The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 779 797 696
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -101
Permanent jobs citing MSI 111 108 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.096% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.59% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 75 89 139
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £31,200 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,600 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
17503 18327 16105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 16.24% 14.90%
Number of salaries quoted 14701 15006 13726
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSI
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSI within the UK.

MSI Salary Trend in the UK

MSI
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSI over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 within the UK.

MSI Salary Histogram in the UK

MSI
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England +10 101 £47,500 +5.55% 14
London +2 46 £52,500 +9.37% 5
South East +10 32 £38,000 -10.58% 2
North West +19 14 £31,000 -27.05% 1
Manchester +18 14 £31,000 -22.50%
Hampshire +4 14 £38,000 -10.58%
City of London +1 12 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Andover - 9 £38,000 -
Berkshire - 7 - - 2
Reading - 7 - -
Surrey -4 6 £35,000 -
South West -26 6 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Cobham - 4 £35,000 -
Basingstoke +10 3 £52,500 +23.52%
Cheltenham +6 3 £30,000 +13.20%
Gloucestershire -5 3 £30,000 +13.20%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £24,250 -
High Wycombe - 3 £24,250 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £47,500 -
Scotland +25 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - -
North Wales - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £28,250 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £21,500 -
Wrexham - 2 - -
East of England +13 1 £23,500 - 1
Yorkshire 0 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -6 1 £23,500 - 1
Bristol -14 1 - - 2

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 172 (81.13%) Windows
2 132 (62.26%) SCCM
3 121 (57.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 91 (42.92%) Application Packaging
5 89 (41.98%) Windows 7
6 86 (40.57%) Microsoft
7 79 (37.26%) Citrix
8 78 (36.79%) Active Directory
9 55 (25.94%) VMware
10 54 (25.47%) InstallShield
11 51 (24.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 49 (23.11%) XenApp
13 47 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 41 (19.34%) Security Cleared
15 39 (18.40%) PowerShell
16 38 (17.92%) DNS
16 38 (17.92%) ITIL
17 37 (17.45%) VBScript
18 36 (16.98%) SC Cleared
19 34 (16.04%) Migration
20 33 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (15.09%) DHCP
22 31 (14.62%) Windows XP
23 29 (13.68%) Client/Server
23 29 (13.68%) MCP
24 27 (12.74%) .NET
24 27 (12.74%) Finance
24 27 (12.74%) Software Testing
24 27 (12.74%) Software Distribution
24 27 (12.74%) Mentoring

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 19 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.60%) IIS
4 13 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.47%) Lync
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.92%) DNS
2 32 (15.09%) DHCP
3 24 (11.32%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.60%) Firewall
5 9 (4.25%) NetScaler
6 8 (3.77%) Internet
7 5 (2.36%) LAN
7 5 (2.36%) WAN
8 4 (1.89%) SAN
8 4 (1.89%) Telnet
9 3 (1.42%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (1.42%) SMS
10 2 (0.94%) SMTP
10 2 (0.94%) HTTP
10 2 (0.94%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.94%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 54 (25.47%) InstallShield
2 12 (5.66%) AdminStudio
2 12 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.77%) ClearQuest
4 7 (3.30%) WiX
5 4 (1.89%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.89%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.94%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.94%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
General
1 27 (12.74%) Finance
2 17 (8.02%) Law
3 7 (3.30%) Legal
4 2 (0.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Local Government
5 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (28.30%) Analyst
2 34 (16.04%) Applications Packager
2 34 (16.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 20 (9.43%) Architect
4 19 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
5 18 (8.49%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.02%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 17 (8.02%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 16 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 16 (7.55%) Senior Support Analyst
8 14 (6.60%) Lead Architect
8 14 (6.60%) Lead Technical Architect
8 14 (6.60%) Technical Architect
9 13 (6.13%) Developer
10 12 (5.66%) SCCM Engineer
11 11 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
12 9 (4.25%) Deployment Specialist
12 9 (4.25%) SCCM Specialist
13 8 (3.77%) Integration Engineer
14 7 (3.30%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (42.92%) Application Packaging
2 27 (12.74%) .NET
3 16 (7.55%) Software Packaging
4 10 (4.72%) WPF
5 9 (4.25%) XML
6 8 (3.77%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.30%) Silverlight
8 6 (2.83%) WSH
8 6 (2.83%) OCX
9 5 (2.36%) HTML
9 5 (2.36%) WCF
9 5 (2.36%) Qt
10 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.42%) CSS
12 2 (0.94%) SOAP
12 2 (0.94%) WinForms
12 2 (0.94%) Ext JS
12 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (0.47%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (13.68%) Client/Server
3 10 (4.72%) CMDB
4 8 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.83%) Open Source
6 5 (2.36%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.89%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.89%) PACS
8 3 (1.42%) Replication
8 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.47%) PMI
10 1 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 172 (81.13%) Windows
2 89 (41.98%) Windows 7
3 31 (14.62%) Windows XP
4 24 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (8.02%) Windows 8
6 15 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.25%) Linux
9 6 (2.83%) Android
9 6 (2.83%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.89%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.92%) ITIL
2 34 (16.04%) Migration
3 27 (12.74%) Software Testing
3 27 (12.74%) Software Distribution
3 27 (12.74%) Mentoring
4 24 (11.32%) Line Management
5 22 (10.38%) Performance Management
6 21 (9.91%) Configuration Management
7 16 (7.55%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.19%) Validation
10 8 (3.77%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (3.77%) Change Management
10 8 (3.77%) Project Management
10 8 (3.77%) Unit Testing
10 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (3.30%) CRM
11 7 (3.30%) Release Management
12 6 (2.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.40%) PowerShell
2 37 (17.45%) VBScript
3 26 (12.26%) SQL
4 14 (6.60%) C#
4 14 (6.60%) VB
5 13 (6.13%) Java
6 10 (4.72%) C
7 6 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.83%) C++
8 4 (1.89%) Perl
8 4 (1.89%) Python
8 4 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) VB6
10 1 (0.47%) PHP5
10 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 51 (24.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (19.34%) Security Cleared
3 36 (16.98%) SC Cleared
4 29 (13.68%) MCP
5 25 (11.79%) DV Cleared
6 24 (11.32%) MCSE
7 20 (9.43%) MCITP
8 14 (6.60%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (5.66%) Degree
10 11 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (4.72%) CCNA
12 9 (4.25%) MCSA
13 8 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (3.77%) CCIA
14 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.47%) MCTS
14 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.47%) CAPM
14 1 (0.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.66%) SLA
2 6 (2.83%) QA
3 5 (2.36%) GAMP
4 4 (1.89%) HL7
4 4 (1.89%) DICOM
System Software
1 121 (57.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 78 (36.79%) Active Directory
3 49 (23.11%) XenApp
4 47 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (12.26%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.25%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.89%) XenServer
7 4 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.42%) vSphere
9 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (62.26%) SCCM
2 18 (8.49%) WMI
3 16 (7.55%) AppDNA
4 12 (5.66%) XenMobile
5 10 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (4.25%) WSUS
7 8 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (3.77%) BladeLogic
8 6 (2.83%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.83%) BMC Marimba
9 4 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.94%) SCOM
11 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.94%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.47%) ZENworks
12 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 86 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 79 (37.26%) Citrix
3 55 (25.94%) VMware
4 23 (10.85%) AppSense
5 12 (5.66%) HP
6 10 (4.72%) Novell
7 9 (4.25%) Cisco
7 9 (4.25%) EMC
7 9 (4.25%) McAfee
8 8 (3.77%) BMC
9 7 (3.30%) Oracle
10 6 (2.83%) Symantec
11 4 (1.89%) Altiris
11 4 (1.89%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.42%) Lumension
12 3 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.42%) NetApp
13 2 (0.94%) Borland
13 2 (0.94%) Apple
13 2 (0.94%) Mercator
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