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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 826 779 842
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +63
Permanent jobs citing SS7 66 167 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.14% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.83% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 46 62 22
Average salary £55,500 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.84% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £67,500 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £53,500 £47,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+12.63% +97.91%

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
19242 20223 20894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.11% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15424 16194 16861
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 May 2015 within the UK.

SS7 Salary Histogram in the UK

SS7
Top 20 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 27 May 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 -46 65 £57,500 +21.05% 5
London +19 30 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Cambridgeshire +14 14 £61,750 +5.10%
Cambridge +10 14 £61,750 +5.10%
South East -2 14 £45,000 +9.09% 1
East of England -30 14 £61,750 +12.27%
Berkshire -21 11 £52,000 +22.35% 1
City of London +35 7 £39,250 -41.85% 2
Reading -17 6 - -
South West -34 5 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Gloucester - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £26,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £26,500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £62,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 98 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 48 (38.10%) Linux
3 44 (34.92%) 3G
4 41 (32.54%) Degree
5 37 (29.37%) LTE
6 36 (28.57%) 2G
6 36 (28.57%) GSM
7 35 (27.78%) UNIX
7 35 (27.78%) INAP
8 34 (26.98%) Oracle
9 33 (26.19%) Internet
10 32 (25.40%) Network Architecture
11 31 (24.60%) 4G
12 30 (23.81%) Billing
13 29 (23.02%) UMTS
14 22 (17.46%) Java
14 22 (17.46%) MVNO
15 21 (16.67%) Cisco
15 21 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
16 20 (15.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 20 (15.87%) Change Management
17 19 (15.08%) Marketing
17 19 (15.08%) Oracle Database
18 18 (14.29%) VoLTE
18 18 (14.29%) Windows
19 16 (12.70%) VMware
20 15 (11.90%) Service Delivery
20 15 (11.90%) Capacity Planning
20 15 (11.90%) Product Marketing
20 15 (11.90%) NDS

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (3.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (1.59%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) SaaS
1 2 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (34.92%) 3G
2 37 (29.37%) LTE
3 36 (28.57%) 2G
3 36 (28.57%) GSM
4 35 (27.78%) INAP
5 33 (26.19%) Internet
6 31 (24.60%) 4G
7 29 (23.02%) UMTS
8 22 (17.46%) MVNO
9 21 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
10 18 (14.29%) VoLTE
11 14 (11.11%) Firewall
11 14 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 13 (10.32%) Diameter Protocol
13 12 (9.52%) TCAP
13 12 (9.52%) RTP
14 11 (8.73%) GPRS
15 10 (7.94%) VoIP
15 10 (7.94%) MPLS
15 10 (7.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.08%) Oracle Database
2 12 (9.52%) MySQL
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.59%) Big Data
5 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
General
1 98 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 30 (23.81%) Billing
3 19 (15.08%) Marketing
4 3 (2.38%) Finance
4 3 (2.38%) German Language
5 2 (1.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (20.63%) Architect
2 21 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 20 (15.87%) Network Architect
4 12 (9.52%) Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Consultant
6 8 (6.35%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.35%) Programme Manager
6 8 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.35%) Operations Manager
6 8 (6.35%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 8 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Telecoms Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Telecoms Consultant
7 7 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.76%) Technical Support
8 6 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (3.97%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.17%) WAP
1 4 (3.17%) .NET
1 4 (3.17%) STL
1 4 (3.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (2.38%) FreeSWITCH
3 2 (1.59%) OLE
4 1 (0.79%) VXML
4 1 (0.79%) JTAPI
4 1 (0.79%) Java EE
4 1 (0.79%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (0.79%) TAPI
4 1 (0.79%) CCXML
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
4 1 (0.79%) XML
4 1 (0.79%) EJB
4 1 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.76%) IVR
3 5 (3.97%) Clustering
4 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) IPTV
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (38.10%) Linux
2 35 (27.78%) UNIX
3 18 (14.29%) Windows
4 9 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.97%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.97%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.38%) CentOS
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.40%) Network Architecture
2 20 (15.87%) Change Management
3 15 (11.90%) Capacity Planning
3 15 (11.90%) Service Delivery
3 15 (11.90%) Product Marketing
4 13 (10.32%) Change Control
5 12 (9.52%) ITIL
6 10 (7.94%) Project Management
7 8 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.35%) Fault Management
8 7 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.76%) Open Source
9 6 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.97%) Operations Management
10 5 (3.97%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.97%) Network Design
11 4 (3.17%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.17%) OO
11 4 (3.17%) Multithreading
12 3 (2.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.46%) Java
2 13 (10.32%) SQL
3 8 (6.35%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.17%) C#
4 4 (3.17%) C++
5 3 (2.38%) Python
6 2 (1.59%) Perl
6 2 (1.59%) PHP
6 2 (1.59%) Erlang
6 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.59%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (32.54%) Degree
2 14 (11.11%) HNC
3 13 (10.32%) HND
4 12 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.56%) CCIE
5 7 (5.56%) CCNP
6 6 (4.76%) CCVP
7 5 (3.97%) CCNA
7 5 (3.97%) CISSP
8 3 (2.38%) CCDP
9 2 (1.59%) GCIH
9 2 (1.59%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.59%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.79%) CCDA
10 1 (0.79%) CCIP
10 1 (0.79%) CISM
10 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (11.90%) NDS
2 12 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.97%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (3.17%) iptables
6 3 (2.38%) Kamailio
7 2 (1.59%) Xen
8 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Nagios
1 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.79%) Zenoss
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (26.98%) Oracle
2 21 (16.67%) Cisco
3 20 (15.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 16 (12.70%) VMware
5 15 (11.90%) TIBCO
6 14 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 12 (9.52%) HP
8 11 (8.73%) Ericsson
8 11 (8.73%) Huawei
9 10 (7.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (4.76%) Sybase
11 5 (3.97%) Dell
11 5 (3.97%) EMC
11 5 (3.97%) Veritas
12 4 (3.17%) Acme Packet
13 3 (2.38%) Juniper
14 2 (1.59%) Microsoft
14 2 (1.59%) F5
14 2 (1.59%) Mitel
14 2 (1.59%) BT
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