Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 741 816 837
Rank change year-on-year +75 +21 -78
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 35 190 291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.26% 0.68% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 36 155 273
Median annual salary £32,000 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.36% -8.33% +11.63%
10th Percentile £21,750 £19,957 £21,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £41,600 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,000 £27,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +16.36% -8.33% +20.00%

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 13,370 27,923 34,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.48% 22.37% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 10,930 22,662 28,291
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% +5.00%

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 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 13 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 27 January 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 +122 35 £32,000 +16.36% 10
UK excluding London +68 21 £32,000 +16.36% 11
London +173 14 £31,250 +13.64%
South East +102 9 £32,000 +4.92% 3
Midlands +69 6 £22,500 -10.00% 2
West Midlands +43 4 £22,500 -10.00% 1
East of England +91 3 £25,000 +2.04% 1
North of England +57 3 £32,500 +30.00% 4
East Midlands +54 2 £33,750 - 1
North West +42 1 £25,000 -3.85% 4
Yorkshire +42 1 £40,000 +60.00%
North East - 1 £23,500 -
Work from Home - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
4 16 (45.71%) VMware
4 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 16 (45.71%) Windows Server
5 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (37.14%) Management Information System
7 12 (34.29%) Azure
8 11 (31.43%) AWS
8 11 (31.43%) Windows 10
9 10 (28.57%) SLA
9 10 (28.57%) DHCP
9 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 9 (25.71%) DNS
11 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (22.86%) Office 365
12 7 (20.00%) Wireshark
12 7 (20.00%) C
12 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 7 (20.00%) VPN
12 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (17.14%) Internet
13 6 (17.14%) Firewall
13 6 (17.14%) HP
13 6 (17.14%) Dell
13 6 (17.14%) Cisco
13 6 (17.14%) ITIL
13 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange

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 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Azure
2 11 (31.43%) AWS
3 8 (22.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DHCP
2 9 (25.71%) DNS
3 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) VPN
3 7 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 6 (17.14%) Firewall
4 6 (17.14%) Internet
4 6 (17.14%) LAN
4 6 (17.14%) WAN
5 5 (14.29%) SSL
6 2 (5.71%) Intranet
7 1 (2.86%) DMZ
7 1 (2.86%) IPsec
7 1 (2.86%) MPLS
7 1 (2.86%) SMTP
7 1 (2.86%) VLAN
7 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 5 (14.29%) Banking
1 5 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Support Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Desktop Support
6 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (14.29%) Deskside Support
6 5 (14.29%) Information Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Information Risk Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Security Risk Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Data Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Software Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Software Support Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.14%) PKI
3 5 (14.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 5 (14.29%) Robotics
4 4 (11.43%) CMDB
5 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
3 16 (45.71%) Windows Server
4 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (31.43%) Windows 10
6 5 (14.29%) Linux
6 5 (14.29%) Solaris
6 5 (14.29%) Unix
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Vista
8 3 (8.57%) Mac OS
9 2 (5.71%) Android
9 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
1 6 (17.14%) Server Building
2 5 (14.29%) Benchmarking
2 5 (14.29%) Content Management
2 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
2 5 (14.29%) DevOps
2 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 5 (14.29%) Information Security
2 5 (14.29%) Investment Management
2 5 (14.29%) OSINT
2 5 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (14.29%) SIEM
2 5 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
2 5 (14.29%) Use Case
2 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 5 (14.29%) CCSP
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (14.29%) CISM
3 5 (14.29%) CISSP
3 5 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) GCFA
3 5 (14.29%) GCIA
3 5 (14.29%) GCIH
4 4 (11.43%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) MCP
4 4 (11.43%) MCSA
4 4 (11.43%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) SLA
2 5 (14.29%) COBIT
2 5 (14.29%) NIST
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCOM
2 5 (14.29%) CSIRT
3 3 (8.57%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
1 16 (45.71%) VMware
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) Dell
2 6 (17.14%) HP
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) Sage
5 1 (2.86%) Ubiquiti