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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 810 851 866
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +15
Permanent jobs citing SS7 92 25 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.023% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 64 21 19
Average salary £56,000 £45,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.44% +40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,350 £33,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%

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
20603 18575 21971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.41% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 15126 17980
Average salary £43,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 19 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +50 92 £56,000 +31.76% 5
South East +15 36 £46,500 -7.00% 3
London +2 33 £60,000 +20.00%
Berkshire +29 32 £46,500 -7.00% 2
East of England -7 21 £50,000 -13.04% 1
City of London +23 18 £42,500 -
Reading +6 14 £85,000 +88.88%
Cambridgeshire +7 13 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Cambridge 0 13 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Luton - 6 £61,250 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £61,250 -
Slough - 4 £46,500 - 1
Newbury - 3 £77,500 -
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £47,500 +18.75%
Milton Keynes -6 2 £47,500 +18.75%
South West -32 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Abbots Langley - 2 £46,250 -
Swindon - 2 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £46,250 -
West Sussex - 1 £37,500 - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £37,500 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 243 (87.73%) Telecoms
2 127 (45.85%) INAP
3 126 (45.49%) SIGTRAN
4 113 (40.79%) 4G
5 102 (36.82%) Linux
6 98 (35.38%) Network Architecture
7 97 (35.02%) TCAP
8 95 (34.30%) Erlang
9 87 (31.41%) UNIX
10 82 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (22.02%) GSM
12 53 (19.13%) Solaris
13 52 (18.77%) Degree
14 48 (17.33%) LTE
15 47 (16.97%) Java
16 45 (16.25%) SMS
17 44 (15.88%) TCP/IP
18 43 (15.52%) Billing
19 42 (15.16%) VoIP
20 39 (14.08%) TIBCO
21 38 (13.72%) Oracle
22 37 (13.36%) Service Delivery
23 36 (13.00%) UMTS
24 35 (12.64%) VoLTE
25 32 (11.55%) 2G
25 32 (11.55%) 3G
26 28 (10.11%) C++
27 27 (9.75%) Marketing
28 26 (9.39%) Product Marketing
28 26 (9.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (6.14%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.72%) Lync
2 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 127 (45.85%) INAP
2 126 (45.49%) SIGTRAN
3 113 (40.79%) 4G
4 97 (35.02%) TCAP
5 61 (22.02%) GSM
6 48 (17.33%) LTE
7 45 (16.25%) SMS
8 44 (15.88%) TCP/IP
9 42 (15.16%) VoIP
10 36 (13.00%) UMTS
11 35 (12.64%) VoLTE
12 32 (11.55%) 2G
12 32 (11.55%) 3G
13 26 (9.39%) RTP
14 22 (7.94%) ISUP
14 22 (7.94%) 3GPP
15 18 (6.50%) Wireless
15 18 (6.50%) Radio Access Network
16 17 (6.14%) MVNO
16 17 (6.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.58%) Oracle Database
2 16 (5.78%) MySQL
3 9 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) JMeter
1 1 (0.36%) CppUnit
General
1 243 (87.73%) Telecoms
2 43 (15.52%) Billing
3 27 (9.75%) Marketing
4 5 (1.81%) German Language
5 3 (1.08%) Finance
6 2 (0.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (19.13%) Developer
2 44 (15.88%) Senior Developer
3 37 (13.36%) Support Engineer
4 35 (12.64%) Designer
5 28 (10.11%) Test Engineer
6 26 (9.39%) Telecoms Engineer
7 21 (7.58%) Senior Test Engineer
8 15 (5.42%) Network Engineer
9 14 (5.05%) Software Engineer
9 14 (5.05%) Test Analyst
9 14 (5.05%) Analyst
10 13 (4.69%) C++ Software Engineer
11 12 (4.33%) Senior Software Engineer
11 12 (4.33%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (3.97%) Voice Engineer
12 11 (3.97%) C++ Developer
12 11 (3.97%) Consultant
13 10 (3.61%) Architect
13 10 (3.61%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.61%) BSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.22%) STL
1 20 (7.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 18 (6.50%) SOAP
3 15 (5.42%) XML
4 13 (4.69%) Rendezvous
5 8 (2.89%) .NET
6 4 (1.44%) J2EE
7 2 (0.72%) EJB
7 2 (0.72%) Web Services
7 2 (0.72%) VXML
7 2 (0.72%) JTAPI
7 2 (0.72%) Java EE
7 2 (0.72%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (0.72%) TAPI
7 2 (0.72%) CCXML
8 1 (0.36%) Spring
8 1 (0.36%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.22%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.42%) IVR
3 13 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.53%) Clustering
6 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.44%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.44%) Physics
8 3 (1.08%) Statistics
9 2 (0.72%) PKI
10 1 (0.36%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.36%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 102 (36.82%) Linux
2 87 (31.41%) UNIX
3 53 (19.13%) Solaris
4 13 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.61%) Windows
6 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) CentOS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (35.38%) Network Architecture
2 82 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (13.36%) Service Delivery
4 26 (9.39%) Product Marketing
5 24 (8.66%) Change Management
6 21 (7.58%) Network Design
6 21 (7.58%) Software Engineering
7 19 (6.86%) Multithreading
8 16 (5.78%) Project Management
9 14 (5.05%) Software Testing
9 14 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (2.53%) OO
12 6 (2.17%) Performance Management
13 5 (1.81%) Capacity Planning
14 4 (1.44%) Requirements Analysis
15 3 (1.08%) Product Management
16 2 (0.72%) Strategic Planning
16 2 (0.72%) Change Control
16 2 (0.72%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 95 (34.30%) Erlang
2 47 (16.97%) Java
3 28 (10.11%) C++
4 20 (7.22%) SQL
5 14 (5.05%) Perl
6 9 (3.25%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.89%) C#
8 7 (2.53%) PowerHouse
9 4 (1.44%) C
10 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (18.77%) Degree
2 25 (9.03%) HNC
2 25 (9.03%) HND
3 13 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (4.69%) ISEB
4 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.72%) PhD
4 2 (0.72%) CCNA
5 1 (0.36%) CCIE
5 1 (0.36%) CCNP
5 1 (0.36%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (9.39%) NDS
2 13 (4.69%) NFS
3 8 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (3.97%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 39 (14.08%) TIBCO
2 38 (13.72%) Oracle
3 26 (9.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 26 (9.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 18 (6.50%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.97%) Citrix
6 9 (3.25%) Nortel
6 9 (3.25%) Redknee
6 9 (3.25%) Huawei
7 8 (2.89%) VMware
7 8 (2.89%) Cisco
8 7 (2.53%) Veritas
9 6 (2.17%) Ericsson
9 6 (2.17%) Nokia
10 5 (1.81%) Acme Packet
11 3 (1.08%) Sonus
11 3 (1.08%) Microsoft
12 2 (0.72%) Genesys
12 2 (0.72%) Avaya
12 2 (0.72%) F5
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