Period
to 18 April 2019

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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1001 1137 1101
Rank change year-on-year +136 -36 +38
Permanent jobs citing Handset 110 72 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.041% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 92 61 80
UK median annual salary £38,000 £32,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.92% +12.07% -12.12%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,750 £21,580
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £40,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year -7.50% +25.98% -1.62%

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 62,148 71,060 68,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 40.04% 39.98%
Number of salaries quoted 47,145 55,778 55,764
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,641 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 +130 106 £38,000 +16.92% 5
UK excluding London +85 61 £37,000 -7.50% 5
London +90 49 £50,000 +58.73% 1
Midlands +51 32 £38,000 +26.67%
West Midlands +40 22 £42,500 +41.67%
East Midlands - 10 £32,000 -
South East +20 9 £32,500 -18.75% 1
North of England +34 7 £20,000 +8.11%
North West +37 6 £20,000 +11.11%
South West - 6 £21,000 - 2
East of England +74 3 £55,000 - 1
Wales +23 3 £35,000 -16.17%
Yorkshire +18 1 £20,000 +8.11%
Scotland - 1 £23,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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 61 (55.45%) ITIL
2 54 (49.09%) Windows
3 36 (32.73%) Telecoms
4 33 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 32 (29.09%) Microsoft
6 30 (27.27%) Apple
7 29 (26.36%) VoIP
7 29 (26.36%) Finance
8 28 (25.45%) Windows 10
9 27 (24.55%) Cisco
10 25 (22.73%) Office 365
11 24 (21.82%) Mitel
11 24 (21.82%) VLAN
11 24 (21.82%) SCCM
11 24 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
11 24 (21.82%) Firewall
12 23 (20.91%) Configuration Management
12 23 (20.91%) Avaya
12 23 (20.91%) Windows Server
13 22 (20.00%) Blackberry
13 22 (20.00%) Service Delivery
14 20 (18.18%) Mentoring
15 19 (17.27%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (17.27%) SQL Server
15 19 (17.27%) Project Planning
15 19 (17.27%) Change Control
15 19 (17.27%) Android
16 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
16 18 (16.36%) CCNP
16 18 (16.36%) CCNA

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 5 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.82%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) Apache
3 1 (0.91%) Confluence
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
3 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.91%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.73%) Office 365
2 5 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.91%) Cloudflare
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.91%) PaaS
4 1 (0.91%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.36%) VoIP
2 24 (21.82%) Firewall
2 24 (21.82%) VLAN
3 11 (10.00%) Network Security
4 10 (9.09%) LAN
4 10 (9.09%) WAN
4 10 (9.09%) Wireless
5 6 (5.45%) DNS
5 6 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (4.55%) DHCP
6 5 (4.55%) IP Telephony
6 5 (4.55%) Skype
6 5 (4.55%) VPN
7 4 (3.64%) Bluetooth
7 4 (3.64%) GPRS
7 4 (3.64%) LTE
7 4 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.64%) UMTS
7 4 (3.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) MS Access
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.91%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) WinDbg
2 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (0.91%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.91%) FishEye
3 1 (0.91%) FogBugz
3 1 (0.91%) JMeter
3 1 (0.91%) Selenium
3 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (32.73%) Telecoms
2 29 (26.36%) Finance
3 10 (9.09%) Retail
4 6 (5.45%) Banking
5 3 (2.73%) Law
5 3 (2.73%) Publishing
6 2 (1.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.91%) Back Office
7 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Analyst
2 24 (21.82%) Support Analyst
3 19 (17.27%) Network Engineer
4 18 (16.36%) Desktop Support
4 18 (16.36%) Support Engineer
5 16 (14.55%) Desktop Analyst
5 16 (14.55%) IT Support
6 15 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (13.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 12 (10.91%) Windows Support Analyst
8 9 (8.18%) Service Analyst
9 8 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (6.36%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (5.45%) Active Directory Support
11 6 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (5.45%) IT Analyst
11 6 (5.45%) IT Engineer
11 6 (5.45%) Service Desk Support
12 5 (4.55%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) HTML
2 3 (2.73%) XML
3 1 (0.91%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.91%) Dagger
3 1 (0.91%) JSON
3 1 (0.91%) RESTful
3 1 (0.91%) Retrofit
3 1 (0.91%) RxJava
3 1 (0.91%) WAP
3 1 (0.91%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 13 (11.82%) Fat Client
2 13 (11.82%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.64%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.73%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.82%) CCTV
7 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.82%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.91%) CMDB
8 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.91%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (49.09%) Windows
2 28 (25.45%) Windows 10
3 23 (20.91%) Windows Server
4 19 (17.27%) Android
5 13 (11.82%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.73%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.73%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.91%) CentOS
8 1 (0.91%) Linux
8 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (55.45%) ITIL
2 23 (20.91%) Configuration Management
3 22 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 20 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 19 (17.27%) Change Control
5 19 (17.27%) Project Planning
6 8 (7.27%) Service Management
7 7 (6.36%) ERP
7 7 (6.36%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.55%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.64%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.64%) Change Management
10 4 (3.64%) Data Privacy
10 4 (3.64%) Project Management
10 4 (3.64%) Regression Testing
10 4 (3.64%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.73%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (2.73%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
2 16 (14.55%) VBScript
3 5 (4.55%) SQL
4 4 (3.64%) C
4 4 (3.64%) C#
4 4 (3.64%) VB
5 3 (2.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (17.27%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (16.36%) CCNA
2 18 (16.36%) CCNP
3 14 (12.73%) Degree
4 4 (3.64%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.73%) ISEB
5 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.91%) MCP
7 1 (0.91%) MCSA
7 1 (0.91%) MCSE
7 1 (0.91%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) SLA
2 5 (4.55%) QA
3 3 (2.73%) ISO 22301
3 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.91%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.36%) Firmware
3 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.73%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (21.82%) SCCM
2 15 (13.64%) Perfmon
3 5 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.64%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (0.91%) Ansible
5 1 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.91%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (29.09%) Microsoft
2 30 (27.27%) Apple
3 27 (24.55%) Cisco
4 24 (21.82%) Mitel
5 23 (20.91%) Avaya
6 12 (10.91%) Citrix
7 11 (10.00%) Bloomberg
7 11 (10.00%) Reuters
8 6 (5.45%) Dell
9 5 (4.55%) Adobe
9 5 (4.55%) VMware
10 4 (3.64%) BroadSoft
10 4 (3.64%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.64%) Wyse
11 3 (2.73%) Acme Packet
11 3 (2.73%) GENBAND
11 3 (2.73%) McAfee
11 3 (2.73%) Oracle
11 3 (2.73%) Polycom
11 3 (2.73%) Yealink