Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 995 1040 1127
Rank change year-on-year +45 +87 +61
Permanent jobs citing MSI 145 166 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.092% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.46% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 118 139 76
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -7.32% +15.17%
10th Percentile £33,375 £34,750 £36,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +31.94%

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 31,639 36,190 34,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.86% 20.15% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 25,379 29,486 29,934
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +58 140 £50,000 +5.26% 16
UK excluding London +50 84 £50,000 +17.65% 9
London +44 61 £55,000 -8.33% 8
South West +48 48 £50,000 +11.11%
South East +30 20 £42,500 -27.97% 3
East of England +16 5 £46,000 +10.84%
Midlands +20 4 £41,250 +10.00% 3
Scotland -5 4 £37,500 - 1
North of England +27 3 £27,500 -21.43% 2
Yorkshire +14 3 £27,500 -21.43% 1
West Midlands +24 2 £41,250 +10.00% 3
East Midlands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 127 (87.59%) Windows
2 121 (83.45%) SCCM
3 117 (80.69%) PowerShell
4 106 (73.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 93 (64.14%) Windows 7
6 84 (57.93%) Application Packaging
7 72 (49.66%) Windows 10
8 70 (48.28%) Microsoft
9 68 (46.90%) Active Directory
10 64 (44.14%) ITIL
11 54 (37.24%) Security Cleared
12 53 (36.55%) DV Cleared
13 41 (28.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (27.59%) Software Packaging
15 39 (26.90%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (25.52%) Office 365
17 35 (24.14%) Citrix
18 32 (22.07%) Finance
19 31 (21.38%) Service Management
19 31 (21.38%) VBScript
19 31 (21.38%) Software Distribution
19 31 (21.38%) Mentoring
19 31 (21.38%) SC Cleared
20 30 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
20 30 (20.69%) Customer Engagement
21 29 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 28 (19.31%) Windows Server
23 27 (18.62%) Banking
24 24 (16.55%) Investment Banking
25 23 (15.86%) Service Delivery

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 6 (4.14%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.45%) IIS
3 3 (2.07%) Apache
4 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (15.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (25.52%) Office 365
2 2 (1.38%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.38%) npm
2 2 (1.38%) NuGet
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.17%) DNS
1 22 (15.17%) TCP/IP
2 19 (13.10%) DHCP
3 6 (4.14%) Firewall
3 6 (4.14%) Skype
4 3 (2.07%) LAN
4 3 (2.07%) WAN
4 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.38%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.38%) VPN
6 1 (0.69%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.07%) Blockchain
1 3 (2.07%) MySQL
1 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (13.79%) InstallShield
2 16 (11.03%) AdminStudio
3 9 (6.21%) WinDbg
4 5 (3.45%) Ant
4 5 (3.45%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.07%) Maven
5 3 (2.07%) WiX
6 2 (1.38%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.38%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.38%) Subversion
6 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.69%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 32 (22.07%) Finance
2 27 (18.62%) Banking
3 24 (16.55%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.14%) Front Office
5 3 (2.07%) Legal
5 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.38%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (32.41%) Applications Packager
2 24 (16.55%) Support Engineer
3 23 (15.86%) Desktop Engineer
4 19 (13.10%) SCCM Engineer
5 17 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (10.34%) Software Packager
7 12 (8.28%) Citrix Engineer
7 12 (8.28%) Citrix Support
7 12 (8.28%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 12 (8.28%) Desktop Support
7 12 (8.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (8.28%) Office 365 Engineer
8 10 (6.90%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Service Desk Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (4.14%) Voice Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Technical Support
10 5 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.59%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.76%) .NET
3 3 (2.07%) Java EE
3 3 (2.07%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (12.41%) Fat Client
1 18 (12.41%) Thin Client
2 15 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.83%) Hedge funds
4 6 (4.14%) Equities
4 6 (4.14%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.07%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.07%) Fintech
7 2 (1.38%) Clustering
7 2 (1.38%) PKI
7 2 (1.38%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.38%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 127 (87.59%) Windows
2 93 (64.14%) Windows 7
3 72 (49.66%) Windows 10
4 41 (28.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (19.31%) Windows Server
6 19 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.76%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.07%) Linux
9 3 (2.07%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (57.93%) Application Packaging
2 64 (44.14%) ITIL
3 39 (26.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (21.38%) Mentoring
4 31 (21.38%) Service Management
4 31 (21.38%) Software Distribution
5 30 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
5 30 (20.69%) Customer Engagement
6 29 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (15.86%) Service Delivery
8 22 (15.17%) Migration
9 20 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (13.10%) Asset Management
11 18 (12.41%) Task Automation
12 16 (11.03%) Application Virtualisation
13 14 (9.66%) Customer Requirements
13 14 (9.66%) Software Deployment
14 12 (8.28%) ITIL V3
15 11 (7.59%) ITSM
15 11 (7.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (80.69%) PowerShell
2 31 (21.38%) VBScript
3 15 (10.34%) VB
4 10 (6.90%) SQL
5 4 (2.76%) C#
6 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.07%) Java
6 3 (2.07%) PHP
7 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (37.24%) Security Cleared
2 53 (36.55%) DV Cleared
3 31 (21.38%) SC Cleared
4 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (8.97%) MCSA
6 11 (7.59%) MCSE
7 10 (6.90%) Degree
8 6 (4.14%) MCP
8 6 (4.14%) MCTS
9 5 (3.45%) CCA
9 5 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.45%) MCITP
10 4 (2.76%) MCDST
11 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
1 7 (4.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 106 (73.10%) Microsoft App-V
2 68 (46.90%) Active Directory
3 13 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.52%) BitLocker
5 5 (3.45%) XenServer
6 3 (2.07%) XenApp
7 2 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 121 (83.45%) SCCM
2 22 (15.17%) WSUS
3 9 (6.21%) Perfmon
4 6 (4.14%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (4.14%) SCOM
5 4 (2.76%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.76%) Nessus
5 4 (2.76%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.38%) Control-M
7 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.38%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.38%) vRealize
7 2 (1.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.69%) Nagios
8 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 70 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 35 (24.14%) Citrix
3 18 (12.41%) Bloomberg
3 18 (12.41%) FactSet
3 18 (12.41%) Reuters
3 18 (12.41%) VMware
4 14 (9.66%) Ivanti
5 12 (8.28%) Symantec
6 10 (6.90%) Autodesk
7 9 (6.21%) McAfee
8 6 (4.14%) Altiris
8 6 (4.14%) Cisco
8 6 (4.14%) FXall
8 6 (4.14%) HP
8 6 (4.14%) Tradeweb
9 4 (2.76%) Snow
10 3 (2.07%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 3 (2.07%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.38%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.38%) iManage