Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1027 1148 1136
Rank change year-on-year +121 -12 -24
Permanent jobs citing MSI 157 99 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.052% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 0.28% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 131 91 144
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 £70,000 £67,500 £64,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% +58.33% -7.69%

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 35860 35125 38059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.58% 18.52% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29093 30329 32095
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 £29,750
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +103 151 £45,000 -10.00% 9
UK excluding London +74 89 £42,500 -10.53% 6
London +39 65 £55,000 -4.35% 3
East of England +31 24 £46,250 - 1
Midlands +54 23 £37,500 -6.25%
West Midlands +36 23 £37,500 -32.01%
South East +27 13 £59,000 +24.21% 2
North of England +23 13 £37,500 -6.25% 2
South West +14 13 £45,000 -5.26% 1
North West +1 10 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Scotland -14 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 141 (89.81%) Windows
2 109 (69.43%) SCCM
3 100 (63.69%) Microsoft
4 85 (54.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 82 (52.23%) PowerShell
6 80 (50.96%) Windows 10
7 77 (49.04%) Active Directory
8 74 (47.13%) Windows 7
9 66 (42.04%) Application Packaging
10 57 (36.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 55 (35.03%) Windows Server
11 55 (35.03%) VMware
12 53 (33.76%) Finance
12 53 (33.76%) Office 365
13 38 (24.20%) Citrix
14 37 (23.57%) VBScript
15 35 (22.29%) C#
15 35 (22.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 35 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 33 (21.02%) Task Automation
16 33 (21.02%) Software Packaging
17 32 (20.38%) ITIL
18 30 (19.11%) Virtual Desktop
19 29 (18.47%) InstallShield
20 28 (17.83%) Asset Management
21 27 (17.20%) Migration
21 27 (17.20%) Degree
21 27 (17.20%) SQL
21 27 (17.20%) vSphere
22 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development

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 24 (15.29%) IIS
2 11 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (7.01%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (4.46%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.82%) Confluence
5 5 (3.18%) CMS
5 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.91%) Apache
6 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.91%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.27%) JBoss
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 53 (33.76%) Office 365
2 22 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.82%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.55%) Dropbox
5 4 (2.55%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.64%) IaaS
6 1 (0.64%) PaaS
6 1 (0.64%) Slack
6 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.29%) TCP/IP
2 22 (14.01%) DHCP
2 22 (14.01%) DNS
3 21 (13.38%) SAN
4 19 (12.10%) NAS
5 9 (5.73%) Internet
6 7 (4.46%) Ethernet
6 7 (4.46%) PCoIP
6 7 (4.46%) RS-232
6 7 (4.46%) WebEx
7 6 (3.82%) Kerberos
7 6 (3.82%) LDAP
7 6 (3.82%) Skype
8 4 (2.55%) SMS
9 2 (1.27%) AMQP
10 1 (0.64%) Firewall
10 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.64%) ISDN
10 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.64%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.91%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.27%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.27%) Redis
5 2 (1.27%) Riak
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.64%) DB2
6 1 (0.64%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.64%) MSDE
6 1 (0.64%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (18.47%) InstallShield
2 20 (12.74%) Visual Studio
3 17 (10.83%) WiX
4 16 (10.19%) AdminStudio
5 11 (7.01%) NuGet
5 11 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (6.37%) JIRA
7 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
8 8 (5.10%) Git (software)
9 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Blend
9 7 (4.46%) MSTest
9 7 (4.46%) NUnit
10 5 (3.18%) Subversion
11 4 (2.55%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 3 (1.91%) Maven
12 3 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (1.91%) Wise Package Studio
13 2 (1.27%) GCC
13 2 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 53 (33.76%) Finance
2 10 (6.37%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Legal
4 7 (4.46%) Marketing
5 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.55%) Law
7 3 (1.91%) Publishing
8 2 (1.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.64%) Advertising
9 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (22.93%) Desktop Support
2 32 (20.38%) Analyst
3 29 (18.47%) Desktop Engineer
4 27 (17.20%) SCCM Engineer
5 25 (15.92%) Developer
6 22 (14.01%) Applications Packager
7 21 (13.38%) C# Developer
8 18 (11.46%) VMware Engineer
9 14 (8.92%) .NET Developer
9 14 (8.92%) Applications Engineer
9 14 (8.92%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 14 (8.92%) Support Engineer
10 13 (8.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (8.28%) Deployment Analyst
11 12 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (7.01%) Architect
12 11 (7.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (6.37%) Citrix Engineer
13 10 (6.37%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (5.73%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (21.02%) Software Packaging
2 25 (15.92%) .NET
3 23 (14.65%) .NET Framework
4 21 (13.38%) Web Services
5 18 (11.46%) Entity Framework
5 18 (11.46%) WPF
6 16 (10.19%) HTML
6 16 (10.19%) WCF
7 13 (8.28%) ASP.NET
7 13 (8.28%) jQuery
7 13 (8.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (7.01%) COM
9 10 (6.37%) XML
10 9 (5.73%) Lambda Expressions
11 8 (5.10%) CSS
11 8 (5.10%) RESTful
11 8 (5.10%) SOAP
11 8 (5.10%) XSD
12 7 (4.46%) WinForms
12 7 (4.46%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.64%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.37%) Fat Client
3 10 (6.37%) Thin Client
4 8 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (5.10%) Private Cloud
5 7 (4.46%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.46%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 7 (4.46%) Internet of Things
5 7 (4.46%) PKI
6 3 (1.91%) BYOD
6 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.91%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.27%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.64%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.64%) Equities
8 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 141 (89.81%) Windows
2 80 (50.96%) Windows 10
3 74 (47.13%) Windows 7
4 57 (36.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (35.03%) Windows Server
6 35 (22.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (7.64%) Linux
8 11 (7.01%) Mac OS X
9 10 (6.37%) Windows 8
9 10 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.46%) Mac OS
10 7 (4.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 5 (3.18%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.91%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.64%) Android
13 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (42.04%) Application Packaging
2 33 (21.02%) Task Automation
3 32 (20.38%) ITIL
4 28 (17.83%) Asset Management
5 27 (17.20%) Migration
6 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (14.65%) Security Patching
8 22 (14.01%) Configuration Management
9 18 (11.46%) MVC
9 18 (11.46%) Personalization
10 16 (10.19%) Change Management
10 16 (10.19%) Software Deployment
11 14 (8.92%) Problem Management
11 14 (8.92%) Test Automation
12 13 (8.28%) Multithreading
13 12 (7.64%) Kanban
13 12 (7.64%) Scrum
13 12 (7.64%) TDD
14 11 (7.01%) Software Engineering
14 11 (7.01%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (52.23%) PowerShell
2 37 (23.57%) VBScript
3 35 (22.29%) C#
4 27 (17.20%) SQL
5 18 (11.46%) JavaScript
6 16 (10.19%) C++
7 14 (8.92%) Python
8 8 (5.10%) C
9 7 (4.46%) VB
9 7 (4.46%) VBA
9 7 (4.46%) XAML
10 6 (3.82%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.55%) Perl
11 4 (2.55%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.27%) Clojure
12 2 (1.27%) F#
12 2 (1.27%) Haskell
12 2 (1.27%) Java
12 2 (1.27%) Ruby
12 2 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (17.20%) Degree
2 16 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.46%) MCSE
5 4 (2.55%) MCSD
6 3 (1.91%) CITP
6 3 (1.91%) MCTS
6 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.91%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.64%) MCITP
7 1 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) QA
2 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.91%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.27%) SLA
5 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (54.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 77 (49.04%) Active Directory
3 35 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (19.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 27 (17.20%) vSphere
6 19 (12.10%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (7.01%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (4.46%) Hyper-V
9 6 (3.82%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.55%) Docker
10 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.91%) XenApp
12 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 109 (69.43%) SCCM
2 12 (7.64%) SCOM
3 11 (7.01%) SCOrch
4 10 (6.37%) WSUS
5 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.18%) Ansible
7 5 (3.18%) Puppet
8 3 (1.91%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (1.91%) WMI
9 2 (1.27%) Capistrano
9 2 (1.27%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.27%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.27%) yum
10 1 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 100 (63.69%) Microsoft
2 55 (35.03%) VMware
3 38 (24.20%) Citrix
4 20 (12.74%) AppSense
5 18 (11.46%) HP
6 12 (7.64%) Cisco
7 10 (6.37%) Bloomberg
7 10 (6.37%) FactSet
7 10 (6.37%) Reuters
8 8 (5.10%) Cognizant
9 6 (3.82%) Avaya
10 4 (2.55%) Apple
10 4 (2.55%) Google
11 2 (1.27%) IBM
11 2 (1.27%) Perforce
11 2 (1.27%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.64%) Cognos
12 1 (0.64%) Oracle
12 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.64%) Sybase