The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Softswitch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Softswitch
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 906 978
Rank change year-on-year +41 +72  
Permanent jobs citing Softswitch 5 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.035% 0.042% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 9
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00%  

Softswitch 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14378 16628 19302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.91% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11702 13814 15724
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,993 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Softswitch
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Softswitch as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Softswitch in the UK

Softswitch
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Softswitch in the UK

Softswitch
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North West - 3 £40,000 - 1
Manchester - 3 £40,000 - 1
South East +52 2 £45,000 -
Berkshire +28 2 £45,000 -
Reading +23 2 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Softswitch also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Softswitch.

1 10 (100.00%) VoIP
1 10 (100.00%) BroadSoft
2 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) Handset
2 7 (70.00%) Ericsson
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) GENBAND
2 7 (70.00%) Sonus
3 6 (60.00%) PBX
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (40.00%) Open Source
5 4 (40.00%) FreeSWITCH
5 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (40.00%) VoWiFi
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Intelligent Network
6 3 (30.00%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (30.00%) Acme Packet
6 3 (30.00%) DMS-100
6 3 (30.00%) ISUP
6 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) ISDN
6 3 (30.00%) Nortel
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001

Softswitch
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (100.00%) VoIP
2 6 (60.00%) PBX
3 4 (40.00%) VoWiFi
4 3 (30.00%) DMS-100
4 3 (30.00%) Intelligent Network
4 3 (30.00%) ISDN
4 3 (30.00%) ISUP
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) FTP
5 1 (10.00%) HTTP
5 1 (10.00%) PSTN
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) VoIP Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Switch Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (10.00%) PBX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Handset
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) BroadSoft
2 7 (70.00%) Ericsson
2 7 (70.00%) GENBAND
2 7 (70.00%) Sonus
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) Acme Packet
4 3 (30.00%) Nortel
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Polycom