Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1155 1158 1229
Rank change year-on-year +3 +71 -79
Permanent jobs citing SS7 34 79 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.042% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28 61 49
UK median annual salary £55,000 £42,000 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.95% -30.58% +27.37%
10th Percentile £26,225 £31,250 £32,200
90th Percentile £58,250 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £40,750 £68,750
% change year-on-year +34.97% -40.73% +44.74%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SS7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SS7 in the UK

SS7
Top 8 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 6 months to 23 November 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
England -10 31 £55,000 +30.95% 5
UK excluding London +1 30 £55,000 +34.97% 5
South East -3 22 £55,000 +37.50% 4
North of England +8 4 £46,250 +32.14%
North West -17 4 £46,250 +32.14%
South West +8 2 £21,500 -50.86% 1
East of England +3 2 £19,000 -69.60%
London +5 1 £47,500 -13.64%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 29 (85.29%) Telecoms
2 23 (67.65%) Linux
3 22 (64.71%) Unix
4 19 (55.88%) C
4 19 (55.88%) Network Design
4 19 (55.88%) Security Cleared
5 18 (52.94%) DV Cleared
5 18 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (52.94%) Data Centre
6 15 (44.12%) Ethernet
7 14 (41.18%) Android
7 14 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
7 14 (41.18%) VoLTE
7 14 (41.18%) Smartphone
7 14 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (20.59%) Java
9 6 (17.65%) VoIP
10 5 (14.71%) Web Services
10 5 (14.71%) XML
11 4 (11.76%) Python
11 4 (11.76%) JUnit
11 4 (11.76%) SOAP
11 4 (11.76%) HTTP
11 4 (11.76%) SMTP
11 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
11 4 (11.76%) VXML
11 4 (11.76%) JSON
11 4 (11.76%) IMAP
11 4 (11.76%) REST

SS7
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:

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) Ethernet
2 14 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (41.18%) VoLTE
3 6 (17.65%) VoIP
4 4 (11.76%) HTTP
4 4 (11.76%) IMAP
4 4 (11.76%) SMTP
5 3 (8.82%) ISUP
5 3 (8.82%) LAN
5 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.88%) 3G
6 2 (5.88%) H.323
6 2 (5.88%) Internet
6 2 (5.88%) ISDN
6 2 (5.88%) Q.931
6 2 (5.88%) SCCP
6 2 (5.88%) SMS
6 2 (5.88%) VPN
6 2 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 29 (85.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 15 (44.12%) IP Engineer
3 14 (41.18%) Core Network Engineer
3 14 (41.18%) IP Network Engineer
3 14 (41.18%) RAN Engineer
3 14 (41.18%) VoLTE Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Java Mobile Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
1 5 (14.71%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) CCXML
2 4 (11.76%) JSON
2 4 (11.76%) REST
2 4 (11.76%) SOAP
2 4 (11.76%) VXML
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 14 (41.18%) Smartphone
3 3 (8.82%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.88%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Linux
2 22 (64.71%) Unix
3 14 (41.18%) Android
4 3 (8.82%) Windows
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Network Design
2 18 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Communications Security
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.88%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.94%) Actionable Insight
6 1 (2.94%) Big Data Analytics
6 1 (2.94%) Data Analytics
6 1 (2.94%) High Availability
6 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Presales
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C
2 7 (20.59%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) Python
3 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.82%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) C#
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCDA
3 1 (2.94%) CCDE
3 1 (2.94%) CCDP
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Bomgar
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy
2 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco
2 1 (2.94%) Juniper
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
2 1 (2.94%) Sun