The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 238 234 243
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Handset 4 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.056% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.42% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 11
Average salary £35,000 £27,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.62% -22.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1900 1904 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.50% 26.52% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1460 1582 1737
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Handset
England

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Handset
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Handset Salary Trend in the North West

Handset
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 4 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) Cocoa
3 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (50.00%) UIKit
3 3 (50.00%) iPhone
3 3 (50.00%) iPad
3 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (50.00%) iOS SDK
4 2 (33.33%) Web 2.0
4 2 (33.33%) SMS
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Cocoa
2 3 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (50.00%) UIKit
2 3 (50.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (50.00%) iPhone
2 3 (50.00%) iPad
3 2 (33.33%) Web 2.0
4 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
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