Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 918 706 842
Rank change year-on-year -212 +136 +26
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 76 85 280
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.37% 0.58% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 71 80 235
10th Percentile £20,250 £18,750 £20,750
25th Percentile £22,250 £22,750 £22,300
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £24,000 £26,300 £27,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.75% -4.36% -0.90%
75th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £44,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £24,250 £27,000
% change year-on-year -1.03% -10.19% -3.57%

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 20,655 14,733 32,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.29% 21.20% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15,043 12,153 26,404
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 15 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 28 July 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 -169 72 £24,000 -8.75% 23
UK excluding London -129 56 £24,000 -1.03% 21
Midlands -66 24 £22,500 +15.38% 8
London -145 18 £55,000 +92.34% 3
West Midlands -74 17 £21,000 +7.69% 3
North of England -53 11 £24,000 -31.43% 7
Yorkshire -44 9 £24,000 -36.00% 1
East of England -41 7 £21,500 -8.51%
East Midlands -44 7 £24,000 +9.09% 5
South West -65 5 £28,500 - 3
South East -98 5 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Scotland -70 4 £23,000 +4.55%
Work from Home -243 2 £75,000 -18.92% 2
North West -48 1 £34,000 -2.86% 2
North East - 1 £25,250 - 4

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 48 (63.16%) Windows 10
4 41 (53.95%) Microsoft Office
5 39 (51.32%) Microsoft
6 35 (46.05%) Social Skills
7 32 (42.11%) DHCP
8 28 (36.84%) DNS
9 27 (35.53%) Windows 7
10 26 (34.21%) SQL Server
11 24 (31.58%) SQL
12 22 (28.95%) ITIL
12 22 (28.95%) SharePoint
13 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
14 20 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (25.00%) Hyper-V
15 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (23.68%) Veeam
16 18 (23.68%) Driving Licence
17 17 (22.37%) Microsoft 365
18 16 (21.05%) ERP
19 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
20 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
20 14 (18.42%) Firewall
21 13 (17.11%) VMware
21 13 (17.11%) Linux
21 13 (17.11%) JD Edwards
21 13 (17.11%) MAPICS
21 13 (17.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 13 (17.11%) Acronis

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 22 (28.95%) SharePoint
2 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 41 (53.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (17.11%) Power Platform
3 2 (2.63%) AWS
3 2 (2.63%) Azure
3 2 (2.63%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 32 (42.11%) DHCP
2 28 (36.84%) DNS
3 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
4 14 (18.42%) Firewall
5 9 (11.84%) LAN
6 6 (7.89%) WAN
6 6 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.63%) SSH
7 2 (2.63%) VoIP
8 1 (1.32%) Internet
8 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.11%) Power BI
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (46.05%) Social Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Finance
3 5 (6.58%) Legal
3 5 (6.58%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.26%) Front Office
4 4 (5.26%) Marketing
5 3 (3.95%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.32%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) IT Support
2 22 (28.95%) Support Technician
3 18 (23.68%) Analyst
3 18 (23.68%) IT Support Technician
3 18 (23.68%) IT Technician
4 12 (15.79%) Support Engineer
5 10 (13.16%) Desktop Support
6 9 (11.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (11.84%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Forensic Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Technical Support
8 6 (7.89%) IT Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Service Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Technical Support Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support Manager
10 4 (5.26%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) .NET
1 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.63%) React
1 2 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (2.63%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.58%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (5.26%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) CMDB
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (63.16%) Windows 10
3 27 (35.53%) Windows 7
4 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
5 20 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (17.11%) Linux
7 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (15.79%) Windows 8
9 7 (9.21%) Android
10 6 (7.89%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (6.58%) Windows Vista
12 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
13 2 (2.63%) CentOS
13 2 (2.63%) CoreOS
13 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (2.63%) SUSE
13 2 (2.63%) Unix
13 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) ITIL
2 16 (21.05%) ERP
3 13 (17.11%) Network Management
4 12 (15.79%) Break/Fix
4 12 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (11.84%) Service Delivery
6 8 (10.53%) e-Disclosure
7 6 (7.89%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.58%) Coaching
8 5 (6.58%) DNA
8 5 (6.58%) Information Security
8 5 (6.58%) Inventory Management
9 4 (5.26%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.26%) Decision-Making
9 4 (5.26%) Migration
9 4 (5.26%) People Management
9 4 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (5.26%) Resource Allocation
9 4 (5.26%) Validation
10 3 (3.95%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) C#
3 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.63%) Delphi
4 2 (2.63%) Go
4 2 (2.63%) Python
4 2 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.26%) MCSA
3 4 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (13.16%) SLA
3 4 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 19 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.63%) Docker
5 2 (2.63%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) EnCase
1 5 (6.58%) FTK
2 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (51.32%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) Veeam
3 13 (17.11%) Acronis
3 13 (17.11%) JD Edwards
3 13 (17.11%) MAPICS
3 13 (17.11%) VMware
4 9 (11.84%) Apple
5 7 (9.21%) Cisco
6 5 (6.58%) CommVault
6 5 (6.58%) HP
6 5 (6.58%) Veritas
7 4 (5.26%) Calypso
7 4 (5.26%) Dell
7 4 (5.26%) GL TRADE
7 4 (5.26%) Meraki
7 4 (5.26%) Murex
8 3 (3.95%) Borland
8 3 (3.95%) Ivanti
8 3 (3.95%) SAP
9 2 (2.63%) Google