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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 882 866 874
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs citing WEP 4 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.021% 0.034% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 1
Average salary £33,250 £46,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.71% +22.66%
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £19,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -49.33%

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
18793 17807 21534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.13% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15284 13978 17888
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 23 January 2015 within the UK.

WEP Salary Histogram in the UK

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) IPsec
4 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) L2TP
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) WPA
4 3 (42.86%) VLAN
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) Network Management
4 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (42.86%) HSRP
4 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (28.57%) Multicast

WEP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) L2TP
4 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (42.86%) IPsec
4 3 (42.86%) WPA
4 3 (42.86%) VLAN
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) HSRP
5 2 (28.57%) Multicast
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
2 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security 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%) Security 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
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
1 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
2 1 (14.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Foundry
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper