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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 863 801 866
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +65
Permanent jobs citing SS7 37 109 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.095% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.52% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 28 72 19
Average salary £60,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.36% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+47.36% +11.76%

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
18448 20813 18849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.66% 18.12% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15302 16464 15218
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 8 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 31 August 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 -55 36 £60,500 +27.36% 2
South East -9 20 £70,000 +47.36% 1
Berkshire -12 19 £70,000 +47.36% 1
London -17 16 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Newbury +9 6 - - 1
Reading -16 2 £47,500 -44.11%
City of London -4 1 £35,500 -5.33%
Surrey - 1 £40,000 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 81 (82.65%) Telecoms
2 49 (50.00%) 3G
3 47 (47.96%) Linux
4 42 (42.86%) 2G
5 39 (39.80%) 4G
6 34 (34.69%) LTE
7 32 (32.65%) Degree
8 27 (27.55%) Internet
9 26 (26.53%) INAP
10 24 (24.49%) Network Architecture
11 23 (23.47%) GSM
12 22 (22.45%) UNIX
12 22 (22.45%) Oracle
13 20 (20.41%) Java
14 18 (18.37%) Billing
15 17 (17.35%) SMS
15 17 (17.35%) MPLS
16 16 (16.33%) SIGTRAN
17 15 (15.31%) Cisco
18 14 (14.29%) IP Telephony
18 14 (14.29%) VoLTE
19 13 (13.27%) Oracle Database
19 13 (13.27%) Computer Science
19 13 (13.27%) Network Security
19 13 (13.27%) Network Management
19 13 (13.27%) TCAP
19 13 (13.27%) RTP
20 12 (12.24%) Firewall
20 12 (12.24%) TCP/IP
20 12 (12.24%) UMTS

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (3.06%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 49 (50.00%) 3G
2 42 (42.86%) 2G
3 39 (39.80%) 4G
4 34 (34.69%) LTE
5 27 (27.55%) Internet
6 26 (26.53%) INAP
7 23 (23.47%) GSM
8 17 (17.35%) SMS
8 17 (17.35%) MPLS
9 16 (16.33%) SIGTRAN
10 14 (14.29%) IP Telephony
10 14 (14.29%) VoLTE
11 13 (13.27%) RTP
11 13 (13.27%) TCAP
11 13 (13.27%) Network Security
12 12 (12.24%) Firewall
12 12 (12.24%) TCP/IP
12 12 (12.24%) UMTS
12 12 (12.24%) VoIP
13 10 (10.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle Database
2 11 (11.22%) MySQL
3 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Big Data
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
General
1 81 (82.65%) Telecoms
2 18 (18.37%) Billing
3 3 (3.06%) Electronics
3 3 (3.06%) German Language
4 2 (2.04%) Marketing
4 2 (2.04%) French Language
4 2 (2.04%) Finance
4 2 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (15.31%) Architect
2 14 (14.29%) Developer
3 13 (13.27%) Network Architect
4 12 (12.24%) Support Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Telecoms Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Telecoms Consultant
7 6 (6.12%) Senior C++ Developer
7 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Network Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.12%) Tester
8 5 (5.10%) Programme Manager
8 5 (5.10%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.10%) Technical Support
8 5 (5.10%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) .NET
2 7 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (7.14%) STL
3 4 (4.08%) Web Services
3 4 (4.08%) XML
3 4 (4.08%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (1.02%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.02%) EJB
4 1 (1.02%) SOAP
4 1 (1.02%) WAP
4 1 (1.02%) OLE
4 1 (1.02%) VXML
4 1 (1.02%) JTAPI
4 1 (1.02%) Java EE
4 1 (1.02%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.02%) TAPI
4 1 (1.02%) CCXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.02%) IVR
5 1 (1.02%) PKI
5 1 (1.02%) IPTV
5 1 (1.02%) Statistics
5 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.96%) Linux
2 22 (22.45%) UNIX
3 9 (9.18%) Windows
4 7 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.10%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.10%) CentOS
5 5 (5.10%) Solaris
5 5 (5.10%) Windows XP
5 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.06%) SUSE
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Network Architecture
2 13 (13.27%) Network Management
3 9 (9.18%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (9.18%) Network Design
4 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
4 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.16%) Change Control
4 8 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (8.16%) Fault Management
5 7 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 7 (7.14%) OO
6 6 (6.12%) ITIL
6 6 (6.12%) Change Management
7 5 (5.10%) Project Management
7 5 (5.10%) Validation
8 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.08%) Open Source
8 4 (4.08%) Test Planning
9 3 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) Java
2 11 (11.22%) SQL
3 8 (8.16%) C++
4 7 (7.14%) C#
5 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.08%) Perl
6 4 (4.08%) PHP
6 4 (4.08%) Python
7 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.02%) C
7 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) Degree
2 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.16%) CISSP
4 6 (6.12%) CCNP
5 5 (5.10%) CCNA
6 4 (4.08%) CISM
6 4 (4.08%) CCVP
6 4 (4.08%) CCIE
6 4 (4.08%) JNCIE
7 2 (2.04%) GCIH
7 2 (2.04%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.04%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.04%) CCDP
7 2 (2.04%) HNC
8 1 (1.02%) HND
8 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) iptables
3 5 (5.10%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.06%) Xen
5 2 (2.04%) Kamailio
6 1 (1.02%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) Zenoss
3 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 22 (22.45%) Oracle
2 15 (15.31%) Cisco
3 11 (11.22%) VMware
4 10 (10.20%) Red Hat
5 9 (9.18%) HP
5 9 (9.18%) ION Trading
6 5 (5.10%) Dell
6 5 (5.10%) EMC
7 4 (4.08%) Juniper
7 4 (4.08%) Acme Packet
8 2 (2.04%) F5
8 2 (2.04%) Splunk
8 2 (2.04%) Sonus
8 2 (2.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.04%) Mitel
8 2 (2.04%) Nokia
8 2 (2.04%) BT
9 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.02%) Remedy
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