The first table below looks at the demand for MSI skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 200 196 180
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Permanent jobs citing MSI 13 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.69% 1.36% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 10
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
767 662 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.22% 11.89% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 668 590 639
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MSI
England

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MSI
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

MSI Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MSI
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSI across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

MSI Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MSI
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Coventry - 7 £37,500 -
Solihull -6 3 £42,500 +8.28%
Birmingham - 2 £27,500 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) SCCM
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
4 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
5 11 (57.89%) Citrix
6 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
6 10 (52.63%) VBScript
6 10 (52.63%) VB
6 10 (52.63%) Application Packaging
7 9 (47.37%) XenDesktop
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
8 8 (42.11%) InstallShield
8 8 (42.11%) AdminStudio
9 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
9 7 (36.84%) AppDNA
9 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (31.58%) AppSense
11 5 (26.32%) Compatibility Testing
12 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
12 3 (15.79%) Cisco
12 3 (15.79%) SAN
12 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
12 3 (15.79%) HP
12 3 (15.79%) Dell
12 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
12 3 (15.79%) Firewall
12 3 (15.79%) Wireless
12 3 (15.79%) OCX

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (15.79%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) Wireless
1 3 (15.79%) NAS
1 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) InstallShield
1 8 (42.11%) AdminStudio
2 1 (5.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Applications Packager
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Software Packager
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.79%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) PowerShell
2 10 (52.63%) VBScript
2 10 (52.63%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) XenDesktop
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (100.00%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) AppDNA
3 3 (15.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Citrix
3 6 (31.58%) AppSense
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Dell
4 3 (15.79%) VMware