Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1001 1064 1098
Rank change year-on-year +63 +34 +13
Permanent jobs citing Handset 124 137 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.077% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 109 106 94
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +39.13% -12.88%
10th Percentile £19,500 £19,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,125 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -23.75% +14.29% +6.06%

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 66,212 73,327 73,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 41.16% 39.62%
Number of salaries quoted 50,830 55,441 60,065
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +70 119 £36,500 -8.75% 21
UK excluding London +22 67 £30,500 -23.75% 18
London +71 57 £50,000 +53.85% 4
South East -5 24 £35,000 -13.04% 3
Midlands +25 18 £30,000 -11.76% 9
West Midlands +36 13 £34,500 +1.47% 9
North of England +18 13 £19,588 -51.03% 2
Yorkshire +31 7 £19,000 +1.33% 1
North West +3 6 £57,500 +43.75% 1
South West +18 5 £21,000 +13.51% 1
Scotland +2 5 £23,000 -42.50%
East Midlands - 5 £25,000 -
East of England +12 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 72 (58.06%) ITIL
2 55 (44.35%) Windows
3 48 (38.71%) Microsoft
4 42 (33.87%) Active Directory
5 39 (31.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 39 (31.45%) Finance
6 37 (29.84%) Windows Server
7 35 (28.23%) Android
8 33 (26.61%) Apple
9 30 (24.19%) Blackberry
9 30 (24.19%) SLA
10 28 (22.58%) Network Security
11 27 (21.77%) Fat Client
11 27 (21.77%) Telecoms
11 27 (21.77%) Thin Client
11 27 (21.77%) SQL Server
12 26 (20.97%) SCCM
13 25 (20.16%) PowerShell
13 25 (20.16%) WinDbg
13 25 (20.16%) Office 365
13 25 (20.16%) VBScript
13 25 (20.16%) Reuters
13 25 (20.16%) Bloomberg
13 25 (20.16%) Perfmon
14 23 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
15 22 (17.74%) Service Management
15 22 (17.74%) Mitel
16 21 (16.94%) VoIP
17 20 (16.13%) Service Delivery
18 18 (14.52%) Retail

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 6 (4.84%) Skype for Business
2 5 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.23%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.61%) Apache
4 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.61%) nginx
Applications
1 39 (31.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (8.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.16%) Office 365
2 6 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.23%) PaaS
3 4 (3.23%) SaaS
4 2 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.61%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.58%) Network Security
2 21 (16.94%) VoIP
3 15 (12.10%) Firewall
4 14 (11.29%) DNS
5 10 (8.06%) DHCP
5 10 (8.06%) LAN
6 9 (7.26%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (7.26%) Wireless
7 8 (6.45%) Skype
7 8 (6.45%) WAN
8 7 (5.65%) VLAN
9 6 (4.84%) IP Telephony
9 6 (4.84%) VPN
10 5 (4.03%) Internet
10 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.03%) Unified Communications
11 4 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (3.23%) Softphone
11 4 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (2.42%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.61%) MySQL
3 2 (1.61%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 25 (20.16%) WinDbg
2 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.61%) Subversion
2 2 (1.61%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.81%) Appium
3 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.81%) Selendroid
General
1 39 (31.45%) Finance
2 27 (21.77%) Telecoms
3 18 (14.52%) Retail
4 7 (5.65%) Back Office
5 4 (3.23%) Publishing
6 3 (2.42%) French Language
6 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.42%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.42%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (2.42%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 64 (51.61%) Analyst
2 28 (22.58%) Service Analyst
2 28 (22.58%) Support Analyst
3 27 (21.77%) Desktop Support
4 25 (20.16%) Desktop Analyst
4 25 (20.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 25 (20.16%) Windows Support Analyst
5 18 (14.52%) Support Engineer
6 17 (13.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (10.48%) IT Support
8 9 (7.26%) IT Analyst
8 9 (7.26%) Network Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (6.45%) IT Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (4.03%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 4 (3.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) Gearman
1 2 (1.61%) Software Packaging
1 2 (1.61%) WAP
1 2 (1.61%) XML
1 2 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.19%) Blackberry
2 27 (21.77%) Fat Client
2 27 (21.77%) Thin Client
3 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.06%) EPoS
4 10 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.03%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.42%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.61%) iPhone
8 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.81%) iPad
9 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (44.35%) Windows
2 37 (29.84%) Windows Server
3 35 (28.23%) Android
4 15 (12.10%) Windows 10
5 11 (8.87%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.26%) Windows 8
6 9 (7.26%) Windows Phone
7 8 (6.45%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.03%) Linux
9 2 (1.61%) CentOS
9 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (58.06%) ITIL
2 22 (17.74%) Service Management
3 20 (16.13%) Service Delivery
4 14 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
6 11 (8.87%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery Management
7 10 (8.06%) Business Development
7 10 (8.06%) Hardware Maintenance
7 10 (8.06%) Trend Analysis
8 7 (5.65%) Change Management
8 7 (5.65%) Time Management
9 6 (4.84%) Capacity Management
9 6 (4.84%) Change Control
9 6 (4.84%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.84%) Project Planning
9 6 (4.84%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.03%) Case Management
10 5 (4.03%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.16%) PowerShell
1 25 (20.16%) VBScript
2 4 (3.23%) PHP
3 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.61%) C
3 2 (1.61%) Java
3 2 (1.61%) SQL
4 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.81%) Perl
4 1 (0.81%) Python
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.65%) CCNP
1 7 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.84%) CCNA
2 6 (4.84%) Degree
3 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) CCIE
5 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (24.19%) SLA
2 7 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.61%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.61%) QA
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 42 (33.87%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) Firmware
3 5 (4.03%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.61%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (20.97%) SCCM
2 25 (20.16%) Perfmon
3 3 (2.42%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.61%) Ansible
4 2 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 48 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 33 (26.61%) Apple
3 25 (20.16%) Bloomberg
3 25 (20.16%) Reuters
4 22 (17.74%) Mitel
5 15 (12.10%) Avaya
5 15 (12.10%) Cisco
6 14 (11.29%) ServiceNow
7 8 (6.45%) Wyse
8 6 (4.84%) Red Box
9 5 (4.03%) Google
9 5 (4.03%) Interwoven
10 4 (3.23%) BT
10 4 (3.23%) Citrix
10 4 (3.23%) Remedy
10 4 (3.23%) VMware
11 3 (2.42%) Dell
12 2 (1.61%) Adobe
12 2 (1.61%) Ericsson
12 2 (1.61%) Oracle