The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 236 230 208
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -22
Permanent jobs citing Handset 9 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.017% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.048% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 2
Average salary £22,500 £80,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-71.87% +42.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £80,000 £49,250
10% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £80,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Handset
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2208 2100 1977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 36.95% 34.80% 39.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1829 1700 1650
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Handset
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Handset Salary Trend in the South West

Handset
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Dorset - 8 £22,500 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Clustering
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Phone
5 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
5 4 (26.67%) Android
5 4 (26.67%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) Apple
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (26.67%) Remedy
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) Back Office
6 3 (20.00%) B2B
6 3 (20.00%) Adobe
7 2 (13.33%) HP

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) WorkSite
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) PABX
4 1 (6.67%) PBX
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) IPv4
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior
4 3 (20.00%) Account Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) Junior Account Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Team Lead
6 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Head of IT
6 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Architecture Manager
6 1 (6.67%) IT Support
6 1 (6.67%) Head of Infrastructure
6 1 (6.67%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) PDA
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Phone
3 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (26.67%) Android
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) B2B
3 1 (6.67%) Practice Management
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Market Research
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
1 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Apple
3 4 (26.67%) Remedy
3 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Adobe
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Nokia
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) LexisNexis
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) NEC
6 1 (6.67%) Mitel
6 1 (6.67%) Polycom