The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 264 244 248
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Permanent jobs citing SS7 1 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.013% 0.014% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.090% 0.10% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -6.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1106 965 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.91% 13.96% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 925 794 883
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,700 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SS7
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SS7 Salary Trend in the North West

SS7
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Manchester -17 1 £35,000 +27.27%
SS7
England

SS7
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) NGN
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Phone
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Security

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) NGN
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Cyber Security