Period
to 15 May 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 15 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 844 882 1002
Rank change year-on-year +38 +120 +39
Permanent jobs citing MSI 59 46 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.048% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.24% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 50 33 76
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% -10.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £62,500 £66,250
90th Percentile " £63,750 £74,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -20.00%

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 17,936 18,879 28,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.81% 19.58% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13,649 15,046 22,821
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £32,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,000
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 15 May 2021.

Salary histogram for MSI in the UK

MSI
Top 7 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 15 May 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 +43 53 £70,000 +40.00% 8
London +74 46 £70,000 +16.67% 3
UK excluding London +8 13 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Work from Home -154 11 £80,000 +83.91% 2
Scotland -12 6 £47,500 +5.56% 1
South West -31 5 £45,000 -
South East +53 2 £70,000 +64.71% 2

For the 6 months to 15 May 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 57 (96.61%) Windows
2 35 (59.32%) CSS
2 35 (59.32%) HTML
2 35 (59.32%) SQL Server
2 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (57.63%) REST
3 34 (57.63%) Degree
3 34 (57.63%) SQL
4 33 (55.93%) C#
4 33 (55.93%) Visual Studio
4 33 (55.93%) JavaScript
4 33 (55.93%) .NET
4 33 (55.93%) Entity Framework
4 33 (55.93%) Node.js
4 33 (55.93%) AngularJS
4 33 (55.93%) TypeScript
5 32 (54.24%) Performance Tuning
5 32 (54.24%) ASP.NET Web API
5 32 (54.24%) User Experience
5 32 (54.24%) HTML5 Canvas
5 32 (54.24%) React
5 32 (54.24%) Vue.js
5 32 (54.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 32 (54.24%) WiX
5 32 (54.24%) Data Visualisation
5 32 (54.24%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (54.24%) Aurelia
5 32 (54.24%) T-SQL
5 32 (54.24%) Client/Server

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 1 (1.69%) Confluence
1 1 (1.69%) NServiceBus
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Azure
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (3.39%) AWS
3 2 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.69%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) DNS
1 2 (3.39%) IPv4
1 2 (3.39%) IPv6
1 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (3.39%) VPN
1 2 (3.39%) X.509
2 1 (1.69%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (59.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (55.93%) Visual Studio
2 32 (54.24%) WiX
3 4 (6.78%) AdminStudio
4 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.39%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.39%) GDB
5 2 (3.39%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.39%) JIRA
5 2 (3.39%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.69%) Inno Setup
6 1 (1.69%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.69%) Moq
6 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Developer
2 28 (47.46%) Full Stack Developer
3 23 (38.98%) Senior Developer
3 23 (38.98%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Applications Packager
5 5 (8.47%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) SCCM Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) C Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) PowerShell Specialist
9 1 (1.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (59.32%) CSS
1 35 (59.32%) HTML
2 34 (57.63%) REST
3 33 (55.93%) .NET
3 33 (55.93%) AngularJS
3 33 (55.93%) Entity Framework
3 33 (55.93%) Node.js
4 32 (54.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 32 (54.24%) Aurelia
4 32 (54.24%) HTML5 Canvas
4 32 (54.24%) NHibernate
4 32 (54.24%) React
4 32 (54.24%) SVG
4 32 (54.24%) Vue.js
5 2 (3.39%) JSP
5 2 (3.39%) Kafka
5 2 (3.39%) POSIX
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
6 1 (1.69%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (54.24%) Client/Server
1 32 (54.24%) Self-Motivation
1 32 (54.24%) User Experience
1 32 (54.24%) Web 2.0
2 10 (16.95%) Virtual Team
3 4 (6.78%) NHS
4 2 (3.39%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (96.61%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Windows 10
3 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.78%) AIX
4 4 (6.78%) Linux
4 4 (6.78%) Solaris
4 4 (6.78%) Unix
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.39%) HPUX
6 2 (3.39%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.69%) Android
7 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (59.32%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (54.24%) Configuration Management
2 32 (54.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 32 (54.24%) Data Visualisation
2 32 (54.24%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (54.24%) Use Case
2 32 (54.24%) Visualisation
3 14 (23.73%) Application Packaging
4 12 (20.34%) Product Management
5 10 (16.95%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (16.95%) Refactoring
5 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.86%) Application Virtualisation
7 5 (8.47%) Migration
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL
8 4 (6.78%) Patch Management
8 4 (6.78%) Service Management
8 4 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 34 (57.63%) SQL
2 33 (55.93%) C#
2 33 (55.93%) JavaScript
2 33 (55.93%) TypeScript
3 32 (54.24%) T-SQL
4 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
5 13 (22.03%) VBScript
6 4 (6.78%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) C-shell
7 2 (3.39%) Delphi
7 2 (3.39%) Go
7 2 (3.39%) Korn
7 2 (3.39%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) Python
7 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (57.63%) Degree
2 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.08%) GISP
4 3 (5.08%) MCDST
4 3 (5.08%) MCTS
4 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) PMO
2 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.69%) Docker
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.08%) Sysprep
2 3 (5.08%) WSUS
3 2 (3.39%) Ansible
3 2 (3.39%) PowerCLI
3 2 (3.39%) Puppet
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) VMware
3 4 (6.78%) Ivanti
4 3 (5.08%) McAfee
4 3 (5.08%) Qualys
5 2 (3.39%) CA
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix
5 2 (3.39%) MobileIron
5 2 (3.39%) Nimsoft
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle
5 2 (3.39%) Sybase
6 1 (1.69%) Altiris