Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1110 1127 1154
Rank change year-on-year +17 +27 +50
Permanent jobs citing SS7 11 46 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.028% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.048% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 36 62
England median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% -29.17%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £48,625 £57,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% -25.00%

SS7 is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,936 26,353 30,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 16.04% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 18,254 21,583 25,316
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SS7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands - 4 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £35,000 - 1
East of England +38 3 £45,000 +136.84% 1
South East -40 3 - - 1
South West - 1 £30,000 - 6
SS7
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SS7.

1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) VoIP
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) H.323
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Billing
4 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
4 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
4 4 (36.36%) WFM
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (36.36%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (36.36%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (36.36%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (27.27%) VoLTE
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) PBX
5 3 (27.27%) IPv4
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 2 (18.18%) ISUP
6 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol

SS7
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 5 (45.45%) VoIP
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) H.323
2 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) IPv4
3 3 (27.27%) PBX
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) VoLTE
4 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (18.18%) ISUP
5 1 (9.09%) 3G
5 1 (9.09%) 4G
5 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
5 1 (9.09%) SCCP
5 1 (9.09%) Softswitch
5 1 (9.09%) Telnet
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) PBX Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior IP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Business Continuity
1 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (36.36%) Collaborative Working
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (36.36%) Network Segmentation
1 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
1 4 (36.36%) Security Monitoring
1 4 (36.36%) System Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
1 4 (36.36%) WFM
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) BT
1 1 (9.09%) Juniper
1 1 (9.09%) Nortel