Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 742 945 1055
Rank change year-on-year +203 +110 -26
Permanent jobs citing MSI 36 165 124
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.12% 0.073%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 0.60% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 30 125 104
Median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £40,725
90th Percentile £63,250 £63,250 £68,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -11.46% +12.94%

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 12,503 27,463 34,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.12% 19.31% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10,052 21,770 28,077
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 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 +196 36 £51,250 +13.89% 9
UK excluding London +196 22 £45,000 +5.88% 10
London +188 14 £57,500 +4.55%
South West +107 10 £52,500 +16.67% 2
East of England +120 6 £45,000 - 1
North of England +164 3 £43,500 -3.33% 3
Midlands +101 3 £35,750 -28.50% 2
Work from Home +50 3 £43,500 -20.91% 1
North West +126 2 £43,500 -3.33% 2
West Midlands +72 2 £44,000 -12.00% 1
Yorkshire +134 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £27,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 35 (97.22%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 21 (58.33%) SCCM
4 18 (50.00%) Application Packaging
5 17 (47.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (47.22%) PowerShell
6 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 14 (38.89%) VBScript
7 12 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
9 10 (27.78%) Visual Studio
9 10 (27.78%) C++
9 10 (27.78%) Web Services
10 9 (25.00%) ERP
10 9 (25.00%) OOD
10 9 (25.00%) HTTP
10 9 (25.00%) XML Schema
10 9 (25.00%) XML
10 9 (25.00%) XSD
10 9 (25.00%) CSS
10 9 (25.00%) SOAP
10 9 (25.00%) OO
10 9 (25.00%) RAD
10 9 (25.00%) VC++
10 9 (25.00%) C#
10 9 (25.00%) CRM
10 9 (25.00%) HTML
10 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (25.00%) SQL
10 9 (25.00%) .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 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Azure
2 6 (16.67%) Office 365
3 5 (13.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.56%) NuGet
5 1 (2.78%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (25.00%) WiX
3 6 (16.67%) InstallShield
4 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.78%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) C++ Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Applications Packager
4 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) PowerShell Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) SCCM Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (2.78%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Packager
6 1 (2.78%) Python Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Web Services
2 9 (25.00%) .NET
2 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (25.00%) Ajax
2 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 9 (25.00%) CSS
2 9 (25.00%) HTML
2 9 (25.00%) JSON
2 9 (25.00%) Node.js
2 9 (25.00%) REST
2 9 (25.00%) SOAP
2 9 (25.00%) Vue.js
2 9 (25.00%) WCF
2 9 (25.00%) WPF
2 9 (25.00%) XML
2 9 (25.00%) XML Schema
2 9 (25.00%) XSD
3 5 (13.89%) ATL
3 5 (13.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Eurex
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (97.22%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 9 (25.00%) CRM
2 9 (25.00%) ERP
2 9 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (25.00%) MVC
2 9 (25.00%) OO
2 9 (25.00%) OOD
2 9 (25.00%) RAD
3 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Compatibility Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.89%) Service Management
4 5 (13.89%) Software Distribution
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) Server Management
6 2 (5.56%) Application Discovery
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) PowerShell
2 14 (38.89%) VBScript
3 10 (27.78%) C++
4 9 (25.00%) C#
4 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) VC++
5 5 (13.89%) C++/CLI
6 2 (5.56%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) MCTS
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.56%) Docker
5 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.78%) vSphere
5 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (58.33%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (5.56%) Packer
2 2 (5.56%) PowerCLI
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) SCOM
2 2 (5.56%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.56%) Terraform
3 1 (2.78%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Sage
2 5 (13.89%) SAP
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) Ivanti
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) CQG
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) Fidessa
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.78%) Patsystems
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) Reuters
5 1 (2.78%) Splunk
5 1 (2.78%) Trayport