Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 601 415
Rank change year-on-year -220 -186 -178
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 382 679 1,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.40% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.91% 1.64% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 306 583 1,389
UK median annual salary £27,000 £27,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.85% -5.45%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £44,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -1.96%

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 41,851 41,421 52,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.19% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 34,160 34,890 44,710
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -215 370 £26,500 -1.85% 68
UK excluding London -159 250 £25,000 -3.85% 58
London -123 129 £28,500 -9.52% 13
South East -76 88 £25,000 - 9
Midlands +22 62 £23,000 -6.12% 14
West Midlands +26 51 £22,000 -8.33% 6
North of England -104 50 £25,000 -3.85% 21
East of England -19 29 £46,056 +53.52% 7
North West -44 26 £27,250 -8.40% 11
Yorkshire -22 20 £22,000 -16.98% 10
South West -48 12 £30,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +9 11 £24,500 -2.00% 8
Scotland -31 8 £28,000 +1.82% 2
North East -38 4 £27,750 +20.65%
Channel Islands - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 382 (100.00%) Windows
2 270 (70.68%) Active Directory
3 258 (67.54%) Microsoft
4 167 (43.72%) Microsoft Office
5 157 (41.10%) Windows Server
6 148 (38.74%) Windows 7
7 135 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 126 (32.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 125 (32.72%) VMware
10 109 (28.53%) Windows 10
11 108 (28.27%) Windows 8
12 100 (26.18%) MS Exchange
13 96 (25.13%) ITIL
14 95 (24.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 94 (24.61%) Office 365
16 84 (21.99%) Firewall
17 83 (21.73%) DHCP
18 82 (21.47%) DNS
19 79 (20.68%) Citrix
20 78 (20.42%) TCP/IP
21 74 (19.37%) LAN
21 74 (19.37%) VMware Infrastructure
22 71 (18.59%) Windows Vista
23 65 (17.02%) Cisco
24 64 (16.75%) HP
25 62 (16.23%) Microsoft Certification
26 57 (14.92%) SQL
27 56 (14.66%) Hyper-V
28 55 (14.40%) VPN
29 51 (13.35%) Problem-Solving

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
1 100 (26.18%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.88%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.83%) IIS
10 4 (1.05%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.52%) WordPress
13 1 (0.26%) CMS
13 1 (0.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 167 (43.72%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (7.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (6.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.36%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.79%) BASE24
3 1 (0.26%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.26%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 94 (24.61%) Office 365
2 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.62%) G Suite
4 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.79%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (21.99%) Firewall
2 83 (21.73%) DHCP
3 82 (21.47%) DNS
4 78 (20.42%) TCP/IP
5 74 (19.37%) LAN
6 55 (14.40%) VPN
7 48 (12.57%) WAN
8 33 (8.64%) Internet
9 30 (7.85%) SAN
10 28 (7.33%) Wireless
11 22 (5.76%) VoIP
12 19 (4.97%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (3.14%) VLAN
14 9 (2.36%) DSL
15 8 (2.09%) Skype
15 8 (2.09%) SMTP
15 8 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.83%) Intranet
16 7 (1.83%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 18 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (3.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.26%) Firebird
8 1 (0.26%) MS Access
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.31%) AdminStudio
1 5 (1.31%) MSI
1 5 (1.31%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) Hudson
3 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) Toad
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (9.16%) Finance
2 21 (5.50%) Retail
3 15 (3.93%) Law
4 14 (3.66%) Publishing
5 7 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.57%) Advertising
6 6 (1.57%) Banking
6 6 (1.57%) Legal
7 3 (0.79%) Automotive
7 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (33.25%) Analyst
2 95 (24.87%) Support Engineer
3 70 (18.32%) IT Support
4 66 (17.28%) Support Analyst
5 56 (14.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (11.26%) Desktop Support
7 39 (10.21%) IT Analyst
8 31 (8.12%) Service Analyst
8 31 (8.12%) Service Desk Analyst
9 30 (7.85%) IT Engineer
10 29 (7.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 27 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 26 (6.81%) 1st Line Support
13 25 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 24 (6.28%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (6.28%) IT Support Analyst
14 24 (6.28%) IT Support Engineer
15 22 (5.76%) Desktop Engineer
15 22 (5.76%) Help Desk Support
16 21 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.09%) Web Services
2 7 (1.83%) Flash
3 4 (1.05%) HTML
4 3 (0.79%) .NET
4 3 (0.79%) XML
5 2 (0.52%) J2EE
5 2 (0.52%) JSON
6 1 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) EJB
6 1 (0.26%) jQuery
6 1 (0.26%) JSP
6 1 (0.26%) Spring
6 1 (0.26%) Struts
6 1 (0.26%) Swing
6 1 (0.26%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.52%) Blackberry
2 43 (11.26%) Data Centre
3 30 (7.85%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (6.02%) Driving Licence
5 23 (6.02%) Management Information System
6 18 (4.71%) iPhone
7 16 (4.19%) NHS
7 16 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (3.14%) AS400
8 12 (3.14%) iSeries
9 10 (2.62%) EPoS
10 9 (2.36%) iPad
10 9 (2.36%) RSA SecurID
11 7 (1.83%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.57%) CCTV
12 6 (1.57%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.57%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.31%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 382 (100.00%) Windows
2 157 (41.10%) Windows Server
3 148 (38.74%) Windows 7
4 135 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (32.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 109 (28.53%) Windows 10
7 108 (28.27%) Windows 8
8 95 (24.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (18.59%) Windows Vista
10 25 (6.54%) Apple iOS
11 20 (5.24%) Linux
12 18 (4.71%) Android
12 18 (4.71%) Mac OS X
13 13 (3.40%) Windows 2000
14 12 (3.14%) Mac OS
15 11 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (1.57%) AIX
16 6 (1.57%) Windows Phone
17 4 (1.05%) Unix
18 2 (0.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (25.13%) ITIL
2 51 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (6.28%) Time Management
4 20 (5.24%) Incident Management
5 18 (4.71%) Ticket Management
6 17 (4.45%) Document Management
7 16 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (4.19%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (3.14%) Software License Management
10 11 (2.88%) Mathematics
10 11 (2.88%) Mentoring
10 11 (2.88%) Service Management
11 10 (2.62%) Customer-Centricity
12 9 (2.36%) Change Control
12 9 (2.36%) Information Security
13 8 (2.09%) Change Management
13 8 (2.09%) Migration
13 8 (2.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.92%) SQL
2 21 (5.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.09%) C
4 6 (1.57%) Java
4 6 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.05%) C#
5 4 (1.05%) VBScript
6 2 (0.52%) C++
7 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.26%) Perl
7 1 (0.26%) PHP
7 1 (0.26%) Python
7 1 (0.26%) VB
7 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (16.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (11.26%) Degree
3 36 (9.42%) MCSE
4 31 (8.12%) CCNA
4 31 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (7.85%) Security Cleared
6 27 (7.07%) SC Cleared
7 26 (6.81%) MCP
8 22 (5.76%) MCSA
9 20 (5.24%) MCTS
10 19 (4.97%) A+ Certification
11 11 (2.88%) MCITP
12 9 (2.36%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (2.09%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.57%) CCA
14 6 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.31%) MCDST
15 5 (1.31%) PhD
16 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.85%) SLA
2 14 (3.66%) PMO
3 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 270 (70.68%) Active Directory
2 74 (19.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.54%) XenApp
5 24 (6.28%) vSphere
6 16 (4.19%) XenServer
7 12 (3.14%) Terminal Services
7 12 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (2.36%) Xen
10 8 (2.09%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.31%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (1.31%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.52%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.26%) Firmware
14 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (12.30%) SCCM
2 13 (3.40%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (2.36%) WSUS
4 7 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.57%) DameWare
5 6 (1.57%) EdgeSight
5 6 (1.57%) MIMEsweeper
5 6 (1.57%) SCOM
6 5 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.31%) WMI
7 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.79%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.52%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.52%) EnCase
9 2 (0.52%) FTK
10 1 (0.26%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.26%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 258 (67.54%) Microsoft
2 125 (32.72%) VMware
3 79 (20.68%) Citrix
4 65 (17.02%) Cisco
5 64 (16.75%) HP
6 24 (6.28%) Apple
7 18 (4.71%) Dell
8 17 (4.45%) iManage
9 16 (4.19%) IBM
10 13 (3.40%) Mitel
11 12 (3.14%) Adobe
11 12 (3.14%) Avaya
12 11 (2.88%) Google
12 11 (2.88%) McAfee
12 11 (2.88%) Veeam
13 10 (2.62%) EMC
14 9 (2.36%) Canon
14 9 (2.36%) Ivanti
14 9 (2.36%) SAP
15 8 (2.09%) Intel