Period
to 20 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 926 1007 1084
Rank change year-on-year +81 +77 +13
Permanent jobs citing Handset 92 118 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.079% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 64 103 77
UK median annual salary £31,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.42% +8.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £19,025 £19,518 £20,200
90th Percentile £66,125 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.62% -13.33% +28.21%

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 48,268 59,193 67,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.50% 39.57% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 37,008 44,958 51,848
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,436 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Top 14 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 January 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
England +64 88 £31,750 -16.45% 18
UK excluding London +75 56 £31,000 -4.62% 12
London +36 36 £31,250 -37.50% 8
Midlands +49 20 £28,000 -26.32% 3
South East +47 19 £60,000 +71.43% 2
East Midlands +24 10 £32,000 +28.00% 1
West Midlands +17 10 £28,000 -26.32% 2
North of England +58 8 £30,000 +48.70% 2
Yorkshire +37 6 £30,000 +55.14% 1
East of England +63 3 £50,000 - 2
Wales - 3 £18,000 -
North West +37 2 £51,750 -10.00% 1
South West +17 2 £22,500 +7.14% 1
Scotland +31 1 £47,500 +106.52%

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 with a requirement for Handset.

1 43 (46.74%) Windows
1 43 (46.74%) Microsoft
2 26 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 26 (28.26%) Office 365
3 25 (27.17%) SCCM
4 24 (26.09%) Android
5 23 (25.00%) Wireless
6 22 (23.91%) Apple
6 22 (23.91%) ITIL
6 22 (23.91%) Windows Server
7 20 (21.74%) Telecoms
7 20 (21.74%) Finance
8 17 (18.48%) VBScript
8 17 (18.48%) SLA
8 17 (18.48%) Cisco
8 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
9 16 (17.39%) Problem Management
9 16 (17.39%) Unified Communications
9 16 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
10 15 (16.30%) Windows 10
11 14 (15.22%) VoIP
11 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
12 13 (14.13%) QA
12 13 (14.13%) Windows 7
12 13 (14.13%) Blackberry
12 13 (14.13%) Service Management
13 12 (13.04%) Thin Client
13 12 (13.04%) Degree

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 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.43%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Azure
2 2 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) AWS
3 1 (1.09%) GitHub
3 1 (1.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.00%) Wireless
2 16 (17.39%) Unified Communications
3 14 (15.22%) VoIP
4 11 (11.96%) Firewall
4 11 (11.96%) SNMP
5 10 (10.87%) Broadband
6 8 (8.70%) DNS
6 8 (8.70%) Softphone
7 7 (7.61%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (7.61%) H.323
7 7 (7.61%) IP Telephony
7 7 (7.61%) MGCP
8 6 (6.52%) DHCP
8 6 (6.52%) GSM
8 6 (6.52%) LAN
8 6 (6.52%) LTE
8 6 (6.52%) UMTS
8 6 (6.52%) VLAN
8 6 (6.52%) VPN
8 6 (6.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.09%) GIS
3 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) WebDriver
1 10 (10.87%) WinDbg
2 8 (8.70%) JMeter
2 8 (8.70%) Postman
3 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.26%) Xcode
4 2 (2.17%) JIRA
4 2 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 20 (21.74%) Finance
1 20 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.35%) Legal
3 3 (3.26%) Electronics
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
5 1 (1.09%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Analyst
2 14 (15.22%) Desktop Support
3 12 (13.04%) Desktop Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Service Analyst
5 10 (10.87%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (9.78%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Field Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) IT Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) IT Support
8 7 (7.61%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Technical Support
9 6 (6.52%) Telecoms Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) XMPP
2 3 (3.26%) iOS SDK
3 2 (2.17%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) Flash
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) Node.js
4 1 (1.09%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.09%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (1.09%) React
4 1 (1.09%) RESTful
4 1 (1.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.09%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (1.09%) Vulkan
4 1 (1.09%) WAP
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Blackberry
2 12 (13.04%) Fat Client
2 12 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 8 (8.70%) Smartphone
4 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.43%) CMDB
5 5 (5.43%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.09%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.09%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.09%) SIMD
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (46.74%) Windows
2 24 (26.09%) Android
3 22 (23.91%) Windows Server
4 15 (16.30%) Windows 10
5 13 (14.13%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.70%) Apple iOS
7 7 (7.61%) Linux
7 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.52%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.26%) Windows Phone
11 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.91%) ITIL
2 16 (17.39%) Problem Management
3 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
4 13 (14.13%) Service Management
5 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.87%) Regression Testing
6 9 (9.78%) Network Management
7 8 (8.70%) BDD
7 8 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (8.70%) TDD
7 8 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 7 (7.61%) QA Automation
9 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.52%) SDLC
10 5 (5.43%) Asset Management
10 5 (5.43%) Change Management
10 5 (5.43%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
1 17 (18.48%) VBScript
2 8 (8.70%) C#
3 5 (5.43%) C
3 5 (5.43%) C++
4 3 (3.26%) Apple Swift
4 3 (3.26%) Objective-C
4 3 (3.26%) SQL
5 2 (2.17%) Java
6 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (13.04%) Degree
3 10 (10.87%) MCSE
3 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.78%) CCNP
5 7 (7.61%) CCNA
6 6 (6.52%) ISEB
6 6 (6.52%) ISTQB
7 4 (4.35%) DBS Check
7 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) CCSP
9 2 (2.17%) CCVP
9 2 (2.17%) CISM
9 2 (2.17%) CISSP
10 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.09%) MCP
10 1 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.48%) SLA
2 13 (14.13%) QA
3 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.17%) GDPR
4 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) Firmware
3 2 (2.17%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (27.17%) SCCM
2 7 (7.61%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (6.52%) Perfmon
4 5 (5.43%) AirWatch
4 5 (5.43%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.17%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 43 (46.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.91%) Apple
3 17 (18.48%) Cisco
4 10 (10.87%) HP
4 10 (10.87%) Ivanti
5 9 (9.78%) Dell
6 7 (7.61%) SolarWinds
7 6 (6.52%) Bloomberg
7 6 (6.52%) Reuters
7 6 (6.52%) Sonus
8 5 (5.43%) Avaya
8 5 (5.43%) Becrypt
8 5 (5.43%) Draytek
8 5 (5.43%) McAfee
8 5 (5.43%) NETGEAR
8 5 (5.43%) Samsung
9 4 (4.35%) Remedy
9 4 (4.35%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.26%) Polycom
11 2 (2.17%) Huawei