The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 915 882 920
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +38
Permanent jobs citing WEP 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.001% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.010% 0.005% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £46,250 £35,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.36% -37.82%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,750 -
% change year-on-year
+25.87% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20469 22138 22344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 19.94% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16208 17824 18652
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £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
Top 5 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -45 2 £46,250 +29.36%
East of England -13 1 £45,000 +25.87%
Bedford - 1 £45,000 -
London - 1 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £45,000 -

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (88.89%) VPN
1 8 (88.89%) WPA
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) VLAN
2 7 (77.78%) Internet
3 6 (66.67%) McAfee
3 6 (66.67%) DMZ
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Credit Risk
3 6 (66.67%) Network Security
3 6 (66.67%) WPA2
3 6 (66.67%) Wireless
3 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) SMTP
5 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) ADSL
5 2 (22.22%) COM
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel

WEP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) VPN
1 8 (88.89%) WPA
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) VLAN
2 7 (77.78%) Internet
3 6 (66.67%) DMZ
3 6 (66.67%) Network Security
3 6 (66.67%) WPA2
3 6 (66.67%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) ADSL
5 1 (11.11%) ISDN
5 1 (11.11%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Specialist
1 5 (55.56%) Network Security Specialist
1 5 (55.56%) Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Auditor
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Auditor
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) COM
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Credit Risk
2 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) OOD
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) McAfee
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Apple