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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 307 325 327
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Permanent jobs citing SS7 24 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.017% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 21 1 3
Average salary £37,500 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £60,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +51.78%
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
1988 1881 2174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.68% 15.53% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1676 1666 1944
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 £31,500 £35,000 £32,500
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 20 August 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 20 August 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%) Linux
6 19 (42.22%) 3G
6 19 (42.22%) Network Architecture
6 19 (42.22%) 2G
7 17 (37.78%) UNIX
8 14 (31.11%) 4G
9 12 (26.67%) Erlang
10 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
10 11 (24.44%) GSM
11 10 (22.22%) C++
11 10 (22.22%) STL
11 10 (22.22%) RTP
11 10 (22.22%) Wireless
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%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 10 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
12 9 (20.00%) MVNO
12 9 (20.00%) Degree
13 7 (15.56%) Billing
13 7 (15.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 7 (15.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 7 (15.56%) Clustering
13 7 (15.56%) Huawei

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) SIGTRAN
2 27 (60.00%) TCAP
3 21 (46.67%) INAP
4 19 (42.22%) 3G
4 19 (42.22%) 2G
5 14 (31.11%) 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%) VLAN
8 9 (20.00%) MVNO
9 2 (4.44%) Internet
9 2 (4.44%) SCCP
10 1 (2.22%) ISUP
10 1 (2.22%) IPsec
10 1 (2.22%) H.323
10 1 (2.22%) VPN
10 1 (2.22%) SMS
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%) Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Network Operations Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Tester
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
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 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 17 (37.78%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Network Architecture
2 10 (22.22%) Network Design
2 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 10 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
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 9 (20.00%) 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