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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Softswitch
Rank 891 901 807
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -94
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 11 37 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.031% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.058% 0.18% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10 34 66
Average salary £50,000 £46,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+20.48% +10.66%

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
18879 20458 20390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15383 16370 16541
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 3 July 2015 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 3 July 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 -1 11 £50,000 +5.26% 1
South East -1 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Surrey - 6 £51,250 -
West Sussex +5 1 £50,000 +72.41%
Crawley +2 1 £50,000 +72.41%
Manchester 0 1 £37,500 +7.14%
North West -4 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Hampshire -25 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £35,000 -
Derby - 1 £35,000 -
Harrogate - 1 £37,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £52,500 -
Hook - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -

Softswitch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (94.12%) VoIP
2 12 (70.59%) PBX
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
4 8 (47.06%) Service Delivery
4 8 (47.06%) WAN
4 8 (47.06%) LAN
4 8 (47.06%) Linux
5 7 (41.18%) Windows
5 7 (41.18%) SLA
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (35.29%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) ISDN
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco
7 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (29.41%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) MCTS
8 4 (23.53%) CCNA
8 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (17.65%) Avaya
9 3 (17.65%) MCSE
9 3 (17.65%) VLAN
9 3 (17.65%) CCNP
9 3 (17.65%) Migration

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (11.76%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) VoIP
2 12 (70.59%) PBX
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) LAN
4 8 (47.06%) WAN
5 5 (29.41%) ISDN
5 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) VLAN
6 3 (17.65%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
7 2 (11.76%) DMS-100
7 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 1 (5.88%) DPNSS
8 1 (5.88%) RTP
8 1 (5.88%) ISUP
8 1 (5.88%) DNS
8 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
8 1 (5.88%) PSTN
8 1 (5.88%) SMS
8 1 (5.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Support
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Support
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) ICT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Handset
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Service Delivery
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Perl
1 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCNA
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (23.53%) MCTS
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Avaya
2 3 (17.65%) Acme Packet
2 3 (17.65%) Sonus
3 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Nortel
4 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.88%) Polycom
4 1 (5.88%) BroadSoft