Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 475 314
Rank change year-on-year -129 -161 -96
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 712 1201 2284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.61% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.62% 2.39% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 624 1073 1929
UK median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% -5.45% -
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £40,000 £44,500 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year +1.92% +1.96% -

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43931 50201 57564
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.82% 25.40% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 35811 42821 48297
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

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 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 16 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 18 August 2017. 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 -130 675 £27,000 +1.89% 38
UK excluding London -68 483 £26,500 +1.92% 30
London -145 214 £29,000 +5.45% 8
North of England +7 164 £27,500 +17.02% 16
South East -47 139 £24,500 -10.91% 3
Yorkshire +29 88 £26,500 +17.78% 6
North West -14 65 £35,000 +42.86% 8
Midlands -36 55 £27,500 +5.77% 5
East of England -24 53 £30,000 +13.21% 6
South West +8 51 £24,750 -17.50%
West Midlands -18 47 £26,000 - 3
Wales +27 13 £27,500 +57.14%
North East +20 11 £23,000 -27.56% 2
East Midlands -9 8 £27,500 - 2
Scotland +3 7 £22,000 -4.35%
Northern Ireland - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 712 (100.00%) Windows
2 485 (68.12%) Active Directory
3 416 (58.43%) Microsoft
4 364 (51.12%) Windows Server
5 312 (43.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 269 (37.78%) Microsoft Office
7 268 (37.64%) Windows 7
8 245 (34.41%) VMware
9 237 (33.29%) MS Exchange
10 231 (32.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 223 (31.32%) Windows 8
12 210 (29.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 201 (28.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 197 (27.67%) DNS
15 183 (25.70%) DHCP
15 183 (25.70%) ITIL
16 179 (25.14%) Firewall
17 157 (22.05%) Hyper-V
18 151 (21.21%) Office 365
19 138 (19.38%) Windows 10
20 133 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
21 132 (18.54%) LAN
22 128 (17.98%) Cisco
23 123 (17.28%) Citrix
23 123 (17.28%) Degree
24 118 (16.57%) WAN
25 112 (15.73%) TCP/IP
26 108 (15.17%) VPN
27 101 (14.19%) SQL Server
28 88 (12.36%) MCSE

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
1 237 (33.29%) MS Exchange
2 83 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 59 (8.29%) SharePoint
5 35 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 32 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (4.07%) Skype for Business
8 22 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.98%) IIS
10 5 (0.70%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.70%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.42%) Apache
11 3 (0.42%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.42%) TPMS
12 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.14%) JBoss
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 269 (37.78%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.56%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.42%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.42%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
3 1 (0.14%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 151 (21.21%) Office 365
2 31 (4.35%) G Suite
3 19 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.26%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.28%) IaaS
5 2 (0.28%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 197 (27.67%) DNS
2 183 (25.70%) DHCP
3 179 (25.14%) Firewall
4 132 (18.54%) LAN
5 118 (16.57%) WAN
6 112 (15.73%) TCP/IP
7 108 (15.17%) VPN
8 76 (10.67%) Internet
9 61 (8.57%) VoIP
10 57 (8.01%) SAN
11 49 (6.88%) MPLS
12 35 (4.92%) Wireless
13 31 (4.35%) VLAN
14 26 (3.65%) WLAN
15 22 (3.09%) PBX
16 21 (2.95%) WebEx
17 18 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
18 17 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (2.39%) Skype
19 12 (1.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 34 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (2.81%) SQL Server 2000
5 17 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.40%) MySQL
7 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.14%) GIS
10 1 (0.14%) MS Access
10 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (3.51%) Subversion
2 24 (3.37%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.70%) JIRA
3 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.56%) TestRail
5 3 (0.42%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.42%) MSI
5 3 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.14%) AppScan
6 1 (0.14%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.14%) Paros
6 1 (0.14%) WebScarab
General
1 30 (4.21%) Games
2 29 (4.07%) Finance
3 25 (3.51%) Law
4 21 (2.95%) Legal
5 19 (2.67%) Retail
6 18 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.39%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.12%) French Language
8 8 (1.12%) German Language
8 8 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.12%) Publishing
9 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.70%) Advertising
10 5 (0.70%) Electronics
11 4 (0.56%) Automotive
12 3 (0.42%) Military
13 2 (0.28%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) Marketing
14 1 (0.14%) Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 204 (28.65%) Support Engineer
2 186 (26.12%) Analyst
3 175 (24.58%) IT Support
4 113 (15.87%) Support Analyst
5 92 (12.92%) 1st Line Support
6 85 (11.94%) IT Engineer
7 84 (11.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 79 (11.10%) IT Support Engineer
9 75 (10.53%) Service Analyst
10 69 (9.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 67 (9.41%) Junior
12 59 (8.29%) IT Analyst
13 55 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 53 (7.44%) Active Directory Support
14 53 (7.44%) Help Desk Support
15 48 (6.74%) Junior IT Support
15 48 (6.74%) Server Support
16 46 (6.46%) Desktop Support
17 45 (6.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 45 (6.32%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.51%) XML
2 19 (2.67%) Web Services
3 11 (1.54%) JSON
4 10 (1.40%) SOAP
4 10 (1.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 10 (1.40%) WCF
4 10 (1.40%) WPF
5 5 (0.70%) .NET
5 5 (0.70%) CGI
6 4 (0.56%) HTML
7 2 (0.28%) DirectX
7 2 (0.28%) OpenGL
7 2 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.14%) HTML5
8 1 (0.14%) J2EE
8 1 (0.14%) jQuery
8 1 (0.14%) MAPI
8 1 (0.14%) Spring
8 1 (0.14%) Tapestry
8 1 (0.14%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.15%) Computer Science
2 51 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (6.88%) Blackberry
3 49 (6.88%) Driving Licence
4 32 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.49%) Replication
5 18 (2.53%) iPad
5 18 (2.53%) Smartphone
6 12 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.40%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.40%) iPhone
7 10 (1.40%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.26%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.26%) EPoS
9 8 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
10 5 (0.70%) CCTV
10 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.56%) AS400
11 4 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 712 (100.00%) Windows
2 364 (51.12%) Windows Server
3 312 (43.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 268 (37.64%) Windows 7
5 231 (32.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 223 (31.32%) Windows 8
7 210 (29.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 138 (19.38%) Windows 10
9 82 (11.52%) Windows Vista
10 41 (5.76%) Linux
11 35 (4.92%) Android
12 28 (3.93%) Windows 2000 Server
13 26 (3.65%) Apple iOS
14 18 (2.53%) Mac OS
15 17 (2.39%) Unix
16 16 (2.25%) Mac OS X
17 14 (1.97%) Windows 2000
18 9 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.56%) SUSE
20 3 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (25.70%) ITIL
2 50 (7.02%) Service Delivery
3 48 (6.74%) Time Management
4 35 (4.92%) Service Management
5 28 (3.93%) Software Engineering
6 27 (3.79%) OO
7 25 (3.51%) ITIL V2
8 24 (3.37%) CRM
8 24 (3.37%) ERP
8 24 (3.37%) Information Security
8 24 (3.37%) Multithreading
9 23 (3.23%) Project Management
10 20 (2.81%) Incident Management
11 19 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (2.67%) Mentoring
12 18 (2.53%) ITIL V3
12 18 (2.53%) Migration
12 18 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (2.39%) Asset Management
13 17 (2.39%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 79 (11.10%) SQL
2 30 (4.21%) C#
3 27 (3.79%) C++
4 26 (3.65%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.25%) C
6 9 (1.26%) Java
6 9 (1.26%) Python
6 9 (1.26%) VB
7 8 (1.12%) Embedded C
8 5 (0.70%) Perl
9 4 (0.56%) VBScript
10 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (18.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (17.28%) Degree
3 88 (12.36%) MCSE
4 86 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (10.81%) MCP
6 76 (10.67%) CCNA
7 65 (9.13%) A+ Certification
8 40 (5.62%) CCNP
9 37 (5.20%) MCSA
10 35 (4.92%) Security Cleared
11 31 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 28 (3.93%) DBS Check
13 27 (3.79%) SC Cleared
14 26 (3.65%) HND
15 24 (3.37%) GNVQ
16 22 (3.09%) MCTS
17 21 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (2.25%) MCITP
19 14 (1.97%) MCDST
20 10 (1.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (10.96%) SLA
2 10 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 8 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.70%) QA
5 4 (0.56%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 485 (68.12%) Active Directory
2 201 (28.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (22.05%) Hyper-V
4 39 (5.48%) XenApp
5 24 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (3.23%) vSphere
7 19 (2.67%) Terminal Services
8 16 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.40%) XenServer
10 9 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.70%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.70%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 44 (6.18%) SCCM
2 23 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 19 (2.67%) DameWare
4 18 (2.53%) Perfmon
5 11 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (1.40%) XenMobile
7 9 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (0.98%) SCOM
9 6 (0.84%) EdgeSight
9 6 (0.84%) WSUS
10 4 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.56%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.42%) WMI
12 2 (0.28%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.28%) Nessus
12 2 (0.28%) Netcool
12 2 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 416 (58.43%) Microsoft
2 245 (34.41%) VMware
3 128 (17.98%) Cisco
4 123 (17.28%) Citrix
5 49 (6.88%) HP
6 36 (5.06%) Google
7 34 (4.78%) Veeam
8 31 (4.35%) Symantec
9 26 (3.65%) Apple
10 22 (3.09%) Palo Alto
11 21 (2.95%) Dell
11 21 (2.95%) iManage
12 18 (2.53%) Adobe
12 18 (2.53%) Avaya
13 15 (2.11%) CheckPoint
13 15 (2.11%) Sophos
14 13 (1.83%) LANDesk
15 12 (1.69%) IBM
15 12 (1.69%) MobileIron
16 11 (1.54%) Oracle