The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 186 175 169
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Handset 2 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.049% 0.10% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.41% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 17
Average salary £35,000 £27,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.62% -28.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
Handset
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
979 978 1061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.78% 25.35% 28.24%
Number of salaries quoted 751 804 885
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,963 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Handset
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Handset Salary Trend in Manchester

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) iPhone
2 3 (60.00%) iPad
2 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (60.00%) iOS SDK
2 3 (60.00%) Cocoa
2 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (60.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (60.00%) UIKit
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) NetBeans
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) JSF
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Java EE
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) NFC
4 1 (20.00%) GlassFish
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Java

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) NetBeans
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Cocoa
2 3 (60.00%) iOS SDK
2 3 (60.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (60.00%) UIKit
3 2 (40.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JSF
4 1 (20.00%) Java EE
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) iPhone
1 3 (60.00%) iPad
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss