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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 292 326 340
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +14
Permanent jobs citing SS7 20 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.008% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 0.056% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 2
Average salary £42,500 - £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 - £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 - £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +28.78%
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
1944 1795 2292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.86% 15.15% 17.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 1580 2045
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SS7 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the City of London

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 45 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 29 (64.44%) SIGTRAN
3 27 (60.00%) TCAP
4 21 (46.67%) INAP
5 20 (44.44%) 3G
5 20 (44.44%) Network Architecture
5 20 (44.44%) 2G
6 19 (42.22%) Linux
7 17 (37.78%) UNIX
8 15 (33.33%) 4G
9 12 (26.67%) Erlang
10 11 (24.44%) GSM
10 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
11 10 (22.22%) STL
11 10 (22.22%) RTP
11 10 (22.22%) C++
11 10 (22.22%) Wireless
11 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (22.22%) Network Design
11 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 10 (22.22%) Multithreading
11 10 (22.22%) VLAN
11 10 (22.22%) Degree
11 10 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 10 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (22.22%) MVNO
12 7 (15.56%) Clustering
12 7 (15.56%) Huawei
12 7 (15.56%) Billing
12 7 (15.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 7 (15.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) SIGTRAN
2 27 (60.00%) TCAP
3 21 (46.67%) INAP
4 20 (44.44%) 3G
4 20 (44.44%) 2G
5 15 (33.33%) 4G
6 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 11 (24.44%) GSM
7 10 (22.22%) RTP
7 10 (22.22%) Wireless
7 10 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (22.22%) MVNO
7 10 (22.22%) VLAN
8 3 (6.67%) Internet
9 2 (4.44%) SCCP
9 2 (4.44%) SMS
9 2 (4.44%) LTE
10 1 (2.22%) UMTS
10 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 45 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Telecoms Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) IP Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Senior IP Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Network Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Designer
6 4 (8.89%) Systems Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Operations Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Network Operations Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) STL
1 10 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Linux
2 17 (37.78%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Network Architecture
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) Network Design
2 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 10 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Erlang
2 10 (22.22%) C++
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 7 (15.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
1 7 (15.56%) Veritas
1 7 (15.56%) Huawei
2 3 (6.67%) Ericsson