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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 900 879 900
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Permanent jobs citing WEP 2 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.001%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.010% 0.027% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 1
Average salary £40,750 £25,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.00% +6.38%
UK excluding London average salary £19,000 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +6.38%

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
20221 18851 22777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.22% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16222 15021 18832
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 £65,000 £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 27 November 2014 within the UK.

WEP Salary Histogram in the UK

WEP
Top 2 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 27 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +3 1 £62,500 -21.87%
England -35 1 £62,500 +150.00%

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 7 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) WPA
2 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) HTTPS
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) HTTP
4 3 (42.86%) IKE
4 3 (42.86%) PPP
4 3 (42.86%) OpenView
4 3 (42.86%) CISSP
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) CCIE
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
4 3 (42.86%) UNIX
4 3 (42.86%) ATM
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) SDH
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) SSH
4 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
4 3 (42.86%) JNCIE

WEP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) WPA
2 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) HTTPS
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) HTTP
4 3 (42.86%) IKE
4 3 (42.86%) PPP
4 3 (42.86%) ATM
4 3 (42.86%) SDH
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) SSH
4 3 (42.86%) VLAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Mac OS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Network Management
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCIE
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
1 3 (42.86%) JNCIE
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
1 3 (42.86%) Foundry
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft