The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 857 814 849
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +35
Permanent jobs citing SS7 40 117 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.099% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.57% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 30 82 19
Average salary £56,750 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.09% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,250 £39,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £67,500 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £68,750 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+44.73% +11.76%

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
18488 20643 19910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.54% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16512 16013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
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% -

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SS7
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Trend in the UK

SS7
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SS7 over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -31 40 £56,750 +3.18% 2
London 0 25 £50,000 -16.66% 2
South East -4 11 £70,000 +47.36%
Berkshire -38 9 £70,000 +47.36%
City of London -2 4 £35,500 -40.83%
Reading -18 3 £47,500 -44.11%
South West -21 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £51,250 -
Cambridge -1 1 £53,500 -2.72%
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £53,500 -2.72%
East of England -4 1 £53,500 +12.63%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SS7 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 SS7.

1 92 (80.70%) Telecoms
2 48 (42.11%) Linux
3 45 (39.47%) 3G
4 37 (32.46%) 2G
4 37 (32.46%) LTE
5 36 (31.58%) Degree
5 36 (31.58%) INAP
6 33 (28.95%) Oracle
7 32 (28.07%) 4G
8 29 (25.44%) Internet
8 29 (25.44%) Billing
9 28 (24.56%) Network Architecture
10 26 (22.81%) GSM
11 24 (21.05%) Java
12 21 (18.42%) UNIX
13 20 (17.54%) Cisco
13 20 (17.54%) Oracle Database
14 19 (16.67%) UMTS
15 18 (15.79%) VoLTE
16 17 (14.91%) SIGTRAN
17 15 (13.16%) Red Hat
18 14 (12.28%) MPLS
18 14 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
18 14 (12.28%) MySQL
18 14 (12.28%) Firewall
18 14 (12.28%) VMware
18 14 (12.28%) MVNO
19 13 (11.40%) TCAP
20 12 (10.53%) RTP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing SS7 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 SS7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.88%) Apache
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 45 (39.47%) 3G
2 37 (32.46%) 2G
2 37 (32.46%) LTE
3 36 (31.58%) INAP
4 32 (28.07%) 4G
5 29 (25.44%) Internet
6 26 (22.81%) GSM
7 19 (16.67%) UMTS
8 18 (15.79%) VoLTE
9 17 (14.91%) SIGTRAN
10 14 (12.28%) MPLS
10 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
10 14 (12.28%) Firewall
10 14 (12.28%) MVNO
11 13 (11.40%) TCAP
12 12 (10.53%) RTP
12 12 (10.53%) VoIP
13 11 (9.65%) IP Telephony
14 9 (7.89%) SMS
15 8 (7.02%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.54%) Oracle Database
2 14 (12.28%) MySQL
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
General
1 92 (80.70%) Telecoms
2 29 (25.44%) Billing
3 9 (7.89%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) German Language
5 2 (1.75%) French Language
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Architect
2 19 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 16 (14.04%) Network Architect
4 12 (10.53%) Developer
5 9 (7.89%) Consultant
6 8 (7.02%) Programme Manager
6 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.02%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Telecoms Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Telecoms Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) .NET
2 5 (4.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (4.39%) STL
2 5 (4.39%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.51%) WAP
3 4 (3.51%) FreeSWITCH
4 3 (2.63%) Web Services
4 3 (2.63%) XML
5 2 (1.75%) OLE
6 1 (0.88%) JTAPI
6 1 (0.88%) TAPI
6 1 (0.88%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (0.88%) CCXML
6 1 (0.88%) Java EE
6 1 (0.88%) EJB
6 1 (0.88%) SOAP
6 1 (0.88%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.63%) Clustering
2 3 (2.63%) IVR
2 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.88%) Statistics
4 1 (0.88%) PKI
4 1 (0.88%) IPTV
4 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (42.11%) Linux
2 21 (18.42%) UNIX
3 11 (9.65%) Windows
4 10 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.39%) CentOS
6 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.39%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.75%) SUSE
8 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Network Architecture
2 12 (10.53%) ITIL
3 10 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (7.89%) Change Control
5 8 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (7.02%) Project Management
5 8 (7.02%) Fault Management
5 8 (7.02%) Change Management
6 7 (6.14%) Network Design
7 6 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.39%) Network Management
8 5 (4.39%) Product Marketing
8 5 (4.39%) Multithreading
8 5 (4.39%) OO
9 4 (3.51%) Open Source
10 3 (2.63%) Migration
10 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.05%) Java
2 12 (10.53%) SQL
3 8 (7.02%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.26%) C++
5 5 (4.39%) C#
6 4 (3.51%) PHP
7 2 (1.75%) R
7 2 (1.75%) Perl
7 2 (1.75%) Python
7 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (31.58%) Degree
2 14 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.02%) CCIE
3 8 (7.02%) CCNP
4 6 (5.26%) CCNA
4 6 (5.26%) HNC
4 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.26%) CCVP
5 5 (4.39%) HND
5 5 (4.39%) CISSP
6 4 (3.51%) CCDP
7 3 (2.63%) JNCIE
8 2 (1.75%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.75%) GCIH
9 1 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.88%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.88%) CCDA
9 1 (0.88%) CCIP
9 1 (0.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.39%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.39%) NDS
3 5 (4.39%) iptables
4 3 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (2.63%) Xen
5 2 (1.75%) Kamailio
6 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.88%) Puppet
1 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.88%) Zenoss
1 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (28.95%) Oracle
2 20 (17.54%) Cisco
3 15 (13.16%) Red Hat
4 14 (12.28%) VMware
5 12 (10.53%) HP
6 6 (5.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (4.39%) ION Trading
7 5 (4.39%) Dell
7 5 (4.39%) EMC
7 5 (4.39%) TIBCO
8 4 (3.51%) Acme Packet
8 4 (3.51%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.51%) Juniper
8 4 (3.51%) Huawei
9 3 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (2.63%) Veritas
10 2 (1.75%) Sonus
10 2 (1.75%) Dialogic
10 2 (1.75%) F5
10 2 (1.75%) Nokia