Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 926 1056 1037
Rank change year-on-year +130 -19 +125
Permanent jobs citing MSI 168 124 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.073% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.36% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 113 97 148
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.95% -1.58%
10th Percentile £34,750 £39,300 £33,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £49,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -13.27% +15.29% -6.59%

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 27,330 34,451 36,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.27% 20.38% 20.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21,618 27,888 29,897
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 +145 168 £45,000 -10.00% 21
UK excluding London +104 117 £42,500 -13.27% 16
South East +71 59 £42,500 -19.05% 5
London +99 50 £55,000 -6.38% 6
Midlands +45 23 £50,000 +4.17% 1
West Midlands +40 23 £50,000 +4.17% 1
South West -22 18 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North of England +36 11 £42,500 +13.33% 5
East of England +78 6 £45,000 -2.17% 3
North West +22 6 £45,000 - 5
Yorkshire +2 5 £40,000 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 136 (80.95%) Microsoft App-V
2 122 (72.62%) SCCM
3 118 (70.24%) Windows
4 115 (68.45%) Microsoft
5 110 (65.48%) Application Packaging
6 99 (58.93%) Active Directory
7 71 (42.26%) Windows 7
8 65 (38.69%) ITIL
9 62 (36.90%) InstallShield
10 58 (34.52%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (33.33%) PowerShell
12 54 (32.14%) Migration
13 51 (30.36%) Citrix
14 50 (29.76%) Finance
15 47 (27.98%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (26.19%) Service Delivery
18 41 (24.40%) VMware
19 40 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (23.81%) Windows 10
20 39 (23.21%) Security Cleared
20 39 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
20 39 (23.21%) Linux
21 35 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
21 35 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
22 33 (19.64%) Data Centre
22 33 (19.64%) Public Cloud
22 33 (19.64%) SQL Server
22 33 (19.64%) Degree
23 32 (19.05%) MCSE

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 8 (4.76%) IIS
2 4 (2.38%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.79%) OpenEdge
3 3 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (18.45%) Office 365
3 21 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.79%) IaaS
5 3 (1.79%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.60%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.45%) LAN
1 31 (18.45%) WAN
2 29 (17.26%) PABX
2 29 (17.26%) VoIP
2 29 (17.26%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (9.52%) DNS
4 5 (2.98%) SAN
4 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.38%) NAS
5 4 (2.38%) PCoIP
5 4 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.38%) Skype
6 3 (1.79%) DHCP
6 3 (1.79%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.60%) Firewall
7 1 (0.60%) HTTP
7 1 (0.60%) SMTP
7 1 (0.60%) SNMP
7 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 31 (18.45%) DB2
3 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 62 (36.90%) InstallShield
2 25 (14.88%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.79%) WiX
4 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) JIRA
4 1 (0.60%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 50 (29.76%) Finance
2 31 (18.45%) Manufacturing
3 13 (7.74%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.17%) Retail
5 6 (3.57%) Banking
6 4 (2.38%) Law
7 3 (1.79%) Billing
7 3 (1.79%) Legal
7 3 (1.79%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (29.17%) Applications Packager
2 29 (17.26%) Architect
2 29 (17.26%) Technical Architect
3 28 (16.67%) Analyst
4 22 (13.10%) Applications Specialist
5 15 (8.93%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (8.33%) IT Architect
7 9 (5.36%) Applications Support
7 9 (5.36%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.57%) Applications Support Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) IT Support
9 6 (3.57%) Support Specialist
10 5 (2.98%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 5 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
10 5 (2.98%) IT Support Specialist
10 5 (2.98%) SCCM Engineer
11 4 (2.38%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.38%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.79%) HTML
2 3 (1.79%) HTML5
2 3 (1.79%) jQuery
2 3 (1.79%) SAML
2 3 (1.79%) SOAP
2 3 (1.79%) Web Services
3 2 (1.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 33 (19.64%) Public Cloud
3 30 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.98%) FMCG
6 4 (2.38%) Clustering
7 3 (1.79%) CMDB
7 3 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (70.24%) Windows
2 71 (42.26%) Windows 7
3 47 (27.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (23.81%) Windows 10
5 39 (23.21%) Linux
6 25 (14.88%) Windows 8
7 21 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (65.48%) Application Packaging
2 65 (38.69%) ITIL
3 58 (34.52%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (32.14%) Migration
5 44 (26.19%) Service Delivery
6 40 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (17.86%) Project Management
8 29 (17.26%) Architectural Design
8 29 (17.26%) Strategic Thinking
8 29 (17.26%) Technical Architecture
8 29 (17.26%) TOGAF
9 28 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
10 23 (13.69%) Time Management
11 21 (12.50%) Application Discovery
11 21 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
12 20 (11.90%) ITIL V3
13 19 (11.31%) Escalation Management
14 16 (9.52%) ITSM
14 16 (9.52%) Problem Management
15 13 (7.74%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.57%) VBScript
3 3 (1.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.79%) SQL
4 2 (1.19%) VB
5 1 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.60%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
1 39 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 33 (19.64%) Degree
3 32 (19.05%) MCSE
4 29 (17.26%) AWS Certification
4 29 (17.26%) TOGAF Certification
5 20 (11.90%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.74%) MCSA
7 10 (5.95%) MCTS
8 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.79%) HNC
9 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.60%) CCNA
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.60%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.88%) SLA
2 22 (13.10%) QA
System Software
1 136 (80.95%) Microsoft App-V
2 99 (58.93%) Active Directory
3 35 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (17.86%) XenApp
5 14 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 9 (5.36%) BitLocker
6 9 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.98%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (2.98%) vSphere
9 4 (2.38%) Docker
9 4 (2.38%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 122 (72.62%) SCCM
2 29 (17.26%) IBM BigFix
3 16 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (5.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (4.17%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.38%) WSUS
7 3 (1.79%) AppDNA
7 3 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.19%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.60%) Packer
9 1 (0.60%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.60%) Puppet
9 1 (0.60%) Terraform
9 1 (0.60%) WMI
9 1 (0.60%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 115 (68.45%) Microsoft
2 51 (30.36%) Citrix
3 41 (24.40%) VMware
4 31 (18.45%) Aruba
4 31 (18.45%) SAP
5 29 (17.26%) IBM
6 23 (13.69%) Novell
7 12 (7.14%) Ivanti
8 6 (3.57%) Cisco
9 4 (2.38%) EMC
9 4 (2.38%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (2.38%) Remedy
10 3 (1.79%) BMC
10 3 (1.79%) Ericsson
10 3 (1.79%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.19%) HP
12 1 (0.60%) Autodesk
12 1 (0.60%) Qualys
12 1 (0.60%) Sun
12 1 (0.60%) Veeam