Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 856 1007 1049
Rank change year-on-year +151 +42 +99
Permanent jobs citing MSI 186 147 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.090% 0.089%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 128 117 135
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £40,150 £37,300 £33,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -10.53%

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 25,725 32,635 36,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.86% 20.00% 20.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20,463 26,347 29,682
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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 +137 182 £45,000 -10.00% 13
UK excluding London +88 115 £45,000 -10.00% 12
London +90 69 £49,000 -10.91% 5
South East +85 53 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands +58 18 £50,000 +11.11%
Midlands +57 18 £50,000 +9.89% 2
East of England +74 17 £45,000 -2.17% 2
South West -31 14 £45,000 -10.00% 3
North of England +61 10 £41,250 +50.00%
North West - 7 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +24 3 £37,500 +36.36%
Scotland +16 3 £25,000 -33.33% 4

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 135 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 131 (70.43%) SCCM
3 129 (69.35%) Windows
4 110 (59.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 108 (58.06%) Active Directory
6 99 (53.23%) Application Packaging
7 71 (38.17%) ITIL
8 70 (37.63%) Windows 7
9 69 (37.10%) Citrix
10 67 (36.02%) Windows 10
11 66 (35.48%) VMware
12 64 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (33.87%) PowerShell
14 57 (30.65%) InstallShield
14 57 (30.65%) Service Delivery
15 55 (29.57%) Finance
16 52 (27.96%) Problem-Solving
17 45 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
18 41 (22.04%) WAN
18 41 (22.04%) Linux
18 41 (22.04%) LAN
19 40 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
20 39 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
20 39 (20.97%) Office 365
21 38 (20.43%) Project Management
22 37 (19.89%) Migration
23 35 (18.82%) AWS
23 35 (18.82%) Degree
24 34 (18.28%) Security Cleared
25 32 (17.20%) Azure

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 16 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.61%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.08%) IIS
3 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.54%) Confluence
4 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.54%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 32 (17.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.61%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.08%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.97%) Office 365
2 35 (18.82%) AWS
3 32 (17.20%) Azure
4 4 (2.15%) NuGet
5 3 (1.61%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.08%) IaaS
6 2 (1.08%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.08%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 41 (22.04%) LAN
1 41 (22.04%) WAN
2 29 (15.59%) PABX
2 29 (15.59%) VoIP
2 29 (15.59%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (5.91%) DNS
4 4 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (1.61%) Firewall
5 3 (1.61%) FIX Connectivity
5 3 (1.61%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.61%) Skype
5 3 (1.61%) VPN
6 2 (1.08%) DHCP
6 2 (1.08%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.54%) HTTP
7 1 (0.54%) SAN
7 1 (0.54%) SMTP
7 1 (0.54%) SNMP
7 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.13%) DB2
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (30.65%) InstallShield
2 25 (13.44%) AdminStudio
3 4 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.15%) WinDbg
4 3 (1.61%) AutoIt
5 2 (1.08%) JIRA
6 1 (0.54%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.54%) WiX
General
1 55 (29.57%) Finance
2 30 (16.13%) Manufacturing
3 14 (7.53%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.69%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.15%) Retail
6 2 (1.08%) Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Billing
6 2 (1.08%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (27.96%) Applications Packager
2 38 (20.43%) Analyst
3 29 (15.59%) Architect
3 29 (15.59%) Technical Architect
4 19 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (9.14%) Applications Specialist
6 16 (8.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (7.53%) IT Architect
8 9 (4.84%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.76%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Citrix Packager
10 7 (3.76%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.76%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 5 (2.69%) Desktop Support
13 4 (2.15%) Applications Support Engineer
13 4 (2.15%) Consultant
13 4 (2.15%) Office 365 Consultant
13 4 (2.15%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.69%) Web Services
2 3 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.61%) Flash
3 2 (1.08%) .NET
3 2 (1.08%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.08%) HTML
3 2 (1.08%) HTML5
3 2 (1.08%) jQuery
3 2 (1.08%) SAML
3 2 (1.08%) SOAP
4 1 (0.54%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (16.13%) Data Centre
3 29 (15.59%) Public Cloud
3 29 (15.59%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.69%) FMCG
5 3 (1.61%) Eurex
5 3 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.08%) CMDB
6 2 (1.08%) Equities
6 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 129 (69.35%) Windows
2 70 (37.63%) Windows 7
3 67 (36.02%) Windows 10
4 41 (22.04%) Linux
5 39 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (12.90%) Windows 8
7 17 (9.14%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.15%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.61%) Solaris
10 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.61%) Unix
11 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (53.23%) Application Packaging
2 71 (38.17%) ITIL
3 57 (30.65%) Service Delivery
4 52 (27.96%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (20.43%) Project Management
7 37 (19.89%) Migration
8 32 (17.20%) Architectural Design
9 29 (15.59%) Strategic Thinking
9 29 (15.59%) Technical Architecture
9 29 (15.59%) TOGAF
10 24 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
11 23 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 21 (11.29%) Application Discovery
13 20 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (10.22%) ITSM
15 18 (9.68%) ITIL V3
15 18 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
15 18 (9.68%) Time Management
16 17 (9.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (33.87%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.30%) VB
2 8 (4.30%) VBScript
3 4 (2.15%) Python
4 3 (1.61%) Java
5 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.08%) SQL
6 1 (0.54%) C
6 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (18.82%) Degree
2 34 (18.28%) Security Cleared
3 31 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (15.59%) AWS Certification
4 29 (15.59%) TOGAF Certification
5 23 (12.37%) MCSE
6 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (5.91%) MCP
8 8 (4.30%) MCSA
9 4 (2.15%) HNC
9 4 (2.15%) MCTS
9 4 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.08%) HND
11 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.54%) CCNA
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.44%) SLA
2 20 (10.75%) QA
System Software
1 110 (59.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 108 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 64 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (13.98%) XenApp
5 19 (10.22%) vSphere
6 18 (9.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (8.06%) Hyper-V
8 12 (6.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 8 (4.30%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.15%) Docker
11 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.08%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 131 (70.43%) SCCM
2 29 (15.59%) IBM BigFix
3 28 (15.05%) WSUS
4 17 (9.14%) vCenter Server
5 12 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.69%) Perfmon
8 4 (2.15%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (2.15%) Packer
8 4 (2.15%) Puppet
8 4 (2.15%) Terraform
9 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 135 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 69 (37.10%) Citrix
3 66 (35.48%) VMware
4 30 (16.13%) Aruba
4 30 (16.13%) SAP
5 29 (15.59%) IBM
6 18 (9.68%) Novell
7 11 (5.91%) Ivanti
8 5 (2.69%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.15%) Lumension
9 4 (2.15%) Remedy
9 4 (2.15%) Splunk
10 3 (1.61%) Apple
10 3 (1.61%) CQG
10 3 (1.61%) ION Trading
10 3 (1.61%) Patsystems
10 3 (1.61%) Reuters
10 3 (1.61%) Trayport
10 3 (1.61%) Veeam
10 3 (1.61%) Wyse