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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 889 905 813
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -92
Permanent jobs citing SS7 44 53 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.048% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.28% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 42 34 69
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 £34,400 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £53,500 £45,750
% change year-on-year
-6.54% +16.93%

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
16761 18943 20641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 17.30% 17.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13956 15430 16500
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 June 2016 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 22 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 28 June 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 +21 41 £50,000 -13.04% 1
South East +51 22 £38,000 -36.66% 1
Berkshire +22 20 £38,000 -36.66% 1
East of England +33 7 £75,000 +40.18%
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £75,000 +40.18%
Cambridge +5 7 £75,000 +40.18%
London -7 7 £45,000 -21.73%
Slough - 7 £38,000 -
Newbury - 6 £51,250 -
South West +2 4 £48,750 -
Maidenhead - 4 £32,500 - 1
Bristol - 3 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +29 2 £50,000 -
Leeds +20 2 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +12 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £50,000 -
Surrey +30 1 £42,500 -17.07%
Reading +11 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £42,500 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 76 (76.77%) Telecoms
2 41 (41.41%) LTE
3 40 (40.40%) 3G
4 36 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 36 (36.36%) VoLTE
5 34 (34.34%) Network Architecture
6 32 (32.32%) 4G
7 29 (29.29%) Degree
8 24 (24.24%) GSM
9 23 (23.23%) SDH
9 23 (23.23%) MPLS
9 23 (23.23%) OSPF
9 23 (23.23%) BGP
10 22 (22.22%) Java
11 21 (21.21%) Linux
11 21 (21.21%) SONET
11 21 (21.21%) Ethernet
12 20 (20.20%) Ericsson
12 20 (20.20%) VoIP
12 20 (20.20%) SIGTRAN
12 20 (20.20%) GGSN
12 20 (20.20%) SGSN
13 19 (19.19%) VoWiFi
13 19 (19.19%) UMTS
13 19 (19.19%) VPN
14 18 (18.18%) Juniper
14 18 (18.18%) RSVP
14 18 (18.18%) Packet Switching
14 18 (18.18%) ATM
14 18 (18.18%) Frame Relay

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 6 (6.06%) Apache
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) LightWave 3D
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (41.41%) LTE
2 40 (40.40%) 3G
3 36 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 36 (36.36%) VoLTE
4 32 (32.32%) 4G
5 24 (24.24%) GSM
6 23 (23.23%) BGP
6 23 (23.23%) MPLS
6 23 (23.23%) OSPF
6 23 (23.23%) SDH
7 21 (21.21%) Ethernet
7 21 (21.21%) SONET
8 20 (20.20%) GGSN
8 20 (20.20%) SGSN
8 20 (20.20%) SIGTRAN
8 20 (20.20%) VoIP
9 19 (19.19%) UMTS
9 19 (19.19%) VoWiFi
9 19 (19.19%) VPN
10 18 (18.18%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.09%) MySQL
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) JMeter
2 1 (1.01%) CppUnit
General
1 76 (76.77%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.09%) Marketing
3 8 (8.08%) Billing
4 7 (7.07%) Finance
5 5 (5.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.01%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (20.20%) Support Engineer
2 18 (18.18%) Design Engineer
2 18 (18.18%) Ericsson Engineer
3 17 (17.17%) Consultant
4 16 (16.16%) Implementation Engineer
5 12 (12.12%) Presales Consultant
5 12 (12.12%) VoLTE Consultant
6 11 (11.11%) Analyst
7 8 (8.08%) Network Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Network Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Technical Support
8 7 (7.07%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Telecoms Manager
8 7 (7.07%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.06%) Marketing Manager
9 6 (6.06%) Telecoms Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Support Consultant
10 5 (5.05%) Telecoms Consultant
10 5 (5.05%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.12%) J2EE
2 4 (4.04%) FreeSWITCH
2 4 (4.04%) LAMP
3 2 (2.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.06%) Handset
2 4 (4.04%) Cybercrime
2 4 (4.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.21%) Linux
2 11 (11.11%) Solaris
3 10 (10.10%) Windows
4 6 (6.06%) Unix
4 6 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.05%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Network Architecture
2 18 (18.18%) Network Design
3 15 (15.15%) Presales
4 12 (12.12%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 9 (9.09%) Product Marketing
5 9 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 9 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 8 (8.08%) Outbound Marketing
7 6 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) Network Management
8 5 (5.05%) Project Management
9 4 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.04%) Digital Signal Processing
9 4 (4.04%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.04%) Signal Processing
10 3 (3.03%) Analytics
10 3 (3.03%) Change Management
11 2 (2.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.22%) Java
2 9 (9.09%) C++
3 7 (7.07%) C
4 6 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.04%) PHP
6 2 (2.02%) SQL
7 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (29.29%) Degree
2 9 (9.09%) ISEB
2 9 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 9 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.02%) CCNA
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.01%) CCIE
7 1 (1.01%) CCVP
7 1 (1.01%) HNC
7 1 (1.01%) HND
7 1 (1.01%) MCITP
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.05%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.04%) OpenSIPS
4 4 (4.04%) Xen
5 2 (2.02%) Firmware
6 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) Ericsson
2 18 (18.18%) Juniper
2 18 (18.18%) Redback
3 14 (14.14%) HP
3 14 (14.14%) Oracle
4 6 (6.06%) Aastra
4 6 (6.06%) Acme Packet
4 6 (6.06%) BroadSoft
4 6 (6.06%) Cisco
4 6 (6.06%) Huawei
4 6 (6.06%) Polycom
4 6 (6.06%) VMware
5 5 (5.05%) Dell
5 5 (5.05%) EMC
6 4 (4.04%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.02%) Ciena
8 2 (2.02%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.02%) Nokia
8 2 (2.02%) Sybase
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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