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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 135 128 131
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Permanent jobs citing SS7 11 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.45% 0.62% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 2.07% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 1
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +97.91%
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
735 725 814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.40% 30.06% 37.62%
Number of salaries quoted 382 481 640
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 35 (97.22%) UNIX
2 28 (77.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 25 (69.44%) GSM
4 24 (66.67%) Telecoms
5 22 (61.11%) UMTS
5 22 (61.11%) Marketing
6 18 (50.00%) Product Marketing
6 18 (50.00%) NDS
6 18 (50.00%) Service Delivery
6 18 (50.00%) Change Management
6 18 (50.00%) TIBCO
7 15 (41.67%) HNC
7 15 (41.67%) HND
8 14 (38.89%) Wireless
9 11 (30.56%) Ericsson
9 11 (30.56%) Huawei
10 10 (27.78%) SIGTRAN
10 10 (27.78%) WCDMA
10 10 (27.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 10 (27.78%) Sybase
10 10 (27.78%) Windows
10 10 (27.78%) GPRS
10 10 (27.78%) 3GPP
11 7 (19.44%) Linux
11 7 (19.44%) NGN
12 5 (13.89%) GGSN
12 5 (13.89%) SGSN
12 5 (13.89%) MGW
13 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (11.11%) VMware

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 25 (69.44%) GSM
2 22 (61.11%) UMTS
3 14 (38.89%) Wireless
4 10 (27.78%) SIGTRAN
4 10 (27.78%) WCDMA
4 10 (27.78%) GPRS
4 10 (27.78%) 3GPP
5 7 (19.44%) NGN
6 5 (13.89%) GGSN
6 5 (13.89%) SGSN
6 5 (13.89%) MGW
7 4 (11.11%) SMS
7 4 (11.11%) Firewall
8 3 (8.33%) 2G
8 3 (8.33%) 3G
8 3 (8.33%) CDMA
8 3 (8.33%) LTE
8 3 (8.33%) 4G
9 1 (2.78%) MGCP
9 1 (2.78%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 24 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 22 (61.11%) Marketing
3 4 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) CS Core Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (2.78%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 35 (97.22%) UNIX
2 10 (27.78%) Windows
3 7 (19.44%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Product Marketing
1 18 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 18 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) HNC
1 15 (41.67%) HND
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) NDS
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 18 (50.00%) TIBCO
3 11 (30.56%) Ericsson
3 11 (30.56%) Huawei
4 10 (27.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 10 (27.78%) Sybase
5 4 (11.11%) VMware
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco
5 4 (11.11%) HP
5 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.78%) Nokia