Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1105 1086 1146
Rank change year-on-year -19 +60 +6
Permanent jobs citing Handset 93 98 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.056% 0.073%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 71 73 126
UK median annual salary £35,500 £27,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.09% -16.03% +9.17%
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,000 £21,125
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,250 £68,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £28,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +29.82% -9.52% +10.53%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,737 71,019 88,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.71% 40.64% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 57,902 58,073 71,287
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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
England -25 85 £35,000 +27.27% 8
UK excluding London -13 69 £37,000 +29.82% 7
South East +15 22 £40,000 -46.67% 3
London -28 21 £32,500 +25.00% 1
Midlands +16 17 £33,000 +22.22% 1
West Midlands +6 17 £33,000 +22.22% 1
East of England -5 14 £27,750 +0.91%
North of England -6 11 £21,250 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire +18 7 £19,000 -5.00% 1
North West -18 4 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Wales +6 3 £41,000 +134.29%
Northern Ireland - 1 £43,000 -
Scotland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for Handset.

1 44 (47.31%) Microsoft
2 38 (40.86%) Windows
3 35 (37.63%) Active Directory
4 27 (29.03%) VMware
5 26 (27.96%) Windows Server
6 25 (26.88%) VoIP
6 25 (26.88%) Microsoft Office
7 23 (24.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (22.58%) ITIL
9 20 (21.51%) vSphere
10 19 (20.43%) Office 365
11 18 (19.35%) DNS
12 17 (18.28%) Telecoms
12 17 (18.28%) Finance
12 17 (18.28%) Android
12 17 (18.28%) ServiceNow
13 16 (17.20%) Cisco
14 15 (16.13%) Linux
14 15 (16.13%) Service Management
14 15 (16.13%) Service Delivery
15 14 (15.05%) Firewall
15 14 (15.05%) DHCP
15 14 (15.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (13.98%) Apple iOS
17 12 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
17 12 (12.90%) CentOS
17 12 (12.90%) Windows 7
17 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
17 12 (12.90%) SLA
17 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification

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 10 (10.75%) Skype for Business
2 8 (8.60%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.53%) Apache
3 7 (7.53%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.08%) Confluence
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (26.88%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.43%) Office 365
2 8 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.23%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.88%) VoIP
2 18 (19.35%) DNS
3 14 (15.05%) DHCP
3 14 (15.05%) Firewall
4 12 (12.90%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 11 (11.83%) PBX
5 11 (11.83%) Skype
6 8 (8.60%) SAN
7 7 (7.53%) Broadband
7 7 (7.53%) WAN
7 7 (7.53%) Wireless
8 6 (6.45%) LAN
9 5 (5.38%) iSCSI
9 5 (5.38%) NAS
9 5 (5.38%) VPN
10 4 (4.30%) DMZ
10 4 (4.30%) MPLS
10 4 (4.30%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (3.23%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) Data Mining
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) CircleCI
1 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.08%) JIRA
1 1 (1.08%) Mocha
1 1 (1.08%) Protractor
1 1 (1.08%) Selenium
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
1 17 (18.28%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.75%) Retail
3 4 (4.30%) Billing
4 3 (3.23%) Automotive
5 2 (2.15%) Advertising
5 2 (2.15%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) French Language
6 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (36.56%) Analyst
2 15 (16.13%) Technical Analyst
3 12 (12.90%) Support Analyst
3 12 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.53%) IT Support
6 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Architect
6 6 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) VoIP Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.38%) Voice Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) VoIP Support Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) Node.js
1 1 (1.08%) Web Services
1 1 (1.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Data Centre
1 10 (10.75%) EPoS
2 8 (8.60%) User Experience
3 7 (7.53%) Clustering
3 7 (7.53%) Smartphone
4 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.38%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.23%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.15%) CCTV
8 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.15%) iPhone
9 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.08%) IVR
9 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.08%) NHS
9 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.86%) Windows
2 26 (27.96%) Windows Server
3 17 (18.28%) Android
4 15 (16.13%) Linux
5 14 (15.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (13.98%) Apple iOS
7 12 (12.90%) CentOS
7 12 (12.90%) Windows 7
8 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (10.75%) Windows 10
9 10 (10.75%) Windows 8
10 6 (6.45%) Windows Phone
11 5 (5.38%) Mac OS
11 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (5.38%) Ubuntu
12 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
14 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
14 2 (2.15%) Unix
14 2 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) Service Delivery
2 15 (16.13%) Service Management
3 11 (11.83%) Business Development
4 10 (10.75%) Hardware Maintenance
4 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery Management
4 10 (10.75%) Trend Analysis
5 9 (9.68%) Mentoring
6 8 (8.60%) Business Continuity
6 8 (8.60%) Business Continuity Planning
6 8 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.60%) Information Security
6 8 (8.60%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.38%) Proactive Management
7 5 (5.38%) Project Management
8 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.30%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (4.30%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.30%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
2 7 (7.53%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.23%) C
3 3 (3.23%) C++
4 2 (2.15%) Java
4 2 (2.15%) PHP
4 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.83%) Degree
3 9 (9.68%) MCP
4 8 (8.60%) CCNA
4 8 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.45%) MCSA
6 2 (2.15%) HNC
6 2 (2.15%) MCSE
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (37.63%) Active Directory
2 23 (24.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (21.51%) vSphere
4 12 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (5.38%) Terminal Services
6 5 (5.38%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (3.23%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Docker
8 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) vCenter Server
2 5 (5.38%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.38%) NetVault Backup
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.23%) WSUS
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (47.31%) Microsoft
2 27 (29.03%) VMware
3 17 (18.28%) ServiceNow
4 16 (17.20%) Cisco
5 12 (12.90%) Red Hat
6 10 (10.75%) Mitel
7 8 (8.60%) Apple
7 8 (8.60%) BroadSoft
8 7 (7.53%) Juniper
8 7 (7.53%) Polycom
9 6 (6.45%) Avaya
9 6 (6.45%) Sonus
9 6 (6.45%) Veeam
10 5 (5.38%) Remedy
11 4 (4.30%) BT
11 4 (4.30%) Capita
11 4 (4.30%) Panasonic
11 4 (4.30%) Red Box
11 4 (4.30%) Yealink
12 3 (3.23%) Samsung