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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Handsets
England / West Midlands
Rank 202 234 214
Rank change year-on-year +32 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Handset 11 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.13% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.36% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 0
Median salary £42,500 £26,198 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +62.22% -  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  

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 1667 2212 1661
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 35.30% 36.02% 32.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1641 1415
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
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

Handset
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Handset in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +14 10 £42,500 +41.66%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 (68.75%) VoIP
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
1 11 (68.75%) Mitel
2 9 (56.25%) VLAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) Avaya
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (12.50%) Change Control
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (12.50%) Line Management
6 2 (12.50%) Android
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (12.50%) CCNP
6 2 (12.50%) CCNA
6 2 (12.50%) DHCP
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 2 (12.50%) SLA
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel

Handset
Top Related 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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) VoIP
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) VLAN
3 2 (12.50%) 3G
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Data Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Voice Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Technician
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) IT Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Mitel Support
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Change Control
1 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Line Management
1 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
1 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Mitel
2 9 (56.25%) Avaya
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Wyse