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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 873 888 836
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -52
Permanent jobs citing SS7 53 70 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.065% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.37% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 48 47 63
Median salary £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £32,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,250 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £53,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-6.54% +12.63%

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
16918 19092 20202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.15% 17.86% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14021 15301 16164
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 25 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 50 £50,000 -13.04% 1
South East +21 21 £50,000 +23.45%
East of England +33 15 £75,000 +21.45%
Berkshire +15 15 £50,000 +11.11%
Cambridgeshire +4 15 £75,000 +21.45%
Cambridge +1 15 £75,000 +21.45%
London -18 10 £43,750 -25.53%
Newbury +12 9 £50,000 +38.88%
Leeds +12 7 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +11 7 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +5 7 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 7 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 7 £50,000 -
Surrey +8 5 £42,500 -32.00%
South West +10 4 £48,750 -
Guildford - 4 - -
Slough - 4 £38,000 -
Bristol - 3 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +24 1 £25,000 -5.66%
Milton Keynes +24 1 £25,000 -5.66%
Reading +14 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £42,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £32,500 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 83 (85.57%) Telecoms
2 37 (38.14%) VoLTE
3 35 (36.08%) Degree
4 33 (34.02%) LTE
4 33 (34.02%) TCP/IP
4 33 (34.02%) 3G
5 32 (32.99%) Network Architecture
6 25 (25.77%) GSM
7 24 (24.74%) SDH
7 24 (24.74%) VoIP
7 24 (24.74%) MPLS
7 24 (24.74%) OSPF
7 24 (24.74%) BGP
7 24 (24.74%) 4G
8 22 (22.68%) SONET
8 22 (22.68%) Ethernet
9 21 (21.65%) Ericsson
9 21 (21.65%) Java
9 21 (21.65%) GGSN
9 21 (21.65%) SGSN
10 20 (20.62%) NGN
10 20 (20.62%) Network Design
10 20 (20.62%) VoWiFi
10 20 (20.62%) UMTS
10 20 (20.62%) VPN
11 19 (19.59%) Juniper
11 19 (19.59%) Packet Switching
11 19 (19.59%) ATM
11 19 (19.59%) Frame Relay
11 19 (19.59%) RSVP

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 5 (5.15%) Apache
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) LightWave 3D
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (38.14%) VoLTE
2 33 (34.02%) 3G
2 33 (34.02%) LTE
2 33 (34.02%) TCP/IP
3 25 (25.77%) GSM
4 24 (24.74%) 4G
4 24 (24.74%) BGP
4 24 (24.74%) MPLS
4 24 (24.74%) OSPF
4 24 (24.74%) SDH
4 24 (24.74%) VoIP
5 22 (22.68%) Ethernet
5 22 (22.68%) SONET
6 21 (21.65%) GGSN
6 21 (21.65%) SGSN
7 20 (20.62%) NGN
7 20 (20.62%) UMTS
7 20 (20.62%) VoWiFi
7 20 (20.62%) VPN
8 19 (19.59%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.31%) MySQL
3 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.09%) Big Data
5 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) CppUnit
1 2 (2.06%) JMeter
2 1 (1.03%) Hudson
2 1 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 83 (85.57%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.25%) Billing
2 8 (8.25%) Marketing
3 7 (7.22%) Finance
4 6 (6.19%) Electronics
5 2 (2.06%) French Language
6 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (22.68%) Support Engineer
2 19 (19.59%) Design Engineer
2 19 (19.59%) Ericsson Engineer
3 17 (17.53%) Consultant
3 17 (17.53%) Implementation Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Technical Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Technical Support
4 13 (13.40%) Technical Support Engineer
5 12 (12.37%) Presales Consultant
5 12 (12.37%) VoLTE Consultant
6 9 (9.28%) Analyst
6 9 (9.28%) Network Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Telecoms Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Telecoms Manager
8 6 (6.19%) Marketing Manager
9 5 (5.15%) Network Support
9 5 (5.15%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Telecoms Consultant
9 5 (5.15%) Telecoms Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) J2EE
2 4 (4.12%) FreeSWITCH
2 4 (4.12%) LAMP
3 1 (1.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.03%) POSIX
3 1 (1.03%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.22%) Handset
3 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.12%) Cybercrime
4 4 (4.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.06%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.56%) Linux
2 15 (15.46%) Solaris
3 11 (11.34%) Unix
4 7 (7.22%) Windows
5 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Network Architecture
2 20 (20.62%) Network Design
3 15 (15.46%) Presales
4 12 (12.37%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (8.25%) Product Marketing
5 8 (8.25%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (6.19%) Project Management
8 4 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (4.12%) Defect Management
8 4 (4.12%) Digital Signal Processing
8 4 (4.12%) Signal Processing
8 4 (4.12%) Test Planning
9 3 (3.09%) Analytics
9 3 (3.09%) ITIL
9 3 (3.09%) Multithreading
9 3 (3.09%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.06%) Change Management
10 2 (2.06%) DNA
10 2 (2.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.65%) Java
2 10 (10.31%) C++
3 6 (6.19%) Bash Shell
3 6 (6.19%) C
4 4 (4.12%) PHP
5 2 (2.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (36.08%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) ISEB
3 4 (4.12%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.12%) RHCSA
4 2 (2.06%) CCNA
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.03%) CCIE
5 1 (1.03%) CCVP
5 1 (1.03%) MCITP
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.15%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.12%) OpenSIPS
4 4 (4.12%) Xen
5 2 (2.06%) Firmware
6 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (11.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Ericsson
2 19 (19.59%) Juniper
2 19 (19.59%) Redback
3 18 (18.56%) Oracle
4 9 (9.28%) HP
5 8 (8.25%) Sybase
6 7 (7.22%) Aastra
6 7 (7.22%) Acme Packet
6 7 (7.22%) BroadSoft
6 7 (7.22%) Cisco
6 7 (7.22%) Polycom
7 6 (6.19%) Huawei
7 6 (6.19%) VMware
8 5 (5.15%) Dell
8 5 (5.15%) EMC
9 3 (3.09%) Nokia Networks
10 2 (2.06%) Ciena
10 2 (2.06%) Dialogic
10 2 (2.06%) Google
10 2 (2.06%) Microsoft
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago