Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 551 612
Rank change year-on-year +35 +61 -29
Permanent jobs citing SS7 33 48 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.14% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.65% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 25 39 18
South East median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -42.86% +50.54%
England median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -29.17% +22.45%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5173 7388 8667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.94% 20.89% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4148 5897 6960
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.91%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SS7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SS7 in the South East

SS7
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SS7 in the South East

SS7
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SS7 in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SS7 in the South East

SS7
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Thames Valley +41 32 £55,000 +44.74%
Oxfordshire - 29 £55,000 -
Berkshire +20 2 £50,000 +31.58%
Hampshire +13 1 £32,500 -21.69%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £30,000 -
SS7
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 South East region with a requirement for SS7.

1 32 (96.97%) Linux
2 31 (93.94%) Telecoms
3 30 (90.91%) Unix
4 29 (87.88%) Network Design
4 29 (87.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 29 (87.88%) DV Cleared
4 29 (87.88%) Security Cleared
4 29 (87.88%) Data Centre
5 28 (84.85%) C
6 27 (81.82%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (57.58%) Radio Access Network
9 18 (54.55%) VoLTE
9 18 (54.55%) Android
9 18 (54.55%) Smartphone
9 18 (54.55%) Ethernet
10 3 (9.09%) Wireless
10 3 (9.09%) ISDN
10 3 (9.09%) VoIP
11 2 (6.06%) WAN
11 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
11 2 (6.06%) Juniper
11 2 (6.06%) Java
11 2 (6.06%) Python
11 2 (6.06%) H.323
11 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
12 1 (3.03%) Network Management
12 1 (3.03%) REST
12 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
12 1 (3.03%) Network Security

SS7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (57.58%) Radio Access Network
2 18 (54.55%) Ethernet
2 18 (54.55%) VoLTE
3 3 (9.09%) ISDN
3 3 (9.09%) VoIP
3 3 (9.09%) Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) H.323
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security
5 1 (3.03%) PSTN
5 1 (3.03%) SMPP
General
1 31 (93.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (87.88%) Network Engineer
2 18 (54.55%) Core Network Engineer
2 18 (54.55%) IP Engineer
2 18 (54.55%) IP Network Engineer
2 18 (54.55%) RAN Engineer
2 18 (54.55%) VoLTE Engineer
3 11 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Mobile Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Support
6 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) REST
1 1 (3.03%) WAP
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (87.88%) Data Centre
2 18 (54.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (96.97%) Linux
2 30 (90.91%) Unix
3 18 (54.55%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Network Design
1 29 (87.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 27 (81.82%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (63.64%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.03%) Network Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) C
2 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (87.88%) DV Cleared
1 29 (87.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Juniper
2 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
2 1 (3.03%) Huawei
2 1 (3.03%) Riverbed