8 3 (3.45%) SSH
9 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (39.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) Power BI
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (31.03%) Social Skills
2 14 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.20%) Law
4 3 (3.45%) Games
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Automotive
6 1 (1.15%) Finance
6 1 (1.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (27.59%) 2nd Line Support
3 23 (26.44%) Support Engineer
4 21 (24.14%) IT Support
5 15 (17.24%) IT Technician
6 13 (14.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 13 (14.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (12.64%) Analyst
8 10 (11.49%) IT Engineer
8 10 (11.49%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (10.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 9 (10.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (10.34%) IT Support Technician
9 9 (10.34%) Support Technician
10 7 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 7 (8.05%) Support Analyst
11 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support
11 6 (6.90%) Junior
11 6 (6.90%) Junior IT Support
11 6 (6.90%) Junior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.84%) Driving Licence
2 18 (20.69%) Clustering
2 18 (20.69%) SCADA
3 10 (11.49%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.60%) Handset
5 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.45%) CMDB
6 1 (1.15%) Anti-Spyware
6 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.15%) iPhone
6 1 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (59.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (49.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (37.93%) Windows 7
4 33 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (35.63%) Windows 10
6 29 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 25 (28.74%) Windows 8
8 22 (25.29%) Linux
9 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (20.69%) SUSE
11 16 (18.39%) Windows Vista
12 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (4.60%) Android
14 3 (3.45%) OpenWrt
15 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
16 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
16 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 27 (31.03%) Load Balancing
2 18 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (19.54%) ITIL
4 14 (16.09%) Network Management
5 9 (10.34%) Antivirus Management
5 9 (10.34%) Change Control
5 9 (10.34%) ERP
5 9 (10.34%) Time Management
6 5 (5.75%) Break/Fix
7 3 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (3.45%) Security Patching
7 3 (3.45%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.45%) Storage Management
7 3 (3.45%) Validation
8 2 (2.30%) Disk Encryption
8 2 (2.30%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.30%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.78%) PowerShell
2 18 (20.69%) VB
2 18 (20.69%) VBScript
3 15 (17.24%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
2 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) MCP
3 3 (3.45%) MCSA
3 3 (3.45%) MCSE
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.15%) CIPD
4 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (14.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) Accessibility
System Software
1 42 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.34%) XenApp
4 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) HP SIM
1 18 (20.69%) OpenView
2 9 (10.34%) SCCM
3 3 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) EnCase
4 1 (1.15%) FTK
4 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 58 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.29%) VMware
3 18 (20.69%) HP
4 14 (16.09%) Veeam
5 9 (10.34%) Citrix
5 9 (10.34%) IBM
6 8 (9.20%) Acronis
6 8 (9.20%) JD Edwards
6 8 (9.20%) MAPICS
7 5 (5.75%) Oracle
8 4 (4.60%) Cisco
8 4 (4.60%) Dell
8 4 (4.60%) Meraki
9 3 (3.45%) Commvault
9 3 (3.45%) Lotus
9 3 (3.45%) Snow
10 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.15%) Apple
11 1 (1.15%) Symantec