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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 779 757 723
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -34
Permanent jobs citing MSI 101 122 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 0.73% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 58 88 137
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £50,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -14.63%

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
17600 16623 17221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.93% 15.42% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 14890 13822 15154
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 -18 82 £41,000 +17.14% 10
London +8 40 £51,500 +3.00% 2
South East -20 23 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Hampshire -9 15 £30,000 -29.41%
Andover - 11 £30,000 -
Scotland +1 10 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Edinburgh - 10 £45,000 - 1
City of London +13 8 £47,500 +11.76% 2
North West -17 8 £27,000 -36.47%
Warrington +12 7 - -
Cheshire -2 7 - -
South West - 7 £33,000 - 2
Berkshire +9 5 £40,000 -42.85% 2
Cheltenham - 5 £31,500 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £31,500 -
Reading +4 3 - - 2
Wrexham - 3 - - 1
Wales - 3 - - 1
North Wales - 3 - - 1
Bracknell -12 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Yorkshire -23 2 £30,000 -4.00% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - -
Kent - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -3 1 - - 1
Basingstoke -5 1 £32,500 -23.52%
Leeds -8 1 - -
Manchester -16 1 £27,000 -36.47%
South Yorkshire -18 1 £30,000 -
East of England -21 1 - - 1
West Midlands -26 1 £47,500 +52.00% 1

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 163 (87.63%) Windows
2 129 (69.35%) SCCM
3 104 (55.91%) Citrix
3 104 (55.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 103 (55.38%) Microsoft
5 91 (48.92%) Active Directory
6 88 (47.31%) Application Packaging
7 87 (46.77%) Windows 7
8 65 (34.95%) PowerShell
9 64 (34.41%) VMware
10 58 (31.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 56 (30.11%) InstallShield
12 55 (29.57%) VBScript
13 54 (29.03%) VB
14 49 (26.34%) Windows XP
14 49 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 47 (25.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 43 (23.12%) DNS
17 39 (20.97%) SQL
18 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
18 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
18 35 (18.82%) AppDNA
19 34 (18.28%) XenDesktop
20 29 (15.59%) XenApp
21 28 (15.05%) MS Excel
21 28 (15.05%) Hyper-V
22 27 (14.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
23 26 (13.98%) Oracle
23 26 (13.98%) Windows 8
24 24 (12.90%) AdminStudio

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.84%) IIS
5 8 (4.30%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.08%) Lync
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.54%) JBoss
10 1 (0.54%) Apache
10 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) PaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (23.12%) DNS
2 22 (11.83%) NetScaler
3 16 (8.60%) DHCP
4 10 (5.38%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.84%) Firewall
6 4 (2.15%) SAN
7 3 (1.61%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (1.08%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.08%) LAN
8 2 (1.08%) WAN
9 1 (0.54%) SMTP
9 1 (0.54%) SMS
9 1 (0.54%) ATM
9 1 (0.54%) HTTP
9 1 (0.54%) VLAN
9 1 (0.54%) Network Security
9 1 (0.54%) NAS
9 1 (0.54%) Internet
9 1 (0.54%) Telnet
9 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.08%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 56 (30.11%) InstallShield
2 24 (12.90%) AdminStudio
3 12 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (2.69%) ClearQuest
5 5 (2.69%) Subversion
5 5 (2.69%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.15%) InstallAnywhere
6 4 (2.15%) WiX
7 2 (1.08%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.54%) Selenium
8 1 (0.54%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.54%) Maven
8 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.54%) JUnit
8 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (11.29%) Finance
2 13 (6.99%) Law
3 6 (3.23%) Banking
4 5 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.61%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 49 (26.34%) Analyst
2 42 (22.58%) Applications Packager
3 27 (14.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 22 (11.83%) Integration Engineer
5 18 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
6 17 (9.14%) Architect
7 16 (8.60%) Support Analyst
8 15 (8.06%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 14 (7.53%) Lead Architect
9 14 (7.53%) Lead Technical Architect
9 14 (7.53%) Technical Architect
9 14 (7.53%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 13 (6.99%) Senior Support Analyst
10 13 (6.99%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 10 (5.38%) Deployment Engineer
12 9 (4.84%) Support Engineer
13 8 (4.30%) SCCM Engineer
14 6 (3.23%) Coordinator
14 6 (3.23%) Developer
14 6 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (47.31%) Application Packaging
2 13 (6.99%) Software Packaging
2 13 (6.99%) XML
3 11 (5.91%) .NET
4 4 (2.15%) Middleware
5 3 (1.61%) WPF
5 3 (1.61%) XSD
5 3 (1.61%) EDI
5 3 (1.61%) WSH
5 3 (1.61%) Qt
6 2 (1.08%) Web Services
6 2 (1.08%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.08%) OCX
7 1 (0.54%) WinForms
7 1 (0.54%) Ajax
7 1 (0.54%) .NET Remoting
7 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.54%) JSON
7 1 (0.54%) jQuery
7 1 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.60%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.69%) CMDB
4 4 (2.15%) Clustering
5 3 (1.61%) Open Source
5 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.08%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.08%) New Media
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) PACS
7 1 (0.54%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 163 (87.63%) Windows
2 87 (46.77%) Windows 7
3 49 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (26.34%) Windows XP
4 47 (25.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (13.98%) Windows 8
7 11 (5.91%) Linux
8 5 (2.69%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.54%) Android
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.54%) UNIX
9 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.29%) ITIL
2 18 (9.68%) Software Distribution
3 15 (8.06%) Mentoring
3 15 (8.06%) Configuration Management
3 15 (8.06%) Migration
3 15 (8.06%) Software Testing
4 12 (6.45%) Software Licensing
4 12 (6.45%) Line Management
4 12 (6.45%) Performance Management
5 8 (4.30%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.76%) Compatibility Testing
6 7 (3.76%) Asset Management
6 7 (3.76%) IT Asset Management
7 6 (3.23%) Time Management
7 6 (3.23%) Workflow
7 6 (3.23%) Project Management
8 5 (2.69%) Load Balancing
8 5 (2.69%) Test Automation
8 5 (2.69%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (2.15%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (34.95%) PowerShell
2 55 (29.57%) VBScript
3 54 (29.03%) VB
4 39 (20.97%) SQL
5 10 (5.38%) C#
6 9 (4.84%) C++
7 8 (4.30%) C
8 6 (3.23%) Java
9 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.15%) Perl
9 4 (2.15%) Python
10 2 (1.08%) PHP
11 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.54%) VC++
11 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.54%) VB6
11 1 (0.54%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.22%) MCSE
3 16 (8.60%) Security Cleared
4 15 (8.06%) Degree
4 15 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 14 (7.53%) DV Cleared
5 14 (7.53%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (6.45%) MCP
7 10 (5.38%) MCITP
8 8 (4.30%) CCIA
9 7 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.69%) MCSA
11 4 (2.15%) CCNA
11 4 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.61%) CCA
13 2 (1.08%) CCEA
13 2 (1.08%) CCAA
14 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) QA
2 5 (2.69%) SLA
3 3 (1.61%) GAMP
4 1 (0.54%) HL7
4 1 (0.54%) DICOM
System Software
1 104 (55.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 91 (48.92%) Active Directory
3 58 (31.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (18.28%) XenDesktop
5 29 (15.59%) XenApp
6 28 (15.05%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.69%) vSphere
8 4 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.54%) XenServer
9 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 129 (69.35%) SCCM
2 35 (18.82%) AppDNA
3 27 (14.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (5.91%) WMI
5 6 (3.23%) WSUS
5 6 (3.23%) XenMobile
6 5 (2.69%) BladeLogic
6 5 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.61%) SCOM
8 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.54%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.54%) Puppet
9 1 (0.54%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 104 (55.91%) Citrix
2 103 (55.38%) Microsoft
3 64 (34.41%) VMware
4 26 (13.98%) Oracle
5 17 (9.14%) AppSense
6 9 (4.84%) Novell
7 8 (4.30%) HP
8 6 (3.23%) EMC
9 5 (2.69%) Cisco
9 5 (2.69%) BMC
10 4 (2.15%) Symantec
10 4 (2.15%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.61%) McAfee
11 3 (1.61%) NetApp
12 2 (1.08%) Mercator
12 2 (1.08%) Borland
13 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.54%) Apple
13 1 (0.54%) Perforce
13 1 (0.54%) NCR
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