Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1144 1093 1169
Rank change year-on-year -51 +76 -24
Permanent jobs citing SS7 14 58 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.036% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.056% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 12 47 101
England median annual salary £32,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.00% - -13.04%
10th Percentile £22,500 £41,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £52,250 £57,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £32,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -35.00% - -13.04%

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 24,872 26,475 32,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 16.29% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19,953 21,681 27,398
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 20 April 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 20 April 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
South East -29 8 £40,000 -15.79%
South West - 6 £24,500 -
SS7
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 12 (85.71%) VoIP
3 9 (64.29%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) CCNA
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (35.71%) ISUP
5 5 (35.71%) SCCP
5 5 (35.71%) SMS
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) CCDE
7 3 (21.43%) German Language
7 3 (21.43%) Italian Language
7 3 (21.43%) Spanish Language
7 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
7 3 (21.43%) CCNP
7 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) Q.931
7 3 (21.43%) H.323
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (21.43%) CCDA
7 3 (21.43%) CCDP
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) ISDN
7 3 (21.43%) MCSE
7 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 3 (21.43%) VPN
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence

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 12 (85.71%) VoIP
2 5 (35.71%) ISUP
2 5 (35.71%) SCCP
2 5 (35.71%) SMS
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) H.323
3 3 (21.43%) ISDN
3 3 (21.43%) Q.931
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) INAP
4 1 (7.14%) MVNO
4 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoLTE
4 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
General
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) German Language
2 3 (21.43%) Italian Language
2 3 (21.43%) Spanish Language
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Support
3 3 (21.43%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IP Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Case Management
1 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CCNA
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) CCDA
3 3 (21.43%) CCDE
3 3 (21.43%) CCDP
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) MCSE
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) HND
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Capita
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Sun