Period
to

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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1177 931 789
Rank change year-on-year -246 -142 +220
Permanent jobs citing Handset 86 22 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.021% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.053% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 64 13 46
10th Percentile £27,975 £18,900 £20,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £20,500 £27,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +108.33% -14.29% -17.65%
75th Percentile £66,250 £35,000 £56,875
90th Percentile - £50,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £30,000 £31,188
% change year-on-year +108.33% -3.81% -26.62%

Handset is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 83,117 41,864 28,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 46.67% 39.48% 36.23%
Number of salaries quoted 34,044 25,841 22,844
10th Percentile £33,950 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.09% +4.55% +0.92%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,250 £76,906
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Handset as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Handset.

Salary trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Handset over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -179 82 £62,500 +108.33% 8
UK excluding London -107 48 £62,500 +108.33% 8
Work from Home -222 45 £62,500 +79.86% 3
London -209 34 £62,500 +43.68% 1
South East -54 24 £62,500 +228.95%
South West -19 9 £55,000 - 2
East of England -80 7 £26,500 -11.67% 3
Midlands -64 5 £27,500 - 1
North of England -85 5 £32,500 +54.76% 1
West Midlands - 4 £27,500 -
North West -81 3 £40,000 +90.48% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £29,500 -
East Midlands -33 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 54 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 46 (53.49%) Azure
3 45 (52.33%) Telecoms
4 43 (50.00%) Android
5 42 (48.84%) Finance
5 42 (48.84%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (43.02%) Agile
7 36 (41.86%) VoIP
7 36 (41.86%) Kotlin
8 35 (40.70%) C#
8 35 (40.70%) Java
8 35 (40.70%) Test Automation
8 35 (40.70%) Google
8 35 (40.70%) MVVM
8 35 (40.70%) Android Development
9 34 (39.53%) User Experience
9 34 (39.53%) Firebase
10 33 (38.37%) Google Play
10 33 (38.37%) Push Notifications
10 33 (38.37%) .NET Core
10 33 (38.37%) Android Studio
10 33 (38.37%) Data Privacy
10 33 (38.37%) OAuth2
10 33 (38.37%) Mobile App
10 33 (38.37%) MongoDB
10 33 (38.37%) Node.js
10 33 (38.37%) Software Engineering
10 33 (38.37%) .NET Framework
10 33 (38.37%) JSON
10 33 (38.37%) Feature Driven Development

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 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
1 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.33%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 46 (53.49%) Azure
2 34 (39.53%) Firebase
3 33 (38.37%) Google Play
4 16 (18.60%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (6.98%) AWS
6 5 (5.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (4.65%) PaaS
7 4 (4.65%) SaaS
8 3 (3.49%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (3.49%) IaaS
9 2 (2.33%) Mimecast
9 2 (2.33%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.33%) Power Platform
10 1 (1.16%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.16%) GCP
10 1 (1.16%) Google Workspace
10 1 (1.16%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (41.86%) VoIP
2 33 (38.37%) HTTP
3 8 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (8.14%) Firewall
5 6 (6.98%) 5G
5 6 (6.98%) LAN
5 6 (6.98%) WAN
6 5 (5.81%) ADSL
6 5 (5.81%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (5.81%) DHCP
6 5 (5.81%) DNS
6 5 (5.81%) MD110
6 5 (5.81%) MPLS
6 5 (5.81%) PABX
6 5 (5.81%) Softphone
7 4 (4.65%) Intranet
8 3 (3.49%) Internet
8 3 (3.49%) Unified Communications
8 3 (3.49%) VPN
9 2 (2.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (38.37%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) Metadata
3 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (38.37%) Android Studio
1 33 (38.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.16%) JMeter
3 1 (1.16%) Postman
3 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (52.33%) Telecoms
2 42 (48.84%) Finance
3 16 (18.60%) Social Skills
4 6 (6.98%) Automotive
4 6 (6.98%) Electronics
4 6 (6.98%) Games
4 6 (6.98%) Wearables
5 5 (5.81%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Banking
7 2 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.33%) Retail
8 1 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.16%) Marketing
8 1 (1.16%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 36 (41.86%) Developer
2 35 (40.70%) Android Developer
3 33 (38.37%) Applications Developer
3 33 (38.37%) Cloud Developer
3 33 (38.37%) Java Android Developer
3 33 (38.37%) Java Applications Developer
3 33 (38.37%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.30%) Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) ASIC Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) ASIC Verification Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Graduate
6 6 (6.98%) Head of IT
7 5 (5.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.81%) IT Support
8 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.49%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (38.37%) .NET
1 33 (38.37%) .NET Core
1 33 (38.37%) .NET Framework
1 33 (38.37%) JSON
1 33 (38.37%) Node.js
1 33 (38.37%) OAuth
1 33 (38.37%) OAuth2
1 33 (38.37%) RESTful
1 33 (38.37%) Web Services
2 2 (2.33%) Android SDK
2 2 (2.33%) Dagger
2 2 (2.33%) iOS SDK
2 2 (2.33%) RxJava
3 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (39.53%) User Experience
2 33 (38.37%) Mobile App
2 33 (38.37%) Video\Live Streaming
3 11 (12.79%) Smartphone
4 8 (9.30%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (6.98%) ASIC
5 6 (6.98%) ASIC Verification
5 6 (6.98%) FPGA
5 6 (6.98%) IoT
5 6 (6.98%) iPhone
5 6 (6.98%) Verilog
6 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.00%) Android
2 21 (24.42%) Windows
3 9 (10.47%) Windows 10
3 9 (10.47%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.49%) Linux
5 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.84%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (43.02%) Agile
3 35 (40.70%) Android Development
3 35 (40.70%) MVVM
3 35 (40.70%) Test Automation
4 33 (38.37%) Data Privacy
4 33 (38.37%) Feature Driven Development
4 33 (38.37%) Push Notifications
4 33 (38.37%) RAD
4 33 (38.37%) Scrum
4 33 (38.37%) Software Engineering
5 9 (10.47%) Collaborative Working
6 8 (9.30%) Business Continuity
7 7 (8.14%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (6.98%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (6.98%) Computer Vision
8 6 (6.98%) Deep Learning
8 6 (6.98%) ITIL
8 6 (6.98%) Signal Processing
8 6 (6.98%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.86%) Kotlin
2 35 (40.70%) C#
2 35 (40.70%) Java
3 33 (38.37%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.33%) C++
5 2 (2.33%) SQL
6 1 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.65%) MCP
3 4 (4.65%) MCSA
3 4 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (2.33%) MCDST
4 2 (2.33%) MCITP
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.16%) ISEB
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) GDPR
2 3 (3.49%) MiFID
2 3 (3.49%) PSD2
3 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) Firmware
2 3 (3.49%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) AirWatch
2 4 (4.65%) SCCM
3 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.16%) Ansible
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 35 (40.70%) Google
3 11 (12.79%) Cisco
4 7 (8.14%) VMware
5 6 (6.98%) Mitel
6 5 (5.81%) BT
6 5 (5.81%) HP
7 4 (4.65%) Adobe
8 3 (3.49%) Apple
8 3 (3.49%) Citrix
8 3 (3.49%) Meraki
9 2 (2.33%) Commvault
9 2 (2.33%) Lotus
9 2 (2.33%) Polycom
9 2 (2.33%) Remedy
9 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.33%) Veeam
9 2 (2.33%) Yealink
10 1 (1.16%) Okta
10 1 (1.16%) Palo Alto