The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 879 928 876
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -52
Permanent jobs citing SS7 36 40 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.036% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.22% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 82
Median salary £42,500 £56,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.11% +8.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £68,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-38.90% +44.73%

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
16583 18590 20776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.91% 16.92% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13798 15290 16608
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2016 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 35 £42,500 -25.11% 3
South East +41 24 £40,000 -42.85% 3
Berkshire +17 18 £38,000 -45.71% 1
Maidenhead - 5 £32,500 -
Slough - 5 £38,000 -
Hampshire - 5 £40,000 - 2
London +21 4 £75,000 +50.00%
South West +18 4 £50,000 -
Bristol - 3 £47,500 -
Eastleigh - 3 £40,000 - 1
Newbury - 3 £52,500 -
East of England +35 2 £62,500 +16.82%
Cambridgeshire +12 2 £62,500 +16.82%
Reading +12 2 - - 1
Cambridge +10 2 £62,500 +16.82%
Southampton - 2 £40,750 - 1
Crawley - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £42,500 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SS7.

1 70 (76.09%) Telecoms
2 41 (44.57%) LTE
3 37 (40.22%) 3G
4 31 (33.70%) TCP/IP
5 30 (32.61%) 4G
6 29 (31.52%) VoLTE
7 28 (30.43%) Network Architecture
8 25 (27.17%) Degree
9 23 (25.00%) Linux
10 22 (23.91%) GSM
11 20 (21.74%) VoIP
11 20 (21.74%) Java
11 20 (21.74%) SIGTRAN
12 18 (19.57%) UMTS
12 18 (19.57%) Ethernet
13 17 (18.48%) VPN
13 17 (18.48%) SDH
13 17 (18.48%) ISUP
13 17 (18.48%) 2G
14 16 (17.39%) SONET
14 16 (17.39%) Wireshark
15 15 (16.30%) GGSN
15 15 (16.30%) SGSN
15 15 (16.30%) MPLS
15 15 (16.30%) OSPF
15 15 (16.30%) BGP
15 15 (16.30%) Ericsson
16 14 (15.22%) HP
16 14 (15.22%) SCCP
16 14 (15.22%) Network Design

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.43%) Apache
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) LightWave 3D
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (44.57%) LTE
2 37 (40.22%) 3G
3 31 (33.70%) TCP/IP
4 30 (32.61%) 4G
5 29 (31.52%) VoLTE
6 22 (23.91%) GSM
7 20 (21.74%) SIGTRAN
7 20 (21.74%) VoIP
8 18 (19.57%) Ethernet
8 18 (19.57%) UMTS
9 17 (18.48%) 2G
9 17 (18.48%) ISUP
9 17 (18.48%) SDH
9 17 (18.48%) VPN
10 16 (17.39%) SONET
10 16 (17.39%) Wireshark
11 15 (16.30%) GGSN
11 15 (16.30%) MPLS
11 15 (16.30%) OSPF
11 15 (16.30%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.70%) MySQL
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) JMeter
2 1 (1.09%) CppUnit
General
1 70 (76.09%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.78%) Marketing
3 8 (8.70%) Billing
4 7 (7.61%) Finance
5 4 (4.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (20.65%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.30%) Consultant
3 13 (14.13%) Design Engineer
3 13 (14.13%) Ericsson Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Implementation Engineer
5 10 (10.87%) Network Engineer
5 10 (10.87%) Presales Consultant
5 10 (10.87%) VoLTE Consultant
6 8 (8.70%) Network Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Network Support
7 7 (7.61%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Telecoms Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Marketing Manager
8 6 (6.52%) NOC Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Telecoms Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Telecoms Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) J2EE
2 3 (3.26%) FreeSWITCH
2 3 (3.26%) LAMP
3 2 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Cybercrime
2 4 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (4.35%) Handset
3 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.09%) IPTV
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (9.78%) Solaris
2 9 (9.78%) Windows
3 6 (6.52%) Unix
4 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.26%) CentOS
6 1 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.43%) Network Architecture
2 14 (15.22%) Network Design
3 13 (14.13%) Presales
4 10 (10.87%) Defect Management
4 10 (10.87%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (9.78%) Product Marketing
5 9 (9.78%) Test Planning
6 8 (8.70%) Outbound Marketing
7 7 (7.61%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.52%) Network Management
9 5 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (4.35%) Digital Signal Processing
10 4 (4.35%) ITIL
10 4 (4.35%) Project Management
10 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.35%) Signal Processing
11 3 (3.26%) Analytics
11 3 (3.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) Java
2 8 (8.70%) C++
3 6 (6.52%) C
4 5 (5.43%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.26%) PHP
6 2 (2.17%) SQL
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (27.17%) Degree
2 10 (10.87%) ISEB
2 10 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (9.78%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.43%) CCNP
7 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.26%) RHCSA
9 2 (2.17%) CCNA
9 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.09%) CCDA
10 1 (1.09%) CCDP
10 1 (1.09%) CCIE
10 1 (1.09%) CCVP
10 1 (1.09%) HNC
10 1 (1.09%) HND
10 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.09%) MCITP
10 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) OpenSIPS
3 3 (3.26%) Xen
4 2 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Nagios
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) Ericsson
2 14 (15.22%) HP
3 13 (14.13%) Juniper
3 13 (14.13%) Redback
4 11 (11.96%) Oracle
5 9 (9.78%) Cisco
6 6 (6.52%) Huawei
7 4 (4.35%) Aastra
7 4 (4.35%) Acme Packet
7 4 (4.35%) BroadSoft
7 4 (4.35%) Dell
7 4 (4.35%) EMC
7 4 (4.35%) Nokia Networks
7 4 (4.35%) Polycom
7 4 (4.35%) VMware
8 3 (3.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.17%) Ciena
9 2 (2.17%) Nokia
9 2 (2.17%) Samsung
10 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
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