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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 891 910
Rank change year-on-year +62 +19  
Permanent jobs citing SS7 45 44 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.045% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 36 58 34
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,125 £38,000 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £100,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year - -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 14393 16653 18928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.19% 16.92% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35626 41572 45755
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,875 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SS7 in the UK

SS7
Top 6 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 28 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 43 £50,000 - 2
UK excluding London +43 41 £50,000 - 1
South East +56 33 £50,000 +10.49% 1
North of England -3 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Midlands +15 3 £52,500 +5.00%
London +27 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 59 (92.19%) Telecoms
2 51 (79.69%) Linux
3 46 (71.88%) Data Centre
4 45 (70.31%) Network Design
4 45 (70.31%) Unix
5 37 (57.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 37 (57.81%) DV Cleared
5 37 (57.81%) Security Cleared
6 35 (54.69%) Penetration Testing
7 30 (46.88%) C
8 27 (42.19%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (34.38%) Radio Access Network
10 21 (32.81%) Smartphone
10 21 (32.81%) Android
10 21 (32.81%) Ethernet
11 17 (26.56%) VoLTE
12 12 (18.75%) Cisco
13 10 (15.63%) Java
13 10 (15.63%) VoIP
14 7 (10.94%) H.323
14 7 (10.94%) BT
15 6 (9.38%) Python
15 6 (9.38%) Web Services
16 5 (7.81%) XML
16 5 (7.81%) JUnit
16 5 (7.81%) SOAP
16 5 (7.81%) HTTP
16 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
16 5 (7.81%) VXML
16 5 (7.81%) SMTP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.38%) Radio Access Network
2 21 (32.81%) Ethernet
3 17 (26.56%) VoLTE
4 10 (15.63%) VoIP
5 7 (10.94%) H.323
6 5 (7.81%) 4G
6 5 (7.81%) HTTP
6 5 (7.81%) IMAP
6 5 (7.81%) Q.931
6 5 (7.81%) SMTP
6 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.69%) DWDM
7 3 (4.69%) ISUP
7 3 (4.69%) MPLS
7 3 (4.69%) SDH
7 3 (4.69%) VPN
7 3 (4.69%) Wireless
7 3 (4.69%) xDSL
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.13%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) JUnit
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.56%) Subversion
3 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
General
1 59 (92.19%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (67.19%) Network Engineer
2 28 (43.75%) Telecoms Engineer
3 27 (42.19%) IP Network Engineer
4 23 (35.94%) IP Engineer
5 14 (21.88%) Core Network Engineer
5 14 (21.88%) RAN Engineer
5 14 (21.88%) VoLTE Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Mobile Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Java Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Presales Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Telecoms Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Telecoms Software Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Design Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Java Mobile Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Lead Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) Web Services
2 5 (7.81%) CCXML
2 5 (7.81%) JSON
2 5 (7.81%) SOAP
2 5 (7.81%) VXML
2 5 (7.81%) XML
3 3 (4.69%) REST
3 3 (4.69%) RESTful
4 2 (3.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (71.88%) Data Centre
2 21 (32.81%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.13%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 51 (79.69%) Linux
2 45 (70.31%) Unix
3 21 (32.81%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (70.31%) Network Design
2 37 (57.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 35 (54.69%) Penetration Testing
4 27 (42.19%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (6.25%) Presales
6 2 (3.13%) Actionable Insight
6 2 (3.13%) Analytics
6 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.13%) Test Automation
7 1 (1.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.56%) Migration
7 1 (1.56%) Network Management
7 1 (1.56%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) C
2 10 (15.63%) Java
3 6 (9.38%) Python
4 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.69%) Ruby
4 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 37 (57.81%) DV Cleared
1 37 (57.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.56%) Packer
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Cisco
2 7 (10.94%) BT
3 4 (6.25%) Juniper
4 3 (4.69%) Acme Packet
4 3 (4.69%) BroadSoft
4 3 (4.69%) Ericsson
4 3 (4.69%) GENBAND
5 1 (1.56%) Huawei
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