The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 301 307 293
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Permanent jobs citing Handset 17 20 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.17% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.35% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 32
Average salary £22,000 £50,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £31,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -23.17%
Handset
London

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

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
4912 5655 6151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 43.82% 47.46% 48.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4070 4939 5632
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Handset
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Handset Salary Trend in the City of London

Handset
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Handset across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Handset Salary Histogram in the City of London

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 23 (62.16%) Telecoms
2 20 (54.05%) GSM
2 20 (54.05%) VoIP
2 20 (54.05%) Mobile App
3 18 (48.65%) MS Office
4 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) Java
6 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
7 10 (27.03%) DSL
7 10 (27.03%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (27.03%) CRM
7 10 (27.03%) C
7 10 (27.03%) C++
7 10 (27.03%) MySQL
7 10 (27.03%) LAN
7 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (27.03%) XMPP
7 10 (27.03%) Time Management
7 10 (27.03%) Android
8 9 (24.32%) JNI
8 9 (24.32%) Google
8 9 (24.32%) Data Structures
8 9 (24.32%) Algorithms
8 9 (24.32%) Mobile Application Development
8 9 (24.32%) Android Development
8 9 (24.32%) J2SE
9 8 (21.62%) Windows
9 8 (21.62%) SQL
9 8 (21.62%) Subversion

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 18 (48.65%) MS Office
2 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) GSM
1 20 (54.05%) VoIP
2 10 (27.03%) DSL
2 10 (27.03%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (27.03%) LAN
2 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) 3G
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
3 2 (5.41%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (5.41%) LTE
4 1 (2.70%) MVNO
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Subversion
1 8 (21.62%) Robotium
1 8 (21.62%) Robolectric
1 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) NUnit
2 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.41%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 23 (62.16%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
3 3 (8.11%) Dutch Language
3 3 (8.11%) German Language
4 2 (5.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Android Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Tester
7 2 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.70%) C++/Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Software Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Commercial Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.70%) Java Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) XMPP
2 9 (24.32%) JNI
2 9 (24.32%) J2SE
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) Java SE
4 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (54.05%) Mobile App
2 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (24.32%) Data Structures
3 9 (24.32%) Algorithms
4 8 (21.62%) Open Source
5 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
6 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (5.41%) Blog
8 1 (2.70%) iPad
8 1 (2.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Android
2 8 (21.62%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000
3 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) CRM
1 10 (27.03%) Time Management
2 9 (24.32%) Mobile Application Development
2 9 (24.32%) Android Development
3 4 (10.81%) Quality Management
3 4 (10.81%) QMS
3 4 (10.81%) Change Control
4 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.41%) Software Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.70%) Line Management
6 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) Memory Management
6 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) C
2 10 (27.03%) C++
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
2 3 (8.11%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Google
3 6 (16.22%) Mitel
4 4 (10.81%) Intel
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Lotus
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat