The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 143 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Permanent jobs citing SS7 4 26 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 1.09% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 3.68% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 5
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
SS7
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
617 706 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.13% 29.71% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 477 389 514
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SS7
Salary Trend in Reading

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

SS7 Salary Trend in Reading

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 8 (88.89%) Unix
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) UMTS
3 5 (55.56%) SLA
3 5 (55.56%) GSM
4 4 (44.44%) Solaris
4 4 (44.44%) SMS
4 4 (44.44%) Value-Added Service
5 3 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
5 3 (33.33%) Presales
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (33.33%) GPRS
5 3 (33.33%) INAP
5 3 (33.33%) H.323
5 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (33.33%) Huawei
5 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 3 (33.33%) MGCP
6 2 (22.22%) CDMA
6 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
6 2 (22.22%) Sybase
6 2 (22.22%) NGN
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Billing
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (22.22%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) Electronics
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 2 (22.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (55.56%) GSM
2 5 (55.56%) UMTS
3 4 (44.44%) SMS
3 4 (44.44%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (33.33%) GPRS
4 3 (33.33%) H.323
4 3 (33.33%) INAP
4 3 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
4 3 (33.33%) MGCP
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) CDMA
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) GGSN
5 2 (22.22%) NGN
5 2 (22.22%) SGSN
5 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
6 1 (11.11%) 4G
6 1 (11.11%) NAS
6 1 (11.11%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
2 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) French Language
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Support
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Network Support
4 2 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) VAS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (11.11%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Presales
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Convergent Charging
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Product Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) HNC
2 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Huawei
3 2 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (22.22%) Sybase
4 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Nokia
4 1 (11.11%) Symbian
4 1 (11.11%) TIBCO