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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 862 940 881
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -59
Permanent jobs citing SS7 37 37 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.034% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.20% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32 28 76
Median salary £40,000 £60,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-33.88% +24.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,800 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £70,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +47.36%

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
16248 18278 21090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.86% 16.71% 18.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13439 15159 16659
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,069
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 2016 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 20 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 August 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 +67 37 £40,000 -33.88% 6
South East +39 31 £40,000 -42.85% 1
Berkshire +8 21 £38,000 -45.71%
Hampshire - 9 £40,000 - 1
Reading +12 6 £40,000 -15.78%
Eastleigh - 6 £40,000 -
Slough - 5 £38,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 £32,500 -
Newbury -3 3 £50,000 -
Southampton - 3 £41,500 - 1
Bristol - 2 £43,750 - 1
South West - 2 £43,750 - 1
East of England - 2 £45,000 - 1
London +30 1 £55,000 +10.00%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £45,000 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Benfleet - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £45,000 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (68.97%) Telecoms
2 36 (41.38%) LTE
3 33 (37.93%) 3G
4 28 (32.18%) TCP/IP
5 27 (31.03%) Linux
5 27 (31.03%) 4G
6 24 (27.59%) VoIP
7 22 (25.29%) GSM
8 20 (22.99%) VoLTE
8 20 (22.99%) SIGTRAN
9 19 (21.84%) Network Architecture
9 19 (21.84%) UMTS
10 18 (20.69%) 2G
11 17 (19.54%) ISUP
12 16 (18.39%) VPN
12 16 (18.39%) Ethernet
12 16 (18.39%) Degree
13 15 (17.24%) Wireshark
13 15 (17.24%) Cisco
13 15 (17.24%) Java
14 14 (16.09%) SCCP
14 14 (16.09%) MPLS
15 13 (14.94%) HP
15 13 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (13.79%) Juniper
16 12 (13.79%) CCNP
16 12 (13.79%) MySQL
16 12 (13.79%) SDH
16 12 (13.79%) SONET
16 12 (13.79%) H.323

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 6 (6.90%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.15%) LightWave 3D
Communications & Networking
1 36 (41.38%) LTE
2 33 (37.93%) 3G
3 28 (32.18%) TCP/IP
4 27 (31.03%) 4G
5 24 (27.59%) VoIP
6 22 (25.29%) GSM
7 20 (22.99%) SIGTRAN
7 20 (22.99%) VoLTE
8 19 (21.84%) UMTS
9 18 (20.69%) 2G
10 17 (19.54%) ISUP
11 16 (18.39%) Ethernet
11 16 (18.39%) VPN
12 15 (17.24%) Wireshark
13 14 (16.09%) MPLS
13 14 (16.09%) SCCP
14 12 (13.79%) Diameter Protocol
14 12 (13.79%) H.323
14 12 (13.79%) SDH
14 12 (13.79%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) MySQL
2 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.45%) Big Data
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) JMeter
2 1 (1.15%) CppUnit
General
1 60 (68.97%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.20%) Billing
3 6 (6.90%) Finance
3 6 (6.90%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (26.44%) Support Engineer
2 14 (16.09%) Network Engineer
3 11 (12.64%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Consultant
4 10 (11.49%) Network Support
4 10 (11.49%) Network Support Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Design Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Ericsson Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Network Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) NOC Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Test Analyst
7 7 (8.05%) Implementation Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Service Desk Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Telecoms Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Architect
9 5 (5.75%) Presales Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Support Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Telecoms Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Telecoms Support Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) J2EE
2 4 (4.60%) FreeSWITCH
2 4 (4.60%) LAMP
3 2 (2.30%) SOAP
4 1 (1.15%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Cybercrime
2 3 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (3.45%) Handset
3 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.15%) IPTV
3 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Linux
2 11 (12.64%) Windows
3 7 (8.05%) Solaris
3 7 (8.05%) Unix
4 4 (4.60%) CentOS
5 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) Network Architecture
2 10 (11.49%) Defect Management
2 10 (11.49%) Network Design
3 9 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 9 (10.34%) Test Planning
4 8 (9.20%) Network Management
4 8 (9.20%) Presales
5 6 (6.90%) Product Marketing
6 5 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.75%) ITIL
6 5 (5.75%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.75%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.60%) Change Management
7 4 (4.60%) Outbound Marketing
8 3 (3.45%) Analytics
8 3 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (3.45%) Line Management
8 3 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.24%) Java
2 9 (10.34%) C++
3 7 (8.05%) C
3 7 (8.05%) PHP
4 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.60%) Perl
6 3 (3.45%) Python
7 2 (2.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) Degree
2 13 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (13.79%) CCNP
4 10 (11.49%) ISEB
4 10 (11.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (10.34%) ISTQB
6 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.60%) CCIE
7 4 (4.60%) CCVP
7 4 (4.60%) RHCSA
8 3 (3.45%) CCNA
8 3 (3.45%) CISSP
8 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.45%) JNCIE
8 3 (3.45%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.30%) CCDA
9 2 (2.30%) CCDE
9 2 (2.30%) CCDP
9 2 (2.30%) HNC
9 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Xen
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) OpenSIPS
4 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) Nagios
2 6 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Cisco
2 13 (14.94%) HP
3 12 (13.79%) Juniper
4 10 (11.49%) Oracle
5 9 (10.34%) Ericsson
5 9 (10.34%) Redback
6 6 (6.90%) VMware
7 4 (4.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (4.60%) Huawei
8 3 (3.45%) Aastra
8 3 (3.45%) Acme Packet
8 3 (3.45%) BroadSoft
8 3 (3.45%) Dell
8 3 (3.45%) EMC
8 3 (3.45%) F5
8 3 (3.45%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (3.45%) Polycom
9 2 (2.30%) Ciena
9 2 (2.30%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.15%) GENBAND
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