Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1071 1114 1059
Rank change year-on-year +43 -55 +90
Permanent jobs citing Handset 135 129 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 102 112 182
UK median annual salary £40,000 £32,043 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.83% -20.88% +35.00%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £79,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +15.38%

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 77777 77328 91200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.99% 40.93% 41.96%
Number of salaries quoted 58681 63584 73079
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +24 126 £37,500 +17.03% 9
UK excluding London +49 103 £40,000 +11.11% 8
South East +54 33 £45,000 -18.18% 3
London +3 28 £32,500 +25.00% 2
North of England +34 27 £40,000 +70.21% 1
North West +24 23 £40,000 +41.59%
East of England -3 15 £27,750 -26.00% 2
Midlands +44 14 £33,000 +69.23%
West Midlands +22 14 £33,000 +69.23%
South West +6 8 £18,500 -42.26% 1
Yorkshire +20 4 £19,000 -5.00% 1
Wales +17 3 £41,000 +134.29%
Scotland - 2 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £43,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Handset also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Handset.

1 74 (54.81%) Windows
2 69 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 42 (31.11%) Windows Server
4 41 (30.37%) Telecoms
5 39 (28.89%) Active Directory
6 35 (25.93%) VMware
7 32 (23.70%) VoIP
7 32 (23.70%) Microsoft Office
8 30 (22.22%) Smartphone
9 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (20.74%) ITIL
11 26 (19.26%) Android
11 26 (19.26%) vSphere
12 24 (17.78%) Linux
12 24 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (16.30%) BroadSoft
13 22 (16.30%) Windows 7
14 18 (13.33%) Broadband
14 18 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (13.33%) Apple iOS
15 16 (11.85%) Sonus
15 16 (11.85%) DNS
15 16 (11.85%) Finance
16 15 (11.11%) Cisco
16 15 (11.11%) MCP
16 15 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (11.11%) Skype
17 14 (10.37%) Office 365
17 14 (10.37%) Skype for Business
17 14 (10.37%) Client/Server

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 14 (10.37%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.19%) Apache
2 7 (5.19%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.48%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (23.70%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SessionCam
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) Office 365
2 9 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.70%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.48%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.70%) VoIP
2 18 (13.33%) Broadband
3 16 (11.85%) DNS
4 15 (11.11%) Skype
5 14 (10.37%) PBX
5 14 (10.37%) SAN
6 13 (9.63%) DHCP
6 13 (9.63%) Firewall
6 13 (9.63%) TCP/IP
7 11 (8.15%) iSCSI
7 11 (8.15%) NAS
7 11 (8.15%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (7.41%) WAN
9 9 (6.67%) IP Telephony
10 7 (5.19%) Asterisk PBX
11 6 (4.44%) LAN
11 6 (4.44%) VoWiFi
11 6 (4.44%) VPN
12 5 (3.70%) Intelligent Network
12 5 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 41 (30.37%) Telecoms
2 16 (11.85%) Finance
3 12 (8.89%) Banking
3 12 (8.89%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.22%) Automotive
5 2 (1.48%) Back Office
5 2 (1.48%) Billing
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (22.22%) Analyst
2 19 (14.07%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.85%) Architect
4 14 (10.37%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 11 (8.15%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (8.15%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.41%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (6.67%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.93%) Telecoms Engineer
9 8 (5.93%) VoIP Engineer
10 7 (5.19%) Asterisk Engineer
10 7 (5.19%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (5.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (5.19%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.22%) Web Services
2 2 (1.48%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.74%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.74%) RESTful
3 1 (0.74%) WAP
3 1 (0.74%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.22%) Smartphone
2 24 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.37%) Client/Server
4 13 (9.63%) User Experience
5 9 (6.67%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.19%) Clustering
6 7 (5.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.70%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.70%) IVR
8 4 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.48%) CCTV
9 2 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.74%) CESG
10 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.74%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (54.81%) Windows
2 42 (31.11%) Windows Server
3 26 (19.26%) Android
4 24 (17.78%) Linux
5 22 (16.30%) Windows 7
6 18 (13.33%) Apple iOS
7 15 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (9.63%) CentOS
9 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (6.67%) Windows 8
11 8 (5.93%) Windows 10
12 6 (4.44%) Mac OS
12 6 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (4.44%) Ubuntu
12 6 (4.44%) Unix
13 5 (3.70%) Windows Phone
14 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (2.22%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.74%) ITIL
2 11 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (6.67%) Information Security
4 9 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 9 (6.67%) Scrum
4 9 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.93%) Business Continuity
5 8 (5.93%) Business Continuity Planning
5 8 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.93%) Problem Management
5 8 (5.93%) Time Management
6 7 (5.19%) Analytics
6 7 (5.19%) Data Management
6 7 (5.19%) DSDM
6 7 (5.19%) Machine Learning
6 7 (5.19%) Mathematics
6 7 (5.19%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.19%) Use Case
6 7 (5.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.19%) Bash Shell
1 7 (5.19%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.96%) C
2 4 (2.96%) C++
3 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.48%) SQL
5 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (11.11%) MCP
3 10 (7.41%) CCNA
3 10 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.93%) Degree
5 6 (4.44%) MCSA
6 2 (1.48%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.48%) MCSE
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) QA
System Software
1 39 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (19.26%) vSphere
4 13 (9.63%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.44%) Terminal Services
6 6 (4.44%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.48%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.48%) Firmware
9 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.63%) vCenter Server
2 11 (8.15%) NetVault Backup
3 6 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.96%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 35 (25.93%) VMware
3 22 (16.30%) BroadSoft
4 16 (11.85%) Sonus
5 15 (11.11%) Cisco
6 14 (10.37%) Mitel
7 13 (9.63%) Red Hat
8 12 (8.89%) Veeam
9 8 (5.93%) Symantec
10 7 (5.19%) Apple
10 7 (5.19%) Juniper
11 6 (4.44%) Avaya
11 6 (4.44%) GENBAND
11 6 (4.44%) Oracle
11 6 (4.44%) Polycom
12 5 (3.70%) Adobe
12 5 (3.70%) BT
13 4 (2.96%) Panasonic
13 4 (2.96%) Remedy
13 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow