The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 788 845 846
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +1
Permanent jobs citing SS7 117 34 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.031% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82 19 34
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +78.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £39,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +51.78%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20450 19764 21060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.45% 18.16% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16425 15888 17385
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 25 July 2014 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 21 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 25 July 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 +51 113 £55,000 +10.00% 6
London -17 44 £60,000 - 2
South East +21 43 £47,500 -5.00%
Berkshire +37 41 £47,500 -5.00%
City of London +11 24 £60,000 - 1
East of England - 17 £47,500 - 3
Reading +7 14 £85,000 +112.50%
Cambridge - 13 £55,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 13 £55,000 - 1
South West -10 9 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Wiltshire - 9 £45,000 -
Swindon - 9 £45,000 -
Slough - 7 £47,500 -
Newbury +14 5 £77,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £45,000 - 2
Abbots Langley - 2 £46,250 -
Hampshire +4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
Luton - 1 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £70,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £57,500 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 262 (90.97%) Telecoms
2 139 (48.26%) INAP
3 129 (44.79%) SIGTRAN
4 117 (40.63%) Linux
5 100 (34.72%) 4G
6 96 (33.33%) TCAP
7 95 (32.99%) Erlang
8 85 (29.51%) Network Architecture
9 74 (25.69%) UNIX
10 67 (23.26%) Java
11 61 (21.18%) LTE
12 58 (20.14%) Billing
13 55 (19.10%) Degree
13 55 (19.10%) GSM
14 54 (18.75%) Solaris
14 54 (18.75%) VoLTE
15 47 (16.32%) Oracle
15 47 (16.32%) VoIP
16 38 (13.19%) TCP/IP
17 30 (10.42%) TIBCO
17 30 (10.42%) SMS
17 30 (10.42%) MySQL
18 29 (10.07%) C++
18 29 (10.07%) Service Delivery
19 26 (9.03%) RTP
19 26 (9.03%) UMTS
20 24 (8.33%) 3G
21 23 (7.99%) 2G
22 21 (7.29%) HND
22 21 (7.29%) NGN

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (4.86%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 139 (48.26%) INAP
2 129 (44.79%) SIGTRAN
3 100 (34.72%) 4G
4 96 (33.33%) TCAP
5 61 (21.18%) LTE
6 55 (19.10%) GSM
7 54 (18.75%) VoLTE
8 47 (16.32%) VoIP
9 38 (13.19%) TCP/IP
10 30 (10.42%) SMS
11 26 (9.03%) UMTS
11 26 (9.03%) RTP
12 24 (8.33%) 3G
13 23 (7.99%) 2G
14 21 (7.29%) NGN
15 19 (6.60%) 3GPP
15 19 (6.60%) ISDN
16 17 (5.90%) VLAN
17 16 (5.56%) ISUP
18 14 (4.86%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.42%) MySQL
2 21 (7.29%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) JMeter
1 1 (0.35%) CppUnit
General
1 262 (90.97%) Telecoms
2 58 (20.14%) Billing
3 20 (6.94%) Marketing
4 5 (1.74%) German Language
5 3 (1.04%) Automotive
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) French Language
6 1 (0.35%) Finance
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 59 (20.49%) Developer
2 44 (15.28%) Senior Developer
3 35 (12.15%) Support Engineer
3 35 (12.15%) Designer
4 30 (10.42%) Telecoms Engineer
5 29 (10.07%) Test Engineer
6 21 (7.29%) Senior Test Engineer
7 19 (6.60%) Voice Engineer
8 18 (6.25%) Analyst
9 15 (5.21%) Consultant
9 15 (5.21%) Network Engineer
10 14 (4.86%) Software Engineer
11 13 (4.51%) C++ Software Engineer
12 12 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
12 12 (4.17%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 12 (4.17%) Voice Network Engineer
13 11 (3.82%) C++ Developer
13 11 (3.82%) Test Analyst
13 11 (3.82%) Architect
13 11 (3.82%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.94%) STL
1 20 (6.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (5.90%) SOAP
3 12 (4.17%) XML
4 10 (3.47%) Rendezvous
5 8 (2.78%) .NET
6 5 (1.74%) J2EE
7 2 (0.69%) EJB
7 2 (0.69%) Web Services
7 2 (0.69%) VXML
7 2 (0.69%) JTAPI
7 2 (0.69%) Java EE
7 2 (0.69%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (0.69%) TAPI
7 2 (0.69%) CCXML
8 1 (0.35%) Spring
8 1 (0.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.21%) Computer Science
2 12 (4.17%) IVR
2 12 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.74%) Clustering
4 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.04%) Statistics
5 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.69%) Physics
5 2 (0.69%) PKI
6 1 (0.35%) Handset
6 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 117 (40.63%) Linux
2 74 (25.69%) UNIX
3 54 (18.75%) Solaris
4 15 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.78%) Windows
6 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.69%) CentOS
6 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (29.51%) Network Architecture
2 29 (10.07%) Service Delivery
3 21 (7.29%) Software Engineering
4 20 (6.94%) Network Design
4 20 (6.94%) Product Marketing
5 19 (6.60%) Multithreading
6 18 (6.25%) Change Management
7 14 (4.86%) Project Management
8 12 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (4.17%) Software Testing
9 9 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (2.43%) OO
12 4 (1.39%) Requirements Analysis
13 3 (1.04%) Product Management
14 2 (0.69%) Test Scripting
14 2 (0.69%) Performance Management
14 2 (0.69%) CRM
14 2 (0.69%) SOA
14 2 (0.69%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (32.99%) Erlang
2 67 (23.26%) Java
3 29 (10.07%) C++
4 19 (6.60%) SQL
5 14 (4.86%) Perl
6 8 (2.78%) C#
7 7 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.43%) PowerHouse
8 6 (2.08%) C
9 4 (1.39%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (19.10%) Degree
2 21 (7.29%) HND
3 20 (6.94%) HNC
4 10 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (3.47%) ISEB
5 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.69%) RHCE
5 2 (0.69%) JNCIA
5 2 (0.69%) PhD
5 2 (0.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (6.94%) NDS
2 12 (4.17%) NFS
3 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 9 (3.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 47 (16.32%) Oracle
2 30 (10.42%) TIBCO
3 20 (6.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 20 (6.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 19 (6.60%) Nortel
4 19 (6.60%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.86%) Nokia
6 10 (3.47%) Cisco
7 8 (2.78%) Citrix
7 8 (2.78%) Redknee
8 6 (2.08%) Huawei
8 6 (2.08%) Ericsson
9 5 (1.74%) Veritas
9 5 (1.74%) VMware
10 4 (1.39%) Avaya
11 3 (1.04%) Acme Packet
11 3 (1.04%) Sonus
12 2 (0.69%) Verint
12 2 (0.69%) Juniper
12 2 (0.69%) Genesys
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Central London / West End
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
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Hertfordshire
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