Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 666 871 1055
Rank change year-on-year +205 +184 +7
Permanent jobs citing MSI 22 193 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.14% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.75% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22 130 108
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,875 £37,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% -10.00% +17.65%

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 10,262 25,902 33,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.93% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8,492 20,496 26,774
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,950 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for MSI in the UK

MSI
Top 9 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 22 October 2020. 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 +211 22 £52,500 +16.67% 5
UK excluding London +228 15 £48,500 +7.78% 6
South West +115 10 £52,500 +16.67% 2
London +187 7 £58,750 +17.50%
East of England +129 2 £33,000 -26.67%
Midlands +108 2 £48,500 -3.00%
West Midlands +80 2 £48,500 -3.00%
Work from Home +24 2 £48,500 -11.82%
South East +169 1 £47,500 +11.76% 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 14 (63.64%) SQL
4 13 (59.09%) VBScript
5 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (45.45%) C++
6 10 (45.45%) HTML
6 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
6 10 (45.45%) CSS
6 10 (45.45%) SOAP
6 10 (45.45%) Web Services
6 10 (45.45%) REST
7 9 (40.91%) Node.js
7 9 (40.91%) WiX
7 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
7 9 (40.91%) Degree
7 9 (40.91%) JSON
7 9 (40.91%) Ajax
7 9 (40.91%) WCF
7 9 (40.91%) WPF
7 9 (40.91%) Multithreading
7 9 (40.91%) XML
7 9 (40.91%) XSD
7 9 (40.91%) C#
7 9 (40.91%) OO
7 9 (40.91%) RAD
7 9 (40.91%) VC++
7 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
7 9 (40.91%) .NET

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 (13.64%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Office 365
3 2 (9.09%) NuGet
4 1 (4.55%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) Skype
3 1 (4.55%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 9 (40.91%) InstallShield
2 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (40.91%) WiX
3 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
5 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Applications Packager
2 5 (22.73%) C++ Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared Application Packager
5 1 (4.55%) Python Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) CSS
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
1 10 (45.45%) REST
1 10 (45.45%) SOAP
1 10 (45.45%) Web Services
2 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
2 9 (40.91%) Ajax
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET Web API
2 9 (40.91%) JSON
2 9 (40.91%) Node.js
2 9 (40.91%) Vue.js
2 9 (40.91%) WCF
2 9 (40.91%) WPF
2 9 (40.91%) XML
2 9 (40.91%) XML Schema
2 9 (40.91%) XSD
3 5 (22.73%) ATL
3 5 (22.73%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.55%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
3 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (13.64%) Solaris
5 2 (9.09%) AIX
5 2 (9.09%) Unix
6 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) CRM
1 9 (40.91%) ERP
1 9 (40.91%) Multithreading
1 9 (40.91%) MVC
1 9 (40.91%) OO
1 9 (40.91%) OOD
1 9 (40.91%) RAD
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Software Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Software Licensing
4 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) SDLC
4 2 (9.09%) Server Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) VBScript
3 10 (45.45%) C++
4 9 (40.91%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 9 (40.91%) VC++
5 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 5 (22.73%) C++/CLI
7 4 (18.18%) Python
8 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
9 2 (9.09%) Go
9 2 (9.09%) Java
9 2 (9.09%) Perl
10 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.64%) vSphere
5 2 (9.09%) Docker
5 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (4.55%) XenApp
6 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (18.18%) Puppet
3 3 (13.64%) AirWatch
4 2 (9.09%) Packer
4 2 (9.09%) Terraform
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Sage
2 5 (22.73%) SAP
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 4 (18.18%) Ivanti
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Broadcom
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Sybase
5 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) CQG
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Fidessa
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) ION Trading
5 1 (4.55%) Patsystems
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Reuters
5 1 (4.55%) Trayport