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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 799 788 631
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -157
Permanent jobs citing MSI 94 119 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.10% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.64% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 71 108 180
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £35,750 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-11.88% -9.49%

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
19029 18484 16179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.38% 16.11% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16180 15306 13781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

MSI Salary Histogram in the UK

MSI
Top 28 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 28 August 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
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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 -41 72 £47,500 +5.55% 7
London 0 48 £53,500 -6.14% 5
North West - 13 £30,000 -
Cheshire - 11 £32,500 -
Warrington - 11 £32,500 -
Scotland - 8 £35,000 - 1
Manchester - 7 £30,000 -
City of London +11 6 £47,500 -20.83%
Leeds +17 5 £33,750 -25.00%
Yorkshire +10 5 £33,750 -15.62%
West Yorkshire +8 5 £33,750 -25.00%
Bootle - 5 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 5 £30,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £52,500 - 1
Bolton - 5 £30,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £37,500 -
West Midlands -14 3 £41,000 +5.80%
Birmingham +12 2 £37,750 +37.27%
Glasgow - 2 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands -2 1 £36,000 +10.76% 1
East of England -3 1 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Hertfordshire -9 1 £30,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire -12 1 £36,000 +10.76% 1
South East -16 1 £26,000 -13.33%
West Lothian - 1 £31,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £30,000 -
Livingston - 1 £31,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £26,000 -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 178 (85.17%) Windows
2 153 (73.21%) SCCM
3 133 (63.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 129 (61.72%) Windows 7
5 112 (53.59%) Microsoft
6 82 (39.23%) Active Directory
7 71 (33.97%) Citrix
8 67 (32.06%) Application Packaging
9 59 (28.23%) InstallShield
10 56 (26.79%) PowerShell
11 47 (22.49%) ITIL
12 46 (22.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (22.01%) XenApp
13 39 (18.66%) Finance
13 39 (18.66%) Windows XP
14 38 (18.18%) VMware
15 37 (17.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (16.27%) VB
17 33 (15.79%) TCP/IP
18 32 (15.31%) Windows 8
19 30 (14.35%) MS Excel
19 30 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (14.35%) MS Office
19 30 (14.35%) Validation
19 30 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (13.88%) QA
21 27 (12.92%) Security Cleared
21 27 (12.92%) VBScript
22 26 (12.44%) BMC
22 26 (12.44%) BladeLogic

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.78%) WorkSite
3 4 (1.91%) IIS
4 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.96%) Lync
5 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.48%) nginx
6 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 30 (14.35%) MS Office
1 30 (14.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) CATIA
2 1 (0.48%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.96%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) PaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.13%) DHCP
3 15 (7.18%) DNS
4 8 (3.83%) Firewall
5 6 (2.87%) SAN
6 5 (2.39%) Internet
6 5 (2.39%) SMS
6 5 (2.39%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.91%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.44%) WAN
8 3 (1.44%) Wireless
9 2 (0.96%) SSL
9 2 (0.96%) VPN
10 1 (0.48%) HTTP
10 1 (0.48%) SSH
10 1 (0.48%) VLAN
10 1 (0.48%) DSL
10 1 (0.48%) Telnet
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.48%) DTS
Development Applications
1 59 (28.23%) InstallShield
2 16 (7.66%) AdminStudio
3 5 (2.39%) WinDbg
4 4 (1.91%) WiX
4 4 (1.91%) CruiseControl
5 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.44%) ClearQuest
General
1 39 (18.66%) Finance
2 22 (10.53%) Law
3 21 (10.05%) Legal
4 4 (1.91%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Retail
6 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (19.62%) Analyst
2 37 (17.70%) Applications Packager
3 18 (8.61%) SCCM Engineer
4 17 (8.13%) Applications Specialist
5 14 (6.70%) Developer
5 14 (6.70%) Deployment Engineer
5 14 (6.70%) SCCM Specialist
6 12 (5.74%) Deployment Specialist
6 12 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.74%) C# Developer
7 10 (4.78%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (4.78%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (3.83%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (3.83%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (2.87%) Support Manager
11 5 (2.39%) Team Leader
11 5 (2.39%) IT Support
11 5 (2.39%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (32.06%) Application Packaging
2 18 (8.61%) Software Packaging
3 17 (8.13%) .NET
4 14 (6.70%) ASP.NET
5 13 (6.22%) HTML
6 9 (4.31%) CSS
6 9 (4.31%) WCF
6 9 (4.31%) WPF
7 5 (2.39%) XML
7 5 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.39%) CSS3
8 4 (1.91%) HTML5
8 4 (1.91%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.91%) jQuery
8 4 (1.91%) Ext JS
8 4 (1.91%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (1.91%) SOAP
8 4 (1.91%) Silverlight
8 4 (1.91%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.05%) Data Centre
3 19 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 15 (7.18%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.31%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.87%) CMDB
6 6 (2.87%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.87%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.44%) Wiki
8 3 (1.44%) User Experience
8 3 (1.44%) BYOD
9 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.48%) Life Science
10 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.48%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.48%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.48%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.48%) Replication
10 1 (0.48%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 178 (85.17%) Windows
2 129 (61.72%) Windows 7
3 46 (22.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (18.66%) Windows XP
5 37 (17.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (15.31%) Windows 8
7 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (10.05%) Windows Vista
9 9 (4.31%) Android
9 9 (4.31%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.91%) Linux
11 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.49%) ITIL
2 30 (14.35%) Validation
3 24 (11.48%) Patch Management
4 22 (10.53%) Time Management
4 22 (10.53%) Migration
5 21 (10.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (10.05%) Portfolio Management
5 21 (10.05%) Line Management
6 20 (9.57%) Problem Management
6 20 (9.57%) OOP
6 20 (9.57%) OO
7 18 (8.61%) Service Delivery
8 17 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (6.22%) Critical Success Factor
10 12 (5.74%) Application Discovery
10 12 (5.74%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (5.26%) Software License Management
11 11 (5.26%) Functional Testing
12 10 (4.78%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 56 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 34 (16.27%) VB
3 27 (12.92%) VBScript
4 19 (9.09%) SQL
5 13 (6.22%) C#
6 12 (5.74%) Java
6 12 (5.74%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.48%) C
8 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (12.92%) Security Cleared
3 21 (10.05%) MCSE
4 15 (7.18%) Degree
4 15 (7.18%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.22%) MCITP
5 13 (6.22%) MCSA
6 11 (5.26%) MCP
7 6 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCNA
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.48%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.88%) QA
2 17 (8.13%) SLA
3 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) HL7
4 1 (0.48%) DICOM
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 133 (63.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 82 (39.23%) Active Directory
3 46 (22.01%) XenApp
4 30 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (8.13%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.91%) vSphere
6 4 (1.91%) XenServer
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 153 (73.21%) SCCM
2 26 (12.44%) BladeLogic
3 22 (10.53%) WSUS
4 9 (4.31%) BMC Marimba
5 6 (2.87%) WMI
6 5 (2.39%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.44%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.48%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.48%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.48%) Opsview
10 1 (0.48%) Casper Suite
10 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.48%) Cacti
10 1 (0.48%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 112 (53.59%) Microsoft
2 71 (33.97%) Citrix
3 38 (18.18%) VMware
4 26 (12.44%) BMC
5 23 (11.00%) AppSense
6 15 (7.18%) Computacenter
7 8 (3.83%) LANDesk
7 8 (3.83%) Altiris
7 8 (3.83%) McAfee
8 7 (3.35%) Symantec
9 6 (2.87%) Lumension
9 6 (2.87%) Apple
10 4 (1.91%) HP
11 3 (1.44%) Dell
11 3 (1.44%) Adobe
11 3 (1.44%) Cisco
11 3 (1.44%) Novell
12 2 (0.96%) Ruckus Wireless
12 2 (0.96%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.96%) Wyse
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