Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1006 1070 1069
Rank change year-on-year +64 -1 +50
Permanent jobs citing Handset 84 106 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.064% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 62 96 104
UK median annual salary £42,500 £31,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.86% -9.29% -
10th Percentile £21,600 £18,938 £21,673
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £61,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £27,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +54.55% -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 55,037 65,739 70,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.80% 39.39% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 41,313 50,317 52,578
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,375 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +82 80 £42,500 +21.43% 21
UK excluding London +35 57 £42,500 +54.55% 21
London +87 27 £35,500 -29.00% 2
East of England +83 17 £53,750 -10.42% 5
Midlands +41 16 £42,500 +53.15% 2
West Midlands +36 15 £42,500 +41.67% 2
South East +38 8 £45,000 +28.57% 8
North of England +2 7 £31,500 +60.82% 2
South West +9 5 £21,250 - 2
Yorkshire -9 5 £31,500 +65.79% 1
Scotland +4 3 £47,500 +106.52%
North West +16 2 - - 1
East Midlands +18 1 - -
Wales - 1 £18,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 39 (46.43%) Windows
2 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 23 (27.38%) Active Directory
4 22 (26.19%) ITIL
4 22 (26.19%) Wireless
4 22 (26.19%) Office 365
5 21 (25.00%) Finance
5 21 (25.00%) VoIP
6 20 (23.81%) SCCM
7 19 (22.62%) Firewall
8 18 (21.43%) Telecoms
8 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
8 18 (21.43%) Cisco
8 18 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 17 (20.24%) LTE
9 17 (20.24%) CCNP
9 17 (20.24%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (20.24%) GSM
9 17 (20.24%) UMTS
10 16 (19.05%) GPRS
10 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 16 (19.05%) Windows 10
10 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
11 15 (17.86%) Avaya
11 15 (17.86%) Apple
11 15 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (16.67%) 2G
12 14 (16.67%) 3G
12 14 (16.67%) Android

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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.19%) Wireless
2 21 (25.00%) VoIP
3 19 (22.62%) Firewall
4 17 (20.24%) GSM
4 17 (20.24%) LTE
4 17 (20.24%) UMTS
5 16 (19.05%) GPRS
6 15 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (16.67%) 2G
7 14 (16.67%) 3G
7 14 (16.67%) 4G
8 13 (15.48%) Bluetooth
9 11 (13.10%) Broadband
10 9 (10.71%) DNS
10 9 (10.71%) LAN
10 9 (10.71%) SNMP
10 9 (10.71%) VLAN
11 7 (8.33%) SMTP
12 6 (7.14%) SAN
12 6 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) WinDbg
2 2 (2.38%) JIRA
2 2 (2.38%) Selenium
2 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 18 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.33%) Banking
4 5 (5.95%) Legal
4 5 (5.95%) Retail
5 3 (3.57%) Games
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
6 2 (2.38%) Electronics
7 1 (1.19%) Back Office
7 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 19 (22.62%) Analyst
2 13 (15.48%) Requirements Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) Systems Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) Wireless Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 7 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Field Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) IT Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) IT Support
7 3 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.57%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) XMPP
2 3 (3.57%) OpenGL
2 3 (3.57%) OpenGL ES
2 3 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (3.57%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (3.57%) Vulkan
3 1 (1.19%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Smartphone
2 7 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.95%) CMDB
4 5 (5.95%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.95%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.57%) Mobile Games
6 3 (3.57%) SIMD
6 3 (3.57%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.19%) Clustering
8 1 (1.19%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.43%) Windows
2 18 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 16 (19.05%) Windows 10
4 14 (16.67%) Android
5 11 (13.10%) Windows 7
6 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.76%) Linux
9 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) ITIL
2 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.48%) Requirements Engineering
3 13 (15.48%) Requirements Management
3 13 (15.48%) Use Case
3 13 (15.48%) User Stories
3 13 (15.48%) Validation
4 12 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 11 (13.10%) Mentoring
6 10 (11.90%) Service Management
7 9 (10.71%) Problem Management
8 8 (9.52%) Change Control
8 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 8 (9.52%) Project Planning
9 6 (7.14%) High Availability
9 6 (7.14%) Information Security
9 6 (7.14%) Network Management
9 6 (7.14%) Time Management
10 5 (5.95%) Asset Management
10 5 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.29%) VBScript
3 5 (5.95%) C
4 3 (3.57%) C++
4 3 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) CCNP
1 17 (20.24%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.90%) Degree
3 9 (10.71%) MCSE
3 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.52%) CCNA
5 5 (5.95%) CCSP
5 5 (5.95%) CCVP
5 5 (5.95%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.19%) ACCA
8 1 (1.19%) CIMA
8 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.48%) SLA
2 8 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.57%) GDPR
3 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 23 (27.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) ISA Server
3 4 (4.76%) Firmware
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.43%) Cisco
3 15 (17.86%) Apple
3 15 (17.86%) Avaya
4 10 (11.90%) Citrix
5 9 (10.71%) Dell
5 9 (10.71%) HP
5 9 (10.71%) Ivanti
6 8 (9.52%) Mitel
7 5 (5.95%) Sonus
8 4 (4.76%) Adobe
8 4 (4.76%) Becrypt
8 4 (4.76%) ESET
8 4 (4.76%) McAfee
8 4 (4.76%) Samsung
8 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.57%) Freshdesk
10 2 (2.38%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.38%) VMware
10 2 (2.38%) WatchGuard