Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Handsets
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 329 324
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Handset 14 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.071% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 6
West Midlands median annual salary £33,000 £19,500 £64,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +69.23% -69.77% +134.55%
10th Percentile £19,750 £18,200 £49,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £33,500 £88,375
England median annual salary £37,500 £32,043 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.03% -19.89% +33.33%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3779 4136 3531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.43% 36.57% 32.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2991 3047 2818
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Handset as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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

Handset
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Handset in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Handset in the West Midlands

Handset
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 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
Birmingham +22 9 £34,000 +74.36%
Solihull - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £26,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -
Handset
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Handset.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 7 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) CentOS
2 7 (50.00%) vSphere
2 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 7 (50.00%) Apache
2 7 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Juniper
2 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (50.00%) vCenter Server
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (35.71%) MCSA
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (50.00%) Apache
1 7 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) MPLS
3 2 (14.29%) PBX
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) 3G
4 1 (7.14%) 4G
4 1 (7.14%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (14.29%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) CentOS
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Android
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 7 (50.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 7 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
2 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Software Distribution
4 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCSA
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) MCP
3 2 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (50.00%) vSphere
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Juniper
2 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) CommVault
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus