Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 913 989 1032
Rank change year-on-year +76 +43 +51
Permanent jobs citing MSI 108 117 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.077% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 82 90 133
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,125 £33,625 £37,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £72,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +13.64% +25.71%

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 23,705 30,104 36,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.16% 19.90% 20.55%
Number of salaries quoted 18,688 23,994 29,749
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +96 100 £45,000 -10.00% 19
London +111 55 £49,000 -21.60% 3
UK excluding London +71 52 £42,500 -15.00% 20
East of England +78 18 £45,000 - 4
South East +58 14 £42,500 - 2
North of England +52 8 £36,250 +31.82% 4
Scotland - 7 £42,500 - 4
North West +57 6 £35,000 - 3
South West +4 4 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Yorkshire +41 2 £37,500 +36.36%
Midlands +29 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 93 (86.11%) Windows
2 83 (76.85%) SCCM
3 69 (63.89%) Active Directory
4 66 (61.11%) Microsoft
5 53 (49.07%) Windows 10
6 48 (44.44%) PowerShell
7 44 (40.74%) Windows 7
8 39 (36.11%) Application Packaging
8 39 (36.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 38 (35.19%) Citrix
10 37 (34.26%) VMware
11 33 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (28.70%) ITIL
13 29 (26.85%) Microsoft Office
13 29 (26.85%) WSUS
13 29 (26.85%) Office 365
14 26 (24.07%) Service Delivery
14 26 (24.07%) InstallShield
15 25 (23.15%) Azure
16 23 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 20 (18.52%) Finance
18 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Certification
18 19 (17.59%) User Acceptance Testing
19 18 (16.67%) vSphere
20 15 (13.89%) SharePoint
20 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
20 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
20 15 (13.89%) vCenter Server
21 14 (12.96%) Hyper-V
21 14 (12.96%) MCP

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 15 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 29 (26.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.78%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.85%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 29 (26.85%) Office 365
2 25 (23.15%) Azure
3 4 (3.70%) AWS
4 3 (2.78%) NuGet
5 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.85%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.93%) GitHub
6 1 (0.93%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) LAN
1 11 (10.19%) WAN
2 6 (5.56%) DNS
3 4 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.78%) DHCP
4 3 (2.78%) Firewall
4 3 (2.78%) FIX Connectivity
4 3 (2.78%) VPN
5 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (24.07%) InstallShield
2 14 (12.96%) AdminStudio
3 4 (3.70%) AutoIt
3 4 (3.70%) JIRA
3 4 (3.70%) WinDbg
4 3 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.93%) GitLab
6 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.93%) WiX
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.85%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (28.70%) Analyst
2 27 (25.00%) Applications Packager
3 18 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
5 8 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.41%) Citrix Packager
6 7 (6.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.70%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Python Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) Flash
2 3 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.78%) Web Services
3 2 (1.85%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.93%) COM
4 1 (0.93%) COM+
4 1 (0.93%) DCOM
4 1 (0.93%) Node.js
4 1 (0.93%) Qt
4 1 (0.93%) Vue.js
4 1 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.78%) Eurex
3 3 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.85%) Equities
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (86.11%) Windows
2 53 (49.07%) Windows 10
3 44 (40.74%) Windows 7
4 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.04%) Windows 8
5 13 (12.04%) Windows Server
6 8 (7.41%) Linux
7 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.70%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.78%) Solaris
9 3 (2.78%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.78%) Unix
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.11%) Application Packaging
2 31 (28.70%) ITIL
3 26 (24.07%) Service Delivery
4 23 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (17.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (12.96%) Service Management
7 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (10.19%) Application Discovery
8 11 (10.19%) Mentoring
9 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (9.26%) Project Management
9 10 (9.26%) Time Management
10 9 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (8.33%) Escalation Management
10 9 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
10 9 (8.33%) Software Distribution
11 7 (6.48%) ITSM
12 6 (5.56%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
12 6 (5.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.41%) VB
3 7 (6.48%) Java
4 6 (5.56%) VBScript
5 4 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (1.85%) C#
6 2 (1.85%) SQL
7 1 (0.93%) C++
7 1 (0.93%) COBOL
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 14 (12.96%) MCP
4 13 (12.04%) MCSE
5 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.19%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (9.26%) Degree
8 6 (5.56%) MCSA
9 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.78%) MCTS
11 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.85%) HNC
11 2 (1.85%) HND
12 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.93%) CCNA
12 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) SLA
2 10 (9.26%) QA
System Software
1 69 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 39 (36.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 33 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (16.67%) vSphere
5 14 (12.96%) Hyper-V
6 13 (12.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (12.04%) XenApp
7 12 (11.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 10 (9.26%) XenDesktop
9 5 (4.63%) Docker
10 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 83 (76.85%) SCCM
2 29 (26.85%) WSUS
3 15 (13.89%) vCenter Server
4 4 (3.70%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.70%) Perfmon
5 3 (2.78%) Packer
5 3 (2.78%) Puppet
5 3 (2.78%) Terraform
6 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.93%) Ansible
7 1 (0.93%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 66 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 38 (35.19%) Citrix
3 37 (34.26%) VMware
4 9 (8.33%) Ivanti
4 9 (8.33%) Novell
5 5 (4.63%) Adobe
6 4 (3.70%) Apple
6 4 (3.70%) Lumension
6 4 (3.70%) Wyse
7 3 (2.78%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.78%) CQG
7 3 (2.78%) Fidessa
7 3 (2.78%) ION Trading
7 3 (2.78%) Patsystems
7 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.78%) Reuters
7 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.78%) Splunk
7 3 (2.78%) Trayport
8 2 (1.85%) Veeam