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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 199 208 190
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Permanent jobs citing Handset 11 1 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.019% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.056% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 14
Average salary £64,500 £27,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+134.54% -40.54%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -4.54%
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
1733 1772 1675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.85% 33.57% 32.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1426 1503 1370
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 29 May 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 29 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
Staffordshire - 7 £64,500 -
Birmingham -15 4 £31,250 +13.63%
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (53.33%) SQL
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (40.00%) Omniture
2 6 (40.00%) Marketing
2 6 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
2 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (40.00%) Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Channel Management
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) SLA
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Mitel
5 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) CentOS
5 3 (20.00%) vSphere
6 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (13.33%) HTML5
6 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) DECT
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (40.00%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Marketing Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Deskside Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) CSS3
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) CentOS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
1 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (40.00%) Analytics
1 6 (40.00%) Channel Management
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Web Development
3 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) PHP
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Omniture
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Mitel
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya