The first table below looks at the demand for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 756 808 828
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +20
Permanent jobs citing SS7 114 33 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.032% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 78 18 36
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +78.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £43,750 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +56.25%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18891 18773 19872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.55% 18.43% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 15248 15227 16649
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
SS7
UK

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in England

SS7
Salary Trend in England

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

SS7 Salary Trend in England

SS7
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SS7 across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

SS7 Salary Histogram in England

SS7
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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 -6 44 £60,000 - 2
South East +30 41 £47,500 -5.00%
East of England - 19 £51,250 - 3
South West -15 10 £45,000 +5.88%
SS7
UK

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 252 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 133 (48.72%) INAP
3 123 (45.05%) SIGTRAN
4 112 (41.03%) Linux
5 90 (32.97%) TCAP
6 89 (32.60%) Erlang
6 89 (32.60%) 4G
7 78 (28.57%) Network Architecture
8 68 (24.91%) Java
9 67 (24.54%) UNIX
10 56 (20.51%) LTE
10 56 (20.51%) Billing
11 54 (19.78%) GSM
12 52 (19.05%) Degree
13 51 (18.68%) Solaris
14 50 (18.32%) VoLTE
15 45 (16.48%) Oracle
16 41 (15.02%) VoIP
17 37 (13.55%) TCP/IP
18 30 (10.99%) MySQL
19 29 (10.62%) C++
19 29 (10.62%) TIBCO
20 28 (10.26%) Service Delivery
21 27 (9.89%) SMS
22 25 (9.16%) UMTS
22 25 (9.16%) RTP
23 22 (8.06%) 3G
23 22 (8.06%) NGN
24 21 (7.69%) Software Engineering
24 21 (7.69%) 2G

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 12 (4.40%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 133 (48.72%) INAP
2 123 (45.05%) SIGTRAN
3 90 (32.97%) TCAP
4 89 (32.60%) 4G
5 56 (20.51%) LTE
6 54 (19.78%) GSM
7 50 (18.32%) VoLTE
8 41 (15.02%) VoIP
9 37 (13.55%) TCP/IP
10 27 (9.89%) SMS
11 25 (9.16%) UMTS
11 25 (9.16%) RTP
12 22 (8.06%) 3G
12 22 (8.06%) NGN
13 21 (7.69%) 2G
14 18 (6.59%) ISDN
15 17 (6.23%) 3GPP
15 17 (6.23%) VLAN
16 14 (5.13%) ISUP
16 14 (5.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.99%) MySQL
2 19 (6.96%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.20%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) JMeter
1 1 (0.37%) CppUnit
General
1 252 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 56 (20.51%) Billing
3 20 (7.33%) Marketing
4 3 (1.10%) Automotive
5 1 (0.37%) Games
5 1 (0.37%) Electronics
5 1 (0.37%) Back Office
5 1 (0.37%) French Language
5 1 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 59 (21.61%) Developer
2 43 (15.75%) Senior Developer
3 34 (12.45%) Support Engineer
4 31 (11.36%) Designer
5 30 (10.99%) Telecoms Engineer
6 27 (9.89%) Test Engineer
7 20 (7.33%) Senior Test Engineer
8 17 (6.23%) Analyst
9 16 (5.86%) Voice Engineer
9 16 (5.86%) Consultant
10 14 (5.13%) Network Engineer
10 14 (5.13%) Software Engineer
11 13 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
12 12 (4.40%) Voice Network Engineer
12 12 (4.40%) Senior Software Engineer
12 12 (4.40%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
13 11 (4.03%) C++ Developer
13 11 (4.03%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.66%) Test Analyst
14 10 (3.66%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.33%) STL
1 20 (7.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 15 (5.49%) SOAP
3 10 (3.66%) XML
4 9 (3.30%) Rendezvous
5 8 (2.93%) .NET
6 6 (2.20%) J2EE
7 1 (0.37%) Web Services
7 1 (0.37%) EJB
7 1 (0.37%) VXML
7 1 (0.37%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.37%) JTAPI
7 1 (0.37%) CCXML
7 1 (0.37%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (0.37%) TAPI
7 1 (0.37%) Java EE
7 1 (0.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.66%) IVR
4 4 (1.47%) Clustering
5 3 (1.10%) Statistics
6 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.73%) Physics
6 2 (0.73%) Open Source
6 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.37%) Handset
7 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 112 (41.03%) Linux
2 67 (24.54%) UNIX
3 51 (18.68%) Solaris
4 16 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.30%) Windows
6 8 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.10%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.10%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 28 (10.26%) Service Delivery
3 21 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 20 (7.33%) Network Design
4 20 (7.33%) Product Marketing
5 19 (6.96%) Multithreading
6 18 (6.59%) Change Management
7 13 (4.76%) Project Management
8 11 (4.03%) Software Testing
8 11 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (2.56%) OO
11 6 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (1.47%) Requirements Analysis
13 3 (1.10%) ITIL
13 3 (1.10%) Product Management
14 2 (0.73%) Strategic Planning
14 2 (0.73%) Test Scripting
14 2 (0.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (0.73%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (32.60%) Erlang
2 68 (24.91%) Java
3 29 (10.62%) C++
4 18 (6.59%) SQL
5 13 (4.76%) Perl
6 8 (2.93%) C#
7 7 (2.56%) PowerHouse
7 7 (2.56%) C
8 6 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (19.05%) Degree
2 20 (7.33%) HND
3 19 (6.96%) HNC
4 9 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (3.30%) ISEB
5 2 (0.73%) JNCIA
5 2 (0.73%) PhD
5 2 (0.73%) CCNA
5 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.73%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.93%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (7.33%) NDS
2 11 (4.03%) NFS
3 4 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.93%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 45 (16.48%) Oracle
2 29 (10.62%) TIBCO
3 20 (7.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 20 (7.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 18 (6.59%) Nortel
5 16 (5.86%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.13%) Nokia
7 9 (3.30%) Cisco
8 7 (2.56%) Redknee
8 7 (2.56%) Citrix
9 6 (2.20%) Ericsson
10 5 (1.83%) Huawei
11 4 (1.47%) Veritas
12 3 (1.10%) Avaya
12 3 (1.10%) Acme Packet
12 3 (1.10%) Sonus
13 2 (0.73%) Juniper
13 2 (0.73%) Sun
14 1 (0.37%) Genesys
14 1 (0.37%) VMware
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