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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 883 926 875
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -51
Permanent jobs citing WEP 9 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.003% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.049% 0.014% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 5
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +106.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £28,200 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £73,000 £32,100
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £19,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+163.15% -39.68%

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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WEP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 9 £50,000 -28.57%
London +32 4 £52,500 -25.00%
South West - 3 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
South East - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 £45,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £50,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £47,500 -
Stroud - 1 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 12 (85.71%) C#
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
1 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 8 (57.14%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 6 (42.86%) jQuery
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (42.86%) Entity Framework
5 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Social Media
6 4 (28.57%) BDD
6 4 (28.57%) Open Source
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (21.43%) OOD
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
8 2 (14.29%) WPA
8 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 2 (14.29%) DNN
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista

WEP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) DNN
1 2 (14.29%) Kentico
1 2 (14.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) ADSL
1 2 (14.29%) ISDN
1 2 (14.29%) PSTN
1 2 (14.29%) SMTP
1 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
1 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 6 (42.86%) jQuery
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (42.86%) Entity Framework
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 2 (14.29%) REST
4 2 (14.29%) MSMQ
4 2 (14.29%) COM
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) WCF
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Social Media
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) MVC
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) OOD
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Endeca