The table below looks at the statistics for SIGTRAN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 888 840 902
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +62
Permanent jobs citing SIGTRAN 16 39 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.036% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.079% 0.21% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 2
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £45,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 -
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20327 18645 22362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.23% 19.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16107 15066 18227
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SIGTRAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SIGTRAN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the UK.

SIGTRAN Salary Trend in the UK

SIGTRAN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 within the UK.

SIGTRAN Salary Histogram in the UK

SIGTRAN
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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
England -37 13 £48,750 +2.63% 1
South East -21 8 £37,500 -37.50%
Berkshire -13 7 - -
Reading -9 6 - -
London -8 5 £60,000 +26.31%
City of London +8 3 £60,000 +26.31%
Guernsey +1 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Jersey 0 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Channel Islands -1 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Gatwick - 1 £37,500 -
Slough - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £37,500 -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SIGTRAN 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 SIGTRAN.

1 45 (91.84%) Telecoms
2 39 (79.59%) SS7
3 30 (61.22%) TCAP
3 30 (61.22%) UNIX
4 29 (59.18%) Linux
5 23 (46.94%) INAP
6 18 (36.73%) GSM
7 17 (34.69%) TCP/IP
7 17 (34.69%) RTP
8 16 (32.65%) STL
8 16 (32.65%) C++
8 16 (32.65%) Network Design
8 16 (32.65%) Software Engineering
8 16 (32.65%) VLAN
8 16 (32.65%) Multithreading
8 16 (32.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 15 (30.61%) Network Architecture
9 15 (30.61%) SQL
10 13 (26.53%) Degree
10 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (26.53%) Wireless
11 12 (24.49%) Huawei
11 12 (24.49%) 3G
12 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
13 10 (20.41%) 2G
13 10 (20.41%) Oracle
13 10 (20.41%) VoIP
13 10 (20.41%) MVNO
14 9 (18.37%) 4G
14 9 (18.37%) Shell Script

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SIGTRAN 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 SIGTRAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (79.59%) SS7
2 30 (61.22%) TCAP
3 23 (46.94%) INAP
4 18 (36.73%) GSM
5 17 (34.69%) TCP/IP
5 17 (34.69%) RTP
6 16 (32.65%) VLAN
7 13 (26.53%) Wireless
8 12 (24.49%) 3G
9 10 (20.41%) 2G
9 10 (20.41%) VoIP
9 10 (20.41%) MVNO
10 9 (18.37%) 4G
11 5 (10.20%) GPRS
12 4 (8.16%) 3GPP
12 4 (8.16%) WCDMA
12 4 (8.16%) MGW
13 3 (6.12%) Softswitch
13 3 (6.12%) LTE
13 3 (6.12%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
General
1 45 (91.84%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.33%) Billing
3 4 (8.16%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Telecoms Engineer
1 10 (20.41%) Developer
1 10 (20.41%) Senior Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Senior Software Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) IP Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Senior IP Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Senior C++ Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 7 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Systems Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Operations Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Network Operations Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Designer
5 3 (6.12%) CS Core Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) STL
1 16 (32.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.29%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.04%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 30 (61.22%) UNIX
2 29 (59.18%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Network Design
1 16 (32.65%) Software Engineering
1 16 (32.65%) Multithreading
2 15 (30.61%) Network Architecture
3 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 1 (2.04%) Logistics
7 1 (2.04%) Validation
7 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.04%) Line Management
7 1 (2.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) C++
2 15 (30.61%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
4 8 (16.33%) Java
5 7 (14.29%) C#
5 7 (14.29%) PowerHouse
5 7 (14.29%) Erlang
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) HND
3 2 (4.08%) CCNP
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCIE
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCIP
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Huawei
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle
3 8 (16.33%) Ericsson
4 7 (14.29%) Veritas
5 4 (8.16%) Sybase
5 4 (8.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (6.12%) Acme Packet
6 3 (6.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.08%) Sonus
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco
8 1 (2.04%) Nokia