The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 182 214 214
Rank change year-on-year
+32 0
Permanent jobs citing SS7 40 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 0.15% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 0.53% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 1
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +41.66%
SS7
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1759 1511 1454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.98% 27.56% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1091 1120
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SS7 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SS7
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SS7 across the Berkshire region.

SS7 Salary Trend in Berkshire

SS7
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SS7 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

SS7 Salary Histogram in Berkshire

SS7
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 14 £85,000 +112.50%
Slough - 5 £46,500 - 1
Newbury - 5 £77,500 -
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing SS7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SS7.

1 52 (76.47%) UNIX
2 48 (70.59%) Telecoms
3 37 (54.41%) TIBCO
4 35 (51.47%) Service Delivery
5 33 (48.53%) SMS
6 32 (47.06%) INAP
7 25 (36.76%) UMTS
7 25 (36.76%) GSM
7 25 (36.76%) Marketing
8 24 (35.29%) Product Marketing
8 24 (35.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 24 (35.29%) NDS
8 24 (35.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 23 (33.82%) HNC
9 23 (33.82%) HND
10 22 (32.35%) Change Management
11 21 (30.88%) Linux
12 20 (29.41%) Java
13 18 (26.47%) Solaris
14 16 (23.53%) Oracle
14 16 (23.53%) Billing
15 15 (22.06%) Red Hat
15 15 (22.06%) SOAP
15 15 (22.06%) Perl
15 15 (22.06%) NFS
15 15 (22.06%) DNS
15 15 (22.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (22.06%) Mobile App
16 14 (20.59%) Wireshark
16 14 (20.59%) ISUP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing SS7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SS7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (14.71%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (48.53%) SMS
2 32 (47.06%) INAP
3 25 (36.76%) UMTS
3 25 (36.76%) GSM
4 15 (22.06%) DNS
5 14 (20.59%) Wireshark
5 14 (20.59%) ISUP
6 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
6 13 (19.12%) HTTP
6 13 (19.12%) LDAP
7 10 (14.71%) VoIP
7 10 (14.71%) NGN
8 9 (13.24%) LTE
9 7 (10.29%) ISDN
9 7 (10.29%) MPLS
10 5 (7.35%) 3G
10 5 (7.35%) VoLTE
11 4 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
11 4 (5.88%) 2G
12 2 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
General
1 48 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 25 (36.76%) Marketing
3 16 (23.53%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Analyst
1 13 (19.12%) Test Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) BSS Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Voice Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Voice Network Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.94%) VoIP Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Support Specialist
7 2 (2.94%) Applications Support
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) SOAP
2 13 (19.12%) XML
2 13 (19.12%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.47%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Mobile App
2 13 (19.12%) IVR
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (76.47%) UNIX
2 21 (30.88%) Linux
3 18 (26.47%) Solaris
4 15 (22.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (51.47%) Service Delivery
2 24 (35.29%) Product Marketing
3 22 (32.35%) Change Management
4 13 (19.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
5 6 (8.82%) Project Management
6 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.47%) PLM
7 1 (1.47%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Java
2 15 (22.06%) Perl
3 2 (2.94%) SQL
4 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) HNC
1 23 (33.82%) HND
2 13 (19.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (19.12%) ISEB
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) CCNA
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) RHCE
4 2 (2.94%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (35.29%) NDS
2 15 (22.06%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 37 (54.41%) TIBCO
2 24 (35.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 24 (35.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 16 (23.53%) Oracle
4 15 (22.06%) Red Hat
5 11 (16.18%) Citrix
5 11 (16.18%) Redknee
6 7 (10.29%) Nortel
6 7 (10.29%) Nokia
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco
7 2 (2.94%) Sun
7 2 (2.94%) Juniper
7 2 (2.94%) Huawei