The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 116 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Handset 5 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.28% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 4
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £26,750 £30,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.83% -25.00%
Handset
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
480 549 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.23% 34.14% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 428 491 394
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £38,612
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Handset across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Handset
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Handset across the Birmingham region.

Handset Salary Trend in Birmingham

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Handset also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Handset.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) vSphere
4 5 (50.00%) SLA
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) CentOS
6 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (30.00%) VoIP
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) Avaya
6 3 (30.00%) Juniper
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (20.00%) Clustering
7 2 (20.00%) SAN
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Handset also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Handset. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) VoIP
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (30.00%) IT Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) CentOS
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) vSphere
3 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam