Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1122 1094 1182
Rank change year-on-year -28 +88 -35
Permanent jobs citing SS7 21 64 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.013% 0.039% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.086% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19 50 59
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £19,500 £31,250 £30,950
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +1.01%

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 24,541 27,925 32,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.25% 16.81% 16.69%
Number of salaries quoted 20,067 22,839 27,357
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,950 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -18 14 £52,500 +23.53% 1
South West +11 4 £35,750 -10.63% 3
East of England +6 2 £19,000 -69.60%
London 0 1 £47,500 -13.64%
SS7
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 17 (80.95%) Telecoms
2 13 (61.90%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) VoIP
4 8 (38.10%) Network Design
4 8 (38.10%) Ethernet
4 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (33.33%) VoLTE
5 7 (33.33%) Android
5 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) C
5 7 (33.33%) Unix
5 7 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Smartphone
6 6 (28.57%) CCNA
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
8 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) ISUP
8 4 (19.05%) Q.931
8 4 (19.05%) H.323
8 4 (19.05%) Finance
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP

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 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) VoIP
2 8 (38.10%) Ethernet
3 7 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (33.33%) VoLTE
4 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
5 4 (19.05%) H.323
5 4 (19.05%) ISUP
5 4 (19.05%) Q.931
5 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 3 (14.29%) Firewall
6 3 (14.29%) ISDN
6 3 (14.29%) LAN
6 3 (14.29%) SCCP
6 3 (14.29%) SMS
7 1 (4.76%) ATM
7 1 (4.76%) DWDM
7 1 (4.76%) INAP
7 1 (4.76%) SDH
7 1 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 17 (80.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) German Language
3 3 (14.29%) Italian Language
3 3 (14.29%) Spanish Language
4 2 (9.52%) Front Office
4 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (9.52%) Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) IP Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Core Network Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) IP Network Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) VoLTE Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Network Support
6 3 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
7 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Network Systems Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.76%) Sales Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Manager
8 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 7 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Android
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Network Design
2 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Case Management
5 2 (9.52%) Communications Security
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing
6 1 (4.76%) Data Management
6 1 (4.76%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) Product Management
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) CCDA
5 3 (14.29%) CCDE
5 3 (14.29%) CCDP
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (14.29%) MCSE
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Bomgar
3 2 (9.52%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Sun