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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Softswitch
Rank 863 895 825
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -70
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 5 7 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.005% 0.006% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.026% 0.038% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 14
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £38,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +28.57%
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
18894 18481 21040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.30% 17.12% 20.17%
Number of salaries quoted 15185 14671 17079
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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
London - 4 £30,000 -
North West - 1 £37,500 -
Softswitch
UK

Softswitch
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 7 (87.50%) VoIP
2 5 (62.50%) ISDN
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) PBX
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 3 (37.50%) PSTN
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Avaya
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) MCTS
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Acme Packet
4 3 (37.50%) Sonus
4 3 (37.50%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Polycom
5 2 (25.00%) BroadSoft
6 1 (12.50%) Perl
6 1 (12.50%) MySQL
6 1 (12.50%) CRM

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 (12.50%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) VoIP
2 5 (62.50%) ISDN
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) PBX
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (37.50%) PSTN
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) DMS-100
5 1 (12.50%) VPLS
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) CTI
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) DPNSS
5 1 (12.50%) RTP
5 1 (12.50%) ISUP
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Network Support
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Support
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Handset
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) MCTS
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Avaya
2 3 (37.50%) Acme Packet
2 3 (37.50%) Sonus
3 2 (25.00%) BroadSoft
3 2 (25.00%) Polycom
4 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Nortel