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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Rank 894 930 900
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -30
Permanent jobs citing WEP 5 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.025% 0.010% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 3
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +42.30%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
20185 20290 22065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.20% 17.09% 19.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15986 16072 17800
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 £26,517 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 April 2015 within the UK.

WEP Salary Histogram 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 27 April 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 +36 5 £47,500 +2.70% 2
Liverpool - 2 £19,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £19,000 -
North West - 2 £19,000 -
South East - 1 £80,000 - 1
South West - 1 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £50,000 -
Stroud - 1 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £80,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £50,000 -

WEP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) SMTP
3 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) ADSL
3 4 (44.44%) ISDN
3 4 (44.44%) PSTN
3 4 (44.44%) COM
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) WPA
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Apple
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Vista
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) LDAP
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) LAN

WEP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) SMTP
2 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
2 4 (44.44%) ADSL
2 4 (44.44%) ISDN
2 4 (44.44%) PSTN
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) WPA
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) HSRP
3 2 (22.22%) Multicast
3 2 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (22.22%) LDAP
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (22.22%) IPv4
3 2 (22.22%) IPv6
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) IT Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) COM
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) MSMQ
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Vista
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Network Design
1 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) OOD
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCP
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) Splunk
3 2 (22.22%) ArcSight
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco