Period
to 28 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WEP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WEP over the 6 months to 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 762 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +1200
Permanent jobs citing WEP 10 0 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% - -
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 0
Median annual salary £70,000 - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 - -

WEP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,153 18,851 22,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.97% 15.00% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,261 15,062 18,026
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

WEP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WEP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WEP in the UK

WEP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WEP.

Salary trend for WEP in the UK

WEP
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WEP within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 10 £70,000 -
UK excluding London - 6 £62,500 -
South East - 6 £62,500 -
London - 4 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, IT jobs citing WEP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for WEP.

1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Azure
1 10 (100.00%) DevOps
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Core

WEP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 10 (100.00%) Azure
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 10 (100.00%) Azure Developer
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
1 10 (100.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 10 (100.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Lead .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Lead Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Core
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft