The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SS7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK / England
Rank 812 868 868
Rank change year-on-year +56 0  
Permanent jobs citing SS7 15 52 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.054% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 43 41
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.54%  

SS7 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 12715 16718 18270
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.16% 17.39% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10411 13958 14658
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SS7 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SS7 in England

SS7
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SS7 in England.

Salary trend for SS7 in England

SS7
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SS7 in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SS7 in England

SS7
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
South East +57 12 £50,000 - 3
London +66 2 £55,000 +48.64% 1
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
SS7
UK

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing SS7 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 SS7.

1 38 (76.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (48.00%) Unix
3 19 (38.00%) Cisco
4 18 (36.00%) Linux
4 18 (36.00%) Network Design
5 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 13 (26.00%) VoIP
7 12 (24.00%) Marketing
8 11 (22.00%) Product Marketing
8 11 (22.00%) GSM
8 11 (22.00%) UMTS
8 11 (22.00%) Service Delivery
8 11 (22.00%) Change Management
8 11 (22.00%) Q.931
8 11 (22.00%) H.323
8 11 (22.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 11 (22.00%) TIBCO
8 11 (22.00%) Value-Added Service
9 10 (20.00%) VPN
10 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (18.00%) CCNP
10 9 (18.00%) SIGTRAN
10 9 (18.00%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (18.00%) LTE
10 9 (18.00%) Network Management
10 9 (18.00%) Unified Communications
11 8 (16.00%) Nokia Networks
11 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
11 8 (16.00%) DV Cleared

SS7
Top Related 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 13 (26.00%) VoIP
2 11 (22.00%) GSM
2 11 (22.00%) H.323
2 11 (22.00%) Q.931
2 11 (22.00%) UMTS
2 11 (22.00%) Value-Added Service
3 10 (20.00%) VPN
4 9 (18.00%) LTE
4 9 (18.00%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (18.00%) SIGTRAN
4 9 (18.00%) Unified Communications
5 7 (14.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.00%) 2G
6 5 (10.00%) 3G
6 5 (10.00%) 4G
6 5 (10.00%) ATM
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.00%) Firewall
6 5 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
1 2 (4.00%) JUnit
1 2 (4.00%) Subversion
1 2 (4.00%) Vagrant
General
1 38 (76.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (24.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) VAS Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) NOC Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 3G Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) IP Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Systems Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Core Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Telecoms Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Configuration Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) IP Design Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Presales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) CCXML
1 2 (4.00%) JSON
1 2 (4.00%) RESTful
1 2 (4.00%) SOAP
1 2 (4.00%) VXML
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
1 2 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.00%) iPad
3 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Unix
2 18 (36.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Android
3 3 (6.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Network Design
2 11 (22.00%) Change Management
2 11 (22.00%) Product Marketing
2 11 (22.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (18.00%) Network Management
4 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.00%) OO
5 4 (8.00%) OOD
5 4 (8.00%) Security Management
5 4 (8.00%) UML
6 3 (6.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.00%) Product Management
6 3 (6.00%) Service Management
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Java
1 2 (4.00%) Python
1 2 (4.00%) Ruby
1 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) CCNP
1 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.00%) DV Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) CCNA
4 5 (10.00%) CCDA
4 5 (10.00%) CCDE
4 5 (10.00%) CCDP
4 5 (10.00%) HNC
4 5 (10.00%) HND
5 4 (8.00%) Degree
6 3 (6.00%) CCVP
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Docker
1 2 (4.00%) VirtualBox
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.00%) Packer
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 11 (22.00%) TIBCO
3 8 (16.00%) Nokia Networks
4 5 (10.00%) BT
5 4 (8.00%) Nokia
6 3 (6.00%) Juniper
7 2 (4.00%) VMware
8 1 (2.00%) Avaya
8 1 (2.00%) BroadSoft
8 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.00%) Dialogic
8 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Huawei
8 1 (2.00%) Mitel
8 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.00%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.00%) WatchGuard
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