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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 205 194 206
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Permanent jobs citing SS7 19 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.35% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 5
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £35,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £49,200 £62,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £54,250 £55,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +129.16%
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
1481 1551 1638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.90% 27.48% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1089 1235
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 -12 8 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Newbury +8 1 £36,000 -42.40%
Bracknell - 1 £37,000 -
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 51 (83.61%) UNIX
2 46 (75.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 35 (57.38%) GSM
4 34 (55.74%) UMTS
4 34 (55.74%) Marketing
5 33 (54.10%) Telecoms
6 30 (49.18%) TIBCO
6 30 (49.18%) Service Delivery
6 30 (49.18%) Change Management
6 30 (49.18%) NDS
6 30 (49.18%) Product Marketing
7 25 (40.98%) HNC
7 25 (40.98%) HND
8 20 (32.79%) Windows
8 20 (32.79%) SIGTRAN
9 17 (27.87%) Huawei
9 17 (27.87%) Wireless
9 17 (27.87%) GPRS
9 17 (27.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 17 (27.87%) Ericsson
10 16 (26.23%) 3GPP
10 16 (26.23%) WCDMA
10 16 (26.23%) Sybase
11 12 (19.67%) Cisco
12 9 (14.75%) NGN
12 9 (14.75%) SMS
13 8 (13.11%) Linux
13 8 (13.11%) GGSN
13 8 (13.11%) SGSN
13 8 (13.11%) Firewall

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 2 (3.28%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) SaaS
1 2 (3.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (57.38%) GSM
2 34 (55.74%) UMTS
3 20 (32.79%) SIGTRAN
4 17 (27.87%) Wireless
4 17 (27.87%) GPRS
5 16 (26.23%) 3GPP
5 16 (26.23%) WCDMA
6 9 (14.75%) SMS
6 9 (14.75%) NGN
7 8 (13.11%) GGSN
7 8 (13.11%) SGSN
7 8 (13.11%) Firewall
8 7 (11.48%) MGW
9 5 (8.20%) MPLS
10 4 (6.56%) OSPF
10 4 (6.56%) BGP
10 4 (6.56%) RTP
10 4 (6.56%) IP Telephony
10 4 (6.56%) Cisco ICM
11 3 (4.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.64%) Ranorex
General
1 34 (55.74%) Marketing
2 33 (54.10%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.84%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) CS Core Engineer
3 3 (4.92%) Architect
4 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (3.28%) Systems Support
4 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (3.28%) Principal Solutions Architect
4 2 (3.28%) Principal Architect
5 1 (1.64%) Senior Architect
5 1 (1.64%) Development Engineer
5 1 (1.64%) Network Specialist
5 1 (1.64%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (1.64%) Network Architect
5 1 (1.64%) Analyst
5 1 (1.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) WAP
2 1 (1.64%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) IVR
2 3 (4.92%) Open Source
3 2 (3.28%) IPTV
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (83.61%) UNIX
2 20 (32.79%) Windows
3 8 (13.11%) Linux
4 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) Service Delivery
1 30 (49.18%) Change Management
1 30 (49.18%) Product Marketing
2 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (3.28%) Project Management
3 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
3 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (3.28%) DevOps
4 1 (1.64%) Test Planning
4 1 (1.64%) Test Strategy
4 1 (1.64%) Integration Testing
4 1 (1.64%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.64%) Test Automation
4 1 (1.64%) Security Architecture
4 1 (1.64%) Risk Management
4 1 (1.64%) Information Security
4 1 (1.64%) CRM
4 1 (1.64%) Network Design
4 1 (1.64%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) Perl
1 2 (3.28%) Python
1 2 (3.28%) Erlang
2 1 (1.64%) PHP
2 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) C
2 1 (1.64%) C#
2 1 (1.64%) C++
2 1 (1.64%) Java
2 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) HNC
1 25 (40.98%) HND
2 7 (11.48%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) CISSP
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.28%) CCNP
4 2 (3.28%) CCVP
5 1 (1.64%) GCIH
5 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.64%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) CCIE
5 1 (1.64%) CCIP
5 1 (1.64%) CCNA
5 1 (1.64%) CCDA
5 1 (1.64%) CISM
5 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (49.18%) NDS
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Kamailio
3 1 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (75.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 30 (49.18%) TIBCO
3 17 (27.87%) Huawei
3 17 (27.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 17 (27.87%) Ericsson
4 16 (26.23%) Sybase
5 12 (19.67%) Cisco
6 7 (11.48%) Oracle
6 7 (11.48%) VMware
7 5 (8.20%) HP
8 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.28%) Juniper
10 1 (1.64%) Nortel
10 1 (1.64%) IBM
10 1 (1.64%) Mitel
10 1 (1.64%) Radware
10 1 (1.64%) Acme Packet
10 1 (1.64%) F5