The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 122 105 122
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Permanent jobs citing Handset 5 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.76% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 2.15% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 7
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
Handset
Cambridgeshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
760 558 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 40.97% 35.21% 38.42%
Number of salaries quoted 561 463 593
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Handset
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Handset Salary Trend in Cambridge

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 (50.00%) Python
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) Perl
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) C
3 5 (31.25%) Wireless
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) Electronics
4 4 (25.00%) TETRA
4 4 (25.00%) TTCN
5 3 (18.75%) PhD
5 3 (18.75%) Bluetooth
5 3 (18.75%) DECT
5 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
5 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 3 (18.75%) EMC
5 3 (18.75%) Firmware
5 3 (18.75%) 3G
5 3 (18.75%) 802.11
5 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (18.75%) MKS
5 3 (18.75%) 2G
5 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (18.75%) Bugzilla

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Wireless
2 4 (25.00%) TETRA
3 3 (18.75%) 2G
3 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (18.75%) Bluetooth
3 3 (18.75%) DECT
3 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) 3G
3 3 (18.75%) 802.11
4 2 (12.50%) RTP
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (6.25%) RNC
5 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
5 1 (6.25%) LTE
5 1 (6.25%) GPRS
5 1 (6.25%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Bugzilla
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Valgrind
2 1 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 4 (25.00%) Electronics
3 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Mechanical Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Professional Services Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Firmware
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
1 3 (18.75%) Product Management
1 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
2 2 (12.50%) UML
2 2 (12.50%) Data Management
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
3 1 (6.25%) Use Case
3 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) OOD
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) Perl
3 5 (31.25%) C
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) TTCN
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) PhD
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) EMC
1 3 (18.75%) MKS
1 3 (18.75%) Perforce