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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 122 - 117
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Handset 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.22% - 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% - 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £31,250 - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £32,250 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -26.28%
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
566 556 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.08% 30.65% 23.52%
Number of salaries quoted 455 494 354
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 April 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) SLA
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (44.44%) Mitel
4 4 (44.44%) vSphere
4 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (33.33%) Avaya
5 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) CentOS
5 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
6 2 (22.22%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN
6 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Deskside Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSA
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Mitel
4 3 (33.33%) Avaya
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Veeam
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix