The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 236 218
Permanent jobs citing Handset 0 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.032% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.088% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 11
Median salary - £28,750 £64,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -55.42%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -16.66%  

Handset is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1909 2266 1951
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 37.42% 36.62% 34.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1539 1630 1606
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Handset as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in the West Midlands

Handset
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Handset in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Handset in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Handset.

1 11 (100.00%) VoIP
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 11 (100.00%) Mitel
2 9 (81.82%) VLAN
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Avaya
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) IVR
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) SLA
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) VoIP
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Data Network Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Voice Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Mitel Support
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Change Control
1 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
1 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Mitel
2 9 (81.82%) Avaya
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco