The table below looks at the statistics for Softswitch skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Softswitch
Rank 873 858 797
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -61
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 7 41 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.038% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.040% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6 40 45
Average salary £44,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £29,900 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +33.33%
Softswitch
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17293 19460 18800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.96% 17.87% 18.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14333 15620 15184
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Softswitch
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Softswitch Jobs Demand Trend in England

Softswitch
Salary Trend in England

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

Softswitch Salary Trend in England

Softswitch
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Softswitch across the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Softswitch Salary Histogram in England

Softswitch
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch within the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
South East -4 3 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £40,750 -
London +15 1 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Softswitch
UK

Softswitch
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch.

1 16 (94.12%) VoIP
2 14 (82.35%) PBX
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
4 9 (52.94%) Service Delivery
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
4 9 (52.94%) WAN
5 8 (47.06%) SLA
5 8 (47.06%) Linux
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (41.18%) Customer Engagement
6 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
6 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco
8 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (29.41%) ISDN
9 4 (23.53%) Project Management
9 4 (23.53%) Sonus
10 3 (17.65%) Acme Packet
10 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
10 3 (17.65%) Lync
10 3 (17.65%) Migration
10 3 (17.65%) CCNA
10 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 3 (17.65%) MCTS
10 3 (17.65%) Perl
10 3 (17.65%) Microsoft

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) VoIP
2 14 (82.35%) PBX
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
4 9 (52.94%) WAN
5 5 (29.41%) ISDN
5 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 2 (11.76%) FTP
6 2 (11.76%) HTTP
6 2 (11.76%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) VLAN
6 2 (11.76%) DMS-100
6 2 (11.76%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
6 2 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (11.76%) ISUP
7 1 (5.88%) xDSL
7 1 (5.88%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support
4 2 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) ICT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Handset
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Service Delivery
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Product Management
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
1 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNA
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (17.65%) MCTS
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Sonus
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Acme Packet
4 2 (11.76%) Nortel
4 2 (11.76%) Avaya
4 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.76%) BroadSoft
4 2 (11.76%) Polycom
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) VMware