Period
to 23 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 875 966 1091
Rank change year-on-year +91 +125 -15
Permanent jobs citing Handset 95 115 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.082% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 68 99 63
England median annual salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £22,125 £20,000 £19,900
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £69,050
UK median annual salary £33,750 £37,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +28.18%

Handset is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 43,717 55,610 63,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.83% 39.79% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33,800 42,545 50,239
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Handset as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in England

Handset
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Handset in England.

Salary trend for Handset in England

Handset
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Handset in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Handset in England

Handset
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +53 47 £35,000 -30.00% 10
Midlands +21 20 £28,500 -25.00%
South East +60 18 £60,000 +84.62% 2
East Midlands +26 10 £32,000 +8.47%
West Midlands +19 10 £28,500 -25.00%
North of England +66 6 £26,750 +30.97%
Yorkshire +46 4 £23,750 +17.72%
East of England +64 3 £36,250 - 4
North West +48 2 £51,750 +146.43%
South West +35 1 £22,500 +7.14%
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT jobs citing Handset also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Handset.

1 41 (43.16%) Windows
2 40 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 27 (28.42%) Office 365
4 26 (27.37%) Active Directory
5 25 (26.32%) Android
6 23 (24.21%) SCCM
6 23 (24.21%) Cisco
6 23 (24.21%) Windows Server
7 21 (22.11%) ITIL
7 21 (22.11%) Apple
8 20 (21.05%) Wireless
8 20 (21.05%) Finance
9 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
9 18 (18.95%) Firewall
9 18 (18.95%) VoIP
9 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
10 17 (17.89%) Test Automation
10 17 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (17.89%) VBScript
11 16 (16.84%) Linux
11 16 (16.84%) Broadband
11 16 (16.84%) SLA
11 16 (16.84%) Unified Communications
12 15 (15.79%) Problem Management
13 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
13 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (12.63%) CCNA
14 12 (12.63%) Blackberry
14 12 (12.63%) Service Management
14 12 (12.63%) Windows 10

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.32%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.21%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.42%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) Azure
2 5 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) GitHub
3 1 (1.05%) AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.05%) Wireless
2 18 (18.95%) Firewall
2 18 (18.95%) VoIP
3 16 (16.84%) Broadband
3 16 (16.84%) Unified Communications
4 11 (11.58%) VLAN
5 10 (10.53%) DNS
5 10 (10.53%) SNMP
6 8 (8.42%) DHCP
6 8 (8.42%) Softphone
7 7 (7.37%) LAN
7 7 (7.37%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (7.37%) WAN
8 6 (6.32%) SAN
8 6 (6.32%) Skype
8 6 (6.32%) VPN
9 5 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (5.26%) IP Telephony
9 5 (5.26%) IPv4
9 5 (5.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) GIS
2 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) WinDbg
2 9 (9.47%) WebDriver
3 8 (8.42%) JMeter
4 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.37%) Postman
5 4 (4.21%) Xcode
6 1 (1.05%) JIRA
6 1 (1.05%) Maven
6 1 (1.05%) Selenium
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Billing
4 5 (5.26%) Legal
5 3 (3.16%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Electronics
6 2 (2.11%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Desktop Support
3 12 (12.63%) Desktop Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.58%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Technical Support
5 10 (10.53%) IT Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Service Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) IT Support
9 6 (6.32%) Field Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) IT Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Android SDK
1 5 (5.26%) XMPP
2 4 (4.21%) iOS SDK
2 4 (4.21%) Node.js
3 3 (3.16%) RESTful
4 1 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) Flash
4 1 (1.05%) HTML
4 1 (1.05%) J2EE
4 1 (1.05%) Kafka
4 1 (1.05%) React
4 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Blackberry
2 11 (11.58%) Fat Client
2 11 (11.58%) Thin Client
3 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.37%) Smartphone
5 6 (6.32%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (5.26%) Driving Licence
6 5 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (4.21%) CMDB
8 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.11%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.05%) iPhone
10 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.16%) Windows
2 25 (26.32%) Android
3 23 (24.21%) Windows Server
4 16 (16.84%) Linux
5 12 (12.63%) Windows 10
6 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 9 (9.47%) Apple iOS
8 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (7.37%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.16%) Windows Phone
11 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) ITIL
2 17 (17.89%) Test Automation
3 15 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 12 (12.63%) Service Management
5 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.47%) Network Management
5 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
6 8 (8.42%) BDD
6 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.42%) TDD
6 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (7.37%) QA Automation
7 7 (7.37%) SDLC
8 6 (6.32%) High Availability
8 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.32%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.26%) Change Management
9 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
2 17 (17.89%) VBScript
3 8 (8.42%) C
3 8 (8.42%) C#
3 8 (8.42%) C++
4 7 (7.37%) Java
5 4 (4.21%) Apple Swift
5 4 (4.21%) Kotlin
5 4 (4.21%) Objective-C
5 4 (4.21%) SQL
6 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.05%) AWK
7 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.05%) Groovy
7 1 (1.05%) Python
7 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (12.63%) CCNA
3 11 (11.58%) Degree
4 7 (7.37%) MCSE
4 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.32%) ISEB
5 6 (6.32%) ISTQB
6 5 (5.26%) CCNP
6 5 (5.26%) CISM
6 5 (5.26%) CISSP
6 5 (5.26%) DBS Check
7 3 (3.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.11%) MCP
8 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.05%) APMP
9 1 (1.05%) MCSA
9 1 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) SLA
2 11 (11.58%) QA
3 5 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (5.26%) GDPR
3 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (27.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.53%) Firmware
3 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (24.21%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) Perfmon
3 5 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.11%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 40 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (24.21%) Cisco
3 21 (22.11%) Apple
4 11 (11.58%) HP
5 10 (10.53%) Dell
5 10 (10.53%) Draytek
5 10 (10.53%) NETGEAR
6 9 (9.47%) Ivanti
7 6 (6.32%) Bloomberg
7 6 (6.32%) Reuters
8 5 (5.26%) Avaya
8 5 (5.26%) Becrypt
8 5 (5.26%) McAfee
8 5 (5.26%) Samsung
8 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.21%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.21%) Sonus
9 4 (4.21%) YouTube
10 3 (3.16%) Polycom
10 3 (3.16%) Remedy