The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 589 619 630
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +11
Permanent jobs citing SS7 40 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.070% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 33 3 6
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £51,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +41.66%
SS7
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7727 7181 8477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.56% 16.11% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6393 6018 7169
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in London

SS7
Salary Trend in London

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

SS7 Salary Trend in London

SS7
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SS7 across the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SS7 Salary Histogram in London

SS7
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
City of London +33 25 £37,500 -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 80 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 50 (58.82%) SIGTRAN
3 46 (54.12%) TCAP
4 40 (47.06%) INAP
5 37 (43.53%) Linux
6 31 (36.47%) Network Architecture
7 28 (32.94%) 4G
8 27 (31.76%) UNIX
8 27 (31.76%) GSM
9 25 (29.41%) RTP
10 24 (28.24%) 3G
10 24 (28.24%) 2G
11 23 (27.06%) Erlang
12 22 (25.88%) TCP/IP
12 22 (25.88%) C++
13 21 (24.71%) Network Design
14 20 (23.53%) Software Engineering
14 20 (23.53%) STL
14 20 (23.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 19 (22.35%) Multithreading
16 18 (21.18%) SQL
17 17 (20.00%) VLAN
17 17 (20.00%) MVNO
18 16 (18.82%) Degree
19 13 (15.29%) Billing
20 11 (12.94%) Radio Access Network
21 10 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
21 10 (11.76%) Wireless
21 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
22 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 7 (8.24%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.35%) Lync
2 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 50 (58.82%) SIGTRAN
2 46 (54.12%) TCAP
3 40 (47.06%) INAP
4 28 (32.94%) 4G
5 27 (31.76%) GSM
6 25 (29.41%) RTP
7 24 (28.24%) 2G
7 24 (28.24%) 3G
8 22 (25.88%) TCP/IP
9 17 (20.00%) VLAN
9 17 (20.00%) MVNO
10 11 (12.94%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (11.76%) Wireless
12 9 (10.59%) H.323
13 8 (9.41%) Q.931
13 8 (9.41%) VoIP
14 7 (8.24%) ISUP
15 5 (5.88%) SMPP
15 5 (5.88%) MGCP
15 5 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) JMeter
1 1 (1.18%) CppUnit
General
1 80 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.29%) Billing
3 2 (2.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Developer
1 17 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Software Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Senior Software Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) C++ Software Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Telecoms Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Designer
5 10 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) IP Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior IP Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Network Manager
6 7 (8.24%) Senior C++ Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Architect
6 7 (8.24%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Operations Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Systems Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Tester
7 4 (4.71%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) STL
1 20 (23.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (9.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.35%) EJB
3 2 (2.35%) SOAP
3 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.35%) XML
3 2 (2.35%) VXML
3 2 (2.35%) JTAPI
3 2 (2.35%) Java EE
3 2 (2.35%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (2.35%) TAPI
3 2 (2.35%) CCXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.24%) Clustering
3 3 (3.53%) Statistics
4 2 (2.35%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.35%) Physics
4 2 (2.35%) IVR
4 2 (2.35%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 37 (43.53%) Linux
2 27 (31.76%) UNIX
3 7 (8.24%) Windows
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.53%) Solaris
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) Network Architecture
2 21 (24.71%) Network Design
3 20 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 19 (22.35%) Multithreading
5 10 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.24%) OO
8 3 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.35%) Product Management
9 2 (2.35%) CRM
9 2 (2.35%) SOA
9 2 (2.35%) Project Management
9 2 (2.35%) Process Management
9 2 (2.35%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.35%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.35%) Software Testing
9 2 (2.35%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.18%) Manual Testing
10 1 (1.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.06%) Erlang
2 22 (25.88%) C++
3 18 (21.18%) SQL
4 9 (10.59%) Java
5 8 (9.41%) Shell Script
5 8 (9.41%) C#
6 7 (8.24%) PowerHouse
7 2 (2.35%) Perl
7 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) PhD
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) Veritas
2 7 (8.24%) Huawei
3 6 (7.06%) Ericsson
3 6 (7.06%) Cisco
4 5 (5.88%) Acme Packet
5 3 (3.53%) Sonus
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.35%) Nortel
6 2 (2.35%) Citrix
6 2 (2.35%) Genesys
6 2 (2.35%) Verint
6 2 (2.35%) F5
6 2 (2.35%) VMware
7 1 (1.18%) Google
7 1 (1.18%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.18%) Avaya
7 1 (1.18%) Juniper