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 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
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 853 779 851
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +72
Permanent jobs citing SS7 49 160 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.14% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.78% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 32 75 17
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £35,000 £38,300
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £67,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +4.44%

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% -

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 3 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 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 -81 49 £57,500 +21.05% 3
London -1 30 £57,500 -8.00% 1
South East -14 12 £62,500 +32.97% 1
Berkshire -32 10 £67,500 +42.10%
City of London +17 6 £51,000 -24.44%
Reading -16 5 £47,500 +35.71%
South West -22 4 - -
Gloucester - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Cambridge +11 2 £53,500 -2.72%
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £53,500 -2.72%
East of England -31 2 £53,500 +4.39%
Surrey - 2 £51,250 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 91 (78.45%) Telecoms
2 49 (42.24%) Linux
3 44 (37.93%) 3G
4 39 (33.62%) Degree
4 39 (33.62%) LTE
5 36 (31.03%) 2G
5 36 (31.03%) INAP
6 33 (28.45%) Oracle
7 32 (27.59%) Internet
7 32 (27.59%) 4G
8 30 (25.86%) Network Architecture
9 29 (25.00%) Billing
9 29 (25.00%) GSM
10 24 (20.69%) Java
11 23 (19.83%) UMTS
12 22 (18.97%) Cisco
12 22 (18.97%) UNIX
13 18 (15.52%) Oracle Database
13 18 (15.52%) VoLTE
14 17 (14.66%) MVNO
15 16 (13.79%) Firewall
15 16 (13.79%) VMware
15 16 (13.79%) SIGTRAN
16 15 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (12.07%) Red Hat
17 14 (12.07%) RTP
17 14 (12.07%) MySQL
17 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
18 13 (11.21%) SQL
18 13 (11.21%) Windows

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 3 (2.59%) Apache
1 3 (2.59%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) SaaS
1 2 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (37.93%) 3G
2 39 (33.62%) LTE
3 36 (31.03%) INAP
3 36 (31.03%) 2G
4 32 (27.59%) Internet
4 32 (27.59%) 4G
5 29 (25.00%) GSM
6 23 (19.83%) UMTS
7 18 (15.52%) VoLTE
8 17 (14.66%) MVNO
9 16 (13.79%) Firewall
9 16 (13.79%) SIGTRAN
10 14 (12.07%) RTP
10 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
11 13 (11.21%) MPLS
12 12 (10.34%) VoIP
12 12 (10.34%) TCAP
13 9 (7.76%) OSPF
14 8 (6.90%) WAN
14 8 (6.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) Oracle Database
2 14 (12.07%) MySQL
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.72%) Big Data
5 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
General
1 91 (78.45%) Telecoms
2 29 (25.00%) Billing
3 11 (9.48%) Marketing
4 3 (2.59%) German Language
5 2 (1.72%) French Language
5 2 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (19.83%) Architect
2 18 (15.52%) Support Engineer
3 17 (14.66%) Network Architect
4 12 (10.34%) Developer
5 9 (7.76%) Consultant
6 8 (6.90%) Programme Manager
6 8 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Telecoms Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Telecoms Consultant
7 7 (6.03%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.17%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Operations Manager
8 6 (5.17%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) .NET
2 5 (4.31%) STL
2 5 (4.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (3.45%) FreeSWITCH
3 4 (3.45%) WAP
4 2 (1.72%) OLE
4 2 (1.72%) Web Services
4 2 (1.72%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) EJB
5 1 (0.86%) SOAP
5 1 (0.86%) VXML
5 1 (0.86%) JTAPI
5 1 (0.86%) Java EE
5 1 (0.86%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (0.86%) TAPI
5 1 (0.86%) CCXML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.31%) IVR
3 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.59%) Clustering
3 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.86%) PKI
5 1 (0.86%) IPTV
5 1 (0.86%) Statistics
5 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.24%) Linux
2 22 (18.97%) UNIX
3 13 (11.21%) Windows
4 9 (7.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.31%) CentOS
6 5 (4.31%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.31%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.86%) Solaris
8 1 (0.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) Network Architecture
2 12 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
2 12 (10.34%) ITIL
2 12 (10.34%) Change Management
3 10 (8.62%) Project Management
3 10 (8.62%) Change Control
3 10 (8.62%) Fault Management
4 8 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.03%) Network Design
5 7 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.03%) Product Marketing
6 6 (5.17%) Open Source
6 6 (5.17%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.31%) OO
7 5 (4.31%) Multithreading
7 5 (4.31%) Operations Management
7 5 (4.31%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.69%) Java
2 13 (11.21%) SQL
3 7 (6.03%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.17%) C++
5 5 (4.31%) C#
6 4 (3.45%) PHP
7 2 (1.72%) Perl
7 2 (1.72%) Erlang
7 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.72%) R
7 2 (1.72%) Python
8 1 (0.86%) C
8 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (33.62%) Degree
2 15 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.90%) HNC
3 8 (6.90%) CCIE
3 8 (6.90%) CCNP
4 7 (6.03%) HND
4 7 (6.03%) CCNA
5 6 (5.17%) CCVP
6 5 (4.31%) CISSP
7 4 (3.45%) CCDP
8 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.59%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.72%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.72%) GCIH
10 1 (0.86%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.86%) CISM
10 1 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.86%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.03%) NDS
2 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.31%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.31%) iptables
4 3 (2.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (2.59%) Xen
5 2 (1.72%) Kamailio
6 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) Nagios
1 1 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.86%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.86%) Zenoss
1 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (28.45%) Oracle
2 22 (18.97%) Cisco
3 16 (13.79%) VMware
4 14 (12.07%) Red Hat
5 12 (10.34%) HP
6 7 (6.03%) TIBCO
6 7 (6.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (4.31%) Dell
7 5 (4.31%) EMC
8 4 (3.45%) Juniper
8 4 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (3.45%) Ericsson
8 4 (3.45%) Acme Packet
8 4 (3.45%) Huawei
9 3 (2.59%) Veritas
10 2 (1.72%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.72%) Mitel
10 2 (1.72%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.72%) F5
10 2 (1.72%) BT
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