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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 239 231 216
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Permanent jobs citing Handset 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.034% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.082% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 2
Average salary £33,000 £20,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.97% -49.06%
UK excluding London average salary £41,625 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+18.92% -9.09%
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
1978 2450 2058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.86% 41.32% 39.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1534 1992 1726
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 May 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
Devon - 4 £33,000 -
Dorset +2 1 £21,000 +13.51%
Bristol - 1 £23,500 -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) Thin Client
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Clustering
3 5 (62.50%) Fat Client
4 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Back Office
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (25.00%) Android
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Apple
6 2 (25.00%) Remedy
7 1 (12.50%) Internet

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) WorkSite
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Support Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) IT Support
4 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) ICT Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) ICT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Fat Client
1 5 (62.50%) Thin Client
1 5 (62.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Practice Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Postfix
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Remedy
4 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (12.50%) LexisNexis
5 1 (12.50%) Polycom
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Nokia
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell