Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows XP
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 830 701 552
Rank change year-on-year -129 -149 -171
Permanent jobs citing Windows XP 308 537 877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.30% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.83% 1.23% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 275 462 756
UK median annual salary £30,000 £26,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.21% +1.92% -4.41%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% +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 37,150 43,722 45,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.20% 24.49% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 29,863 35,349 38,714
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 16 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 10 December 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 -129 297 £30,000 +13.21% 39
UK excluding London -70 217 £30,000 +15.38% 40
London +12 97 £32,500 +18.18% 3
South East +17 81 £25,000 +3.09% 10
East of England +17 37 £50,000 +39.86% 3
North of England -54 36 £31,000 +18.10% 11
Midlands -15 32 £32,500 +30.00% 6
Yorkshire +18 25 £30,000 +15.38% 3
West Midlands +11 22 £30,000 +20.00% 4
South West +1 22 £45,000 +73.08% 6
North West -21 11 £45,000 +59.29% 6
East Midlands -17 10 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Wales 0 4 £34,250 +24.55% 4
Scotland -1 3 £26,500 +11.58%
Channel Islands - 1 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Windows
2 222 (72.08%) Active Directory
3 197 (63.96%) Microsoft
4 143 (46.43%) Windows 7
5 140 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
6 131 (42.53%) Windows 10
7 116 (37.66%) MS Exchange
8 105 (34.09%) Windows Server
9 102 (33.12%) VMware
10 90 (29.22%) ITIL
11 88 (28.57%) Office 365
12 81 (26.30%) TCP/IP
13 79 (25.65%) Windows 8
14 73 (23.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 68 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 63 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 63 (20.45%) DNS
17 56 (18.18%) Firewall
18 54 (17.53%) Citrix
18 54 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
19 53 (17.21%) DHCP
20 52 (16.88%) SCCM
21 49 (15.91%) Cisco
21 49 (15.91%) LAN
22 48 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
23 46 (14.94%) Linux
24 45 (14.61%) PowerShell
25 44 (14.29%) SAN
26 43 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
27 42 (13.64%) HP

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
1 116 (37.66%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (4.55%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.90%) IIS
7 11 (3.57%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.30%) Apache
8 4 (1.30%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.97%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.97%) Site Server
9 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 140 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.97%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.97%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.32%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Misys Opics
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 88 (28.57%) Office 365
2 25 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.57%) IaaS
4 11 (3.57%) PaaS
5 8 (2.60%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.30%) Yammer
8 3 (0.97%) SaaS
9 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 81 (26.30%) TCP/IP
2 63 (20.45%) DNS
3 56 (18.18%) Firewall
4 53 (17.21%) DHCP
5 49 (15.91%) LAN
6 44 (14.29%) SAN
7 35 (11.36%) Internet
7 35 (11.36%) VPN
8 31 (10.06%) VoIP
9 28 (9.09%) WAN
10 14 (4.55%) Asterisk PBX
11 12 (3.90%) Extranet
11 12 (3.90%) SSL
12 11 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (3.57%) Wireless
13 10 (3.25%) 3G
14 7 (2.27%) Broadband
14 7 (2.27%) Ethernet
14 7 (2.27%) H.323
14 7 (2.27%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.60%) MS Access
4 8 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.30%) MySQL
8 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.97%) DB2
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.65%) Power BI
10 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 14 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 14 (4.55%) JIRA
1 14 (4.55%) Redmine
1 14 (4.55%) Trac
2 10 (3.25%) AdminStudio
2 10 (3.25%) MSI
3 4 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.32%) Selenium
5 1 (0.32%) Subversion
5 1 (0.32%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (7.47%) Finance
2 20 (6.49%) Retail
3 18 (5.84%) Electronics
4 14 (4.55%) Banking
5 10 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.27%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.62%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.62%) French Language
7 5 (1.62%) German Language
7 5 (1.62%) Japanese Language
7 5 (1.62%) Legal
8 4 (1.30%) Arabic Language
8 4 (1.30%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.30%) Polish Language
8 4 (1.30%) Russian Language
8 4 (1.30%) Swedish Language
9 3 (0.97%) Advertising
9 3 (0.97%) Back Office
10 2 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 76 (24.68%) Analyst
2 53 (17.21%) Support Engineer
3 44 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 43 (13.96%) Service Analyst
5 37 (12.01%) IT Support
6 35 (11.36%) IT Engineer
7 34 (11.04%) Support Analyst
8 25 (8.12%) Technical Support
9 21 (6.82%) IT Analyst
10 20 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (6.49%) IT Support Engineer
11 17 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (5.52%) Desktop Engineer
12 16 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (5.19%) Technical Engineer
12 16 (5.19%) Technical Support Engineer
13 15 (4.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 15 (4.87%) Desktop Support
14 14 (4.55%) Service Desk Support
14 14 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.55%) Web Services
2 10 (3.25%) Software Packaging
3 7 (2.27%) .NET
3 7 (2.27%) CSS
3 7 (2.27%) Flash
3 7 (2.27%) HTML
3 7 (2.27%) XML
4 3 (0.97%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.97%) JSP
4 3 (0.97%) Servlets
4 3 (0.97%) XSLT
5 1 (0.32%) Ajax
5 1 (0.32%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) OLE
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) WCF
5 1 (0.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.99%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.12%) Data Centre
3 24 (7.79%) Blackberry
4 18 (5.84%) iPhone
5 17 (5.52%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (4.55%) Smartphone
7 11 (3.57%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.25%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.27%) Replication
10 6 (1.95%) NHS
11 5 (1.62%) CCTV
11 5 (1.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 5 (1.62%) EPoS
11 5 (1.62%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
13 2 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
13 2 (0.65%) Fintech
13 2 (0.65%) User Experience
13 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 308 (100.00%) Windows
2 143 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 131 (42.53%) Windows 10
4 105 (34.09%) Windows Server
5 79 (25.65%) Windows 8
6 73 (23.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (14.94%) Linux
10 35 (11.36%) Windows Vista
11 21 (6.82%) Windows 2000
12 19 (6.17%) CentOS
13 14 (4.55%) Ubuntu
14 13 (4.22%) Windows Phone
15 12 (3.90%) Mac OS
16 11 (3.57%) Android
17 10 (3.25%) HPUX
18 6 (1.95%) Mac OS X
18 6 (1.95%) Unix
19 5 (1.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (29.22%) ITIL
2 54 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (12.99%) Migration
4 28 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (8.77%) Software Deployment
6 26 (8.44%) Project Management
7 23 (7.47%) CRM
8 22 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 21 (6.82%) Coaching
9 21 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 19 (6.17%) Open Source
11 18 (5.84%) Application Packaging
12 17 (5.52%) Service Management
13 15 (4.87%) Asset Management
13 15 (4.87%) Break/Fix
13 15 (4.87%) Mentoring
13 15 (4.87%) Software Engineering
14 14 (4.55%) DevOps
14 14 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.61%) PowerShell
2 41 (13.31%) SQL
3 28 (9.09%) VB
4 18 (5.84%) C++
4 18 (5.84%) PHP
5 16 (5.19%) Bash Shell
5 16 (5.19%) VBScript
6 14 (4.55%) Python
6 14 (4.55%) Ruby
7 13 (4.22%) C
8 4 (1.30%) Java
8 4 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.97%) C#
9 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.97%) VBA
10 1 (0.32%) Korn
10 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 43 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 28 (9.09%) Degree
4 25 (8.12%) MCSE
5 24 (7.79%) MCSA
6 23 (7.47%) DV Cleared
7 21 (6.82%) SC Cleared
8 17 (5.52%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (4.55%) CCNA
9 14 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.90%) HNC
10 12 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (3.25%) MCP
12 9 (2.92%) MCITP
13 7 (2.27%) CCA
13 7 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.95%) CCNP
14 6 (1.95%) DBS Check
15 5 (1.62%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.04%) SLA
2 2 (0.65%) PMO
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 222 (72.08%) Active Directory
2 68 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (12.01%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.49%) XenApp
5 18 (5.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (5.84%) vSphere
6 14 (4.55%) Docker
6 14 (4.55%) pfSense
7 12 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.57%) Firmware
9 9 (2.92%) XenServer
10 7 (2.27%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.30%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.65%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.65%) Xen
15 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (16.88%) SCCM
2 26 (8.44%) WSUS
3 14 (4.55%) ZABBIX
4 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (3.25%) SCOM
5 10 (3.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (2.60%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (2.27%) AirWatch
7 7 (2.27%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.62%) EdgeSight
8 5 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.97%) Clonezilla
9 3 (0.97%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.97%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.65%) NetVault Backup
10 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.32%) Netcool
Vendors
1 197 (63.96%) Microsoft
2 102 (33.12%) VMware
3 54 (17.53%) Citrix
4 49 (15.91%) Cisco
5 42 (13.64%) HP
6 28 (9.09%) Apple
7 16 (5.19%) Ivanti
7 16 (5.19%) Veeam
8 14 (4.55%) Splunk
9 12 (3.90%) McAfee
10 10 (3.25%) Autodesk
11 9 (2.92%) Bloomberg
11 9 (2.92%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.92%) Mitel
12 8 (2.60%) Avaya
12 8 (2.60%) EMC
12 8 (2.60%) Google
12 8 (2.60%) Lotus
13 7 (2.27%) Blue Coat
13 7 (2.27%) IronPort