The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 312 308 314
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs citing SS7 2 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.019% 0.13% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.100% 0.86% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 2
Average salary £27,500 £42,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.29% -29.16%
UK excluding London average salary £54,250 £55,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +129.16%
SS7
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2008 1742 2211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 19.31% 15.57% 19.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1675 1451 1983
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SS7
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

SS7 Salary Trend in the City of London

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 3 (75.00%) 3G
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) 2G
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) MVNO
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) TCAP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 1 (25.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) 3G
1 3 (75.00%) 2G
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) MVNO
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) TCAP
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei
1 1 (25.00%) Splunk