The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 829 748 822
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +74
Permanent jobs citing SS7 49 153 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.14% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.79% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 74 17
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £35,000 £38,300
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £67,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +4.44%
SS7
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
17659 19346 19336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.11% 17.53% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14453 15586 15775
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
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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 -1 30 £57,500 -8.00% 1
South East -14 12 £62,500 +32.97% 1
South West -22 4 - -
East of England -31 2 £53,500 +4.39%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
SS7
UK

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 91 (79.13%) Telecoms
2 48 (41.74%) Linux
3 44 (38.26%) 3G
4 39 (33.91%) Degree
4 39 (33.91%) LTE
5 36 (31.30%) 2G
5 36 (31.30%) INAP
6 32 (27.83%) Internet
6 32 (27.83%) Oracle
6 32 (27.83%) 4G
7 30 (26.09%) Network Architecture
8 29 (25.22%) Billing
8 29 (25.22%) GSM
9 24 (20.87%) Java
10 23 (20.00%) UMTS
11 22 (19.13%) Cisco
11 22 (19.13%) UNIX
12 18 (15.65%) VoLTE
12 18 (15.65%) Oracle Database
13 17 (14.78%) MVNO
14 16 (13.91%) SIGTRAN
15 15 (13.04%) Firewall
15 15 (13.04%) VMware
16 14 (12.17%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (12.17%) Red Hat
17 13 (11.30%) MPLS
17 13 (11.30%) RTP
17 13 (11.30%) SQL
17 13 (11.30%) MySQL
17 13 (11.30%) TCP/IP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (2.61%) Apache
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
1 2 (1.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (38.26%) 3G
2 39 (33.91%) LTE
3 36 (31.30%) INAP
3 36 (31.30%) 2G
4 32 (27.83%) Internet
4 32 (27.83%) 4G
5 29 (25.22%) GSM
6 23 (20.00%) UMTS
7 18 (15.65%) VoLTE
8 17 (14.78%) MVNO
9 16 (13.91%) SIGTRAN
10 15 (13.04%) Firewall
11 13 (11.30%) RTP
11 13 (11.30%) MPLS
11 13 (11.30%) TCP/IP
12 12 (10.43%) TCAP
13 11 (9.57%) VoIP
14 8 (6.96%) WAN
14 8 (6.96%) OSPF
14 8 (6.96%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.65%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.30%) MySQL
3 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.74%) Big Data
5 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
General
1 91 (79.13%) Telecoms
2 29 (25.22%) Billing
3 11 (9.57%) Marketing
4 3 (2.61%) German Language
5 2 (1.74%) French Language
5 2 (1.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (20.00%) Architect
2 18 (15.65%) Support Engineer
3 17 (14.78%) Network Architect
4 12 (10.43%) Developer
5 9 (7.83%) Consultant
6 8 (6.96%) Programme Manager
6 8 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.96%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Telecoms Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Telecoms Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Operations Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.22%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) .NET
2 5 (4.35%) STL
2 5 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (3.48%) WAP
4 3 (2.61%) FreeSWITCH
5 2 (1.74%) Web Services
5 2 (1.74%) XML
5 2 (1.74%) OLE
6 1 (0.87%) VXML
6 1 (0.87%) JTAPI
6 1 (0.87%) Java EE
6 1 (0.87%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (0.87%) TAPI
6 1 (0.87%) CCXML
6 1 (0.87%) EJB
6 1 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.35%) IVR
3 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.61%) Clustering
3 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.87%) PKI
5 1 (0.87%) IPTV
5 1 (0.87%) Statistics
5 1 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.74%) Linux
2 22 (19.13%) UNIX
3 12 (10.43%) Windows
4 9 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.35%) CentOS
6 5 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.87%) Solaris
8 1 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) Network Architecture
2 12 (10.43%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (10.43%) ITIL
2 12 (10.43%) Change Management
3 10 (8.70%) Project Management
3 10 (8.70%) Change Control
3 10 (8.70%) Fault Management
4 8 (6.96%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.09%) Network Design
5 7 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.09%) Product Marketing
6 6 (5.22%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.35%) OO
7 5 (4.35%) Open Source
7 5 (4.35%) Multithreading
7 5 (4.35%) Operations Management
7 5 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.87%) Java
2 13 (11.30%) SQL
3 7 (6.09%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.22%) C++
5 5 (4.35%) C#
6 3 (2.61%) PHP
7 2 (1.74%) Erlang
7 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.74%) R
8 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.87%) Python
8 1 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (33.91%) Degree
2 14 (12.17%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.96%) HNC
3 8 (6.96%) CCIE
4 7 (6.09%) CCNP
4 7 (6.09%) HND
4 7 (6.09%) CCNA
5 5 (4.35%) CCVP
6 4 (3.48%) CCDP
6 4 (3.48%) CISSP
7 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.61%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.74%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.87%) GCIH
9 1 (0.87%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.87%) CISM
9 1 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.87%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.09%) NDS
2 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.35%) iptables
4 3 (2.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.74%) Xen
6 1 (0.87%) vSphere
6 1 (0.87%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Nagios
1 1 (0.87%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.87%) Zenoss
1 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) Oracle
2 22 (19.13%) Cisco
3 15 (13.04%) VMware
4 14 (12.17%) Red Hat
5 12 (10.43%) HP
6 7 (6.09%) TIBCO
6 7 (6.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (4.35%) Dell
7 5 (4.35%) EMC
8 4 (3.48%) Juniper
8 4 (3.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (3.48%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.48%) Huawei
9 3 (2.61%) Acme Packet
9 3 (2.61%) Veritas
10 2 (1.74%) BT
10 2 (1.74%) F5
10 2 (1.74%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.74%) Sonus
10 2 (1.74%) Dialogic
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