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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 829 857 853
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -4
Permanent jobs citing SS7 66 42 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.038% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 24
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £29,450
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -15.42%

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
19963 18895 22855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.23% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16119 14849 19032
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 23 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 18 December 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 +32 64 £45,000 +21.62% 5
South East +42 52 £40,000 +48.14% 3
Berkshire +39 42 £47,500 -32.14% 3
Reading +37 40 - - 1
London +25 9 £62,500 +31.57% 2
West Sussex - 4 £43,500 -
Surrey -3 3 £40,000 -
City of London +17 2 £68,750 +44.73% 1
Milton Keynes +1 2 £25,000 -
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £25,000 -
Hampshire -12 2 £22,500 -16.66%
Crawley - 2 £45,000 -
Gatwick - 2 £42,000 -
Hook - 2 £22,500 -
Scotland - 2 £36,000 -
Cambridge -14 1 £40,000 -38.46%
Cambridgeshire -17 1 £40,000 -38.46%
East of England -32 1 £40,000 -38.46%
Slough - 1 £22,500 -
North West - 1 £35,000 -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £36,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £72,500 - 1

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 115 (71.88%) Telecoms
2 87 (54.38%) UNIX
3 56 (35.00%) GSM
4 54 (33.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 47 (29.38%) UMTS
6 46 (28.75%) Service Delivery
7 43 (26.88%) TIBCO
7 43 (26.88%) Degree
8 40 (25.00%) Marketing
8 40 (25.00%) Change Management
8 40 (25.00%) Linux
9 39 (24.38%) NDS
9 39 (24.38%) Product Marketing
10 38 (23.75%) SIGTRAN
11 36 (22.50%) SMS
12 34 (21.25%) HNC
12 34 (21.25%) HND
13 31 (19.38%) VoIP
14 30 (18.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 29 (18.13%) 3GPP
15 29 (18.13%) Billing
16 28 (17.50%) LTE
16 28 (17.50%) Network Architecture
16 28 (17.50%) 2G
16 28 (17.50%) 3G
17 26 (16.25%) Java
17 26 (16.25%) Oracle
18 25 (15.63%) INAP
18 25 (15.63%) Huawei
19 23 (14.38%) Windows

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 14 (8.75%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.25%) Lync
2 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 56 (35.00%) GSM
2 47 (29.38%) UMTS
3 38 (23.75%) SIGTRAN
4 36 (22.50%) SMS
5 31 (19.38%) VoIP
6 29 (18.13%) 3GPP
7 28 (17.50%) 3G
7 28 (17.50%) 2G
7 28 (17.50%) LTE
8 25 (15.63%) INAP
9 22 (13.75%) Wireless
10 20 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 19 (11.88%) RTP
11 19 (11.88%) 4G
12 17 (10.63%) GPRS
13 16 (10.00%) MVNO
13 16 (10.00%) VoLTE
13 16 (10.00%) NGN
14 15 (9.38%) WCDMA
15 14 (8.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.75%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.25%) MySQL
3 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.63%) Ranorex
General
1 115 (71.88%) Telecoms
2 40 (25.00%) Marketing
3 29 (18.13%) Billing
4 7 (4.38%) Finance
5 2 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 29 (18.13%) Support Engineer
2 11 (6.88%) Developer
3 10 (6.25%) Consultant
3 10 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 9 (5.63%) Architect
4 9 (5.63%) Telecoms Engineer
5 8 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.00%) CS Core Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Network Operations Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Wireless Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) BSS Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Operations Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Test Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) C++ Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Network Manager
7 6 (3.75%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Voice Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Senior C++ Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Telecoms Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.38%) STL
2 6 (3.75%) .NET
2 6 (3.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (3.13%) SOAP
3 5 (3.13%) XML
4 4 (2.50%) Rendezvous
4 4 (2.50%) J2EE
5 3 (1.88%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.63%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.63%) EJB
6 1 (0.63%) Web Services
6 1 (0.63%) VXML
6 1 (0.63%) JTAPI
6 1 (0.63%) Java EE
6 1 (0.63%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (0.63%) TAPI
6 1 (0.63%) CCXML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.00%) Clustering
2 8 (5.00%) IVR
3 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.88%) Open Source
5 3 (1.88%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.88%) Physics
6 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.63%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) IPTV
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 87 (54.38%) UNIX
2 40 (25.00%) Linux
3 23 (14.38%) Windows
4 13 (8.13%) Solaris
5 6 (3.75%) CentOS
6 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Android
8 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.75%) Service Delivery
2 40 (25.00%) Change Management
3 39 (24.38%) Product Marketing
4 28 (17.50%) Network Architecture
5 14 (8.75%) Project Management
6 9 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.00%) Network Design
8 7 (4.38%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.38%) Multithreading
9 6 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.75%) Performance Management
9 6 (3.75%) OO
9 6 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.13%) Coaching
11 4 (2.50%) Software Testing
11 4 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (1.88%) Product Management
12 3 (1.88%) Change Control
12 3 (1.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.25%) Java
2 17 (10.63%) SQL
3 9 (5.63%) Shell Script
3 9 (5.63%) C++
4 7 (4.38%) C#
5 5 (3.13%) Perl
5 5 (3.13%) Python
6 4 (2.50%) C
6 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 43 (26.88%) Degree
2 34 (21.25%) HNC
2 34 (21.25%) HND
3 5 (3.13%) CCNA
3 5 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.50%) ISEB
4 4 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.88%) CCVP
5 3 (1.88%) CCIE
6 1 (0.63%) CCNP
6 1 (0.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.63%) CISM
6 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (24.38%) NDS
2 8 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (2.50%) NFS
3 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.88%) Kamailio
5 2 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (1.25%) Zenoss
2 2 (1.25%) Nagios
3 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (33.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 43 (26.88%) TIBCO
3 30 (18.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 26 (16.25%) Oracle
5 25 (15.63%) Huawei
6 20 (12.50%) Ericsson
7 15 (9.38%) Sybase
8 10 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 9 (5.63%) Cisco
10 8 (5.00%) Veritas
11 6 (3.75%) Citrix
12 5 (3.13%) Nortel
13 4 (2.50%) Redknee
13 4 (2.50%) VMware
13 4 (2.50%) Avaya
14 3 (1.88%) Microsoft
14 3 (1.88%) Dialogic
15 2 (1.25%) Acme Packet
15 2 (1.25%) F5
15 2 (1.25%) Splunk
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