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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 949 950
Rank change year-on-year +99 +1  
Permanent jobs citing WEP 2 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.001% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.006% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 4
Median salary £61,250 £57,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.52% +70.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £57,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £57,500 £49,550
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £57,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year +13.04% +70.37%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13636 18120 19660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.97% 17.36% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11111 14994 15669
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WEP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WEP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WEP in the UK

WEP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WEP.

Salary trend for WEP in the UK

WEP
Top 5 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +75 2 £61,250 +6.52%
Derby - 1 £65,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £65,000 -
London - 1 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing WEP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WEP.

1 2 (100.00%) ATM
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) RIP
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) WPA
1 2 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless Security
1 2 (100.00%) WPA2
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (50.00%) Client Onboarding
2 1 (50.00%) Arista
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) ATM
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Multicast
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) RIP
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless Security
1 2 (100.00%) WPA
1 2 (100.00%) WPA2
2 1 (50.00%) IGMP
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Security Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Security Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Client Onboarding
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (50.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Arista
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed