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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Softswitch
Rank 880 846 890
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +44
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 25 27 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.025% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.15% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 4
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +58.73%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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
20596 18392 22303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.27% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16283 14986 18234
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 £26,400 £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

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 23 September 2014 within the UK.

Softswitch Salary Histogram in the UK

Softswitch
Top 16 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 23 September 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 -24 21 £52,000 +20.23% 2
South East -6 13 £55,000 -26.66% 2
Hampshire -4 12 £55,000 -26.66%
Basingstoke - 12 £55,000 -
London -4 5 £51,000 +30.76%
Guernsey +3 2 £47,500 -17.39%
Jersey +2 2 £47,500 -17.39%
Channel Islands 0 2 £47,500 -17.39%
West Sussex - 1 £29,000 - 1
South Wales - 1 £29,000 -
South West - 1 £29,000 -
Wales - 1 £29,000 -
Devon - 1 £29,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £29,000 -
Crawley - 1 £29,000 - 1
Exeter - 1 £29,000 -

Softswitch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 52 (91.23%) Telecoms
2 47 (82.46%) VoIP
3 34 (59.65%) ISDN
4 31 (54.39%) PBX
4 31 (54.39%) Cisco
5 22 (38.60%) Lync
5 22 (38.60%) SC Cleared
5 22 (38.60%) Security Cleared
6 20 (35.09%) Firewall
7 19 (33.33%) Siemens
8 18 (31.58%) Ericsson
8 18 (31.58%) Mitel
9 17 (29.82%) Sonus
10 16 (28.07%) Linux
11 14 (24.56%) Juniper
12 13 (22.81%) Q.931
12 13 (22.81%) H.323
12 13 (22.81%) MPLS
12 13 (22.81%) OSPF
12 13 (22.81%) DPNSS
12 13 (22.81%) RTP
13 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (15.79%) CCNA
14 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
15 7 (12.28%) Avaya
16 6 (10.53%) Structured Cabling
17 3 (5.26%) Degree
17 3 (5.26%) Project Management
17 3 (5.26%) HND
18 2 (3.51%) Broadband

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 22 (38.60%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 47 (82.46%) VoIP
2 34 (59.65%) ISDN
3 31 (54.39%) PBX
4 20 (35.09%) Firewall
5 13 (22.81%) MPLS
5 13 (22.81%) OSPF
5 13 (22.81%) DPNSS
5 13 (22.81%) RTP
5 13 (22.81%) Q.931
5 13 (22.81%) H.323
6 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.53%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (3.51%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (3.51%) Broadband
8 2 (3.51%) MVNO
8 2 (3.51%) SMS
9 1 (1.75%) DHCP
9 1 (1.75%) VPN
9 1 (1.75%) DNS
9 1 (1.75%) IPv4
General
1 52 (91.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (70.18%) Voice Engineer
2 32 (56.14%) Network Engineer
3 27 (47.37%) Voice Network Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) VoIP Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Field Support Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Support
7 1 (1.75%) Field Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Network Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (1.75%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Switch Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Support Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) NHS
1 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
2 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
2 1 (1.75%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) SC Cleared
1 22 (38.60%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) CCNA
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 3 (5.26%) HND
4 2 (3.51%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.75%) vSphere
1 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Cisco
2 19 (33.33%) Siemens
3 18 (31.58%) Ericsson
3 18 (31.58%) Mitel
4 17 (29.82%) Sonus
5 14 (24.56%) Juniper
6 7 (12.28%) Avaya
7 2 (3.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (3.51%) Nortel
7 2 (3.51%) Acme Packet
8 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
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Vodafone
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Crawley
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago