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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 613 586 619
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +33
Permanent jobs citing SS7 16 41 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.089% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.53% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 15 34 3
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £33,000 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+47.36% +11.76%
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
6970 7711 7130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.89% 16.77% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5963 6366 5968
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
City of London +10 1 £35,500 -5.33%
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 41 (87.23%) Telecoms
2 24 (51.06%) 3G
2 24 (51.06%) Internet
2 24 (51.06%) Linux
3 23 (48.94%) 2G
3 23 (48.94%) Degree
3 23 (48.94%) Network Architecture
4 20 (42.55%) 4G
5 15 (31.91%) INAP
6 13 (27.66%) UNIX
7 11 (23.40%) TCAP
7 11 (23.40%) SQL
7 11 (23.40%) SIGTRAN
8 10 (21.28%) Computer Science
8 10 (21.28%) MVNO
8 10 (21.28%) GSM
8 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
9 9 (19.15%) UMTS
9 9 (19.15%) Red Hat
9 9 (19.15%) RTP
9 9 (19.15%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (19.15%) LTE
10 8 (17.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 8 (17.02%) Change Control
10 8 (17.02%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (17.02%) VLAN
10 8 (17.02%) Fault Management
10 8 (17.02%) Multithreading
10 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (17.02%) Network Design

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (6.38%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 24 (51.06%) Internet
1 24 (51.06%) 3G
2 23 (48.94%) 2G
3 20 (42.55%) 4G
4 15 (31.91%) INAP
5 11 (23.40%) TCAP
5 11 (23.40%) SIGTRAN
6 10 (21.28%) MVNO
6 10 (21.28%) GSM
6 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
7 9 (19.15%) UMTS
7 9 (19.15%) RTP
7 9 (19.15%) LTE
8 8 (17.02%) VLAN
9 5 (10.64%) VoIP
10 4 (8.51%) SAN
11 3 (6.38%) Firewall
11 3 (6.38%) Diameter Protocol
12 2 (4.26%) MPLS
12 2 (4.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
General
1 41 (87.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Billing
3 2 (4.26%) German Language
4 1 (2.13%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Architect
2 11 (23.40%) Network Architect
3 8 (17.02%) Developer
3 8 (17.02%) C++ Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Senior C++ Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Linux Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Linux Support
8 2 (4.26%) Switch Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.13%) Network Designer
9 1 (2.13%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
1 8 (17.02%) STL
1 8 (17.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) OLE
3 1 (2.13%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Linux
2 13 (27.66%) UNIX
3 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.51%) CentOS
5 3 (6.38%) SUSE
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.26%) Windows
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Network Architecture
2 9 (19.15%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (17.02%) Change Control
3 8 (17.02%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.02%) Network Design
3 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
3 8 (17.02%) OO
3 8 (17.02%) Fault Management
3 8 (17.02%) Multithreading
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Operations Management
5 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.38%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Open Source
6 2 (4.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) C#
2 8 (17.02%) C++
2 8 (17.02%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.26%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) CCNA
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) iptables
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Zenoss
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Red Hat
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco
4 3 (6.38%) HP
4 3 (6.38%) VMware
5 2 (4.26%) Acme Packet
5 2 (4.26%) Splunk
5 2 (4.26%) Sonus
5 2 (4.26%) BT