Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1015 1116 1106
Rank change year-on-year +101 -10 +6
Permanent jobs citing MSI 172 124 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.063% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 0.34% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 143 114 165
UK median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% -9.52% +15.38%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -6.59% +51.67% -20.00%

MSI is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36460 35993 37100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 18.27% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 29772 31198 31164
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for MSI in the UK

MSI
Top 13 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 22 August 2017. 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 +114 166 £46,000 -3.16% 8
UK excluding London +69 99 £42,500 -6.59% 3
London +57 69 £55,000 - 5
East of England +26 28 £45,000 +9.09%
North of England -7 23 £37,500 -6.25%
North West -19 18 £37,500 -6.25%
Midlands +42 17 £37,500 -6.25%
South West +12 17 £47,500 -5.00% 1
West Midlands +35 16 £37,500 -32.01%
South East +41 11 £40,750 -14.21% 2
Yorkshire +23 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland +8 3 - -
East Midlands +19 1 £35,000 -12.50%

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MSI.

1 160 (93.02%) Windows
2 121 (70.35%) SCCM
3 115 (66.86%) Microsoft
4 91 (52.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 79 (45.93%) PowerShell
5 79 (45.93%) Windows 7
5 79 (45.93%) Windows 10
6 78 (45.35%) Application Packaging
7 75 (43.60%) Active Directory
8 53 (30.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (29.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (29.65%) VMware
10 42 (24.42%) Windows Server
11 41 (23.84%) Citrix
12 40 (23.26%) ITIL
13 38 (22.09%) SQL
14 37 (21.51%) C#
15 36 (20.93%) AppSense
16 35 (20.35%) VBScript
16 35 (20.35%) SQL Server
17 34 (19.77%) Finance
18 32 (18.60%) Degree
19 31 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (16.86%) Configuration Management
21 29 (16.86%) .NET
21 29 (16.86%) Microsoft Office
21 29 (16.86%) Office 365
22 28 (16.28%) Migration
23 27 (15.70%) InstallShield

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 20 (11.63%) IIS
2 10 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (5.81%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.49%) CMS
4 6 (3.49%) Confluence
4 6 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.74%) Apache
6 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.16%) JBoss
8 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (16.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.86%) Office 365
2 16 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.33%) Dropbox
4 4 (2.33%) Google Drive
4 4 (2.33%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.58%) G Suite
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.12%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.88%) DHCP
2 17 (9.88%) DNS
3 15 (8.72%) Ethernet
3 15 (8.72%) RS-232
4 14 (8.14%) SAN
5 13 (7.56%) NAS
6 12 (6.98%) Internet
7 7 (4.07%) WebEx
8 5 (2.91%) Firewall
8 5 (2.91%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.33%) LDAP
9 4 (2.33%) PCoIP
9 4 (2.33%) Skype
9 4 (2.33%) SMS
10 1 (0.58%) AMQP
10 1 (0.58%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.58%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.72%) RDBMS
2 15 (8.72%) Relational Database
2 15 (8.72%) SQL Server 2012
2 15 (8.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.58%) Big Data
7 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.58%) DB2
7 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.58%) MSDE
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) Redis
7 1 (0.58%) Riak
Development Applications
1 27 (15.70%) InstallShield
2 25 (14.53%) Visual Studio
3 24 (13.95%) WiX
4 19 (11.05%) AdminStudio
5 18 (10.47%) NuGet
5 18 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Blend
6 15 (8.72%) MSTest
6 15 (8.72%) NUnit
7 8 (4.65%) JIRA
8 6 (3.49%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.33%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (1.74%) Wise Package Studio
11 2 (1.16%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.16%) GCC
11 2 (1.16%) Maven
11 2 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.16%) Subversion
11 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (19.77%) Finance
2 16 (9.30%) Law
3 15 (8.72%) Marketing
4 13 (7.56%) Legal
5 3 (1.74%) Publishing
6 2 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (24.42%) Analyst
2 33 (19.19%) Applications Packager
3 31 (18.02%) Developer
4 29 (16.86%) C# Developer
5 26 (15.12%) Desktop Support
6 22 (12.79%) .NET Developer
7 21 (12.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (12.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 17 (9.88%) Desktop Analyst
9 16 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (8.14%) Applications Engineer
10 14 (8.14%) VMware Engineer
11 13 (7.56%) SCCM Engineer
12 11 (6.40%) Architect
12 11 (6.40%) Deployment Analyst
12 11 (6.40%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (5.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 9 (5.23%) Applications Specialist
13 9 (5.23%) Desktop Engineer
14 8 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.86%) .NET
2 27 (15.70%) .NET Framework
3 26 (15.12%) Web Services
4 24 (13.95%) WPF
5 22 (12.79%) Entity Framework
6 21 (12.21%) WCF
6 21 (12.21%) XML
7 19 (11.05%) COM
8 18 (10.47%) Software Packaging
9 16 (9.30%) Lambda Expressions
9 16 (9.30%) XSD
10 15 (8.72%) .NET Compact Framework
10 15 (8.72%) LINQ
10 15 (8.72%) LINQ to SQL
10 15 (8.72%) NHibernate
10 15 (8.72%) Silverlight
10 15 (8.72%) Unity DI Container
11 14 (8.14%) HTML
12 8 (4.65%) ASP.NET
12 8 (4.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.53%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.72%) Data Structures
2 15 (8.72%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (8.72%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 15 (8.72%) Internet of Things
3 14 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.81%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.49%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.49%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.91%) PKI
7 4 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.74%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.16%) BYOD
10 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.58%) Equities
10 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 160 (93.02%) Windows
2 79 (45.93%) Windows 10
2 79 (45.93%) Windows 7
3 53 (30.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (29.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (24.42%) Windows Server
6 21 (12.21%) Linux
7 17 (9.88%) Mac OS
8 15 (8.72%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 12 (6.98%) Windows 8
10 10 (5.81%) Mac OS X
10 10 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.49%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.74%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.58%) Unix
13 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (45.35%) Application Packaging
2 40 (23.26%) ITIL
3 31 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (16.86%) Configuration Management
5 28 (16.28%) Migration
6 27 (15.70%) Personalization
7 22 (12.79%) MVC
8 20 (11.63%) Multithreading
8 20 (11.63%) Security Patching
9 19 (11.05%) Kanban
9 19 (11.05%) Scrum
9 19 (11.05%) TDD
10 18 (10.47%) Test Automation
11 17 (9.88%) Software Engineering
11 17 (9.88%) Unit Testing
12 16 (9.30%) Change Management
12 16 (9.30%) Concurrent Programming
12 16 (9.30%) RUP
13 15 (8.72%) Dependency Injection
13 15 (8.72%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (45.93%) PowerShell
2 38 (22.09%) SQL
3 37 (21.51%) C#
4 35 (20.35%) VBScript
5 23 (13.37%) C++
6 15 (8.72%) C
6 15 (8.72%) XAML
7 14 (8.14%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.98%) Python
9 7 (4.07%) VBA
10 6 (3.49%) VB
11 4 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.33%) Perl
11 4 (2.33%) XPath
12 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.58%) Erlang
13 1 (0.58%) F#
13 1 (0.58%) Haskell
13 1 (0.58%) Java
13 1 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (18.60%) Degree
2 24 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.14%) MCSE
4 13 (7.56%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.98%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.49%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.49%) MCSA
8 4 (2.33%) MCITP
8 4 (2.33%) MCSD
9 3 (1.74%) CITP
9 3 (1.74%) MCP
9 3 (1.74%) MCTS
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.56%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (52.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 75 (43.60%) Active Directory
3 30 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (13.37%) vSphere
5 19 (11.05%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (9.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (7.56%) XenApp
8 11 (6.40%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (4.07%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (3.49%) Hyper-V
10 6 (3.49%) Terminal Services
10 6 (3.49%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 121 (70.35%) SCCM
2 11 (6.40%) SCOM
3 10 (5.81%) WSUS
4 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.49%) SCOrch
6 4 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.74%) Ansible
7 3 (1.74%) Puppet
7 3 (1.74%) WMI
8 2 (1.16%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.16%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.16%) Capistrano
8 2 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.16%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.16%) yum
9 1 (0.58%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.58%) Nagios
9 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 115 (66.86%) Microsoft
2 51 (29.65%) VMware
3 41 (23.84%) Citrix
4 36 (20.93%) AppSense
5 15 (8.72%) HP
6 12 (6.98%) Cisco
7 8 (4.65%) Cognizant
8 6 (3.49%) iManage
9 5 (2.91%) Avaya
9 5 (2.91%) Google
10 4 (2.33%) Cognos
11 3 (1.74%) Lumension
11 3 (1.74%) Oracle
11 3 (1.74%) Wyse
12 2 (1.16%) Apple
12 2 (1.16%) BMC
12 2 (1.16%) F5
12 2 (1.16%) IBM
12 2 (1.16%) Perforce
12 2 (1.16%) Sybase