Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 774 913 1006
Rank change year-on-year +139 +93 +22
Permanent jobs citing MSI 38 96 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.079% 0.078%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.41% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 45 81 92
Median annual salary £70,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £45,100 £31,250 £33,850
90th Percentile £80,000 £63,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.12% -15.00% +11.11%

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 15,044 23,358 29,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.88% 19.12% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12,203 18,549 23,956
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for MSI in the UK

MSI
Top 9 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 3 March 2021. 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 +162 38 £70,000 +55.56% 9
London +155 28 £80,000 +64.95% 6
Work from Home -89 12 £75,000 - 3
UK excluding London +116 10 £48,500 +14.12% 3
South West +40 4 £51,250 - 2
South East +124 3 £70,000 +64.71%
Midlands +50 2 £48,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £48,500 -
East of England +73 1 £33,000 +1.54% 1

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 (92.11%) Windows
2 23 (60.53%) SQL
3 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
3 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (52.63%) HTML
4 20 (52.63%) CSS
5 19 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 19 (50.00%) REST
6 17 (44.74%) Entity Framework
6 17 (44.74%) Node.js
6 17 (44.74%) C#
6 17 (44.74%) Visual Studio
6 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
6 17 (44.74%) .NET
6 17 (44.74%) AngularJS
6 17 (44.74%) TypeScript
7 16 (42.11%) React
7 16 (42.11%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (42.11%) User Experience
7 16 (42.11%) HTML5 Canvas
7 16 (42.11%) Vue.js
7 16 (42.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 16 (42.11%) Aurelia
7 16 (42.11%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (42.11%) Client/Server
7 16 (42.11%) SVG
7 16 (42.11%) Configuration Management
7 16 (42.11%) Data Visualisation

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 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.63%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.26%) AWS
5 1 (2.63%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Skype
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) IPv4
2 2 (5.26%) IPv6
2 2 (5.26%) VPN
2 2 (5.26%) X.509
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Visual Studio
2 16 (42.11%) WiX
3 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) TeamCity
4 4 (10.53%) Bitbucket
4 4 (10.53%) InstallShield
5 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
5 3 (7.89%) IntelliJ
5 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 3 (7.89%) SonarQube
6 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
6 2 (5.26%) GDB
7 1 (2.63%) Inno Setup
7 1 (2.63%) Moq
7 1 (2.63%) NUnit
General
1 4 (10.53%) Banking
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Developer
2 17 (44.74%) Full Stack Developer
3 16 (42.11%) Senior Developer
3 16 (42.11%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 5 (13.16%) SCCM Specialist
5 4 (10.53%) Applications Packager
5 4 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (10.53%) PowerShell Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) C Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) CSS
1 20 (52.63%) HTML
2 19 (50.00%) REST
3 17 (44.74%) .NET
3 17 (44.74%) AngularJS
3 17 (44.74%) Entity Framework
3 17 (44.74%) Node.js
4 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (42.11%) Aurelia
4 16 (42.11%) HTML5 Canvas
4 16 (42.11%) NHibernate
4 16 (42.11%) React
4 16 (42.11%) SVG
4 16 (42.11%) Vue.js
5 3 (7.89%) JSP
5 3 (7.89%) Kafka
5 3 (7.89%) SOAP
6 2 (5.26%) POSIX
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Client/Server
1 16 (42.11%) Self-Motivation
1 16 (42.11%) User Experience
1 16 (42.11%) Web 2.0
2 10 (26.32%) Virtual Team
3 4 (10.53%) Hedge funds
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows 10
3 6 (15.79%) AIX
3 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 6 (15.79%) Solaris
4 5 (13.16%) Unix
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (5.26%) HPUX
6 2 (5.26%) OpenVMS
7 1 (2.63%) Android
7 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Configuration Management
2 16 (42.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 16 (42.11%) Data Visualisation
2 16 (42.11%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (42.11%) Use Case
2 16 (42.11%) Visualisation
3 12 (31.58%) Product Management
4 10 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
4 10 (26.32%) Refactoring
4 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.79%) Application Packaging
5 6 (15.79%) Asset Management
6 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 4 (10.53%) SDLC
7 3 (7.89%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (7.89%) Software Licensing
8 2 (5.26%) IT Asset Management
8 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 19 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 17 (44.74%) C#
3 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 17 (44.74%) TypeScript
4 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
5 8 (21.05%) VBScript
6 6 (15.79%) Java
7 4 (10.53%) Go
7 4 (10.53%) Perl
7 4 (10.53%) Python
8 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (5.26%) C
9 2 (5.26%) C-shell
9 2 (5.26%) Delphi
9 2 (5.26%) Korn
10 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (10.53%) vSphere
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (10.53%) PowerCLI
2 4 (10.53%) Puppet
2 4 (10.53%) SCOM
3 3 (7.89%) AirWatch
4 2 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Ivanti
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Sybase
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Nimsoft
5 2 (5.26%) Broadcom
5 2 (5.26%) CA
6 1 (2.63%) Altiris