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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 242 251 251
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Permanent jobs citing SS7 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.030% 0.014% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £26,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.11%
UK excluding London average salary £54,250 £55,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +129.16%
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
1137 995 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.16% 14.27% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 873 770 1044
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 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
(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 +6 2 - -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Nagios
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Q.931
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) NGN
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Q.931
1 1 (33.33%) 2G
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) NGN
1 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware