Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 808 832 819
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13 +14
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 30 153 314
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.63% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 29 134 270
10th Percentile £21,750 £19,000 £21,550
25th Percentile £23,000 £22,750 £24,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,200 £27,500 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.09% -8.33% +13.21%
75th Percentile £37,500 £38,938 £40,188
90th Percentile £80,000 £64,875 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +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 16,249 24,370 34,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.57% 21.41% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,164 19,864 27,780
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,851
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +1 26 £32,500 +18.18% 2
UK excluding London +22 22 £25,000 - 2
London +75 8 £57,500 +99.69%
Midlands +26 8 £22,500 +15.38% 1
South East +42 6 £32,500 +6.56%
West Midlands +15 6 £22,500 +15.38% 1
Scotland +10 4 £23,000 -40.26%
North of England +29 2 £32,500 +41.30% 1
East Midlands +18 2 £33,750 -15.63%
East of England +53 1 £25,000 +6.38%
North West +29 1 £25,000 +22.79% 1
South West +19 1 £32,500 -
Yorkshire -3 1 £40,000 +66.67%
Work from Home -119 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
4 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (50.00%) DHCP
6 13 (43.33%) DNS
6 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
7 12 (40.00%) Windows 10
7 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
8 11 (36.67%) SLA
9 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
10 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
10 8 (26.67%) Microsoft 365
10 8 (26.67%) VMware
11 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
11 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
11 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
11 7 (23.33%) SQL
11 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
12 6 (20.00%) Cisco
12 6 (20.00%) ITIL
12 6 (20.00%) LAN
12 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
12 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
12 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
12 6 (20.00%) 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 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (10.00%) Azure
3 2 (6.67%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) DHCP
2 13 (43.33%) DNS
3 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (10.00%) Internet
7 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.33%) DMZ
8 1 (3.33%) Intranet
8 1 (3.33%) IPsec
8 1 (3.33%) MPLS
8 1 (3.33%) SMTP
8 1 (3.33%) VLAN
8 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
1 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
1 4 (13.33%) Front Office
1 4 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Local Government
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
1 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Support Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Software Support Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 4 (13.33%) Desktop Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Support Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Support
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Field Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
5 12 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (3.33%) Android
11 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
1 6 (20.00%) Ticket Management
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.33%) Break/Fix
3 4 (13.33%) Coaching
3 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
3 4 (13.33%) People Management
3 4 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (13.33%) Resource Allocation
3 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Delphi
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) SLA
2 4 (13.33%) GDPR
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (16.67%) Apple
5 4 (13.33%) Calypso
5 4 (13.33%) GL TRADE
5 4 (13.33%) Meraki
5 4 (13.33%) Murex
6 3 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) Borland
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 2 (6.67%) Dell
7 2 (6.67%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Capita
8 1 (3.33%) Lumension
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) Sage
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos
8 1 (3.33%) Ubiquiti