The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK
Rank 843 903 904
Rank change year-on-year +60 +1  
Permanent jobs citing SS7 17 53 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.051% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 14 43 42
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,800 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £77,500 £82,500
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 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 13439 17873 19512
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.01% 17.29% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10947 14778 15536
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,450 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SS7
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SS7 in the UK

SS7
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SS7 over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SS7 in the UK

SS7
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +71 16 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East +51 12 £50,000 - 4
Oxfordshire - 10 £50,000 - 3
Banbury - 5 £50,000 - 1
London +67 3 £55,000 +61.76% 1
Berkshire +21 1 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Hampshire - 1 £52,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £35,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £52,500 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for SS7.

1 39 (73.58%) Telecoms
2 25 (47.17%) Unix
3 20 (37.74%) Cisco
4 18 (33.96%) Linux
4 18 (33.96%) Network Design
5 16 (30.19%) Data Centre
6 14 (26.42%) VoIP
7 13 (24.53%) Marketing
8 12 (22.64%) Product Marketing
8 12 (22.64%) UMTS
8 12 (22.64%) GSM
8 12 (22.64%) Service Delivery
8 12 (22.64%) Change Management
8 12 (22.64%) Q.931
8 12 (22.64%) H.323
8 12 (22.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 12 (22.64%) TIBCO
8 12 (22.64%) Value-Added Service
9 11 (20.75%) VPN
10 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (16.98%) CCNP
10 9 (16.98%) SIGTRAN
10 9 (16.98%) LTE
10 9 (16.98%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (16.98%) Nokia Networks
10 9 (16.98%) Network Management
10 9 (16.98%) Unified Communications
11 8 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (15.09%) DV Cleared
11 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared

SS7
Top Related 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 14 (26.42%) VoIP
2 12 (22.64%) GSM
2 12 (22.64%) H.323
2 12 (22.64%) Q.931
2 12 (22.64%) UMTS
2 12 (22.64%) Value-Added Service
3 11 (20.75%) VPN
4 9 (16.98%) LTE
4 9 (16.98%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (16.98%) SIGTRAN
4 9 (16.98%) Unified Communications
5 8 (15.09%) Ethernet
6 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
7 6 (11.32%) 4G
7 6 (11.32%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (9.43%) 2G
8 5 (9.43%) DSL
8 5 (9.43%) Firewall
8 5 (9.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.77%) JIRA
1 2 (3.77%) JUnit
1 2 (3.77%) Subversion
1 2 (3.77%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (73.58%) Telecoms
2 13 (24.53%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Network Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Telecoms Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) VAS Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) IP Network Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) NOC Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) 3G Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) 4G Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) IP Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Core Network Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Presales Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Telecoms Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IP Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) CCXML
1 2 (3.77%) JSON
1 2 (3.77%) RESTful
1 2 (3.77%) SOAP
1 2 (3.77%) VXML
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
1 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.77%) iPad
3 2 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.89%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Unix
2 18 (33.96%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Android
3 3 (5.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Network Design
2 12 (22.64%) Change Management
2 12 (22.64%) Product Marketing
2 12 (22.64%) Service Delivery
3 9 (16.98%) Network Management
4 8 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (15.09%) Incident Management
4 8 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (15.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.55%) OO
5 4 (7.55%) OOD
5 4 (7.55%) Security Management
5 4 (7.55%) UML
6 3 (5.66%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.66%) Presales
6 3 (5.66%) Product Management
6 3 (5.66%) Service Management
6 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) C
1 2 (3.77%) Java
1 2 (3.77%) Python
1 2 (3.77%) Ruby
1 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.89%) Lua
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) CCNP
1 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.09%) DV Cleared
2 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) CCNA
3 6 (11.32%) HNC
3 6 (11.32%) HND
4 5 (9.43%) CCDA
4 5 (9.43%) CCDE
4 5 (9.43%) CCDP
5 4 (7.55%) Degree
6 3 (5.66%) CCVP
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
1 2 (3.77%) VirtualBox
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.77%) Packer
2 2 (3.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Cisco
2 12 (22.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 12 (22.64%) TIBCO
3 9 (16.98%) Nokia Networks
4 5 (9.43%) BT
5 4 (7.55%) Nokia
6 3 (5.66%) Juniper
7 2 (3.77%) BroadSoft
7 2 (3.77%) VMware
8 1 (1.89%) Acme Packet
8 1 (1.89%) Dialogic
8 1 (1.89%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.89%) GENBAND
8 1 (1.89%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) Huawei
8 1 (1.89%) Mitel
8 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.89%) WatchGuard
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