The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 881 913
Rank change year-on-year +91 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Handset 68 73 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.070% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 53 57 50
Median salary £29,000 £36,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.44% +9.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,115 £25,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £36,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.95% +21.66%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32712 42657 42069
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.39% 41.03% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 26358 34062 33244
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,340 £29,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Handset as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Handset over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +103 65 £29,000 -13.43% 3
London +78 20 £29,000 -13.43% 1
West Midlands +43 11 £42,500 +62.22% 1
Birmingham +17 10 £42,500 +41.66%
South East +42 8 £31,750 -36.50%
East of England +23 8 £27,500 -33.33%
North West -10 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South West +31 5 £35,000 +4.47%
North East +11 5 £26,100 -51.14%
Surrey - 5 £31,000 -
Bristol - 5 £35,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £26,100 -
Romford - 5 £29,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £26,100 -
Cheshire +8 4 - -
Buckhurst Hill - 4 £27,500 -
Essex - 4 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire +17 3 £27,000 -34.54%
Manchester -23 3 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Berkshire +26 2 £65,000 -7.14%
City of London - 2 £52,500 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Weybridge - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £31,000 - 2
Reading +32 1 £45,000 +91.48%
Yorkshire +29 1 £20,000 -20.00%
West Yorkshire +26 1 £20,000 -
Bradford +8 1 £20,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £21,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Handset also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Handset.

1 47 (43.52%) Telecoms
2 37 (34.26%) Windows
3 36 (33.33%) VoIP
4 27 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (19.44%) Broadband
5 21 (19.44%) MS Office
6 18 (16.67%) ITIL
6 18 (16.67%) Cisco
6 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (15.74%) Mitel
7 17 (15.74%) Active Directory
7 17 (15.74%) BroadSoft
7 17 (15.74%) Windows Server
8 16 (14.81%) LAN
9 15 (13.89%) Android
10 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
11 13 (12.04%) DNS
11 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
11 13 (12.04%) CRM
12 12 (11.11%) Linux
12 12 (11.11%) Avaya
12 12 (11.11%) Firewall
13 11 (10.19%) Finance
13 11 (10.19%) Asterisk PBX
13 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (9.26%) Office 365
14 10 (9.26%) Retail
14 10 (9.26%) Windows 7
14 10 (9.26%) Blackberry

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (19.44%) MS Office
2 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.48%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 4 (3.70%) MS Project
4 4 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.85%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.85%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Office 365
2 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (33.33%) VoIP
2 21 (19.44%) Broadband
3 16 (14.81%) LAN
4 13 (12.04%) DNS
5 12 (11.11%) Firewall
6 11 (10.19%) Asterisk PBX
7 10 (9.26%) VPN
7 10 (9.26%) WLAN
8 9 (8.33%) VLAN
9 8 (7.41%) WAN
9 8 (7.41%) Wireless
10 7 (6.48%) DHCP
10 7 (6.48%) IMAP
10 7 (6.48%) POP3
10 7 (6.48%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (6.48%) SMTP
10 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
11 6 (5.56%) CTI
11 6 (5.56%) Unified Communications
12 5 (4.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.85%) MS Access
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 47 (43.52%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.19%) Finance
3 10 (9.26%) Retail
4 8 (7.41%) Marketing
5 7 (6.48%) Law
6 4 (3.70%) Banking
7 3 (2.78%) Advertising
7 3 (2.78%) Electronics
7 3 (2.78%) Games
8 2 (1.85%) Front Office
9 1 (0.93%) French Language
9 1 (0.93%) Legal
9 1 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Analyst
2 11 (10.19%) Support Specialist
2 11 (10.19%) VoIP Engineer
3 10 (9.26%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.41%) IT Support
4 8 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 8 (7.41%) Technical Support
4 8 (7.41%) Voice Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.48%) Technical Advisor
5 7 (6.48%) Technical Support Advisor
6 6 (5.56%) Data Network Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Siebel Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Voice Network Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Voice Specialist
7 5 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Architect
7 5 (4.63%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (2.78%) FreeSWITCH
3 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.85%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.85%) Java SE
3 2 (1.85%) REST
4 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.93%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) WAP
4 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.48%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.56%) Smartphone
5 5 (4.63%) IVR
5 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (2.78%) iPhone
7 3 (2.78%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.93%) FMCG
9 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.93%) iPad
9 1 (0.93%) NHS
9 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (34.26%) Windows
2 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (15.74%) Windows Server
4 15 (13.89%) Android
5 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
7 12 (11.11%) Linux
8 10 (9.26%) Unix
8 10 (9.26%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.56%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.63%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.70%) Windows Phone
12 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.67%) ITIL
2 13 (12.04%) CRM
3 9 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 8 (7.41%) Service Management
5 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.48%) DevOps
5 7 (6.48%) Project Management
5 7 (6.48%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.63%) Change Control
6 5 (4.63%) Information Security
6 5 (4.63%) Line Management
6 5 (4.63%) Time Management
7 4 (3.70%) Business Development
7 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.70%) Presales
7 4 (3.70%) Scrum
7 4 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.56%) SQL
2 5 (4.63%) Java
3 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.85%) Objective-C
3 2 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.93%) Perl
4 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.48%) Degree
3 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.78%) MCSA
4 3 (2.78%) MCSE
4 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) CCNA
5 2 (1.85%) CCNP
5 2 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.85%) MCDST
5 2 (1.85%) MCP
5 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 17 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.48%) Terminal Services
3 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Packer
1 6 (5.56%) Puppet
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.67%) Cisco
3 17 (15.74%) BroadSoft
3 17 (15.74%) Mitel
4 12 (11.11%) Avaya
5 10 (9.26%) Citrix
6 8 (7.41%) VMware
7 6 (5.56%) Ericsson
7 6 (5.56%) Informatica
7 6 (5.56%) Oracle
7 6 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.56%) Siebel
8 4 (3.70%) Apple
8 4 (3.70%) Sonus
9 3 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (2.78%) GENBAND
9 3 (2.78%) HP
9 3 (2.78%) Nokia
9 3 (2.78%) Remedy
9 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
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