The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 215 207 195
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Handset 2 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.036% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.34% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 15
Average salary £68,750 £27,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+150.00% -19.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £25,600 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £93,750 £32,000 £49,100
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1763 1763 1977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.47% 32.67% 36.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1397 1438 1704
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Handset Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Handset across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Handset Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Handset
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham -2 1 £100,000 +263.63%
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (50.00%) Omniture
3 7 (50.00%) Marketing
3 7 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (50.00%) Analytics
3 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (50.00%) Channel Management
4 5 (35.71%) Mitel
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Avaya
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) VLAN
7 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 2 (14.29%) iPhone
7 2 (14.29%) DECT
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) CCNP

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) VLAN
2 2 (14.29%) DECT
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) MPLS
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (50.00%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Marketing Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Deskside Support
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Director
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 7 (50.00%) Analytics
1 7 (50.00%) Channel Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Revenue Management
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Omniture
2 5 (35.71%) Mitel
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Avaya
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) Capita
6 1 (7.14%) SAP