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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Softswitch
Rank 890 862 834
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -28
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 7 43 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.037% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.038% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6 41 47
Average salary £44,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £29,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +33.33%

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
18445 20679 19842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 17.75% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16486 15926
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 August 2015 within the UK.

Softswitch Salary Histogram in the UK

Softswitch
Top 13 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 4 August 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
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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 -15 7 £44,500 -11.00% 1
South East -4 3 £50,000 - 1
Harrogate - 2 £40,750 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £40,750 -
Surrey - 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £40,750 -
London +15 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Hampshire -12 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £35,000 -
City of London - 1 £45,000 -
Derby - 1 £35,000 -
Hook - 1 - - 1

Softswitch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 17 (94.44%) VoIP
2 14 (77.78%) PBX
3 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 11 (61.11%) Firewall
5 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (50.00%) LAN
5 9 (50.00%) WAN
6 8 (44.44%) SLA
6 8 (44.44%) Linux
7 7 (38.89%) ITIL
7 7 (38.89%) Windows
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (38.89%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
7 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco
9 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
9 5 (27.78%) ISDN
10 4 (22.22%) Project Management
10 4 (22.22%) Acme Packet
10 4 (22.22%) Sonus
11 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
11 3 (16.67%) Lync
11 3 (16.67%) Migration
11 3 (16.67%) CCNA
11 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 3 (16.67%) MCTS
11 3 (16.67%) Perl
11 3 (16.67%) Microsoft

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) VoIP
2 14 (77.78%) PBX
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 9 (50.00%) LAN
4 9 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) ISDN
5 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) FTP
6 2 (11.11%) HTTP
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) VLAN
6 2 (11.11%) DMS-100
6 2 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 2 (11.11%) ISUP
6 2 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (5.56%) MVNO
7 1 (5.56%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Support
4 2 (11.11%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ICT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Handset
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 8
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Product Management
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
1 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNA
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (16.67%) MCTS
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Acme Packet
2 4 (22.22%) Sonus
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Nortel
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.11%) Polycom
4 2 (11.11%) BroadSoft
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent