The table below looks at the statistics for TCAP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited TCAP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transaction Capabilities Applications Part (TCAP)
Rank 880 888 869
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Permanent jobs citing TCAP 13 19 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.071% 0.091% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 0
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -

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
18260 20805 18853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 18.13% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15141 16472 15224
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

TCAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing TCAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TCAP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing TCAP within the UK.

TCAP Salary Trend in the UK

TCAP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing TCAP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

TCAP Salary Histogram in the UK

TCAP
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing TCAP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(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 -2 13 £57,500 -4.16%
London +5 9 £57,750 -7.60%
South East +16 4 £57,500 +15.00%
Newbury - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £55,000 -
Surrey +2 1 £57,500 +15.00%
Guildford -2 1 £57,500 +15.00%

TCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing TCAP 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 TCAP.

1 23 (88.46%) Linux
1 23 (88.46%) Telecoms
2 18 (69.23%) GSM
3 15 (57.69%) UNIX
4 14 (53.85%) SCCP
4 14 (53.85%) INAP
5 13 (50.00%) SS7
5 13 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
6 11 (42.31%) M3UA
7 10 (38.46%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (34.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
8 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
8 9 (34.62%) C++
8 9 (34.62%) STL
9 8 (30.77%) VoIP
9 8 (30.77%) RTP
9 8 (30.77%) SCTP
10 7 (26.92%) iptables
10 7 (26.92%) VLAN
10 7 (26.92%) 3G
10 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 7 (26.92%) C#
10 7 (26.92%) Java
10 7 (26.92%) Perl
10 7 (26.92%) SQL
10 7 (26.92%) .NET
10 7 (26.92%) OO
10 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (26.92%) Network Design

TCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing TCAP 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 TCAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) GSM
2 14 (53.85%) SCCP
2 14 (53.85%) INAP
3 13 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
3 13 (50.00%) SS7
4 11 (42.31%) M3UA
5 10 (38.46%) Diameter Protocol
6 8 (30.77%) SCTP
6 8 (30.77%) RTP
6 8 (30.77%) VoIP
7 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
7 7 (26.92%) 3G
7 7 (26.92%) 2G
7 7 (26.92%) VLAN
8 6 (23.08%) IPsec
8 6 (23.08%) LTE
8 6 (23.08%) UMTS
8 6 (23.08%) VPN
9 5 (19.23%) SMPP
10 4 (15.38%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) CppUnit
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 23 (88.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Billing
3 2 (7.69%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
1 9 (34.62%) C++ Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Telecoms Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior C++ Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Trainer
4 2 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Product Development Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) STL
1 9 (34.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) XML
4 2 (7.69%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) UNIX
3 5 (19.23%) Solaris
4 3 (11.54%) SUSE
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
2 7 (26.92%) OO
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Network Design
2 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Validation
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.85%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) OpenUP
6 1 (3.85%) Use Case
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) C++
2 7 (26.92%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) Perl
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 6 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.69%) Google
3 2 (7.69%) Dialogic
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft