The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 215 207 220
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Permanent jobs citing SS7 7 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.16% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.94% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 1
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +51.78%
SS7
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
995 847 1152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.35% 16.48% 20.19%
Number of salaries quoted 863 686 977
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,646
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SS7
Salary Trend in the South West

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

SS7 Salary Trend in the South West

SS7
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 7 £45,000 -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (68.57%) SIGTRAN
2 24 (68.57%) Erlang
3 22 (62.86%) 4G
4 19 (54.29%) INAP
5 17 (48.57%) TCAP
6 16 (45.71%) Network Architecture
7 10 (28.57%) VoIP
8 9 (25.71%) LTE
8 9 (25.71%) VoLTE
8 9 (25.71%) Linux
9 8 (22.86%) Solaris
10 7 (20.00%) C++
11 3 (8.57%) C
12 2 (5.71%) SOAP
12 2 (5.71%) SMTP
12 2 (5.71%) HTTP
12 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
12 2 (5.71%) LDAP
12 2 (5.71%) SMPP
12 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
12 2 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
12 2 (5.71%) Degree
12 2 (5.71%) IMAP
13 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
13 1 (2.86%) ISDN
13 1 (2.86%) ISUP
13 1 (2.86%) SCCP
13 1 (2.86%) Q.931
13 1 (2.86%) RTP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 24 (68.57%) SIGTRAN
2 22 (62.86%) 4G
3 19 (54.29%) INAP
4 17 (48.57%) TCAP
5 10 (28.57%) VoIP
6 9 (25.71%) VoLTE
6 9 (25.71%) LTE
7 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.71%) IMAP
7 2 (5.71%) SMTP
7 2 (5.71%) HTTP
7 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.71%) LDAP
7 2 (5.71%) SMPP
8 1 (2.86%) ISDN
8 1 (2.86%) ISUP
8 1 (2.86%) SCCP
8 1 (2.86%) RTP
8 1 (2.86%) Q.931
General
1 35 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Designer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) C++ Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) VoIP Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Sales Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Network Architecture
2 2 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) Erlang
2 7 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (8.57%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree