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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK
Rank 818 910 885
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -25
Permanent jobs citing SS7 27 37 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.037% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 25
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £32,650 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £60,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
14078 16773 18893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.77% 16.75% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11489 13935 15340
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 19 January 2017 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 15 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 19 January 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 +55 26 £45,000 -10.00% 3
South East +66 22 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Berkshire +43 9 £35,000 -30.00%
Southampton - 8 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 8 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Reading +41 3 - -
East of England +21 3 £62,500 -7.40%
Cambridgeshire +17 3 £62,500 -7.40%
Maidenhead - 3 £35,000 -
Cambridge +7 2 £58,750 -12.96%
Eastleigh - 2 £45,000 -
North West -20 1 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Manchester -28 1 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Banbury - 1 - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 37 (56.92%) Telecoms
2 27 (41.54%) Cisco
3 26 (40.00%) VoIP
4 23 (35.38%) Unix
5 21 (32.31%) CCNP
5 21 (32.31%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (29.23%) Linux
7 17 (26.15%) Q.931
7 17 (26.15%) Unified Communications
8 14 (21.54%) Incident Management
8 14 (21.54%) VPN
9 13 (20.00%) UMTS
9 13 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 13 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 13 (20.00%) TIBCO
9 13 (20.00%) GSM
9 13 (20.00%) Marketing
9 13 (20.00%) H.323
9 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 13 (20.00%) Change Management
9 13 (20.00%) Product Marketing
9 13 (20.00%) Network Management
9 13 (20.00%) Value-Added Service
10 12 (18.46%) LTE
10 12 (18.46%) SIGTRAN
11 10 (15.38%) CCNA
11 10 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
12 9 (13.85%) CCDE
12 9 (13.85%) CCDA
12 9 (13.85%) 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 4 (6.15%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (40.00%) VoIP
2 17 (26.15%) Q.931
2 17 (26.15%) Unified Communications
3 14 (21.54%) VPN
4 13 (20.00%) GSM
4 13 (20.00%) H.323
4 13 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 13 (20.00%) UMTS
4 13 (20.00%) Value-Added Service
5 12 (18.46%) LTE
5 12 (18.46%) SIGTRAN
6 8 (12.31%) 2G
6 8 (12.31%) 3G
6 8 (12.31%) 4G
6 8 (12.31%) DNS
6 8 (12.31%) Network Security
6 8 (12.31%) RTP
7 7 (10.77%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (10.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (10.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
1 2 (3.08%) JUnit
1 2 (3.08%) Subversion
1 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (56.92%) Telecoms
2 13 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) VAS Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) NOC Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Network Support
4 8 (12.31%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) 3G Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) 4G Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Network Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Network Communications Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Network Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Systems Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) FreeSWITCH
1 4 (6.15%) LAMP
2 2 (3.08%) CCXML
2 2 (3.08%) JSON
2 2 (3.08%) RESTful
2 2 (3.08%) SOAP
2 2 (3.08%) VXML
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) iPad
3 3 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Unix
2 19 (29.23%) Linux
3 7 (10.77%) Windows
4 4 (6.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) Incident Management
2 13 (20.00%) Change Management
2 13 (20.00%) Network Management
2 13 (20.00%) Product Marketing
2 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (12.31%) Network Design
4 6 (9.23%) Service Management
5 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
5 4 (6.15%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (6.15%) OO
5 4 (6.15%) OOD
5 4 (6.15%) Security Management
5 4 (6.15%) UML
6 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.62%) ITIL
6 3 (4.62%) Line Management
6 3 (4.62%) Product Management
6 3 (4.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) PHP
2 5 (7.69%) Python
3 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.62%) Perl
5 2 (3.08%) C
5 2 (3.08%) C++
5 2 (3.08%) Java
5 2 (3.08%) Ruby
5 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) Lua
Qualifications
1 21 (32.31%) CCNP
1 21 (32.31%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.38%) CCNA
3 9 (13.85%) CCDA
3 9 (13.85%) CCDE
3 9 (13.85%) CCDP
4 7 (10.77%) HNC
4 7 (10.77%) HND
5 6 (9.23%) CCVP
6 4 (6.15%) Degree
6 4 (6.15%) JNCIP
6 4 (6.15%) RHCSA
7 3 (4.62%) CCIE
7 3 (4.62%) CISSP
7 3 (4.62%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.08%) RHCE
8 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) Xen
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.15%) Docker
3 4 (6.15%) OpenSIPS
4 2 (3.08%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.54%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (6.15%) Nagios
3 2 (3.08%) Packer
3 2 (3.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (41.54%) Cisco
2 13 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 13 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 10 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
4 5 (7.69%) VMware
5 4 (6.15%) Juniper
5 4 (6.15%) Nokia
6 3 (4.62%) F5
7 2 (3.08%) BT
7 2 (3.08%) Huawei
7 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.54%) Avaya
8 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.54%) GENBAND
8 1 (1.54%) HP
8 1 (1.54%) Mitel
8 1 (1.54%) SAP
8 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.54%) WatchGuard
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