The table below looks at the statistics for Softswitch skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Softswitch
Rank 886 888 847
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -41
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 6 8 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.031% 0.042% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 14
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £38,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +28.57%

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
19539 18871 21833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.16% 16.86% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15564 14946 17583
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Softswitch
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Softswitch Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Softswitch
Salary Trend

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

Softswitch Salary Trend in the UK

Softswitch
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Softswitch over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 within the UK.

Softswitch Salary Histogram in the UK

Softswitch
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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 +9 5 £32,500 -27.77%
London - 4 £30,000 -
Channel Islands +6 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Guernsey +2 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Jersey +1 1 £52,500 +16.66%
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
North West - 1 £37,500 -

Softswitch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch.

1 15 (93.75%) VoIP
2 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
3 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (50.00%) Acme Packet
4 5 (31.25%) MVNO
4 5 (31.25%) SIGTRAN
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) ISDN
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) SMS
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) RTP
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) PBX
5 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (18.75%) SNMP
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Avaya
6 3 (18.75%) Sun
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) CCNA
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) C++
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) MCSE
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) VoIP
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) ISDN
3 5 (31.25%) SMS
3 5 (31.25%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (31.25%) MVNO
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) RTP
4 4 (25.00%) PBX
4 4 (25.00%) HTTP
5 3 (18.75%) SNMP
5 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 3 (18.75%) PSTN
5 3 (18.75%) SMTP
5 3 (18.75%) MGCP
5 3 (18.75%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.25%) DMS-100
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Support
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Support
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Product Management
3 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) CCNP
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (18.75%) MCTS
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Acme Packet
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (18.75%) Avaya
3 3 (18.75%) Sun
3 3 (18.75%) Sonus
4 2 (12.50%) BroadSoft
4 2 (12.50%) Polycom
5 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.25%) Huawei
5 1 (6.25%) Nortel
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft