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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 882 931 879
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -52
Permanent jobs citing WEP 7 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.037% 0.010% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 6
Average salary £48,750 £46,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% +42.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £45,250 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £47,250 £34,125
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +38.46%

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
18764 20011 20516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.65% 17.03% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15099 15999 16604
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 June 2015 within the UK.

WEP Salary Histogram in the UK

WEP
Top 11 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 2 June 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
(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
England +47 7 £48,750 +5.40%
London +42 2 £51,250 +7.89%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £80,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £47,500 -
South East - 2 £80,000 -
South West - 2 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Stroud - 1 £47,500 -
Barnet - 1 £45,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £47,500 -

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 8 (61.54%) C#
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) COM
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) MCP
5 3 (23.08%) SMTP
5 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) VPN
5 3 (23.08%) DNS

WEP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Kentico
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) DNN
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) SMTP
2 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) ADSL
2 3 (23.08%) ISDN
2 3 (23.08%) PSTN
2 3 (23.08%) WPA
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) L2TP
3 2 (15.38%) PPTP
3 2 (15.38%) VRRP
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) IPsec
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) IT Support
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
2 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (23.08%) jQuery
3 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) COM
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) MSMQ
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (15.38%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (7.69%) CSS3
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) OOD
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) High Availability
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
4 2 (15.38%) Network Design
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Network Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Splunk
3 2 (15.38%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 1 (7.69%) Endeca
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle