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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 133 127 133
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing SS7 3 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.67% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 2.13% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £47,500 £85,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.11% +112.50%
UK excluding London average salary £68,750 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+44.73% +11.76%
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
598 752 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 26.99% 31.69% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 389 403 542
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,700
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 10 (76.92%) UNIX
2 10 (76.92%) GSM
3 7 (53.85%) UMTS
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) Billing
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) WAP
5 3 (23.08%) NDS
5 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
5 3 (23.08%) 3G
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Change Management
5 3 (23.08%) 2G
5 3 (23.08%) HNC
5 3 (23.08%) HND
5 3 (23.08%) CDMA
5 3 (23.08%) 4G
5 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) GSM
2 7 (53.85%) UMTS
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) 2G
4 3 (23.08%) LTE
4 3 (23.08%) 4G
4 3 (23.08%) 3G
4 3 (23.08%) CDMA
5 2 (15.38%) H.323
6 1 (7.69%) MGCP
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) SMS
6 1 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (7.69%) MGW
6 1 (7.69%) NGN
6 1 (7.69%) GGSN
6 1 (7.69%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 7 (53.85%) Marketing
3 4 (30.77%) Billing
4 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Technical Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Core Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) WAP
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) IPTV
1 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) UNIX
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 3 (23.08%) Change Management
1 3 (23.08%) Product Marketing
1 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
2 1 (7.69%) Validation
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) HNC
1 3 (23.08%) HND
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) NDS
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) HP
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
1 4 (30.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
3 2 (15.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (15.38%) Nokia
4 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
4 1 (7.69%) Huawei