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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 627 634 640
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Permanent jobs citing SS7 18 19 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.044% 0.046% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 1
Average salary £42,500 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
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
6478 7346 6997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.84% 17.68% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5496 6200 5644
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +53 2 £72,500 +26.08% 1
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (89.66%) Telecoms
2 18 (62.07%) Unix
3 17 (58.62%) GSM
3 17 (58.62%) Computer Science
4 15 (51.72%) SIGTRAN
4 15 (51.72%) Linux
5 13 (44.83%) Java
6 12 (41.38%) C++
6 12 (41.38%) VoIP
6 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
6 12 (41.38%) RTP
6 12 (41.38%) TCAP
6 12 (41.38%) INAP
7 11 (37.93%) OO
7 11 (37.93%) C#
7 11 (37.93%) SQL
7 11 (37.93%) .NET
7 11 (37.93%) STL
7 11 (37.93%) Multithreading
7 11 (37.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (37.93%) Network Design
7 11 (37.93%) Software Engineering
7 11 (37.93%) VLAN
7 11 (37.93%) iptables
7 11 (37.93%) Performance Optimisation
8 10 (34.48%) Degree
9 9 (31.03%) MGCP
10 8 (27.59%) Oracle
10 8 (27.59%) NGN

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) GSM
2 15 (51.72%) SIGTRAN
3 12 (41.38%) INAP
3 12 (41.38%) RTP
3 12 (41.38%) TCAP
3 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
3 12 (41.38%) VoIP
4 11 (37.93%) VLAN
5 9 (31.03%) MGCP
6 8 (27.59%) NGN
7 7 (24.14%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (20.69%) CDMA
8 6 (20.69%) GPRS
8 6 (20.69%) H.323
8 6 (20.69%) UMTS
8 6 (20.69%) WCDMA
9 3 (10.34%) ISDN
9 3 (10.34%) ISUP
9 3 (10.34%) MPLS
9 3 (10.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
1 4 (13.79%) NetBeans
2 2 (6.90%) Ant
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Maven
General
1 26 (89.66%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) C++ Developer
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Linux Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Technical Support
3 6 (20.69%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) C++/Java Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Telecoms Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support
6 2 (6.90%) Presales Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
1 11 (37.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 11 (37.93%) STL
2 6 (20.69%) J2EE
3 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
3 4 (13.79%) JMS
3 4 (13.79%) REST
3 4 (13.79%) SOAP
3 4 (13.79%) Spring
4 1 (3.45%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (3.45%) LAMP
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Handset
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Unix
2 15 (51.72%) Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Solaris
4 2 (6.90%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (37.93%) Multithreading
1 11 (37.93%) Network Design
1 11 (37.93%) OO
1 11 (37.93%) Performance Optimisation
1 11 (37.93%) Software Engineering
2 3 (10.34%) Network Architecture
2 3 (10.34%) Presales
2 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Network Management
4 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 12 (41.38%) C++
3 11 (37.93%) C#
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) iptables
2 1 (3.45%) OpenSIPS
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Sybase
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Aastra
4 3 (10.34%) Acme Packet
4 3 (10.34%) BroadSoft
4 3 (10.34%) Polycom
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Splunk
6 1 (3.45%) VMware
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