Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MSI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSI over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1016 1126 1161
Rank change year-on-year +110 +35 -37
Permanent jobs citing MSI 161 96 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.051% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 0.27% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 134 84 131
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +48.44% -1.54%

MSI is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36436 35496 38390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.36% 18.69% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29611 30637 32433
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MSI in the UK

MSI
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MSI in the UK

MSI
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSI over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MSI in the UK

MSI
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +87 156 £45,000 -10.00% 14
UK excluding London +100 82 £42,500 -10.53% 11
London +24 76 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Midlands +45 23 £37,500 -6.25% 2
West Midlands +39 23 £37,500 -40.77% 2
East of England +29 18 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South West -5 15 £46,250 -2.63%
South East +22 13 £59,000 +18.00% 4
North of England +15 11 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North West -14 8 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland -6 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MSI.

1 147 (91.30%) Windows
2 116 (72.05%) SCCM
3 101 (62.73%) Microsoft
4 98 (60.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 96 (59.63%) PowerShell
6 94 (58.39%) Windows 10
7 90 (55.90%) Windows 7
8 86 (53.42%) Active Directory
9 67 (41.61%) Office 365
10 65 (40.37%) Application Packaging
11 64 (39.75%) VMware
11 64 (39.75%) Finance
11 64 (39.75%) Windows Server
12 63 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 49 (30.43%) Citrix
14 47 (29.19%) Software Packaging
15 46 (28.57%) Task Automation
16 43 (26.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (26.09%) Asset Management
18 39 (24.22%) VBScript
19 36 (22.36%) Virtual Desktop
20 35 (21.74%) Migration
21 33 (20.50%) C#
21 33 (20.50%) vSphere
22 31 (19.25%) InstallShield
23 30 (18.63%) ITIL
24 29 (18.01%) IIS
24 29 (18.01%) DHCP
24 29 (18.01%) TCP/IP
24 29 (18.01%) DNS

MSI
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (18.01%) IIS
2 11 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (6.83%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.97%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.24%) Apache
6 2 (1.24%) Confluence
6 2 (1.24%) JBoss
6 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.62%) CMS
7 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 67 (41.61%) Office 365
2 18 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.73%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.48%) Dropbox
5 4 (2.48%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.62%) IaaS
6 1 (0.62%) PaaS
6 1 (0.62%) Slack
6 1 (0.62%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.01%) DHCP
1 29 (18.01%) DNS
1 29 (18.01%) TCP/IP
2 26 (16.15%) SAN
3 25 (15.53%) NAS
4 11 (6.83%) Internet
5 7 (4.35%) PCoIP
6 6 (3.73%) Kerberos
6 6 (3.73%) LDAP
6 6 (3.73%) Skype
7 4 (2.48%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.48%) RS-232
7 4 (2.48%) SMS
8 3 (1.86%) Intranet
8 3 (1.86%) WebEx
9 2 (1.24%) AMQP
10 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.62%) IPsec
10 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.62%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.48%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.24%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.24%) Redis
6 2 (1.24%) Riak
7 1 (0.62%) Big Data
7 1 (0.62%) DB2
7 1 (0.62%) Informix
7 1 (0.62%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (19.25%) InstallShield
2 16 (9.94%) Visual Studio
3 15 (9.32%) AdminStudio
4 14 (8.70%) WiX
5 8 (4.97%) AutoIt
5 8 (4.97%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.97%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.97%) NuGet
5 8 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.73%) JIRA
7 5 (3.11%) Subversion
8 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Blend
8 4 (2.48%) MSTest
8 4 (2.48%) NUnit
8 4 (2.48%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (1.86%) Maven
9 3 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.86%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (1.24%) Vagrant
General
1 64 (39.75%) Finance
2 18 (11.18%) Banking
3 9 (5.59%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Legal
5 4 (2.48%) Marketing
6 3 (1.86%) Publishing
7 2 (1.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Law
8 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (31.68%) Desktop Support
2 45 (27.95%) Desktop Engineer
3 36 (22.36%) SCCM Engineer
4 29 (18.01%) Analyst
5 25 (15.53%) VMware Engineer
6 22 (13.66%) Developer
7 21 (13.04%) Applications Packager
7 21 (13.04%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 21 (13.04%) Support Engineer
8 19 (11.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (11.18%) C# Developer
10 17 (10.56%) Citrix Engineer
10 17 (10.56%) Office 365 Engineer
11 16 (9.94%) Citrix Support
11 16 (9.94%) Citrix Support Engineer
12 15 (9.32%) Senior VMware Engineer
13 13 (8.07%) Deployment Analyst
14 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (6.83%) .NET Developer
15 11 (6.83%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.19%) Software Packaging
2 23 (14.29%) .NET
3 20 (12.42%) .NET Framework
4 18 (11.18%) Web Services
5 15 (9.32%) Entity Framework
5 15 (9.32%) HTML
5 15 (9.32%) WPF
6 14 (8.70%) ASP.NET
7 13 (8.07%) jQuery
7 13 (8.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 13 (8.07%) WCF
8 8 (4.97%) COM
8 8 (4.97%) CSS
8 8 (4.97%) RESTful
8 8 (4.97%) SOAP
9 7 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 7 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 7 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (4.35%) WinForms
10 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.18%) Fat Client
2 18 (11.18%) Thin Client
3 12 (7.45%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.97%) Private Cloud
6 7 (4.35%) PKI
7 6 (3.73%) Client/Server
8 5 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.48%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 4 (2.48%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.86%) BYOD
10 3 (1.86%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.24%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.62%) Cyber Attack
12 1 (0.62%) Equities
12 1 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 147 (91.30%) Windows
2 94 (58.39%) Windows 10
3 90 (55.90%) Windows 7
4 64 (39.75%) Windows Server
5 63 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (6.21%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.97%) Linux
9 8 (4.97%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.48%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 3 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.86%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.62%) Android
12 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.37%) Application Packaging
2 46 (28.57%) Task Automation
3 42 (26.09%) Asset Management
4 35 (21.74%) Migration
5 30 (18.63%) ITIL
6 21 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (13.04%) Security Patching
7 20 (12.42%) Configuration Management
8 18 (11.18%) Software Deployment
9 16 (9.94%) Personalization
10 15 (9.32%) MVC
11 14 (8.70%) Change Management
12 12 (7.45%) Problem Management
13 11 (6.83%) Mobile Device Management
13 11 (6.83%) Test Automation
14 10 (6.21%) Application Virtualisation
14 10 (6.21%) Multithreading
14 10 (6.21%) Service Design
15 9 (5.59%) Kanban
15 9 (5.59%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (59.63%) PowerShell
2 39 (24.22%) VBScript
3 33 (20.50%) C#
4 23 (14.29%) SQL
5 18 (11.18%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.07%) C++
6 13 (8.07%) Python
7 9 (5.59%) VB
8 6 (3.73%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.11%) C
10 4 (2.48%) Perl
10 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.48%) XAML
11 3 (1.86%) VBA
12 2 (1.24%) Clojure
12 2 (1.24%) Erlang
12 2 (1.24%) F#
12 2 (1.24%) Haskell
12 2 (1.24%) Java
12 2 (1.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (14.91%) Degree
2 12 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.35%) MCSE
5 4 (2.48%) MCSD
5 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.86%) CITP
6 3 (1.86%) MCTS
6 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.48%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (60.87%) Microsoft App-V
2 86 (53.42%) Active Directory
3 43 (26.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (22.36%) Virtual Desktop
5 33 (20.50%) vSphere
6 23 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (7.45%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (4.35%) Hyper-V
9 6 (3.73%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.48%) Docker
11 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.24%) XenApp
13 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 116 (72.05%) SCCM
2 14 (8.70%) SCOrch
3 11 (6.83%) WSUS
4 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.73%) SCOM
6 5 (3.11%) Ansible
6 5 (3.11%) Puppet
7 4 (2.48%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (1.86%) WMI
9 2 (1.24%) Capistrano
9 2 (1.24%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.24%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.24%) yum
10 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.62%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.62%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.62%) vRealize
Vendors
1 101 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 64 (39.75%) VMware
3 49 (30.43%) Citrix
4 22 (13.66%) HP
5 18 (11.18%) AppSense
5 18 (11.18%) Bloomberg
5 18 (11.18%) FactSet
5 18 (11.18%) Reuters
6 8 (4.97%) Apple
6 8 (4.97%) Cisco
7 6 (3.73%) Avaya
7 6 (3.73%) Cognizant
8 4 (2.48%) Google
9 2 (1.24%) IBM
9 2 (1.24%) Perforce
9 2 (1.24%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.62%) Adobe
10 1 (0.62%) Oracle
10 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.62%) Sybase