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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transaction Capabilities Applications Part (TCAP)
Rank 936 929 947
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Permanent jobs citing TCAP 15 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.087% 0.063% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 1
Average salary £62,750 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.40% +31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £65,000 -
% change year-on-year
-41.53% -

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
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
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% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

TCAP Salary Histogram in the UK

TCAP
Top 7 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 5 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
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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 +12 15 £62,750 +0.40%
London +6 13 £65,000 +4.00%
South East -7 2 £38,000 -41.53%
Berkshire +1 1 £28,500 -56.15%
Surrey - 1 £47,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £55,000 -
Newbury - 1 £28,500 -

TCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (82.86%) SIGTRAN
2 27 (77.14%) Linux
3 25 (71.43%) INAP
4 23 (65.71%) Telecoms
5 22 (62.86%) SS7
5 22 (62.86%) Unix
6 20 (57.14%) GSM
7 18 (51.43%) SCCP
8 17 (48.57%) SMPP
8 17 (48.57%) STL
8 17 (48.57%) C++
8 17 (48.57%) Computer Science
8 17 (48.57%) Multithreading
8 17 (48.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 16 (45.71%) M3UA
10 15 (42.86%) 2G
10 15 (42.86%) 3G
11 13 (37.14%) SQL
12 12 (34.29%) SOAP
12 12 (34.29%) Software Engineering
13 11 (31.43%) VLAN
13 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (31.43%) Network Design
13 11 (31.43%) OO
13 11 (31.43%) .NET
13 11 (31.43%) Java
13 11 (31.43%) C#
13 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
13 11 (31.43%) RTP
13 11 (31.43%) iptables

TCAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (82.86%) SIGTRAN
2 25 (71.43%) INAP
3 22 (62.86%) SS7
4 20 (57.14%) GSM
5 18 (51.43%) SCCP
6 17 (48.57%) SMPP
7 16 (45.71%) M3UA
8 15 (42.86%) 2G
8 15 (42.86%) 3G
9 11 (31.43%) RTP
9 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
9 11 (31.43%) VLAN
10 10 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (28.57%) HTTP
10 10 (28.57%) SCTP
10 10 (28.57%) VoIP
11 9 (25.71%) Wireshark
12 8 (22.86%) 4G
12 8 (22.86%) GPRS
12 8 (22.86%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
1 6 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) CppUnit
2 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
2 4 (11.43%) NetBeans
3 2 (5.71%) Ant
3 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) Hudson
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 23 (65.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (17.14%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) C++ Developer
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Linux Developer
3 4 (11.43%) C++/Java Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Head of Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Management Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Network Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Network Specialist
3 4 (11.43%) Telecoms Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Tester
3 4 (11.43%) Testing Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Senior C++ Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Graduate
5 2 (5.71%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Junior
5 2 (5.71%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 17 (48.57%) STL
2 12 (34.29%) SOAP
3 11 (31.43%) .NET
4 6 (17.14%) POSIX
5 4 (11.43%) Hibernate
5 4 (11.43%) J2EE
5 4 (11.43%) JMS
5 4 (11.43%) REST
5 4 (11.43%) Spring
6 1 (2.86%) Web Services
6 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Linux
2 22 (62.86%) Unix
3 9 (25.71%) Solaris
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (5.71%) VMS
5 1 (2.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Multithreading
2 12 (34.29%) Software Engineering
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) Network Design
3 11 (31.43%) OO
3 11 (31.43%) Performance Optimisation
4 10 (28.57%) Test Management
5 8 (22.86%) Software Delivery
5 8 (22.86%) Test Planning
5 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
5 8 (22.86%) Validation
6 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Migration
8 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) C++
2 13 (37.14%) SQL
3 11 (31.43%) C#
3 11 (31.43%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Dialogic
1 6 (17.14%) Google
2 5 (14.29%) Agilent
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) Symbian
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Tieto