Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1065 1073 1117
Rank change year-on-year +8 +44 -69
Permanent jobs citing Handset 108 134 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.076% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 97 105 140
UK median annual salary £31,000 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.43% -1.41% -16.47%
10th Percentile £18,650 £21,673 £23,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £60,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -31.25% +6.67% -

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 73,498 78,444 82,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 44.48% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 56,800 59,079 67,563
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +1 99 £34,000 -2.86% 12
UK excluding London -10 67 £27,500 -31.25% 12
London +37 41 £50,000 +53.85%
South East -3 22 £35,000 -22.22%
North of England 0 20 £19,588 -51.03% 6
Midlands +23 14 £27,500 -21.43% 4
Yorkshire +28 11 £19,000 - 2
North West +4 9 £39,500 -1.25% 4
Scotland +3 9 £23,000 -14.81%
West Midlands +25 8 £30,000 -14.29% 4
East Midlands - 6 £22,625 -
East of England +7 1 £60,000 +118.18% 1
South West -14 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 46 (42.59%) Windows
2 44 (40.74%) Finance
3 36 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
4 35 (32.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 34 (31.48%) ITIL
6 32 (29.63%) Android
7 25 (23.15%) Microsoft Office
8 24 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 23 (21.30%) Apple
10 21 (19.44%) Office 365
10 21 (19.44%) Retail
11 20 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (18.52%) Windows 10
12 18 (16.67%) Blackberry
12 18 (16.67%) Network Security
12 18 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 17 (15.74%) SCCM
14 16 (14.81%) Telecoms
14 16 (14.81%) Thin Client
14 16 (14.81%) Reuters
14 16 (14.81%) Bloomberg
14 16 (14.81%) VBScript
14 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
14 16 (14.81%) Fat Client
14 16 (14.81%) ServiceNow
14 16 (14.81%) WinDbg
14 16 (14.81%) Perfmon
15 15 (13.89%) Windows 7
16 14 (12.96%) VoIP

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 3 (2.78%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.85%) Apache
2 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.85%) nginx
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (32.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (23.15%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.93%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.93%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.93%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.44%) Office 365
2 5 (4.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.85%) G Suite
4 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.93%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) Network Security
2 14 (12.96%) VoIP
3 13 (12.04%) DNS
4 10 (9.26%) Wireless
5 8 (7.41%) LAN
6 7 (6.48%) DHCP
7 6 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (5.56%) VPN
7 6 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (4.63%) Firewall
8 5 (4.63%) Skype
8 5 (4.63%) WAN
9 4 (3.70%) Internet
9 4 (3.70%) Intranet
9 4 (3.70%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.70%) LTE
9 4 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (3.70%) UMTS
10 3 (2.78%) Softphone
10 3 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.26%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.85%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 16 (14.81%) WinDbg
2 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.85%) Subversion
2 2 (1.85%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.93%) Appium
3 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.93%) Selendroid
General
1 44 (40.74%) Finance
2 21 (19.44%) Retail
3 16 (14.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.78%) Electronics
5 3 (2.78%) Games
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.85%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.93%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
7 1 (0.93%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (51.85%) Analyst
2 23 (21.30%) Service Analyst
3 20 (18.52%) Support Analyst
4 19 (17.59%) Desktop Support
5 17 (15.74%) Desktop Analyst
5 17 (15.74%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 15 (13.89%) IT Support
6 15 (13.89%) Windows Support Analyst
7 12 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (8.33%) IT Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) IT Technician
9 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) IT Support Technician
10 7 (6.48%) Support Technician
11 5 (4.63%) Architect
11 5 (4.63%) SAP Support
11 5 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.63%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) Gearman
1 2 (1.85%) XMPP
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.93%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 16 (14.81%) Fat Client
3 16 (14.81%) Thin Client
4 11 (10.19%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (9.26%) EPoS
6 6 (5.56%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.56%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.70%) iPhone
8 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.93%) iPad
10 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.93%) User Experience
10 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (42.59%) Windows
2 32 (29.63%) Android
3 24 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 20 (18.52%) Windows 10
5 15 (13.89%) Windows 7
6 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
7 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.56%) Windows Phone
8 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.70%) Linux
10 2 (1.85%) CentOS
10 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) ITIL
2 11 (10.19%) Service Delivery
2 11 (10.19%) Service Management
3 10 (9.26%) Business Development
3 10 (9.26%) Hardware Maintenance
3 10 (9.26%) Service Delivery Management
3 10 (9.26%) Trend Analysis
4 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.48%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (4.63%) Logistics
8 4 (3.70%) Time Management
9 3 (2.78%) Change Management
9 3 (2.78%) Digital Forensics
9 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.78%) Process Management
9 3 (2.78%) Server Management
9 3 (2.78%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (2.78%) Software Licensing
10 2 (1.85%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 16 (14.81%) VBScript
3 4 (3.70%) Java
3 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.70%) PHP
4 3 (2.78%) Perl
4 3 (2.78%) Python
4 3 (2.78%) Ruby
5 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.85%) SQL
6 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) Degree
2 5 (4.63%) A+ Certification
3 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.93%) CCIE
6 1 (0.93%) CCNP
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) SLA
2 5 (4.63%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.78%) Firmware
3 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.85%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (15.74%) SCCM
2 16 (14.81%) Perfmon
3 2 (1.85%) Ansible
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.93%) Cacti
4 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.30%) Apple
3 16 (14.81%) Bloomberg
3 16 (14.81%) Reuters
3 16 (14.81%) ServiceNow
4 9 (8.33%) Cisco
5 7 (6.48%) BT
5 7 (6.48%) Google
6 6 (5.56%) Adobe
6 6 (5.56%) Remedy
7 5 (4.63%) Citrix
7 5 (4.63%) SAP
8 4 (3.70%) Avaya
8 4 (3.70%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.85%) Dell
9 2 (1.85%) Mitel
9 2 (1.85%) Polycom
9 2 (1.85%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.85%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.85%) WatchGuard