Handsets
UK

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 6 months to 22 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 773 933 989
Rank change year-on-year +160 +56 -199
Permanent jobs citing Handset 43 73 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.066% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19 49 70
10th Percentile - £22,200 £27,500
25th Percentile £22,044 £26,500 £33,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,066 £35,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.10% -44.00% +93.80%
75th Percentile £33,000 £40,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £77,500 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £27,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -56.80% +92.31%

All Generic Skills
UK

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

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,788 46,644 62,923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.58% 42.04% 45.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19,916 26,010 33,108
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.84% +3.33%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Handset as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Handset.

Salary trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Handset over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Top 13 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 6 months to 22 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +184 43 £30,066 -14.10% 17
UK excluding London +87 34 £30,000 +11.11% 15
Work from Home +140 23 £55,000 -26.67% 4
North of England +102 11 £30,000 +17.65% 3
South East +69 11 £22,612 -16.25% 4
East of England +50 9 - - 4
London +180 7 £55,000 +46.67% 2
North West +49 5 - - 2
Yorkshire +106 4 £30,000 +17.65% 1
North East - 2 - -
South West - 2 £30,066 - 2
Midlands +51 1 - - 4
East Midlands +13 1 - -

Handset
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Exchange
1 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (13.95%) Azure
3 4 (9.30%) Entra ID
4 2 (4.65%) AWS
4 2 (4.65%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.65%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.65%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) WebEx
2 5 (11.63%) Firewall
2 5 (11.63%) LAN
2 5 (11.63%) VoIP
2 5 (11.63%) WAN
2 5 (11.63%) WLAN
3 3 (6.98%) ADSL
3 3 (6.98%) BGP
3 3 (6.98%) Broadband
3 3 (6.98%) DHCP
3 3 (6.98%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) MPLS
3 3 (6.98%) Network Security
3 3 (6.98%) SD-WAN
3 3 (6.98%) VPN
4 2 (4.65%) IPv4
4 2 (4.65%) PBX
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) VLAN
General
1 20 (46.51%) Marketing
2 18 (41.86%) Games
3 6 (13.95%) Aviation
3 6 (13.95%) Social Skills
4 5 (11.63%) Finance
4 5 (11.63%) Law
4 5 (11.63%) Multimedia
5 2 (4.65%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Graphics Engineer
1 18 (41.86%) Graphics Software Engineer
1 18 (41.86%) Software Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Administrator
2 6 (13.95%) IT Administrator
2 6 (13.95%) Service Desk Administrator
3 5 (11.63%) Audio Visual Technician
3 5 (11.63%) Support Technician
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Lead
4 3 (6.98%) Network Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Network Security Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Network Support
4 3 (6.98%) Network Support Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) ICT Officer
5 2 (4.65%) IT Support
5 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) OpenGL
1 18 (41.86%) OpenGL ES
1 18 (41.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 18 (41.86%) Unreal Engine
1 18 (41.86%) Vulkan
1 18 (41.86%) WebAssembly
1 18 (41.86%) WebGPU
Miscellaneous
1 18 (41.86%) Mali
1 18 (41.86%) Ray Tracing
1 18 (41.86%) SIMD
1 18 (41.86%) Smartphone
2 6 (13.95%) Xbox
3 5 (11.63%) Interactive Media
4 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Linux
2 18 (41.86%) Android
3 13 (30.23%) Windows
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.95%) Windows 10
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Agile
1 18 (41.86%) Computer Science
1 18 (41.86%) Mathematics
1 18 (41.86%) Scrum
1 18 (41.86%) Software Engineering
1 18 (41.86%) User Experience
2 6 (13.95%) ERP
3 5 (11.63%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (11.63%) Requirements Gathering
4 4 (9.30%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.65%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (4.65%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) ITSM
5 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.65%) Proactive Management
5 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.65%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) C
1 18 (41.86%) C++
1 18 (41.86%) Rust
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Degree
2 18 (41.86%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
3 2 (4.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) WSUS
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Dell
2 6 (13.95%) Freshdesk
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
4 3 (6.98%) Adobe
4 3 (6.98%) Apple
4 3 (6.98%) Aruba
4 3 (6.98%) Bloomberg
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco
4 3 (6.98%) Fortinet
4 3 (6.98%) Huawei
4 3 (6.98%) Meraki
4 3 (6.98%) Polycom
4 3 (6.98%) Reuters
4 3 (6.98%) Salesforce
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 2 (4.65%) Google
5 2 (4.65%) Mitel
5 2 (4.65%) Nexthink