Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1040 1039 1150
Rank change year-on-year -1 +111 -21
Permanent jobs citing MSI 119 154 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.088% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 97 128 97
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% -9.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £37,300
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,125 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +58.33%

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 33,573 35,880 35,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.16% 20.55% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27,176 29,135 30,596
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 +12 114 £50,000 +11.11% 24
UK excluding London -17 69 £50,000 +17.65% 22
London +23 50 £57,500 +4.55% 7
South West +21 36 £50,000 +5.26% 3
South East +5 12 £42,500 -5.56% 4
East of England -7 9 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Midlands +6 7 £52,000 +38.67% 2
West Midlands +7 4 £52,000 +38.67% 2
Scotland -7 4 £37,500 - 4
East Midlands +5 3 £46,000 +31.43%
Yorkshire +32 1 £37,500 -3.85% 2
North of England +8 1 £37,500 - 7

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 102 (85.71%) Windows
2 96 (80.67%) SCCM
3 87 (73.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 85 (71.43%) PowerShell
5 64 (53.78%) Application Packaging
6 63 (52.94%) Windows 7
7 50 (42.02%) Active Directory
8 49 (41.18%) Windows 10
9 48 (40.34%) Microsoft
10 39 (32.77%) ITIL
11 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
12 35 (29.41%) Citrix
13 34 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (27.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 32 (26.89%) Software Packaging
16 31 (26.05%) TCP/IP
17 30 (25.21%) Finance
17 30 (25.21%) DV Cleared
17 30 (25.21%) Office 365
18 25 (21.01%) Mentoring
18 25 (21.01%) SC Cleared
18 25 (21.01%) Windows Server
19 24 (20.17%) Software Distribution
19 24 (20.17%) VMware
20 23 (19.33%) Service Management
20 23 (19.33%) Customer Engagement
20 23 (19.33%) Compatibility Testing
21 20 (16.81%) DNS
21 20 (16.81%) Banking
22 19 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012

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 7 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 6 (5.04%) Confluence
3 4 (3.36%) IIS
4 2 (1.68%) Apache
4 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (25.21%) Office 365
2 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.40%) IaaS
4 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (5.04%) Slack
5 6 (5.04%) Trello
6 3 (2.52%) PaaS
7 2 (1.68%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.68%) npm
7 2 (1.68%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.05%) TCP/IP
2 20 (16.81%) DNS
3 18 (15.13%) DHCP
4 3 (2.52%) LAN
4 3 (2.52%) WAN
4 3 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.68%) Skype
6 1 (0.84%) Internet
6 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (12.61%) InstallShield
2 11 (9.24%) WiX
3 9 (7.56%) AdminStudio
3 9 (7.56%) Maven
3 9 (7.56%) MSBuild
4 8 (6.72%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.72%) Subversion
5 7 (5.88%) Artifactory
5 7 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 6 (5.04%) JIRA
7 4 (3.36%) Ant
8 3 (2.52%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.68%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.68%) WinDbg
9 2 (1.68%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 20 (16.81%) Banking
3 17 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.88%) Front Office
5 2 (1.68%) Law
5 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (33.61%) Applications Packager
2 23 (19.33%) Support Engineer
3 22 (18.49%) Desktop Support
4 17 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Developer
7 9 (7.56%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Citrix Support
7 9 (7.56%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Office 365 Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (5.88%) DevOps Architect
8 7 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (5.88%) Software Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.89%) Software Packaging
2 12 (10.08%) .NET
3 6 (5.04%) Node.js
4 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.52%) Angular 2
4 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.52%) CSS
4 3 (2.52%) Dapper ORM
4 3 (2.52%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.52%) HTML
4 3 (2.52%) MFC
4 3 (2.52%) NHibernate
4 3 (2.52%) WCF
4 3 (2.52%) Web Services
4 3 (2.52%) WPF
5 2 (1.68%) Java EE
5 2 (1.68%) LAMP
6 1 (0.84%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Fat Client
1 16 (13.45%) Thin Client
2 14 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.56%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.88%) Equities
4 7 (5.88%) Fixed Income
4 7 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.52%) Fintech
6 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.52%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.68%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.68%) Clustering
7 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.68%) PKI
8 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 102 (85.71%) Windows
2 63 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 49 (41.18%) Windows 10
4 33 (27.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (21.01%) Windows Server
6 19 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.20%) Linux
7 5 (4.20%) Mac OS X
7 5 (4.20%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (53.78%) Application Packaging
2 39 (32.77%) ITIL
3 34 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (21.01%) Mentoring
5 24 (20.17%) Software Distribution
6 23 (19.33%) Compatibility Testing
6 23 (19.33%) Customer Engagement
6 23 (19.33%) Service Management
7 17 (14.29%) Asset Management
8 16 (13.45%) Task Automation
9 14 (11.76%) Migration
10 13 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (10.92%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (9.24%) DevOps
11 11 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (9.24%) Problem Management
12 10 (8.40%) Release Management
12 10 (8.40%) Validation
13 8 (6.72%) Application Virtualisation
13 8 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.61%) VBScript
3 13 (10.92%) SQL
4 12 (10.08%) C#
5 8 (6.72%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.72%) VB
6 7 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.04%) Python
8 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.68%) Java
9 2 (1.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (30.25%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.21%) DV Cleared
3 25 (21.01%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.88%) MCSA
6 5 (4.20%) CCA
6 5 (4.20%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (4.20%) MCITP
6 5 (4.20%) MCSE
7 4 (3.36%) Degree
7 4 (3.36%) MCTS
8 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.68%) MCP
10 1 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) QA
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (73.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 50 (42.02%) Active Directory
3 14 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.40%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.04%) Docker
6 5 (4.20%) BitLocker
6 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.20%) XenServer
7 4 (3.36%) XenApp
8 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 96 (80.67%) SCCM
2 9 (7.56%) WSUS
3 7 (5.88%) Ansible
3 7 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.88%) Puppet
3 7 (5.88%) Salt
3 7 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.52%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.52%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.68%) Control-M
5 2 (1.68%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.68%) Perfmon
5 2 (1.68%) vRealize
5 2 (1.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.84%) SCOM
6 1 (0.84%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.84%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (40.34%) Microsoft
2 35 (29.41%) Citrix
3 24 (20.17%) VMware
4 16 (13.45%) Bloomberg
4 16 (13.45%) FactSet
4 16 (13.45%) Reuters
5 9 (7.56%) Ivanti
6 7 (5.88%) FXall
6 7 (5.88%) Tradeweb
7 4 (3.36%) Autodesk
8 3 (2.52%) Apple
8 3 (2.52%) HP
8 3 (2.52%) Lumension
8 3 (2.52%) McAfee
8 3 (2.52%) Symantec
9 2 (1.68%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.68%) iManage
9 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.68%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.84%) Computacenter