Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1116 1131 1208
Rank change year-on-year +15 +77 -78
Permanent jobs citing SS7 35 81 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.045% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 28 64 52
England median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -29.75% +27.37%
10th Percentile £26,225 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £60,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -29.75% +27.37%

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 26638 30581 34788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.77% 17.04% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21700 25241 28931
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
South East +6 25 £55,000 +37.50% 2
North of England +1 5 £45,000 +28.57%
North West -3 5 £45,000 +28.57%
South West +7 2 £21,500 -53.51%
East of England +4 2 £19,000 -69.60%
London +11 1 £47,500 -13.64%
SS7
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 30 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 27 (77.14%) Unix
3 25 (71.43%) Linux
4 22 (62.86%) C
4 22 (62.86%) Network Design
4 22 (62.86%) Security Cleared
5 21 (60.00%) DV Cleared
5 21 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 21 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (60.00%) Data Centre
6 16 (45.71%) Radio Access Network
6 16 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (45.71%) Ethernet
7 15 (42.86%) VoLTE
7 15 (42.86%) Smartphone
7 15 (42.86%) Android
8 7 (20.00%) Java
9 6 (17.14%) Python
9 6 (17.14%) Web Services
9 6 (17.14%) XML
10 5 (14.29%) SOAP
10 5 (14.29%) JUnit
10 5 (14.29%) HTTP
10 5 (14.29%) VoIP
10 5 (14.29%) SMTP
10 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
10 5 (14.29%) VXML
10 5 (14.29%) IMAP
10 5 (14.29%) CCXML
10 5 (14.29%) JSON

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) Ethernet
1 16 (45.71%) Radio Access Network
2 15 (42.86%) VoLTE
3 5 (14.29%) HTTP
3 5 (14.29%) IMAP
3 5 (14.29%) SMTP
3 5 (14.29%) VoIP
4 3 (8.57%) ISUP
4 3 (8.57%) LAN
4 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.71%) H.323
5 2 (5.71%) ISDN
5 2 (5.71%) SCCP
5 2 (5.71%) SMS
5 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) MVNO
6 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.86%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
2 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Network Engineer
2 16 (45.71%) IP Engineer
3 15 (42.86%) Core Network Engineer
3 15 (42.86%) IP Network Engineer
3 15 (42.86%) RAN Engineer
3 15 (42.86%) VoLTE Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
8 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Linux Support
9 1 (2.86%) Telecoms Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Telecoms Software Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Web Services
1 6 (17.14%) XML
2 5 (14.29%) CCXML
2 5 (14.29%) JSON
2 5 (14.29%) SOAP
2 5 (14.29%) VXML
3 4 (11.43%) REST
4 2 (5.71%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (42.86%) Smartphone
3 4 (11.43%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Unix
2 25 (71.43%) Linux
3 15 (42.86%) Android
4 3 (8.57%) Windows
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Network Design
2 21 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 16 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.71%) Communications Security
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.86%) Analytics
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) High Availability
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Network Management
6 1 (2.86%) Product Management
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) C
2 7 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) Python
4 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 4 (11.43%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) C#
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) Security Cleared
2 21 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Packer
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Bomgar
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.71%) Remedy
2 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.86%) Huawei
2 1 (2.86%) Juniper
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
2 1 (2.86%) Sun