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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 213 194 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Permanent jobs citing Handset 5 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.089% 0.31% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.96% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 0
Average salary £25,750 £34,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.26% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £31,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -16.00%
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
1684 1772 1476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.08% 32.62% 30.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1399 1517 1288
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 22 September 2014. 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 - 4 £26,500 -
Warwickshire -3 1 £25,000 -15.25%
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) Business Continuity
2 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) TETRA
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) SLA

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TETRA
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IP Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Operations Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Telephony Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) NOC Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Business Continuity
2 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Tandberg