Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 740 551 388
Rank change year-on-year -189 -163 -185
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 461 794 1,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.45% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.11% 1.85% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 394 682 1,519
UK median annual salary £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10th Percentile £20,075 £19,750 £19,250
90th Percentile £40,000 £39,500 £45,116
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

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 41,631 42,990 54,556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 24.43% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 34,015 36,279 46,125
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.73% +1.76%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 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 -175 447 £26,500 +1.92% 67
UK excluding London -106 322 £25,000 - 63
London -134 135 £27,500 -3.51% 9
North of England +3 85 £23,000 +6.98% 20
South East -112 85 £24,500 -2.00% 14
Midlands +46 76 £25,000 +5.26% 13
West Midlands +6 43 £24,000 +9.09% 7
East of England +15 41 £40,750 +35.83% 7
North West -14 36 £27,250 +32.93% 15
East Midlands +44 33 £27,500 +10.00% 6
Yorkshire +25 26 £22,000 -2.22% 3
South West -37 24 £26,000 -13.33% 4
North East -8 23 £23,000 - 2
Scotland -54 6 £23,750 -36.67% 2
Wales +18 5 £27,500 +1.85% 3

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 461 (100.00%) Windows
2 341 (73.97%) Active Directory
3 293 (63.56%) Microsoft
4 229 (49.67%) Microsoft Office
5 198 (42.95%) Windows 7
6 194 (42.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 177 (38.39%) Windows Server
8 158 (34.27%) MS Exchange
9 156 (33.84%) Windows 8
10 152 (32.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 147 (31.89%) VMware
12 146 (31.67%) ITIL
13 141 (30.59%) Windows 10
14 126 (27.33%) Office 365
15 125 (27.11%) Windows Server 2003
16 123 (26.68%) VMware Infrastructure
17 121 (26.25%) DNS
18 120 (26.03%) Firewall
19 108 (23.43%) LAN
20 103 (22.34%) DHCP
21 102 (22.13%) Microsoft Certification
22 101 (21.91%) TCP/IP
22 101 (21.91%) Hyper-V
23 88 (19.09%) WAN
24 78 (16.92%) Windows Vista
25 74 (16.05%) Cisco
26 71 (15.40%) Citrix
27 69 (14.97%) MCSE
28 64 (13.88%) HP
29 63 (13.67%) VPN

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
1 158 (34.27%) MS Exchange
2 56 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 28 (6.07%) SharePoint
7 20 (4.34%) Skype for Business
8 16 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (2.39%) IBM Notes
9 11 (2.39%) IIS
10 4 (0.87%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.22%) Site Server
13 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 229 (49.67%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (4.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) BASE24
1 3 (0.65%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 126 (27.33%) Office 365
2 35 (7.59%) G Suite
3 24 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.39%) IaaS
4 11 (2.39%) PaaS
5 9 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.74%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (26.25%) DNS
2 120 (26.03%) Firewall
3 108 (23.43%) LAN
4 103 (22.34%) DHCP
5 101 (21.91%) TCP/IP
6 88 (19.09%) WAN
7 63 (13.67%) VPN
8 44 (9.54%) Internet
9 31 (6.72%) VoIP
10 29 (6.29%) Wireless
11 23 (4.99%) SAN
12 22 (4.77%) WLAN
13 20 (4.34%) MPLS
14 14 (3.04%) DSL
15 13 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (2.82%) VLAN
15 13 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (2.60%) SSL
17 11 (2.39%) ADSL
17 11 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.87%) Subversion
2 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.43%) MSI
2 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 31 (6.72%) Finance
2 20 (4.34%) Law
3 13 (2.82%) Retail
4 11 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.74%) Publishing
6 7 (1.52%) Electronics
6 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.08%) Banking
8 4 (0.87%) French Language
8 4 (0.87%) German Language
9 3 (0.65%) Automotive
9 3 (0.65%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.65%) Legal
9 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Tamil Language
11 1 (0.22%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 137 (29.72%) Analyst
2 118 (25.60%) Support Engineer
3 85 (18.44%) IT Support
4 62 (13.45%) Service Analyst
4 62 (13.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 62 (13.45%) Support Analyst
5 57 (12.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 40 (8.68%) IT Engineer
7 38 (8.24%) Active Directory Support
7 38 (8.24%) Help Desk Support
8 35 (7.59%) 1st Line Support
8 35 (7.59%) IT Analyst
8 35 (7.59%) IT Support Engineer
9 29 (6.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 28 (6.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 28 (6.07%) IT Technician
11 27 (5.86%) Junior
12 26 (5.64%) Desktop Support
13 24 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (4.99%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.74%) Web Services
2 4 (0.87%) Flash
2 4 (0.87%) J2EE
2 4 (0.87%) JSON
2 4 (0.87%) XML
3 3 (0.65%) HTML
4 2 (0.43%) .NET
4 2 (0.43%) COM
4 2 (0.43%) jQuery
4 2 (0.43%) JSP
4 2 (0.43%) SOAP
4 2 (0.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (0.43%) WCF
4 2 (0.43%) WPF
4 2 (0.43%) WSDL
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (9.33%) Blackberry
3 42 (9.11%) Driving Licence
4 26 (5.64%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.90%) iPhone
6 13 (2.82%) RSA SecurID
7 11 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.17%) AS400
8 10 (2.17%) iSeries
9 9 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.95%) iPad
10 8 (1.74%) EPoS
11 5 (1.08%) NHS
12 4 (0.87%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.87%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.65%) Handset
13 3 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 461 (100.00%) Windows
2 198 (42.95%) Windows 7
3 194 (42.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 177 (38.39%) Windows Server
5 156 (33.84%) Windows 8
6 152 (32.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 141 (30.59%) Windows 10
8 125 (27.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (16.92%) Windows Vista
10 29 (6.29%) Linux
11 18 (3.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (3.25%) Apple iOS
12 15 (3.25%) Windows 2000
13 14 (3.04%) Android
13 14 (3.04%) Windows Phone
14 12 (2.60%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.95%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.08%) AIX
17 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (31.67%) ITIL
2 50 (10.85%) Time Management
3 31 (6.72%) Service Delivery
4 26 (5.64%) Incident Management
5 25 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (4.77%) ITIL V2
7 18 (3.90%) Document Management
8 16 (3.47%) Migration
9 15 (3.25%) CRM
10 14 (3.04%) Presales
10 14 (3.04%) Problem Management
10 14 (3.04%) Service Management
11 13 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (2.82%) ERP
11 13 (2.82%) Mathematics
12 11 (2.39%) Business Development
12 11 (2.39%) Patch Management
12 11 (2.39%) Software Engineering
13 10 (2.17%) Hardware Maintenance
13 10 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.20%) SQL
2 27 (5.86%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.25%) C
4 14 (3.04%) Java
5 12 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.74%) VBScript
7 4 (0.87%) C#
8 2 (0.43%) C++
8 2 (0.43%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.43%) VB
9 1 (0.22%) Perl
9 1 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 102 (22.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (14.97%) MCSE
3 51 (11.06%) MCP
4 44 (9.54%) CCNA
4 44 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (9.54%) Degree
5 31 (6.72%) A+ Certification
6 28 (6.07%) Security Cleared
7 26 (5.64%) DBS Check
8 23 (4.99%) CCNP
9 20 (4.34%) MCSA
10 19 (4.12%) MCITP
11 18 (3.90%) SC Cleared
12 17 (3.69%) DV Cleared
12 17 (3.69%) MCTS
13 11 (2.39%) PhD
14 10 (2.17%) MCDST
15 7 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
15 7 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
16 6 (1.30%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.98%) SLA
2 6 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.65%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 341 (73.97%) Active Directory
2 123 (26.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (21.91%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.12%) XenServer
5 18 (3.90%) XenApp
6 16 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (2.82%) Terminal Services
8 11 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.39%) vSphere
9 8 (1.74%) Xen
10 5 (1.08%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.08%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.43%) Firmware
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.22%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.22%) vCloud
12 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (6.07%) SCCM
2 26 (5.64%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.95%) XenMobile
5 6 (1.30%) EdgeSight
5 6 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.30%) Nagios
6 5 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.08%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.87%) WSUS
8 3 (0.65%) DameWare
8 3 (0.65%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.43%) EnCase
9 2 (0.43%) FTK
9 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.43%) WMI
10 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 293 (63.56%) Microsoft
2 147 (31.89%) VMware
3 74 (16.05%) Cisco
4 71 (15.40%) Citrix
5 64 (13.88%) HP
6 37 (8.03%) Google
7 28 (6.07%) Dell
8 26 (5.64%) Veeam
9 21 (4.56%) SAP
10 14 (3.04%) Apple
10 14 (3.04%) iManage
11 13 (2.82%) Canon
11 13 (2.82%) IBM
12 12 (2.60%) Intel
12 12 (2.60%) Palo Alto
12 12 (2.60%) Symantec
13 11 (2.39%) Lotus
14 10 (2.17%) Avaya
14 10 (2.17%) Oracle
15 8 (1.74%) McAfee