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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 209 181 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Permanent jobs citing Handset 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.045% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.15% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £25,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -30.00%
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
1501 1376 1401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.47% 30.96% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1145 1202
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,050 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
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 27 March 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 -6 2 - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) SLA
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) CCNA
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) vSphere
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) Avaya
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) VoIP
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Juniper
6 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) CentOS
6 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
7 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) Mitel
7 2 (18.18%) VLAN
7 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (18.18%) Change Control

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) WLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Support
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
1 1 (9.09%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) CentOS
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
1 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNA
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) vSphere
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Avaya
4 3 (27.27%) Juniper
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Mitel
6 1 (9.09%) Veeam