Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1004 1093 1176
Rank change year-on-year +89 +83 -72
Permanent jobs citing MSI 175 95 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.054% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 138 74 82
UK median annual salary £48,750 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +13.64% +3.53%
10th Percentile £36,838 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,250 £37,125
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.03% +23.75%

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 35,236 33,402 36,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.26% 18.84% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 28,901 28,623 31,057
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 £72,500 £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 January 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 18 January 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 +83 173 £50,000 - 15
London +35 92 £61,250 -2.00% 8
UK excluding London +44 82 £42,500 +11.11% 7
South West +12 28 £48,750 +2.63% 1
East of England +27 21 £39,000 +20.00%
Midlands +19 15 £42,500 +57.41% 1
West Midlands - 15 £42,500 - 1
South East +35 9 £59,000 +18.00% 3
North of England -4 8 £35,000 - 2
North West -10 4 - - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £35,000 -
Scotland -33 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 167 (95.43%) Windows
2 139 (79.43%) SCCM
3 122 (69.71%) PowerShell
4 121 (69.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 110 (62.86%) Windows 10
6 109 (62.29%) Windows 7
7 105 (60.00%) Microsoft
8 103 (58.86%) Active Directory
9 85 (48.57%) Windows Server
10 76 (43.43%) Application Packaging
10 76 (43.43%) Office 365
11 75 (42.86%) Finance
12 68 (38.86%) VMware
12 68 (38.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 64 (36.57%) Task Automation
14 63 (36.00%) Software Packaging
15 61 (34.86%) Asset Management
16 53 (30.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 50 (28.57%) Citrix
18 42 (24.00%) Migration
19 41 (23.43%) Virtual Desktop
20 40 (22.86%) ITIL
21 39 (22.29%) TCP/IP
22 37 (21.14%) DNS
22 37 (21.14%) DHCP
23 36 (20.57%) vSphere
24 35 (20.00%) IIS
24 35 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
25 32 (18.29%) SAN
26 31 (17.71%) NAS

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 35 (20.00%) IIS
2 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.43%) Confluence
3 6 (3.43%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.57%) JBoss
8 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 76 (43.43%) Office 365
2 24 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (10.86%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (6.86%) IaaS
5 6 (3.43%) PaaS
6 5 (2.86%) Slack
6 5 (2.86%) Trello
7 4 (2.29%) Dropbox
7 4 (2.29%) Google Drive
7 4 (2.29%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.57%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.29%) TCP/IP
2 37 (21.14%) DHCP
2 37 (21.14%) DNS
3 32 (18.29%) SAN
4 31 (17.71%) NAS
5 7 (4.00%) Internet
5 7 (4.00%) PCoIP
6 4 (2.29%) Kerberos
6 4 (2.29%) LDAP
6 4 (2.29%) Skype
7 3 (1.71%) Intranet
7 3 (1.71%) SMS
8 2 (1.14%) AMQP
9 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.57%) IPsec
9 1 (0.57%) ISDN
9 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.71%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.14%) Big Data
4 2 (1.14%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.14%) Redis
4 2 (1.14%) Riak
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
5 1 (0.57%) Informix
5 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.57%) MS Access
5 1 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (10.29%) InstallShield
2 13 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.29%) TeamCity
5 10 (5.71%) JIRA
5 10 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 9 (5.14%) Maven
6 9 (5.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (5.14%) Subversion
7 8 (4.57%) Artifactory
7 8 (4.57%) WiX
8 7 (4.00%) AdminStudio
8 7 (4.00%) MSBuild
9 6 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.29%) AutoIt
10 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (1.71%) NuGet
11 3 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.71%) WinDbg
11 3 (1.71%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 75 (42.86%) Finance
2 31 (17.71%) Banking
3 17 (9.71%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.71%) Legal
5 2 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Front Office
6 1 (0.57%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (44.00%) Desktop Support
2 72 (41.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 55 (31.43%) SCCM Engineer
4 33 (18.86%) Support Engineer
5 32 (18.29%) VMware Engineer
6 31 (17.71%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 29 (16.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 28 (16.00%) Citrix Engineer
8 28 (16.00%) Office 365 Engineer
9 27 (15.43%) Citrix Support
9 27 (15.43%) Citrix Support Engineer
10 23 (13.14%) Senior VMware Engineer
11 21 (12.00%) Applications Engineer
12 18 (10.29%) PowerShell Engineer
12 18 (10.29%) Senior SCCM Engineer
13 17 (9.71%) Analyst
14 15 (8.57%) Applications Packager
15 14 (8.00%) Developer
16 11 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 9 (5.14%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (36.00%) Software Packaging
2 23 (13.14%) .NET
3 17 (9.71%) .NET Framework
3 17 (9.71%) Web Services
4 16 (9.14%) HTML
5 14 (8.00%) jQuery
6 13 (7.43%) ASP.NET
6 13 (7.43%) WPF
7 12 (6.86%) Entity Framework
8 11 (6.29%) WCF
9 10 (5.71%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.71%) CSS
9 10 (5.71%) Node.js
9 10 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (4.00%) REST
12 6 (3.43%) RESTful
12 6 (3.43%) SOAP
13 5 (2.86%) COM
13 5 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.14%) Fat Client
1 30 (17.14%) Thin Client
2 18 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.57%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.43%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.43%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.86%) PKI
6 5 (2.86%) User Experience
7 4 (2.29%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.71%) BYOD
9 1 (0.57%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.57%) Equities
9 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 167 (95.43%) Windows
2 110 (62.86%) Windows 10
3 109 (62.29%) Windows 7
4 85 (48.57%) Windows Server
5 68 (38.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.71%) Linux
8 9 (5.14%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.00%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.14%) Android
12 2 (1.14%) Unix
13 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (43.43%) Application Packaging
2 64 (36.57%) Task Automation
3 61 (34.86%) Asset Management
4 42 (24.00%) Migration
5 40 (22.86%) ITIL
6 19 (10.86%) Problem Management
7 15 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 15 (8.57%) Validation
8 14 (8.00%) Security Patching
8 14 (8.00%) Server Building
9 12 (6.86%) Automated Trading
9 12 (6.86%) ITIL V3
9 12 (6.86%) Release Management
10 11 (6.29%) ITSM
10 11 (6.29%) Service Delivery
10 11 (6.29%) Test Automation
11 10 (5.71%) Software Deployment
12 9 (5.14%) DevOps
12 9 (5.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 122 (69.71%) PowerShell
2 27 (15.43%) C#
3 24 (13.71%) VBScript
4 20 (11.43%) SQL
5 14 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 13 (7.43%) Python
7 10 (5.71%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.57%) VB
9 5 (2.86%) Perl
10 3 (1.71%) C++
10 3 (1.71%) Java
10 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.14%) Clojure
11 2 (1.14%) Erlang
11 2 (1.14%) F#
11 2 (1.14%) Haskell
11 2 (1.14%) Ruby
11 2 (1.14%) Scala
12 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.86%) Degree
3 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.00%) MCSE
4 7 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.43%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.29%) MCSD
7 3 (1.71%) MCTS
8 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (69.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 103 (58.86%) Active Directory
3 53 (30.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (23.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 36 (20.57%) vSphere
6 27 (15.43%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (6.86%) Hyper-V
8 10 (5.71%) Docker
9 5 (2.86%) BitLocker
9 5 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.57%) XenApp
11 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 139 (79.43%) SCCM
2 18 (10.29%) SCOrch
3 12 (6.86%) WSUS
4 11 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (5.71%) Ansible
5 10 (5.71%) Puppet
6 8 (4.57%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (2.86%) Salt
7 5 (2.86%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.86%) vRealize
8 4 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.71%) Perfmon
9 3 (1.71%) SCOM
9 3 (1.71%) WMI
10 2 (1.14%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.57%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.57%) yum
Vendors
1 105 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 68 (38.86%) VMware
3 50 (28.57%) Citrix
4 30 (17.14%) Bloomberg
4 30 (17.14%) FactSet
4 30 (17.14%) Reuters
5 29 (16.57%) HP
6 13 (7.43%) Apple
7 10 (5.71%) Ivanti
8 6 (3.43%) McAfee
9 5 (2.86%) Google
9 5 (2.86%) Lumension
10 4 (2.29%) Symantec
11 3 (1.71%) Avaya
11 3 (1.71%) IBM
12 2 (1.14%) Cisco
12 2 (1.14%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.57%) Adobe
13 1 (0.57%) NetApp
13 1 (0.57%) Red Hat