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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 115 132 127
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Permanent jobs citing SS7 26 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.08% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 1.26% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £42,500 £65,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.61% +26.82%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +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
747 713 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.16% 31.44% 34.21%
Number of salaries quoted 416 512 529
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £33,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
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 30 January 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 49 (100.00%) UNIX
2 46 (93.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 30 (61.22%) Product Marketing
3 30 (61.22%) Service Delivery
3 30 (61.22%) Change Management
3 30 (61.22%) Marketing
3 30 (61.22%) GSM
3 30 (61.22%) UMTS
3 30 (61.22%) NDS
3 30 (61.22%) TIBCO
4 25 (51.02%) HNC
4 25 (51.02%) HND
4 25 (51.02%) Telecoms
5 18 (36.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 16 (32.65%) Ericsson
6 16 (32.65%) WCDMA
6 16 (32.65%) Sybase
6 16 (32.65%) Windows
6 16 (32.65%) GPRS
6 16 (32.65%) Huawei
6 16 (32.65%) Wireless
6 16 (32.65%) 3GPP
6 16 (32.65%) SIGTRAN
7 12 (24.49%) SMS
8 9 (18.37%) NGN
9 7 (14.29%) MGW
9 7 (14.29%) GGSN
9 7 (14.29%) SGSN
10 4 (8.16%) Degree
11 3 (6.12%) Oracle

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (61.22%) GSM
1 30 (61.22%) UMTS
2 16 (32.65%) WCDMA
2 16 (32.65%) GPRS
2 16 (32.65%) Wireless
2 16 (32.65%) 3GPP
2 16 (32.65%) SIGTRAN
3 12 (24.49%) SMS
4 9 (18.37%) NGN
5 7 (14.29%) MGW
5 7 (14.29%) GGSN
5 7 (14.29%) SGSN
6 3 (6.12%) INAP
General
1 30 (61.22%) Marketing
2 25 (51.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (2.04%) BSS Engineer
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (32.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Product Marketing
1 30 (61.22%) Service Delivery
1 30 (61.22%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) HNC
1 25 (51.02%) HND
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (61.22%) NDS
Vendors
1 46 (93.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 30 (61.22%) TIBCO
3 18 (36.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 16 (32.65%) Ericsson
4 16 (32.65%) Sybase
4 16 (32.65%) Huawei
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle