Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1058 996 1171
Rank change year-on-year -62 +175 -74
Permanent jobs citing MSI 124 188 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.11% 0.061%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.52% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 94 155 112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £33,750 £33,325
90th Percentile £74,625 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £39,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +28.21% -10.34% +45.00%

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 36,149 36,232 36,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.56% 20.40% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 29,325 29,945 31,698
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -37 122 £50,000 +8.70% 13
UK excluding London -31 76 £50,000 +28.21% 10
London -12 46 £61,250 +11.36% 5
South West +36 44 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Midlands +17 13 £48,000 +28.00% 1
West Midlands +23 12 £48,000 +28.00% 1
East of England -13 9 £46,000 +2.22% 3
South East -2 8 £60,000 +53.85% 1
North of England -14 2 £37,500 - 2
Yorkshire +15 1 £37,500 -12.28%
East Midlands -3 1 £46,000 +31.43%
North West -6 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 108 (87.10%) Windows
2 105 (84.68%) SCCM
3 96 (77.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 87 (70.16%) PowerShell
5 63 (50.81%) Windows 7
6 61 (49.19%) ITIL
7 60 (48.39%) Application Packaging
8 58 (46.77%) Microsoft
9 57 (45.97%) Active Directory
10 53 (42.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (31.45%) Security Cleared
12 37 (29.84%) Finance
13 34 (27.42%) VMware
13 34 (27.42%) Windows Server
14 33 (26.61%) Windows 10
15 32 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (25.00%) Citrix
17 28 (22.58%) TCP/IP
17 28 (22.58%) Software Distribution
18 27 (21.77%) SQL Server
19 26 (20.97%) Customer Engagement
20 25 (20.16%) SC Cleared
20 25 (20.16%) Mentoring
21 24 (19.35%) Service Management
22 23 (18.55%) Office 365
22 23 (18.55%) DV Cleared
22 23 (18.55%) Compatibility Testing
22 23 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
23 22 (17.74%) Hyper-V
24 21 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012

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 7 (5.65%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.84%) Confluence
3 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.42%) GroupWise
3 3 (2.42%) IIS
3 3 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 23 (18.55%) Office 365
2 17 (13.71%) IaaS
3 13 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (8.06%) PaaS
5 6 (4.84%) Slack
5 6 (4.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.58%) TCP/IP
2 19 (15.32%) DNS
3 17 (13.71%) DHCP
4 5 (4.03%) Internet
5 3 (2.42%) Skype
6 2 (1.61%) HTTP
6 2 (1.61%) SAN
7 1 (0.81%) NAS
7 1 (0.81%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (15.32%) WiX
2 8 (6.45%) InstallShield
3 7 (5.65%) Artifactory
3 7 (5.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (5.65%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.65%) Maven
3 7 (5.65%) MSBuild
3 7 (5.65%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (5.65%) TeamCity
4 6 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.84%) JIRA
4 6 (4.84%) Subversion
5 5 (4.03%) AdminStudio
5 5 (4.03%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (1.61%) WinDbg
General
1 37 (29.84%) Finance
2 16 (12.90%) Banking
3 11 (8.87%) Investment Banking
4 10 (8.06%) Front Office
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Applications Packager
2 22 (17.74%) Desktop Support
3 18 (14.52%) Applications Engineer
3 18 (14.52%) Developer
4 17 (13.71%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (12.10%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Service Desk Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Service Desk Support
6 10 (8.06%) UI Developer
7 8 (6.45%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Architect
7 8 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (6.45%) SCCM Engineer
7 8 (6.45%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.65%) DevOps Architect
8 7 (5.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (4.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.52%) .NET
1 18 (14.52%) Software Packaging
2 11 (8.87%) Web Services
3 10 (8.06%) .NET Framework
3 10 (8.06%) Angular 2
3 10 (8.06%) AngularJS
3 10 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (8.06%) CSS
3 10 (8.06%) Dapper ORM
3 10 (8.06%) Entity Framework
3 10 (8.06%) HTML
3 10 (8.06%) MFC
3 10 (8.06%) NHibernate
3 10 (8.06%) WCF
3 10 (8.06%) WPF
4 6 (4.84%) Node.js
5 1 (0.81%) COM
5 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (14.52%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (8.06%) Equities
3 10 (8.06%) Fat Client
3 10 (8.06%) Fixed Income
3 10 (8.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (8.06%) Thin Client
4 9 (7.26%) Public Cloud
5 7 (5.65%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.03%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.23%) User Experience
8 3 (2.42%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.61%) Clustering
9 2 (1.61%) PKI
10 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 108 (87.10%) Windows
2 63 (50.81%) Windows 7
3 53 (42.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (27.42%) Windows Server
5 33 (26.61%) Windows 10
6 21 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.65%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.03%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.03%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.42%) Linux
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.19%) ITIL
2 60 (48.39%) Application Packaging
3 32 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (22.58%) Software Distribution
5 26 (20.97%) Customer Engagement
6 25 (20.16%) Mentoring
7 24 (19.35%) Service Management
8 23 (18.55%) Compatibility Testing
9 19 (15.32%) Service Delivery
10 15 (12.10%) ITIL V3
10 15 (12.10%) ITSM
11 14 (11.29%) Task Automation
12 12 (9.68%) Asset Management
13 11 (8.87%) Migration
13 11 (8.87%) Problem Management
13 11 (8.87%) Release Management
14 10 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (8.06%) Validation
15 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 87 (70.16%) PowerShell
2 18 (14.52%) C#
3 17 (13.71%) SQL
4 12 (9.68%) VBScript
5 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.65%) VB
8 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (31.45%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.16%) SC Cleared
3 23 (18.55%) DV Cleared
4 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (8.87%) MCSE
6 8 (6.45%) MCSA
7 7 (5.65%) MCTS
8 4 (3.23%) Degree
9 3 (2.42%) CCA
9 3 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.42%) MCITP
9 3 (2.42%) MCP
10 2 (1.61%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.61%) CCNA
10 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.61%) MCDST
11 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (77.42%) Microsoft App-V
2 57 (45.97%) Active Directory
3 22 (17.74%) Hyper-V
4 14 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (5.65%) BitLocker
7 6 (4.84%) Docker
7 6 (4.84%) XenApp
8 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (4.03%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.42%) NDS
9 3 (2.42%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 3 (2.42%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.42%) XenServer
10 2 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.61%) vSphere
11 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 105 (84.68%) SCCM
2 11 (8.87%) WSUS
3 10 (8.06%) vCenter Server
4 9 (7.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (5.65%) Ansible
5 7 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.65%) Puppet
5 7 (5.65%) Salt
5 7 (5.65%) WMI
6 5 (4.03%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.23%) Perfmon
8 3 (2.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (2.42%) SCOM
8 3 (2.42%) vRealize
8 3 (2.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (1.61%) Control-M
9 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 58 (46.77%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.42%) VMware
3 31 (25.00%) Citrix
4 11 (8.87%) Ivanti
5 10 (8.06%) Bloomberg
5 10 (8.06%) FactSet
5 10 (8.06%) FXall
5 10 (8.06%) Reuters
5 10 (8.06%) Tradeweb
6 4 (3.23%) Apple
6 4 (3.23%) Lumension
6 4 (3.23%) McAfee
7 2 (1.61%) Cisco
7 2 (1.61%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.61%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.61%) Sun
8 1 (0.81%) Altiris
8 1 (0.81%) Symantec
8 1 (0.81%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.81%) Wyse