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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transaction Capabilities Applications Part (TCAP)
Rank 863 891 882
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Permanent jobs citing TCAP 15 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.079% 0.011% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 3
Average salary £61,250 £47,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.94% -24.00%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 - -

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
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

TCAP Salary Histogram in the UK

TCAP
Top 6 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 30 January 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 +8 13 £61,250 +28.94%
London +10 11 £60,000 +26.31%
City of London +6 3 £49,500 +4.21%
South East - 2 £65,000 -
Reading - 2 £65,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £65,000 -

TCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 15 (65.22%) INAP
3 14 (60.87%) SCCP
3 14 (60.87%) UNIX
3 14 (60.87%) Linux
4 12 (52.17%) GSM
5 10 (43.48%) 3G
5 10 (43.48%) 2G
5 10 (43.48%) M3UA
6 9 (39.13%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (39.13%) SS7
6 9 (39.13%) SQL
7 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
7 8 (34.78%) SCTP
8 7 (30.43%) LTE
8 7 (30.43%) MGW
8 7 (30.43%) 4G
8 7 (30.43%) Clustering
8 7 (30.43%) C++
8 7 (30.43%) VoIP
9 6 (26.09%) RTP
9 6 (26.09%) Finance
9 6 (26.09%) MVNO
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
10 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
10 5 (21.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (21.74%) XCAP
10 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 5 (21.74%) Billing

TCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (21.74%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) INAP
2 14 (60.87%) SCCP
3 12 (52.17%) GSM
4 10 (43.48%) 3G
4 10 (43.48%) 2G
4 10 (43.48%) M3UA
5 9 (39.13%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (39.13%) SS7
6 8 (34.78%) SCTP
7 7 (30.43%) LTE
7 7 (30.43%) MGW
7 7 (30.43%) 4G
7 7 (30.43%) VoIP
8 6 (26.09%) RTP
8 6 (26.09%) MVNO
9 5 (21.74%) XCAP
9 5 (21.74%) SMPP
9 5 (21.74%) HTTP
9 5 (21.74%) LDAP
10 4 (17.39%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Senior C++ Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Product Development Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Product Manager
2 4 (17.39%) C++ Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Development Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Operations Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
2 4 (17.39%) STL
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) UNIX
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Solaris
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
1 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (17.39%) OO
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Network Design
2 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Process Management
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) OpenUP
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Use Case
5 1 (4.35%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
3 7 (30.43%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
5 3 (13.04%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Huawei
1 5 (21.74%) Veritas
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.70%) Sun
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat