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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 123 132 126
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs citing SS7 14 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.26% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 0.87% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £85,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+112.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +51.78%
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
769 689 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.56% 29.62% 26.73%
Number of salaries quoted 428 515 411
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 2014, 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 19 (65.52%) UNIX
2 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
2 18 (62.07%) Service Delivery
3 16 (55.17%) Marketing
3 16 (55.17%) Product Marketing
3 16 (55.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 16 (55.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 16 (55.17%) TIBCO
3 16 (55.17%) GSM
3 16 (55.17%) UMTS
3 16 (55.17%) NDS
4 15 (51.72%) HNC
4 15 (51.72%) HND
5 14 (48.28%) Change Management
6 11 (37.93%) SMS
7 10 (34.48%) VoIP
7 10 (34.48%) NGN
8 8 (27.59%) ISDN
8 8 (27.59%) Nortel
8 8 (27.59%) Nokia
8 8 (27.59%) MPLS
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle
10 5 (17.24%) INAP
11 4 (13.79%) 3G
11 4 (13.79%) 2G
11 4 (13.79%) Linux
11 4 (13.79%) LTE
12 3 (10.34%) SLA
13 2 (6.90%) Solaris
13 2 (6.90%) SQL

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (3.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) GSM
1 16 (55.17%) UMTS
2 11 (37.93%) SMS
3 10 (34.48%) VoIP
3 10 (34.48%) NGN
4 8 (27.59%) ISDN
4 8 (27.59%) MPLS
5 5 (17.24%) INAP
6 4 (13.79%) 3G
6 4 (13.79%) 2G
6 4 (13.79%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
General
1 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
2 16 (55.17%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Support Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Voice Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) VoIP Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.45%) BSS Engineer
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Service Delivery
2 16 (55.17%) Product Marketing
3 14 (48.28%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) HNC
1 15 (51.72%) HND
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 16 (55.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 16 (55.17%) TIBCO
2 8 (27.59%) Nortel
2 8 (27.59%) Nokia
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Huawei