Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1020 1017 1197
Rank change year-on-year -3 +180 -110
Permanent jobs citing MSI 169 167 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.098% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.50% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 122 135 80
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £37,050 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £58,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.51% -8.75% +21.21%

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 36,720 33,589 36,457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.70% 19.61% 17.81%
Number of salaries quoted 30,039 28,391 31,279
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 April 2018.

Salary histogram for MSI in the UK

MSI
Top 11 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 April 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 -28 166 £50,000 - 11
UK excluding London -19 92 £48,000 +31.51% 6
London -18 74 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South West +35 51 £50,000 - 1
East of England -20 16 £39,000 +20.00%
Midlands +7 14 £48,000 +77.78%
West Midlands - 14 £48,000 -
South East -12 7 £60,000 +53.85% 1
North of England -37 4 £36,250 -3.33% 2
Yorkshire +17 2 £36,250 -15.20%
North West -29 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 162 (95.86%) Windows
2 144 (85.21%) SCCM
3 128 (75.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 124 (73.37%) PowerShell
5 105 (62.13%) Windows 7
6 93 (55.03%) Microsoft
7 91 (53.85%) Active Directory
8 81 (47.93%) Application Packaging
9 77 (45.56%) Windows 10
10 68 (40.24%) ITIL
11 67 (39.64%) Windows Server
12 65 (38.46%) Finance
13 59 (34.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 58 (34.32%) VMware
15 50 (29.59%) Office 365
16 43 (25.44%) Security Cleared
16 43 (25.44%) Citrix
16 43 (25.44%) Task Automation
17 42 (24.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 41 (24.26%) Software Packaging
18 41 (24.26%) Asset Management
19 39 (23.08%) TCP/IP
20 37 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
21 33 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (18.93%) DNS
22 32 (18.93%) DHCP
22 32 (18.93%) SQL Server
23 31 (18.34%) Banking
24 30 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
25 28 (16.57%) Migration

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 17 (10.06%) IIS
2 8 (4.73%) Confluence
2 8 (4.73%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.78%) GroupWise
3 3 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.78%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 50 (29.59%) Office 365
2 30 (17.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (13.61%) IaaS
4 17 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (8.28%) PaaS
6 7 (4.14%) Slack
6 7 (4.14%) Trello
7 1 (0.59%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 32 (18.93%) DHCP
2 32 (18.93%) DNS
3 16 (9.47%) SAN
4 15 (8.88%) NAS
5 8 (4.73%) Internet
6 3 (1.78%) Intranet
6 3 (1.78%) Skype
7 2 (1.18%) HTTP
8 1 (0.59%) IPsec
8 1 (0.59%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.59%) MS Access
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) WiX
2 10 (5.92%) Artifactory
2 10 (5.92%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.92%) Maven
2 10 (5.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (5.92%) TeamCity
3 9 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.33%) JIRA
3 9 (5.33%) MSBuild
4 8 (4.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (4.73%) InstallShield
4 8 (4.73%) Subversion
5 5 (2.96%) AdminStudio
5 5 (2.96%) Wise Package Studio
6 4 (2.37%) WinDbg
General
1 65 (38.46%) Finance
2 31 (18.34%) Banking
3 17 (10.06%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.55%) Front Office
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (38.46%) Desktop Support
2 61 (36.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 43 (25.44%) SCCM Engineer
4 31 (18.34%) Applications Engineer
5 28 (16.57%) Support Engineer
6 23 (13.61%) Applications Packager
7 20 (11.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 19 (11.24%) Citrix Engineer
8 19 (11.24%) Citrix Support
8 19 (11.24%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 19 (11.24%) Office 365 Engineer
8 19 (11.24%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 17 (10.06%) Developer
9 17 (10.06%) VMware Engineer
10 15 (8.88%) Senior VMware Engineer
11 14 (8.28%) PowerShell Engineer
12 13 (7.69%) Senior SCCM Engineer
13 11 (6.51%) Architect
14 9 (5.33%) DevOps Architect
14 9 (5.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (24.26%) Software Packaging
2 21 (12.43%) .NET
3 15 (8.88%) Web Services
4 13 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 13 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 13 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (7.69%) CSS
4 13 (7.69%) Dapper ORM
4 13 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 13 (7.69%) HTML
4 13 (7.69%) MFC
4 13 (7.69%) NHibernate
4 13 (7.69%) WCF
4 13 (7.69%) WPF
5 9 (5.33%) Angular 2
5 9 (5.33%) Node.js
6 4 (2.37%) jQuery
7 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.18%) COM
9 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (14.79%) Fat Client
2 25 (14.79%) Thin Client
3 17 (10.06%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.73%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.73%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.14%) User Experience
7 6 (3.55%) Equities
7 6 (3.55%) Fixed Income
7 6 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.78%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 162 (95.86%) Windows
2 105 (62.13%) Windows 7
3 77 (45.56%) Windows 10
4 67 (39.64%) Windows Server
5 59 (34.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (24.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.73%) Linux
8 7 (4.14%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.96%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.96%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.59%) Android
12 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (47.93%) Application Packaging
2 68 (40.24%) ITIL
3 43 (25.44%) Task Automation
4 41 (24.26%) Asset Management
5 28 (16.57%) Migration
6 27 (15.98%) Service Delivery
7 23 (13.61%) ITIL V3
7 23 (13.61%) ITSM
7 23 (13.61%) Software Distribution
8 21 (12.43%) Customer Engagement
8 21 (12.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (11.24%) Release Management
10 19 (11.24%) Service Management
11 18 (10.65%) Compatibility Testing
11 18 (10.65%) Mentoring
12 13 (7.69%) Problem Management
13 12 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (7.10%) Validation
14 11 (6.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 124 (73.37%) PowerShell
2 21 (12.43%) C#
3 18 (10.65%) VBScript
4 17 (10.06%) SQL
5 13 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.51%) VB
7 10 (5.92%) Python
8 8 (4.73%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.78%) Perl
10 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (25.44%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.65%) DV Cleared
4 12 (7.10%) MCSE
4 12 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.96%) MCTS
6 3 (1.78%) Degree
6 3 (1.78%) MCP
6 3 (1.78%) MCSA
7 2 (1.18%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.18%) CCNA
7 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.18%) MCDST
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 128 (75.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 91 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 37 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 24 (14.20%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (9.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 16 (9.47%) vSphere
7 9 (5.33%) Docker
8 8 (4.73%) BitLocker
9 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.37%) XenApp
11 3 (1.78%) NDS
11 3 (1.78%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 144 (85.21%) SCCM
2 13 (7.69%) vCenter Server
2 13 (7.69%) WSUS
3 11 (6.51%) SCOrch
4 9 (5.33%) Ansible
4 9 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.33%) Puppet
5 8 (4.73%) Salt
6 7 (4.14%) vRealize
6 7 (4.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 7 (4.14%) WMI
7 6 (3.55%) Perfmon
8 5 (2.96%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.78%) SCOM
10 3 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 93 (55.03%) Microsoft
2 58 (34.32%) VMware
3 43 (25.44%) Citrix
4 25 (14.79%) Bloomberg
4 25 (14.79%) FactSet
4 25 (14.79%) Reuters
5 12 (7.10%) HP
6 11 (6.51%) Apple
7 8 (4.73%) McAfee
8 7 (4.14%) Lumension
9 6 (3.55%) FXall
9 6 (3.55%) Tradeweb
10 5 (2.96%) Ivanti
11 4 (2.37%) Symantec
12 2 (1.18%) Altiris
12 2 (1.18%) Cisco
12 2 (1.18%) Sun
13 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
13 1 (0.59%) Blue Coat
13 1 (0.59%) Google