Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 952 676 912
Rank change year-on-year -276 +236 +160
Permanent jobs citing MSI 69 22 184
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.046% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.22% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 65 19 161
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,000 £46,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +20.00% -10.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £58,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £64,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 25,311 10,122 26,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 20.99% 19.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15,745 8,353 21,408
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MSI in the UK

MSI
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MSI.

Salary trend for MSI in the UK

MSI
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MSI over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Salary histogram for MSI in the UK

MSI
Top 8 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 26 September 2021. 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 -281 56 £75,000 +38.89% 9
London -190 49 £75,000 +30.43% 3
UK excluding London -246 20 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Scotland - 13 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £33,650 -
North of England - 5 £33,650 - 2
East of England -98 2 £32,500 -31.58% 1
Work from Home - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MSI.

1 68 (98.55%) Windows
2 48 (69.57%) Degree
3 47 (68.12%) SQL
3 47 (68.12%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (65.22%) .NET
4 45 (65.22%) SQL Server
5 44 (63.77%) T-SQL
5 44 (63.77%) Configuration Management
5 44 (63.77%) Use Case
5 44 (63.77%) Web 2.0
5 44 (63.77%) NHibernate
5 44 (63.77%) WiX
5 44 (63.77%) Performance Tuning
6 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (55.07%) C#
7 38 (55.07%) Visual Studio
7 38 (55.07%) Client/Server
7 38 (55.07%) ASP.NET Web API
7 38 (55.07%) REST
7 38 (55.07%) Entity Framework
7 38 (55.07%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (53.62%) User Experience
9 35 (50.72%) AngularJS
9 35 (50.72%) HTML5 Canvas
9 35 (50.72%) TypeScript
9 35 (50.72%) Data Visualisation
9 35 (50.72%) Node.js
9 35 (50.72%) Visualisation
9 35 (50.72%) SVG
9 35 (50.72%) CSS

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 3 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) Confluence
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (4.35%) Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) DHCP
1 2 (2.90%) DNS
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
1 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.45%) LAN
2 1 (1.45%) SAN
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.45%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (63.77%) WiX
2 38 (55.07%) Visual Studio
3 12 (17.39%) AdminStudio
4 4 (5.80%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.45%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.80%) Banking
2 3 (4.35%) Social Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (63.77%) Developer
2 22 (31.88%) Senior Developer
3 15 (21.74%) Full Stack Developer
3 15 (21.74%) Software Developer
4 13 (18.84%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 10 (14.49%) Applications Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Deployment Engineer
6 9 (13.04%) Backend Developer
7 8 (11.59%) Senior Backend Developer
8 6 (8.70%) UI Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Applications Packager
10 2 (2.90%) Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) Consultant
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.90%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.90%) Test Manager
11 1 (1.45%) Environment Manager
11 1 (1.45%) Senior UI Developer
11 1 (1.45%) Service Desk Analyst
11 1 (1.45%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (65.22%) .NET
2 44 (63.77%) NHibernate
3 38 (55.07%) ASP.NET Web API
3 38 (55.07%) Entity Framework
3 38 (55.07%) REST
4 35 (50.72%) AngularJS
4 35 (50.72%) Aurelia
4 35 (50.72%) CSS
4 35 (50.72%) HTML
4 35 (50.72%) HTML5 Canvas
4 35 (50.72%) Node.js
4 35 (50.72%) React
4 35 (50.72%) SVG
4 35 (50.72%) Vue.js
5 2 (2.90%) Middleware
6 1 (1.45%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.45%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (63.77%) Web 2.0
2 38 (55.07%) Client/Server
2 38 (55.07%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (53.62%) User Experience
4 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 68 (98.55%) Windows
2 18 (26.09%) Windows 10
3 14 (20.29%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (2.90%) Unix
6 1 (1.45%) AIX
6 1 (1.45%) Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (68.12%) Problem-Solving
2 44 (63.77%) Configuration Management
2 44 (63.77%) Performance Tuning
2 44 (63.77%) Use Case
3 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (50.72%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 35 (50.72%) Data Visualisation
4 35 (50.72%) Visualisation
5 15 (21.74%) Application Virtualisation
5 15 (21.74%) Full Stack Development
6 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.49%) Workflow
8 8 (11.59%) Application Packaging
9 7 (10.14%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (10.14%) Product Management
9 7 (10.14%) Refactoring
9 7 (10.14%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.80%) ITIL
10 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (68.12%) SQL
2 44 (63.77%) T-SQL
3 38 (55.07%) C#
4 35 (50.72%) JavaScript
4 35 (50.72%) TypeScript
5 16 (23.19%) PowerShell
6 13 (18.84%) VBScript
7 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (69.57%) Degree
2 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.90%) MCP
4 2 (2.90%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (50.72%) Accessibility
2 9 (13.04%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (28.99%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) VMware
3 4 (5.80%) Citrix
4 2 (2.90%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco
5 1 (1.45%) Dell
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds