Period
to 25 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 824 632 518
Rank change year-on-year -192 -114 -177
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 343 656 1,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.37% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.89% 1.49% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 294 580 922
UK median annual salary £30,000 £27,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -5.45%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £40,000 £43,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +0.96% +1.96%

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 38,458 43,937 48,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.96% 24.91% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31,055 35,458 41,006
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,110 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 17 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 September 2018. 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 -197 330 £30,000 +11.11% 51
UK excluding London -121 249 £30,000 +14.29% 43
London -56 96 £26,500 -7.02% 11
East of England +44 64 £47,500 +58.33% 3
South East -50 63 £25,000 +2.04% 15
Midlands +6 49 £30,000 +9.09% 5
North of England -82 45 £30,500 +10.91% 12
West Midlands +22 36 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire -25 27 £30,500 +16.19% 3
South West -18 18 £25,000 - 5
East Midlands +4 13 £36,250 +31.82%
North West -34 13 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Scotland -13 5 £28,000 +24.44% 2
North East -29 5 £21,625 -5.46% 1
Channel Islands - 3 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland +3 1 - -
Wales -6 1 £22,000 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 343 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (72.89%) Active Directory
3 204 (59.48%) Microsoft
4 173 (50.44%) Microsoft Office
5 130 (37.90%) MS Exchange
6 127 (37.03%) Windows Server
7 124 (36.15%) Windows 7
8 120 (34.99%) VMware
9 115 (33.53%) Windows 10
10 93 (27.11%) ITIL
11 91 (26.53%) Office 365
12 89 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 85 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 85 (24.78%) Firewall
14 75 (21.87%) TCP/IP
15 70 (20.41%) Windows 8
16 68 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
17 64 (18.66%) Citrix
18 63 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
19 62 (18.08%) DNS
20 59 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
21 57 (16.62%) Problem-Solving
22 55 (16.03%) Cisco
22 55 (16.03%) HP
23 53 (15.45%) SQL
24 52 (15.16%) DHCP
25 47 (13.70%) SAN
26 45 (13.12%) Internet
27 44 (12.83%) Hyper-V
27 44 (12.83%) LAN

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
1 130 (37.90%) MS Exchange
2 41 (11.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (5.25%) SharePoint
6 17 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.92%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.17%) Apache
9 4 (1.17%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.17%) IIS
10 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.58%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.58%) Site Server
12 1 (0.29%) CMS
12 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 173 (50.44%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (5.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.04%) Acrobat
6 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.87%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.58%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 91 (26.53%) Office 365
2 26 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.21%) IaaS
4 11 (3.21%) PaaS
5 7 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.17%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.17%) Yammer
7 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (24.78%) Firewall
2 75 (21.87%) TCP/IP
3 62 (18.08%) DNS
4 52 (15.16%) DHCP
5 47 (13.70%) SAN
6 45 (13.12%) Internet
7 44 (12.83%) LAN
8 42 (12.24%) VPN
9 41 (11.95%) WAN
10 14 (4.08%) Extranet
10 14 (4.08%) VoIP
11 12 (3.50%) SSL
11 12 (3.50%) Wireless
12 11 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (2.92%) Intranet
14 9 (2.62%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (2.62%) IPsec
14 9 (2.62%) Network Security
14 9 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (2.04%) MS Access
5 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.17%) MySQL
7 3 (0.87%) DB2
8 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.58%) Power BI
9 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.29%) Firebird
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 6 (1.75%) JIRA
1 6 (1.75%) Redmine
1 6 (1.75%) Trac
1 6 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.46%) AdminStudio
2 5 (1.46%) MSI
3 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.58%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.58%) Selenium
4 2 (0.58%) Subversion
4 2 (0.58%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.29%) Toad
5 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 25 (7.29%) Retail
2 21 (6.12%) Finance
3 17 (4.96%) Banking
4 12 (3.50%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.62%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.33%) Electronics
6 8 (2.33%) French Language
7 7 (2.04%) Law
7 7 (2.04%) Spanish Language
8 6 (1.75%) German Language
9 4 (1.17%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.17%) Publishing
10 3 (0.87%) Advertising
10 3 (0.87%) Legal
10 3 (0.87%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.58%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.58%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.58%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (26.53%) Analyst
2 64 (18.66%) Support Engineer
3 48 (13.99%) Service Analyst
4 47 (13.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 45 (13.12%) IT Support
6 42 (12.24%) IT Engineer
7 36 (10.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 36 (10.50%) Support Analyst
8 30 (8.75%) Desktop Support
9 25 (7.29%) IT Support Engineer
10 24 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (6.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 21 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 20 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 19 (5.54%) Technical Support
15 17 (4.96%) Help Desk Support
16 16 (4.66%) 1st Line Support
16 16 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
16 16 (4.66%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.37%) Flash
2 7 (2.04%) .NET
2 7 (2.04%) CSS
2 7 (2.04%) XML
3 6 (1.75%) HTML
3 6 (1.75%) Web Services
4 4 (1.17%) JSP
4 4 (1.17%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.17%) XSLT
5 3 (0.87%) Servlets
6 2 (0.58%) JSON
7 1 (0.29%) Ajax
7 1 (0.29%) EJB
7 1 (0.29%) MAPI
7 1 (0.29%) Middleware
7 1 (0.29%) SOAP
7 1 (0.29%) Spring
7 1 (0.29%) Struts
7 1 (0.29%) Swing
7 1 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.54%) Self-Motivation
2 39 (11.37%) Data Centre
3 28 (8.16%) Driving Licence
4 27 (7.87%) Blackberry
5 22 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (6.41%) iPhone
6 21 (6.12%) Management Information System
7 16 (4.66%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (3.50%) Replication
9 11 (3.21%) Smartphone
10 9 (2.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 8 (2.33%) EPoS
12 7 (2.04%) iPad
12 7 (2.04%) NHS
12 7 (2.04%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
14 5 (1.46%) CCTV
15 4 (1.17%) Computer Science
16 3 (0.87%) Renewable Energy
17 2 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 343 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (37.03%) Windows Server
3 124 (36.15%) Windows 7
4 115 (33.53%) Windows 10
5 89 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (20.41%) Windows 8
8 59 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (11.95%) Windows Vista
10 32 (9.33%) Linux
11 20 (5.83%) Mac OS
12 19 (5.54%) Windows 2000
13 15 (4.37%) CentOS
13 15 (4.37%) HPUX
14 14 (4.08%) Windows Phone
15 13 (3.79%) Android
16 11 (3.21%) Mac OS X
17 10 (2.92%) Unix
18 9 (2.62%) AIX
18 9 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (27.11%) ITIL
2 57 (16.62%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (7.87%) CRM
5 24 (7.00%) Migration
6 21 (6.12%) Service Management
7 19 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (5.25%) Coaching
9 17 (4.96%) ERP
9 17 (4.96%) Project Management
9 17 (4.96%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.66%) Information Security
11 15 (4.37%) ITSM
11 15 (4.37%) Open Source
11 15 (4.37%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (4.37%) Time Management
12 14 (4.08%) Business Continuity
12 14 (4.08%) Mentoring
12 14 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
13 13 (3.79%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.45%) SQL
2 34 (9.91%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.66%) VBScript
4 12 (3.50%) VB
5 10 (2.92%) PHP
6 9 (2.62%) C++
7 7 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.04%) C
8 6 (1.75%) C#
8 6 (1.75%) Python
8 6 (1.75%) Ruby
9 5 (1.46%) Java
10 4 (1.17%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.87%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.87%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.87%) VB6
11 3 (0.87%) VBA
12 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (10.20%) MCSE
3 33 (9.62%) MCSA
4 29 (8.45%) Degree
5 28 (8.16%) MCP
6 27 (7.87%) CCNA
6 27 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (6.41%) MCITP
8 21 (6.12%) Security Cleared
8 21 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (5.25%) MCTS
10 16 (4.66%) DV Cleared
11 15 (4.37%) SC Cleared
12 14 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (3.79%) A+ Certification
14 12 (3.50%) CCNP
15 9 (2.62%) CISM
15 9 (2.62%) CISSP
16 7 (2.04%) MCDST
16 7 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.79%) SLA
2 4 (1.17%) PMO
3 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.87%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) GDPR
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 250 (72.89%) Active Directory
2 63 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (12.83%) Hyper-V
4 29 (8.45%) vSphere
5 21 (6.12%) XenApp
6 12 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.92%) XenServer
8 8 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.75%) Docker
9 6 (1.75%) pfSense
10 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.87%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.58%) Xen
13 1 (0.29%) Firmware
13 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (11.66%) SCCM
2 18 (5.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (2.92%) WSUS
5 9 (2.62%) SCOM
6 8 (2.33%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.75%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.46%) EdgeSight
8 5 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.17%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.17%) NetVault Backup
9 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.17%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.87%) Clonezilla
10 3 (0.87%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 204 (59.48%) Microsoft
2 120 (34.99%) VMware
3 64 (18.66%) Citrix
4 55 (16.03%) Cisco
4 55 (16.03%) HP
5 17 (4.96%) Mitel
6 16 (4.66%) Apple
7 15 (4.37%) CommVault
7 15 (4.37%) McAfee
8 14 (4.08%) EMC
9 13 (3.79%) WatchGuard
10 12 (3.50%) Sun
10 12 (3.50%) Veeam
11 11 (3.21%) Dell
11 11 (3.21%) Ivanti
12 10 (2.92%) Adobe
12 10 (2.92%) Oracle
13 9 (2.62%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.33%) Sophos
14 8 (2.33%) Symantec