Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 627 466
Rank change year-on-year -187 -161 -181
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 373 699 1,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.39% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.92% 1.60% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 298 607 1,177
UK median annual salary £28,000 £27,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -5.45%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,250 £19,500
90th Percentile £46,864 £42,500 £44,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,250 £26,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year +8.65% - -

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 40,485 43,570 51,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.12% 24.57% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 32,591 35,889 44,137
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,210 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.52% - +3.90%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 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 -192 359 £27,500 +1.85% 40
UK excluding London -154 258 £28,250 +8.65% 40
London -97 113 £26,500 -14.52% 4
South East -76 71 £25,000 +2.04% 5
Midlands +15 59 £23,000 -14.02% 7
North of England -93 51 £28,000 +1.82% 11
East of England +14 50 £46,056 +53.52% 12
West Midlands +17 40 £22,000 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire -43 24 £24,000 -9.43% 2
North West -17 21 £30,500 -15.86% 5
East Midlands +27 19 £27,250 +23.86% 1
South West -34 14 £25,000 +2.04% 1
Scotland -15 9 £28,000 +27.27% 3
North East -28 6 £21,625 -5.98% 4
Channel Islands - 3 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland -5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 373 (100.00%) Windows
2 259 (69.44%) Active Directory
3 229 (61.39%) Microsoft
4 171 (45.84%) Microsoft Office
5 141 (37.80%) Windows Server
6 136 (36.46%) Windows 7
7 120 (32.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 119 (31.90%) VMware
9 105 (28.15%) Windows 10
10 103 (27.61%) ITIL
11 98 (26.27%) MS Exchange
12 94 (25.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 92 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 81 (21.72%) Office 365
15 78 (20.91%) Firewall
16 75 (20.11%) Citrix
17 73 (19.57%) Windows 8
18 71 (19.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 66 (17.69%) TCP/IP
20 64 (17.16%) Cisco
21 63 (16.89%) DNS
22 60 (16.09%) DHCP
23 59 (15.82%) HP
24 58 (15.55%) SQL
25 57 (15.28%) LAN
25 57 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
26 53 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
27 51 (13.67%) SCCM
28 49 (13.14%) VPN
28 49 (13.14%) Windows Vista

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 98 (26.27%) MS Exchange
2 44 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (2.95%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.34%) IIS
10 4 (1.07%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.80%) Apache
11 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.54%) Site Server
13 1 (0.27%) CMS
13 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 171 (45.84%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (9.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (8.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.61%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.27%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 81 (21.72%) Office 365
2 13 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.07%) IaaS
4 4 (1.07%) PaaS
5 3 (0.80%) G Suite
6 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (20.91%) Firewall
2 66 (17.69%) TCP/IP
3 63 (16.89%) DNS
4 60 (16.09%) DHCP
5 57 (15.28%) LAN
6 49 (13.14%) VPN
7 43 (11.53%) Internet
8 41 (10.99%) WAN
9 38 (10.19%) SAN
10 17 (4.56%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (4.02%) Wireless
12 12 (3.22%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (2.68%) VoIP
13 10 (2.68%) WebEx
14 9 (2.41%) Intranet
15 8 (2.14%) Network Security
16 7 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.88%) Skype
17 6 (1.61%) NetScaler
17 6 (1.61%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.07%) MS Access
6 4 (1.07%) MySQL
7 3 (0.80%) DB2
8 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.27%) Firebird
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.34%) AdminStudio
1 5 (1.34%) MSI
1 5 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (1.34%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.80%) Subversion
4 2 (0.54%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.54%) Selenium
4 2 (0.54%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.54%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) Hudson
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 28 (7.51%) Finance
2 25 (6.70%) Retail
3 15 (4.02%) Publishing
4 13 (3.49%) Banking
5 11 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.14%) Law
6 8 (2.14%) Legal
7 7 (1.88%) Advertising
8 6 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.34%) French Language
10 4 (1.07%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.80%) German Language
11 3 (0.80%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.54%) Back Office
12 2 (0.54%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.27%) Electronics
13 1 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (31.37%) Analyst
2 77 (20.64%) Support Engineer
3 57 (15.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 54 (14.48%) IT Support
5 51 (13.67%) Support Analyst
6 45 (12.06%) Service Analyst
7 43 (11.53%) Service Desk Analyst
8 42 (11.26%) Desktop Support
9 37 (9.92%) IT Engineer
10 33 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 29 (7.77%) IT Analyst
12 26 (6.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 25 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (6.43%) 1st Line Support
14 24 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (6.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 24 (6.43%) IT Support Engineer
15 22 (5.90%) Desktop Engineer
16 18 (4.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 18 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.49%) Flash
2 8 (2.14%) XML
3 7 (1.88%) .NET
3 7 (1.88%) CSS
3 7 (1.88%) HTML
3 7 (1.88%) Web Services
4 4 (1.07%) JSP
4 4 (1.07%) XSLT
5 3 (0.80%) JSON
5 3 (0.80%) Servlets
6 1 (0.27%) Ajax
6 1 (0.27%) COM
6 1 (0.27%) EJB
6 1 (0.27%) jQuery
6 1 (0.27%) MAPI
6 1 (0.27%) SOAP
6 1 (0.27%) Spring
6 1 (0.27%) Struts
6 1 (0.27%) Swing
6 1 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.19%) Blackberry
3 36 (9.65%) Driving Licence
4 32 (8.58%) Management Information System
5 31 (8.31%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (5.36%) iPhone
7 18 (4.83%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (3.75%) NHS
10 12 (3.22%) iPad
11 11 (2.95%) Smartphone
12 9 (2.41%) Computer Science
12 9 (2.41%) Replication
13 8 (2.14%) AS400
13 8 (2.14%) iSeries
14 7 (1.88%) CCTV
14 7 (1.88%) EPoS
15 6 (1.61%) EMC VMAX
16 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
16 5 (1.34%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 373 (100.00%) Windows
2 141 (37.80%) Windows Server
3 136 (36.46%) Windows 7
4 120 (32.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (28.15%) Windows 10
6 94 (25.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (19.57%) Windows 8
9 49 (13.14%) Windows Vista
10 21 (5.63%) Apple iOS
11 19 (5.09%) Mac OS
12 17 (4.56%) Mac OS X
13 16 (4.29%) Android
13 16 (4.29%) Windows 2000
14 13 (3.49%) Linux
15 8 (2.14%) HPUX
16 7 (1.88%) Unix
16 7 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (1.61%) AIX
18 5 (1.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (27.61%) ITIL
2 53 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (6.17%) Service Management
4 21 (5.63%) Time Management
5 20 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (4.56%) Incident Management
7 16 (4.29%) CRM
7 16 (4.29%) Migration
8 15 (4.02%) Ticket Management
9 14 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (3.75%) Information Security
9 14 (3.75%) Problem Management
9 14 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (3.49%) Change Management
10 13 (3.49%) ITSM
11 12 (3.22%) Mobile Device Management
11 12 (3.22%) Process Management
11 12 (3.22%) Software License Management
11 12 (3.22%) Statistics
12 11 (2.95%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.55%) SQL
2 28 (7.51%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.68%) VBScript
4 7 (1.88%) C++
5 6 (1.61%) C
5 6 (1.61%) C#
5 6 (1.61%) Java
6 5 (1.34%) VB
7 4 (1.07%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.07%) PHP
7 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.80%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.80%) VB6
8 3 (0.80%) VBA
9 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 71 (19.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (10.46%) MCSE
3 36 (9.65%) Degree
4 33 (8.85%) Security Cleared
5 31 (8.31%) SC Cleared
6 30 (8.04%) CCNA
6 30 (8.04%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (8.04%) MCSA
7 29 (7.77%) MCP
8 24 (6.43%) MCTS
9 19 (5.09%) A+ Certification
10 18 (4.83%) MCITP
11 17 (4.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (2.68%) CCNP
13 9 (2.41%) MCDST
14 8 (2.14%) CCA
14 8 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.88%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.38%) SLA
2 12 (3.22%) PMO
3 6 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.80%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 259 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 57 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (10.72%) Hyper-V
4 32 (8.58%) vSphere
5 29 (7.77%) XenApp
6 14 (3.75%) XenServer
7 11 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (2.95%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.41%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.80%) Xen
13 2 (0.54%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.27%) Firmware
14 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 51 (13.67%) SCCM
2 16 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.95%) WSUS
4 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.88%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.88%) SCOM
6 6 (1.61%) DameWare
6 6 (1.61%) EdgeSight
7 5 (1.34%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.34%) MIMEsweeper
7 5 (1.34%) WMI
8 4 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.07%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.80%) NetVault Backup
9 3 (0.80%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 229 (61.39%) Microsoft
2 119 (31.90%) VMware
3 75 (20.11%) Citrix
4 64 (17.16%) Cisco
5 59 (15.82%) HP
6 22 (5.90%) Apple
7 20 (5.36%) Mitel
8 16 (4.29%) EMC
9 15 (4.02%) SAP
10 14 (3.75%) Ivanti
11 13 (3.49%) Adobe
11 13 (3.49%) CommVault
11 13 (3.49%) Dell
12 12 (3.22%) IBM
13 11 (2.95%) McAfee
14 10 (2.68%) Bomgar
14 10 (2.68%) iManage
14 10 (2.68%) WatchGuard
15 9 (2.41%) Oracle
16 8 (2.14%) Sun