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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 894 882 884
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs citing SS7 41 55 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.052% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 29 24 28
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +17.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £33,200 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £82,500 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%

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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 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
(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 +7 41 £50,000 -13.04% 6
London +7 18 £42,500 -32.00% 3
South East 0 17 £50,000 +17.64%
Berkshire -26 13 £50,000 +17.64%
Newbury - 9 £50,000 -
Leeds - 8 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 8 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 8 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire +11 4 £77,500 +93.75% 2
East of England +2 4 £77,500 +93.75% 2
Cambridge +2 4 £77,500 +93.75% 2
Reading -15 4 £55,000 +29.41%
City of London +53 2 £72,500 +26.08% 1
North West +28 2 £56,250 +60.71% 1
Manchester +21 2 £56,250 +60.71% 1
Surrey +12 2 £43,750 +9.37%
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £22,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £22,500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 62 (81.58%) Telecoms
2 37 (48.68%) Unix
3 32 (42.11%) GSM
4 30 (39.47%) Linux
5 28 (36.84%) Computer Science
5 28 (36.84%) SIGTRAN
6 23 (30.26%) TCP/IP
7 22 (28.95%) TCAP
7 22 (28.95%) Degree
8 21 (27.63%) Network Design
8 21 (27.63%) 3G
8 21 (27.63%) Diameter Protocol
9 20 (26.32%) VoIP
9 20 (26.32%) Solaris
10 19 (25.00%) INAP
11 18 (23.68%) Java
11 18 (23.68%) 4G
12 17 (22.37%) GPRS
12 17 (22.37%) VoLTE
13 16 (21.05%) LTE
14 15 (19.74%) GGSN
14 15 (19.74%) SGSN
14 15 (19.74%) Wireshark
14 15 (19.74%) SLA
14 15 (19.74%) Oracle
14 15 (19.74%) MPLS
15 14 (18.42%) SQL
15 14 (18.42%) VPN
15 14 (18.42%) SDH
16 13 (17.11%) UMTS

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (3.95%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (2.63%) Apache
2 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (42.11%) GSM
2 28 (36.84%) SIGTRAN
3 23 (30.26%) TCP/IP
4 22 (28.95%) TCAP
5 21 (27.63%) 3G
5 21 (27.63%) Diameter Protocol
6 20 (26.32%) VoIP
7 19 (25.00%) INAP
8 18 (23.68%) 4G
9 17 (22.37%) GPRS
9 17 (22.37%) VoLTE
10 16 (21.05%) LTE
11 15 (19.74%) GGSN
11 15 (19.74%) MPLS
11 15 (19.74%) SGSN
11 15 (19.74%) Wireshark
12 14 (18.42%) SDH
12 14 (18.42%) VPN
13 13 (17.11%) Ethernet
13 13 (17.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 4 (5.26%) NetBeans
2 2 (2.63%) Ant
2 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (1.32%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.32%) Hudson
3 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 62 (81.58%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.16%) Electronics
3 6 (7.89%) Billing
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) French Language
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Developer
2 13 (17.11%) Technical Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Technical Support
2 13 (17.11%) Technical Support Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) C++ Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Ericsson Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Tester
6 6 (7.89%) Linux Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Tester
8 4 (5.26%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Network Specialist
8 4 (5.26%) Network Support
8 4 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) .NET
1 12 (15.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 12 (15.79%) STL
2 8 (10.53%) J2EE
3 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.26%) JMS
3 4 (5.26%) REST
3 4 (5.26%) SOAP
3 4 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (1.32%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (1.32%) LAMP
4 1 (1.32%) POSIX
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) Handset
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.68%) Unix
2 30 (39.47%) Linux
3 20 (26.32%) Solaris
4 2 (2.63%) Android
4 2 (2.63%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (2.63%) CentOS
4 2 (2.63%) VMS
4 2 (2.63%) Windows
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) SUSE
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) Network Design
2 13 (17.11%) Network Architecture
2 13 (17.11%) Software Engineering
3 12 (15.79%) Multithreading
3 12 (15.79%) Validation
4 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.47%) OO
4 11 (14.47%) Performance Optimisation
4 11 (14.47%) Test Planning
5 8 (10.53%) Presales
6 7 (9.21%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.26%) Network Management
7 4 (5.26%) Project Management
7 4 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (3.95%) Convergent Charging
8 3 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.95%) Product Marketing
8 3 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.63%) Test Automation
9 2 (2.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) Java
2 14 (18.42%) SQL
3 13 (17.11%) C++
4 12 (15.79%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) PHP
5 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) CCIE
5 2 (2.63%) CCNA
6 1 (1.32%) CCDP
6 1 (1.32%) CCNP
6 1 (1.32%) CCVP
6 1 (1.32%) CISM
6 1 (1.32%) CISSP
6 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) HNC
6 1 (1.32%) HND
6 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.32%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.32%) MCITP
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.74%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (14.47%) iptables
2 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) OpenSIPS
3 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) Nagios
3 3 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.32%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Oracle
2 10 (13.16%) Cisco
3 9 (11.84%) Juniper
4 8 (10.53%) Ericsson
4 8 (10.53%) Redback
4 8 (10.53%) Sybase
5 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.26%) HP
6 4 (5.26%) Huawei
7 3 (3.95%) Aastra
7 3 (3.95%) Acme Packet
7 3 (3.95%) BroadSoft
7 3 (3.95%) ION Trading
7 3 (3.95%) Polycom
7 3 (3.95%) VMware
8 2 (2.63%) Empirix
8 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.63%) Sonus
8 2 (2.63%) Symbian
9 1 (1.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
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