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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 841 750 840
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +90
Permanent jobs citing SS7 73 171 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.14% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.84% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 49 71 32
Average salary £57,500 £46,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.65% +93.75%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +108.33%

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
20178 20358 22015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.18% 17.03% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15994 16114 17783
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 April 2015 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 21 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 April 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 -66 72 £57,500 +22.34% 7
South East 0 27 £42,500 +21.42% 2
London +15 23 £57,500 +35.29% 4
Berkshire -8 21 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 17 £70,000 -1.75% 1
Cambridge +5 17 £70,000 -1.75% 1
East of England -32 17 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Reading -13 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
City of London +17 5 £39,250 -7.64% 2
Hampshire +2 4 £57,500 +71.64% 1
Portsmouth - 4 £57,500 -
South West -30 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
North West +14 2 - -
Manchester 0 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £26,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £26,500 -
Newbury +5 1 £36,000 -42.40%
Bracknell - 1 £37,000 -
Stockport - 1 - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 95 (72.52%) Telecoms
2 50 (38.17%) UNIX
3 44 (33.59%) Linux
4 41 (31.30%) GSM
5 36 (27.48%) Degree
6 33 (25.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 33 (25.19%) 3G
7 31 (23.66%) INAP
7 31 (23.66%) SIGTRAN
8 30 (22.90%) Billing
9 29 (22.14%) LTE
9 29 (22.14%) UMTS
9 29 (22.14%) Oracle
10 28 (21.37%) 2G
11 26 (19.85%) Marketing
12 24 (18.32%) Change Management
12 24 (18.32%) Cisco
13 23 (17.56%) Java
13 23 (17.56%) Windows
13 23 (17.56%) Internet
13 23 (17.56%) Network Architecture
14 22 (16.79%) Product Marketing
14 22 (16.79%) Service Delivery
14 22 (16.79%) TIBCO
14 22 (16.79%) NDS
14 22 (16.79%) 4G
15 21 (16.03%) MVNO
16 20 (15.27%) RTP
17 19 (14.50%) HNC
17 19 (14.50%) HND

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (3.05%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (1.53%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) SaaS
1 2 (1.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (31.30%) GSM
2 33 (25.19%) 3G
3 31 (23.66%) INAP
3 31 (23.66%) SIGTRAN
4 29 (22.14%) LTE
4 29 (22.14%) UMTS
5 28 (21.37%) 2G
6 23 (17.56%) Internet
7 22 (16.79%) 4G
8 21 (16.03%) MVNO
9 20 (15.27%) RTP
10 17 (12.98%) VoLTE
11 16 (12.21%) GPRS
11 16 (12.21%) TCP/IP
12 15 (11.45%) Firewall
12 15 (11.45%) Wireless
13 13 (9.92%) TCAP
13 13 (9.92%) VoIP
14 12 (9.16%) 3GPP
14 12 (9.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) Oracle Database
2 12 (9.16%) MySQL
3 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.76%) Ranorex
General
1 95 (72.52%) Telecoms
2 30 (22.90%) Billing
3 26 (19.85%) Marketing
4 5 (3.82%) Finance
5 2 (1.53%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) French Language
6 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (17.56%) Architect
2 18 (13.74%) Network Architect
3 17 (12.98%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.92%) Developer
5 8 (6.11%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.11%) Programme Manager
5 8 (6.11%) Consultant
5 8 (6.11%) Operations Manager
5 8 (6.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 7 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.58%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.58%) Telecoms Developer
7 6 (4.58%) Telecoms Consultant
7 6 (4.58%) CS Core Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Designer
8 5 (3.82%) Voice Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) C++ Developer
8 5 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.82%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.58%) STL
2 5 (3.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (3.82%) FreeSWITCH
2 5 (3.82%) .NET
3 4 (3.05%) WAP
4 2 (1.53%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.34%) IVR
3 6 (4.58%) Open Source
4 5 (3.82%) Clustering
5 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.53%) IPTV
6 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.17%) UNIX
2 44 (33.59%) Linux
3 23 (17.56%) Windows
4 6 (4.58%) CentOS
4 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.29%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.76%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) Solaris
8 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.32%) Change Management
2 23 (17.56%) Network Architecture
3 22 (16.79%) Product Marketing
3 22 (16.79%) Service Delivery
4 14 (10.69%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (8.40%) Change Control
6 10 (7.63%) Project Management
7 8 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.34%) Network Design
8 7 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.58%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.58%) ITIL
9 6 (4.58%) Multithreading
10 5 (3.82%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.82%) OO
11 3 (2.29%) B2B
11 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (2.29%) Migration
11 3 (2.29%) Capacity Management
11 3 (2.29%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.56%) Java
2 13 (9.92%) SQL
3 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
3 7 (5.34%) C++
4 6 (4.58%) Python
4 6 (4.58%) C#
5 4 (3.05%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.29%) Perl
7 2 (1.53%) PHP
7 2 (1.53%) Erlang
7 2 (1.53%) R
7 2 (1.53%) C
8 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.76%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.76%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (27.48%) Degree
2 19 (14.50%) HNC
2 19 (14.50%) HND
3 13 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.34%) CCIE
4 7 (5.34%) CCNP
5 6 (4.58%) CCNA
5 6 (4.58%) CCVP
6 5 (3.82%) CISSP
7 3 (2.29%) CCDP
8 2 (1.53%) GCIH
8 2 (1.53%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.53%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.76%) CISM
9 1 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.76%) CCDA
9 1 (0.76%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (16.79%) NDS
2 10 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (3.82%) Kamailio
3 5 (3.82%) iptables
3 5 (3.82%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.53%) Xen
6 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Nagios
2 2 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.76%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.76%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 33 (25.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 29 (22.14%) Oracle
3 24 (18.32%) Cisco
4 22 (16.79%) TIBCO
5 18 (13.74%) Ericsson
5 18 (13.74%) Huawei
6 14 (10.69%) VMware
6 14 (10.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 13 (9.92%) Red Hat
8 12 (9.16%) Sybase
9 10 (7.63%) HP
10 5 (3.82%) Veritas
11 4 (3.05%) Mitel
12 3 (2.29%) Juniper
12 3 (2.29%) Dell
12 3 (2.29%) EMC
12 3 (2.29%) Nortel
13 2 (1.53%) Avaya
13 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.53%) Acme Packet
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