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

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 878 931 903
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -28
Permanent jobs citing SS7 34 44 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.040% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.24% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 31 33 59
Median salary £41,500 £60,500 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-31.40% +6.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £70,500
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
16160 18089 20947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 16.58% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13230 15033 16513
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 30 September 2016 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 23 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 30 September 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 +49 34 £41,500 -31.40% 8
South East +38 24 £40,000 -42.85% 3
Hampshire - 13 £41,500 - 2
Berkshire +1 11 £36,000 -48.57% 1
Eastleigh - 7 £40,000 -
Southampton - 6 £43,250 - 2
Reading +27 5 £40,000 +50.94%
London +36 4 £55,000 -8.33% 1
East of England +19 2 £45,000 -25.00%
North West - 2 £41,250 - 3
South West - 2 £43,750 -
Bristol - 2 £43,750 -
Maidenhead - 2 £32,000 -
Slough - 2 £32,500 - 1
Essex +10 1 - -
Newbury -4 1 £36,000 +60.00%
Bolton - 1 £47,500 -
Watford - 1 £45,000 -
Burnley - 1 £35,000 -
Manchester - 1 £47,500 - 3
Lancashire - 1 £35,000 -
Benfleet - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £45,000 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 44 (58.67%) Telecoms
2 30 (40.00%) LTE
3 28 (37.33%) VoIP
4 26 (34.67%) Linux
4 26 (34.67%) 3G
5 24 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 23 (30.67%) 4G
7 21 (28.00%) SIGTRAN
8 19 (25.33%) UMTS
8 19 (25.33%) GSM
8 19 (25.33%) 2G
9 18 (24.00%) Cisco
10 16 (21.33%) CCNP
10 16 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (18.67%) VPN
11 14 (18.67%) ISUP
11 14 (18.67%) SCCP
12 13 (17.33%) Q.931
12 13 (17.33%) MySQL
12 13 (17.33%) Unified Communications
13 12 (16.00%) tcpdump
13 12 (16.00%) Network Architecture
13 12 (16.00%) Wireshark
13 12 (16.00%) Diameter Protocol
13 12 (16.00%) H.323
14 11 (14.67%) Java
14 11 (14.67%) VoLTE
14 11 (14.67%) Incident Management
15 10 (13.33%) Xen
15 10 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 9 (12.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (40.00%) LTE
2 28 (37.33%) VoIP
3 26 (34.67%) 3G
4 24 (32.00%) TCP/IP
5 23 (30.67%) 4G
6 21 (28.00%) SIGTRAN
7 19 (25.33%) 2G
7 19 (25.33%) GSM
7 19 (25.33%) UMTS
8 14 (18.67%) ISUP
8 14 (18.67%) SCCP
8 14 (18.67%) VPN
9 13 (17.33%) Q.931
9 13 (17.33%) Unified Communications
10 12 (16.00%) Diameter Protocol
10 12 (16.00%) H.323
10 12 (16.00%) tcpdump
10 12 (16.00%) Wireshark
11 11 (14.67%) VoLTE
12 10 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) MySQL
2 3 (4.00%) Big Data
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) JMeter
2 1 (1.33%) CppUnit
General
1 44 (58.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.00%) Billing
3 3 (4.00%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) Network Engineer
1 19 (25.33%) Support Engineer
2 11 (14.67%) Network Support
2 11 (14.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Network Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) Consultant
5 7 (9.33%) Service Desk Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Network Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Communications Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Network Communications Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Ericsson Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Telecoms Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) FreeSWITCH
1 7 (9.33%) LAMP
2 3 (4.00%) J2EE
3 2 (2.67%) SOAP
4 1 (1.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.33%) IPTV
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.67%) Linux
2 8 (10.67%) Unix
2 8 (10.67%) Windows
3 7 (9.33%) CentOS
4 5 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (1.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) Network Architecture
2 11 (14.67%) Incident Management
3 10 (13.33%) Defect Management
4 9 (12.00%) Network Management
4 9 (12.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (8.00%) Presales
6 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.67%) Network Design
6 5 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.33%) ITIL
8 3 (4.00%) Analytics
8 3 (4.00%) Line Management
8 3 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (4.00%) Product Marketing
8 3 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (4.00%) Service Management
9 2 (2.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.67%) Performance Testing
9 2 (2.67%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) Java
2 10 (13.33%) C++
2 10 (13.33%) PHP
3 9 (12.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.67%) C
5 4 (5.33%) Perl
6 3 (4.00%) Python
7 2 (2.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) CCNP
1 16 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.33%) ISEB
2 10 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (12.00%) Degree
3 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (9.33%) RHCSA
5 5 (6.67%) CCDA
5 5 (6.67%) CCDE
5 5 (6.67%) CCDP
5 5 (6.67%) CCNA
6 3 (4.00%) CCIE
6 3 (4.00%) CCVP
6 3 (4.00%) CISSP
6 3 (4.00%) JNCIE
6 3 (4.00%) JNCIP
6 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) HNC
7 2 (2.67%) RHCE
7 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.33%) Xen
2 7 (9.33%) OpenSIPS
3 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (9.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Cisco
2 10 (13.33%) HP
3 7 (9.33%) Juniper
4 5 (6.67%) Oracle
5 4 (5.33%) Ericsson
5 4 (5.33%) Redback
6 3 (4.00%) F5
6 3 (4.00%) Nokia Networks
6 3 (4.00%) VMware
7 2 (2.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (2.67%) Huawei
7 2 (2.67%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.33%) GENBAND
8 1 (1.33%) Google
8 1 (1.33%) SAP
8 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
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