The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Softswitch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Softswitch
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 901 946
Rank change year-on-year +50 +45  
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 4 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.029% 0.038% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 9
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00%  

Softswitch is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13645 15708 18194
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.35% 16.95% 17.49%
Number of salaries quoted 11132 13168 14875
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Softswitch
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Softswitch as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Softswitch in England

Softswitch
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Softswitch in England.

Salary trend for Softswitch in England

Softswitch
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West - 3 £40,000 - 1
South East +39 1 £45,000 -
Softswitch
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Softswitch also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Softswitch.

1 9 (100.00%) VoIP
1 9 (100.00%) BroadSoft
2 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) Ericsson
2 7 (77.78%) GENBAND
3 6 (66.67%) Sonus
3 6 (66.67%) Handset
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 5 (55.56%) PBX
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) Unix
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 4 (44.44%) Open Source
5 4 (44.44%) FreeSWITCH
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) VoWiFi
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 3 (33.33%) DMS-100
6 3 (33.33%) Nortel
7 2 (22.22%) ISDN
7 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 2 (22.22%) ISUP
7 2 (22.22%) Acme Packet
7 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (22.22%) Intelligent Network
8 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (11.11%) Polycom
8 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

Softswitch
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) VoIP
2 5 (55.56%) PBX
3 4 (44.44%) VoWiFi
4 3 (33.33%) DMS-100
5 2 (22.22%) Intelligent Network
5 2 (22.22%) ISDN
5 2 (22.22%) ISUP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) FTP
6 1 (11.11%) HTTP
6 1 (11.11%) PSTN
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) VoIP Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Switch Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (11.11%) PBX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Handset
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) BroadSoft
2 7 (77.78%) Ericsson
2 7 (77.78%) GENBAND
3 6 (66.67%) Sonus
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) Nortel
6 2 (22.22%) Acme Packet
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco
7 1 (11.11%) Polycom