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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 823 844 834
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Permanent jobs citing SS7 55 49 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.048% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 40
Average salary £57,500 £48,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.94% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £27,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +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
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 24 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 30 January 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 +1 53 £58,750 +11.90% 5
South East -10 36 £42,000 +55.55% 3
Berkshire +7 31 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Reading +17 26 £42,500 -34.61%
London +3 15 £62,500 +21.95% 2
Surrey -7 2 £40,000 -
Hampshire -22 2 £22,500 -16.66%
Marlow - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £43,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Hook - 2 £22,500 -
Scotland - 2 £36,000 -
City of London -1 1 £57,500 +12.19% 2
North West -10 1 £35,000 +32.07%
Cambridgeshire -12 1 £40,000 -38.46%
Manchester -12 1 £35,000 +32.07%
Cambridge -14 1 £40,000 -38.46%
East of England -22 1 £40,000 -37.25%
Crawley - 1 £45,000 -
Gatwick - 1 £42,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £36,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £72,500 -
Slough - 1 £22,500 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 79 (68.10%) Telecoms
2 66 (56.90%) UNIX
3 48 (41.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 42 (36.21%) GSM
5 38 (32.76%) UMTS
6 35 (30.17%) Change Management
6 35 (30.17%) TIBCO
7 33 (28.45%) Marketing
7 33 (28.45%) Degree
8 32 (27.59%) Product Marketing
8 32 (27.59%) Service Delivery
8 32 (27.59%) NDS
9 31 (26.72%) SIGTRAN
10 28 (24.14%) HNC
10 28 (24.14%) HND
11 26 (22.41%) Linux
12 24 (20.69%) Windows
12 24 (20.69%) 2G
12 24 (20.69%) 3G
13 23 (19.83%) 3GPP
13 23 (19.83%) Network Architecture
14 22 (18.97%) Huawei
15 21 (18.10%) 4G
15 21 (18.10%) SMS
15 21 (18.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 20 (17.24%) Ericsson
16 20 (17.24%) Wireless
16 20 (17.24%) VoIP
17 18 (15.52%) RTP
18 17 (14.66%) GPRS

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (4.31%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (1.72%) Lync
2 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) SaaS
1 2 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (36.21%) GSM
2 38 (32.76%) UMTS
3 31 (26.72%) SIGTRAN
4 24 (20.69%) 2G
4 24 (20.69%) 3G
5 23 (19.83%) 3GPP
6 21 (18.10%) 4G
6 21 (18.10%) SMS
7 20 (17.24%) Wireless
7 20 (17.24%) VoIP
8 18 (15.52%) RTP
9 17 (14.66%) GPRS
10 16 (13.79%) WCDMA
10 16 (13.79%) MVNO
11 15 (12.93%) Internet
12 14 (12.07%) TCP/IP
12 14 (12.07%) LTE
13 12 (10.34%) PBX
14 11 (9.48%) NGN
14 11 (9.48%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.86%) Ranorex
General
1 79 (68.10%) Telecoms
2 33 (28.45%) Marketing
3 12 (10.34%) Billing
4 7 (6.03%) Finance
5 2 (1.72%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.86%) Law
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (16.38%) Support Engineer
2 13 (11.21%) Architect
3 9 (7.76%) CS Core Engineer
4 8 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 6 (5.17%) Developer
5 6 (5.17%) Operations Manager
6 5 (4.31%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.31%) Telecoms Engineer
6 5 (4.31%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Network Operations Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Senior C++ Developer
7 4 (3.45%) C++ Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.59%) Technical Support
8 3 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.59%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.59%) Consultant
8 3 (2.59%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) STL
2 4 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (3.45%) .NET
3 3 (2.59%) SOAP
3 3 (2.59%) XML
3 3 (2.59%) Rendezvous
3 3 (2.59%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (0.86%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.90%) IVR
3 5 (4.31%) Clustering
3 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.31%) Open Source
4 4 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.72%) Physics
7 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.86%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.86%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (56.90%) UNIX
2 26 (22.41%) Linux
3 24 (20.69%) Windows
4 6 (5.17%) CentOS
5 5 (4.31%) Solaris
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.86%) Android
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.17%) Change Management
2 32 (27.59%) Product Marketing
2 32 (27.59%) Service Delivery
3 23 (19.83%) Network Architecture
4 11 (9.48%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (6.90%) Project Management
6 7 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.17%) Change Control
7 6 (5.17%) Network Design
7 6 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.31%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.31%) Multithreading
8 5 (4.31%) Coaching
9 4 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.45%) OO
10 3 (2.59%) Migration
10 3 (2.59%) Software Testing
10 3 (2.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.59%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.59%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) Java
2 11 (9.48%) SQL
3 6 (5.17%) C++
4 5 (4.31%) C#
4 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.45%) Perl
5 4 (3.45%) Python
6 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.72%) Erlang
7 2 (1.72%) C
8 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.86%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.86%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 33 (28.45%) Degree
2 28 (24.14%) HNC
2 28 (24.14%) HND
3 6 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.17%) CCNA
4 3 (2.59%) ISEB
4 3 (2.59%) CCIE
4 3 (2.59%) CCVP
4 3 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.86%) CCNP
5 1 (0.86%) CISSP
5 1 (0.86%) CISM
5 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (27.59%) NDS
2 5 (4.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.59%) NFS
3 3 (2.59%) Kamailio
4 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Zenoss
1 2 (1.72%) Nagios
2 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (41.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 35 (30.17%) TIBCO
3 22 (18.97%) Huawei
4 21 (18.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 20 (17.24%) Ericsson
6 16 (13.79%) Sybase
7 13 (11.21%) Oracle
8 9 (7.76%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.76%) Cisco
9 5 (4.31%) Citrix
9 5 (4.31%) VMware
9 5 (4.31%) Veritas
10 3 (2.59%) Nortel
10 3 (2.59%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.59%) Redknee
10 3 (2.59%) Dialogic
11 2 (1.72%) F5
11 2 (1.72%) Splunk
11 2 (1.72%) Acme Packet
11 2 (1.72%) Mitel
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