The table below looks at the statistics for WEP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WEP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 894 886 883
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing WEP 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.021% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £19,000 £25,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% -18.03%
UK excluding London average salary £19,000 £25,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-24.00% -18.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WEP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WEP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WEP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WEP
Salary Trend

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

WEP Salary Trend in the UK

WEP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WEP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

WEP Salary Histogram in the UK

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WEP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WEP.

1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) Ethernet
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) WPA
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (37.50%) LDAP
5 3 (37.50%) ADSL
5 3 (37.50%) ISDN
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) PSTN
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) SMTP
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Apple
5 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) SSL
5 3 (37.50%) L2TP
5 3 (37.50%) VLAN
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS

WEP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WEP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WEP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) Ethernet
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) WPA
4 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) LDAP
5 3 (37.50%) ADSL
5 3 (37.50%) ISDN
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) PSTN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) SMTP
5 3 (37.50%) SSL
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS
5 3 (37.50%) L2TP
5 3 (37.50%) IPsec
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) German Language
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCP
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (25.00%) JNCIE
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) OpenView
2 1 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) Foundry
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus, 10% Pension
Posted: 5 days ago