The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 149 136 114
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -22
Permanent jobs citing Handset 1 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.038% 0.62% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 1.92% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 9
Average salary £29,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.94% -13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Handset
Berkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
801 835 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.55% 32.23% 33.89%
Number of salaries quoted 472 627 615
Average salary £47,000 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Handset
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Handset Salary Trend in Reading

Handset
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (87.50%) Telecoms
1 7 (87.50%) Marketing
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) STB
5 2 (25.00%) Huawei
6 1 (12.50%) BT
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) ISDN
6 1 (12.50%) PBX
6 1 (12.50%) PSTN
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) FTP
6 1 (12.50%) HTTP
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) ISUP
6 1 (12.50%) Polycom
6 1 (12.50%) Product Management
6 1 (12.50%) Softswitch
6 1 (12.50%) Acme Packet
6 1 (12.50%) Sonus
6 1 (12.50%) BroadSoft
6 1 (12.50%) Business Development

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Softswitch
2 1 (12.50%) ISDN
2 1 (12.50%) PBX
2 1 (12.50%) PSTN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) ISUP
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
1 7 (87.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Account Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Business Development
1 1 (12.50%) Product Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (12.50%) Polycom
2 1 (12.50%) Acme Packet
2 1 (12.50%) Sonus
2 1 (12.50%) BroadSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) BT