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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 605 628 638
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +10
Permanent jobs citing SS7 32 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.007% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.042% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 27 1 7
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +58.73%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%
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
7719 7096 8803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.83% 15.89% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6383 6023 7456
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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 22 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 22 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 +15 17 £46,500 -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 83 (93.26%) Telecoms
2 49 (55.06%) SIGTRAN
3 46 (51.69%) TCAP
4 40 (44.94%) INAP
5 38 (42.70%) Linux
6 35 (39.33%) Network Architecture
7 32 (35.96%) 4G
8 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (31.46%) 2G
9 28 (31.46%) 3G
10 27 (30.34%) UNIX
11 26 (29.21%) GSM
12 25 (28.09%) RTP
13 23 (25.84%) Erlang
14 22 (24.72%) TCP/IP
15 21 (23.60%) C++
15 21 (23.60%) Network Design
16 20 (22.47%) Software Engineering
16 20 (22.47%) Degree
16 20 (22.47%) STL
16 20 (22.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 19 (21.35%) Multithreading
18 17 (19.10%) MVNO
18 17 (19.10%) SQL
18 17 (19.10%) VLAN
19 13 (14.61%) Billing
20 11 (12.36%) Radio Access Network
21 10 (11.24%) Computer Science
21 10 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
21 10 (11.24%) Wireless

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (7.87%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.25%) Lync
2 2 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 49 (55.06%) SIGTRAN
2 46 (51.69%) TCAP
3 40 (44.94%) INAP
4 32 (35.96%) 4G
5 28 (31.46%) 2G
5 28 (31.46%) 3G
6 26 (29.21%) GSM
7 25 (28.09%) RTP
8 22 (24.72%) TCP/IP
9 17 (19.10%) MVNO
9 17 (19.10%) VLAN
10 11 (12.36%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (11.24%) Wireless
12 9 (10.11%) H.323
12 9 (10.11%) Internet
13 8 (8.99%) Q.931
13 8 (8.99%) VoIP
14 7 (7.87%) ISUP
15 5 (5.62%) MGCP
15 5 (5.62%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
1 8 (8.99%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) JMeter
1 1 (1.12%) CppUnit
General
1 83 (93.26%) Telecoms
2 13 (14.61%) Billing
3 2 (2.25%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Developer
1 17 (19.10%) Senior Developer
2 13 (14.61%) Software Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) Senior Software Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) C++ Software Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Telecoms Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Designer
5 10 (11.24%) IP Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Senior IP Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Test Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 9 (10.11%) Architect
7 7 (7.87%) Senior C++ Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Network Manager
7 7 (7.87%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Operations Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) STL
1 20 (22.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (8.99%) .NET
3 2 (2.25%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (2.25%) TAPI
3 2 (2.25%) CCXML
3 2 (2.25%) JTAPI
3 2 (2.25%) Java EE
3 2 (2.25%) VXML
3 2 (2.25%) EJB
3 2 (2.25%) SOAP
3 2 (2.25%) Web Services
3 2 (2.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.87%) Clustering
3 3 (3.37%) Statistics
4 2 (2.25%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.25%) Physics
4 2 (2.25%) IVR
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.70%) Linux
2 27 (30.34%) UNIX
3 8 (8.99%) Windows
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.37%) Solaris
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) Network Architecture
2 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (23.60%) Network Design
4 20 (22.47%) Software Engineering
5 19 (21.35%) Multithreading
6 10 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (7.87%) OO
8 5 (5.62%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.37%) Project Management
10 2 (2.25%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.25%) Change Control
10 2 (2.25%) Product Management
10 2 (2.25%) Process Management
10 2 (2.25%) SOA
10 2 (2.25%) CRM
11 1 (1.12%) ITIL
11 1 (1.12%) Automated Testing
11 1 (1.12%) Software Testing
11 1 (1.12%) Migration
11 1 (1.12%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) Erlang
2 21 (23.60%) C++
3 17 (19.10%) SQL
4 9 (10.11%) Java
5 8 (8.99%) Shell Script
5 8 (8.99%) C#
6 7 (7.87%) PowerHouse
7 1 (1.12%) Perl
7 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (22.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) PhD
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) Oracle
2 7 (7.87%) Veritas
2 7 (7.87%) Cisco
2 7 (7.87%) Huawei
3 6 (6.74%) Ericsson
4 5 (5.62%) Acme Packet
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.37%) Sonus
6 2 (2.25%) Verint
6 2 (2.25%) F5
6 2 (2.25%) VMware
6 2 (2.25%) Nortel
6 2 (2.25%) Citrix
6 2 (2.25%) Genesys
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.12%) Avaya
7 1 (1.12%) Juniper
7 1 (1.12%) HP
7 1 (1.12%) Google