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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
UK
Rank 536 395 233
Rank change year-on-year -141 -162  
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 343 764 1477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.74% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.70% 2.84% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 291 663 1211
Median salary £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% -5.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,700 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.84%  

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 20146 26882 28419
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.71% 26.11% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16930 22626 23763
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows XP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -118 334 £26,500 +1.92% 53
London -79 119 £29,388 -2.04% 8
South East -29 80 £25,000 - 13
North West -51 35 £29,500 +25.53% 11
Yorkshire +19 27 £26,500 +12.76% 10
South West +8 26 £24,500 -18.33% 1
Manchester -40 24 £27,000 +14.89% 5
East of England -3 21 £30,000 +16.50% 4
Buckinghamshire +26 19 £22,500 -21.05% 6
West Yorkshire +12 18 £26,500 +12.76% 6
Kent +36 17 £22,500 -2.17%
West Midlands -16 17 £22,500 -25.00% 3
Hampshire +14 15 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Leeds +9 15 £26,500 +12.76% 5
Berkshire +37 12 £27,500 +4.76% 2
High Wycombe +14 12 £23,500 -9.61% 1
City of London +45 11 £29,000 -14.70% 1
Bristol -7 10 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Hertfordshire -10 10 £30,000 +30.43% 2
Surrey -35 9 £30,000 +15.38%
Cambridgeshire +16 8 £34,000 +33.33% 2
Farnborough +4 8 £27,500 +10.00%
North East +3 8 £23,000 +17.94% 1
Oxfordshire -8 8 £26,000 +4.00% 2
Wiltshire +13 7 £23,500 -6.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 7 £23,000 +17.94%
Milton Keynes +6 7 £17,000 -40.35% 3
Tyne and Wear +4 7 £23,000 +17.94%
Birmingham +3 7 £20,750 -30.83% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £30,000 - 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 732 (100.00%) Windows
2 485 (66.26%) Microsoft
3 454 (62.02%) Active Directory
4 345 (47.13%) MS Office
5 307 (41.94%) Windows Server
6 297 (40.57%) Windows 7
7 265 (36.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 252 (34.43%) MS Excel
9 243 (33.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 231 (31.56%) MS Exchange
11 203 (27.73%) Windows 8
12 180 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 154 (21.04%) VMware
14 148 (20.22%) ITIL
15 144 (19.67%) TCP/IP
16 136 (18.58%) DNS
17 125 (17.08%) SLA
18 124 (16.94%) Cisco
19 121 (16.53%) DHCP
20 114 (15.57%) Firewall
21 112 (15.30%) LAN
22 109 (14.89%) SQL Server
23 106 (14.48%) Degree
24 100 (13.66%) VPN
25 96 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
26 92 (12.57%) SQL
27 90 (12.30%) Citrix
28 89 (12.16%) Windows Vista
29 87 (11.89%) Blackberry
30 82 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows XP
Top Related 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
1 231 (31.56%) MS Exchange
2 82 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 60 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 50 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (3.14%) Skype for Business
8 22 (3.01%) IIS
9 21 (2.87%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.78%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.55%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.41%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.27%) Apache
15 2 (0.27%) LiveLink
15 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.27%) TPMS
16 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 345 (47.13%) MS Office
2 252 (34.43%) MS Excel
3 29 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.55%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.55%) QuarkXPress
6 3 (0.41%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.41%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Maximo
2 3 (0.41%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 3 (0.41%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.27%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (11.07%) Office 365
2 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.09%) SaaS
4 7 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (0.68%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.55%) IaaS
7 4 (0.55%) PaaS
8 3 (0.41%) Akamai
9 1 (0.14%) G Suite
9 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 144 (19.67%) TCP/IP
2 136 (18.58%) DNS
3 121 (16.53%) DHCP
4 114 (15.57%) Firewall
5 112 (15.30%) LAN
6 100 (13.66%) VPN
7 74 (10.11%) WAN
8 69 (9.43%) Internet
8 69 (9.43%) Wireless
9 51 (6.97%) VoIP
10 32 (4.37%) SAN
11 29 (3.96%) Ethernet
12 27 (3.69%) Cisco IOS
13 25 (3.42%) VLAN
14 15 (2.05%) ADSL
14 15 (2.05%) PBX
15 14 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (1.64%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 43 (5.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (2.19%) MySQL
6 11 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.37%) MS Access
8 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.68%) GIS
12 5 (0.68%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.55%) Big Data
13 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.41%) Impala
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.41%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 24 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.96%) Subversion
3 4 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.55%) Selenium
4 3 (0.41%) JIRA
4 3 (0.41%) Toad
5 2 (0.27%) MSI
6 1 (0.14%) AppScan
6 1 (0.14%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.14%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.14%) Paros
6 1 (0.14%) Trac
6 1 (0.14%) WebScarab
General
1 67 (9.15%) Finance
2 34 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 32 (4.37%) Legal
4 22 (3.01%) Retail
5 19 (2.60%) Law
6 17 (2.32%) Games
7 16 (2.19%) Back Office
7 16 (2.19%) German Language
8 11 (1.50%) French Language
9 10 (1.37%) Banking
10 8 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.96%) Advertising
11 7 (0.96%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.68%) Marketing
12 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.68%) Publishing
13 4 (0.55%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.41%) Automotive
15 2 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 253 (34.56%) Analyst
2 186 (25.41%) Support Analyst
3 183 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 170 (23.22%) IT Support
5 138 (18.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 98 (13.39%) 1st Line Support
7 84 (11.48%) IT Analyst
8 79 (10.79%) IT Engineer
9 77 (10.52%) IT Support Analyst
10 72 (9.84%) IT Support Engineer
11 66 (9.02%) Desktop Support
12 65 (8.88%) Service Analyst
13 62 (8.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 61 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 61 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
15 58 (7.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 57 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 57 (7.79%) Help Desk Support
17 47 (6.42%) 1st Line Support Analyst
18 46 (6.28%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.37%) HTML
2 29 (3.96%) .NET
3 22 (3.01%) XML
4 13 (1.78%) Web Services
5 9 (1.23%) DirectX
5 9 (1.23%) OpenGL
6 8 (1.09%) CSS
6 8 (1.09%) WPF
7 7 (0.96%) JSON
8 6 (0.82%) FFmpeg
8 6 (0.82%) SOAP
8 6 (0.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 6 (0.82%) WCF
9 4 (0.55%) CGI
9 4 (0.55%) Middleware
10 2 (0.27%) Ajax
10 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.27%) DHTML
10 2 (0.27%) DOM
10 2 (0.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.89%) Blackberry
2 70 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (6.28%) Management Information System
4 44 (6.01%) Computer Science
5 39 (5.33%) iPhone
6 26 (3.55%) Smartphone
7 23 (3.14%) Driving Licence
8 17 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (2.19%) iPad
10 14 (1.91%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.91%) Replication
11 12 (1.64%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.64%) EPoS
12 10 (1.37%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.23%) Animation
13 9 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.23%) Thin Client
14 8 (1.09%) CCTV
15 7 (0.96%) Digital Media
16 6 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 732 (100.00%) Windows
2 307 (41.94%) Windows Server
3 297 (40.57%) Windows 7
4 265 (36.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 243 (33.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 203 (27.73%) Windows 8
7 180 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 89 (12.16%) Windows Vista
9 71 (9.70%) Windows 10
10 58 (7.92%) Linux
11 44 (6.01%) Windows 2000 Server
12 43 (5.87%) Mac OS X
13 27 (3.69%) Windows 2000
14 22 (3.01%) Android
14 22 (3.01%) Apple iOS
14 22 (3.01%) Mac OS
15 19 (2.60%) Unix
16 7 (0.96%) AIX
17 5 (0.68%) HPUX
17 5 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (20.22%) ITIL
2 61 (8.33%) Service Management
3 37 (5.05%) Problem Management
4 35 (4.78%) Mathematics
5 33 (4.51%) Service Delivery
6 29 (3.96%) Asset Management
7 26 (3.55%) Change Control
8 25 (3.42%) Information Security
9 24 (3.28%) CRM
10 22 (3.01%) Change Management
11 20 (2.73%) E-Commerce
11 20 (2.73%) ITSM
12 19 (2.60%) IT Strategy
12 19 (2.60%) Software Engineering
13 18 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (2.46%) Time Management
14 17 (2.32%) OO
15 16 (2.19%) Line Management
16 15 (2.05%) Project Management
17 13 (1.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (12.57%) SQL
2 42 (5.74%) C
3 25 (3.42%) C++
4 24 (3.28%) Java
5 22 (3.01%) VB
6 19 (2.60%) VBScript
7 15 (2.05%) PowerShell
7 15 (2.05%) Python
8 13 (1.78%) Perl
9 12 (1.64%) C#
10 10 (1.37%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.23%) VBA
12 6 (0.82%) Embedded C
13 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.55%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.55%) Ruby
15 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.27%) VB6
16 1 (0.14%) PHP
16 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (14.48%) Degree
2 71 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (7.92%) MCP
4 48 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (5.33%) CCNA
6 32 (4.37%) A+ Certification
6 32 (4.37%) MCSE
7 27 (3.69%) HND
8 26 (3.55%) Security Cleared
9 23 (3.14%) NVQ Level 3
10 22 (3.01%) SC Cleared
11 17 (2.32%) GNVQ
12 15 (2.05%) CCNP
12 15 (2.05%) MCSA
13 10 (1.37%) MCTS
13 10 (1.37%) PhD
14 9 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (0.82%) CCSE
15 6 (0.82%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (17.08%) SLA
2 15 (2.05%) QA
3 11 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.41%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 454 (62.02%) Active Directory
2 96 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.60%) XenApp
5 16 (2.19%) vSphere
6 14 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.78%) Terminal Server
8 11 (1.50%) XenServer
9 10 (1.37%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 9 (1.23%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.09%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.96%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.82%) pfSense
14 5 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.55%) MetaFrame
16 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
17 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
17 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
18 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 40 (5.46%) SCCM
2 21 (2.87%) Backup Exec
3 15 (2.05%) DameWare
4 12 (1.64%) XenMobile
5 10 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.82%) Cacti
6 6 (0.82%) Graylog
6 6 (0.82%) Nagios
6 6 (0.82%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.41%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.41%) Netcool
9 3 (0.41%) Oozie
9 3 (0.41%) OpenView
9 3 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 485 (66.26%) Microsoft
2 154 (21.04%) VMware
3 124 (16.94%) Cisco
4 90 (12.30%) Citrix
5 60 (8.20%) HP
6 39 (5.33%) Avaya
7 37 (5.05%) Oracle
8 36 (4.92%) Apple
9 28 (3.83%) Dell
10 26 (3.55%) iManage
11 19 (2.60%) LANDesk
12 17 (2.32%) NetApp
12 17 (2.32%) Palo Alto
13 16 (2.19%) Symantec
14 13 (1.78%) Lotus
14 13 (1.78%) Veeam
15 12 (1.64%) Intel Security
15 12 (1.64%) Polycom
16 11 (1.50%) EMC
16 11 (1.50%) Mitel
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kendal, Cumbria
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23 - £27 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
St Giles International
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 22k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + 30 days holiday + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + car + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £21k - 25k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £29,500 to £33,000 per annum Superb base with excellent training
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £29,500 to £33,000 per annum Superb base with excellent training
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
intY
Salary: £17,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 16 days ago