The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
England / North West
Rank - 236 250
Permanent jobs citing SS7 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Median salary - £56,250 -
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 904 848 1114
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 14.92% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 701 689 849
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

SS7
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SS7 in the North West

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for SS7.

1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) ADSL
1 2 (50.00%) PSTN
1 2 (50.00%) SMTP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) VXML
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) IMAP
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Product Management
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) CCXML
1 2 (50.00%) iPad

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (50.00%) ADSL
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) IMAP
1 2 (50.00%) PSTN
1 2 (50.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Manager
1 2 (50.00%) NOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CCXML
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) VXML
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (50.00%) Product Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
1 2 (50.00%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
1 2 (50.00%) VirtualBox
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Packer
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) VMware