The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK / England
Rank 801 877 857
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -20
Permanent jobs citing SS7 26 38 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.041% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 24
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £32,650 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £60,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
13028 15733 17937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.75% 16.87% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10693 13185 14649
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

SS7 Salary Histogram in England

SS7
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +70 22 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East of England +18 3 £62,500 -7.40%
North West -10 1 £47,500 -20.83% 1
SS7
UK

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SS7.

1 37 (57.81%) Telecoms
2 27 (42.19%) Cisco
3 26 (40.63%) VoIP
4 22 (34.38%) Unix
5 21 (32.81%) CCNP
5 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (29.69%) Linux
7 17 (26.56%) Q.931
7 17 (26.56%) Unified Communications
8 14 (21.88%) Incident Management
8 14 (21.88%) VPN
9 13 (20.31%) TCP/IP
9 13 (20.31%) H.323
9 13 (20.31%) Network Management
10 12 (18.75%) SIGTRAN
10 12 (18.75%) Product Marketing
10 12 (18.75%) LTE
10 12 (18.75%) Value-Added Service
10 12 (18.75%) Service Delivery
10 12 (18.75%) Change Management
10 12 (18.75%) Marketing
10 12 (18.75%) UMTS
10 12 (18.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 12 (18.75%) TIBCO
10 12 (18.75%) GSM
11 10 (15.63%) CCNA
12 9 (14.06%) CCDA
12 9 (14.06%) CCDP
12 9 (14.06%) CCDE
12 9 (14.06%) Nokia Networks

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (40.63%) VoIP
2 17 (26.56%) Q.931
2 17 (26.56%) Unified Communications
3 14 (21.88%) VPN
4 13 (20.31%) H.323
4 13 (20.31%) TCP/IP
5 12 (18.75%) GSM
5 12 (18.75%) LTE
5 12 (18.75%) SIGTRAN
5 12 (18.75%) UMTS
5 12 (18.75%) Value-Added Service
6 8 (12.50%) 2G
6 8 (12.50%) 3G
6 8 (12.50%) 4G
6 8 (12.50%) DNS
6 8 (12.50%) Network Security
6 8 (12.50%) RTP
7 7 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (10.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (10.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) MySQL
2 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
1 2 (3.13%) JUnit
1 2 (3.13%) Subversion
1 2 (3.13%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (57.81%) Telecoms
2 12 (18.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Billing
3 1 (1.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.31%) Support Engineer
3 12 (18.75%) VAS Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) NOC Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Network Support
5 8 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) 3G Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) 4G Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Network Architect
7 6 (9.38%) Service Desk Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Telecoms Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Voice Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Network Communications Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Network Manager
9 4 (6.25%) Systems Architect
9 4 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) FreeSWITCH
1 4 (6.25%) LAMP
2 2 (3.13%) CCXML
2 2 (3.13%) JSON
2 2 (3.13%) RESTful
2 2 (3.13%) SOAP
2 2 (3.13%) VXML
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.25%) iPad
3 3 (4.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Unix
2 19 (29.69%) Linux
3 7 (10.94%) Windows
4 4 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Incident Management
2 13 (20.31%) Network Management
3 12 (18.75%) Change Management
3 12 (18.75%) Product Marketing
3 12 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 8 (12.50%) Network Design
5 6 (9.38%) Service Management
6 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.25%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.25%) OO
6 4 (6.25%) OOD
6 4 (6.25%) Security Management
6 4 (6.25%) UML
7 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.69%) ITIL
7 3 (4.69%) Line Management
7 3 (4.69%) Product Management
7 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) PHP
2 5 (7.81%) Python
3 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.69%) Perl
5 2 (3.13%) C
5 2 (3.13%) C++
5 2 (3.13%) Java
5 2 (3.13%) Ruby
5 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 21 (32.81%) CCNP
1 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.63%) CCNA
3 9 (14.06%) CCDA
3 9 (14.06%) CCDE
3 9 (14.06%) CCDP
4 6 (9.38%) CCVP
4 6 (9.38%) HNC
4 6 (9.38%) HND
5 4 (6.25%) Degree
5 4 (6.25%) JNCIP
5 4 (6.25%) RHCSA
6 3 (4.69%) CCIE
6 3 (4.69%) CISSP
6 3 (4.69%) JNCIE
7 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.13%) RHCE
7 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.56%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Xen
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) Docker
3 4 (6.25%) OpenSIPS
4 2 (3.13%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.56%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (6.25%) Nagios
3 2 (3.13%) Packer
3 2 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Cisco
2 12 (18.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 12 (18.75%) TIBCO
3 9 (14.06%) Nokia Networks
4 5 (7.81%) VMware
5 4 (6.25%) Juniper
5 4 (6.25%) Nokia
6 3 (4.69%) F5
7 2 (3.13%) BT
7 2 (3.13%) Huawei
7 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.56%) Avaya
8 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.56%) GENBAND
8 1 (1.56%) HP
8 1 (1.56%) Mitel
8 1 (1.56%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.56%) WatchGuard
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