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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK
Rank 848 907 895
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -12
Permanent jobs citing SS7 14 45 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.044% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 30
Median salary £46,250 £50,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% -14.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%

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
13611 17536 19173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 17.12% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11138 14600 15513
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 22 February 2017 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 13 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +43 14 £46,250 -7.50% 1
South East +70 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Hampshire - 5 £45,000 -
Southampton - 4 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £52,500 - 1
London +49 2 £55,000 +37.50%
Berkshire +33 2 £35,000 -30.00%
Eastleigh - 2 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £35,000 -
Manchester -20 1 £47,500 -15.55%
North West -25 1 £47,500 -15.55%
Basingstoke - 1 £52,500 -
Banbury - 1 - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 35 (60.34%) Telecoms
2 25 (43.10%) Cisco
3 22 (37.93%) Unix
4 20 (34.48%) VoIP
5 16 (27.59%) Linux
6 15 (25.86%) Q.931
7 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (24.14%) CCNP
7 14 (24.14%) Marketing
8 13 (22.41%) Product Marketing
8 13 (22.41%) Unified Communications
8 13 (22.41%) Value-Added Service
8 13 (22.41%) UMTS
8 13 (22.41%) VPN
8 13 (22.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 13 (22.41%) TIBCO
8 13 (22.41%) GSM
8 13 (22.41%) Service Delivery
8 13 (22.41%) Change Management
9 12 (20.69%) H.323
10 11 (18.97%) Network Design
10 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
11 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
11 10 (17.24%) Network Management
11 10 (17.24%) SIGTRAN
11 10 (17.24%) LTE
11 10 (17.24%) Nokia Networks
12 9 (15.52%) CCNA
13 8 (13.79%) CCDA
13 8 (13.79%) CCDP

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 3 (5.17%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) VoIP
2 15 (25.86%) Q.931
3 13 (22.41%) GSM
3 13 (22.41%) UMTS
3 13 (22.41%) Unified Communications
3 13 (22.41%) Value-Added Service
3 13 (22.41%) VPN
4 12 (20.69%) H.323
5 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
6 10 (17.24%) LTE
6 10 (17.24%) SIGTRAN
7 8 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (12.07%) DNS
8 7 (12.07%) Ethernet
8 7 (12.07%) RTP
9 6 (10.34%) 2G
9 6 (10.34%) 3G
9 6 (10.34%) 4G
9 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
1 2 (3.45%) JUnit
1 2 (3.45%) Subversion
1 2 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (60.34%) Telecoms
2 14 (24.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Billing
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.41%) VAS Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) NOC Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) 3G Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) 4G Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Network Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Network Support
7 4 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Core Network Architect
8 3 (5.17%) NOC Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) FreeSWITCH
1 3 (5.17%) LAMP
2 2 (3.45%) CCXML
2 2 (3.45%) JSON
2 2 (3.45%) RESTful
2 2 (3.45%) SOAP
2 2 (3.45%) VXML
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) iPad
3 2 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.72%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.93%) Unix
2 16 (27.59%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 3 (5.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Change Management
1 13 (22.41%) Product Marketing
1 13 (22.41%) Service Delivery
2 11 (18.97%) Network Design
3 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 10 (17.24%) Network Management
4 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 4 (6.90%) OO
4 4 (6.90%) OOD
4 4 (6.90%) Security Management
4 4 (6.90%) Service Management
4 4 (6.90%) UML
5 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (5.17%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.17%) Product Management
5 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.45%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) PHP
2 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.17%) Python
3 2 (3.45%) Java
3 2 (3.45%) Ruby
3 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) Lua
4 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) CCNP
1 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.52%) CCNA
3 8 (13.79%) CCDA
3 8 (13.79%) CCDE
3 8 (13.79%) CCDP
4 7 (12.07%) HNC
4 7 (12.07%) HND
5 4 (6.90%) CCVP
5 4 (6.90%) Degree
6 3 (5.17%) RHCSA
7 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.45%) RHCE
7 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) CCIE
8 1 (1.72%) CISSP
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
1 4 (6.90%) Xen
2 3 (5.17%) OpenSIPS
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.72%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.45%) Packer
3 2 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) Cisco
2 13 (22.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 13 (22.41%) TIBCO
3 10 (17.24%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (6.90%) BT
4 4 (6.90%) Juniper
4 4 (6.90%) Nokia
5 3 (5.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Avaya
6 1 (1.72%) BroadSoft
6 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.72%) Dialogic
6 1 (1.72%) F5
6 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Huawei
6 1 (1.72%) Mitel
6 1 (1.72%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.72%) WatchGuard
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