The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 221 242 261
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +19
Permanent jobs citing MSI 13 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.10% 0.068%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.14% 0.70% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 5
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
MSI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1144 1001 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.95% 14.69% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 959 881 982
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,595
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSI across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MSI
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSI across the North West region.

MSI Salary Trend in the North West

MSI
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +34 13 £30,000 -25.00%
Cheshire +1 3 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £30,000 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MSI also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MSI.

1 27 (100.00%) SCCM
2 26 (96.30%) Windows
3 21 (77.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (48.15%) Migration
5 13 (48.15%) Data Centre
6 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (40.74%) MCP
6 11 (40.74%) Client/Server
6 11 (40.74%) AppSense
6 11 (40.74%) MCITP
7 10 (37.04%) Citrix
8 9 (33.33%) VMware
8 9 (33.33%) Application Packaging
8 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (25.93%) AppDNA
9 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 5 (18.52%) ITIL
12 4 (14.81%) VBScript
12 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
12 4 (14.81%) Patch Management
13 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
13 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 3 (11.11%) DNS
13 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
14 2 (7.41%) Replication
14 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MSI also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MSI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) SMTP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Lead Technical Architect
1 7 (25.93%) Lead Architect
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
1 7 (25.93%) Technical Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Technician
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (7.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Data Centre
2 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (40.74%) Client/Server
3 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) VBScript
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (40.74%) MCP
2 11 (40.74%) MCITP
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (100.00%) SCCM
2 7 (25.93%) AppDNA
3 2 (7.41%) WSUS
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.70%) ARCserve
4 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) AppSense
2 10 (37.04%) Citrix
3 9 (33.33%) VMware
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec
5 1 (3.70%) McAfee