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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Softswitch
Rank 891 871 846
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 8 39 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.033% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.043% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 36 30
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £33,200 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £50,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +29.87%

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
18473 21075 18878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 18.10% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 16663 15236
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 2015 within the UK.

Softswitch Salary Histogram in the UK

Softswitch
Top 10 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 1 September 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 -5 8 £46,500 -7.00%
Hampshire +6 4 £50,500 -2.88%
South East -8 4 £50,500 -2.88%
Basingstoke +9 3 £50,500 -2.88%
London -7 2 £47,500 -2.56%
City of London - 2 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £40,750 -
Harrogate - 2 £40,750 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £40,750 -
Hook - 1 - -

Softswitch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 18 (94.74%) VoIP
2 17 (89.47%) PBX
3 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
4 11 (57.89%) Firewall
5 10 (52.63%) LAN
5 10 (52.63%) WAN
6 9 (47.37%) SLA
6 9 (47.37%) Service Delivery
7 8 (42.11%) Linux
7 8 (42.11%) ITIL
7 8 (42.11%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (36.84%) Windows 8
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (36.84%) Sonus
8 7 (36.84%) Windows
8 7 (36.84%) ISDN
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco
9 4 (21.05%) Ericsson
9 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (21.05%) Lync
10 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
10 3 (15.79%) Acme Packet
10 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.79%) Perl
10 3 (15.79%) Siemens
10 3 (15.79%) Project Management

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (21.05%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) VoIP
2 17 (89.47%) PBX
3 11 (57.89%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) LAN
4 10 (52.63%) WAN
5 7 (36.84%) ISDN
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) FTP
7 2 (10.53%) HTTP
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
7 2 (10.53%) ISUP
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
8 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.26%) PSTN
8 1 (5.26%) Wireless
8 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
8 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Voice Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 8
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Service Delivery
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Product Management
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Perl
1 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCTS
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
1 7 (36.84%) Sonus
2 4 (21.05%) Ericsson
3 3 (15.79%) Siemens
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Mitel
3 3 (15.79%) Acme Packet
4 2 (10.53%) Polycom
4 2 (10.53%) BroadSoft
4 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Nortel
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) Aruba
5 1 (5.26%) SAP